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  • Mexican engineers flood Tesla hiring event in Monterrey

    05/06/2017 10:55:39 PM PDT · by Rabin · 19 replies
    Foreign desk news ^ | May 6, 2017 | Anthony Esposito
    Engineers from across Mexico streamed into Monterrey for a chance of a job with the U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc which is looking south of the border for talent. Scheduled interviews with a number of candidates on Friday and was slated to screen other prospective employees over the weekend at the closed-door event.
  • ISIS releases ‘Kill List’ of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released ‘Kill List’, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • Armed robbers kill 10 workers at Mexico beer distribution center, authorities say

    06/21/2015 4:38:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 19, 2015 | Denis Slattery
    Armed robbers slaughtered 10 people during a robbery at a beer distribution center Friday in Mexico, authorities said. The attackers, who targeted the warehouse on the outskirts of the northern city of Monterrey, got away with a paltry 10,000 pesos in cash, or $650, sources close to the investigation said.
  • In Turkey and Mexico, Voters try to Strengthen Electoral Democracy

    06/12/2015 4:45:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Another election, another surprise. Actually, two elections, in two countries last weekend, with surprisingly pleasant surprises. And in two very large countries: Turkey (population 82 million) and Mexico (119 million), both very important to the United States. In the runup to the Turkish election, speculation in English-speaking publications centered on whether President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP party would get a large enough majority in the parliament to amend the constitution without a popular referendum. The AKP, usually described as mildly Islamist, has been in power since 2002. In some respects it has compiled a record that compares favorably with those...
  • New Candidate Jolts Mexican Politics

    05/26/2015 7:28:25 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated May 22, 2015 | Dudley Althaus
    A maverick former mayor known as El Bronco is mounting a serious bid to become Mexico's first independent candidate to win a governorship, buoyed by voter mistrust of the country's traditional political parties. Waging a social media campaign on a shoestring -- paid for largely with the crumpled bills supporters press into his hands on the stump -- Jaime Rodríguez is shaking up politics in Nuevo León, the conservative northern border state that includes the industrial powerhouse of Monterrey, and jolting politicians nationwide. An opinion poll published Friday in El Norte, Monterrey's leading newspaper, puts Mr. Rodríguez ahead of his...
  • U.S. Secret Service visits refrigeration company in Target probe

    02/05/2014 4:43:06 PM PST · by John W · 9 replies
    Reuters via The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 5, 2014 | Mark Hosenball and Dhanya Skariachan
    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service visited the office of a Pennsylvania-based refrigeration contractor, Fazio Mechanical Services, in connection with an investigation of the Target Corp consumer data breach, a spokesman for the agency said on Wednesday. Fazio is the largest refrigeration contractor in the Western Pennsylvania region, and Target is one of its clients, according to the Sharpsburg-based company's website. A law enforcement source told Reuters that evidence suggests the hackers stole login credentials from Fazio and may have used the credentials to break into Target's network. The source added, however, that investigators were not sure that...
  • Proposed high-speed rail would link Texas and Mexico

    01/15/2014 7:02:32 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 39 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 15 JANUARY 2014 | KAREN GRACE
    SAN ANTONIO — A proposed high speed rail between San Antonio and Monterrey is in the works. One lawmaker says it would revolutionize trade and travel between the U.S. and Mexico and pump more tourism dollars into the local economy. On Thursday, Representative Henry Cuellar will meet with the Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx along with state and Mexican officials to discuss the proposed rail system. Instead of paying for a round-trip airline ticket to Monterrey from San Antonio — which can cost at least $400 — Cuellar said a commuter could hop on a high-speed train and travel between...
  • 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...
  • Zetas drug cartel killed rivals, escaped from Mexico prison

    02/20/2012 2:03:09 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 10 replies
    FoxNews ^ | February 20, 2012 | unattributed
    MONTERREY, Mexico – Imprisoned members of the hyper-violent Zetas drug cartel stabbed and bludgeoned 44 members of the rival Gulf cartel to death and then staged a mass escape, apparently with the help of prison authorities, officials in northern Mexico said Monday. Rodrigo Medina, governor of the northern state of Nuevo Leon, said the prison's director and three other officials have been fired and are under investigation for purportedly helping in the escape. The same was done with 18 prison guards. "Unfortunately, a group of traitors has set back the work of a lot of good police," Medina told a...
  • Amarillo missionary couple found slain south of Monterrey

    02/01/2012 4:05:41 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies
    KGBT ^ | 02/01/2012
    MEXICO CITY -- The U.S. Embassy in Mexico says two Americans have been slain outside the northern industrial city of Monterrey, an area plagued by drug violence. It identifies them as John and Wanda Casias. The embassy says the former Amarillo, Texas, couple's family has been notified and it is providing relatives consular services. The embassy hasn't confirmed reports that the killing happened Tuesday. Its statement provides no other details. Valerie Alirez in Greeley, Colo., is John Casias' eldest child. She says he and his wife were found dead Tuesday in Santiago, Nuevo Leon, by one of her brothers.
  • AISD officials read cartel story, cancel football game

    10/14/2011 7:30:20 AM PDT · by DFG · 13 replies
    Austin Statesman ^ | 10/14/11 | Jeremy Schwartz
    On Sunday, I wrote a story detailing the presence of the La Familia cartel in Austin, and in particular a group led by men from the central Mexican region of Luvianos.On Monday, after reading the story, officials with the Austin Independent School District canceled a scheduled football game between Travis High and the team from Monterrey Tech, citing safety concerns. If the game really was nixed simply on the basis of our story, it struck me as a curious decision. While I tried to explain how and why La Familia came to use Austin as a distribution hub, the presence...
  • [Mexico:]Former 'Lucha Libre' Wrestler Arrested In Casino Attack

