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  • What Every Voter Needs to Know About Ted Cruz(Video)

    03/26/2016 7:12:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 41 replies
    Next News Network ^ | Feb 18, 2016 | Gary Franchi
    The news report goes back in time documenting US history of international trade agreements starting from the time of Reagan administration who proposed a North American Common Market to current history. Fast Forward to November of 2004 when the Independent Task Force on the Future of North America is formed. Their focus is no longer trade and prosperity but security. Three private groups headed by the Council of Foreign Relations(CFR) and their respected organizations in Canada and Mexico. They claim in their own words North America is vulnerable on several fronts: the region faces criminal and terrorist security threats, increased...
  • Rick Perry: Drawing the Lines Clearly

    06/25/2011 2:28:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 84 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 25, 2011 | Peter Heck
    Rick Perry may just be the guy. The country's longest tenured governor, from its second-largest state, is generating a lot of buzz in conservative circles as he contemplates entering the wide open Republican presidential primary. There are plenty of reasons that Perry is an attractive option: he is a no-nonsense decision-maker with solid conservative credentials. A man who not only speaks about family values, but lives them, Perry's power to persuade voters to see things his way is proven -- battle-tested in a state known for independent-minded citizens. But what serious political analysts on both sides of the aisle will...
  • Leaked U.S. cable lays out North American ‘integration’ strategy

    06/03/2011 10:35:26 PM PDT · by Palter · 18 replies · 1+ views
    National Post ^ | 02 June 2011 | Robert Hiltz
    OTTAWA — The integration of North America’s economies would best be achieved through an “incremental” approach, according to a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable. The cable, released through the WikiLeaks website and apparently written Jan. 28, 2005, discusses some of the obstacles surrounding the merger of the economies of Canada, the United States and Mexico in a fashion similar to the European Union. “An incremental and pragmatic package of tasks for a new North American Initiative (NAI) will likely gain the most support among Canadian policymakers,” the document said. “The economic payoff of the prospective North American initiative … is available,...
  • WTO backs Mexico, Canada over U.S. meat labels: sources

    05/27/2011 9:41:30 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 26, 2011 | Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck
    GENEVA - The World Trade Organization has ruled against some U.S. labeling regulations for meat sold in supermarkets, saying they discriminate against foreign suppliers, people close to the case said on Thursday. The confidential interim ruling, if approved later this year, would deal a partial victory to Mexican and Canadian breeders frustrated in their attempts to export to the United States, and opens the way to scores of similar legal challenges, the sources said. A WTO spokesman said the interim report -- expected to be largely unchanged in its final version later this year -- was circulated to the United...
  • WikiLeaks: U.S. Ambassador Promotes North American Union

    05/26/2011 3:01:13 PM PDT · by Freemarkets101 · 12 replies
    Brian Koenig ^ | 5/26/11 | Brian Koenig
    A top secret document released by WikiLeaks has unveiled a plan from a high level U.S. ambassador to pursue the creation of a North American Union, a merger of Canada, Mexico, and the United States. A North American Union is designed to rival the European Union, emphasizing a common currency, an integrated consumer and labor market, and "mutually beneficial" borders. Americans for Legal Immigration reported: The secret documents reveal a well developed plan that advocates secrecy, an incremental approach as not to alarm the public. The document clearly states, that the plan is to prevent US efforts to protect citizens...
  • Mexico Detains 513 People Crammed Into Two US-Bound Trucks

    05/17/2011 1:32:04 PM PDT · by crosshairs · 16 replies
    Fox News New York ^ | 5/17/11 | unknown
    TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico - Police on Tuesday detained 513 undocumented migrants from Latin America and Asia who were crammed into two trucks bound for the United States, prosecutors in southeast Mexico said. The migrants, from Latin America, Japan, China, India and Nepal, "were traveling in inhuman conditions" in the southeastern state of Chiapas, near the Guatemalan border, the local attorney general's office said in a statement. Police stopped the trucks, carrying 240 and 273 people, on the outskirts of state capital Tuxtla Gutierrez early Tuesday, after they accelerated through a vehicle scanner at a police checkpoint, the statement said. Officers...
  • The Cancun Summit Mandated The North American Union by 2007

