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  • Video: Preview of Univision’s “bombshell” report on Fast & Furious

    09/29/2012 4:55:29 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 53 replies
    HotAir ^ | 09/29/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The Obama administration clearly hoped that the Department of Justice’s Inspector General report on Operation Fast and Furious would be the last word on the scandal. which has been tied to hundreds of deaths in Mexico and the murders of two American law-enforcement officials. However, a new report from Univision to be broadcast tomorrow, previewed here by ABC News, may put the issue back on the front pages. One source called Univision’s findings the “holy grail” that Congressional investigators have been seeking:
  • Univision To Air Fast & Furious Special

    09/29/2012 9:45:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/29/12 | Mary Chastain
    In July and August I worked on a post for Big Government about the human aspect of Operation Fast & Furious, the government gun walking operation that put guns into the hands of already dangerous Mexican drug cartels. The Old Media largely ignores Fast & Furious, but when they do pay attention, they scarcely mention the victims. Not until I put an enormous amount of pressure on The New York Times did they start saying "Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry" instead of just "a border patrol agent." Tomorrow, September 30, Univision will be airing “Aqui y Ahora” (Here and Now)...
  • ICYMI: Univision will air special on 'Fast and Furious' at 7pm EDT - with English Subtitles

    09/30/2012 2:03:34 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    Equipment Here and Now and Univision Investiga uncover secrets of the failed program that rocked the Obama Administration The program here and now of the Univision broadcast on Sunday September 30th at 7PM / FP6 special center on the controversial Fast and Furious operation of the U.S. government, which facilitated the transfer of hundreds of weapons and went to hands of Mexican drug cartels.
  • Live Thread: Univision Report on Fast and Furious 7 P.M. EDT 9/30/12

    09/30/2012 4:04:20 PM PDT · by kristinn · 99 replies
    Univision ^ | Sunday, September 30, 2012 | Kristinn
    Just starting now. It's supposed to have English subtitles.
  • Univision: The untold story of what 'Fast and Furious' wrought in Mexico

    09/29/2012 10:22:09 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 20 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Sept. 29, 2012 | Patrik Jonsson
    At 7 p.m. on Sunday, Univision says it’ll air a blockbuster investigation detailing the impact of the deeply flawed gunrunning investigation, which operated between Oct. 2009 and January 2011. The Spanish-language channel says the “Aqui y Ahora” program will expose the true deadly toll of a covert program where US officials allowed over 2,000 high-powered rifles to “walk” into the hands of violent Mexican cartels. Expecting American interest, Univision will caption the program in English.
  • Riots Break Out Between Black, Latino Students At Victorville School

    09/28/2012 11:56:50 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | Sept. 28, 2012
    VICTORVILLE (CBSLA.com) — Students at a high school in Victorville said violent fights have been breaking out between African-Americans and Latinos for the past two days. Rafael Muñoz said a group of people started the fights at Silverado High on Wednesday, which have poured out into the streets. “One person started fighting, then the other would jump in. And continuously jump in and (it) ended up to be mob fighting. (I) got pepper sprayed by the security,” he said. Cellphone video caught one brawl, which spilled into 14-year-old Jeremy Buenrostro’s lawn. “They busted my lip. Well, they broke my tooth....
  • Bishop's carjacking, wave of violence prompt alert for Piedras Negras

    09/27/2012 8:51:45 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    ValleyCentral.com ^ | September 27, 2012 | Sergio Chapa
    The carjacking of a Catholic bishop and other violence have prompted U.S. Consulate officials to issue an alert for Americans living in or traveling to the border community of Piedras Negras. The U.S. Consulate in Nuevo Laredo issued a security message for Americans late Wednesday. Consulate officials are asking Americans to keep to a low profile and stay informed due to a recent wave of drug cartel violence. Americans are asked to follow the consulate on both Twitter and Facebook to get updates about the ongoing violence. The recent violence started with a September 17th jailbreak where 131 inmates escaped...
  • In Texas Conviction, an Immigrant Rallying Cry

    09/27/2012 1:48:21 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 26, 2012 | ETHAN BRONNER
    GATESVILLE, Tex. — In January, Rosa Jimenez, an illegal Mexican immigrant, will have spent 10 years in prison in the bleak scrublands of Central Texas for a crime she says she did not commit: forcing a wad of paper towels down the throat of a toddler in her care, making him choke and ultimately die.She sits here in the Mountain View Prison Unit, a maximum-security facility for women, folding prison laundry, reading Bible stories and praying for exoneration while her two children are brought up by foster parents. To some, Ms. Jimenez has become a symbol of the inequality of...
  • Mexican kingpin implicates Venezuelan army generals in drug traffic

    09/27/2012 11:57:32 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 9 replies
    El Universal ^ | September 26, 2012
    Generals of the Venezuelan Army may have been involved in drug trafficking according to a testimony given by Mexican drug kingpin Sergio Villarreal Barragán commonly known as El Grande (The big one), who was arrested two years ago in Mexico. Villareal, who became one a major drug member of Beltran Leyva cartel, has told the Mexican authorities that Graumman aircrafts carrying as many as three tons of cocaine often departed from Maracaibo, west Venezuela, and landed in Toluca, north Mexico, DPA noted. "Several generals of the Venezuelan Army along with Venezuelan drug lord El Turco were fully aware of the...
  • The Mexican Mormon War (Drug Cartels vs. Mormons in Mexico)

    09/26/2012 5:31:18 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/16/2012 | Vice / Youtube
    Video Linky Here
  • ‘FAST AND FURIOUS’ WHITEWASH BY JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

