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Mexico (News/Activism)

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  • FBI Most Wanted Fugitive Linked to Recent Mexican Border State Murders

    10/22/2020 12:28:03 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Oct 2020 | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ and BRANDON DARBY
    A man who was recently added to the FBI’s Most Wanted list for a cartel execution in Texas is linked to murders in the border state of Nuevo Leon, where his organization has established almost total control over one of Mexico’s wealthiest communities. In recent weeks, gunmen believed to be working under orders of Jose Rodolfo “El Gato” Villarreal carried out murders in the ritzy suburb of San Pedro within the greater Monterrey metro... Last week the FBI added El Gato to the list of Most Wanted fugitives for the 2013 murder of a cartel attorney in Southlake, Texas, near...
  • The Jaw-Dropping Difference Between the Old 'Wall' and the New Wall the Trump Admin Is Building

    10/22/2020 9:52:15 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 71 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Oct 21, 2020 | Julio Rosas
    "Wow" was all I was able to say as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Blackhawk flew alongside the U.S.-Mexico border and the difference between the old "wall" system and the new wall system under construction came into view... The old "wall" that covers large lengths of the border is laughably easy to get over. It consists of barbed wire fencing, held together by fragile-looking wooden posts and Normandy barriers intended to stop illegal vehicle crossings. "I think you can see for yourself...it's a political narrative, right? They want to score some political points by saying, 'Oh, it's just...
  • Border Wall System Update (as of 19 Oct 2020)

    10/19/2020 10:01:26 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 16 replies
    @USBPChief (twitter) ^ | 19 Oct 2020 | Chief Rodney Scott
    371 miles completed, 210 miles under construction, 157 miles under pre-construction (738 Total).
  • Biden: I Knew Hillary Would Lose Battleground States

    06/10/2017 10:47:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12:07 PM 06/10/2017 | Amber Athey
    Former Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that he knew a month before the 2016 election that Hillary Clinton would lose key battleground states. Biden made the comment during a closed-door appearance with Mitt Romney at the annual Romney-hosted E2 Summit, reports Politico. Based on his assessment of campaigning in those key battleground states, he said, he knew a month before the election that Clinton would lose them. Biden also stepped on Hillary just last month, saying he never thought she was a “great candidate” during a conference in Las Vegas. …
  • DOJ: 94 Percent of Foreign Nationals in U.S. Federal Prison Are Illegal Aliens

    10/17/2020 7:07:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Oct 2020 | John Binder
    An annual DOJ report finds that for Fiscal Year 2019, 94 percent of foreign nationals in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) were illegal aliens, while 70 percent in BOP custody and 39 percent in USMS custody were convicted for crimes unrelated to their immigration violations. By the end of Fiscal Year 2019, the DOJ report states, more than 51,000 foreign nationals were in federal prison — nearly 27,500 of which were in BOP custody and 23,580 in USMS custody. Broken down, more than 53 percent of foreign nationals in federal prison...
  • Arrest of former Mexican defense minister shakes military

    10/16/2020 10:38:20 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 10 replies
    Border Report ^ | Oct 16, 2020 | Christopher Sherman, Associated Press
    The arrest of Mexico’s former defense minister, retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, on drug and money laundering charges shakes one of the few Mexican institutions that had maintained the confidence of the people. Cienfuegos was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport Thursday at the request of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. He had been Mexico’s top military official during the presidency of Enrique Peña Nieto from 2012 to 2018. On Friday, López Obrador said Cienfuegos’ arrest was “regrettable.” He said he had been told that the charges against Cienfuegos would be announced in the United States Friday afternoon, but he confirmed...
  • Migrant apprehensions up along border; CBP boss warns of impending wave of COVID-19 refugees

    10/15/2020 9:45:55 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 7 replies
    Border Report ^ | Oct 14, 2020 | Julian Resendiz
    Unauthorized immigration is creeping up along the southwest border despite emergency measures to prevent the illegal entry of people, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of migrant apprehensions in September rose by more than 7,000 compared to August, which itself saw an increase of almost 9,100 arrests from the previous month. The Border Patrol and CBP detained a total of 57,674 unauthorized and inadmissible migrants this past September... U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan said those attempting to come into the country illegally are mostly single adult economic migrants from Mexico and other countries who’re disregarding...
  • Obama: Trump Doesn’t Have ‘Patience,’ ‘Focus’ to Change U.S. Foreign Policy

