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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Texas and Mexico Border News - 1.20.2012

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US Gun Dealers on Mexico Border Must Report Multiple Sales
InSight Crime
The ruling is a rare victory for the ATF and the Obama administration in its battle to reign in gun trafficking across the Mexican border. It will allow the ATF to better police the US weapons stores that indirectly supply Mexico's cartels with many of ...
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U.S. Border Patrol planning to toughen policy
Daily Herald
Another releases them to Mexican authorities for prosecution south of the border. One puts them on buses to return to Mexico in another border city that may be hundreds of miles away. The new tactics are part of the Border Patrol's new national ...
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Job Creation: A Crash Course from Brownsville, Texas
International Business Times
Its location along the US-Mexico border and its extensive infrastructure -- including an international airport, a deep-sea port and a major research university -- gave Brownsville a unique advantage in convincing companies to invest in jobs. ...
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International Business Times
Mexican Cartels Moving Drugs in Armored Vehicles
Fox News
"They don't circulate on roads or in the cities, but instead operate on byways, which are the routes used to take drugs to the border with the United States," the source said. The brutal turf war being waged in Tamaulipas between the Gulf and Los Zetas ...
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Going south of the border: Mexican dish heats up winter days
Maryville Daily Times
She lived 30 miles from Mexico as a young girl so her specialty is Mexican cuisine. Recently she purchased a magazine featuring Mexican recipes. We found several we loved and we're sharing two of our favorites with you today. ...
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Mexico Police Ticket Boy After Toy Motorcycle Hits SUV
ClaimsJournal.com
Police in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez repented over ticketing a 6-year-old boy for reckless driving, driving without a license and not having his vehicle registered after he drove his miniature motorcycle into an SUV. ...
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Mexico Port of Entry Reopening Soon 1/18/12
KOSA
Big Bend National Park - A new port of entry at the border is on its way to reopening after being closed for several years by the US Customs and Border Protection Agency. The port of entry at the Big Bend National Park was closed in 2002, ...
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Mexican states must end impunity for enforced disappearances
Amnesty International
Nuevo León, near the US border, is one of several Mexican states that have seen a surge in violence in recent years, including abductions and enforced disappearances in which members of criminal gangs and also the armed forces and police are implicated ...
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Oil turns lower on pipeline rejection reports
MarketWatch
... MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Crude-oil futures turned lower Wednesday after reports that the White House will reject a Canadian company's proposal to build a pipeline from the US-Canada border to the Gulf of Mexico. ...
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Are Cancun or Cabo San Lucas travel safe vacations for Texans in 2012?
Examiner.com
By reading the various travel advisories carefully, Americans will find that most of the warnings are focused on the US-Mexico border, some urban regions, and a few tourist spots like Acapulco. Would I go to Cancun or Cabo San Lucas? ...
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Attack on Mexican American Studies is shortsighted
Arizona Daily Star
When they do, perhaps Arizona's political leaders will realize that sharing a border with Mexico is a comparative advantage, not a threat. Our border is a gateway to Latin America and the global economy. We should celebrate it and the bicultural, ...
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New Mexico governor seeks to end licenses for illegal immigrants
Gant Daily
“If we're going to tell New Mexicans we're serious about securing the border, we must stop giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants,” the Republican said as she convened the year's regular session. State Rep. Andy Nunez introduced a bill early ...
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Canadian shot dead in Mexico originally from Iraq
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
Richard Meier Plans an (Accidentally) Aztec-Inspired Skyscraper for Mexico City
ARTINFO
by Janelle Zara The architect Richard Meier spent much of last year south of the border, designing W Hotels for Mexico City and Playa del Carmen and helping to arrange a retrospective of his work at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Monterrey. ...
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Border Patrol to toughen 'catch-and-release' policy
Houston Chronicle
National Guard members along the Texas-Mexico border assist Border Patrol by surveying the terrain from the tower. (AP Photo/Delcia Lopez) Photo: FRE, Delcia Lopez / 2011 AP US Customs and Border Patrol agents patrols along the Rio Grande near ...
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Reaction mixed to tougher Border Patrol stance
OCRegister
Earlier this week the Associated Press reported that Border Patrol officials will no longer simply turn away those crossing into the US from Mexico after taking their fingerprints. Instead, many of the border crossers will now face felony prosecution ...
