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Thursday, February 02, 2012

Texas and Mexico Border News - 2.2.2012

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Juarez police leave their homes after 5 are slain
CBS News
Juarez Mayor Hector Murguia said Wednesday that the attacks carried out since the warning are a response to toughening police action against drug cartels in the city across from El Paso, Texas. The mayor said there is no way Leyzaola is stepping down.
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Attorney General Eric Holder Set to Take Hot Seat at Fast and Furious Hearing
ABC News (blog)
The committee has been investigating the actions by ATF and Justice Department officials into the gun trafficking case that resulted in about 2000 guns being allowed to go to drug cartels and criminal groups in Mexico. The ATF operation took a tragic ...
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19 arrested in Big Bend area drug bust
Alpine Avalanche
Nineteen individuals in Alpine and Sanderson were arrested Tuesday morning in connection with a cocaine trafficking ring through a joint effort of local and federal officials and as the result of an investigation known as "Operation West Texas ...
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Oil spreads from cruise ship wreckage in Italy
Tampabay.com
The cartel threatened a week ago to kill one policeman a day unless police Chief Julian Leyzaola resigns. The mayor says the attacks are a response to police action against drug cartels in the city across from El Paso, Texas.
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Credit Suisse, Standard, BAA, Glaxo, AIG, Apple in Court News
Bloomberg
The substance, a mixture of hydrocarbon liquids produced with natural gas that competes with light crude oil, is targeted by Mexican drug cartels, stolen and imported to the US by companies previously sued by Pemex, as the company is known, ...
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Mexico border city cops flee homes after 5 slain
CBS News
(Jesus Alcazar/AFP/Getty Images) CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - Every one of the 2500 police officers in this Mexican border city has been ordered to leave home and stay in a hotel after the killing of five officers by a local drug cartel.
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Mexico market offers opportunity for South Texas grain sorghum
Southwest Farm Press
Regions like the Rio Grande Valley and the Texas Coastal Bend are well positioned to increase sorghum acres. Mexico is one of the most important markets for US sorghum. US sorghum is well positioned to supply Mexico with grain.
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APNewsBreak: Dallas-Fort Worth emerges from drought; Texas' first major metro ...
Washington Post
It will likely trigger a lifting of water restrictions for the more than 3 million people who live in the recovering area, which extends north and northeast to Texas' border with Oklahoma and Arkansas. But meteorologists and climatologists warn the ...
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Texan Cornyn wouldn't dance with Holder, neither will U.S. Senate Committee
Examiner.com
The last time Eric Holder tried to dance around questions regarding his “Fast and Furious” operation that lead to the death of a border patrol agent, Texas Senator John Cornyn wouldn't let him lead. Texans will be watching closely Thursday, February 2, ...
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Slain border agent's family files $25 million claim
AZ Central.com
1, 2012 10:50 PM The family of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry filed a $25 million wrongful-death claim on Wednesday against the federal government, saying he was killed because US investigators allowed weapons into the hands of criminals.
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Ron Paul Immigration: Hispanics Being Used as 'Scapegoats'
International Business Times
Ron Paul, R-Texas, Wednesday told Hispanic voters in Nevada that tough border enforcement was not an effective immigration policy. "The one thing I have resisted and condemned: I do not believe that barbed-wire fences and guns on our border will solve ...
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International Business Times
ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
Allen Publishing
Border states like California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Florida are bearing the high cost of taking care of illegals and are practically bankrupting some of these states. It is estimated illegal aliens cost the US taxpayer more that $100 billion ...
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Updated: Attorney General says DEA not involved in Panamanian cash seizure
Houston Chronicle (blog)
A Texas congressman is vowing to closely question Attorney General Eric Holder today about what is being portrayed as a botched Drug Enforcement Administration money-laundering operation that ensnared two Houston-area pilots when they landed in Panama ...
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Houston Chronicle (blog)
Commentary: Who will be the new moon ambassador?
Kansas City Star
Plus, his father was born in Mexico! Self-deport, indeed. Mitt now says he wants to protect those poor souls abused by coyotes at the Mexican border. Not sure if he meant the animals with big teeth or the people smugglers with big guns.
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Digital Splits Spur Creativity In San Antonio
NetNewsCheck.com
According to Eric Braun, executive producer for Hearst's Texas digital properties, digital accounts for about 18% of the paper's revenue. "It's definitely growing," Braun said. "They're hoping to get to 25% fairly soon." With a digital staff of eight ...
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Exxon Shale Failure in Poland May Lengthen Gazprom's Shadow
Bloomberg
In addition to shale wells and undrilled prospects that stretch from the Mexican border to Canada, Exxon wanted to transfer XTO's in-house expertise to foreign shale fields. Exxon hasn't disclosed its plans for further drilling in Poland.
