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Mexico (News/Activism)

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  • Feds to build separate detention unit for transgender illegal immigrants

    05/23/2016 7:27:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 23, 2016 | Andrea Noble
    Federal immigration authorities plan to build a separate unit for transgender detainees in a new facility under construction in Alvarado, Texas .... One other facility in Santa Ana, California also has a separate unit for transgender women and gay men. The Human Rights Watch report notes that transgender women have previously faced violence and been subject to attacks when they were housed alongside men.
  • New Fast and Furious emails show Obama administration obstructing Congress

    05/23/2016 12:17:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2016 | Rick Moran
    The lid may finally blow off the Fast and Furious cover-up by the Obama administration, as a federal judge ordered the release of thousands of emails showing how then-attorney general Eric Holder obstructed, stonewalled, and misdirected congressional investigators looking into the program. People in the Nixon administration went to jail for less. ... The documents reveal how senior Justice Department officials — including Attorney General Holder — intensely followed and managed an effort to carefully limit and obstruct the information produced to Congress,” he asserted. They also indict Holder deputy Lanny Breuer, an old Clinton hand, who had to step...
  • Feds Divert MILLIONS To ‘Slush Fund’ That Fuels These Liberal Activist Groups ( La Raza and .. )

    05/21/2016 8:14:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 05/20/2016 | Richard Pollock
    Department of Justice officials diverted millions of dollars slated for victims of the 2008 housing meltdown to politically favored third parties, including “left-wing radical groups,” according to the chairman of a House of Representatives oversight subcommittee. Rep. Sean Duffy : a Wisconsin Republican and chairman of the House Financial Services ... a $500 million “slush fund” that could be steered toward favored groups. ... If you’re diverting money away from victims and sending it to third-party activist groups, you have victims who are being harmed not just once, but a second time. ... Many of us in Congress were alarmed...
  • Mexican Officials Take Steps to Counter ‘the Trump Emergency’

    05/22/2016 1:09:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 22, 2016 | Kirk Semple
    MEXICO CITY — Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, was recently stuck in Mexico City traffic, overcome with frustration — not by the congestion, but by something that was irritating him even more: Donald J. Trump. He grabbed his phone, turned the lens on himself and pressed record. “Ha! Donald,” Mr. Fox said, holding the phone perhaps a little too close to his face. “What about your apologies to Mexico, to Mexicans in the United States, to Mexicans in Mexico?” In short order, the 15-second clip was on Mr. Fox’s Twitter feed — another salvo in a personal campaign...
  • Mexico warns of repercussions if remittances from US are blocked

    05/21/2016 6:44:35 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 91 replies
    .msn. ^ | 5/12/2016 | Tracy Wilkinson
    If a new U.S. administration blocks the flow of remittances — the estimated $20 billion that Mexicans working in the U.S. send home each year — then joint efforts to stop money laundering and other illicit forms of finance will be dealt a dangerous setback, a senior Mexican official warned Thursday. Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has vowed, if elected, to make Mexico pay to build a wall along the entire Southwest border, even if it means impounding remittance payments. Fernando Aportela, Mexico’s deputy secretary for finance, said any attempt to seize remittances would force Mexicans to hide...
  • Clinton Campaign Pledges to Crack Open Government Files on UFOs, Aliens

    04/08/2016 1:00:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Government Executive ^ | 4/8/16 | Tom Shoop
    There are many weighty issues in this year’s presidential campaign, from tax policy to how to deal with the threat from ISIS. But Hillary Clinton and her staff have repeatedly made time to address another apparently pressing concern: the possibility that aliens have visited Earth, and the U.S. government has covered it up. On Thursday, Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, told CNN that federal agencies  “could do a much better job in answering the quite legitimate questions that people have about what's going on with unidentified aerial phenomena." He said Clinton would push for answers if she gets to occupy...
  • Obama adviser John Podesta's biggest regret: Keeping America in dark about UFOs

    02/13/2015 5:03:10 PM PST · by EveningStar · 91 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 13, 2015 | Caitlin Dickson
    Outgoing senior Obama adviser John Podesta reflected on his latest White House stint Friday, listing his favorite moments and biggest regrets from the past year. Chief among them: depriving the American people of the truth about UFOs.
  • Hillary Clinton Should Testify Under Oath (Weekly Update)

