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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
    CNSNews.com ^ | 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
    FoxNews.com ^ | 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, CNN.com 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
    CNSnews.com ^ | 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...
  • Eric Holder: 'Critics Don't Like Me Because I'm Black'

    12/20/2011 4:29:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 61 replies
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 12/20/2011 | Jason Mattera
    It wasn’t the disastrous Fast and Furious gunrunning operation that armed the Mexican drug cartel and led to the death of a border patrol agent that has led conservatives to call for Eric Holder’s resignation. Nope. Nor was it the fact that Holder’s office inexplicably refuses to defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and his decision to sue Arizona over its sensible law to check the legality of people living in the state. In reality, Eric Holder is under undue scrutiny because he’s a black man. And his boss, Barack Obama, also takes the heat because, he...
  • Obama Administration Endangered Lives to Justify Gun Control

    12/20/2011 1:51:29 PM PST · by neverdem · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/20/2011 | Chris W. Cox
    In all of my years fighting on behalf of the National Rifle Association to defend the Second Amendment, I never thought I would see a White House so vehemently opposed to gun ownership that it would be willing to arm violent criminals and endanger American lives in pursuit of a gun control agenda. Readers will recall that a little over two months ago, in this same space, I wrote: "I would like to believe that President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder – no matter how much they oppose our Second Amendment rights – would never break the law...
  • Man arrested, charged with sexually assaulting girl

    12/19/2011 2:22:37 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Reading Eagle ^ | 12/20/2011 | Reading Eagle
    Berks County detectives said Monday that they have arrested a Mexican man who has been living illegally in the United States for nearly two decades on charges he sexually assaulted a girl in her home several times. Francisco Garcia Huerth, 39, of the 800 block of Buttonwood Street surrendered to detectives Thursday, one day after Detective David McQuate obtained arrest warrants on rape, indecent assault of a child and related offenses. When Huerth surrendered, he identified himself as Martin Jaime Silva - the name he assumed when he entered the country illegally 18 years ago, investigators said. Authorities could not...
  • An American's nightmare in a Mexican hospital

    12/18/2011 9:35:15 AM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/18/11 | David Paulin
    A recent vacation in Mexico turned into a nightmare for a 79-year-old Illinois man. But it wasn't a devastating bus crash that almost killed U.S.-born Alfonso Acosta. It was his stay in one of Mexico's government-run hospitals. According to a harrowing account in the Quad-City Times, a daily newspaper, Acosta suffered a "major head injury, multiple facial fractures, broken ribs and a punctured lung." Yet for five weeks he lay "virtually untreated" at the hospital where he was taken in Toluca, about 40 miles southwest from Mexico City, say outraged family members in the United States who rushed to his...
  • Finally: Fast and Furious Comes up as GOP Debate Topic

    12/16/2011 1:32:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/15/2011 | Katie Pavlich
    After months of debate from GOP presidential candidates on topics ranging from Gardasil vaccinations to nuclear Iran, the topic of Operation Fast and Furious was finally mentioned during the Fox News Sioux City, Iowa debate Thursday night and met with roaring applause from the audience. Considering December 15, 2011 is the one-year-anniversary of the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed by an illegal Mexican drug cartel member in the Arizona desert using a gun provided through the Obama Justice Department, the timing was fitting. Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked the question about Fast and Furious...
  • Fast and Furious debuts in debate, Santorum joins calls for Holder’s resignation

    12/16/2011 10:19:30 AM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/16/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum now thinks Attorney General Eric Holder should resign or be fired, after calling for it during the last presidential debate before the Iowa caucuses late on Thursday night. “I agree with Gov. Perry [in that Holder needs to leave office],” Santorum said in response to a question about Operation Fast and Furious from Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. “If he was the attorney general under me, I’d fire him, not have him resign. Fire him.” “This is something [Holder] should have been aware of and something that should have been stopped and should haven’t started...
  • Fast and Furious Scandal Gives Rise to Gun Regulation Debate (All part of the Communist plan)

    12/15/2011 3:46:03 PM PST · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/15/2011 | William Lajeunesse & Laura Prabucki
    As a candidate, Barack Obama once endorsed a ban on handguns and favored restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms. So when gun owners heard of Operation Fast and Furious, many feared the worst. Now, newly revealed emails suggest that if the gun-running operation didn't start out with that intent, as administration officials insist, the program certainly led to discussions on new gun regulations. "There's a lot of talk that President Obama stated that he is working for gun control with alternative methods," said Arizona gun dealer Jeff Serdy. "I hope this isn't one of them." Serdy and others...
  • FBI Director Denies Cover-Up Involving 'Fast and Furious' Guns Found at Border Agent's Murder

    12/15/2011 1:00:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 14, 2011 | Mike Levine
    The head of the FBI is strongly denying claims his agency tried to cover up evidence related to "Operation Fast and Furious" and the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. "Let me start with adamantly rejecting the suggestion that the FBI would in any way cover up what happened in the tragic killing of Brian Terry," FBI Director Robert Mueller told a Senate panel Wednesday. "To the contrary, every available necessary resource has been put on that and similar investigations where we lose one of our own." It's the latest in a broader back-and-forth over tactics used by investigators...
  • Holder’s Talking, but What is He Saying?

