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  • Brown Pride (Cain Velasquez and the issue of identity)

    12/30/2012 2:24:01 PM PST · by OddLane · 22 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 30, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    We don’t often cover the sporting news at American Rattlesnake, but after Cain Velasquez’s decisive victory over mixed martial arts rival Junior Dos Santos yesterday I thought it appropriate to revisit a post from last year where we examined the identity politics behind these fighters’ first matchup. Although MMA pioneer and uber-promoter Dana White would like us to believe that the ’Brown Pride’ tattoo emblazoned upon this fighter’s chest is nothing more than an innocuous expression of ethnic pride-akin to the collective sense of accomplishment felt by those in Little Italy or Chinatown when a native son succeeds on the...
  • Epidemic of Gang Violence Across The Globe Destroying Black Boys

    12/29/2012 8:38:36 AM PST · by Lorianne · 63 replies
    Atlanta Black Star ^ | 31 October 2012 | Nick Chiles
    From Chicago to Rio, from Jamaica to Nigeria, gang violence is leaving an indelible mark on communities across the globe, leaving authorities at a loss for what to do about the epidemic of lawlessness among young men who see little hope in their futures. Certainly the global economic crisis has much to do with the rise in gang violence and influence, as young men of color in most of the affected countries see few options for gainful employment. In Chicago, among 400 murders that have occurred in 2012, an estimated 80 percent of them have been gang-related. The killing in...
  • Semper Fi, Unless It's Not Convenient

    12/29/2012 5:23:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    Jon Hammar saw combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, but his most brutal foreign experience was in Mexico. Last August, the 27-year-old former Marine corporal was incarcerated by Mexican authorities in Matamoros for trying to register an antique shotgun with customs agents. Foolishly, Cpl. Hammar followed instructions given to him by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Brownsville, Texas. He registered the gun with them and brought the paperwork to the Mexicans to get their stamp of approval in order to carry the gun through the country. Hammar and a friend were driving a Winnebago, hoping to have a nice surfing vacation...
  • Mexico urges US court to block part of Arizona law

    12/28/2012 3:58:44 PM PST · by AuntB · 15 replies
    Rightmarch ^ | Dec. 28, 2012 | Rightmarch
    Jacques Belleaud at MyFoxDC reports: The Mexican government has urged a U.S. court to stop Arizona from enforcing a minor section of the state’s 2010 immigration law that prohibits the harboring of illegal immigrants. Lawyers representing Mexico asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a filing Wednesday to uphold a lower-court ruling that blocked police from enforcing the ban. Mexico argued the ban harms diplomatic relations between the United States, undermines the U.S.’s ability to speak to a foreign country with one voice and encourages the marginalization of Mexicans and people who appear to be from Latin America. “Mexico...
  • 'Alien' Skulls Excavated in Mexico Deliberately Warped, Scientists Say

    12/23/2012 9:07:44 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 21, 2012 | Charles Choi
    <p>Human skulls deliberately warped into strange, alien-like shapes have been unearthed in a 1,000-year-old cemetery in Mexico, researchers say.</p> <p>The practice of deforming skulls of children as they grew was common in Central America, and these findings suggest the tradition spread farther north than had been thought, scientists added.</p>
  • Former Marine to be released from Mexican prison

    12/21/2012 9:58:56 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 29 replies
    Action 4 News Staff ^ | December 21, 2012 | Action 4 News Staff
    A former U.S. Marine is expected to be released from a prison in Matamoros on Friday. Jon Hammar has been held at CEDES prison since August, when he crossed bridge with a hunting rifle. He was taken into custody and charged with carrying an illegal weapon. According to his family, Hammar was told that he could bring the gun into Mexico if it was registered for and a fee was paid. His defense lawyer said it was determined that there was no intent to commit a crime in this case. Over the past five months, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson has...
  • Jon Hammar, Marine jailed in Mexico, to be released from prison today

