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Thursday, January 05, 2012

Texas and Mexico Border News - 1.5.2012

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Border Patrol Nabs Mexican Drug Boat
Fox News
US Border Patrol agents arrested 10 people early Wednesday morning following a predawn interdiction off the coast of California that netted over a ton of marijuana from a Mexican "panga" boat. California National Guardsmen spotted the boat off the ...
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Miramar gallery photos of post-Revolution Mexico deserve better exposure
Sun-Sentinel
... with tattered clothes, underclass urbanites, small girls with chickens, each snapped south of the border by Carrillo, a late-blooming photographer who witnessed the Mexican Revolution (1910 to 1920) firsthand before immigrating to New York City. ...
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Sun-Sentinel
Peter MacKay marries rights activist Afshin-Jam
Vancouver Sun
Canada's defence minister tied the knot Wednesday way south of the border, according to his website. Peter MacKay married Nazanin Afshin-Jam in a private ceremony reported to have taken place in Mexico. Afshin-Jam is Iranian-born and a former Miss ...
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Postcard from Mexico: What's next for Yanks down south?
Major League Soccer
... and says a lot about the reputation Gomez has garnered south of the border. His first objective is getting in the team, and the best way to do that is to score goals, something he has done with remarkable consistency so far in Mexico. ...
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Major League Soccer
Telx's Dallas C3 Data Center Powers Transtelco Fiber Optics
Business Review USA (press release)
Located in the heart of the largest border region in North America, Transtelco's geographic focus includes the entire southern United States and Mexico border. The company delivers premier telecommunications services, including Transport, ...
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Number of illegal crossing arrests at 43-year low
Yuma Sun
Yuma Sector agents apprehended 5833 illegal crossers along its 126-mile stretch of international border with Mexico during fiscal year 2011. Agent Spencer Tippets, of the Yuma Sector Public Affairs Office, said the apprehension figures represent a ...
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Aussies head to Mexico to see the world end
NEWS.com.au
The Mexican government is capitalising on the publicity with a "Mundo Maya 2012" tourism campaign and various celebrations planned for the big day. The city Tapachula, on the border of Guatemala, has installed a large digital clock to count down the ...
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Run in support of SB1070
Arizona Silver Belt
You all have seen numerous e-mails on our government's lack of interest in securing our southern border. With the amount of violence in Mexico, we can not afford to lay back and do nothing. Our border is wide open for anyone from any nation to enter ...
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Saltspring man dies in Mexico
Montreal Gazette
Wood had two border collies who accompanied him everywhere, said Johnson. "Whenever he got a lump sum of money in his pocket, his dogs ate prime steak." Wood was married to a Mexican woman and had lived in Mexico for most of the last four years, ...
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Some thoughts on the Blas Perez signing
ESPN (blog)
He is definitely a big name that Mexican soccer fans know and he's also someone who can score, but there are several factors to consider about this signing. Why Has He Moved Around So Much in Mexico? The financial problems associated with Perez's last ...
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Top Five Priorities for Homeland Security in 2012
Family Security Matters
The US will never secure its southern border without the cooperation of Mexico and reforms that strengthen that country's security, civil society, and economic freedoms. The Merida Initiative, a George W. Bush-era program to help expand the Mexican ...
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Prison Riot Sparked by Drug Gangs Kills 31 in Northern Mexico
Bloomberg
The fight was between members of the Zetas criminal gang and the Gulf Cartel, the person said. Thirteen people were arrested after the incident, according to the Tamaulipas government statement. Tamaulipas, just south of Texas on Mexico's Gulf coast, ...
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AP U.S. NewsBrief at 5:03 a.m. EST
Insurance News Net (press release)
SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Mexican drug kingpin Benjamin Arellano Felix stood attentively in court, acknowledging his guilt as a federal judge read a plea agreement that detailed his role at the helm of one of the world's most powerful cartels in the 1990s. ...
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Mexico drug lord pleads guilty to US trafficking
Chicago Tribune
He was extradited to the United States last April, and prosecutors said his guilty plea marked the demise of the violent cartel that dominated smuggling on the California-Mexico border in the 1980s and 1990s. "Arellano Felix led the most violent ...
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Answers sought over cops' shooting of 8th grader
CBS News
The shooting happened during first period at the school in Brownsville, a city at Texas' southern tip just across the Mexican border. Teachers locked classroom doors and turned off lights, and some frightened students dove under their desks. ...
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Border, cybersecurity, trade top agendas of Texas lawmakers in 2012
Houston Chronicle (blog)
National Guard troops are deployed along the Mexican border. There will be a change in emphasis in 2012. (AP photo) US-Mexico border security, increased international trade and cyber security are among the issues Texas lawmakers plan to tackle when ...
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Houston Chronicle (blog)
Mexico drug lord pleads guilty to US trafficking
Reuters
He was extradited to the United States last April, and prosecutors said his guilty plea marked the demise of the violent cartel that dominated smuggling on the California-Mexico border in the 1980s and 1990s. "Arellano Felix led the most violent ...