    12/15/2011 12:02:18 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | December 09, 2011 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Holder’s Talking, but What is He Saying?   Friday, December 09, 2011   So far, NRA, 52 U.S. Representatives, two U.S. Senators, and multiple GOP Presidential candidates have called on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign because of his role in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive’s failed “Operation Fast and Furious.” Holder has steadfastly maintained that he and top Department of Justice officials did not know the scope or details of the operation until they became public earlier this year, but this week, in advance of  hearings before...
  • Sri Lankan immigrant found in trunk of car in Sullivan City [South Texas]

    12/14/2011 4:27:17 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies
    KGBT ^ | 12/14/2011 | Sergio Chapa
    Two men are behind bars after Border Patrol agents caught them smuggling illegal immigrants from Sri Lanka. U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested Juan Lamas III and Junior Garcia-Amador on human smuggling charges on Monday afternoon. Court records show that a Sullivan City police officer pulled over Lamas' 2000 Dodge Neon for a seat belt violation around 2:30 p.m. Monday. Sri Lankan immigrant Ananasekarm Tebanesan was in the back seat while Velupplai Gnanes was in the trunk of the car. Tebanesan and Gnanes told investigators that they waded across the Rio Grande River and waited in the woods for a day....
  • U.S. authorities probing alleged cyberattack plot by Venezuela, Iran

    12/14/2011 4:07:31 PM PST · by La Lydia · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2011 | Shaun Waterman
    U.S. officials are investigating reports that Iranian and Venezuelan diplomats in Mexico were involved in planned cyberattacks against U.S. targets, including nuclear power plants. Allegations about the cyberplot were aired last week in a documentary on the Spanish-language network Univision, which included secretly recorded footage of Iranian and Venezuelan diplomats being briefed on the planned attacks and promising to pass information to their governments. A former computer instructor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (said) he was recruited by a professor there in 2006 to organize a group of student hackers to carry out cyberattacks against the United States,...
  • Authorities Say They Are Slowly Ruling Out Suspected Poacher as School Shooter (South Texas illegal)

    12/14/2011 4:00:59 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies
    KRGV ^ | 12/14/2011
    EDINBURG - Sheriff's deputies are slowly ruling out the possibility a suspected poacher fired the shots that hit two middle school students. A judge charged David Navarro with poaching and criminal trespassing Wednesday. The 26-year-old is in the country illegally. He has been in custody since Monday night's shooting that left two middle school students injured. Court records show Navarro was illegally hunting on a ranch just west of Harwell Middle School. ATF agents are now trying to figure how he got his hands on an assault rifle. Two other men were also detained for questioning. Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe...
  • Will The Supreme Court Seal Our Nation's Borders?

    12/14/2011 11:34:04 AM PST · by raptor22 · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 14, 2011 | IBD staff
    Border Justice: As the administration proposes unmanned border entry and halving our National Guard force on the border, the Supreme Court agrees to tackle Arizona's tough immigration law in an election year. Arizona wasn't around when the original 13 states formed the federal government knowing there were certain things it could do best, such as the constitutional mandate to provide for the common defense and protect our borders. National and border security involves not only deterring foreign armies armed with tanks, but also protecting our borders from an invasion involving ladders and pickup trucks. That, Arizona argued when it passed...
  • One Year Ago, Holder's Operation Fast and Furious Came Undone

    12/14/2011 10:29:01 AM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/13/2011 | Neil W. McCabe
    Terry's death stopped the star-crossed gun walking program. Brian A. TerryOne year ago today, The Washington Post published its “Hidden Life of Guns” article exposing how under-regulated gun sales along the Mexican border were sending firearms into that country feeding its crime and instability. The paper’s four-reporter team operated as full-partners of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives PR department receiving internal statistics, documents and even an interrogation video. One of the two gun stores were correctly singled out by the Post: Lone Wolf in Arizona and Carter Country in Texas. But, one year later, we know it...
  • The Missing Fast and Furious E-mails: The Department of Justice continues to conceal documents.