    05/21/2016 11:22:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 20, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Begins Discovery in Clinton Email Matter Judicial Watch Seeks Hillary Clinton Testimony Pakistani with Fake Ecuadorean Passport Enters U.S. via Mexico Multiple Times Judicial Watch Begins Discovery in Clinton Email Matter Our investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email system entered a significant new phase this week. We announced a schedule of depositions of her top aides, Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin, as well as top State Department official Patrick Kennedy, and former State IT employee Bryan Pagliano. Their testimony is about the creation and operation of Clinton’s non-government email system. The first witness, Lewis...
  • ‘El Chapo’ may not be coming to America any time soon

    05/21/2016 10:09:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | 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...
  • Missouri plans to seek death penalty for illegal alien accused of gunning down five people

    05/21/2016 6:26:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 20 May 2016 | REGINA F. GRAHAM
    Missouri plans to seek death penalty for illegal alien accused of gunning down five people in two day spree. [ Full title ]. Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, 40, is charged with killing five men. ... Immigration authorities missed two chances to deport Serrano-Vitorino . ... Missouri prosecutors on Friday filed their formal plan to pursue the death penalty against a Mexican national in the shooting death of a man a day after he allegedly killed four people in Kansas. Prosecutors in Montgomery County submitted court papers saying they will seek capital punishment for Pablo Serrano-Vitorino if he's convicted of first-degree murder...
  • Cruz taking the week off from Senate

    05/17/2016 2:49:03 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 91 replies
    Politico ^ | May 17, 2016 | Burgess Everett
    Ted Cruz is taking some time off from the Senate to recover from a brutal presidential campaign. After returning to Washington last week to work on a defense policy bill, the Texas senator is spending this week back home. He'll miss votes on Zika funding legislation as well as appropriations bills...
  • Mexico OKs extradition of drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman to US

    05/20/2016 1:36:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2016 4:27 PM EDT | Mark Stevenson
    Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department ruled Friday that the extradition of convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States can go forward. The process can still be appealed, meaning it could be weeks or months before the Sinaloa cartel leader may be sent to the U.S., where he is wanted in multiple jurisdictions on charges related to drug trafficking and organized crime. Guzman’s lawyers now have 30 days to appeal the decision, and they have said they will. …
  • What Would It Take for Donald Trump to Deport 11 Million and Build a Wall?

    05/20/2016 8:39:08 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 143 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MAY 19, 2016 | JULIA PRESTON, ALAN RAPPEPORT and MATT RICHTEL
    He has said that the wall would be built from precast concrete and steel and that it could be 50 feet tall, if not higher. After calling for it to extend across the entire 2,000-mile southern border, he more recently said half that length could be sufficient because of natural barriers. He has pegged the cost at $4 billion to $12 billion, most recently settling on around $10b. Some see that as low. “There’s a lot of logistics involved in this, and I don’t know how thoroughly they’ve thought it out,” said Todd Sternfeld, chief executive of Superior Concrete, a...
  • Border Patrol Union Chief: Obama’s Policies Are Helping Bankroll Drug Cartels

    05/19/2016 12:24:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/19/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    The president of the National Border Patrol Council testified in the Senate Thursday that the Obama administration’s loose immigration policy is the biggest factor driving illegal immigration into the United States, which in turn helps fund Mexican drug cartels. “Most illegal immigrants believe that they will either not be caught, or even if they are caught, they will not be deported back to their home country. Most believe that they will simply be issued a Notice to Appear (NTA) and will be released,” Brandon Judd said before the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest. “Candidly, they are not...
  • Vallejo named fourth in list of most dangerous California cities

    05/18/2016 2:34:09 PM PDT · by DFG · 22 replies
    Vallejo Times Herald ^ | 05/17/2016 | Matthew Adkins
    A study newly released by the California-based law offices of Graham Donath lists Vallejo as the fourth most dangerous city in the state. The list was determined after comparing a number of factors, including 2014 crime rates, investment in police presence, community risk factors and geopolitical issues. Coming in ahead of Vallejo was Modesto, which was ranked third most dangerous. Stockton took second place and San Bernadino took the uncoveted honors of first place. Oakland was ranked the sixth most dangerous city in the study despite having the largest amount of violent crimes. For every 100,000 residents, 1685 violent crimes...
  • Palestinian Men Traveled Through 8 Countries to Reach US

