All content is (c) Texas Online Radio ~ 2011 or respective artist. / Not available for reprint or circulation without proper approval and/or syndication rights. Site best viewed full screen. F11 ~ If you'd like to leave a comment, click on the post header or scroll to the bottom of the post. Take your time, enjoy the site! Thanks.

Today's words of Texas wisdom...

"I done drew the line. Just like the Alamo. You're either on one side of the line or the other. I don't want to ever leave Texas again!"- Bum Phillips

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Texas and Mexico Border News - 1.4.2012

Continue scrolling down the page, a large volume of stories today.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Become a sponsor of this popular posting.  Contact:  Jeff@TexasOnlineRadio.com
You can advertise or donate to Texas Online Radio by clicking here.
Help us keep spreading the word about Texas music, news and information! Thanks! 
Coming Soon...bi-weekly podcast with commentarty! Stay tuned.
~~~~~~~~~~~
Reporting from inside Mexico Blog

Border Violence Analysis Blog - Sylvia Longmire
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mexican cartel kingpin to plead guilty in US court
The Associated Press
The cartel, which was known to dissolve the bodies of its enemies in vats of lye, began to lose influence along California's border with Mexico after Arellano Felix was arrested in 2002. A month earlier, his brother, Ramon, called the cartel's top ...
See all stories on this topic »
South By Southwest
The Jewish Week
The variety of flora is just one of many surprises that await in Tucson, in southern Arizona near the Mexican border. Another is the way this Sun Belt city of about a half-million can feel like a small town. From the compact lanes of its adobe historic ...
See all stories on this topic »
Man sought in San Diego motel slaying extradited
San Jose Mercury News
City News Service says US marshals took custody of 27-year-old Jorge Naranjo (Nah-RAHN'-hoh) in Mexico City on Friday and took him back across the border. He remains jailed Wednesday in San Diego. San Diego police believe that Naranjo and another man ...
See all stories on this topic »
Guilty plea set from driver who killed horse rider in '08
DesMoinesRegister.com
Diaz, known locally as Tomas Diaz-Diaz of Urbandale, successfully fled the country before he was arrested last year in the desert close to the Mexican border. He had been featured in an August 2009 episode of “America's Most Wanted. ...
See all stories on this topic »
Suspects in beating death returned to Houston
abc13.com
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Two men suspected of murdering a man during a botched drug deal in the days before Christmas are now back in Houston after being caught near the Mexico border. Joseph Facundo and Tony Escobar were caught last Friday in Laredo. ...
See all stories on this topic »


An Emerging Political-Civic Disconnect in Mexico
NACLA (blog)
For more from Fred Rosen's blog, "Mexico, Bewildered and Contested," visit nacla.org/blog/mexico-bewildered-contested. See also the May/June 2011 NACLA Report "Mexico's Drug Crisis," or NACLA blogs, Border Wars and Traffick Jam, for more on the ...
See all stories on this topic »

NACLA (blog)
Mexico resident apparently drowns
KXO Radio
The 19 year old from Puebla, Mexico, had trouble and was pulled from the canal by his companions. The group flagged down a Border Patrol agent and led him to an area East of Hawke Road, East of Calexico. Garcia says the agent immediately called ...
See all stories on this topic »
Human Rights Activists Heading from Guatemala to Oaxaca, Mexico
Prensa Latina
03 de enero de 2012, 10:43Mexico, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Human rights activists urging law enforcement action against child trafficking and exploitation of immigrants crossed the border of Guatemala into Mexico to reach the state of Oaxaca. ...
See all stories on this topic »
New No Fishing Zones for California
Santa Barbara Independent
... controversy, and public pleas both for and against the idea, January 1, 2012 marked the official roll-out date for 36 brand new state-sanctioned marine protected areas (MPAs) dotting the Pacific Ocean between Point Conception and the Mexico border. ...
See all stories on this topic »

Santa Barbara Independent
ATF joins Sierra Vista gun robbery investigation
FOX11AZ.com
"I guess there's a big market for weapons around here along the border at a discounted price," said Sierra Vista resident Kaylena Fox. Other residents suspect the weapons are already in Mexico. "Probably across the border, I would think, ...
See all stories on this topic »
Treasure-Troves of Marijuana in Arizona Desert? Apparently So.
