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  • Texas town opens its heart to ‘child refugees’

    08/10/2014 1:56:33 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 31 replies
    Canada.com ^ | August 10, 2014, | William Marsden
    MCALLEN, Texas – The rest of America may fear what comes over the invisible line that separates Mexico and the United States. But not the people of McAllen. For them, the border that follows the Rio Grande is their heritage and their lifeline. The comings and goings of people and goods are what makes McAllen tick. It’s what nourishes this city of 134,719.
  • Resurgent Communism in Latin America (Drug Cartels)

    08/02/2014 5:42:40 AM PDT · by mgist · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 3/2010 | Written by Alex Newman
    In light of the recent "Child" immigration show brought on by Obama, it is interesting to look at what has been happening in Latin America under Obama's watch. El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are over their heads with gangs and cartels in the drug trafficking trade that Obama helped install --------------------------------- 2010-Resurgent Communism in Latin America Many Cuban refugees risked everything to escape the murderous regime of Fidel Castro. Oftentimes they made treacherous voyages aboard rickety rafts, hoping only to reach the free shores of Florida with their lives. Many died along the way. But communist rule was vicious and...
  • Hillary Clinton: Let Hondurans, Guatemalans, El Salvadorans Apply for Asylum from Home

    07/27/2014 5:03:45 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she wanted more Central American citizens to apply for asylum to live in the United States from their home countries. The Obama administration is reportedly considering setting up a satellite facility in Honduras to allow people to apply for asylum without coming to the United States, but Clinton said Guatemalans and El Salvadorans should have asylum facilities in their nations as well. In an interview with Jorge Ramos on Fusion, Clinton said that she wanted facilities "over there" to "screen kids... before they get in the hands of coyotes, or they get on...
  • Child Border Surge Includes Mara Salvatrucha Ganga Elements

    07/09/2014 5:04:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Investors.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Immigration: Border Patrol sources say some of the thousands of "children" flowing across the Texas frontier are Mara Salvatrucha's gangster enforcers. It figures: No one benefits more from Obama's open-door policies. At the Murrieta town hall meeting last week, hundreds of illegals in Mexican soccer jerseys protesting the town's refusal to take busloads of illegal immigrants had an odd man among them, wearing a suit with a sign around his neck saying he was an illegal. "I asked him why he didn't have papers and he said he didn't need them because he brought people across without papers. He was...
  • Immigrant advocates hopeful about Utah mother's delayed deportation order

    07/06/2014 5:11:07 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 05, 2014 | Associated Press
    SALT LAKE CITY – Activists are pointing to the delayed deportation of a Utah mother and her children as the kind of compassion they hope President Barack Obama will pursue in the wake of his announcement that he'll act on his own to address immigration problems. Garland resident Ana Cañenquez and four of her seven children were originally ordered to leave the United States and return to El Salvador by March 21. That date was pushed back, and now there's no specific deadline for them to leave. The extra time allows her to save money to afford a home back...
  • Salvadoran Ambassador: US Must Respect 'Universal Rights' of Illegal Minors

    06/20/2014 1:52:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 20, 2014 | Caroline May
    The United States must respect the “universal rights” of the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors illegally entering the country, according to the Salvadoran ambassador to the United States. “We understand the concern of the U.S. government about the issue of immigration. We are aware that the phenomenon is not a stranger to electoral considerations; however, we must not ignore the fact that children detained at the border have universal rights that should be given priority over the interests of an expedient solution,” Rubén Zamora, the ambassador of El Salvador to the United States, wrote in a Miami Herald op-ed...
  • CBP fires back at immigrant children abuse allegations

    06/15/2014 6:42:19 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 25 replies
    KGUN ^ | Jun 14, 2014 | Christina Myers
    TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Under allegations that illegal immigrant children are being mistreated at border patrol facilities Customs and Border Patrol is firing back. In a release sent to 9 On Your Side Friday CBP said they are "Ensuring nutritional and hygienic needs are met; that children are provided meals regularly and have access to drinks and snacks throughout the day; that facilities include toilets; that they receive constant agent supervision; that children who exhibit signs of illness or disease are given proper medical care.” The statement added, “Mistreatment or misconduct is not tolerated.." A representative with the El Salvadorian consulate,...
  • LAWLESS: Eric Holder Now Funding Attorneys to Help Illegal Aliens Avoid Deportation