    05/18/2016 11:57:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 15 May 2016
    Mounis Hammouda and Hisham Shaban were stranded in Honduras, penniless after being ripped off by a smuggler who was supposed to get them to Mexico so that they could arrive at their final destination, the United States. The Palestinian men had traveled across the world to escape bloodshed and torture in their homeland, and desperately phoned a friend in Canada to wire them money so they could finish their trek. When they showed up at the U.S.-Mexico border in November 2014, Hammouda remembers seeing the American flag, and feeling relieved.
  • Ann Coulter: Trump's Problem With Women

    05/18/2016 11:36:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | May 18,2016 | Ann Coulter
    <p>The New York Times’ front-page article last Saturday on Donald J. Trump’s dealings with women forced me into a weekend of self-examination. As much as I support Trump, this isn’t a cult of personality. He’s not Mao, Kim Jong-un or L. Ron Hubbard. We can like our candidates, but still acknowledge their flaws. No one’s perfect.</p>
  • Father speaks out after son found decapitated

    05/17/2016 8:13:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    FOX 8 ^ | May 16, 2016 | Web Staff
    BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas -- Jubal Alexander was taking after his father working in chemical plants across Texas.The father and son just had dinner together days before his son was murdered and decapitated in Angleton."They cut my son's head off and they took my son's head. Who would do that? I don't understand,” his father told KTRK. “I couldn't even see my son. They won't even let me see him."Alexander was sleeping in his truck under a bridge in Angleton.The 24-year-old was trying to save up money for bills working at a local chemical plant as a pipe fitter.Friends and family...
  • Stanford Law Fellow Vivek Wadhwa weighs in ... Trump ... on how Apple must make iPhones in the U.S.

    05/17/2016 9:55:44 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 17, 2016 | interview with Vivek Wadhwa
    Stanford Law Fellow Vivek Wadhwa weighs in on Donald Trump's rant on how Apple must make iPhones in the U.S. | Watch CNBC Live TV
  • Homeland Security Official: ISIS Training Terrorists South of Border With Help from Mexican...

    05/16/2016 6:31:25 PM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/16/16 | Jim Hoft
    "Homeland Security Official: ISIS Training Terrorists South of Border With Help from Mexican Drug Cartels" A top ranking Homeland Security official says Mexican drug cartels are helping ISIS sneak across the southern border to scope out targets for terrorist attacks. ISIS operative Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir has reportedly been training militants near the US border near Ciudad Juarez for the past year.
  • Clarence Thomas tells graduates to simply be good citizens

    05/16/2016 5:25:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 16,2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas urged college graduates who seek to "preserve liberty" to do so by fulfilling the duties of their daily vocations rather than attempting to achieve sweeping political goals. "At the risk of understating what is necessary to preserve liberty in our form of government, I think more and more that it depends on good citizens, discharging their daily duties in their daily obligations," Thomas said Saturday during a commencement address at Hillsdale College, a small liberal arts college in Michigan.
  • 72 gravesites vandalized at Julia Page Cemetery

    05/15/2016 7:27:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies
    DOUGLAS DISPATCH ^ | AALIYAH MONTOYA
    More than 70 gravesite headstones have been vandalized and stripped of their bronze/copper name plates at the Julia Page Cemetery, located at the 1300 block of Third Street. The incident is under investigation by the Douglas Police Department and is believed to have been occurring over the past few months, although it is just now being reported, according to DPD Sgt. Jose Duarte. As of Friday, investigators have only been able to identify fewer than 10 victims, including the loved one of Douglas resident Tom Felix.
  • Trump's wall might be obsolete before it's built

