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  • Mexico Scientist Accused as Russian Spy Held Without Bail in Miami Hearing

    02/21/2020 10:27:27 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Curt Anderson
    An FBI affidavit said a Russian government official tasked Hector Cabrera Fuentes, 35, with tracking down a vehicle owned by a U.S. government informantA Mexican scientist accused of spying for Russia in Miami will be detained without bail for now, a federal judge decided Friday. The temporary public defender for 35-year-old Hector Cabrera Fuentes said he agreed to remain in jail while his family works to hire a private lawyer. “If your circumstances change, you could certainly request a bond at a later date,” U.S. Magistrate Judge Chris McAliley told Cabrera at a brief hearing. “We do expect that you...
  • Microsoft to invest $1.1 billion in Mexico over next five years: CEO

    02/20/2020 3:17:17 PM PST · by dayglored · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 20, 2020 | Reuters Team
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Microsoft (MSFT.O) Chief Executive Satya Nadella said the technology giant will invest $1.1 billion in Mexico over the next five years, according to a promotional video released by the Mexican government on Thursday.Nadella said the investment is “focused on expanding access to digital technology for people and organizations across the country.”Microsoft will build a new data center to deliver “client services to help every organization to really get an advantage and drive digital transformation,” added Nadella.The U.S. company will also invest in training labs and skills programs, Nadella said.Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, speaking during...
  • 24 Decomposed Bodies — Some Dismembered — Found at House in Western Mexico: Police

    02/20/2020 2:23:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    ktla ^ | 02/20/2020
    Prosecutors in Michoacán state said decomposed bodies were found in the house in Coeneo, a township west of the Michoacán state capital of Morelia. Some of the bodies found had been dismembered and buried in the patio of the house, which was under construction. The dead included five women and 19 men, whose ages ranged from about 20 to about 40. Many had either had their throats slashed or been decapitated.
  • Mexican Citizen Accused of Spying for Russians in the U.S.

    02/19/2020 12:37:47 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    New York Times via Yahoo! News ^ | February 19, 2020 | by Maria Cramer, The New York Times
    Federal officials have arrested a Mexican citizen for allegedly acting on behalf of a Russian agent who recruited him to collect information about the U.S. government and met repeatedly with him in Moscow. Hector Alejandro Cabrera Fuentes and his wife were about to board a plane back to their native Mexico from Miami on Sunday, when a customs official asked to inspect their phones. The official looked in a file of recently deleted images on the phone of Fuentes’s wife and found a close-up photograph of a license plate. The plate belonged to the vehicle of a U.S. government source,...
  • Can a Republican take on Trump and survive? Mitt Romney is proving it’s possible. [Hurl Alert]

    02/18/2020 9:21:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 17, 2020 | Griff Witte, and Ashley Parker
    Since Mitt Romney became the first senator in history to defy his party with a vote to convict in an impeachment trial, he's been called a "disgrace" by President Trump. He's been pilloried as a traitor each night on Fox News. And he's been formally censured by GOP organizations as far away as Louisiana.
  • Migrants Stuffed in Trunk During Failed Arizona Human Smuggling Effort.......

    02/18/2020 8:27:29 AM PST · by caww · 5 replies
    .breitbart ^ | 2/18/2020 | Bob Price
    Border Patrol agents apprehended five migrants and an alleged American citizen human smuggler during an attempt to move the men into the U.S. interior. The bust occurred on the 'outskirts' of Tucson, Arizona. Agents conducted a traffic stop at the Tucson city limits .... As the agent approached the vehicle, he observed a person lying on the floor of the rear seats. The agent determined that person to be an illegal immigrant, according to Tucson Sector officials. The agent carried out a search of the vehicle and found four additional migrants packed inside the trunk. The agent arrested the driver,...
  • Massachusetts Democrats question deployment of Border Patrol teams to sanctuary cities

    02/17/2020 11:06:07 AM PST · by bitt · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/16/2020 | zak budrykc
    Massachusetts Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D) and Ed Markey (D) expressed “grave concerns” in a letter Sunday about reported plans to deploy Customs and Border Protection (CBP) SWAT teams into so-called sanctuary cities. In the letter to the heads of CBP, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the two addressed the CBP announcement that its Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) will be deployed to several cities that refuse to cooperate with the Trump administration on immigration enforcement. "The BORTAC deployment to Boston and other cities is unnecessary, unwelcome, and dangerous. But the specter of heavily...
  • 1K Migrants Returned to Mexican 'Interior' Under New Trump Program......

