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Germany Asks CIA Station Chief To Leave Over Espionage Allegations; There's Nothing Humanitarian About Encouraging Children To Trek Alone Across Mexico: WP; UN Pushes For Migrants To Be Called Refugees; In Mexico, Lopsided Death Tolls Draw Suspicion
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The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners - Public Service

For a distinguished example of meritorious public service by a newspaper or news site through the use of its journalistic resources, including the use of stories, editorials, cartoons, photographs, graphics, videos, databases, multimedia or interactive presentations or other visual material, a gold medal. Awarded to The Washington Post for its revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, marked by authoritative and insightful reports that helped the public understand how the disclosures fit into the larger framework of national security. and Awarded to The Guardian US for its revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, helping through aggressive reporting to spark a debate about the relationship between the government and the public over issues of security and privacy.

Finalists also nominated as a finalist in this category was Newsday, Long Island, N.Y., for its use of in-depth reporting and digital tools to expose shootings, beatings and other concealed misconduct by some Long Island police officers, leading to the formation of a grand jury and an official review of police accountability.
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INTERNATIONAL

Germany asks CIA station chief to leave over espionage allegations

Germany asks CIA station chief to <br /> leave over espionage allegations Greg Miller and Stephanie Kirchner

The unusual action represents anger over reported spying cases.

Fight for Army contract reflects fierce competition for government work

Christian Davenport

General Dynamics didn’t bid after arguing the process was rigged. But that doesn’t mean it has bowed out.

Child thought to be cured of HIV tests positive for the AIDS virus

Ariana Eunjung Cha

Physician says the news is a “punch to the gut” after hopes had been raised by the early treatment.

The great biker-driver clash of D.C.

The great biker-driver clash of D.C. Petula Dvorak

COLUMN | Everyone in the city’s clash is right. And everyone is wrong. Can’t we all just get along?

The polar vortex is going to make a shocking summer comeback next week

Jason Samenow

‘The Bear’ goes out for a beer, and critics growl

Juliet Eilperin

DEBRIEF | President Obama’s staff — promoting his trips on Twitter with #TheBearIsLoose — says he is trying to connect with ordinary citizens, but critics fault the strategy as irresponsible.

In Texas trip, Obama touts economy

Netflix has hits, subscribers — and a fight with cable

Cecilia Kang

The company that took down Blockbuster and transformed how people watch movies now eyes TV, but there’s one major threat to its long-term survival.

Rita Moreno, the image of strength, stamina and the power of a killer body

Sarah Kaufman

Moreno with a crowd at the National Portrait Gallery. (Jahi Chikwendiu/Post)

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | The “West Side Story” star talks Beyoncé, Brando and Hollywood racism. And at 82, she’s still got moves.

Moreno discusses 'dangerously in love' affair with Brando

Opinions

The immigration no-brainer

The immigration no-brainer Charles Krauthammer

Eliminate the Central American exception and enforce the law.

Obama’s borderline behavior

Obama’s borderline behavior Editorial Board

There’s nothing humanitarian about encouraging children to trek alone across Mexico.

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Police won’t take explicit photo in teen sexting case

Death toll climbs as Israeli airstrikes pound Gaza

Lawmakers aim to reverse policy on young migrants

14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s

Chinese hackers target federal workers’ data

Nationals fall to Orioles, 4-3

2014 Emmy Nominations

Small surprises to soothe the snubs

Small surprises to soothe the snubs Hank Stuever

The best drama category feels overly similar, but the best comedy category is filled with sharp satire.

Our list (and reaction) | The nominees are ...

4 things you should know about the nominees

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MEXICO

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Bullet marks and blood spatters on the walls inside a grain storage warehouse deep in the mountains of southern Mexico tell a grim story of death involving soldiers and alleged criminals. It may not be the same story officials tell, however.

Mexico passes tough restrictions on telecoms

The lower house of Mexico's Congress approved tough restrictions on dominant companies in the country's telephone and television sectors early Wednesday after 20 hours of debate and discussion.
The telecom company America Movil says it will divest some assets to reduce its market share in the face of Mexico's telecommunications reform designed to break up monopolies.


United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States and Mexico to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum.



Poverty and gang violence drive migrant kids to take the long dangerous journey to the United States.

Mexico Mayan site gets double heritage status

The southern Mexico Mayan ruins of Calakmul have become the country's first site to receive the "mixed" World Heritage designation from the United Nations.



The death toll in from a magnitude-6.9 earthquake near Mexico's border with Guatemala has risen to five, with authorities confirming two more deaths in Mexico.



A magnitude-6.9 earthquake on the Pacific Coast jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America Monday, killing at least three people while damaging homes, hospitals and churches

USGS: Magnitude-7.1 earthquake hits just off the coast of southern Mexico.

In disappearing Mexican jungle, it’s tribes vs. biologists

By Joshua Partlow July 6, 2014

Biologist Alicia Barceinas and three scarlet macaw parrots at the research station in Chajul, Mexico. (Joshua Partlow/The Washington Post)

CHAJUL, Mexico — The esteemed biologist awoke in her jungle dorm to face a midnight apparition from an almost forgotten past.

Three men had traveled by boat up the murky Lacandon River, carrying guns and wearing the black balaclavas made famous two decades ago in a peasant rebellion born in this same rain forest. They broke through the mosquito screen into a sitting room hung with posters of dolphins and scarlet macaws. Shining a flashlight in her face, they informed Julia Carabias, a former Mexican environment secretary, that they belonged to the Zapatista Army of National Liberation and were taking her to meet their leader.

Three of her students were also sleeping at the solar-powered research station inside the Montes Azules biological reserve. Forced to the floor at gunpoint, they listened as Carabias was dragged off.

More, HERE.

Authorities in Mexico say a man has confessed to killing at least five women, all but one of them minors, in the northern state of San Luis Potosi.

Despite some of the toughest gun restrictions in the hemisphere, Mexico is awash in weapons

Mexico issues alert after small radioactive theft

Mexican authorities said Friday they have found a tiny amount of radioactive material that had been stolen along with the pickup truck that was carrying it.


Rumors had swirled among anti-immigration activists near a U.S. Border Patrol station in Southern California that the agency would try again to bus in some of the immigrants who have flooded across the U.S.-Mexico border.


Germany's BMW announced Thursday it will spend $1 billion to build a new luxury car factory in northern Mexico that will start production in 2019 as part of an effort to expand the company's presence in the United States.

Paint and coatings maker PPG Industries is buying Consorcio Comex SA de CV for $2.3 billion to help bolster its architectural coatings presence in Mexico and Central America.

Thousands of people marched and blocked roads in Mexico's capital Tuesday to protest a new anti-pollution measure that would ban them from driving on Saturdays.
The leader of one of the first vigilante movements to spring up in Mexico last year filed a petition Tuesday demanding that the government allow communities in the southern state of Guerrero to elect local officials with open assemblies and show-of-hand votes.


Banda music is the soundtrack of modern Mexico, with its thumping polka beat and trumpets blasting everywhere from rural fairs to working-class Mexico City weddings. And it's increasingly made in the U.S.A.


Firearms and drug-trafficking convictions for two Oklahoma residents were overturned Wednesday thanks to a skeleton saint known as La Santa Muerte.
Marines detained one of the leaders of the La Familia drug gang who controlled Mexico State, near Mexico City, a top security official said Wednesday.


The small audience claps as Alex Fuentes dances to Michael Jackson's "Billy Jean," as he does every night. His lackluster moves wouldn't get much attention were it not for his partner - a 300-pound Bengal tiger perched on two paws bobbing alongside him.

Brazil police arrest 4 Mexicans after Cup game



Mexican tenor Javier Camarena is making a quick trip home after hitting some high notes on the road.

US-born banda singers find success in Mexico, US
Brazilian police say they have arrested four Mexican World Cup fans on charges of assault and sexual molestation in the northeastern city of Fortaleza.

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GLOBAL RESEARCH

Cuba Develops Four Cancer Vaccines, Ignored by the Media

Global Research, July 07, 2014
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The fact that Cuba has already developed four cancer vaccines undoubtedly is big news for humanity if you bear in mind that according to the World Health Organization nearly 8 million people die from that disease every year. However, the monopoly media have completely ignored this reality.

In 2012, Cuba patented the first therapeutic vaccine in the world against advanced lung cancer, called CIMAVAX-EGF. In January 2013, the island announced the second cancer vaccine, known as Racotumomab.

Clinical tests, carried out in 86 nations, revealed that though these vaccines do not cure the disease, they do reduce the tumors thus improving the quality and expectancy of life of the patients.

Vaccines developed by Cuba’s Molecular Immunology Centre

More, HERE.

US Government Spied On German Parliamentary Investigation Into US Government Spying On Germans

By Washington's Blog Global Research, July 05, 2014

Similar to NSA’s Spying On U.S. News Media to See What They Knew About NSA Spying

The German Parliament is holding hearings into NSA spying on Germany. (Senior NSA veterans Bill Binney and Thomas Drake provided testimony).

A German intelligence officer from the BND has been arrested for spying on the Parliamentary hearings … or and on behalf of the U.S. government.

An employee of Germany’s intelligence service has been arrested on suspicion of spying for the US, reports say.

More, HERE.

BBC Reporter: Google Moving to “Suppress Legitimate Journalism”

"Right to be forgotten" ruling threatens to "curb freedom of expression"

 

Global Research, July 04, 2014

BBC economics editor Robert Peston warns that Google’s implementation of the controversial “right to be forgotten” ruling is working to “suppress legitimate journalism” after one of his articles about Merrill Lynch boss Stan O’Neal was scrubbed from the search engine.

A recent ruling in the European Court of Justice mandated that Google must delete “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant” data when it receives a request to do so, which could open the floodgates for powerful individuals, corporations and institutions to hide past evidence of wrongdoing in a chilling throwback to George Orwell’s “memory hole.”

Peston complains about how Google notified the BBC that one of his 2007 articles about former Merrill Lynch boss Stan O’Neal’s role in the financial collapse had been deleted from search results for Google users in Europe.

Peston questioned how the article represented “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant” information, stating,

“There is an argument that in removing the blog, Google is confirming the fears of many in the industry that the “right to be forgotten” will be abused to curb freedom of expression and to suppress legitimate journalism that is in the public interest.”

More, HERE.

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The three major domestic arms manufacturers, Lockheed Martin (LMT), Northrop Grumman (NOG) and Raytheon (RTN) have delivered record-shattering returns to their investors, CEOs and investment banks during the past decade and a half.

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Victims of Mexico’s drug war

Tracing the missing

Many thousands disappeared in Mexico’s drug war. The government should do more to find them

Mexico’s economy

Jam mañana

A frustrating start to the year

May 24th 2014 | MEXICO CITY | From the print edition

SO FAR this year Mexico’s government has resembled one of the country’s many devotees of St Jude, patron saint of lost causes. It has doggedly stuck to a 3.9% 2014 growth forecast, even though its main export market, the United States, has been sluggish, and the twin pillars of its domestic economy—buying and building—have fared even worse.

On May 21st the central bank revised its growth prediction down to 2.3-3.3%, from 3-4% previously. The government was expected finally to follow suit on May 23rd, when first-quarter GDP figures were due to be released. Even so, officials are convinced that within months the benefits of its plans to modernise the economy will start to show up in the numbers.

Mexicans have good reason to be sceptical.

More, HERE.

Copyright © The Economist Newspaper Limited 2013. All rights reserved.

The Guardian
Snowden voted person of the year

Edward Snowden
In May Edward Snowden flew to Hong Kong where he gave journalists the material which blew the lid on the extent of US digital spying. Photograph: The Guardian/AFP/Getty Images
For the second year in a row, a young American whistleblower alarmed at the unfettered and at times cynical deployment of power by the world's foremost superpower has been voted the Guardian's person of the year.

Edward Snowden, who leaked an estimated 200,000 files that exposed the extensive and intrusive nature of phone and internet surveillance and intelligence gathering by the US and its western allies, was the overwhelming choice of more than 2,000 people who voted.

The NSA whistleblower garnered 1,445 votes. In a distant second, from a list of 10 candidates chosen by Guardian writers and editors, came Marco Weber and Sini Saarela, the Greenpeace activists who spearheaded the oil rig protest over Russian Arctic drilling. They received 314 votes. Pope Francis gained 153 votes, narrowly ahead of blogger and anti-poverty campaigner Jack Monroe, who received 144.
Snowden's victory was as decisive as Chelsea Manning's a year earlier.
More, HERE.

© 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.

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Police seek man who pulled down pants, underwear of five women

Abandoned dog with scribbles on body reunited with Yolo County owner

Woman charged in tech exec's death probed in earlier heroin death

California men accused of releasing 2,000 minks from Illinois farm

Snake house: Teacher pleads guilty to animal cruelty charge

Talks canceled in possible USC affiliation with Scripps Research

Bakersfield police find $76 million in marijuana in U-Haul truck

Website defends itself, Georgia case revived after Google exec's death

Girl, declared 'functionally cured,' now has active HIV

Doctors say the so-called Mississippi Baby, who was aggressively treated just hours after her birth, carried the virus that causes AIDS at undetectable levels.

Senate candidate's company could profit from border crisis

Heroine in Houston-area shooting will recover, grandfather says

Shelly Sterling says Donald Sterling was 'happy' with Clippers sale

Student back at school after he was nearly killed in DEA cell

Inspiration Point becomes place of grief for missing swimmer's family

Crews spend a second day searching the ocean at Rancho Palos Verdes for Joseph Sanchez, the 18-year-old who went missing after cliff-jumping.

Latest

Water main breaks in Koreatown; some traffic lanes closed

Occidental Petroleum announces subsidiary leadership

UnitedHealth Group sues California over fine

Senate panel advances bill to let consumers unlock cellphones

 


Rockets fly as Israel weighs costs of sending troops into Gaza

The outbreak of violence is all too familiar, with fears that hundreds more lives could be lost. Obama offers help in negotiating a cease-fire.

CHP, rights activists to meet again over officer's punching of woman

Officer beating incident sparks debate about policing people in crisis

Stocks slide for a second day as earnings loom

Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans

Deputy who shot boy carrying replica rifle not charged; protests held

O.C. now has third-largest Asian American population in nation

Nearly 600,000 Asian Americans live in a county once defined by its dominantly white communities, a study to be released Tuesday shows.

Six Flags closes roller coaster for inspection after car derails

Drought threatens future of center for disabled

It was never going to be easy to carve a campus for developmentally disabled adults out of unforgiving hills. Now, with a drought in full swing, L.A. Residential Community needs a miracle.

Southern California's largest immigrant detention center to expand

Oscar Pistorius defense team rests case in athlete's murder trial

The defense team for Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius closed its case Tuesday in the murder trial of his girlfriend model Reeva Steenkamp, sending the trial into a new phase and ending months of emotionally wrenching cross-examination.

White House invites Texas governor to meet on border crisis

Rockets rain on Israel as its forces strike back at Gaza

Palestinians report 11 killed in Israeli strikes, including Mohammed Shaaban, a commander in the naval forces of Hamas, the militant group that rules Gaza.

Iraq militants' advance casts shadow over Baghdad neighborhood

Boko Haram shows no mercy in Nigeria, wrecking churches, homes, lives

When Boko Haram invaded her village last year, the Islamist extremists burned the churches, destroyed Bibles and photographs and forced Hamatu Juwanda to renounce Christianity. SEE THE STORY

World Cup

Fourth of July is deadliest holiday weekend
Maya Srikrishnan

The National Safety Council estimated that there would be 385 deaths and 41,200 injuries this year, a majority from car accidents.

Local

Pot 'farmers market' proves popular in L.A.

Number of child deportations under Obama has fallen

The White House denies that lenient policies have encouraged illegal immigration. Officials instead blame a 2008 law's rules about repatriating unaccompanied minors to Central America.

No fishing allowed from Manhattan Beach pier after shark bites swimmer

Raging Northern California wildfire burns right up to homes

Officials looking to reduce price of jail inmates' phone calls

In a liberal Colo. county, a rebellious streak over same-sex marriage is fitting

The teen was alive as he was burning, says the Palestinian attorney general; killing occurs after the funeral of three slain Israeli teens.

Gunmen kill 18 in Kenyan coast attacks

Islamic State leader exhorts fellow Sunnis to join him

U.S. reverses proposal to list wolverine as threatened species

World Cup

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Megyn Kelly To Dick Cheney: 'History Has Proven' You Were Wrong on Iraq Dick Cheney Kelly File.

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'Citizen Koch' ... the movie they didn't want you to see
Meet Governor(s) Pay-to Pay Charles Baker, GOP nominee for governor in Massachusetts, gave $10,000 to New Jersey's Republican State Committee and hosted a fundraiser for Chris Christie – which happens to be flagrantly illegal, since Baker worked for a venture capital firm that shortly thereafter got a contract to manage New Jersey public pension funds

SPIEGEL ONLINE

Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit

By SPIEGEL Staff

The article you are reading originally appeared in German in issue 1/2014 (December 30, 2013) of DER SPIEGEL.

Targeting Mexico

Mexico's Secretariat of Public Security, which was folded into the new National Security Commission at the beginning of 2013, was responsible at the time for the country's police, counterterrorism, prison system and border police. Most of the agency's nearly 20,000 employees worked at its headquarters on Avenida Constituyentes, an important traffic artery in Mexico City. A large share of the Mexican security authorities under the auspices of the Secretariat are supervised from the offices there, making Avenida Constituyentes a one-stop shop for anyone seeking to learn more about the country's security apparatus.

More, HERE.

Fresh Leak on US Spying: NSA Accessed Mexican President's Email

By This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Laura Poitras, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and Holger Stark

'Royal Concierge': GCHQ Monitors Diplomats' Hotel Bookings

By Laura Poitras, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and Holger Stark

Quantum Spying: GCHQ Used Fake LinkedIn Pages to Target Engineers

Oil Espionage: How the NSA and GCHQ Spied on OPEC

Belgacom Attack: Britain's GCHQ Hacked Belgian Telecoms Firm

Cyber Attack: Belgians Angered by British Spying

By Gregor Peter Schmitz in Brussels

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Fox News

US intelligence assets in Mexico reportedly tied to murdered DEA agent

SCM's Travel Advisory:

Advice to World Cup tourists: 'Don't scream when robbed'

Terrence McCoy
Police keep watch in Rio in April. (Getty)
Police keep watch in Rio in April. (Getty)
Brazil's other problems: police strikes, murder, drought, corruption and even Dengue fever.
Washington Post: 16 U. S. cities that foreign governments warn tourists to avoid

September 11 attacks on World Trade Center by Wikipedia

Mexicans are advised to exercise MAXIMUM CAUTION, monitor developments that might affect your safety in the United States because of Hate Crimes. The FBI reports that hate crimes against Latinos rose almost 40 percent between 2003 and 2006, and Hispanic activists say they are being targeted with threats and intimidation.

This is just a recent incident: STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A rash of recent assaults on Mexican immigrants has heightened tensions in Port Richmond, already on edge following the savage beating of a 25-year-old baker earlier this (April 2010) month.

In addition, no matter what your nationality the US in under permanent risk of terrorism. Visitors could be caught up in attacks targeted at American, British, Canadian, Australian citizens, others. Terrorists may attack official or civilian targets. Crime rates are higher in the larger cities, such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Many parts of the United States are subject to different natural hazards, including earthquakes, fires or wildfires, floods, extreme heat, hurricanes, landslides and debris flow (mudslides), thunderstorms and lightning, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes (Hawaii, Alaska and Pacific Northwest), winter storms (freezing rain, heavy snow and blizzards) and extreme cold. Tourists are often targeted for petty crimes such as pick-pocketing and theft, particularly on public transport. It is recommended that before visiting your destination point, Google it and write NAME OF CITY TO BE VISITED, then "crime, areas to be avoided & gang activities" to determine your level of threat. 

Come Back Alive, a site dedicated to Dangerous Countries writes on quote: 

"There are more than 200 million guns in the possession of Americans. Most violent acts in the States are the result of robberies, domestic disputes and drug-related violence. Terrorist acts, ranging from the killing of abortionist doctors to the bombing of the World Trade Center, are highly publicized but not considered a real threat to travelers. The threat of robbery or violent crime in inner cities and some tourist areas is real and should be taken seriously. Travel in America is considered safe (by .. Americans), and danger is confined to random violence and inner cities. Those seeking adventure can find it in a New Orleans bar at five in the morning or strolling through South Central L.A. after midnight." .. 

TRAVEL ADVISORY: The Southern Poverty Law Center counted 932 active hate groups in the United States in 2009. Only organizations and their chapters known to be active during 2009 are included. More, HERE.

Oct. 29, 2009 Washington Post: Obama signs hate crimes law

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HATE CRIMES

RACISM AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, by ABC News

MEXICAN HATE RALLY

The New Sport: Latino Hate Crime, ABC News

Mexican beaten by 3 racist Blacks on Staten Island, New York

US Border Patrol Agent Shoots Dead Mexican Teen on Mexican Soil

Border agent details immigrant abuse

Discrimination Against Latinos

American Heritage- KKK Lynching
Redneck Attacks Mexican flag
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TERRORISM, DRUGS

New report exposes CIA torture & rendition by Nick Harper

MUST-READ Book: Cocaine Politics by Peter Dale Scott

Drugs and the Economy - Peter Dale Scott

Gary Webb on C.I.A. Trafficking of Cocaine

CIA Torture Jet crashed with 4 Tons of COCAINE

Former LA Police Officer Mike Ruppert Confronts CIA Director

'I don't think drug trafficking will ever be stopped': Inside the world of the U.S. agent who went undercover with the cartels:

Mail Online, UK

Celerino Castillo, by Wikipedia

Powderburns

Marijuana legalization wins majority support in poll: Los Angeles Times

Marijuana, Officially Legal in Colorado

In 2006, former Mexican president Felipe Calderón launched a massive crackdown against drug trafficking organizations, in conjunction with the United States. Since then, more than 40,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence: Council On

Foreign Relations

Washington State Gears Up for Marijuana Industry: Voice of America

Marijuana Legalization Canada: Liberal Party Lays Out Detailed Economic Plan For Pot: The Huffington Post, Canada

England Wants To Legalize Marijuana Through Cannabis Drug Reform: Inquisitr. Ltd.

More HERE.


A change of scenery by Washington Post

U.S. citizens traveling internationally in 2012, by destination

A change of scenery
Source: Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, Commerce Department. The Washington Post. Published on May 24, 2013


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TRAVEL WARNING: Mexico

January 9, 2014

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed by Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) in the country. U.S. citizens have been the target of violent crimes, such as kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery by TCOs in various Mexican states. For information on security conditions in specific regions of Mexico, which can vary, travelers should reference the state-by-state assessments further below.

This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning for Mexico, issued July 12, 2013, to update information about the security situation and to advise the public of additional restrictions on the travel of U.S. government (USG) personnel.

General Conditions:

Millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year for study, tourism, and business, including more than 150,000 who cross the border every day. The Mexican government dedicates substantial resources to protect visitors to major tourist destinations, and there is no evidence that Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) have targeted U.S. visitors or residents based on their nationality. Resort areas and tourist destinations in Mexico generally do not see the levels of drug-related violence and crime that are reported in the border region or in areas along major trafficking routes.
More, HERE.

The New York Times

From Frommer's

Introduction to Mexico
The Best Cultural Experiences
The Best Beach Vacations
The Best Active Vacations
The Best Places to Get Away from It All
Getting There
Getting Around
Fast Facts
In One Week
In Two Weeks

MEXICO POPULAR DESTINATIONS

See All 37 Destinations

Acapulco

Baja California

Cabo San Lucas

Campeche

Cancun

Chichen Itza

Colima

Mexico City

Yucatan Peninsula

MORE MEXICO TRAVEL, HERE.

© 2013 The New York Times Company

The Naturalization Process and Current Trends in Immigration in the United States: By Gender, By Age and By Marital Status

In 2011, the total number of persons naturalizing was 694,193. The leading countries of birth of new citizens were Mexico (94,783), India (45,985), the Philippines (42,520), the People's Republic of China (32,864), and Colombia (22,693). The largest number of persons naturalizing lived in California (151,183), Florida (87,309), and New York (76,603).

Historical trends have shown that the average number of persons that are naturalized annually has increased from less than 120,000 during the 1950s and 1960s to 210,000 during the 1980s, to 500,000 during the 1990s, and to 680,000 between 2000 and 2009. Naturalizations rose sharply during the mid-1990s because of various factors that include: 1) the 2.7 million undocumented immigrants legalized under the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 making them eligible for citizenship; 2) legislative efforts to restrict public benefits for non-citizens; and 3) the implementation of a mandatory program requiring replacement of permanent resident cards issued before 1977.

More, HERE.

Information submitted by Cooper Brimm, American Immigration Center

 

16 Ways to Get Through the Airport Faster

With airports that seem busier than ever, airline staffing reductions creating longer lines at check-in and airport security wait times that can be entirely unpredictable, these days the old airport "two-hour" rule often leaves just minutes to spare to buy a magazine, grab a snack or hustle your kids into the bathroom. Saving a few extra minutes here and there along the way can add up in your favor; here are 16 tips to get you from your front door to your seat on the plane as quickly and painlessly as possible -- as well as some ideas to keep you moving no matter what is going on with your flight.

More, HERE

© 2013 The Independent Traveler, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

15 Travel Tips to Get Through TSA Security


The savviest of travelers understand the security requirements and plan ahead. In the United States, airport security is run by the Transportation Security Administration, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees border security as well as technological research, response to national disasters and terrorism, and intelligence analysis.

These tips reflect TSA policies as of November 2012. And for students enrolled in a homeland security program, knowing this information is vital and applicable to your future career.

More, HERE.

© 2013, Master of Homeland Security

COMMUNITY NEWS

Autos con 15 Años de Antiguedad Dejarán de Circular en el D. F. Dos Veces a la Semana
Cars Older than 15 Years will not circulate twice a Week
Tanya Müller García
Tanya Muller García, Secretaria del Medio Ambiente del Distrito Federal
Mexico City's Environment Secretariat
NUEVO ESQUEMA DE HOY NO CIRCULA

New Program of (Your Car) Does not Circulate in Mexico City. More information, HERE by Wikipedia

S P E C I A L   A N N O U N C E M E N T
Olivier Tschumi
Olivier Tschumi, a Swiss citizen, relocated to Mexico 22 years ago. He was kidnapped while jogging with his two dogs in a park north of Cuernavaca in the morning of December 19, 2010. A ransom was paid to the kidnappers on December 21 of same year, but Olivier continues to be in captivity to this date. Authorities have no leads to the kidnappers.

Security Corner in Mexico has been requested by Mr. Tschumi's family in Switzerland to have this information available to our readers in the event you happen to know or hear of Olivier's whereabouts. The Mexican Federal Attorney General's Office (PGR) is offering $5 million pesos as a reward to anybody providing information that will lead to the whereabouts of Mr. Tschumi

If you have any information, please write to Olivier's sister ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Olivier has a 12-year old waiting to hear from you too. More information, in Spanish HERE
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Olivier Tschumi, citoyen suisse, s'est installé au Mexique il y a 22 ans. Au matin du 19 décembre 2010,  Il a été enlevé  lors d'un jogging avec ses deux chiens dans une forêt au nord de Cuernavaca. Une rançon a été payée selon les exigences des ravisseurs le 21 décembre de la même année. Olivier n'a pas été libéré, il a disparu depuis ce jour. L'enquête, menée par les  autorités mexicaines piétine.  Désespérée, la famille Tschumi en Suisse implore l'aide de tout le monde pour retrouver Olivier. Toute information concernant les ravisseurs et  sa localisation sera utile et  bienvenue. La famille d'Olivier a grand besoin de votre aide et vous remercie.

Le Bureau du procureur général fédéral mexicain offre $ 5.000.000 pesos en récompense à qui fournira des informations conduisant à retrouver Monsieur Tschumi. Si vous avez des informations, s'il vous plaît écrivez à la sœur d'Olivier, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Olivier a une fille de 12 ans qui espère retrouver son papa grâce à votre aide! Plus d'informations en espagnol ICI
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New "hoy no circula" rules go into effect Tuesday, July 1, 2014‏

Here's an explanation of how the new program "hoy no circula" works, starting TUESDAY, July 1st

If you have any information that is different from this PLEASE let us know right away so we can send it out. Brand new vehicles that have the hologram 00 are able to drive for two years, the car will have to update the hologram  at the expiration date and be inspected . You have two months after the expiration date to renew the hologram (have the car inspected).
Hologram 0, if your vehicle does not pass the 00 you will be given the hologram 0.  You can still drive everyday of the month, but instead of the two years permit, the expiration is set for six months, then you will have to renew the hologram. For information on the dates of the renewal, the link of the government will be posted at the end of the mail.

Hologram 1, this hologram is usually for vehicles between 9 and 15 years of usage. the vehicles with the hologram number 1 will not be able to circulate two Saturdays a month and one day on midweek. (the Saturday depends on the license plate of the car, see the government link for more details) and one day on midweek that also depends on the license plate of the car.

And there will be the new hologram 2.

According to the news of El Universal vehicles with the hologram number 2 that are over 15 years in circulation will not be able to circulate any Saturday of the month and also one day midweek.

It seems that the government is willing to change the hologram 2 for the hologram 1 if the vehicles pass the regulation test. This regulation will start on Tuesday July 1st. of 2014.  For more details here is the link of the news. And here is the link for the government program "Hoy no circula"

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Emmy nominations announced

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Portugal bank crisis: Why to keep calm

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Suarez loses biting appeal

Fans build army for good

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Los 5 pasos que siguen en el debate energético

Las comisiones del Senado que revisan el tema prevén terminar de discutir esta semana y votar la próxima para que se pueda convocar al pleno Ir a la nota

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El debate energético de nuevo queda en suspenso

PAN y PRD negocian impugnar puntos de ley de telecom

Diputados de ambos partidos coinciden en rechazar el registro de comunicaciones, pero la izquierda busca que también se impugnen otros temas Ir a la nota

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El Congreso aprueba las nuevas leyes de telecom video

Últimas noticias

Tennessee aprueba ley para romper vidrios de autos

Obama y su inasistencia a la frontera con México

Alumnos de la UNAM ganan premio 'solar' en Francia

Un niño que se creía curado de VIH, tiene presencia del virus

Putin y Merkel, juntos en la final en el Maracaná

Unos 165 migrantes son liberados en Tamaulipas

16 lesionados por el desplome de un edificio en Yucatán

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'La Bestia' se descarrila con 1,300 inmigrantes

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Alemania expulsa a funcionario de EU por espionaje

La final Argentina y Alemania, en el Vaticano

Uruguay retrasa la distribución legal de marihuana

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Estado de México sí multará autos por Hoy No Circula

27 estados en México deberán sacar el paraguas

Unos 165 migrantes son liberados en Tamaulipas

Desplome de un edificio deja 16 lesionados en Mérida

¿Quiénes son los 3 nuevos partidos políticos?

Judicatura halla nexos de juez con crimen organizado

La Corte desecha ponencia sobre condonación del ISR

'La Bestia' se descarrila con 1,300 inmigrantes

Mundo

Israel refuerza sus filas con 30,000 reservistas

El gobierno israelí pretende crear una fuerza sustancial luego de la ola de ataques aéreos a zonas de Gaza que han dejado más de 80 muertos Ir a la nota

Israel se alista para una entrada militar a Gaza video

Una nueva ola de ataques de Israel afecta a Gaza video

Tennessee aprueba ley para romper vidrios de autos

Obama y su inasistencia a la frontera con México

Brasil registra 209 manifestaciones durante Mundial

Obama debería ir a la frontera: gobernador de Texas

Alemania expulsa a funcionario de la embajada de EU

Ucrania prepara "sorpresas" contra prorrusos

Así escribe todo buen agente de espionaje de la CIA

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JUEGAN ERUVIEL Y MANLIO ´CASCARITA´ DE BÁSQUET

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El gobernador del Estado de México y el líder del PRI en San Lázaro rompieron la formalidad y jugaron una cascarita de básquetbol con alumnas de La Villa de las Niñas, en Chalco, durante el evento de la ceremonia de graduación de 729 estudiantes | Ver nota

VAMOS POR 600 GIMNASIOS URBANOS EN EL DF: MANCERA

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Miguel Ángel Mancera, Jefe de Gobierno capitalino, entregó a los ganadores del torneo de futbol de las ramas femenil y varonil Fut CDMX 2014 un vale por un viaje a Buenos Aires, Argentina, y un trofeo | Ver nota

VOLCADURA EN LA MÉXICO-PUEBLA DEJA 21 HERIDOS

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Al menos 21 personas resultaron lesionadas al volcarse un autobús de pasajeros sobre el kilómetro 19 de la autopista México-Puebla, con dirección al Distrito Federal, informó la Policía Federal | Ver nota | Fotogalería

PGJDF DIFUNDE FOTOS DE PRÓFUGOS

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La Procuraduría General de Justicia del DF pide a la ciudadanía ayuda para localizar a los tres reos que se fugaron de Santa Martha presentando identificación apócrifa | Ver nota

Nación

Avanza en Senado cuarto dictamen energético

Comisiones consideran discutido el proyecto, en lo general; abren posicionamientos en lo particular sobre órganos reguladores y la agencia de seguridad laboral y ambiental

Debaten en Senado último dictamen energético

"Blindan" comisiones de sector energético

Metrópoli

Quien viole Hoy No Circula será sancionado, corrige Edomex

Luego de informar de una suspensión de sanciones para los comerciantes, el gobierno estatal aclara que cualquier vehículo que viole el programa sí recibirá castigo

Edomex suspende Hoy No Circula para comerciantes

Metrópoli

Ofrece GDF cambio de convertidores catalítcos gratis

Anuncia el GDF que el programa abarca a vehículos con placas del Distrito Federal de más de 15 años de antigüedad de 4, 6 y 8 cilindros

Sin cambios, Hoy No Circula: Semarnat

Estados

Declara Segob emergencia para 8 municipios de Chiapas

A partir de esta Declaratoria, las autoridades contarán con recursos para atender las necesidades alimenticias, de abrigo y de salud de la población afectada

Sedesol reporta 12 mil casas afectadas en Chiapas

Recorre Rosario Robles municipios afectados por sismo

Policías apoyan a damnificados de sismo en Chiapas

LLEGAN POLICÍAS A REGIONES AFECTADAS EN CHIAPAS

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La Secretaría de Seguridad y Protección Ciudadana envió a los municipios afectados por el sismo del lunes pasado, 300 agentes para apoyar con el traslado de habitantes a los albergues, la entrega de ayuda humanitaria y el resguardo de la población y sus bienes patrimoniales | Ver nota

Cartera

Venta de activos de América Móvil debe ser clara: SCT

El subsecretario José Ignacio Peralta asegura que el IFT establecerá los criterios para determinar que el comprador sea independiente a dicha empresa

Ley telecom genera bases para crecimiento: Canacintra

Reforma en telecom traerá mayor competencia: SCT

Profeco tendrá subprocuraduría especializada en telecom

Cambios en telecom beneficiarán a todos: CIRT

Estados

Cae presunto líder de grupo armado que operaba en Puebla

Espectáculos

Hijo de Robert Downey Jr. ingresa a rehabilitación

Metrópoli

Reconoce PAN fallas en leyes de telecom

Brasil 2014

Video ¿Error en tanda de penales Holanda-Argentina?

El primer penal de Holanda en la tanda de penales parecería que si habría traspasado la línea de gol

Alemania pactó "no humillar" a Brasil: Hummels

Desconsolado hijo de Robben llora la eliminación de Holanda

Van Gaal, sin interés por un partido para el tercer lugar

Deportes | Barça quiere pagar menos por Suárez

De 80 millones de euros iniciales, el cuadro culé querría pagar 70 mde al final

VOY CON ARGENTINA: NEYMAR

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El PRD buscará revertir la Ley Televisa-Peña: Jesús Ortega

Alista Corral acciones de inconstitucionalidad contra Ley Televisa-Peña

Suspende la Judicatura a otro magistrado por ingresos millonarios inusuales

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- La Red de Organizaciones Feministas de Seguimiento a El Cairo solicitó al secretario de Gobernación, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, atender los siete “desafíos urgentes” en materia de población y enfocados a la salud sexual y reproductiva …

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- Dos presuntos criminales muertos y un elemento de la Policía Federal (PF) herido, fue el saldo de un enfrentamiento registrados este jueves en Reynosa, Tamaulipas. La Procuraduría General de Justicia (PGJ) del estado, informó que el alrededor …

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro-cimac).- Si el gobierno mexicano actuara con la debida diligencia en la prevención, atención, erradicación y sanción de la violencia contra las mujeres, las denuncias de hostigamiento y acoso sexual y laboral, entre otras agresiones, no se presentarían …

Asesinan a síndico de Tztzio, Michoacán

MORELIA, Mich. (apro).- La tarde de este jueves un grupo de sujetos armados asesinó al síndico del municipio de Tztzio, Jesús Rodríguez Bueno, cuando …

Resuelve Tribunal recapturar a “El Silva”, presunto asesino de Regina Martínez

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Protesta de grupos conservadores pospone aprobación de bodas gay en BC

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CHILPANCINGO. Gro., (proceso.com.mx).- El alcalde de Chilapa de Álvarez, el priista Francisco García González, acusó a Proceso de pretender “perjudicar su imagen” y “desacreditar su …

Rastrean en Coahuila restos de personas desaparecidas

MÉXICO, D.F., (apro).- Elementos de la Procuraduría General de …

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Incursiona hijo de Colosio en el arbitraje comercial

MONTERREY, N.L. (apro).- Luis Donaldo Colosio Riojas fue designado …

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Israel lanza 400 toneladas de explosivos contra palestinos: ‘Haaretz’

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Telecomunicaciones

Ley Telecom: la ruta de la ignominia

El gobierno de Enrique Peña Nieto no escatimó recursos, ni los más cuestionables, con el único afán de sacar adelante la propuesta de ley de telecomunicaciones tal como la quería Televisa. Hubo de todo para doblegar a la oposición: …

Para Televisa, una canasta de regalos

El dictamen correspondiente a la Ley Federal de Telecomunicaciones aprobado en la Cámara de Senadores está hecho para beneficiar a la cadena de televisión que impera en México. Entre otras cosas, no habrá límites para que comercialice sus espacios, …

Y la UNAM le abrió las puertas

Con un costo de 7 mil pesos y una duración de 120 horas, el pasado 1 de marzo se inició en el Centro de Educación Continua de la Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales (FCPyS) de la UNAM el …

El Estado sepulta la red libre

Al ser las corporaciones las que dominan a la sociedad y escriben las leyes, cada avance o cambio tecnológico les brinda una nueva oportunidad para restringir o maltratar aún más a los usuarios. Richard Stallman La propuesta federal …

Violencia

Denuncia ante Peña Nieto: “A mi esposo lo engañaron, lo humillaron…”

José Manuel Mireles, quien fue jefe de todas las autodefensas de Michoacán, fue capturado porque osó cuestionar la estrategia anticrimen del presidente Enrique Peña Nieto en esa entidad, asegura Ana Valencia, esposa del médico. El trato que su compañero …

La estrategia: eliminar a un cártel para poner a otro

Dos investigadores que han estado trabajando en Michoacán coinciden en que la apuesta del gobierno de Enrique Peña Nieto en el estado, en vez de una solución de fondo, ha sido negociar con algunos grupos armados sin afectar las …

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La “bodega” del Cártel de Sinaloa

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Una maquinaria aceitada

La mariguana se envía por ferrocarril de Culiacán a Cananea y de ahí a Nogales; también hay aeronaves para trasegar droga hacia Agua Prieta y Nogales. Desde Ecuador hay otra ruta para el paso de estupefacientes a Jalisco y …

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Desquiciar al DF, el plan B del PRI

El gobierno capitalino es la joya de la corona, la pieza que le falta al PRI para tener el control casi total del país. Decidido a recuperar la plaza perdida en 1997, tenía preparada una estrategia de “sabotaje y …

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Escalada sin retorno

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La justicia lo acorrala

El miércoles 2, el Tribunal de Gran Instancia de París acusó al expresidente Nicolas Sarkozy de los delitos de “corrupción activa”, “tráfico de influencias” y “violación del secreto jurídico”. Consideran que organizó una red de informantes en las más …

El chavismo se desgarra

La dura crisis económica, política y social que afecta a Venezuela está impactando la estructura interna del chavismo, a tal punto que el presidente Nicolás Maduro empezó a recibir críticas y graves acusaciones de correligionarios desplazados del juego del …

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The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners - Public Service

For a distinguished example of meritorious public service by a newspaper or news site through the use of its journalistic resources, including the use of stories, editorials, cartoons, photographs, graphics, videos, databases, multimedia or interactive presentations or other visual material, a gold medal. Awarded to The Washington Post for its revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, marked by authoritative and insightful reports that helped the public understand how the disclosures fit into the larger framework of national security. and Awarded to The Guardian US for its revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, helping through aggressive reporting to spark a debate about the relationship between the government and the public over issues of security and privacy.

Finalists also nominated as a finalist in this category was Newsday, Long Island, N.Y., for its use of in-depth reporting and digital tools to expose shootings, beatings and other concealed misconduct by some Long Island police officers, leading to the formation of a grand jury and an official review of police accountability.

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INTERNATIONAL

Court gave NSA broad leeway to intercept data

EXCLUSIVE | A classified legal certification and other documents indicate that the agency has been given a far more elastic authority than previously known.

Putin calls Ukraine, Iraq turmoil an ‘infectious disease’

The Russian leader vowed to defend Ukraine as violence escalated after the suspension of a cease-fire.

Ukraine leader promises attacks

A quadruple amputee tries to heal

Brendan Marrocco uses hooks to help in therapy. (Michel Du Cille/Post)

After losing his arms in Iraq, Brendan Marrocco became the first service member to receive a double arm transplant.

‘I came back a different person’

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Suspect's home blown up. (AFP)

Suspect's home blown up. (AFP)

The violent past of suspects in Israeli teenagers' killings

The men being hunted were very familiar to Israeli intelligence.

Town's revolt restores job, and faith, of lesbian chief

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Israel pounds targets in Gaza Strip after kidnapped teens found dead

Israel pounds targets in Gaza Strip after kidnapped teens found dead

Vowing to make Hamas pay, Israel batters 34 targets in Gaza Strip hours after discovering the bodies.

What this could mean for the peace process

Religious groups divided over court decision on birth control mandate

Religious groups divided over court decision on birth control mandate

Most of the pending legal challenges to the health-care mandate are in the nonprofit sector.

Supreme Court limits mandate on contraception

Justices deal blow to public employee unions

The surgery was to look for cancer, but doctors found the answer to a mysteryTuberculosis? No. Cancer? No. But then what was causing her daily fever?

MEDICAL MYSTERIES | A woman’s fevers, fatigue and night sweats stumped doctors for nearly a year.

Move over, Bergdahl. This desertion case against a Marine just got weirder.

Move over, Bergdahl. This desertion case against a Marine just got weirder.

CHECKPOINT | He disappeared in Iraq, then reappeared in Lebanon and vanished. Now he’s in custody.

Travel Channel pulls Adam Richman’s new show after nasty Instagram rant

Travel Channel pulls Adam Richman’s new show after nasty Instagram rant

The foodie says he’s “incredibly sorry” after his profanity-filled rant over the “thinspiration” hashtag.

Ungraceful at times yet very resilient, U.S. poised for breakthrough moment

Ungraceful at times yet very resilient, U.S. poised for breakthrough moment

Underdogs to a formidable Belgium, the Americans look for a decisive moment in their evolution today.

A guide to today’s games: U.S.-Belgium

How the U.S. can beat Belgium in the knockouts

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Mexico's Defense Department says soldiers killed 22 people at a warehouse in central Mexico state in a shootout that also left a soldier injured.
With 10.4 million viewers on Univision, Sunday's World Cup match between Mexico and the Netherlands is the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast in U.S. television history.

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America



Photo coverage by The Associated Press in Latin America last week ranged Latin America's ongoing obsession with the World Cup to a controversy over circus animals in Mexico to the spread of a debilitating virus in Cuba.

Mexican forces arrest 83 vigilantes in Michoacan

Soldiers and police arrested 83 suspected vigilantes Friday on charges of carrying unauthorized weapons, including one of the founders of the "self-defense" movement in Mexico's western Michoacan state, authorities said.

The Lebanese have few things to celebrate these days. The country has been gripped for the past weeks by a spate of suicide bombings, political upheaval and a raging civil war next door in Syria. But at least for few hours Sunday, this tiny Mediterranean country had something to cheer about.

Robben falls theatrically to earn decisive penalty



Arjen Robben did little to defuse the debate about his reputation for diving.


He'd stopped two of the world's most famous forwards, and on Sunday, Brazilians and Mexicans alike chanted his name.

Dutch, Costa Ricans advance to quarterfinal match

 



Regulation time doesn't seem to mean much at this stage, judging by the way Netherlands, Costa Rica and Brazil have advanced through the first of the World Cup knockout rounds.


It took a late penalty to send the Dutch into the quarterfinals and prolong Mexico's miserable memories of the World Cup's second round, casting Arjen Robben as a savior in one country and a villain in the other.


Mexico's second-round curse at the World Cup remains unbroken.

Bad Tweet: Dutch airline angers Mexico soccer fans



What was meant to be a joke has turned into a PR blunder for Dutch airline KLM after it angered Mexican soccer fans by taking to Twitter to celebrate the Netherlands' dramatic comeback victory in the World Cup.

First ladies are regal, maternal and patriotic. Should they be sexy, too?

By Robin Givhan June 26, 2014
The July issue of Marie Claire's Mexico and Latin America edition (courtesy of Marie Claire).

The July issue of Marie Claire’s Mexico and Latin America edition (courtesy of Marie Claire)

Sex can sell everything from cars to yogurt, but the biggest test may be whether it can sell the idea of a first lady as just another woman — one who is not beholden to outdated or outsized expectations about the cultural traditions she should represent, the message she should deliver from her bully pulpit or how much of her own person she’s allowed to be. That question is the simmering subtext of  a new profile of the first lady of Mexico, Angelica Rivera de Peña.

Rivera appears on the July cover of Marie Claire — the Mexico and Latin America edition — looking unabashedly sexy, alongside her daughter Sofia Castro, who smolders as well.

Mother and daughter are dressed in complementary styles — ruffled white blouses and two different riffs on a tuxedo jacket. The first lady wears leggings and her daughter wears an extremely abbreviated skirt. In each case, the aesthetic is all about legs — long, long legs. On the inside pages, Rivera is pictured wearing a swashbuckling leather trenchcoat, a strapless evening gown that dips low in the back and a liquid skirt that slips open to reveal her legs.

From the vantage point of the United States, where some folks still disapprovingly hyperventilate over bare arms in the East Wing, the attire is startling

More, HERE.


Mexico's national soccer coach Miguel Herrera just can't keep his joy bottled up, and his enthusiasm has made him one of the most entertaining and popular figures of the World Cup and an Internet sensation worldwide.

The Netherlands will put its perfect record on the line in the second round of the World Cup on Sunday, taking on a Mexico side aiming to reach the quarterfinals for the first time since hosting the 1986 tournament.

No fear for Mexico against Netherlands

Mexico coach Miguel Herrera will make one change to his starting lineup to face the Netherlands in the World Cup second round - and says his team is "ready to make history" on Sunday.

Louis van Gaal is preparing his Netherlands squad to face two significant challenges in its World Cup Round of 16 match in this steamy northern Brazilian city - Mexico and the weather.

Mexican militiaman and his family killed after speaking out

In Mexico, a family killed for candor

Valencia, left, and his family at their home. (Dominic Bracco II for the Post)

DISPATCH | An ex-cartel member said he recorded himself in a tell-all video that he planned to send to the DEA in the event of his murder. Last week, that day came for him, his wife and three kids.

MEXICO CITY — We saw his kids first and broke out laughing. You couldn’t look at their angelic, chubby, giggling faces without smiling. They could barely see over the dashboard of the red truck they were driving.

And yet these two boys, José Santiago Perez, 16, and Bernabe Perez, 14, were the emissaries the ex-drug cartel henchman had sent to fetch us.

Dominic Bracco, a photographer, and I met the kids last month in a dirt lot outside a corral in the Mexican state of Michoacan. We were there to write about a citizen militia that formed to drive out a drug gang but was turning into something more sinister.

Their father, José Santiago Valencia Sandoval, had experienced both sides of this conflict. He had worked for the Knights Templar cartel, then defected to join the militia when it started in the little hillside town of Tepalcatepec more than a year ago. He agreed to meet.