    06/06/2014 3:31:12 PM PDT · by montag813 · 11 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 06-06-2014 | Brian Hayes
    Above: Dozens of the 47,000 illegal alien "children" who have crossed the border since January, fill a Laredo, TX holding facility on Thursday.- by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsYes, that headline is real. You have not gone insane, although we wouldn't be surprised if you did, given the utter lawlessness of this administration. Texas is being overrun by illegal aliens at the highest rates in U.S. history. More than 47,000 unaccompanied minors have been caught in the first five months of this year, a 92% increase over the same time period in 2013 . Obama is also dumping thousands...
  • Former Salvadoran gang member says he’s living right and deserves U.S. protection

    05/18/2014 5:44:25 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2014 | Pamela Constable
    Today, at 34, Martinez is once again a prisoner, this time in federal immigration custody at the Howard County Detention Center. The government is seeking to deport him, but he has mounted a controversial defense that is being closely watched by human rights experts and lawmakers as his case plays out in the federal courts. Technically, Martinez is only being held because he is an illegal immigrant; after a decade of living and working quietly in Maryland, he was stopped by police in 2011 for making an illegal left turn and then arrested. But as a repentant former gang member...
  • 18 countries ratify UN Arms Trade Treaty

    04/02/2014 11:02:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 2, 2014 1:47 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Eighteen countries, including five of the world’s leading arms exporters, ratified a landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade on Wednesday, giving a significant boost to the campaign for the treaty’s entry into force. […] Five of the world’s top 10 arms exporters—Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain—turned in their ratification documents at the ceremony. The other 13 were Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Among the hold-outs is the United States, the world’s largest weapons exporter. The Obama administration has signed the treaty but there is strong resistance in...
  • Communist Guerrilla Leader ‘Wins’ El Salvador Elections

    03/22/2014 10:21:17 AM PDT · by Dqban22 · 10 replies
    frontpage magazine ^ | 3/21/2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Communist Guerrilla Leader ‘Wins’ El Salvador Elections Posted By Humberto Fontova On March 21, 2014 In Daily Mailer,FrontPage A former Communist guerrilla commander linked to various butcheries during El Salvador’s savage civil war in the 1980s won that nation’s Presidential elections this week by a squeaker. Nowadays this former FMLF (Faribundo Marti Liberation Front) commander is accused of partnering with murderous Salvadoran drug-smuggling and human-trafficking gangs that operate in 40 U.S. cities, have been declared “international criminal organizations” by the U.S. Treasury department, and have had members convicted of multiple murders, rapes and tortures within sight of the U.S. capitol....
  • America’s Most Brutal Gang Could Be Big Winner In El Salvador’s Presidential Election

    03/10/2014 11:30:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | March 07, 2014 | Bryan Llenas
    On its surface, the presidential election in El Salvador on Sunday shouldn’t matter to the average American. But this is no ordinary election. Experts say an expected win by the current ruling party, the FMLN, will turn El Salvador into a haven for gangs and narco-traffickers with dire consequences for the United States. Stunning recent evidence and leaked government documents suggest the country’s current President and ruling party for years have been secretly backed by the MS-13 gang, which is considered by many as America’s most brutal enterprise because of its reputation for using machetes to hack people to death....
  • Globalists and Gangs Back Marxist Mass-murderer in El Salvador

    03/08/2014 12:38:28 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | 07 March 2014 | Alex Newman
    Globalists and Gangs Back Marxist Mass-murderer in El Salvador 07 March 2014 "Former" communist-terrorist "commander" Salvador Sánchez Cerén of the Obama administration-subsidized FMLN appears set to win the presidency in El Salvador's upcoming runoff election this weekend.
  • Flawed History @ MLA

    01/15/2014 1:04:43 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 15, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Perhaps one of the unfortunate byproducts of the lumping together of English and History under the rubric “Humanities” is that English professors start to think of themselves as historians. When they try to be, they prove that they are not. At the Modern Language Association’s annual meeting in Chicago, Katharina Motyl from Germany’s Free University claimed that women and children were also at Abu Ghraib as inmates. Excusing Abu Ghraib’s infamy “would give a lie to the Bush administration” that these Middle Eastern wars were to free both women and children from repressive regimes, she argued. Abu Ghraib has long...
  • Thousands in El Salvador Flee Erupting Chaparrastique Volcano

