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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Texas and Mexico Border News - 3.6.2012

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Texas officials warn Spring Breakers about dangers of Mexico travel
KETK
“The Mexican government has made great strides battling the cartels, and we commend their continued commitment to making Mexico a safer place to live and visit,” said DPS Director Steven C. McCraw. “However, drug cartel violence and other criminal ...
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KSWO
Biden's two-day trip to Mexico and Honduras comes amid calls by many of the region's leaders to discuss decriminalizing drugs as a way to ease a vicious war on cartels that has left Latin America bloodied. "It's worth discussing, but there is no ...
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Texas DPS raises safety concerns, advises against Mexico as a spring break ...
The Republic
It's the widest travel advisory issued by the US since Mexico stepped up its drug war in 2006. DPS Director Steven McCraw says Mexican drug cartel violence and other criminal activity represent a significant safety threat, even in some resort areas.
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Gun sales boom in expectation of Obama re-election
Devil's Lake Daily Journal
FBI records show the bureau in 2011 received more than 16.3 million inquiries from firearms sellers running criminal background checks on potential buyers, compared to 12.7 million in 2008. Texas had around 1 million such requests in each of the past ...
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Immigrants say sex offender threatened, starved them at stash house
Monitor
The Texas Syndicate is widely considered one of the state's largest prison gangs, with members throughout Texas participating in drug trafficking and human smuggling operations. The Syndicate notably performed several murders in the Rio Grande Valley ...
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DPS Advises Against Spring Break Travel to Mexico
The Texas Department of Public Safety is again urging Spring Breakers to avoid traveling to Mexico as a result of continued violence throughout the country. ... and visit,” said DPS Director Steven C. McCraw. “However, drug cartel violence and other criminal activity represent a significant safety threat, even in some resort areas.” According to published information from the U.S. Department of State: * -12903 narcotics-related homicides were reported the first nine months of 2011 alone.
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DPS to spring-breakers: Stay away from Mexico
Monitor
The news release cites homicides, gun battles, kidnappings, carjackings and highway robberies to deter border-travelers from going into Mexico. The DPS memo relies heavily on a travel advisory released by the US State Department last month, ...
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Brownsville joins South Texas economic development alliance
Brownsville Herald
"South Texas is the only part of the state that has access to the Texas-Mexico border and the Gulf of Mexico both," he said. "Why not work together? A lot of the projects that we touch are similar in nature, but we're also different.
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Voters pick new mayor in bizarre border town race
Austin American-Statesman
Silvia Gomez was taken into custody by New Mexico State Police on Sunday and charged with false voting and conspiracy to commit false voting. According to an arrest warrant, Gomez approached a Texas couple as they were inquiring about a building permit ...
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Texas House Democrat Lozano Becoming a Republican
MyFox Houston
In a phone interview, Lozano said he plans to formally announce his decision Thursday in Austin and in his home district, which includes Kingsville and stretches along the Gulf Cost to the Rio Grande Valley, near the border with Mexico.
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MyFox Houston
Lazaranda in Addison Makes Mexican Seafood into Art
D Magazine
After founding a handful of apparently successful establishments in Monterrey, this is their first outpost north of the border. It is a test case for a small chain in major markets in Texas, at which point an assessment about future expansion will be ...
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WINDMILL COUNTRY: Rabies program has proven success
San Angelo Standard Times
"We are all over the ranch, day in and day out, and we just don't have a problem since the program became effective," John Allen, who runs sheep and goats on the Texas-Mexico border, told Nathan Smith with Texas Farm Bureau. Allen said a ranch employee ...
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Grandma flees to Texas with girl
NorthJersey.com
"She must have driven through the night, Friday and Saturday," said police Chief Frank Papapietro, who suspected that Sanchez was trying to sneak the child over the border into Mexico and panicked. "The worst case scenario, she would have taken the ...
