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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Texas and Mexico Border News - 1.10.2012

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Suspected NYE Party Shooter Caught at Mexican Border
Patch.com
By Jennifer Squires A man suspected in a New Year's Eve party shooting was caught at the US-Mexico border Sunday night trying to come back into the United States, Watsonville police reported. Jose Vargas, a 21-year-old from Salinas, was arrested at the ...
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Mexico rounds up 71 Guatemalan squatters occupying tent camp on border since ...
Washington Post
MEXICO CITY — Mexican immigration officials and police on Monday rounded up 71 Guatemalans who had been living in a tent camp near the two countries' border since August. The National Immigration Institute said the men, women and children were living ...
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US aerospace and defense contractors set up shop across the border
Public Radio International PRI
The Maquiladora industry along the Mexican border is on the rebound. These largely US-owned manufacturers suffered a double whammy over the past decade; competition from Asia drew factories across the Pacific, and then the US economy lurched into ...
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Prime Suspect in Deadly Mexico Casino Fire Arrested
Voice of America
Authorities have blamed the Zetas, in part, for an escalation in violence in northeastern Mexico last year. Mexico's northern border is being rocked by violent crime and clashes involving groups battling for control of drug-trafficking routes into the ...
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Mexican soccer star 'El Gato' arrested in kidnap case
msnbc.com
More than 46000 people have been killed in the gang violence that has erupted since Calderon began his crackdown on drug cartels soon after taking office five years ago. Drug gangs have long been suspected of corrupting public officials and politicians ...
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msnbc.com
No headline - LT--Drug_War-Mexico0091
San Angelo Standard Times
... but he wouldn't comment on their content or give any other details. Michoacan is home base to The Knights Templar cartel, a pseudo-religious gang specializing in methamphetamine production, drug smuggling, extortion and other crimes.
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Is The Border Patrol On Trial In Texas?
Fronteras: The Changing America Desk
Several agents have been charged with crimes for on-duty incidents. Critics call it persecution. Prosecutors say it's their duty. By Hernán Rozemberg SAN ANTONIO, TexasBorder Patrol administrator Diana Diaz has dedicated 15 years of her life to the ...
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 Skeleton, clothes found at Texas-Mexico border lake is not Hartley says wife
Examiner.com
The remains of a man recovered at Falcon Lake is not her husband, said the woman whose husband was killed on the Texas-Mexico border lake in September 2010. David and Tiffany Hartley were riding jet skis in the lake on the Texas-Mexico border Thursday, ...
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Upcoming Mexican presidential election could impact border
Examiner.com
Calderón has actively sought to form close trade, security and energy relationships with Arizona, California, Texas and New Mexico. It is unclear if his successor will continue to foment these relationships. It is similarly unclear how the policies of ...
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The gun was fake, but a Texas tragedy is a grim reminder: Fakes can fool police
Bend Bulletin
He was pronounced dead at 9:15 am The death has shocked this southern Texas border city, but it was only the latest in a series of shootings involving realistic-looking BB guns and pellet guns. In recent years, dozens of police officers in Texas, ...
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Bob Van Dillen's Monday
CNN (blog)
A storm rolling out of the Rio Grande region of Texas is stirring up the storms and drawing in colder air in Western Texas. That colder air has winter storm warning written all over it for about 4-8 inches of snow along that New Mexico/Texas border! ...
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US customs can and will seize laptops and cellphones, demand passwords
Naked Security
According to a report in Sunday's Boston Globe, the consultant - a former MIT researcher, David House - was returning from rest and relaxation in Mexico when federal agents seized his laptop. According to the Globe, the government wanted to know more ...
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Naked Security
Insurance exec hopes to transform anonymous tequila into a leading brand
Dallas Morning News (subscription)
For 10 years, Manik Tequila, a brand owned by Flood's wife and her family in Guadalajara, Mexico, has been used to make margaritas at some of North Texas' leading Mexican restaurants. Now Flood wants to make Manik's presence known, along with two new ...
