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  • Mexico captures Sinaloa cartel leader Damaso Lopez

    05/02/2017 8:40:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 2, 2017 | mark stevenson
    One of the Sinaloa cartel leaders who launched a struggle for control of the gang following the re-arrest of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was captured Tuesday ... Damaso Lopez, known by the nickname "El Licenciado" — a title for college graduates. Lopez was long considered Guzman's right-hand man and helped him escape from a Mexican prison in 2001. Lopez, 51, is believed to have been locked in a dispute with Guzman's sons for control of the cartel's territories. The head of Mexico's federal detectives' agency, Omar Garcia Harfuch, said Lopez was "one of the main instigators of violence in Sinaloa...
  • Cross-border airport bridge opens next month

    11/22/2015 1:10:46 PM PST · by Nero Germanicus · 12 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | November 20, 2015 | Sandra Dibble
    Ticketed airline passengers crossing between San Diego and Tijuana will soon have a new option. A 390-foot pedestrian bridge linking Tijuana International Airport directly to Otay Mesa in San Diego is set to launch operations on Dec. 9. Users of the privately operated port of entry, called the Cross Border Xpress, will be charged for each crossing. Enrique Valle, chief executive officer of Otay Tijuana Ventures, builder and operator of $120 million facility, said Friday that the toll will be $15 for those who purchase tickets ahead of time on the website for the facility and $18 for those who...
  • Skulls Found In Mexico Suggest Early Americans Would Have Said 'G'Day Mate'

    09/03/2003 4:42:49 PM PDT · by blam · 48 replies · 1,657+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 9-4-2003 | Steve Conner
    Skulls found in Mexico suggest the early Americans would have said 'G'day mate' By Steve Connor, Science Editor 04 September 2003 The accepted theory of how prehistoric humans first migrated to America has been challenged by a study of an ancient set of bones unearthed in Mexico. An analysis of 33 skulls found on the Mexican peninsula of Baja California suggests that the first Americans were not north Asians who crossed to the American continent about 12,000 years ago. The skulls more closely resemble the present-day natives of Australia and the South Pacific, suggesting that there might have been an...
  • US colonisation (.nz sp) given new twist

    09/06/2003 10:51:13 AM PDT · by Trailer Trash · 8 replies · 12+ views
    New Zealand Herald ^ | 9-7-2003 | STEVE CONNOR
    US colonisation given new twist 05.09.2003 By STEVE CONNOR http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3521751&thesection=news&thesubsection=world The accepted theory of how prehistoric humans colonised America has been challenged by a study of bones unearthed in Mexico. An analysis of 33 skulls found on the Mexican peninsula of Baja California suggests that the first Americans did not migrate across the Bering Strait separating modern Russia and Alaska 12,000 years ago. The skulls more closely resemble the present-day native people of Australia and the South Pacific, suggesting that there might have been a much earlier colonisation of America via a different route. The research, published in the...
  • Lawyer: Mexico border city blocks gay marriage a 4th time

    01/16/2015 8:05:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Prensa Asociado ^ | Jan 16, 2015 9:41 PM EST | Miguel Cervantes
    This city on the border with California has for a fourth time blocked a gay couple from marrying in defiance of an order from Mexico’s Supreme Court, the men’s lawyer said Friday. Attorney José Luis Márquez Saavedra said he has filed a complaint against Mexicali’s mayor and other officials seeking to force them to let Victor Fernando Urias Amparo and Victor Manuel Aguirre Espinoza wed. He accused the city of using procedural technicalities to keep them from tying the knot. Mayor Jaime Rafael Díaz Ochoa, a member of the conservative National Action Party, which has historic ties to the Roman...
  • Pilot program to charge foreigners to enter Mexico suspended

    11/22/2014 9:42:41 AM PST · by bgill · 9 replies
    ABC 10 News ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 | Barbara Medina
    Following a backlash from residents, visitors and protests from business leaders in Baja California, the pilot program to charge foreigners to enter Mexico has been suspended. The pilot program, announced on Nov. 13 by the National Institute of Immigration, also known as INAMI, would have required foreigners who enter Mexican territory for more than seven days to pay 306 pesos, or about $28. Initially, the program was only going to charge foreigners who entered Mexico through the pedestrian port of entry at Otay.
  • Scientists find conjoined gray whale calves in Baja California lagoon; discovery could be a first

