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Mexico (News/Activism)

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  • 60 illegal immigrants locked in a frigid trailer rescued by Border Patrol

    08/19/2017 6:16:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2017
    Sixty illegal immigrants who were comingled within a tractor holding produce were rescued by Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol Agents on Saturday. Agents referred a tractor trailer driver to secondary inspection after a dog alerted officials to the people who were laying on and within pallets of broccoli. The trailer's doors were secured with a padlock and the subjects had no means of escape. The trailer's temperature was 49 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Damen Lays Keel of SIGMA 10514 Long Range Patrol Vessel for Mexican Navy

    08/18/2017 5:32:15 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 17 August 2017
    On Thursday 17th August, the Secretary of the Mexican Navy, Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz, took part in a symbolic coin ceremony at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) at Vlissingen in the Netherlands. He was accompanied by the Secretary of National Defense, General Salvador Cienfuegos. The Coin Ceremony is an event which takes place at the keel laying, in the early stages of a ship's construction. In it, the shipbuilders place one or two coins under the keelblock of the new ship to bless the ship and as a symbol of good fortune. On this occasion, the vessel is a...
  • Facing deportation, Oakland family pleads for more time

    08/10/2017 1:38:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | August 10, 2017 | By TRACY SEIPEL
    Maria and Eusebio Sanchez are not exactly high priority targets for deportation. They aren’t drug lords, convicted criminals or the “bad hombres” the president wants to be rid of. But the couple are undocumented immigrants. And, after moving to the Bay Area in the early 1990s from a small town in Mexico, they have worked hard to embrace the American Dream. Over the years, Maria, 46, rose from being a housekeeper at an East Bay nursing home to become a registered nurse at Highland Hospital today, caring for patients with cancer, heart, and kidney disease. Eusebio, 47, graduated from construction...
  • In California, ‘sanctuary state’ and other immigration bills face surprising opposition

    08/09/2017 8:52:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | August 9, 2017 | By KATY MURPHY
    Soon after President Donald Trump’s election, California lawmakers began rolling out legislation to fight the president’s promised crackdown on illegal immigration. They released bills to blacklist companies involved in Trump’s proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall project, protect undocumented children in schools, and bar the use of local and state police resources for federal immigration enforcement. But after a rapid-fire start, the Legislature’s Trump resistance has slowed to a plodding pace. Both border-wall bills died — the “Resist the Wall Act” never had a committee hearing — and with just four weeks left in the Legislative session, much of the immigration-related legislation...
  • EXCLUSIVE: ‘Poisonous Atmosphere’ Grips McMaster’s National Security Council As Accusations Fly

    08/09/2017 7:07:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies ^ | Richard Pollock
    Finger-pointing erupted within the National Security Council following a major leak to The Washington Post of telephone transcripts between President Donald Trump and the leaders of Mexico and Australia, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned. And as the U.S inches closer to war with North Korea, the White House body charged with discussing and coordinating U.S. foreign policy is engulfed in what one administration official called a “poisonous environment.” Initial leak accusations from two White House officials focused on Megan Badasch, the National Security Council (NSC) deputy executive secretary, who manages the NSC’s document portal. The portal...
  • Millions of gallons of Mexican waste threaten US Border Patrol agents

    08/09/2017 7:31:40 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 08, 2017 | Malia Zimmerman
    Millions of gallons of toxic chemicals and raw sewage are being dumped by Mexico into the Tijuana River, surrounding valleys and U.S. beaches at the U.S.-Mexico border, sickening border patrol agents, but those on the front lines say the U.S. has done little to force Mexico to literally clean up its act. Some 59 Border Patrol agents have reported getting sick in the last three months after exposure to pollutants while at work along the border. One agent suffered severe chemical burns on his feet after toxic chemicals burned through his boots, according to documentation provided by the U.S. Border...
  • 4 Reasons Healthcare Is Lower in Mexico, Panama Than US

