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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Texas and Mexico Border News - 1.17.2012

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Young US Citizens in Mexico Brave Risks for American Schools
New York Times
TIJUANA, Mexico — Weekday mornings at 5, when the lights on distant hillsides across the border still twinkle in the blackness, Martha, a high school senior, begins her arduous three-hour commute to school. She groggily unlocks the security gate ...
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New York Times
First Cash expands Mexico operations
Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)
With the deal, more than two-thirds of First Cash's 720 North American pawn shops are in Mexico, continuing its growth south of the border. First Cash also said it earned an estimated 70 cents a share in the fourth quarter of 2011, up from 56 cents a ...
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Mexico ranks high in world's most violent cities
GlobalPost (blog)
(JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images) After three years in first place, Juarez, Mexico, may have slipped to second place this year. But the border town and several of Mexico's other cities still remain among the most violent. In a study released by the ...
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Tea Party speaker: 'Force these Mexicans' to build border fence
Press TV
A speaker told a coalition of Tea Party groups in South Carolina on Monday that the US could save $260 billion on the border fence if they “force these Mexicans to make $5 a day” to build it. Speaking to the inaugural South Carolina Tea Party Coalition ...
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Press TV
Police ticket boy after toy motorcycle hits SUV
Police News
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Police in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez ticketed a 6-year-old boy for reckless driving, driving without a license and not having his toy motorcycle registered after he crashed it into an SUV. ...
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National Forest revamps picnic area, eyes cabin replacement
Nogales International
On June 6, 2011, gusty winds pushed the fast-moving Pajarita Fire northeast from its point of origin near the US-Mexico border through the Peña Blanca Lake recreation area. The fire later joined with the Murphy Fire that had ignited a week earlier in ...
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The Numbers Game: Government Agencies Falsely Report Meaningless Deportations ...
AlterNet
But it fails to note that the domestic consumption of illegal drugs, especially marijuana, is steadily increasing despite these monumental numbers or that most of these “narcotics” enter the country from Mexico despite a massive buildup in border ...
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Best Buy Shakes Up Management After Disappointing Holiday Sales
Fox Business
In Canada, she will help drive greater synergies between the Best Buy and Future Shop brands, while improving cross-border commerce relations in Mexico, and expanding the company's presence in China. Vitelli, who joined Best Buy in 2004, ...
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The Loneliness of the Guyanas
New York Times (blog)
Nicolas Sarkozy will be in French Guiana to deliver his annual New Year's address to France's overseas territories, in which he is likely to announce the opening of the bridge across the Oyapock River, French Guiana's border with Brazil. ...
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New York Times (blog)
Court challenge of English ability raising issues
Yuma Sun
Yuma County's location on the border with Mexico gives it close links with our neighbor nation to the south. Those links come in many forms from governmental to trade to family. There is also a link involving language. It not unusual for Yuma County ...
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Customs office explored at Kerr airport
San Antonio Express
By Zeke MacCormack AP Exclusive: Border Patrol to toughen policy Owners of aircraft based here who routinely fly to Mexico requested the office so they could return directly rather than having to stop at border checkpoints. ...
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Act Of Valor, Trailer
Contactmusic.com
The SEALs travel across the globe as they track the terrorist ring to the US-Mexico border, where they engage in an epic battle with the terrorists. The outcome of the fight could have potentially unimaginable consequences for the future of America. ...
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Contactmusic.com

Web 1 new result for texas mexico border
Earth Snapshot • Laguna Madre and Cities of Saltillo and Monterrey ...
The flat, coastal plains near the Texas-Mexico border contrast with the mountain ranges in Mexico visible further inland. Two large cities can be observed by ...
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KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com | Gov't ...
NewsWest9.com
The prosecutors office in the central Mexican state of Morelos says the gunmen belonged to an organized crime gang, but did not say which one. "Organized crime" in Mexico generally refers to drug cartels, and remnants of the Beltran Leyva cartel have ...
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Border Patrol targets revolving door to Mexico
CBS News
Now, they may spend the night at an immigration detention facility near Phoenix and eventually return to Mexico through Del Rio, Texas, more than 800 miles away. Those migrants are effectively cut off from the smugglers who helped them cross the border ...
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South Texas final home for boll weevils
Houston Chronicle
US DEPT OF AGRICULTURE BROWNSVILLE - A federal effort to eradicate cotton's long-time enemy the boll weevil has had success, and the pest is now confined to the southernmost part of Texas along the border with Mexico. Even there, near where the boll ...