    10/15/2020 9:16:06 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 15 2020 | PAM KEY
    Former President Barack Obama said in an interview with on the “Pod Save America” podcast on Wednesday that President Donald Trump didn’t “have the patience and the focus to really substantially change a lot of U.S. foreign policy.” Tommy Vietor asked, “You spent countless hours with Vice President Biden talking about national security. What did you learn about how he thinks about diplomacy and counterterrorism and the use of military force that others would not have seen?”
  • Gallery: Border wall project plows ahead (Arizona)

    10/13/2020 3:17:23 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 6 replies
    Nogales International (Arizona) ^ | Oct 12, 2020 | Jonathan Clark
    Heavy machinery works on Sunday, Oct. 11 on an ongoing project to level a mountainside in the Coronado National Forest in preparation for construction of a segment of the Trump Administration’s border wall through western Santa Cruz County. The worksite seen here is just northwest of Border Monument 127, which marks the point at which the U.S.-Mexico border changes trajectory from an east-west orientation and angles northwest toward Yuma. A spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers previously told the NI that the mountainside seen here is being leveled by contractor Fisher Sand and Gravel to serve as a...
  • Despite Protests And Injunction, Work Continues On San Diego Border Wall

    10/13/2020 9:01:53 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 22 replies
    KPBS (San Diego) ^ | October 12, 2020 | Max Rivlin-Nadler
    That ruling hasn’t stopped construction. On Monday morning, KPBS saw construction equipment continue to work on the wall, east of Tecate where the Kumeyaay were protesting On Monday afternoon, a Customs and Border Protection spokesperson told KPBS that despite the court’s injunction ordering an immediate stop, “construction continues” on the border wall.
  • Wall goes up along NM border

    10/11/2020 5:50:22 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 40 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 10 Oct 2020 | MATTHEW REISEN
    The border wall is well underway in southern New Mexico. And James Johnson couldn’t be happier. The third-generation farmer, wearing sunglasses, blue jeans and dusty work boots, beamed as he talked about the wall that winds alongside the southern edge of his farm, about 12 miles west of Columbus. “It’s beautiful. I mean, we’re ecstatic,” Johnson, the owner of Carzalia farms, told the Journal... Just over a year ago, Johnson told the Journal he was “eager” to see the wall built and even granted the federal government an easement to get the ball rolling. Johnson said that construction began on...
  • Shift to Armed Human Smuggling in South Texas Worries Feds

    10/10/2020 11:19:48 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Oct 2020 | JAESON JONES
    Over the course of a week, law enforcement in Roma, Texas, documented two armed human smuggling incidents. One is particularly raising eyebrows among authorities. Most of Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas, is now under the control of Los Zetas aka Cartel Del Noreste (CDN). This is leading to a shift in smuggling tactics. The first incident of concern took place on September 26, when a camera captured migrants crossing the border illegally. The image identified a red, four-door GMC truck. As law enforcement responded, the driver sped away until a bailout was performed. A search of the vehicle led to the seizure...
  • Appeals court blocks further construction on Trump border wall

    10/10/2020 10:44:39 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/10/20 | CELINE CASTRONUOVO
    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled that President Trump’s use of emergency powers to allocate millions of dollars in funding for the construction of a southern border wall was illegal, the latest blow to the Trump administration’s effort to limit immigration. In the 2-1 decision, the court upheld a December 2019 district court summary judgment in favor of a request from the advocacy groups the Sierra Club and the Southern Border Communities Coalition against Defense Secretary Mark Esper, acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and “all persons acting under their direction ... from using military construction funds...
  • Butterfly Sanctuary (Owner) Says Border Patrol’s Dogging Her

