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  • President Obama to Fundraise in Austin TX with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration "Machete" Films

    07/07/2014 7:51:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | July 7, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Obama Skips Border Chaos, Will Fundraise in Austin with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration Film President Barack Obama is refusing to visit the turbulent U.S.-Mexican border, where a flood of illegal immigrants continues to overwhelm the region. Instead, Obama will visit the home of Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez this week as part of a trio of Texas fundraisers. The Austin visit features tickets ranging in price from $5,000 to $32,400. The July 9 fundraiser also will feature actors Rosario Dawson, Danny Trejo and Jessica Alba. Both Trejo and Alba star in Rodriguez's ultra-violent Machete franchise. The first film in the series...
  • Border Patrol changing diapers, heating baby formula for surge of children

    06/13/2014 8:56:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Gil Kerlikowske, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said Friday that many of the illegal immigrant children his agents are encountering trying to slip across the U.S.-Mexico border have never even seen a doctor before. He described scenes of Border Patrol agents changing diapers and heating baby formula in order to care for some of the youngest children, and said agents are being asked to do things way beyond their skill set — particularly for so many of the agents who are young, single men. “I’ve been down there, a lot, and spent a lot of time and I’ve...
  • Turkey strikes back at Syria after Erdogan warning

    10/06/2012 5:04:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-6-12 | Shaimaa Fayed
    Turkey returned fire after Syrian mortar bombs landed in a field in southern Turkey on Saturday, the day after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan warned Syria that Turkey would not shy away from war if provoked. It was the fourth day of Turkish retaliation for firing by Syrian forces that killed five Turkish civilians on Wednesday. Turkey has nearly 100,000 Syrian refugees in camps on its territory, has allowed rebel leaders sanctuary and has led calls for Assad to quit. Its armed forces are far larger than Syria's.
  • 5 nabbed in deaths linked to the Zetas[in South Texas/Mexico Spillover]

    11/10/2011 8:43:51 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | November 10, 2011 | Jason Buch
    Laredo police on Tuesday and Wednesday rounded up five people they say carried out hits for the notorious Zetas drug cartel on this side of the Rio Grande. Customs officers on Tuesday night detained Nicolas Reyes Sanchez, 48, identified in an arrest warrant affidavit as the supervisor of a group of Zetas operating in Laredo, as he attempted to enter the U.S. at one of the city's international bridges. Starting early Wednesday, police launched a series of raids nabbing four more people accused of being Sanchez's subordinates and taking part in three homicides last year. Another man was arrested on...
  • SWAT teams dispatched as gun battle unfolds near Escobares[South Texas/Mexico Spillover]

    11/08/2011 12:37:38 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 17 replies
    The Monitor ^ | November 08, 2011 | Ildefonso Ortiz and Jared Taylor
    ESCOBARES — Fifteen gunmen crossed the Rio Grande into the U.S. near a shootout between the Mexican military and a group of gunmen was taking place. Several area SWAT teams were responding about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to a ranch near Escobares, just across the U.S.-Mexico border where a shootout broke out south of the Rio Grande. The shootout reportedly began shortly after noon but details were not readily available. Residents on the U.S. side reported seeing members of the U.S. Border Patrol and Starr County Sheriff's Office near the border securing the area. A U.S. law enforcement official confirmed a...
  • Texas AG wants President to take action against drug cartel violence in Texas

    11/03/2011 8:44:56 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | November 02, 2011 | LAURA B. MARTINEZ
    Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott has penned a letter to President Barack Obama requesting he take action following the recent Mexican drug cartel activity in Texas. The letter cites some of the incidents that have occurred in the Rio Grande Valley in the past couple of weeks, including the arrest of three Gulf Cartel leaders — two in Cameron County. It also mentions incidents that occurred in El Paso and Fort Hancock. Abbott writes of the criminal organizations: "Their presence in our country is more evidence that the cartels increasingly view the porous border as no more than a line...
  • [South Texas:]6 Suspects in Shooting of Deputy Go Before Judge

    11/01/2011 11:27:15 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    KRGV ^ | 11/01/2011 | Bill Barajas
    HIDALGO COUNTY - The six suspects accused of taking part in Sunday’s shooting of a Hidalgo County deputy went before a judge to face charges Tuesday. The suspects were charged with possession of marijuana. Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino says five of the suspects are illegals and only one is a U.S. citizen. Trevino says his office is working to add more charges linked to the deputy's shooting. He says the suspects will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law. The injured deputy is expected to recover. Sheriff Lupe Trevino says the shooting was a case of spillover...
  • {South Texas]Sheriff Says Shooting of Deputy an Example of Spillover Violence