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2 US missionaries slain at ransacked Mexico home
Seattle Post Intelligencer
CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, AP, KATHERINE CORCORAN, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — A couple from Texas who moved to a violence-plagued area of northern Mexico to run a Baptist church were found slain at their ransacked home, their children said.
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As Republicans shift to West, attracting Latinos is a challenge
MiamiHerald.com
The Texas congressman's comments to 150 Las Vegas Latinos repulsed the head of the bipartisan group that hosted him. Paul condemned Latino scapegoating and promised a generous legal immigration policy but said it would be too expensive to give young ...
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Top-10 Storylines to Watch in Latin America
Americas Quarterly (blog)
6) Energy Resources, Exploration and Development: The axed Keystone XL pipeline project from Canada to Texas has already made plenty of news in 2012, but this won't be the last story about the hemisphere's energy sector. At this point, the Keystone ...
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WORLD - News of the Day From Across the Globe
San Francisco Chronicle
6 Americans killed: A missionary couple from Texas were slain in their Mexico home outside the violence-plagued northern industrial city of Monterrey, the US Embassy said Wednesday. The embassy identified the couple as John and Wanda Casias.
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MDU Resources Reports 2011 Results, Initiates Guidance for 2012
MarketWatch (press release)
The company has a total of 8 drilling rigs deployed on its acreage in the Bakken, Niobrara, Texas, Paradox, Heath Shale and Big Horn areas, up from 2 rigs in the first quarter of 2011. Dependent upon results during 2012, further growth in rig activity ...
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BC-US--Scattered Remains Found,125
WGME
SILVER CITY, NM (AP) -- New Mexico authorities say scattered bodies parts have been found in the Gomez Peak area over the past few weeks after a hiker picked up what appeared to be a lower jawbone on Jan. 19. The medical investigator determined a bone ...
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Fog....40...a March-like Groundhog Day (no arctic relapse thru mid February)
Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)
Any other year I'd look at a map, find Minnesota, calculate the distance to the Canadian border, and mumble yes, of course! But this year? Unusually mild weather is forecast to linger into (at least) mid February. That's about as far out as we can look ...
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Mexican Drug Cartel Murder Amarillo Missionaries
Dallas Blog (blog)
by Tom McGregor A Texas couple mistakenly assumed they could convert Mexican drug cartel mobsters away from a life of criminal behavior. But instead, they were found slain in their home in a remote and violence-plagued region of Northern Mexico where ...
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Mexico police take refuge from Juarez drug gangs
AFP
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Some 2000 police are hunkering down in hotels in Mexico's most violent city of Ciudad Juarez after a drug gang threatened to kill an officer per day if their chief refused to resign. Eleven police officers, including four ...
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AFP
US Republicans, attorney general fight over gun sting
Reuters
While as many as 2000 weapons were sold by gun dealers to people believed to be serving as straw purchasers for the Mexican drug cartels, fewer than 600 were recovered as of January 2011. The chairman of the House Oversight Committee, ...
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Man sentenced for selling weapons to Mexican drug cartel
KXXV News Channel 25
by Brandon Hartman KILLEEN - A man now knows his sentence after selling several automatic weapons to a Mexican drug cartel member. Stephen Glen Guerra had admitted to selling guns to the drug trafficking organization. He received 60 months in prison ...
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Mexican General Is Charged in Killings and Abuses
New York Times
MEXICO CITY — An army general and soldiers under his command sent to fight drug cartels in a border town have been charged in military court with carrying out killings, torture, drug dealing and other crimes, government officials confirmed this week.
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Feds take down members of a violent drug cartel
KVOA Tucson News
TUCSON - A major drug trafficking organization with ties to the most violent drug cartel in Mexico is busted. In the last 48 hours, federal agents swooped down and arrested some high level drug traffickers. They raided 9 homes in Naco, Bisbee, ...
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Mexican Drought Means Less Marijuana but More Meth
Opposing Views
This year, a drought in Northern Mexico has gotten bad enough that it is now affecting the crops, including those that are illicit. Military officials, who wage much of the war against drug cartels and their products, say that the surveillance flights ...
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Opposing Views
Family of murdered Border Patrol agent files $25M claim against ATF
Fox News
The family has also filed a claim against the Lone Wolf Trading Company seeking unspecified damages for negligence in selling the weapons to the purchaser and aiding and abetting in Mexican drug cartels' conduct. The claim says Lone Wolf knowingly sold ...