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Texas Mexico Border
Texas Mexico Border. Some recent public comments about the border. JMigyanka. @LuisGutierrez Just say NO to criminals who cross the Mexican border ...
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US Agents Helped Launder Millions in Mission to Break Up Drug Rings
Fox News
But he split from the cartel shortly after his brother was arrested in 2008, setting off a bloody battle between the former allies. Fractured cartels have led to an increase of drug violence in Mexico. According to several counts more than 45000 people ...
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Police find 13 bodies in western Mexico
Reuters
The state had been plagued with violence as rival gangs fought over lucrative methamphetamine trafficking routes and marijuana fields across western Mexico. More than 46000 people have died in drug-related violence since Calderon launched an army-led ...
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Gulf cartel boss pleads guilty in Texas federal court
Reuters
Jose Luis Zuniga Hernandez, 43, admitted to his role as a leader in the Gulf Cartel, a Mexican drug gang suspected of involvement in the shooting of a Texas lawman, hours after US Border Patrol agents arrested him near Brownsville in October, ...
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Treasury Sanctions 3 Drug Traffickers Tied To Sinaloa Cartel
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Samuel Rubenfeld The US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control said Tuesday it designated three people with ties to the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel as narcotics traffickers under the Kingpin Act. Mexican policemen display $15.3 ...
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A Headless Body in Arizona, More Severed Heads in Mexico
The New American
According to an Associated Press report, the heads were stuffed in bags along with threatening notes indicating the men were likely the latest casualties in the turf war between the Zeta and Sinaloa drug cartels. The slain men's bodies have not yet ...
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Five severed heads found in northern Mexican city
The Malaysian Insider
Threatening messages were left with the severed heads - a common feature of killings by drug cartels in Mexico - that suggested the slayings were the result of feuding between local gangs, the spokesman said. More than 46000 people have died in ...
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Report: US Agents Helped Launder Millions in Drug Money
Newsroom America
Mexico has been fighting a bloody drug war since 2006, as broken cartels battle for additional turf and markets, often catching Mexican - and US - civilians and government agents in the crossfire. As of a year ago, more than 35000 had been killed in ...
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Mexico goalkeeper Omar Ortiz arrested for helping gang of kidnappers
National Post
Mexican police have arrested Omar Ortiz on suspicion of links to organized crime, fanning concerns about lawlessness plaguing the United States' southern neighbor. The gang, who said they belonged to a drug cartel, sought an average of 1 million pesos ...
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National Post
Journalist is gunned down in Mexican region plagued by drug violence
GlobalPost
A member of the Mexican Navy stands next to guns seized in the arrest of Raul Hernandez Lechuga (not in frame) -- an alleged member of the drugs cartel 'Los Zetas' -- displayed during a presentation to the news media in Mexico City on Dec 13. ...
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Police find 13 bodies dumped at gas station in western Mexico
Washington Post
MORELIA, Mexico — Police in western Mexico have found 13 bodies at a gas station in the state of Michoacan. Michoacan state prosecutors' spokesman Jonathan Arredondo says the bodies were dumped Monday near a convenience store on the gas station lot in ...
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13 bodies found at gas station in western Mexico
CBS News
... but he wouldn't comment on their content or give any other details. Michoacan is home base to The Knights Templar cartel, a pseudo-religious gang specializing in methamphetamine production, drug smuggling, extortion and other crimes.
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Justice in Guatemala
Americas Quarterly
Most visible is the crackdown on drug traffickers. Nestled up against Mexico's southern border, a combination of geography and notoriously weak state capacity makes the country an ideal place for drug cartels to do business. These groups have linked up ...
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Ten killed in Mexico drug violence
Press TV
Ten people have been killed in a new bout of violent incidents in Mexico's northeastern state of Coahuila, where a fierce tug of war continues between major drug cartels. The latest victims, whose bodies were found across the city of Torrean, ...
