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Friday, February 10, 2012

Texas and Mexico Border News - 2.10.2012

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US State Department issues new Mexico travel warning
Monitor
As with past travel warnings, the State Department warned about Mexican border cities, which have seen prolonged battles between the cartels that control lucrative drug smuggling routes into the United States. Many battles between cartel members and ...
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Two more sentenced in extensive Zetas gun-running operation in Texas
Government Security News
Two San Antonio, TX men were sentenced to federal prison for their roles in an operation that attempted to smuggle assault and large-caliber sniper rifles into Mexico in support of the Los Zetas drug cartel. The men, 23-year-old Keith Edwards and ...
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Canadians debating travel to Mexico after attacks on citizens
Los Angeles Times
Canada's current travel advisory on Mexico urges high levels of caution throughout the country and avoiding non-essential travel to the violence-plagued US-Mexico border area. "Presidential elections are scheduled for July 1, 2012," the current alert ...
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Reality TV producer sent to Mexico in wife's death
Boston.com
... 2012 LOS ANGELES—A reality television producer charged with killing his wife while on vacation in Mexico has been extradited from the US to await trial, the next step in a legal saga that has played out on both sides of the border.
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Boston.com
Mexican experts excited to find ancient home ruins
CBS News
(AP) MEXICO CITY — The ruins aren't particularly impressive, just some stone and clay footings for houses that probably supported walls of wood or clay wattle. And it's that very ordinariness that has experts excited. The remnants being uncovered in ...
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US veterans deported after they served
OCRegister
Just south of the US-Mexico border in Rosarito, a contingent of about a dozen veterans who call themselves the "Banished Veterans" are lobbying to change an immigration act that allows legal residents who commit certain crimes to be deported, ...
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Hints of a heroin vaccine from Mexico
FierceVaccines
However, according to reports in the press, the Mexican government has now set its sights on a heroin vaccine, and claims that it could be just 5 years away. At an Addiction Technology Transfer Network presentation at the northern border city of Ciudad ...
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A Cultural Clash Over the Bad Old Days
New York Times
TIJUANA, Mexico — Men and women, young and old, all walk slowly now by the empty lot at Eighth and Constitución. Everyone stares. Some stop. Many point or shake their heads with surprise. “It's really gone, wow, La Ocho,” they say, referring to the ...
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New York Times
Living in Mexico--what visa do I need?
Expat Forum
I guess it all depends on how difficult it would be to obtain self-employment authorization in Mexico. I may also want to be able to offer private English classes. I know a regular FMM is obtained at the border, what restrictions come with that?
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House passes driver's license bill
Las Cruces Sun-News
Mary Jane Garcia of Doña Ana, the whip for Senate Democrats, said she would not vote for a repeal because the licensing law is a humane way of treating immigrants who do difficult and demanding jobs critical to New Mexico's economy. But another border ...
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Barbuto Chef Jonathan Waxman on His New Gig at Rosa Mexicano and How to Cook ...
Village Voice (blog)
... food from south of the border. Waxman recently signed on to be a consulting chef for Rosa Mexicano, creating thematic menus with his own signature seasonality. We called him up to learn more about the job and his deep, deep love of Mexican food.
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Village Voice (blog)
President Lincoln visits Laredo aboard the Union Pacific train
Laredo Sun
LAREDO, TX. - Ivan Jaime, director of community relations at the border, said that the directors of Union Pacific wanted to make this special celebration in Laredo, recognizing that this port is of great importance to their operations.
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Laredo Sun
Residents React To The Works Being Taken Off The Air
KGNS
... the radio frequency was being rented from a company in Mexico. That company decided they no longer wanted to rent out the frequency, ending the rock station 94.9 In a statement released by border media, it states that the choice was not theirs.
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Mourners: Slain US couple 'spiritual soldiers'
The Associated Press
31 at their home in a village outside Monterrey, about 95 miles south of the Texas border in an area plagued by violence. Both were strangled. She also had been beaten. No arrests have been announced and Mexican authorities have said the case remains ...
