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  • The Obama Administration’s Deadly Scandals

    10/01/2012 1:05:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 1, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    As for Obama, even as the ongoing scandals of Fast and Furious and Benghazi continue to deteriorate, it remains almost certain no one will call this administration or its standard-bearer to account for their blood-chilling indifference. They are people who have amply demonstrated that honor, respect and decency can be brushed aside in favor of political expediency as easily as one brushes lint off one’s suit jacket. And the silent media, which both forgive and forget the pile of bodies that have accrued in two major scandals, is equally reprehensible. Of the many scandals associated with the Obama administration, two...
  • The Untold Story Behind The "Fast and Furious" Scandal

    09/29/2012 11:12:31 AM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 11 replies
    Who are the human faces of the U.S. government's botched "Fast and Furious" gun-walking operation? Often lost amid the rancor in Washington are the stories of dozens of people killed by guns that flowed south as part of the undercover operation, and later slipped out of view from U.S. officials. Univision's Investigative Unit (Univision Investiga) has identified massacres committed using guns from the ATF operation, including the killing of 16 young people attending a party in a residential area of Ciudad Juárez in January of 2010.
  • The Untold Story Behind The "Fast and Furious" Scandal

    09/29/2012 1:09:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 28 September, 2011 | Univision News
    Who are the human faces of the U.S. government's botched "Fast and Furious" gun-walking operation? Often lost amid the rancor in Washington are the stories of dozens of people killed by guns that flowed south as part of the undercover operation, and later slipped out of view from U.S. officials. Univision's Investigative Unit (Univision Investiga) has identified massacres committed using guns from the ATF operation, including the killing of 16 young people attending a party in a residential area of Ciudad Juárez in January of 2010. Additional guns, previously unreported by congressional investigators, found their way into the hands of...
  • 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: 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.
  • 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)...
  • Fast and Furious back in headlines as Univision reportedly finds more victims

    09/29/2012 9:59:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/29/12 | Matthew Boyle
    Spanish-language television network Univision plans to air a television special that it said reveals more violence than previously known, as well as the stories of how many more Operation Fast and Furious victims were killed, the network announced in a Friday release. “The consequences of the controversial ‘Fast and Furious’ undercover operation put in place by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 2009 have been deadlier than what has been made public to date,” the network said. “The exclusive, in-depth investigation by Univision News’ award-winning Investigative Unit — Univision Investiga — has found that the...
  • 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 to Go After Fast and Furious

    09/30/2012 4:17:57 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 20 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 30, 2012 | Dan Miller
    El Presidente Chávez endorses President Obama Univision Fast and Furious "Bombshell"President Obama may not get as much Latin Americans support as previously anticipated. With Univision -- the "leading media company serving Hispanic America" -- set to broadcast a "bombshell" report tonight on Fast and Furious apparently focusing on the many deaths it caused in Latin America, his support seems likely to diminish. As observed at PJ Tatler, Univision has not coddled President Obama recently. Univision’s anchors grilled President Obama about Fast and Furious during a town hall meeting on the network earlier in September, suggesting that Attorney General Eric Holder...
  • 'Guerrilla-style' attack at local grocery store

    09/29/2012 7:38:58 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    KXXV-TV News Channel 25 ^ | Sep 28, 2012 | John Elizondo and Christine McCarthy
    WACO - Three men have been arrested for kidnapping a local grocery store employee and trying to rob the store while armed with military gear and weapons early Friday morning. Police called the crime a "guerrilla-style" attack. Police said 29-year-old Marco Polo Medina-Gonzalez, 20-year-old Josias Chavez and 24-year-old Julio Cesar Figueroa Medina followed the assistant store manager of the Super Plaza Grocery Store at 1320 N. 25th St. to an intersection near 18th St. and Bosque Blvd. There the suspects crashed into the victim's car, then pulled in front and blocked him. According to police, two of the suspects ran...
  • Saudi envoy murder plot suspect pleads not guilty

