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  • Mexico says won't pay for Trump's 'terrible' border wall

    03/03/2016 8:27:58 AM PST · by GilGil · 69 replies ^ | 2016 | Reuters
    Trump, the New York billionaire developer and former reality television star, sparked outrage in Mexico when he vowed to force Latin America's second largest economy to pay for a wall along the southern U.S. border to stem the flow of illegal immigration and drugs. In a televised interview late on Wednesday, Finance Minister Luis Videgaray categorically rejected the proposal. "Under no circumstance will Mexico pay for the wall that Mr. Trump is proposing," he said. "Building a wall between Mexico and the United States is a terrible idea. It is an idea based on ignorance and has no foundation in...
  • 2nd former Mexican president unloads on Donald Trump (Calderon, who built the Guatemala wall)

    02/27/2016 7:31:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2016 10:02 PM EST
    Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Saturday joined his predecessor in office in unloading on Donald Trump, calling the Republican front-runner's campaign racist and saying his discourse on immigration is fueling anti-American sentiment around the world. Calderon, a conservative who was president of Mexico from 2006 to 2012, even said he thought Trump was trying to exploit the same social feelings and resentments as did Adolf Hitler. "I think his logic of exalting white supremacy isn't even acting against immigration - Donald Trump is the descendant of migrants - it is acting and speaking against immigrants who have a different...
  • Trump On Mexicos Response To THe Wall: "Now the wall just got taller."

    02/10/2016 7:25:04 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 181 replies
    THe Blaze ^ | 2/10/16 | Blaze
    Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón told CNBC Saturday that his country would not contribute “a single cent” to the building of Donald Trump’s proposed wall. “Mexican people, we are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall!” Calderón, who served as president from 2006 to 2012, said. “And it’s going to be completely useless.” “The first loser of such a policy would be the United States,” he added. “If this guy pretends that closing the borders to anywhere either for trade [or] for people is going to provide prosperity to the United State, he is completely...
  • President Calderon: Mexico won't pay 'a single cent' for Trump's 'stupid wall'

    02/09/2016 7:34:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2016 | Rick Moran
    Former Mexican president Felipe Calderón harshly criticized the notion that Mexico would pay anything for Donald Trump's planned wall on our southern border. The HIll: “Mexican people, we are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall!” Calderón told CNBC on Saturday. “And it’s going to be completely useless.”  Calderón, who served as president from 2006 to 2012, said Trump is “not [a] very well-informed man.”  “The first loser of such a policy would be the United States,” he added. “If this guy pretends that closing the borders to anywhere either for trade [or] for people is going...
  • California Senate takes 'ethics refresher course' Wednesday (because of shoulder-fired missiles)

    04/24/2014 1:56:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 4/23/14 | Elex Michaelson
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The California State Senate held an "ethics refresher course" for its members after federal indictments were issued against two senators and a third was convicted. Senate leaders are hoping to regain the public's trust. The purpose of the course is to teach members and their staffs to avoid potentially compromising situations. It's the latest in a series of moves by senate leaders aimed at putting political distance between them and their colleagues facing criminal charges. The leader of California's state senate stopped all regular business on Wednesday so everyone could go "back to school" in a...
  • Leland Yee case: Disgraced California state senator's legislative efforts fueled cash for campaigns

    04/20/2014 2:41:18 AM PDT · by blueplum · 9 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April `19, 2014 4:19pm PDT | Aaron Kinney and Jessica Calefati
    Beginning in early 2011, state Sen. Leland Yee repeatedly solicited bribes to fund his San Francisco mayor and California secretary of state campaigns, according to the FBI agents who brought him down last month. But he appears to have devoted more time and energy to a far more lucrative pursuit: crafting or carrying legislation benefiting special interests who supply campaign contributions. It's a practice that's all too common in Sacramento, but Yee was a master. :snip: Yee introduced 20 bills from 2011 to 2014 that advanced a special interest over the public interest, according to this newspaper's review of his...
  • Jury orders Parx to pay $7.8 million in jockey's death