    01/06/2014 4:10:23 PM PST · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    Scientists in Mexico's Laguna Ojo de Liebre, or Scammon's Lagoon, on Sunday discovered conjoined gray whale calves. It might be the first documented case of Siamese twin gray whales. (Conjoined twins have occurred in other species, such as fin, sei and minke whales. A database search at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County did not reveal published instances of conjoined gray whale twins.) Unfortunately, the twins discovered in Scammon's Lagoon did not survive. Most likely, they were miscarried because the carcass is only about seven feet long, versus the normal 12-16 feet for newborn gray whales. Gray whales...
  • Moderate quakes shake Southern Calif.; no damage

    05/22/2010 1:25:21 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies · 560+ views
    AP ^ | may 22, 1 hr ago | AP
    ) – 1 hour agoSAN DIEGO — A series of moderate earthquakes south of the California border on Saturday shook buildings in downtown San Diego but there were no reports of damage or injuries.The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-4.9 earthquake struck at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, centered in Baja California about 16 miles southwest of Calexico. A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck about three minutes later, followed by a 3.6 quake at 10:59 a.m.San Diego County Sheriff's Lt. Hank Turner says shaking was felt in downtown San Diego. Dispatchers received no calls reporting damage or injuries.Saturday's earthquakes struck in the same area...
  • Quake in Mexico rocks Los Angeles

    04/04/2010 6:03:57 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 31 replies · 1,610+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 5, 2010
    A POWERFUL 7.2-magnitude earthquake near the Mexico-US border has rocked buildings in Los Angeles and was felt across Southern California and Arizona. The US Geological Survey said the quake, which struck at 3.40pm local time, was at a depth of 32.3 kilometres and was located 26 kilometres southwest of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico. It was 64 kilometres southwest of San Luis, in the US state of Arizona, the USGS added. The Los Angeles Fire Department said its initial assessment found "no significant damage or injuries'' but had responded to an increase in automatic alarms and stuck elevators.
  • Breaking News: 6.9 Quake Strikes Baja California, Mexico

    04/04/2010 4:10:11 PM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 17 replies · 1,157+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | April 4, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    At about 4:00 PM PST, Fox News' Adam Housley is reporting a 6.9 earthquake striking near southern California, in Baja California, Mexico, to be exact. Reuters is also reporting the same magnitude quake, reporting it struck at 3:40 PM PST in the same location. The quake was strong enough to be felt in downtown LA. This is a breaking news story still developing.
  • Gazprom gets major deal to supply gas to US

    04/09/2009 2:26:23 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies · 577+ views
    AP ^ | April 9, 2009
    The world's largest natural gas company, Russia's Gazprom, has after years of attempts finally gotten a foothold in the U.S., the world's biggest gas market. A supply agreement, part of a multipart contract reached with Royal Dutch Shell, was announced late Wednesday. The contract, signed in Moscow by Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller and his Shell counterpart Jeroen Van der Veer, guarantees the two companies will deliver 1 million tons of Russian liquefied natural gas annually until 2028. Under the arrangement, Gazprom gets access to a Shell terminal in Baja California, Mexico, that will turn Russian liquefied gas into gas that...
  • Suspect in 1998 Baja massacre is arrested in East Los Angeles

    08/25/2008 8:33:08 AM PDT · by AuntB · 14 replies · 138+ views
    LA Times ^ | Aug. 25, 2008 | Stuart Pfeifer and Francisco Vara-Orta
    U.S. officials have arrested a man in East Los Angeles who is suspected in the gruesome 1998 killing of 19 men, women and children in Baja California...... Mancada, 33, is accused of being one of several military-clad gunmen who stormed a ranch in El Sauzal, near Ensenada, on Sept. 17, 1998, pulled victims from their beds, herded them onto a patio and shot them to death. Among the victims were children ages 2 and 1. ... Mancada, 33, told U.S. immigration officials that he crossed into San Ysidro in December 1998 and spent the last decade living in California and...
  • Trans-Texas Corridor

    03/09/2008 1:08:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies · 1,328+ views
    Nolan Chart ^ | March 8, 2008 | Adam Rink
    Topic: Globalism The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is planning on building a new super highway system called the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC). The Trans-Texas Corridor will not be just another interstate and will it will be used by more than just automobiles. It will include 10 lanes for traffic, two high speed rail tracks, four standard rail tracks, utility lines, oil pipelines, and gas pipelines. The Trans-Texas Corridor will consist of many corridors segments that are 1,200 feet wide, with each mile consuming 146 acres of land. This land is currently ranch and farm land that is being taken by...
  • Surfer's Baja Tale Is Warning To Others (American Tourists Robbed And Raped In Mexico)

