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  • Donald Trump Is Wrong—Immigrants Don’t Commit More Crimes

    09/29/2016 8:15:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 88 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | September 27, 2016 | David Bier
    Immigration only made a brief cameo in Monday night’s debate, but Donald Trump managed to once again falsely connect immigrants to crime.In response to a question on race relations in America, Trump said:“We have gangs roaming the street. And in many cases, they’re illegally here, illegal immigrants. And they have guns. And they shoot people. And we have to be very strong. And we have to be very vigilant.”No matter how researchers slice the data, though, the numbers show that immigrants commit fewer crimes than native-born Americans. But that’s not good enough for Trump’s followers. They firmly believe immigrants make...
  • Police: Teams of Gunmen Raiding Texas Border Homes at Large

    09/22/2016 8:10:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | September 21, 2016 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    EDINBURG, Texas — Teams of gunmen have been running rampant in various communities near the Texas border, storming into homes demanding drugs or robbing victims at gunpoint. In one night, a team of hooded gunmen carrying rifles stormed at least three homes, assaulting the victims inside while demanding cash or drugs. Just one day later, a team of gunmen shot a robbery victim and led authorities in a high speed chase and managed to flee. Information provided to Breitbart Texas by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office revealed that the attacks began on Sunday late night and continued onto early Monday...
  • Trump’s Not Yet President, But Nieto Is Saying, ‘Si Se Puede’

    09/02/2016 12:44:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | September 2, 2016 | Ilana Mercer
    FOLLOWING Donald J. Trump's sublime immigration address, critics—essentially all Big, Crooked Media—charged that Trump's Arizona speech represented a sharp departure from the tone he took earlier that day, with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. A reversal, if you will.Nonsense. With President Nieto, Donald Trump was at once patriotic, forceful and diplomatic.In close to two decades of analyzing American politics, I've yet to hear an American leader address his Mexican counterpart as forcefully as Mr. Trump addressed President Nieto. Trump came across as a man-of-the world, to whom interfacing with foreign dignitaries was second nature.It's always been the case that Americans...
  • Torture scandal in Mexico: American "nearly beaten to death"

    07/13/2016 12:40:49 AM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 13 July 2016 | Mark Stevenson
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Ronald James Wooden flexes the large blacksmith's hands with which he once forged everything from large chandeliers to intricate jewelry. He's says he is still regaining feeling in them three years after a four-hour beating with fists and rifle butts by municipal police in southern Mexico. -snip- Wooden, who had been living in Texas, was drawn to Taxco by its famed silver jewelry industry, which had been revived by American adventurer William Spratling in the 1930s. But in recent years, the colonial-era town south of Mexico City has been in the grip of drug cartels. In...
  • The House of Death

    07/12/2016 1:44:11 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 14 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Dec 3, 2006 | David Rose
    (2006) The US media have virtually ignored this story. The Observer is the first newspaper to have spoken to Janet Padilla, and this is the first narrative account to appear in print. The House Of Death suddenly seemed set to become a major national scandal. On 24 February, Sandy Gonzalez, the Special Agent in Charge of the DEA office in El Paso wrote to his Ice counterpart, John Gaudioso. 'I am writing to express to you my frustration and outrage at the mishandling of investigation that has resulted in unnecessary loss of human life,' he began, 'and endangered the lives...

    Ottawa, Ontario 28 June 2016 The Government of Canada has made it a top priority to re-establish and strengthen our relationship with one of our most important partners, Mexico. To this end, Prime Minister Trudeau today announced Canada’s intention to lift the visa requirement for Mexican visitors to Canada beginning December 1, 2016. Lifting the visa requirement will deepen ties between Canada and Mexico and will increase the flow of travellers, ideas, and businesses between both countries. Closer collaboration between Canada and Mexico on mobility issues will also help encourage travel between the two countries while preventing any increase in...
  • San Diego sex trafficking industry worth $800m annually, federal report finds

