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Saturday, February 04, 2012

Texas and Mexico Border News - 2.4.2012

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Albuquerque firefighter tied to Mexican drug cartel
KOBTV4
last week. he faces federal charges for allegedly being part of a ring that pushed drugs into albuquerque, then helped violent mexican cartels launder THEIR MONEY. "it's in our best interest to resolve his employment status as quickly as possible.
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Los Zetas: Mexico's most feared drug cartel has a long reach — but its grasp ...
Toronto Star
The cartel has a long reach — but its grasp and staying power are less certain. Its tactics depart from the usual self-preservation practices of Mexican drug cartels. For example, Los Zetas lacks the social bases enjoyed by other Mexican cartels, ...
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Mexico's former ruling party accuses government of leaking accusation of drug ...
Washington Post
The PRI ruled Mexico for seven decades until it was unseated in 2000. The party's complaint against the Attorney General's Office presages a potentially ugly fight over allegations that PRI officials have links to drug cartels. The newspaper Reforma on ...
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Albuquerque firefighter tied to Mexican drug cartel
KOB.com
Steve Chavez was an unassuming middle class public servant, but authorities say he secretly worked with some of the most dangerous and wealthy drug cartels in the world. Last week, the Drug Enforcement Agency arrested Chavez for his role with a major ...
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KOB.com
'Miss Bala' Paints a Realistic Picture of Mexico's Drug Violence
Huffington Post (blog)
Mexican Gerardo Naranjo's Miss Bala does as well as any film I've seen to show the effects of "El Narco" crime on Mexican society. It's the story of a would-be Baja, California beauty queen who accidentally gets pulled into the world of drug cartels.
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Albuquerque drug bust linked to Mexican Cartel
KRQE.com
Albuquerque drug bust linked to Mexican Cartel.
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NM drug trafficking ring linked to Sinaloa cartel
Houston Chronicle
RUSSELL CONTRERAS, AP ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) — Members of a major drug trafficking and money laundering Albuquerque organization recently named in an indictment had connections to the deadly Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico, federal officials said Friday.
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5 norteno musicians, 4 others killed in Mexico
Boston.com
Among the dead was an off-duty police woman, Gonzalez said. Norteno singers in Mexico have been targeted before apparently for getting involved with drug cartels who pay them to compose narcocorridos, or ballads that glorify drug lords.
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Baptist Missionary Couple Slain In Mexico; Peace Pact In Puebla
Eurasia Review
The area has suffered heavily from attacks by drug cartels in recent weeks, including the murder of the mayor of El Cercado, leading to the tentative conclusion that the crime was committed by people serving narcotics traffickers.
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Attorney General and Republicans Fight over Failed Gun Operation
Daily Political
President Barack Obama's administration has been criticized for over a year over the Fast and Furious operation that was designed to determine how guns were smuggled from Arizona to Mexican drug cartels. It turned out that US agents lost track of ...
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Daily Political
'In Mexico, reporters are hunted like rabbits'
The Guardian
The trip turned out to be an eye-opener, revealing the way in which competing drug cartels, inept or corrupt government, the police and terrified media join together in the suppression of free expression. We met politicians and prosecutors, ...
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The Guardian
NM Drug Trafficking Ring Linked to Mexican Cartel
Albuquerque Journal (subscription)
By Russell Contreras/AP on Fri, Feb 3, 2012 Tweet Federal authorities say members of a major drug trafficking and money laundering Albuquerque organization recently named in an indictment had connections to the deadly Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico.
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Major Federal Drug Trial Gets Under Way Monday
Memphis Daily News
Those witnesses – along with recordings, documents and photos – will tell the story of a drug organization with direct ties to the Sinaloa drug cartel of Mexico, run from the streets of the Riverview-Kansas section of South Memphis.
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Agents: Group Moved $15 Million in Drugs
ABQ Journal (subscription)
Varela allegedly provided the $73000 to repay a drug debt to the purchaser, who was a drug trafficker engaged in an ongoing war against a rival cartel. During a briefing Friday, agents painted a picture of a large organization operating in New Mexico ...
