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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Texas and Mexico Border News - 3.31.2012

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Laredo CBP Officers Intercept Narcotics Valued at Nearly $12 Million in 10-Day ...
Laredo Sun
LAREDO, TX. – US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry intercepted 11212 pounds of marijuana, nine pounds of crystal methamphetamine, seven pounds of cocaine, and three pounds of heroin in seven unrelated enforcement ...
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Laredo Sun
KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com | Agency ...
NewsWest9.com
State officials are unsure why Los Angeles County has a higher rate of psyllid infestations than areas closer to the Mexican border. But officials are investigating whether the bugs are hitchhiking through airports and seaports.
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'Heavy' load: Alert Texas deputy discovers one ton of pot on big rig
KENS 5 TV
The deputy inspected the load with a K-9 unit, which gave a positive alert for drugs. Weatherford firefighters and the Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit were called in to assist in cutting the metal containers the marijuana was found in.
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Independent trucker unaware he was hauling $7.5 million worth of marijuana in ...
KETK
The drug detection dog inspected the load and made an alert of narcotics. The Weaterford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit was then called in and firefighters were also brought in to assist That's because the containers on the truck are used for ...
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Obama proposes new rule for immigrant families
Chicago Tribune
Mexican nationals are required by the State Department to apply for their hardship waivers at the US consulate in Juarez, Mexico, a city plagued by drug cartel violence that saw about 2000 homicides in 2011. Abel Aguirre de la Cruz and his wife, ...
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Tonight: Reba McEntire
CNN (blog)
The Criminal Justice System has become the 'new' slave master. As sad as it might sound, there is a need and a purpose for young black brothers like these; never in the history of this country have blacks ever gotten injustices addressed without ...
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Man Denied Entry to US From Mexico to Bury Son, 10
ABC News
Fidelmar Lopez has been waiting at the US-Mexico border at Laredo, Texas, since the fire. Lopez was an illegal immigrant who left the US voluntarily in 2008. He's in the process of getting his green card so he can rejoin his wife in Shenandoah.
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Mexico: 2 Kids, Woman Killed In Saint Death Ritual
NPR
The grisly slayings recalled the notorious "narco-satanicos" killings of the 1980s, when 15 bodies, many of them with signs of ritual sacrifice, were unearthed at a ranch outside the border city of Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas.
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Book sheds light on Patriot War
WatertownDailyTimes.com
“The Americans just finished supporting the Texas Revolution. They had sort of a democratic freedom fighter thing going on, especially among the young men.” The Texas Revolution, 1835 and '36, occurred when residents of Texas fought Mexico for their ...
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Agency: Dreaded citrus disease detected in Calif.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
24, 2012 file photo, Mamoudou Setamou, center, a citrus entomologist for the Texas A&M University Kingsville Citrus Center in Weslaco, walks through the grove where citrus greening disease has been found in San Juan, Texas. The California Department of ...
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Atlanta Journal Constitution
Lone Star State Of Mind: Could Texas Go It Alone?
NPR
Indeed, new immigration laws sailed through the Texas Congress. Immigrant workers are now legally crossing the border to frame houses, mow lawns and clean hotel rooms. "We now have a safe and secure guest-worker program that allows immigrants to come ...
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The Day's Best | 03.30.12
News & Observer
A competitor leaps in the women's high jump during the Texas Relays athletics meet on Friday, March 30, 2012, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas) – AP Rolando Casas wades to his home through water on Friday, March 30, 2012, in McAllen, Texas.
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News & Observer
Americans bet nearly $1.5 billion
Huntington Herald Dispatch
Maria Fernandez, of Tijuana, Mexico, fills out a lottery ticket for her chance to win the $640 Mega Millions jackpot near the port of entry between Tijuana and San Diego Friday, March 30, 2012, in San Diego. Many Mexicans from the border city of ...
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Americans bet $1.5B on Mega
Contra Costa Times
Many Mexicans from the border city of Tijuana joined their American counterparts in buying in to a chance at what could end up being the single biggest lottery payout the world has ever seen. (Gregory Bull / The Associated Press) CHICAGO - Across the ...
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America's Fattest City Is ...
Newser
Instead, the metro area of McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas, close to the border with Mexico, tips the scales at No. 1 with a 38.8% obesity rate, reports MSNBC. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index estimates that obesity-related medical expenses cost ...
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Agency: Dreaded Citrus Disease Detected In Calif.
NPR
State officials are unsure why Los Angeles County has a higher rate of psyllid infestations than areas closer to the Mexican border. But officials are investigating whether the bugs are hitchhiking through airports and seaports.
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Game warden cases: Hunting/fishing licenses aren't retroactive, bald eagles ...