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Pemex Amends Case Against Shell Claiming Trade in Stolen Gas Condensate
Bloomberg
The substance, a mixture of hydrocarbon liquids produced with natural gas that competes with light crude oil, is targeted by Mexican drug cartels, stolen and imported to the US by companies previously sued by Pemex, as the company is known, ...
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Mexico political rivals trading barbs, allegations over $1.9 million found in ...
Washington Post
VERACRUZ, Mexico — Political rivals slammed each other Tuesday over $1.9 million in wads of cash found stuffed into a state official's luggage at a central Mexico airport. The find inflamed already rampant speculation about whether organized crime or ...
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California sisters sentenced in drug money scheme: Sandusky trial may get non ...
YouTube
Two California sisters were sentenced to over three years in prison after a California judge found they laundered money for drug cartels using sales of teddy bears and mouse dolls shipped from China to Colombia --- Meichun Cheng Huang and Ling Yu ...
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Brutal beauty
Montreal Mirror
by ROXANE HUDON It'd be difficult to imagine a week dedicated to Mexican cinema without it including some kind of gritty, violent film revolving around a drug cartel. And so the New Mexican Film Week opens with Gerardo Naranjo's Miss Bala, ...
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Montreal Mirror
Deportation Factory: Convention Against Torture Motion
Salt Lake City Weekly
By Stephen Dark The Holy Grail of immigration law has long been held to be a brief that would open the floodgates to Mexicans seeking asylum in the United States. In the wake of the five years of President Felipe Calderon's "war on drugs," the daily ...
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Two La Familia Michoacana Members Arrested in Central Mexico
Latin American Herald Tribune
MEXICO CITY – Two suspected members of the La Familia Michoacana drug cartel were arrested in separate operations in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, state officials said.
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Mexican Governing Party's Presidential Hopefuls Debate
Latin American Herald Tribune
The candidates, however, made no firm policy proposals for dealing with the drug-related violence that has left about 50000 people dead since Calderon declared war on Mexico's drug cartels shortly after taking office in December 2006.
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Picture: Oliver Stone's New Film 'Savages' Starring Blake Lively
Opposing Views
... purchased the rights to before it was even published, the plot line for Savages is deceptively simple: Pot growers Ben (Aaron Johnson) and Chon (Taylor Kitsch) face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend (Lively).
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Actor Tony Conte to be sentenced Thursday in cocaine case
Montreal Gazette
Conte was not originally a target in a Montreal police investigation that started months earlier, when they received information that people tied to Mexico's notorious Gulf Cartel – involved in many drug-related slayings in Mexico – wanted to do ...
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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts From Recent Editorials
NECN
San Antonio Express-News on Mexico's drug war. Mexico's drug war isn't only a problem for Mexico. It's also a problem for the United States. The victims of cartel violence may overwhelmingly be Mexican citizens — 47000 dead in six years.
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The Global Note: Trapped In Snow…Afghanistan Plan…Egypt Mourns…Cruise ...
ABC News (blog)
Every police officer in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez has been ordered to leave home and stay in a hotel after the killing of five officers by a local drug cartel. A local drug cartel threatened a week ago to kill one policeman a day unless ...
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Federal Police Arrests 5 Kidnappers in Central Mexico
Latin American Herald Tribune
The suspects, identified as Michel Ochoa Rojas, 18, Natividad Vargas Gaytan, 21, Socorro Jaramillo Molina, 27, and Jesus Ortuño Nambo, 47, told captives they belonged to the La Familia Michoacana drug cartel. Two vehicles, two pistols, three ammunition ...
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Costa Rica: Latest Drug Haul Nearly 2 Tons
Inside Costa Rica
There is no question that Costa Rica has been converted into a drug warehouse for the cartels as evidenced by the drug finds and seizures of the past few months, the latest of 1.963 kilos (4.323 pounds). Costa Rican authorities report on Wednesday the ...
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Inside Costa Rica
YCSO: Meth sales operation dismantled
KPHO Phoenix
By Phil Benson - email A major methamphetamine operation has been dismantled, likely connected to Mexican cartels, the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said. The investigation began in November 2011 when detectives said they observed relatively small ...
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Drug Money
North Coast Journal
While the cops learned about outlaw motorcycle gangs, the occult, Mexican cartels or how to make meth, their spouses and kids could go to Disneyland, or lie around and watch HBO and order room service. In the evening, special events gave attendees time ...
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North Coast Journal
Paul Babeu: Look at Me! Look at Me! Jan Brewer S...
Phoenix New Times (blog)
"Unlike President Obama, I have done my job, enforced all the laws, and would never give guns to the Mexican drug cartel we're fighting. Governor Brewer wasn't scolding me in this picture, she was telling me to keep up the fight and that we're winning.