    06/21/2016 5:32:06 AM PDT · by orchestra · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6/21/2016 | Joanna Walters/ Laurence Mathieu-Léger
    Figure is eight times higher than previous estimate, alarming researchers and law enforcement as between 3,000 and 8,000 victims enter industry yearly A federal report on sex trafficking in San Diego has revealed a vast underground industry worth more than $800m annually, eight times higher than previously estimated. The report, considered the best measure of the problem’s scope to date, has shocked researchers and law enforcement officers in the region. “I didn’t realize the amount of money involved,” said Bill Gore, the San Diego County sheriff. Sex trafficking, defined as the trade in which someone has been forced, coerced or...
  • Cartel Smugglers Tried to Rape 11-Year-Old Migrant Girl in Texas at Border — Brutally Beat Her

    05/04/2016 7:10:41 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 May 2016 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Truncated title. Full title: Cartel Smugglers Tried to Rape 11-Year-Old Migrant Girl in Texas at Border — Brutally Beat Her Mother Mexican cartel human smugglers tried to rape an 11-year-old girl from Honduras and then brutally beat the girl’s mother when the woman tried to protect her daughter — all of which occurred in the state of Texas near the U.S.-Mexico border. The attack took place on Saturday night near on the banks of the Rio Grande when a woman from Honduras, her cousin and her 11-year-old daughter were rafted over by human smugglers, information provided to Breitbart Texas by...
  • US bars government employees from traveling to Acapulco

    04/15/2016 4:24:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 15, 2016 6:14 PM EDT | Peter Orsi
    The U.S. government on Friday barred its employees from traveling to the Mexican resort city of Acapulco, where a rise in homicides attributed to drug gangs has made it one of the world’s deadliest cities in recent years. The new travel guidelines posted online by the State Department extended a ban that already covered nearly the entire state of Guerrero, where Acapulco is located and which has been a flashpoint of drug violence. American government employees previously could go to Acapulco as long as they traveled by air instead of land. They are still allowed to visit the Guerrero state...
  • Border Patrol Group’s President: Cartels Cut Hole in Unmanned Border Fence, Drove Through

    03/23/2016 3:53:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 23, 2016 | 12:47 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd told a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee Wednesday that cartels cut a hole in a 10-mile stretch of border that had been unmanned for two days and drove two vehicles through it. “Yesterday, I received an email from an agent in Arizona, and that email said that there was a 10-mile stretch for two days — and this is documented on the reports from the Border Patrol management — 10 mile stretch of border that was unmanned for two days,” Judd said. “Criminal cartels were able to go to the fence, cut...
  • GRAPHIC: Cartel Victims Tortured, Throats Slit in Mexican Border City

    03/22/2016 8:12:17 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Mar 2016
    The two most recent victims of the raging wave of violence that continues to strike this city were tortured and had their throats slit. Almost a day after the murder, the Tamaulipas government had not issued a public statement about the murders.
  • El Chapo 'has plenty to read but no Viagra' in Mexican prison regime

    03/19/2016 7:17:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 19, 2016
    The jailed drug cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is receiving self-help advice and gaining weight under his tightened prison regime, according to a Mexican government official, although he is no longer allowed conjugal visits or supplied with Viagra. . . Before he escaped, Guzman was allowed a four-hour conjugal visit every nine days. In addition, the officials said, he was supplied with Viagra.
  • Mexico sees attempt to loosen security on "El Chapo"

    03/07/2016 1:25:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 7, 2016 4:20 PM EST
    The Mexican government is warning of a strategy by drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to try to loosen the security measures at the maximum-security prison where he has already escaped once. National security commissioner Renato Sales told reporters Monday that recent statements made by an alleged daughter of Guzman to The Guardian newspaper that the government had betrayed him suggest a media strategy. …
  • Mexico to confront criticisms from US political campaigns

    03/01/2016 1:29:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 1, 2016 4:06 PM EST
    The Mexican government has come up with a plan to confront criticism of the country during U.S. electoral campaigns, but it doesn't include getting into verbal duels with presidential candidates. [...] Some U.S. presidential candidates have targeted Mexico. Leading Republican Donald Trump has talked about Mexicans being rapists and bringing drugs to the United States. ...
  • Oil Thefts Surge In Mexico As Cartels Become Specialized

    02/16/2016 8:22:39 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 4 replies ^ | 16-02-2016 | El Chapo Guzman
    Already reeling from low prices, officials with Mexico’s state-run Pemex are also fighting an ever intensifying battle against pipeline theft as organized crime tries to gain a foothold in the country’s newly reformed energy sector. From loosely organized groups of locals to feared drug cartels, those who believe there is a significant amount of illicit profit to be made here are coming out of the woodwork—and for starters they are eyeing pipelines. The statistics tell an alarming story of a rapidly increasing number of pipeline thefts year over year. According to a report from Pemex released in November of 2015,...
  • BREAKING: 'Massive' Gun Recovered From El Chapo's Hideout Was Bought In Fast and Furious Program!!