    12/21/2012 8:27:48 AM PST · by EDINVA · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/21/2012 | Joseph J. Kolb
    DEVELOPING: Jon Hammar, the U.S. Marine who has been in a Mexican prison since August on a dubious weapon charge is being released today, his father confirmed to FoxNews.com. Jon Hammar Sr. said during a flight layover in Houston that he was on his way to get his son, after he and his wife Olivia received a call Thursday night from their attorney, Eddie Varon-Levy telling them their son was going to be released.
  • Report: Jon Hammar to be released from Mexican prison today

    12/21/2012 6:58:27 AM PST · by alancarp · 59 replies
    fox news world ^ | 12/21/2012 | foxnews.com
    DEVELOPING: Jon Hammar, the U.S. Marine imprisoned in Mexico on a gun charge, will be released today, his mother told Fox News Radio. Olivia Hammar said the judge hearing Hammar's case issued a ruling in his favor and that her son is to be released at a time on Friday yet to be announced. No more details were available. Hammar, 27, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been stuck in a notorious, drug cartel-controlled prison just 15 miles south of the U.S. border since Aug. 13, after he crossed into Mexico and declared an antique shotgun to Mexican customs...
  • Letter from Mexican ambassador dampens hope for early release of Jon Hammar

    12/20/2012 12:47:13 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 38 replies
    Any hope that Jon Hammar, the Marine imprisoned in Mexico on a disputed gun charge, might be freed in time for Christmas has apparently been dashed by a terse letter a top Mexican diplomat sent to Hammar’s congresswoman.
  • ATF agent's personal weapon found at Mexican beauty queen cartel crime scene

    12/19/2012 1:42:22 PM PST · by Theoria · 27 replies
    CBS ^ | 19 Dec 2012 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Mexican beauty queen Susana Flores Maria Gamez and four others died in a brutal gun battle between Sinaloa cartel members and the Mexican military in November. CBS News has learned that one weapon recovered from the area of the crime scene was originally purchased by federal agent George Gillett, an Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) manager who was faulted by the Inspector General in Operation Fast and Furious. Gillett was the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of ATF Phoenix when Fast and Furious started. The recovered weapon is a so-called FN Herstal pistol nicknamed a "cop-killer" because of its designation...
  • Illegal Immigrant Loses Fight to Bear Arms

    12/19/2012 12:53:21 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | December 19, 2012 | IULIA FILIP
    CN) - The Second Amendment right to bear arms does not extend to people who are in the United States illegally, the 4th Circuit ruled. While searching Orangeburg, S.C., home of Mexican national Nicolas Carpio-Leon, immigration agents found a .22 caliber Marlin rifle, a 9 mm Hi-Point pistol and ammunition. Carpio-Leon, who had lived in Orangeburg for 13 years and had three American-born children, claimed that he kept the firearms for the protection of his home and his children. He admitted he was in the United States illegally, and had used a false Social Security number to get a driver's...
  • Jon Hammar May Be Released Friday

    12/18/2012 10:20:19 PM PST · by JouleZ · 8 replies
    KFI ^ | 12-18-2012 | John and Ken
    Jon Hammar to be released on Friday from a Mexican jail. The former Marine's mother speaks about his freedom at the link.
  • Next 9/11: Iran's death squad is here

    12/12/2012 6:38:11 AM PST · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    WND ^ | December 11, 2012 | Reza Kahlili
    Iran has infiltrated a team of Quds Force terrorist leaders into the United States to attack from within in 2013, according to a source. The source within the office of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of the Islamic regime, said the team is to create instability in America through terrorism should the U.S. fail to accept the regime’s illicit nuclear program, increase sanctions, confront Iran militarily or intervene in the Syrian civil war. Members of the team, no more than 10 Quds Force officers, each lead cells totaling about 50 terrorists already in the U.S. The source is risking...
  • Walmart Ducked Mexican Laws via Rampant Bribery

