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  • Court documents: Suspect in deadly Eastern Shore crash had BAC nearly four times legal limit

    Accomack County, Va. – The suspect in a deadly car crash on the Eastern Shore, Bonifilio Velazquez, has previously been found guilty of driving without a license in Accomack County three times, according to online court records. Court documents also provide more details about the night of the crash, which killed three people: Diann Jones, 55, Arnette Chandler, 58, and A’Janae Jones, 12. They had been attending a family reunion when their car was hit head-on in the Keller area on Rt. 13 Saturday, Aug. 30. Police say Velazquez, the driver of the car that hit them, had been drinking....
  • Members of Jewish sect leave Guatemala village

    08/29/2014 3:31:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2014 6:25 PM EDT
    Members of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group have been forced out of a village in western Guatemala after disputes with indigenous residents over cultural and religious differences. Misael Santos of the Lev Tahor community says the Jewish group started leaving San Juan La Laguna on Friday after the town’s Elders Council voted to kick them out. …
  • Justice Dept. Opens New Asylum Gate For Guatemalans

    08/27/2014 2:21:20 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/26/2014 | Neil Munro
    The Department of Justice’s board of immigration appeals has decided to let Guatemalan women win asylum in the United States if they claim to be victims of domestic violence. The decision creates a huge new incentive for Guatemalan women to cross the U.S. border, because if their asylum claim is accepted, their children get U.S. citizenship, plus the use of federal health, education and retirement programs, regardless of their initial education and work skills. The new decision also means that many of the Guatemalan women who have already crossed the border this year have a new claim for asylum. Coyotes...
  • Exclusive: Rand Paul Slams Obama on Immigration While Meeting with Guatemalan President

    08/24/2014 11:14:40 PM PDT · by Plummz · 5 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 21 Aug 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Here performing eye surgeries on blind Guatemalans for several days in the rural town of Salama, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) strongly criticized President Obama's immigration policy in a closed-door Wednesday meeting with Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina. “I told him, frankly, that I didn’t think the problem was in Guatemala City but that the problem was in the White House in our country, and that the mess we’ve got at the border is frankly because of the White House’s policies,” Paul said in an interview. The meeting, he explained, was primarily about the humanitarian mission for which Paul—an ophthalmologist before...
  • Resurgent Communism in Latin America (Drug Cartels)

    08/02/2014 5:42:40 AM PDT · by mgist · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 3/2010 | Written by Alex Newman
    In light of the recent "Child" immigration show brought on by Obama, it is interesting to look at what has been happening in Latin America under Obama's watch. El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are over their heads with gangs and cartels in the drug trafficking trade that Obama helped install --------------------------------- 2010-Resurgent Communism in Latin America Many Cuban refugees risked everything to escape the murderous regime of Fidel Castro. Oftentimes they made treacherous voyages aboard rickety rafts, hoping only to reach the free shores of Florida with their lives. Many died along the way. But communist rule was vicious and...
  • Hillary Clinton: Let Hondurans, Guatemalans, El Salvadorans Apply for Asylum from Home

    07/27/2014 5:03:45 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she wanted more Central American citizens to apply for asylum to live in the United States from their home countries. The Obama administration is reportedly considering setting up a satellite facility in Honduras to allow people to apply for asylum without coming to the United States, but Clinton said Guatemalans and El Salvadorans should have asylum facilities in their nations as well. In an interview with Jorge Ramos on Fusion, Clinton said that she wanted facilities "over there" to "screen kids... before they get in the hands of coyotes, or they get on...
  • Dems Wrong: 2008 Law Does Not Allow Alien Child Invasion