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US charges prompt debate over Iran threat
Khaleej Times
It's difficult to comprehend why the regime would entrust a whiskey drinking, pot-smoking, unemployed car salesman, together with a Mexican drug cartel, to carry out their first major attack on US soil,” he said. The chairwoman of the Senate ...
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Tacos so tasty in Texas they inspire investigative journalism
Toronto Star
Tacos so tasty in Texas they inspire investigative journalism TacoJournalism.com provokes no less outrage for... Los Zetas: Mexico's most feared drug cartel has a long reach — but its grasp is less certain The hyper-violent gang has never built up the.
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Kate del Castillo in Film About Slaying of Mexican Politician
Latin American Herald Tribune
MEXICO CITY – Kate del Castillo, who played a cartel boss in the telenovela “La Reina del Sur” and raised eyebrows with an appeal to Mexico's biggest real-life drug lord to use his power for good instead of evil, began work Friday on a film about the ...
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Latin American Herald Tribune
C-SPAN Radio's Supreme Court Historic Oral Argument: "Jose Sosa & The United ...
C-SPAN
A US Drug Enforcement Agency special agent was kidnapped and murdered by a Mexican drug cartel in 1985. The DEA concluded that Humberto Alvarez-Machain had participated in the murder and a warrant for his arrest was issued by a Federal District Court.
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C-SPAN
Guzman-Villegas sentenced to 5 years, forfeits share of $4 million
Knoxville News Sentinel
In December, Assistant US Attorney David Lewen told Varlan authorities believe the seizure is linked to a Mexican cartel trafficking operation that has been under investigation for more than a year. Leaven told Varlan kilograms of cocaine were loaded ...
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GOP puts oversight of Obama into high gear
The Hill
... his role in the botched gun tracking operation Fast and Furious, which oversaw the sale of nearly 2000 guns to known and suspected straw purchasers for Mexican drug cartels in the southwest and may have contributed to the murder of a federal agent.
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Blake Lively's four boyfriends
Monsters and Critics.com
The thriller is about two marijuana dealers whose girlfriend gets kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel when they refuse to get out of the drug business. Blake Lively talks to Elle about boyfriends , children and fashion . Copyright by Mario Santoro.
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Monsters and Critics.com
One-a-day: Drug cartel threatens to kill one cop each day in Juarez
KENS 5 TV
by KENS 5 Staff (AP) 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. The gang threatened a week ago ...
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Monthly Archives: January 2012
The Australian Eye
MEXICO CITY _ Mexican authorities tried to allay fears of a repeat of the swine flu outbreak that killed hundreds and virtually paralyzed this sprawling capital in 2009, saying Tuesday that the number of new cases fits the “normal” flu-season pattern ...
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Commentary: We Americans should watch politics south of the border
West Central Tribune
Specifically, she said, the United States should have dealt earlier with “the terrible border troubles that we now know are in Mexico, with the drug cartels, to do something about immigration reform.” Cabinet officers don't get the luxury of “do-overs.
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Daily Links – February 3, 2012
RedState
... for the growing scandal surrounding Operation Fast and Furious, the ill-conceived and incompetently managed program in which federal agents allowed thousands of guns to be purchased in the United States by known suppliers to Mexican drug cartels.
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WHERE DID THE LDS CHURCH GO WRONG?
NewsWithViews.com
That is, if they survive the influence of the drug cartels, human smugglers, and terrorists. This is the standard of chaos and cultural suicide. If that's the high moral standard, then we are in deep and terrible trouble. I suggest that the real high ...
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Ahoy! 30 more bales of pot found floating off Southern California - bringing ...
Daily Mail
'With so-called Mexican drug cartel dropping off tons of pot right under our houses it's kind of scary,' resident Steve Graham, whose house is just above where police made their arrests in the early hours of Saturday, told CBS 2 News.
