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  • Authorities in Mexico arrest man suspected in Oregon deputy's traffic collision death

    01/21/2017 9:46:47 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 2 replies
    OregonLive ^ | January 21, 2016 | Allan Brettman
    Authorities have arrested a man in the Mexican state of Puebla who is wanted in the traffic collision deaths of Marion County Deputy Kelly Fredinburg and another man in 2007, according to the Oregon State Police. "It has been nearly 10 years since the tragic loss of Deputy Kelly Fredinburg," Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers said in a news release issued Saturday. "While no one has ever given up hope that the individual responsible for this tragedy would be apprehended, it has been an emotional, trying and difficult journey to reach this point." Fredinburg, then 33, had worked for the...
  • America giving Mexico $135 million in foreign Aid

    01/18/2017 8:30:26 AM PST · by Zenjitsuman · 30 replies
    Foreign Assistance ^ | Jan 2017 | Foreign Assistance
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  • Father and son accused of sexually assaulting 14-year-old twin girls (TX border)

    01/18/2017 8:34:42 AM PST · by bgill · 25 replies
    ValleyCentral.com ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 | CBS 4 News
    Investigators have arrested a father and son accused of sexually assaulting twin 14-year-old girls. Juan Carlos Garcia Jr., 25, of Edcouch is charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony. •During a forensic interview, one of the two girls said Garcia Sr. molested her on a weekly basis. Juan Carlos Garcia, 50, of Edcouch is charged with continuous sexual abuse of a young child, a first-degree felony. Investigators booked Garcia Jr. and Garcia Sr. at the Hidalgo County jail on Thursday. They were released Saturday and couldn't be reached for comment.
  • Obama’s choice as ambassador to Mexico withdraws her name

    01/31/2015 9:01:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2015 9:59 PM EST
    President Barack Obama’s choice to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico has withdrawn from consideration. The White House says Maria Echaveste cites a prolonged confirmation process as well as her family’s best interests. …
  • New York Times Study Calls for Rapid Change in Newsroom (job cuts, dinosaur media death watch)

    01/17/2017 12:26:53 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/17/2017 | SYDNEY EMBER
    The New York Times has deftly adapted to the demands of digital journalism, but it needs to change even more quickly, according to an internal report that recommends the company expand training for reporters and editors, hire journalists with more varied skills and deepen engagement with readers as a way to build loyalty and attract the subscriptions necessary to survive. The report, released to The Times newsroom on Tuesday, is the culmination of a year of work by a group of seven journalists who were asked by Dean Baquet, the executive editor, to conduct a review of the newsroom and...
  • Trump Threatens German Car Makers With 35 Percent Tax

    01/16/2017 6:46:30 PM PST · by bobk3 · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Robert Donachie
    President-elect Donald Trump threatened German car makers with a big border tax of 35 percent for cars imported into the U.S. Trump criticized German auto makers like BMW and Volkswagen for producing the majority of their vehicles in Germany, not the United States. “You can build cars for the United States, but for every car that comes to the USA, you will pay a 35 percent tax,” Trump told German newspaper Bild. If the German firms decide to build factories in Mexico and plan to sell cars to the U.S., “without a 35 percent tax, you can forget that,” Trump...
  • DPS identifies man who shot, wounded trooper near Tonopah (AZ)

    01/16/2017 8:06:30 PM PST · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    AZFamily.com ^ | January 16, 2017 | Catherine Holland
    MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - The Department of Public Safety on Monday identified the man who shot and wounded a trooper near Tonopah last week and confirmed that he was in the country illegally. Leonard Penuelas-Escobar, 37, “is a known drug user but has no criminal history that we can find,” Col. Frank Milstead, the director of DPS, said during a news conference. “We showed that he attempted to cross the border on one occasion and was turned back,” Milstead said. “We also have information that leads us to believe that in 2007 he was actually a federal police officer...
  • Tiny gravity sensor could detect drug tunnels, mineral deposits

