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  • Former Mexican president curses at Trump on live TV (Again)

    02/26/2016 9:03:18 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/26/16 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox on Friday doubled down on his controversial comments about Donald Trump's plans for a border wall, repeating his vehement insistence that Mexico will not pay for "that f---ing wall." Fox's initial use of the expletive during an interview with Fusion's Jorge Ramos earned the ire of Trump himself, who demanded an apology from the ex-head of state. But rather than apologize, Fox went on TV again, this time speaking live with Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo, and uttered the exact same phrase a second time. "I am not going to pay for that f---ing...
  • Mexico Sues U.S. Gun Manufacturers: is Obama behind Calderon’s back door attack on gun rights

    04/29/2011 7:49:17 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 42 replies ^ | April 29, 2011 | Doug Book , staff writer
    Not content to pack off millions of miscreants, impoverished or labor-averse citizens to the welcoming, welfare bestowing arms of the United States government, Mexican President Felipe Calderon has decided to hold Americans responsible for his nation’s crime rate as well. On November 2nd, 2010, Calderon retained the New York law firm of Reid, Collins and Tsai to sue American gun manufacturers and dealers for the reputed massive influx of weapons into the otherwise zephyr-swept, Shangri La of Mexico. “We seized more than 90,000 weapons…I am talking like 50,000 assault weapons, AR 15 machine guns, more than 8,000 grenades and almost...
  • Mexican Military Helicopter Spotted Over Texas (Again)

    03/30/2010 10:00:25 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 45 replies · 1,092+ views
    KRGV ^ | 3/30/2010 | Will Ripley
    ZAPATA - Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez Jr. says a Mexican Military Helicopter was seen crossing into U.S. airspace around 3:30 Sunday afternoon. A number of witnesses including a justice of the peace reported the helicopter as it hovered over Zapata County. The witnesses say the helicopter was flying pretty low. This is the second time this month a Mexican Military helicopter has crossed into South Texas. The first was a over Falcon Heights, about 14 miles from Roma. Witnesses there say the chopper hovered over a home that used to belong to a drug dealer before flying back to...
  • Shots fired as van crosses border into U.S.

    08/13/2009 2:14:46 PM PDT · by South40 · 27 replies · 1,001+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 8/13/2009 | Karen Kucher and Angelica Martinez
    SAN DIEGO — Two people were shot early Thursday morning while they rode in a van loaded with suspected illegal immigrants that sped north across the U.S.-Mexico border in San Ysidro, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said. U.S. authorities noticed the full-size van about 4:20 a.m. when they heard gunshots near the border. The van drove north into the United States from Mexico in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5, said Angelica De Cima, a Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman. San Diego police said the van apparently was shot at by Mexican authorities before it crossed the border. About...
  • Mexican drugs kingpin Vicente Carillo Leyva arrested - jogging in park

    04/03/2009 9:49:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 833+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 04/03/09 | Philippe Naughton
    Mexican drugs kingpin Vicente Carillo Leyva arrested - jogging in park Philippe Naughton Mexican police are celebrating the arrest of one of the country's most wanted drugs barons, picked up while jogging in a park in Mexico City. Vicente Carillo Leyva, the 32-year-old heir to the Juarez cartel, was still wearing his white Abercrombie & Fitch tracksuit when he was paraded before the media in the Mexican capital yesterday. The arrest was seen as a major coup for the security forces, who are often accused of letting drugs barons operate with impunity. By a happy coincidence, however, Carrillo Leyva was...
  • Clinton Admits U.S. Demand Feeds Mexico’s Drug Trade

    03/25/2009 1:29:37 PM PDT · by yoe · 93 replies · 2,234+ views
    NYT ^ | March 25, 2009 | MARK LANDLER
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived here Wednesday with the clearest acknowledgment yet from a senior Obama administration official of the role the United States plays in the violent drug trade racking Mexico.“Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade,” she said, using unusually blunt language. “Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the deaths of police officers, soldiers and civilians.”
  • Interpol probes leaks in Mexico office

    11/19/2008 1:09:28 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 372+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Nov. 19, 2008 | MARK STEVENSON
    MEXICO CITY — Interpol is sending a special investigative team to Mexico to determine whether sensitive information from its database on criminals and terrorists was leaked to drug cartels, the agency said Wednesday. Interpol launched the probe after Mexican federal police official Ricardo Gutierrez Vargas was placed under house arrest as part of an investigation of law enforcement officers who allegedly shared police information with traffickers. Gutierrez Vargas directed the international police agency's National Central Bureau in Mexico, where he had access to Interpol's database of information on suspected terrorists, wanted persons, fingerprints and DNA profiles, among other data, the...
  • Mexico decides

    07/06/2006 3:33:57 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 29 replies · 3,916+ views ^ | 07/06/06 | Linda Chavez
    While the U.S. Congress dithers over how best to stop illegal immigration, the Mexican people may have already decided the issue this past weekend. Mexicans went to the polls Sunday to pick a new president, only the second presidential election in the last 75 years that could be characterized as a truly free and democratic contest. The more conservative, free-trade-oriented candidate, Felipe Calderon of the National Action Party (PAN), appears to have eked out a slim victory with a few hundred thousand more votes than the leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Although Lopez Obrador, the former mayor of Mexico City...
  • Feathering Their Casas