    02/17/2020 9:26:17 AM PST · by caww · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/17/2020 | Bob Price
    U.S. Immigration and Customs and Border Protection agents teamed up to return more than 1,000 Mexican migrants 'deep' into their country’s 'interior' under a new Trump Administration program..... Under previous agreements, Mexican nationals were simply returned to across the border–making it easy to simply re-cross elsewhere.... By returning these individuals into the interior of Mexico, they will be much less likely to attempt a dangerous and potentially deadly journey north....This framework will reduce recidivism and border violence by returning Mexican nationals closer to their cities of origin,
  • Top Republican slams Trump's plan to use Pentagon funds for border wall as unconstitutional

    02/15/2020 10:32:01 PM PST · by rintintin · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 14 2020 | Zachary Cohen and Ryan Browne
    The top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee issued a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump Thursday, slamming the administration's plan to divert $3.83 billion in Pentagon funding to border wall construction as unconstitutional and pledging to take action after lawmakers were notified of the move by the Department of Defense. Rep. Mac Thornberry, a Texas Republican who is the ranking member of the House committee and has announced he will not run for reelection this year, did not mention Trump by name but voiced strong opposition to the diverting of money from various Pentagon accounts for border wall...
  • In interview, Klobuchar, Steyer can't name Mexican president

    02/15/2020 9:34:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 2/14/20
    Democratic presidential hopefuls Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer were stumped when asked during a televised interview in Nevada to name the Mexican president. Klobuchar, Steyer and fellow 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg were asked during one-on-one interviews with the Spanish-language station Telemundo on Thursday night if they knew the name of the president whose country borders the U.S. It is Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who took office in December 2018. Klobuchar, a three-term senator from Minnesota, responded, “No.” Steyer, a billionaire businessman, replied, “I forgot.”
  • Donald Trump Delivers Remarks To National Border Patrol Council Members | NBC News (Live Stream) (27,000 Mexican Soldiers guarding our border)

    02/14/2020 12:51:46 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 14, 2020
    Live speech
  • CBP chief sees stagnant Mexican economy driving migrants to US

    02/11/2020 12:08:14 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 11 2020 | Emily DiSalvo and Marina Pitofsky
    Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said Tuesday that he believes Mexico’s stagnant economy could be pushing migrants north to the United States in search of work. The number of Mexicans apprehended on the southern border increased 10.6 percent in January from the previous month, to 16,116. Mexican nationals represented about 61 percent of apprehended migrants last month, and the majority were single adults. The January figures mark a significant increase from the percentage of Mexican migrants last year. When border apprehensions hit a 13-year high in May, the majority of migrants were from Northern Triangle countries: Guatemala,...
  • How To Take On The Deadly Drug Cartels That Run The U.S.-Mexico Border

    02/11/2020 9:36:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 11, 2020 | Pedro Gonzales
    A 13-year-old Oklahoma girl visiting Mexico with her family has been killed in yet another cartel ambush on a long and lonely stretch of highway just south of Falcon Heights, Texas. After nine U.S. citizens were killed in the Mexican border state of Sonora in November, President Donald Trump threatened to label cartels terrorist organizations. When it came to it, however, he holstered the executive pen and backpedaled out of the saloon at the request of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who desires to embrace the cartels with “abrazos no balazos”—hugs not bullets.Now comes word that a 13-year-old Oklahoma...
  • Jorge Ramos Whines About Another Trump Win: ‘Mexico Is Now The Wall'