    07/25/2014 5:59:00 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 25, 2014 | IIBD EDITORIALS
    Border Crisis: A new report shows the vast majority of unaccompanied minors aren't unaccompanied at all, have family members inside the U.S., are not victims of human trafficking and thus can be deported immediately. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois and other Democrats have repeatedly made the argument that Republicans shouldn't complain about the current border invasion since it was a 2008 law that automatically entitles minors from noncontiguous countries to asylum hearings before they face deportation. Gutierrez and his liberal colleagues in Congress and the media should read the law to find out what's in it. As the Center for...
  • Mission group from Hamilton attacked in Guatemala

    07/25/2014 5:27:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    WHDH ^ | 7/25/14 | Jennifer Eagan
    A group of Hamilton teens and adults were ready to come home from their mission trip to Guatemala when they were attacked and robbed. The members of First Congregational Church of Hamilton were on their way to the airport in two vans when one of the vans, carrying 17 people, was carjacked. -snip- Sources tell 7News some of the assaults were sexual.
  • Adult Illegal Immigrants Posing as Children To Enroll in High School

    07/18/2014 11:57:36 AM PDT · by GilGil · 17 replies
    Nationalreview.com ^ | 7/11/2014 | Ryan Lovelace
    Adult illegal immigrants posing as unaccompanied alien children appear to be attempting to enroll at public high schools, city officials in Lynn, Mass., tell National Review Online. “Some of them have had gray hair and they’re telling you that they’re 17 years old and they have no documentation,” Jamie Cerulli, the Lynn mayor’s chief of staff, tells NRO. “If my children went to the public schools, I’d be very uncomfortable with all of these unaccompanied minors [that] are placed in the ninth grade.”
  • Obama Revealed in Guatemala Policy

    07/13/2014 3:29:01 AM PDT · by mgist · 25 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 5/21/14 | Armando de la Torre & Steve Hecht
    Obama Revealed in Guatemala Policy If you were observing U.S. diplomacy in search of the curious – and you had decided to eavesdrop at one of its remotest, least-visited quarters – you would go to the Central American republic of Guatemala, where you would find something quite revealing about the nature of Barack Obama. This is not an exercise for a slow day. America’s diplomacy in Guatemala is a devastating exposé of Obama’s political character. Through U.S. actions in Guatemala—far more than in Benghazi, in the Ukraine, in the Middle East or elsewhere—Obama stands forth, undisguised, as a left-wing radical....
  • Yes, the Mexican Government is Facilitating the Immigrant Influx from Central America

    07/11/2014 1:58:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You see where the first lady of Guatemala went to visit the US-Mexico border. Well, she went to the Rio Grande river. That's where the US border used to be. She's not afraid of doing photo-ops. She's not afraid of doing theater. She showed up. Oh, speaking of that, we ended the program yesterday, we had a woman call and wanted to know how in the world all of these kids from El Salvador and Guatemala and Ecuador made it through the Southern Mexico border with no problem whatsoever. And of course her theory was that there...
  • Unaccompanied children not fleeing violence, says Guatemala's first lady (+video)

    07/10/2014 11:00:33 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 15 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 10, 2014 | Whitney Eulich
    Guatemala’s first lady Rosa Leal de Pérez traveled to the US-Mexico border earlier this month to see how the US is dealing with the surge of migrant children, many from her nation. She called the situation a “humanitarian crisis” and said she believed the kids were primarily traveling to the US in order to reunite with family members. Ms. Leal de Pérez blamed US immigration policies for keeping families apart and parents for putting their kids at risk. Something she didn't find responsible? Violence back home. “I can’t say violence isn’t a problem in our countries,” she said, referring to...
  • 11-year-old immigrant found dead in brush

    06/29/2014 6:34:56 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 58 replies
    Valley Central ^ | June 29,2014 | Action 4 News Staff
    A press conference will be held after the body of an 11-year-old who is believed to be an unaccompanied immigrant was found in brush. Investigators along with the Guatemala Consulate believe the undocumented immigrant is from Huehuetenango, Chiantla, Guatemala. According to Hidalgo County, the boy’s body was found in the brush near south Patricio Perez Street in La Joya June 15th. Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra will hold the press conference Monday June 30th at 10:00 a.m. Action 4 News will continue to provide details as on this incident as soon as they are available.
  • Joe Biden teaches future immigrants to say ‘credible fear’