    01/20/2016 5:12:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Red State ^ | January 20, 2016 | Caleb Howe
    In yet another election year scandal sure to be downplayed by the mainstream media, news broke overnight that a "massive" .50 caliber rifle intended to be a defense against helicopter gunships that was found at the hideout of notorious drug lord El Chapo's hideout was sold under the disastrous 'Fast and Furious' program! Fox News' William La Jeunesse reports: [snip] As RedState readers know, this news comes just hours after a judge ruled Obama couldn't claim executive privilege to cover up the scandal anymore. The feds are still checking out all the weapons from El Chapo's drug den so it...
  • The “other” Fast & Furious, headed to a theatre near you

    10/25/2015 9:15:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | October 23, 2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Special Agent John Dodson blew the whistle on the Department of Justice (DOJ) ill-fated “Fast and Furious” operation in an interview with me in 2011. Dodson explained that the U.S. government had been instructing federal agents like him to encourage gun dealers to sell thousands of assault rifles and other weapons to traffickers for Mexican drug cartels. ... Beyond Fast and Furious, similar “gunwalking” cases by the government were reported in numerous cities: Phoenix, Tucson and Houston to name a few. “Walked” guns were used by illegal Mexican bandits in an Arizona shootout that killed...

    08/20/2015 3:30:49 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19Aug15 | Matthew Boyle
    FLORENCE, Arizona — “Nobody does,” Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu told Breitbart News when asked who has operational control of this region of the United States of America. Babeu was on a helicopter tour of Mexican drug cartel scout locations in caves in the side of mountains throughout the desert about 70 miles inside the U.S. border. Essentially, that means U.S. sovereignty is gone for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of square miles throughout the American southwest.
  • Mexican Cartels Smuggle Terrorists into U.S. Through Rural Texas Border Region

    07/29/2015 3:24:58 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 29, 2015 | Judicial Watch
    Mexican drug cartels are smuggling foreigners from countries with terrorist links into a small Texas rural town near El Paso and they’re using remote farm roads—rather than interstates—to elude the Border Patrol and other law enforcement barriers, according to Judicial Watch sources on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border. The foreigners are classified as Special Interest Aliens (SIA) and they are being transported to stash areas in Acala, a rural crossroads located around 54 miles from El Paso on a state road – Highway 20. Once in the U.S., the SIAs wait for pick-up in the area’s sand hills just...
  • Watch Ted Cruz unleashed: 'Washington cartel' conspires against Americans

    07/25/2015 11:09:00 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 13 replies ^ | June 24,2015 | Garth Kant
  • How escaped drug lord ‘El Chapo’ has poisoned the streets of Chicago

    07/16/2015 11:26:24 PM PDT · by RC one · 39 replies
    Q13 Fox news ^ | ,July 16, 2015, | CNN Wire
    <p>CHICAGO — Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman may be far from the streets of Chicago, but he has run them for a long time.</p> <p>As much as 80% of the illegal narcotics in America’s third-largest city come from Guzman’s Sinaloa cartel, said Art Bilek, a retired Chicago detective who spent 60 years in law enforcement.</p>
  • US Authorities Knew El Chapo Would Plot an Escape, Former Agent Says

    07/13/2015 7:37:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 13, 2015 | JACK CLOHERTY
    A very recently-retired federal agent who played a leading role in the capture of “El Chapo” 16 months ago said that U.S. officials knew of possible prison escape plans by associates of El Chapo, practically from the time he was back in prison. "There was always chatter that there was going to be a breakout plan," the source, an ex-DEA agent, told ABC News. The source said that U.S. law enforcement would regularly pass on credible intelligence to Mexican officials, but that did not appear to help prevent Saturday night's escape. The source was “saddened but not surprised” by the...
  • Recovering Paradise: The Struggle of Mexicans Against Drug Trafficking