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Zetas Boss Dies in Shootout in Mexico
Latin American Herald Tribune
Nuevo Laredo, located across the Rio Grande from Laredo, Texas, has been a Los Zetas stronghold in the turf war against the rival Gulf cartel. “Guerra participated actively in the violent acts that his criminal organization committed along the border...
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Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #17: Bill and Turner Ross, ''Tchoupitoulas'
Indie Wire
The brothers were raised in Sidney, Ohio and are current residents of New Mexico and New Orleans, respectively. Bill says his experience is in "Jordans and a gold chain was living it up," while Turner admits, "My background was in painting and reckless ...
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Week in Review Part II: Street Bytes
Forex Pros
TransCanada announced that despite the Keystone XL oil pipeline being put on hold for the segment crossing the US-Canada border, it would build the segment from Oklahoma to the Gulf of Mexico, which does not require presidential approval.
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More patients turning to medical marijuana
KVUE
Patients certified by a doctor in New Mexico are allowed to buy marijuana from non-profit licensed producers or even grow a limited number of plants themselves, legally. Its a stark contrast to just across the border in Mexico where smugglers of ...
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AL DÍA: Journey Summary-Traveling the Texas-Mexico Border ...
By mexicoinstitute
Senior Associate, Eric Olson, and Associate, Chris Wilson, of the Mexico Institute recently traveled the length of the Texas-Mexico border, beginning in El Paso/Ciudad Juarez and ending in Brownsville/Matamoros. The two have blogged about ...
Mexico Institute
Travel warning for Mexico - TEXAS A&M HEALTH SCIENCE ...
By Marketing & Communications
Texas A&M Health Science Center · News & ... Resort areas and tourist destinations in Mexico generally do not see the levels of drug-related violence and crime reported in the border region and in areas along major trafficking routes.
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Presidential hopeful snubbed during Biden's visit to Mexico ...
By Arturo Gallardo
mySanAntonio.com · Beyond the Border. News and analysis from the Texas-Mexico region. ← A 'disposable' presidential bid? ... The PRI's unity candidate | Beyond the Border | a mySA.com blog on And then, there were 5 or 6? Watch Laredo ...
Beyond the Border

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Texas and Mexico: Centers for Cultural Collision | Teachinghistory.org
In the new republic, Texas was just one part of the state of Coahuila-Texas, a region in Mexico's northern borderlands in which Native communities were ...
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In Mexico, Biden shoots down talk of drug legalization
College Times
The calls for debate on legalization amount to a cry for help from countries battling the menace of Mexican and Colombian drug gangs moving into Central America. Leading the charge is a surprising paladin: right-wing Guatemalan President Otto Perez ...
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US pressures Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel
AFP
WASHINGTON — The US Treasury on Tuesday boosted its efforts to cut off financing for Mexico's notorious Sinaloa drug cartel, adding kingpin Ismael Zambada Garcia's brother Jesus Reynaldo to its official sanctions list. Jesus Reynaldo Zambada ...
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AFP
BC gangsters in over their heads in Mexico
CBC.ca
Gangsters from British Columbia are increasingly doing business with drug cartels in Mexico — a recklessly naive trend that has resulted in five deaths in the past four years, police say. As part of a weeklong series on the effects of the Mexican drug ...
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CBC.ca
Biden in Mexico: Drugs won't be legal
Politico
Biden's two-day trip to Mexico and Honduras comes amid calls by many of the region's leaders to discuss decriminalizing drugs as a way to ease a vicious war on cartels that has left Latin America bloodied. Continue Reading Text Size - + reset “It's ...
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Politico
Biden, in Mexico, Says US Won't Legalize Drugs
Wall Street Journal
Mr. Biden is expected to repeat that message on Tuesday when he meets with five Central American presidents in Honduras, some of whom have been pushing for US drug legalization as a way to stem the power of drug cartels and the scourge of related ...