    05/06/2016 7:05:48 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 71 replies
    lowell sun ^ | may 6 | peter lucas
    No sooner will the next president be inaugurated than the observance of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I will take place. It will also be the anniversary of the publication of the secret Zimmerman Telegram that helped push Congress and President Woodrow Wilson to declare war on Germany on April 6, 1917. Not many people today know much, or even care, about the Zimmerman Telegram and how it changed the course of American history. World War I is probably not even mentioned in high school these days.
  • Civil Rights Group Says Park Rangers’ Uniforms Are ‘Threatening’ to Latinos for Absurd Reason

    05/15/2016 12:58:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 5/6/16 | Mike Miller
    A coalition of lawmakers and civil rights groups has a message for the National Park Service: your uniforms and vehicles are “very threatening” to Latinos. Maite Arce of the Hispanic Access Foundation delivered the “really tough” message during a press conference on Thursday: “It’s such a shame that something as simple as the uniform and it’s similarity to the border patrol’s uniform — in the coloring — could be very threatening to certain segments of the Latino population. So a discussion about that is going to be really tough.” The coalition made multiple recommendations to the Park Service, including: Assess...
  • Nuke threat on southern border? Texas game wardens issued radiation detectors

    05/15/2016 6:25:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    wnd ^ | 5/14/16 | staff
    As if the U.S. isn’t facing enough threats from its southern borders, Americans can be concerned with yet another: terrorism in the form of nuclear weapons. The potential for smuggling in nuclear or radioactive weapons of mass destruction has been suggested for a long time, and now the Long Star state is taking the threat more seriously. Texas game wardens don’t just cover land issues such as poaching, wildlife management or even illegal chemical dumping. They’re also on the water, monitoring for fishing violations – and now, terrorism. “One fear is that terrorists could try to smuggle radioactive material into...
  • Hillary Pledges Open Borders, Levin Responds with Attack on Trump’s Tariffs

    05/14/2016 6:07:44 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 132 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 14 May 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Last week, Donald Trump met with the family members of Sarah Root, a beautiful, beaming 21-year-old girl slaughtered by an illegal alien in Nebraska the day after graduating from college with 4.0 GPA. Later that day, Trump warned, “Crooked Hillary Clinton wants completely open borders.” Indeed, a review of Clinton’s campaign website reveals that her immigration plan is even more radical than that of Barack Obama, who completely suspended enforcement of America’s immigration law and printed hundreds of thousands of work permits for illegal aliens. However, a much more pressing topic seems to have triggered the passions of radio host...
  • Montana AG Tim Fox weighs in on Keystone XL lawsuit

    05/14/2016 7:08:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Missoulian ^ | 5/14/2016 | TOM LUTEY
    Montana and five other states say resident Barack Obama overstepped his power by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline, whose developers are now suing four presidential cabinet members. The states along the pipeline’s route filed a friend-of-the-court brief this week arguing that Congress, not the executive, has the right to regulate interstate and international commerce. The pipeline, which would have crossed the Canadian border, was being developed by TransCanada, which is now suing the government. Because of the resident’s representations to the rest of the world that America would lead in reducing its carbon footprint, that that was the sole reason...
  • Ranking: Mexican Law Enforcement One of the World’s Worst

    05/14/2016 5:05:27 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Panam Post ^ | May 9, 2016 | Elena Toledo
    The Mexican Police have one of the lowest rankings in the world for performance and effective service, according to the 2016 World Police and Internal Security Index. The organization placed Mexico in the 118th position out of 127 countries that were evaluated. The diagnosis made by the International Association of Police Sciences uses four main areas of a police force: capacity, process, legitimacy and results. Mexico scored an overall rating of .394, which ranked below Sierra Leone, Honduras, Zambia, Liberia, Tanzania, Guatemala, Guinea, and Nicaragua.
  • Mexico fights back against 'The Clown' [All the right enemies: Big Biz & Foreign gov't]

    05/13/2016 1:29:12 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    politico ^ | 5/13/16 | NAHAL TOOSI
    Donald Trump has spent his entire presidential campaign warning against the dangers of Mexican immigrants stealing American jobs, raping women and hauling drugs across the border. Now, Mexico is fighting back. Mexican officials are pursuing a counteroffensive to Trump’s incendiary rhetoric, reaching out to U.S. business leaders, looking at ways to better use social media, and even encouraging qualified Mexicans to get U.S. citizenship. But they’re also trying to stay sensitive about taking more high-profile steps, such as running TV ads in an already overheated presidential race that promote Mexico as a friendly, vibrant neighbor and not a cesspool of...
  • Exclusive: U.S. plans new wave of immigrant deportation raids