    10/24/2011 8:28:07 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 1 replies
    ChicagoTribune ^ | October 24th 2011 | Reuters Staff
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Iranian-American man who U.S. officials say has links to Iran's security forces pleaded not guilty in federal court on Monday to plotting to kill the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Washington in a bomb attack. , 56, who was arrested on September 29 in New York, faces several charges including conspiracy to murder a foreign official, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism. Another man, Gholam Shakuri, was also charged in the plot but is believed to still be in Iran. U.S. officials said he is a...
  • 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...
  • Antonovich: Illegal Aliens Cost County $100+ Mil. in June-July

    09/27/2012 7:06:13 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    SCVNews.com ^ | Sep 26, 2012 | Supervisor Mike Antonovich
    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services reported that more than $100 million in welfare benefits were issued to illegal alien parents for their native-born children in June and July alone, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. The $100 million consists of nearly $40 million in CalWORKs (welfare) and $70 million in food stamps — representing 22% of all CalWORKs and food stamp issuances in the County. At this rate, the projected annual cost is more than $625 million. “With the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to...
  • 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
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  • Live Grenade threatened International Bridge on Tex-Mex Border

    09/26/2012 3:47:27 PM PDT · by Bevo · 4 replies
    Eagle Pass Business Journal ^ | 9/26/2012 | Jose G. Landa
    City of Eagle Pass International Bridge No. 2 closed due to bomb threat By: Jose G. Landa© The City of Eagle Pass International Bridge No. 2 located on 400 Garrison Street has been closed down today, Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at approximately 10:30 a.m. due to a bomb threat on the bridge. Federal and City of Eagle Pass officials decided to close down the International Bridge No. 2 after locating a suspicious package at the bridge. Maverick County Sheriff Tomas S. Herrera stated that his deputy monitoring the bomb threat on behalf of his department reported that there appears to...
  • 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...
  • 'Fast and Furious' Whitewash by Justice Department

    09/25/2012 3:32:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 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...
  • Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile

    09/18/2012 9:27:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.15.2012 | Michael Rubin
    @mrubin1971Two news stories from recent weeks, if true, should raise a red flag in the United States that Iran is preparing to use Hezbollah to strike at U.S. interests in Latin America, if not in the United States itself.First, this story from the Lebanese news portal Naharnet and sourced in part to Israeli radio. The Naharnet story was taken down shortly after it appeared: Hezbollah is using a training base established by Iran in northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras, the Israeli radio reported on Thursday [September 6]. “The area is cordoned off and there are around 30 members...
  • Just Another day down Mexico way....

    09/23/2012 12:32:12 PM PDT · by AuntB · 5 replies
    NAFBPO - M3Foreign News report ^ | Sept. 20, 2012 | NAFBPO
    Highlights of the latest news... MEXICO A video posted by MundoNarco gives figures of 90,000 people dead and 300,000 missing. Note it is in Spanish. (Editor comment: These figures are based on a known count, but likely omits those where an entire family disappears and is killed, and there is no one to report it. Or when survivors choose not to report it out of fear.) http://youtu.be/ilJKJ6EA0_c SALTILLO, COAHUILA* The Deputy Chief of the Municipal police was assassinated at about 8:30 pm on his way home from work Tuesday night. This now makes three officers killed in recent weeks, with...
  • Just Watched For Greater Glory! Awesome Movie!

    09/23/2012 7:59:06 AM PDT · by murron · 22 replies
    Myself | 9-23-2012
    I loved this movie from beginning to end.
  • I'm Sure They're Consistent, Mr. Attorney General (Fast and Furious)

    09/20/2012 3:02:11 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 19 September, 2012 | John Richardson
    Attorney General Eric Holder released a statement today on the Office of Inspector General's report on Operation Fast and Furious. He said the key conclusions were "consistent" with what he had been saying "for months now". Oh, Eric, you live in such a fantasy land if you think a report by your appointed Inspector General which was delayed for months and months is enough to get you off the hook. As Mike Vanderboegh so rightly called it, it is a whitewash. I think Katie Pavlich is probably correct that you are "spiking the football" and doing a victory dance. Kenneth...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama blames Bush for Fast and Furious, contradicts his DOJ IG

