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  • Besieged Mexican town cheers arrival of soldiers

    05/25/2013 10:06:04 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 4 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | May. 20, 2013 | MARK STEVENSON
    Mexico's top security officials promised Tuesday that a new federal offensive to rescue towns besieged by the Knights Templar drug cartel in western Michoacan state would stay "until there is security and peace for all state residents." Interior Secretary Miguel Osorio Chong and his national security team met with local officials in the state capital of Morelia at a time of escalating tensions in Michoacan, where communities mistrustful of state authorities have been creating their own vigilante forces for protection against the cartels. Michoacan is the Mexican state most visibly dominated by a drug cartel. Gunmen in vehicles marked only...
  • Cover-Up: Mexico Admits Troops Killed U.S. Man

    12/27/2010 12:40:22 PM PST · by Purrsiancat · 17 replies · 4+ views
    The Blaze ^ | December 26, 2010
    Joseph Proctor told his girlfriend he was popping out to the convenience store in the quiet Mexican beach town where the couple had just moved, intending to start a new life. The next morning, the 32-year-old New York native was dead inside his crashed van on a road outside Acapulco. He had multiple bullet wounds. An AR-15 rifle lay in his hands.... Three soldiers have been charged with killing her son. Two have been charged with planting the assault rifle in his hands and claiming falsely that he fired first, according to a Mexican Defense Department document...
  • Mexican Troops Cross Border, Hold Border Agent

    08/06/2008 7:21:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies · 326+ views
    Newsmax ^ | August 6, 2008 | Jim Meyers
    Mexican troops crossed the border into Arizona and held a U.S. Border Patrol agent at gunpoint on Sunday, according to a published report. Agents assigned to the Border Patrol at Ajo, Ariz., said the Mexican soldiers crossed the border into an isolated area southwest of Tucson and pointed rifles at the agent, who has not been identified. The Mexicans withdrew after other American agents arrived on the scene, The Washington Times reports. It’s not known why the troops crossed the border, but American law enforcement authorities have said that current and former Mexican soldiers have been hired to protect drug...
  • Mexican army finds $6 mln in truck near U.S. border

    04/04/2008 5:57:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 111+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/4/08 | Noel Randewich
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican soldiers looking for drug traffickers found $6 million in cash inside a truck near the U.S. border and arrested five men at the scene, the army said on Friday. Army drug squads in the northern state of Tamaulipas, a smuggling hot spot over the border from Texas, found the U.S. currency stuffed into eight suitcases as they inspected a tractor trailer and smaller truck parked along a highway. They also found four pistols, the army said in a statement. Army and federal police units deployed in President Felipe Calderon's 15-month-old crackdown on drug cartels are...
  • [Texas] Perry and Mexican governor talk border violence

    02/21/2006 2:59:57 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies · 431+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Feb. 21, 2006 | LYNN BREZOSKY
    HARLINGEN -- Gov. Rick Perry and Mexican Gov. Eugenio Hernandez Flores were scheduled to discuss border security and drug violence at a joint appearance today. Hernandez Flores is governor of the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas, which includes the violence-plagued city of Nuevo Laredo. Perry has said U.S. border security is a federal responsibility but that the state cannot wait for Washington to direct more equipment and manpower toward the border. Border violence, particularly in Nuevo Laredo, has been blamed on cartels warring over a smuggling hub where Mexican and U.S. highways converge. In 2005, more than 170 people were...
  • Mexico arrests four undocumented, U.S.-bound Iraqis

    01/30/2006 10:14:15 AM PST · by Cagey · 66 replies · 2,949+ views
    KPHO-TV NEWS ^ | 1-30-2006
    MEXICO CITY Mexico says its arrested four Iraqis who were trying to sneak into the United States without the proper documents. Mexico's Attorney General's office says police -- acting on an anonymous tip -- found the four aboard a bus in the northern city of Navajoa (nav-ah-HO-. That's about 375 miles south of the Arizona border. The statement says the Iraqis were in Mexico illegally. Officials are investigating the background of the four and trying to determine how they got into Mexico. Many undocumented Iraqi nationals have been captured in Mexican territory en route to the U-S border. None have...
  • Brazen Mexican incursion stretches American credulity — and patience

    01/28/2006 8:46:53 AM PST · by Founding Father · 70 replies · 1,670+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | January 28, 2006
    With its restrictions on everything from foreign ownership of real estate to the carrying of sidearms by American drug agents assigned there, the government of Mexico has made its touchiness about its sovereignty clear time and again. But when it comes to the sovereignty of the United States of America, Mexican contempt seems to know few limits. The latest example came at 3:15 p.m. Monday, as yet another standoff between armed Mexicans and American law-enforcement officers took place in Texas at the very spot where a similar standoff (described by Paul Green in a column on the Opinion 2 page...
  • Film Crew Under Fire From Mexican Army

