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Posted on 01/28/2011 8:23:44 AM PST by AuntBEdited on 01/28/2011 8:30:57 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
PHOENIX (AP) — Rancher Dan Bell has come face to face with drug smugglers on his southeastern Arizona cattle ranch, he has found the bodies of illegal immigrants who died of exposure on his property, and a Border Patrol agent was killed in December about 5 miles from his home.
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La Hora (Guatemala) 1/27/2011
Report: Population Distrusts Government, Police
A study among Guatemalans, sponsored by the UN, was conducted to measure their perception towards democracy, notably political parties, as Guatemala is in an election year. The study showed their distrust of government institutions, especially those responsible for security. The interior ministry is blamed for not providing funds for the National Civil Police (PNC) to adequately do their duty protecting the public. The report continues that 59% of Guatemalans distrust political organizations.
La Prensa (Honduras) 1/27/2011
Mexico: 219 Illegal Immigrants Rescued by Authorities
(Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico) About 219 illegal immigrants were found inside a semi trailer in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. The semi was going through a checkpoint equipped with x-ray. There were 169 from Guatemala, 22 El Salvador, 18 from Honduras, 6 Sri Lanka and 4 from Nepal. The truck driver ran the checkpoint and was chased down. The illegals were threatened and told they would receive over $7,000 to not implicate the traffickers. The drivers of the stolen semi then offered money to the police to let them continue but were arrested. Mexican authorities estimate that some 300,000 illegal immigrants, mostly from Central America, cross Mexico annually enroute to America.
La Hora (Ecuador) 1/27/2011
Cocaine Processing Laboratory Found
A drug processing laboratory capable of producing 1,000 pounds of cocaine per month was found in an agricultural area, thanks to a tip received by police. The value of that amount is said to be US $5 Million. During the raid, there were armed clashes, but four Colombians were captured. The cocaine was stuffed into cans of tuna. AK 4 rifles were also recovered. Ecuador seized 68 tons of drugs in 2009, with 64 tons of that being cocaine. About 18 tons were seized in 2010.
La Prensa (Nicaragua) 1/27/2011
Two More Buses Fire Bombed in Quetzal, Guatemala
(Guatemala City) Juvenile gang members, believed to be Mara 18, torched 2 passenger buses on the outskirts of Guatemala City with no casualties. This is based on a report released by the national police and the U.S. ATFE. As with yesterdays attacks, the police believe it could be in retaliation for failure to pay extortion demands. The bus drivers are now refusing to drive. According to the Ministry of Interior, extortion by gang members brings in annual revenues of US $8.75 million. (Another source says a 63 yr. old woman has been arrested for ordering the attacks. Money from the extortion has been found in her account.)
Blog del Narco (Mexico) 1/27/2011
Two Teen Friends of Ponchis Arrested
(Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico) The Mexican Army has arrested two teen members of the Pacific South cartel (CPS), aged 15 and 18 years. They maintained a friendship with the 14 year old assassin known as El Ponchis, arrested the beginning of December. Although these 2 boys were hired as hawks or lookouts, their boss forced them to participate in mutilations and executions. The younger boy admitted to receiving two thousand dollars per week to alert the cartel to any authorities operating near them.
Blog del Narco (Mexico) 1/27/2011
Womans Cut Up Body Found
Scavengers found the body of a woman inside a suitcase, in a dumpster. It had been cut up with an electric saw, and neither the head nor arms have been found, thus there has been no identification of the body. In recent days, these types of executions have been increasing and have happened in several places in Mexico.
Blog del Narco (http://www.blogdelnarco.com): - Cd. Juarez: Federal Police officer killed Wed. night - Guerrero: Mayor kidnapped at gun point from home. - Valle Hermosa, Tamaulipas: shootout with Army leaves 10 cartel dead; 24 rifles, handgun, grenade launchers, 20 fragmentation grenades, rocket & launcher, 327 magazines, ammo, vehicles, radios and ballistic vests seized. - Apodaca, Nuevo León; Two police officers executed on patrol, 100 shots fired into them - Zacatecas; raid on ranch greeted with bullets; 2 kidnapped cops rescued; clashes continued until 2 captured; 7 trucks (3 armored), firearms, magazines, ammo, and grenades seized. A human head was found in one vehicle.
Domestic News United States
Drug cartels ambush American photographer south of Nogales http://tinyurl.com/49ot3gr ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Iranian Book Celebrating Suicide Bombers Found in Arizona Desert http://tinyurl.com/67c3n9k ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Arizona ranchers asking for more border security http://tinyurl.com/4eb6gn6 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Man (illegal) arrested in Imperial Beach after attempted carjacking-California http://tinyurl.com/4rfyp35 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Ton of marijuana seized from old FedEx truck in La Havana-Texas
Cross-border currency smuggling remains difficult to detect http://tinyurl.com/4bvee24 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Life on the Border: Car accident starts in Tijuana, ends in U.S. http://tinyurl.com/46e7377 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Report Says Public Lands Being Overrun by Illegal Immigration Activity http://tinyurl.com/5v8kvb6 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Colorado Introduces Arizona-type Law http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-4298-crackdown.html ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Drug Lord Thanks American Lawmakers for Keeping Drugs Illegal http://tinyurl.com/4vxd9bc ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Video: Memorial for Agent Brian Terry http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/12153898 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Virginia Bill Would Require Schools to Keep Tabs on Cost of Illegal Immigrant Students http://tinyurl.com/4rvqsbh
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Report Says Public Lands Being Overrun by Illegal Immigration Activity
Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 11:47 AM EST - posted on NumbersUSA
A new report by the Government Accountability Office states that individuals using public lands along the border face an increasing risk of crossing paths with armed individuals who are involved in illegal immigration and drug trafficking.
According to the report, “Some remote federal lands along the U.S. border are often used to smuggle drugs or humans into the country. According to officials, such illegal activities can damage sensitive wildlife habitat and threaten public safety.”
“Hunters, hikers, and other members of the public, as well as agency employees, have been shot, shot at, kidnapped, and threatened with violence.”
The GAO interviewed law enforcement officials and land management officials while developing the report.
Watch this video produced by the Center for Immigration Studies that focuses on some of the violence on the Arizona border, and visit the CIS website for more videos.
For more information on the GAO report, click here.
What is the point of following the rule of 300 words in an excerpt when you just hack it all down to one sentence after I’ve already taken it down to the 300???
New rules, what???
The mexicans are not willing to easily give up their newly won territory. Are any formerly American towns behind those lines or is it ONLY "public lands?"
Oh, by the way... we're paying for the upkeep of that territory. Such a deal for the occupying forces, eh?
The rule of thumb is less than 300 words, or less than half if 300 words is more than half the article, as was the case with the original excerpt.
IOW, the American officials offered a meek, token statement of protest in response to the takeover of former sovereign territory by mexican nationals.
Pot-Firing Catapult Found At Arizona-Mexico Border
TUCSON, Ariz. Drug smugglers trying to get marijuana across the Arizona-Mexico border apparently are trying a new approach a catapult.
National Guard troops operating a remote video surveillance system at the Naco Border Patrol Station say they observed several people preparing a catapult and launching packages over the International Border fence last Friday evening.