    04/10/2014 6:04:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | April 10, 2014
    A jury yesterday awarded nearly $7.8 million to the family of a jockey killed at Parx Racing after a race horse - spooked by roaming chickens - threw, dragged and kicked him. Mario Calderon, 55, of Croydon, Bucks County, died after suffering 11 broken ribs and a bleed on his brain in the May 2010 mishap at the racetrack formerly known as Philadelphia Park, according to his attorney Michael A. Trunk.
  • California state Sen. Ron Calderon accepted $88,000 in bribes, FBI affidavit alleges

    10/31/2013 11:31:49 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 31, 2013 Read more here: | Laurel Rosenhall
    State Sen. Ron Calderon accepted about $88,000 in bribes from an undercover FBI agent posing as a film studio owner and a Southern California hospital executive during a wide-ranging probe into his conduct as a legislator, according to a 124-page affidavit published online Wednesday by cable news network Al Jazeera America. No charges have been filed against Calderon, a Democrat from Montebello. His attorney, Mark Geragos, did not return calls Wednesday. The federal affidavit, filed with the court under seal as the FBI sought a search warrant for Calderons office, alleges that he worked with interest groups in a pay-to-play...
  • Live Grenade threatened International Bridge on Tex-Mex Border

    09/26/2012 3:47:27 PM PDT · by Bevo · 4 replies
    Eagle Pass Business Journal ^ | 9/26/2012 | Jose G. Landa
    City of Eagle Pass International Bridge No. 2 closed due to bomb threat By: Jose G. Landa The City of Eagle Pass International Bridge No. 2 located on 400 Garrison Street has been closed down today, Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at approximately 10:30 a.m. due to a bomb threat on the bridge. Federal and City of Eagle Pass officials decided to close down the International Bridge No. 2 after locating a suspicious package at the bridge. Maverick County Sheriff Tomas S. Herrera stated that his deputy monitoring the bomb threat on behalf of his department reported that there appears to...
  • Mexico Urges U.S. to Review Gun Laws After Colorado Shooting (GRRR!)

    07/21/2012 10:34:31 PM PDT · by montag813 · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07-21-2012 | John Hill
    Oh no they didn't---MEXICO is trying to lecture US about VIOLENCE? Seriously? Calif. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly summed it up well: "Nothing ceases to amaze me. This is outrageous that the failed nation of Mexico would dare lecture the United States -- Mexico, where gun ownership by citizens is illegal, but gun violence is at epidemic proportions with the Drug Cartels slaugthering 60K people in the past 4 years. For the number of guns in this country, we are a remarkably peaceful people...." Yet more hypocrisy from Calderon - who also called our border fence racist, and then built one of...
  • The Purpose of Fast and Furious

    06/20/2012 3:10:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush ^ | June 20, 2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: April 16, 2009. This from CNN's website: "Reviving a ban on assault weapons and more strictly enforcing existing gun laws could help tamp down drug violence that has run rampant on the US-Mexican border, President Obama said Thursday. Speaking alongside Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Obama said he has 'not backed off at all' on a campaign pledge to try to restore the ban. It was instituted under President Clinton and allowed to lapse by President George W. Bush. 'I continue to believe that we can respect and honor the Second Amendment right in our Constitution -- the...
  • Pic of the Day: Obama Bowing Again?(to Mexican President Philipe Calderon)

    06/19/2012 9:10:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 6/19/12 | zip
    Mexican President Felipe Calderon(R) welcomes US President Barack Obama prior to the opening of the G20 Leaders Summit in Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico on June 18, 2012. World leaders struggled Monday to inject confidence into the global economy at a G20 summit in Mexico
  • Mexicos two major crime cartels now at war

