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  • Cover-Up: Mexico Admits Troops Killed U.S. Man

    12/27/2010 12:40:22 PM PST · by Purrsiancat · 17 replies · 4+ views
    The Blaze ^ | December 26, 2010
    Joseph Proctor told his girlfriend he was popping out to the convenience store in the quiet Mexican beach town where the couple had just moved, intending to start a new life. The next morning, the 32-year-old New York native was dead inside his crashed van on a road outside Acapulco. He had multiple bullet wounds. An AR-15 rifle lay in his hands.... Three soldiers have been charged with killing her son. Two have been charged with planting the assault rifle in his hands and claiming falsely that he fired first, according to a Mexican Defense Department document...
  • Mexican Army takes over customs operations on US border

    08/16/2009 5:42:01 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 29 replies · 2,149+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 8/16/09
    Mexican Army takes over customs operations on US border
  • [Mexico:]Setback for Calderon: 12 from military slain

    07/14/2009 3:59:16 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 354+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 14, 2009
    MORELIA, Mexico — Twelve people tortured, slain and dumped along a mountain road were soldiers, a state official said Tuesday. But the army quickly denied the announcement. The bound and blindfolded bodies of 11 men and one woman were found late Monday near the town of La Huacana in President Felipe Calderon’s home state of Michoacan, which has been a center of his crackdown on organized crime. Interim Michoacan state prosecutor J. Jesus Montejano told reporters Tuesday the 12 were soldiers gathering intelligence in the state. But a Defense Department official said they were not soldiers and a statement would...
  • Mexican police, soldiers killed in multi-city attacks by drug gang ( unprecedented onslaught)

    07/11/2009 8:21:29 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 21 replies · 1,610+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/11/2009 | CNN
    MEXICO CITY, Mexico (CNN) -- Coordinated attacks in at least eight Mexican cities killed three federal police officers and two soldiers Saturday in what officials are calling an unprecedented onslaught by drug gangs.
  • Mexican troops take over police headquarters in Cancun

    02/09/2009 5:22:56 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 18 replies · 1,508+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 9, 2009 | DUDLEY ALTHAUS
    MEXICO CITY -- Mexican troops today seized the municipal police headquarters in the resort city of Cancun as an investigation deepened into the slaying there of a recently retired army general. Scores of soldiers backed by two armored cars took over the offices amid press reports that Cancun's police chief and other officials may be implicated in the Feb. 2 torture-killings of Gen. Mauro Tello, his bodyguard and his driver. Cancun's public safety chief and six officers from its traffic police department were removed from their posts, the mayor's office said today. Federal investigators arrrested the public safety director, Francisco...
  • Bush urged to block Mexican military-Agents cite rash of incursions

    08/30/2008 8:57:00 AM PDT · by BGHater · 24 replies · 261+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 28 Aug 2008 | Jerry Seper
    The U.S. Border Patrol's largest union local has asked President Bush to put an end to the scores of Mexican military incursions into the United States that have put Border Patrol agents at risk of being injured or killed. "It is disgraceful that Border Patrol agents are put in harm's way and our government doesn't do everything reasonably within its power to protect us from marauding Mexican soldiers and others," said Edward "Bud" Tuffly II, head of Local 2544 of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) in Tucson. "Without a forceful response to these illegal incursions, an agent will eventually...
  • Mexican Troops Cross Border, Hold Border Agent

    08/06/2008 7:21:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies · 326+ views
    Newsmax ^ | August 6, 2008 | Jim Meyers
    Mexican troops crossed the border into Arizona and held a U.S. Border Patrol agent at gunpoint on Sunday, according to a published report. Agents assigned to the Border Patrol at Ajo, Ariz., said the Mexican soldiers crossed the border into an isolated area southwest of Tucson and pointed rifles at the agent, who has not been identified. The Mexicans withdrew after other American agents arrived on the scene, The Washington Times reports. It’s not known why the troops crossed the border, but American law enforcement authorities have said that current and former Mexican soldiers have been hired to protect drug...
  • Photo: Troops on the move