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DPS issues Spring Break travel alert for Mexico
KGBT-TV
by Sergio Chapa Texas authorities are asking Spring Breakers to avoid travel to Mexico due to continuing drug cartel violence south of the border. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) issued the alert on Tuesday monring.
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Drug Gangs Terrorizing Central America Alarms UN - OpEd
Eurasia Review
Some Mexican drug cartels, under pressure from Mexican law enforcement authorities, have moved their drug trafficking operations to Central America, which has resulted in increased levels of violence, kidnapping, bribery, torture and homicide in that ...
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Biden's Trip to Latin America: Drug War Negotiations?
NextGen Journal
This fuels relentless violence in various areas of Mexico, as drug cartels battle to make gains in the lucrative black market for illicit drugs. In addition to the devastating effects that the war on drugs has had on Latin American communities, ...
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NextGen Journal
Biden visits Mexico, says drug legalization policy will remain unchanged
allvoices
Mexican President, Felipa Calderon, who has shown tremendous cooperation in the US's heavily militarized fight against the drug cartels, says that its time that some urgent action be taken to strengthen the policy already in place and the US should do ...
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Biden: US remains opposed to drug legalization
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Biden is on a one-day official visit to Mexico. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini) Biden's two-day trip to Mexico and Honduras comes amid calls by many of the region's leaders to discuss decriminalizing drugs as a way to ease a vicious war on cartels that ...
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Atlanta Journal Constitution
Mexican city struggles to combat Zetas drug cartel
CBC.ca
Monterrey was once a symbol of economic opportunity for Mexico, but CBC's Keith Boag reports the city now finds itself in a pitched battle to keep the Zetas drug cartel at bay. Boag joined a patrol of marines as they investigated the February escape of ...
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Mexico Asks US to Do More About Gun Trafficking, Money Laundering
Latin American Herald Tribune
MEXICO CITY – Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Monday asked visiting US Vice President Joseph Biden that Washington do more to aid Mexico's battle with drug cartels by taking steps to curb arms trafficking and money laundering.
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Latin American Herald Tribune
DPS Advises Against Spring Break Travel To Mexico, Warns Of Drug Violence
KWTX
“The Mexican government has made great strides battling the cartels, and we commend their continued commitment to making Mexico a safer place to live and visit,” said DPS Director Steven C. McCraw. “However, drug cartel violence and other criminal ...
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Mexican Youth Standing Up To Drug Trafficking Violence In Creative Ways
Huffington Post
The bodies were supposed to represent all the lives that have been lost during the war against drugs in Mexico. By unofficial count, at least 50000 people have died since 2006 when Felipe Calderon deployed the military against the drug cartels in his ...
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DPS advises against spring break trips to Mexico
Fort Worth Star Telegram
It's the widest travel advisory issued by the US since Mexico stepped up its drug war in 2006. DPS Director Steven McCraw says Mexican drug cartel violence and other criminal activity represent a significant safety threat, even in some resort areas.
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Doing Biden's Bidding
CounterPunch
Carl Ginsburg on how Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute sings for his supper. by LAURA CARLSEN Vice President Joe Biden landed in Mexico City last night and he's left little doubt about his mission—to lock in the regional drug war.
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Vice President Biden Visits Mexico and Central America
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
Security will undoubtedly play a large role, as Central America's governments battle drug cartels and soaring homicide rates. The US has upped financial support over the last few years through the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI), ...
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Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
Mexico's Presidential Contest: Calderón's “Hail Mary” Pass?
ISN
Enrique Peña Nieto, the candidate of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), is likely to become Mexico's next president following the July election. A capture of Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán Loera, however, chief of the Sinaloa drug cartel, ...
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ISN
Alleged cartel member arrested with guns
UPI.com
TIJUANA, Mexico, March 5 (UPI) -- An alleged member of one of Mexico's most violent drug gangs was arrested Sunday with five firearms he said he acquired in the United States, authorities said. Police in Tijuana said Sergio Ochoa Contreras, 32, ...
