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  • ‘El Chapo’ may not be coming to America any time soon

    05/21/2016 10:09:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot ^ | May 21, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    So who’s ready for an American trial of Mexican drug cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman? You may be getting understandably excited about the prospect. After all, the gang lord was already moved from the Altiplano lockup further south in Mexico (and the scene of his now famous tunnel escape) to a cell in Ciudad Juarez, just over the border from us earlier this month. And the Mexican Government has approved his extradition. He’s certainly in high demand on this side of the Rio Grande. We’re looking at bringing him to Brooklyn to stand trial, but he’s also wanted for...
  • The movie Sicario mini review

    10/17/2015 6:06:41 PM PDT · by dennisw · 26 replies
    moi | Oct 17th
    Good action movie. Good plot that is coherent and makes sense. The cinematography makes Arizona and Mexico devoid of anything green. I mean trees, shrubs and grass etc. Adding to a haunting feeling. All the vegetation I saw was brown. The Juarez scenes make Juarez look like a pit of hell/ I liked the lack of over acting. I am not a fan of Benecio Del Torro but he does very well here. Josh Brolin does well. Emily Blunt is OK. Ten other actresses could have done just as well. The supporting actors were credible. The assault using night vision...
  • Rep. O’Rourke Touts a Safe Juárez, U.S. Warns of Violence, Drug-Related Murders

    05/01/2015 2:22:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 1, 2015
    The congressman who tried silencing federal law enforcement sources from exposing terrorist camps in Ciudad Juárez is contradicting the U.S. government’s assessment of the famously crime-infested Mexican city by proclaiming that it’s “far safer” than it was years ago. It appears to be a frantic effort on the part of Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat who represents El Paso Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives, to counter reports of Islamic terrorists operating in the area and joining forces with the sophisticated drug cartels that have long controlled the region. Judicial Watch broke that story last fall after receiving detailed...
  • Feds in El Paso: Rep. O’Rourke Called to Ban Contact with Judicial Watch

    09/18/2014 10:59:41 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    In the piece JW cites high-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources confirming that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat. In the aftermath of JW’s story Ft. Bliss, an El Paso Army base near Juarez, increased security measures and the sheriff in Midland County Texas—located halfway between Ft. Worth and El Paso—confirmed that he received an alert bulletin warning...
  • BOMBSHELL: Judicial Watch Reports Obama Admin Threatening Sources Who Warn of Imminent ISIS Attack

    09/22/2014 5:14:50 AM PDT · by blueyon · 82 replies
    TPNN ^ | 9/18/14 | Todd Cefaratti
    According to a shocking report from the government watchdog group Judicial Watch, Americans may be at severe risk of a terrorist attack by Islamic State militants who are operating within a Mexican border town. Further, the report amazingly alleges that Democrat Representative Beto O’Rourke may have worked to try and silence sources who spoke with Judicial Watch to alert them of the danger that looms just across the border from El Paso, Texas- a town that is within O’Rourke’s congressional district.
  • Judicial Watch: Feds’ Bulletin Describes Threat of Imminent Terrorist Attack on Southern Border

    08/29/2014 11:24:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | August 29, 2014 1:47 PM | By Andrew C. McCarthy
    For those of us who’ve been raising alarms about both the jihadist threat and the national-security vulnerability created by the Obama administration’s non-enforcement of the immigration laws, this is not a surprise — particularly less than two weeks before September 11. But it is nonetheless jarring to read. Judicial Watch has just put out this statement: Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch...
  • Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on U.S. Border

    08/29/2014 11:09:07 AM PDT · by kristinn · 277 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Friday, August 29, 2014
    Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat. Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group...
  • Juarez's "Dr. Frankenstein" Is Breathing New Life Into Unsolved Murders

    02/26/2014 7:15:10 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    KFOX 14 ^ | Tuesday, February 25 2014 | Stephanie Guadian
    Juarez's 'Dr. Frankenstein' is breathing new life into unsolved murders Just outside of Juarez a group of mothers frustrated by local law enforcement and desperate to find their missing loved ones --- decides to search the outskirts of their neighborhood themselves. They are looking for unmarked graves. And it doesn't take long before fears are realized. The wave of violence that at one time made Juarez the most dangerous city in the world is washing away. But, there are painful reminders: unidentified bodies, unsolved murders and reports of people who have simply disappeared. Marta Rincon’s daughter disappeared five years ago....
  • Juarez, Mexico's Onetime Murder Capital, Is Making a Comeback