    03/29/2008 6:22:31 AM PDT · by radar101 · 8 replies · 767+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | 29 March 2008 | HENRY ROMERO
    Nearly 1,000 Mexican troops arrived at the international airport in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, yesterday to quell drug war violence that has surged recently in the city across the border from El Paso, Texas
  • Mexican army secures Rio Bravo

    12/01/2007 9:57:24 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 20 replies · 1,427+ views
    Valley Morning Star/The Monitor ^ | December 1, 2007 | MARTHA LETICIA HERNANDEZ
    Shooting outside downtown restaurant left 6 dead, 3 wounded RIO BRAVO — The Mexican army cordoned off Rio Bravo early Friday, one day after a shooting outside a downtown restaurant left three hospitalized and six dead, including prominent political figure Juan Antonio Guajardo Anzalduá. Soldiers searched vehicles leaving and entering the city, which sits in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas across the Rio Grande from Donna(Texas). Some residents of the city said the incident has frightened them, and the residents fear violence in the city could escalate. “We are afraid. We are very scared,” one Rio Bravo woman said in...
  • U.S. military headed next for Mexican soil?

    08/10/2007 6:00:02 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 40 replies · 592+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 10, 2007 | Jreome R. Corsi
    A Texas congressman is leading discussions with the White House to develop a military plan to assist Mexico in the war President Felipe Calderón is waging against the drug cartels. Yolanda Urrabazo, spokeswoman for Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, told WND the discussions involve the possibility of utilizing the U.S. military directly in the effort in addition to providing military assistance.
  • Mexico's president gambles with use of military in drug crackdown (3000 killings in 1½ years)

    07/13/2007 10:42:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 673+ views
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 7/09/07 | Manuel Roig-Franzia
    Mexico takes gloves offPresident gambles with use of military in drug crackdown By Manuel Roig-Franzia, Washington Post Article Last Updated: 07/09/2007 07:25:29 AM PDT MEXICO CITY — Every Monday morning, President Felipe Calderon settles in at the head of the table in the presidential library at Los Pinos, Mexico's fortresslike chief executive's compound. Calderon presides over strategy sessions with the leaders of Mexico's army and navy, key players in the centerpiece initiative of his seven-month-old presidency: a military assault against drug cartels. No Mexican president in recent history has convened his security council with such regularity, but few of his...
  • US lawmaker sees border 'war' with renegade Mexican troops

    02/09/2006 9:43:09 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 901+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/9/06 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - A Colorado lawmaker said there was a "war" under way along the US-Mexico border and urged President George W. Bush to deploy troops there, alleging drug trafficking by the Mexican military. Republican Representative Tom Tancredo said the United States was facing "a war" with renegade Mexican troops over the long, porous border. "We have a war. We are facing a military on the other side of the border," Tancredo told demonstrators protesting illegal immigration outside the US Congress. "In other places, in other times, that would be an active war," he added, reiterating an accusation that Mexican...
  • Texas Sheriff says Mexican army has threatened his deputies and their families

    02/02/2006 5:21:38 PM PST · by CAWats · 465 replies · 6,542+ views
    KVIA TV 7 El Paso (ABC) ^ | 020106 | CAWats
    In the past few days, Hudspeth County Sheriff's Department deputies and their families have received threats to stay off the Rio Grande. Sheriff Arvin West told ABC-7 Thursday morning, before departing for Houston that the Mexican military is behind all of this. Sheriff West said, "There is no doubt in my mind -- from the first time going back to a couple of years ago and every time in between --- it's the Mexican military. In a nutshell, everybody's been trying to tell everybody that they were here...they've been here ...[and] they come here quite often, regularly."
  • Mexico Army Likely Part of Border Incident

    01/31/2006 5:27:41 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 52 replies · 1,105+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 1/31/2006 | Associated Press
    EL PASO, Texas -- Suspected drug runners dressed in Mexican military-style uniforms who were involved in an armed confrontation with Texas lawmen were using a Mexican military-issue Humvee and weapons, the Hudspeth County sheriff said Friday. "It was military," said Arvin West, whose officers were involved in the standoff. "Due to the pending congressional hearings I can't comment further." West said the determination that the equipment was military-issue came from the federal government, but he wouldn't elaborate. A U.S. Army spokesman said he could not confirm West's statement, and the Mexican Foreign Relations Department said it would have no comment....
  • Mexico arrests four undocumented, U.S.-bound Iraqis