    05/12/2016 11:42:16 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 31 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Thu May 12, 2016 2:09pm EDT | JULIA EDWARDS
    U.S. immigration officials are planning a month-long series of raids in May and June to deport hundreds of Central American mothers and children found to have entered the country illegally, according to sources and an internal document seen by Reuters. The operation would likely be the largest deportation sweep targeting immigrant families by the administration of President Barack Obama this year after a similar drive over two days in January that focused on Georgia, Texas, and North Carolina. Those raids, which resulted in the detention of 121 people, mostly women and children, sparked an outcry from immigration advocates and criticism...
  • Border Patrol Finds 37 Illegal Immigrants in House Featuring Shrine to ‘Goddess of Death’

    05/12/2016 3:09:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 12, 2016 | 9:58 AM EDT
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection said yesterday that Border Patrol agents on Monday found “37 illegal immigrants” in a house in southern Texas that featured a shrine to “La Santa Muerte” or the “goddess of death.” “Border Patrol agents along with Texas Department of Public Safety troopers conducted a traffic stop on a known smuggler which led to the discovery of the stash house,” CBP said in a release published on Wednesday. “After obtaining consent to search the residence, agents found 37 individuals inside. Among them were three juveniles from Mexico and Honduras.” …
  • Lawmakers Introduce Bill Making it Illegal to Ban Any Alien Based on ‘Religious Litmus Tests’

    05/12/2016 8:02:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 12, 2016 | 2:12 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    A group of Democratic lawmakers, joined by religious leaders of various faiths, have announced a bill that would make it illegal to deny entry to the United States of any alien on the basis of religion. Sponsored by Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and co-sponsored by scores of lawmakers, the vast majority Democrats, the bill comprises a single short sentence: “An alien may not be denied admission to the United States because of the alien’s religion or lack of religious beliefs.” Although the text does not further define the alien in question, Beyer’s office said in a statement that the bill...
  • Total U.S. weekly rail traffic down 10.6% ( coal down 33.5% )

    05/12/2016 7:31:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Railway Age ^ | May 11, 2016 | Ben Vient
    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending May 7, 2016: Total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 492,923 carloads and intermodal units, down 10.6% compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending May. 7 were 233,047 carloads, down 14.8% compared with the same week in 2015, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 259,876 containers and trailers, down 6.4% compared to 2015. Three of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2015. They were miscellaneous carloads, up 6.7% to 9,839 carloads; chemicals, up...
  • Trump's Time: The Donald Can Beat Hillary Without Nevertrump

    05/10/2016 11:27:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 10,2016 | Roger Stone
    As Donald Trump prepares for an epic battle with “First Enabler” Hillary Clinton, the media is too focused on party unity and are oblivious to the fact that denunciation of Trump by failed elites like the Bush’s as well as the prevarications of Paul Ryan only fuel his rise, as did the opposition of Mexico’s ex-president, the Chinese Communists, the Pope, David Cameron, the Saudis, and Mitt Romney. The political class is discredited with voters hungry for change.
  • Judge OKs U.S. extradition of Mexican drug boss 'El Chapo' Guzman

    05/09/2016 1:47:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 9, 2016 | by Miguel Angel Gutierrez
    A Mexican judge has ruled that drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman can be extradited to face charges in the United States, the country's federal court authority said on Monday, days after he was moved to a prison on the U.S. border. He faces charges ranging from money laundering to drug trafficking, kidnapping and murder in cities that include Chicago, Miami and New York. Juan Pablo Badillo, one of Guzman's lawyers, said his client's legal situation was still being processed and that to extradite him now would be a violation of his human rights.
  • Trump Asks Son-in-Law, Jared Kushner, to Plan for Transition Team