Phoenix New Times (blog)
The Scottsdale hunters turned in the booty to National Guard troops who help patrol Arizona's border with Mexico. After the Dateland find, a spokesman for the Border Patrol told us it probably wasn't a good idea to go looking for weed dumped by ...
See all stories on this topic »
The Untouchables: News in Indian Country
The NarcoSphere
The media continues to create border xenophobia of people of color at the US/Mexico border, resulting in the militarization of Indigenous borderlands, the abuse of Indigenous peoples at the border and the promotion of profiteering corporations, ...
See all stories on this topic »

The NarcoSphere


Prosecutors like RICO
San Antonio Express
But prosecutors went after these groups, the Barrio Azteca gang, the Texas Mexican Mafia and elected officials in El Paso in a crackdown on corruption, respectively, with a tool that was custom-made for the mob: the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt ...
See all stories on this topic »

Police kill armed student, 15, inside Texas school
Reuters
Brownsville is at the southern tip of Texas along the US-Mexico border, near the mouth of the Rio Grande about 280 miles south of San Antonio. (Reporting by Jared Taylor and Jim Forsyth; Editing by Daniel Trotta)
See all stories on this topic »
Traveler Successfully Uses iPad in Place of Actual Passport
PC Magazine
Although this latest report may seem like a gross violation of US border controls (and yes, technically, it is), in practice it seems more like a return to the relaxed, case-by-case handling US-Canada travelers once enjoyed, but with a technological ...
See all stories on this topic »
EDITORIAL: Registrations: More vehicles on El Paso roads [El Paso Times, Texas]
Insurance News Net (press release)
And the violence in Mexico has driven some people across the border to take up residence -- and drive -- in El Paso . Also, there is the natural increase in local population that puts at least a few more vehicles on the roads. So while the increase may ...
See all stories on this topic »
EDITORIAL: Keystone: Pipeline to prosperity
The Northwest Florida Daily News
Because the pipeline would cross the US border, construction requires approval of the US State Department and the president. The State Department has found minimal risk to soil, water, air and wildlife. Unlike oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, ...
See all stories on this topic »
Oak trees to be removed to make way for oil pipeline
Victoria Advocate
The pipeline is one of many being put in to handle the glut of oil being produced from the Eagle Ford Shale, a formation that runs from the Texas-Mexico border into East Texas and has brought an oil boom to the Crossroads. The $220 million pipeline ...
See all stories on this topic »

Victoria Advocate
Peace Corridors of the Americas
Seaway News
Next year, the project would move on to the southern part of the States, either Texas or Arizona across from Mexico, where Mexican sculptors will come and work with the Americans, he explains. Next, they would go from Mexico to Guatemala, ...
See all stories on this topic »

Seaway News
Another Brief Look at the Poorest Americans
24/7 Wall St.
Really large pockets of low per capita income can be found along the Texas border with Mexico, in Mississippi, and particularly in the far eastern part of Kentucky. Southern-most Texas is the home of many immigrants, a large number of whom are poorly ...
See all stories on this topic »
Congo refugee sharing family's journey at Immigration Matters
The Daily News of Newburyport
After escaping to South America, they began an arduous 18-month journey by foot from Colombia to the US border in Texas, finally arriving as legal immigrants in Boston in February 2011. They were imprisoned in three different countries along the way, ...
See all stories on this topic »
Johnson withdraws from Republican primary, will run as a Libertarian
Conway Daily Sun
He's against gun control, against building a fence along the border with Mexico. He is pro-choice on abortion and he favors the right of marriage for same-sex couples. In the latest CNN/Time poll, conducted Dec. 21-27 and released Dec. ...
See all stories on this topic »


Teens who 'shot drug dealer Russell Lopez' caught fleeing to Mexico
Daily Mail
Joseph Facundo, 18, Tony Escobar, 17, and Amber Thornton, 22, are charged with the December 20 murder of Russell Lopez, 36, in Harris County, a suburb of Houston, Texas. Facundo and Escobar were caught trying to enter Mexico at the border on Friday, ...
See all stories on this topic »

Daily Mail
Bordering on Lunacy: A Taxi Tour in the Mexican Borderlands
San Diego Reader
2, 2012 Ciudad Acuña is a small Mexican border town near Del Rio, Texas. Day-tripping Americans come for shopping, cheap booze and a shot at depravity in the compact tourist zone near the international bridge. Occasionally, a misguided traveler will ...