    06/23/2014 5:43:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 6/22/14 | Richard Berkow
    In a feeble attempt to stem the deluge of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S. border, the Obama administration Friday dispatched Vice President Joe Biden to Guatemala to talk tough to regional leaders. Instead, the man renowned for sticking his foot in his mouth sent a decidedly mixed message. In meeting with Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina, Salvadoran President Sanchez Ceren and senior officials from Mexico and Honduras, Biden said families would be detained at the border and that the “vast majority” would be sent home. But at a televised news conference later in the day, Biden said if the illegals...
  • Neighbor says he saw secret migrant refugee camp near Waco (1000 to 2000 children)

    06/19/2014 4:34:19 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    WFAA ^ | 6/13/2014 | WFAA
    BRUCEVILLE, Texas -- A normally quiet country road in Bruceville, south of Waco, bustled with bus traffic for weeks this spring as between 1,000 and 2,000 children were trucked in from the border. The kids, officially known as unaccompanied alien children, were among thousands swamping the border - without their parents - from Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico.
  • Biden: Some ‘Dream Deluge’ Illegals May Get Citizenship

    06/21/2014 10:01:35 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/21/2014 | Neil Munro
    Vice President Joe Biden inadvertently offered U.S. citizenship to thousands, or even tens of thousands, of illegal immigrants from Central America — even though he was trying to persuade them to not cross the border. “We’re going to hold hearings with our judges consistent with international law and American law, and we’re going to send the vast majority of you back,” he said during a June 20 press press conference in Guatemala. But “vast majority” is not “all.” So Biden’s statement says the U.S. will award the Grand Prize in human life — ‘U.S. citizenship for you and all your...
  • Joe Biden Visits Guatemala to Tamp Down the Immigration Crisis

    06/19/2014 6:46:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/19/2014 | Spencer Case
    Vice President Joe Biden will visit Guatemala Friday with the aim of addressing the “root causes” of the immigration crisis. However, the official announcement of his visit seems to admit what critics have alleged: that the Obama administration could address some of the root causes without leaving Washington, D.C. In fiscal year 2011, about 4,000 minors arrived unaccompanied at the southern U.S. border, a number that increased to more than 21,000 in 2013. This fiscal year has already seen that number soar to about 47,000, the Obama administration reports. Americans are bombarded by images of thousands of children, mostly from...
  • Small Guatemalan Town Uses Nazi-Esque Tactics to Expel Jews

    05/28/2014 12:29:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 5/28/2014, 4:00 PM | Tova Dvorin
    As an Anti-Defamation League (ADL) poll revealed earlier this month demonstrated, anti-Semitism is a worldwide phenomenon. And while a focus on anti-Semitism has cropped up in Europe and in the Middle East, at least one group of Jews in Guatemala were brave enough to speak of their own plight in the Central American press. Over thirty Jews are being expelled from San Juan La Laguna, a small Guatemalan town—all at the express request of the locals. …
  • Advocates Seek to Make Courthouses Off Limits for Immigration Officials

    05/27/2014 3:13:02 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MAY 26, 2014 | KIRK SEMPLE
    Rosario Socope, a Guatemalan immigrant in the country illegally, had an unwelcome surprise waiting for her when she attended a pretrial hearing on a felony charge at a courthouse in Brooklyn this month. As she stepped out of the courtroom into a public hallway, she was approached by immigration agents seeking to deport her. As her husband, her social worker and one of her lawyers looked on aghast, the agents hauled her away. The encounter was only the most recent in a long series of such cases across the country that immigrant advocates and politicians say have spread fear of...
  • Lessons learned on Bay of Pigs anniversary