    05/26/2015 8:22:13 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 2 replies
    Borderland Beat ^ | Monday, May 25, 2015 | Valor
    Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat In January 2014, in the state of Michoacán, Mexico, a conflict known as the rising up of the autodefensas breaks out. Citizens, farmers, and civil professionals tired of the abuses from drug traffickers and the obvious complicity of government structures, decide to take up arms and form a community police in order to address the problem directly. A group of them decided to move towards the coast, but they are not alone, they are accompanied by two independent journalists, Rafael Prime (México) and Nicolás Tapia (Chile). Everything that happened during those turbulent days...
  • US: Mexico Mass Graves Raise "Alarming Questions" about Government "Complicity" [snip]

    05/15/2015 3:02:57 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 11 replies
    The National Security Archive ^ | May 12, 2015 | Michael Evans
    State Department Quietly Suspended Aid to Army Unit Responsible for June 2014 Tlatlaya Massacre State Department Quietly Suspended Aid to Army Unit Responsible for June 2014 Tlatlaya Massacre National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 515 Washington, DC, May 12, 2015 – A U.S. military “Human Rights Working Group” said that mass graves not related to the September 2014 disappearance of 43 students in Guerrero, Mexico—but nevertheless found during the investigation of that case—raised “alarming questions” about the “level of government complicity” in Mexican cartel killings. The student victims from a rural teachers college in Ayotzinapa were allegedly abducted...
  • Illegal border tunnel found leading from Mexico (to San Ysidro)

    04/29/2015 8:36:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 28, 2015 6:42 PM EDT
    U.S. Border Patrol agents have found a suspected drug tunnel with lighting and a rail-car system that connected to a home across the border in Tijuana, Mexico. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Lauren Mack said agents patrolling west of the San Ysidro port of entry Tuesday morning found a sinkhole close to the U.S. border fence that opened up into the tunnel. …
  • Mexican Cartels Try to Create a Market for Meth in New York City

    04/25/2015 11:12:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 83 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/21/15 | VICTORIA BEKIEMPIS
    Law enforcement agencies have long wondered why methamphetamine, which ravaged so many American communities from the 1990s until the mid-2000s, didn’t take hold in New York City. Because the New York City metropolitan area is the largest illegal drug market in the country, and because demand has been so high elsewhere in the U.S., the city’s law enforcement for decades “has always been anticipating a meth outbreak,” explains James Hunt, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division. “We’ve just never seen it take off to the same degree,” Hunt tells Newsweek. Try Newsweek for only...
  • DEA chief tells House committee she can't fire agents involved in sex parties

    04/14/2015 5:29:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 14, 2015 | Doug McKelway
    With the Secret Service still smarting from its 2012 prostitution scandal in Cartagena, Colombia, another federal law agency is in hot water over an even more salacious sex scandal—in the same country. The Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Michelle Leonhart, Tuesday faced a grueling three-hour inquisition from the House Oversight Committee over an Inspector General’s report that found DEA agents in Bogota, Colombia engaged in “sex parties” with prostitutes and that the parties were paid for by the very drug cartels the DEA was sent to fight. “This behavior is not acceptable,” Leonhart said in her opening statement. “It...
  • America's Cartel Problem, Part I

    03/28/2015 9:23:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | March 28, 2015 | Matthew Thomas
    I know many people do not understand the very real battle happening in the United States. More specifically, here in the Southwest U.S. we have been involved in an extended battle with a foreign criminal element. These organized criminals, known as Mexican cartels, have been discussed plenty but mainly in a general sense. Many times, the intricate details of this battle cannot be fully disclosed, as it can compromise the safety of those involved in the fight against these criminals. However, what can be shared is some general knowledge and information to help educate those who do not understand the...
  • Massive protest over 43 missing students rocks Mexico City

    11/21/2014 1:41:27 PM PST · by jalisco555 · 17 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 11/21/14 | Diane Jeantet
    MEXICO CITY – Clashes broke out between protesters and police officers on Thursday night, as tens of thousands gathered in front of Mexico City’s National Palace in support of families and friends of the 43 students abducted by police in Iguala, in the state of Guerrero on Sept. 26. On a day normally marked by reverent remembrances of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, various marches led by parents and families of the missing students started at different points of the city around 4 p.m. and made their way toward the Zócalo, the city’s central square. As thousands converged on the...
  • Inside the Mexican College Where 43 Students Vanished After a Violent Encounter With Police

