Papeles, Por Favor

Apr 14th, 2010 | By Michel Marizco | Category: General News, Immigration, Politics
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THE BORDER REPORT

I’d hate to be a cop in Arizona about now. The Arizona state Senate just passed a bill that requires cops, under threat of lawsuit, to enforce federal immigration laws. I blame the Feds; particularly Homeland Security Sec. Janet Napolitano.

The bill makes it a misdemeanor to be an illegal immigrant in Arizona. It requires cops to check immigration status if they develop a reasonable suspicion that a person is in the country illegally. The bill, Senate Bill 1070, passed 35-21 in the Arizona House of Representatives last night.

Among other factors, it requires cops to enforce federal immigration laws if they believe a person is in the country illegally. They’re not supposed to use race to develop reasonable suspicion but how could they avoid using the color of a man’s skin as a preliminary determinant?

Police departments can also be sued if they don’t comply with the new enforcement powers. Of course, they can also be sued for racial profiling if they can’t prove that race wasn’t the only factor in pulling up to check the papers of a man. And they can be sued if citizens think they’re not enforcing immigration laws.

Arrest warrants no longer apply, either. If a cop thinks a person committed a crime worth being deported over, they won’t need to obtain a warrant. You may disagree, but in my opinion, the new rules, expected to be approved by Gov. Jan Brewer, create two classes of human being in Arizona and God help you if a cop thinks you might fit into the second class.

I also don’t dismiss the new rules as mere racism. In fact, I put the responsibility squarely on the shoulders of the U.S. government. I’ve been writing about the issues that have turned Arizona into the North American concourse it has become since 2003. Again and again and again, federal ineptitude and corruption have taken over the issue. You have U.S. Border Patrol officials who capitalize on increased enforcement budgets to line their own pockets. They have taken per diem kickbacks from flooding sections of Arizona with new agents needing places to live (Douglas, Ariz.). They have sold technology contracts worth millions to companies run by their own daughters (Naco, Ariz. and  El Paso). They spend money needlessly on armored personnel carriers (Tucson). They have engaged in phenomenal projects like the virtual tower mess that they then paid millions of dollars into for years only to pull back at the end and scrap the entire program (Southern Arizona). U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, for years, allowed local cops like the Phoenix Police Department to manage their own affairs at a time when the city was being inundated by hundreds of home invasions, narco-executions and kidnappings every year. The Feds waste their time and resources chasing drug mules through central Arizona while Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada’s familymembers attend schools in Phoenix. A regional drug trafficker for the Juárez Cartel, Adán Salazar Zamorano, recently purchased a home in north Tucson, about ten miles from me, in fact. They neglected the entire southeast corner of Arizona at the border with New Mexico and Chihuahua since 2006. That neglect culminated in the murder of a good man, a rancher in the area, last month, Robert Krentz.

Homeland Security Sec. Janet Napolitano has held the administrator position for more than a year now. As former governor, Napolitano knew of the failings of federal law enforcement in Arizona. I can’t begin to count the number of times I interviewed her on the matter of the lack of federal involvement. As governor, she also vetoed bills like this one numerous times, saying the border was a federal issue.

Well, Janet; now what? Now you’re a Fed. You leave 388 miles of lateral border between Tucson and Yuma Sectors bereft of new ideas and new technologies, applying the same enforcement standards as your predecessor, standards that failed then and failed now. The only difference is that at the time you were the governor and could dismiss bills like 1070 as racism, politicking and douchebaggery. You knew where this headed, especially when you accepted the new appointment, leaving the Republican, Brewer, in charge of Arizona.

Esta gente no tiene vergüenza.

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  1. So as i read the bill i can be arrested for stopping to pick up a day laborer or being a day laborer that decides not to pay a % of my income to some slezeball agency.What happened to government staying out of the way of small business…crap what a mess and I can’t wait to see how the mexicans fire back on us gringos and our beach vacation getaways…..

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  2. It’s the culture wars in full swing, another round has started. I like the two classes statement, so true.

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  3. I understand that people come over here looking for a better life for them and their families. I would do the same. I also understand that the US immigration laws are broken. However you cannot put any blame on a state for protecting its “sovereignty.” Have you seen the huge state deficients that are being run throughout the US. We can no longer afford to give non citizens free benefits. We also cannot continue to give US citizenship to all these anchor babies. It is simply too expensive. As I have said before taxes are out of control. Why should someone’s anchor baby get free college, when I have to pay for my kids college because I “make too much money?” I pay $5500 a year in property taxes, you have to be shitting me that is way too much.

    I’m first generation US citizen. I live in El Chuco below I-10 with the raza. Let me tell you the real people that don’t have any vergüenza are the people that come over here to simply hold there hand out and get benefits. I have to watch what I spend when I go to the store yet you see all these fodonga ladies with five kids that load up their carts and pay with the Lone Star. fook that, ship their ass back! I pay for my babies formula and daycare, yet some anchor mom comes and get free formula and free daycare. The sperm donor doesn’t pay for the formula just el seiz he buys on his way home from work everyday. fook that! I saw a comment today on the El Paso Times that I liked it said Keep Texas beautiful deport a Mexican today! I whole heartedly agree!

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    rafa Reply:

    Haha what an a55#0Le, he actually thinks he’s white because his parents wanted him to be born in the US, how about deporting your whole family you ignorant $!@#$!@%. Its people like you that saddens me the most, wannabes that actually have the power to make a difference(VOTE in case you’re too stupid to understand) but they’re too much of an “American Citizen” to care for their own community and family.
    Really? “deport a Mexican today”? what a douche! Have you thought of the economic impact? Who knows what could happen if all those homes were abandoned… oh, wait we know what could happen. Have you thought of local economy? Car dealerships? Restaurants?
    Why would someone’s baby get free college? What the fook is the matter with you? Education should be free to anybody regardless of skin color or origin. I spend $13,000.00 just on tuition because I am not a US citizen, but I don’t mind people getting free education in any country.
    People from four states have spoken to Russell Pearce for advisory on how to start their own version of 1070 senate bill. Can you imagine what will happen to El Paso if Texas happened happened to be one of them and actually did something similar? Have you seen all those Mexicans spending US dollars in El Paso Malls and businesses of any kind? Can you picture your home town without all that cash flow? Well, now imagine the whole state.

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  4. “Porque me detuvo official?”
    “Por ser beaner. A ver tus papeles. Okay, your legal, now let me search your car.”
    “Get your little brown kids out of the car.”

    This will affect all of us. This stopped being a “free” country long ago.
    Can they pull over blacks because they look like illegal haitians?

    Don’t refer yourself as “first generation” blah blah blah, Flaco. Let the past go if love TEXAS so much. Your first generation NADA. You obviously must have the most legitimate Latin family ever right? Remember where you came from, and all your primos too.

    “I saw a comment today on the El Paso Times that I liked it said Keep Texas beautiful deport a Mexican today! I whole heartedly agree!” That is one messed up quote to be in support of!

    The solution is not that simple.

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  5. Ignorance once again.

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  6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0kvjJXKYGs

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  7. everybody looks like a mexican to the migra and the cop and now the tea partyers. it dont matter if you make 100 K or 20K or on welfare…they deported us back in the 30s english speaking “american citizen”. they dont’ give a shit. we are expendable. looking forward to getting pulled over by the pigs. what’s up chicano? why you pulling me over? damn. are we going back to the climate of the 50s? or are we there now? its against the law to be a human being

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  8. What’s everyone’s take on the following?

    http://elblogdelnarco.blogspot.com/2010/04/al-buen-entendedor.html

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  9. @ El Flaco

    El Flaco wrote: “I’m a first generation U.S. Citizen.” “We cannot continue to give US Citizenship to these anchor babies.”

    Am I missing something here!?

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  10. Both my parents were born in Juarez and they fixed their papers. All but two of my cousins are anchor babies, but they got their shit together. I was the first in my family to get a degree now everyone has a masters. People just need to get their shit together.

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    benito Reply:

    el flaco you pinche sellout “my parents and family are all legal”, “i got my masters in beating off to a republican” wawawa.
    im first generation too pendejo, and im proud of my heritage. i consider myself patriotic but im also proud of mexico. there are thousands of people that will risk their lives to get to this country for a better future. and alot are succeeding. fook those putos republicans. go tea bag your racist friends puto. ohh yea and im college educated and so are all my brothers. my parents came here illegally, they had too. we are succeeding and achieving the american dream.

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  11. now you’re talking
    EDUCATION in place of DEPORTATION!

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  12. @ LaPuraNeta!
    Here’s a better picture of Mayo: http://www.riodoce.com.mx/content/view/4817/1/
    Couple of thoughts:
    Mayo seems a lot taller than Chapito.
    That picture of Chapo in a hot tub that I run on occasion is fairly recent and he looks much pudgier than Mayo, downright gordito, in fact. But the hot tub photo and the photo of him holding the AK seem more similar than the photo of Mayo.

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  13. If this confesion is true this could shake up Durango..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Cv8Kn0l74k&feature=player_embedded#

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  14. I just looked at the pic Michele posted and noticed he paints his mustache and hair dark black or it could be somone younger..He is in his 60s he should be showing some grey hairs.

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  15. @yeyo

    Im a gringo hahahahaha what does that mean? i dont speak spanish

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  16. @michel…..

    un contacto cercano ala familia “z” me dijo ke el de la foto no es el…. y ke si es el entonces lleva un putero de cirugias… hace unos cuantos años ke no lo a visto… pero he pointed out that he looks very much like el chapo… he also stated ke el mayo would never wear a cachucha….el hombre solo usa sombrero…. i find it interesting that other people r saying the same….kien sabe..

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  17. @michel…..

    when i said “he looks” i meant el de la foto….

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  18. [...] from recent changes in Arizona law basically making it illegal to be brown in that state, there are also changes that could even [...]

  19. @el flaco, you make me laugh, not even worth responding to, from a “first generation american” rofl.

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  20. all dem mesicans should wear a brown star so we can dentify dem and herd em back to the desert

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  21. @ Michel

    The link I provided wasn’t meant to infer that that was actually “El Chapo.”

    I believe it was observing all the similarities between the Proceso photos of “Mayo” and the photo of “El Chapo” where he’s holding the rifle. It’s kind of hinting that “Mayo” might’ve been sending out some subliminal message. Kind of interesting, but I think someone’s just reading into it too much!

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  22. @ El Flaco

    So ‘F’ everyone who came in AFTER your beloved parents?

    Sounds a little hypocritical from this end!!

    Oh, by the way…most “Americans” CANNOT tell if you have papers or not. To many, you’re just “another dirty Mexican.” So don’t believe those who say they’d wish beaners could come in the “legal” way and assimilate the culture!

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  23. Here is a breakdown of the interview from Riodoce. Interesante…

    http://www.riodoce.com.mx/content/view/4817/1/

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  24. @la pura neta….

    don’t insunuate your mierda at me…..

    if you got shit to say to me, dilo….

    i was just letting michel know the point of view de una persona cercana al “m”…..

    ay tamos manguera pa lo ke se te ofresca….

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  25. @ D_Nephew

    Y tu de donde saliste, Guey!! Ira nomas!!

    Don’t know who the ‘F’ you are, and if I had something to say to you, you’d know it, Putito!

    Como que “ay tamos?” Que piensas hacer, Cabrito? Hoy en dia, cualquier Marica con un teclado se siente chingon!! No mames, Mamon, y lee bien los posts antes de abrir el ocico!!

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  26. Bueno, getting back to the subjet. I was brought here as a mojara when I was 2. So I look at it like this. I am a mexican national that was brought here without my concent and this is the only real life that I know. Culiacan is fun to visit but I cants stay longer than 3 months at a time. Pinchez sankudos.

    Well people say that if you dont like it here go back to mexico. What the F%$* if I were to go back it would mean moving back into South Central LA. Personaly I think its not democratic. If you dont like something you change it.

    What I tell the greengos that say if you dont like it leave. I tell them that the war is not over we have just changed tactics. No more shooting muskets we use the divide and conquer strategy.

    For those of you who dont know the divide and conquer stategy here it is.
    Divide the legs and conquer the P%#&%. We will take Mexico back 1 baby at a time. You see Americans dont have kids anymore. Mexicans breed like rabbits.

    On the serious side, the reason that Americans want to force all the Ilegals out is because they have created their own under skilled working class that they can pay shit wages. They no longer need the Mexicans.

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  27. @la pura neta….

    no baboso….si no soy puerco pa andarme trompeando… y tomalo como kieras….

    asi ke vete mucho a chihuahuar a tu re-putisima madre…

    muy supermamey por la computer… puto manguera…

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  28. Don’t get me wrong I’d rather have a million anchor babies than a million moreno ones. What is wrong with wanting people to have some pride, work hard, and handle their shit. Isn’t that why people come here? You want to march for immigration reform with the Mexican flag? You gotta be shitting me. You want real change, yet you vote for the one that is turning this country into Cuba or Venezuela? I’ve heard it a million times the democrats they are for los pobres! Don’t trust the rich gringo republican’s. There will be no amnesty under the one! Democrats have done nothing for the blacks and they will do nothing for the brown.

    The thing with this new AZ law is that it is a big FU to the one and napolitano. Both are some of the most corrupt fooks to run this country.

    Learn english and finish HS. If Ragi can win spelling bees and little Lin can become a doctor why can’t Juan or Maria?

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  29. The problem is that most republicans think they are still in the Reagan era. That time has gone, the world is ran by Corporations/Big Business. Over the last 20 years all we have seen is wages reduced and benifits cut. Why because corporations only care about the bottom line. Do you honestly think that anyone will be making 80-100K a year in the next ten years. All the jobs have gone to China because they work even cheaper than the mexicans.

    The only hope for people is La Vida Mafiosa or hope that the government can put something in place to keep people out of the soup kitchens. You think this is a recession. Give it another 10 years. I dont blame the democrates the republicans the mexicans the irakis etc etc. I blame the people…. Sitting around watching tv for 10 hours a day or downloading porn from the internet. While the politicians both republican and democrats have been running the country into the ground and the only thing that we care about is why my Tivo didnt record my favorite show.

    People say learn english I laugh at that. I say learn Spanish we will be the majority soon.

    Before 9-11 everyone loved the mexicans as long as they were pushing a lawn mower. Americans no longer want mexicans around because now they need that McDonalds job for their kids. Or for themselves after they get laid off from their 100k aerospace job.

    Let me tell you something about that McDonalds job. It will go away soon. The other day I walked into a jack in the box and they had an ATM machine taking peoples orders. It showed pictures and had a touch screen. People paid by slidding their Atm card and it had a feeder for cash. Have you seen the Mc Donalds with 2 drive throughs. One is ran by the girls inside the other one is linked to some person in a remote location that sends the order to the McDonalds through the internet. They are teaching American english in India so that they can take your order. WOULD YOU LIKE FRIES WITH THAT?

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  30. @ D_Nefew

    Can I come out of my cave for a minute To comment on this?

    No? Too damn bad!!

    Arizona sucks! That’s the only place that would tell a guy he can carry a concealed weapon without a permit, while harrassing Mexicans for their papers. Just gives them a reason to violate the rights of citiczens as well. My oldest friend and two other of my best friends are Mexicans. I cannot make sense of something that targets people that are hard workers and good people. Most Mexicans that I know, even the trafficers, are real hard workers. Hard to disrespect people that are only searching for a better life.

    Red light cameras, photo radar all over the freeways, You guys can have that fooken place!!

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  31. @ El Flaco,

    I don’t agree with some of your almost racial undertones, but I do agree with what you say about Napolitano. What a corrupt filthy dike she is.

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  32. @ thumper,

    What a lame retarded peace of shit you are. I hope the Mexicans rape you!!

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  33. @ Rabbit
    I am not to sure New Mexico and Colorado aren’t to far behind them either.

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  34. @ T_R_C,

    They are all bad. New Mexico is following suit. But Arizona has them all beat. Too many cops, too many narcs and way too many rats!! (photo radar) (Napolitano) (Brewer) It all sucks, Bro!

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  35. Nadien ha comentado del sequestre de la esposa de Hector Beltran Leyva en Hemosillo ayer?

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  36. http://www.nuevodia.com.mx/

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  37. @el quate, a la mejor le hicieron un favor??? jajaja

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  38. @ Rabbit,
    In this day and time, i look nothing other than square to the untrained eye. And as you know, i am. But i cannot travel in New Mexico or Colorado with TX tags without getting a ticket. The political culture in those 2 states is so right wing just as Arizona is. It’s bad.

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  39. @ Rabbit, there posession laws with a substance in th blood stream trips me out. Is it still that wat
    y in Arizona?

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  40. I cant wait to start asking for legal resident papers so I can start deporting you all.

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  41. @ D_Nephew

    Primero me retas, y luego me mandas a Chihuahua a un baile…

    Quien chihuahuados te comprende! Quieres petuniazos, o’ no!?

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  42. @ jr narc

    If they have “legal resident papers,” they are ALLOWED to be in the U.S., Pendejo!!

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  43. too bad i don’t live in Arizona, i would like to be asked for my papers by one of those big mouth Arpaio’s cheerleaders (and more if is one of those pochos who hate Mexicans)

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  44. lo unico que tiene de flaco el flaco es su inteligencia
    accompañada de una obesidad de ignorancia

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  45. There are bigger ramifications. What about people who are here legally but sound like they’re not? I’m here legally on my student visa and I have a definite non-american sounding accent. If I visit Arizona, do I need to walk around with all my documents all the time? That’s not smart, because if I get robbed, or I leave the documents somewhere, I will get seven levels of hell each time I am trying to get my passport, my I-20, my student visa (by far the hardest) and my i-94 cards renewed. As well, the first thing I’m going to need to do is contact the police and file a police report… and then there comes the first challenge of trying to convince them I’m here legally, but I just got robbed of my paperwork… Yeah….that will go down well.

    I’m all for legally immigration. In my home country, we have a strain on our resources as well because of illegal immigration. However, I’m not going to lie, the mentality of the Southwestern states toward non-americans, whether legally here or not, is almost ludicrous, and worse yet, if you’re not from Mexico, Canada or England, most employees at state institutions give you the most ignorant responses. Imagine a friend of mine from my country, when applying for his state driver’s licence (which we can legally get because we have a temporary legal status as students) and after producing his passport as required, was asked if our country is really a country.

    The overcompensation of these states to exclude illegal immigrants is getting borderline ridiculous because they are starting to cast so wide a net that they may catch legal immigrants indiscriminantly as well.

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  46. Hey lets look at this thing about H wife turning up missing. This is how I see it.

    El sobrino y el Hijo de nachio fueron levantados. Se rumora que aparecieron unos querpos pero no se confirmo. Fue una de dos.
    1.) Nachio se robo los cuerpos para darles sagrada sepultura en privado.
    2.) Los morros todavia estan vivos.

    Si no aparecido la mujer del H es que alomejor la quiren para darla a cambio de los morros.

    Igual como cuando desaparecieron a +. Luego aparecio un cuerpo calcinado que los carretes se robaron del semefo. La mama todavia reclama que no era el.

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  47. [...] Papeles, Por Favor – Border Reporter – News That Crossed The Line [...]

  48. Some El Paso drug smuggling cases to be transferred to Mexico
    By Adriana Gómez Licón / El Paso Times
    Posted: 04/15/2010 11:17:39 AM MDT

    EL PASO — U.S. and Mexican officials this morning unveiled a program that will shift cross-border prosecution techniques.
    Starting today, ICE will hand some cases of Mexican nationals caught smuggling drugs into El Paso over to Mexican authorities for prosecution.

    Previously, all drug smugglers were tried in U.S. courts. Border law enforcement agencies will still investigate the cases before transferring them to Mexico, officials said.

    The changes are an expansion of a pilot program that began in Nogales, Ariz., in September 2009. ICE has turned 22 cases over to the Mexican attorney general’s Office at the Arizona-Sonora border. Two cases resulted in 10-year sentences.

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  49. @la pura neta…..

    ya te dije baboso ke no soy puerco pa andarme trompeando….

    asi… ke si en verdad me kieres conocer te atienes a las consecuencias…

    el plomo es mi sombra…

    y tomalo como se te de tu chihuahuada gana….

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  50. It is sad,Arizona is in a downward spiral right now. As some one who has lived here my whole life,
    this new imigration bill is not legal. It will be challenged in court the minute it is sighned.
    And gov. brewer has not got one vote to be govonor.She was appointed,when Napolatono left.
    she also trails badly in polls to Att. Gen. Terry Goddard for govonor.She is playing to her rightwing base
    for primary fight.I believe she has gone to far and will pay a political price.
    Same for Arizona state legislature, mostly republican.Like California did in 90s with Grey Davis.
    I predict a political backlash by Hispanics in Arizona against every republican in office.
    They are talking aboutt Natiional boycott against Arizona conventions ,products, ect
    El Gringo

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  51. This is a good step by Arizona, but I wonder much they will actually enforce it.

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  52. @ D_Nephew

    El plomo es tu sombra? Ha! Haa! Ha!

    Pinches Internet Gangstas are out of control!!

    Entonces tu puros plomazos? So, no sirves pa’ los petuniazos!? Tipico putito!!

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  53. Has anyone else heard about this?

    A Border Patrol agent shot and killed an illegal alien drug smuggler outside of a residential community along the banks of the Rio Grande in Laredo, Texas. The smuggler, who was in his 30’s, was one of many in a group who were carrying a total of 260 pounds of marijuana in 5 bundles. The incident occurred April 2, 2010.
    After chasing the group through the brush, the Border Patrol agent got in a struggle with one of the illegal alien smugglers. As things escalated the Border Patrol agent resorted to deadly force and shot the smuggler in the chest. The drug smuggler was later pronounced dead at the scene after efforts to revive him failed.

    The names of the Border Patrol agent and the illegal alien drug smuggler have not been released.

    Laredo police spokesman Joe Baeza Jr said that they are working with the Mexican Consulate to notify the illegal alien smuggler’s family before announcing his identity. He is believed to have been apprehended previously by the Border Patrol for smuggling drugs into the United States.

    The other smugglers made it back to the Rio Grande and swam across to the Mexican side escaping.

    Investigators say that they believe the smuggler was unarmed. Some would say that this is reason to question the agent’s actions. I would just like to point out that in the heat of the moment, and the struggle, that it would be impossible for the Border Patrol agent to know this and all of the facts are not yet in. In addition, we also don’t know what occurred in the fight and whether the smuggler tried to grab the agent’s weapon. I’m all for an investigation, but I fall on the side of supporting law enforcement over a criminal until proven otherwise.

    In the end, this case could come down to the statement of the Border Patrol agent alone, as there is likely no other witnesses. We can only hope that this agent is not railroaded as agents Ramos and Compean were in 2005 on the testimony of known drug smuggler and illegal alien Osvaldo Aldrete Davila. In that case, prosecutor Johnny Sutton chose to believe the word of Davila that he was unarmed and shot for no reason as he fled, rather than the agents who said they saw him turn on them with what they believed to be a gun. After the case Davila was caught smuggling drugs into the US again, he was sentenced to 9 years and 6 months in 2008 and now sits in prison. After much outrage from Americans, Ramos and Compean had their sentences commuted by President Bush on his last day in office in 2009.

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  55. yo! what the hell is going on in your town Michel?? 800 agents involved in a raid at shuttle service business’s?

    800 agents??? that’s enough agents to occupy france!

    lmao… ok, bad example…………..

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  56. There are over 200 corrupt Border Patrol that have been investigated since 2006.
    enough said !

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  57. @drift its 800 agents in Az colorado and california not just in tucson and some other states

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  58. More than 800 law enforcement agents swooped down on a massive human smuggling ring in Arizona early Thursday morning, delivering a “stunning blow” to a criminal network that helped shuttled illegal immigrants all around the country.

    Thursday’s strike is the largest coordinated action ever led by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which partnered with eight other federal, state and local agencies to arrest 47 suspects in Phoenix, Tucson, Nogales and Rio Rico, Arizona.

    “Alien smugglers are a scourge,” ICE Assistant Secretary John Morton said. “They violate our borders … [and] profit at our expense by knowingly breaking our laws, day in and day out. Today we turned the tables on the smugglers.”

    ICE agents targeted shuttle van services they believe have ferried thousands of illegal immigrants from southern Arizona to Phoenix, providing passengers fake $30 ride receipts and even coaching them on how to answer law enforcement agents if the buses were stopped at immigration checkpoints along the highway. From there the illegal immigrants were left at drop-houses or brought to shuttle services that offer rides to destinations all over the West Coast.

    ICE alleges that the businesses are part of a larger smuggling operation that carries illegal immigrants over the border from Mexico “to the far corners of the United States” — places as far-flung as New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

    Morton said multiple rings had been “stopped in their tracks,” touting what he called an “unprecedented level of cooperation” with Mexican federal police, which arrested a leading smuggler south of the U.S. border on Thursday.

    Inside the U.S., the owners and operators of the Tucson-based Saguaro Roadrunner Shuttles, America’s Shuttles, Guerro’s Shuttles and Nogales Express Shuttles were all targeted in the raid, as were the operators of a fifth shuttle company in Phoenix, Sergio’s Shuttle.

    On the surface the vans appear like any other shared-ride shuttles, taking about a dozen passengers around southern Arizona. But ICE officials said the companies relied almost entirely on criminal activity.

    ICE dubbed the investigation “Operation In Plain Sight” because of the “brazen” nature of the alleged smuggling scheme, which helped immigrants from Mexico, Central America and even China escape the watchful eye of border agents.

    “The defendants wrongly believed they could operate with impunity by hiding behind the veil of legitimacy these businesses provided,” said Morton, adding that ICE has “dismantled these transnational organizations and literally seized the engines that were driving the criminal enterprise.”

    U.S. Attorney Kenneth Burke said the operation dealt a “stunning blow” to international smuggling, “a vast conspiracy unearthed and now dismantled.”

    ICE officials said the smugglers were not believed to be violent, but stressed the far-reaching implications of their alleged crimes.

    “This isn’t a mom and pop enterprise. It’s major international crime operating across borders with profits literally into the billions,” Morton said.

    “The smugglers care about only one thing: money. They aren’t concerned about the human cost or the toll smuggling takes on our quality of life, the integrity of our borders or our nation’s security.”

    Law enforcement agents executed dozens of search and arrest warrants as far away as Tennessee on Thursday, the culmination of an investigation that has lasted more than two years.

    Officials denied that the timing of the raids was tied to the murder of Arizona rancher Robert Krentz, who was gunned down on his own property on March 27. Officials investigating the killing believe an illegal immigrant may have been responsible for the killing, which occurred near Arizona’s border with Mexico.

    The raids — long in the making — had been delayed multiple times, ICE officials said.

    Thursday’s actions involved agents from nine law enforcement agencies: ICE, FBI, DEA, ATF, Customs and Border Protection, Arizona’s Department of Public Safety, Pima County Sheriff’s Department, Tuscon Police Department and Phoenix Police Department.

    ICE officials said they were not focusing on rounding up illegal immigrants but on bringing in the smugglers themselves, some of whom are citizens and legal residents of the U.S. The agency said it would take appropriate enforcement action if illegal immigrants were encountered during the raids.

    Indictments were being issued against the owners and operators of the shuttle services on charges that include money laundering, alien smuggling and conspiracy. Suspects are due in court as early as Friday.

    Officials said they seized $10 million in assets, including real estate, vehicles used for the smuggling and other property.

    ICE officials predicted that the strike would put an immediate freeze on smuggling activity in Arizona, having “dismantled” the smuggling network and arrested key players in the international ring.

    Though ICE predicted other groups would move in to take the place of the smugglers rounded up Thursday, the agency believes it will take a good deal of time for so sophisticated an operation to be put in place again.

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  59. @ Fenix : You are the jock who wasnt invited to the party. There are plenty of people on this site
    who know somebody who know somebody that know how the game is played.
    I think maybe u are like skylers brother inlaw and dont really know anything.
    On the other hand maybe u would b willin 2 feed your kids if it meant migrating north

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  60. @frontera: That’s the difference between Mexico and the U.S. IIIIIIFFF your info is accurate, “Over 200 corrupt border patrol” (agents?) …..investigated.” What were they investigated for? Looking at porn on the internet? Or were they working for the Mexican cartels? Maybe it isn”t to you, but it is a BIG fooking difference to me.

    And don’t try to stir up the racial bullshit. There are hundreds of Mexican-American families in southern Arizona who have zero tolerence for illegal immigration. And BTW, law enforcement agencies are full of hispanic officers/agents, especially in the SW. They can usually tell who is a paisano, and who is American. After time and experience, even the white boys can tell.

    And of course there are always simple minded people who try to change the conversation from the original story, which I thought was excellent.

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  61. “That’s the difference between Mexico and the U.S. IIIIIIFFF your info is accurate, “Over 200 corrupt border patrol” (agents?) …..investigated.” What were they investigated for? Looking at porn on the internet? Or were they working for the Mexican cartels? Maybe it isn”t to you, but it is a BIG fooking difference to me. ”

    Maybe he was talking about shit like this.

    “The case was called Operation Lively Green. In the military, it was called Operation Desert Blue. It was the biggest corruption sting the FBI had ever run. Soldiers, airmen, cops, prison guards, anybody with a uniform and access to an official vehicle all happy to run a load of blow for what they thought was a drug cartel. It was the kind of career-making investigation federal career agents dream of. The kind that drive promotions, awards, good guy versus bad, headlines and recognition for a job well done.

    It ended up turning into a fiasco, one that was silenced by Washington D.C., whom, it appears, now wishes the whole thing will just go away.

    In late 2001, the FBI got wind that a military recruiter, Darius Perry, claimed he could fix the results of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test for recruits.

    Oh yeah? What else can you do? an agent must have asked.

    He also told the agents that he would help run cocaine using his uniform and his military vehicle.

    In January, 2002, Perry and another recruiter ran 11 kilograms of FBI cocaine from Nogales to Tucson. More than 70 others, including military police from Oklahoma, a Nogales parking enforcement officer, a port inspector from the Mariposa port of entry and federal and Arizona prison guards all joined in, hungry for the chance at $1,500 a load.”

    Here is a link to the entire article
    http://borderreporter.com/2007/07/july-15-2007-the-border-report/

    And let’s not forget abour good old Richard Padilla Cramer.

    At this point if you don’t know that there is a lot corruption in law inforcement agentcies in the US it’s because you don’t want to believe it.

    “And don’t try to stir up the racial bullshit. There are hundreds of Mexican-American families in southern Arizona who have zero tolerence for illegal immigration. And BTW, law enforcement agencies are full of hispanic officers/agents, especially in the SW. They can usually tell who is a paisano, and who is American. After time and experience, even the white boys can tell.”

    What the fook do you mean we shouldn’t try to stir up racial bullshit. They are going to specificly target one group of people, of course this shit is racial you fooking moron. I got family members in this country that fit your stereotype of a paisano but are here legally. When I do my yard work around the house I end up looking like some fool that just crossed the border. Maybe you can keep yourself lookin pretty all the time, but I can’t.

    But these cop loving mother fookers just can’t help themselves. If a law was passed today that every cop can and is encouraged to stop you and search your rectal cavity on the spot anytime they want, these cop lovers would bend over and take it with a gigantic smile on their face.

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  62. “Since the fall of 2004, a total of 103 U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have been arrested or indicted on corruption charges such as drug smuggling, alien smuggling, money laundering and conspiracy, said James Tomsheck, assistant commissioner in the office of internal affairs for the border agency “. @Tantos ; this is the qoute from the article. azcentral.com march ,12 ,2010 erin kelly
    my nuber was a little high , i stand corrected. i aways like someone who arrgues for what they believe in.

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  63. thanks move

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  64. What a bunch of BS I dont know whats the problem wiith Az. maybe to many redneck snow birds???? Ive met a lot of really good people there. Im a 5th Gen pocho/American from nor cal. and Ive dealt with narrow minded people from both sides of the Border and around the Pacific some in my own family have called me a paddy lover hah. most of them cant even order at a taco bell. Ignorance comes in all colors. Ive been yelled at in Cabo (pocho go home) have been refused service in PTO vallarta but at the same time have been treated like a king down there. Even my surfboard shaper signs my boards ( espesial por el pocho) my surf partners joke that Im a man without a country. But the point is this. #1 dont blame the mexicans for our problems its a world of supply and demand if we dont demand they dont supply…
    #2 I was filling up my pickup at a sevice station a few miles north of nogales in Jan the guy next to me in his 100 Grand RV with Detroit plates started bitching to me about how the Mexicans where killing the auto industry funny thing was he was headed south too.
    #3 a few years ago I met a Mexican woman a (school teacher) who is now my wife and couple of years ago I rented a house on the beach for the family for Semmana santa. and it happened to be at the time los pisas where protesting in LA, there was a TV there and her clan was gatherd around it , they where pissed off at the treatment of the mexicans up north my wife gave me the stink eye basicly telling me to keep my mouth shut. Im a gen contracter and have lost bids to border brothers. I sat there like a good pocho untill some one asked me how I felt about it… well most of them are mango farmers so I asked them how they would feel if I marched around there capital with an american flag, and they said I wouldnt make it around the block. then I asked then how they would feel If I bought a thousand hectares and planted mangos and sold my crop for 1/2 of what they get… they wernt to happy about that ether but they started to understand some of the anger.
    the point is this both sides of the border are corrupt and full of haters if you dont belive this Ive got some land to sell you. there is to much money to be made and the Goverments on both sides are making it. we are just a little slicker about it up here. I feel a lot safer down there walking the streets then up here in the bay area, up here theres a lot of random killings and down there if you not a player in the game you dont have to much to worry about… the borders? well they have allways been a little crazy. yes Im thankfull that my great great grand father had the balls to leave his ranchito in the mountians and head north and give us a better life but but I think that we americans have lost something.. and we are looking to blame others for our problems. people get a clue. now Im not condoning the drug trade it is what it is. but maybe there are better ways because what weve been doing sure doesnt work .. el surfer

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  65. http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1070s.pdf es el link de esa madre.. read it so you can see the extreme measures.

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  66. A rancher is murdered and the media has a field day as does our corrupt government! Why doesn’t anyone speak of Shawna Forde and the people she murdered,The rancher lived a long life ,the 9 year old that these monsters murdered didn’t! Not one person made a big deal!! My condolences to both families… These thing’s have been happening for years the easiest way I say is amnesty, It would free up more B.P., less chasing illegals and more freed up manpower.. Just my thought’s, but hey what do know…..

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  67. El Grande no longer with el H?

    http://www.oem.com.mx/elsoldecuernavaca/notas/n1598613.htm

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  68. la barby no es pendejo..va matar al ‘el grande’ y va ganar puntos con el ‘H’….poko pokito el barby va rifar..el vato nunca se a ponido amarillo cuanto se trata de pleitos…

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    YeYo Reply:

    “….poko pokito el barby va rifar..el vato nunca se a ponido amarillo cuanto se trata de pleitos…”

    LOL

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  69. barbie is with la familia now lol

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  70. They indentified the guy in the Navigator with the pase in Creel.

    http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2010/04/sicarios-from-creel-massacre-ids.html

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  71. @flaco…

    son parte de la GN…. ke no mamen su jefe “El chapo” es billonario…..

    el ke se robo las chelas es hermano del mentado cumbias……

    hahaha…. pobres amáres no les sorprenda si les llega la voladora…..

    no ke la gente del chapo no es abusiva….

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    yanawana Reply:

    i guess those fookers aint’ getting govertnment protection. it’s on camara infraganti

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  72. They were looking for somebody from la linea

    (CHIHUAHUA, Chihuahua, Mexico) .- As Enrique López Acosta, alias “El Cumbias” was found the head of assassins that appeared in the video, reported the attorney, Patricia Gonzalez Rodriguez, in turn sought help from the public to identify the rest of the gunmen who participated in the execution of 8 in San Juanito and Creel.
    Así mismo González Rodríguez identifico al comando como integrantes del Cartel de Sinaloa. González Rodríguez Also identify the command as members of the Sinaloa Cartel.
    Informó que el grupo de sicarios opera en la Sierra, Parral, Guadalupe y Calvo y los campos que colindan con Sonora y Sinaloa. Reported that the group of thugs operating in the Sierra, Parral, Guadalupe y Calvo and fields bordering Sonora and Sinaloa.
    El fin de este grupo armado era desaparecer a gente relacionada con el cartel opuesto, “El Cartel de Juárez” o “La Línea”. The aim of this armed group was to disappear people related to the opposite sign, “El Cartel de Juárez” or “The Line.”
    De acuerdo con la Procuradora, los sicarios que irrumpieron en Creel y pusieron el reten estaban en busca de German Loya, alias “La Gavita”, quien es integrante de “La Línea” y fue quien asesinó a integrantes del Cartel de Sinaloa y por esta razón lo buscaban a él ya otra persona que se refugio en su domicilio. According to the attorney, the gunmen who stormed the checkpoint and put Creel were in search of Germain Loya, alias “The Gavita” who is a member of “The Line” and was the one who killed members of the Sinaloa Cartel and for this sought him out because he and another person who took refuge in her home.
    La casa donde fueron heridas las mujeres era donde “La Gaviota” estuvo oculto, pero solo encontraron a la mujer del servicio domestico a quien balearon The house where women were injured was where “The Seagull” was hidden, but only found the woman who shot domestic service
    Los atacantes incendiaron el domicilio que esta en la Barrio del Panteón en Creel al no encontrar a nadie, también atacaron a domicilio en la Adolfo López Mateos y en ambos domicilios dispararon y lesionaron a la mujer del servicio. The attackers set fire to the home that is in the neighborhood of the Pantheon in Creel to find no one, also attacked in their homes in the Adolfo Lopez Mateos and in both homes shot and wounded a woman of service.
    Del mismo modo destaco que al momento que los sicarios colocaron reten en Creel el 15 de marzo, había 13 elementos de seguridad, los cuales fueron arrestados por la omisión de la función pública al no realizar su trabajo de protección a la comunidad. Similarly at the time stressed that the gunmen placed Creel checkpoint on March 15, there were 13 security features, which were arrested by the omission of the public to not doing their job of protecting the community.
    Explicó que hasta el momento 20 personas ya están declaradas ante la PGJE y aún faltan 55 policías más que declarar, por lo que la investigación continúa. He explained that so far 20 people are already reported to the PGJE and 55 policemen are still missing to declare, as the investigation continues.
    Resaltó que los videos de las tres cámaras de seguridad los tuvo la PGJE en 16 de marzo por la tarde tras su solicitud el 15 del mismo mes. He stressed that the videos of the three security cameras had the PGJE in the March 16 afternoon after his application on 15 March.

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    YeYo Reply:

    Good shit !!!!

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  73. So who did they kill? Wasn’t there like 13-14 dead? What are the chances that the Kumbia Kings gets captured?

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  74. they wind up killing innocent people and burning down a house and killing and wounding its occupants because they thought a dude form la linea was hiding out there

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  75. @Move y Frontera: That’s awesome you can read stories in the U.S. press about U.S. cops/agents being investigated for corruption. You can also read about them when they get pulled over for a DUI. After you’re done with those stories, click on the outdated link on this site about the murdered Mexican journalists (already 3 killed in 2010). When was the last jounalist killed in the U.S. for investigating a story about corruption? Freedom of the Press is one of our cornerstones of freedom. Mexico on the other hand is one of the, if not THE, most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. Move, do one of your copy and pastes, and prove me wrong on that point.

    You can love your heritage and ethnicity, but you don’t have to love and defend the Mexican government. And guess what, jackass, if the U.S. shared a massive land border with Russia or the Ukraine, it would be white people being “targeted” in immigration sweeps. If we shared a land border with China or the Sudan, it would be yellow or black people being “targeted.” It’s only racial because its easier for brown people to cross illegally. They don’t have thousands of miles of ocean in between. Give up the reconquista Aztlan bullshit. Anyone from a shitty corrupt country who wants a better future for their children will consider crossing illegally into the U.S.

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    move Reply:

    “@Move y Frontera: That’s awesome you can read stories in the U.S. press about U.S. cops/agents being investigated for corruption. You can also read about them when they get pulled over for a DUI. After you’re done with those stories, click on the outdated link on this site about the murdered Mexican journalists (already 3 killed in 2010). When was the last jounalist killed in the U.S. for investigating a story about corruption?”

    So now your cop loving ass is going to change subject and bring up journalism in order to not look stupid again. You can’t even face reality and admit there is probably hundreds of cops if not thousands that are corrupt working the border and customs. Were you an only child, do you like living a sheltered life or something. See this is the same thing I criticize you about before, about you not being idealistic you just like the pretend the crooked shit is not happening in this country. That makes you naive not idealistic, remember that.

    But I know you will never accept that, you already decided what you are going to believe. I can come up in here and show news stories cops getting too trigger happy when they are killing unarmed people because they twitched wrong, but you will find a way to brush that aside. And morons like you tend to believe what bullshit cops say, “I saw him reaching for something.” That and SWAT teams breaking into the wrong houses. The thing that really pisses me off about people like you is that cops don’t go to jail for the shit they do, they always heve their groupies to protect them. A lot times they don’t even lose their jobs, leave with pay? That’s a vacation.

    Now why is it that when that cops that work narcotics fight tooth and nail when they try to get them to disclose their fanacial information? Happened here in LA, although it was geared toward gang cops, the cops sure as hell wanted to keep their privacy. How does the saying go, If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to worry about, well apparently it doesn’t apply to them. Cops always bring up the argument that politicians should be put under the same scruitiny, which by the way I agree, but hey don’t expect cops to break ground and lead the way in transparency.
    http://articles.latimes.com/2009/dec/28/local/la-me-gangcops28-2009dec28/3

    And those gang unit cops leaving did not have an effect in crime in the area, LA’s crime rate is still going down. It has been for the last 15 years, but LAPD can’t help but spend money on shit they don’t need because now they are fighting the War on Terrorism in addition to the drug war. And of course SWAT always want the latest and greatest toys and armored vehicles. Those cops leaving may have just been insulted by the financial disclosure rule and left on principle, or they could of been corrupt and left before anyone found out. I know what you believe, me I believe some left based on principle and others left because they took bribes and pocketed drug money.

    Hell there is a bunch of stories of cops robbing and shaking down drug dealers. Should we get into those. That will have to wait.

    Human with a badge is still human. He has the same problems and flaws everyone has. Criminals tend to exploit them. Say a cop starts out being honest but then gets into some debt that he can’t pay. If he were to stumble onto some drug money it is obvious that it would be tempted to take it. Am I right? This America people always spend more than what they can afford. What if he is wraped up in this woman he loves to bang but she is working for the cartel. Cop and criminals know eachother very well, whatever vice the cop has it will get around and they will use it to compromise him.

    Here more shit for you to make little of. Hope you are not a dog lover.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYQD-btqhKg&feature=related

    If that happened to you would you get mad? Or would you say another tired saying, “they have a hard job and they are just trying to protect us.” Police departments are the only place the real world doesn’t exist, everywhere else people are held accoutable for what they do.

    Why I’m saying all this? To drive it into your brainless head that police fook up a lot and they could be comprimised fairly easy. In Operation Lively Green all they had to do was ask and had a hard time finding someone that would not take the bribe.

    ” Freedom of the Press is one of our cornerstones of freedom.”

    Wasn’t the original slogan the cornerstones of Democracy. Oh right I already schooled you on that before. At least I got to you stop using the word like an idiot to prove your weak arguments. So there you see we are making progress.

    “Mexico on the other hand is one of the, if not THE, most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. Move, do one of your copy and pastes, and prove me wrong on that point.”

    We were not talking about journalist you moron, that was you changing the subject because you are finding it hard to defend cops. When in the fook did anybody say anything about journalist? But tell me which journalist in the past 10 years were killed by the government? I don’t know if you notice but reporters in Mexico critisize the fook out of Felipe Calderon and PAN, none of them end up missing or killed. The reporters killed in Mexico are usually men and women that dig into a drug cartels operation. It’s no exactly the a the direct fault of the government, although you can put blame on them for creating the situation.

    “It’s only racial because its easier for brown people to cross illegally.”

    So you admit it’s racial. So you are ok with cops violiating a person’s rights then. I don’t mind or care if you do or don’t but don’t lie to me and tell this isn’t about race Captain Doublethink.

    “Give up the reconquista Aztlan bullshit.”

    Who the fook was talking about reconquista? That’s you changing the subject again because you have no argument.

    Lastly

    “you don’t have to love and defend the Mexican government”

    When did anyone here do that? Every knows Mexico has deep rooted corruption. What we are trying to tell your clueless ass is that so does the US, it’s in a different form of corruption but it’s there. Remember when we were talking about lobbyist. It’s just that when we bring up fooked up shit about the US you get all defensive. Like we are talking about your mother. You get your feelings hurt and lash out.

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    Tantos Reply:

    When you can’t come back with anything good, I’m “changing the subject.” And of course you still miss my point. The U.S. isn’t perfect, but at least in the U.S. there is a chance for justice against corrupt cops and government officials. Even Richard Nixon left office in shame after journalists uncovered his plan to steal political information from the Democrats. Carlos Salinas left office with no shame. He also left with hundreds of millions of dollars of cartel bribe money, and he devasted the Mexican economy. Maybe if you would read some of these stories of murdered Mexican journalist a little closer, you will find that the reporter was getting too close to uncovering high level government collusion with the drug traffickers.

    I provided a link once before when we had a similar discussion about the 60 Mexican journalists killed in the line of duty since 2000. I also suggested that you clink on the “Attacks on Journalist” link on the Borderreporter. But you are more interested in trying to win arguments than educating yourself, so I’m sure you didn’t read it. You are the one that gets all sentido just because I think U.S. corruption pales in comparison to Mexico.

    You said: “We were not talking about journalist you moron, that was you changing the subject because you are finding it hard to defend cops. When in the fook did anybody say anything about journalist? But tell me which journalist in the past 10 years were killed by the government? I don’t know if you notice but reporters in Mexico critisize the fook out of Felipe Calderon and PAN, none of them end up missing or killed. The reporters killed in Mexico are usually men and women that dig into a drug cartels operation. It’s no exactly the a the direct fault of the government, although you can put blame on them for creating the situation.”

    Here is your answer, MOVE, and it is from Michel Marizco:

    1. Alfredo Jiménez Mota was an organized crime reporter for El Imparcial newspaper in Hermosillo, Sonora. He disappeared April 2, 2005 on his way to meet a nervous source. The young reporter had been threatened on three occasions. Jiménez uncovered the murder of a northwestern Mexico prosecutor by a drug trafficker. He also documented the rise of an old drug-trafficking family working the Arizona border. And he uncovered the ties between government officials and the Sinaloa cartels.

    2. Gregorio Rodriguez Hernández was a photographer for El Debate newspaper in Escuinapa, Sinaloa. He was gunned down in front of his children, Nov. 28, 2004. It would take police more than an hour to respond to the hit. Later, it was revealed that the chief of police had disconnected the emergency dispatch system and ordered his officers to wash away the blood at the crime scene.

    3. Armando Rodriguez was a border reporter for El Diario de Juárez in Ciudád Juárez, Chihuahua. He was murdered Nov. 13, 2008, shot ten times with a 9-mm while driving his daughter to school.Two weeks before his murder, Rodriguez had uncovered the family connections between a murdered drug trafficker and the Chihuahua State Attorney General. His final story noted that the Attorney General’s Office had tried to omit the maternal last name of the dead trafficker. Taken together, the last names proved that the dead man was the blood nephew of the prosecutor’s husband, a state judge. His murder has never been solved.

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    move Reply:

    “When you can’t come back with anything good”

    Anything good? The only way I can come up with anything good according to you is if I agree with the dump shit you say. You made up this little fantasy land where police only get investigated looking at porn on the internet.

    “I’m “changing the subject.” And of course you still miss my point. ”

    Were we talking about journalist before? Yes or no? Answer me that fooking question with a simple yes or no. You did change the subject, just fooking admit it. When you try to defend cops and federal agents in this blog you always come out looking like a moron.

    “That’s the difference between Mexico and the U.S. IIIIIIFFF your info is accurate, “Over 200 corrupt border patrol” (agents?) …..investigated.” What were they investigated for? Looking at porn on the internet? Or were they working for the Mexican cartels? Maybe it isn”t to you, but it is a BIG fooking difference to me. ”

    You see that is the original rant you gave out, and that’s the reason I started correcting your dumb ass. Were in that shit do you see anything about journalist? So now because cops are hard to defend you want to bring up journalism. Quit trying to deny you are doing just that. If you want to change this debate’s subject than do so, but don’t pretend you are not doing it. Stop trying to bullshit your way out of it. Can’t you have the balls to admit you were and get over it.

    This is the same thing I meant when I told you when someone brings up corruption in the US side of the border you get defensive and lash out. You catch feelings, get upset and start talking shit. Look at the post again, with your “IIIIIIIF” and “BIG fooking difference” remarks. I can’t believe you did not feel foolish when I and frontera showed how easy cartels flip cops, which made you bring up journalism to save face. Anytime someone points out the wrongs Americans police do you cry like bitch on her period.

    Maybe you think that because someone exposed some corrupt elements in law enforcement that is going to remedy the situation. It’s not, the system depends on flawed human beings to run. No matter what the propaganda or the commercials say, it’s fairly easy to play on a cops weakness. Why? Because he is just human. Hell look a Phil Jordan, high level DEA agent and the idiot wasted all his money on lottery tickets and ruined his career. You ever seen Phil give an interview on video? The guy sure as hell doesn’t look like the degenerate gambler, but he is. If he didn’t believe the cartel was responsible for his brother’s murder he probably would have been flipped.

    The only way people could trust them is if they disclose their personal financial information for constant probing by an independent group of people. It won’t happen anytime soon for the simple fact that it will open the door for politicians to do the same. And we all know those assholes need their privacy.

    “Even Richard Nixon left office in shame after journalists uncovered his plan to steal political information from the Democrats. Carlos Salinas left office with no shame.”

    Carlos Salinas left the fooking country in exile for years, his brother was put in prison, and his other brother got killed some years ago. The Salinas brothers were ruined. This is what I’m talking about you don’t know anything, you just have a general idea of what you think is right. Whatever happened to the Salinas bros was a lot worse than what happened to Nixon. Nixon just left with a big smile on his face and two peace signs. Yeah right, I’m sure he felt all that shame you talk about.

    “He also left with hundreds of millions of dollars of cartel bribe money, and he devasted the Mexican economy.”

    And Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld thrust this country into pointless wars while spending trillions dollars doing it. At the same time probably killing more innocent civilians than the cartels ever could. Bush wasn’t the sole reason the US economy tanked, he just helped it along. Hell I like Bush, he was so bad at lying I found his unintentional honesty refreshing. He was so bad at it that people were starting to be disillusioned with all the deception and corruption going on in the White House. Then some smooth talking mofo moved in and made everyone stupid again.

    I don’t know how much money Bush’s family made by investing on those military contractors, but it must have been in the millions. The Carlyle Group is a one gigantic cash cow for the Bushs and their Saudi friends. This is what I mean by the US having a different form of corruption, they take “donations“, get paid for vacations by some lobby group, and make sure whatever moves they make while in power make their friends and family tons of money.

    They don’t do it the unsophisticated way Mexicans do it, direct bribes. But American politicians get rich of their positions one crooked way or another.

    “Maybe if you would read some of these stories of murdered Mexican journalist a little closer, you will find that the reporter was getting too close to uncovering high level government collusion with the drug traffickers.”

    Exactly government in collusion with drug traffickers. It was the drug trafficker that do the killing. Plus I wouldn’t call state government officials high level. Like I said you can blame the government for making the situation, but they don’t have a direct hand in killing the person. All though I know they must be real happy their drug lord buddies took care of the problem for them. When reporters in Mexico write about conflict of interest deals that are struck in Mexico they get the same shit journalist here in the US get, ignored.

    it is a BIG fooking difference to me (your quote) if the government directly killed the reporter. That would be some Stalinist shit right there. If you notice those reporter were all locals, and since the Mexican government doesn’t have the money or man power to hold legitimate authority in many areas in their land, even if they wanted to protect them they probably couldn’t.

    Also there as been plenty of people in Mexico’s national media that have pointed out ties to drug lords to high level government officials, the real ones the ones in the federal level, not the fake ones you tried to pass off as high level officials working at the city and state level. Anabel Hernandez gave it to Fox and his wife real nasty, accused the Mrs.‘s son of being involve in the drug trade and Chapo of paying out Fox for his escape. Ricardo Rabelo talks about when Arturo Beltran intercepted Genardo Garcia Luna’s convoy and warned him he better stick to the agreement they made. Proceso writes about Chapo’s wedding and all the state officials that showed up. Nothing has ever happened to them and they don’t seem to worried that anything will happen to them. And of course you don’t even know the people I’m talking about besides the drug traffickers, so hurry up and do your research.

    “I provided a link once before when we had a similar discussion about the 60 Mexican journalists killed in the line of duty since 2000. I also suggested that you clink on the “Attacks on Journalist” link on the Borderreporter.”

    And in almost all those territories those reporters were killed Mexico has lost authority to the narcos. I told you I wanted an actual example of the government involved in the murder. Many in of those reporters killed were in Zeta territory. And everyone here pretty much agrees that the Mexican government wants too wipe out the Zetas but they still have more power than the government in some places and enforce their will, you can‘t exactly blame the government on that. Like said before even if they wanted too they are probably not capable of doing it.

    “But you are more interested in trying to win arguments than educating yourself, so I’m sure you didn’t read it.”

    Educating myself? You called me intelligent once, a word I would never use to describe you. Look you dumb cop loving naive retard ,whether someone dislikes me or not in this blog I actually provide relevant information and discussion. You are always bitching and complaining about something, you always have this winney tone in your writings. You add nothing to this blog except your crying.

    Here is what you provide MEXICO IS CORRUP MEXICO IS CORRUPT COPS ARE GOOD COPS ARE GOOD. THE DRUG WAR IS GOOD THE DRUG IS GOOD.

    Either that or you make your stupid observations. Remember? “I went to Europe looked around and I think they are doing more drugs than the US.” Yeah fook bring up numbers Tantos, that you looked around was good enough.

    Oh and I’m not trying to win arguments with you. You just spout off this bullshit that pissed me off and I won’t let you get away with it.

    “And of course you still miss my point.”

    No you moron I get your point. Your point is that journalism in the US keeps people in line. It didn’t seem to affect the war profiteering Bush family. But you wouldn’t call what they did corruption. You wouldn’t allow your mind to go in that direction. That for years that family used the Presidency to fatten their pockets. Carlos Salinas took direct money from the cartels, but Bush Sr. “invested” and that makes it okay and not as dirty.

    “You are the one that gets all sentido just because I think U.S. corruption pales in comparison to Mexico.”

    Exactly you think it is, mainly because you want to believe it is. But no corruption in the US is just as rampant in Mexico. You want to believe it’s not based on the fact Mexico’s corruption is more upfront and can result in violence. Look on top for the Bush example.

    I get all sentido when you wont admit you were wrong and change subjects on me. Admit your were stupid for believing that those cops were investigated for watching porn on the job and I’ll let it go.

    “Here is your answer, MOVE, and it is from Michel Marizco:”

    By the way you even bitched and cried when Michael brought up corruption and ineptitude in the US government.

    But here you go.

    1. Beltran Leyva
    2. Sinaloa Cartel
    3. Juarez Cartel or Sinaloa Cartel.

    Those murders go back to the narcos ultimately.

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    Tantos Reply:

    I think you are starting to understand my point that a free and unintimidated press corp can be a watchdog against government corruption. But what you refuse to believe is that it is the entrenched institutionalized corruption in Mexico that has allowed the narcos to kill all those reporters with nearly complete impunity. The rule of law does not exist when this is how Mexican cops get hired and assigned duty locations:

    “GUILLERMO GONZALEZ CALDERONI: [through translator] You have to do what everyone else does in order to survive, so it’s a common practice for police commanders to utilize their position to get money. But they don’t take money only for themselves. Quite often they must pay their superiors to get appointed. They also pay to get a job in a certain geographical territory.

    For a border region, people will pay a lot of money. The border is the funnel. Tons and tons of drugs will have to go through, and the traffickers will want to pay to make sure that they go through. So for a border appointment you could get charged $1 million. And then you would have to pay $200,000 or $300,000 per month to your bosses in Mexico City in order to remain in that position.

    So what did the police officer need to do in those border areas after he bought the position? He would definitely have to work in drug trafficking in order to make back the money he paid to get there and also to cover the monthly expenses. I know for the American audience it’s very difficult to believe that it works like this, but in Mexico this is how things work. ”
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/drugs/etc/transcript2.html

    For some reason I doubt that cops in the U.S. get their assignment this way. But I’m probably just biased, right? Do you think enforcing the law and applying justice fairly is the primary concern for Mexican cops and federales? Bringing up individual cases of U.S. corruption does not compare to the systematic corruption in Mexico. And yes, you are defending the Mexican government when you say the political corruption is at the same level. “Different” “Less sophisicated”???? What is that politically correct bullshit? Everything is equal – nothing is better or worse – just different. If you want to say the U.S. is just as, or more corrupt than another country, try using another example, like Canada or Finland or something.

    Even though I think you are a fooking asshole with an agenda, I can agree with some of your opinions about the corruption in the U.S. related to lobbyists. But you are such a stubborn turd that you can’t even admit that 60 Mexican journalist murdered since 2000 is a bad thing. Oh, the gov’t just lost “territory” to the narcos. Great insight on that one.

    You are right that I don’t know some of the names you mentioned, but no, I’m not going to do the research. You think that it is a bright spot for freedom of the press in Mexico when journalists DON’T get assassinated for publishing stories of government corruption. Seriously? Well, I guess they can’t kill ALL the journalists….

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    Tantos Reply:

    Move, you will win this one. I obviously don’t have the free time that you do. American consumerism and U.S. government corruption are to blame for the police corruption and violence in Mexico. That’s also why (obviously) that U.S. consumerism has fueled the Canadian Military to escort truckloads of BC Bud to the U.S. Border to be safely smuggled into the U.S. by the Canadian Mounted Police. Oh……….. but that is fantasyland. My bad, Move, you almost had me convinced.

    You know, NBA playoffs are in full swing, the baseball season has started, and there is a lot to life besides this website. You can have the last word. Go ahead. Even if if it flies in the face of logic and reason, go ahead. I’m done.

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    Move Reply:

    The last word? In my first words I made you look like a moron. I just kept going to frustrate you. Seeing as how busting out two paragraphs is hard work for you. Now I know why you are pro Union. You don’t have the skill set to get payed a decent living without one.

    Ok then as long as you don’t cry like a bitch next time someone else brings up dirty cops I’m good. Have fun watching grown men play with balls.

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  76. [...] Papeles, Por Favor – Border Reporter – News That Crossed The Line [...]

  77. Fontera: Were you trying to reply to my post or trying to text me? Geez fella, learn to type! That was torture trying to read your “text”.

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  78. si la barby es un puto y pendejo, porke nadie se ha ventado pa ser ese jale ?? no tiene un cartel ke lo proteje..los zetas y los chapitos lo kieren dormido..whats taking so long ??

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    YeYo Reply:

    El camaron quiere sexo por el ano con La Barbie me cai..ha ha no se crea compa puro cotoreo…Porke su ruptura esta fresca compa no pasa mas de 4 meses desde que le dio la espalda al H y Los Zetas that aint a long time..Los Chapitos no tienen que ver con ese guey saben que vuele a muerto porke gastar su tiempo con una lakra que no vale nis las balas.That nikka either is getting himself in line with sombody that matters, or he is fooked he dont have the pull in Mexico to survive on his own.I doubt he has the money to continue his little wars down south for to long either..Plus he is a wanted man here in the US imagine the field day the press would have with an American born drug baron operating in Mexico..This would really make the Mex gov look great..Tic Toc its just a metter of time.

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    el camaron Reply:

    no soy chinola pa ke me gusten los putitos..jajaja…ni modo..nomas pregunto porke ese compa parece ke tiene 9 vidas..yo pense ke kon su clika los negros se ivan a toparse kon el z3…pero nada..como cuanto el ondeando le canto al arturo en culiacan…estos vatos no pelean como necesita ser..los grandes contra los grandes….pass the yayo..lol

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    YeYo Reply:

    LoL.. No se de que ablas??? Caual YAYO??

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  79. La Barbie es una prosti-narca… Contados tiene los dias!

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  80. nachos son and cousin gets killed by pepino who works for beltan-levya then pepino and his wife and father get killed and burnt. Then Hector levyas wife and kids get kidnapped. You think this is all concected in some way?

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  81. http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2010/04/military-to-rescue-but-they-forgot-rest.html#more

    Damn z40 almost captured…………

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  82. I have been a way for awhile, so if this is OLD news, I am sorry. When did the Zetas merge with the Gulf Cartel? They have even changed there names on Facebook.

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  83. @ Esmerelda

    Sinaloa, Gulf and La Familia formed a truce and directed a consolidated effort to wipe out the Zetas a little less than 2 months ago. They even asked Calderon to pull the military out of the area so they could finish the job faster. They have blocked all media from Nueva Loredo to the coast since that time.

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    yanawana Reply:

    no wonder i cant find anything in the tamaulipas papers…they are just regular local news coverage….like if everything was normal…wonder what they’re thinking over in brownsville, eagle pass, laredo….etc

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    T_R_C Reply:

    They are thinking i better stay in the house and let this pass. Reporters are being obducted, and they are even attacking military compounds. This is going on in Monterey and Mexico City too. The Army had a Zeta in custody a few days ago and when he admitted he was a Zeta, they shot him in front of a camera. The military is down with this too.

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  84. Well T_R_C, they have that saying in MX now “haz por la patria, mata un zeta” or something like that

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    el camaron Reply:

    haz por la patria,mata a un chilango…jajaja…

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  85. El Paso, Texas – Authorities think he had his fingertips altered to disguise his prints and plastic surgery to mask his face. Except for his dark eyes, federal officials doubt he looks anything like his 12-year-old FBI most wanted photo — round face, trim mustache and a scar along his cheek.

    Eduardo Ravelo, known on the street as “Tablas,” or “lumber,” for his ability to crush, allegedly rules thousands of acolytes in an operation that authorities say specializes in killing, conspiracy, extortion, drug trafficking and money laundering.

    Though he is thought to live across the border in Ciudad Juarez and regularly cross into Texas, he has eluded arrest.

    “He’s a butterfly, a moth,” said Samantha Mikeska, an FBI special agent leading the hunt for Ravelo. “He takes care of his people and that keeps him under the radar.”

    Ravelo, 42, is said by law enforcement to have been a major factor in turning Ciudad Juarez into the homicide capital of Mexico, with nearly 5,000 people slain there since 2008 and more than 600 this year. He is thought to be responsible for dozens of the slayings.

    Now he has risen to new prominence as authorities in the U.S. and Mexico investigate whether he was behind the recent drive-by killings of three people associated with the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez.

    Arthur H. Redelfs, a detention officer at the El Paso County Jail, and his wife, Lesley A. Enriquez, a consulate employee, were ambushed and killed March 13 as they drove home from a birthday party. A third person, who was married to a consulate employee, was apparently killed by mistake as he drove from the same party in a vehicle similar to the Redelfs’.

    The U.S. is determined to find Ravelo, and his wanted picture is plastered on billboards around El Paso. But in Mexico, he appears to have protection.

    Robert Beltran, a former gang member who runs a private protection firm on both sides of the border, said the Mexican government, with scores of army troops stationed at the border, should be able to catch Ravelo

    “Anybody can be found in Juarez,” Beltran said. “If the government puts enough pressure, or the right price is put out, someone will give him up.”

    But Mikeska, the FBI agent, said Ravelo was no easy target. “He is at the highest rank you can get,” she said. “He has a lot of pull, a lot of juice. He has done a lot to survive.”

    The violence is spilling across the Rio Grande, said Jesse Tovar of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

    He pointed to the killing of Sergio Saucedo, 30, in September because of a Mexican drug deal, allegedly involving Ravelo, that went bad. Saucedo was kidnapped from his home in El Paso in front of his family and a school bus filled with children. His body was dumped on a street in Ciudad Juarez with his arms severed and placed on top of a cardboard sign on his chest.

    In El Paso, Ravelo’s gang is called Barrio Aztecas. It started small, evolving from the so-called Mexican Mafia of inmates in Texas prisons. Authorities said its initial aim in the late 1990s was street robberies to collect funds for the prisoners’ commissary accounts.

    Today, authorities say there are 2,000 or more hard-core Barrio Aztecas roaming El Paso, a city of 600,000 beset by drug trafficking and illegal immigrant smuggling. In Ciudad Juarez, Ravelo’s gang is known simply as the Aztecas. Its numbers are difficult to count but are probably three times those in El Paso. Maybe more.

    Both gangs largely work as one outfit, investigators said, primarily moving drugs from the Mexican side into the U.S. Officials said members from both sides, under Ravelo’s eye, serve as hit men for the larger Juarez cartel and its Vicente Carrillo Fuentes drug trafficking operation that claims this part of the border region as its turf.

    Authorities said Ravelo, who was born in Mexico but has permanent resident status in the U.S., rules the gangs with a firm hand. They said sicarios, or hired killers, are easy to find; he pays them less than 500 pesos, or $40, a week. Gang members who sell heroin for him and then get hooked on the drug are killed. When drug loads turn up missing in El Paso, suspects are kidnapped and taken to Ciudad Juarez. Some are shot; some are tortured and then shot. Some are beheaded.

    But it is not always about drugs. Authorities think retaliation and intimidation were the motives behind the consulate shootings. Their operating theory is that Redelfs was the intended target because Ravelo and other gang leaders thought the detention officer was too tough on gang members in the El Paso County Jail.

    The violence did not begin with the consulate ambush; it likely will not end there. Last week, Azteca members in Ciudad Juarez sent an e-mail to some residents warning them to expect more violence in the next three or four months.

    “People from Juarez,” the e-mail said, “get ready because the problem comes hard, the murders are coming heavy and hard. And don’t cry with your blankets because nobody cares about you.”

    Authorities said Ravelo assumed leadership after a series of killings along the border eight years ago. To get to the top, they said, Ravelo betrayed his predecessor, repeatedly stabbing him and then shooting him in the neck.

