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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Texas and Mexico Border News - 5.19.2012

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GOP House leaders increase pressure on Holder
Fox News
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives program was created to send thousands of guns across the Mexico border to suspected arms dealers with the expectation that they would lead to organizers of Mexican drug cartels, allowing the US to ...
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Journalist kidnapped and killed in northern Mexico
Boston.com
May 18, 2012|Olga R. Rodriguez, AP The tortured body of a Mexican police reporter was found on the side of a road in the northern state of Sonora on Friday, a day after he was kidnapped by gunmen while waiting at a car wash, authorities said.
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Mexico Holds 4 High-Ranking Army Officers
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Another general, Manuel Moreno Avina, and several soldiers he commanded are on charges of murder, torture and drug trafficking in a border town in northern Mexico. "There have been cases with military officials before, but I don't think this many at ...
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Marcos Antonio Avila Garcia, Journalist, Kidnapped In Mexico
Huffington Post
Last week, gunmen opened fire on the offices of the El Manana newspaper in the border city of Nuevo Laredo. The week before, police found the mutilated bodies of three photojournalists inside plastic bags dumped in a canal in the Gulf coast state of ...
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Kidnapped Mexican reporter found dead
gulfnews.com
Mexico City: A Mexican newspaper reporter kidnapped in the northwestern border state of Sonora was found dead on Friday with signs of torture, local officials said. Marco Antonio Avila Garcia, a police reporter with the newspaper El Regional de Sonora, ...
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Former Sunland Park public works director indicted on fraud charges
Las Cruces Sun-News
The charges stem from Hernandez' alleged role in a Mexico border conference last November where he and three former city employees are said to have allowed an El Paso businessman to pay for their lodging, meals, transportation, alcohol and visits to ...
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NEB Life Skills Class cooks up Mexican lunch
Towanda Daily Review
The Northeast Bradford Elementary School Life Skills class threw a belated Cinco de Mayo celebration Friday, cooking up a Mexican meal for staff members and showing off some south-of-the-border colors. (Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican celebration held every ...
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Towanda Daily Review
JT Ready's Case Exposes Ties Between Anti-Immigrant, White Supremacy Groups
New America Media
PHOENIX -- Jason Todd Ready was a neo-Nazi who didn't try to hide the fact that he was ready and willing to use deadly force on the US-Mexico border to stop the incursion of undocumented immigrants. That his life came to a violent end was no surprise ...
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Kidnapped reporter found dead in Mexico
The Guardian
Last week gunmen opened fire on the offices of the El Manana newspaper in the border city of Nuevo Laredo. Avila had been snatched and forced into a pick-up truck on Thursday by three masked gunmen as he waited for a company car to be washed in Ciudad ...
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The Guardian
Mexico Kidnapped Journalist
Omaha World-Herald
This undated photo shows Mexican police reporter Marco Antonio Avila Garcia. Avila Garcia's body was found inside a black plastic bag on the side of the road near the city of Empalme, south of Ciudad Obregon in Sonora state on Friday, May 18, 2012.
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Journalist kidnapped in northern Mexico
Seattle Post Intelligencer
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Masked gunmen kidnapped a police reporter while he waited at a car wash in the northern state of Sonora, authorities said Friday. State prosecutors' spokesman Jose Larrinaga said reporter Marcos Antonio Avila Garcia was waiting ...
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Breezing across the Mexican border | Mexico Unmasked
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I've written here and here about humongous wait times to get across the border. ... On the U.S. side, the adjacent city is Del Rio, Texas. ... Two hours later, I don't think border formalities took any more than 30 seconds on the Mexican side.
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Bride's suspected killer may have fled to U.S.-Mexican border ...
Bride's suspected killer may have fled to U.S.-Mexican border. May 18, 2012| Jared Taylor | Reuters. MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - A man suspected of killing his ...
