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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...