    01/30/2006 10:14:15 AM PST · by Cagey · 66 replies · 2,949+ views
    KPHO-TV NEWS ^ | 1-30-2006
    MEXICO CITY Mexico says its arrested four Iraqis who were trying to sneak into the United States without the proper documents. Mexico's Attorney General's office says police -- acting on an anonymous tip -- found the four aboard a bus in the northern city of Navajoa (nav-ah-HO-. That's about 375 miles south of the Arizona border. The statement says the Iraqis were in Mexico illegally. Officials are investigating the background of the four and trying to determine how they got into Mexico. Many undocumented Iraqi nationals have been captured in Mexican territory en route to the U-S border. None have...
  • Mexican soldiers' border crossings in legal limbo

    01/29/2006 11:18:24 AM PST · by radar101 · 25 replies · 729+ views
    The Daily Bulletin ^ | Jan 29, 2006 | Edward Barrera
    Common criminals or major diplomatic incident? Those are the two options the federal government faces if its investigation proves that reports of Mexican soldiers crossing the U.S. border protecting drug shipments are accurate. Law experts said the basic concept of international law is that every country is a sovereign nation, and that no other country can interfere or invade another's borders without permission. "The tricky question is whether they are acting in an official or unofficial capacity," said Diane Marie Amann, professor of international law at the UC Davis School of Law. "If all they are doing is being bodyguards...
  • Brazen Mexican incursion stretches American credulity — and patience

    01/28/2006 8:46:53 AM PST · by Founding Father · 70 replies · 1,670+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | January 28, 2006
    With its restrictions on everything from foreign ownership of real estate to the carrying of sidearms by American drug agents assigned there, the government of Mexico has made its touchiness about its sovereignty clear time and again. But when it comes to the sovereignty of the United States of America, Mexican contempt seems to know few limits. The latest example came at 3:15 p.m. Monday, as yet another standoff between armed Mexicans and American law-enforcement officers took place in Texas at the very spot where a similar standoff (described by Paul Green in a column on the Opinion 2 page...
  • Mexico Army Likely Part of Border Incident (says Hudspeth County sheriff)

    01/27/2006 7:16:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 1,917+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/27/06 | Alicia A. Caldwell - ap
    EL PASO, Texas - Suspected drug runners dressed in Mexican military-style uniforms who were involved in an armed confrontation with Texas lawmen were using a Mexican military-issue Humvee and weapons, the Hudspeth County sheriff said Friday. "It was military," said Arvin West, whose officers were involved in the standoff. "Due to the pending congressional hearings I can't comment further." West said the determination that the equipment was military-issue came from the federal government, but he wouldn't elaborate. A U.S. Army spokesman said he could not confirm West's statement, and the Mexican Foreign Relations Department said it would have no comment....
  • Cover-ups of Mexican military border crossings anger agents

    01/27/2006 11:41:46 AM PST · by robowombat · 6 replies · 263+ views
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | Jan 27, 2006 | Sara A. Carter
    Border patrol agents and other law enforcement officials are angry that Mexican and some U.S. officials refuse to acknowledge that Mexican soldiers are crossing into the United States. This photo provided by the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office shows a SUV on fire along the U.S. Mexican border Monday, Jan. 23, 2006. The SUV got stuck in the Rio Grande River, which marks the border, as it made its escape from Texas law enforcement officers. A group of men in civilian clothes began unloading packages from the SUV. They then torched the SUV, according to Rick Glancey of the Texas Border...
  • Mexico, U.S. work on halting incursions