    09/20/2012 12:43:15 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/20/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama claimed that George W. Bush began for Operation Fast and Furious, in addition to contradicting his inspector general by claiming that he gave Congress “almost all” of the documents pertaining to the gun walking. “I think it’s important for us to understand that Fast and Furious was a field operation begun under the previous administration,” Obama said when asked if he will fire Attorney General Eric Holder. Operation Fast and Furious began in 2009. The president was conflating Fast and Furious with Operation Wide Receiver, a law enforcement tactic that began in 2006 and ended in 2007 which...
  • Mexican Experts Explore Tomb of Presumed 5th-Century Mayan Leader

    09/15/2012 7:18:23 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    foxnewslatino ^ | Friday, September 14, 2012 | EFE
    Mexican experts entered for the first time a 1,500-year-old funerary chamber in Palenque believed to contain the remains of one of the first rulers of this Mayan city... K'uk Bahlam I, who came to power in 431 A.D. and founded the dynasty to which the famed Mayan ruler Pakal belonged. The royal tomb, discovered 13 years ago inside Temple 20 of this archaeological zone in the southern state of Chiapas, is at least two centuries older than the tomb of Pakal, discovered 50 years ago at the same site... "As for dates, we're looking at the birth of the Palenque...
  • A Word For The Bride of Christ [Charismatic Caucus]

    09/13/2012 4:09:11 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 9-13-12 | Jedediah
    Profound changes are about to come upon My Bride and body of Christ in a universal manner as never before . Worship shall ascend to a higher level "and must" to continue the work of the Gospel and to implement Kingdom Regime as My Father has intended it to be " on Earth as it IS in Heaven " for the Latter Rain is about to descend and ascend together "AS ONE" in places I ordain "as the Body of Christ " and it shall flow "AS ONE BODY" no matter where My Children reside and nothing I say "NOTHING"...
  • Wrong-way truck driver could learn sentence soon(Ammunition, Mexico)

    09/12/2012 7:50:11 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    myfoxdfw.com ^ | 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...
  • [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....
  • Alleged Hezbollah members arrested in Mexico: report

    09/11/2012 3:24:00 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    Daily Star ^ | September 10, 2012
    MEXICO CITY: Three alleged members of Hezbollah have been arrested in Mexico and one was handed over to U.S. authorities, Mexican media reported Sunday. Reforma newspaper identified one of the detainees as Rafic Mohammad Labboun Allaboun, a U.S. national, who was wanted by the U.S. government.
  • 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...
  • Is Homeland Security falsifying crime statistics for the Mexican border area?

    09/09/2012 8:50:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/9/2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    A PJ Media undercover camera investigation reveals the falsifying of crime statistics along the Texas-Mexico border in order to grab some $6 million grant dollars from the federal government. When Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano’s good friend Lupe Trevino took over as sheriff in Hidalgo County, violent crime stats along that illegal alien pipeline into the U.S. somehow improved dramatically. How could that have happened so suddenly? PJ Media reporter Bryan Preston says, “The grants pressure local law enforcement to tell false crime stats and fake border crime figures.” He is calling out local, state, and federal crime reporting agencies...
  • 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...
  • ESCONDIDO: Mexican man admits to voter fraud

    09/08/2012 7:16:55 AM PDT · by BAW · 17 replies
    A Mexican who was deported decades ago for drug trafficking pleaded guilty this week to living illegally in Escondido under a false identity and fraudulently voting in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, federal authorities said Friday. Ricardo Lopez-Munguia, 45, pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted entry to the U.S. after deportation, making a false claim to U.S. citizenship, and voter fraud by an illegal alien, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office. Lopez-Munguia faces a maximum term of 28 years in federal prison, followed by deportation. He is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 19 in San Diego. In 1986,...
  • Conventions Flaunt “Hispanics”

    09/08/2012 5:26:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    My Hispanic can beat up your Hispanic!” pretty much captured the Convention kick-offs. “Republicans chose Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a Cuban-American, to introduce Mitt Romney, “reported the AP. “Democrats picked Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio, a Mexican American, as keynote speaker. Both are considered rising stars.”Ah! But what FUN the Republicans missed! Given the era’s political-correctness, politics in the U.S. get pretty boring nowadays. No present-day politician or their slick consultants could possibly publicize what’s forthcoming in this article. So please stick around, because I belong to neither profession. Most immigrants arrive in America poor (especially by U.S....
  • 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,...
  • Mom of DNC Conv Star Called Alamo Defenders “Drunks, Crooks And Slaveholding Imperialists”