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DiMare: Mexican imports imperil Florida tomato industry
The Packer
A Mexican industry official, meanwhile, says the tomato industry loses if any grower goes out of business, north or south of the border. Tony DiMare, vice president of the Homestead, Fla.-based DiMare Co., one of Florida's largest shippers, ...
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Texas Today: Blood drive Tuesday at Killeen gym
Killeen Daily Herald
... one of nearly three dozen defendants indicted in connection with an alleged drug-trafficking conspiracy on the Texas border. Prosecutors said that over several months, starting in 2005, teams of gunmen moved between Laredo and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, ...
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Four Murdered in Mexican Border City
Latin American Herald Tribune
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's murder capital, was surpassed last year as the world's deadliest major city by San Pedro Sula, Honduras, according to a report from a Mexican NGO. This gritty metropolis just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, ...
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Texas officials have hope that greening not widespread
TheProduceNews.com
Uninfected psyllids have been found in Texas previously, and psyllids carrying the infection have been discovered nearby in Mexico, just across the border. Last year, an infected tree was found in the yard of a Texas homeowner, who brought the seedling ...
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West Texas A&M University seeks to reduce out-of-state tuition
Amarillo.com
Out-of-state students not from those four states pay $363 per semester credit hour, more than twice the $152 Texas residents pay. “We've extended this lower tuition for years to the border states,” said Dan Garcia, vice president of enrollment ...
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Eastern NM unified in court-approved plan for redistricting Public Regulation ...
The Republic
The new district will run from the Colorado border south to New Mexico's border with Texas. Commission Chairman Pat Lyons, a Republican, represents District 2, which currently covers southeastern New Mexico. North-central New Mexico, including Santa Fe ...
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Border coalition: Security strategy falling short
TucsonSentinel.com
The Texas Border Coalition, a group of elected officials and private-sector leaders that advocates for more resources at the nation's land ports, released a scathing report last week that says no matter how much the government spends on border security ...
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Rep. Poe calls the upper chamber the 'Siesta Senate'
The Hill (blog)
In Poe's speech, reported in the Humble, Texas, Humble Observer on Tuesday, Poe also suggested that the US Mexico border ought to be shored up with equipment returning from the war zone in Iraq. “We have a lot of troops coming back from Iraq and a lot ...
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Rick Perry Fifth in So. Carolina Polls, Dropping in Texas
Texas Insider
When he did field a direct question, the site characterized his answers as regurgitating old stump speech themes, including immigration and Mexico border issues as well as critiques of what he calls a “part-time Congress. ...
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Texas Insider
Tom Russell
Acoustic Guitar
A cautionary tale about the way our dreams can both inspire and disappoint, Mesabi references the birthplace of Bob Dylan (Hibbing, Minnesota), Hollywood's hidden sorrows, and the border town of Juarez, Mexico. After being asked to write two songs for ...
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Acoustic Guitar
Text of State of the State Address
KOB.com
And later this week, I'll be continuing my work with governors from Mexico to make our state, not just Texas, a key trade corridor into the United States. There is tremendous optimism about the economic development New Mexico is doing along the border. ...
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KOB.com
Repairing Her Loss: A Little Girl Finds Solace in Baseball
Athletics Nation
... sandlot fame was coaching a Mexican amateur team.) The Monterrey Industrials, as they were called, came to the United States with three-day visas, crossing the border on foot, expecting to play, and lose, a single game in McAllen, Texas. They won. ...
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Amber Alert canceled, Idaho Falls girl found safe in Utah
Northwest Cable News
According to the alert, Garner took Jalyce, a car and its title, and they could be headed toward Mexico. The Utah Highway Patrol found the mother and daughter around 9:30 am in St. George, Utah. The girl is okay and will be returned to her custodial ...
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The Resurrection of Peak Oil
OilPrice.com
Having dealt with the Libyan government myself since 1968—Muammar Khadafi overthrew the government just before I was about to cross the border —I can only say this couldn't happen to a nicer guy. I missed the Pan Am flight he blew up over Lockerbie, ...
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UPDATED: Busy Weekend for Search & Rescue
ABQ Journal (subscription)
But according to a news release from the state Department of Public Safety, search and rescue teams were busy saving lives all over New Mexico through the long holiday weekend. On Friday, teams in the Albuquerque area rescued a hiker stuck in the snow ...