    05/08/2016 2:33:48 PM PDT · by GilGil · 210 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/8/2016 | CNN-John King
    Posted on | May 8, 2016 | 1 Comment Economy is the most important issue for the voters. Poll after poll voters put economy as the number 1 issue. Today on CNN John King quoted recent polls. Overall around the country Trump beats Clinton on economy by 5%: Trump-50%, Clinton-45% What is really huge, is the fact that in the North-East, the rust belt, Trump beats her on economy by 25%: Trump- 59%, Clinton-34% This is extremely important as Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan are the most important swing states.
  • New prison for drug boss 'El Chapo' is Mexico's worst-rated

    05/08/2016 3:15:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2016 5:15 PM EDT | Peter Orsi and E. Eduardo Castillo
    The northern prison where authorities suddenly transferred convicted drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is rated as the worst in Mexico’s federal penitentiary system for inmate conditions and other factors, according to the government’s own reporting. The Cefereso No. 9 facility on the outskirts of Ciudad Juárez, which borders El Paso, Texas, did score well on “conditions of governability,” perhaps an indication that authorities believe they can control Guzmán’s environment there and limit the risk of him pulling off a third brazen jailbreak. But Michael Vigil, the former head of international operations for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, questioned the...
  • Repeal and Replace the Republican Party

    05/08/2016 8:36:29 AM PDT · by Williams · 36 replies
    Vanity
    Watching the Sunday news shows, I realize America is finished if we have to rely on the Republican party. I just watched Senator Flake (R Ariz.) smugly go on that we will lose the war on terror because of Trump having a "religious test" for admission to our country. Also he says that's why we will lose the election not because Senator Flake isn't supporting Trump. We are facing Hillary Clinton and these republicans are everywhere saying Trump has to come to each of them and explain himself. Then he has to change to agree with them. These republicans don't...
  • Why a conservative economist says Trump could make America ‘the North Korea of economics’

    Why a conservative economist says Trump could make America ‘the North Korea of economics’ By Jim Tankersley May 6 In his run for the White House, Donald Trump has threatened to slap tariffs on imports from China, in almost-certain violation of international rules. He has threatened to confiscate money that immigrants from Mexico wire home to their families, in order to force the Mexican government to pay for a border wall. This week, he suggested that, in an economic crisis, the government might repay only some of the money it owes to certain holders of its debt. Those threats reflect...
  • Trump reaches out to Teamsters union

    05/07/2016 10:31:06 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/7/2016 | Harper Neidig
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Saturday took to Twitter to praise workers in the Teamster union and attack Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. The union has not made an endorsement in the election so far, but typically backs Democratic candidates. Trump appeared to be referring to a series of "Teamsters for Trump" groups on Facebook, several of which has members numbering in the thousands. NPR reported this week on Teamsters member who normally back Democrats but prefer Trump this election.
  • Nancy Pelosi Plotting With Mexican President Fox TO STOP DONALD TRUMP

    05/07/2016 10:05:36 AM PDT · by Syncro · 75 replies
    ProgressivesToday ^ | May 7, 2016 | Aleister
    Nancy Pelosi Plotting With Mexican President Fox TO STOP DONALD TRUMP May 7, 2016 by Aleister The minority leader of the House of Representatives is now plotting with the president of a foreign country to keep the presumptive Republican nominee from winning the presidency. How is this even legal?The Washington Examiner reports: Pelosi, Vicente Fox plot to defeat Trump, Mexican calls Trump voters lazy drunksLatin America’s toughest critic of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spent 30 minutes with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Mexico this week plotting to help the Democrats defeat the businessman and give the presidency to...
  • Kerry: Diverse graduating class is 'Trump's worst nightmare'

    05/06/2016 7:29:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2016 6:46 PM EDT | Collin Binkley
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told college graduates on Friday their diversity is “Donald Trump’s worst nightmare” and it’s their job to confront global issues ranging from terrorism to climate change. […] “You really do look spectacular,” Kerry told the (Northeastern University) graduates. “I want you to just look around you. Classmates from every race, religion, gender, shape, size. Eighty-five countries represented and dozens of languages spoken. You are the most diverse class in Northeastern’s history. In other words, you are Donald Trump’s worst nightmare.” […] A Department of State spokesman said Kerry’s comment about Trump was only a...
  • 'Make America Mexico Again' cap flips the script on Trump

