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Friday, January 27, 2012

Texas and Mexico Border News - 1.27.2012

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Giffords border legislation heads to White House
Washington Post (blog)
Security has become a central issue along the Arizona-Mexico border following several high-profile shootings. Giffords had previously won support of border legislation in August 2010, which she touted in her tough reelection victory that November.
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UN Sees an Unexpected Arrival: Bags of Drugs
New York Times
More likely, he said, is that someone had the idea to use the counterfeit diplomatic pouches to escape inspection at the Mexican border, and the plan went awry when they were actually delivered to the United Nations.
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Candidate's English skills questioned
WatertownDailyTimes.com
A small town on the Arizona-Mexico border, San Luis, Ariz., is wrestling with that question. Alejandrina Cabrera, whose first language is Spanish, wants to run for City Council in the bilingual town of 25000. The problem is that she does not speak much ...
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US Immigrant Restaurateurs Share Dishes of Mexican State
Voice of America
The lives of Mexican immigrants revolve around family -- often extended families whose members live in both the United States and Mexico. Son Gilberto Cetina Junior was raised on both sides of the border. “So I really got to experience the culture, ...
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In 'Miss Bala,' terror of drug-war abduction comes to life
Philadelphia Inquirer
By Steven Rea YOU WANT to use the word "surreal" to describe the teen girl's night-from-hell drama "Miss Bala," but this slice of life on the Mexican border is all too real. The annual death total from that country's drug war surpassed 12000 people ...
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Leo DiCaprio jets to Mexico with new model gal pal
New York Daily News
The “J. Edgar” star is currently soaking up the sun in Mexico with Victoria's Secret bombshell Erin Heatherton, who he's been dating for the past month. By the looks of it, the new couple may be taking a lengthy stay south of the border.
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New York Daily News
Min Of Transport To Meet with Mexican Authorities
Channel 7 Daily News
Belize's Transport Minister Melvin Hulse and the Mexican Director General of Transport will meet next week to discuss new regulations for Belizean buses entering the Mexican border. It started with a letter which was sent last year from the Ministry of ...
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Channel 7 Daily News
PEN writers group condemns attacks on Mexican journalists
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Mexico's national human rights commission says 74 journalists were killed from 2000 to 2011. The Committee to Protect Journalists says 51 were slain in that time. AP Exclusive: Barrier proposed as Israel border.
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TV: Latino sitcom 'Rob' -- the only laughter comes canned
ScrippsNews
They visit her Mexican-American family to inform them about their Las Vegas elopement, and that's when the program becomes an insult to all things Mexican. The dialogue slithers from one inane remark to another and is laced with racial slurs.
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Assassin for Zetas and Gulf Cartel gangs found guility for gruesome crimes
Examiner.com
A notorious Mexican gang assassin whose nickname is 'cheeks' in Spansih was found guilty in a south Texas federal court on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 for various charges involving murder, kidnapping, and drug trafficking. According to US Attorney ...
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'Blind mules' unknowingly ferry drugs across the US-Mexico border
CNN International
Jesus Chavez and Carlos Alberto Gomez, both Mexican citizens living in Texas, were recently accused in a 20-page criminal complaint of doing just that. Jesus Chavez was arrested for allegedly targeting innocent drivers to ferry drugs into Mexico.
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Local Economic Impact Of Texas A&M Tops $3.7 Billion
Texas A&M University
The Texas A&M Colonias Program is celebrating its achievements after two decades of improving the quality of life for residents along the impoverished villages on the Texas-Mexico border. (more...) Want to know why the sky turns green before a hail ...
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Texas A&M University
In campaign, Romney rarely notes Mexican heritage
Peoria Journal Star
His father, George, was born in Mexico, and his extended relatives still live in that same community, the border state of Chihuahua. The younger Romney's second cousins, tall men with light hair who speak American-accented English, share the family's ...
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Eagle Ford shale no threat to water supply, task force says
Corpus Christi Caller Times
Concerns over water supplies last year were compounded by record drought conditions and the proliferation of hydraulic fracturing operations throughout the Eagle Ford shale play, which extends from the Texas-Mexico border near Laredo to counties ...
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Florida GOP debate : Worth “Getting upset about?”
The Daily Campus (blog)
Congressman Ron Paul comes from the state that shares the longest border with Mexico-Texas has seen firsthand the difficulties of securing a large border. Paul said, “We don't have a well-managed border. So I think we need more resources.
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Prof. awarded Mexican honor
The Brown Daily Herald
Last month, Julio Ortega, professor of Hispanic Studies, was awarded the Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest honor the Mexican government bestows upon a foreigner. Established in 1933, the Order of the Aztec Eagle is the "highest recognition that the ...
