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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Texas and Mexico Border News - 2.8.2012

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Reporting from inside Mexico Blog
Border Violence Analysis Blog - Sylvia Longmire
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Feds: Cartel Trafficked Tons Of Pot Through Central Fla.
WESH Orlando
Federal authorities believe they've put a dent in an international drug ring that brought thousands of pounds of drugs into Central Florida. In a criminal complaint released Tuesday, authorities accuse several suspects of trafficking more than a ton of ...
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Border Eats, Feb. 8, 2012
El Paso Inc.
With so many Mexican restaurants in El Paso, it's hard to stand out. Los Canarios on El Paso's East Side does just that with its simple, traditional meals. Manager Omar Soto recently relocated from Juarez to help expand the popular Mexican restaurant ...
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Immigrant advocates plan 'day of action' at Roundhouse
KOB.com
Advocates from the New Mexico-Mexico border plan to put pressure on Gov. Susana Martinez on the issue of driver's licenses for immigrants Wednesday. The Border Network for Human Rights is gathering at the Roundhouse for a “day of action.
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KOB.com
Funeral Wednesday for slain US missionaries
Austin American-Statesman
The 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 Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011, in Mexico. Their son, Shawn Casias said he discovered the body of his mother when he ...
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Austin American-Statesman
Mexican Insurance Store Customers are Saving More Money Online
PR Web (press release)
"When people search for Mexican auto insurance online, they often find us," adds Gray. For a long time, the majority of people who drove down to Mexico purchased their car insurance for Mexico at the border. The Internet has raised awareness about the ...
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Haitians bound for Brazil languish in Peru's Amazon
Reuters
"What we won't stop doing is combating the coyotes Many Brazilian citizens were victims of coyotes on the border of Mexico with the United States." In the 1980s and 1990s, hundreds of thousands of Brazilians moved abroad to flee economic chaos at home.
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Energy and Capital
Energy and Capital
Located 190 miles southeast of Los Angeles and an hour's drive from the Mexico border, the state-owned desert community gets its name from the concrete slabs scattered across the desert floor, the last remaining constructs of Camp Dunlap, an abandoned ...
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New documentary takes on failures in Mexico's school systems, public and ...
Washington Post
MEXICO CITY — Mexican teens can't solve long-multiplication problems. Education authorities don't know how many teachers work in Mexico. Teachers often miss class, and some who do show up have long conversations on their cellphones.
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Nokia: job cuts on the Danube
Financial Times (blog)
Hard-pressed Nokia (NOK1: HEX) – shares down 53 per cent in 12 months – will end handset manufacture in Hungary, Mexico and Finland and focus work at these plants on final adjustments to finished phones. Meanwhile handset production will move to Nokia ...
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VIDEO: Noam Chomsky calls TUSD's ban on MAS an “international disgrace”
Tucson Citizen
He gives a historical context for why this is wrong, stating that this is Mexico but was taken away by a war of aggression by the United States. The borders used to be more open, but it was under Democratic president Bill Clinton who in 1994 started ...
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Tucson Citizen
City council candidate disqualified
Independent Online
By Reuters Yuma- Arizona's Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a city council candidate with limited English language skills could be kept off the ballot in a town on the Mexico border. A Yuma County Superior Court judge disqualified Alejandrina ...
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Independent Online
National weather outlook for Wednesday
Westmoreland County Times
Circulation around an upper low off the northwest coast of Mexico will bring some moisture into the Southwest producing light rain over portions of southeastern California and along the Arizona/Mexico border on Wednesday. Upper-level energy over the ...
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Cowboys Mulling Regular Season Game In Mexico?
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth (blog)
By Scott Crisp As Roger Goodell and the NFL are exploring ways to extend the reach of the league internationally, the idea that the Dallas Cowboys could head south of the border to play a regular season game is gaining some steam.
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Latino Voices at Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church
Twin Cities Planet
... at Normandale College, spoke of crossing the border as an undocumented immigrant when she was 14 years old. Six years earlier, her father had come to the United States. because of a medical condition that was too expensive to treat in Mexico City.
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Twin Cities Planet
Oren Frost Black, pioneer builder of San Juan
San Juan Record
They came out of Mexico into El Paso, TX and then on to Huntington, UT, where they had lived before going south of the border. The family stayed in Huntington for a short time and then moved to Blanding in 1912. Frost's father David was a road ...
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CBP rescue beacon helps save two in south Texas
Government Security News
Agents working at the Sarita Checkpoint responded to the beacon's activation that morning and found a man from Mexico and a woman from Honduras, who said they had been left behind by their group two days earlier. They told the Border Patrol agent that ...
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Prosecutors name Senator Tommy Williams Border Champion
Your Houston News
The Border Prosecution Unit is comprised of 16 prosecutor offices, covering 44 counties and prosecutes parties involved in money laundering, drug and human trafficking, kidnapping, murder and transnational gang related activities along the Texas-Mexico ...
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Cook's Exchange: Hispanic foods are diverse and varied
Bradenton Herald
“Having grown up along the Texas-Mexico border in Harlingen, Texas, I love Mexican food,” said Arwen Blankinship of Bradenton, Fla. “I am sending one of my favorite 'go-to' Mexican recipes. Everyone I have served this to, adult or child, loves it.