    01/27/2006 5:10:46 AM PST · by Borax Queen · 20 replies · 696+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star ^ | 01.27.2006 | Stephanie Innes
    NOGALES, Ariz. -- Incursions of what appear to be Mexican military personnel on the American side of the border have been commonplace for years and have actually decreased since 2002, the U.S. Border Patrol chief said Thursday. Responding to reports this week that heavily armed drug smugglers wearing Mexican military gear confronted Texas and federal law enforcement before retreating across the Rio Grande, Chief David Aguilar said American officials will continue to work with the Mexican government to find a solution. "I feel confident that it will get the attention that's needed," said Aguilar. Aguilar said reports of incursions on...
  • [Texas Senator] HUTCHISON REQUESTS FULL INVESTIGATION OF MEXICAN "ARMY" INCURSION:

    01/26/2006 4:58:01 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 61 replies · 1,192+ views
    QuorumReport.com ^ | 01-26-06 | Harvey Kronberg
    Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, today sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff requesting a full investigation into the Monday border incident where Texas law enforcement officers faced off with men dressed as Mexican Army soldiers. She also urged a thorough analysis on what preventative measures should be addressed by Congress in securing our nation's borders from suspected drug smugglers and terrorists, including a report on the effectiveness of virtual and physical fencing. The letter is below: January 26, 2006 The Honorable Michael Chertoff Secretary Department of Homeland Security Washington, D.C....
  • Corrupt Mexican Army at War with California and the Nation

    01/26/2006 2:18:39 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 42 replies · 1,304+ views
    americanchronicle ^ | January 26, 2006 | Anthony Dolz
    Corrupt Mexican Army at War with California and the NationCorrupt Mexican Army at War with California and the Nation – The Explosive Reality of Drugs, Illegal Immigration, Border Insecurity and Colossal Greed and Corruption on Both Sides of the Border At 2:15 PM on Monday, January 23, a large number of heavily armed Mexican Army soldiers had a standoff with nearly 30 U.S. law enforcement officials near Neely's Crossing, on U.S. soil, 50 miles east of El Paso. According to the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Department and the FBI, Mexican military Humvees were towing what appeared to be thousands of...
  • Police face Mexican military, smugglers

    01/24/2006 6:24:51 AM PST · by jackbenimble · 102 replies · 1,913+ views
    dailybulletin.com ^ | 01/24/06 | Sara A. Carter and Kenneth Todd Ruiz,
    Armed standoff along U.S. border By Sara A. Carter and Kenneth Todd Ruiz, Staff Writers Mexican soldiers and civilian smugglers had an armed standoff with nearly 30 U.S. law enforcement officials on the Rio Grande in Texas on Monday afternoon, according to Texas police and the FBI. Mexican military Humvees were towing what appeared to be thousands of pounds of marijuana across the border into the United States, said Chief Deputy Mike Doyal, of the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Department. Mexican Army troops had several mounted machine guns on the ground more than 200 yards inside the U.S. border -- near...
  • Should This Be Considered An Invasion...?

    01/25/2006 6:59:44 AM PST · by bocopar · 105 replies · 2,286+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 1/25/06 | Bob Parks
    (SCOTTSDALE, AZ) January 24, 2006 – Chris Simcox, President of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (“MCDC”) today expressed outrage over the incident yesterday in Texas when heavily armed Mexican soldiers were allowed to retreat to their country after being caught in a massive drug smuggling operation inside the United States.
  • Minutemen release video of Mexican Army incursion at U.S. border

    01/21/2006 10:12:03 PM PST · by Tarantulas · 57 replies · 2,557+ views
    Minuteman Civil Defense Corps ^ | 2006-01-20 | No author specified
    Minutemen release video of Mexican Army incursion of U.S. Border (SCOTTSDALE, AZ) January 20, 2006 – The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (“MCDC”) announced the release today of video footage of an incursion by a unit of the Mexican army across the U.S. border in Arizona. Chris Simcox and a group of Civil Defense Corps volunteers encountered a squad of approximately eight armed Mexican soldiers about 500 yards inside American territory. The Mexican soldiers started running back through the brush to Mexico when they realized they had been spotted. The video shows a uniformed Mexican soldier climbing through a barbed wire...
  • Mexican military aggressive entrance into U.S. territory