    11/01/2011 6:17:21 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies
    KRGV ^ | 10/31/2011 | Bill Barajas
    HIDALGO COUNTY - The sheriff says the shooting involving a Hidalgo County sheriff deputy has a cartel connection. Sheriff Lupe Trevino says Sunday’s shooting can be linked to the death of Samuel Borrego Torres, also known as “Metro Tres,” of the Gulf Cartel. Trevino says Daniel Gonzalez Perez from Rio Bravo, a known member of a gang called Partido Revolutionaro, is the man who opened fire on his deputies. The sheriff says this gang was contracted to find a lost load of marijuana for the Gulf Cartel when Metro Tres was killed. Hidalgo deputies rolled up on Perez and three...
  • Battle for the Border: Officer Says Cartels Starting to Retaliate on Law Enforcement

    10/28/2011 11:30:59 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies
    KRGV ^ | 10/28/2011 | Stephanie Bertini
    WESLACO - It's been six years since CHANNEL 5 NEWS spoke with members of Los Zetas. Back then, they told us they were already in the United States and it was only going to get worse. Now CHANNEL 5 NEWS is speaking with a law enforcement officer about how things have changed since 2006. The officer has asked we conceal his identity so the cartels or his peers can't find out. We're going to call him "Pete". "There's people that wait to see when you leave work," he says. "Pete" says his family would be in danger if his identity...
  • Gulf Cartel infighting ignites in streets of Reynosa, Matamoros, Valle Hermoso(Mexico)

    10/27/2011 4:05:13 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch
    The Monitor ^ | October 27, 2011
    As the Gulf Cartel’s internal struggle continues, the residents of Reynosa, Matamoros and Valle Hermoso have been subjected to various firefights. In one of those firefights, the plaza boss of Valle Hermoso — a man known as Comandante Guerra — reportedly was gunned down. The firefights between the Gulf Cartel’s warring factions — the Rojos and the Metros — began Tuesday evening and continued into late Wednesday morning, said a source outside law enforcement familiar with the situation. The first clash was reported in Valle Hermoso, some 18 miles south of Brownsville, where Comandante Guerra was gunned down. About 8...
  • 'Heir' to Gulf Cartel arrested in Port Isabel(South Texas)

    10/26/2011 3:27:53 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 18 replies
    The Monitor ^ | October 26, 2011
    The nephew of imprisoned Gulf Cartel kingpin Osiel Cardenas Guillen was arrested by U.S. authorities in Port Isabel during a traffic stop. Rafael “El Junior” Cardenas Vela was arrested Thursday night by Port Isabel police and was later charged by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents with immigration charges as well as possession and conspiracy to possess narcotics with intent to distribute, court records show. As of Tuesday night, Rafael Cardenas remained in federal custody. Cardenas was pulled over while he drove in a personal vehicle with an attractive woman, a local law enforcement official confirmed. Rather than get an...
  • [South Texas:]Fishermen Come Under Fire at Falcon Lake

    08/24/2011 2:09:14 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 23 replies
    KRGV ^ | 08/24/2011
    ZAPATA COUNTY - Deputies are investigating a shooting at Falcon Lake. Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS that the incident happened two weeks ago on the Mexican side of the lake. The sheriff says a group of men were fishing in their boat when they came under fire. The sheriff says the men doing the shooting appear to be Mexican soldiers. No one on the boat was hurt, but the boat was hit. We're told a windshield was shot out.
  • American High School Students Duck To Avoid Bullets From Juarez

    08/07/2011 9:10:53 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies
    KFOX ^ | August 6, 2011 | Ric Dupont
    One Man Killed Just Feet From The US/Mexico Border EL PASO, Texas -- A shooting in Juarez hits a little too close to home for Bowie High School students. At least one high-ranking Juarez police officer was shot and killed during a massive gunfight right across the U.S./Mexico border. A Saturday morning football practice and a volleyball scrimmage were interrupted when gunshots were heard nearby. Bowie High School principal Jesus Chavez was at home when he got a call about the shooting. He said even though he wasn’t at the school, the school officials who were there did an excellent...
  • [South Texas:]CBP: Mexican soldiers crossed Valley bridge onto U.S. territory