    01/16/2017 12:22:48 PM PST · by doug from upland · 43 replies
    science mag ^ | May 2016 | Sid Perkins
    Tiny gravity sensor could detect drug tunnels, mineral deposits By Sid PerkinsMar. 30, 2016 , 1:00 PM A new device the size of a postage stamp can detect 1-part-per-billion changes in Earth’s gravitational field—equivalent to what the gizmo would experience if it were lifted a mere 3 millimeters. The technology may become so cheap and portable it could one day be mounted on drones to spot everything from hidden drug tunnels to valuable mineral deposits. Gravity’s force is nearly the same everywhere on Earth. But there can be minute fluctuations, based on the density of the rock or other material...
  • Trump Could Pay for Wall by Closing Tax Loophole

    01/16/2017 8:26:42 AM PST · by upchuck · 23 replies
    Lifezette ^ | Updated 16 Jan 2017 at 8:06 AM | Brendan Kirby
    President-Elect Donald Trump could get Mexico to pay for a wall along the southwest border of the United States and close a giant tax loophole at the same time, according to several experts. Building the wall — and making Mexico pay for it — was a signature issue of Trump’s victorious presidential campaign. So critics pounced when he indicated earlier this month he intended to ask Congress to appropriate funds to begin construction. Broken promise, they chortled.But the government cannot spend money without congressional authorization, and Trump has said Mexico will reimburse the Untied States for the cost. He has...
  • Shootout at U.S. Consulate... Cartel-Terrorist Attack Plan for Trump Inauguration

    01/16/2017 2:39:16 AM PST · by greeneyes · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 1/12/2017 | Unknown
    A deadly shootout at the construction site of the new American Consulate occurred this week in a Mexican border town where Islamic terrorists and drug cartels plan to launch attacks against the U.S. during the period surrounding the presidential inauguration, high-level government sources tell Judicial Watch. An unknown number of gunmen fired multiple rounds adjacent to the new U.S. Consulate compound in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, a crime-infested city in the state of Tamaulipas that lies directly across from Laredo, Texas.
  • BPM Festival SHOOTING: 8 dead in massacre at tourist hotspot in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

    01/16/2017 2:46:21 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 23 replies
    Express.co.uk ^ | January 16, 2017 | Rebecca Perring
    UP to eight people have been killed after a gunman stormed BPM festival in Mexico's popular tourist hotspot Playa Del Carmen. Shots were fired in the early hours of the morning at the dance and music event, which attracts a whole host of DJs from across the world, including UK artists. A gunman reportedly fired through an open window at the Blue Parrot club in Playa Del Carmen, which is a popular tourist hotspot with British and American music fans. The popular nightclub was one of the several venues holding a closing party for the event, which featured 150 of...
  • Mass Shooting Reported During BPM Festival in Mexico (American party spot)

    01/16/2017 2:17:09 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 11 replies
    Billboard ^ | January 15, 2017 | Pearcey Proper
    Mass Shooting Reported During BPM Festival in Mexico A mass shooting has rocked the Mexican resort town of Playa Del Carmen where the BPM Festival was wrapping up, according to reports. Unverified witness accounts suggest four or five people were killed when shots were fired at Blue Parrot during Elrow's closing party late Sunday night or early Monday morning. A security guard was said to be among those fatally injured. A separate shooting reportedly took place during a BPM closing party at The Jungle, where the likes of John Acquaviva, Stacey Pullen and David Berrie were booked to play. Clips...
  • Mexico will 'immediately' respond to any U.S. border tax: minister

    01/15/2017 11:16:31 AM PST · by ColdOne · 155 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 1/13/17 | Reuters
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico must be ready to respond immediately with its own tax measures if the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump imposes a border tax, the economy minister said on Friday, warning such protectionism may trigger a global recession. Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20, has promised a "major border tax" on companies that shift jobs outside the United States, and such a measure could hobble Mexico's exports to its top trading partner. "It is clear we need to be prepared to immediately neutralize the impact of such a measure," Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said in...
  • Weekly Update: New Border Terror Threat?