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Massive Metro Detroit drug bust leads to 12 arrests, including former state ...
MLive.com
"These drugs were coming from the Southwest part of the United States. It doesn't take much of a leap to understand that the majority of the cocaine, heroin and marijuana consumed here in Southeast Michigan is coming from Mexican cartels.
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MLive.com
Congressional Roundup: Buerkle, House Oversight and Government Reform ...
Auburn Citizen (blog)
House Republicans have criticized US Attorney General Eric Holder for "Operation Fast and Furious" -- a controversial program designed to plant and track guns back to Mexican drug cartels. Now they will get to question Holder about "Fast and Furious.
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Shaun shines
NOW Toronto
Based on the audience suggestion of “tacos,” the comics came up with a series of scenes involving competing taco stands in Mexico, drug cartels (hey – it had to happen) and penises from the future. Not sure how this last image first, er, popped up, ...
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Blogs 11 new results for mexican drug cartels
WHAT WAS MOTIVATION FOR FAST AND FURIOUS?
By sferguson
Mexico calculated the U.S. could be blamed for the drug war because U.S. citizens create a market for the drug cartels by consuming drugs. But even more ingeniously, Mexico began asserting that U.S. citizens were supplying the gun cartels ...
BEYOND MURDER STATISTICS: UNDERSTANDING THE ...
By traccc
At present, even though Mexico grabs headlines, El Salvador claims one of the highest homicide rates in the world. Mexican gangs also call it 'El Caminito' or the little pathway, as it offers a trafficking route for the drug trade from Mexico ...
Terrorism, Transnational Crime...
Mexico's Violent Drug War and How the GOP Can Appeal to ...
By The New Ledger
On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Treviño to the violent struggle between the drug cartels and the Mexican government, how Mexico's economy has reduce immigrants to the US, and how the GOP can ...
Big Government
Shaw's Blog: Family of Murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terrry ...
By J. Shaw
The family has also filed a claim against the Lone Wolf Trading Company seeking unspecified damages for negligence in selling the weapons to the purchaser and aiding and abetting in Mexican drug cartels' conduct. The claim says Lone ...
Shaw's Blog
Family of Murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry Files $25M ...
By Scared Monkeys
The law suit claims that the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives knowingly sold guns to Mexican drug cartels under the Fast and Furious program, guns that were responsible for the death of Brian Terry. The family of murdered Border ...
Scared Monkeys
Family of Murdered Border Agent Brian Terry Files $25 Million ...
By Jim Hoft
Last November, ten months after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was gunned down by Mexican drug cartel suspects in Arizona, his family has received a letter from Attorney General Eric Holder saying he is “sorry” for their loss. Tweet ...
The Gateway Pundit
World News - American missionaries found slain in north Mexico
By msnbc.com staff and news services
Mexico needs to turn itself around, but as anyone can tell you Mexico's biggest problem is the United States. Much of the violence in Mexico is from the drug cartels warring over drug routes into the US. The US isn't very happy about the drugs ...
Newsvine - World News - Articles
ICYMI: Issa Threatens Holder with Contempt Over Operation Fast ...
By Sard
panel's ongoing inquiry into allegations that federal agents allowed hundreds of weapons to flow to Mexico and into the hands of drug cartel enforcers. In a four-page letter, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., charged that the Justice Department was ...
therightplanet.com
ATF in yet more lies and coverups « Later On
By LeisureGuy
Fast and Furious, run by the ATF's Phoenix field office, allowed illegal gun purchases in Arizona in hopes of tracking the weapons to Mexican drug cartels. Capitol Hill became aware of the operation in January 2011 — the month after Terry's ...
Later On
Did DoJ approve “a different approach” to gunwalking in 2010 ...
By Ed Morrissey
... was not in recess is invoking executive privilege to cover how the Department of Justice reacted when Congress began asking about a gun-trafficking operation that got U.S. law enforcement officers murdered by Mexican drug cartels.
Hot Air » Top Picks
Theo Spark: New DOiJ motivation​al poster planned...............from ...
By Theo Spark
Providing military-grade weapons to Mexican drug cartels sounds about as "just" as Corzine's MF Global 'vaporizing" $1.2 bn of client money is. [the euphamism 'vaporizing' sounds so much better than 'stealing' doesn't it? It's like 'sociopath' ...
Theo Spark

Border governors aid capture of murder suspect
KRQE.com
Gov. Susana Martinez says a foolish mistake and a little luck helped authorities in Mexico capture a fugitive accused of murdering a child in a drive-by shooting in Clovis.