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Zeta Leader Killed in Massive Shootout
KGNS
By KGNS News Across the border, more than a dozen people confirmed dead, including the top leader of the zetas drug cartel in Nuevo Laredo. Late last week, a massive shootout broke out among drug traffickers and the Mexican military.
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Matt Gurney: Ottawa woman launches lamest discrimination claim ever
National Post
In Mexico, there is genuine concern that fighting between rival drug cartels could cause the country to essentially collapse. Closer to home, in Ottawa, there's the woman who has a hard time fitting her car into her driveway. Plus, she's a mother.
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Latin American Prison Deaths: No Mere Coincidence
World Policy Institute (blog)
Only five days later, in Mexico, 30 alleged members of the Zetas drug cartel escaped from the Monterrey-based Apodaca prison and killed 44 prisoners who apparently belonged to the rival Gulf Cartel. Though these two incidents are separate, ...
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World Policy Institute (blog)
Time for Corrupt Attorney General Eric Holder to “Pay the Piper”
AmmoLand.com (press release)
That Justice Department program sent over 2000 illegal firearms to Mexican drug cartels, leaving over 300 Mexican nationals and two US agents dead. Yet, Holder continues to lie under oath and to stonewall Congress. He has sent only 6400 pages of the ...
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Texas DPS Warns Against Spring Break Travel to Mexico
Texas Tribune
“Many crimes against Americans in Mexico go unpunished, and we have a responsibility to inform the public about safety and travel risks and threats. Based on the unpredictable nature of cartel violence and other criminal elements, we are urging ...
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Counsel seeks expenses in defense of Zapata murder suspect
Brownsville Herald
Suspected Zetas drug cartel hitman Julian Zapata Espinoza, alias "Piolin," is charged with the murder of Agent Zapata, a Brownsville native, and the attempted murder of his partner Agent Victor Avila, of El Paso, also with US Immigration and Customs ...
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Decriminalizing drugs the only answer
The Daily News of Newburyport
Upward of 50000 people, most of them innocent bystanders, have been murdered in Mexico since 2006 when, at the urging of the Bush administration, President Felipe Calderon decided to go toe to toe with the cartels and their foot soldiers on the ground.
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Patrol officer disrupts suspected drug traffickers Monday on Padre Island
Corpus Christi Caller Times
By Steven Alford CORPUS CHRISTI — An officer on routine patrol Monday morning on Padre Island disrupted suspected drug traffickers shuffling bags between trucks and a small boat. The officer was patrolling the beach about 5:50 am just south of Bob ...
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ATF's #2 Says Agency Mistakenly Used Drug Strategy in Operation Fast and Furious
ticklethewire.com
Fast and Furious encouraged Arizona gun dealers to sell to straw purchasers, all with the hopes of tracing the guns to the Mexican cartels. ATF lost track of many of the guns, some of which surfaced at crime scenes on both sides of the border including ...
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Holder Questioned About Agent Zapata Murder's Link to Fast ...
Last year, ICE Agent Zapata had left the U.S. Consulate in Mexico City and was enroute with his partner, Victor Avila, to Monterrey, Mexico at which time both ICE officers were ambushed by alleged members of Los Zetas drug cartel. Zapata ...
Grendel Report
AMERICA GUNNING AND AMMOING UP | THE ANTI LIBERAL ZONE
By Gunny G
These are the same idiots who tried to gin up angst among Americans with Operation Fast and Furious, that the Lamestream Liberal Media STILL ignores, that gave automatic weapons to Mexican drug cartels that have resulted in TWO ...
THE ANTI LIBERAL ZONE
Legalizing Marijuana: Why Joe Biden Should Listen to Latin ...
