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Mexico (News/Activism)

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  • Man Accused In Baby Death Had Been Recently Deported(NM Caution - Graphic details at link)

    12/31/2011 2:57:33 PM PST · by CedarDave · 49 replies
    KOAT TV7 Albuquerque ^ | December 30, 2011 | KOAT Albuquerque
    Federal agents said the man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 1-month-old baby girl had recently sneaked back into the United States after being deported to Mexico four months before the crime. Police released a recording of the 911 call that indicated the baby was already dead before anyone contacted the authorities. "(The) baby was taking a bottle and choked and couldn't stop, and the baby has now passed away," the caller told a 911 operator.~~snip~~ Authorities said they arrested 37-year-old Juan Galindo on charges of sexual assault and child abuse resulting in death. Officers said Galindo admitted he...
  • Remains Found at U.S. Border Lake Where American Was Reported Killed by Mexican Pirates

    12/30/2011 1:35:15 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 30 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Dec. 30, 2011 | Staff
    Authorities are investigating human remains found at the same U.S. border lake where a Colorado man was reported to have been killed by Mexican drug cartel members last year. A professional fisherman found the skeletal remains on the Mexican side of Falcon Lake on the Texas-Mexico border, according to multiple reports. The skeleton was found about 15 miles from where 30-year-old David Hartley was last seen alive on Sept. 30, 2010. His wife, Tiffany Hartley, said the couple had set out on Wave Runners to take photos of a half-submerged church on the Mexican side of the lake when they...
  • ‘Fast and Furious’ Linked to Immunity Deal Between U.S. and Sinaloa Cartel, Trafficking Defendant...

    12/29/2011 11:17:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 171 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 29, 2011 | Edwin Mora
    ‘Fast and Furious’ Linked to Immunity Deal Between U.S. and Sinaloa Cartel, Trafficking Defendant Alleges in Court PapersA Mexican drug trafficker awaiting trial in a Chicago federal court claims that the notorious Sinaloa cartel received weapons from "Operation Fast and Furious" under an alleged immunity agreement that the U.S. government made with cartel leaders, in exchange for information on rival gangs.The defendant in a trafficking case before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Vicente Jesus Zambada-Niebla, also claims the immunity deal allowed the criminal cartel to "continue to smuggle tons of illicit drugs" into the United...
  • Mexico official fired for saying poor smell bad

    12/28/2011 1:08:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/28/11 | AP
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican anti-poverty official has been fired after posting a comment on social media sites suggesting that poor people smell bad. Mexico's anti-poverty agency says Carlos Talavera has been fired as director of outreach brigades in the western city of Uruapan after a Facebook posting of his was re-tweeted on social media sites. The original comment appears to describe an event attended by poor people and reads roughly "truth is this smells impressively bad, poor things."
  • Latino activists called for Sheriff Arpaio to resign [HA-HA! Never happen]

    12/27/2011 8:53:49 AM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Latino activists called for embattled Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to resign and ....
  • Mexico's Cartels Build Own National Radio System

    12/26/2011 7:00:50 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 29 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 26 December 2011 | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — When convoys of soldiers or federal police move through the scrubland of northern Mexico, the Zetas drug cartel knows they are coming. The alert goes out from a taxi driver or a street vendor, equipped with a high-end handheld radio and paid to work as a lookout known as a "halcon," or hawk. The radio signal travels deep into the arid countryside, hours by foot from the nearest road. There, the 8-foot-tall (2-meter-tall) dark-green branches of the rockrose bush conceal a radio tower painted to match. A cable buried in the dirt draws power from a...
  • Mexican Army Says It Has Arrested Head of Security for Drug Cartel Chief 'El Chapo'

    12/26/2011 10:11:53 AM PST · by ColdOne · 9 replies ^ | 12/26/11 | AP
    MEXICO CITY – The Mexican army says it has dealt a significant blow to the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel with the arrest of the cartel leader's security chief. The army says special military forces seized computer files and other data when they detained Felipe Cabrera Sarabia. But Chief Army spokesman Gen. Ricardo Trevillo offered few details about the hunt for cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Trevillo told a news conference Monday that Cabrera was captured without a shot being fired Friday in the capital of Sinaloa state, headquarters of the cartel allegedly run by
  • Mexico Says It Captures Drug-Lord Security Chief [Forbes Lists El Chapo on Billionaire List]

