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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 ( — 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 Muńoz 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 ^ | 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

    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 ^ | 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...
  • Obama pressed on failures at Univision forum

    09/20/2012 3:21:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept. 20, 2012 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. – President Barack Obama on Thursday faced some of the toughest questioning of his reelection campaign to date, pressed repeatedly on his failure to achieve comprehensive immigration reform and other unmet promises from his 2008 run. The Univision presidential forum at the University of Miami here kicked off with grilling on another topic which brought mounting criticism from Republicans Thursday: The government’s decision to label as a terrorist attack the violence at the consulate in Benghazi which killed American Christopher Stevens. Asked why the United States was not better prepared, with better security at its embassies on...
  • Obama: Lack of immigration reform, not unemployment, is biggest failure (*BARF*)

    09/20/2012 6:48:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/20/2012 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama told an Hispanic audience today that his “biggest mistake” was not passing a large-scale amnesty of illegal immigrants. The statement comes amid a continuing decline in the percentage of Americans who are working, and amid a rapid increase in government debt to $16 trillion. “My biggest failure is that we haven’t got comprehensive immigration reform done … but it was not for lack of trying or desire,” Obama told his mostly Hispanic audience during the hour-long town hall meeting organized by the Spanish-language TV network, Univision. The immigration issue is important for Obama, because he wants to...
  • IG: White House ‘Made it Impossible’ to Pursue Lead in Fast and Furious Probe

    09/20/2012 3:57:19 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 24 replies
    CNS ^ | September 20, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    The White House’s refusal to release communications related to the Fast and Furious gun-walking program and the refusal of a White House official to be interviewed about the matter “made it impossible” for the inspector general (IG) of the Justice Department to “pursue that aspect of the case,” the IG, Michael Horowitz, testified. He added that the sought-after White House interview and communications constituted “a lead we wanted to follow.” At the hearing of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee on Thursday, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.) asked Horowitz, “Do you think the White House’s refusal to share these documents...
  • Obama slammed on Fast and Furious in Spanish-language TV interview: Shouldn’t you ‘fire’ Holder?

    09/20/2012 3:46:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/20/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Obama slammed on Fast and Furious in Spanish-language TV interview: Shouldn’t you ‘fire’ Holder? [VIDEO] Interviewers on the Spanish-language television network Univision grilled President Barack Obama about the Operation Fast and Furious scandal plaguing his administration in an interview Thursday. “You told me during an interview that you and Mr. Holder did not authorize the Fast and Furious operation that allowed 2,000 weapons from the United States into Mexico and they were in the drug trafficking [cartels'] hands,” Univision co-host Jorge Ramos asked Obama, according to a translator, during the interview. “I think that up to 100 Mexicans might have...
  • Mexican government reviewing union complaint about Alabama crackdown on illegal immigrants

    09/20/2012 1:56:43 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    StarTribune. ^ | : September 20, 2012 | Associated Press
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Mexican government is reviewing a labor union's complaint that Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigrants violates an international trade agreement
  • IG Report on Fast and Furious Released

    09/19/2012 4:34:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Office of Senator Chuck Grassley ^ | September 19, 2012 | Senator Chuck Grassley
    Article For Immediate Release September 19, 2012 IG Report on Fast and Furious Released Senator Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, which has jurisdiction over the Justice Department, made the following comment after the Inspector General for the Justice Department released its long awaited report on Operation Fast and Furious.  Grassley first began investigating alleged gunwalking in January 2011 after whistleblowers came forward to alert Congress about gunwalking in Arizona.  The Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder initially denied gunwalking occurred. “At first glance, the Inspector General’s report reaffirms virtually everything that Congressman...
  • 'Furious' report slams 'disregard' for public safety as DOJ officials quit

    09/19/2012 3:52:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies ^ | Sep 19, 2012 | Mike Levine
    A bombshell report released Wednesday on Operation Fast and Furious faulted a range of federal agencies for the failed anti-gunrunning program and accused officials in charge of a "disregard" for public safety. In the wake of the report, one Justice Department official resigned and another retired.  The sprawling report by the department's inspector general is the most comprehensive account yet on the deadly operation which allowed weapons to "walk" across the U.S.-Mexico border and resulted in hundreds of firearms turning up at crime scenes in both countries.  The report says Attorney General Eric Holder was not made aware of potential...
  • Mexico to follow Colombia's lead on drug control