    05/24/2012 3:48:25 PM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/24/2012 | William Booth
    The two most important criminal organizations in Mexico are engaged in all-out war, and the most spectacular battles are being fought for the cameras as the combatants pursue a strategy of intimidation and propaganda by dumping ever greater numbers of headless bodies in public view the victims most likely innocents. No longer limiting themselves to regional skirmishes, the older, established drug-smuggling Sinaloa cartel is now fighting the brash, young paramilitary Zetas crime organization across multiple front lines in Mexico in a desperate fight, according to U.S. and Mexican law enforcement officials and security analysts on both sides of the...
  • Calderon says U.S. should follow Mexico's example on health care

    04/04/2012 5:14:54 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | April 3, 2012 | Byron Tau
    Mexican president Felipe Caldern had a message for Americans: Check out Mexico's health care system. In a joint appearance with President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Caldern held up Mexico's health care system as a possible model if the Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act. Full, free health care coverage for all people up to 18 years of age, Caldern said Tuesday, via a translator, about his country's system. I would hope that one of the greatest countries in the world could follow our example
  • Pemex's woes may clear way for Brazil to help

    04/02/2008 11:28:28 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies · 47+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 1, 2008 | THOMAS BLACK and ANDRES R. MARTINEZ
    Mexico's leader sees potential in progress of Petrobras Guillermo Najera, a 42-year-old machine operator at Mexican state-controlled oil company Petrleos Mexicanos, gets paid to do nothing all day. Pemex management can't fire the union worker or transfer him from the ammonia plant in Ciudad Camargo, where he still shows up for work even though the plant stopped production in 2002. "We don't have anything else to do except keep our areas clean," Najera says as he and dozens of other idle workers enter the gates of the plant for the 7 a.m. shift. "I want to go back to work."...
  • Mexico Unveils No More Weapons! Sign Made Of Firearms Along US Border

    02/17/2012 11:12:36 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 17, 2012
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) President Felipe Calderon on Thursday unveiled a No More Weapons! billboard made with crushed firearms and placed near the U.S. border. He urged the United States to stop the flow of weapons into Mexico. The billboard, which is in English and weighs 3 tons, was placed near an international bridge in Ciudad Juarez and can be seen from the United States.
  • Mexican President Says US Deportations Feed Violence in Mexico

    10/18/2011 3:46:49 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 76 replies · 1+ views
    FOX NEWS Latino ^ | Oct. 18, 2011
    President Felipe Calderon on Monday accused U.S. authorities of deporting Mexican criminals to save on judicial costs, a policy that ostensibly "exacerbates" violence. Within the framework of the inauguration of National Immigration Week 2011 in this capital, Calderon said that, for example, U.S. authorities "are deporting up to 80,000 people in a year" into the border cities of Reynosa and Ciudad Juarez. Some of these deported people "are migrants, certainly, probably all of them," although some were "already involved in criminal acts" in the United States. "In the face of the dilemma of pursuing the legal process in the American...
  • Mexico's president tells Stanford grads: 'You must never, ever give up' on ideals

    06/18/2011 11:04:16 PM PDT · by KittyKares · 24 replies
    Stanford Report ^ | June 12, 2011 | CYNTHIA HAVEN
    Mexican President Felipe Caldern urged graduating students to "do what so many said was impossible" during Stanford University's 120th Commencement on Sunday in Stanford Stadium. Caldern's visit took place under tight security and with a large contingent of Mexican journalists. Caldern is known internationally for his fight against drug cartels, an effort that has cost many lives. Within Mexico, however, he is also known as a champion who has taken on the tax system, the judicial system, arms control, and financial and immigration reform. *** "It is possible to prevent climate change and foster growth simultaneously," he said, noting Mexico's...
  • Project Gunrunner: Gun Control the Chicago Way?

    06/17/2011 8:56:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/17/2011 | Doug Book
    We owe John Dodson a great deal of gratitude, heres why. On March 30th, Barack Obama assured gun confiscation advocate Sarah Brady of his ongoing efforts to undermine the 2nd Amendment rights of the American people. I just want you to know that we are working on it, Obama told Brady during her visit at the White House. We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar. Of course, the meaning of under the radar to a skilled practitioner of The Chicago Way will bear little resemblance to any definition recognizable to the average individual. It will...
  • Mexican President Calderon speaks in San Jose

    06/11/2011 6:51:09 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    San Jose, Calif. (AP) -- Mexican President Felipe Calderon is in the San Francisco Bay area where he spoke at a San Jose job training center about immigration issues and other topics. Speaking at the Center for Employment and Training on Saturday, Calderon told a crowd of more than 600 people that walls or what he called "abusive laws" will not stop people from migrating to the U.S. He told the gathering that Mexico needs more labor opportunities.
  • Calderons Silence on ATF Gunwalker Scandal Explained

    04/10/2011 6:49:23 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 9 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | April 4, 2011 | Robert Farago
    Mystery surrounds the ATF Gunwalker scandal. Who authorized the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives stingless sting operation that allowed, indeed enabled thousands of U.S. guns to flow to Mexican drug cartels? Why is the Obama administration stonewalling the Congressional investigation of Project Gunrunner and Operation Fast and Furious? What else are they hiding? And heres another one: why has Mexican President Felipe Calderon remained on the sidelines of this story, continuing to cozy-up to President Obama when its clear that Uncle Sam supplied weapons to the narco-terrorists plaguing his country? Well, it looks like we might have an...
  • Ousting the U.S. Ambassador Does Not Help U.S.Mexican Crime Fight

    03/22/2011 1:44:13 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 9 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | March 21, 2011
    The resignation of U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual, under pressure from President Felipe Calderon, is bad news for the Obama Administration. There is little doubt that this is a blow to U.S.-Mexico relations, in that the personal overcame the institutional. It will damage joint U.S.Mexico efforts to fight organized crime in Mexico and protect U.S. security at home by turning a common fight against a real enemy into a political contest between national leaders. Since assuming the key ambassadorship in 2009, Pascual played an active role in efforts to speed delivery of Plan Merida assistance to Mexico, stand up...
  • Palin tells Obama to stop kowtowing to Mexican President Calderon

    03/06/2011 12:32:09 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 279 replies
    Examiner ^ | March 6, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    Palin tells Obama to stop kowtowing to Mexican President Calderon. In a late-day interview on Fox News, Sarah Palin expressed her dismay at Barack Obamas constantly slavish and deferential behavior towards Mexicos Felipe Calderon. In an interview that touched briefly on border security and the problem of illegal aliens from Mexico, Palin also took exception to the blame-America attitude that the Mexican president always exhibits. Her comments were in reference to Calderons visit this past week, during which he continued his long-standing policy of blaming America for all of the problems that stem from inside of Mexico.
  • President Stoops To New Low With Calderon

    03/04/2011 4:56:43 PM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 11 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 03-04-11 | The Region Rat
    Following a meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon Thursday, Barrack Obama rejected the outcry to arm U.S. agents in Mexico in the wake of the murder of ICE agent Jaime Zapata last month. In the aftermath of the shooting of two unarmed U.S. agents, pressure has mounted on Obama to press Calderon to allow American law enforcement officers to carry guns for self-defensive purposes. If Obama is nothing else, he is predictable. Not only does it appear that the president had no intention of demanding that U.S. agents who risk their lives in Mexicos drug war carry weapons, his post-meeting...
  • Mexican President Joins Obama in Calling for Comprehensive Reform Legalizing Illegal

    03/04/2011 2:18:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 4, 2011 | Fred Lucas
    Complete title: Mexican President Joins Obama in Calling for Comprehensive Reform Legalizing Illegal Aliens in U.S. VIDEO 1:39 minutes ( - Mexican President Felipe Calderon yesterday joined President Barack Obama in calling for comprehensive immigration reform, a term used to describe reform that includes granted legal status to illegal aliens in the United States. We have also discussed immigration, an issue on which both countries have responsibilities, Obama said, standing next to Calderon during a White House joint news conference. As I told President Caldern, I remain deeply committed to fixing our broken immigration system with comprehensive reform that continues...
  • Obama: US Shares Responsibility for Mexican Violence; Says he supports the 2nd Amendment