Houston Chronicle (blog)
Never mind that Texas licenses are relatively inexpensive – an annual “all water” fishing license runs $40 and a resident hunting license is $25. And forget for a second that the money spent on those licenses goes directly to fund fish and wildlife ...
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Houston Chronicle (blog)
Gaza man killed as thousands protest Israel policy
WGME
Violence during last year's protests left at least 38 people dead near the borders with Lebanon and Syria. A Gaza health official says Israeli forces shot and killed a 21-year-old as he approached the Israel-Gaza border. The official says a second man ...
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WITHEY RISES TO THE OCCASION
U-T San Diego
Kansas' Jeff Withey, soaring high to swat a shot by Texas A&M's David Loubeau this season, has made some game-changing blocks for the Jayhawks en route to the Final Four. David J. Phillip • associated press Jeff Withey (24) was rated the nation's No.
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Gallup releases list of 10 fattest cities in America
HULIQ
And Texas strikes again with the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area near the Mexico-United States border. A reported 38.8 percent of people in this region are obese, and Gallup estimates that the cost to treat the obesity-related health problems in this ...
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HULIQ
McMahon has stake in oil pipeline plan she supports
Journal Inquirer
President Barack Obama has blocked the cross-border leg of the Keystone XL project, calling for more studies of the plan to transport crude from Alberta to Texas that is opposed by environmental groups. McMahon, arguing that the pipeline is “in the ...
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Romney Needs a Latino Running Mate -- But Who?
RealClearPolitics
This exercise in complementing the top of the ticket can be geographical (Massachusetts Democrats John F. Kennedy and Michael Dukakis both picked Texas senators), ideological (Dwight Eisenhower, perceived as a moderate, chose the more conservative ...
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RealClearPolitics
Stakeholders Weigh in on UC Berkeley GMO Complex
Berkeley Daily Planet
Chapela and David Quist found proof that genes from genetically engineered corn had jumped the border and grafted themselves into the genomes of native varieties in Chapela's homeland, Mexico — whose indigenous people had nurtured the grass-like ...
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Mexico: 2 kids, woman killed in Saint Death ritual
FoxReno.com
... many of them with signs of ritual sacrifice, were unearthed at a ranch outside the border city of Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas. While Saint Death has become the focus of a cult among drug traffickers and criminals in Mexico in recent ...
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Out for justice: Hollywood hard man Steven Seagal pulls off real-life drug bust
Daily Mail
Deputies say one suspect, Jesus Lleyva Castillo, who has a criminal history in Arizona, was taken into custody and booked on several drug related charges. The two other suspects were detained, questioned and turned over to the Border Patrol.
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Feds: Mexican drug ring made Central Florida marijuana distribution hub
Orlando Sentinel
By Amy Pavuk, Orlando Sentinel Mexican drug cartels, responsible for widespread violence and more than 40000 deaths in that country, operate all across the US — and Central Florida is no exception. For the past three years, federal agents say, ...
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Mexican presidential favorite vows to restore peace
Chicago Tribune
Pena Nieto, the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party's (PRI) candidate, is favored to succeed President Felipe Calderon, whose term in office has been dominated by the government's battle to crack down on brutal drug gangs.
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America Stars in Documentary on Mexico's Violent Drug War
Fox News
Since Mexican President Felipe Calderón began his offensive against the country's drug cartels in 2006 over 47000 people have been in the ensuing violence, according to Mexican government statistics. Follow us on twitter.com/foxnewslatino Like us at ...
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Fox News
Mexico's Presidential Race Kicks Off
Wall Street Journal
Mexico's drug war looms heavily over the vote, which will include local, state and federal elections. Alleged drug gangs have already threatened at least 13 candidates for various posts among the coalition of leftist parties that support Mr. López ...
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Wall Street Journal
Drug menace overshadows Mexican polls
Oman Daily Observer
By Dave Graham - A MONTH after taking office, President Felipe Calderon stood in military fatigues before a group of soldiers in western Mexico and pledged to put a stop to drug-related violence. Turf wars between drug cartels were spreading deep into ...
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HuffPo report about Mexican drug lord half-baked
Daily Caller
(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, file) The Huffington Post reported in 2009 that billionaire Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera — kingpin of the Sinaloa Cartel, the world's most powerful drug trafficking organization — officially thanked ...
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Daily Caller
Arizona man convicted in case tied to drug cartel
Arizona Republic
AP Authorities say a Stanfield man has been convicted in a drug-trafficking case that involved a Mexican cartel. The Arizona Attorney General's Office says Hilario Aguirre faces up to 62 years in prison when he's sentenced.
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Gunmen kill police chief inside his home in Mexico
Sacramento Bee
The big, mountainous state is one Mexico's most dangerous places, with homicides more than doubling over the past two years amid a turf war between the Sinaloa and Zetas drug cartels. Reader comments on Sacbee.com are the opinions of the writer, ...