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Arizona Gov. Brewer, Obama Add to Their Strained Relations
ABC News (blog)
But amid Brewer's criticism of Obama's policies and cries for cuts in federal spending, she is also calling for more help, more resources and more money from Washington to help secure the Arizona-Mexico border. “Security and border control is by far ...
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ABC News (blog)
Possible BRAC leaves fort in flux
Sierra Vista Herald
The basin basically includes the Huachuca Mountains west to Tombstone and parts of Bisbee, and north of the US Mexico border to south of St. David. Calling the potential of a BRAC round “bad timing,” the mayor noted Sierra Vista's coffers are low and ...
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Both Democrats and Republicans Fail to Fulfill Promises on Immigration Reform
PolicyMic
No fortified fence is going to change the fact that a life in El Paso, Texas is one of relative opulence and life in Juarez, Mexico is often one of poverty, political instability, violence, and crime. Immigrants along our southern border are not sucked ...
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PolicyMic
Stanford, Morgan Stanley, MF Global, Commerzbank, Chevron in Court News
Bloomberg
Stanford International Bank, 09-cv-298, US District Court, Northern District of Texas (Dallas). For more, click here. New Suits Morgan Stanley Sued Over $1.2 Billion in Mortgage Securities Morgan Stanley was sued over about $1.2 billion worth of ...
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Rescued dolphin is yielding 'significant information,' scientist says
Mississippi Press (blog)
1, 2010, which is before the oil spill was unleashed April 20, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico. The strandings, which have occurred from the Texas-Louisiana border to the Florida Panhandle, have been declared an "Unusual Mortality Event.
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Mississippi Press (blog)
Comandante, please avoid the Snowbelt next time
San Antonio Express
Comandante, I have tried through the years — per General Order 6.2, Subsection 3 — to explain that immigration from Mexico very much mimics past migrations. You know, folks with strange surnames and different cultures come, only to meld into their ...
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Immigration rattles the Republicans
Salon
Jeb Bush joined the conversation with a Washington Post op-ed in which he suggested four ways the GOP can lure back Latino voters, including a recommendation that the party cast immigration as “an economic issue, not just a border security issue.
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Mexico's drug war by the numbers (Infographic)
GlobalPost
Yet they still shock: according to a government tally, nearly 50000 people have lost their lives since the Mexican government declared war on the drug cartels in 2006. The war may have been brought on by the Mexican government against the cartels.
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The Zetas now Mexico's largest drug gang. Who are they?
Christian Science Monitor
Suspected members of the 'Zeta Killers' and suspected members of the Zetas drug cartel are presented to the media at the Mexican Navy's airplane hangar in Mexico City October 2011. (Bernardo Montoya/Reuters/File) The Zetas are former elite military ...
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Christian Science Monitor
This Week at the Movies
Patch.com
By C. Zawadi Morris The multiplexes were filled with action packed, globe trotting new releases this past weekend that followed assassins, military pilots and drug cartels to Spain, Italy, Germany, Ireland and Mexico. Steven Soderbergh's “Haywire” is a ...
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defendant could get six years in coke case
Aspen Times
DENVER — Aspen resident Wayne Alan Reid, referred to by Drug Enforcement Administration agents as the ringleader of a cocaine-trafficking network they claimed had ties to Mexican drug cartels, has agreed to a plea deal that will put him behind bars ...
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First Look: Benicio Del Toro & Blake Lively in Oliver Stone's Drug Thriller ...
WhatCulture!
The Argentina arm of Universal Pictures have tweeted the first official image from Savages, the new drug thriller from veteran director Oliver Stone. Our first look features Benicio Del Toro as a Mexican drug cartel enforcer who is blowing smoke into ...
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Miss Bala
Boston.com
What ensues is a horrific roundelay of events as Laura becomes a pawn in the cartel's ongoing war with both Mexican police and the US Drug Enforcement Administration. The cartel's leader, Lino Valdez (Noe Hernández), makes a deal with Laura to get her ...
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Mexican State Promoting Reading as Antidote to Violence
Fox News
EFE Print Email Share Comments Recommend Tweet Chihuahua, one of the Mexican states hardest hit by drug-related violence in recent years, is looking to recover public spaces and rebuild its torn social fabric through a new reading-promotion initiative.
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Family defends husband of woman beaten in Mexico
CTV.ca
As for any Canadians killed or shot in Mexico, they are involved with the drug trade and if you screw with a cartels way of making money, then you will get a bullet. So, I fell very safe in Mazatlan and will return many more times before I retire and ...
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CTV.ca
9 people found shot to death in center of violence-plagued Monterrey in ...
Washington Post
He didn't say if the killings were drug related. This northern industrial city has been plagued by fighting between the Gulf and Zetas cartels, former allies that split in early 2010. Elsewhere on Thursday, the Mexican army announced the arrest of a ...