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Mexico Detains Third General in Cartel Probe
Wall Street Journal
AP MEXICO CITY—Mexico's army said it had detained a third general for questioning after a judge placed two other officers under a form of house arrest pending an investigation for possible links to the Beltrán Leyva drug cartel.
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Sacha Cohen and Arab Minstrelsy
Dissident Voice
He was also exiled from the United States, his citizenship revoked and then re-instated; he was poisoned with drugs and tortured with electric-shock therapy, the latter while under American supervision in hospital custody in London.
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Smuggled horses in West Texas found to be diseased
North Texas e-News
By Texas Animal Health Commission AUSTIN - US Border Patrol agents recently seized 10 adult horses and four yearlings as they attempted to enter Texas illegally by walking across the Rio Grande River near Indian Hot Springs, in southern Hudspeth county ...
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Phoenix hearing to focus on drugs at border
Tucson Citizen
18, 2012, under Arizona Republic News WASHINGTON – A congressional panel will meet Monday in Phoenix to talk about ways to improve information-sharing among government agencies to thwart the flow of illicit drugs from Mexico into Arizona. Rep.
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4th high-ranking Mexican army officer detained
U-T San Diego
By MARK STEVENSON, AP MEXICO CITY — Mexico's army announced Friday that it had detained a fourth high-ranking officer during a civilian investigation into alleged military links to drug cartels. Three generals were previously detained.
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$1.4 million in cash found in Lower Valley home
El Paso Times
The case is one of the largest cash seizures by authorities in the city that is a hotbed of Mexican drug-cartel activity. Police officials said the cash was in 129 wrapped bundles found Tuesday by the West Texas Stash House Unit.
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Exclusive Vending Contract Keeps Gourmet Food Trucks from Downtown
KVIA El Paso
By ABC-7's Matt Dougherty EL PASO, Texas -- Recent news reports show El Paso continuing to make efforts to be more like bigger cities, but when it comes to cuisine-on-wheels, downtown is being left in the dust. Gourmet food trucks have become a draw ...
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UPI NewsTrack TopNews
UPI.com
In Operation Fast and Furious, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents allowed weapons to be illegally bought and circulated on both sides of the US-Mexico border. Two of the weapons turned up after a US Border Patrol agent was ...
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DEA Recording Americans' Movements on Highways, Creating Central Repository of ...
American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog)
Part one is, we're currently deploying all along the southwest border. We're deployed in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and the eastern part of California.... We're also receiving additional LPR data from other sources who collect and store LPR data but ...
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Food Rules!
City Journal
A whole chapter explains why the Mexican food in El Paso, Texas is so different from that in its sister city (sharing similar demographics and history) across the US-Mexico border, Ciudad Juárez. The chapter illuminates the effects of the more ...
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Feds say Colorado wildfire started on camp stove
KTVN
In California, a blaze that started across the US-Mexico border advanced into San Diego County, where it burned about 150 acres of brush. Crews expected to have the fire contained late Friday. No homes were threatened. No significant injuries were ...
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California's bad dream: Budget deficit hits $16B, unemployment 11%, businesses ...
Human Events
Even immigrants from Mexico have started returning home, despite the horrible violence in that country, because the economy South of the Border is growing faster than California's. Bucking national trends, California's unemployment rose in March to 11 ...
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Editorial, 5/19: Immigrant stories inspire
Lincoln Journal Star
... Alvarez would get up before dawn at his orphanage in Juarez, Mexico, to begin a two-hour trek – first walking, then riding a bus -- across the border to the Lydia Patterson Institute, a private United Methodist preparatory school in El Paso, Texas.
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ANTHOLOGY « NewBorder: Criticism and Creation from the U.S. ...
ANTHOLOGY. The idea behind NewBorder: Contemporary Voices from the Texas/Mexico Border arose out of a lack of creative work that highlights and collects ...
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Missing Texas A&M student found near Mexico border - Topix
Texas A&M University police are seeking information on the whereabouts of student William Tubbs , who was reported missing. Share. Post. Leave a Comment ...