By Tim Padgett
... reached the end of his rope. After 52 innocent people were massacred in August by drug gangsters who set fire to a Monterrey casino – 52 added to the almost 50000 drug-related murders in Mexico since... ... In recent weeks that call was taken up by Guatemalan President Otto Pérez and other presidents in Central America, an isthmus that drug gangs have turned into a killing field almost as horrific as it was during the civil wars of the 1980s. The Pentagon calls the Central ...
Global Spin
Biden: US remains opposed to drug legalization - WREX.com ...
Biden's two-day trip to Mexico and Honduras comes amid calls by many of the region's leaders to discuss decriminalizing drugs as a way to ease a vicious war on cartels that has left Latin America bloodied. "It's worth discussing, but there is no ...
WREX - 13 News Headlines
It's Time for Corrupt Attorney General Eric Holder to “Pay the Piper ...
By Steve Farrell
That Justice Department program sent over 2000 illegal firearms to Mexican drug cartels, leaving over 300 Mexican nationals and two U.S. agents dead. Yet, Holder continues to lie under oath and to stonewall Congress. He has sent only ...
The Moral Liberal
Borderland Beat: 10 hurt in Nuevo Laredo Walmart grenade attack ...
By badanov
A total of ten unidentified individuals were wounded in a grenade attack at a Walmart store in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Sunday night, according to Mexican news accounts. Reports say firefights erupted between local drug gangs -- probably ...
Borderland Beat

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Mexican Drug Cartel Targets Australia | KQED Public Media for ...
The Sinaloa cartel has found massive markups and high demand for cocaine in Australia.
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Russian Mafia, Italian Mafia and Mexican Drug Cartels? - Yahoo ...
Russian Mafia, Italian Mafia and Mexican Drug Cartels? Who is more powerful? 10 minutes ago; - 4 days left to answer. Report Abuse · Answer Question ...
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country to Zetas drug cartel - Lucianne.com News Forum - Thread
Much has been made of the risks Mexico's drug war poses to tourists, but the most ... While the Zetas and other drug cartels are actually domestic terrorist gangs ...
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Mexico and Gulf Region Reporter: More evidence Mexican drug war ...
Critics of Mexico's 62 month old war against the drug cartels, launched by president Felipe Calderón in December 2006, might want to take note of a report ...
mexicogulfreporter.blogspot.com/.../more-evidence-mexican-...
Along Mexico border, drug taint on politicians lingers | McClatchy
In dribs and drabs, in Mexican news accounts and U.S. court documents, new ... to the reign of Juan Garcia Abrego, a drug lord and founder of the Gulf Cartel.
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Illegal immigrant loves wife from across border
The Associated Press
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Agustin Portillo checks the oil in his wife's car, stores her luggage in her trunk and then drives her from his apartment in Tijuana to the US border entry port because she is too afraid to maneuver the twisting streets of this ...
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The Associated Press
Border issues across Latin America highlight NMSU speaker series
Las Cruces Sun-News
By Janet Perez / perezjm@nmsu.edu LAS CRUCES — While much is said and written about the issues surrounding the US-Mexico divide, similar transnational concerns are being faced along borders throughout Latin America. Cross-border issues across the ...
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A Love Stronger than a Border
Fox News
And it continues even though one is stuck on the Mexican side of the border, unable to live with his adoring wife in Los Angeles. So every two weeks, Agustin Portillo has to drive his wife, Ana, from his apartment in Tijuana to the US border.
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On opposite sides of border, married couple awaits immigration law change
Greenfield Daily Reporter
After 20 years of living together in the US, her husband is now stuck on the Mexican side of the border. A federal law, criticized by the president, prohibits him from living with her. (March 6) TIJUANA, Mexico — Agustin Portillo checks the oil in his ...
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Separated couple awaits immigration law change
CBS News
TIJUANA, Mexico — Agustin Portillo checks the oil in his wife's car, stores her luggage in her trunk and then drives her from his tiny apartment in Tijuana to the United States border entry port. It's not a long trip, but Ana Portillo is afraid to ...