    11/03/2013 10:57:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | Dudley Althaus
    Young daughter in hand, Isabel Aguilera recounts the mayhem that stalked these streets. Here they dragged a father from the breakfast table, shooting him dead outside in front of his family. There they came for a shopkeeper, gunning him down behind the counter. Yonder they snuffed two brothers after pulling them from their beds before sunrise. “They were people from outside,” Aguilera, 38, said of the killings that recently swept like cholera through Riveras del Bravo, a teeming sprawl of Mexico’s working poor. “They wanted to inject power, fear.” These thousands of matchbox houses once ranked among Earth's deadliest patches...
  • Grenade attack at U.S. Consulate in Mexico

    02/11/2013 4:54:41 PM PST · by AuntB · 13 replies
    Examiner ^ | FEb. 8, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    On Thursday, the Dallas News reported: Three grenades exploded Thursday evening in Nuevo Laredo, just feet from the U.S. Consulate office, sources in the Mexican border city said. No injuries were reported, but the explosions rattled the neighborhood, as locals scurried for cover amid a firefight between what’s believed to be members of the Zetas criminal group and their former allies, the Gulf cartel, which is making a push to reclaim the territory. The two groups appear to be battling, leaving a trail of killings and burned houses. In recent days, sources said, seven people have been killed — three...
  • Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile

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

    07/21/2012 11:48:18 AM PDT · by chuckee · 11 replies
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 9-year-old boy with a massive tumor was whisked from a dangerous neighborhood in Mexico in an armored vehicle by U.S. agents and taken across the border for treatment in New Mexico, his family said. The boy and his parents were snatched Thursday from the gang-infested neighborhood in Ciudad Juarez — one of the deadliest cities in the world — after members of a New Mexico Baptist church saw him near an orphanage and sought help. The parents of the child, identified by officials only as Jose to protect his family, said the tumor on his shoulder...
  • The World’s ‘Murder Capital,’ Transformed

    03/04/2012 6:47:19 AM PST · by La Lydia · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Crime Report ^ | March 4, 2012
    Juarez, the Mexican border city once notoriously dubbed the “Murder Capital of the World,” is taking a cue from Big Apple-style policing. Twenty years after New York City became one of the early pioneers of policing strategies such as Compstat and “Broken Windows,” Juarez has begun applying a version of those strategies in its own battle against drug violence and street crime—with similar success. At a time when many regions of Mexico continue to be riddled with almost daily shootings, the number of reported murders in Juarez has dropped 38 percent between 2010 and 2011, from 3,011 to 1,904, according...
  • El Paso Police: Bullet That Hit Woman In Downtown Believed To Have Come From Mexico

    02/22/2012 5:52:53 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 35 replies · 1+ views
    KVIA ^ | February 21, 2012
    Woman Was Pushing Child In A Carriage When She Was Hit EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said Tuesday afternoon that a bullet that punctured a woman's right calf in Downtown El Paso Tuesday morning is believed to have come from Mexico. Police said a 48-year-old woman was shopping on Overland near Oregon when her leg was hit by a bullet just after 11 a.m. Tuesday. A shootout happened at the same time in Juarez as when the woman was hit with the bullet. Guillen Middle School, Aoy Elementary and Hart Elementary were put on lockdown...
  • Wave of cop killings forces Juarez Police to stay in guarded hotels

    02/01/2012 11:30:58 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 16 replies · 1+ views
    KVUE News ^ | January 31, 2012 | ANGELA KOCHERGA
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico --Police in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez are spending their time between shifts in heavily guarded hotels after a wave of killings targeting police. Eight officers were gunned down in January. Most were off duty. The murders are the latest challenge for police chief Julian Leyzaola as he works to restore law and order in Mexico’s murder capital. The U.S. government has provided $1.5 billion worth of aid to Mexico under the Merida initiative, including including training and equipment to help police fight violent drug cartels. Police officers in Juarez say they’re in a fight...
  • An Uneasy Coexistence: Security Along the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez Border