    04/18/2014 7:06:35 AM PDT · by No One Special · 11 replies
    Amrican Thinker ^ | April 18, 2014 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    Fifty-three years ago, my father had a meeting on the other side of town in Havana where we lived at the time. Cuba was in turmoil and opposition to Castro was widespread as more and more people saw communists in positions of responsibility. At mid-morning, my dad called my mom and told her that something was happening in Cuba. Our phone kept ringing as friends and neighbors spread the news. Humberto Fontova recalls the events of that day: ""Freedom is our goal!" roared commander Pepe San Roman to the men assembled before him 48 years ago this week. “Cuba is...
  • Colourful Holy Week carpet made entirely of sawdust and flowers declared a World Record..

    04/18/2014 6:15:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2014 | Sarah Gordon
    They are the colourful carpets used to coat the streets of Guatemala's cities during their iconic Easter Holy Week processions. And this year the strongly Catholic country has a new reason to celebrate - it has been recognised by Guinness World Records for producing the longest sawdust carpet in the world. Using 5,000 volunteers to create it, as well as 54 tonnes of sawdust, the record-breaking carpet measure a whopping 6,600ft - more than 2,000ft longer than the previous record holder.
  • The Time of Harvest for the Gentile and the Jew \o/[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2014 2:25:30 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Bible ^ | 3-6-14 | Jedediah
    My ostentatious being is what you must become, The nectar of my spirit attracting others to My kingdom, For you are my lilies out in the field, Sobriety to the weak so my spirit may harvest as they yield, Now a light in the darkness just as you, Release "my" wisdom my children for you are my morning dew, Just as My tribes harvested The Manna early each day, You are my hidden Manna revealed in a new way, For now the veils are lifted for through my spirit you shall have breakthrough, Both to the Gentile and the Jew,...
  • Earliest known Mayan writing found in Guatemala

    01/06/2006 9:02:08 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 59 replies · 1,273+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/6/06 | Mikey_1962
    ANTIGUA, Guatemala (Reuters) - Archeologists excavating a pyramid complex in the Guatemalan jungle have uncovered the earliest example of Mayan writing ever found, 10 bold hieroglyphs painted on plaster and stone. The 2,300-year-old glyphs were excavated last April in San Bartolo and suggest the ancient Mayas developed an advanced writing system centuries earlier than previously believed, according to an article published on Thursday in the journal Science. The glyphs date from between 200 BC and 300 BC and come from the same site in the Peten jungle of northern Guatemala where archeologist William Saturno found the oldest murals in the...
  • Guatemala excavates early Mayan ruler's tomb [700 - 400 BC!]

    10/26/2012 12:04:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 10-25-2012 | Staff
    Archaeologists announced Thursday they have uncovered the tomb of a very early Mayan ruler, complete with rich jade jewelry and decoration. Experts said the find at Guatemala's Tak'alik Ab'aj temple site could help shed light on the formative years of the Mayan culture. Government archaeologist Miguel Orrego said carbon-dating indicates the tomb was built between 700 and 400 B.C., several hundred years before the Mayan culture reached its height. He said it was the oldest tomb found so far at Tak'alik Ab'aj, a site in southern Guatemala that dates back about 2,200 years. Orrego said a necklace depicting a vulture-headed...
  • A father is deported despite efforts to stop his deportation

    12/14/2013 8:18:43 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 28 replies
    VOXXI ^ | Dec 13, 2013 | Griselda Nevarez
    Dozens spent the night and held a vigil outside an immigration detention facility in Arizona, hoping to stop the deportation of an undocumented man whom they say should be allowed to stay. That man is Ardany Rosales Lemus. He is a father of two U.S. citizen children, including a 2-year-old boy and a 10-month-old baby girl. Supporters and family members, who began gathering outside the Florence Service Processing Center on Thursday night, say he was pulled over in Phoenix last December for a minor traffic violation and was placed in deportation proceedings. During his time in detention, he missed the...
  • Yaalon: Iran Using Diplomatic Mail, Drug Routes to Attack U.S.