    01/14/2017 11:22:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 14, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    California-DC Corruption Connection Trump Makes Good Moves On Ethics Issue Shootout at U.S. Consulate Part of Terrorist Attack Plan for Inauguration California-DC Corruption Connection I’ve often observed that, when it comes to public policy, the Obama Justice Department has been a locus of evil. And therefore it was concerning to see that the man who ran that Obama agency for years, the disgraced Eric Holder, has gotten himself a new, government-related gig. On January 4 liberal California legislative leaders announced that they are using tax dollars to hire former Attorney General Eric Holder and his law firm to assist...
  • Tijuana Gas Protests Temporarily Shut Down Southbound Vehicle Border Crossing

    01/13/2017 7:08:19 PM PST · by greeneyes · 13 replies
    KPBS Radio ^ | Jan 7, 2017 | Jean Guerrero
    Protests of rising gas prices in Tijuana led to the temporary closure of southbound vehicle lanes at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing in San Ysidro on Saturday afternoon. The protests and the closure were repeated on Sunday.
  • Investors Bolt Mexico as Peso Enters Free Fall

    01/13/2017 12:19:10 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 45 replies
    Morningstar ^ | 1/11/17 | Ira Iosebashvili and Robbie Whelan
    Global investors are fleeing Mexico's financial markets, sending the peso to record lows on mounting concerns that Donald Trump's trade policy could end the country's privileged status among developing countries. The peso tumbled 2% on Tuesday to another all-time low against the dollar, frustrating Mexican central-bank efforts to slow the currency's decline. Bank officials said Tuesday that they spent $2 billion last week to prop up the peso, which has weakened nearly 16% against the dollar since the U.S. election.
  • Shootout at U.S. Consulate in Nuevo Laredo Part of Cartel-Terrorist Attack Plan for Trump...

    01/12/2017 12:13:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 12, 2017
    Full title:Shootout at U.S. Consulate in Nuevo Laredo Part of Cartel-Terrorist Attack Plan for Trump Inauguration A deadly shootout at the construction site of the new American Consulate occurred this week in a Mexican border town where Islamic terrorists and drug cartels plan to launch attacks against the U.S. during the period surrounding the presidential inauguration, high-level government sources tell Judicial Watch. An unknown number of gunmen fired multiple rounds adjacent to the new U.S. Consulate compound in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, a crime-infested city in the state of Tamaulipas that lies directly across from Laredo, Texas. The Mexican military responded...
  • Let's play hardball to get the wall financed

    01/12/2017 10:23:46 AM PST · by WASgun · 18 replies
    None | 12Jan17 | WASgun
    Sooooo, food for thought. Higher estimates of the wall are 38 billion. Current US foreign aid is about 37 million annually. Mexico has about 500 million in US foreign aid out of that 37 million. How about we take all of north and south america's US foreign aid and apply it to the wall budget. We can tell all of those countries: "Hey dudes, sorry, but Mexico ruined the Foreign Aid gravy train for you. If you can convince Mexico to pay for the wall, we can turn the free money back on." Maybe even include countries that Mexico trades...
  • Mexico says to seek broad negotiating strategy with Trump

    01/11/2017 6:39:10 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 11, 2017 | Carlos Jasso
    Mexico's government said...it would throw its relationship with the United States wide open when it sits down for talks with the incoming U.S. administration, putting security, migration and trade on the table in search of a deal. ... President-elect Donald Trump has threatened to tear up a trade agreement that underpins Mexico's economic model if he cannot renegotiate its terms in his favor, battering the peso currency and fuelling uncertainty over foreign investment. However, President Enrique Pena Nieto said Mexico would take a broad approach to the talks, seeking a deal that would benefit both Mexico and its neighbor as...
  • Like it or not, the “Trump Effect” is looking more and more real

    01/11/2017 4:29:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 11, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    This morning I heard Bryan Williams (of all people) say that today is “one of the busiest news days” since the election. I suppose that’s true if you butter your bread in the cable news game. But while much of the press corps prefers to discuss secretive and probably imaginary meetings in Prague of whatever bits of dirt they can dig up on the cabinet nominees, there have been some other things happening. Ever since Donald Trump was elected there’s been a not always quiet undercurrent of concern flowing through companies who do a lot of outsourcing or build factories...
  • Protests In Mexico Push Country To Brink Of Revolution And Nobody's Talking About It

    01/11/2017 10:55:40 AM PST · by Perseverando · 109 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 11, 2017 | Tyler Durden - Submitted by Nick Bernabe via TheAntiMedia.org,
    Long-simmering social tensions in Mexico are threatening to boil over as failing neoliberal reforms to the country’s formerly nationalized gas sector are compounded by open corruption, stagnant standards of living, and rampant inflation. The U.S. media has remained mostly mute on the situation in Mexico, even as the unfolding civil unrest has closed the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego, California, several times in the past week. Ongoing “gasolinazo” protests in Mexico over a 20 percent rise is gas prices have led to over 400 arrests, 250 looted stores, and six deaths. Roads are being blockaded, borders closed, and government buildings...
  • He is headed to the UN ![Charismatic Caucus]