    01/17/2006 7:49:52 AM PST · by Sharks · 29 replies · 2,228+ views
    The washington Times ^ | January 17, 2006 | Jerry Seper
    The U.S. Border Patrol has warned agents in Arizona of incursions into the United States by Mexican soldiers "trained to escape, evade and counterambush" if detected -- a scenario Mexico denied yesterday. The warning to Border Patrol agents in Tucson, Ariz., comes after increased sightings of what authorities described as heavily armed Mexican military units on the U.S. side of the border. The warning asks the agents to report the size, activity, location, time and equipment of any units observed. It also cautions agents to keep "a low profile," to use "cover and concealment" in approaching the Mexican units, to...
  • Chertoff calls reports of Mexican military incursions overblown

    01/18/2006 5:40:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 1,526+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/18/06 | Elliot Spagat - ap
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Wednesday that reports of Mexican soldiers frequently crossing onto U.S. soil were overblown, calling many of those incursions innocent mistakes. "I think to create the image that somehow there is a deliberate effort by the Mexican military to cross the border would be to traffic in scare tactics," Chertoff told reporters in Washington. "We have a good relationship with the Mexicans and I think treating this as an alarmist issue that suggests we're in danger of some significant overreaching is not accurate and not helpful." Chertoff's remarks followed a newspaper...
  • Newspaper: Mexican Military crossed into U.S. 216 times since '96

    01/17/2006 4:08:38 AM PST · by LouAvul · 5 replies · 463+ views
    modbee ^ | 1-17-06
    ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) - Members of the Mexican military have crossed into the United States more than 200 times during the past nine years, according to a newspaper report. The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reported that there have been 216 incursions by Mexican soldiers since 1996, citing a Department of Homeland Security document the paper obtained. Homeland Security spokeswoman Kristi Clemens told the newspaper in a story published Sunday that the department is "determined to gain control of the border and will continue to collaborate with our partners on the border." She would not confirm the number of crossings. A...
  • Mexican military incursions reported

    01/17/2006 6:11:21 AM PST · by Radigan · 42 replies · 935+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 17 January, 2006 | By Jerry Seper
    The U.S. Border Patrol has warned agents in Arizona of incursions into the United States by Mexican soldiers "trained to escape, evade and counterambush" if detected -- a scenario Mexico denied yesterday. The warning to Border Patrol agents in Tucson, Ariz., comes after increased sightings of what authorities described as heavily armed Mexican military units on the U.S. side of the border. The warning asks the agents to report the size, activity, location, time and equipment of any units observed. snip - A total of 216 incursions by suspected Mexican military units have been documented since 1996 -- 75 in...
  • Mexican military incursions reported

    01/17/2006 12:23:17 AM PST · by neverdem · 100 replies · 1,768+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 17, 2006 | Jerry Seper
        The U.S. Border Patrol has warned agents in Arizona of incursions into the United States by Mexican soldiers "trained to escape, evade and counterambush" if detected -- a scenario Mexico denied yesterday.     The warning to Border Patrol agents in Tucson, Ariz., comes after increased sightings of what authorities described as heavily armed Mexican military units on the U.S. side of the border. The warning asks the agents to report the size, activity, location, time and equipment of any units observed.     It also cautions agents to keep "a low profile," to use "cover and concealment" in approaching the Mexican units, to...
  • Mexican troops defiant: 'Border? What border?'

    01/16/2006 7:29:03 AM PST · by kindred · 92 replies · 2,211+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 15, 2006 | unknown
    To view this item online, visit http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=48357 Sunday, January 15, 2006 HOMELAND INSECURITY Mexican troops defiant: 'Border? What border?' Military 'crosses into America 216 times during past 9 years' Posted: January 15, 2006 8:39 p.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com The Mexican military has little regard for the border as troops have entered the United States 216 times over nine years, according to a Department of Homeland Security document and a map of incursions. California's Inland Valley Daily Bulletin says U.S. officials claim the border-crossings are designed to help foreign drug and human smugglers gain safe access into American territory. While...
  • Border Patrol fears conflict with Mexican military