    12/29/2013 7:47:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    bbc ^ | 29 December 2013
    Thousands of people in eastern El Salvador are leaving their homes after a volcano erupted on Sunday morning. Residents in the coffee-producing region said they had heard a powerful explosion before the Chaparrastique volcano began spewing hot ash and smoke into the air. No one has been hurt, say the authorities. Anyone living in a 3km (2 mile) radius will be evacuated.
  • Driver indicted after illegal immigrant died in Oklahoma wreck

    12/16/2013 5:30:51 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    NewsOK ^ | December 15, 2013 | Nolan Clay
    PERRY — For the 1,500-mile ride from Houston to Los Angeles last October, the 12 illegal immigrants had been crammed into a 2004 black Suburban with their driver and another man.Some sat in the very back, where there were no seats. One later acknowledged he paid $400 for his spot. Their trip ended not in sunny California but in northern Oklahoma when the driver fell asleep on Interstate 35 the morning of Oct. 21. The Suburban rolled over one-and-a-half times inside the median and ended up on its top about a mile south of Perry, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported....
  • Obama's Push For Foreign Direct Investment (US Lowest Behind Mexico, Venezuela)

    10/27/2013 11:19:46 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 7 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/27/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    President Obama and his senior cabinet officials are mounting a big push to bolster foreign direct investment in the US – amid evidence that America is falling behind other countries in the race for global capital. The evidence? How about the USA being near the bottom in the Americas with Chile leading and the USA down at the bottom with Mexico, El Salvador and Venezuela. Even Paraguay has a higher FDI as a percentage of GDP! fdiamericas “On the heels of the manufactured crises in Washington, it’s time for folks to come together and focus on doing everything we can...
  • El Salvador: Where women may be jailed for miscarrying

    10/18/2013 2:45:59 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th October 2013 | Nina Lakhani
    'El Salvador has one of the toughest anti-abortion laws in the world. A side-effect is that women who suffer miscarriages are sometimes suspected of inducing an abortion - and can even be jailed for murder.'
  • Violent El Salvador 'drug-dealing gang member' discovered running a children's

    05/05/2013 3:46:08 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 May 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Violent El Salvador 'drug-dealing gang member' discovered running a children's party and pony rental business in Florida A suspected member of a violent street gang who has been arrested in Florida has been running a children's party business, authorities said. Dilbert Coreas, from El Salvador, was arrested in Florida after he allegedly re-entered the U.S. following his deportation in 2012. He had been charged with cocaine possession in 2009. Police from Palm Beach County's gang unit were tracking Coreas after seeing pictures of him on social media sites which suggested that he was linked to a transnational criminal organization known...
  • El Salvador man wanted in rape of Arlington girl (immigration reform...NOW /s)

    04/24/2013 5:23:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/24/2013 | Scott McCabe
    U.S. Marshals are looking for a man charged in the rape of a pre-teen girl, and they are asking the public to help find him. Arlington County police said that on April 6, 20-year-old Douglas Guillen-Vargas was left in charge of the victim and other children while their parents went to church. Guillen-Vargas took the 12-year-old into the bathroom and sexually assaulted her, police said. When the parents returned home, the girl told them what had happened. Guillen-Vargas has not been seen or heard from since, authorities said. Police issued an arrest warrant for Guillen-Vargas charging him with rape, and...
  • [South Texas:]Medical Plaza at the Center of Smuggling Corridor

    04/09/2013 3:40:46 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies
    KRGV ^ | 04/08/2013
    HIDALGO COUNTY - Border Patrol agents on Monday arrested several immigrants at a busy medical center in Penitas. Those who work at the center say the area has become a human-smuggling corridor. Workers at Saenz Medical Center said they see immigrants darting behind cars and hiding in the dumpster. "We started hearing the helicopters, and when we hear that we know that something is going on," Mary Segura said. She works at the medical plaza. She witnessed Monday's arrests. "A little boy was running across the parking lot here, jumping on top of a car. I guess he was so...
  • [South Texas:]Brownsville smugglers caught with immigrants from four nations

    04/09/2013 1:35:20 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies
    KGBT ^ | 04/09/2013 | Brownsville smugglers caught with immigrants from four nations
    Two men are facing criminal charges after Border Patrol agents allegedly caught them with 13 illegal immigrants from four different countries cramped into a mini-van. U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested Cesar Humberto Gonzalez and Francisco Javier Infante-Mata on human smuggling charges on Saturday. Court records revealed that Gonzalez was behind the wheel of a mini-van loaded with more than a dozen people off Military Highway and Gonzalez Road. Border Patrol agents pulled over the mini-van and found 13 illegal immigrants from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras inside. Records show that Infante-Mata was also inside the van and is accused...
  • [South Texas:]Illegal Immigrant Bailout on Hwy 286