    05/06/2016 3:11:46 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 59 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 6, 2016 | Sonia Zuniga
    While much of the country displayed their solidarity with Mexican people by wearing their biggest sombreros for Cinco de Drinko, a Chicano has made the best hat yet. A young Chicano from East L.A. decided to mix satire and a little bit of creativity by mocking Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan and creating red caps reading "Make America Mexico Again." His latest activist-wear didn't receive much backlash as expected, but hundreds of order requests.
  • Pelosi, Vicente Fox plot to defeat Trump, Mexican calls Trump voters lazy drunks

    05/06/2016 1:36:18 PM PDT · by detective · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/6/16 | Paul Bedard, Sean Langille
    Latin America's toughest critic of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spent 30 minutes with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Mexico this week plotting to help the Democrats defeat the businessman and give the presidency to Hillary Clinton.
  • Trump Mexican President: "Get Your Money Ready, Cause You're Going to Pay for the Wall"

    05/05/2016 8:19:56 AM PDT · by GilGil · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5/5/2016 | Justi Holcomb
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was not fazed by former Mexican president Vincente Fox's apology which was reported Wednesday afternoon. In an interview with Bill O'Reilly, he was asked what he thought about the former president. "Got any message for the former president of Mexico?" O'Reilly asked. "Yeah, get your money ready because you're going to pay for the wall," Trump said.
  • Illegal immigrant numbers skyrocket at Mexican border

    05/04/2016 5:07:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 2016 | Mike LIllis
    Child migration is surging again. The number of families and unaccompanied children apprehended on the southern border has skyrocketed this year, according to new figures from the Obama administration. The numbers, compiled by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), reveal that child migration is on par with 2014 levels, when a wave of kids –– thousands of them unaccompanied –– arrived at the southern border. The surge of illegal immigration quickly swamped border authorities, immigration courts and health and humanitarian workers, while sparking a political battle on Capitol Hill over the cause and proper response to the crisis. The...
  • Pelosi: Mexico should not worry about Trump (Traitor Alert)

    05/03/2016 2:52:35 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/03/16 10:27 AM EDT | Rafael Bernal
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told a Mexican newspaper Monday that Mexico should not worry about Donald Trump Pelosi and a delegation of representatives met with Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto Monday, kicking off a three-country tour to discuss security, trade, migration and human rights. In the interview with the newspaper Reforma, Pelosi said Trump "is speaking to a minority, people who are insecure, who maybe lost their job and think it was because of immigration, because of trade, so I think it's putting too much weight on all this, but he only has one half of one half,...
  • Mexico’s top diplomat goes silent on Donald Trump

    05/05/2016 12:20:35 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 23 replies
    SACBEE ^ | 0505/16 | Alexei Koseff
    <p>Two months ago, Mexico’s top diplomat made international headlines for calling Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s policies “ignorant and racist.”</p> <p>“When an apple’s red, it is red. When you say ignorant things, you’re ignorant,” Secretary of Foreign Affairs Claudia Ruiz Massieu told The Washington Post. She added that Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border was “absurd” and “not a proposition we would even consider.”</p>
  • Compelling Mexico to Pay for the Wall

    05/05/2016 8:47:45 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 50 replies
    Introduction: The provision of the Patriot Act, Section 326 - the "know your customer" provision, compelling financial institutions to demand identity documents before opening accounts or conducting financial transactions is a fundamental element of the outline below. That section authorized the executive branch to issue detailed regulations on the subject, found at 31 CFR 130.120-121. It's an easy decision for Mexico: make a one-time payment of $5-10 billion to ensure that $24 billion continues to flow into their country year after year. There are several ways to compel Mexico to pay for the wall including the following: On day 1...
  • Trump to Apologizing Mexican President: "Get Your Money Ready, Cause You're Going to Pay for

    05/05/2016 5:21:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 178 replies
    townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was not fazed by former Mexican president Vincente Fox's apology which was reported Wednesday afternoon. In an interview with Bill O'Reilly, he was asked what he thought about the former president. "Got any message for the former president of Mexico?" O'Reilly asked. "Yeah, get your money ready because you're going to pay for the wall," Trump said. "We'll get it straightened out."