    12/18/2012 5:34:22 PM PST · by AuntB · 24 replies
    Newser ^ | Dec. 18, 2012 | Matt Cantor
    Following the New York Times' April revelation that Walmart silenced a 2006 probe into the company's Mexican bribery scandal, the Times took things into its own hands. In a lengthy investigation, the paper finds that Walmart de Mexico, the country's largest private employer, wasn't a helpless player in a sleazy system: Instead, it was "an aggressive and creative corrupter" whose payoffs allowed it to work around laws and beat out the competition. In a look at 19 store sites tied to bribes, the paper found that "the strictly forbidden became miraculously attainable": In one case, amid $341,000 in bribes, the...
  • Double Standards on Death

    12/18/2012 12:17:29 PM PST · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | December 18, 2012 | Lloyd Billingsley
    “No single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society,” President Obama said at the memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, “but that can’t be an excuse for inaction. Surely we can do better than this. If there’s even one step we can take to save another child or another parent or another town from the grief that’s visited Tucson and Aurora and Oak Creek and Newtown and communities from Columbine to Blacksburg before that, then surely we have an obligation to...
  • Fast and Furious gun found at Mexican crime scene (Beauty Queen Maria Gamez)

    12/18/2012 11:50:49 AM PST · by Red Steel · 40 replies
    cbs ^ | December 18, 2012, 12:38 PM | Sharyl Attkinsson
    Another weapon from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agency's controversial Operation Fast and Furious was recently recovered at a Mexican crime scene, CBS News has learned. Congressional investigators say the crime scene was likely where a recent shootout took place between reported Sinaloa drug cartel members and the Mexican military, in which Sinaloa beauty queen Maria Susana Flores Gamez and four others were killed. According to Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the Justice Department did not notify Congress of the Fast and Furious firearm recovery in November, even though Grassley has requested an accounting of weapons that...
  • Pal of jailed Marine Jon Hammar recounts pal's last day of freedom in Mexico

    12/18/2012 10:34:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 18, 2012
    The fellow Marine who was with Jon Hammar when Mexican customs officials arrested him for carrying an illegal shotgun said his friend made every effort to follow the law, but got bad information from officials on both sides of the border. Ian McDonough, 27, told FoxNews.com that four U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents told Hammar before he crossed into Mexico that as long as the required permit, which he completed, was submitted and he declared the gun to Mexican authorities, there would be no problem in bringing the vintage shotgun across the border. "Jon was told to fill out...
  • Cranial deformation discovered in 1000 year old Mexican cemetery

    12/17/2012 3:28:48 AM PST · by Renfield · 22 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | 12-16-2012
    Close to the small Mexican village of Onavas, south Sonora, archaeologists have uncovered the first pre-Hispanic cemetery of that area, dating to around 1,000 years ago.Infant burial with shell bracelet and earrings. Image: INAH A unique burial ground The burial ground consists of 25 individuals; 13 have intentional cranial deformation and five also have dental mutilation, cultural practices which are similar to those of pre-Hispanic groups in southern Sinaloa and northern Nayarit, but until now, have not been seen in Sonora.Individual buried with a turtle shell placed over the abdomen. Image: INAH Some of the individuals were wearing ornaments such...
  • Eric “Mexican Drug Guns” Holder Wants to Discuss How to Ban Guns in a Responsible Way

    12/16/2012 5:07:22 AM PST · by Perseverando · 35 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | December 16, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Lately it seems like our leaders constantly want to “discuss” things with us. It used to be that principals and doctors would want to “discuss” things with us, like our grades or lack of exercise. Now everyone single time there’s a crackdown it begins with a “serious discussion”. Attorney General Eric Holder made remarks a short time ago on the tragic school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, where a 20-year-old gunman killed 20 children and six adults. Holder appeared to suggest the country’s gun laws may need to be looked at more closely in the wake of the latest mass shooting....
  • Pexco selling sheet assets, closing South Carolina plant (147 full-time workers)

    12/16/2012 12:21:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Plastics News ^ | December 14, 2012
    Pexco LLC is closing its West Columbia, S.C., plant and selling its extruded sheet-related assets to Plaskolite Inc. The 168,000-square-foot plant, which has 147 full-time workers, will shut down in 2013. “This has been a difficult decision but a necessary one for our overall business,” Pexco CEO Neil Shillingford said in a prepared statement. “Pexco’s core business is specialty plastics and profile extrusion. Extruded sheet has been a bit of an anomaly for us and after an in-depth review we have decided to sell this line of business and focus on our core capabilities.” Sheet products include lighting industry and...
  • Obama Ignores Ex-Marine Wrongly Held In Mexican Jail