    His ascent was helped, authorities said, by the 2008 arrests in El Paso of six Barrio Azteca leaders, all of whom were handed sentences of life in prison. Ravelo was indicted with the others in the sweeping federal racketeering case. In all, 26 gang members were convicted or pleaded guilty, except for Ravelo, who was never caught.

    Authorities said he has slipped undetected between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, sometimes coming with bodyguards and an armored truck to recruit hit men or simply to visit family members on the U.S. side.

    For the most part, however, authorities say Ravelo lies low, living modestly with his common-law wife and their children in the Ciudad Juarez hillsides. Investigators think his base of operations is a tattoo parlor, though they said he rarely frequented the shop now, especially after the consulate shootings.

    U.S. authorities have no jurisdiction in Mexico, and must rely on officials there to find and arrest him.

    “He knows he is looking at life in prison with no parole in this country,” said Mikeska of the FBI. “He’s not a dumb man. And he’s not the kind of person who would come in and surrender. Instead he’s saying, ‘Come get me.’ ”

    Carmen Coutino, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent in El Paso, said the agency recently ran a three-day operation with more than 200 federal agents, arresting 54 gang members.

    Ravelo’s gang threatened to retaliate against El Paso police if it continued.

    “The consulate shootings, that’s one of the reasons we did this,” Coutino said. “There was a lot of intelligence-gathering, a lot of new leads. We’re trying to find out what else we don’t know.”

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    YeYo Reply:

    I hope they find this fooker dead not alive..Preferebly with his limbs severed or his head chopped off…I doubt he is in Juarez if he has juice like they say he does he has got to be elswhere by know after all the heat he brought on himdelf and his criminal group..But Fenix half of that shit in that article is clearly blown out of proportion this guy shouldnt be hard to find especially if he comes to the US on a regular basis like they claim.This BA group has caused harm to many people I have relatives in Juarez who where forced to shut down their grocery store rhat had been in their neighborhood for 35 years because they where being extorted $500 dollars a week by these dirt bags.

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    Fenix Reply:

    I agree! If they know he enters the US often & hangs out around Juarez, then surely they know where tofind him.

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  86. NEW and OFFICIAL 100….Biatch..Screw Vinnie Hanna and his rules..Ha HA..Marizco can confirm it if you have any questions..I WON!!

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    drift Reply:

    ohhh….that’s dirty!

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  87. New Arizona Bill. I have a feeling that Texas will be next to pass a bill like this.

    An Arizona bill that would impose some of the toughest immigration laws in the country is generating a storm of controversy nationwide as it tracks toward the governor’s desk.

    The Arizona Senate voted Monday to approve the final version of the bill, which was voted up on a party-line vote by the state House last Tuesday. If it’s signed by Gov. Jan Brewer, it would give police in the state broad new powers to arrest and charge people suspected of being in the country illegally.

    The legislation has attracted widespread attention, with some accusing the state of sanctioning a racial profiling program that flies in the face of residents’ civil rights.

    Most recently, the head of the nation’s largest archdiocese said the bill would encourage “German Nazi and Russian Communist techniques.”

    Cardinal Roger Mahony, who heads the Los Angeles archdiocese, made the comments in his blog Sunday, a day before the Arizona Legislature passed the bill.

    Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., also led a press conference Tuesday on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to denounce the proposal and call on the federal government to put pressure on Arizona officials not to enforce it.

    “The president needs to say on immigration laws, the Constitution is clear we preempt all state laws,” he said.

    The bill contains several provisions. Among them, it would create a new state misdemeanor crime for failing to carry alien registration documents; allow officers to arrest immigrants unable to show documents proving their legal residence; allow people to sue if they feel a government agency has adopted a policy that hinders immigration enforcement; prohibit people from blocking traffic when they seek or offer day labor services on street corners; and make it illegal for people to knowingly transport illegal immigrants.

    But in the absence of a federal immigration overhaul, some are coming down in support of the proposal.

    Republican Sen. John McCain, who is in a tight race against primary challenger J.D. Hayworth in Arizona, has come out in favor of the bill, despite co-authoring a bill four years ago with the late Sen. Ted Kennedy that was derided by some as amnesty.

    Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce, who is sponsoring the measure, dismissed claims that the bill would lead to arbitrary profiling and said the bill is needed to help Arizona deal with rampant crime. He cited the recent killing of local rancher Robert Krentz by a suspected illegal immigrant.

    “When do we stand up for Americans and America? Enough is enough,” he told Fox News on Tuesday. “Arizona has become ground zero. We’re number two in the world in kidnapping. … We’re not taking it anymore. We’re going to enforce our laws, with compassion.”

    McCain, though, has drawn ridicule for backing the proposed legislation.

    “It was a surprise to see him swing that far,” Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., said Tuesday, accusing the Republican senator of pandering.

    Gutierrez suggested Tuesday the administration threaten to withhold funding to Arizona if the state tries to carry out the law.

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  88. A new video hit the Internet recently, in it we can see a man with his face covered and his hands tied behind his back.

    The man claims to be David Rivera Alvarez, codenamed “Z43″…
    He claims to be Second in Command of the “Plaza” in Tenosique, Tabasco.
    “Z43″ then goes on to claim responsibility for some atrocities that have happened in Tampico.

    “No, no, aguantame, aguantame, se esta cargando.” is the opening line to this video.

    As the video starts, we are hit with this screen, the text on the back seems interesting but unreadable.. It appears to be some sort of list..

    Numbered, and the only thing I could think of was a playlist.. But I’m not sure about that.. Some of the things I could make out where, Tik Tok RMD, 02 Ad Roman, William, 03 Ritmo, 04 Saltando.. I don’t know if this could mean anything to anyone, but just thought I would name them.

    In the screen that follows, we can see that there are 6 segments of videos.. None of the segments are shorter than 20 minutes.. Which means he was interrogated for more than 2 hours.

    Not taking into consideration that the image shows there are 2 pages, meaning that there could have been more videos, probably even his execution…

    OK, now let’s get on to the actual video. In the next segment, I will show the dialogue of the video and try to translate for you guys.

    “Captor”
    What’s your name..

    “Z43″
    David Rivera Alvarez

    “Captor”
    Who do you work with..

    “Z43″
    With the Zetas

    “Captor”
    What’s your code name?

    “Z43″
    Z-43

    “Captor”
    What is your rank…

    “Z43″
    Second in Command of the “Plaza” in Tenosique, Tabasco.

    “Captor”
    Who is your boss..

    “Z43″
    Comandante” Charpane (don’t know if this is exactly how it’s meant to be spelled)

    “Captor”
    Where are you coming from?

    “Z43″
    From Villahermosa

    “Captor”
    What where the orders your boss gave you.

    “Z43″
    To act as backup for the “Zetas” in Veracruz.

    “Captor”
    How long since you got here to Tampico?.

    “Z43″
    15 days ago

    “Captor”
    What where you here for?

    “Z43″
    Start some heat up in the “Plaza” of the Cartel Del Golfo. (Basically this means to start conflict in the area)

    “Captor”
    Who is your immediate Superior..

    “Z43″
    The “Comandante Guera Liliana, or Alias La Puma.

    *Note* In the video, the Z says “La Comandante”.. Stating his superior is a female.. I had not heard of this character before.. Apparently the Zetas in tampico who killed all those people, where actually being supervised, or should I say, ORDERED, by a woman that goes by the name of “Guera Liliana” or Alias “La Puma” .. OK, let’s continue

    “Captor”
    Who was the one that planed all the attacks on Tampico?

    “Z43″
    Guera Liliana La Puma

    “Captor”
    What did you do in Tampico…

    “Z43″

    Grenades where thrown in the nightclub in Tampico, grenades where also thrown at the soldier posts..
    They..

    (before Z43 finishes his line, the captor interrupts him with a question)

    “Captor”
    What was the name of the place, the nightclub you are talking about.. What is it called..

    “Z43″
    What?

    “Captor”
    What is the name of the night club you attacked..

    (Z43 acts as if he is having such a hard time remembering the name.. Suggesting a couple of things. Either this had already been rehearsed, or he was afraid he was going to get shot the moment he said “Mirage”. He took a couple of seconds before he tried to say.. Mo.. Moriage.. Trying to make it seem like he couldn’t pronounce it. Again, the same question is asked and the Z is finally able to push out a response that sounded something like “Moriage”.. His voice cracking up, I could almost swear it sounded like he was Crying.. Now with me stating that perhaps it was rehearsed, does not mean that it’s fake.. But the Captors could have recorded him more than one time, perhaps not happy with the way the video came out?)

    “Captor”
    What else did you do..

    “Z43″
    They killed some people in a white Jetta, thinking they where “Grameros” (basically means people who sell drugs on the streets), they also threw grenades at the “Feria” and killed innocent people too. They also killed an officer.. They killed a taxi driver too. Attacked the military checkpoint here in moradillo, sir.

    “Captor”
    Who attacked the people in the “Feria”

    “Z43″
    Carlos, El Mono, El Buho y El Guapo.

    “Captor”
    Who planned those attacks..

    “Z43″
    La Comandante Guera Liliana

    “Captor”
    Who attacked the nightclub (before the captor finishes talking, the Z interrupts him and clearly pronounces “Mirage?”)Mirage.

    “Z43″
    The Mirage? (It’s funny how he had no trouble pronouncing this word this second time around.)

    “Captor”
    Yes, who attacked it… Who participated in the event..

    “Z43″
    Carlos, El Buo, El Mono y el (I can’t make what he says here) con la guera y yo hiva en el taxi.

    “Captor”
    Quien ataco el puente moraldillo.

    “Z43″
    Approximately 20 trucks who rested at the command of La Guera Liliana.

    “Captor”
    Why did you plan on attacking the military base?
    “Z43″
    Because before she had already wanted to attack it, the municipal court but no, they had a confrontation with the soldiers and no, she wasn’t happy. So she went and threw grenades at the soldiers and also to heat up the situation in the “Plaza of the CDG.”

    “Captor”
    Who killed the “Grameros””Z43″
    El Guapo, El Buo y El Mono

    “Captor”
    What else did you plan on doing

    “Z43″
    Killing the Taxi Driver Alcones (Lookouts, people who keep an eye on things and report anything unusual) To kill the other Grameros..

    “Captor”
    What else did you plan..

    “Z43″
    The plan was to take over the Plaza so that we could attack from within.

    “Captor”
    Attack from within?

    “Z43″
    Yes, correct.

    “Captor”
    Who was going to stay in control of this operative?

    “Z43″
    La Comandante Guera Liliana

    “Captor”
    And you.. what was your job in this operative..

    “Z43″
    I was in charge of some groups they send from Villahermosa, of the Comandante Charpane..(at this point you can hear his voice just crack up, the man with his eyes covered is just waiting to feel the bullet.. I guess as he feels that the interview approaches to an end, he starts to fear for his life even more..)

    “Captor”
    How many elements did you have..

    “Z43″
    10

    “Captor”
    (louder)How many?!

    “Z43″
    10

    “Captor”
    How many elements where there in Tampico, of the group that belonged to La Comandante Guera..

    “Z43″
    Approximately 30

    “Captor”
    30 elements?