    12/09/2013 9:31:29 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/12/13 | David Lev
    Iran is using diplomatic pouches to smuggle weapons into and out of the country, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Monday. “The Iranians are taking advantage of diplomatic mail in order to transfer these items,” Yaalon told Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina, who is visiting Israel. “They are taking advantage of the drug smuggling routes from South America into the United States in order to move weapons there,” he said. Iran, said Yaalon, was pulling out all stops in order to export its Shi'ite Islamic revolution to the West, preparing communities of Shi'ite Muslims for the day they must help Iran...
  • LET My Waters Move in You ~ ~ [charismatic caucus]

    11/17/2013 3:38:38 PM PST · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 11-17-13 | Jedediah
    You have entered in, now sit quietly at my feet and listen and record the report of My heart for now your desires have become mine for I AM The Perpetual fire that abides in you eternal. Listen then GO, SPEAK and DO for I AM The Voice of your many waters ~ ~ ~ So let My waters move in you , "RISE UP" Oh Well for The Voice of many waters is "CALLING" to you for My Glory . John 7:38(AMP) 38 He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as...
  • Passaic man charged with distributing child porn

    10/16/2013 9:40:32 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    .northjersey.com ^ | October 16, 2013 | ABBOTT KOLOFF STAFF WRITER
    PASSAIC — A city man was arrested at his home Wednesday morning and charged with distributing child pornography, Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik said in a statement. Alex R. Hernandez-Soto, 31, a Guatemalan citizen who was in the U.S. illegally, was arrested after detectives executed a search warrant at his Henry Street home and found child pornography on a computer, Berdnik said. The arrest came after a month-long investigation that began when authorities received information that child pornography was being distributed from a residence in the county, he said. The suspect was charged with one count of distribution of...
  • Accused war criminal on trial in U.S. for immigration fraud

    09/24/2013 10:02:00 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    CBC News ^ | Sep 24, 2013 | CBC News
    A man accused of war crimes in Guatemala goes on trial in the United States Tuesday for allegedly making false immigration statements by not admitting his military past. Jorge Sosa was arrested in Lethbridge in 2011 and has both Canadian and American citizenship. He is accused of lying on his U.S. citizenship application. A verdict is expected in a few weeks. Sosa is also wanted in Guatemala, where he has been accused of taking part in a village massacre in 1982 in which 251 men, women and children were killed. According to Matt Eisenbrandt of the Canadian Centre for International...
  • Grand jury clears DPS officer in deaths of Guatemalan immigrants

    09/10/2013 7:11:33 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    valleycentral.com ^ | Sept 10,2013 | Nadia Galindo
    A Hidalgo County grand jury has cleared a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) officer in the helicopter shooting deaths of two Guatemalan immigrants. The October 2012 chase ended with the deaths of two Guatemalan immigrants after the officer fired at the back of the smuggler's truck from a DPS helicopter. The back of the truck was covered by a tarp making it unclear what was in the bed of the pickup truck. Hidalgo County District Attorney Rene Guerra told Action 4 News that he presented the fatal chase before a grand jury. The grand jury issued a "no bill"...
  • ( Illegal )Man spits blood, hits agents ribs while in Border Patrol custody

    09/02/2013 4:56:31 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    Valleycentral.com ^ | 09.02.2013 | Cristina Garcia
    A man detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents allegedly spat blood and assaulted an agent, while he was being transferred to another vehicle. According to court documents obtained by Action 4 News, an FBI agent observed Alberto Mayen who was present in the U.S. illegally try to escape by twisting the arm of a U.S. Border Patrol agent. The incident happened at the Rio Grande City Border Patrol station. After allegedly twisting the agents arm, Mayen then fled on foot. When the agent caught up to him, a violent encounter begun. Mayen was told to stop resisting multiple times in...
  • [Illegal] Man pleads guilty in DUI fatality