    12/14/2012 4:30:02 PM PST · by raptor22 · 38 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 14, 2012
    Foreign Relations: A veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan is chained to a jail bed for months after trying to register a souvenir rifle with Mexican authorities, and the Obama administration does nothing to correct this injustice. Since August, Jon Hammar, a former Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been held in a notorious Mexican prison effectively run by the Zetas drug cartel. His crime: declaring to Mexican authorities that he was transporting an antique shotgun after registering the gun with U.S. Customs agents on his way to a surfing trip with buddies in Costa Rica. We can understand...
  • The End of the Wave: The northward surge of Mexicans into the United States may be over

    12/10/2012 7:37:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/10/2012 | Michael Barone
    Is mass migration from Mexico to the United States a thing of the past? At least for the moment, it is. Last May, the Pew Hispanic Center, in a study based on U.S. and Mexican statistics, reported that net migration from Mexico to this country had fallen to zero from 2005 to 2010. Pew said 20,000 more people moved to Mexico from the United States than from there to here in those years. That’s a vivid contrast with the years 1995 to 2000, when net inflow from Mexico was 2.2 million people. Because there was net Mexican immigration until 2007,...
  • Two Thousandth Missile from Mexico Hits El Paso, Texas Area.

    12/09/2012 12:03:23 PM PST · by DanMiller · 20 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 9, 2012 | Dan Miller
    No end is in sight as the United Nations directs the U.S. to negotiate a peaceful settlement. Following years of demands by la Raza that the United States relinquish all occupied territories to Mexico, missiles began falling on El Paso, Texas and neighboring areas north of the border between Texas and Mexico during the early morning hours of December 6th. Under the previous administration, the United States had imperiously ignored all such demands and no significant progress toward returning the territories to Mexico had been made even under the current administration. Due to the persistent failure of the imperialist United...
  • Young Mexican police chief who fled drug cartels seeking asylum in the US

    12/09/2012 6:12:26 AM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | december 9, 2012 | ISABEL VINCENT
    As the bodies of her former law-enforcement colleagues pile up in Mexico’s violent drug wars, former small-town police chief Marisol Valles Garcia is fighting for asylum in the United States. “I thought I could make a difference,” Valles says of her decision at age 20 to become the top cop in Praxedis Guadalupe Guerrero, a dusty town of 9,000 in the Chihuahua region, just south of the US border. Two of her predecessors were executed, and the job was vacant for a year before Valles, a criminal-justice student, took it. But she, too, was vulnerable to the intense violence of...
  • Sorority’s racist party photo stirs outcry on the Web (Jeez Louise Racist barf alert!)

    12/06/2012 7:11:37 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 63 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/05/12 | Claudine Zap
    A Penn State sorority has become the focus of an investigation after a racist Mexican-themed party picture was posted to the Web, according to the independent Penn State blog, Onward State. The picture, said to be taken around Halloween, shows the women dressed in sombreros and mustaches. Some of the women held signs that read "Will mow lawn for weed + beer" and "I don't cut grass I smoke it." The photo was posted on Tumblr and Facebook, where Onward State was able to identify the women tagged in the photo as members of the Chi Omega sorority on campus....
  • Mexican Drug Cartel Kills U.S. Coast Guardsman In Boat Attack Off California Shoreline

    12/03/2012 5:08:21 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 23 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 12/03/12 | Friends of Ours
    The Mexican drug cartels once again have taken deadly aim against U.S. law enforcement. This time the narco terrorists intentionally rammed their smuggling panga boat against an approaching Coast Guard inflatable which resulted in the death of Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III and the injury of another guardsman after they fell into the sea off the southern California coast as reported by the Los Angeles Times. Two suspects have been detained. The narco insurgents from Mexico increasingly are targeting U.S. officials on both sides of the border: last August two CIA officials were injured in a shooting ambush against...
  • Californians Are The New Wetbacks Headed For Mexico