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The Associated Press
NAFTA Lead Battery Poisoning Probe to Focus on Mexico
Environment News Service
The Commission was established by Canada, the United States and Mexico to implement the environmental side accord to the North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA. During its November 2011 meeting in El Paso, Texas, the CEC's Joint Public Advisory ...
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Environment News Service
Border Town Safety For Tourist
KIII TV3
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) - We've all heard about the drug related violence in Mexico, and we've heard the official warnings even against visiting the border towns, where some innocent bystanders have been injured or killed. But could there be a Texas ...
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Rep. Blake Farenthold brings a congessional field hearing to Corpus Christi
Houston Chronicle (blog)
Farenthold is seeking re-election from a congressional district that stretches from Corpus Christi south to the Texas-Mexico border. Potential changes in Farenthold's district as part of congressional redistricting could add parts of Harris County to ...
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Houston Chronicle (blog)
Feds seize 200 weapons in busted smuggling ring
Fox News
SAN ANTONIO – Young housewives and older moms who bought assault rifles from Texas gun dealers are among nearly two dozen charged in an alleged weapons smuggling ring that armed Mexican cartels before the scheme was broken up, federal agents said ...
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Fox News
WWE's 30 Funniest Wrestlers of All Time
Bleacher Report
At times he took his act quite far like chasing down illegal immigrants at the Texas/Mexico border, but it was all in an attempt to draw heat as a heel. When he's not playing up the racist elements of his character, he's doing funnier things like ...
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Bleacher Report
UI News: Language skills among officeholders: A Minute With linguist Randall ...
Newsroom America
Can you put this case into the context of the political landscape in an Arizona town that straddles the US border with Mexico? The linguistic situation in all of Arizona, and particularly in the areas approaching the border, is surprisingly complex.
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Gov. Perry Tells NewsBusters While His Campaign's Over He's Just 'Fighting on ...
NewsBusters (blog)
You know, it is an interesting thing for me to hear the President of the United States using the phrase "boots on the ground" dealing with our border when a year ago he was talking about how safe the border with Mexico and the United States was.
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Museum helps preserve Yoakum's colorful past
The Gonzales Cannon
The Secretary of State of Texas chartered Yoakum Heritage Museum on January 26, 1982. The museum's first residence was in the former home of Dr. and Mrs. John Boyd at 215 Nelson Street (behind the Yoakum Fire Department).
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Haynes and Boone | Haynes and Boone Mexico City Office Welcomes Jorge Labastida
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)
MEXICO CITY – The Mexico City office of Haynes and Boone, LLP continues to grow with the addition of Jorge Labastida as a partner in the Finance Practice Group. “We are excited to have Jorge joining the firm as he will reinforce our already strong ...
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Texans sentenced for buying guns for Mexican cartel
WRNI
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Nine Texas men and women have been sentenced to prison for purchasing firearms for Mexico's Los Zetas drug cartel, and a dozen others face charges linked to a Department of Justice probe into weapons trafficking, ...
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Mexican Drug Cartel Busted in the Panhandle
WJHG-TV
The cartel reportedly used tractor trailers to haul the drugs from McAllen Texas to Vernon, where it was stashed in houses controlled by Curington and Jeter. The indictment states Curington, Armstrong, and Moore handled distribution here in our area.
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Mexico Drug War: Zetas Cartel Boss Reveals Mass Graves
International Business Times
Authorities were led to the graves by a suspected member of the Los Zetas cartel, one of Mexico's most powerful and most violent drug gangs. The bodies, which were found in an advanced state of decomposition, were buried on a ranch in the town of ...
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International Business Times
ATF Busts Real Housewives Buying Guns for Cartels
Fox News
(AP Photo/Eric Gay) Print Email Share Comments Recommend Tweet US federal authorities busted an alleged gun smuggling ring that employed young housewives and older moms to purchase assault rifles for smugglers taking guns to Mexican drug cartels.
