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  • Multiple LGBT Couples On The Central American Caravan Get Married In A 'Mass Wedding'

    11/24/2018 12:06:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | November 24, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Roughly 80 LGBT caravan riders traveling from Central America to the United States broke away from the main group and headed towards Tijuana separately. When they got to Tijuana, officiants from the Unitarian Universalist delegation on Saturday threw a mass wedding where at least seven LGBT couples wed, The Hill reported. Baja California, where Tijuana is located, is one of a handful of states that recognizes same-sex marriages in Mexico. “This is really a dream come true, because you don’t see this in our home countries and this is something that we’ve always wanted to do, and today we had the opportunity...
  • Small group breaks from caravan to press within 500 feet of U.S. border in Tijuana

    11/23/2018 11:13:52 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 31 replies
    San Diego Tribune ^ | November 23 2018 | Wendy Fry
    A small faction of the ... of 6,219 Central American migrants ... pushed within 500' of the U.S. border while armed Mexican federal police held a barrier near the pedestrian crossing. Asking for more humane conditions ... trying to present themselves to US immigration authorities for asylum, the group carried white flags ... [snip] ... an additional 1,669 migrants [are] trekking toward Baja California ... President Trump threatened... to completely shut down the border, and the $1.6 billion daily trading relationship with Mexico...[snip] “Today is a good day to present ourselves,...” Lopez said. “It’s Thanksgiving Day. In the US -...
  • Tijuana declares humanitarian crisis as migrant group that split from caravan pushes toward border

    11/23/2018 10:05:57 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23 NOV 2018 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Tijuana's mayor defiantly slammed his country's federal government for failing to provide adequate aid for the migrant caravan and vowed not to bankrupt his city to care for the thousands now massed near the U.S. border. Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum on Thursday asked for international groups like the United Nations to step up aid in response to the more than 5,000 migrants who have arrived in the city over the past two weeks in an attempt to reach the U.S. border. Gastelum called the situation a humanitarian crisis and claimed the Mexican federal government had not helped the city deal...
  • Supposedly extinct kangaroo rat resurfaces after 30 years

    05/06/2018 2:09:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Science Mag ^ | 4/30/18 | Elizabeth Pennisi
    The last time anyone saw the San Quintin kangaroo rat was more than 30 years ago, in the arid scrublands of Baja California in Mexico. Mexican authorities declared the small mammal critically endangered, and possibly extinct, in 1994. So biologists couldn't believe their eyes when not one, but four San Quintin kangaroo rats (Dipodomys gravipes) hopped into their survey traps in 2017. Named for their ability to leap like kangaroos, the rats are key species in arid areas across western North America, dispersing seeds and feeding predators such as coyotes and foxes. The San Quintin kangaroo rat is about 12...
  • Mexican cops find enough fentanyl to kill more than one million people stuffed into back [tr]

    01/26/2018 12:33:21 PM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 26, 2018 | Staff
    Mexican police found a multi-drug shipment that included an astonishing 100 pounds (45.5 kilograms) of the synthetic opioid fentanyl in a vehicle near the city of Ensenada in Baja California, officials said Thursday. Fentanyl can be fatal in doses of just a few milligrams. To put the size of the haul in perspective, a seizure last year of 4.5 pounds (2 kilograms) of fentanyl in Columbus, Ohio, was said by prosecutors to be enough to potentially kill the entire population of the city of 860,000 people.
  • Mexico captures Sinaloa cartel leader Damaso Lopez

    05/02/2017 8:40:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 2, 2017 | mark stevenson
    One of the Sinaloa cartel leaders who launched a struggle for control of the gang following the re-arrest of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was captured Tuesday ... Damaso Lopez, known by the nickname "El Licenciado" — a title for college graduates. Lopez was long considered Guzman's right-hand man and helped him escape from a Mexican prison in 2001. Lopez, 51, is believed to have been locked in a dispute with Guzman's sons for control of the cartel's territories. The head of Mexico's federal detectives' agency, Omar Garcia Harfuch, said Lopez was "one of the main instigators of violence in Sinaloa...
  • Cross-border airport bridge opens next month