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The Brief: Top Texas News for Jan. 18, 2012
Texas Tribune
The Associated Press reports that the US Border Patrol will begin imposing stricter consequences on individuals caught illegally crossing the Mexican border into the United States. Under the new set of policies, simply sending the illegal crossers back ...
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Haynes and Boone New York Office Adds Sam Lichtman to Tax Practice
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, DC, Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With more than 525 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked ...
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Texas Insider » US Border Patrol to Toughen Policies on Illegal ...
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Major advances in fingerprinting technology have vastly improved intelligence on border-crossers. In the 2011 fiscal year, border agents made 327577 apprehensions on the Mexican border, down 80 percent from more than 1.6 million in ...
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Top 10 Hot Jobs in Borderplex, the First US Inland Foreign Trade ...
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Tougher Mexico border rules set | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas ...
San Diego— The U.S. Border Patrol is moving to halt a revolving-door policy of sending migrants back to Mexico without any punishment. The agency this month ...
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Mexico captures alleged gun trafficker for Sinaloa drug cartel
Washington Post
MEXICO CITY — Mexican police say they have captured one of the main smugglers of illegal weapons for the Sinaloa drug cartel. Federal police say Eduardo Avila Ojeda smuggled guns, ammunition and explosives into Mexico to be used by the cartel. ...
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Stay gets 18 months for drug cartel involvement
Princeton Union Eagle
A Princeton woman is serving 18 months in federal prison for her role with a Mexican drug cartel that distributed methamphetamine and cocaine throughout Minnesota. Maria L. Stay, 31, was among 26 codefendants indicted in April 2009. ...
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The issue: Drug cartel cells in Pinal County
AZ Central.com
A spokesman said Babeu based his claim partly on investigations conducted by the Pinal County Sheriff's Office over the last three years into cells of Mexican drug cartels. Pinal County Sheriff's Office spokesman Elias Johnson said some information ...
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Drug Cartel Truck Driver on Trial
WKRC TV Cincinnati
The case is shedding light on the inner workings of a Mexican drug cartel. It's a story you'll see only on Local 12. Rich Jaffe has a look at this revealing case. Normally when we report on a trial we show people involved, the witnesses testifying on ...
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In 'Miss Bala,' Bullets And Beauty Pageants Collide
WBUR
By John Powers Stephanie Sigman plays Laura, a beauty queen drawn into the world of Mexican drug cartels, in the film Miss Bala. - Stephanie Sigman plays Laura, a beauty queen drawn into the world of Mexican drug cartels, in the film If you read the ...
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US Treasury names top Guatemalan drug trafficker
Chicago Tribune
Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control said Guatemalan national Marllory Dadiana Chacon Rossell was the leader of a criminal operation with units in Honduras and Panama that supplied Mexican drug cartels, and connected her to seven other ...
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Unintended Consequences of Drug and Crime Policies: Full Disclosure Network ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Sgt. Richard Valdemar, Mexican Drug Cartel expert describes enforcement functions that are threatened. Segment #2 DOJ Investigations: Politics or Policy? Organized Crime With Ties to Drug Cartels To Avoid Prosecution? According to Sgt. Valdemar the ...
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Central America's bloody drug problem
CNN International
True, there are other places where the impunity rate is high, such as parts of Mexico where its drug war rages. But in Mexico, the casualties are the result of a drug war that began with known, organized cartels fighting each other. ...
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What can be done about drug violence?
Yuma Sun
The mass murders in Mexico, due mainly to the rivalries among ferocious drug cartels, has reached an all-time high, with Juarez accounting for almost a quarter of the damage. Currently, 71 percent of Mexico is crippled by drug cartel violence, ...
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Decoding the Murder Rituals of the Mexican Drug Trafficker
InSight Crime
The increasingly violent nature of these messages sent by drug traffickers tells us something. We place emphasis on the militarization of the national armed forces and little on the militarization of the drug cartels. If a soldier dies, he is replaced ...
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Mexican army frees three children held by alleged gang
Focus News
An estimated 50000 people have been killed in violence linked to Mexico's drug trade since 2006, when President Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown on the criminal gangs blamed for the slaughter.
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Reputed gun runner is now on the run himself
Houston Chronicle
Karson said the case points to Mexican drug cartels getting guns from the United States rather than other places. "It tends to undercut the myth the cartels gets all their weapons from other countries and reinforces the idea that Texas is both a source ...