    08/06/2017 7:55:12 AM PDT · by ThankYouFreeRepublic · 41 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7-29-17 | Chuck Bolotin
    It wasn’t that long ago when one of the reasons people from the US were afraid to move to places like Mexico and Panama was because of the fear of substandard healthcare. Now, one of the reasons people from the US do move to places like Mexico and Panama is because of access to what is generally acknowledged to be comparable quality healthcare at a discount of from 50% to 75%+. In our study, Expat Report: How is Healthcare Abroad? we asked expats who had moved to Panama, Nicaragua and Belize their opinions on the cost of healthcare they received...
  • Trump’s immigration bill seeks to ‘Make America White Again’ — and English-only

    08/06/2017 8:47:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 69 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 03, 2017 | Fabiola Santiago
    Under President Donald Trump’s immigration bill, today’s Miami wouldn’t exist. A vibrant metropolis heralded as a showcase for what refugees and immigrants from all over the Americas can achieve isn’t good enough for his idyllic USA (with an exclamation point).
  • Mexican court forbids imports of US potatoes

    08/04/2017 8:53:58 PM PDT · by boycott · 33 replies ^ | August 04, 2017
    A Mexican federal court has made an unusual ruling that bans the import of U.S. potatoes on the grounds the imports violate Mexicans’ right to food sovereignty and a healthy environment. A group of Mexican potato growers had sought a constitutional injunction on the imports, claiming they threaten to spread agricultural diseases. The court said Mexican agricultural authorities had failed to use methods like radiation treatment of imports to prevent diseases. But because federal injunctions are intended only to protect constitutional rights, the ruling had to break some new ground. The court ruled the ban must be implemented to preserve...
  • Marijuana found in bags of charcoal shipped to San Saba area stores (TX)

    08/04/2017 5:07:43 PM PDT · by bgill · 19 replies
    Big Coountry ^ | August 3, 2017 | Erica Garner
    Bricks of marijuana were found in bags of charcoal shipped to grocery stores in the San Saba area this week. KWTX reports San Saba Police Department found six bricks of marijuana hidden inside a bag of Encino Brand charcoal at Lowe's Grocery store on Tuesday. A shopper also purchased the same brand of charcoal from the Lowe's Grocery in Mason, Texas, and found about a pound marijuana inside, according to the KWTX report.
  • Someone Leaked Classified Transcripts Of Trump’s Phone Calls With Foreign Leaders

    08/03/2017 1:35:15 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 50 replies ^ | 8/3/2017 | CHUCK ROSS
    The Washington Post on Thursday published portions of classified transcripts of combative phone calls President Trump had earlier this year with the leaders of Mexico and Australia.The transcripts portray acrimonious conversations between Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, largely on the issues of immigration, border wall funding and refugees. WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 28: President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the Oval Office of the White House. On Saturday, President Trump is making several phone calls with world leaders from Japan, Germany, Russia, France and...
  • Morning Joe: Trump Transcript Leak Could Be “A Set Up” by White House to Damage Press

    08/04/2017 5:40:17 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are suggesting that the Trump White House might be behind the leak of the transcripts of President Trump’s conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia. On today’s Morning Joe, Joe and Mika floated the notion that while the leaks might have been mildly embarrassing to the president, they were “really damaging to the press.” In support of their theory on who was behind the leaking, the pair pointed to the fact that when the Washington Post informed the White House that they had the transcripts, Trump administration officials did not ask the paper not...
  • Oof: Transcripts Of Trump’s Calls With Presidents Of Mexico And Australia Leaked To WaPo

    08/03/2017 12:04:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/02/2017 | AllahPundit
    A bad leak in many ways. Confidentiality breeds candor, and you want the president to be candid when talking to foreign leaders. If he has to worry about his conversations leaking, he won’t be. Conceivably there’s a pressing national security concern that might override that concern — if, say, the worst suspicions of hardcore anti-Trumpers were true and he were colluding with the Kremlin to undermine American interests, you might justify leaking a transcript in that case. But there’s nothing like that in the WaPo piece. The most embarrassing part, it seems, is Trump asking the president of Mexico...
  • DHS waives environmental laws to begin building Trump border wall