    12/22/2011 10:38:58 PM PST · by Rabin · 4 replies ^ | 21 December 2011 | Washington Office on Latin America
    two cities that, while separated only by a narrow river, are rapidly growing further apart. Ciudad Juarez is undergoing wrenching change as dysfunctional state institutions confront powerful, hyper-violent criminal groups. El Paso has witnessed an unprecedented buildup of the U.S. government’s security and law enforcement apparatus. The flow of migrants from Mexico into the El Paso region has nearly ground to a halt due to greatly increased U.S. security-force presence, the poor U.S. economy, and the danger that organized-crime groups pose for migrants on the Mexican side of the border. The flow of drugs, meanwhile, continues at or near the...
  • Fast and Furious weapons found in Mexico cartel enforcer's home

    10/08/2011 8:42:23 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 8, 2011 | Richard A. Serrano
    High-powered assault weapons illegally purchased under the ATF's Fast and Furious program in Phoenix ended up in a home belonging to the purported top Sinaloa cartel enforcer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, whose organization was terrorizing that city with the worst violence in the Mexican drug wars. In all, 100 assault weapons acquired under Fast and Furious were transported 350 miles from Phoenix to El Paso, making that West Texas city a central hub for gun traffickers. Forty of the weapons made it across the border and into the arsenal of Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, a feared cartel leader in Ciudad...
  • Two US Citizens Killed in Juarez, Says Report

    10/04/2011 11:15:46 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 24 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | October 04, 2011
    A mother and son were killed in Ciudad Juárez over the weekend when the SUV they were riding in was sprayed with assault-rifle fire, according to the El Paso Times. The U.S. citizens were among four people killed in an attack on a blue Dodge Durango with Texas plates in Ciudad Juárez on Friday evening. The U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juárez has confirmed that two of the dead were identified as Pablo Noe Williams, 19, and his mother Rosa Williams, 35 - both are listed as being from Kansas.
  • [Mexico:]Juarez Hospitals Install Bulletproof Doors

    09/04/2011 2:46:51 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies
    KTSM ^ | September 2, 2011 | Elena Arteaga
    JUAREZ- Several hospitals in Juarez have installed armored doors to protect patients from bullets. Hospital officials say stray bullets often hit the buildings from daily shootings. The doors are also being used to stop gunmen from entering the hospitals and killing victims.
  • Jury finds Delray teen guilty in murder of mother's boyfriend

    09/01/2011 9:12:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 1, 2011 | Erika Pesantes
    Berenice Juarez was found guilty Thursday afternoon of first-degree murder in the 2010 stabbing death of her mother's boyfriend in Delray Beach. The jury deliberated less than a day before coming back with its verdict. Juarez, 18, immediately was sentenced to life in prison by Circuit Judge Karen Miller.
  • American High School Students Duck To Avoid Bullets From Juarez

    08/07/2011 9:10:53 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies
    KFOX ^ | August 6, 2011 | Ric Dupont
    One Man Killed Just Feet From The US/Mexico Border EL PASO, Texas -- A shooting in Juarez hits a little too close to home for Bowie High School students. At least one high-ranking Juarez police officer was shot and killed during a massive gunfight right across the U.S./Mexico border. A Saturday morning football practice and a volleyball scrimmage were interrupted when gunshots were heard nearby. Bowie High School principal Jesus Chavez was at home when he got a call about the shooting. He said even though he wasn’t at the school, the school officials who were there did an excellent...
  • [Mexico:]Chihuahua State Police: "Inmates Had a Party Before Prison Riot"

    07/28/2011 11:09:07 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies
    KTSM ^ | July 28, 2011 | Sandra Ramirez
    JUAREZ, Mexico - According to Chihuahua State Police, about 40 inmates had a party inside Cereso Prison before Monday night's deadly riot. Police also said four underage women were brought into the jail for the party. Investigators recovered 729 bullets after the massacre, and are now interviewing about 400 inmates to find the gunmen. Police say there were six machine guns involved, but only one has been recovered and the other five are still missing. The Cereso Prison spokesman has said that it was not an attempted prison break, however investigators said they found several inmates in the tunnels that...
  • Riot in Juarez Prison Leaves 16 Dead

    07/27/2011 5:23:00 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    KTSM ^ | July 26, 2011 | Lauren Zimmerman
    JUAREZ- More than a dozen inmates are dead from a riot at the Cereso prison in Juarez, several more are wounded. It happened overnight when rival gangs got into a fight. We're told one gang attack another gang in a holding cell. The fight included several gunshots. The inmates then briefly took control of the prison until Mexican soldiers and federal police formed a barrier and stopped them. A total of 16 men and one woman are dead, all of them inmates. Investigators say some of the inmates were disguised as security guards and were heavily armed. "We don't know...
  • State Department Warns Mexican Drug Cartels May Target U.S. In Terrorist Acts