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Arizona border-wall fund: Few donations from politicians
AZ Central.com
According to contribution records, only two current state legislators have donated to the state's Border Security Trust Fund. The money is earmarked for building a wall along the border with Mexico. Lawmakers who have sought donations for the fund have ...
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LevelCloud Moves Across The Border Into Mexico
PR Web (press release)
Tiburon Medical Enterprises has selected LevelCloud to deliver it's network to its employees in the United States and Mexico. When Tiburon Medical Enterprises needed to upgrade their IT systems, they wanted to look for a better way than buying new ...
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A Little Carrot, a Lot More Stick
NACLA (blog)
While some, especially children and those who are ill, will simply be returned to the nearest Mexican border town, the vast majority will experience more punitive measures. These will range from felony prosecution to what is called “lateral ...
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NACLA (blog)
Mexican authorities need to stop blaming the victims of crimes
Vancouver Sun
And as far as Mexico is concerned, Foreign Affairs suggests that Canadians exercise a high degree of caution, and that they avoid non-essential travel to border areas, where gang violence is rampant. Further, Foreign Affairs recommends that Canadians ...
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Mexican held for 75 drug cartel killings
News24
Northeastern Mexico has been engulfed by a turf battle between the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas since they split in 2010. More than 47 000 people have been killed nationwide since President Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown against drug traffickers in ...
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Mexico investigating 3 former border state governors from old ruling party
Washington Post
Tamaulipas has been plagued by drug cartel violence and is the home base of two warring cartels, the Gulf and Zetas drug gangs. There have long been suspicions that state officials may have favored the once-dominant Gulf cartel, but that has never been ...
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Mexican youths forced to work for drug gangs
ABS CBN News
by Leticia Pineda, Agence France-Presse MEXICO CITY - Young Mexicans are being abducted from poor towns and villages and forced to work for drug gangs, rights groups say, alleging the authorities are failing to do anything to stem the problem.
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Mexico cops nab suspect in 75 drug cartel killings
Albany Times Union
PORFIRIO IBARRA, AP Mexican army soldiers stand guard at a check point on the outskirts of Culiacan, northern Mexico, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. Nationwide, some 47515 drug-related killings occurred from December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon ...
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Ex-drug cartel member sentenced to 16 years in federal prison in San Diego
Washington Post
SAN DIEGO — A former high-ranking member of the Arellano Felix drug cartel has been sentenced to 16 years in prison in San Diego for coordinating the shipments of tons of cocaine from Colombia to Mexico and eventually to the US UT San Diego ...
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Drought Dries Up Mexico's Marijuana Crop
Fox News
One effect of the lack of rains is that drug planting has "declined considerably," said Gen. Pedro Gurrola, commander of army forces in the state of Sinaloa, the cradle of the drug cartel by the same name. Gurrola said army surveillance flights have ...
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Man Gets 100 Months for Shipping Guns to Zetas Drug Cartel
MyFox Houston
HOUSTON - A Baytown man got 100 months for his role in selling firearms to the Zetas, a Mexican drug cartel. Manuel Gomez Barba, 30, was sentenced on one count of exportation of firearms on Monday, the US Attorney's Office says.
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MyFox Houston
Democrats defend Obama administration over bungled gun sting
WNEP-TV
Mexican authorities have complained about the flood of weapons coming into their country from the United States and contributing to the deadly war with the drug cartels. The Obama administration has admitted that the operation and its tactics were ...
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Mexican official flies with $1.9M in luggage
CBS News
The state now is the center of a fierce battle between the Zetas and the Sinaloa cartel, Mexico's two most power drug trafficking organizations. Former Gov. Fidel Herrera was acccused of being aligned with the Zetas, a charge he often denied.
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Mexico Lost $872 billion In Illicit Outflows Over Last 40 Years, Study Says
Wall Street Journal (blog)
“$872 billion is gone, which could have been used to develop the Mexican economy, to invest in education, to build roads, or to fight the drug cartels. The negative ramifications are huge for everyday Mexicans.” The study, titled “Illicit Financial ...
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How Chapo Used US Agencies to Fight Rival Cartels
InSight Crime
The article is largely based on the testimony of three men who used to work for Guzman, the leader of one of Mexico's most notorious criminal groups, but have since turned into witnesses for the US government: former corrupt Juarez police officer Jose ...
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Mexico's deportation
La Voz Nueva
Those leaving their native countries and into Mexico are as dogged and determined as those illegally crossing borders in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. They, too, carelessly or naively challenge nature by traveling unchartered paths in ...