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Mexico: Cartel radio gear, 3 tons of pot seized in border towns
Monitor
The Mexican military announced the seizure of more than 6700 pounds of marijuana and radio communication equipment used by organized crime. The drugs were seized Tuesday near the town of Guardados De Abajo, near Miguel Aleman, where soldiers on patrol ...
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Meet Dominic Bracco: Los Ninis in Ciudad Juarez
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/mexico-ciudad-juarez-drug-war-los-ninis-youth Over the course of two years, Pulitzer Center photojournalist Dominic Bracco spent time with young people who neither work nor study—the Los Ninis—of Ciudad ...
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Cuba sees spike in drug shipments en route to US
KeysNet
The news comes two months after the US State Department warned that pressure from law enforcement organizations on drug cartels and smugglers in Mexico and Central America could make the Caribbean a drug trafficking hub once again.
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Gov. Jan Brewer Confronts President Obama Like Immigration Laws—Head On
Indian Country Today Media Network.com
The people of Arizona watched for years as our border went unenforced, as our schools and hospitals became overwhelmed with poor, desperate illegal aliens, and finally, as violent crime invaded our cities when the Mexican drug cartels took over the ...
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Indian Country Today Media Network.com
In Honduras, a Mess Made in the US
New York Times
According to the United Nations, it now has the world's highest murder rate, and San Pedro Sula, its second city, is more dangerous than Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, a center for drug cartel violence. Much of the press in the United States has attributed ...
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Cooperation nets truck driver time served for Mobile-to-Mexico gun smuggling ...
al.com (blog)
The weapons, according to court records, were bound for the notorious drug organization known as the Gulf Cartel. The next day, De La Garza wired another $5000 to a bank account in Mobile, according to the plea agreement. Authorities contend that De La ...
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World watch
Chicago Tribune
Mexico Drug violence once limited to border regions is beginning to spread to places once thought safe. Two weeks ago a pair of headless bodies were found in a burning van in front of one of Mexico City's largest and most expensive malls.
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UN Starr Spins Media, After ICP Exclusive, Of DEA & Mexican Police: UN Recipient?
YouTube
Inner City Press' law enforcement sources say the NY Police Department and Drug Enforcement Agency arrived at the UN that day at 12:30 in the afternoon. Inner City Press asked Starr why the UN had not disclosed the find of 14 kilos of cocaine ten days ...
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Stephanie Sigman in Miss Bala
Time Out Chicago
Centered on a young beauty-pageant hopeful who becomes an unwilling pawn in the Tijuana drug trade, the Mexican drama has inspired everything from strong gut reactions to pointed political readings since its premiere at Cannes last May.
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Time Out Chicago
DEA bust leads to firefighter arrest
KRQE
Sources tell News 13 the drug ring was linked to the Mexican cartel. The DEA says more than 100 officers from multiple agencies were part of a months long investigation into a ring that was smuggling and dealing large amounts of cocaine, ...
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El Nogalar: Up and Coming Playwright Tanya Saracho Adapts Chekhov's Cherry Orchard
Uprising
Greeting the family home in northern Mexico after years of living in the US is a new and brutal climate and class divide due to the drug cartels. Adjusting to the new changes does not come easily for Maité and her family who continue to spend their ...
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Veracruz: More than a Temporary Calm?
InSight Crime
Mexico's authorities have claimed a recent drop in violence in crime-ridden Veracruz as the fruit of military operations, but given the preceding months of spiralling violence, it remains unclear if this more than a blip. Jose Luis Vergara Ibarra, ...
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DPS shows off boats at grand opening of regional office
Monitor
Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa said the regional office and the 900-horsepower vessels were an “appropriate response to the ever-increasing threat” of Mexican drug cartels. He helped secure funding for the fleet and a “high-altitude surveillance aircraft” during ...
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Tanya Saracho's El Nogalar: Chekhov Set in the Mexican Drug Wars
LA Weekly (blog)
Rather, a drug cartel causes the family to part with the property. Saracho plans to stay in LA for a while, thanks to a literary agent and the hope of another border crossing -- from theater to TV and film. El Nogalar opens Sat., Jan.
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LA Weekly (blog)
DEA Deciphers Drug Dealers' Phone Code
Seattle Weekly (blog)
For example, when Jose Rodriguez-Rivera, the alleged ringleader of the local cartel, was overheard telling a potential customer that he should visit house number 23, it was (again, allegedly) a way of saying the brick of blow would cost 23 grand.
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Senate panel OKs bill to create state militia for border security, disasters
Arizona Capitol Times
By Luige del Puerto A Senate panel today approved a proposal to create an armed militia that could be deployed to the Mexican border and support local governments combat the drug cartels. The proposal, which is backed by states' rights advocates and ...