    03/03/2011 5:43:43 PM PST · by · 25 replies ^ | 2/3/2011 | James Devere
    President Obama and Mexican President Calderon gave a joint statement following Calderon's visit to Washington. Among a host of topics were discussions about the border, cartel violence, and gun smuggling. Asked a sightly off topic question, Obama today made what may be his first direct comments on the 2nd Amendment since taking office. Responding to a Mexican reporter's inquiry as to why he does not veto the 2nd amendment, President Obama pointed out a few things. First he mentioned that the 2nd Amendment is part of the Constitution and that he is bound by the Constitution. That statement alone carries...
  • Obama and Caldern Meet Amid Tensions Over Immigration, Drugs

    03/02/2011 1:05:32 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mar. 2, 2011 | Staf
    It is hard to remember a more important meeting between the president of Mexico and the United States. U.S.-Mexico relations are at boiling point as both nations prepare for an Obama-Caldern summit meeting in Washington on Wednesday and Thursday that would include conversations on controversial issues such as Mexico's drug war, diplomatic cable leaks, the influx of U.S. arms and a wave of anti-immigration initiatives in the United States. These issues are all taking a toll on the border nations relationship that had shown steady improvement in the recent years. As President Felipe Caldern prepares for an official visit to...
  • Calderon aims fury at U.S. diplomats

    02/22/2011 11:11:57 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    MEXICO CITY As officials from both countries vow to jointly avenge the murder of a U.S. federal agent, Mexican President Felipe Calderon has accused senior American diplomats of damaging the cross-border relationship with criticism of Mexico's public security forces. In a wide-ranging interview published Tuesday in El Universal, one of Mexico City's leading newspapers, Calderon charged that U.S. Ambassador Carlos Pascual's "ignorance has translated into a distortion of what is happening in Mexico" that has caused "an impact and an irritation in our own team." Calderon was reacting to a barrage of analytic cables - some signed by Pascual,...
  • Over the Weekend: Increased Violence Leaves More Police Dead or Kidnapped

    01/31/2011 10:25:26 AM PST · by AuntB · 4 replies
    NAFBPO M3 Foreign News report ^ | Jan. 31, 2011 | National Assn. of former Border Patrol Agents
    Cuarto-Poder (Mexico) 1/30/2011 Cops Go to War Without a Gun (Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas) They send us to war without guns, said a police officer while nostalgically looking at new, unused patrol vehicles. Nearby, six vehicles have been scrapped, while others are being repaired. From December through January 15, there were only 5 patrols circulating with the remainder in repair. This officer is patrolling on foot, while nearby are 14 new units and 15 motorcycles, all ready for use. They either lack the plates or fuel. ______________________ El Universal (Mexico) 1/29/2011 Mexico grows despite violence: Caldern (Davos, Switzerland) President Felipe...
  • Mexican cartel announces 1-month truce

    01/03/2011 12:40:40 AM PST · by Dominic01 · 13 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Sun Jan 2, 9:58 pm ET | GUSTAVO RUIZ
    MORELIA, Mexico A letter purportedly signed by La Familia drug cartel announcing a one-month truce circulated Sunday in the western state of Michoacan. In the one-page message, distributed by e-mail and in some cities door by door, the gang claims it will halt all crime activity during January to demonstrate that the cartel "is not responsible for the criminal acts federal authorities are reporting to the media."...
  • El Paso Times on automatic weapons purchases: Ignorance or deception? (TX)