    09/18/2012 11:12:05 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 10 replies
    Columbia Reports ^ | September 18, 2012 | Simon Willis
    The Mexican government will aim to follow the lead of Colombia in the fight against drug trafficking, according to the country's elected president. Enrique Peńa Nieto, who met with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday, will take office in Mexico on December 1 and he has already revealed his desire to learn from Colombia’s strategy on drug control. Several drug cartels are currently in the midst of a fierce fight for power in Mexico, leading to continued violence which has allegedly left at least 55,000 people dead in six years. Peńa Nieto will succeed current Mexican President Felipe Calderon...
  • More than 130 escape from Mexican prison on U.S. border

    09/17/2012 10:04:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 17, 2012 | Lizbeth Diaz and Armando Tovar
    More than 130 inmates escaped through a tunnel from a Mexican prison on the border with the United States in one of the worst jailbreaks the country's beleaguered penal system has suffered in recent years. Homero Ramos, attorney general of the northern state of Coahuila, said 132 inmates of the prison in the city of Piedras Negras had got out through the tunnel in an old carpentry workshop, then cut the wire surrounding the complex. Corrupt prison officials may have helped the inmates escape ... At the end of 2010, more than 140 inmates escaped a prison in the border...
  • Wrong-way truck driver could learn sentence soon(Ammunition, Mexico)

    09/12/2012 7:50:11 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 12 September, 2012 | Alice Wolke
    DALLAS - The Dallas-based truck driver who ended up in a Mexican jail because of the ammunition he was carrying in his trailer was supposed to be sentenced on Wednesday, but the hearing was postponed for a week. Jabin Bogan, 27, has been in a maximum security prison since April. After a judge significantly reduced the charges against him last month, Bogan learned the remaining charge, possession of ammunition, could be punishable by a fine up to $20,000 fine and six years in prison. Bogan's attorney is pushing for a fine only. His family in North Texas said they don't...
  • The Border is Vanishing as Mexico Pushes North

    09/11/2012 6:08:11 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 9/10/2012
    America’s foreign policy emanates from the domestic condition of its society, and nothing will affect that society more than the dramatic movement of Latino history northward. Mexico’s 111 million people plus Central America’s 40 million add up to half the population of the United States. Eighty-five percent of all Mexico’s exports go to the United States, even as half of all Central America’s trade is with the U.S. While the median age of Americans is nearly 37, the median age is 25 in Mexico and even lower in Central America (20 in Guatemala and Honduras, for example). The destiny of...
  • [Mexico:]27 dead in N.L. over the weekend as cartels add fire to their arsenal

    09/11/2012 4:22:03 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies
    Laredo Morning Times ^ | September 10, 2012
    Violence plaguing Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, left 27 people dead, 20 wounded and several houses burned down in a 48-hour period. A federal spokesman in Mexico, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, attributed the violence to an “an internal fight between organized criminal organizations.” The spokesman told media that “since Saturday, we’ve counted 18 dead and about 20 wounded.” He said events began Friday at the intersection of Marcial Cavazos and Canales streets when people inside a pickup and another vehicle engaged in a gunfight. The spokesman said that during the chase, drivers ignored stop signs and traffic lights and...
  • [Texas:]Laredo Named Least Diverse City in U.S

    09/11/2012 3:38:12 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 21 replies
    KGNS ^ | Sep 10, 2012
    Laredo has landed itself on several lists over the past few years. Now it's grabbing national attention in an article by the Huffington Post. Our Lauren Kendrick has more in our top story tonight at six. "No I don't take it as negative." Mayor of Laredo, Raul Salinas says he's not surprised to hear that Laredo is ranked the least diverse city in the United States. But he's not worried about it. "In Laredo, it's a unique border city...a great city. The minority is actually the majority." The article in the Huffington Post states there is 95.7% Hispanics in laredo....
  • EXCLUSIVE: Long-awaited 'Furious' report places blame on ATF, Justice

    09/11/2012 12:51:05 PM PDT · by Jean S · 64 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 9/11/12 | William La Jeunesse
    Dozens of senior-level U.S. government officials turned a blind eye to public safety as they pursued an ill-conceived and poorly managed investigation into gun trafficking in Mexico, according to a long-awaited inspector general's report on Operation Fast and Furious. Portions of the Justice Department IG report, which has not been made public, were obtained exclusively by Fox News Channel. The report and accompanying accounts cite a failure in leadership and a lack of accountability and oversight up and down the chain of command at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Justice Department itself and other offices....
  • 'Fast and Furious' Report Coming: Inspector General Will Soon Release Details on Gun-Walking Scandal