    12/26/2011 8:36:10 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | updated 11:02 AM EST, Mon December 26, 2011 | CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- Mexican special forces troops have arrested a lieutenant for alleged drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, according to the Defense Ministry. Troops arrested Felipe Cabrera Sarabia on Friday in the northwestern state of Sinaloa, Mexico reported, citing the Mexican Defense Ministry. Sarabia, who appeared Monday in the office of a prosecutor who specializes in organized crime, was responsible for Guzman's security in the neighboring state of Durango, the state-run Notimex news agency said.
  • California to stop towing unlicensed drivers at DUI checkpoints, aiding illegal immigrants

    12/25/2011 4:24:09 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    StarTribune ^ | December 25, 2011 | ELLIOT SPAGAT , Associated Press
    ESCONDIDO, Calif. - Delfino Aldama was fixing a customer's brakes this month when his smartphone chimed with a text message that tipped him to a police checkpoint more than an hour before officers began stopping motorists. The self-employed auto mechanic frantically called friends with the location and drove an alternate route home
  • California to Ban Police From Towing Cars of Unlicensed Drivers [CA Illegals Nirvana!]

    12/25/2011 1:50:54 PM PST · by Steelfish · 71 replies · 2+ views
    FoxNews ^ | December 25, 2011
    California to Ban Police From Towing Cars of Unlicensed Drivers December 25, 2011 | ESCONDIDO, Calif. – Delfino Aldama was fixing a customer's brakes this month when his smartphone chimed with a text message that tipped him to a police checkpoint more than an hour before officers began stopping motorists. The self-employed auto mechanic frantically called friends with the location and drove an alternate route home. The Mexico native had reason to be alarmed: He does not have a driver's license because he is in the United States illegally, and it would cost about $1,400 to get his Nissan Frontier...
  • RNC chairman promises to make Fast and Furious a 2012 election theme

    12/23/2011 7:37:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 76 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 22 December, 2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus reiterated his call for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation on Wednesday, and promised Operation Fast and Furious will be an election issue in 2012. “Holder may want to point fingers and play the blame game, but as the Attorney General, he bears the responsibility,” Priebus told The Daily Caller. “It’s past time for the attorney general to come clean and take responsibility and if he doesn’t, he has a boss who should.” “Obama’s leadership deficit in holding the members of his administration accountable demonstrates yet again that the president is taking Washington in the...
  • Was Administration's '09 Announcement Of 'Project Gunrunner' Actually A Reference To 'Fast And...?'

    12/23/2011 6:12:38 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies ^ | December 22, 2011 | Joe Schoffstall
    Was Administration's '09 Announcement Of 'Project Gunrunner' Actually A Reference To 'Fast And Furious?' On March 24, 2009, then-Deputy Attorney General David Ogden announced new efforts, including "Project Gunrunner," that he said "the president has directed us to take."In the announcement, Ogden said he and Attorney General Eric Holder were taking "several new and aggressive steps as part of the administration's comprehensive plan" - including one step that sounds like it might be a reference to the scandal-plagued, botched gun-running operation, "Fast And Furious."Ogden said:"The president has directed us to take action to fight these cartels and Attorney General Eric...
  • Congressman trumps Holder’s race card, asks if Mexican gun-walking deaths were ‘racially motivated’

    12/23/2011 5:30:45 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/23/2011 | Matthew Boyle -
    Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder’s race-card play to attack his critics is “absolutely horrendous.” But Gosar said he thinks race may have played a role in the Department of Justice’s execution of Operation Fast and Furious — but in a different way from how Holder is framing it. “He [Holder] brought up the race card, and while I think it’s absolutely horrendous that he would bring up the race card, in Fast and Furious, we were in fact impugning the Mexican people,” Gosar said in a phone interview. “About 300 people...
  • [Mexico:]Grenades, bullets fly in Reynosa; Gulf lieutenant may have been captured