    10/22/2014 1:54:55 PM PDT · by BBell · 25 replies ^ | 10/06/14 | Melissa del Pozo
    The minute they heard their son was one of the missing normalista students believed to have been killed by police in Mexico, Manuel and Hilda González got on a bus and traveled nine hours to make it here, the Raul Isidro Burgos Ayotzinapa Normal School, in the southern state of Guerrero. Their son, César Manuel González Hernández, is 19 and a second-year teaching student at Ayotzinapa, a Revolutionary-era rural teachers college known nationally for the ardently leftist politics that guide everything the students do and study. César is now among the 43 normalista students missing since September 26, when a...
  • As Mexico cracks down, drug money comes to US

    10/11/2014 8:40:40 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 10/11/2014 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — For a company that booked $12 million in annual sales importing snacks like chile- and lime-flavored chips from Mexico, Baja Distributors Inc.'s offices were oddly quiet. There were no signs outside. Its small warehouse was almost empty. Phones went unanswered. Investigators say there was a reason for the anonymity: The business was laundering money from Mexican drug traffickers. Baja Distributors, whose executives denied laundering drug money, brought more than $17 million from Mexico in 18 months. U.S. front companies for cartels aren't new, but U.S. officials say they took a more prominent role after Mexico...
  • Exclusive: First-hand report from friend in Trooper/National Guard deployment on Texas border

    09/26/2014 3:01:21 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 15 replies
    First-hand | 26 September 2014 | Mene
    The Texas border situation is extremely bad from a first-hand report from an individual assigned to that region. I do want to say that the national media is not coming even close to reporting the conflict between those with loyalties to the United States and those with loyalties to Mexico in that region. Local Hispanics are treating the individuals assigned by Perry to the area in an abusive manner. The individuals who have been assigned are being monitored by "scouts" with the cartels. This is the tip of the iceberg as to what is happening and the MSM is NOT...
  • L.A. Fashion District Gets Hit With Money Laundering Raid

    09/17/2014 6:43:18 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 9 replies ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Hal M. Bundrick
    The fashion police descended in droves on the Los Angeles Fashion District last week, confiscating $100 million (mostly in cash), seizing three homes and arresting nine people. The raids on some 75 businesses are related to “Black Market Peso Exchange” (BMPE) schemes to launder drug money controlled by international drug cartels.
  • 42 indicted in massive Camden drug bust (Mexican Cartels)

    09/13/2014 6:37:03 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 09/12/2014 | Alex Wigglesworth
    A New Jersey grand jury indicted 42 alleged drug dealers Friday in connection with a series of arrests last November that prosecutors are calling the largest drug bust in Camden in more than a decade. Prosecutors said the 56-page indictment, which stemmed from a takedown dubbed “Operation North Pole,” takes aim at a violent narcotics network with ties to Mexican cartels whose participants dealt millions of dollars in cocaine and heroin each year.
  • Recreational Pot Not Bringing In Tax Money That Was Expected

    09/03/2014 7:13:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 112 replies ^ | 9/2/2014 | Unknown
    High hopes for tax money isn’t as expected as the state’s legal marijuana industry isn’t bringing in as much money as anticipated. In fact, tax revenue is way below expectations. When voters approved recreational marijuana sales the state predicted it would pull in more than $33 million in new taxes in the first six months. The actual revenue came up more than $21 million short. The problem is that buying pot is less expensive on the streets where people don’t have to pay taxes or fees. Medical marijuana is also less expensive than recreational pot, so those with medical cards...
  • For some cartels, human smuggling has taken priority over drugs ( Mexico )

    09/02/2014 5:36:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 29 August 2014 | ALFREDO CORCHADO
    With recent waves of Central Americans seeking to reach the U.S., human smuggling along the Texas border has, at least for the moment, become more lucrative than smuggling illicit drugs for criminal organizations such as the Gulf and Zetas cartels, according to two U.S. intelligence officials. U.S. agents tracking the money flow as part of the anti-smuggling Operation Coyote say that in just over six months, human smuggling has generated nearly $50 million, mostly in the area around the Mexican border city of Reynosa. The revenue has helped sustain the Gulf cartel during a bloody internal split, the officials said....
  • The War on Drugs is Destroying My Country