    12/13/2011 9:49:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | December 12, 2011 | Frank Miniter
    The Missing Fast and Furious E-mailsThe Department of Justice continues to conceal documents. There was a time when opposing generals met before a battle. They’d exchange terms and gentlemanly propriety before trying to kill one another.Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) might have fit into that age. He purposefully strode across a crowded House Judiciary Committee hearing room Thursday morning and held his hand out to Attorney General Eric Holder. The attorney general flinched when he noticed Issa suddenly so close before looking submissively down at the room’s blue carpet as he quickly took then let go of Issa’s hand.Representative Issa...
  • Mexico says captured cartel leader had arsenal

    12/13/2011 11:23:35 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 13, 2011
    MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities said Tuesday that an alleged founder of the Zetas drug cartel had an arsenal of 169 guns when he was captured Monday, and may have been linked to the abduction of nine Mexican marines. Navy spokesman Jose Luis Vergara said suspect Raul Lucio Hernandez Lechuga oversaw Zeta operations around the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, where nine marines disappeared earlier this year. Vergara said a suspect was killed and a marine wounded in a firefight that erupted during Hernandez Lechuga's capture Monday in the Veracruz state city of Cordoba. The bust was the result of...
  • Mexico aims to ease fears on highways

    12/13/2011 10:22:39 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies
    mySA.com ^ | December 12, 2011 | Jason Buch
    Outlaws lurking as many nationals soon will return from U.S. for holidays. Alfonso Cabańas isn’t driving to Monterrey, Mexico, to visit family this Christmas. Not after what happened the last time. Three years ago, the 31-year-old lawyer was headed south on one of Mexico’s toll roads when he pulled over for a group of men who had placed orange traffic cones across the highway and were directing motorists to the shoulder. It was too late when he saw the guns. “As you’re driving, you see these people waving you down, asking you to pull over and pull you aside. You...
  • Supreme Court Asked to Weigh-In on Arizona's Immigration Law (BREAKING UPDATE SAYS IT WILL RULE)

    12/12/2011 7:21:37 AM PST · by TSgt · 33 replies
    FoxNews Latino ^ | December 12, 2011 | FoxNews
    The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to weigh-in on immigration. The state of Arizona is requesting that the court allow enforcement of those parts of Arizona's immigration measure that have been blocked by lower courts at the Obama administration's request. Among those provisions is one that requires police, while enforcing other laws, to question a person's immigration status if officers suspect he is in the country illegally.
  • Attorney General Milo Minderbinder (Holder)

    12/11/2011 6:48:21 AM PST · by no-llmd · 9 replies · 1+ views
    American thinker ^ | 12-11-11 | Clarice Feldman
    It is a true pity that Joseph Heller, author of Catch 22, is no longer with us. He deserved the chance to observe his character Milo Minderbinder, come to life. Minderbinder is Heller's prototype of deceitful, arrogant authority gone so awry he undercuts the very reason for his post and its operations. I'm talking about our own Attorney General Eric Holder under whose watch arms were shipped to Mexican drug gangs, U.S. agents laundered the cartels' drug money, and hundreds of Mexicans and one -- perhaps two -- federal agents were murdered with the illegally sold guns.
  • US proposes unmanned border crossing with Mexico

    12/11/2011 5:26:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    ap ^ | 12/11/11 | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, Texas (AP) -- The bloody drug war in Mexico shows no sign of relenting. Neither do calls for tighter border security amid rising fears of spillover violence. This hardly seems a time the U.S. would be willing to allow people to cross the border legally from Mexico without a customs officer in sight. But in this rugged, remote West Texas terrain where wading across the shallow Rio Grande undetected is all too easy, federal authorities are touting a proposal to open an unmanned port of entry as a security upgrade. By the spring, kiosks could open...
  • 'That is how I infiltrated Iran'

    12/11/2011 3:00:23 PM PST · by Just4Him · 5 replies
    Univision ^ | 12/8/2011
    A Young Mexican spy narrates the details of an operation executed in Teheran José Carlos García Tolentino, a former student at Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM), feigned a religious conversion to Islam as part of his mission to infiltrate the world of Islamic extremism. In early 2011, after gaining the trust of the Iranian ambassador to Mexico, he was able to enlist in a 2 month-long course in Islam at Al Mustafa University in the sacred city of Qom in Iran. García Tolentino, then only 19 years-old, was a member of a group of young individuals, many of them UNAM...
  • US to leave Mexican border crossing to rangers (proposal to open an unmanned port of entry)

    12/11/2011 12:51:59 PM PST · by Just4Him · 132 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/11/2011 | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, Texas (AP) -- The bloody drug war in Mexico shows no sign of relenting. Neither do calls for tighter border security amid rising fears of spillover violence. This hardly seems a time the U.S. would be willing to allow people to cross the border legally from Mexico without a customs officer in sight. But in this rugged, remote West Texas terrain where wading across the shallow Rio Grande undetected is all too easy, federal authorities are touting a proposal to open an unmanned port of entry as a security upgrade. By the spring, kiosks could open...
  • Mexico Busts Drug Cartels' Private Phone Networks