    “Z43″
    Yess..

    After a few seconds, the video goes black..

    OK, let’s recap a bit.. In the video, this man takes credit, or well he doesn’t take credit.. But he basically says that his band of brothers where the ones responsible for the Mirage Massacre Incident that was covered on April 7, by Buggs. The captors never reveal their identity, but who else can they be, if not the Military, or the CDG.. Or maybe even a collaboration.

    Sadly.. Or not.. You decide, this person was found right outside Televisa in Tampico, executed. He had been shot, single shot to the head..

    When you hear the Zeta talking calmly on the video.. Or fearlessly, a lot of people might think that it’s faked.. Don’t.. The person knows what is going to happen.. But why do they talk then? Because the cartels can be very ruthless.. I know this for a fact, they give you 2 options… you either pick a quick and painless death.. Or you die a ruthless, slow death..
    Example.. Decapitation..
    The captives atleast didn’t make him suffer.. The man had a single shot to the head, and you couldn’t see signs of torture when he talks on the video..

    I try to feel compassion for this person, and I find it hard.. But I do.. Deep down I feel sympathy and sorrow for this man.. Because although he killed alot of innocent people, children and women.. If I didn’t feel bad for him, then I would be going against all my moral standards.. No matter how hard things get, and how bad some people may be… I will never be an animal like them.. If a man loses his compassion, then what humanity is left in him?

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  89. Comales, Tamaulipas – Well the people kept telling the government that the city of Camargo and Comales was being held hostage by the Zetas and later the Gulf cartel. Nobody seem to listen, even the politicians kept saying everything was under control. Well that was not true, someone needs to investigate some of these politicians, as they seem to be on the side of the cartels. They seem to be living in denial, and are more interested about the next election, instead of protecting their constituents.

    In fact the whole town was not only infested with narcos from the Zetas but eventually also the Gulf cartel who arrived to use Comales and Camargo as a battle field. Finally with the help of internet social networks and blogs, such as Bordeland Beat, someone with some common sense decided to bring in some military reinforcement. I say some because even the military underestimated the valid claims of the people.

    The people knew the narcos were still in the area and hiding out. So the military rolled in, but they just did not bring enough troops, because they needed a bigger presence as the Zetas had made the Comales region the center of their operations. In fact one of their main leaders was directing operations against the Gulf cartel right in the middle of the heart of Tamaulipas; Camargo.

    It did not take long for the military to bump in to the Zetas and the outcome was not pretty. The military fell in the lair of the Zetas and rubbed shoulders with their ruler, or at least for a brief moment.

    Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, aka the “Z-40″, and second in command of the criminal organization the Zetas, escaped in a confrontation with the military at the Rancho Los Martinez, in the village the Comales.

    Treviño Morales was present at the ranch when the confrontation happened against the soldiers of the Seventh Military Zone, however, he managed to flee in the middle of the battle between about 200 sicarios against 40 soldiers.

    Treviño Morales is second in command within the organization of the Zetas and is only below to Heriberto Lazcano or “Z-3,” “El Verdugo,” “El Lazca,” or “Licenciado” leader of the criminal organization.

    “At the ranch the military faced more than 200 gunmen in a group of about 45 trucks led by Miguel Angel Trevino, alias the “Z-40″ and who is considered second only to Heriberto Lazcano,” a military source confirmed.

    “Given the inferior number of military in comparison to the criminal group, Treviño managed to escape protected by several of his bodyguards,” said the offical military source.

    Duh!

    It had all started on Tuesday when the military, all 40 of them, were conducting roadblocks in the town of Doctor Coss, Nuevo León. During the checkpoint the military detected a convoy of six narco type SUV’s driving away. You all know the kind right? If not, you need to get busy reading more about cartels here at Borderland Beat.

    The military started a pursuit of the SUV’s that culminated at the Rancho Los Martinez in the village of Comales where they were greeted by gunfire from the ever popular grenade launchers. I am sure when the narcos pulled out the bazookas out of their armored SUV’s, the soldiers were saying, “damn, we should have brought ours.”

    The death toll of the confrontation was two gunmen and two soldiers killed along with three other soldiers wounded. I have to give credit where is due because the military casualty rate could have been a lot higher. The military was outnumbered, in personnel and equipment, and I bet you one hundred dollars, they were also out trained.

    The fallen soldiers were captured on the spot by the scarios and later executed. Their bodies were found later last Wednesday on the state road 161 of the Monterrey-Reynosa Highway, in General Bravo. A sad reminder that these confrontations with the drug cartels are serious and brutal. No room for mistakes.

    After the confrontation the military began a search of the area where they found a training camp and warehouse used as headquarters of operations belonging to the Zetas. Holy shit, good thing the sicarios were tipped off by some official authority, otherwise it would have been carnage all over again.

    Inside the warehouse they found armored vehicles, communication equipment, an arsenal of weapons and the bodies of two executed men, allegedly members of the Gulf Cartel, who the Zetas are fighting for control over the territory in that area. If I was in charge, I would hand out shovels to the soldiers and start digging for more bodies. Just saying!

    In the place they located a total of 19 trucks of different makes such as BMW and GMC Yukon and several of them were marked with the letter Z. Reportedly all stolen, but I can assure you they were not stolen from the people of Comales, because they can’t afford vehicles as these.

    A black Suburban had “Z-40″ written on it, which is the code for Treviño Morales. These guys are known to leave their mark on everything, their cars, banners and even dead bodies. I am sure the soldiers could not wait long enough to get the hell out of there.

    A military report indicated that two military bases formed part of the convoy of four trucks with 40 elements of the military that chased the sicarios to the ranch where the confrontation ensued. Hope somebody had their pen out and was taking notes.

    “They were met with heavy artillery and were outnumbered. The soldiers showed great courage to face them, unfortunately, the leader of the sicarios managed to escaped,” said one military commander.

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  90. I hope the zetas get whiped out they are the ones that bought about this gore contest amongst cartels and extorting and killing innocent people. Seems like the walls are closing in on them

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  91. High ranking zeta killed i give it a matter of time before lazca or z40 are captured

    An anonymous call to the authorities, warned of an executed man. Upon arrival, authorities found a deceased corpse of a man, who showed the “Cartels” favorite trademarks; tied hands, tape and signs of torture. Body was found on the intersection of Porfirio Diaz and Leandro de la Garza.

    At first, “Policia Estatal de Caminos” had a hard time trying to find the body, or so they say. The deceased body of a man wearing an open white button shirt, blue jeans and boots, was found in an abandoned house.

    Upon questioning from our honorable policemen, neighbors reported that the house had been abandoned for atleast 4 months, but upon further investigation and due to the fact that fresh food and toys where found, they came to the conclusion that the house was in use.

    After further investigations, the body of the man that was believed to be in his 30s, was said to belong to that of “El Rafa”, a high ranking Zeta Capo who ran the Plaza in Marin, NL. At the time of discovery, the man had been dead for no longer than 5 hours.

    Officers also found a “NarcoMensaje” (I’m sorry, I think that putting Narco infront of everything is pretty stupid, but hey, I’ll break my routine, and go with the flow this time!!) that read “Esto les pasa por Zs, y por andar con la raza, asi les va a pasar a todos. Atte. Fusion de Carteles, along with a happy face.

    Ok, now let’s analyze the facts.. “Zeta” murdered.. Nothing new, right? Wrong..

    “El Rafa” was not just any “Zeta”, according to sources, “El Rafa” was a very close friend to “Lazcano” current leader of The Zetas. The man was tortured.. Huge bruises where found in his abdomen, along with his face taped.. Now what can this mean? Ok, let’s paint the worst case scenario here.. The house he was found in.. Odds are that it was not a CDG hideout..

    They left his dead corpse in his own house.. Now if the house was being used, chances are it was his own house.. Now within the last weeks, Nuevo Leon has been a battlefield, so it would be understandable that this man, “Jefe” de la Plaza, would be in hideout.. Don’t you think? Ok, going back to the worst case scenario, what if his family was present.. Wouldn’t you break? I think if this man had vital information about “Los Zetas”, the CDG just got educated on it.

    Only time will tell if this murder was of any importance to this war..

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  92. Also nachos son and cousin gets killed by pepino who works for beltan-levya then pepino and his wife and father get killed and burnt. Then Hector levyas wife and kids get kidnapped. You think this is all concected in some way?

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  93. A commando armed with high power AK-47 rifles kidnapped a woman and two children in Alameda, Hermosillo, Sonora. Unofficial reports identify the victims as the wife and daughters of cartel kingpin Hector Beltran Leyva. The kidnapping of the 45 year old woman occurred around 12:15 p.m. Thursday, in front of the house marked #11 on Sol street, located 300 meters from the State Police headquarters. Witnesses state at least 8 kidnappers descended from two vehicles, a white sedan and a gold Malibu; both vehicles carry the same characteristics of vehicles used in the recent execution of an ex-police turned lawyer Antonio Contreras Dominguez. Preliminary invistigations have established the victim, identified only as Rebeca, arrived at the home in a 2009 black Toyota Tundra. Traveling with the woman were her two minor children, an Engineer and contractor who were remodeling the above mentioned residence. Hector Beltran Leyva is the brother of the fallen BLO kingpin, Arturo “Boss of Bosses” Beltran Leyva. Since the shootout death of his brother in December 2009, Hector has been involved in a bloody standoff with Edgar “The Barbie” Valdez Villarreal for the leadership rights of his brother’s cartel.

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    YeYo Reply:

    More than likeley just one of his lovers..Atleast we know he isnt a fudge packer like his brother..

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  94. Those who have fought against a proper border wall have only themselves to blame if they don’t like this bill.

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  95. @jrmafia:
    Please provide links..

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  96. Government attorney in L.A. is convicted of taking bribes from illegal immigrants
    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/immigration/la-me-ice-attorney-20100420,0,5805216.story

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  97. Salvation Army/ El Paso… hot bed for the exploitation of women from Mexico.

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  98. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100421/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/lt_drug_war_mexico

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  99. Good post yawannanannna!!! lol

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    yanawana Reply:

    beltran leyva vs. barbie? y los zetas? y el cdg?

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  100. 100 again????..It fell from the sky..

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  101. On March 23rd, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano visited Mexico City to discuss efforts to battle the increasing violence and power of Mexico’s drug cartels. The meeting with their Mexican counterparts focused mainly on accelerating military and civilian aid to Mexico and Central America.

    It was recognized that Mexico’s southern border through which weapons and drugs flow north is of equal importance to the border with the U.S

    Up until 2007 only about 1% of cocaine shipments traveled overland through Central America. The DEA now estimates that up to 75% of the cocaine flowing north to the United States and an increasing domestic market in Mexico passes thru Central America.

    It is believed that the majority of all the heavy weaponry in use by Mexican drug cartels such as fully automatic AK 47 assault rifles, machine guns, RPG launchers and hand grenades are imported through Mexico’s southern border from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.

    This is a legacy of the vicious civil wars fought in Central America from the 1960’s to the early 1990’s

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  102. a u.s. citizen got picked up too….monterrey querido

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  103. http://tinyurl.com/2azr66r

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  104. What is all the hipe about the Arizona immigration law, check out Missouri’s immigration law. They did the same thing several years ago and no one has got upset about it.

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