    08/25/2014 9:24:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 95 replies ^ | August 25, 2014 | Luis Barrueto
    Having grown up in Guatemala, IÂ’ve witnessed my countryÂ’s dramatic increase in crime due to the War on Drugs first hand. For most of my life, drug cartels used Guatemala as a natural pitstop for their smuggling routes. Unattended regions in the north provided the perfect space to refuel their vehicles and airplanes before transporting their products to major consumers in the north like the United States. This route had remained the same since the beginning of the Drug War, but recent developments over the past ten years has diverted even more narcotics and violence to my back yard, highlighting...
  • Threat of Health Care Market Consolidation

    08/13/2014 4:28:00 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    NRO ^ | August 12, 2014 | Reihan Salam
    Chris Pope observes in a new report from the Heritage Foundation, however, the Affordable Care Act has if anything exacerbated the problem of monopoly pricing power in medical care. Yet the story of government’s role in driving provider concentration is not primarily about the Affordable Care Act. The bigger culprit is Medicare, the single-payer health system that represents just over a fifth of all health expenditures in the U.S. Read More …
  • June 23, 2026: Latino Separatists Shoot Down US Passenger Jet Over S. New Mexico (Thoughts?)

    07/23/2014 1:19:37 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 16 replies ^ | 7/23/2014 | Me
    Just throwing it out there. Nothing is impossible. I do foresee something like this in the short to mid term future. What's to stop them? Would our own government do anything if the populace of the southwest was over 55 percent "amnesty given" Latinos and Latino illegals?
  • Mexican Cartels Rival Gasoline Market By Selling Stolen Gas At Half Price

    06/17/2014 6:05:40 PM PDT · by kingattax · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jun 2014 | by FRANCES MARTEL
    Mexican drug cartels, such as the Zetas and the Gulf Cartel, are supplementing their incomes by selling stolen gasoline. At $0.40 a liter, gasoline is cheaper for residents of Tamaulipas than a can of Coca-Cola if they buy from the cartels, helping increase cartel violence while also seriously damaging oil companies in the nation. According to the Mexican publication Milenio, 15% of gasoline sold in the northeast state of Tamaulipas, which borders central Texas, is controlled and distributed by the Zetas and the Gulf Cartel. The low prices of stolen gas in the region cannot be understated: the paper notes...
  • Mexico vigilantes register weapons, are to disband

    05/27/2014 8:27:41 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | 05/12/2014 | Tracy Wilkinson
    The scent of limes in the air, Papa Pitufo shouted orders to his men and consulted by cellphone with his far-flung forces. The gray-bearded farmer has emerged as the senior leader of the vigilante movement that has taken over a large swath of wealthy Michoacan state, one of the world's top producers of avocados and limes but dominated for nearly a decade by ruthless drug cartels. For the first time in modern Mexican history, an armed civilian band has ejected a drug cartel from its environs. For now, members of the so-called Knights Templar are lying low, challenged by rebelling...
  • Mexican Cartels invest in medical marijuana business DEA claim

    05/06/2014 7:11:39 AM PDT · by mgist · 6 replies
    SundayWorld ^ | 5/6/14 | MacIntyre
    Mexican Cartels invest in medical marijuana business DEA claim Tuesday 6th May 2014 DEA confirm cartels investing in medical marijuana and legitimate pot business. The Mexican mafia are using their cash mountains to invest in the legitimate marijuana industry in Colorado, US DEA agents claim. In a move which has long been predicted, federal agents believe that Cartels have already invested millions of dollars for starters and have arrested one key player, the FDA report on a half a million dollar charge. They have invested in the pot industry and the medical marijuana business which represents a very astute move...
  • Mexican Troops ‘Going Rogue’ Across U.S. Border; Attacking Americans (Video)

    05/02/2014 7:55:09 PM PDT · by montag813 · 28 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-02-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right News Last month, we reported on an incursion by Mexican troops in Arizona, who held U.S. agents at gunpoint before being allowed to retreat back into Mexico. Many experts believe that elements of the Mexican army are openly assisting the drug cartels along their smuggling routes into the U.S. Now comes a new shocking report of dozens of invasions across the border by Mexican troops, who have shot Americans and even landed helicopters on ranchers' land and held them at gunpoint. WATCH:
  • US banks cleared to take legal marijuana money (thanks Soros)