    11/19/2007 11:16:35 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 131 replies · 2,820+ views
    SignOnSanDiego.com ^ | November 19, 2007 | Terry Rodgers
    Surfer's Baja tale is warning to others Camping trip ended in robbery, assault By Terry Rodgers UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER November 19, 2007 Pat Weber didn't plan on being part of a crime trend that has generated worldwide buzz this past week, but he didn't have much choice. The Encinitas resident and surfing instructor got lost on a dirt road in Baja California last month while looking for a surfing spot called Cuatro Casas. He and his girlfriend decided to park for the night on a bluff overlooking the ocean. Just after sundown, two men wearing ski masks approached Weber's motor...
  • Mexico - PAUL BECOMES A HURRICANE...THREATENS SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA

    10/22/2006 8:47:02 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 18 replies · 607+ views
    BULLETIN HURRICANE PAUL ADVISORY NUMBER 8 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP172006 800 PM PDT SUN OCT 22 2006 ...PAUL BECOMES A HURRICANE...THREATENS SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA... AT 8 PM PDT...0300 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS ISSUED A HURRICANE WATCH FOR BAJA CALIFORNIA FROM CABO SAN LUCAS NORTHWARD TO AGUA BLANCA ON THE WEST COAST...AND TO LA PAZ ON THE EAST COAST. A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS. A HURRICANE WATCH MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OF THE COAST OF MAINLAND MEXICO ALONG THE SEA OF CORTES ON MONDAY....
  • Americans Go Ga-ga For Baja [California] (Bargain Oceanfront Mexican Properties Alert)

    10/15/2006 4:55:15 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 64 replies · 2,165+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/15/06 | Michael Martinez
    LA MISION, Mexico -- Every weekend, Carmen Tetelboin joins the Baja boom. After work on Fridays, the Los Angeles resident drives four hours across the border to Baja California, where life is so good and living so cheap, it beats the other California, she contends. Owning a condo on the coast, she and her husband are part of an American colony exploding during the past five years along 75 miles of pristine beaches, cliffs and towns south of Tijuana. What's drawing them are oceanfront homes at a fraction of the multimillion-dollar prices on the U.S. side. A native of Chile...
  • CA: Border dialogue turns into forum on illegals, fence - San Diego Dialogue Forum Fronterizo

    03/16/2006 9:16:11 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 537+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 3/16/06 | Sandra Dibble
    A meeting of civic, business and government leaders from both sides of the border yesterday was intended to foster economic integration of San Diego County and Baja California. But participants in the Forum Fronterizo soon found themselves addressing a very different topic: illegal immigration and the proposal for a new border fence. “Building a wall is an anachronism,” said Jessie J. Knight Jr., president and chief executive of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. “Nobody can possibly believe that this is the solution. . . . There are other ways to ensure security.” The Forum Fronterizo, sponsored by the...
  • Arnie declared 'persona non grata'

    01/17/2006 8:35:34 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 25 replies · 901+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 18 January 2006
    THE assembly for the Mexican state of Baja California has declared movie star California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger "persona non grata" over his stance towards Mexican immigrants working in the US. "The Terminator has forgotten that he too arrived in the United States as an immigrant and he now backs racist policies against immigrant workers," deputy Arturo Pena Valle said after the vote, referring to Mr Schwarzenegger's most famous screen role. The regional assembly also denounced proposals in the US Congress to construct a fortified wall on the US-Mexico border to stem the flow of illegal immigrants. Mr Schwarzenegger has opposed...
  • Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake in Gulf of California

    01/04/2006 2:01:43 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 23 replies · 1,679+ views
    Kyodo News (Japan) | January 4, 2006
    M7.0 quake hits N. America An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 jolted North America at around 5:32 p.m. Wednesday Japan time, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The focus of the quake was some 30 kilometers under the seabed around the Gulf of California, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The quake may cause small tsunamis around its epicenter, but they will not bring about any damage, the agency said.
  • Mexico - Hurricane Otis off Baja Peninsula

    09/30/2005 2:15:33 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 647+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | September 30, 2005 | FORECASTER AVILA
    BULLETIN HURRICANE OTIS ADVISORY NUMBER 9 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 2 AM PDT FRI SEP 30 2005 ...OTIS BECOMES A HURRICANE.... A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A HURRICANE WATCH REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA...FROM SANTA FE SOUTHWARD ON THE PACIFIC COAST AND FROM LA PAZ SOUTHWARD ON THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA COAST. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS. A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS. INTERESTS ELSEWHERE...