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La Voz Nueva
'Cradle of Texas' Road is a historical area
Your Houston News
It was from there that La Salle's forces marched to the Rio Grande River, thereby giving birth to France's claim to that river as the border of French Texas. Alarmed, the Spanish, at the time in control of Mexico, established a mission east of the ...
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Popularity of Tequila Bottles Shaped Like Guns Increasing in Rio Grande Valley
Hispanically Speaking News
Though they've been available in Mexico for quite some time, weapon-shaped bottles of tequila are now being found in liquor stores in US border towns of the Rio Grande Valley. Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, assistant professor of government at the ...
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Hispanically Speaking News
No Page Unturned
Santa Fe Reporter
He also visits with immigration activists along the border with Mexico and archaeologists studying the remains of ancient cultures in the Four Corners. Over the course of four decades, deBuys has researched and written about some of New Mexico's most ...
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Santa Fe Reporter
Mexican general, 29 soldiers assigned to Texas border town on trial for ...
Newser
By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | AP | Jan 31, 2012 7:30 PM CST in A Mexican army general and 29 soldiers under his command in a town on the border with Texas are being tried on charges of torture, homicide, drug trafficking and other crimes, a top government ...
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From Chiapas to Wall Street: “A collective awakening against global injustice”
Upside Down World
Carlos Marentes, of the Union of Border Agricultural Workers, El Paso, Texas, agreed, saying “the Zapatista influence continues to grow among us, especially around the need to organize from below with other movements and the importance of pushing an ...
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Upside Down World
Sheep Herders of the West: An Unconventional Immigrant Story
The Epoch Times
This special breed of worker most often hails from south of the border, choosing the open pastures over the 9-to-5 grind of the city. Sofian Khan and Caballero are currently following immigrant herders in the West, capturing their daily life in filming ...
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The Epoch Times
Breakfast coming to the 'Border'
Ahwatukee Foothills News
Customers can buy the breakfast items in Taco Bell locations in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada and Colorado. A limited number of stores in Texas, Ohio and Oklahoma also will have the breakfast ...
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Even Mexico's Drug Cartels Are Affected By Worst Drought In Years
EconomyWatch.com
The number of illegal marijuana plantations in Northern Mexico has “declined considerably” over the last few months, told a Mexican army commander to the Associated Press on Tuesday, as a devastating drought continues to wreck havoc on the country's ...
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Death threats force police in Mexico's most violent city into hiding
National Post
Related Mexican youths abducted by drug gangs, forced into lives of crime: rights groups Mexico's drug war death toll nears 50000 Ten thousand dead and counting: Ciudad Juarez , the Mexican city that's deadlier than Afghanistan Mayor Hector Murguia ...
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National Post
Mexico's drug war should top GOP agenda
AZ Central.com (blog)
John McCain has been talking for years about the “existential threat” to Mexico's government from drug cartels. And he's right. But if the real worry is about drug violence that could jump the line, the conversation has to go beyond fences to deal with ...
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Mexican Police Arrest Sinaloa Cartel Gunrunner
Latin American Herald Tribune
The Sinaloa organization, sometimes referred to by officials as the Pacific cartel, is the oldest drug cartel in Mexico. Guzman, considered extremely violent, is one of the most-wanted criminals in Mexico and the United States, where the Drug ...
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Democrats defend Obama administration over bungled gun sting
Chicago Tribune
... a report just two days before Republicans on the same panel plan to grill Attorney General Eric Holder about the most recent operation, dubbed "Fast and Furious," in which as many as 2000 guns may have been trafficked to Mexican drug cartels.
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LA toy company laundered $9M for cartels
abc7.com
Two sisters who ran an LA toy company will go to prison for helping drug cartels launder nearly $9 million. (KABC Photo) LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two sisters who ran a Los Angeles toy company will go to prison for helping Columbian and Mexican drug ...
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abc7.com
Heckled during speech, Mexico's president defends drug war
Los Angeles Times
On Monday, Calderon used Moreno's interruption to defend his military-led campaign against Mexico's powerful drug cartels, an effort that has left at least 50000 people dead, according to news media tallies and the peace movement in Mexico.
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Judge orders firefighter jailed till trial
KRQE.com
An Albuquerque firefighter charged as part of a ring dealing drugs and laundering money with connections to a Mexican drug cartel will stay behind bars until he goes to trial.
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Firefighter in drug case jailed till trial
KASA
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - An Albuquerque firefighter charged as part of a ring dealing drugs and laundering money with connections to a Mexican drug cartel will stay behind bars until he goes to trial. A federal judge on Tuesday ruled Steve Chavez, 32, ...