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The two based at the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station patrol the Gulf of Mexico and Texas border. Terrorist threats are the top priority, but the drones see a lot of ...
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Fourth Mexican army officer held in drug cartel probe
BBC News
A fourth high-ranking Mexican army officer has been arrested for possible links with a drug trafficking cartel. Mexico's defence department announced that Lt Col Silvio Hernandez Soto had been detained for questioning. Three generals, including a ...
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BBC News
Mexico detains 3 generals with ties to drug cartel
Bend Bulletin
By Randal C. Archibold / New York Times News Service MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government detained three high-ranking army generals this week, including a former second in command at the Defense Ministry, suggesting the depths drug cartels have gone ...
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Three Mexican generals arrested on suspicion of helping drug cartels
Denver Post
By Rendal C. Archibold MEXICO CITY — The government detained three high-ranking army generals this week, including a former second in command at the Defense Ministry, suggesting the depths to which drug cartels have gone in trying to infiltrate one of ...
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Four Mexican officers detained in alleged corruption probe
CNN
By Mariano Castillo, CNN (CNN) -- Mexico's military, the heavy lifter in the country's battle against drug cartels, is under scrutiny following the detention of four high-ranking officers who are being questioned for alleged ties to those same gangs.
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Mexico detains 4th Mexican army officer for questioning, following drug ...
Washington Post
MEXICO CITY — Mexico's army announced Friday that it had detained a fourth high-ranking officer during a civilian investigation into alleged military links to drug cartels. Three generals were previously detained. The Defense Department said it ...
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Fourth Mexican general arrested over links to drug cartels
Press TV
Another Mexican general has been arrested on suspicion of having links to the country's drug cartels, Mexican Defense Department has said. Retired Lt. Col. Silvio Hernandez Soto, who was brought in for questioning, was the fourth high-ranking officer ...
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Press TV
Mexican army captures 8 Gulf cartel members, guns
FederalNewsRadio.com
By MARK STEVENSON AP MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's army announced Friday that it had detained a fourth high-ranking officer during a civilian investigation into alleged military links to drug cartels. Three generals were previously detained.
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Amid Mexico drug war, three generals detained
Tampabay.com
MEXICO CITY — In a fresh blow to the prestige of the Mexican military amid a bloody drug war, three current or retired generals have been detained in Mexico as part of a government investigation of possible ties between ranking officers and organized ...
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Alleged Mexican drug lord arrested, authorities say
Los Angeles Times
Mexican authorities on Friday confirmed that Cazares was in custody. Mexican authorities did not make the arrest public at the time. Cazares, 48, is believed to be a key lieutenant to Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel, ...
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Marco Antonio Avila, Mexican Crime Reporter, Murdered And Stuffed Into A ...
Huffington Post
In total, more than 70 journalists have been murdered in Mexico in the last decade, according to the government-funded National Human Rights Commission. Drug cartels are thought to be behind many of the murders, but very few of the cases have been ...
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Three Mexico generals held in investigation of crime ties
Sacramento Bee
Mario Acosta Chaparro, once accused but exonerated of drug links to a cartel based in Ciudad Juarez, was shot and killed in Mexico City. The most well-known modern case of ties between a general and drug traffickers was that of Mexico's drug czar, Gen.
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Mexican army captures 8 Gulf cartel members, guns
Boston.com
MEXICO CITY—The army says it has detained eight suspected members of the Gulf cartel and seized drugs, guns and hand grenades during investigations into the May 13 discovery of 49 dismembered bodies on a highway in northern Mexico.
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Mexican crime reporter kidnapped and murdered
msnbc.com
Avila covered police and crime issues for the local paper Diario de Sonora and had reported on drug-related violence. Sonora, which borders Arizona, lies on a key smuggling route for the Sinaloa cartel, led by Mexico's most wanted man, Joaquin "Shorty" ...