    07/03/2006 3:16:04 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 17 replies · 1,275+ views ^ | April,2006 | By George W. Grayson
    Mexican politicians continuously demand more visas for their citizens, an expanded guest-worker program, and "regularization" of illegal aliens living north of the Rio Grande. While neglecting to mention that the United States admits nearly one million legal newcomers each year, they also fail to publicize: (1) the extremely high salaries they receive, often—in the case of federal and state legislators—more than their counterparts in developed nations that have substantially longer annual sessions, (2) the generous stipends that they grant themselves, including year-end aguinaldos and end-of-term bonuses of tens of thousands of dollars known as bonos de marcha, and (3) the...
  • Illegal status hinders Mexican voting bloc

    07/02/2006 9:45:17 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 44 replies · 2,210+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | 7/02/2006 | By Peter Pregaman, Associated Press Writer
    LOS ANGELES - A potentially powerful expatriate voting bloc likely will have little effect on Mexico's presidential race because of the illegal status of many who live in the United States. Thousands of Mexican expatriates streamed into border towns Sunday to vote in their homeland's elections and others were allowed to cast absentee ballots for the first time. Still, many more were disenfranchised by their fear of crossing the border as undocumented residents. "I really wanted to vote, but I don't have papers so I couldn't go to Mexico" to get a voter card, said Adriana Lopez, 27, a housewife...
  • Mexicans choose between right and left

    07/02/2006 5:45:55 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 162 replies · 3,402+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | 07/02/06 | By Traci Karl,, Associated Press Writer
    MEXICO CITY - Mexicans voted Sunday in a tight presidential race to decide whether their country becomes the latest Latin American nation to move to the left, choosing between a shopkeeper's son promising to save the poor and a conservative calling his rival's free-spending populism dangerous. The campaign, which exposed Mexico's painful class divisions, was the first since Vicente Fox's stunning victory six years ago ended 71 years of rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI. Polls predicted a close race between conservative Felipe Calderon, 43, of Fox's National Action Party, and leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, 52, a...
  • Mexican official refuses to rule out trial-in-absence of U.S. Border Patrol agent

    01/07/2006 8:26:24 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 40 replies · 1,227+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 12/07/2006 | Associated Press Staff
    MEXICO CITY - The Mexican government is satisfied with the United States' promise to conduct a thorough investigation of the events surrounding the shooting death of a Mexican migrant allegedly by a U.S. Border Patrol agent, President Vicente Fox's spokesman said Friday. "Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke with the Mexican foreign secretary to guarantee that there will be an independent investigation and that they will take the appropriate actions," Ruben Aguilar said. "This seems to us to be an adequate attitude." On Thursday, Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez said that he and Interior Secretary Carlos Abascal had...
  • Is Mexico Thwarting U.S. Immigration Enforcement?

    03/18/2004 4:05:38 PM PST · by AuntB · 11 replies · 167+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/18/04 | Matt Hayes
    <p>Most people know that Usama bin Laden's terror group, Al Qaeda (Arabic for “the base”), derives its name from the Mujahideen database that bin Laden developed through the 1980s and 1990s.  Using “the base,” bin Laden could call on a corps of operatives to carry out missions.</p>
  • U.S. treasurer urges investing in southern, central Mexico

    05/10/2003 8:56:40 AM PDT · by FITZ · 29 replies · 306+ views
    El Paso Times ^ | May 10, 2003 | E. Eduardo Castillo
    MEXICO CITY -- The U.S. treasurer said Friday that Mexican and U.S. officials want businesses and individuals on both sides of the border to invest in poor central and southern Mexico, where a lack of economic opportunity forces many people to head north for work. "Our goal as governments is to give (private businesses) incentives for investing in those areas," Rosario Marin told the Associated Press. Marin was in Mexico to drum up support for a Partnership for Prosperity program meant to tear down logistical and financial barriers that make it hard for Mexicans in the United States to send...
  • Mexican Cops in Border Drug Trade

    10/01/2002 11:57:36 PM PDT · by Sabertooth · 40 replies · 2,589+ views
    Washington Times, National Weekly Edition ^ | September 30-October 6, 2002 | Jerry Seper
    Mexican cops in border drug trade By Jerry SeperTHE WASHINGTON TIMEShis isolated area of the U.S.-Mexico border, a 100-mile-wide stretch of wild desert between the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Coronado National Forest, has become one of America's newest drug corridors.     Mexican drug lords, backed by corrupt Mexican military officers and police officials, will move tons of marijuana, cocaine and heroin this year over rugged desert trails to accomplices in Phoenix and Tucson for shipment to willing buyers throughout the United States.     Most of the smuggling routes pass through the Tohono O'odham Nation, a sprawling Indian reservation, where undermanned and...