    02/10/2020 9:58:06 PM PST · by WWG1WWA · 15 replies
    Trending Politics ^ | Feb. 10, 2020 | Collin Rugg
    While writing in the New York Times last week, Univision host Jorge Ramos spoke out on President Trump's border wall, admitting that the President had gotten his wish. The article, which was titled “Trump Got His Wish. Mexico Is Now the Wall,” went into detail about President Trump's border policy. Mexico has effectively turned into an extension of Mr. Trump’s immigration police beyond American territory. And this is the case on multiple fronts: On the southern border with Guatemala, they prevent Central American migrants from coming into Mexico; on the northern one, they block those seeking entry to the United...
  • Farmers clash with (Mexican) National Guard over diversion of dam’s water to US

    02/10/2020 3:41:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    More than 3,000 farmers and residents of four Chihuahua municipalities clashed with the National Guard on Tuesday over the federal government’s plan to divert water from a dam in the northern border state to the Rio Grande for the use of the United States. The newspaper Milenio reported that protesters from Camargo, La Cruz, Delicias and San Francisco de Conchos confronted the guardsmen with the aim of removing them from the La Boquilla Dam, located on the Conchos River about 200 kilometers south of Chihuahua city. The National Water Commission (Conagua) intends to open the sluices of the dam to...
  • Mexican Migrants Sent Home Record $36 Billion in Remittances in 2019

    02/09/2020 10:40:02 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 57 replies
    ktla/AP ^ | FEBRUARY 4, 2020 | no byline
    Mexican migrants working abroad sent home a record $36 billion in remittances in 2019... It’s the highest level of remittances on record. It’s also greater than the $25 billion in income Mexico receives from foreign tourism, or the country’s $22.4 billion in annual petroleum exports. Mexico’s central bank said the average amount of each electronic transfer sent home was about $300...
  • Mexico’s child vigilantes

    02/09/2020 4:31:58 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 7, 2020 | Kevin Sieff
    AYAHUALTEMPA, Mexico — Before he picked up a rifle and joined a squad of armed children, Alex wanted to become a schoolteacher. He’d teach anything — “whatever the principal asks” — because spending his days in a classroom sounded pretty good. He was 13, a B student with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bicycle who got nervous around the girls in his middle school. Then, in November, as violence surged in the mountains of Guerrero state, the men of Ayahualtempa decided it was time for their sons to take up arms.
  • Meet The Gun Toting, Former Oil And Gas Chairman, And Mother Of Two Running For Congress To Turn New Mexico’s 2nd District Red Again

    02/09/2020 12:46:13 PM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/7/2020 | unknown
    Claire Chase is running as a Republican for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District seat in 2020, and she stopped by the Daily Caller to sit down with senior White House correspondent Christian Datoc. Chase, the 36-year-old former chairman of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association and a mother of two, is running against Democratic Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small who turned the primarily Republican district blue in 2018. Chase talked to Datoc about her support for President Donald Trump’s US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, the border wall, the Second Amendment, and her opposition to the Green New Deal.
  • Mexico in talks with Russia to buy new batch of military helicopters: foreign minister

    02/07/2020 9:27:53 PM PST · by NorseViking · 14 replies
    Reuters by Yahoo ^ | February 7, 2020
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday said Mexico was in talks to buy a batch of Russian-made military helicopters. Mexico has long-standing military ties with Russia and the Mexican armed forces use an extensive fleet of Russian-made helicopters. Lavrov, on a visit to Mexico, said a new supply agreement with Russia's Rosoboronexport arms exporter could follow an earlier purchase of about 50 Russian helicopters. "The Mexican side is currently considering concrete proposals from Rosoboronexport, including the supply of helicopters," Lavrov said. In 2018, Mexico's then-incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, said he would cancel the...
  • Jorge Ramos Admits: “Mexico Is Now The Wall”

    02/07/2020 2:12:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2020 | John Sexton
    Jorge Ramos has an opinion piece in the NY Times today in which he argues that Mexico’s president Obrador is making a terrible mistake by, essentially, becoming Trump’s border wall: Mexico is now the wall. President Trump got his wish.The heart-wrenching images documenting a recent confrontation in the state of Chiapas, near the border with Guatemala, are evidence of this. Dozens of Mexican National Guard troops equipped with helmets, batons and transparent shields coalesced on the highway connecting the Mexican cities of Ciudad Hidalgo and Tapachula to stop a caravan of migrants heading to the United States from Central...