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Mexican army finds 15 tons of pure methamphetamine
USA TODAY
Reporters were shown barrels of white and yellow powder that were found in a laboratory on a small ranch outside of Guadalajara, Mexico's second-largest city. The Mexican army said troops received several anonymous tips and found the massive drug stash ...
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Questions raised about Obama's connection to Mexican drug cartels
Tucson Citizen
09, 2012, under Liberty Musings Did it strike anyone else as unusual how quickly Obama returned campaign donations from these “Chicago men whose brother is a fugitive casino owner with suspected ties to political corruption in Mexico.
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Tucson Citizen
Man reportedly linked to deadly drug cartels arrested for money laundering
WOAI
Antonio Pena Arguelles is charged with conspiracy to launder money in activity allegedly linked to the Gulf and Los Zetas drug cartels in Mexico. Agents say the 56-year-old kept a safe in a master bedroom holding large amounts of cash.
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Pope Visit Prompts Mexican Cartel Deal
Fox News
EFE Print Email Share Comments Recommend Tweet A drug cartel has called on a rival gang to leave Guanajuato state and avoid "generating violence" during Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Mexico next month, a government official told Efe on condition of ...
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US issues warning on Mexico
UPI.com
9 (UPI) -- US travelers to Mexico are reminded that the government there is at war with drug cartels, which Washington blamed for more than 12000 deaths last year. The US State Department issued a travel warning regarding the risks of traveling to ...
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Agents: Drugs, money flowed through area
The News Herald
The defendants are suspected of being involved with a drug distribution operation based in McAllen with ties to violent Mexican drug cartels. Large amounts of pot were allegedly stashed in Vernon and distributed to other defendants in central Florida, ...
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Attacks on Bars Leave 1 Dead, 4 Wounded in Northern Mexico
Latin American Herald Tribune
Monterrey and its suburbs have been battered by a wave of drug-related violence since March 2010, when three rival cartels reportedly went to war with Los Zetas, considered Mexico's most violent criminal organization. Los Zetas has been battling an ...
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Latin American Herald Tribune
Police Investigator Eyes Oconee Sheriff's Office, Wants Stronger Community ...
Patch.com
From investigating murders and child molestation cases to arresting members of a Mexican drug cartel, Trey Downs has handled some of the most serious of offenders as a detective corporal in the personal crimes division of the Snellville Police ...
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Islamic terrorism: It's not what many think, new report suggests
Los Angeles Times
And who could forget the (as friends described him) pot-smoking, whiskey-slurping, key-losing used-car salesman accused of conspiring with Iran to hire Mexican drug cartels in an assassination attempt on the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United ...
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De la Isla: To understand Mexico, look at trade
ScrippsNews
Books about Mexico sell best in the US right before presidential elections here, he told me. The publisher literally dictated the issues: guns, massacres, corruption, shootouts, drug cartels, crime, inefficiency, abandoned northern towns, mayhem, ...
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Mexico wants to strengthen regional cooperation against drug trafficking
Andina - Agencia Peruana de Noticias
The Mexican Ambassador to Peru, Manuel Rodriguez Arriaga, has called for strengthening regional cooperation to wage “a decisive battle, without reservation” against drug trafficking, since it is a transnational problem. He warned that there will be no ...
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MACHETE KILLS Promo Art Featuring Danny Trejo Debuts
The Daily BLAM
The new film will find the titular character played by Trejo recruited by the US government to take on a Mexican drug cartel with an army and an eccentric arms dealer with a space-based weapon with which he will rage war across the globe.
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Prince Harry qualifies as Apache attack pilot
Denver Post
The prince, who trained in California, southern Arizona and Britain, will fly Apaches on exercises in the UK VERACRUZ, Mexico — A suspected member of the Zetas drug cartel led authorities to mass graves at two Gulf coast ranches in the state of ...
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A Female President for Mexico? Josefina Vázquez Mota Challenges Enrique Peña Nieto
PolicyMic
She has further stressed that if elected she'll continue Calderón's war on drug cartels. Vázquez Mota has also promised that if she becomes elected, she'll fight against women's discrimination. During her pre-campaign, the mother of three also repeated ...