    09/25/2012 3:24:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/25/2012 | Chuck Norris
    Sometimes, as the saying goes, the truth really is stranger than fiction. There may have been some wild plotlines on “Walker, Texas Ranger,” but there was nothing that compares to the scandal surrounding “Fast and Furious” — the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operation that resulted in the loss of a distinguished Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry. The congressional investigation into “Fast and Furious” has been going on for more than a year, but it was stonewalled by Attorney General Eric Holder, who instead opened an internal investigation by the Department of Justice’s inspector general. Tens of thousands...
  • Mexico arrests 35 police officers for 'helping Zetas'

    09/25/2012 3:19:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/25/12 | BBC
    The Mexican armed forces have arrested 35 police officers accused of having links with one of the country's most powerful drug cartels, the Zetas. The officers were arrested in operations in the eastern states of San Luis Potosi and Veracruz. A turf war between the Zetas and rival criminal organisations in Veracruz has led to some of Mexico's worst massacres in recent years. Local police officers are often accused of ties with the drug cartels. In a statement, the Navy said the 35 people arrested "were all police officers in the Veracruz public security department and allegedly collaborated with the...
  • Mexico Analyzing U.S. Probe on Fast and Furious

    09/25/2012 7:13:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    laht.com ^ | September, 2012 | NA
    MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office said it is studying a U.S. Justice Department report on Operation Fast and Furious, a federal undercover sting that allegedly allowed some 2,000 weapons to be smuggled south of the border. The AG’s office said Friday in a statement that “the introduction of weapons into the nation’s territory without compliance with applicable legal requirements constitutes a crime.” “Therefore, it is incumbent on the AG’s office to determine whether as a consequence of ‘Fast and Furious’ this crime was committed, independent of the conclusions of the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General,”...
  • Cancer overtakes heart disease among US Hispanics

    09/25/2012 2:32:40 AM PDT · by neverdem
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 17, 2012 | Associated Press
    Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the No. 1 killer among Hispanics in the U.S., and the rest of the country may be only a few years behind. The change is not exactly cause for alarm. Death rates for both cancer and heart disease have been dropping for Hispanics and everyone else. It's just that heart disease deaths have fallen faster, largely because of improved treatment and prevention, including the development of cholesterol-lowering drugs. Overall, cancer will probably replace heart disease as the nation's top cause of death in the next 10 years, said Rebecca Siegel of the American Cancer...
  • 7 bodies found in western Mexico (dismembered and burned)

    09/22/2012 4:08:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/22/2012
    Seven bodies that had been dismembered and burned were found in the western Mexican state of Michoacan on Saturday, authorities said. According to the state prosecutor's office, the grisly discovery was made along a highway during an early morning army patrol. Seventeen bodies were found in the same area earlier this week. Various drug cartels -- including the Knights Templar, La Familia Michoacana, the Zetas and the Jalisco New Generation -- operate in the region and are battling for control.
  • Mexico deploys troops to outskirts of Mexico City

    09/22/2012 9:19:38 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 20, 2012 | Rueters
    Mexico has sent soldiers to patrol a suburb of Mexico City for the first time to combat a rise in drug-related violence that is beginning to encroach on the capital. From late Wednesday, a combined force of around 1,000 soldiers, federal police and local police took to the streets of Nezahualcoyotl on the capital's eastern flank, which has suffered from a dispute between two rival drug cartels. Mexican President Felipe Calderon's fight against drug gangs has overshadowed his administration, and the deployment in Nezahualcoyotl brings the conflict into the home state of his successor Enrique Pena Nieto, who takes office...
  • Blast at Pemex gas plant in Mexico claims more lives

    09/21/2012 8:14:34 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | September 20, 2012
    More workers in Mexico have died from their wounds following a blast that set off a blaze at a gas plant, bringing the death toll to 30. Twenty-five people are still in hospital. State-run oil company Pemex says that all those who had been missing are now accounted for. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has ordered an investigation into Tuesday's blast in northern Tamaulipas state. Pemex has ruled out foul play, saying it was an "unfortunate accident". The plant sustained serious damage and could take a month to restart operations, Pemex said. In an interview with Mexican radio, Pemex executive Carlos...
  • Mexico: China’s unlikely challenger

    09/21/2012 11:00:32 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 12 replies
    Financial Times ^ | September 19, 2012 | Adam Thomson
    At Siemens’ high-voltage equipment plant about two hours’ drive from Mexico City, workers move about the polished floor, assembling and testing parts of circuit breakers for use in electrical substations. Until a few months ago, the 160 parts for these enormous devices, with protruding poles that give them the appearance of stage props from a set of Frankenstein’s workshop, were assembled in India or China. But today, the assembly is carried out in Mexico. By March next year, most of those 160 parts, which currently come from Germany and Asia, will be produced there too. The company has also chosen...
  • President Obama Falsely Claims Fast and Furious Program “Begun Under the Previous Administration”

    09/21/2012 8:51:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/21/2012 | Jake Tapper (believe it or not)
    Asked about the Fast and Furious program at the Univision forum on Thursday, President Obama falsely claimed that the program began under President George W. Bush. “I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration,” the president said. “When Eric Holder found out about it, he discontinued it. We assigned a inspector general to do a thorough report that was just issued, confirming that in fact Eric Holder did not know about this, that he took prompt action and the people who did initiate this were...
  • Obama refuses to admit that he broke his promise to Hispanic voters

    09/20/2012 3:02:26 PM PDT · by kingattax · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9-20-12 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama refused to admit that he broke his 2008 promise to get an immigration bill passed in his first year in office, as he blamed Republicans and the economy for thwarting him and maintained that he “did not make a promise that I would get everything done 100 percent when I was elected.” “I want you first of all to acknowledge that you did not keep your promise,” the Univision town hall moderator told Obama today. “That was before the economy was on the verge of collapse,” Obama replied. “That took up a huge amount of time in the...