    12/24/2010 4:03:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies · 2+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 23 December, 2010 | David Codrea
    Reports that Texas sends more guns to Mexico than any other state is not startling; more so, it's logical. We're the largest state on the southern U.S. border, the El Paso Times Editorial Board declares. The likely culprits, we are told, are Houston gun shops. Lets examine their logic. Heres how the editors evidently think the scheme works: Just in Houston alone, a person can buy guns from a different dealer at least 300 times a year. No dealer is going to remember one person, who one time, for example, purchased two automatic weapons from his store. Multiply that times...
  • Obama calls Calderon in wake of raid

    11/07/2010 9:55:55 AM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 11/07/10 | POLITICO STAFF
    President Obama spoke Saturday with Mexican President Felipe Caldern "to reaffirm U.S. support for Mexico's efforts to end the impunity of organized criminal groups following yesterday's operation in
  • AZ Governor: Obama, Calderon Both Want Illegal Immigration to Continue to Increase Liberal...

    10/20/2010 4:05:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 20, 2010 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Complete title: AZ Governor: Obama, Calderon Both Want Illegal Immigration to Continue to Increase Liberal Vote in U.S. ( - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer told that she believes neither President Barack Obama of the United States nor President Felipe Calderon of Mexico wants to secure the U.S.-Mexico border because they hope illegal aliens will increaseliberal voters in the United States.I think its just amazing that the Mexican government, along with President Calderon and the bordering governors that interact with us, they do not want our borders secure, Brewer said in a telephone interview today. I mean, they have made...
  • APNewsBreak: Perry seeks Calderon help in probe

    10/06/2010 10:50:16 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Statesman ^ | Updated: 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 | APRIL CASTRO
    AUSTIN, Texas Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday he has asked Mexico's president to call him in the next 48 hours to say that the body of an American reportedly shot to death on a border lake has been recovered. "If not, we're not looking hard enough," Perry told The Associated Press.
  • Mexico Lashes Out at U.S. Immigration Practices

    09/11/2010 5:01:45 AM PDT · by Son House · 59 replies ^ | September 10, 2010 |
    Mexican President Felipe Calderon said in an interview Friday that last months massacre of 72 migrants doesn't undermine Mexico's moral authority to demand better treatment for its own migrants. "Of course we have the moral authority, because Mexican officials are not shooting Central American youths at the border, but U.S. agents are shooting Mexican migrants," Calderon said in an interview with the Spanish-language Univision network. "If we are talking about responsibility, at the root of this, in the case of immigration, is the lack of immigration legislation in the United States that would recognize this phenomenon," Calderon said.
  • Mexico's crackdown on organized crime is working, Calderon says (state of the nation report)

    09/01/2010 9:43:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/02/10 | Ken Ellingwood
    Mexico's crackdown on organized crime is working, Calderon saysIn his state of the nation report, President Felipe Calderon notes the arrests or killings of drug kingpins and efforts to clean up police. He also touts job gains and other economic improvements. By Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times September 2, 2010 Reporting from Mexico City Fresh off this week's capture of a notorious drug lord, Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared Wednesday that his sustained assault on organized crime and efforts to clean up the police were paying off. In the president's annual state of the nation report, delivered in writing...
  • Mexico identifying 72 massacred migrants [Brazil,Hondurans - Standing Ovation Party Outrage?]

    08/26/2010 9:05:00 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 26 2010 | AP
    Working under heavy security in a region controlled by a brutal drug gang, authorities and diplomats began the gruesome task Thursday of identifying 72 Central and South American migrants killed just 100 miles from their destination the U.S. border. [snip] The victims of what could be Mexico's biggest drug-gang massacre were trying to reach Texas, traversing some of Mexico's most dangerous territory. The lone survivor said the assassins identified themselves as Zetas, a drug gang that dominates parts of the northern state of Tamaulipas. [snip] Diplomats from Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador and Honduras arrived or were en route to...
  • U.S. wages legal war against Arizona (Opinion)