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KASA
Fault? Local gun shop weapons used in Mexico drug killing
Beaumont Enterprise (blog)
Yesterday, a Baytown man was sentenced to 8 years “for overseeing the illegal purchase of a semi-automatic rifle used in the killing of a US federal agent in Mexico by drug cartel henchmen.” (But Jonathan Edward Benitez was given probation for ...
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Beaumont Enterprise (blog)
Cartel Assassin, Accused of Slaying 75, is Captured
Wired News (blog)
Elizondo is hardly the first accused murderer to be captured in Mexico's drug war. And yet, the violence there has continued to spiral further and further out of control. Nowhere is this more true than in Mexico's northeastern states like Nuevo Leon, ...
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Issa threatens Holder with contempt over Mexico gun probe
USA TODAY
... Eric Holder with contempt of Congress if he failed to provide additional documents in the panel's ongoing inquiry into allegations that federal agents allowed hundreds of weapons to flow to Mexico and into the hands of drug cartel enforcers.
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USA TODAY
Mexican general, 29 soldiers assigned to Texas border town on trial for ...
Washington Post
MEXICO CITY — A Mexican army general and 29 soldiers under his command in a town on the border with Texas are being tried on charges of torture, homicide, drug trafficking and other crimes, a top government official confirmed Tuesday.
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US pledges to help Guatemala dispose of chemicals seized on way to drug labs
Washington Post
Mexico's powerful Sinaloa drug cartel has appeared in recent months to be extending its production of methamphetamine into neighboring Guatemala, with hundreds of tons of precursor chemicals streaming into the Central American nation.
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Killer App
Washingtonian.com
... January 31, 2012 On the afternoon of February 15, 2011, Jaime Zapata, a 32-year-old special agent with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was shot to death by members of a drug cartel as he drove along a four-lane highway in Mexico.
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Washingtonian.com
Political Firestorm in Mexico over 1.9M in Cash Found in Suitcase
Fox News
No one has alleged any links of the cash to drug trafficking or money laundering, although Veracruz state has been wracked by drug violence. Calderón said last fall that the state had been turned over to the Zetas cartel and he sent troops there to ...
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Oliver Stone's 'Savages' Hot Enough For Summer
Hollywood Reporter
Savages is based on Don Winslow's book of the same name and follows two pot growers whose shared girlfriend is kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel. Universal made the move after screening the film last week. One studio insider said the movie, ...
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Hollywood Reporter
End of World Maya Legend Will Boost Mexican Tourism 10% in 2012
BusinessWeek
The industry has also faced US travel warnings for several states as drug-related deaths escalated after President Felipe Calderon sent troops to fight cartels. More than 47500 people have been killed from December 2006 to September 2011.
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High times in the Bronx: 593 marijuana plants found
msnbc.com
The War on Drugs is a complete failure !! Drug availability: Far greater than before the War on Drugs - the drug cartels have seen to that. Drug use: Far higher than before the War on Drugs. Local drug gangs entice kids to start using as early as grade ...
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Ex-cop convicted of joining drug conspiracy
Chicago Tribune
Rodriguez's crew was taken down in dramatic fashion in 2009 after the Drug Enforcement Agency set up a movielike sting. Rodriguez thought he and the crew were about to rob a Mexican cartel of $16 million in drugs, but federal agents had planted fake ...
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Chicago Tribune
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Local 10
Democrats say a House committee has found no evidence showing that top Justice Department officials were behind a gun-trafficking investigation that let hundreds of high-powered weapons reach Mexican drug cartels. The Republican head of the committee, ...
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Regarding that “scathing” Dept of Justice report
Tucson Citizen
... this the Dept of Justice, under Eric Holder, who attacked SB1070 before he had even read the bill? Isn't Eric Holder under investigation for Fast and Furious for deliberately allowing guns to flow to Mexican drug cartels, and that resulted in the .
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Tucson Citizen
Skeptics see politics in probe of former Tamps. governors
Monitor
Yarrington and Hernandez have come under investigation for alleged ties to the Zetas and the Gulf Cartel, said a Mexican law enforcement official. And they have been looked at by investigators in the course of a probe of the slaying of Tamaulipas ...
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Meth cases creeping up
Jamestown Sun
Meth is being imported into the area, usually trickling in via shipments from Mexican cartels. The Drug Task Force works to stop meth in Stutsman, Barnes, Eddy, Foster and LaMoure counties. So far it has found the problem in all five counties.
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The Four Faces of Florida Latinos
Terra.com
Gingrich and Romney have been trying to outdo each other on who wishes Fidel Castro dead more, who hates Venezuela¿s Hugo Chavez more, who wants to help Mexico defeat the drug cartels more, and who feels strongest about the Puerto Rican people¿s right ...