    01/11/2017 8:11:48 AM PST · by Jedediah · 7 replies
    A voice in the distance a wave in the air, But bearing no fruit except despair, A leader once of a country beloved, But now he attacks the messenger from above, The Dove of freedom he claims to hold, But truly in his hand is a hammer not gold, Denying The " T " ruth of "I AM "(JESUS), Causing grief to sacred land ! Soon he shall be revealed as that angel of old, That fell to the earth being vane and bold, His heart is black as his soul, But soon every one shall know, The Abomination about...
  • Mexico again says there is 'no way' it will pay for Trump wall

    01/10/2017 8:33:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | January 10, 2017 | Reuters
    MEXICO CITY (REUTERS) - Mexico’s new Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said on Tuesday (Jan 10) there is no way his country will pay for the wall that US President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to build on the United States’ southern border to keep out illegal immigrants. “There’s no way that could happen,” Videgaray said on Mexican television a few days after his appointment. “There are no circumstances...not even the best possible trade deal, investments, support which would justify taking a step that would violate the dignity of Mexicans to such an extent.” The wall has been a bone of contention...
  • Mexicans, not Mexico, might pay for Trump's wall

    01/10/2017 2:24:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/10/2017 | By W. JAMES ANTLE III
    Mexico has insisted it won't pay for President-elect Trump's promised border wall, but Mexicans living in the United States might. Trump has been accused of breaking a key campaign promise by asking Congress to fund the wall through the appropriations process. He had vowed to build the "big, beautiful wall" along the U.S.-Mexican border at Mexico's expense and is still suggesting funds appropriated by Congress for the wall will be reimbursed at a later date. It became a call and response during Trump campaign rallies. Supporters would chant "Build the wall!" and the candidate would ask, "Who's going to pay...
  • NM hunting guide wounded in gunfight near border (TX-Mexico border)

    01/10/2017 10:47:54 AM PST · by CedarDave · 23 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 9, 2017 | Lauren Villagran
    Five miles north of the Mexican border on a remote West Texas ranch, a New Mexico hunting guide and his client were wounded over the weekend in an alleged gunfight that a family friend described as an attack by “illegal aliens” and an attempted kidnapping. The Presidio County Sheriff’s Office appeared to question that account in a statement Monday, saying “there is no evidence to support allegations of ‘cross-border violence.'” A Border Patrol spokesman called the alleged incident “highly unusual for our part of the border.” The following is an account of the events. Hunting guide Walker Daugherty, 26, of...
  • Critical message for Rush Limbaugh

    01/10/2017 10:35:43 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 29 replies
    Living it for more than 25 years | 10 January 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Rush, you continue pointing out that the Democrats believe Russia had a hand in their defeat at the hands of Donald Trump. We all know that Russia had nothing to do with the election loss for Hillary. More importantly, another country made a concerted effort to sway our elections FOR Hillary and failed miserably, but the Democrats and their attack poodles in the media refuse to investigate and expose Mexico's involvement in our political process. Mexico openly urges its people to support the leftist, liberal side in this country and Mexico advocates here openly side with illegal aliens here to...
  • Mexico says it will negotiate with Trump

    01/10/2017 7:25:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2017 10:21 AM EST
    Mexico’s new foreign relations secretary says the country isn’t only willing to negotiate changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement; it wants negotiations as soon as possible. Luis Videgaray says there’s “enormous uncertainty” following the U.S. election of Donald Trump as president. […] He said Mexico is willing to negotiate over Trump’s plan to build a border wall. But Videgaray said Mexico won't pay for the wall, calling that “unacceptable.” …
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter: If Trump really wants a ‘beautiful’ wall, here's what he's gotta get right

    01/10/2017 6:07:37 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 74 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 9, 2017 | DUNCAN HUNTER
    Donald Trump’s proclamation that he would build a “wall” along the U.S.-Mexico border was a major selling point in his campaign ... It was this commitment that helped propel Trump to the forefront of a crowded field of primary opponents ... and it no less helped distinguish him significantly from Hillary Clinton ... nationwide. It will soon be show-time for Trump, ... millions of Americans are eager to see him follow through on this promise—... There is some angst, that Trump and .. advisers might be taking a step back from ... a wall ... instead considering a virtual barrier,...
  • Fiat CEO Warns May Shut All Mexico Production If Trump Tariff Too High