    11/30/2012 6:29:01 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 11 replies
    chrissstreetandco ^ | 11/30/12 | Chriss W. Street
    President Obama met with the newly elected President of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto yesterday. While the press focused on the Administration’s talking points for discussions on a wide range of issues from energy to climate change, the real concern is that the Mexican economy is far out performing the U.S. and the new immigration concern is increasingly from Americans illegally moving to Mexico. Nowhere is this trend more challenging than in California, which was just awarded the booby-prize by 24/7 Wall Street survey, as the “Worst Run State” in the United States. The State has unemployment: 10.1% (2nd highest), Budget...
  • Mexican president-elect to Obama: “We fully support” your immigration plan

    11/27/2012 7:35:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/27/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    President Obama met with Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto at the White House on Tuesday; looks like the sit-down amounted to pretty much what you’d expect: In his first meeting in the Oval Office with Peña Nieto, which comes on the heels of the election in Mexico, Obama said he would be “sharing” ideas with his Mexican counterpart. Peña Nieto signaled that he would be in support of such a plan.“We fully support your proposal,” Peña Nieto said, speaking through a translator. “We want to contribute. We want to be part of this.”Obama, who was joined in the Oval Office...
  • Mexico's President-Elect Praises Obama on Immigration: 'We Fully Support Your Proposal'

    11/27/2012 5:36:29 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Nov. 27, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    The president-elect of Mexico, Enrique Peńa Nieto, praised President Barack Obama's immigration plan in a meeting today at the White House. “We fully support your proposal,” said Peńa Nieto in reference to Obama's immigration plan, according to the pool report. “We want to contribute. We want to be part of this.” Obama indicated his willingness to visit Mexico after the president-elect invited the American president to the 2013 North American Leaders Summit. “Any excuses to go to Mexico,” said Obama. “I’m always game.”
  • 'Please spare my little girl': How Mexico's fearless female mayor sacrificed herself...

    11/27/2012 3:04:15 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 74 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/26/2012 | Sam Webb
    The woman mayor who was kidnapped and murdered by a Mexican drug gang pleaded with her attackers for her young daughter’s life, it emerged today. Maria Santos Gorrostieta, who had already survived two assassination attempts, was driving the child to school at around 8.30am when she was ambushed by a car in the city of Morelia. The 36-year-old was hauled from her vehicle and physically assaulted as horrified witnesses watched, according to newspaper El Universal. They described how she begged for her child to be left alone and then appeared to get into her abductors’ car willingly. The little girl...
  • Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout

    11/26/2012 8:37:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | November 26, 2012
    (CNN) -- A Mexican beauty queen was killed during a weekend shootout in the restive northern state of Sinaloa, authorities said Monday. Maria Susana Flores Gamez , 20, was the 2012 Woman of Sinaloa. She was killed Saturday during clashes between criminals and military troops in the municipality of Mocorito. Two others, both men, also were killed in the shootout.
  • Lamborghini Miami Strikes Gold With Foreign Rich

    11/25/2012 4:22:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 20, 2012 | Robert Frank, Reporter & Editor
    Brett David has been selling Lamborghinis in Miami since he was 14 years old. But never before has he sold so many super-cars to so many overseas buyers. “I haven’t sold a Lamborghini to somebody who spoke English as their primary language in months and months, ” said David, the CEO of Lamborghini Miami, founded by his father. “It’s been months and months.” The flood of overseas wealth pouring into the United States is remaking many corners of the economy, from the Manhattan condo market to the market for Abstract Expressionist paintings to wine, jewelry and fashion. But nowhere is...
  • In brief: TriMas Indiana work to shift to Mexico (450 US jobs lost)

    11/23/2012 4:26:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Manufacturer TriMas Corp. plans to shut its Goshen, Ind., plant and lay off all 450 workers there. The company said production at the Cequent Performance Product plant, which makes hitches, weight-distribution systems, fifth wheels and other items, will shift to its plant in Reynosa, Mexico. TriMas will also close a warehouse in Huntington, Ind., the company said. The moves will occur throughout 2013. The Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based company has about 4,500 employees...
  • Father Pro: A Mexican Hero