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Texas Today: 187 citations issued during traffic detail
Killeen Daily Herald
Alonzo had worked at the border crossing, and the agents learned from the girl that he'd had sex with her in Mexico. HOUSTON — Police said a man sought as a suspect in the stabbing of a 4-year-old girl led Houston police on a 30-minute chase before ...
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Officials say 5 indicted in human smuggling ring
San Antonio Express
LISA KRANTZ/lkrantz@express-news.net A man looks around a border fence that separates Mexico from the US, which will be replaced with a more modern fence, harder to scale, in Nogales, Mexico, the largest Mexican city bordering Arizona, June 20, 2011.
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Five best Tommy Lee Jones films
Radio Times
Texas ranch foreman Pete Perkins (Jones) faces an uphill struggle for justice when his friend, Mexican cowboy Melquiades Estrada, is found shot dead. The local sheriff couldn't care less, so it's up to Pete to track down Melquiades's accidental killer, ...
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Los Zetas: Mexico's most feared drug cartel has a long reach — but its grasp ...
Toronto Star
Its atrocities include torching a Monterrey casino last August that left 52 dead, massacring 72 undocumented migrants on a ranch near the Texas border, and pulling passengers off buses at gunpoint — and burying victims in mass graves.
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Fidelity Amps Up Cross-Border Offerings
Barron's
Now, cross-border trading is open to all levels of brokerage customers. THENEW CROSS-BORDER VENUES are: Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden and Switzerland, along with their associated currencies. That's in addition to Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, ...
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sex offender wanted in NJ caught by US Border Patrol in New Mexico ...
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
By AP LAS CRUCES, NM — Authorities say an alleged sex offender wanted in New Jersey has been arrested in New Mexico. US Border Patrol officials say 51-year-old Jose Francisco Jimenez will be extradited to New Jersey to face prosecution.
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Murdered border cop's mom blasts Holder; Others push for probe
Examiner.com
Well, they did, such as the crime scene of the murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry – and countless others in Mexico. Allegations continue to emerge that Holder lied to Congress about what he knew and when he knew it concerning the operation, ...
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Mexican activist for missing women attacked for second time in 2 months
Washington Post
MEXICO CITY — An activist representing relatives of women slain or missing in the border city of Ciudad Juarez has been attacked for the second time in two months. Mexico City prosecutors say Norma Andrade was walking her granddaugther to school ...
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Return of Cheney's 'One Percent Doctrine'
Consortium News
Imagine this regime getting nuclear weapons to the US-Mexico border and managing to smuggle it into Texas, for example. This is not a far-fetched scenario.'” But it is a far-fetched scenario. Indeed, there is zero intelligence to support this ...
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Slasher attacks Ciudad Juarez activist who was shot previously
Los Angeles Times
After the shooting, she moved to the relative safety of Mexico City. May Our Daughters Return Home was founded in 2001 after one of Andrade's daughters was found slain, one of the many unsolved killings of young women in the border city that social ...
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Ten-Year Sentences Handed Down to Men Who Grew Marijuana in the Chequamegon ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
MADISON, WI—John W Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Cesar Tinoco, 21, Abraham Ramirez, 29, and Jorge Lopez-Ontiveros, 25, all citizens of Mexico, were each sentenced this week by United States ...
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Mexico Drug Cartels ... Steeped in Witchcraft, Human Sacrifice ...
Steeped in Witchcraft, Human Sacrifice.. Demonic Influence? According to a Christian pastor who serves along the Texas-Mexican border drug cartels are tied to ...
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Commerce, investment are growing - Worldnews.com
my SA 2012-01-31: Tourism is down in Texas-Mexico border cities fighting media images of drug cartel-driven violence in North Mexico, but commercial traffic ...
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Drug trafficking ring linked to cartel
KRQE
ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) - Federal authorities say members of a major drug trafficking and money laundering Albuquerque organization recently named in an indictment had connections to the deadly Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico.
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One-a-day: Drug cartel threatens to kill one cop each day in Juarez ...