    09/11/2012 11:27:56 AM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Sept. 10, 2012 | Jonathan Strong
    Since Republicans began tormenting him almost two years ago over a botched gun-smuggling investigation, Attorney General Eric Holder has wielded it as a shield. "It" is a forthcoming report from the Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General on exactly what happened in Operation Fast and Furious, in which agents for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed hundreds of powerful assault guns to "walk" to criminal networks. When facing down hostile GOP lawmakers in antagonistic Congressional hearings, or refusing to disclose subpoenaed documents, Holder has pointed to the report as evidence he wants to get to the...
  • Oversight Chairman Issa forced to delay 'Fast and Furious' hearing

    09/10/2012 11:02:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/10/12 | Jordy Yager
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has been forced to postpone a hearing on an inspector general’s investigation of "Operation Fast and Furious" until next week. The Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, told Issa in a recent letter that after 17 months of investigating the botched gun-tracking operation, the lengthy report would not be ready for public release until later this week, at the earliest. Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, worried the DOJ would try to delay the report’s release for political reasons, according to an earlier letter to Horowitz sent last month. And the...
  • The Border is Vanishing as Mexico Pushes North

    09/10/2012 5:54:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09/10/2012 | Robert D. Kaplan
    America’s foreign policy emanates from the domestic condition of its society, and nothing will affect that society more than the dramatic movement of Latino history northward. Mexico’s 111 million people plus Central America’s 40 million add up to half the population of the United States. Eighty-five percent of all Mexico’s exports go to the United States, even as half of all Central America’s trade is with the U.S. While the median age of Americans is nearly 37, the median age is 25 in Mexico and even lower in Central America (20 in Guatemala and Honduras, for example). The destiny of...
  • 3 alleged Hezbollah terrorists arrested in Mexico

    09/10/2012 1:18:47 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 21 replies
    American national wanted by US government among alleged terror group members detained in Merida. An alleged terrorist belonging to the radical Islamic movement Hezbollah has been arrested in Mexico and handed over to US authorities, Mexican media reported Sunday...
  • Suspect arrested in Fast and Furious killing of Brian Terry

    09/10/2012 1:04:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/9/12
  • UPDATE: Suspect in Brian Terry death in custody

    09/08/2012 3:06:59 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 54 replies
    KVOA ^ | Sept 7, 2012 | Sam Salzwedel
    Mexican federal police announced Friday that they have arrested a suspect in the killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, the slaying at the center of the scandal over the botched U.S. gun-smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious. Jesus Leonel Sanchez Meza is one of the five men charged with killing Terry in December 2010 during a shootout in Arizona near the Mexico border. One is on trial in Arizona and the other three remain fugitives. Sanchez was arrested Thursday in Sonora state. Two guns found at the scene were bought by a member of a gun-smuggling...
  • Bed Bug Sightings Confirmed At L.A. Central Library

    09/08/2012 7:36:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    CBSLA ^ | September 7, 2012
    One bed bug found crawling across a book has led to officials confirming the presence of the bloodthirsty, resilient creatures at the L.A. Central Library. There have been at least two separate sightings of lone bed bugs at the library
  • Mexico detains man accused in "Fast and Furious" gun-running killing

    09/08/2012 3:13:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies (Reuters) ^ | 7 September, 2012 | Herbert Lash
    Mexican police detained a man accused of fatally shooting a U.S. Border Patrol agent almost two years ago in Arizona in a botched U.S. operation to track guns smuggled across the border, the government said Friday. Federal police detained Jesus Leonel Sanchez Meza on Thursday in Sonora state, which borders Arizona, where agent Brian Terry was shot dead in December 2010, the Public Security Ministry said. The Mexican Attorney General's Office plans to extradite Sanchez Meza to the United States, the ministry said in a statement. Two guns found at the scene were traced to a botched U.S. Bureau of...
  • Staggering Number of Bones of Extinct Ice Age Animals Found in Mexico

    09/06/2012 8:24:18 PM PDT · by ForGod'sSake · 141 replies
    International Business Times ^ | September 4, 2012 | Sanskrity Sinha
    Apparently, archaeologists have also found a few human skeletal remains at the excavation siteBy Sanskrity Sinha: Subscribe to Sanskrity's RSS feedSeptember 4, 2012 11:10 AM GMT More than hundred bones of animals, now extinct, that thrived over 10,000 years ago (the late Pleistocene period), have been discovered in the state of Hidalgo, in central-eastern Mexico. Remains of megafauna that lived more than 10,000 years ago in what is now the Valley of Mexico. (Photo: INAH) The discovery was made at a construction site of a wastewater treatment plant near the river El Salto in the city of Atotonilco de Tula,...
  • The Six Requirements of a Gushing Julian Castro Profile (Barack Obama #2)