    10/07/2005 9:55:08 AM PDT · by DumpsterDiver · 69 replies · 3,198+ views
    Tombstone Tumbleweed ^ | October 5, 2005 | Rick Murray
    Yesterday afternoon, a crew filming a documentary about 2 miles west of the Coronado National Memorial was fired upon by what was described as members of the Mexican Army. The crew, from CDW Films in Corona Del Mar, California, was in the area filming footage for a documentary on the Minutemen who are monitoring the U.S./Mexico border as they did in April of this year. The crew had gone out to explore areas along the border with two guides unrelated to the Minuteman activities. The driver of a 4 X 4 pickup truck requested his name not be associated with...
  • Mexican army dishes out help

    09/14/2005 6:35:30 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 28 replies · 979+ views
    Mexican army dishes out help Web Posted: 09/14/2005 12:00 AM CDTRon WilsonExpress-News Staff Writer Call it more than 100 metric tons, 250,000 pounds for 12 truckloads. Any way you put it, it's enough food to last the San Antonio Food Bank a week. And that's how much the Mexican army donated Tuesday for Katrina evacuees staying in San Antonio. It took the troops a sultry morning and most of a hot afternoon to unload the bags and boxes of beans, rice, shelf-stable milk, juice, flour, pasta, cereal, tuna and other goods. "We hope these supplies help solve the needs of...
  • Mexican troops cross border for hurricane relief

    09/08/2005 11:04:59 AM PDT · by Freebird Forever · 154 replies · 4,005+ views
    WISTV.com ^ | September 8, 2005 | Bryce Mursch
    The Mexican army has entered the United States for the first time since 1846. A military convoy crossed the Rio Grande into Texas Thursday to bring aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina. The unit is headed for San Antonio. The convoy is carrying water treatment plants, mobile kitchens and supplies to feed storm victims. The 45 green vehicles will apparently be used to provide water, meals and other help for hurricane survivors from the New Orleans area. A Mexican naval mission is sailing for New Orleans. Mexico says another convoy and another ship are ready to go. Back in 1846,...
  • Mexican Troops Cross into Texas First time since 1856

    09/07/2005 9:16:33 PM PDT · by publana · 40 replies · 1,665+ views
    Voice of America ^ | Sept 08, 2005 | Greg Flakus
    In another development here in Texas, the Mexican army is crossing the border to bring help to New Orleans and its stranded citizens. This is the first time Mexican military troops have crossed into Texas since 1846, during the war between the United States and Mexico that resulted in Mexico losing the vast area now known as the American southwest. The Mexican soldiers will not be armed and the 35 trucks in the convoy will be loaded with blankets, water, food and mobile kitchens. Mexican President Vicente Fox brushed aside complaints from some opponents who said he should have sought...
  • U.S. officials say Zetas have killed in Texas

    02/21/2005 3:29:27 AM PST · by ovrtaxt · 19 replies · 3,577+ views
    The Herald (Mexico) ^ | February 20, 2005 | wire services
    U.S. officials say Zetas have killed in Texas Investigators say the feared band of ex-military elite forces are operating in Texas and other parts of the United States. Wire servicesFebruary 20, 2005 A team of rogue Mexican commandos blamed for dozens of killings along the U.S.-Mexico border has carried out at least three drug-related slayings in Dallas, a sign that the group is extending its deadly operations into U.S. cities, two U.S. law enforcement officials say. The men are known as the Zetas, former members of the Mexican army who defected to Mexico's so-called Gulf drug cartel in the...
  • Illegal Entry From Mexica to U.S. Spikes

    04/27/2004 12:15:17 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 91 replies · 1,048+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Tue, Apr 27, 2004 | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ
    llegal Entry From Mexico to U.S. Spikes 57 minutes ago By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press Writer SASABE, Mexico - After a four-year decline, illegal immigration from Mexico is spiking as several thousand migrants a day rush across the border in hopes of getting work visas under a program President Bush (news - web sites) proposed. Many also are trying to beat tighter security to come in June. The U.S. border patrol told The Associated Press that detentions — which it uses to judge illegal migration rates — jumped 25 percent to 535,000 in the six months ending March 31...
  • Convoy of illegals tries to run down agents

    03/22/2004 2:17:39 PM PST · by joesnuffy · 31 replies · 364+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 22, 2004 | WND
    COMING TO AMERICA Convoy of illegals tries to run down agents Border officers stop 6 of 12 pickups, 165 aliens found in truck beds Posted: March 22, 2004 5:00 p.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com A convoy of 12 pickup trucks crammed with illegal aliens barreled over the U.S.-Mexico border and attempted to run down approaching Border Patrol agents. In the unprecedented move, six of the pickups were stopped, while six escaped back to Mexico, reported the Tucson Citizen. In the vehicles authorities were able to stop, agents found 165 suspected illegals in the beds of the trucks, said Greg Maier,...
  • Americans in gun sights of Mexican army