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Gunmen kill police chief recovering in his northern Mexico home from earlier ...
Washington Post
Some of Mexico's most notorious drug kingpins are believed to be hiding in Durango. The big, mountainous state is one Mexico's most dangerous places, with homicides more than doubling over the past two years amid a turf war between the Sinaloa and ...
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Sizing up campaign ads in Mexico's presidential election [Video]
Los Angeles Times
The ads focus on specific Mexican states, highlighting their grandeur. In the spot on Veracruz, which has been a violent battleground between drug cartels, government forces and paramilitary groups, Peña Nieto begins extolling the state: "It's a port!
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2500 pounds of marijuana found in construction equipment in Parker County
Fort Worth Star Telegram
He said it is the Sheriff's Department's largest marijuana seizure that he can recall. "This is a prime example of what lengths the Mexican drug cartels will go to in order to smuggle drugs into our country," Fowler said. "It is a never-ending battle.
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Fort Worth Star Telegram
Rep. McCaul Introduces Bill to Direct Designation of Mexican Drug Cartels as ...
Targeted News Service (subscription)
Michael McCaul, R-Texas, has introduced legislation (HR 4303) to "direct the Secretary of State to designate as foreign terrorist organizations certain Mexican drug cartels and submit a report on the activities the Department of State is taking to ...
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Canadian who smuggled cocaine and pot between Canada and US gets 13 years
Winnipeg Free Press
American justice officials say the drug ring operated by Mario Joseph Fenianos had links to the Hell's Angels in BC and the Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico. An investigation by US police determined the drug ring was moving up 900 kilograms of marijuana ...
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Obama proposes new rule for immigrant families
Los Angeles Times
Mexican nationals are required by the State Department to apply for their hardship waivers at the US consulate in Juarez, Mexico, a city plagued by drug cartel violence that saw about 2000 homicides in 2011. Abel Aguirre de la Cruz and his wife, ...
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Los Angeles Times
High-ranking cartel member convicted
KPHO Phoenix
By Breann Bierman - email A high-ranking member of a Mexico-based drug trafficking organization has been convicted, according to the attorney general's office. Attorney General Tom Horne said in October of 2010, members of the Pinal County Narcotics ...
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Canadian man will spend 13 years behind bars in the US
News1130
US prosecutors say Mario Joseph Fenianos had links to the Hells Angels in BC and the Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico. They say his drug ring was moving up 900 kilograms of marijuana from BC into the States and up to 200 kilos of cocaine into Canada every ...
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The drug legalization debate heats up
Latinamerica Press
The region has started to feel the influence of the Zetas cartel of Mexico, according to police reports. An estimated 50000 people were killed over the last five years in Mexico due to the drug trade. “It's a shame that the region is so hobbled by the ...
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Wilson Center Proposes Hyper-Focused Mexico Crime Strategy
InSight Crime
Mexico may make serious headway in its fight against organized crime by designating one criminal group as the "most violent," and then focusing most of the government's resources against them, according to a new report by the Mexico Institute at the ...
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Ga. police buy gear with seized money
Police News
Also boosting recent totals are big-time drug busts like Operation Four Horsemen, a multi-state investigation of two Mexican cocaine-trafficking cartels operating in the Atlanta area. That operation netted a total of $23 million over several years, ...
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The President of non-specifics
Beaufort Observer
Wachovia actually engaged in money laundering with drug cartels that routinely decapitate the people of Mexico, and for this, the bank was penalized by being made to pay a fine that constituted less than 2% of their annual profits.
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The threat of civil unrest in America
Canada Free Press
Mexico, fecklessness regarding the undermining of Mexico's government by the drug cartels and their threat to America. Worse still, is America to become hostage to radical Islamic hegemony and the threat of Sharia Law enforcing Islamic traditions in ...
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Blogs 5 new results for mexican drug cartels
Analysis: Drug gang menace overshadows Mexican election ...
By DenManiko
Turf wars between drug cartels were spreading deep into Mexico, beyond the smuggling hotspots on the U.S. border; extortion was a growing menace, and hitmen had resorted to new levels of brutality, dumping severed heads in public.
Healthcare Concerns
Borderland Beat: Army Finds Large Arsenal in Coahuila
By Buggs
Coahuila is one of the areas where Los Zetas, considered Mexico's most violent drug cartel, operates. Los Zetas was ... President Felipe Calderon declared war on Mexico's drug cartels shortly after taking office in December 2006. Calderon ...
Borderland Beat
Americas MexicoBlog: Week's Top Articles on Mexico: Mar. 23-30 ...
By Laura Carlsen
Both incidents took place in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, a battleground for warring drug cartels. Read more. Human rights group accuses U.S. of abuses along Mexico border. Reuters: U.S. policing along the Mexico border ...
