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  • The Man Who Killed Leon Trotsky

    01/15/2009 11:58:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 1,869+ views ^ | Dec 28, 2008
    Ramón Mercader from Barcelona killed Trotsky with an ice axe in Mexico City. On 20th August 1940, the exiled Leon Trotsky was fatally wounded at his home in a suburb of Mexico City when an ice axe was driven into his skull. He cried out to his guards as they burst into his study, ‘Don’t kill him! He must talk.’ Despite struggling fiercely, and even managing to bite the hand of his assassin, Trotsky died the next day, and the man who wielded the murder weapon was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He insisted throughout his trial and his...
  • 3 Cops Kidnapped and Killed in Mexico Border Town (Acuña)

    11/22/2011 8:13:11 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | November 22, 2011
    Gunmen in the Mexican border city of Acuña kidnapped and killed three police officers, authorities said Monday. Acuña Public Safety Department said in a statement that the three were on patrol in the same unit when the assailants kidnapped them early Monday. The officer's bodies were found an hour later in a residential area of Acuña, which is across the border from Del Rio, Texas. They had been shot and their hands were handcuffed, the police department said. Authorities say the Zetas and the Sinaloa drug cartels are fighting each other to control smuggling routes in the state of Coahuila,...
  • Photos reveal inside look at East Austin tunnel home

    05/18/2010 4:52:00 PM PDT · by Cindy · 44 replies · 2,949+ views
    Note: Video and photos included at link. Photos reveal inside look at East Austin tunnel home by NOELLE NEWTON / KVUE News Posted on May 18, 2010 at 5:34 PM Updated today at 6:14 PM SNIPPET: "The City of Austin Tuesday released photos of the web of tunnels a man dug underneath his East Austin home. Under the yellow home are three stories of tunnels. For at least two years, neighbors suspected owner Jose Del Rio was up to something strange, but had no idea just how busy he'd been." SNIPPET: "On Tuesday, the city released pictures from below taken...
  • Horse patrols return to border security

    03/03/2008 12:54:55 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies · 115+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Mar 3, 2008 | Jerry Seper
    DEL RIO, Texas — With smugglers of humans and drugs pushing deeper into remote and often rugged areas along the U.S.-Mexico border, the U.S. Border Patrol has rolled out an old weapon and an old friend: horse patrols. Agent Joe Guajuardo is one of the Border Patrol's horse-patrol agents in the vast expanse along the Rio Grande here, and he said he "loves that the great outdoors is his office." So do his horse-patrol partners — Agents Gene Corp, Ryan Seifert, Andy Zavala, Carlos Briones, Peter Galan and Cruz McGuire — who constitute the busy Del Rio unit. Riding the...
  • TxDOT traveling bumpy road

    02/18/2008 1:33:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 421+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Lubbock Online) ^ | February 18, 2008 | Enrique Rangel
    AUSTIN - When it comes to road improvement and maintenance, by most accounts, the South Plains and Panhandle are fortunate. Despite a $1.1 billion accounting error, the Texas Department of Transportation recently reported no projects in the region have been canceled or delayed while cities like Dallas, Houston and Laredo had at least a half dozen highway projects delayed. But the $1.1 billion-error, which occurred because TxDOT inadvertently counted some bond money twice and consequently allocated more funding than it had, is just the latest problem plaguing the beleaguered agency. For months, TxDOT executive director Amadeo Saenz and other transportation...
  • Fatal Del Rio jail illness baffles authorities [foreign nationals involved]

    08/11/2007 8:55:06 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 40 replies · 1,367+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 08/09/2007 | Don Finley
    A mysterious illness at a Del Rio detention center that has killed two inmates and hospitalized two others within the past month has baffled health authorities, who have asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for help. All four men — three of them foreign nationals from Honduras and Mexico held on immigration charges, the fourth a Val Verde county prisoner who was one of the dead — were described as in their 20s and 30s, and apparently healthy when they arrived at the Val Verde Correctional Facility and County Jail. The privately operated 850-bed medium-security facility is under...
  • Lesbian Texas duo register in Ciudad Acuna civil union

    02/20/2007 11:50:20 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies · 545+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Feb. 19, 2007
    PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico — A lesbian couple from Texas became the first international visitors to take advantage of Coahuila state's new civil union law when they registered their union today in Ciudad Acuna, across the border from Del Rio, Texas. Maria Carreon Lara, 39, and Amparo Maldonado, 24, of Midland, Texas, registered as a "civil solidarity union" under a law that went into effect in January making Coahuila the first of Mexico's 31 states to grant recognition to such unions. The Coahuila law allows nonresidents to register under the law as long as they are in the state legally. It...
  • Border Patrol, ranchers working cohesively [Texas Minutemen Dissed]

    03/27/2006 9:33:06 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 396+ views
    Del Rio News-Herald ^ | March 27, 2006 | Jennifer Killin
    Ranchers in the region convened at the U.S. Border Patrol station for an informative meeting Friday. The ranch liaison program has been a cooperative effort between the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol and ranchers since the organization formed and is a vital part in protecting the southern border. The Del Rio sector covers approximately 59,500 square miles of land in 41 counties, much of which is privately owned ranch land. Friday’s meeting was informal and included a tour of the station on U.S. Highway 90 east of Del Rio, a brief overview of the agency’s day-to-day operations, and...
  • Frontera burglary foiled [Illegals caught by armed Texas homeowner]