    11/22/2012 7:48:18 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    CatholicEducation.org ^ | 2000 | ROBERT ROYAL
    Father Pro: A Mexican HeroROBERT ROYALMiguel Pro and the other Mexican martyrs provided millions of people with inspiration to resist the most anti-Catholic government ever seen in the Americas. On Nov. 22, 1927, a man dressed in street clothes was led through a crowd of photographers and politicians on his way to a firing squad in Mexico City. The photographers were present for this illegal execution — there had been no trial or even formal charges — because the Mexican president, Plutarco Elias Calles, the most rabidly anti-Catholic leader in the world at the time, wanted them to record the...
  • (Video) Union Dupes to Ship Their own Jobs to Mexico

    11/20/2012 5:55:56 PM PST · by publius321 · 5 replies
    It will be ironic but fitting if the rights to the Twinkie and other treats end up being bought by Mexican bakery El Grupo Bimbo through bankruptcy liquidation. Growing up in Pittsburgh, union people are the greediest,entitlement minded people I have known in my lifetime. The only EXCEPTIONS I have personally known just happen to HATE being in the union and despise the lazy idiots more than anyone... (video) The union people who are actually WORTH the money they are paid - resent - that they have to pick up the slack for the idiots!
  • Travel Warning U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of Consular Affairs (Mexico)

    11/20/2012 3:26:47 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies
    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ^ | November 20, 2012
    The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens about the security situation in Mexico. General information on the overall security situation is provided immediately below. For information on security conditions in specific regions of Mexico, which can vary, travelers should reference the state-by-state assessments further below. This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning for Mexico dated February 8, 2012 to consolidate and update information about the security situation and to advise the public of additional restrictions on the travel of U.S. government (USG) personnel. General Conditions: Millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year...
  • Inland: 4 Accused of Plotting Attacks on U.S. Bases

    11/20/2012 1:05:26 AM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies
    PE.com - THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE ^ | November 19, 2012, 10:16 pm | by John Asbury
    SNIPPET: "They are: Soheil Omar Kabir, 34, a Pomona man who is an American citizen from Afghanistan; Ralph Deleon, 23, an Ontario man who was born in the Philippines; Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales, 21, an Upland man who was born in Mexico and whose was U.S. citizenship was pending; and Arifeen David Gojali, 21, of Riverside." SNIPPET: "The three men followed the essays of the now-deceased al-Qaida leader Anwar Al-Awlaqi, who led terrorist operations in the Arabian Peninsula." SNIPPET: "Santana and Deleon told the plot to a confidential informant working for the FBI, according to the complaint." SNIPPET: "In order...
  • Congressional report ties Middle East terrorists to Mexican drug cartels

    11/19/2012 10:07:10 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11-16-2012 | Matthew Boyle
    A new congressional report from the House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management ties Middle East terror organizations to Mexican drug cartels. The report, released Thursday, is titled “A Line in the Sand: Countering Crime, Violence and Terror at the Southwest Border.” It found that the “Southwest border has now become the greatest threat of terrorist infiltration into the United States.” It specifically cites a “growing influence” from Iranian and Hezbollah terror forces in Latin America. “The presence of Hezbollah in Latin America is partially explained by the large Lebanese diaspora in South America,” the report reads....
  • Techies Forced into Slave Labour

    11/18/2012 10:45:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Times of India ^ | Nov 11, 2012
    On January 25, 2009 Jose Antonio Robledo Fernandez, a Mexican engineer working for ICA Flour Daniel, a construction company, was kidnapped by three armed men in the northern Mexican town of Monclava in Coahuila. Fernandez, who is still missing, is one of at least 36 engineers and technicians to have vanished in the past four years -- kidnapped, not for ransom, but as slaves who run the high-tech systems of one of Mexico's infamous, violent drug cartels, the Los Zetas. The US government has called the Zetas "the most technologically advanced, sophisticated and dangerous cartel operating in Mexico". In December...
  • Mexican Company and Twinkies: Bimbo Bear Searching for Cream Filling? (VIDEO)