    12/10/2011 10:24:31 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | December 9, 2011 | Jason Beaubien
    The Mexican military has recently broken up several secret telecommunications networks that were built and controlled by drug cartels so they could coordinate drug shipments, monitor their rivals and orchestrate attacks on the security forces. A network that was dismantled just last week provided cartel members with cellphone and radio communications across four northeastern states. The network had coverage along almost 500 miles of the Texas border and extended nearly another 500 miles into Mexico's interior. Soldiers seized 167 antennas, more than 150 repeaters and thousands of cellphones and radios that operated on the system. Some of the remote antennas...
  • Magnitude 6.7 GUERRERO, MEXICO

    12/10/2011 6:41:18 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 22 replies
    USGS ^ | 12/10/11 | USGS
    Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 01:47:26 UTC Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 07:47:26 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 18.038°N, 99.796°W Depth 64.9 km (40.3 miles) Region GUERRERO, MEXICO Distances 42 km (26 miles) SW of Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico 56 km (34 miles) ESE of Arcelia, Guerrero, Mexico 62 km (38 miles) NNW of Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico 166 km (103 miles) SSW of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico
  • Breaking: Islamic Terrorist Groups Plot Attacks on US From Mexico & Latin America (Video)

    12/10/2011 12:39:12 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 10,2011 | Jim Hoft
    A new documentary by the Spanish Univision television channel titled “La Amenaza Irani” (The Iranian Threat) uses undercover, never-before-seen footage to illustrate how the Iranian regime’s growing ties to Latin America that threaten U.S. national security. From the video: Documentaries Univision and Univision News investigative unit presents “The Iranian threat,” a revealing documentary that examines the growing political, economic and military of Iran in Latin America and the threat this attack mean for the region and the U.S. Production reveals exclusive findings, including audio recordings and video secret that provide a rare window to the alleged cyber attack perpetrated against...
  • Congressman attempts to transfer Fast and Furious blame onto NRA ‘radicals,’ the Senate — Holder...

    12/09/2011 11:11:02 AM PST · by neverdem · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/09/2011 | Matthew Boyle and Michelle Fields
    Congressman attempts to transfer Fast and Furious blame onto NRA ‘radicals,’ the Senate — Holder obliges Georgia Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson accused the tea party movement and the National Rifle Association of creating an “manufactured” controversy over Operation Fast and Furious Thursday. Johnson’s comments came during an interview with The Daily Caller outside the House Judiciary Committee hearing room. Attorney General Eric Holder was testifying before the committee about Fast and Furious — a Justice Department program where Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents facilitated the sale of about 2,000 guns to Mexican drug cartels. “I think this...
  • Fast and Furious Gets Its Own Website (Nobody at DOJ knows what anyone else is doing.)

    12/08/2011 12:04:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/08/2011 | John Hayward
    The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, at the direction of Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA), has launched a website dedicated entirely to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal, http://fastandfuriousinvestigation.com.  It’s still partially under construction, but it has transcripts and video of important hearings, an archive of press releases, and flowcharts to help understand the scandal and its key players. In a statement announcing the website, Issa said, “While the Department of Justice sought to deny that anything improper occurred in this reckless operation, Sen. Chuck Grassley and I have continued our efforts to expose the truth about what Attorney...
  • GOP lawmaker: AG Holder could be impeached over gun-tracking program

    12/08/2011 10:27:42 AM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/08/11 | Jordy Yager
    A senior GOP lawmaker said Thursday that Attorney General Eric Holder could be impeached over the botched gun tracking operation Fast and Furious. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) suggested at a House Judiciary Committee hearing that Congress may impeach Holder if it does not get satisfactory answers about inaccurate statements and information the Department of Justice provided on the operation. "If we don't get to the bottom of this — and that requires your assistance on that — there is only one alternative that Congress has, and it's called impeachment," said Sensenbrenner. " And I don't want to go this far,...
  • Drug, Human Smuggling, Cartel Shootouts with Police Escalate in Rio Grande Valley

    12/08/2011 7:44:45 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 18 replies
    Homeland Security Today ^ | December 06, 2011 | Anthony Kimery
    Mexican organized crime cartels' smuggling of drugs and the illegal entry of “Special Interest Aliens” (SIAs) who may pose a threat to national security into the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) in Texas has risen so quickly that US Border Patrol and law enforcement officials now refer to the "Valley" as “the new Arizona," Homeland Security Today has learned. While drug and human smuggling in Arizona continues at a brisk pace, the “Valley" has become “ground zero” on the southern border for narco-trafficking and the illegal smuggling of citizens from countries other than Mexico, officially referred to by Customs and Border...
  • Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations

    12/07/2011 1:11:53 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 39 replies
    CBS ^ | December 7, 2011 1:44 PM | Sharyl Attkisson
    Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales. PICTURES: ATF "Gunwalking" scandal timeline In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the "big fish." But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called "gunwalking," and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder...