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  • National Guard withdrawing 900 troops from U.S.-Mexico border

    04/18/2012 8:51:53 PM PDT · by Rabin · 9 replies
    Tribune Washington Bureau ^ | April 18, 2012 | Brian Bennett
    The Pentagon began flying military helicopters and surveillance planes over the U.S. border with Mexico last month as part of an effort to withdraw (900),all but 300 of the National Guard ground troops who have helped patrol the rugged border since mid-2010. The 300 (remaining) troops will fly aircraft, or analyze intelligence about smuggling routes in command centers miles from the border ... In the first year, the National Guard troops helped apprehend 17,887 illegal immigrants and seize 56,342 pounds of marijuana... The National Guard leadership became concerned that the mission, if extended, could hurt recruitment... State Department officials, further...
  • Enormous great white shark hauled up by Sea of Cortez fishermen

    04/18/2012 12:37:33 PM PDT · by Theoria · 11 replies
    GrindTV.com ^ | 17 April 2012 | Pete Thomas
    Two commercial fishermen in Mexico received the surprise of a lifetime Sunday when they hauled up a great white shark measuring nearly 20 feet and weighing about 2,000 pounds, according to local news reports. The rare catch of such a large white shark -- at 20 feet it'd be among the longest ever recorded -- was made in Mexico's Sea of Cortez near Guaymas, by fishermen who thought they had merely scored a large haul of much smaller fish as they hoisted up their net."We were amazed and immediately realized that we had a huge, dead, great white shark, and...
  • [Mexico:]U.S. woman killed in Reynosa firefight, sources say

    04/18/2012 11:40:02 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies
    The Monitor ^ | April 18, 2012 | Staff
    An unidentified woman believed to be a U.S. citizen was killed Saturday night during a firefight between the Mexican military and a group of gunmen near the Plaza Nińos Heroes in downtown Reynosa, said a Tamaulipas law enforcement official who asked not to be named for security reasons. On Sunday, the Mexican military raided a stash house just two blocks away from where the woman had been killed, said a source outside law enforcement with direct knowledge. It remained unclear whether the woman was a bystander Saturday night or played a role in the clash. Mexican authorities have not released...
  • [Mexico:]14 bodies found in minivan outside Nuevo Laredo City Hall, according to Tamps. gov't

    04/18/2012 11:23:28 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 33 replies
    The Monitor ^ | April 17, 2012 | Staff
    Mexican authorities confirmed a ghastly find outside of the Nuevo Laredo City Hall, where 14 bodies were found inside a parked vehicle Tuesday morning. About 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, the bodies were found stuffed inside 10 garbage bags, according to information released by the Tamaulipas Attorney General’s Office, known as the PGJE. The vehicle, which was described as a green 1996 Voyager minivan with no license plates, was parked in front of City Hall. The bodies’ identities were not released, but the men were described as being between the ages of 30 and 35. The slayings are attributed to fighting between...
  • The End of the Minutemen: Tea Party Absorbs the Border-Watching Movement

    04/16/2012 3:51:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 16, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Back in 2004, Jim Gilchrist, a retired Marine and the founder of the California Minutemen Project, emailed a few dozen friends and family suggesting that concerned civilians personally combat illegal immigration by traveling to the Arizona border with him. Gilchrist lives in Orange County, Calif., but the Arizona border was the most heavily trafficked and sparsely patrolled. That email reached thousands of people and touched a nerve.
  • Exclusive: How The MSM Covered Up Fast and Furious

    04/17/2012 3:54:35 AM PDT · by iowamark · 20 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 4/16/2012 | Ben Shapiro
    In Katie Pavlich’s devastating new expose of the Eric Holder Justice Department-approved Fast and Furious operation, Pavlich doesn’t just expose the Obama administration. She exposes the mainstream media for what they are: tools of the Democratic Party, and of the White House. As Pavlich recounts, the first mainstream media outlet to report on Fast and Furious was CBS Evening News, which aired a report by Sharyl Attkinson. She stated that the scandal itself was so awful that “some insiders say it surpasses the shoot-out at Ruby Ridge and the deadly siege at Waco.” She pointed out that the Bureau of...
  • Mexico: 12 corpses found near border are women

    04/16/2012 3:45:19 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 16, 2012
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Forensics tests have confirmed that 12 sets of skeletal remains found near the U.S. border are those of girls and women, authorities announced Monday, fueling fears that young women in the Ciudad Juarez area may once again the targets of serial slayings. The sets of bones were found in January and February in fields in the Juarez valley, east of Ciudad Juarez, and experts have discovered an alarming similarity in the victims' ages. Of those for whom identities have been established, two were 15 years old, one was 16, two were 17 and one 19....
  • Taking Down Fast and Furious: It Wasn't Botched

    04/16/2012 5:14:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | Erika Johnson
    "Botched." That is the word the mainstream media too often associates with the federal gunwalking scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious—but in her new book, Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up, investigative reporter Katie Pavlich fearlessly chronicles exactly why the only thing "botched" about the ill-fated operation was the Obama administration's shoddy attempt to cover their tracks. Having shared office space with Katie for well over a year now, I've witnessed her ferocious commitment to this story since before Fast and Furious was even a thought in the national consciousness. I wasn't always quite...
  • 48% of Brits want to get out of the UK

    04/15/2012 5:17:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies
    The Sun ^ | April 15, 2012 | Tim Spanton
    ALMOST half of all Britons are “seriously considering” moving overseas, an exclusive survey for The Sun has found. Australia is top of the relocation wish list followed by the US, Canada and New Zealand. The cost of living, weather, unemployment and crime are the most common reasons for wanting to quit Britain. Pollsters YouGov quizzed 1,650 adults after The Sun told last week about Dave and Jackie Jones who emigrated to Australia with their 12 kids. The family from Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria — who have never claimed benefits — quit in despair at what they see as soft-touch Britain’s emphasis on...
  • Summit of the Americas: Obama Rips Romney for Supporting Arizona’s Immigration Law

    04/14/2012 4:58:48 PM PDT · by hope · 51 replies
    CARTAGENA, Colombia — President Obama, on a three-day trip to South America, attacked GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney’s stance on immigration reform today, saying his support for Arizona’s tough immigration law is “very troublesome.” “We now have a Republican nominee who said that the Arizona laws are a model for the country. . . and these are laws that potentially would allow someone to be stopped and picked up and asked where their citizenship papers are based on an assumption,” Obama told Univision during an interview in Cartagena, where the president is attending the Summit of the Americas. The three-day trip...
  • Home again in Mexico: Illegal immigration hits net zero

    04/13/2012 7:47:25 PM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 16 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 4/8/12 | Sara Miller Llana
    One million Mexicans said they returned from the US between 2005 and 2010, according to a new dem-ographic study of Mexican census data. That's three times the number who said they'd returned in the previous five-year period. And they aren't just home for a visit: One prominent sociologist in the US has counted "net zero" migration for the first time since the 1960s. Experts say the implications for both nations are enormous – from the draining of a labor pool in the US to the need for a radical shift in policies in Mexico, which has long depended on the...
  • Should the Free World develop in the Mexican or the Scandinavian direction?

    04/13/2012 7:00:07 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 30 replies
    04/14/2012 | WesternCulture
    The Mexican countryside is sunny, pleasant, full of stray dogs and in each corner of Russia, you'll find decaying houses containing a samovar. But today, a nation like Mexico or Russia probably wouldn't last two months in a full out military confrontation with tiny Sweden (9.5 inhabitants). But that isn't the real point here, although it is worth pointing out how pathetic nations like Mexico and Russia really are considering the fact they have an abundance of natural resources and border to two of the largest and most successful economies on Earth (USA and the EU). America is presently being...
  • As Mexico booms, Canadian exporters benefit

    04/13/2012 7:05:46 PM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 10 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 4/11/12 | KEVIN CARMICHAEL
    Brazil is everyone’s darling these days, but Mexico’s economy is growing faster at the moment. Mexican GDP advanced at an annual rate of 3.7 per cent in the fourth quarter and at an annual rate of 4.5 per cent in the third quarter of 2011. That left mighty Brazil eating Mexico’s dust. Brazil’s GDP grew at annual rates of 1.2 per cent and 2 per cent in the fourth and third quarters respectively. For all of 2011, Mexico’s economy expanded 3.9 per cent compared with 2.5 per cent in Brazil, according to Bank of Nova Scotia. The Canada-Mexico story isn’t...
  • KOPEL: Calderon misfires on U.S. gun control

    04/13/2012 6:57:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 12 April, 2012 | David Kopel
    Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s visit to Washington last week featured his usual lecturing of Americans about gun control. This time, he had some good ideas, although he remains wedded to many bad ones, too. A polite guest, Mr. Calderon did not mention the “Fast and Furious” operation during his public events with President Obama. But reports indicate that he did bring it up privately, and he was furious - justifiably so. From late 2009 until early 2011, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) orchestrated the delivery of more than 2,000 firearms to Mexican drug cartels. According...
  • Latin America's giving up on Obama too

    04/12/2012 5:22:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 12, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    President Obama is off on Air Force One tomorrow, this time for another summit in Latin America. Not that much will get accomplished at the two-day Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, the sixth in an ongoing series. As with pretty much anything Obama is doing these days, the trip has more to do with election year politics at home than foreign affairs in countries that most Americans hardly ever think of unless they're featured on a popular TV show like "NCIS," as Cartagena was this week. The Democrat wants to be seen lavishing attention on the homelands of...
  • 6.9-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Gulf Of California Just After Midnight

    04/12/2012 4:30:37 AM PDT · by Fennie · 42 replies
    The Weather Space ^ | April 12, 2012
    The USGS has registered three earthquakes, one at magnitude-6.9, the other a 6.2. The earthquakes struck in a sequence of less than a half hour apart.
  • 8 cab drivers slain in northern Mexico, 3 injured

    04/11/2012 4:29:37 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 11, 2012
    MONTERREY, Mexico — Gunmen killed eight cab drivers Tuesday in two attacks in the city of Monterrey in northern Mexico, officials said. Three people including an 8-year-old girl were injured. Nuevo Leon state public security spokesman Jorge Domene Zambrano says four gunmen shot the first five drivers outside a taxi base office. Minutes later, three men were killed apparently by the same group a few blocks away. Domene said two of the three people wounded in Tuesday's attacks were innocent bystanders, including the girl. He said the victims were driving taxis without permits. Police are investigating a former driver who...
  • Strong earthquakes off Oregon's Coast & in Mexico!

    04/11/2012 4:20:44 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 62 replies
    USGS ^ | 04/11/2012 | n/a
    M5.9 - [off] Bandon, OregonM7.0 - Arteaga, Mexico
  • RAW VIDEO Nine Illegal Immigrants Killed in Palmview Accident(South Texas)

    04/11/2012 12:01:18 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies
    KGBT ^ | 04.11.2012 | Katie Lopez
    Emergency responders rush to the scene of a major accident in Palmview Tuesday night. At least nine people are reported dead, and police believe the death toll is expected to rise. The accident happened just after 10:35 p.m. on Minnesota Road heading east bound on Expressway 83 frontage road. One man who witnessed the crash told Action 4 News once the van lost control “bodies just started flying out” of the van. Sources told Action 4 News the U.S. Border Patrol and Palmview Police were conducting a routine traffic stop on Green Road when the driver of a van suddenly...
  • Illegal Aliens Find Detention in U.S. May Be Good for Their Health

    04/07/2012 8:57:11 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/6/2012 | Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency is touting the "quality" medical care it provides for 15,000 illegal aliens who are housed at 21 detention facilities throughout the nation. "A detainee's health care begins the moment they walk through the facility's doors," said Dr. Jon Krohmer, assistant director for ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC). "Within the first 12 hours of their admission, all detainees undergo a preliminary health screening, which includes an evaluation of the individual's medical, dental and mental health status; and within the next 14 days, a more detailed physical examination takes place." Because so many...