    12/22/2011 1:06:40 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies
    The Monitor ^ | December 21, 2011
    Firefights, grenade explosions and chases broke out in Reynosa once again Wednesday night defying regular assurances by state officials that all was well. And unconfirmed reports from sources outside law enforcement point to the capture of a ranking lieutenant in the Gulf Cartel, possibly a plaza boss. Mexican authorities wouldn’t confirm or deny the capture. The clashes began as a chase between gunmen shortly after 7:30 p.m. before authorities got involved, according to preliminary information released by a local law enforcement official not authorized to speak publicly. The official wouldn’t comment on the gunmen’s affiliation but said the fighting was...
  • Mexico Unemployment Rate

    12/22/2011 6:42:13 AM PST · by P-Marlowe · 12 replies
    Mexico Unemployment Rate The unemployment rate in Mexico was last reported at 4.8 percent in October of 2011. From 2000 until 2010, Mexico's Unemployment Rate averaged 3.45 percent reaching an historical high of 5.93 percent in May of 2009 and a record low of 2.22 percent in November of 2002. The labour force is defined as the number of people employed plus the number unemployed but seeking work. The nonlabour force includes those who are not looking for work, those who are institutionalised and those serving in the military. This page includes: Mexico Unemployment Rate chart, historical data and...
  • Mexico disbands Veracruz-Boca del Rio police force

    12/21/2011 9:53:17 PM PST · by 7MMmag · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | Dec.21,2011 | unatributted
    An entire municipal police force in Mexico has been disbanded as part of a campaign to root out corruption and improve security in the face of drug-related violence. More than 900 officers in Veracruz-Boca del Rio are losing their jobs.The move comes three months after 35 bodies were found dumped on a main road in the municipality, which includes part of the city of Veracruz.
  • Now, 91 congressmen have ‘no confidence’ in Holder or believe he should quit

    12/21/2011 4:22:19 PM PST · by neverdem · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/20/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Attorney General Eric Holder’s list of Operation Fast and Furious critics has grown over the past several days, as four more have signed on to a resolution of “no confidence” in him. Republican Reps. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Kevin Brady of Texas, Tim Griffin of Arkansas and Tim Walberg of Michigan have all now signed on as co-sponsors of Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar’s “no confidence” resolution. Though it’s not directly a call for Holder to step down, the resolution alleges that the nation’s top law enforcement official’s actions have proven he is not “competent, trustworthy and beyond reproach,” and...
  • For Illegal Immigrant, Line Is Drawn at Transplant

    12/21/2011 1:45:15 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 20, 2011 | NINA BERNSTEIN
    Without treatment to replace his failing kidneys, doctors knew, the man in Bellevue hospital would die. He was a waiter in his early 30s, a husband and father of two, so well liked at the Manhattan restaurant where he had worked for a decade that everyone from the customers to the dishwasher was donating money to help his family. He was also an illegal immigrant. So when his younger brother volunteered to donate a kidney to restore him to normal life, they encountered a health care paradox: the government would pay for a lifetime of dialysis, costing $75,000 a year,...
  • [South Texas:]Border Patrol agent fires round at alleged drug smugglers near B&M Bridge

    12/21/2011 9:59:21 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 21 replies
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | December 20, 2011 | LAURA B. MARTINEZ
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent fired his service weapon at several alleged drug smugglers who were throwing rocks at him and another agent. The incident happened at around 7 p.m. Monday near the B&M International Bridge in Brownsville, said Border Patrol spokeswoman Rosalinda Huey. The agents were patrolling when they encountered several people who appeared to be carrying bundles of marijuana, authorities said. When the agents confronted the individuals, they began throwing rocks at the agents, Huey said. “One of our agents, in defense of himself and his partner, fired his service-issued rifle at the subjects. None of our agents...
  • Even Before Fast and Furious, They Had Guns on Their Minds

    12/21/2011 12:13:53 AM PST · by neverdem · 50 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 21, 2011 | M. Catharine Evans
    What Obama administration officials, including the president, knew or didn't know about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives' 2009 Operation Fast and Furious has little to do with what they should have known. Attorney General Holder, Secretary Clinton, President Obama, and Secretary Napolitano each declared that he or she did not know about Fast and Furious until 2011. But what should they have known about a federal program that eventually led to mass murder? In a 1999 web article on leadership, writer and attorney Jonathan Wallace examined the question of when to hold those in power accountable. He...