    08/24/2013 7:06:48 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | August 23, 2013 | MARK BOWES
    An intoxicated, wrong-way driver who pleaded guilty to the killing in April of a Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper carrier in South Hill had been convicted of DUI a year earlier and had never been licensed to drive in Virginia. Santos Gabriel-Tomas, 30, an immigrant from Guatemala in the country illegally, was convicted in March 2012 of driving under the influence of alcohol in neighboring Lunenburg County. He had never acquired a license to drive, but a judge in the earlier case revoked his privileges to obtain a license for 12 months as part of his punishment, Mecklenburg County Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney...
  • Video of confession shown at Vanessa Pham murder trial [VA illegal alien]

    08/21/2013 7:24:26 PM PDT · by deks · 6 replies
    Fox DC ^ | August 21, 2013 | FoxDC
    “I’m not a bad guy. I was just so high at the time that I saw her and I asked her for a ride to the hospital,” said Blanco Garcia in the recorded interrogation. “And then, I guess, you know, I just don’t know what happened. I grabbed the knife and that’s all I remember because it was too much stuff and that’s it. I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to.” Blanco Garcia said he was high on PCP that day and he had his baby daughter with him. “And then she drove me the wrong way, and in my...
  • The Illegal Alien Murderer of Vanessa Pham

    08/14/2013 2:45:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Why is gun control the only policy we're allowed to discuss when horrific murders occur? In the liberal mindset, "root causes" of crime begin and end with the Second Amendment. But who pays the price when our public guardians fail to secure our borders, refuse to deport serial criminal offenders, and enable drug-crazed menaces to prey upon innocent citizens? Meet 27-year-old Julio Miguel Blanco-Garcia. An illegal alien from Guatemala, he has lived and worked in Fairfax County, Va., for at least 11 years. The region is a notorious "sanctuary" for immigration law-breakers where elected officials and big business look the...
  • Attorney for undocumented laborer in Englewood arsons gets more time to prep case

    08/12/2013 8:18:37 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    CLIFFVIEW PILOT ^ | August 12, 2013 | Mary K. Miraglia
    YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A defense attorney got a little over two weeks more today to review the evidence in the case of an undocumented day laborer who police said set an Englewood neighborhood on edge last summer by torching several cars and a house, then two more cars weeks later. Marco Antonio Rene has been held on $2.5 million bail in the Bergen County Jail since his June, 2012 arrest. The INS has placed a retainer on the Guatemalan citizen for deportation purposes once the case has been resolved. Rene has been in the country illegally since 2010,...
  • Pretrial filings reveal details in 2010 killing of Falls Church teen Vanessa Pham

    08/10/2013 2:34:28 PM PDT · by Southern by Grace · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 8 | Justin Jouvenal
    The man accused of taking Vanessa Pham’s life appeared to be anything but a killer as he approached her at a Falls Church shopping center. He carried his infant daughter and made a request: Could they have a ride to the hospital?
  • Undocumented Immigrant Federal Contract Workers Say They Are Victims Of Labor Violations

    07/26/2013 7:01:14 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | July 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Llorente
    The Guatemalan immigrant was paid below minimum wage, in cash, by an employer who made him work more than 70 hours a week, he says.
  • A Word of breakthrough for ministries around the world !

    07/17/2013 6:28:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 7-17-13 | Jedediah
    A Word of Breakthrough for ministries around the world ! Your Voice (ministry) is about to be , A living testimony , A SHOFAR of Spirit and Truth , No longer hampered but flowing through ~ ~ ~ So ALL IS behind you now , You have ceased to exist it is ALL ME your vow ! And so it begins "TRULY" you in Me, Woven in to My TAPESTRY , YOUR VOICE "IS MY WILL" no longer you , I WILL SPEAK AND YOU WILL DO, All that you were is gone and void, I AM YOUR ALL I...
  • [South Texas:]DPS helicopter shooting under review by grand jury