    07/16/2011 6:08:07 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 38 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 07/16/11 | Friends of Ours
    The U.S. State Department warned yesterday that the Juarez Cartel may target its consulate office in Ciudad Juarez -- just over the border from El Paso, TX -- or other U.S. interests as reported by Mary Forgione for the Los Angeles Times. The "emergency message" states: Information has come to light that suggests a cartel may be targeting the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez or U.S. Ports of Entry. In the past, cartels have been willing to utilize car bombs in attacks. Earlier this month a drug cartel in Ciudad Juarez spray painted a public warning to U.S. DEA agents...
  • [Mexico:]Attempted Assassination of Juarez Police Chief

    06/24/2011 3:10:43 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies
    KTSM ^ | June 24, 2011 | Sandra Ramirez
    JUAREZ, MX - The Juarez police chief survived an assassination attempt. Gunmen drove up Julian Leyzaoloa's motorcade and opened fire. The chief's bodguards returned fire and shot one of the attackers. Leyzaola was not hurt. Police arrested two men. One of the men confessed that he is the son of a former Juarez police officer that was murdered in 2002.
  • Justice Officials in 'Panic Mode' as Hearing Nears on Failed Anti-Gun Trafficking Program

    06/21/2011 10:37:36 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/10/11 | William La Jeunesse
    But now the casualties are coming in. Mexican officials estimate 150 of their people have been shot by Fast and Furious guns. Police have recovered roughly 700 guns at crime scenes, 250 in the U.S. and the rest in Mexico, including five AK-47s found at a cartel warehouse in Juarez last month.
  • Mexican 'peace caravan' demands end to drugs war

    06/11/2011 8:42:43 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | June 11, 2011
    Hundreds of Mexicans taking part in a "peace caravan" to protest against the violent drugs war have arrived at their destination of Ciudad Juarez. The week-long journey was led by poet Javier Sicilia, whose son was killed by suspected drug-gang hit-men in March. Mr Sicilia wants Mexico's army pulled off the streets and more done to prosecute drug cartel members and seize their assets. President Felipe Calderon has said withdrawing the army is not an option. Nearly 35,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence since Mr Calderon deployed the army in the fight against the cartels in 2006. About...
  • Mexican drug war capital renames itself "heroic"(Ciudad Juarez)

    05/23/2011 8:11:04 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 20, 2011 | Robin Emmott
    Mexico's most violent city, Ciudad Juarez, where more than 9,000 people have died in a horrifying drug war since 2008, is renaming itself Heroica Ciudad Juarez, or Heroic City of Juarez. Without even a hint of irony, the Chihuahua state Congress, which legislates for Ciudad Juarez, has voted in the name change to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the border city's role in the downfall of a Mexican dictator and the revolution it fueled. In a ceremony on Saturday due to be attended by Mexican President Felipe Calderon, state and city leaders will celebrate the city's new name as part...
  • Mexican federal police discover arsenal of heavy weapons in Ciudad Juarez home

    04/30/2011 4:44:14 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies · 4+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2011
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Mexican federal police said Saturday they discovered a basement arsenal hidden behind the mirrors of a home gym that included three anti-aircraft guns, dozens of grenades, a grenade launcher, AK-47s and other high-powered weapons. The neatly ordered stockpile found in an upscale neighborhood in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, also contained several makes of machine guns, rifles, a shotgun and more than 26,000 ammunition cartridges, according to Raul Avila Ibarra, the federal police commissioner in charge of the city. Police say they discovered the weapons Friday while searching a house near the...
  • Almost 2,000 Detonators Found on Mexico Border

    04/27/2011 3:18:03 PM PDT · by exbrit · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/17/11 | Unspecified
    Police discovered 1,994 detonator cartridges inside a pickup truck in this northern border metropolis, Mexico's federal Public Safety Office said Tuesday. Officers noticed the abandoned vehicle because its headlights were on and it was missing license plates, according to an official statement. Read more:
  • Eight Killed In Juarez Bar