    11/18/2012 4:27:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | November 18, 2012 | Brittney R. Villalva
    The Hostess brand is heading to the auction block, following an announcement that the company would be shutting down. But that may not mean an end to Twinkies. A Mexican company called Bimbo, which is credited as being the largest bread maker in the world, may have plans to buy the brand. Grupo Bimbo is no stranger to acquiring foreign companies. With other baking goods companies like Mrs. Baird's Bakeries and Sara Lee already under his belt, Daniel Servitje who runs Bimbo, has already shown interest in Hostess in the past. The Bimbo company attempted a deal in 2007 during...
  • Will Twinkies be reborn through new Mexican ownership?

    11/17/2012 6:17:19 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 151 replies
    NBCLatino ^ | November17, 2012 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    Next week may be Black Friday but sweets lovers across the nation hung their heads in sorrow on a dark Friday yesterday as Hostess announced they would cease making their line of products, which include the iconic Twinkies brand, because of the Bakers Union Strike. But now as the brand heads towards liquidating and selling off their assets, a Mexican company may be angling to resurrect the golden Twinkies. According to the Christian Science Monitor, while food producers ConAgra and Flowers Food, the American company behind Nature Valley granola, have expressed interest along with Little Debbie baker McKee Foods, MexicoÂ’s...
  • Mexican druglords strike gold in coal

    11/17/2012 6:55:48 PM PST · by combat_boots · 19 replies
    AFP ^ | 11/17/2012 | By Pierre-Marc Rene (AFP)
    AGUJITA, Mexico — They may be known for flashy cars and state of the art weaponry, but Mexican druglords have found an earthy new source of wealth: dirty old coal. They are mining it themselves in a coal-rich area along the US border or buying it from small mine operators, then reselling it to a state-owned company at fabulous margins that can see them make a profit 30 times greater than their initial investment. Along the way, besides the earth's black bounty, the druglords are seeking to reap credibility as legitimate business people. First word of the Zetas drug cartel's...
  • Border Wars Premieres Wednesday; Will Feature Laredo

    11/14/2012 2:02:30 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies
    KGNS ^ | Nov 13, 2012
    Bordertown Laredo will not be back for a second season. But Laredo will be featured on the majority of the national geographic hit, Border Wars, which will premiere Wednesday night. Border Wars is back and the city of Laredo is set to be featured on seven of the ten episodes this season. You can expect some changes from what was seen on Bordertown Laredo. "The difference between Bordertown and Border Wars is one, Bordertown consistently concentrated on Laredo PD, Border Wars actually expands a little bit and bring in U.S. Border Patrol, Customs, other law enforcement agencies, and Laredo PD...
  • A Workable Solution to the Immigration Issue

    11/09/2012 4:40:23 PM PST · by grumpa · 29 replies
    Off Grid Blogger blog ^ | November 9, 2012 | Off Grid Blogger
    We have illegal immigrants living among us here in Texas. We like them and greatly appreciate their contribution. However, we should make a distinction between those who are here only to work, and those who are here to work and to integrate into American society. Here is my plan. Non U.S. citizens could apply for a Work Visa whether they reside in a foreign country or are already in America illegally—no distinction. To be accepted they must meet certain basic criteria of literacy and a clean record. Those who are accepted into the Work Visa program as illegal aliens would...
  • Delay Refused in Lawsuit Over Immigrant's Death

    11/09/2012 8:36:18 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | November 09, 2012 | TIM HULL
    (CN) - Customs and Border Protection officers implicated in the death of a deported immigrant cannot delay discovery in an excessive force action, a federal judge ruled. The government reportedly took Anastacio Hernandez-Rojas into custody after finding him trying to illegally cross into San Diego from Mexico. San Diego's public broadcasting service, KPBS, reported that Hernandez-Rojas had lived and raised a family in San Diego for almost three decades, but had been recently deported. After CBP officers detained Hernandez-Rojas, the Mexican national allegedly complained about his treatment and requested to see a doctor and an immigration judge. The officers and...
  • Univision’s Documentary Operation “Fast and Furious: Arming the Enemy”