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U.S. citizens in Mexico brave risks for American schools
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
By Patricia Leigh Brown TIJUANA, Mexico » Weekday mornings at 5, when the lights on distant hillsides across the border still twinkle in the blackness, Martha, a high school senior, begins her arduous three-hour commute to school. ...
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Autistic Texas teen rescued at White Sands monument
abc13.com
The teen and his family had spent Sunday sledding and picnicking at the southern New Mexico monument. They are from El Paso, Texas. At about 3 pm, the family realized he wasn't with the group. The search was given high priority due to the teen's autism ...
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Photo Credits: Mexican Border State Coahuila
Hispanically Speaking News
... are also to enlist their counterparts in other Mexican states and neighboring countries in efforts to track down missing persons. The program likewise calls for posting photographs of the missing in busy public areas. Coahuila, which borders Texas, ...
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Hispanically Speaking News
Romney's Straddle Tries to Hold Base as He Courts Hispanics
BusinessWeek
“The opinions of a good percentage of the base is such that a candidate would be harmed more by taking a more liberal or softer stance than they would be advantaged by taking a harder line and advocating no pathway to citizenship, a border fence and ...
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Susser Holdings Provides Fourth Quarter 2011 Operating Results Update
MarketWatch (press release)
The Company operates over 540 convenience stores in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma under the Stripes® banner. Restaurant service is available in more than 325 of its stores, primarily under the proprietary Laredo Taco Company® brand. ...
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Research focuses on developing zebra chip BMPs for spud growers
TheGrower
The disease was first found in southern Texas potato fields in 2000. At the time, it was thought to an isolated problem of south Texas and Mexico chipping varieties. A few later, it was found in the Texas Panhandle as well as in a few other states ...
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Ron Paul: maverick who could decide the future of the Republican party
The Guardian
He calls for government to stop interfering in people's private lives, but introduced a bill into Congress that would define life as beginning at conception – and supported the building of a fence along the border with Mexico to deter immigrants. ...
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The Guardian
Rick Perry fights for airtime at South Carolina debate
Pegasus News
When he did get more questions, Perry mostly regurgitated lines from his stump speeches: 20-percent flat tax, a part-time Congress, a secure US/Mexico border. His biggest splash of the night came when he defended four Marines seen urinating on Afghan ...
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'Leave and Get in Line' Romney Tells the Undocumented at the SC Debate
Hispanically Speaking News
The upside of the debate was that Texas Gov. Rick Perry (yes he still hasn't realize he needs to drop out and go back to Texas) was game on. Finally, acknowledging illegal border crossing's are at a 40-year low thank to the 'economy being at a 40-year ...
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Hispanically Speaking News
Stories appearing in Tuesday's edition
Quincy Herald Whig
BORDER PATROL-ZERO TOLERANCE: The AP reveals that the Border Patrol plans to do more than send detainees back to Mexico without punishment. WIKIPEDIA BLACKOUT: The English language version of the website will be shut down to protest anti-piracy bills ...
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Why doesn't unemployment create more crime?
Reuters Blogs (blog)
PHOTO: A cache of weapons seized from a vehicle from an outbound (southbound) examination at Del Rio International Bridge in Texas, is seen in this US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) handout photograph taken February 1, 2011. ...
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Reuters Blogs (blog)
Northwest Snowstorms to Reach Midwest, East, California
AccuWeather.com
As these storms continue to move along to the east, they will grab some moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. As a result, more opportunities for rain exist from eastern Texas to the Carolinas and part of Florida through the end of the month. ...
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10 years later: Jason Sizemore's family losing hope that his killer will be caught
AnnArbor.com
Bell said the department is in a similar situations as many other police agencies around the country — particularly in California, Texas and other states near the Mexico-US border — where suspects have fled to their home nations. ...
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Here is the latest Texas news from The Associated Press
KIII TV3
AP Exclusive: Border Patrol to toughen policy AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - US Sen. John Cornyn says he doesn't expect the Texas primary to be held on April 3 and that the potential delay is "not desirable." The Texas Republican said today he thinks a later ...
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Is Mexico City safe from drug cartel war -- or the next target?
CNN
Editor's note: This story is the third in an occasional series looking at the violence tied to Mexican drug cartels, their expanding global connections and how they affect people's daily lives. A previous article focused on the more than 5300 people ...