See all stories on this topic »
Authorities bust alleged $1.5-million Texas stem cell scheme
Los Angeles Times
From 2007 into 2010, the statement said, Morales took patients across the border into Mexico for stem cell treatments that had not been reviewed or approved by the FDA. Also charged is Alberto Ramon, 48, of Del Rio, Texas, a licensed midwife who ...
See all stories on this topic »
Experiencing The Kindness Of Strangers In San Antonio
Huffington Post
I had just spent Christmas and New Year's running 264 miles of the Rio Grande River from Presidio to Dryden, Texas. To give you an idea of how long ago that was, the locals were smuggling cheap gas across the river from Texas to Mexico. ...
See all stories on this topic »
Mexican police tortured 5 suspects, human rights commission says
CNN
Mexican government officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Ciudad Juarez, which shares a border with El Paso, Texas, has been a hotspot in Mexico's drug war as rival cartels battle over turf.
See all stories on this topic »
2012 forecast: Bang and whimper
Portland Daily Sun
The USA lies in complete moral ruin despite the exertions of ten thousand evangelical preachers in dusty back-road tilt-up chapels from Texas to Carolina, several new museums of Creation Science, and the shining example of former Senator Rick Santorum. ...
See all stories on this topic »

Blogs 2 new results for texas and mexico border
Did Santorum really say he didn't want to make “black people's lives ...
By Ed Morrissey
As the 2003 Texas report put it, “health conditions on the Texas-Mexico border are among the worst in the U.S., so distressful at times that reports on health conditions suggest a remote country in need of medical missionaries, not a part of ...
Hot Air » Top Picks
A Puma was killed 40 miles West of San Antonio, Texas this past ...
By Rick Meril
Roy McBride, a government trapper, recalls that Mountain Lions were extremely rare in Texas by the 1960's. He explained how predator trappers would wait at known lion travel corridors on the Texas-Mexico border in the Big Bend area for ...
Wolves, Wolf Facts, Cougars,...

Web 5 new results for texas and mexico border
Many Texas residents cross Mexican border to obtain health ... - AHRQ
The U.S.-Mexico border stretches from San Diego, CA all the way to Brownsville, TX. Many residents living on the U.S. side of the border are poor and uninsured ...
www.ahrq.gov/research/jan12/0112RA22.htm
Borderland Beat - In South Texas Prison/Street Gangs; Mexican ...
In South Texas Prison/Street Gangs; Mexican gangs, Aryan Brotherhood Working w/Cartels. When the Gulf Cartel was looking for tons of marijuana that went ...
borderland-beat.924382.n3.nabble.com/In-South-Texas-Priso...
Skeleton found in border lake where Colorado man reportedly slain ...
Aug 26: New attack on Mexican border lake where Colorado man was killed; May 21: ... Texas sheriff highlights border-security problems in face of increasing ...
www.denverpost.com/popular/ci_19643437?source=pop...
NO MEXICAN IMMIGRANT BILLS TILL US BORDER IS SECURED! - Topix
1965-TXGov/PresLBJ opened the Mexico-Texas-US Borders. MILLIONS OF ILLEGALS CROSSED THE RIOGRANDE RIVER TO TX! (90% ARE FROM MEXICO!) ...
www.topix.net/forum/city/tampa-fl/T0APNK1PJMOAM2G87
Texas Advocates For Legalization: It Stars with YOU - Page 3 ...
Originally Posted by honestjim I am involved in local politics. What do you think is happening on the Texas/Mexico border right now ? Violence. The.
forum.grasscity.com/.../971563-texas-advocates-legalization-st...


Prosecutors: Mexican drug kingpin Arellano Felix to plead guilty in US case in ...
Washington Post
SAN DIEGO — The US attorney's office in San Diego says Mexican drug cartel kingpin Benjamin Arellano Felix will plead guilty to unspecified charges. Spokeswoman Debra Hartman says she cannot elaborate in advance of the filing. ...
See all stories on this topic »
Drug Mayhem Moves South
The National Interest Online
Associated Press correspondent Katherine Corcoran observes: Mexican drug cartels now operate virtually uninhibited in their Central American backyard. US-supported crackdowns in Mexico and Colombia have only pushed traffickers into a region where ...
See all stories on this topic »

The National Interest Online
Mexico Drug War: 12000 Killed, 1000 Tortured in 2011
International Business Times
Since 2006, more than 50000 people have been killed in drug-related violence in Mexico. That year, President Felipe Calderon began a militarized push to crush the country's powerful drug cartels. The initiative has led to a number of important arrests, ...