    04/01/2011 12:15:01 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies
    KVIA ^ | April 1, 2011
    Gunmen arrived in three vehicles CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- Police say gunmen burst into a bar in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and opened fire, killing eight people. Chihuahua state prosecutors' spokesman Arturo Sandoval says assailants traveling in three cars arrived at the bar called El Castillo late Thursday and opened fire. Sandoval said Friday that police found more than 130 bullet casings at the scene. Ciudad Juarez is across from El Paso, Texas. It has been wracked by a turf war between the Sinaloa and Juarez drug cartels. More than 3,000 people were killed in the city...
  • 2 El Paso Students Killed In Juarez(,Mexico)

    02/08/2011 7:54:39 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies
    KVIA ^ | February 7, 2011
    EL PASO, Texas -- A car lot in Juarez. That's where 15-year-olds Carlos Mario Gonzalez Bermudez and Juan Echeveeri Luna, both students in El Paso, were killed by gunmen there Saturday. Gonzalez Bermudez's mother told our news partners - channel 44 in Juarez - the teens were buying a set of car rims. At some point, gunmen looking for the owner, opened fire on him and the teens. Gonzalez Bermudez and his family had just moved to El Paso to get away from the violence. He was a sophomore at Cathedral. Echeveeri used to go there, but transferred to Radford.
  • Seven Dead After Gunmen Open Fire at Juarez Soccer Match

    01/25/2011 8:01:37 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies
    KTSM ^ | January 24, 2011 | Elena Arteaga
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO— Seven people are dead after gunmen opened fire at a soccer match Sunday. Officials at the scene said gunmen arrived in three vehicles and started firing at the players and at fans. Three people were killed at the scene, and four more died later at the hospital. Two others whom were injured remain in intensive care at the hospital. The gunmen sprayed the soccer field with an estimated 180 rounds from assault rifles around 6 p.m., before the game was about to start, police said. The shooting happened the day before Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit...
  • Activist in women of Juarez cases slain in Mexico

    01/13/2011 9:04:45 PM PST · by Racehorse · 12 replies
    AP via San Antonio Express News ^ | 13 January 2011 | Olivia Torres
    In the end, she became one of the women of Juarez for whom she sought justice. Susana Chavez, a 36-year-old poet and activist who adopted the slogan "Not One More Death," was found strangled, mutilated and dumped on a street in this border city infamous for a series of murders of women — even before drug violence made it one of the most violent places in the world. She befriended three teenagers, who authorities say invited her home to drink with them, then killed her in an argument and cut off her hand to make it look like an execution....
  • Countless Juarez(MX)Residents Flee 'Dying City'(110,000+)

    12/29/2010 7:19:46 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 16 replies · 4+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/29/2010 | Yahoo News
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico – The mother of four raised a finger, pointing out abandoned and stripped concrete homes and counting how many families have fled the Western Hemisphere's deadliest city on her street alone. "One, two, three, four, here, and two more back there on the next block," said Laura Longoria. The 36-year-old ran a convenience store in her working-class neighborhood in south Juarez until the owners closed shop, fed up with the tribute they were forced to pay to drug gangsters to stay in business. Her family vowed to stick it out. But then came the kidnapping of a...
  • 2 College students murdered in Mexican border city

    12/29/2010 4:35:16 AM PST · by Racehorse · 52 replies · 7+ views
    Fox News ^ | 29 December 2010
    <p>Two college students were fatally shot and set on fire in this violent Mexican border city, authorities said Tuesday.</p> <p>The victims were identified as two males, ages 18 and 19, who attended the Autonomous University of Chihuahua, a public institution in the likenamed state.</p>
  • Notre Dame and Miami players banned from crossing border into Mexico (ND pulls passports)

    12/28/2010 6:11:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Irish Central ^ | 12/28/10 | DARA KELLY
    Notre Dame and Miami players banned from crossing border into MexicoBy DARA KELLY, Staff Writer Updated Tuesday, December 28, 2010, 8:04 AM Players from both the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Miami Hurricanes have been banned from crossing the border into Mexico during their free time before the Sun Bowl. In fact Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly see Mexico, one of the worlds most dangerous cities, as such a threat and temptation for his players that he has taken his players passports away before they fly to El Paso, according to the Globe and Mail. The Miami Hurricanes...
  • Ranching No Man's Land