    02/14/2014 3:13:13 PM PST · by mgist · 20 replies
    FT ^ | February 14, 2014 | Hall
    US regulators gave banks the green light to accept money from legal marijuana businesses but cautioned that they expected financial institutions to conduct “thorough due diligence” and report possible criminal activity. The guidance from the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the Department of Justice is meant to tackle one of the biggest challenges for a growing industry that is legal in a score of states but prohibited by federal law. Banks have shied away from doing business with marijuana groups for fear of prosecution. Unable to make deposits or accept credit cards, many “cannabusinesses” operate entirely in cash,...
  • Gun-toting Mexican vigilantes parade victorious through drugs cartel's stronghold ...

    02/10/2014 8:14:20 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 7 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | February 10, 2014 | Leon Watson
    after seizing control in rare war on drugs triumphVigilantes battling the ruthless Knights Templar drug cartel in Mexico have entered a gang-held city to clear it of gunmen, a leader of the movement said. The group has driven the quasi-religious cartel from a series of towns in the west entered the city of Apatzingan with government forces on Saturday, it was claimed. Dozens of vigilante group members, who wore white t-shirts to identify themselves, were seen speeding into the area in the back of pickup trucks. The city of 100,000 in Michoacan state has been under effective control of the...
  • Yesterday a Knight Templar, Today a Member of Self-Defense Group

    01/22/2014 6:15:59 PM PST · by SteelTrap · 4 replies
    Borderland Beat ^ | Jan 22. 2014 | Borderland Beat reporter
    In Mexico, people have been successfully fighting back against oppression, beating back drug cartels and now starting war against govt criminals in league with the cartels. This makes it a bit easier for the not-so-bad bad guys to turn things around and join against the still-bad guys. To see how the govt reacted to the success of the citizen defense groups:
  • California kids enlist in Mexico militias to rout a drug cartel

    01/17/2014 7:23:28 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 20 replies
    global post ^ | January 17, 2014 | Dudley Althaus
    Moises Verduzco says he learned how to handle himself in a fight from his teen years running with a street gang near Los Angeles. Now back home in western Mexico’s violent Michoacan state, Verduzco and other United States-bred youths are putting those lessons from the barrio to war against the Knights Templar criminal cartel. Verduzco, 22, spent most of his life in the working-class city of Hawthorne, Calif., until the US deported him to Mexico a few years ago following a criminal conviction. “This is way better,” he says, comparing his preferred vigilante post with California gangster life. “Here you...
  • Federal Courts: Obama Partnership With Drug Cartels Deeper Than Weapons

    12/22/2013 9:31:53 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 50 replies
    The Free Patriot ^ | December 22, 2013 | Brandon Walker
    Presented in a Federal Judge’s court ruling is an insight we have never seen in Federal Courts. It seems very prominent that Obama’s partnership with drug cartels go way beyond the weapons we knew about! A federal court in Texas has issued a formal opinion on the court case United States of America v. Mirtha Veronica Nava-Martinez. The judge, Andrew Hanen, presented his opinion from the case that threw open the doors to watch the travesty of justice that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the shear lawlessness of the Obama Administration. This goes way beyond the Fast and...
  • Gunman in clown suit kills senior Mexican drug cartel member

    10/19/2013 4:46:03 PM PDT · by USNBandit · 42 replies
    Yahoo News Canada ^ | 19 October 2013 | Reuters Unattributed
    Link only for yahoo who copied a whole article from Reuters.
  • OUTRAGE: Georgia Police Chief Suspended Without Pay Just for Visiting Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    09/12/2013 7:15:57 PM PDT · by montag813 · 45 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-13-2013 | John Hill
    Above: Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Chief Doug Jordan meet in Phoenix.- Unbelievable! The Grantville, Georgia Police Chief has been suspended for a week - without pay - merely for visiting Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio during his vacation. Chief Doug Jordan and his wife planned a recent trip to Arizona to celebrate their wedding anniversary. They had honeymooned there 31 years ago. They paid for the trip and its expenses themselves. While there, Jordan thought it would be a great idea to see if he could meet with Arpaio. He was honored when Arpaio agreed to do so.“I meet with...