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Texas border town students win Obama's admiration for rocket building
Dallas Morning News (subscription)
Ana Karen, who attends Presidio High School, told Obama about the economically distressed town on the US-Mexico border. “We can be the poorest town and the oldest town, but things are happening for Presidio, and rocketry is one of them,” she said.
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Dallas Morning News (subscription)
Easy access to Methamphetamine in Angelina County keeps drug war alive
KTRE
Because of its long border with Mexico, Texas has easy access to the Mexican trafficking of cocaine, heroin and meth.But Matthews says in East Texas meth is king. "Meth has just kind of absorbed Angelina County and taken over," said Matthews.
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Report: Mexico cartel agrees to ceasefire during pope visit
msnbc.com (blog) (subscription)
We are also seeing cartel violence growing on both sides of the border- mutilations, kids, etc. It's getting uglier and uglier. It's time to get our troops home and put them along the Mexican border to help the border patrol (until a real fence- funded ...
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Mexico arrests Sinaloa drug cartel's reputed enforcer
Los Angeles Times
(Marco Ugarte / Associated Press / February 4, 2012) By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times Mexican authorities have arrested a reputed enforcer for the country's most powerful drug cartel, a man also alleged to have amassed weapons from the US ...
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Los Angeles Times
Drug cartel threatens to kill an officer a day
Police News
The mayor of Ciudad Juarez, Hector Murguia, made the move to protect all 2500 members of the city's police force as a local drug cartel threatened to kill an officer a day. "I have no choice," he was quoted as saying Monday, after a grenade attack on ...
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Mexican navy says at least 10 bodies in Zeta drug gang mass grave sites
Washington Post
Veracruz has been the scene of bloody battles between the Zetas and the Sinaloa drug cartel. Mexican authorities have found hundreds of bodies dumped by drug gangs in mass graves in recent years, mainly in the states of Durango and Tamaulipas.
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Mexico nabs cartel figure tied to 'Fast and Furious' guns
USA TODAY
By Michael Winter, USA TODAY Mexican authorities have arrested a top figure of the Sinaloa drug cartel who has been linked to assault weapons that came from the US government's discredited "Fast and Furious" gun-walking operation, according to news ...
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USA TODAY
Reputed enforcer for Sinaloa Cartel is busted in Mexico
Arizona Daily Star
MEXICO CITY - Authorities have arrested a reputed enforcer for the country's most powerful drug cartel - a man also alleged to have amassed weapons from the US government's failed "Fast and Furious" gun-smuggling operation. Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, ...
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13 charged with gun buying for drug cartel
UPI.com
7 (UPI) -- At least 13 people are in custody in San Antonio, Texas, for allegedly buying rifles for Mexico's Zetas drug cartel, officials said. More than a dozen suspects have appeared in federal court charged in an indictment with acting as "straw" ...
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Feds seize 200 weapons in busted smuggling ring
Houston Chronicle
Federal agents said the guns were bound for the hands of Mexican drug cartels. The US Attorney's Office and Homeland Security officials trumpeted the arrests as a "big hit" but were less forthcoming when asked to put the size of the broken-up ring in ...
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Mexico Presidential Candidates Play it Safe with Security Plans
InSight Crime
As Mexico's presidential elections approach, the candidates have been reticient about their security policies. Only one, the leftist Lopez Obrador, seems poised to break dramatically with President Felipe Calderon's approach. Now that Mexico's ruling ...
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Ron Paul Linked To Racists?
Auburn Journal
Lately, the group has been exposing the Las Zetas Mexican drug cartel by hacking into its computers and outing Zeta's business contracts, addresses, assets, and relationships with corrupt politicians and police. In a separate crusade against American ...
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Auburn Journal
Agents say major drug operation included PC
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY — Federal agents have disrupted a major drug trafficking operation with ties to violent Mexican cartels, and according to a federal criminal complaint filed Tuesday, Panama City is believed to be a distribution hub.
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Judge pushes assassination plot case along
UPI.com
Among other things, Mansour J. Arbabsiar of Corpus Christi, Texas, is accused of conspiring to hire assassins from a Mexican drug cartel to kill the ambassador for $1.5 million. The defendant has been in custody since he was arrested Sept.
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US grants asylum to relative of Mexican activists
Houston Chronicle
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The lawyer for a relative of six slain Mexican human rights and political activists says his client has been granted political asylum in the United States. Attorney Carlos Specter said Tuesday that other members of Saul Reyes ...
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Travel advisories impact study abroad to Mexico
UNM Daily Lobo
Cote said the drop in numbers started around the same time drug cartels began a campaign to take control of the Mexican government. Sarah Garcia is a senior at UNM planning to study in a foreign country over the summer, but said she has ruled out ...
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Father's arrest on drug charges won't deter young activist
Winston-Salem Journal
An activist who risked deportation to Mexico to raise awareness about young adults who were brought illegally to the US as children said his father's arrest on drug charges won't deter him from his fight to change immigration law.
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Family of Mexican Casino Kingpin Donated to Obama Campaign
InSight Crime
The relatives of a Mexican casino kingpin, who is accused of a range of crimes from drug trafficking, murder, to running a luxury car theft ring, donated more than $200000 to President Obama's political campaign, reports the New York Times.
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