    04/08/2013 9:59:13 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    KRIS ^ | April 8, 2013
    CORPUS CHRISTI - There are often stories on human smuggling attempts that, many times, end in injury or death for the immigrants. It's not often, though, that you hear from the immigrants themselves. A 47-year-old man from El Salvador was just one of 12 illegal immigrants police captured Saturday night trying to make it in the U.S. In Spanish he told Six News everyone is trying to leave his country. Saturday night a Nueces County Deputy tried to pull over a four-by-four after he caught it swerving in the road. When the truck stopped, illegal immigrants bailed out and scattered....
  • How Obama Turned America into Venezuela

    03/09/2013 1:42:29 PM PST · by RetiredArmy · 26 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 7, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    How Obama Turned America into Venezuela Hugo Chavez's death was met with tributes from Iran, Bolivia, China and El Salvador. The Western left did not waste much time adding their withered roses to El Comandante's coffin. George Galloway called him another Spartacus. Jimmy Carter described him as a leader who fought for the "neglected and trampled." Michael Moore praised him for declaring that the oil belongs to the people. Whether or not the oil belongs to the people is a matter of some debate considering how much of it ended up in Chavez's pocket. Chavez died with an estimated net...
  • 2 immigrants report rapes by South Texas smugglers

    01/18/2013 2:23:59 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies
    mySA.com ^ | January 18, 2013
    <p>MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says two Central American women have reported being raped by human smugglers in two separate incidents in South Texas.</p> <p>A Border Patrol statement Friday says a Honduran woman apprehended Tuesday in the brush by agents from the Kingsville station said she was raped Jan. 6 by three men at a stash house near Hidalgo. She was taken to a Kingsville hospital for evaluation.</p>
  • Feds: Immigrants were paddled at stash house; alleged captors charged(South Texas illegals)

    01/15/2013 8:04:25 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    The Monitor ^ | January 14, 2013 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    McALLEN — Federal authorities arrested three men accused of holding 51 undocumented immigrants, threatening them with a handgun and a machete as well as paddling them to keep them in line. The arrests came after a Guatemalan immigrant managed to escape the house and alert authorities. On Friday afternoon, agents with U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations division went to a house in the 6600 block of North Bentsen Road, where they arrested 51 undocumented immigrants and three men who, in addition to being immigrants from El Salvador, were in charge of holding them...
  • The Sad End of the Priestly Ministry of Mr. Roy Bourgeois

    11/19/2012 8:10:38 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 11/20/12 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Disobedience and preaching against the teaching of the Catholic Church about women's ordination led to his excommunication, dismissal and laicization. Then Fr. Bourgeois engaged in an obstinate crusade which involved public and direct defiance of the Holy See and a repudiation of the unbroken teaching of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church concerning sacred ordination. MARYKNOLL, N.Y. (Catholic Online) - The short Press Release from the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers confirmed some sad news on Monday, November 19, 2012. The priestly ministry of Roy Bourgeois has come to an end: ***** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Congregation For The Doctrine Of The...
  • Missing 12-Year-Old Girl Last Seen in Brooks County

    08/24/2012 5:30:44 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    KRISTV ^ | Aug 24, 2012 | Rachel Cole
    BROOKS COUNTY -- A search is underway for a 12-year-old El Salvadorian girl has been missing for 17 days. Officials said the girl is an illegal immigrant who was traveling with a group of other immigrants that left her behind in Brooks County. Kimberly Orellana was last seen near the Falfurrias checkpoint on August 8th. Kimberly was traveling with a group of immigrants who were smuggled into the United States and dropped off in Mcallen. Immigrant activist Livio Danna said the group was heading to Houston but left her behind after she couldn't walk anymore. Now, Danna is doing whatever...
  • NCLR Official With Ties To Spy Confirmed As U.S. Ambassador (former La Raza board member)

    06/19/2012 3:08:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 19, 2012
    After years of bulldozing, President Obama finally got Senate confirmation for a scandal-plagued diplomat forced out of a U.S. ambassadorship for her close ties to a terrorist-sponsoring foreign government. That means a leftist open borders activist (Mari Carmen Aponte) with a controversial past officially represents the administration abroad. In a 62-37 vote last week, the U.S. Senate approved the confirmation of Aponte, a former board member of the National Council of la Raza (NCLR) and Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF), as the U.S. ambassador to El Salvador. Obama originally nominated Aponte in December 2009 and made her...
  • Rubio to help Obama on confirmation