See all stories on this topic »

International Business Times
Writers take inspiration from drug wars: Novels, telenovelas
Monsters and Critics.com
Indeed, 'narcocorridos' have been banned in recent months in Chihuahua and Sinaloa, two of the most troubled Mexican states. Police detective Edgar Mendieta must also remain on the alert against the drug gangs. In Elmer Mendoza's 2008 novel Balas de ...
See all stories on this topic »
US Prosecutors: Mexican Cartel Figure Arellano Felix To Plead Guilty To ...
Salon
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it will limit the presence of one type of antibiotics in meat, saying they could increase human resistance to the drugs. The agency said Wednesday it will ...
See all stories on this topic »
Nightlife in Mexico's Ciudad Juarez Begins to Recover
Fox News
The turf war between the Juarez and Sinaloa drug cartels put a damper on the border city's busy nightlife in 2010, scaring away the thousands of visitors, especially Americans, who frequented bars to take advantage of Mexico's drinking age of 18. ...
See all stories on this topic »
Conservative group recommends five DHS initiatives in 2012
Government Security News
In the coming year, the Department of Homeland Security should focus on allowing freer visa-less travel within the US, roll back “stealth amnesty” for illegal aliens, and establish more cohesive military efforts with Mexico in battling drug cartels, ...
See all stories on this topic »
Guatemalan homicides fall for second straight year
Reuters AlertNet
GUATEMALA CITY, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Homicides in Guatemala fell in 2011 for a second consecutive year as police ramped up their battle against encroaching Mexican drug cartels and other organized criminals, according to government statistics made ...
See all stories on this topic »
Pious coke dealers?
New York Post
The indictment charges Hezbollah kingpin Ayman Joumaa with smuggling more than 100 tons of Colombian cocaine with the Mexican Zetas drug cartel, yielding hundreds of millions of dollars for the terror group. Indeed, the feds show that Hezbollah relies ...
See all stories on this topic »

New York Post
INTERVIEW: Expert: No easy exit from Mexican war on drugs
Middle East North Africa Financial Network
The deputy director of the Berlin-based SWP think tank argues that Mexico's endemic corruption has paved the way for the country's powerful drug cartels. "Those involved in organized crime use corruption to protect their operations, to smuggle their ...
See all stories on this topic »


Top Ten: The Mexican drug cartels guns of choice, your favorite story of 2011
Houston Chronicle (blog)
Where do you think the top ten guns favored by the Mexican drug cartels are from? Here are the top ten stories featured on Texas on the Potomac for 2011. Texas Gov. Rick Perry was a popular topic in 2011, but do you think he'll regain that status from ...
See all stories on this topic »

Houston Chronicle (blog)
Mexico's drug-war dead: 12000 in 2011
GlobalPost (blog)
Worse, Mexicans have very little to show for their sacrifice. Instead of breaking the backs of the cartels, the drug gangs have spread further into Central America, hitting Costa Rica, Belize, Honduras, and Guatemala. In Mexico, the drug war has sapped ...
See all stories on this topic »
Mexico police tortured suspects in Ciudad Juarez, human rights body says
GlobalPost
The commission's statement described the situation as an "abuse of power" in the city, which shares a border with El Paso, Texas and, CNN wrote, "has been a hotspot in Mexico's drug war as rival cartels battle over turf." It called for an investigation ...
See all stories on this topic »
Army captures 7 Los Zetas members in northern Mexico
Middle East North Africa Financial Network
Mexico City, Jan 3, 2012 (EFE via COMTEX) -- Army troops captured a boss and six other members of the Los Zetas drug cartel in Matamoros, a city in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, the Defense Secretariat said. Troops from the 11th Military ...
See all stories on this topic »
Do Gangs Control 70% of Mexico?
InSight Crime
But while there is no question that municipal officials are targets for Mexico's criminal gangs in ever greater numbers, there are reasons to be skeptical of Buscaglia's conclusions. Particularly problematic is his reasoning that if criminal activities ...
See all stories on this topic »
Mexico, war crimes and a slippery slope
The Guatemala Times
According to widely published reports, the complaint to the Prosecutor of the ICC implicates Mexican President Felipe Caldéron and Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. But the Sinaloa cartel is only one of seven principal drug trafficking ...
See all stories on this topic »

No comments:

Post a Comment