    11/05/2012 1:14:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 10.12.2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Univision’s new documentary “Fast and Furious: Arming the Enemy” is a must watch. In approximately 45-minutes, investigative journalists at the American Spanish language cable news channel give the viewer a real sense of the tragic repercussions the fatally flawed gunrunning operation has had on the Mexican people. Here are just a few of the documentary’s key findings, courtesy of Gun Owners of America (which did its own analysis of the film): * There have been other Americans -- in addition to U.S. Border Agent Brian Terry -- who were murdered by Fast & Furious guns, such as Air Force medic...
  • Mexican actor urges Latino vote for Romney

    11/02/2012 9:06:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    United Press International ^ | November 2, 2012
    Mexican actor and soap star Eduardo Verastegui has teamed up with two conservative groups to attack President Obama for his stands on abortion and immigration. In doing so, the groups hope to reduce his support in the Latino community, Politico reported Friday. The Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles and the Susan B. Anthony List are using Verastegui in a robocall and Web campaign that encourages Latino voters to support Mitt Romney. The calls will target voters in six states: Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida. Obama's support in the Latino community overwhelms that of Romney, 73 percent...
  • Massachusetts Mayor Bans the Word ‘Illegal’ for Illegal Immigrants

    11/02/2012 8:40:01 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
    Massachusetts Mayor Bans the Word ‘Illegal’ for Illegal Immigrants By Elizabeth Harrington November 2, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – The mayor of Somerville, Mass., has banned the use of the term “illegals” when referring to illegal aliens. Mayor and Alderman Joe Curtatone announced the new policy at a local board meeting last week, according to the Somerville Journal. The decision was made after a “team of youths” urged the city to stop using the “hurtful” term. “I hadn’t given it a thought until they brought to my attention how hurtful that term is,” Board President Tom Taylor said. “Some of their testimony...
  • [Video] Ben Swann Exposes U.S. Troops Involved in the Mexico Drug War

    11/01/2012 9:30:49 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | Nov 1, 2012 | Ben Swann
    Ben Swann Exposes U.S. Troops Involved in the Mexico Drug War; What The Media Isn't Telling YouBen Swann Reality Check explains what the media isn't telling you about Mexico's drug war and the U.S.'s war on drugs YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eev-jPySnnI Related News:Feds Let Mexican Cartel Hit Men Kill in U.S., Senior Lawman Told Stratforhttp://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/13457-feds-let-mexican-cartel-hit-men-kill-in-us-senior-lawman-told-stratforU.S. Troops Working with Mexico on Drug Warhttp://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/13473-us-troops-working-with-mexico-on-drug-warStratfor Sources: U.S. Troops in Mexico as Feds Aid Cartelshttp://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/13118-stratfor-sources-us-troops-in-mexico-as-feds-aid-cartelsReports: CIA Working with Mexican Drug Cartelshttp://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/north-america/item/10658-reports-cia-working-with-mexican-drug-cartelsTrafficker: U.S. Feds Aided Mexican Drug Cartelhttp://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/7519-trafficker-us-feds-aided-mexican-drug-cartel"Drug Lords" Targeted in Fast & Furious Worked for FBIhttp://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/7603-%E2%80%9Cdrug-lords%E2%80%9D-targeted-in-fast--furious-worked-for-fbi
  • Police: Canadian Ring Imported Cocaine From Mexican Drug Cartels In The United States

    11/02/2012 7:03:06 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 2 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 11/02/12 | Friends of Ours
    Quebec police have busted more than 100 individuals for their alleged roles in a drug conspiracy which used a trucking firm to bring cocaine into Canada from the United States, and the arrested include those with suspected ties to the Italian Mafia, the Irish West End Gang and Hells Angels motorcycle club as reported by The Canadian Press: "Police said the organization, which had been under investigation for about six months, managed to rake in an estimated $50 million in that short time. * * * The group allegedly used a middleman to co-operate with Mexican drug cartels and appeared...