    06/13/2012 9:47:58 AM PDT · by Theoria · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 13 June 2012 | Julian Pecquet
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is vowing to break with conservatives in his party and help confirm President Obama's controversial choice for ambassador to El Salvador when she comes before the Senate, possibly as early as Wednesday. Obama gave Mari Carmen Aponte a recess appointment in 2010 but it expired at the end of last year after Senate Republicans filibustered her. Some Republicans have raised concerns that Aponte might have dated a Cuban spy 20 years ago, while others sought to use her nomination to pressure the administration to change other Latin American policies. Rubio, a possible GOP vice presidential candidate...
  • [South Texas Mexicans]2 charged after 115 immigrants stashed in Edinburg

    05/03/2012 3:05:49 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies
    The Monitor ^ | May 03, 2012 | Jared Taylor
    EDINBURG — Two men face human smuggling charges after authorities detained 115 illegal immigrants who claimed they had been starved and held against their will. Border Patrol agents detained Vicente Ortiz Soto, 24, and Marcial Salas Gardunio, 24, after Edinburg police received an emergency call from inside a stash house Wednesday on the 2800 block of East University Drive. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents named four people, from Honduras and El Salvador, as witnesses kept inside the stash house, a criminal complaint states. They told agents Salas fed them little, locked the illegal immigrants inside the stash house and offered...
  • Today’s new Secret Service El Salvador strip club revelations show why Obama picked Napolitano

    04/26/2012 8:50:58 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 38 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It was easy to see this coming. When the news about Secret Service agents hooking up with prostitutes in Columbia first broke we were told there were 11 men (some reports had it at 12) being investigated. Immediately we heard six were kicked out leaving; five “still under investigation.” In this case “under investigation” meant being squeezed to see if they would break and roll on their partners. Three decided to clam up and take whatever was coming instead of turning on their teammates. That left two. Any good cop knows why those two weren’t immediately fired. They handed up...
  • Report: Secret Service involved in second prostitution scandal

    04/26/2012 6:44:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | April 26, 2012
    A day after U.S. lawmakers were briefed on an alleged prostitution scandal in Colombia involving Secret Service members, a report emerged Thursday of similar allegations, this time in El Salvador. Seattle TV station KIRO, a CNN affiliate, cited an unnamed U.S. government contractor who worked extensively with the Secret Service advance team in San Salvador prior to President Barack Obama's trip there in March, 2011. The source said he was with about a dozen Secret Service agents and a few U.S. military specialists at a strip club in the city a few days before Obama arrived, KIRO reported. The men...
  • Detainee Transfer Announced

    04/22/2012 12:38:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15202 MMEDIATE RELEASE No. 291-12 April 19, 2012 Detainee Transfer Announced The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of two Uighur detainees from the detention facility at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to the Government of El Salvador. These detainees were subject to release from Guantanamo as a result of a court order issued on October 7, 2008 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and are voluntarily resettling in El Salvador. As directed by the President's January 22, 2009, executive order, the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force conducted a...
  • 100 kids found on border coming to Lackland(AFB, San Antonio, Texas)

    04/16/2012 3:11:09 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies
    mySA.com ^ | April 16, 2012 | Sig Christenson
    Lackland AFB will become a temporary home to 100 children who have been stopped recently by the U.S. Border Patrol, officials said Monday. Details were sketchy, including when and where the children were found, and when they would come to San Antonio. Brent Boller, a spokesman for Joint Base San Antonio, referred most questions about the incident to the Department of Health and Human Services, which said the oldest is 17 and that only 17 percent are below 14. Boys make up 77 percent of the group, said Marrianne McMullen, director of public affairs for HHS' Administration for Children and...
  • USA Soccer Team Draws with El Salvador, Fails to Qualify for '12 Olympics

    03/26/2012 9:04:07 PM PDT · by 38special · 93 replies · 202+ views
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jaime Alas scored in stoppage time and El Salvador ousted the United States from Olympic qualifying Monday night with a 3-3 tie. The Americans had to win to reach Saturday's semifinals in Kansas City, Kan., and they led 3-2 on Joe Corona's goal in the 68th minute. But Alas scored his goal off the hands off keeper Sean Johnson to stun the Americans, who missed the Olympics for the second time since 1976.
  • Senators press to allow Syrians to stay in US amid violence in home country