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Mexico Urges US To Fight Arms Trafficking On Borders
Bernama
MEXICO CITY, March 6 (Bernama) -- Mexican President Felipe Calderon has called for more efforts from the United States to curb arms trafficking along their borders. Meeting US Vice President Joseph Biden at the presidential residence here, ...
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Biden meets with Mexican presidential candidates, says US remains opposed to ...
Washington Post
MEXICO CITY — Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that Mexico's three main presidential candidates share a vision of continued close cooperation with Washington, and used his brief visit south of the border to also knock down talk of drug ...
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Biden meets with Mexican presidential candidates
Central Florida News 13
US Vice President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with Enrique Pena Nieto, former governor of the State of Mexico and current presidential candidate for the Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI, Mexico City, Monday, March 5, 2012.
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Central Florida News 13
Obama's new law could unite stricken families
New Zealand Herald
Photo / AP Agustin Portillo checks the oil in his wife's car, stores her luggage in her boot and then drives her from his tiny apartment in Tijuana to the United States border entry port. It's not a long trip, but Ana Portillo is afraid to manoeuvre ...
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Mexico asks Biden to stop US arms, money flow
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ AP MEXICO CITY — President Feliple Calderon told Vice President Joe Biden on Monday that Mexico wants the United States to do more to halt the flow of weapons and drug money to south of the border. US Vice President Joe Biden, ...
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Atlanta Journal Constitution
Merida's New Direction
Voice of America
And, for every US dollar, the government of Mexico spent thirteen: "This is very much a shared effort, a shared responsibility, a shared response." A major part of the joint effort is aimed at transforming the nature of the US - Mexico border.
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WYANDOTTE: Feds allege warehouse used by Mexican drug cartel
Dearborn Press and Guide
At the warehouse, drug proceeds would be packaged and loaded into vehicles, including a recreational vehicle that would be driven by drug couriers to the Mexican border. Continued... According to Wyandotte Police Chief Daniel Grant, his department had ...
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Series of heroin busts in SCC reflects larger trend
Nogales International
A day earlier, US Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales discovered nearly 5 pounds of heroin concealed in the tailgate of a truck driven by an 18-year-old Mexican national. And the day before that, on Feb. 25, local CBP officers arrested a ...
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NAFTA: Not just trade
El Paso Inc.
In my last column, I wrote about a speech I attended by Herminio Blanco, the former lead Mexican trade negotiator for the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. He was Mexico's minister of Trade and Industry in the late 1990s.
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Mexican president asks Biden for US to boost fight against arms trafficking ...
Newser
By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | AP | Mar 5, 2012 5:15 PM CST in President Feliple Calderon told Vice President Joe Biden on Monday that Mexico wants the United States to do more to halt the flow of weapons and drug money to south of the border.
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US remains opposed to drug legalisation, says Joe Biden
BBC News
The US remains firmly opposed to the legalisation of illicit drugs, Vice-President Joe Biden has said during a trip to Mexico. Mr Biden, who is also visiting Honduras, said such a debate was "legitimate" amid rising drug violence but US policy would ...
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BBC News
Luis Urrea interview: Pulitzer Prize finalist talks about compassion ...
Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com
Stricken with tuberculosis and other “poverty diseases,” Urrea's parents were forced to take him to the United States in an attempt to save his life. Much like many Mexicans who cross the border, his family had little choice in the matter.
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Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com
Woman Killed by "Homemade Cannon"
NBC San Diego
Deputies were heavily armed with assault rifles in an area where trailers and mobile homes were accessible only by a dirt road. An ambulance was also called to the scene just north of the US- Mexico border near Tecate.
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Two Companies Accused of Fleecing US Troops
Daily Beast
The two, who are American citizens, are the sons of José Galicot, a prominent Mexican businessman and philanthropist known to some as the “godfather of Tijuana.” For years, the elder Galicot has been a relentless champion for the Mexican border city, ...