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How Colombia is busting drug cartels
CNN
This is part of an occasional series on the Mexico drug war. (CNN) -- Gruesome and seemingly endless accounts of violence in Mexico have obscured one notable bright spot in Latin America's high-stakes struggle with powerful drug gangs. ...
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Alleged cartel hit man goes on trial in Texas
Fort Worth Star Telegram
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN AP LAREDO, Texas — The trial of an alleged member of a Mexican drug cartel hit squad begins in Laredo. The Wednesday trial of Gerardo Castillo-Chavez (kas-TEE'-yoh CHAH'-vehz) opens in a border city that suffered a spate of ...
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Mexican navy seizes huge haul of precursor chemicals
BBC News
The authorities said that Mexican drug cartels have been expanding their methamphetamine operations to Guatemala. Mexican officials said the chemical, methylamine, could be used to make the synthetic drug methamphetamine, and also to produce cocaine. ...
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BBC News
Mexico arrests Knights Templar cartel chief
msnbc.com
By msnbc.com staff Mexican authorities have arrested one of the leaders of the powerful Knights Templar drug cartel on the outskirts of Mexico City during an operation involving dozens of marines. Ariel Pineda Jiménez or Pinedo Jiménez, ...
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Yet another Mexican police chief murdered
Examiner.com
When he took office, he vowed to end the "cruel, unjust and difficult" violence being perpetuated by the drug cartels. In 2005, Nuevo Laredo's police chief was murdered after only seven hours in office. The city is located in the northern Mexican state ...
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UN gang's key cartel contact gunned down in Mexico
Vancouver Sun
A BC man executed in the Mexican state of Sinaloa this week was a high-ranking member of the United Nations gang who had direct contact with Mexican cartels, The Vancouver Sun has learned. Salih Abdulaziz Sahbaz, 37, spent much of the last three years ...
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Street Gangs to Replace Cartels as Drivers of Mexico's Violence
InSight Crime
Bosworth and Logan mention another factor that dovetails with the decline in power of the hegemonic groups: the continued growth of a violent consumer drug industry within Mexico, called "narcomenudeo." Finally, there is at least one more consideration ...
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The gun industry is fighting for your rights! Are you?
Examiner.com
The BATFE issued the requirements in a “stepped-up effort to clamp down on the weapons flowing across the border to drug cartels in Mexico,” and they affect more than 8000 gun dealers in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California. ...
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Security Issues on the Texas-Mexico Border
Upside Down World
First and foremost, the United States is under territorial threat through its Mexican border. Hezbollah operatives have already been smuggled, along with drugs and weapons, in tunnels dug under the border with the US by Mexican drug cartels. ...
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Three dismembered bodies found in Mexican resort town
Times of Oman
Mexico: Three dismembered bodies were found Tuesday in different parts of the Mexican resort town of Acapulco in what appears to be continuing drug cartel violence, the Guerrero state government said. Two of the bodies were found in a burning car and ...
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Times of Oman
ATF Home Raid Yields Dozens of Guns, Drugs at Houston Home Used Mexican Cartel
ticklethewire.com
After agents found 26 rifles and $5000 in Garcia's trunk, he told agents he was a ranking member of the Zetas, a group of former Mexican military servicemen that run one of the country's most violent drug trafficking cartel. ...
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ticklethewire.com
Guatemala prepares to fight Mexico's Zetas cartel
GlobalPost
Human-rights activists are even attempting to have the president tried at the International Criminal Court for abuses carried out by police and the military as they confront the drug gangs. “If the violence increases but there are no solutions to ...
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Border Patrol will toughen voluntary returns; immigrants will be sent farther away
El Paso Times
Spector said Mexico's drug cartel wars also have created new dangers for immigrants seeking to cross the border illegally. Mexican authorities have implicated violent cartels in the kidnappings and murders of hundreds of immigrants, usually stemming ...
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Govt: No Cartels but 'Emissaries' in Bolivia
InSight Crime
This assertion is supported by Bolivia's UNODC representative, who maintains that drug trafficking is “managed mostly by local groups or Brazilians, Europeans, Colombians.” According to the former head of the FELCN, there have been cases of Mexican ...
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Drug mule pleads guilty in federal court
Niagara Gazette
The operation, run by drug kingpins Harry Hinks and Dennis Berard, featured pot imported from the Canadian provinces and coke from the Mexican drug cartels. Together with Hinks' nephew Charles Hinks II and Ronald Carter, the pair imported from Canada ...
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