    07/17/2013 12:34:23 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 21 replies
    The Monitor ^ | July 16, 2013 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    EDINBURG — An Hidalgo County grand jury has begun to examine the deaths of two unauthorized Guatemalan immigrants shot by a state trooper who was perched in a helicopter as he sought to blow out the tires of a fleeing pickup truck in October. A grand jury review is standard practice for all police-related shootings, said Murray Moore, Hidalgo County assistant district attorney. The review of the case is expected to take at least two weeks so that panel members can determine whether Trooper Miguel Avila should face criminal charges for the shooting, Moore said. Avila was the sniper aboard...
  • Archeologists discover Maya tomb, defy looters - El Peru Waka king

    05/03/2006 4:37:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 251+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/3/06 | Mica Rosenberg
    EL PERU WAKA, Guatemala (Reuters) - Archeologists outsmarted tomb raiders to unearth a major Maya Indian royal burial site in the Guatemalan jungle, discovering jade jewelry and a jaguar pelt from more than 1,500 years ago. The tomb, found by archeologist Hector Escobedo last week, contains a king of the El Peru Waka city, now in ruins and covered in thick rainforest teeming with spider monkeys. He may have been the dynastic founder of the city, on major Mayan trade routes that could have stretched from the city of Tikal in Guatemala up through Mexico. "If this is indeed the...
  • ICE Detainee Succumbs to Rabies (South Texas)

    06/13/2013 6:12:54 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies
    KRGV ^ | June 12, 2013
    CORPUS CHRISTI - A Guatemalan national, who had been in the custody since May 12, died Tuesday at a Corpus Christi hospital. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said the man, Federico Mendez Hernandez, 28, was diagnosed with rabies. Health experts believe he contracted the virus prior to crossing into the United States. Border Patrol agents arrested Mendez on May 9 on the Rio Grande near Hidalgo. He was transferred to ICE custody three days later. On May 18, Mendez was transported to Christus Spohn Hospital Kleberg in Kingsville after he reported symptoms compatible with rabies. The following day, he...
  • Guatemalan court finds former dictator Rios Montt guilty of genocide

    05/10/2013 8:42:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri May 10, 2013 7:18pm EDT | Mike McDonald
    A Guatemalan court on Friday found former dictator Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity during the bloodiest phase of the country’s 36-year civil war. He was sentenced to 50 years in prison on the genocide charge and 30 years for crimes against humanity. It was the first time a former head of state had been found guilty of genocide in his or her own country. … Prosecutors say Rios Montt turned a blind eye as soldiers used rape, torture and arson to try to rid Guatemala of leftist rebels during his 1982-1983 rule, the most violent...
  • "choose love" ~ The love of The Father found in Christ Jesus our Foundation !

    05/01/2013 8:35:36 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    My love is enduring and so it must be with you "My children" for I AM a just and loving God visiting these Virtues upon those that choose love in an enduring manner, for to see My River of Life "TRULY" flow through you there can be NO Guile or sorrow, no hopeless desires for My hope in you "IS" Christ Jesus and his desire is My will and My will alone and so as you enter into my will all guile and tribulation begins to subside and a new and fresh awakening begins. So take on my will for...
  • [South Texas:]Brownsville smugglers caught with immigrants from four nations

    04/09/2013 1:35:20 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies
    KGBT ^ | 04/09/2013 | Brownsville smugglers caught with immigrants from four nations
    Two men are facing criminal charges after Border Patrol agents allegedly caught them with 13 illegal immigrants from four different countries cramped into a mini-van. U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested Cesar Humberto Gonzalez and Francisco Javier Infante-Mata on human smuggling charges on Saturday. Court records revealed that Gonzalez was behind the wheel of a mini-van loaded with more than a dozen people off Military Highway and Gonzalez Road. Border Patrol agents pulled over the mini-van and found 13 illegal immigrants from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras inside. Records show that Infante-Mata was also inside the van and is accused...
  • Pictures: Giant Sinkhole Pierces Guatemala