    01/09/2017 11:22:23 AM PST · by lafroste · 35 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1/9/2017 | Tyler Durden
    Agree with his proposed policies or not, it's difficult to argue that Trump is delivering on his promises to the autoworkers of the Midwest who single-handedly voted him into the White House. Before even taking office, the mere threat of import tariffs has caused Ford to cancel the construction of a $1.6 billion new facility in Mexico, and has automotive CEO's from Toyota to Chrysler walking on eggshells as they carefully try to flaunt all of the capital investments they're making in U.S.-based facilities. While likely secretly hoping for the status quo, Fiat Chrysler's U.S. CEO, Sergio Marchionne, admitted earlier...
  • Gunman shoots, wounds US consular official in Mexico

    01/08/2017 8:41:49 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07 January 2017 | MARK STEVENSON
    Mexican prosecutors said Saturday they are searching for a gunman who opened fire on an official of the U.S. consulate in the western city of Guadalajara. The Attorney General's Office said the official was wounded in the attack Friday in Guadalajara. The city is the capital of Jalisco state, which is dominated by the hyper-violent Jalisco New Generation cartel. There was no immediate evidence of any cartel link to the attack. The shooting appeared to be a direct attempt to kill the consular employee. Surveillance video of the attack shows the gunman following the official in a parking garage. The...
  • Fiat Chrysler to build 3 new Jeeps, create 2,000 jobs in US

    01/08/2017 3:15:23 PM PST · by mandaladon · 92 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Jan 2017 | Tom Krisher
    DETROIT (AP) -- Fiat Chrysler will add three new Jeeps to its lineup including a pickup truck as it invests $1 billion in two U.S. factories, furthering its effort to increase production of hot-selling SUVs and pickup trucks and get out of producing small and midsize cars. The expansion will create 2,000 new jobs. The Italian-American automaker said Sunday it will modernize a factory in the Detroit suburb of Warren, Michigan, to make the new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer large SUVs. A factory complex just south of there in Toledo, Ohio, also will get new equipment to make the...
  • BUSTED: @GM Sells Mexico-Made Cars To Ohio [trunc]

    01/08/2017 1:50:45 PM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 38 replies
    Gotnews.com ^ | 1/8/2017 | Duane Norman
    On January 3, President-elect Donald J. Trump tweeted about General Motors, stating that GM was building its Chevrolet Cruze in Mexico, importing them to the United States tax-free, and selling them through U.S. car dealers:
  • Mexican Ford plant workers blame Trump for dashed dreams

    01/07/2017 4:01:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 6, 2017 | Christopher Sherman
    VILLA DE REYES, Mexico (AP) -- Word spread quickly through cellphone messages and shouts between co-workers that Ford Motor Co. had canceled its new $1.6 billion car plant at its sprawling 700-acre high desert site in north-central Mexico. "When I saw it on the phone, (I thought), 'Well, no, it can't be,'" said Higinio Salazar, a security guard who spent the past five months logging traffic into and out of the site and hoped to have steady work for months to come. "It was on orders of Mr. Trump," he said bitterly....
  • The 5 key things Trump must do to crush his critics

    01/07/2017 12:21:36 PM PST · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 7, 2017 | Michael Walsh
    Right from the jump on Jan. 20, Donald Trump needs to make clear to supporters, opponents and the entrenched interests of DC who’s boss. He’s off to a good start, swatting down a boneheaded Republican attempt to fiddle with the Ethics Committee and getting corporations like Carrier and Ford to bring jobs back to America.
  • Caught On Tape: Gunman Shoots US Consular Official In Mexico

    01/07/2017 12:04:53 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Jan 7, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    AP reports that Mexican prosecutors said Saturday they are searching for a gunman who opened fire on, and wounded an official of the U.S. consulate in the western city of Guadalajara. While motive is unclear, the shooting appeared to be a direct attempt to kill the consular employee. As CBS reports, surveillance video of the attack shows the gunman following the official in a parking garage. The official, whose name was not released, was dressed in shorts. The attacker doesn’t appear to try to approach the official. Instead, the gunman waits for him to exit the parking garage and fires...
  • Mexico's ex-president calls 'f-ing wall' a 'racist monument'