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Nine Gunned Down in Mexico's Industrial Capital
Latin American Herald Tribune
MONTERREY, Mexico – Nine people were murdered Thursday in this northern Mexican metropolis, eight of them in a single incident, authorities said. Around 5:00 am, a police source told Efe, armed subjects climbed out of several vehicles, lined up eight ...
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16 Kg of Cocaine Valued at About $2 Mn Seized at UN
Outlook
PTI | Yoshita Singh | United Nations | Jan 27, 2012 The UN headquarters recently became the recipient of a very unusual package - 16 kg of cocaine from the notorious Mexican drug cartels valued at about USD 2 million. A whopping 16 kg of the highly ...
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Ariz. attorney who pleaded 5th in Fast and Furious investigation leaves job
AZFamily
It's believed that Cunningham and his office allowed more than 2000 guns purchased in Arizona to be taken into Mexico. The intent was to follow the guns from small-time buyers to the big players in the drug cartels. The guns, however, vanished, ...
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Neither liberty nor safety
Human Events
Obama wants restrictions on guns sold to Americans in violation of the Second Amendment even as his Justice Department runs the Fast and Furious program to allow the same guns to walk across the border into the hands of the Mexican drug cartels.
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Taylor Kitsch says there are no plans to reprise his role of Gambit
The Fan Carpet
... 20 and finishes 2012 with the release of Oliver Stone's Savages with Blake Lively, Uma Thurman and John Travolta on September 28 which follows pot growers Ben and Chon who face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.
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The Fan Carpet
Democracy Can Have a Dark Underbelly
Family Security Matters
Russia may take the prize for murder of journalists, along with Mexico. But in Mexico, the drug cartel is doing it, not the government. Middle East. As secular dictatorships fall, we are watching the rise of future new dictatorships: this time, ...
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Family Security Matters
'Anonymous' threatens shutdown of CNN.com during tonight's debate (Breaking News)
DigitalJournal.com
A promised attack on Facebook and an unnamed Mexican drug cartel did not happen. If this is an actual threat by "Anonymous," it would be the first time they interfered with a partial stream of the audio/video portion of a website.
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DigitalJournal.com
ASSET bill headed to Senate floor
Education News Colorado
He cited the story of a former student of his who returned to Mexico, despite threats on his life by drug cartels, to await determination of his immigration status. “I don't think you can tell me with a straight face that child lacks tenacity.
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Preparing the Military for Future Threats
AmmoLand.com (press release)
More immediately, the threat issues from a nuclear-armed Iran, especially if Tehran's alliances extend beyond Syria to North Korea, Venezuela and —not unthinkably at some point— a drug-cartel dominated Mexico. At another level, insurgencies and civil ...
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AmmoLand.com (press release)

Blogs 6 new results for mexican drug cartels
NUGENT: Fast and Furious stinks – Washington Times « Gds44's Blog
By gds44
What kind of inebriated idiot would hatch an evil scheme such as this and then believe that, somehow, the guns could be traced to Mexican drug cartels without an electronic tracing component? This isn't some low-ranking bureaucratic village ...
Gds44's Blog
Borderland Beat: U.S., Mexico team up for murder trial
By Gerardo
WASHINGTON — A federal judge signaled Wednesday that he would allow Mexico and U.S. prosecutors to team up in the trial of a Mexican drug cartel member accused of killing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent ...
Borderland Beat
Mikeb302000: For FWM - Looks Like the Obama Administration ...
By dog gone
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which mandated the reporting, says that many of the guns used by Mexican drug cartels are purchased from dealers along the border and that obtaining sales data will help authorities ...
Mikeb302000
Wrong addressee? Large stash of cocaine arrives at UN HQ — RT
By RT
Despite a halving of global cocaine profits over the last 15 years, drug-related violence has sky-rocketed in Mexico. Now, as the cartels diversify their profit base, the drive to brutally silence their critics has spread to social networks.
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Nader Elhefnawy: 2011 Round-Up, Part II: The Year's Biggest ...
By noreply@blogger.com (Nader)
... F-22 fleet, the beleaguered F-35 program), the revelations of previously secret programs (like the stealth helicopter used in the operation against bin Laden, and Pentagon research into crowdsourcing), the activities of Mexican drug cartels, ...
Nader Elhefnawy
US To Import M1 Rifles From South Korea | ROK Drop
By GI Korea
Some how I don't expect LA street gangs to be doing drive by shootings with an M1 Garand. What is even more ridiculous is that the US government was allowing the sale of high powered weapons in the US to be trafficked to Mexican drug ...
ROK Drop

Web 1 new result for mexican drug cartels
THE DISAPPEARED: Mexico's Vanishing Victims of the Drugwar ...
Few elements exemplifies the inaccuracies of drug deathtallies more than taking in to account the “disappeared”. It is perplexing why Mexico or human ...
www.drugscartels.com/the-disappeared-mexicos-vanishing-vic...

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