    03/13/2004 4:12:18 PM PST · by Mikey · 22 replies · 208+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 13, 2004 | Jon Dougherty
    You'd think frequent gun battles along the U.S.-Mexico border between federal agents and citizen border-monitoring groups on this side, and drug and people smugglers on the other side, would make the national headlines. If you thought that, you'd be mistaken. Just ask Chris Simcox, owner of the Tombstone (Ariz.) Tumbleweed newspaper, and head of one such border group. He's trying to get the word out; few are listening and, apparently, that includes anyone in Washington.
  • Americans in gun sites of Mexican army

    03/13/2004 6:03:43 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 48 replies · 507+ views
    WND ^ | March 13, 2004 | Jon E. Dougherty
    Americans in gun sites of Mexican army Posted: March 13, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: John Dougherty's recent book, "Illegals: The Imminent Threat Posed by Our Unsecured U.S.-Mexico Border," is available at WorldNetDaily's online store. © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com You'd think frequent gun battles along the U.S.-Mexico border between federal agents and citizen border-monitoring groups on this side, and drug and people smugglers on the other side, would make the national headlines. If you thought that, you'd be mistaken. Just ask Chris Simcox, owner of the Tombstone (Ariz.) Tumbleweed newspaper, and head of one such border group. He's trying to...
  • Mexican Army Incursions Into The United States

    01/24/2004 9:54:01 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 92 replies · 25,462+ views
    Incursions During his travels along the border, Rep. Tancredo learned that the Mexican Army and Law Enforcement Agencies routinely make "incursions" into the U.S. A total of 23 were confirmed by the U.S. government in 2001, and there have been over 115 since 1996. The purpose of these incursions is not totally understood, but U.S. officials have speculated that they are designed to help facilitate the flow of illegal drugs into America, either by creating a diversion or by providing cover for the traffickers.When Rep. Tancredo sent a letter to the Mexican government, the Embassy in Washington, DC sent...
  • Mexican Military Winning Respect (From who?)

    08/21/2002 6:30:13 AM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies · 490+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | August 18, 2002 | Laurence Iliff and Ricardo Sandoval
    Dallas Morning News August 18, 2002 Mexican Military Winning Respect Negative image fading, but will police, social roles spread ranks thin? By Laurence Iliff and Ricardo Sandoval, The Dallas Morning News MEXICO CITY – Army soldiers in fatigues and troop carriers recently invaded the small town of San Luis Tlaxialtemalco on the outskirts of the capital. Armed with stainless-steel scissors, tiny screwdrivers, dentist drills and rabies vaccinations, troops launched a special operation. The first day's results: 118 haircuts, 38 fixed electrical appliances, 97 dental appointments and 76 dogs vaccinated before the medicine ran out. Twelve-year-old José Ángel Gregorio Romano, who...
  • INS Confirms 'Act of War' Committed at U.S. Mexican Border

    05/22/2002 1:26:22 PM PDT · by archy · 207 replies · 1,308+ views
    The Sierra Times ^ | 05. 22. 02 at 12:27 Sierra Time | J.J. Johnson
    INS Confirms 'Act of War' Committed at U.S. Mexican Border Report By J.J. Johnson Published 05. 22. 02 at 12:27 Sierra TimeLatest Border Incursion American Patrol Photo Ajo, Arizona - The Immigration and Naturalization confirms A U.S. Border patrol Agent was fired upon Friday five miles inside the U.S. Border, increasing the calls for citizens to take direct action to halt what a U.S. Border Patrol agent called "an act of war." This is one of 21 border incursions that have taken place over the last year. According to a U.S. Border Patrol Agent, the Tohono O'odham Police Department encountered...
  • Border Patrol agent fired on

    05/22/2002 8:13:03 AM PDT · by archy · 19 replies · 387+ views
    ARIZONA DAILY STAR ^ | Wednesday, 22 May 2002 | Tim Steller
    Border Patrol agent fired on Says Mexican soldier was the shooter; ID disputed by officials By Tim Steller ARIZONA DAILY STAR Investigators are trying to confirm whether it was a Mexican soldier who shot at a U.S. Border Patrol agent Friday night on the Tohono O'odham Nation. An agent reported coming across three heavily armed Mexican soldiers riding in a Humvee near Papago Farms, about 90 miles southwest of Tucson. The agent said he drove away, but a shot ripped through the windows of his Border Patrol vehicle as he fled. Mexican officials said Tuesday they think the shooter was...