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Journalist kidnapped and killed in northern Mexico
Salon
By Olga R. Rodriguez, AP MEXICO CITY (AP) — The tortured body of a Mexican police reporter was found on the side of a road in the drug cartel-plagued state of Sinaloa on Friday, a day after he was kidnapped by gunmen while waiting at a car wash, ...
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Kidnapped Mexican reporter found dead
New Straits Times
Police found Avila's tortured body on the side of a highway in northwestern Mexico 120 kilometers (75 miles) from where he was kidnapped with a message from one of the drug cartels, the prosecutor's spokesman Jose Larrinaga told AFP.
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Eric Holder should be fired
Baltimore Sun
When a government operation calls for the distribution of thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels and results in the death of a US border patrol agent and at least 200 Mexican citizens, someone better start explaining. Unfortunately however, Attorney ...
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Mexico: 8 Held in Investigation Into 49 Dismembered Bodies
New York Times
The army said it had detained eight suspected members of the Gulf cartel and seized drugs, guns and hand grenades during investigations into the discovery last week of 49 dismembered bodies on a highway in northern Mexico. The suspects were apprehended ...
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La Familia Michoacan, Bradenton brothers plead guilty to drug trafficking ...
Bradenton Herald
According to their plea agreements, Victor and Guillermo Peralta-Saucedo advised others to smuggle cocaine to the United States from Mexico in 2011 for La Familia Michoacan, the Mexican drug cartel, the release stated. "Thousands of kiloswill change ...
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Bradenton Herald
Another Mexican general is detained
Sky News Australia
The department did not indicate the charges against Gen Ricardo Escorcia Vargas, but it has come just days after two other military brass were questioned by the Attorney-General's Office about possible drug cartel links. The military personnel who ...
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Elisa Castillo Gets Life In Prison For First-Time Drug Offense
Huffington Post
Few will argue that Elisa Castillo -- a 56-year-old grandmother -- is a high-level drug cartel kingpin, but she's spending more time in prison than many who are. She maintains she was tricked by a Mexican resident who wanted to start a bus company ...
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Kidnapped journalist's body found
Sydney Morning Herald
Mexico has become one of the most dangerous countries for journalists, with workers in the media disproportionately targeted as a government offensive against drug cartels and rivalry among crime gangs have resulted in tens of thousands of killings, ...
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Sydney Morning Herald
Mother, sons' involvement suspected in large drug smuggling ring
Fox News
Chandler police said the mother, Grace Valencia Lara, and her sons were allegedly selling the drugs in the city as part of a larger ring with possible ties to Mexican cartels, MyFoxPhoenix reports. After receiving a call to the Valencia Lara's house ...
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Another Mexican General Detained for Questioning
Latin American Herald Tribune
Ricardo Escorcia Vargas was placed under arrest on Thursday, but it came just days after two other military brass were detained and taken to the Attorney General's Office for questioning about possible links to drug cartels. The military personnel who ...
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138 US Customs and Border Personnel Arrested For Corruption Since 2004
CNSNews.com
By Edwin Mora (CNSNews.com) - There have been 138 US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees arrested since 2004 for engaging in acts of corruption including drug and alien smuggling, in part, due to Mexican drug cartel influence.
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Narconon Arrowhead offers Solutions in Dire Time of Increasing Drug Deaths
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
It's not surprising that New Mexico is in first place. Mexican drug cartels are housed just across the border and have their eyes on this lucrative market. They have been known to recruit Mexican schoolchildren who cross the border to go to US schools ...
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Rocker Cave, director Hillcoat slam 'failed' war on drugs
AFP
Hillcoat said that he saw many parallels to today "with the economic crisis, the political crisis, the war on drugs". He said he made a montage that was due to start the film that showed modern-day Mexican drug cartels, then moved back "through the 80s ...