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PolicyMic
Mexico drug suspect reveals hidden graves
News24
Food editor Evie Righter has chosen the finest examples of culinary creativity from Mexico. From... Now R181.95 Veracruz - A suspected member of Mexico's feared Zetas drug gang has led authorities to two graves containing 15 bodies in the eastern state ...
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Feds Announce Large Scale Bust Of Metro Area Cocaine Ring
CBS Local
DENVER (CBS4) – A city-wide drug bust has dismantled a massive cocaine ring involving local gang members and international cartel members operating in Los Angeles and Mexico, according to the US Attorney's office. Starting early Thursday morning SWAT ...
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CBS Local
oD Drug Policy Forum: Front Line Report - Week of February 9th 2012
Open Democracy
For many analysts, the Camarena killing marked a key turning point in the fight against drug trafficking in Mexico. First, it broke up the Guadalajara cartel into splinter groups, which formed the basis of today's powerful drug organisations.
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Jury Selection Progresses in Major Drug Case
Memphis Daily News
By Bill Dries Jury selection in the Memphis federal court trial of two alleged hit men for the biggest drug organization ever prosecuted in the court took longer than expected. The selection process, which began Monday, Feb.
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Anti-Iran Scenario Arbabsiar case gets a new trial date
Press TV
They have been charged in a five-count indictment with plotting to hire someone from a Mexican drug cartel to kill Ambassador Adel Al-Jubeir at the Saudi embassy. The case already has faced its share of complications to be argued in front of a judge.
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Press TV
Print Mexico drug suspect reveals hidden graves
The New Age Online
A suspected member of Mexico's feared Zetas drug gang has led authorities to two graves containing 15 bodies in the eastern state of Veracruz, the Mexican navy said. The suspect, accused of multiple kidnappings, was captured in the town of Acayucan ...
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Mexican National Gets 12 Years for Trafficking Meth in Farmington
ABQ Journal (subscription)
Investigators said Cardenas-Uriarte and her associates had ties to drug cartels in the Mexican state of Sinaloa and regularly brought large quantities of meth in the Four Corners area, federal prosecutors said. Cardenas-Uriarte pleaded guilty to five ...
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22 facing federal prison for gun trafficking
KSAT San Antonio
A total of 22 San Antonio residents are headed to federal prison in connection with an illegal gun trafficking operation believed to be tied to Mexican drug dealers. Nine people have been sentenced so far to prison terms ranging from one to 14 years.
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San Antonio Men Sentenced in Firearms Straw Purchasing Investigation
AmmoLand.com (press release)
“One of HSI's top priorities is the dismantling of organizations involved in the smuggling of firearms to Mexican drug cartels,” said Jerry Robinette, special agent in charge for HSI in San Antonio. “The collective expertise and authorities of our law ...
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Mourners Call Slain Texas Couple 'Spiritual Soldiers'
CBS Local
Fighting between the Zetas and Gulf drug cartels has inflicted a surge of violence and other crimes on Monterrey and the surrounding area since 2010. Mourners already paid respects to the couple at the church in Mexico established by 76-year-old John ...
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Tracking the Secret War on Iran
Mother Jones
They say that Manssor Arbabsiar, a former used car salesman in Texas, attempted to work with a Mexican drug cartel to conduct the hit. Iran denies the charges. October 2011. Iran says it has arrested 12 CIA agents. An Iranian official says of the ...
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Mother Jones
Are We Leaving Afghanistan Too Soon?
Heritage.org (blog)
It is currently seeking to influence Mexican drug cartels operating along our southern border. It is way too early for the Administration to conclude that America has won the war against terrorists. To mistakenly confine the threat to al-Qaeda is ...
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Adams County Sheriff appears on National Geographic program
The People's Defender
The episode, filmed six months ago and produced by Lisa Stevens from the United Kingdom, focused on prescription drug abuse in a variety of ways in a variety of places, from Florida to California to Massachusetts to Tijuana, Mexico.
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