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'Nightmare' for American Woman Held in Mexico, Accused of Smuggling Drugs
NBC News ^ | 5/29/2013 | Elizabeth Chuck

Posted on 05/29/2013 2:00:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway

An American woman who went to Mexico for a family funeral has been stuck there for nearly a week, accused of smuggling drugs and facing a potential 10-year prison sentence.

But Yanira Maldonado's family says she is a victim of Mexican corruption, and is hopeful a judge may free her in the coming days. A hearing in her case that started on Tuesday concluded for the day without a decision on her freedom.

Six days earlier, Maldonado and her husband, Gary, were on a bus home to Goodyear, Ariz., after going to her aunt's funeral in Mexico. The bus was stopped at a military checkpoint outside Hermosillo, about 170 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, their relatives said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Mexico; US: Arizona
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1 posted on 05/29/2013 2:00:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Never, ever go to Mexico for any reason and these things won’t happen. Surely there are enough horror stories people should know this.


2 posted on 05/29/2013 2:01:53 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: nickcarraway

Mexico is a shithole, do not go there.


3 posted on 05/29/2013 2:04:37 PM PDT by novascotianative
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To: umgud

” Never, ever go to Mexico for any reason....”

I lived in California for 30 years, and never went to Mexico.


4 posted on 05/29/2013 2:07:59 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: nickcarraway

Saw this reported on Fox News earlier today. She is a very lovely woman, Morman, with five or six kids. Drugs tapped under the seat she sat in on the bus! If you plan on leaving Mexico never go there for any reason!


5 posted on 05/29/2013 2:08:22 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

She should be home in a couple of weeks. In Mexico you are guilty until proven innocent. They´ll find ways to prove her innocence, it might be found at the bank in currency notes, but it works. Best Justice system money can buy.


6 posted on 05/29/2013 2:10:53 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: umgud

was just down at Boquillas Canyon crossing that just opened back up in Big Bend National Park ...it had been closed since 9/11....saw a lot of people getting rides over to Boquillas from Mexicans leading horses over to the village ..... those are some poor poor people that live in desert and probably not a paved road for 100s of miles to their village, but all it would take is one Mexican policeman or whatever they have there to show up and start harassing/arresting and you are screwed ...I can’t believe people just hop on a horse and go over there ....


8 posted on 05/29/2013 2:16:06 PM PDT by thestob
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To: rovenstinez

The report on FNC said they were told that the judge could be bought but he refused the $5,000 offer. Maybe more is needed!


9 posted on 05/29/2013 2:17:34 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: thestob

I was there in the late 1980s, same thing. Horses pulling a little boat back and forth over the Rio Grande.


10 posted on 05/29/2013 2:18:56 PM PDT by Tax-chick (The Commie Plot Theory of Everything. Give it a try - you'll be surprised how often it makes sense.)
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To: novascotianative
Mexico is a shithole, do not go there

Don't have to. they're coming here and expanding that $#!thole.

11 posted on 05/29/2013 2:24:26 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: nickcarraway

Reason #14,876 why I never go to Mexico.


12 posted on 05/29/2013 2:33:06 PM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: novascotianative

in Soviet America, Mexico comes to you!


13 posted on 05/29/2013 2:53:01 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: nickcarraway

Silly woman, doesn’t she know only guns can be transported over the border and only if they are for drug gangs.


14 posted on 05/29/2013 2:58:46 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: nickcarraway

Meanwhile on our side of the border, “Excuse me Mr. Illegal, would you mind if we asked you to pay part of your medical bill? Oh, okay, this offends you? I’m sorry, I won’t bring it up again. Please forgive me.


15 posted on 05/29/2013 3:01:35 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: MeganC

Used to love to go down there. You’ll never catch me in Mexico again.


16 posted on 05/29/2013 3:02:07 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I lived in San Diego for 54 years until 6 years ago. Visited Tijuana and Ensenada (Baja California) many times over the years. Was careful to obey all laws but never felt safe. A reporter was killed on the street during one of my last visits to TJ.


17 posted on 05/29/2013 3:03:32 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: nickcarraway

In the early 1970s, I lived in San Diego and used to take weekend drives down to Ensenada. It was a fun time for Americans in those days, and a relatively safe town to visit.

About 5 years ago, my wife and I took a Holland America cruise down the West Coast of Mexico. At Puerto Vallarta, we took a ship sponsored zip line tour. It turns out we were transported about an hour’s ride inland in what could best be described as a troop transport truck. We were expecting an air conditioned bus.

On the way back, we came upon a Federale checkpoint in the middle of nowhere. These were very young army troops with automatic weapons. All of us were ordered out of the truck while it was searched for drugs and weapons. Some of the rather naive tourists thought it was funny and were taking photos. I did not as I knew full well we were at the mercy of a bunch of soldiers who could have “found” whatever they wanted to “find”. Fortunately, we were loaded back on the truck and sent on our way.

After that incident, I decided never to visit Mexico again, even on a US cruise ship shore tour. Today, just about every cruise line has abandoned all cruises down the Mexican coast. The cruise terminal in San Diego is like a ghost town. Even Panama Canal cruises do not stop until they reach Central American ports.


18 posted on 05/29/2013 4:35:14 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: nickcarraway

“An American woman who went to Mexico for a family funeral has been stuck there for nearly a week, accused of smuggling drugs and facing a potential 10-year prison sentence.”

It’s amazing how Mexican F***ers can abuse our women in Mexico while Mexicans who illegally cross our borders are given a break when they rape American women in America.

It’s way past time for patriots to declare war against Mexicans. Marines need another verse.


19 posted on 05/29/2013 6:09:31 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: nickcarraway

We need a border fence to keep Americans out of Mexico. Build the Fence!


20 posted on 05/30/2013 4:56:13 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: thestob
was just down at Boquillas Canyon crossing that just opened back up in Big Bend National Park

I love Big Bend. Beautiful countryside.

21 posted on 05/30/2013 5:49:06 AM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
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To: novascotianative

“Mexico is a shithole, do not go there.”

She went there to see family. She’s Mexican American. She was not a tourist


22 posted on 05/30/2013 6:09:03 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: 2001convSVT
We need a border fence to keep Americans out of Mexico. Build the Fence!

Fence to keep Mexicans out and to keep Americans from visiting that shyte hole

23 posted on 05/30/2013 6:11:06 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Instead, Mexico came to you.


24 posted on 05/30/2013 6:14:31 AM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: luvbach1

” Was careful to obey all laws but never felt safe.”

Why visit a vacation playground, if you have to worry about being a victim? Not worth the danger, or the stress.


25 posted on 05/30/2013 9:42:18 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: palmer

” Instead, Mexico came to you.”

LaRaza claims 7 million illegals in California.(2012)


26 posted on 05/30/2013 10:56:20 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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