    11/22/2015 1:10:46 PM PST · by Nero Germanicus · 12 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | November 20, 2015 | Sandra Dibble
    Ticketed airline passengers crossing between San Diego and Tijuana will soon have a new option. A 390-foot pedestrian bridge linking Tijuana International Airport directly to Otay Mesa in San Diego is set to launch operations on Dec. 9. Users of the privately operated port of entry, called the Cross Border Xpress, will be charged for each crossing. Enrique Valle, chief executive officer of Otay Tijuana Ventures, builder and operator of $120 million facility, said Friday that the toll will be $15 for those who purchase tickets ahead of time on the website for the facility and $18 for those who...
  • Skulls Found In Mexico Suggest Early Americans Would Have Said 'G'Day Mate'

    09/03/2003 4:42:49 PM PDT · by blam · 48 replies · 1,657+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 9-4-2003 | Steve Conner
    Skulls found in Mexico suggest the early Americans would have said 'G'day mate' By Steve Connor, Science Editor 04 September 2003 The accepted theory of how prehistoric humans first migrated to America has been challenged by a study of an ancient set of bones unearthed in Mexico. An analysis of 33 skulls found on the Mexican peninsula of Baja California suggests that the first Americans were not north Asians who crossed to the American continent about 12,000 years ago. The skulls more closely resemble the present-day natives of Australia and the South Pacific, suggesting that there might have been an...
  • US colonisation (.nz sp) given new twist

    09/06/2003 10:51:13 AM PDT · by Trailer Trash · 8 replies · 12+ views
    New Zealand Herald ^ | 9-7-2003 | STEVE CONNOR
    US colonisation given new twist 05.09.2003 By STEVE CONNOR The accepted theory of how prehistoric humans colonised America has been challenged by a study of bones unearthed in Mexico. An analysis of 33 skulls found on the Mexican peninsula of Baja California suggests that the first Americans did not migrate across the Bering Strait separating modern Russia and Alaska 12,000 years ago. The skulls more closely resemble the present-day native people of Australia and the South Pacific, suggesting that there might have been a much earlier colonisation of America via a different route. The research, published in the...
  • Lawyer: Mexico border city blocks gay marriage a 4th time

    01/16/2015 8:05:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Prensa Asociado ^ | Jan 16, 2015 9:41 PM EST | Miguel Cervantes
    This city on the border with California has for a fourth time blocked a gay couple from marrying in defiance of an order from Mexico’s Supreme Court, the men’s lawyer said Friday. Attorney José Luis Márquez Saavedra said he has filed a complaint against Mexicali’s mayor and other officials seeking to force them to let Victor Fernando Urias Amparo and Victor Manuel Aguirre Espinoza wed. He accused the city of using procedural technicalities to keep them from tying the knot. Mayor Jaime Rafael Díaz Ochoa, a member of the conservative National Action Party, which has historic ties to the Roman...
  • Pilot program to charge foreigners to enter Mexico suspended

    11/22/2014 9:42:41 AM PST · by bgill · 9 replies
    ABC 10 News ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 | Barbara Medina
    Following a backlash from residents, visitors and protests from business leaders in Baja California, the pilot program to charge foreigners to enter Mexico has been suspended. The pilot program, announced on Nov. 13 by the National Institute of Immigration, also known as INAMI, would have required foreigners who enter Mexican territory for more than seven days to pay 306 pesos, or about $28. Initially, the program was only going to charge foreigners who entered Mexico through the pedestrian port of entry at Otay.
  • Scientists find conjoined gray whale calves in Baja California lagoon; discovery could be a first

    01/06/2014 4:10:23 PM PST · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    Scientists in Mexico's Laguna Ojo de Liebre, or Scammon's Lagoon, on Sunday discovered conjoined gray whale calves. It might be the first documented case of Siamese twin gray whales. (Conjoined twins have occurred in other species, such as fin, sei and minke whales. A database search at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County did not reveal published instances of conjoined gray whale twins.) Unfortunately, the twins discovered in Scammon's Lagoon did not survive. Most likely, they were miscarried because the carcass is only about seven feet long, versus the normal 12-16 feet for newborn gray whales. Gray whales...
  • Moderate quakes shake Southern Calif.; no damage

    05/22/2010 1:25:21 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies · 560+ views
    AP ^ | may 22, 1 hr ago | AP
    ) – 1 hour agoSAN DIEGO — A series of moderate earthquakes south of the California border on Saturday shook buildings in downtown San Diego but there were no reports of damage or injuries.The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-4.9 earthquake struck at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, centered in Baja California about 16 miles southwest of Calexico. A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck about three minutes later, followed by a 3.6 quake at 10:59 a.m.San Diego County Sheriff's Lt. Hank Turner says shaking was felt in downtown San Diego. Dispatchers received no calls reporting damage or injuries.Saturday's earthquakes struck in the same area...
  • Quake in Mexico rocks Los Angeles