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 ...
www.kens5.com/news/.../One-a-day-Criminal--138678124.ht...


Lawmakers, "Experts" Spin Tales of Iranian Terror in Latin America
Inter Press Service
In particular, she charged that Iran and its alleged proxies had established deep ties with drug traffickers and other criminal organisations. "The synergy between Hezbollah and the drug cartels in Latin America makes for a very powerful enemy," said ...
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JPMorgan, Barclays, Wal-Mart, Deutsche Bank, Dow in Court News
Bloomberg
New Suits Swiss Bank Wegelin Charged With Helping US Clients Evade Taxes Wegelin & Co., the 270-year-old private bank, became the first Swiss lender to face criminal charges in a broadening US crackdown on offshore firms suspected of helping Americans ...
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House Republicans Slam Holder for Gunwalking 'Cover-Up'
Wired News
By Robert Beckhusen Attorney General Eric Holder returned today to testify before Congress over Operation Fast and Furious, the bungled “gunwalking” scheme that let nearly 2000 guns fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.
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Wired News
2 US Missionaries Slain At Ransacked Mexico Home
NPR
But fighting between the Zetas and Gulf drug cartels has brought a surge of violence and other crimes to the area around Monterrey, Mexico's third-largest city, and it has largely emptied Santiago of tourists. The Casias' church is on the highway south ...
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Mexico's poor sell life-saving blood in desperate struggle to survive
KENS 5 TV
Credit: AP A man stands in an alley between abandoned business and houses in Guadalupe, near Ciudad Juarez, northern Mexico.(AP Photo/Guillermo Arias) by Angela Kocherga / KENS 5 Border Bureau EL PASO -- Along the border, blood is big business, ...
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Five Charged With Smuggling Mexicans by Hiring Black Truck Drivers From LA
BET
Prosecutors say the plotters believed non-Spanish-speaking African-Americans would arouse less suspicion from border authorities. By Jamie Katz That was the hiring policy of a Los Angeles-based human smuggling operation, according to prosecutors.
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BET
Staff Editorial: step away from the social media
Guilfordian
During his presentation Claiborne delivered poignant stories from the Palestine/Israel border, the US/Mexico border, and from his ongoing fight for the rights of the homeless in Philadelphia. Through these examples he challenged listeners to fight ...
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Woman given 5 years in DUI crash that killed border agent
Arizona Daily Star
Mata had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in her system in September 2010 when she collided with Gallagher's Border Patrol pickup truck, causing it to roll and killing him. The crash occurred about seven miles north of the US-Mexico border ...
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Accused Gadhafi plotter met with SNC-Lavalin exec
CBC.ca
One of the people accused in an alleged plot to smuggle members of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's family to Mexico was with an SNC-Lavalin executive when police took her into custody, CBC News has learned. According to a spokeswoman for the Canadian ...
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CBC.ca
Thurman back north of the border, negotiating with Revs
York Daily Record
By JIM SEIP Pitcher Corey Thurman, who helped lead the York Revolution to a second straight Atlantic League title last season, spent part of the offseason playing winter ball in Mexico and Venezuela. He's still negotiating with the Revs for the 2012 ...
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Ruben Navarrette Jr.: Pay some attention to Mexico
The News Journal
"I think the thing that I'd most like to do over is some of the aspects of the relationship with Mexico," Rice told CNN's Candy Crowley. Specifically, she said, the United States should have dealt earlier with "the terrible border troubles that we now ...
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Mere mortals shouldn't mess with the Messiah
The Rolla Daily News
Recently she welcomed our President as he emanated from AF1 to the border state of Arizona. Brewer handed Obama a letter, updating him on the progress of one of his 57 states and inviting him to visit the border invasion by Mexico.
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Weslaco police search for month-long missing man
Monitor
Thomas Nunez told his family he was going to Mexico to visit his girlfriend Jan. 1, Weslaco Police spokesperson JP Rodriguez said. That was the last time his family saw him. Police are not sure if Nuñez made it across the border because they just ...
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