    09/05/2012 11:13:51 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 25 replies
    nro ^ | September 4, 2012 8:33 A.M. | Jim Geraghty
    If you have any doubt about what Democrats think of their keynote speaker tonight, San Antonio mayor Julian Castro, take a gander at this cover image from the San Antonio Current, one of the alternative weeklies out there: Beside the C in the style of the Obama logo, in case you can’t read the small print at the bottom, it says, “CASTRO FOR (insert here)”.When convention organizers announced Castro would be their keynote speaker, I took a look at his record . . . and found little to cheer about in his three years as mayor: When Democrats announced that...
  • [Mexico/Texas:]Woman Claims Husband Killed by Border Patrol

    09/05/2012 6:35:15 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies
    KGNS ^ | Sep 4, 2012
    The FBI has launched an investigation into a shooting between agents and people standing across the Rio Grande. According to officials, agents fired their weapons across the border after the suspects allegedly threw rocks at them. Meanwhile, in Nuevo Laredo a woman has come forward, claiming her husband was killed by border patrol gunfire. Nora Isabel Lam Gallegos said she and her husband were out by the riverbanks at a popular spot frequented by locals. It was there that she said her husband Guillermo Arevalo Pedroza, 36, was allegedly shot by gunfire. According to reports, Gallegos and five other witnesses...
  • UPDATE: Border Patrol agents did not return fire

    09/04/2012 8:59:54 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    The Monitor ^ | September 03, 2012 | Gail Burkhardt
    HIDALGO – Law enforcement officials saw five to seven people leave in a vehicle on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande after Border Patrol agents were fired upon Sunday night. Eight to 12 rounds were fired at Border Patrol agents who were patrolling the river on two boats and agents on the bank after 9 p.m. Sunday down river from the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge, said Border Patrol spokesman Enrique Mendiola. Agents immediately took cover and they were not hurt. The agents did not return fire. “They immediately took cover because obviously they were somewhat vulnerable there,” Mendiola said. “They...
  • Mexico's Calderon makes new push for reform of labor laws

    09/03/2012 9:26:04 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 2, 2012 | Dave Graham and Miguel Gutierrez
    Mexican President Felipe Calderon sent a new proposal to liberalize the country's antiquated labor laws to lawmakers on Saturday as he seeks to fast-track the legislation before leaving office at the end of November. Calderon's draft bill, submitted at the start of the new Congress by Interior Minister Alejandro Poire, is aimed at helping spur stronger growth in Latin America's second biggest economy. Agreeing on labor reform has long proved difficult in Mexico, and the proposal could be a litmus test of how the PRI and Calderon's conservative National Action Party, or PAN, cooperate in the new Congress, which lasts...
  • Agents who shot US car were probing a kidnapping

    09/02/2012 2:39:51 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    Valley Central .com ^ | September 2, 2012 | Action 4 News Staff
    (AP) -- MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican official says that the 12 agents under arrest for shooting at a U.S. Embassy vehicle and wounding two U.S. employees inside were investigating a kidnapping.
  • Hispanic youths in Macon seek protection from immigration enforcement

    09/01/2012 5:35:46 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 1, 2012 | WAYNE CRENSHAW
    Jorge Buenrostro is a recent graduate of Westside High School who wants to go to college and then join the Air Force, but he could be a traffic stop away from being forced onto a bus headed for Mexico.Buenrostro, 17, was among a group of youths at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Macon on Saturday meeting with an attorney in an effort of gain a temporary reprieve from the threat of deportation.They were applying for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a federal initiative recently ordered by President Barack Obama. It allows those who arrived here illegally when they...
  • ICE chief of staff quits over sexual harass claims (Barr)

    09/01/2012 2:43:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 1, 2012 | AP
    A senior Obama administration political appointee and longtime aide to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano resigned Saturday amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior lodged by at least three Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees. Suzanne Barr, chief of staff to ICE Director John Morton, said in her resignation letter that the allegations against her are "unfounded." But she said she was stepping down anyway to end distractions within the agency. ICE, a division of the Homeland Security Department, confirmed Barr had resigned. The Associated Press obtained a copy of Barr's letter.