    03/03/2012 1:09:21 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 03, 2012 | unattributed (AP?)
    Several Democratic senators are calling on the Obama administration to allow Syrians who are already in the United States to stay, at least temporarily, out of concern it would be "too dangerous" for them to return home. The senators want President Obama to invoke what's known as "temporary protected status" for thousands of Syrians in the U.S. The designation typically is given to foreign nationals whose home countries are beset by war or natural disaster and who could face harm should they return. The senators argued that Syrians in the U.S. are in just that kind of predicament, as Syrian...
  • An American Terrorist in Peru

    04/01/2002 7:05:06 AM PST · by stiga bey · 6 replies · 274+ views
    The Nevada Appeal ^ | March 31, 2002 | Guy W. Farmer
    President Bush had many important foreign policy issues to discuss when he went to Lima, Peru, last weekend, but you wouldn't have known it from watching NBC's weekend "Today" show on Sunday. Because while Bush was talking about narcotics trafficking, trade and international terrorism with Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, "Today" and other Sunday news shows led with the case of convicted American terrorist Lori Berenson. American media coverage of President Bush's trip to Mexico, Peru and Central America revealed how our media establishment views Latin America. Basically, our journalistic agenda-setters in New York and Washington ignore our neighbors to the...
  • El Salvador asking US to extend migrant program

    10/21/2011 6:25:04 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 21, 2011 | The Associated Press
    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's president says he will ask Washington to halt deportations of Salvadorans and extend a program that allows those who are in the U.S. illegally to stay.
  • Bodies of 3 Immigrants Found on South Texas Road

    06/29/2011 12:04:24 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 17 replies
    KRGV ^ | 06/29/2011
    SAN DIEGO, Texas - A reserve deputy driving home from work swerved violently off the road and overturned his car after his headlights revealed the battered bodies of three men on a dark South Texas road. The incident happened about 1 a.m. Tuesday as Duval County reserve deputy Alonzo Zamora was driving along Farm-to-Market Road 1329. Sheriff's Sgt. David Canales says Zamora suffered only bumps and bruises in the crash. Canales says the men were a 30-year-old from El Salvador, a 23-year-old from the Dominican Republic and a 23-year-old from Mexico. Each suffered head injuries, and the Salvadoran also had...
  • Time Up For Sit-tight Leaders in Africa

    05/28/2011 3:01:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Codewit World News - Sharing Nigerian and African News ^ | Saturday, May 28, 2011 | Obi Ebuka Onochie
    "Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike" Plato (BC 427 - 374BC). Open rigging and clinging brazenly to power have become common features of emerging democracies in the world today especially in Africa. Many Countries in Africa have become accustomed to "sit-tight dictators" or military style of leadership, with democracy being propelled by the West for their replacement. This is at the centre of the on-going conflict in many emerging democratic nations. Democratization of the world today as being championed by United States of...
  • Obama demanding gay rights support at UN body

    03/22/2011 8:09:54 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 35 replies
    GOPUSA.com ^ | March 22, 2011 | Bradley Klappe
    Although it is not in the form of binding resolution, the American push for U.N. action has helped win over a handful of new countries to the cause. A resolution could be brought to a vote later this year. The issue of gay rights has polarized nations at the U.N. for years. And despite growing acceptance for homosexuality in Western nations and parts of Latin America, lawyers say there is still a gap in human rights treaties for the protection of gays against discrimination and mistreatment. "We are very concerned that individuals continue to be killed, arrested and harassed around...
  • Obama visits tomb of slain Salvadoran archbishop

    03/22/2011 10:24:38 PM PDT · by quantim · 9 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Mar 22, 11:54 PM EDT | JIM KUHNHENN and ANY CABRERA
    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- President Barack Obama stood, eyes closed, in a personal moment of silence before the tomb of slain Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, whose fight for the poor during El Salvador's bloody civil war made him a national hero - and an international figure in human rights. The visit Tuesday in the final hours of Obama's five-day swing through Latin America was a symbolic gesture that some called U.S. recognition of Romero's cause. Obama toured the national cathedral with Monsignor Jose Luis Escobar Alas, the current archbishop, and paid respects to a man ordered...
  • Mayans pray for Obama ahead of visit.....