    08/01/2017 8:38:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 1, 2017 | By Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security triggered a waiver Tuesday allowing the department to bypass environmental and other land protection laws in order to begin building and testing President Trump’s new border wall. The waivers apply to San Diego, where officials already plan to upgrade miles of existing fence, but where they’ll also stage a competition this summer to build and test prototypes for Mr. Trump’s wall. It’s the first in what’s likely to be a series of waivers that will be needed as wall construction ramps up. Officials insisted they will still try to be mindful of local impacts as they work on...
  • Schumer: McCain Said to Me, 'Let’s Get Immigration Reform Done’

    07/26/2017 5:36:45 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 73 replies ^ | July 26, 2017 | Susan Jones
    Praising Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), now battling brain cancer, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday said McCain is thinking beyond the health care bill. “You know, I love the man,” Schumer (D-N.Y.) told a news conference on Tuesday, after the Senate vote on a motion to proceed to a health care bill that is open to amendments. “He's a great man," Schumer said of McCain. "We've been close friends. He even said to me when I called him this weekend, ‘Let's get immigration reform done,’ so he's thinking of the future. As you know, he and I worked on...
  • Iowa Trucking Company Owner Speaks Out About Alleged Human Trafficking Deaths in Texas

    07/25/2017 3:58:57 AM PDT · by iowamark · 28 replies
    WHO TV ^ | 7/24/2017 | Jodi Whitworth
    SCHALLER, Iowa -- The owner of Pyle Transportation LLC., the trucking company whose trailer was used in a suspected human trafficking case out of Texas, says his company has nothing to do with the incident. Brian Pyle, 34, says the last 48 hours have been hell, filled with online death threats, media inquiries and allegations. "I saw it first on the news. I did a double take and I zoomed in. I was like, 'oh man.' I’m 34 years old and grew up in this town, never in a million years did I think this could happen." Pyle tells Channel...
  • Build the Wall: Mexican drug boss ate human flesh of victims in tamales.

    07/21/2017 10:28:03 AM PDT · by johnk · 21 replies ^ | 7/21/17 |
    'Sadistic, cruel, beastly' cartel has influence in Texas, Minnesota, Ohio, New York, Maryland, Louisiana... ---------------------- A now-deceased drug lord of one of the world’s most vicious criminal gangs ate his victims’ flesh inside tamales, according to a Mexican reporter who claimed to have witnessed the spectacle. Los Zetas leader Heriberto Lazcano, or “El Lazca,” would have a person killed and their body cleaned and shaved before their flesh was stuffed into tamales for Lazcano’s consumption, a journalist told the Mexican publication El Blog del Narco. According to the San Antonio Express-News, the journalist claimed the drug lord would also eat...
  • AP Stylebook Instructs Writers Not to Use Words Like 'Pro-Life,' 'Refugee' & 'Terrorist'

    07/21/2017 7:55:59 AM PDT · by johnk · 16 replies
    by Fox News Insider ^ | 7/11/2017 | by Fox News Insider
    The AP Stylebook, published by The Associated Press, is intended to provide universal guidelines for journalists when it comes to stylistic things like punctuation, capitalization and using certain words over others. The 2017 edition of the stylebook directs writers to avoid words like "pro-life," "migrant," "refugee," "Islamist" and "terrorist." Rachel Alexander, an opinion contributor for The Hill, said on "Fox & Friends" this morning that this is an attempt to promote language that liberals tend to favor. Judge Releases Man Accused of Trying to Steal NYPD Cop's Gun She explained that the guide instructs writers to use "anti-abortion" instead of...
  • Shootout in Cancun: Narcos Take Their War Into Hot Beach Resort [Bloomberg Link Only]

    07/21/2017 6:09:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | July 21, 2017 | Nacha Cattan and Eric Martin
  • Tourists to all-inclusive resorts in Mexico suspect they were given tainted alcohol

    07/20/2017 12:28:09 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 37 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | Raquel Rutledge
    Numerous reports have told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel they experienced sickness, blackouts and injuries after drinking at Iberostar and other resorts around Cancun and Playa del Carmen in recent months. They told the Journal Sentinel they believe they were drugged or the alcohol may have been tainted. They questioned how they could fall into a stupor so quickly. And whether they had been targeted. Was it robbery? In one case, two teenage brothers from Minnesota on vacation with their parents woke up covered in mud, with no shirts or shoes and their wallets and cellphones missing. Sexual assault? One Wisconsin...