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AFP
Mexican ex-general held for drug-gang link
Windsor Star
A former general in Mexico has been arrested for alleged collusion with drug traffickers, following the arrests this week of two other generals, one retired and another active duty, on similar charges, officials said. The general Ricardo Escorcia, ...
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No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money: Brady Campaign Shills For ...
By John Richardson
... under their leadership, has done nothing to respond to the Mexican government's desperate pleas for the Congress to strengthen American gun laws to stop gun trafficking from American gun shops to the Mexican drug cartels. The House ...
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GOP 'doing the bidding of the gun lobby' on Fast and Furious, Brady ...
By Richard Dunham
Gross blamed the GOP for standing in the way of efforts to combat the illegal smuggling of U.S. weapons to Mexican drug cartels. “The House Republican leadership decries the failure of U.S. authorities to prevent illegal guns from crossing the ...
Texas on the Potomac
Mexico Detains Third General Tied to Drug Cartel | The Agonist
NYT - The Mexican government detained three high-ranking Army generals this week, including a former second in command at the Defense Ministry, suggesting the depths drug cartels have gone in trying to infiltrate one of the primary forces ...
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Taylor Kitsch: Bye Bye, NY! | Taylor Kitsch : Just Jared
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The drama, which also features John Travolta and Blake Lively, revolves around two friends who face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend. Savages hits theaters July 6! Like Just Jared on Facebook ...
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Three Mexico generals held in investigation of crime ties - Americas ...
In a fresh blow to the prestige of the Mexican military amid a bloody drug war, three current or retired generals have been detained in Mexico as part of a government investigation of possible ties between ranking officers and organized crime. ... The army has faced growing criticism as tens of thousands of soldiers have been deployed across the country to crack down on heavily armed drug cartels. The deployment has prompted numerous charges of rights abuses _ unlawful ...
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... originally planned to put the violence in perspective by opening the movie with a retrospective montage, beginning with the current wave of Mexican drug-cartel killings, then back through the cocaine and heroin wars in New York in the '80s, ...
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Iran Gives Chavez Missiles To Hit The Us: Screwed! at DickMorris.com
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The Iranian-Venezuelan alliance first came to public view when U.S. counter-terrorist officials thwarted an Iranian-Venezuelan plot to use Mexican drug cartel operatives to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S.as he ate in a DC ...
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GOP leadership piling the pressure onto AG Holder over Fast ...
By Erika Johnsen
... be illegally “walked” into Mexico and into the hands of drug cartels. Beyond the horrific impact on the Terry family, there is no doubt that this operation has done serious harm to one of the United States' most important bilateral relationships.
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Borderland Beat: THE SECRETS OF "EL AZUL"
By Chivis
This federation included most of the strongest and most influential Cartels to date. El Azul did not try to complete the desire of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo to build a monopoly of drug trafficking in Mexico. After the death of Amado Carrillo ...
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ATF Death Watch 149: House Speaker to Eric Holder: Please? | The ...
By Robert Farago
... resulted in at least one death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent and unknown other consequences, because U.S. law enforcement agencies allowed thousands of firearms to be illegally “walked” into Mexico and into the hands of drug cartels.
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How does democracy in Mexico compare to other countries? | Geo ...
By RR
On 1 July 2012 Mexicans will go to the polls to elect a new president, who will hold office for six years, a new Senate and new Chamber of Deputies as well as numerous state and local officials. How does ... Among these are the legacy of authoritarian rule, a culture which tolerates corruption and impunity, the persistence of private and public monopolies, lack of political accountability and transparency, and perhaps most importantly the growing influence and violence of drug cartels.
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Mexican drug cartel dumps 49 headless bodies on highway - The ...
Forty-nine decapitated bodies were found Sunday dumped on a highway connecting northern Mexico with the U.S. border. The incident appears to be the latest ...
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The Mexican military has detained and are questioning two army generals over alleged links to the country's drug cartels, according to local media reports.
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