    03/22/2011 9:09:42 PM PDT · by TaraP · 19 replies
    China Daily ^ | March 22nd, 2011
    CIUDAD ARCE, El Salvador - El Salvador's Maya Indians on Sunday invoked the forces of nature in an ancient ritual to help US President Barack Obama - set to visit the Central American nation - make wise decisions. The ceremony for Obama was part of an annual equinox ritual held by members of the country's Maya community. "We beg the volcanoes, the mountains, and the grandmothers and grandfathers, to call on the energy of the sun to surround ... Obama as he makes decisions," an indigenous shaman named "Tata" Neto said. Five Maya priests, including Neto - also known as...
  • Obama Tells El Salvador He's Committed to Amnesty

    03/22/2011 8:02:23 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 18 replies
    FOX Nation ^ | March 22, 2011 | Staff
    The president also sought to reassure El Salvador - which has nearly 2 million of its citizens living in the U.S. - that he's still committed to shepherding comprehensive immigration legislation through Congress, though he acknowledged the politics are tough. "America is a nation of laws, and it is a nation of immigrants. And so our job is to create secure borders, to make sure that we've got a legal immigration system that is effective and is not frustrating for families, doesn't divide families," he said, citing declining Republican support for a bill that would lay out a path to...
  • Obama vows Salvadoran aid, immigration reform: Visit cut short by Libya crisis

    03/22/2011 6:33:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 22, 2011 | Kara Rowland
    Making his first visit to Central America, President Obama brought promises of crime-fighting money and a vow to push the U.S. Congress to pass an immigration bill to aid El Salvador, a once war-torn country that has emerged as a stable democracy and a friendly ally. In keeping with the other stops on his extended Latin American tour, Mr. Obama held up the tiny nation’s recent peaceful transition between political parties as a model for other nations looking to emerge from chaos or dictatorships. “There are few better examples of both the opportunities and challenges facing the Americas today than...
  • Bachmann Vs. Obama

    03/01/2011 5:32:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 1, 2011 | Staff
    Foreign Policy: President Obama has picked, tourist-like, three random countries for his first showy trip to South America. By contrast, Rep. Michele Bachmann, who just got back, demonstrated what a serious policy visit is. These days it seems like all of Washington wants to visit Latin America, an economically booming region with fiscal policies that have kept it out of recession. But purposes of the trips vary widely. From March 19 to 23, President Obama will pay his first visit to Central and South America, with stops to include Brazil, Chile and El Salvador. He is going late, more than...
  • Otto J. Reich: 21st Century Socialism - The attempt to destroy democracy in Latin America.

    04/23/2010 9:58:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 343+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | April 23, 2010 | Otto J. Reich
    21st Century SocialismThe attempt to destroy democracy in Latin America.  The Obama administration started out on the wrong foot in world affairs. It used techniques better suited for domestic political campaigns — popularity contests — in its foreign policy. In our own hemisphere, the result was confusion for our allies and our enemies alike. The overriding objective of U.S. policy — in Latin America and elsewhere — should be to advance U.S. national interests, not to curry favor with foreign leaders. If we can be liked while advancing our interests, so much the better. But when we try to befriend...
  • [Texas] US trucker resentenced to nearly 34 years for role in deaths of 19 smuggled immigrants

    01/24/2011 3:19:36 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 2 replies
    Canadian Press ^ | 01/24/2011 | Juan A. Lozano
    HOUSTON — A truck driver was resentenced to nearly 34 years in prison on Monday after a federal appeals court last year overturned the multiple life sentences he received for his role in America's deadliest human smuggling attempt, which resulted in the deaths of 19 illegal immigrants from Central America. The new sentence of 405 months that Tyrone Williams was given during a court hearing is equal to the longest prison term he previously got in the case, for another count that was upheld on appeal. During the sentencing hearing, prosecutor Daniel Rodriguez made an impassioned plea that despite the...
  • US signs anti-ICC immunity pact with Bhutan

    05/21/2003 2:58:18 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 230+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | May 21 2003 | AFP
    The United States has signed a deal with Bhutan giving US citizens in the country immunity from prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC), the State Department said Tuesday. The deal with Bhutan brings to 34 the number of countries with which the United States has signed so-called "Article 98" agreements exempting US citizens from the court's jurisdiction, said Lynn Cassel, a department spokesman. Bhutan and Bosnia-Herzegovina both agreed to the pacts on May 16 but the deal with Thimphu was not announced until Tuesday. Washington refuses to support the ICC, arguing that it could become a forum for politically...