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Guatemalan Military Ordered To Join Fight Against Drug Cartels
RTT News
In his election campaign, Molina had pledged to fight violent crime and the presence of Mexican drug gangs in Guatemala, which is fast emerging a key transit point for smuggling drugs from South America to the United States. The country has been hit by ...
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Children in Mexico: Criminals or victims?
CNN International
The Child Rights Network in Mexico says many of these children are taking part because of death threats or because of economic and social necessity. It is urging the government to start recognizing them as victims of child abuse. "The drug cartels are ...
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Canadian found shot to death on Mexican street
CTV.ca
The US government purposely armed Mexican drug cartels with thousands of guns and then ordered agents not to follow the weapons across the border...In fact this could end up being Obamas Watergate...ATF agents were specifically ordered not to intercept ...
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CTV.ca
Military copters a rising target of drug cartels
Denver Post
The attacks show the increasing ferocity of Mexico's drug gangs, and also suggest support for what the Mexican government has said in the past: that 2010 may have been the worst year for the upward spiral in violence.
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Mexico's Murders Continue To Increase According To Study
Eurasia Review
Mexico's President Felipe Calderon's administration released an official report this week that reveals 12903 people were murdered between January and September 2011 as a result of the Mexican government's war on the powerful and ruthless drug cartels. ...
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Mexican politicians turn to bulletproof garb
Financial Times
For several years now, the cartels, which earn tens of billions of dollars through everything from trafficking illegal drugs and people into the US to extortion and pirating merchandise back home, have become increasingly well-equipped. ...
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Honduras: Home to the New Ciudad Juarez?
InSight Crime
According to security analyst James Bosworth, the process is mostly overseen by three of the most powerful drug trafficking organizations in Mexico: the Zetas, the Sinaloa Cartel and the Gulf Cartel. In a December 2010 working paper on crime in ...
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Mexico updates death toll, but critics dispute data
El Paso Inc.
MEXICO CITY - The Mexican government updated its drug war death toll Wednesday, reporting that 47515 people had been killed in drug-related violence since President Felipe Calderon began a military assault on criminal cartels in late 2006. ...
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ATF wins first round against gun owners in border-state lawsuit
Washington Examiner (blog)
ATF issued orders requiring all firearm dealers in the border states (Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California) to report to ATF purchases of multiple semi-auto rifles, under the auspices of stopping Mexican drug cartels from paying operatives to buy ...
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Local Mexican Police Chief Gunned Down at Gas Station
Hispanically Speaking News
These latest killings come amid a wave of drug-related violence in Mexico, where 47515 people were slain between Dec. 1, 2006 - when President Felipe Calderon was inaugurated - and last September in cartel turf wars and the gangs' clashes with security ...
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The Peace Corps Pullout
Honduras Weekly
While there has been concern by the US government over the high homicide rate in Honduras, gang violence, and the growing presence of Mexican drug cartels in Honduras, neither the Honduran government nor US officials have cite specific threats against ...
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Honduras Weekly
Medical study reveals no lung damage from casual marijuana smoking
Independent Voter Network
Critics of US drug prohibition argue that the violence in Mexico is a direct result of US prohibition measures, which create a black market for marijuana, a black market that Mexican criminal cartels have found lucrative, using their profits to ...
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Independent Voter Network
Why you should be concerned about Mexico's presidential election
CJAD (blog)
Mexican voters head to the polls on July 1st to elect a president. Don't care? You should. I spoke today with Sylvia Longmire. She's a retired US Air Force captain and author of 'Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars'. ...
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American Revolution: County Sheriffs vs. the Federal Government
Pravda
Over 2000 guns have been sold to criminals in America, under the permission and direction of the American Federal government, knowing they were being taken to Mexican drug cartels. Based on the fact that Attorney General Eric Holder and his government ...
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Libertarians endorse regulation?
Examiner.com
But today you do not see the Mexican drug cartels raising illegal vineyards in our National Forests in competition with Robert Mondavi. We can force these thugs out of this business. We can regulate marijuana like wine." Instead of leaving California ...
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Here is the latest Texas news from The Associated Press
NewsWest9.com
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Official documents reveal that Mexican armed forces and prosecutors have suffered at least 28 gunfire attacks on helicopters in the five years since the government launched an offensive against drug cartels. The documents made public ...
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Thunderstruck in Honduras
In These Times
And the political uncertainty has made Honduras a haven for drug cartels. Main says US foreign policy plays an “enormous” role in Honduras' ongoing meltdown. He likens Operation Lightning to similar militarization efforts in Colombia and Mexico in ...
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The Debt Record: Are American Families Safer?