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Daily Beast
Recovery in the US and Mexico: A View From the Bottom
NACLA (blog)
It is a sad truth that the structure of the Mexican economy in the early twenty-first century requires that poor citizens who seek work north of the border do so in sectors of the US economy that provide sub-minimum wages, horrendous working conditions ...
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NACLA (blog)
How US Companies Decide Where To Build Their Chinese Factories
The Atlantic Cities
“For anything labor-intensive they've gone to the cheapest location, which is the interior of Mexico.” There are also manufacturing plants clustered along the border between Mexico and the US for American companies that require quick delivery of ...
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The Atlantic Cities
Let Mexico in on trade agreement
Politico
Since 2007, Mexican President Felipe Calderon has expressed our country's interest in joining negotiations to create what is known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new trade agreement linking nations throughout the Pacific region.
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Politico
Tribeca Film Festival announces half of 2012 slate
Huffington Post
Abbie Cornish stars in "The Girl" as a single mother who loses her job and, desperate for income to keep custody of her son, helps smuggle illegal immigrants over the US-Mexico border. The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival will be held April 18 to ...
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Trial of Rogue Tijuana Gang Raises Question of Violence Spilling Over to San Diego
InSight Crime
The San Diego trial of two gang members once linked to the Tijuana Cartel is a reminder that Mexican groups have long used the city as a base. However, this group was arguably in the unusual position of finding it safer to operate on US rather than ...
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Congresswoman Calls For Crackdown On Visa Abusers
CBS Local
Miller said while a lot of focus has been on securing the US border with Mexico, more needs to be done to shore up the exit process for those with expired visas. “Some estimates, some as high as in the 40 percentile, of all illegal aliens that are in ...
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CBS Local
English Spoken Here
Legal As She Is Spoke (blog)
Though she spent most of her childhood south of the Mexico-US border, Ms. Cabrera is a US-born citizen who graduated from high school in Arizona. She readily admits that she primarily speaks and communicates in Spanish. That's to be expected, ...
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Legal As She Is Spoke (blog)
Tribeca Film Festival announces half of 2012 slate, with films from Franco ...
KTUU.com
Desperate for income to keep custody of her son, she helps smuggle illegal immigrants over the US-Mexico border. A film Franco made while moonlighting on the daytime soap opera "General Hospital" will also play at the festival.
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2011 marks record year for drug seizures in Pinal County
InMaricopa.com
By Tim Howsare Pinal county Sheriff Paul Babeu, left, in November standing with Chief Deputy Steve Henry next to the load an illegal Mexican immigrant was transporting. Courtesy of PCSO. The Pinal County Sheriff's Office is coming off a historic year ...
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InMaricopa.com
Biden calls drug legalization debate 'legitimate'
GlobalPost
Vice President Joe Biden said during his trip to Mexico that the US remains firmly opposed to the legalization of illegal drugs. US Vice-President Joe Biden (C) takes a tour around during his visit at the Basilica of Guadalupe on March 5, ...
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Playing Video Games is Good for You
Fox News
A Love Divided by the US/Mexico Border Computer gaming has become a $25 billion-a-year entertainment business behemoth since the first coin-operated commercial video games hit the market 41 years ago. In 2010, gaming companies sold 257 million video ...
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Johnson set to face old nemesis in ex-Mexico goalkeeper
Major League Soccer
Speaking with reporters after Monday's training session, the 27-year-old striker chalked the incident up to the high-pressure nature of the cross-border rivalry. “That's the past,” Johnson laughed. “Any time the US plays Mexico, it's pretty intense.
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Major League Soccer
Report: Syrian military hospitals torturing patients
msnbc.com (blog)
They aren't Syrian, they aren't Mexican, they aren't African, they aren't American, they are SCUM. These PEOPLE are the scum of the Earth, it does not have anything to do with skin color or race. These are people like you and me, nothing more nothing ...