    12/19/2005 8:16:22 PM PST · by Founding Father · 28 replies · 1,386+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 19, 2005 | Jon Dougherty
    Border Patrol agents stationed along the nation's southwestern frontier increasingly are fearful of encountering armed and potentially hostile military units from Mexico. Also, agents say, officers are hamstrung in their response, citing concerns the U.S. government is often too deferential to Mexican authorities. "It's like we're having a battle on the border that no one speaks of," one agent told the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin newspaper in Ontario, Calif. "The Border Patrol lives in constant fear of pleasing the consulate general of Mexico," the agent continued. "It's one of the things that's most mystifying to line agents" because the U.S....
  • Border Patrol fears run-ins with Mexican military

    12/19/2005 5:50:43 PM PST · by Shooter1001 · 38 replies · 1,086+ views
    Daily Bulletin.com ^ | 12/19/2005 | Sara A. Carter, Staff Writer
    Border Patrol fears run-ins with Mexican military In the Sonoran desert along the Texas border, Border Patrol agents say they're often confronted by corrupt Mexican military units in the employ of violent drug smugglers. These run-ins have become so regular that the Department of Homeland Security eventually issued written directives a "what to do" list, of sorts" that agents carry with them while patrolling the area.
  • Federal agencies investigating report of shooting near border

    10/08/2005 7:59:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies · 757+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Oct 8, 20055 | GENTRY BRASWELL
    SIERRA VISTA -- Four people believe they were shot at from south of the border on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Border Patrol. But no evidence has yet been found to substantiate the incident, Border Patrol spokesman Gustavo Soto said Wednesday. U.S. Forest Service investigators also have not found evidence to support the report. "They perceived shots having been fired," Border Patrol spokeswoman Andrea Zortman said Thursday. "We turned everything over to the Park Service." Kym Hall, Coronado National Memorial's superintendent, said four people were stopped as they passed eastbound through the memorial at about 7:45 a.m. for driving erratically....
  • Film Crew Under Fire From Mexican Army

    10/07/2005 9:55:08 AM PDT · by DumpsterDiver · 69 replies · 3,198+ views
    Tombstone Tumbleweed ^ | October 5, 2005 | Rick Murray
    Yesterday afternoon, a crew filming a documentary about 2 miles west of the Coronado National Memorial was fired upon by what was described as members of the Mexican Army. The crew, from CDW Films in Corona Del Mar, California, was in the area filming footage for a documentary on the Minutemen who are monitoring the U.S./Mexico border as they did in April of this year. The crew had gone out to explore areas along the border with two guides unrelated to the Minuteman activities. The driver of a 4 X 4 pickup truck requested his name not be associated with...
  • Mexican Army invades USA

    10/07/2005 11:16:27 AM PDT · by Bob Haran · 10 replies · 834+ views
    Tombstone Tumbleweed | 10/7/05 | Bob Haran
    FILM CREW UNDER FIRE FROM MEXICAN ARMY by Rick Murray October 5, 2005—Yesterday afternoon, a crew filming a documentary about 2 miles west of the Coronado National Memorial was fired upon by what was described as members of the Mexican Army. The crew, from CDW Films in Corona Del Mar, California, was in the area filming footage for a documentary on the Minutemen who are monitoring the U.S./Mexico border as they did in April of this year. The crew had gone out to explore areas along the border with two guides unrelated to the Minuteman activities. The driver of a...
  • Mexican Forces Wind Up Humanitarian Mission

    09/26/2005 7:30:15 PM PDT · by Dubya · 38 replies · 707+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sept. 26, 2005 | Capt. Steve Alvarez
    KELLY USA, Texas, Sept. 26, 2005 – Not since the 1840s has the Mexican military flown its flag as a deployed military force in the United States, Mexican officials here said today - especially so close to the site of the famed battle of the Alamo where Texas volunteers fought the Mexicans in a bloody daylong clash On Sept. 25, the 184-person Mexican army contingent completed its 20-day long mission to provide relief to hurricane victims and relief workers from Katrina and Rita. In a small ceremony here conducted by the Mexican consulate, the Mexicans ceremonially ended their mission. Now...
  • Latest Newscast News Now Live Regions Africa Americas Asia Europe Middle East