    10/09/2020 8:38:28 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 27 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Oct. 09, 2020 | Justin Rohrlich
    The head of a Texas butterfly sanctuary says she and her family are being harassed by the U.S. Border Patrol for flipping off a boat full of agents... Marianna Treviño-Wright told The Daily Beast that she and her son have been pulled over by the Border Patrol with increasing frequency. She says her husband has been stopped unnecessarily while boating, and claims that both she, her son, and her husband have been “nearly run off the road” recently by speeding Border Patrol agents. Agents often use their official cars to block access to her property and lock and unlock her...
  • (AZ Senate Candidate) Mark Kelly: Border Wall a ’17th Century Solution’ to Illegal Migration

    10/07/2020 3:04:42 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 2020 | JOHN BINDER
    Democrat Senate candidate Mark Kelly says a border wall at the United States-Mexico border to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking is a “17th-century solution.”
  • Hurricane Delta now Category 4, roars at Mexico’s Yucatan

    10/06/2020 10:45:35 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 9 replies
    Border Report ^ | Oct 6, 2020 | LUIS ANDRÉS HENAO and GABRIEL ALCOCER, Associated Press
    Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane with 130 mph (215 kmh) winds Tuesday on a course to hammer southeastern Mexico and then continue on to the U.S. Gulf coast this week. The worst of the immediate impact was expected along the resort-studded northeastern tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, where hurricane conditions were expected Tuesday night and landfall early Wednesday. From Tulum to Cancun, tourism-dependent communities still being soaked Tuesday by the remnants of Tropical Storm Gamma could bear the brunt of the storm... Mexico began evacuating tourists and residents from coastal areas along its Riviera...
  • US contractors are dropping heaps of taxpayer-funded border wall in Mexico where it's being sold as scrap metal

    10/06/2020 7:13:43 AM PDT · by Cronos · 71 replies
    Inside ^ | 3 October 2020 | Haven Orecchio-Egresitz
    Contractors who are replacing the border wall in Arizona are dumping leftover debris in Mexico, where scrap metal dealers are profiting off the pieces, witnesses told local television stations KOB4 and CBS 5. The witnesses — an ecologist who works in the desert region in Southern Arizona and people selling the metal online — told CBS 5 that the contractors are essentially giving away the old wall. "There were DHS and Army Corps of Engineers officials, standing there watching their contractors with a bulldozer and front-end loaders push the scrap metal onto the Mexican side," Gary Nabhan, a desert ecologist,...
  • Border Wall System Update (5 Oct 2020)

    10/05/2020 1:12:20 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 29 replies
    @USBPChief (twitter) ^ | 5 Oct 2020 | Chief Rodney Scott
    350 miles completed, 231 miles under construction, 157 miles under pre-construction (738 Total).
  • That Migrant Caravan From Honduras Didn’t Make It Very Far: "Head Back Home Folks!" Says Guatemala and Mexico

    10/04/2020 6:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/04/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    On Friday, John reported on the return of an unwelcome fall ritual. That would be the start of the migrant caravan season when illegal aliens gather together in huge groups to attempt the trek from Guatemala and Honduras up through Mexico to either try to cross the United States border illegally or present themselves for asylum. (Frequently both if they get caught trying to jump the border.) In this case, roughly 1,000 migrants, primarily from Honduras, formed up and headed through Guatemala toward Mexico’s southern border heading north. By yesterday, their numbers were estimated to have swollen to 2,000....
  • Many in migrant caravan bused back to Honduran border

    10/04/2020 6:19:37 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 22 replies
    Border Report ^ | Oct 4, 2020 | SONIA PÉREZ D. (Associated Press)
    Hundreds of U.S.-bound Honduran migrants who had entered Guatemala this week without registering were being bused back to their country’s border Saturday by authorities who met them with a large roadblock. By 5 a.m. Saturday, none of 1,000 or so migrants who had been stalled by police and soldiers remained along a stretch of rural highway remained. Police said that hours earlier, migrants had boarded buses and army trucks to be taken back to the border. Small groups of fewer than 10 migrants each could still be found walking along the highway before the roadblock Saturday morning. Olvin Suazo, 21,...