    10/05/2011 11:48:22 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies
    KVIA ^ | October 5, 2011
    MEXICO CITY -- Police have arrested a former Mexican professional wrestler accused of being one of the four members of the Zetas drug cartel who planned the casino arson that killed 52 people. Jose Alberto Loera is also known for his Lucha Libre name "El Voltaje" or "Voltage." Federal police regional security official Luis Cardenas Palomino said 28-year-old Loera was captured with two other men Tuesday in northern Mexico and flown to Mexico City where he was shown to the news media. He is the 12th suspect to be arrested in the case. Six others remain at large. Gunmen entered...
  • Monterrey casino arson attack policeman's family killed (act of revenge? by the Zetas drugs cartel)

    09/16/2011 12:37:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/16/11 | BBC
    Gunmen in northern Mexico have shot dead three relatives of a police officer being held over a deadly arson attack on a casino last month. The officer's father, stepmother and stepbrother were killed in their home in the city of Monterrey. Police believe it was an act of revenge by the Zetas drugs cartel, after the officer named gang members allegedly involved in the casino attack. The blaze killed 52 people and caused revulsion across Mexico. Police officer Miguel Angel Barraza is one of six suspects detained in connection with the 25 August arson attack on the Casino Royale in...
  • Above the Tearline: Reconstructing the Monterrey Arson Attack from Surveillance Footage

    08/31/2011 12:19:58 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay
    Stratfor Global Intelligence ^ | August 31, 2011 | 1347 GMT | FredBurton
    Vice President of Intelligence Fred Burton demonstrates how video surveillance footage is used to reconstruct the recent arson attack in Monterrey, Mexico. Editor’s Note: Transcripts are generated using speech-recognition technology. Therefore, STRATFOR cannot guarantee their complete accuracy. In this week’s Above the Tearline, we’re going to show you how agents utilize video surveillance tape to reconstruct the crime using the recent casino fire in Monterrey, Mexico, as an example. Let’s take a look at the first video, which takes place before the crime occurs............
  • 22 shot in Mexico as FIFA tournament opens

    06/19/2011 7:37:09 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies
    ninemsn ^ | June 20, 2011
    MONTERREY, Mexico — At least 22 people were killed in a string of attacks in Mexico, authorities said Sunday, including a shooting at a bar in Monterrey just hours after the opening of soccer's Under-17 World Cup. Gunmen stormed the bar in Mexico's third largest city late Saturday and "executed three people," wounded another, and kidnapped a security guard at the bar who was later found dead, an official of Nuevo Leon state's investigation agency told AFP. Four other people, 18-25 years old, were killed Sunday morning in Guadalupe, a city adjacent to Monterrey. "The victims were gathering in front...
  • 7 bodies found in car abandoned in central Mexico(et al)

    03/29/2011 7:43:26 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | March 28, 2011,
    CUERNAVACA, Mexico — Police found the bodies of six men and one woman inside a car abandoned Monday in an exclusive gated community near the picturesque central Mexican city of Cuernavaca. A shootout between rival gangs in the northern city of Monterrey killed two men, including a hot dog vendor caught in the cross fire, state police said. Three others were injured, including a 2-year-old and the child's father. In western Michoacan state, the bodies of two men were found with messages from a new drug gang (The Knights Templar) that has been taking responsibility for recent killings in the...
  • [Mexico:]Monterrey TV personality slain

    03/26/2011 9:44:09 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD ^ | March 25, 2011
    In Monterrey, Mexico, an armed commando stole the body of a TV personality moments after another commando had dropped the body on a street near a narco message. Jose Luis “La Gata” Cerda Melendez was found dead Friday morning along Miguel De La Madrid Boulevard, according to information released by the Nuevo Leon Attorney General’s Office. Cerda was reported missing Thursday evening after he was picked up near the Televisa station in Monterrey by a group of hooded gunmen. He was host of the show called “El Club.” Authorities didn’t release the content of the message, which was scrawled on...
  • Gang gunbattles, street blockades in Mexico

    02/02/2011 3:47:17 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Feb. 2, 2011 | ARTURO PEREZ
    <p>GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Suspected drug cartel gunmen hurled grenades, burned vehicles and blocked streets in a rapid series of attacks in Mexico's second-largest city, authorities said Wednesday.</p> <p>The seven attacks within two hours late Tuesday appear to have been coordinated, and were staged by drug gangs, possibly in retaliation for the arrests of their members, said Fernando Guzman Perez, interior secretary of Jalisco state, where the city of Guadalajara is located. A policeman and two transportation workers were injured in the attacks.</p>
  • [Monterrey:]Authorities find 6 burned bodies in Mexico's north

    01/30/2011 6:23:41 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 2 replies
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | January 30, 2011
    MONTERREY, Mexico — Mexican authorities say six bodies found outside the northern city of Monterrey were burned so badly that investigators couldn't determine the cause of death or the victims' gender. A Nuevo Leon state prosecutors' spokeswoman says the bodies were found on a dirt road north of the city Sunday morning and bore the hallmarks of cartel killings. The spokeswoman said cartels have been known to burn bodies to prevent identification and to terrorize rivals.
  • Despite Violence Workers Still Head South of the Border (video)

    01/11/2011 10:21:52 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies
    KRGV ^ | 01/11/2011 | Camaron Abundes
    MCALLEN - Despite violence in Mexico, Executive recruiters say they're having no problems filling top jobs. One employee CHANNEL 5 NEWS spoke with says there's not much attention paid to the security issues. Thousands of Americans cross the border every d(a)y to go to work. "I know there have been loses of key managers here and there due to concerns. I would say most managers still go to Reynosa to work every day," says Mike Willis. Willis is the Vice President of Business Partnerships for Workforce Solutions. He says despite the violence, there's several U.S. Companies looking to relocate into...