    06/02/2010 9:39:30 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 44 replies · 2,045+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | June 1, 2010 | Ker Than
    The appearance of a massive sinkhole in Guatemala City , Guatemala, on Sunday is thought to have been triggered by tropical storm Agatha, a violent tempest that struck Central America over the weekend. From photographs, the new Guatemala sinkhole appears to be about 60 feet (18 meters) wide and about 300 feet (100 meters) deep, said James Currens, a hydrogeologist at the University of Kentucky—which explains how the sinkhole was reportedly able to swallow an entire three-story building. Sinkholes can form when water-saturated soil and other particles become too heavy and cause the roofs of existing voids in the soil...
  • Feds: Immigrants were paddled at stash house; alleged captors charged(South Texas illegals)

    01/15/2013 8:04:25 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    The Monitor ^ | January 14, 2013 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    McALLEN — Federal authorities arrested three men accused of holding 51 undocumented immigrants, threatening them with a handgun and a machete as well as paddling them to keep them in line. The arrests came after a Guatemalan immigrant managed to escape the house and alert authorities. On Friday afternoon, agents with U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations division went to a house in the 6600 block of North Bentsen Road, where they arrested 51 undocumented immigrants and three men who, in addition to being immigrants from El Salvador, were in charge of holding them...
  • Lawmakers: Video shows tarp hid 2 killed by DPS sniper

    11/16/2012 8:00:32 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | November 16, 2012 | Lynn Brezosky
    BROWNSVILLE — A Department of Public Safety video of an airborne sniper shooting that left two Guatemalan immigrants dead backs up DPS statements that the immigrants were not visible to troopers, according to state lawmakers granted requests to view the footage. State Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, said the clip, which he viewed in his capitol office on Thursday, contradicts reports by the Guatemalan consulate that a covering concealing the immigrants in the back of the truck had blown off, exposing them to the trooper firing from a DPS helicopter.
  • British have invaded nine out of ten countries -- so look out Luxembourg

    11/10/2012 10:41:13 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | Sunday, November 4, 2012 | Jasper Copping
    Britain has invaded all but 22 countries in the world in its long and colourful history, new research has found. Every schoolboy used to know that at the height of the empire, almost a quarter of the atlas was coloured pink, showing the extent of British rule. But that oft recited fact dramatically understates the remarkable global reach achieved by this country. A new study has found that at various times the British have invaded almost 90 per cent of the countries around the globe. The analysis of the histories of the almost 200 countries in the world found only...
  • Maya demand an end to doomsday myth

    10/29/2012 1:59:47 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | October 25, 2012 | Staff
    Guatemala's Mayan people accused the government and tour groups on Wednesday of perpetuating the myth that their calendar foresees the imminent end of the world for monetary gain. "We are speaking out against deceit, lies and twisting of the truth, and turning us into folklore-for-profit. They are not telling the truth about time cycles," charged Felipe Gomez, leader of the Maya alliance Oxlaljuj Ajpop. Several films and documentaries have promoted the idea that the ancient Mayan calendar predicts that doomsday is less than two months away, on December 21, 2012. The Culture Ministry is hosting a massive event in Guatemala...
  • World's most mysterious buildings

    10/11/2012 5:03:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    Yahoo! Travel ^ | Thursday, October 4, 2012 | Adam H. Graham
    Mysteries come in many forms: ancient, modern, unsolved, and unexplained. But the world's most mysterious buildings are a physical force to be reckoned with. They've become popularized on websites full of user-generated and editor-curated like Abandoned-places.com, weburbanist.com, and AtlasObscura.com, an exhaustive database of the unusual. "In an age where it sometimes seems like there's nothing left to discover, our site is for people who still believe in exploration," says AtlasObscura.com cofounder Joshua Foer. Our definition of mysterious is broad and varied. Some buildings on our list are being eaten alive by the earth, such as a lava-buried church in the...