    07/26/2011 6:03:45 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 49 replies
    The Brownsville Herald/Monitor ^ | July 26, 2011 | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    DONNA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers were processing 33 Mexican soldiers late Tuesday afternoon after the troops inadvertently crossed onto the U.S. side of the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge. Details of the incident remain unclear, but CBP spokesman Felix Garza said his agency was processing the soldiers for return to Mexico after they found themselves in U.S. territory with four Mexican Humvees.
  • Sources: Zetas try to enter Matamoros; priest killed in crossfire

    07/03/2011 8:53:29 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies
    The Monitor ^ | July 02, 2011
    McALLEN—Church officials and the community of Matamoros were in shock after a well-known Catholic priest was killed in crossfire during a Saturday afternoon shootout between armed gunmen and the Mexican military. Sources outside of law enforcement said the shootout began when members of the Zetas tried to enter Matamoros. Father Marco Antonio Duran Romero died at approximately 3:40 p.m. at a local hospital from a gunshot injury, according to a statement by Father Alan G. Camargo, a spokesman for the Matamoros Dioceses. The Matamoros Dioceses issued a statement late Saturday expressing their deep pain at the loss of father Duran....
  • [Texas:]DPS: U.S. residents should avoid Nuevo Laredo this weekend

    07/02/2011 11:42:33 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 34 replies
    Rio Grande Guardian ^ | July 2, 2011 | Steve McCraw
    LAREDO, July 2 - U.S. residents are being advised not to visit Nuevo Laredo this Fourth of July Weekend. The advisory comes from the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Webb County Sheriff’s Office. Both agencies say they have received credible intelligence from multiple sources indicating that the Zetas Cartel is planning to target U.S. citizens who travel to Nuevo Laredo this weekend. “According to the information we have received, the Zetas are planning a possible surge in criminal activity, such as robberies, extortions, car-jackings and vehicle theft, specifically against U.S. citizens,” said DPS Director Steven C. McCraw. “We...
  • Democrats want to shred the Constitution, the border war heats up, Ron Paul introduces bill to

    Each passing week seems to bring with it events that seem even more unbelievable than the week before. Whether it was Louis Farrakhan calling the president a murderer or NBC purposefully leaving out “under God” from the pledge of allegiance during its telecast of the U.S. Open golf tournament. You wouldn’t believe it unless you saw it with your own two eyes. Even here in the great state of Texas we are seeing liberals become even more emboldened. A Judge in Corpus Christi convicted a woman of injury to a child for spanking her own child with an open hand...
  • [Mexico:]Attempted Assassination of Juarez Police Chief

    06/24/2011 3:10:43 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies
    KTSM ^ | June 24, 2011 | Sandra Ramirez
    JUAREZ, MX - The Juarez police chief survived an assassination attempt. Gunmen drove up Julian Leyzaoloa's motorcade and opened fire. The chief's bodguards returned fire and shot one of the attackers. Leyzaola was not hurt. Police arrested two men. One of the men confessed that he is the son of a former Juarez police officer that was murdered in 2002.
  • [Mexico:]Nuevo Laredo is Under Martial Law

    06/23/2011 3:10:06 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies
    KGNS News ^ | Jun 23, 2011
    No major media outlets are reporting it, but several hundreds soldiers and marines are en route to Nuevo Laredo, Tamps. (MX) to try and get a grip on a violent few months in our Sister City. Several websites report that Nuevo Laredo, Tamps. (MX) is essentially under martial law as the military moves in and relieves city police officers. Soldiers were seen at police headquarters seizing guns. It comes as the federal and state government move into a new phase of security efforts in an attempt to turn up the heat on local drug cartels. More troops are expected to...
  • [Texas:]Mission PD: U.S. law enforcement exchanges fire with gunmen across border

    06/19/2011 5:26:51 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    The Monitor ^ | June 19, 2011 | Dave Hendricks
    MISSION — Drug smugglers opened fire on U.S. law enforcement officers Sunday morning near the Anzalduas International Bridge after Mission police intercepted a 500-pound load of marijuana, police Chief Leo Longoria said. U.S. law enforcement officers shot back, Longoria said, and no injuries were reported. Details remained hazy Sunday afternoon, and Longoria couldn’t give further information about the brief shootout. Less than two weeks ago, U.S. law enforcement officers came under fire near Abram and shot back, injuring three smugglers. On June 9, after Texas Rangers, Border Patrol agents and state game wardens were fired upon, they returned more than...