Americas MexicoBlog
Parker County Sheriff's Department intercepts more than a ton of pot ...
By Christina Rosales
"This is a prime example of what lengths the Mexican drug cartels will go to in order to smuggle drugs into our country," Sheriff Fowler said in a statement. "It is a never-ending battle." Fowler added that at a street value of $3000 per pound of ...
Crime Blog
Mexican presidential favorite vows to restore peace ...
By Peter Trellis
Pena Nieto, the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party's (PRI) candidate, is favored to succeed President Felipe Calderon, whose term in office has been dominated by the government's battle to crack down on brutal drug gangs.
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US HOSTILE TOWARDS ILLEGAL ALIENS, CLAIMS HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT
The Cypress Times
The US Border Patrol is regularly maligned by left-wing politicians, foreign leaders from Mexico, Guatemala, etc., and groups such as the ACLU and Amnesty International. Credits: DHS/Pat Dollard While a majority of American citizens, according to polls ...
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The Cypress Times
US fugitives can be prosecuted in Mexico
Chicago Tribune
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was skeptical of allowing Mexican prosecutors to try fugitives who were accused of crimes in his jurisdiction and fled across the border. But Baca and other American officials said their concerns were eased after ...
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Annual event unites US, Mexican manufacturers
Monitor
“It has given us the basis for continued growth.” Manufacturers on the US side of the border are heavily reliant on maquilas, often existing solely to supply raw materials and components for the Mexican plants. But Patridge said manufacturers are ...
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America has a starring role in the drug war in Mexico in 'Murder Capital of ...
Fox News
This week five policemen were gunned down at a party in Mexico. It happened in the city of Juarez right next door to El Paso, Texas. And like we keep telling you, Mexico's deadly drug cartel violence is spilling over the border into the United States.
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Ciudad Juarez Mayor Says His City is Not the World's Deadliest
Hispanically Speaking News
The mayor of this Mexican border metropolis rejected a US official's suggestion that Ciudad Juarez is the world's most dangerous large city. “We're not the world's most dangerous city by a long way, nor Mexico's, and we can prove it,” Hector Murguia ...
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Hispanically Speaking News
Mexican Man Gets 51-Month Prison Term in Arizona
MyFox Phoenix
He's from Zacatecas, Mexico, and was apprehended by Border Patrol agents in March 2011 near Douglas. During processing at the Douglas Station, agents using an automated fingerprint identification system learned about Munoz-Viramontes' conviction in ...
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MyFox Phoenix
'Nobody can run forever'
Chicago Tribune
... the border to avoid prosecution. US authorities say he cannot be brought back to Chicago for trial because he is charged with a felony — leaving the scene of a fatal accident — that is not extraditable under the United States' treaty with Mexico.
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'Murder Capital of the World' documentary makes debut, goes 'On the Record'
Examiner.com
Juarez, Mexico borders the US state of Texas. And in times past, the US has always been more concerned about potential threats to Americans and our land when threats were most imminent—and didn't have a body of water to cross before they could be ...
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Mexico: 2 kids, woman killed in Saint Death ritual
WRGB
HERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP) -- Prosecutors in the Mexican border state of Sonora say eight people have been arrested for allegedly killing two 10-year-old boys and a 55-year-old woman in a ritual sacrifice to the cult of La Santa Muerte, or Saint Death.
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Agency: Dreaded Citrus Disease Detected in Calif.
ABC News
State officials are unsure why Los Angeles County has a higher rate of psyllid infestations than areas closer to the Mexican border. But officials are investigating whether the bugs are hitchhiking through airports and seaports. null.
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ABC News
Media in Indian country responsible for border rights abuses
The NarcoSphere
By Brenda Norrell Don't be fooled by Indian Country Today's article about Amnesty International's report on human rights violations at the US Mexico border. ICT is a major reason that the human rights abuses continue. Although ICT published a photo of ...
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The NarcoSphere
Ammunition headed for Mexico seized in S. Arizona
ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)
By: Associated Press NOGALES, AZ - Federal authorities in southern Arizona say they've seized more than 10000 rounds of ammunition from a tractor-trailer headed to Mexico. US Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nogales Port were screening ...
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ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)
Avondale police: Woman possibly kidnapped, may be headed to Mexico
AZ Central.com
Investigators believe Mondragon has fled to Mexico and may have arranged for someone to kidnap Rodriguez and bring her across the border, Avondale police said. Federal authorities at the US-Mexico border have been notified, police added.
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Immigrant-smuggling attempt foiled near Hotel Del Coronado
Los Angeles Times
... police and personnel from the nearby Navy amphibious base in Coronado, according to the US Border Patrol. The suspected boat pilot was arrested after being intercepted by the US Coast Guard trying to escape back to Mexico, authorities said.
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