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HSI's fast actions lead to capture of Los Angeles-area double murder suspect
PoliticalNews.me (press release)
The HSI special agent quickly hung up the phone and called Salvador Ochoa, HSI's assistant attaché in Tijuana, Mexico. Ochoa did a bit of research and reached out to his law enforcement counterparts in the Mexican state of Baja California.
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Senate approves emergency declaration measure
Arizona Capitol Times
15, 2010 picture, an American flag on a resident's home waves in the breeze near a US Border Patrol truck blocking the road leading to a search area near where US Border Patrol agent Brian A. Terry, 40, was killed northwest of Nogales, Ariz.
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Arizona Capitol Times
Retired immigration judge from Duxbury now an advocate for immigrants
Wicked Local
When the government started its first major effort to build (Mexico) border fences, the INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) needed someone who understood government contracts. So I went there. And I had worked with the Mariel boat lift (from ...
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U.S. v. CASTANEDA-CASTILLO
Leagle.com
Castaneda-Castillo was aware that his role in the cash smuggling activity was to elude authorities and transport the illicit cash from the United States into Mexico. Given that the operation relied on him to overcome security at the border checkpoint, ...
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'Scarface,' 'Traffic' and all the best-ever narco movies
Houston Chronicle (blog)
“Traffic”- A great look at the drug trade from both sides of the US-Mexico border. This seems like the first time Mexican drug cartels make it in a major Hollywood movie. The story jumps right out of the news from back in the day- all kinds of grit.
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Houston Chronicle (blog)
International news in brief
STLtoday.com
Mexico expects more from USMexican President Felipe Calderon told Vice President Joe Biden on Monday that Mexico wants the United States to do more to halt the flow of weapons and drug money to south of the border. Calderon's request came during a ...
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For Latinos, Immigration More Personal than Political, Poll Says
Fox News
In the poll, many Latinos showed support for enforcement of immigration laws – 56 percent say that having “open borders” would be detrimental to the United States, hurting the economy. Slightly more than 30 percent differ, believing open borders would ...
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Recommended: McCain calls for US-led airstrikes on Assad forces
msnbc.com
If we elect one, prepare for WW3 with Iran, China, Russia, North Korea and Syria, maybe Mexico will invade our southern border too? Hell their military already makes incursions in Texas and New Mexico. I am firmly convinced that McCain, is in the early ...
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Rebuttal to 'How Goodwin's Law...' column
Nogales International
If you want to know what anarchy is like, look no further than across the border. The Mexican cartels are gang-rule at its bloodiest. Yes Mexico has a government but to the extent that government is unable or unwilling to eliminate the cartels, ...
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Oklahoma Voters on the Biggest Concerns in the US
Yahoo! Contributors Network
My biggest concern is corporate control over Mexico and the border. Too many illegal immigrants and drugs are traveling over the border. Multiple Mexican families live in a house and not all of the families pay taxes, therefore not all of the federal ...
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ATM Skimming Ring Busted
BankInfoSecurity.com
So, far, 357 charges have been brought against the ring, and authorities say they are working with the Canada Border Services Agency, the US Secret Service and other Greater Toronto agencies to locate 13 more suspects, including Dimo Bakalov, ...
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BankInfoSecurity.com
2012 Tribeca Film Festival Announces World Competition Titles
ComingSoon.net
Desperate to earn cash for her custody battle, she makes the daring choice to help smuggle illegal immigrants over the border. A deep connection to a young Mexican girl will take her on a life-changing journey and force her to confront her past.
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Mexico tourism adds environmentalists to list of foes
Gadling
by Chris Owen (RSS feed) on Mar 5th 2012 at 4:30PM Mexico gets bad press for a number of reasons causing travelers to use extra caution when visiting south of the border. Attractions, like UNESCO biosphere sites along the Baja California Peninsula, ...
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