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Press TV
ATF Guns-to-Drug Cartels Scheme Mirrored Similar Bush Administration Program
AllGov
The GOP critics have been beside themselves, asking how the ATF could have ever allowed thousands of hand guns and rifles to deliberately fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, a tactic known as “gunwalking.” “Fast and Furious” backfired because ...
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AllGov
Mexican officials pledge security for July elections in face of crime threats
Washington Post
That was an apparent reference to November local elections in western Michoacan state, when several mayoral candidates dropped out of races there amid drug cartel threats. “Let there be no doubt that conditions are there, and the institutions are ...
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Police Find 5 Severed Heads in Northern Mexico
ABC News
Authorities in northern Mexico say police have found five severed human heads at several points around the city of Torreon accompanied by threatening message referring to drug gangs. Coahuila state prosecutors spokesman Fernando Olivas says the male ...
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Journalist Gunned Down in Northern Mexico, Same Area Where 30 Oil Workers Went ...
Hispanically Speaking News
Nuevo Leon and neighboring states have been plagued by a wave of drug-related violence since March 2010, when three rival cartels reportedly went to war with Los Zetas, considered Mexico's most violent criminal organization. ...
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Hispanically Speaking News
Troops Raid 3 Drug Labs in Western Mexico
Latin American Herald Tribune
That struggle has led to captures of top mob bosses and record narcotics seizures, but drug-related violence has skyrocketed and claimed more than 50000 lives since he took office in late 2006. Mexico's drug cartels are the main suppliers of illegal ...
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Alleged Mexican drug cartel hitman arrested
euronews
http://www.euronews.net/ An alleged drug cartel hitman has been captured in northern Mexico. Baltazar Saucedo Estrada who's been nicknamed the "Dog Killer" was picked up in the city of Monterrey. He's alleged to be the mastermind behind a casino fire ...
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Mexico's drug war backdrop for presidential race
KSAT San Antonio
As his six-year term nears an end, Mexican President Felipe Calderon's legacy could revolve around the unprecedented drug war he declared when he took office. As for fears the drug cartels may try to influence the outcome or even the presidency itself, ...
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Mexican Officials Pledge Security for Elections
ABC News
Several mayoral candidates dropped out of November elections in western Michoacan state amid drug cartel threats. In 2010 gunmen believed to be working for a drug cartel assassinated the leading candidate for governor in the northern state of ...
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Friends mourn UBC student found dead in Mexico
CTV.ca
I'd rather go to cuba What's one more life added to the 55000+ killed in Mexico since 2006? As long as Canadian banks run the laundromat for the Mexican drug cartels and government this will go on. Ever wonder why the banks are the strongest lobby ...
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CTV.ca
Fast and Furious: Who's really the racist?
BlueRidgeNow.com
By John Fogle Six months ago, I wrote about Operation Fast and Furious in which high-ranking officials in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms instructed gun stores to sell guns to straw purchasers for the Mexican drug cartels, and then ordered ...
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La Familia drug cartel members indicted in Dallas, feds say
Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)
The La Familia cartel is based in Mexico but has distribution cells throughout North Texas, the release says. This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted. Your comment could not be posted. Error type: Your comment has been saved. ...
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Book Review: Adios! (Book Two, Aloha Trilogy) by Stephen A. Enna and Dennis J ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
First of all, are the illegal immigration problems and the influx of drugs from the Mexican drug cartels? On top of that, he learns that Al-Qaeda has been in clandestine meetings with the largest drug cartel in Mexico. At the same time, the President ...
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Mexico police nab key suspect in casino fire that killed 52 in Monterrey
Newser
By PORFIRIO IBARRA | AP | Jan 6, 2012 4:59 PM CST in Police in Mexico captured an alleged member of the Zetas drug cartel considered the mastermind behind a casino fire that killed 52 people in the northern city of Monterrey, authorities said Friday. ...
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