    09/15/2005 8:57:57 PM PDT · by Radioactive · 38 replies · 886+ views
    VOA ^ | 9/15/05 | By Greg Flakus
    In another development here in Texas, the Mexican army is crossing the border to bring help to New Orleans and its stranded citizens. This is the first time Mexican military troops have crossed into Texas since 1846, during the war between the United States and Mexico that resulted in Mexico losing the vast area now known as the American southwest. The Mexican soldiers will not be armed and the 35 trucks in the convoy will be loaded with blankets, water, food and mobile kitchens. Mexican President Vicente Fox brushed aside complaints from some opponents who said he should have sought...
  • Work of Mexican marines may score political points (Katrina)

    09/15/2005 1:20:13 PM PDT · by Uncle Joe Cannon · 9 replies · 665+ views
    Knight Ridder ^ | 9/15/05
    Posted on Thu, Sep. 15, 2005 Work of Mexican marines may score political points BY EDWIN GARCIA Knight Ridder Newspapers BILOXI, Miss. - (KRT) - The Mexican marines who landed on the Mississippi coast as part of an unprecedented hurricane relief effort brought 300 specialized troops eager to rescue victims, administer medical treatment and even help locals recover the dead. Instead, the camouflage-clothed marines, wearing blue vests with the word "MARINA" printed in white letters across their chests, spent most of their five days here handing out water bottles, clearing up debris from a school and moving supply boxes. Their...
  • Mexico Sends Military Aid to the U.S. For The SECOND Time

    09/09/2005 8:45:43 AM PDT · by sionnsar · 6 replies · 296+ views
    Drell's Descants ^ | 9/09/2005 | Brad Drell
    Much is being made of the Mexican troops that have come to San Antonio to provide hot meals for evacuees from Louisiana, as if this is the first time Mexican troops have been on U.S. soil since the treaty of San Jacinto. NOT TRUE! Mexico was our ally in World War II, and operated on our soil at the time. You can read all about it here. Here is a snippit: The final straw was the sinking of a Mexican oil tanker, the Potero de Llano and in June 1942 Mexico declared war against the Axis.Now the leaders of the...
  • Mexican Troops Aid Katrina Efforts

    09/08/2005 1:31:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 621+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 08, 2005 | AP
    LAREDO, Texas — A Mexican army convoy began crossing into the United States on Thursday to bring aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina. Carrying water treatment plants and mobile kitchens that can feed 7,000 people daily, the convoy bound for San Antonio is the first Mexican military unit to operate on U.S. soil since 1846. The first of 45 vehicles in the convoy crossed the international bridge at Laredo at about 8:15 a.m. Military engineers, doctors and nurses are among the 200 people headed to San Antonio.
  • Mexican troops cross border for hurricane relief

    09/08/2005 11:04:59 AM PDT · by Freebird Forever · 154 replies · 4,005+ views
    WISTV.com ^ | September 8, 2005 | Bryce Mursch
    The Mexican army has entered the United States for the first time since 1846. A military convoy crossed the Rio Grande into Texas Thursday to bring aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina. The unit is headed for San Antonio. The convoy is carrying water treatment plants, mobile kitchens and supplies to feed storm victims. The 45 green vehicles will apparently be used to provide water, meals and other help for hurricane survivors from the New Orleans area. A Mexican naval mission is sailing for New Orleans. Mexico says another convoy and another ship are ready to go. Back in 1846,...
  • Mexican Army convoy heads for San Antonio

    09/08/2005 7:53:30 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies · 768+ views
    LAREDO MORNING TIMES ^ | September 8, 2005 | By JAVIER BARROSO
    For the first time in nearly a century, the Mexican Army is advancing on American soil, although this time it is for a good cause - the convoy of soldiers and medical personnel is heading to San Antonio to help Hurricane Katrina victims sheltered there. It is expected that the convoy will cross the Solidarity Bridge in Colombia, Nuevo Leon, early this morning. The soldiers spent the night at a temporary camp they set up on the south side of the Rio Grande near the bridge. Meanwhile, the Mexican Navy vessel Papaloapan reached the Mississippi shore Wednesday night, anchoring about...