    08/22/2010 7:21:04 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 5 replies
    Safe Haven-Preservation of Capital ^ | Mon, Jul 3, 2006 | Jan Allen
    2) Establishment of the North American Competitiveness Council (NACC) The NACC is to be the council, junta of business executives and government ministers, who make recommendations for executive action. 3) Provision for North American Emergency Management Develop a common disaster response, for events whether natural or man-made; and there will be coordinated training and exercises, with the participation of all levels of government in all countries. 4) Provision for Avian and Human Pandemic Influenza Management Develop a comprehensive, science-based and coordinated approach within North America to avian influenza and human pandemic influenza management.
  • [El Paso:]New Border Security Conference Set

    08/05/2010 11:15:55 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies
    KTSM ^ | August 5, 2010 | Bob Grotenhuis
    EL PASO - The 7th annual border security conference is set for El Paso on August 12th and 13th. It is titled "Re-envisioning the Border Community to Foster a U.S.-Mexico Partnership for Prosperity, Progress and Socio-Economic Development." High ranking leaders at the conference will include Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin, U.S. Ambassador Carlos Pascual and Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan. The even is free and open to everyone.
  • Customs Chief Sees No Spillover Violence

    04/08/2010 5:43:02 PM PDT · by Tammy8 · 15 replies · 471+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | April 8, 2010
    WASHINGTON - U.S. border cities are not experiencing spillover violence from Mexico, the new head of Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday. Violence in U.S. cities near Mexico cannot be compared with the level of lawlessness across the border, Commissioner Alan Bersin told reporters. Bersin also said that U.S. security measures on borders with Mexico and Canada should be carried out in a way that improves the efficiency of trade so that America can remain competitive globally.
  • Arizona bus crash kills 6(operating illegally from Mexico)

    03/06/2010 8:09:50 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies · 1,045+ views
    LA Times ^ | March 6, 2010 | DeeDee Correll
    The vehicle, which rear-ended a pickup truck south of Phoenix, was operating illegally from Mexico, authorities say. Sixteen people are injured. Reporting from Denver - A bus operating illegally from Mexico and traveling through Texas and Arizona to Los Angeles slammed into the back of a pickup truck and rolled over early Friday morning in the Arizona desert, killing six passengers and injuring 16, authorities said. "No one walked away unscathed," Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Robert Bailey said from the crash scene, about 30 miles south of Phoenix. The bus company, Tierra Santa Inc. -- which has offices...
  • For America the Security and Prosperity Partnership is a “superhighway” to disaster

    02/21/2010 8:20:18 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 6 replies · 346+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | February 21, 2010 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The only byproduct of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) initiative is the U.S.'s role in providing security for the 4,000 miles planned toll road network of superhighway corridors creating a trans-continental land bridge to bring China, Mexico and Canada prosperity at our expense. Citizen outrage in Texas appears to have prompted TxDOT to issue its recent "No Build Alternative" to federal authorities. But Researcher Stephen Lendman who wrote a very definitive canon describing these proposed NAFTA river of trade routes through the heart of the U.S. remains skeptical. "It's only temporary," he said in a recent email. Poignant testimony...
  • Killing the Currency

    12/14/2009 9:00:16 AM PST · by FromLori · 26 replies · 830+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | 12/14/09 | Robert Murphy
    How Barack Obama and Ben Bernanke are destroying the dollar — and perhaps ushering in the amero First under the Bush Administration and even more so under President Obama, the federal government has been seizing power and spending money as it hasn’t done since World War II. But as bold as the Executive Branch has been during this financial crisis, the innovations of Fed chairman Ben Bernanke have been literally unprecedented. Indeed, it is entirely plausible that before Obama leaves office, Americans will be using a new currency. Bush and Obama have engaged in record peacetime deficit spending; so too...
  • [South Texas:]Mexican congressman sees one America on one continent

    10/28/2009 7:38:17 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 32 replies · 1,631+ views
    KGNS ^ | Oct 27, 2009 | Ray Gomez
    Laredo Community College got a visit from a Mexican congressman today who talked about Mexico’s stance on the United States immigration reform. Congressman Jose Medina says the immigration crisis is a human problem that begs a human solution and that the U.S., Mexico and other nations should work together to become one America on one continent. Medina also stated his own views on immigration reform. "I think legalization is the solution for people asking for permission to work legally in this country." Medina was elected as a member in Mexico’s lower house of congress in 2000.
  • U.S., Canada, Mexico making progress on trade problems