    01/10/2006 1:04:09 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 28 replies · 891+ views
    Del Rio News-Herald ^ | January 6, 2006 | Karen Gleason
    Val Verde County Sheriff’s Office deputies and a U.S. Border Patrol agent have arrested a man and a boy after the two were found burglarizing a residence near the Mexico border. In custody are a 15-year-old male juvenile who told officers he lived in Ciudad Acuña, Coah., Mexico, and Mario Leyva, 35, who said he lived in San Jose, Coah., Mexico, according to Val Verde County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Terry Simons. “They had both crossed the river into the United States to steal that night,” Simons said Thursday in an interview about the incident. Simons said the sheriff’s office...
  • Border initiative takes aim at smuggling corridor [Texas]

    12/27/2005 9:06:41 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 348+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 27, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection has targeted the Del Rio, Texas, sector for a multiagency border-control initiative called "Operation Streamline II," which will focus on high-traffic smuggling corridors along the 205 miles of the Rio Grande that divide the sector from Mexico. "Securing our nation's borders from a potential terrorist threat and from the illegal entry of people, weapons and drugs is absolutely paramount," said U.S. Border Patrol Chief David V. Aguilar. "Through Operation Streamline II, we are able to target a federal government offensive in the Del Rio area intended to dramatically reduce illegal activity and deter future activity,"...
  • [Mexican] Consul: River crossing ‘unacceptable’ (Texas)

    08/16/2005 5:45:57 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 36 replies · 955+ views
    Del Rio News-Herald ^ | August 13, 2005 | Karen Gleason
    Mexico’s acting consul in Del Rio called a crossing of the Rio Grande earlier this week by two Val Verde County Sheriff’s Office investigators illegal and “unacceptable.” But, he added, he values the close working relationship members of the consulate and the sheriff’s office have built over the years and said he hopes the incident will further open the lines of communication between the two agencies. In an interview Thursday, Fernando J. Valdés Vicencio, who is currently serving as the Mexico consul here, said Lt. Larry Pope, who heads the sheriff’s office criminal investigations division, and VVSO Sgt. James McGonagill,...
  • ‘Minuteman’ recruiting hits Del Rio [Texas]

    08/14/2005 1:37:55 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 25 replies · 641+ views
    Del Rio News-Herald ^ | August 14, 2005 | Karen Gleason
    Some people might describe Roy Lasley as an exclusionist, a racist or a term even less printable. But the way the retired Midland, Texas truck driver sees it, his volunteer activity with the Minuteman Civil Protection Corps is the obligation of a patriot. Lasley is the president of the Midland/Odessa chapter of the controversial Minuteman organization. He and another member of the group, Tony Faller, were in Del Rio Friday. Lasley said his trip is part of an evaluation the Minuteman group is undertaking to scout locations for an October border watch event in Texas. In an interview Friday, Lasley...
  • Pair held in fatal smuggling (Texas)

    07/13/2005 12:40:04 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 518+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 07/13/2005 | John MacCormack
    DEL RIO — It began late in the afternoon with a routine speeding stop on Texas 186, about 15 miles southwest of Carrizo Springs. The southbound pickup held two young women and, according to authorities, their peculiar cargo included jugs of water and Gatorade, some $2,000 and a small amount of cocaine. The two were charged July 4 with drug possession and taken to the Dimmit County Jail. Suspecting an immigrant smuggling angle, Sheriff Doug Sample called federal officials. The next day, the two women explained what had sent them speeding south through the blazing summer heat. But by then...
  • (Texas)Border sheriffs share security tips, gripes

    07/07/2005 8:59:18 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies · 443+ views
    San Antonio Express-News/AP ^ | 07/07/2005 | Abe Levy
    DEL RIO — Sheriffs from 10 border counties shared common concerns Wednesday about the potential for terrorists to cross the Texas-Mexico border because they don't have enough money to beef up patrols and share intelligence. The Texas Border Sheriff's Coalition, a newly formed body of the 16 counties on or near the Texas-Mexico border, believes its communities are among the nation's most vulnerable to terrorist intrusion. Among their chief concerns is the growing number of non-Mexicans attempting to cross into the United States who hail from nations where al-Qaida and other terrorist groups are known to exist. "We're the first...

    07/01/2005 3:54:30 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies · 358+ views
    Quorum Report Newsclips ^ | July 1, 2005 | Harvey Kronberg
    Controversial Minuteman operations in Texas are among issues to be discussed next week in Del Rio, Texas, by the state's border sheriffs, including El Paso County Sheriff Leo Samaniego, officials said. The July 5-8 gathering of the Texas Border Sheriff's Coalition will also discuss drug smuggling and border violence. Samaniego in the past has criticized a lack of federal resources to control the border.Volunteers for the Minuteman group plan to watch for illegal border activity.
  • Open Season

    05/30/2002 6:39:27 PM PDT · by archy · 13 replies · 515+ views
    The Dallas Observer ^ | May 30, 2002 | John MacCormick
    Open Season Border authorities fear a return to the law of the Wild West as Texas homeowners take up guns against illegal Mexican immigrants BY JOHN MACCORMACK San Antonio Express-News DEL RIO, Texas--To the young Mexicans with baggy jeans who regularly prowl the rocky bank of the Rio Grande, the isolated Vega Verde neighborhood just across the river is an American wonderland of large well-furnished homes, satellite dishes and SUVs. It is also traditional easy-pickings for thieves, and when three dirt-poor Mexicans from Ciudad Acuña waded the river on November 1, 1999, their target was the last house before the...