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Terra.com
Coroner: Skulls came from anatomical models
Dekalb Daily Chronicle
One local blogger suggested the skulls may have been the work of terrorists or Mexican drug cartels. Others speculated in Internet postings about a connection to the folklore surrounding the historic Stickney House. Located at 1904 Cherry Valley Road ...
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Michael Hayden succumbs to temptation
Power Line (blog)
... Attorney General Eric Holder deal with public and congressional reaction to the “Fast and Furious” scheme, the failed attempt by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to seed and then track US firearms to Mexican drug cartels.
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Caribbean News Now!: Commentary: Mexico's Drug War: Not ...
Paradoxically, another difficulty that Mexico faces is the fact that the periods of massive drug cartel omnipotence have already passed. Modern-day cartels have learned much from the days of Escobar, and have reorganized themselves very ...
Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines
Measured musings | Mexico's drugs war – The Beaver
By Liam
Mexico's concoction of warring drug gangs, increased violence and police corruption, makes it notoriously unsafe for journalists. In an ongoing effort by organised gangs to silence reporting on drugs trafficking, an estimated 67 journalists have ...
The Beaver
Mexican Drought Claims Unexpected Victim: Cartels Turning to ...
By HerdsMan
The drought in northern Mexico is so bad that it has hurt even illicit drug growers and their normally well-tended crops of marijuana and opium poppies, a Mexican army commander said Monday.
The Daily Sheeple
Eric Holder | Fast and Furious | Darrell Issa | The Daily Caller
By Adam Jablonowski
Fast and Furious left more than 2000 weapons in the hands of Mexican drug gangs, and resulted in the death of 300 Mexican nationals — and one U.S. Border Patrol agent. “[T]he Department [of Justice] has been irresponsible in failing to take ...
The Daily Caller
Borderland Beat: Mexico investigating 3 former governors
By Gerardo
Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War ... Michoacan is another state that allegedly served as a home base for drug cartels, and the officials were arrested on charges they had protected the Michoacan-based La Familia cartel. Politicians ...
Borderland Beat
Issa Gives Holder a Deadline! | Lorinov's Blog
By roblorinov
Of course they are! This F&F operation resulted in about 2000 guns ending up in the hands of the Mexican drug cartels from the US and it obviously had little to no oversight by the ATF. At least 2 of those guns were found at the murder scene of ...
Lorinov's Blog
Issa levels 'cover-up' accusation, threatens Holder with contempt ...
By Mwhipple
... that Holder and the DOJ are “actively engaged in a cover-up” of activities related to Operation Fast and Furious, a scandal-plagued and ill-fated “gunwalking” program designed to track firearms from U.S. gun shops to drug cartels in Mexico.
US Action News
Report: Officials allowed 'gun-walking' for years in Arizona ...
By Tiffany Martin
More than 100 weapons bought at Arizona gun shows and stores were delivered to a drug cartel source called "Rambo"; many were subsequently recovered in Mexico. • A criminal gun-trafficking complaint was filed in December 2008 in ...
Cronkite News
The Intercept: Report Unloads on ATF for Mexican 'Gunwalking'
By Intercept
The gunwalking operation — an attempt to build cases by not stopping but monitoring the flow of U.S. straw-purchased weapons to Mexico's cartels — eventually saw the ATF lose track of more than 2000 guns, many in the hands of cartel hitmen . ... was much bigger, with greater potential rewards — and risks — for field agents, involving “a sizable network the operation of straw puchasers [the ATF] believed were trafficking military-grade assault weapons to Mexican drug cartels.
The Intercept
Not Another New England Sports Blog!: Borderline Psychosis ...
By Fenway_Nation
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - An Albuquerque firefighter charged as part of a ring dealing drugs and laundering money with connections to a Mexican drug cartel will stay behind bars until he goes to trial. Drug Enforcement Administration agents ...
Not Another New England Sports Blog!
Mexico investigating 3 former border state governors from old ruling ...
By mexicoinstitute
Tamaulipas has been plagued by drug cartel violence and is the home base of two warring cartels, the Gulf and Zetas drug gangs. ... Organized crime, drug trafficking and money laundering are all considered federal offenses in Mexico.
Mexico Institute
Nearly 800 Pot Plants Found In NYPD Raid Of Bronx Building In The ...
By pvictorwins
It is not propaganda, it is fact that Hamas and Hezbollah are supplying weapons and military training to the Mexican drug cartels. One little google search would have kept you from making an ass out of yourself. February 1, 2012 at 9:36 am ...
CBS New York


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