    12/22/2010 9:01:52 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 21 replies · 1+ views
    The Cattleman ^ | December 2010 | David F. Crosby
    Mexico has belatedly discovered that its criminal syndicates have become so powerful that they directly threaten the state. In fact, Mexico hovers on the brink of becoming a narco-state. Its criminal syndicates control the Mexican side of the Texas/Mexico border and the smuggling of drugs and illegal immigrants into Texas. Their influence and reach have crossed the Rio Grande River in ways that many politicians and media prefer to not acknowledge. Caught in this crossfire are ranchers trying to protect their property and their way of life. Here are some of the problems they face daily. The criminal organizations To...
  • Bowl preparations hearten Irish coach (ND player passports pulled)

    12/22/2010 5:54:04 PM PST · by CedarDave · 27 replies
    The Journal Gazette (Indiana) ^ | December 22, 2010 | Tony Krausz
    Notre Dame’s practice Tuesday gave coach Brian Kelly a good indication that the Irish (7-5) are ready to play Miami (7-5) in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31 in El Paso, Texas. Notre Dame completes practices in South Bend today before the team disperses for Christmas, and the coaches and players will reconvene in El Paso on Sunday. The Irish will head to Texas with no major injury issues. Kelly is also making sure there is no chance his players will wander into Juarez, Mexico, which is plagued by drug-related murders, by taking their passports. “That’s serious. Don’t go over...
  • Juarez counts 3,000th homicide of 2010

    12/15/2010 11:36:34 AM PST · by Abathar · 8 replies ^ | 12/15/2010 | Nick Valencia
    (CNN) -- Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, made its own history Tuesday as its homicide rate reached 3,000 deaths for the year -- 10 times the number of killings annually that the border city counted just a few years ago. With two weeks left in the year, 2010 is now the deadliest year Juarez has ever seen, a spokesman for the Chihuahua state attorney general's office told CNN. "At 12:15 p.m. we hit 3,000 murders for the year. The state attorney general's office had the number at 2,998 as of Monday and with the two murders today that brings us to 3,000,"...
  • Berlusconi babes fight as coalition looks shaky (Berlusconi's a pimp)

    11/27/2010 10:34:02 PM PST · by max americana · 16 replies
    UK telegraph ^ | Nov 27, 2010 | Nicky Squires
    He famously once declared that Left-wing Italian women were less attractive than their Right-wing counterparts. But having proved his point by packing his government with ex-beauty queens and showgirls, Silvio Berlusconi is discovering that good looks do not necessarily go with good tempers. In the latest crisis to hit the scandal-ridden prime minister, his tottering centre-right coalition is under threat after a vicious catfight between two of his most glamourous female allies. In one corner is Mara Carfagna, 34, a former topless model who Mr Berlusconi - without any apparent sense of irony - appointed equal opportunities minister two years...
  • Gunmen kill 5, wound 9 in Ciudad Juarez bar

    11/14/2010 10:34:38 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov 15, 2010
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico – Gunmen burst into a bar called "Desesperados" in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and opened fire on Sunday, killing five people and wounding nine others, authorities said. Assailants also killed the state's prisons director and his son in a second attack in the area, which has turned into a deadly battleground for warring drug cartels. Gunmen opened fire on the vehicle carrying Chihuahua prison director Gerardo Ortiz and his son in Chihuahua city, the state capital, located south of Ciudad Juarez. The state's prisons used to be the site of frequent battles between gangs,...
  • El Pasoan Possibly Shot In Juarez Valley(3 killed)

    11/12/2010 8:00:52 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies · 1+ views
    KVIA ^ | November 10, 2010
    SAN ISIDRO, Mexico -- An El Paso woman and a small child were shot in the Juarez Valley Wednesday morning. Three others in the same SUV were killed. Six Americans have been killed in our sister city in the past week. The shooting happened shortly after 11 a.m. in San Isidro -- across the border from Clint, Texas. According to Juarez media, the woman and small child were rushed to the Juarez General Hospital. U.S. Customs officials said the 61-year-old woman, who suffered gunshot wounds, was then taken to University Medical Center in El Paso. Juarez media report two vehicles...
  • Official: 18 people killed in Ciudad Juarez

    11/07/2010 9:39:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/7/10 | Nick Valencia
    CNN) -- Eighteen people were killed in separate shootings throughout Mexico's Ciudad Juarez on Saturday, marking it as one of the bloodiest days this year in the nation's most violent city, officials said Sunday. In one incident, a family of seven was slaughtered while they were outside their home in the southeastern part of the city, Chihuahua State Attorney General's Office spokesman Carlos Gonzalez said. "Among [the seven killed] were two brothers who we believe were targeted," Gonzalez said. Local newspaper El Diario de Juarez reported that five of the bodies were found inside a car and another two bodies...
  • Violence in Ciudad Juarez claims life of UT El Paso student(2 killed)