    10/20/2009 4:40:28 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 426+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | Oct. 19, 2009 | BARRY SHLACHTER
    DALLAS — Canada’s trade minister said Monday that some progress is being made on a nagging trade issue with the United States, while U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said a tangled dispute with Mexico over cross-border trucking and California Christmas trees might resolve itself next year. Welcoming Cabinet-level Mexican and Canadian trade officials to the city where he served as mayor, Kirk said language that removed funding for the Mexican truck program has been restored in next year’s budget bill. "We won’t be handcuffed by prohibitory language," he said. When the border was closed to 500 U.S.-certified trucks in a...
  • US-Mexico groups urges new US assault weapons ban

    10/14/2009 2:37:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 1,327+ views
    AP ^ | Oct 14, 2009 | CATHERINE E. SHOICHET
    MEXICO CITY — The United States should reinstate a Clinton-era ban on assault weapons to prevent such guns from reaching Mexican drug cartels, former officials from both countries said in a report released Tuesday. The group, which includes two former U.S. ambassadors to Mexico, also said the U.S. should do more to stop the smuggling of firearms and ammunition into Mexico by stepping up investigations of gun dealers and more strictly regulating gun shows. The Binational Task Force on the United States-Mexico Border listed the assault weapons ban as a step the U.S. should take immediately to improve security in...
  • What Happened in Guadalajara

    08/18/2009 9:19:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,114+ views ^ | August 18, 2009 | Phyllis Schlafly
    President Obama went to Guadalajara, Mexico, in August as part of his promise to "rejoin the world community" and become a "citizen of the world." He participated in a conference with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. These cozy meetings of the so-called three amigos used to be labeled the Security and Prosperity Partnership. The three North American heads of state met in Waco in 2005, in Cancun in 2006, in Quebec in 2007 and in New Orleans in 2008. After conservatives exposed the mischievous goals, the amigos accepted the Hudson Institute's helpful suggestion to change...
  • A straight face on trade bars

    08/10/2009 3:09:23 AM PDT · by Clive · 15 replies · 628+ views
    Financial Post (Toronto) ^ | 2009-08-08 | Peter Foster
    The leaders of the NAFTA nations -- President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Felipe Calderon -- will hardly be meeting as "Three Amigos" at their summit in Guadalajara tomorrow and Monday. Canada and Mexico have been particularly rattled not merely by the U. S. financial crisis but by the policies hatched to deal with it. Their economies were already being damaged by the United States' obsessive, if understandable, concerns with border security. Now even further damage is threatened by perverse climate-change and energy policies. The range of NAFTA concerns was expressed in a statement yesterday from the...
  • Towards a North American Energy Corridor

    08/10/2009 2:03:18 PM PDT · by BGHater · 1 replies · 210+ views
    Borderfire Report ^ | 10 Aug 2009 | Dana Gabriel
    As a result of NAFTA, North America is already a well-integrated energy market with Canada and Mexico among the U.S.’s top energy trading partners.  Through the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), the North American Energy Working Group has further integrated a continental energy strategy.  Other initiatives are also pushing towards a single North American energy policy. The Western Governors’ Association annual conference was held in Park City, Utah on June 14-16, 2009. The meetings were attended by three Canadian western premiers.  Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall spearheaded plans to develop a cross-border Western Energy Corridor.  Both...
  • Obama warned at summit: No North American Union

    08/08/2009 8:06:01 PM PDT · by Man50D · 17 replies · 1,202+ views ^ | August 08, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    With President Obama expected tomorrow for the North American Leaders' Summit in Guadalajara, Mexico, a coalition of American legislators and activists took a message to the Mexican media, denouncing economic partnerships that would undermine national sovereignty and blasting Obama's failure to keep his promises on transparency and the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Howard Phillips, chairman of The Conservative Caucus and head of the Coalition to Block the North American Union, spoke to Mexican print, television and radio media about the summit, which was known in previous years as the North American Security and Prosperity Partnership, or...
  • Obama plans to discuss immigration, drug cartels and trade with Mexico, Canada

    08/07/2009 3:05:02 PM PDT · by AuntB · 11 replies · 1,210+ views
    LA Times ^ | aug. 7, 2009 | MARTHA MENDOZA, AP
    — President Barack Obama meets this weekend with leaders of Mexico and Canada at a time when drug-related violence, swine flu and the economic crisis are slipping across North America's borders like never before. Obama, along with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, are expected to work on trade and immigration, drug trafficking and security, and clean energy during their first summit Sunday and Monday in ....Guadalajara. "The bottom line is that what affects our bordering neighbors has the potential to affect us all, so we want to be certain that we have the tightest and...