    07/18/2010 1:48:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Laurel Leader-Call ^ | July 18, 2010 | Chris McDaniel
    LAUREL Despite domestic and international uncertainty, an unsure economy and a disapproving electorate, the White House has found time to issue a legal declaration of war against the State of Arizona, aligning itself with a foreign country against a proud and determined American state. In May, ignoring the draconian manner in which his own country cracks down on immigration along its southern border, Mexican President Felipe Calderon lectured the American people against such laws as the Arizona law that is forcing our people to face discrimination. It wasnt his first statement on the controversial issue; he had previously scolded...
  • Obama/DHS poised to grant amnesty for Hezbollah under Executive Order

    06/26/2010 5:29:45 PM PDT · by Bratch · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | June 26, 2010 | MataHarley
    Just a month ago, it was a Homeland Security alert that Somalian jihadists would be crossing the TX border. Even now, while Obamas ever busy legal counsel prepares briefs to file suit against Arizona for their recently enacted immigration law, DHS is considering circumventing existing immigration laws by using an Executive Order to defer action or parole to existing aliens present in the US illegally. An accusation, I might add that DHS doesnt dismiss when they clarify it may just be selective reprieves to the segment of population holding expired visas. And therein lies the amnesty that Obama and Napolitano...
  • Calderon defends drug war, many Mexicans skeptical

    06/16/2010 4:18:44 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies · 229+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | June 16, 2010 | ALEXANDRA OLSON
    MEXICO CITY Gunmen slaughter 19 men at a rehab clinic. Sixteen bodies are dumped in a northern city. Twelve police officers die in an ambush. Soldiers kill 15 gunmen outside a tourist town. All this in less than a week, yet President Felipe Calderon believes Mexico is getting a bad rap and wants to hire a public relations firm to improve its image. He might want to start with convincing his own countrymen, who are frustrated by assurances that the drug war is going well. "No matter how much the authorities want us to believe that they are winning...
  • Meth Report Delayed After White House Raised Diplomatic Concerns

    06/09/2010 8:47:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies · 68+ views
    Main Justice ^ | June 9, 2010 | Joe Palazzolo
    The Obama administration has been delaying the release of a Justice Department report that ties the growing availability of methamphetamine in the U.S. to large-scale production of the drug in Mexico.The delay, according to The New York Times, is partly a response to the increasingly delicate politics of the U.S.-Mexico border and drugs.The report, by the departments National Drug Intelligence Center, was to be handed out at a law enforcement conference in San Diego last month, but the White House officials raised concerns because that same week PresidentFelipe Caldern of Mexicowas coming to Washington for a state visit.The Mexican...
  • Calderon condemns border killing, ties it to Ariz. immigration law

    06/08/2010 12:57:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 79+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/8/10 | Liz Goodwin
    Mexican President Felipe Calderon is condemning the killing of an illegal immigrant by U.S. Border Patrol agents as a "truly unacceptable violation" that involved "torture." He's also tying it to Arizona's immigration law, even though the incident took place on the border with California. "A death with that degree of violence is a truly unacceptable violation," Calderon said, according to the Associated Press. "We need to raise all our voices, not only for Mexico but for human rights, because the cause of migrants is a cause that affects us all." He added that the Arizona immigration law "opens a Pandora's...
  • Mexican prez slams death of migrant at US border

    06/08/2010 4:44:58 AM PDT · by exbrit · 50 replies · 79+ views
    KVOA TUCSON ^ | 6/8/10 | Unspecified
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - President Felipe Calderon said Monday that the death of a Mexican migrant after being shot with a stun gun by a U.S. immigration officer was an unacceptable human rights violation. Migrant Anastasio Hernandez was shocked by a Customs and Border Protection agent May 31 at the San Ysidro border crossing between Tijuana and San Diego. A U.S. coroner has ruled the death a homicide. Calderon said he wanted to repeat Mexico's "energetic protest of the torture and death of Anastasio Hernandez, a Mexico who died at the hands of North American migration authorities."
  • "The problem with Socialism is it just doesn't work."