    11/04/2010 11:45:15 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 22 replies
    KENS ^ | November 4, 2010 | Noelle Gardner
    A University of Texas El Paso student has been shot to death in Ciudad Juarez, becoming the fifth U.S. citizen killed in that border city this week. The U.S. consulate has confirmed Eder Diaz, who was killed along with a classmate, is the latest victim. U.S authorities said the 23-year-old student was traveling Tuesday with his fellow classmates when gunmen opened fire on their car. Diaz died from his injuries Wednesday and his classmate was killed on the scene. Killings of U.S. citizens are on the rise in Mexico, which has seen more than 28,000 deaths so far in its...
  • Four Americans Killed in Separate Attacks in Border City, Mexican Authorities Say

    11/02/2010 7:14:47 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/1/10
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- Four U.S. citizens were shot to death in separate attacks in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexican authorities said Monday. Chihuahua state prosecutors' spokesman Arturo Sandoval said Edgar Lopez, 35, of El Paso, Texas, was killed Sunday along with two Mexican men when gunmen opened fire on a group standing outside a house. On Saturday, a 26-year-old U.S. woman and an American boy were slain shortly after crossing an international bridge from El Paso. Giovanna Herrera and Luis Araiza, 15, were shot to death along with a Mexican man traveling with them just after 11...
  • Three El Pasoans Killed In Juarez

    10/31/2010 11:33:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    KFOX14 ^ | October 31, 2010
    Three people who were killed in Juarez over the weekend are believed to be El Paso residents. Mexican officials said a group of armed gunmen fired shots at the people as they sat in a late model BMW station wagon. The El Diario newspaper reports Juarez officials said the victims were 23, 15, and 26 years old. They are identified as Joanna Herrera, William Araiza Hildalgo and Luis Carlos Hidalgo. One teen, who was 14 years old, managed to jump in the back of the vehicle to escape injury, the paper reported. The attack occurred at Independence Boulevard and Juárez-Porvenir...
  • 4 killed as gunmen attack factory buses in Ciudad Juarez

    10/28/2010 4:59:40 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 29, 2010 | Ken Ellingwood
    MEXICO UNDER SIEGE Reporting from Mexico City — Armed men opened fire on buses carrying assembly-plant workers near the Texas border early Thursday, killing four people and wounding 15 others in the latest spasm of violence to rattle Mexico. Authorities in the northern state of Chihuahua said the victims, identified as employees of a U.S. car-upholstery plant called Eagle Ottawa, were riding home about 1 a.m. when three company buses came under fire outside Ciudad Juarez. Officials said they had not determined a motive. Witnesses said gunmen jumped aboard looking for a male passenger. "As soon as they located him,...
  • 3 Mexican federal police killed near border bridge

    10/27/2010 11:43:20 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies
    The Washington Post/AP ^ | October 27, 2010 | OLIVIA TORRES
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- Gunmen killed three Mexican federal police officers as they waited for a person to cross a bridge from the United States, authorities said Wednesday, a shootout that briefly forced closure of the international crossing. The attack on the undercover officers took place beside the Cordova Americas International Bridge between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, Texas, on Tuesday. The Chihuahua state attorney general's office gave no further details, but motorists crossing the bridge at about 1:30 p.m. were told by officials that there was a delay because of a shooting. In a separate incident, a Chihuahua state...
  • El Pasoan Brutally Murdered in Juarez: Family Speaks Out

    10/27/2010 8:12:11 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies · 1+ views
    KTSM ^ | 26 Oct 2010 | Matt Rivers
    EL PASO- We first told you about it last night. A 25 year-old El Pasoan, brutally murdered in Juarez yesterday. Rasiel Ayala's family is speaking out exclusively to NewsChannel 9. NewsChannel 9's Matt Rivers spent hours with the family. Initial shock and disbelief has turned into overwhelming sadness today. Family members told me about a young man who's life was cut short. She refused to wash the blood off her hands. Rasiel Ayala's grandmother watched her grandson die, held his lifeless body, and brought back the hat he was killed in, spattered with his blood. Off camera, she told me...