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Police kill Texas student, 15, armed with pellet gun
Moneycontrol.com
The Texas Rangers will assist city and school police in investigating the fatal shooting. Brownsville is at the southern tip of Texas along the US-Mexico border. (Reporting by Jared Taylor and Jim Forsyth; Editing by Daniel Trotta)
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Moneycontrol.com
Factbox: Who is Rick Perry?
SBS
Being from Texas, which borders Mexico, his main focus is on preventing illegal immigrants from crossing into the US. As president, Perry says he would: "Substantially increase manpower, technology and fencing along the border . ...
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SBS
Zapatistas: 18 Years of Rebellion and Resistance
CounterPunch
“We built a Chilean movement that is expanding into a 'student spring'– in Colombia, in Costa Rica, in Mexico…” Carlos Marentes, of the Unión de Trabajadores Agrícolas Fronterizos (Union of Border Agricultural Workers) of El Paso, Texas, told the ...
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The Land of the Chile Pilgrims
Salem-News.Com
Just beyond the small business, the road forks off to the left toward Deming and the Mexican border and leads into Interstate 10, Arizona and California. Veering right, the two-lane highway pushes north passing farms, the religious shrine outside ...
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Salem-News.Com
Recovery in Process
Tucson Weekly
The Congressional District 8 office brought congressmen from other states to the Arizona-Mexico border to meet with ranchers and the Border Patrol. In the wake of that visit, Republican Rep. Ted Poe of Texas and Democratic Rep. ...
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Tucson Weekly
National weather outlook for Thursday
Westmoreland County Times
An upper trough slowly crossing eastern Mexico is forecast to eventually emerge near extreme south Texas by late Thursday. This system combined with a stalled frontal boundary should spread a region of light precipitation to the western Gulf Coast. ...
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Photographs by Victoria Sambunaris at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Artvoice
But her recent trips mostly have been to the Southwest, particularly Mexican border areas. Attracted no doubt by the socio-political-economic issues related to the contemporary right-wing panic attacks over immigration and immigrants, legal or no. ...
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Marion police chief takes job in Oklahoma
Marion County Record
The stretch of I-35 between Laredo, Texas, and Oklahoma City has become one of the major avenues to bring drugs into the US from Mexico. “Oklahoma is very proactive in the enforcement of narcotics,” Whitwell said. “It's probably a never-ending war, ...
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Leap into the fray of special year
Minneapolis Star Tribune
For more than 20 years, leapers have been invited to celebrate their birthdays in Anthony, a town of about 4500 straddling the border between Texas and New Mexico north of El Paso, which proclaimed itself the Leap Year Capital of the World, ...
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Dozens killed in Mexican prison riot
SBS
Deadly riots and prison fights are common in Mexico's overcrowded prisons. Twenty inmates were killed and 12 wounded in a mid-October prison fight in a jail in the border town of Matamoros, just across from Brownsville, in the US state of Texas.
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Mexico Drug Cartel Kingpin Pleads Guilty in US Court
Fox News
AP AP In this March 9, 2002 file photo released by Mexico's Attorney General's Office, Benjamin Arellano Felix stands in his home the day of his arrest in Puebla, Mexico. SAN DIEGO – Mexican drug cartel kingpin Benjamin Arellano Felix pleaded guilty ...
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Fox News
31 killed in Mexican prison fight between rival drug gangs
GlobalPost
Bloomberg cited an unnamed security official as saying the fight was between members of the rival Gulf and Zetas drug cartels. Tamaulipas state, just south of Texas, has been the scene of bloody turf battles between the two former allies. Mexican ...
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Drug Cartel Highway Attacks Spur Senda Bond Slump: Mexico Credit
San Francisco Chronicle
5 (Bloomberg) -- Grupo Senda Autotransporte SA, the bus company based in northern Mexico, is slumping in the bond market as drug cartels' roadside killings curb ticket sales. Yields on Senda's dollar bonds due 2015 climbed 165 basis points, ...
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Have the Zetas Replaced the Sinaloa as Mexico's Most Powerful Cartel?
InSight Crime
A report by a Mexican judicial official illustrates that while the country's drug conflict has become dominated by the Sinaloa Cartel and the Zetas, the latter have established control in more territory. But this does not mean that they are now the ...
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Gunrunning and the Felony Murder Doctrine
Examiner.com
Attorney General (AG) Eric Holder told Congress that, until just weeks ago, he knew nothing of “Operation Fast and Furious” (F&F) that smuggled 2000 guns to Mexican drug cartels and was the proximate cause of murder. Tucson District Border Patrol Agent ...
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Drug Prohibition Killed 12000 Mexicans In 2011
The 420 Times
Make no mistake, the Mexican government's war with the drug cartels is the direct cause of all this death. Of course that is not to say the cartels are the good guys; they are a violent and disgusting bunch of thugs who kill innocent women and children ...
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31 inmates killed in northern Mexico prison fight
The Associated Press
Local media said the fight was between members of the rival Gulf and Zetas drug cartels but authorities wouldn't confirm the reports. Tamaulipas state has been the scene of bloody turf battles between the two former allies. ...
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