    01/07/2017 11:16:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 94 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 6, 2017 | Joe Tacopino
    Former Mexican president Vincente Fox questioned the legitimacy of President Elect Trump's victory while insisting Mexico is "not paying for that fu-- wall" which he called a "racist monument." [Snip] "Losing election by more than 3M votes and in addition this. Are you a legitimate president?" [Snip] "Trump may ask whoever he wants, but still neither myself nor Mexico are going to pay for his racist monument. Another promise he can't keep," Fox said.
  • Weekly Update: JW Wins Capitol Hill Ethics Battle

    01/07/2017 11:08:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 6, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Calls On House to Retain Congressional Ethics Office JW Uncovers Another Obama Administration Email Scandal Jihadists Train, Plan U.S. Attack from Mexican Border State Premier Vodcast: Chris Farrell’s “On Watch” Investigative Report Judicial Watch Calls On House to Retain Congressional Ethics Office True to our non-partisan mission, nine years ago, we worked with then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Special Task Force on Ethics Enforcement to push for an independent body to help handle ethics investigations of House members. This effort led to the establishment in 2008 of the Office of Congressional Ethics. This week House Republicans proposed a rule...
  • Gunman shoots, wounds US consular official in Mexico

    01/07/2017 10:22:27 AM PST · by mandaladon · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7 Jan 2017 | MARK STEVENSON
    <p>MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors said Saturday they are searching for a gunman who opened fire on an official of the U.S. consulate in the western city of Guadalajara.</p> <p>The Attorney General's Office said Saturday the official was wounded in the attack Friday in Guadalajara.</p>
  • Trump asks Congress to pay for the border wall

    01/06/2017 10:14:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/07/2017 | AllahPundit
    CNN was gloating last night that this is a broken promise, but is it? Watch this short clip from late October, where Trump talks about Mexico “reimbursing” the U.S. for the cost of the wall. In Gettysburg, Trump appears to tweak his border wall plan: the U.S. will pay for the wall, then Mexico will reimburse the U.S. for the cost pic.twitter.com/Bw2kqCniIp— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) October 22, 2016 Congress fronts the money, then Mexico pays us back. That was his position this morning, too: The dishonest media does not report that any money spent on building the Great Wall...
  • Vicente Fox Trolls Trump on Twitter: ‘Are You a Legitimate President?’

    01/06/2017 7:42:35 PM PST · by bkopto · 193 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/6/2016 | alex swoyer
    Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox took to Twitter on Friday to question the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump’s election win. "Sr Trump,the intelligence report is devastating. Losing election by more than 3M votes and in addition this. Are you a legitimate president?"
  • Ford plant turns 'cemetery' as Trump wrenches Mexican autos

    01/06/2017 2:28:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 6, 2017 | Christine Murray
    SAN LUIS POTOSI, Mexico -- Ford Motor Co's (F.N) abrupt move to scrap a planned $1.6 billion car plant in central Mexico has spooked a network of suppliers who bet on a growing customer base and dramatized the risk that Donald Trump's agenda poses to the country's broader economy. Many auto parts makers had started to expand in anticipation of Ford's plant in the state of San Luis Potosi, where industry is "easily 70 percent" dependent on the auto sector, said Julian Eaves, managing director of Preferred Compounding de Mexico, a U.S.-owned maker of rubber compounds operating here. "It's going...
  • Media pretending pretty hard that Trump’s plan to pay for the Mexico wall has changed

    01/06/2017 12:28:46 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/06/17 | Dan Calabrese
    When they know perfectly well how he plans to make Mexico pay for it We’ll deal next week with the larger question of how the mainstream media is fake news every bit as much as some of those dopey links you share on social media, but they’re giving us a perfect example today. You probably heard this morning that - stunner! - Trump now plans to ask Congress to appropriate money to pay for the Mexico wall. Wait! What about making Mexico pay for it! He’s walking it back!
  • Looting, protests in Mexico over gas price hikes turn deadly