    06/07/2010 7:44:07 PM PDT · by AnotherDayInParadise · 18 replies · 48+ views ^ | June 7, 2010 | Dave Weinbaum
    Audio clip from conservative talk show host Dave Weinbaum.
  • "This is a wakeup call to the United States of America to take back your government!"

    06/02/2010 7:17:02 AM PDT · by AnotherDayInParadise · 3 replies · 254+ views ^ | June 1, 2010 | Dave Weinbaum
    Audio clip from conservative talk show host Dave Weinbaum's weekly radio show.
  • BYRON YORK: As economic worries worsen, White House puts on the glitz

    06/01/2010 3:09:50 PM PDT · by Nasher · 14 replies · 877+ views
    Appealdemocrat ^ | June 01, 2010 | Byron York
    You know the basics. The unemployment rate is 9.9 percent. Jobs are still being lost. Worries about the global economy are causing breathtaking volatility on Wall Street. And millions of Americans who still have jobs are worrying more than ever about the safety of their retirement savings. What you may not know is that, during this moment of terrible economic anxiety, the Obama White House found the time -- and the money -- to turn itself, at least for a night, into a showcase of glitzy extravagance. On May 19, the White House held a state dinner for Mexican President...
  • I am an Illegal Immigrant In Mexico

    05/31/2010 6:44:23 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 4 replies · 395+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 5/31/10 | Alaphiah
    Hector Vzquez is an illegal immigrant from Honduras in the country of Mexico. According to Vzquez Mexicos President Felipe Calderon is a hypocrite. As you know Calderon was recently in the United States castigating the state of Arizona for passing a law that mirrors U.S. Federal law. Both are laws, by the way, which the Mexican President strongly disagrees with. There are two immediate reasons that Calderon is a hypocrite; one his country treats illegal aliens much worse than his citizens who are illegally in the United States. And two Calderons citizens, here illegally, are treated better, economically, lawfully and...
  • Border Charade

    05/26/2010 5:39:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 454+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 26, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Security: After letting Mexico's president trash Arizona's immigration law and his immigration enforcement chief say he won't enforce it, the president wants to send a token National Guard contingent to the border. There's something disingenuous about the president's plan to deploy 1,200 National Guard troops to the Arizona border to help the Border Patrol catch illegal aliens. His director of immigration and customs enforcement, John Morton, has said he might not enforce immigration crimes reported by Arizona officials, though the state's new law merely copies federal law. Morton is director of ICE, not chief justice of the Supreme Court. He...
  • An Open Letter to Mexico: Dont tell us how to run our country.

    05/26/2010 8:51:58 AM PDT · by Publius772000 · 14 replies · 329+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 05/26/10 | Michael Naragon
    Dear Mr. Calderon, Good day, sir. I hope this letter finds you well. Now, if you please, shut up. On May 19, while speaking alongside our current president, you said that the United States and Mexico needed to avoid the shadows of such laws as the Arizona law, which is forcing our people to face discrimination. Your people, sir, are facing discrimination not, as you imply, because of their racial composition or nationality, but because they are flaunting the laws of the United States by their presence here. The Arizona law, in fact, gives state officials the right to enforce...
  • Democrats Take Warmly to Calderon Message on Immigration and Beyond

    05/26/2010 5:25:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies · 423+ views ^ | 25 May, 2010 | Fox News
    If last week's speech to Congress by Mexican President Felipe Calderon is any gauge, the U.S. relationship with its southern neighbor is taking on a strangely partisan overtone. Democrats cheered the Mexican president for his criticism of the controversial Arizona immigration law, while Republicans afterward lectured Calderon on the imprudence of knocking the host. But that wasn't the only area where the two parties had completely different reactions. At several other points in the speech, Democrats egged on Calderon as he pressed for U.S. policy changes and trumpeted developments in his own country. Democrats rose to their feet, and Republicans...