    09/06/2012 5:29:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 60 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 5, 2012
    How lovely. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The young Texas mayor whose keynote speech wowed the Democratic National Convention crowd Wednesday night draws political inspiration from his mother – who is a member of a radical civil rights movement and who reportedly thinks the truth behind the Battle of the Alamo is that Texans swiped Mexico’s land.Maria del Rosario Castro, the mother of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, said in 2010 that she grew up being told the battle was “glorious,” only to learn the so-called heroes were really “a bunch of drunks and crooks and slaveholding imperialists who conquered land 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...
  • Mayor's Mom Says She 'Hates' Alamo

    05/13/2010 6:39:52 AM PDT · by laotzu · 151 replies · 3,017+ views
    KSAT ^ | 5/12/10 | Charles Gonzales
    SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was recently profiled in the New York Times, which referenced him as the next national Hispanic leader and perhaps president. "It's been a very promising response," said Castro. "It's a very flattering article." But comments he didn't make could draw some strong opinions. His mother, Rosie Castro, had strong words when asked about her memories of the Alamo, a symbol of Texas independence. "They used to take us there when we were school children," Perez told the Times. "They told us how glorious that battle was. When I grew up, I learned...
  • Obama's (Un)American Auto Bailout (Government Motors)

    09/04/2012 7:51:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 5, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cue "Fanfare for the Common Man" and rev up the Government Motors engines. Wednesday is Great American Auto Bailout Day at the Democratic National Convention. Party propagandists have prepared a prime-time-ready film touting the "rescue's" benefits for American workers. UAW President Bob King will sing the savior-in-chief's praises. But like all of the economic success stories manufactured by the White House, the $85 billion government handout is a big fat farce. "I said I believe in American workers, I believe in this American industry, and now the American auto industry has come roaring back," Obama bragged on...
  • The human cost of immigration enforcement

    09/04/2012 2:38:08 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Sep. 4, 2012 | Michael Matza
    In the two decades since they slipped out of Mexico and into the shadow world of illegal immigrants, Concepcion Mendoza and his wife, Ibed, have made a passable life in America. They've labored at farms, packing houses, and fast-food joints on both coasts, settling eventually in a rented house in South Jersey. They produced three sons, all U.S. citizens born on U.S. soil. One day last March, with the boys at school, Ibed was at work, cooking and cleaning at a Vineland, N.J., church, when her phone showed a missed call from an unfamiliar number, and three from Concepcion. Apprehensive,...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pictures: Mass Sacrifice Found Near Aztec Temple

    08/31/2012 6:18:21 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 45 replies
    National Geographic ^ | August 2012 | A.R. Williams
    Sixteen feet (five meters) below street level in Mexico City, archaeologists have found a jumble of 1,789 bones from children, teenagers, and adults along with the complete skeleton of a young woman. The burial, dating to the 1480s, lies at the foot of the main temple in the sacred ceremonial precinct of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, founded by the Aztecs in 1325. The Aztecs dominated central Mexico until falling to Spanish conquistadores in 1521. Although several burials with multiple remains have been uncovered previously in this precinct, this is the first that includes human bones from such a wide span...
  • Americans Shot in Mexico Were C.I.A. Operatives Aiding in Drug War

    08/30/2012 4:00:07 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD and ERIC SCHMITT | August 28, 2012
    MEXICO CITY — The two Americans who were wounded when gunmen fired on an American Embassy vehicle last week were Central Intelligence Agency employees sent as part of a multiagency effort to bolster Mexican efforts to fight drug traffickers, officials said on Tuesday. The two operatives, who were hurt on Friday, were participating in a training program that involved the Mexican Navy. They were traveling with a Mexican Navy captain in an embassy sport utility vehicle that had diplomatic license plates, heading toward a military shooting range 35 miles south of the capital when gunmen, some or all of them...