More, HERE.


The World Cup's highest-scoring team is about to meet arguably the tournament's best goalkeeper.


Automakers Daimler and Renault-Nissan say they will build a $1.36 billion plant to manufacture Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz brand compact vehicles.



The U.S. government is preparing to open a new facility in rural New Mexico to hold hundreds of unaccompanied children arriving from Central America as state officials call on federal authorities to do more to stop the migration.

AP PHOTOS: Mexico City circus acts fear animal ban


The small audience claps as Alex Fuentes dances to Michael Jackson's "Billy Jean," as he does every night. His lackluster moves wouldn't get much attention were it not for his partner - a 300-pound Bengal tiger perched on two paws bobbing alongside him.


The head of the once-mighty Tijuana-based Arellano Felix drug cartel was arrested at a home while watching the telecast of Mexico's soccer team playing in the World Cup, federal officials said Tuesday.

New subterranean aquarium brings sharks and crocodiles to the Mexican capital

On the last day of school Gladys Chinoy memorized her mother's phone number in New York City and boarded a bus to Guatemala's northern border.

One of the first things Miguel Herrera did when he became Mexico's fourth coach in a year was call Rafael Marquez and ask the 35-year-old defender known as "the boss" to return to the national side as captain.

Holidays, lost business in Brazil WCup's lazy days


Lucky students in Chile went home early, many Brazilian offices and stores went dark, and across the megalopolis of Mexico City traffic was as calm as midnight. With three Latin American countries playing for their World Cup futures Monday, fans across the region succumbed to soccer fever, slowing regular business to a crawl.
Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has defended World Cup fans chanting a gay slur which is under investigation by the sport's international governing body.

Wave of Central American migrants strains Border Patrol, reducing number of drug busts

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents and K-9 security dog keep watch at a checkpoint station, on Feb. 22, 2013, in Falfurrias, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP)

By Joshua Partlow and Nick Miroff June 19, 2014

MCALLEN, Tex. — With the Border Patrol distracted by a surge of Central American migrants crossing into south Texas, Mexican cartels have had an easier time smuggling illegal drugs across the border, according to agents and state officials here.

The arrival of large groups of women and children on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande is pulling agents away from their patrol stations elsewhere along the border, creating gaps in coverage that the traffickers can exploit, according to Chris Cabrera, the Border Patrol union representative here.

The smugglers wait on the southern banks of the Rio Grande as migrant groups as large as 250 wade across at dusk and turn themselves in to the Border Patrol, he said. Then groups of single men proceed to cross under cover of darkness, hoping to slip through.

“After that they send over the dope,” Cabrera said, with U.S. officers too busy to stop it.

More, HERE.

7 priests suspended in Mexico pending abuse probe

The Roman Catholic Church in Mexico confirmed on Friday that it has suspended seven priests, including one accused of abuse while serving in Los Angeles, from its diocese in the border city of Tijuana pending an investigation into alleged sexual harassment and abuse.


Mexico coach Miguel Herrera says he's happy to be lucky if that means advancing in the World Cup.
Mario Mandzukic's return from suspension helped keep Croatia alive in the World Cup.

Croatia confident it can crack Mexico defense


Niko Kovac points to the resumes of his top attacking players as he outlines why he expects his Croatia team to be the first in this World Cup to score against Mexico.

As nations from around the globe battle in the World Cup, a more unusual soccer championship has just been decided on a hard court in Mexico's capital.

EDITOR'S NOTE: On June 21, 1970, Brazil won the World Cup in Mexico in thrilling fashion. After defeating Italy 4-1 in the final, Brazil was given the Jules Rimet Trophy permanently in recognition of its third victory. On the anniversary of that triumph, The AP is making its match report and the reaction piece from Sao Paulo available to subscribers.

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The three major domestic arms manufacturers, Lockheed Martin (LMT), Northrop Grumman (NOG) and Raytheon (RTN) have delivered record-shattering returns to their investors, CEOs and investment banks during the past decade and a half.

Soccer Is Democratic. The World Cup Is Oligarchy.

By Nathalie Baptiste Global Research, June 23, 2014

Residents simulate bad service at a public hospital during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, organized by non-governmental organization (NGO) Rio de Paz (Rio of Peace) at the Jacarezinho slum in Rio de Janeiro

Support for hosting the World Cup has plunged in Brazil amid protests over abuse, corruption, and excess (coolloud / Flickr)

This article is a joint-publication of NACLA and Foreign Policy in Focus.

It’s the biggest sporting event in the world. Fans from virtually every place on Earth don jerseys, scarves, and caps and head to the nearest bar to chug an ice-cold beer while passionately yelling and cheering their team on—hopefully to victory.

The World Cup only happens every four years, and for most of us, there’s nothing like it.

In a test of stamina, national pride and strength, 32 teams representing 32 different countries have descended upon Brazil. The first match, between host country Brazil and Croatia, took place at Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo. The crowd there was lively, energized by a type of spirit that can only be felt at the World Cup.

What all those revelers and die-hard soccer fans may not have realized is that the very city that hosted the iconic opening match was one of the most affected by forced evictions, with thousands of poor residents shunted aside to make way for stadiums that may never be used again. These evictions in Sao Paulo and across the country have left thousands of people homeless; the compensation for losing your home is a pittance that doesn’t begin to cover the cost of housing in a country where real estate prices are skyrocketing.

“World Cup For Whom?” reads a sign painted on the street in Sao Paulo.

More, HERE.
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Fallujah: US Marines – Further Allegations of War Crimes Surface

Global Research, June 22, 2014
This article was published on January 24, 2014 and explains a very important aspect of the current situation in Iraq. As reported June 21, 2014 in Washington Escalates Intervention in Region-Wide Middle East War, the Pentagon: "is negotiating rules of engagement that the regime in Baghdad rejected two-and-a-half years ago, before the final pullout of the American military.  Key among these provisions, according to Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby, is blanket immunity from Iraqi or international law relating to the slaying of Iraqi civilians or other war crimes.”

“The United States Marine Corps … its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor …”  (Thomas E. Ricks; Making the Corps, 1997.)

As the US-unleashed Grim Reaper continues to cull Iraqis in ever rising numbers, this month of the twenty third anniversary of the 1991 US led onslaught on Iraq and just weeks away from the eleventh woeful wake for the 2003 illegal invasion, yet another atrocity in a litany of those under the illegal US-UK occupation has come to light.

Fallujah, now under attack from US installed tyrant Nuri al Maliki’s sectarian militia armed with US supplied weapons, with the US also: “ … looking to provide additional shipments of Hellfire missiles to Iraq … as well as ten Scan Eagle drones and forty eight Raven drones” (Guardian, 7th January 2014) now, another previously unreported US war crime of the myriad heaped on the city in 2004, also returns to haunt them.

The Americans invaded, chillingly: “house to house, room to room”, raining death and destruction on the proud, ancient “City of Mosques.”

More, HERE

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Many thousands disappeared in Mexico’s drug war. The government should do more to find them

Mexico’s economy

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A frustrating start to the year

May 24th 2014 | MEXICO CITY | From the print edition

SO FAR this year Mexico’s government has resembled one of the country’s many devotees of St Jude, patron saint of lost causes. It has doggedly stuck to a 3.9% 2014 growth forecast, even though its main export market, the United States, has been sluggish, and the twin pillars of its domestic economy—buying and building—have fared even worse.

On May 21st the central bank revised its growth prediction down to 2.3-3.3%, from 3-4% previously. The government was expected finally to follow suit on May 23rd, when first-quarter GDP figures were due to be released. Even so, officials are convinced that within months the benefits of its plans to modernise the economy will start to show up in the numbers.

Mexicans have good reason to be sceptical.

More, HERE.

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Snowden voted person of the year

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In May Edward Snowden flew to Hong Kong where he gave journalists the material which blew the lid on the extent of US digital spying. Photograph: The Guardian/AFP/Getty Images

For the second year in a row, a young American whistleblower alarmed at the unfettered and at times cynical deployment of power by the world's foremost superpower has been voted the Guardian's person of the year.

Edward Snowden, who leaked an estimated 200,000 files that exposed the extensive and intrusive nature of phone and internet surveillance and intelligence gathering by the US and its western allies, was the overwhelming choice of more than 2,000 people who voted.

The NSA whistleblower garnered 1,445 votes. In a distant second, from a list of 10 candidates chosen by Guardian writers and editors, came Marco Weber and Sini Saarela, the Greenpeace activists who spearheaded the oil rig protest over Russian Arctic drilling. They received 314 votes. Pope Francis gained 153 votes, narrowly ahead of blogger and anti-poverty campaigner Jack Monroe, who received 144.
Snowden's victory was as decisive as Chelsea Manning's a year earlier.
More, HERE.

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Robert Downey Jr. 'grateful' for son Indio Downey's arrest

Robert Downey Jr.'s son arrested on suspicion of smoking cocaine in WeHo

A decades-old same-sex marriage complicates a green-card case

Anthony Sullivan and Richard Adams were spending a quiet evening watching television in their Tujunga home when Johnny Carson joked about some liberal county clerk in Colorado who had done the unthinkable: issued a marriage license to two men

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Middle East

Iraqi Sunnis, Kurds walk out of parliament

Hopes that Iraqi lawmakers could swiftly agree on new political leadership are set back when the first parliamentary session ends in impasse after less than two hours.

2,400 Iraqis killed in June, most in 7 years, U.N. says
World Cup U.S. vs. Belgium match: Where to watch across Southland

From Disneyland to Redondo Beach, outdoor viewing parties have been scheduled for Tuesday’s World Cup knockout game between the U.S. and Belgium.

U.S. isn't favored against Belgium, but that may be good

This World Cup hasn't been kind to favorites. U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann hopes that trend continues Tuesday when his team plays its first elimination-stage game against unbeaten Belgium.

Luis Suarez apologizes for biting Giorgio Chiellini in World Cup game

It's another painful World Cup exit for Mexico

Power failure strands dozens on SeaWorld San Diego Skytower

Stocks open mostly lower; PPG rises

Dog digs up human skull, machetes, 'creepy' doll head in backyard

Panic fills airliner when slide inflates at 38,000 feet

Border crisis complicates immigration reform effort

Bomb blasts near Egypt's presidential palace kill 2 police officers

Obama to seek $2 billion to stem surge of immigrants

Steve Padilla

The president will also ask Congress to give immigration officials broader powers to speed up the deportation of unaccompanied minors and parents with children

1978 San Diego cop killing will test state's new parole law

The law makes parole easier to attain for inmates who committed crimes as minors -- inmates like Jesus Cecena, who was 17 when he shot and killed Officer Archie Buggs.

Thousands go without water as Detroit cuts service for nonpayment

L.A. bans single-use plastic bags at small grocers

5 Freeway reopens after fatal crash

Mexico takes on strong Netherlands squad today
Kevin Baxter

The teams couldn't be more different. The Dutch lead the tournament with 10 goals, and Mexican keeper

Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Bolinas, Calif.
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Peter Rodger: Elliot was not evil, but he was mentally ill
Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Mojave, Calif. Border Patrol to ship detainees to California

Hundreds of families caught illegally crossing into Texas will be flown to stations in the Imperial Valley and the San Diego area.

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Missing Arcadia firefighter found dead in forest

Michael Herdman's body is spotted by a helicopter search crew who noticed 'something that didn't belong' in the rugged terrain near Sespe Creek.

U.S. soccer coach could say 'told you so' but won't

Juergen Klinsmann's decisions were criticized before the World Cup, but one player quietly credits some of the U.S. team's success to magic 'Klinsmann Dust.'

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California cities lead nation in per capita car theft

Traumatic brain injuries in veterans linked to higher dementia risk

Alan Zarembo

A study of thousands of older veterans finds long-lasting consequences of TBIs suffered in the line of duty.

Fire at Stanford's National Accelerator Laboratory doused

Alhambra man allegedly ran brothel out of his home

Man shot dead by LAPD after confronting Crenshaw Plaza security guard

World Cup fans mass in Hermosa Beach for U.S. vs. Germany
N.Y. ban on super-sized, sugary drinks struck down

Motorist videotapes deadly Apple Valley shooting

Influx of minors makes Obama rethink deportation stand

CHP makes 2,000-pound marijuana bust during traffic stop

Man killed, another wounded in deputy-involved shooting in Compton

Court rules police need warrants to search smartphones

David G. Savage

Police may not search the smartphones of people who are put under arrest unless they have a warrant, the Supreme Court has ruled, a unanimous and surprising victory for privacy advocates.

As Iraqi militants launch new attacks, Maliki rejects unity government
Sterling scandal threatens to upend Clippers sponsorships
Luis Suarez faces FIFA disciplinary proceedings for alleged bite
O.C. Grand Jury indicts 15 people in alleged healthcare scam

Asiana crash: NTSB report may help resolve legal claims, firm says

Battle over ridesharing insurance heats up
Vermont Square shooting kills man, woman in parked car
Pedestrian struck and killed on 101 Freeway in Encino
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Two people killed, two seriously injured in Sylmar car crash
Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Kettleman City, Calif.
College employees need more sexual assault training, audit finds
Albertsons to pay $3.4 million to settle illegal disposal case
Transient accused of beating man to death claims God told him to

Mexico World Cup fans arrested; police horse struck in Huntington Park

June 24, 2014 By Joseph Serna, Robert J. Lopez

- Fans celebrating Mexico's World Cup win declared 'unlawful assembly'; several arrested

- Police horse hit with bottle in Huntington Park when crowd celebrates Mexico's World Cup win
Several people were arrested Monday night when scores of soccer fans celebrating Mexico’s World Cup win poured into streets in several communities and harassed motorists, taunted police and, in one instance, threw a bottle at a police horse.

Huntington Park police said they were ready for Monday night’s brief confrontation with fans and that there’s a history of rowdy celebrations after Mexico wins in the World Cup.

More, HERE.
Fumes from drug lab send 5 LAPD officers, suspect to hospitals

Middle East

Kerry in Iraq for crisis talks as ISIS militants gain ground
Shashank Bengali

Secretary of State John Kerry is not expected to explicitly ask Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki to step down but rather to quickly form a new inclusive government acceptable to Sunnis and Kurds.

Abu Musab Zarqawi, long dead, is mastermind of Iraqi militants' advance

Shashank Bengali

Egypt sentences 3 Al Jazeera reporters to 7 years in prison

The three are convicted of terrorism-related charges after being arrested in December as part of a sweeping crackdown on Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

Glendale brush fire grows to 150 acres, burning away from homes

Missing Arcadia firefighter's dog found at trailhead where trip began

Latino officials move to reverse California's anti-immigrant laws

Autopsy results inconclusive in Las Vegas EDC music festival death

By Joel Rubin

New York rent hearings grow rancorous with freeze under consideration

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World Cup 2014: Fans react to 2-2 draw between U.S., Portugal

A World Cup viewing party in downtown L.A.

U.S. left in World Cup limbo after stunning tie with Portugal

World Cup, U.S. vs. Portugal
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'Citizen Koch' ... the movie they didn't want you to see

Meet Governor(s) Pay-to Pay Charles Baker, GOP nominee for governor in Massachusetts, gave $10,000 to New Jersey's Republican State Committee and hosted a fundraiser for Chris Christie – which happens to be flagrantly illegal, since Baker worked for a venture capital firm that shortly thereafter got a contract to manage New Jersey public pension funds

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By SPIEGEL Staff

The article you are reading originally appeared in German in issue 1/2014 (December 30, 2013) of DER SPIEGEL.

Targeting Mexico

Mexico's Secretariat of Public Security, which was folded into the new National Security Commission at the beginning of 2013, was responsible at the time for the country's police, counterterrorism, prison system and border police. Most of the agency's nearly 20,000 employees worked at its headquarters on Avenida Constituyentes, an important traffic artery in Mexico City. A large share of the Mexican security authorities under the auspices of the Secretariat are supervised from the offices there, making Avenida Constituyentes a one-stop shop for anyone seeking to learn more about the country's security apparatus.

More, HERE.

Fresh Leak on US Spying: NSA Accessed Mexican President's Email

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'Royal Concierge': GCHQ Monitors Diplomats' Hotel Bookings

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Quantum Spying: GCHQ Used Fake LinkedIn Pages to Target Engineers

Oil Espionage: How the NSA and GCHQ Spied on OPEC

Belgacom Attack: Britain's GCHQ Hacked Belgian Telecoms Firm

Cyber Attack: Belgians Angered by British Spying

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US intelligence assets in Mexico reportedly tied to murdered DEA agent

SCM's Travel Advisory:

Advice to World Cup tourists: 'Don't scream when robbed'

Terrence McCoy
Police keep watch in Rio in April. (Getty)
Police keep watch in Rio in April. (Getty)

Brazil's other problems: police strikes, murder, drought, corruption and even Dengue fever.

Washington Post: 16 U. S. cities that foreign governments warn tourists to avoid

September 11 attacks on World Trade Center by Wikipedia

Mexicans are advised to exercise MAXIMUM CAUTION, monitor developments that might affect your safety in the United States because of Hate Crimes. The FBI reports that hate crimes against Latinos rose almost 40 percent between 2003 and 2006, and Hispanic activists say they are being targeted with threats and intimidation.

This is just a recent incident: STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A rash of recent assaults on Mexican immigrants has heightened tensions in Port Richmond, already on edge following the savage beating of a 25-year-old baker earlier this (April 2010) month.

In addition, no matter what your nationality the US in under permanent risk of terrorism. Visitors could be caught up in attacks targeted at American, British, Canadian, Australian citizens, others. Terrorists may attack official or civilian targets. Crime rates are higher in the larger cities, such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Many parts of the United States are subject to different natural hazards, including earthquakes, fires or wildfires, floods, extreme heat, hurricanes, landslides and debris flow (mudslides), thunderstorms and lightning, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes (Hawaii, Alaska and Pacific Northwest), winter storms (freezing rain, heavy snow and blizzards) and extreme cold. Tourists are often targeted for petty crimes such as pick-pocketing and theft, particularly on public transport. It is recommended that before visiting your destination point, Google it and write NAME OF CITY TO BE VISITED, then "crime, areas to be avoided & gang activities" to determine your level of threat.  

Come Back Alive, a site dedicated to Dangerous Countries writes on quote: 

"There are more than 200 million guns in the possession of Americans. Most violent acts in the States are the result of robberies, domestic disputes and drug-related violence. Terrorist acts, ranging from the killing of abortionist doctors to the bombing of the World Trade Center, are highly publicized but not considered a real threat to travelers. The threat of robbery or violent crime in inner cities and some tourist areas is real and should be taken seriously. Travel in America is considered safe (by .. Americans), and danger is confined to random violence and inner cities. Those seeking adventure can find it in a New Orleans bar at five in the morning or strolling through South Central L.A. after midnight." .. 

TRAVEL ADVISORY: The Southern Poverty Law Center counted 932 active hate groups in the United States in 2009. Only organizations and their chapters known to be active during 2009 are included. More, HERE.

Oct. 29, 2009 Washington Post: Obama signs hate crimes law

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Marijuana legalization wins majority support in poll: Los Angeles Times

Marijuana, Officially Legal in Colorado

In 2006, former Mexican president Felipe Calderón launched a massive crackdown against drug trafficking organizations, in conjunction with the United States. Since then, more than 40,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence: Council On

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Washington State Gears Up for Marijuana Industry: Voice of America

Marijuana Legalization Canada: Liberal Party Lays Out Detailed Economic Plan For Pot: The Huffington Post, Canada

England Wants To Legalize Marijuana Through Cannabis Drug Reform: Inquisitr. Ltd.

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TRAVEL WARNING: Mexico

January 9, 2014

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed by Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) in the country. U.S. citizens have been the target of violent crimes, such as kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery by TCOs in various Mexican states. For information on security conditions in specific regions of Mexico, which can vary, travelers should reference the state-by-state assessments further below.

This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning for Mexico, issued July 12, 2013, to update information about the security situation and to advise the public of additional restrictions on the travel of U.S. government (USG) personnel.

General Conditions:

Millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year for study, tourism, and business, including more than 150,000 who cross the border every day. The Mexican government dedicates substantial resources to protect visitors to major tourist destinations, and there is no evidence that Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) have targeted U.S. visitors or residents based on their nationality. Resort areas and tourist destinations in Mexico generally do not see the levels of drug-related violence and crime that are reported in the border region or in areas along major trafficking routes.

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The Naturalization Process and Current Trends in Immigration in the United States: By Gender, By Age and By Marital Status

In 2011, the total number of persons naturalizing was 694,193. The leading countries of birth of new citizens were Mexico (94,783), India (45,985), the Philippines (42,520), the People's Republic of China (32,864), and Colombia (22,693). The largest number of persons naturalizing lived in California (151,183), Florida (87,309), and New York (76,603).

Historical trends have shown that the average number of persons that are naturalized annually has increased from less than 120,000 during the 1950s and 1960s to 210,000 during the 1980s, to 500,000 during the 1990s, and to 680,000 between 2000 and 2009. Naturalizations rose sharply during the mid-1990s because of various factors that include: 1) the 2.7 million undocumented immigrants legalized under the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 making them eligible for citizenship; 2) legislative efforts to restrict public benefits for non-citizens; and 3) the implementation of a mandatory program requiring replacement of permanent resident cards issued before 1977.

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16 Ways to Get Through the Airport Faster

With airports that seem busier than ever, airline staffing reductions creating longer lines at check-in and airport security wait times that can be entirely unpredictable, these days the old airport "two-hour" rule often leaves just minutes to spare to buy a magazine, grab a snack or hustle your kids into the bathroom. Saving a few extra minutes here and there along the way can add up in your favor; here are 16 tips to get you from your front door to your seat on the plane as quickly and painlessly as possible -- as well as some ideas to keep you moving no matter what is going on with your flight.

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15 Travel Tips to Get Through TSA Security


The savviest of travelers understand the security requirements and plan ahead. In the United States, airport security is run by the Transportation Security Administration, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees border security as well as technological research, response to national disasters and terrorism, and intelligence analysis.

These tips reflect TSA policies as of November 2012. And for students enrolled in a homeland security program, knowing this information is vital and applicable to your future career.

More, HERE.

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Autos con 15 Años de Antiguedad Dejarán de Circular en el D. F. Dos Veces a la Semana

Cars Older than 15 Years will not circulate twice a Week

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Tanya Muller García, Secretaria del Medio Ambiente del Distrito Federal

Mexico City's Environment Secretariat

NUEVO ESQUEMA DE HOY NO CIRCULA

New Program of (Your Car) Does not Circulate in Mexico City. More information, HERE by Wikipedia

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Olivier Tschumi
Olivier Tschumi, a Swiss citizen, relocated to Mexico 22 years ago. He was kidnapped while jogging with his two dogs in a park north of Cuernavaca in the morning of December 19, 2010. A ransom was paid to the kidnappers on December 21 of same year, but Olivier continues to be in captivity to this date. Authorities have no leads to the kidnappers.

Security Corner in Mexico has been requested by Mr. Tschumi's family in Switzerland to have this information available to our readers in the event you happen to know or hear of Olivier's whereabouts. The Mexican Federal Attorney General's Office (PGR) is offering $5 million pesos as a reward to anybody providing information that will lead to the whereabouts of Mr. Tschumi

If you have any information, please write to Olivier's sister ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Olivier has a 12-year old waiting to hear from you too. More information, in Spanish HERE

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Olivier Tschumi, citoyen suisse, s'est installé au Mexique il y a 22 ans. Au matin du 19 décembre 2010,  Il a été enlevé  lors d'un jogging avec ses deux chiens dans une forêt au nord de Cuernavaca. Une rançon a été payée selon les exigences des ravisseurs le 21 décembre de la même année. Olivier n'a pas été libéré, il a disparu depuis ce jour. L'enquête, menée par les  autorités mexicaines piétine.  Désespérée, la famille Tschumi en Suisse implore l'aide de tout le monde pour retrouver Olivier. Toute information concernant les ravisseurs et  sa localisation sera utile et  bienvenue. La famille d'Olivier a grand besoin de votre aide et vous remercie.

Le Bureau du procureur général fédéral mexicain offre $ 5.000.000 pesos en récompense à qui fournira des informations conduisant à retrouver Monsieur Tschumi. Si vous avez des informations, s'il vous plaît écrivez à la sœur d'Olivier, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Olivier a une fille de 12 ans qui espère retrouver son papa grâce à votre aide! Plus d'informations en espagnol ICI
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New "hoy no circula" rules go into effect Tuesday, July 1, 2014‏

Here's an explanation of how the new program "hoy no circula" works, starting TUESDAY, July 1st

If you have any information that is different from this PLEASE let us know right away so we can send it out. Brand new vehicles that have the hologram 00 are able to drive for two years, the car will have to update the hologram  at the expiration date and be inspected .You have two months after the expiration date to renew the hologram (have the car inspected).
Hologram 0, if your vehicle does not pass the 00 you will be given the hologram 0.  You can still drive everyday of the month, but instead of the two years permit, the expiration is set for six months, then you will have to renew the hologram. For information on the dates of the renewal, the link of the government will be posted at the end of the mail.
Hologram 1, this hologram is usually for vehicles between 9 and 15 years of usage. the vehicles with the hologram number 1 will not be able to circulate two Saturdays a month and one day on midweek. (the Saturday depends on the license plate of the car, see the government link for more details) and one day on midweek that also depends on the license plate of the car.
And there will be the new hologram 2.

According to the news of El Universal vehicles with the hologram number 2 that are over 15 years in circulation will not be able to circulate any  Saturday of the month and also one day midweek.

It seems that the government is willing to change the hologram 2 for the hologram 1 if the vehicles pass the regulation test. This regulation will start on Tuesday July 1st. of 2014.  For more details here is the link of the news. And here is the link for the government program "Hoy no circula"

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The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners - Public Service

For a distinguished example of meritorious public service by a newspaper or news site through the use of its journalistic resources, including the use of stories, editorials, cartoons, photographs, graphics, videos, databases, multimedia or interactive presentations or other visual material, a gold medal. Awarded to The Washington Post for its revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, marked by authoritative and insightful reports that helped the public understand how the disclosures fit into the larger framework of national security. and Awarded to The Guardian US for its revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, helping through aggressive reporting to spark a debate about the relationship between the government and the public over issues of security and privacy.

Finalists Also nominated as a finalist in this category was Newsday, Long Island, N.Y., for its use of in-depth reporting and digital tools to expose shootings, beatings and other concealed misconduct by some Long Island police officers, leading to the formation of a grand jury and an official review of police accountability.

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‘Central Park Five’ to get $40 million in a reported settlement with NYC

Report: New York City to settle with ‘Central Park Five’ for $40 million
By Gail Sullivan, June 19, 2014

The black and Hispanic youths were wrongly imprisoned for the beating and rape of a jogger in 1989.

Five men wrongly convicted and imprisoned in the 1989 beating and rape of a Central Park jogger have agreed to settle with New York City for about $40 million, according to news reports.

The settlement, reported by the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, would end a civil rights lawsuit against the city brought by five African American and Hispanic teenagers who were vilified for a crime they did not commit that became a symbol of Manhattan’s lawlessness in the 1980s.

The proposed settlement would give the five men about $1 million for each year of imprisonment. Four of the men — Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana Jr. — served about seven years in prison. The fifth, Kharey Wise — who, at 16, was tried as an adult — spent 13 years in prison, which means he could get more money than the city has ever paid in a wrongful conviction case, according to the Times.

The paper reported the news Thursday evening, citing a source familiar with the deal but not party to the agreement, which still needs to be approved by the city comptroller and a federal judge.

The rape victim, a 28-year-old investment banker who ran in the park after work, did not remember the attack, but prosecutors and the media sensationalized the story of a “wolf pack” of “wilding” youths. The narrative spoke to racial tensions five years after the subway vigilante Bernhard Goetz shot four unarmed black teens on the New York subway and was acquitted of attempted murder charges.

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The rule would make them eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act, regardless of their state’s law.

England is on cusp of elimination after Uruguay delivers second loss

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The Premier League’s top scorer, Luis Suarez, scored twice against his Liverpool teammates.

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The network leads the media in advocating for the release of service members held on weapons charges.

By Erik Wemple June 18, 2014

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren has provided extensive coverage of the case of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who has been in a Mexican prison since April 1 on weapons charges. A veteran of two tours in Afghanistan, Tahmooressi says that he accidentally drove into Mexico at a San Ysidro border crossing, complete with a rifle (AR-15), a pistol and a 12-gauge shotgun, plus a great deal of ammunition. Along with colleague Bill O’Reilly, Van Susteren has pleaded for U.S. intervention on behalf of the Marine.

In an interview last night with quite-probable 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, Van Susteren asked, “What can the United States do or what should the United States be doing to help this Marine get fast-tracked through the judicial system because it was an accidental turn into Mexico?”

At which, Clinton broke out her diplomatic expertise:

We should be doing and I assume we are, you know, I’m not there, so I can’t speak directly to it — but we should be doing or I can tell you what I would be doing — burning up the telephone wires, sending, you know, envoys — not just our ambassador — but others coming in, talking to the highest level Mexican officials, making it clear that this is really important to us. You know, we work with our counterparts, our friends in Mexico on a lot of issues. Obviously, it’s something that is in our interest to do it as it is in theirs. When this kind of action happens and somebody who as you say made an accident turn who is serving our country ends up in a prison, that is just unacceptable.

More, HERE.

Dozens of bodies found in Mexican mass grave

Officials said Wednesday that they have recovered at least 28 bodies from a grave in the eastern state of Veracruz, the scene of many attacks on migrants and violence between drug traffickers.


The number of fans cheering Mexico at the World Cup has taken observers in Brazil by surprise. But talk to those waving the green-white-and-red, and it becomes clear that when the tournament ends, many will return home not to Mexico, but to the United States.

Mexico drug lord loses bid to block extradition

A Mexican judge has denied a fugitive drug lord an injunction against any possible extradition to the United States, where he is wanted in the killing of a Drug Enforcement Administration agent, judicial authorities said Tuesday.


Mexican soccer fans found a new hero in goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who made a series of key saves in a tie with Brazil that stoked hopes that their team can advance in the World Cup.



He was called a hero and a savior by his Mexican teammates. His Brazilian opponents said he produced miracles.



Fortaleza means "fortress" in Portuguese and Mexico's defense certainly lived up to the name of Brazil's northeast city on Tuesday thanks to the heroics of Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.



Miguel Herrera likes to say he needs a clear plan.


Brazil plays its second match of the World Cup against old rival Mexico on Tuesday, hoping another victory will be enough to secure a spot in the second round of the home tournament.

Mexican circus workers protest new ban on animals in shows



Mexico's capital prohibits lions, tigers, bears from performing in circus shows.
A fight Monday among inmates at a prison in the border city of Matamoros left at least eight prisoners injured, some of them gravely, authorities said.

Mexico's World Cup team bus breaks down

Mexico's World Cup squad had to use taxis to get to training on Monday after the team bus wouldn't start.

Fashion experts weigh in on World Cup shirt style



The World Cup team strips will provide a carnival of color and fashion, from Brazil's bright yellow shirts to the Netherlands' classic orange to Croatia's red checkered kit and the superhero-inspired looks of Mexico.


Four journalists have been injured when masked protesters attacked them after smashing windows during a march through Mexico City.
Where to go and what to know in Palenque, Mexico

Oribe Peralta scores in Mexico's 1-0 win over Cameroon in World Cup Group A



With torrential rain pouring down and two goals already contentiously disallowed, tens of thousands of soggy but boisterous Mexico fans were getting nervous.



Tourists can now hop on a plane and visit the ruined city where Mayan civilization s flourished for 500 years
The local political chief for Mexico's ruling party in the capital resigned following reports that his office hired women to have sex with him and placed them on party payrolls, party officials announced Thursday.
Developers have withdrawn a proposed plan to build a resort complex on Mexico's Holbox island, a low-key ecotourism site known for its flocks of flamingos.

Circuses send in the clowns over Mexico animal ban



More than 1,000 acrobats, clowns and other circus employees marched through downtown Mexico City on Tuesday to protest a new ban on animals in circuses.



Two World Cups of soccer will be held this year, and members of the Mexico City's Aztec Warriors are training tirelessly with the dream of playing in one of them.

Alves' goal gives Portugal 1-0 win over Mexico



Portugal won a World Cup tuneup without star Cristiano Ronaldo. He'll be needed more once soccer's biggest tournament starts.


Pemex's monopoly is coming to an end as the country prepares to allow foreign and private investment.
Mexico's Attorney General's Office on Friday defended its decision to prosecute a U.S. Marine veteran who was jailed after he drove into Mexico in April with three guns in his truck.

Resort plans draw fire in Mexico flamingo reserve

Flamingos gather by the thousands each year in the pristine, shallow waters of Mexico's Holbox Island, a sliver of nearly empty beachfront and lush landscape where eco-tourists also go to watch manatees and whale sharks in a locale unlike the nearby hotspot of Cancun.

The Obama administration says yes, but immigrant advocates disagree.
Mexico's intellectual property agency said Friday it has ruled in favor of a small local firm's rights to the "iFone" name, saying that ads for Apple's iPhone have encroached on the trademark.

Chef Jeremiah Tower finds third act in Mexico



Jeremiah Tower plunged through the seafood aisles of this city's central covered market, wrinkling his nose at a pile of limp grey sharks before his gaze landed on a pair of plump and glistening freshly caught octopus.


Portugal won a World Cup tuneup without star Cristiano Ronaldo. He'll be needed more once soccer's biggest tournament starts.

GLOBAL RESEARCH

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Washington is overtly supporting the Iraqi Shiite government, while covertly training, arming and funding the Sunni Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Supporting the influx of terrorist brigades into Iraq is an act of foreign aggression by the US and its allies

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The war launched by government leaders in 2003 against the people of Iraq was not a mistake: it was a crime. The “civil war” in Iraq today is a continuation of America’s war of aggression against the people of Iraq

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Whether succumbing to the old domino theory of stopping the “Red Scare” spread of nemesis Russia and China or the global terrorism of US-made al Qaeda, the US government has forever used in its propagandist arsenal movies from Hollywood.

Guatemalans Suing Canadian Mining Company Tahoe Resources for Violence and Repression

The Canada Pension Plan holds CAD $49 million in Tahoe Resources shares

By MiningWatch Canada Global Research, June 18, 2014

By Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala, Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network and MiningWatch

(Ottawa/Tatamagouche/Guatemala City) A civil lawsuit filed today in Vancouver against Tahoe Resources for negligence and battery in connection with a shooting at the company’s silver project in Guatemala sends a strong message to investors and all Canadians.

Seven victims of a shooting allegedly ordered by Tahoe Resources’ former head of security, Alberto Rotondo, are suing the company for punitive damages. Rotondo is an ex-naval officer from Peru who was indicted in Guatemala on charges related to this attack in May 2013. The Canadian lawsuit represents one of numerous abuses in connection with Tahoe’s only asset, which was rushed into production in January 2014 despite strong community opposition.

More, HERE.

Brazil’s Olympics and World Cup: Mega-Events and the Threat to Public Welfare

Olympic Capitalism: Bread and Circuses Without the Bread

By David Swanson Global Research, June 15, 2014

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The author of Brazil’s Dance With the Devil, Dave Zirin, must love sports, as I do, as billions of us do, or he wouldn’t keep writing about where sports have gone wrong.  But, wow, have they gone wrong!

Brazil is set to host the World Cup this year and the Olympics in 2016.  In preparation Brazil is evicting 200,000 people from their homes, eliminating poor neighborhoods, defunding public services, investing in a militarized police and surveillance state, using slave and prison labor to build outrageous stadiums unlikely to be filled more than once, and “improving” a famous old stadium (the world’s largest for 50 years) by removing over half the capacity in favor of luxury seats.  Meanwhile, popular protests and graffiti carry the message: “We want ‘FIFA standard’ hospitals and schools!”

Brazil is just the latest in a string of nations that have chosen the glory of hosting mega sports events like the Olympics and World Cup despite the drawbacks.  And Zirin makes a case that nations’ governments don’t see the drawbacks as drawbacks at all, that in fact they are the actual motivation.  “Countries don’t want these mega-events in spite of the threats to public welfare, addled construction projects, and repression they bring, but because of them.”  Just as a storm or a war can be used as an excuse to strip away rights and concentrate wealth, so can the storm of sporting events that, coincidentally or not, have their origins in the preparation of nations for warmaking.

More, HERE.

On Opening Day of the World Cup, Protests continue in Brazil

By Rafael Azul Global Research, June 13, 2014

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Hours before the opening ceremony of the football-soccer World Cup in Sao Paulo Thursday, protests continued across Brazil. Sao Paulo, the center of the opening festivities, is a city occupied by military forces. In the morning hours, the police used tear gas and rubber bullets to contain a protest march.

At least five people, three reporters and two protesters, were reported injured. Police surrounded the demonstrators as they were nearing the Itaquerao stadium and forced them to retreat. Subway workers staged another demonstration, demanding that the state governor rehire scores of transit workers victimized during last week’s strike in this city, the largest in Latin America.

Demonstrations continued throughout the day, as protesters threw stones at the police and attempted to disable transit signals in the vicinity of the stadium.

In Río de Janeiro, striking airport workers blocked routes in and out of the city’s airports, teachers marched through the city center, demanding better working conditions, and 1,000 demonstrators chanting “FIFA go home” marched without incidents. Police blocked roads leading into Copacabana beach, one of the city’s main tourist centers.

More, HERE.

Brazilian Workers Clash with Police on Eve of World Cup

Global Research, June 10, 2014
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With just days to go to the June 12 opening of the World Cup football (soccer) tournament in Brazil, the country has been shaken by a series of strikes and protests, including a six-day walkout by transit workers that has paralyzed the country’s largest city, São Paulo, with a population of nearly 12 million people.

The authorities have confronted the transit strikers with naked repression and violence. Military police shock troops have been deployed against workers’ picket lines and demonstrations, employing tear gas, rubber bullets and sound grenades against strikers and their supporters, dozens of whom have been arrested.

A São Paulo labor court, in an unprecedented Sunday session, ruled the strike “abusive” and illegal. A mass assembly of transit workers voted the same day to continue the walkout in defiance of the court ruling and of the threat from the state government that all strikers who failed to return to work on Monday would be fired.

More, HERE.

The Normandy Landing and World War II: The Lies Grow More Audacious

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The CIA’s active involvement in staging terrorism, coups and assassinations around the world has been proven beyond a doubt despite the US government’s official policy to cover-up, lie and deny.

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Many thousands disappeared in Mexico’s drug war. The government should do more to find them

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A frustrating start to the year

May 24th 2014 | MEXICO CITY | From the print edition

SO FAR this year Mexico’s government has resembled one of the country’s many devotees of St Jude, patron saint of lost causes. It has doggedly stuck to a 3.9% 2014 growth forecast, even though its main export market, the United States, has been sluggish, and the twin pillars of its domestic economy—buying and building—have fared even worse.

On May 21st the central bank revised its growth prediction down to 2.3-3.3%, from 3-4% previously. The government was expected finally to follow suit on May 23rd, when first-quarter GDP figures were due to be released. Even so, officials are convinced that within months the benefits of its plans to modernise the economy will start to show up in the numbers.

Mexicans have good reason to be sceptical.

More, HERE.

The Economist’s country of the year

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Resilient Ireland, booming South Sudan, tumultuous Turkey: our country of the year is…

Dec 21st 2013 | From the print edition

HUMAN life isn’t all bad, but it sometimes feels that way. Good news is no news: the headlines mostly tell of strife and bail-outs, failure and folly.

Yet, like every year, 2013 has witnessed glory as well as calamity. When the time comes for year-end accountings, both the accomplishments and the cock-ups tend to be judged the offspring of lone egomaniacs or saints, rather than the joint efforts that characterise most human endeavour. To redress the balance from the individual to the collective, and from gloom to cheer, The Economist has decided, for the first time, to nominate a country of the year.

But how to choose it? Readers might expect our materialistic outlook to point us to simple measures of economic performance, but they can be misleading. Focusing on GDP growth would lead us to opt for South Sudan, which will probably notch up a stonking 30% increase in 2013—more the consequence of a 55% drop the previous year, caused by the closure of its only oil pipeline as a result of its divorce from Sudan, than a reason for optimism about a troubled land. Or we might choose a nation that has endured economic trials and lived to tell the tale. Ireland has come through its bail-out and cuts with exemplary fortitude and calm; Estonia has the lowest level of debt in the European Union. But we worry that this econometric method would confirm the worst caricatures of us as flint-hearted number-crunchers; and not every triumph shows up in a country’s balance of payments.

More, HERE.

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Snowden voted person of the year

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In May Edward Snowden flew to Hong Kong where he gave journalists the material which blew the lid on the extent of US digital spying. Photograph: The Guardian/AFP/Getty Images

For the second year in a row, a young American whistleblower alarmed at the unfettered and at times cynical deployment of power by the world's foremost superpower has been voted the Guardian's person of the year.

Edward Snowden, who leaked an estimated 200,000 files that exposed the extensive and intrusive nature of phone and internet surveillance and intelligence gathering by the US and its western allies, was the overwhelming choice of more than 2,000 people who voted.

The NSA whistleblower garnered 1,445 votes. In a distant second, from a list of 10 candidates chosen by Guardian writers and editors, came Marco Weber and Sini Saarela, the Greenpeace activists who spearheaded the oil rig protest over Russian Arctic drilling. They received 314 votes. Pope Francis gained 153 votes, narrowly ahead of blogger and anti-poverty campaigner Jack Monroe, who received 144.
Snowden's victory was as decisive as Chelsea Manning's a year earlier.
More, HERE.

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Obama to send military advisors to Iraq

Help for Syria's maimed falls tragically short

Triple shooting at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado

GOP blames Obama for influx of young immigrants

Audit questions whether 39 female inmates consented to sterilization

Since Sandy, a storm pattern of costly stumbles in New Jersey

Man's 'handsome' mug shot goes viral on police Facebook page

Rescuers fail to find missing firefighter in Los Padres Forest

Now in its fourth year, the war has left 1.1 million Syrians injured. With resources scarce, even amputees and the paralyzed must often fend for themselves.

Fraud and perjury trial of ex-Councilman Alarcon and wife begins

GOP blames Obama for influx of young immigrants

Audit questions whether 39 female inmates consented to sterilization

Man accused of hitting Metro bus driver identified

Police shoot armed suspect near Long Beach City College

LAPD officers arrest 20-year-old man after standoff in South L.A.

O.C. man convicted of sexually assaulting 2 boys, recording incidents

Fire at recycling center closes roads, threatens power lines

Bryan Stow jurors take surprise Dodger Stadium tour

Federal board accuses port trucking firm of labor law violations

10 tons of fireworks seized at warehouse in latest big bust

Indictment says college student killed parents inside family mansion

Capistrano slayings

An Orange County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team member searches for a weapon and evidence in February near the mansion where San Juan Capistrano couple were killed. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

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College student indicted in slaying of parents inside San Juan Capistrano mansion

Orange County Grand Jury indictment says Ashton Sachs killed his parents and then shot his 8-year-old brother
A 20-year-old college student has been indicted on suspicion of gunning down his parents inside their San Juan Capistrano mansion and then trying to kill two of his siblings as they slept.

Ashton Sachs, who had been living in Seattle at the time of the killings, will be arraigned Thursday on murder and attempted murder charges.

Authorities allege that Sachs entered his family home in the predawn hours of Feb. 9 and shot his parents, Bradford Hans Sachs, 57, and Andra Resa Sachs, 54, as they slept.

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In Mexico, Tamaulipas state residents rise up against cartel violence

Overcrowded, unsanitary conditions seen at immigrant detention centers

Most Obamacare recipients were previously uninsured
Noam N. Levey

About 4.5 million of the 8 million who signed up in the marketplaces created by the new healthcare law did not previously have insurance.

American Apparel says misconduct led to founder's ouster

The company's board of directors says Dov Charney's departure 'grew out of an ongoing investigation into alleged misconduct.'

Ex-Huntington Beach school worker gets jail for having child porn

Stocks mixed; Kroger jumps on earnings gain

Initial jobless claims fall; total benefit recipients at 7-year low

German media firm enters U.S. market with a YouTube channel

Feds join search for firefighter lost in Los Padres National Forest

Doctor: Bryan Stow's blood-alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit

Jury resumes deliberations in shooting death of filmmaker John Upton

Voter fraud trial to begin for former L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon

Body found near berth at Port of Los Angeles

Cheetah cub and canine puppy doing well at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Rescuers may have spotted dog of firefighter missing in forest

One person dies in Koreatown apartment fire, LAFD says

L.A. Kings finally come home, with a South Bay victory lap

Man suspected in numerous burglaries at fast-food eateries arrested

Suspect tied to slaying in Fast and Furious scandal returns to U.S.
Richard A. Serrano, Cindy Carcamo

Lionel Portillo-Meza is charged in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian A. Terry during a 2010 shootout in Arizona near the border with Mexico.

Ohio boy finds mummified body hanging in vacant house

By James Queally

The boy stumbled on the scene of a suicide from five years ago when he found the mummified corpse of a homeowner inside a vacant house, officials say.

Broken water main closes Burbank fire training center

Found: Bodies of 17 military members lost in 1952 crash

Man who tried to hire hit man to kill his model wife gets nine years

'The Shield' actor Michael Jace pleads not guilty to killing wife

Amazon unveils the Fire Phone, its first smartphone

The smartphone, which closely resembles the look of the iPhone 5s, boasts four front-facing cameras and 3-D viewing.

Live blog: Fed stays the course on interest rates, bond purchases

Redskins trademark canceled, impact uncertain

Iraq militants launch attack on vital oil refinery

Libya demands return of Benghazi suspect seized by U.S. forces

One of several key witnesses who spotted Dorner during manhunt dies

L.A. councilman wants to put ground-based solar arrays on pause

California Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter to retire

Detectives investigate man's death outside auto body shop

Lancaster woman gets year in jail for choking, hitting pit bull

Deaths of two hikers on Mt. Tamalpais ruled unrelated and accidental

Wildfire burning in Sequoia National Forest now 90% contained

Search for missing firefighter narrows after backpack, footprints found

ISIS militants in Iraq gain more ground with capture of Tal Afar

Nabih Bulos

The town, with a population of some 200,000 people, mostly ethnic Shiite and Sunni Turkomen, was taken just before dawn, the mayor says.

Phoenix priest expected to make 'full recovery' after church attack

Stanley Cup: Street closures in effect for Kings victory parade

Three sentenced to death in Tiananmen Square car attack

John Duran is courted by former rivals Bobby Shriver, Sheila Kuehl

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins reelection

Bills targeting sugary sodas, plastic bags, grease theft survive

Man shoots older brother in front of South Los Angeles home

No. 2 U.S. diplomat to join Iran nuclear talks

U.S. condemns militants' claim of executing 1,700 Iraqi soldiers

Islamic militants claim to execute many Iraqi soldiers

Charter school moving after paperwork snafu with L.A. Unified

San Francisco leads the way with $15 minimum-wage ballot measure

TCP Capital poised to expand its investment reach

Legislature OKs $156.4-billion budget

Education, social services and the proposed bullet train are big winners in California's 2014-15 budget. Lawmakers also attempt to lower the state's pension costs.

Bergamot Station's tenants at odds over its future as Expo Line nears

Militants kill dozens in hours-long siege on Kenyan town

Grazing on federal land under threat because of drought

In Texas' Rio Grande Valley, a seemingly endless surge of immigrants

Port Hueneme to house hundreds of teens who entered U.S. illegally

At least 180 Central American minors are being held in a makeshift facility at the Ventura County naval base, and that number is expected to triple.

49 die as pro-Russia rebels down Ukraine army plane

By Victoria Butenko and Sergei L. Loiko The military transport plane is shot down in southeastern Ukraine. 'This is not a civil war with some local insurgents but a real war with Russia,' says one observer

After Kings win, Garcetti ready to hear De Blasio sing

Kings fans celebrate Stanley Cup win with fireworks, crowd surfing

Friends of transgender woman who was found dead gather in Santa Ana

Pro-Russia militants shoot down Ukraine military plane

Kashkari accepts debate invitations, awaits word from Brown

L.A. to test Jordan Downs soil for lead contamination

Obama rules out sending ground troops to Iraq

Two fans arrested near Staples Center during Stanley Cup Game 5

San Francisco college wins reprieve with order for new review

Authorities bust large 'bath salts' drug organization

Vigil planned for transgender activist found dead in Anaheim

Federal bill calls for new rules for killer whales, others at SeaWorld

Reputed gang member found guilty in 2012 shooting deaths

Inmate gets 25 years to life for strangling suspected child molester

Man arrested in April hit-and-run death of cyclist in Eastvale

L.A. pays $215,000 to settle suit by man who wore KKK hood to meeting

Woman killed when four gunmen open fire on parked SUV in South L.A.

Supporters of Marine jailed in Mexico want White House to intervene

Anaheim police investigating suspicious death of transgender victim

Janitor accused of secretly recording women at Anaheim City Hall

Federal officials to investigate fatal DUI involving former House aide

Man dies in shooting in Florence-Firestone neighborhood

Man who led police on chase pleads not guilty in domestic violence case

Woman held on suspicion of making false child abduction report

Police seek woman suspected of bludgeoning wife to death in San Diego

Bay Area man arrested in 1989 cold-case killing on San Bruno Mountain

Earthquake near Oak Hills downgraded to magnitude 3.5

Stocks rise moderately on benign inflation data

Brown, legislators reach deal on bullet train funds
Chris Megerian

The agreement is one of several reached as the state budget continued to take shape ahead of Sunday's deadline.

Gun violence at U.S. schools continues to grow sharply

For Brazil's new middle class, life's still a struggle

By Vincent Bevins
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In San Paulo, Brazil, a subway strike has turning the morning commute into an even longer ordeal. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Transportation, schools, healthcare and public safety are still major sore spots for newly empowered Brazilians.

Airbnb uses FIFA World Cup to bring sharing economy to Brazil

Family mourns man who tried to stop Las Vegas shooting rampage

Stunned unions cry foul after tenure rules struck down

Howard Blume, Stephen Ceasar

Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu says the laws governing job security were unconstitutional because they harmed low-income, minority students.

Politics Now

Dave Brat: The unknown behind Eric Cantor's shocking fall

Cantor's defeat is without precedent, no majority leader has ever suffered such a primary defeat. Not even the most astute political observer expected him to lose.

Nation Now

San Quentin plans psychiatric hospital for death row inmates

L.A. half-cent tax proposal for street, sidewalk repair is pulled

Leading Egyptian activist imprisoned for 15 years in mass sentencing

Fatal crash closes eastbound 210 Freeway in La Verne

L.A. planning panel OKs alcohol permit for skid row apartments

Earthquake: 4.0 quake strikes near Barstow

Suspect arrested after hours-long Norwalk standoff

Jim Hayes dies at 88; former journalism professor, writing coach

30 Norwalk homes evacuated in standoff between armed man, police

Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Ridgemark, Calif.

SigAlert: Truck carrying 8,000 pounds of lights overturns on 405

L.A. panel takes key step toward wage boost for hotel workers

Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near The Geysers, Calif.

Business

Texas Gov. Rick Perry tries to woo Tesla in Sacramento

Helicopter lands in prison yard, takes off with three inmates

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Helicopter escape

From top, Yves Denis, 35, Denis Lefebvre, 53, and Serge Pomerleau, 49, escaped by helicopter from the prison yard at Orsainville Detention Center. (Francis Vachon / Canadian Press)

- Two of three inmates who escaped from Canadian prison are facing murder charges
- In dramatic jailbreak, green chopper carried three inmates out of Quebec City prison yardA helicopter landed in the prison yard of  a detention center in Quebec City and took off with three inmates, two of whom are charged with murder.

Arcadia high school teacher held on suspicion of kidnapping students

Pacoima Wash is getting a makeover

Farmers markets reaching more consumers who get nutritional benefits

California tax credit plan proves popular with businesses

Las Vegas rampage leaves 2 cops, 1 civilian dead, ends in murder-suicide

Police are still trying to understand the motive behind the attack, during which one of the killers shouted, 'The revolution is about to start.'

Heavily armed attackers storm Pakistan airport, killing 13

LGBT pride on parade in West Hollywood

LeBron James doesn't seize up, Heat locks down and NBA Finals are tied More lawsuits are a foregone conclusion for California high-speed rail

Charlie Beck wants 5 more years as LAPD chief. So how is his department doing?

L.A. has run out of time to fix its own jails

Californians should wise up about our stupid tax code

Kato Kaelin, 20 years later, on O.J., unwanted fame and media lies

Lawmakers assail Navy's plan for carrier-based drones
W.J. Hennigan

The Navy has asked for reconnaissance drones -- essentially spy planes -- but congressional leaders want cutting-edge warplanes that can attack with little more than a mouse click.

Son in O.C. murder-suicide recalled as conflicted young man
By Anh Do

One friend remembers him saying: 'My parents think I'm the biggest loser there is. I don't even feel like I'm related to them.'

California man held in bomb case tried to buy lethal toxins, FBI says

Vermont's new GMO law may upend food industry nationwide

Seattle police find big illegal pot grow, don't bother arresting anyone

Deadly attack raises concern about growth of 'evil cults' in China

Tracy Morgan critically injured in N.J. crash

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured in a fatal six-vehicle pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike on Saturday, hours after performing a standup routine at a show in Delaware, authorities said.

Organic agriculture attracts a new generation of farmers

How did accused politician Leland Yee get 300,000 votes?

Jurors hear of deputies' attempt to coerce FBI agent Surgeon: Stow will need round-the-clock aid for life

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Meet Governor(s) Pay-to Pay Charles Baker, GOP nominee for governor in Massachusetts, gave $10,000 to New Jersey's Republican State Committee and hosted a fundraiser for Chris Christie – which happens to be flagrantly illegal, since Baker worked for a venture capital firm that shortly thereafter got a contract to manage New Jersey public pension funds

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Targeting Mexico

Mexico's Secretariat of Public Security, which was folded into the new National Security Commission at the beginning of 2013, was responsible at the time for the country's police, counterterrorism, prison system and border police. Most of the agency's nearly 20,000 employees worked at its headquarters on Avenida Constituyentes, an important traffic artery in Mexico City. A large share of the Mexican security authorities under the auspices of the Secretariat are supervised from the offices there, making Avenida Constituyentes a one-stop shop for anyone seeking to learn more about the country's security apparatus.

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Fresh Leak on US Spying: NSA Accessed Mexican President's Email

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'Royal Concierge': GCHQ Monitors Diplomats' Hotel Bookings

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Quantum Spying: GCHQ Used Fake LinkedIn Pages to Target Engineers

Oil Espionage: How the NSA and GCHQ Spied on OPEC

Belgacom Attack: Britain's GCHQ Hacked Belgian Telecoms Firm

Cyber Attack: Belgians Angered by British Spying

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Police keep watch in Rio in April. (Getty)
Police keep watch in Rio in April. (Getty)

Brazil's other problems: police strikes, murder, drought, corruption and even Dengue fever.

Washington Post: 16 U. S. cities that foreign governments warn tourists to avoid

September 11 attacks on World Trade Center by Wikipedia

Mexicans are advised to exercise MAXIMUM CAUTION, monitor developments that might affect your safety in the United States because of Hate Crimes. The FBI reports that hate crimes against Latinos rose almost 40 percent between 2003 and 2006, and Hispanic activists say they are being targeted with threats and intimidation.

This is just a recent incident: STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A rash of recent assaults on Mexican immigrants has heightened tensions in Port Richmond, already on edge following the savage beating of a 25-year-old baker earlier this (April 2010) month.

In addition, no matter what your nationality the US in under permanent risk of terrorism. Visitors could be caught up in attacks targeted at American, British, Canadian, Australian citizens, others. Terrorists may attack official or civilian targets. Crime rates are higher in the larger cities, such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Many parts of the United States are subject to different natural hazards, including earthquakes, fires or wildfires, floods, extreme heat, hurricanes, landslides and debris flow (mudslides), thunderstorms and lightning, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes (Hawaii, Alaska and Pacific Northwest), winter storms (freezing rain, heavy snow and blizzards) and extreme cold. Tourists are often targeted for petty crimes such as pick-pocketing and theft, particularly on public transport. It is recommended that before visiting your destination point, Google it and write NAME OF CITY TO BE VISITED, then "crime, areas to be avoided & gang activities" to determine your level of threat.  

Come Back Alive, a site dedicated to Dangerous Countries writes on quote: 

"There are more than 200 million guns in the possession of Americans. Most violent acts in the States are the result of robberies, domestic disputes and drug-related violence. Terrorist acts, ranging from the killing of abortionist doctors to the bombing of the World Trade Center, are highly publicized but not considered a real threat to travelers. The threat of robbery or violent crime in inner cities and some tourist areas is real and should be taken seriously. Travel in America is considered safe (by .. Americans), and danger is confined to random violence and inner cities. Those seeking adventure can find it in a New Orleans bar at five in the morning or strolling through South Central L.A. after midnight." .. 

TRAVEL ADVISORY: The Southern Poverty Law Center counted 932 active hate groups in the United States in 2009. Only organizations and their chapters known to be active during 2009 are included. More, HERE.

Oct. 29, 2009 Washington Post: Obama signs hate crimes law

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TERRORISM, DRUGS

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MUST-READ Book: Cocaine Politics by Peter Dale Scott

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Powderburns

Marijuana legalization wins majority support in poll: Los Angeles Times

Marijuana, Officially Legal in Colorado

In 2006, former Mexican president Felipe Calderón launched a massive crackdown against drug trafficking organizations, in conjunction with the United States. Since then, more than 40,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence: Council On Foreign Relations

Washington State Gears Up for Marijuana Industry: Voice of America

Marijuana Legalization Canada: Liberal Party Lays Out Detailed Economic Plan For Pot: The Huffington Post, Canada

England Wants To Legalize Marijuana Through Cannabis Drug Reform: Inquisitr. Ltd.

More HERE.

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U.S. citizens traveling internationally in 2012, by destination

 

A change of scenery
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TRAVEL WARNING: Mexico

January 9, 2014

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed by Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) in the country. U.S. citizens have been the target of violent crimes, such as kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery by TCOs in various Mexican states. For information on security conditions in specific regions of Mexico, which can vary, travelers should reference the state-by-state assessments further below.

This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning for Mexico, issued July 12, 2013, to update information about the security situation and to advise the public of additional restrictions on the travel of U.S. government (USG) personnel.

General Conditions:

Millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year for study, tourism, and business, including more than 150,000 who cross the border every day. The Mexican government dedicates substantial resources to protect visitors to major tourist destinations, and there is no evidence that Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) have targeted U.S. visitors or residents based on their nationality. Resort areas and tourist destinations in Mexico generally do not see the levels of drug-related violence and crime that are reported in the border region or in areas along major trafficking routes. More, HERE.

The Naturalization Process and Current Trends in Immigration in the United States: By Gender, By Age and By Marital Status

In 2011, the total number of persons naturalizing was 694,193. The leading countries of birth of new citizens were Mexico (94,783), India (45,985), the Philippines (42,520), the People's Republic of China (32,864), and Colombia (22,693). The largest number of persons naturalizing lived in California (151,183), Florida (87,309), and New York (76,603).

Historical trends have shown that the average number of persons that are naturalized annually has increased from less than 120,000 during the 1950s and 1960s to 210,000 during the 1980s, to 500,000 during the 1990s, and to 680,000 between 2000 and 2009. Naturalizations rose sharply during the mid-1990s because of various factors that include: 1) the 2.7 million undocumented immigrants legalized under the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 making them eligible for citizenship; 2) legislative efforts to restrict public benefits for non-citizens; and 3) the implementation of a mandatory program requiring replacement of permanent resident cards issued before 1977.

More, HERE.

Information submitted by Cooper Brimm, American Immigration Center

16 Ways to Get Through the Airport Faster

With airports that seem busier than ever, airline staffing reductions creating longer lines at check-in and airport security wait times that can be entirely unpredictable, these days the old airport "two-hour" rule often leaves just minutes to spare to buy a magazine, grab a snack or hustle your kids into the bathroom. Saving a few extra minutes here and there along the way can add up in your favor; here are 16 tips to get you from your front door to your seat on the plane as quickly and painlessly as possible -- as well as some ideas to keep you moving no matter what is going on with your flight.

More, HERE

© 2013 The Independent Traveler, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

15 Travel Tips to Get Through TSA Security


The savviest of travelers understand the security requirements and plan ahead. In the United States, airport security is run by the Transportation Security Administration, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees border security as well as technological research, response to national disasters and terrorism, and intelligence analysis.

These tips reflect TSA policies as of November 2012. And for students enrolled in a homeland security program, knowing this information is vital and applicable to your future career.

More, HERE.

© 2013, Master of Homeland Security

COMMUNITY NEWS

Autos con 15 Años de Antiguedad Dejarán de Circular en el D. F. Dos Veces a la Semana

Cars Older than 15 Years will not circulate twice a Week

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Tanya Muller García, Secretaria del Medio Ambiente del Distrito Federal

Mexico City's Environment Secretariat

NUEVO ESQUEMA DE HOY NO CIRCULA

New Program of (Your Car) Does not Circulate in Mexico City. More information, HERE by Wikipedia

S P E C I A L   A N N O U N C E M E N T
Olivier Tschumi
Olivier Tschumi, a Swiss citizen, relocated to Mexico 22 years ago. He was kidnapped while jogging with his two dogs in a park north of Cuernavaca in the morning of December 19, 2010. A ransom was paid to the kidnappers on December 21 of same year, but Olivier continues to be in captivity to this date. Authorities have no leads to the kidnappers.

Security Corner in Mexico has been requested by Mr. Tschumi's family in Switzerland to have this information available to our readers in the event you happen to know or hear of Olivier's whereabouts. The Mexican Federal Attorney General's Office (PGR) is offering $5 million pesos as a reward to anybody providing information that will lead to the whereabouts of Mr. Tschumi

If you have any information, please write to Olivier's sister ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Olivier has a 12-year old waiting to hear from you too. More information, in Spanish HERE

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Olivier Tschumi, citoyen suisse, s'est installé au Mexique il y a 22 ans. Au matin du 19 décembre 2010,  Il a été enlevé  lors d'un jogging avec ses deux chiens dans une forêt au nord de Cuernavaca. Une rançon a été payée selon les exigences des ravisseurs le 21 décembre de la même année. Olivier n'a pas été libéré, il a disparu depuis ce jour. L'enquête, menée par les  autorités mexicaines piétine.  Désespérée, la famille Tschumi en Suisse implore l'aide de tout le monde pour retrouver Olivier. Toute information concernant les ravisseurs et  sa localisation sera utile et  bienvenue. La famille d'Olivier a grand besoin de votre aide et vous remercie.

Le Bureau du procureur général fédéral mexicain offre $ 5.000.000 pesos en récompense à qui fournira des informations conduisant à retrouver Monsieur Tschumi. Si vous avez des informations, s'il vous plaît écrivez à la sœur d'Olivier, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Olivier a une fille de 12 ans qui espère retrouver son papa grâce à votre aide! Plus d'informations en espagnol ICI
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Cuernavaca's Center for Happy Sr. Citizens, contributing to the enhancement of life quality. Monday to Friday: 8AM to 14:00 hrs. Among other courses specially designed for the elderly: literature, history, philosophy, IT, English, Spanish, artistic workshops: music, painting, cuisine, manual art; sports and entertainment: dancing, zumba, danzon, yoga, aqua-aerobics, reading. Emotions' handling, conferences, legal advise for inheritance, tanatology.

More information: Río Amacuzac 435, Col. Vistahermosa, tels. (01- 777) 221-6250 & (01-777) 310-31 27. Contact person: Alejandra Morales Leija

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American Benevolent Society

We regret to inform that our former Executive Director Carmen Verduzco passed away yesterday. There will be a Memorial Service for friends on July 6th, the first Sunday of July. The exact information will be sent by the ABS as soon as it is confirmed. We extend our sincerest condolence to the family and all of Carmen’s friends.