Family Security Matters
And then of course while the Bush administration shut down a mini-"Fast and Furious" gun-running operation, this administration decided to go in whole hog and armed with thousands of weapons crazed drug cartels in Mexico in order to build a case for ...
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Family Security Matters
Don't Call Up the Devil and Expect Him to Behave
BernardGoldberg.com (blog)
It has since come to light that it was the FBI that let him out because he was an informant presumably providing information about the drug cartels. I sure hope they got plenty of reliable information out of this filth – but I doubt it. ...
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BernardGoldberg.com (blog)

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Gov't choppers under fire in Mexico drug war | National & World ...
The Mexican armed forces and prosecutors have suffered at least 28 gunfire attacks on helicopters in the five years since the government launched an offensive against drug cartels, according to official documents made public Monday.
KBCI - News - National & World News
Mexico's Drug War: Not Another Colombia | Council on Hemispheric ...
Paradoxically, another difficulty that Mexico faces is the fact that the periods of massive drug cartel omnipotence have already passed. Modern-day cartels have learned much from the days of Escobar, and have reorganized themselves very ...
Council on Hemispheric Affairs
Gov't choppers under fire in Mexico drug war - KLTV 7 News Tyler ...
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Official documents reveal that Mexican armed forces and prosecutors have suffered at least 28 gunfire attacks on helicopters in the five years since the government launched an offensive against drug cartels. ...
KLTV - Texas Headlines
Crime: Politics And The Drug War In Latin America | Feral Jundi
By Matt
Ecuador and Venezuela gets a mention because they are all about supporting the drug trade as well. So chalk those countries as lost to the narcos…. As for Mexico, who knows if Calderon can keep his presidency? The cartels are doing all ...
Feral Jundi
Semi-Automatic Rifles Law Appealed By Gun Industry
By The Huffington Post News Editors
The ATF issued the reporting requirements as part of a stepped-up effort to clamp down on the weapons flowing across the border to drug cartels in Mexico. The rules affect more than 8000 gun dealers in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and ...
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed
MEXICO CITY, The narcoblogs , Put under scrutiny by USA | Narco ...
By Narco-Bullit!
Its' all about Drugs, Trafficking and Drug-cartels. Skip to content. Home · Narco-Bullit · ← the police chief of ... Mexican internet sites as Narco's Blog and the drug war is onitored by the Department of U.S. Homeland Security (DHS, for its acronym in English), led by Secretary Janet Napolitano and responsible for preventing terrorist acts, natural disasters and any action that undermines the security and tranquility of the country. The Center for Electronic Privacy Information (EPIC, for its ...
Narco-Bullit!
Guatemala's President Declares War Against The Drug Cartels
By War News Updates Editor
Guatemala is following the example of Mexico and Honduras, where the military is also tackling the drug gangs. President Perez Molina, who is the first military figure to lead Guatemala since the return to democracy in 1986, has promised ...
War News Updates
poorrichard's blog: Kill Democracy Before It Kills Us
By poorrichard
Mitt Romney is the voice of the Mexican drug cartels and the Colombian cocaine cowboys. I don't know why they just can't settle their differences, if they don't watch out, both sides will lose and America's children may have a harder time ...
poorrichard's blog

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Mexican Drug Cartels: Do They Get To Enjoy The 'Spoils'? - Yahoo ...
Mexico used to be a decent country that's been turned upside down very ... It always has been like these ever since I could remember, I grew up in Mexico until I ...
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Guatemala President Otto Perez: Mexico's Zetas Drug Cartel Seeks ...
Guatemala's newly inaugurated president says Mexico's Zetas drug cartel sought to take ...
www.borderlandbeat.com/.../guatemala-president-otto-perez-...
Nation & World | Drug gangs' influence feared in Mexican vote ...
Guatemala accuses Zetas: Guatemala's newly inaugurated President Otto Perez said Mexico's Zetas drug cartel sought to take over the drug trade in Guatemala ...
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The attacks show the increasing ferocity of Mexico's drug gangs, and also suggest support for what the Mexican government has said in the past: that 2010 may ...
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U.S. banks laundering money for Mexican drug cartels | VOXXI
If U.S. banks are cleaning money for the drug cartels, the CEOs of these banks have blood on their hands. So why not bring them up on forty thousand counts of ...
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LiveLeak.com - U.S. Government Helped Drug Cartel Smuggle ...
U.S.A.: The U.S. government allowed the mexican "Sinaloa Drug Cartel" to smuggle tons of ...
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