    01/06/2017 6:16:46 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 5, 2017 | MARK STEVENSON
    Protests and looting fueled by anger over gasoline price hikes in Mexico have led to four deaths, the ransacking of at least 300 stores and the arrests of more than 700 people, officials said. The country's business chambers said the combination of highway, port and terminal blockades and looting this week forced many stores and businesses to close and threatened supplies of basic goods and fuel. The scenes of mass lootings came as parents faced the last shopping day to get presents for their children before the Jan. 6 Epiphany or Three Kings Day holiday.
  • Donald Trump: Mexico Will Pay for Wall Later (reimburse over time via various means)

    01/06/2017 9:48:24 AM PST · by xzins · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Jan 17 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President-elect Donald Trump reacted to recent reports that he had asked Congress for funding for the wall on the southern border. “The dishonest media does not report that any money spent on building the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later!” he wrote on Twitter. This is not the first time that Trump has detailed his plan to have Mexico repay the United States for the wall. “Mexico is paying for the wall, with the full understanding that the country of Mexico will be reimbursing the United States for the full cost of such...
  • Trump Tweets: ... the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later!

    01/06/2017 6:18:55 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 48 replies
    Twitter- @realdonaldtrump ^ | January 6, 2017-3:19AM
    Verified from Twitter: Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump The dishonest media does not report that any money spent on building the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later! 3:19 AM - 6 Jan 2017 -------------------------------Snip----------------------------------------------- President-elect Donald Trump opened the news agenda this Friday morning with a 3AM tweet about the new border wall referring to it as the "Great Wall" while clarifying what the dishonest media deliberately fails to report. Initially U.S. money will be utilized for the "sake of speed," and later, Mexico will be reimbursing the building cost of the border wall....
  • Trump May Pursue Border Wall Without New Bill

    Congressional Republicans and Donald Trump's transition team are exploring whether they can make good on Trump's promise of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border without passing a new bill on the topic, officials said Thursday. Under the evolving plan, the Trump administration would rely on existing legislation authorizing fencing and other technology along the southern border. Congress would be asked to ensure that enough money is appropriated to take additional new steps — but would not pass a stand-alone bill authorizing a big new wall. The potential approach was confirmed by two congressional officials and a senior transition official with...
  • It’s Beginning: Economic Micro-Riots Erupt in Mexico…

    01/06/2017 3:15:24 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 47 replies
    In 2015 we predicted if Donald Trump won the 2016 election, the Southern Border and Security Wall would not only happen as a construct of following through on a promise, but also factually happen as a function of avoiding the crisis of a neighboring economy in complete collapse. What underpins that prediction is the hidden scale, and almost unquantifiable scope, of the exfiltration of U.S. dollars -legal and illegal- into Mexico.American taxpayers as voters have no idea of the scale for how much money flows out of the U.S. into Mexico.  The reason no-one knows about it, and the reason...
  • Mexico’s media: ‘Trump’s taking all our jobs!’

    01/05/2017 12:47:16 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/05/17 | Robert Laurie
    Oh no, they're making America great again! Last week, we learned that Ford was cancelling plans to build a $1.6 billion dollar plant in Mexico. Instead, the company would be investing $700 million in Michigan, creating hundreds of permanent jobs. As USA Today reported: Ford Motor announced Tuesday that it would cancel plans for a $1.6 billion Mexico plant and launch a Michigan expansion in a move that may be viewed as a capitulation to Donald Trump.
  • Donald Trump goes after Toyota over Mexico manufacturing in latest battle with automaker

    01/05/2017 11:38:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 5, 2017 | Katie Little
    In Donald Trump's latest Twitter rebuke of an automaker, the president-elect threatened Toyota Motor on Thursday with a large border tax if it builds a new plant outside the U.S. The company's shares on the Nasdaq were slightly lower in afternoon trading following the message. (TWEET-AT-LINK) In response to Trump's tweet, Toyota said in a statement that the new Mexican plant will not cut its U.S. employment, adding that it "looks forward to collaborating with the Trump administration to serve in the best interests of consumers and the automotive industry." The threat about the Japanese automaker's planned new plant in...
  • Tijuana homicides hit record high in 2016 - 910

    01/04/2017 7:42:03 PM PST · by waus · 12 replies
    Rising addiction rates and disputes among street-level drug dealers were key factors in driving up homicides in Tijuana last year, making 2016 the most violent in the city’s history, authorities said Tuesday. The total for the year came to 910 for Tijuana