    04/04/2010 6:03:57 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 31 replies · 1,610+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 5, 2010
    A POWERFUL 7.2-magnitude earthquake near the Mexico-US border has rocked buildings in Los Angeles and was felt across Southern California and Arizona. The US Geological Survey said the quake, which struck at 3.40pm local time, was at a depth of 32.3 kilometres and was located 26 kilometres southwest of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico. It was 64 kilometres southwest of San Luis, in the US state of Arizona, the USGS added. The Los Angeles Fire Department said its initial assessment found "no significant damage or injuries'' but had responded to an increase in automatic alarms and stuck elevators.
  • Breaking News: 6.9 Quake Strikes Baja California, Mexico

    04/04/2010 4:10:11 PM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 17 replies · 1,157+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | April 4, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    At about 4:00 PM PST, Fox News' Adam Housley is reporting a 6.9 earthquake striking near southern California, in Baja California, Mexico, to be exact. Reuters is also reporting the same magnitude quake, reporting it struck at 3:40 PM PST in the same location. The quake was strong enough to be felt in downtown LA. This is a breaking news story still developing.
  • Gazprom gets major deal to supply gas to US

    04/09/2009 2:26:23 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies · 577+ views
    AP ^ | April 9, 2009
    The world's largest natural gas company, Russia's Gazprom, has after years of attempts finally gotten a foothold in the U.S., the world's biggest gas market. A supply agreement, part of a multipart contract reached with Royal Dutch Shell, was announced late Wednesday. The contract, signed in Moscow by Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller and his Shell counterpart Jeroen Van der Veer, guarantees the two companies will deliver 1 million tons of Russian liquefied natural gas annually until 2028. Under the arrangement, Gazprom gets access to a Shell terminal in Baja California, Mexico, that will turn Russian liquefied gas into gas that...
  • Suspect in 1998 Baja massacre is arrested in East Los Angeles

    08/25/2008 8:33:08 AM PDT · by AuntB · 14 replies · 138+ views
    LA Times ^ | Aug. 25, 2008 | Stuart Pfeifer and Francisco Vara-Orta
    U.S. officials have arrested a man in East Los Angeles who is suspected in the gruesome 1998 killing of 19 men, women and children in Baja California...... Mancada, 33, is accused of being one of several military-clad gunmen who stormed a ranch in El Sauzal, near Ensenada, on Sept. 17, 1998, pulled victims from their beds, herded them onto a patio and shot them to death. Among the victims were children ages 2 and 1. ... Mancada, 33, told U.S. immigration officials that he crossed into San Ysidro in December 1998 and spent the last decade living in California and...
  • Trans-Texas Corridor

    03/09/2008 1:08:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies · 1,328+ views
    Nolan Chart ^ | March 8, 2008 | Adam Rink
    Topic: Globalism The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is planning on building a new super highway system called the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC). The Trans-Texas Corridor will not be just another interstate and will it will be used by more than just automobiles. It will include 10 lanes for traffic, two high speed rail tracks, four standard rail tracks, utility lines, oil pipelines, and gas pipelines. The Trans-Texas Corridor will consist of many corridors segments that are 1,200 feet wide, with each mile consuming 146 acres of land. This land is currently ranch and farm land that is being taken by...
  • Surfer's Baja Tale Is Warning To Others (American Tourists Robbed And Raped In Mexico)

    11/19/2007 11:16:35 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 131 replies · 2,820+ views ^ | November 19, 2007 | Terry Rodgers
    Surfer's Baja tale is warning to others Camping trip ended in robbery, assault By Terry Rodgers UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER November 19, 2007 Pat Weber didn't plan on being part of a crime trend that has generated worldwide buzz this past week, but he didn't have much choice. The Encinitas resident and surfing instructor got lost on a dirt road in Baja California last month while looking for a surfing spot called Cuatro Casas. He and his girlfriend decided to park for the night on a bluff overlooking the ocean. Just after sundown, two men wearing ski masks approached Weber's motor...

    10/22/2006 8:47:02 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 18 replies · 607+ views