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Oprima ESTE ENLACE electrónico para ver las noticias actualizadas de México de CNN en Español de esta fecha

Lluvias provocan inundaciones y caos vial en el DF

Las principales vías afectadas en la Ciudad de México fueron Circuito Interior, Paseo de la Reforma, San Cosme, Thiers, Marina y Oceanía Ir a la nota

Tormentas eléctricas afectarán al centro del país

Las lluvias provocan encharcamientos en el DF

Peña espera beneficios de la Alianza del Pacífico

Durante la cena a Michelle Bachelet y Ollanta Humala, el presidente mexicano dio la agenda a analizar en la cumbre que inicia este viernes Ir a la nota

Rajoy recomienda a Peña seguir con las reformas

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Marco Fabián, mediocampista del Tri, a través de su cuenta de Twitter convocó a los aficionados a proponer otro grito para los encuentros Ir a la nota

'¡Eeeeh p...!', el grito que 'divierte' a la LigaMx

'Memo' Ochoa 'ataja' la atención mundial

El balón está en la cancha

"Nada podemos hacer por el 'p...'": Femexfut

Irresponsable, justificar el grito homofóbico, considera la Conapred

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"Me voy con dignidad", dice Fausto Vallejo

El Congreso elimina la pensión para magistrados

Ajustes en 'Hoy no Circula' son por salud: Mancera

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Tropas rusas vuelven a la frontera con Ucrania: OTAN

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Un presunto exguardia nazi se ocultó en EU por 60 años

"Proyecto aeroportuario requiere más agua en zona de Texcoco" ObrasWeb

La reina Isabel II, ¿fan de 'Game of Thrones'?

El gobernador de Michoacán deja su cargo video

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Un tiburón de una tonelada se dirige a Texas

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El Universal has no official political affiilation and is the most read newspaper in Mexico

Oprima AQUI para ver noticias actualizadas del periódico El Universal

LLUVIA ANEGA CIRCUITO INTERIOR


Foto: Eduardo Sánchez/El Gráfico

El Servicio de Aguas de la Ciudad de México (SACM) informó que debido a las fuertes lluvias que se registraron esta tarde en la Ciudad de México hay 120 vialidades con severas afectaciones entre ellas Circuito Interior a la altura del Bosque de Chapultepec | Ver nota | Fotogalería

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Abren vía a debate de la energética

El Congreso de la Unión abrió el camino para que el PAN regrese al debate de las leyes secundarias de la reforma energética, al no discutir ni aprobar la reforma para definir el voto de las coaliciones, tema que impugnaba el panismo

Los ministros de culto podrán "orientar" voto

Crónica. Senado, acusado de hacer "bullying"

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Tri Gay Protesta

Gritos homofóbicos dañan dignidad humana: Conapred

Recordaron que FIFA obliga a todas las federaciones a aplicar el “Protocolo contra el racismo”

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Metrópoli

Por lluvias, abren gratis segundo piso del Periférico

De no existir previa autorización, queda expresamente prohibida la publicación, retransmisión, edición y cualquier otro uso de los contenidos de El Universal

Proceso is a weekly magazine, renowned for its left-wing journalism

Oprima AQUI para ver las noticias actualizadas de la revista Proceso de esta fecha

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Alista Banxico otro ajuste a la baja en pronóstico del PIB

Exigen a PGR indemnizar y ofrecer disculpas a indígenas otomíes absueltas

Caso Regina: revocan sentencia absolutoria contra “El Silva”, pero lo acusan sólo de robo

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- La Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos (CNDH) emitió la Recomendación 22/2014, dirigida a la dirección del Hospital General de México “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga” de la Secretaría de Salud federal, por un caso de inadecuad atención médica …

PUEBLA, Pue. (apro).- Al poner en marcha un proyecto piloto para rehabilitar albergues escolares indígenas en el país, Nuvia Mayorga Delgado, directora de la Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas (CDI), resaltó la importancia que tiene el …

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- Con el respaldo de todos los partidos políticos, excepto el PAN, la Cámara de Diputados aprobó una contrarreforma electoral que permite a los partidos emergentes mantener prerrogativas del gobierno y curules en el Congreso de la Unión. Luego …

Llevan a la PGR queja contra exlíder del PRI en el DF

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- El PRD capitalino y la Red de Asociaciones Civiles interpusieron ante la PGR una denuncia de hechos contra el expresidente del PRI …

Anulan pensión vitalicia para magistrados electorales

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- Con 93 votos a favor, cuatro en contra y cero abstenciones, el Senado admitió el “error” de otorgar un “haber de retiro” …

Acuerdan Peña Nieto y Obama atender fenómeno de niños migrantes

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Protestan contra bodas gay y aborto legal en Guanajuato

GUANAJUATO, Gto. (apro).- Integrantes del Movimiento Sumando Vida y Ciudadanos Unidos por Guanajuato y por la Vida se manifestaron frente a la sede del Congreso …

Hallan tres cadáveres de indígenas desaparecidos hace siete meses en Aquila

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- Los cadáveres de tres indígenas nahuas, …

Asesinan a miembro de la Fuerza Rural de Tepalcatepec, a su esposa y sus tres hijos

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Balean a familia en Sinaloa; mueren dos

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Para la DEA, una presa perdida

WASHINGTON.- Desde los años ochenta del siglo pasado, Juan José Esparragoza Moreno, El Azul, aparecía en los informes de la Administración Federal Antidrogas (DEA) como un narcotraficante “muy peligroso”, astuto y de bajo perfil, pero también como el responsable …

El Cártel de Sinaloa, listo para el relevo

Ismael El Mayo Zambada es el hombre más importante en el organigrama del Cártel de Sinaloa. El presunto deceso de Juan José Esparragoza Moreno, El Azul, no ha sido confirmado oficialmente, pero la versión, sumada a la reciente detención …

Violencia

Autodefensas mexiquenses: “Al que agarremos, lo linchamos”

En marzo pasado, según cifras del Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad, el territorio mexiquense era considerado uno de los más violentos. El gobernador Eruviel Ávila pidió refuerzos federales, pero aun con ellos la escalada de violencia continuó. Por eso …

El Operativo Seguridad, tan brutal como inútil

El uso de la inteligencia policial y militar anunciada por el secretario de Gobernación, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, como recurso principal del Operativo Seguridad Mexiquense (OSM), iniciado hace dos meses, terminó en un mero despliegue disuasivo. Más de 4 …

En Ecatepec, nepotismo mafioso

ECATEPEC, EDOMÉX.- El edificio del Palacio Municipal de Ecatepec, desde el cual Eruviel Ávila Villegas saltó a la gubernatura del Estado de México (Edomex) en 2011, se ha convertido en el nuevo refugio de cuatro familias cercanas al actual …

Guerrero, territorio salvaje

La entidad gobernada por Ángel Aguirre Rivero se encuentra desgarrada por los secuestros y la narcoviolencia. Los empresarios de Guerrero se quejan de la indolencia de las autoridades estatales y critican a varios alcaldes, como el de Chilpancingo, Mario …

Corrupción

Sesgos de la PGR en el caso Oceanografía

Las indagatorias acerca de la empresa consentida del foxismo comenzaron a atomizarse. El procurador Jesús Murillo Karam decidió abrir diversas averiguaciones previas para investigar, entre otros, al dueño de Oceanografía y al sobrino del exsecretario de Hacienda Francisco Gil …

Las reformas

Ley energética: farsa y prisa en el Senado

La euforia mundialista, así como la apatía de los grandes medios de comunicación ante las discusiones legislativas en torno a las reformas energética y eléctrica, no han sido los únicos factores que erosionan este debate crucial para el país. …

El campo, desamparado ante las empresas eléctricas

Una “nueva y peligrosa fuente de conflictos” en el campo mexicano se vislumbra entre las empresas privadas que participarán en las actividades energéticas y eléctricas, ya que tanto la nueva Ley de Hidrocarburos como la Ley de la Industria …

Medios

Avalancha presupuestal

La relación del gobierno federal con los medios de comunicación está reencontrando su viejo cauce clientelar. Durante el año pasado, el presupuesto para difundir programas oficiales e información de interés público se utilizó en una avalancha propagandística para aplastar …

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Así me secuestraron

El reciente secuestro de la exsecretaria de Medio Ambiente Julia Carabias en la selva chiapaneca se inscribe en un contexto de viejos conflictos sociales, agrarios y ambientales, específicamente en la Reserva de la Biosfera de Montes Azules, que se …

Una selva de conflictos

Para algunos dirigentes indígenas demandantes de tierras en la Selva Lacandona, la investigadora Julia Carabias debe “sacar las manos” de la región, agitada de por sí como consecuencia de múltiples y complejos problemas sociales relacionados con disputas agrarias, étnicas, …

Brasil 2014

A punto de la gloria y a un paso del desastre

Si un equipo está presionado, es Brasil. La gente y la prensa de ese país exigen que los futbolistas del Scratch du Oro ganen el Mundial, o serán criticados durante años en el país más futbolero del orbe, acusados …

Los caciques cariocas

Delante de los reflectores, los futbolistas brasileños son brillantes; tras bambalinas, los “hombres de pantalón largo” de ese país despiertan suspicacias. Tres ejemplos: Joao Havelange fue todopoderoso en la FIFA, pero salió del organismo porque se comprobó que aceptó …

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La FIFA designó a Brasil sede de la Copa del Mundo 2014 en octubre de 2007, a pesar de que el país había admitido que no tenía los estadios de calidad internacional que el certamen exigía. Hoy, construir 11 …

Pelé, el rey vasallo del dinero

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The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners - Public Service

For a distinguished example of meritorious public service by a newspaper or news site through the use of its journalistic resources, including the use of stories, editorials, cartoons, photographs, graphics, videos, databases, multimedia or interactive presentations or other visual material, a gold medal. Awarded to The Washington Post for its revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, marked by authoritative and insightful reports that helped the public understand how the disclosures fit into the larger framework of national security. and Awarded to The Guardian US for its revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, helping through aggressive reporting to spark a debate about the relationship between the government and the public over issues of security and privacy. Finalists Also nominated as a finalist in this category was Newsday, Long Island, N.Y., for its use of in-depth reporting and digital tools to expose shootings, beatings and other concealed misconduct by some Long Island police officers, leading to the formation of a grand jury and an official review of police accountability.

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It looked like a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service truck. But the U.S. Border Patrol says it was actually the latest in a long line of creative attempts by smugglers to get illegal drugs from Mexico into the U.S.


An Arizona inmate convicted of kidnapping and murdering a retired Oklahoma couple in New Mexico after he escaped from prison was sentenced Tuesday to life behind bars without the chance of parole.

‘No apologies’ on Bergdahl release, Obama says

“We saw that we had an opportunity and we seized it,” the president said during a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Aide: Was unit ‘long on psychopaths’?

Why Bergdahl's celebration was axed

GM CEO: 15 fired over ignition switch recalls

Mary Barra called the internal probe into the automaker’s recent recall “brutally tough and deeply troubling.”

A primer on the GM recalls

Jeantel, 20, after her high school graduation. (Angel Valentin/For the Post)

Her Trayvon Martin testimony set off a storm. Then a ‘village’ came to her aid.

Rachel Jeantel, who was on the phone with the teen when he was killed, is the focus of a group of mentors.

At 20, Jeantel graduates from high school

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Massive manhunt underway after 3 Mounties gunned down in Canada

Massive manhunt underway after 3 Mounties gunned down in Canada

Moncton, New Brunswick is on lockdown as police look for a heavily armed and camouflaged shooter.

Hours before shootings, a dark post on Facebook

Military jet crashes into a California neighborhood, destroying 8 homes

Military jet crashes into a California neighborhood, destroying 8 homes

The pilot was ejected with minor injuries, and miraculously, no one on the ground was hurt.

Striking videos of the crash

Did Hillary Clinton really help get chemical weapons out of Syria?

Did Hillary Clinton really help get chemical weapons out of Syria?

FACT CHECKER | The evidence for Sen. Claire McCaskill’s claim about the former secretary of state is slim.

The 2nd-largest religion in each state

The 2nd-largest religion in each state

Most Americans are Christian, but Buddhism, Islam and Judaism all have a big following after that.

NYT’s Maureen Dowd has a bad trip — but makes a good point about pot

NYT’s Maureen Dowd has a bad trip — but makes a good point about pot

OPINION | The columnist’s awful experience with pot in Colorado illustrates the risks of legalization.

‘Orange Is the New Black’ returns on Netflix, wickedly unrestrained

‘Orange Is the New Black’ returns on Netflix, wickedly unrestrained

REVIEW | The second season suggests strongly Piper is perhaps exactly where she belongs.

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Schleper returns to slopes, will ski for Mexico

By Associated Press, Published: June 2, 2014

Sarah Schleper has one stringent rule around her house these days: The family must speak in Spanish and that even applies to her 1-year-old daughter, who’s quickly learned to say “Hola!”

Just a way for the longtime American skier to become more fluent in the language of her recently adopted country.

The four-time Olympian will have a new passport when she returns to the World Cup circuit this season after retiring 2½ years ago. The Colorado skier just became a citizen of Mexico, where her husband is from. The International Ski Federation signed off on her decision to compete for Mexico, too, approving her release from the U.S. squad.

“You never really dream that you will be from somewhere else,” Schleper said in an interview from Cabo San Lucas, where she’s spent the last few weeks as she finished up the naturalization process. “I love the United States — it is an honor and a privilege to be born here, so many people want that, but it feels amazing to be a dual citizen of Mexico.

More, HERE.

When best-laid retirement plans meet grand-baby

Dave Tomlin, Jonathan Oatis/Associated Press - This March 2014 photo provided by courtesy of Dave Tomlin shows grandparents, Dave Tomlin, center, with his wife, Pam Tomlin, right, and their granddaughter, Elizabeth Gibbs, on the beachfront boardwalk with Bahia de Banderas behind them, near their home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. “While it’s not the leisurely retirement we thought we wanted, in many ways it’s better, starting with the pleasure of watching a beloved child grow up and, through her, participating more deeply in another culture and language,” said Tomlin.

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico — I was amazed one recent afternoon when I called out to my little granddaughter Elizabeth in another room and she answered, “Mande.”

That’s colloquial Spanish for “What can I do for you?” or simply “Yes?” But Elizabeth isn’t a native Spanish speaker. Neither am I, nor is her grandmother Pam. Spanish is colonizing our household speech because we all live together most of the year in Mexico.

More, HERE.

Tropical Storm Boris weakens but drenches Mexico

Tropical Storm Boris weakened back into a tropical depression Wednesday, but continued to drench southern Mexico.


If you're intending to score in a World Cup match, should you score the night before?
In Mexican culture and politics, soccer is like a pagan religion with its own gods, temples, and disciples.

Bosnia edges Mexico 1-0 in warm-up match

Bosnia and Herzegovina had lost its first two matches to Mexico in international soccer.

Tropical Storm Boris heads toward Mexico's coast

Tropical Storm Boris formed off Mexico's Pacific coast Tuesday and headed for an expected overnight landfall with heavy rains, leading authorities to evacuate seaside and mountain neighborhoods vulnerable to floods and mudslides.

Tropical Storm Boris forms off Mexico's coast

Tropical Storm Boris formed off Mexico's Pacific coast Tuesday, forcing evacuations in seaside and mountain communities vulnerable to flooding and mudslides.

Bosnia edges Mexico 1-0 in warm-up match

Bosnia and Herzegovina had lost its first two matches to Mexico in international soccer.

In Tampico, Mexico, where the drug war rages, 'the walls have ears'



Tampico residents cower from violence amid fighting cartels.


Mexican government sends reinforcements to Tamaulipas
Nineteen people have filed a criminal complaint alleging they were sexually abused by a now-suspended Mexican priest, and allege his archdiocese covered up the allegations for years.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 has been reported off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico.

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America



Photo coverage by The Associated Press in Latin America last week ranged from Brazil's unsettled final days before the World Cup starts to a bitter presidential fight in Colombia to Mexico City's new aquarium.

Magnate Carlos Slim opens aquarium in Mexico



Mexican magnate Carlos Slim on Friday inaugurated a four-level, underground aquarium that is one of the biggest in Latin America, housing 3,000 animals belonging to 230 species.


Human rights activists and vigilante leaders who rose up to fight a drug cartel in western Mexico on Wednesday urged Mexicans to form "self-defense" groups to demand public security and justice.
A U.S.-born singer of northern Mexican "banda" music has been shot to death at a restaurant in the border state of Sonora.
A Mexican court has ordered the federal government to pay compensation to an indigenous woman who spent four years in prison after being wrongly convicted of helping kidnap six federal police officers.
An unusually bloody weekend has led to renewed warnings against unnecessary travel to the Mexican city of Nogales along the Arizona border.
The NBA will play regular-season games in Mexico City and London as part of its extended global schedule for next season.
Mexican prosecutors have filed fraud charges against a businessman linked to a $400 million loss at Citigroup's Mexican bank subsidiary.

Mexico coach Herrera aiming high at World Cup

Mexico coach Miguel Herrera's goal is nothing less than winning the World Cup.
With few big names in its squad, Mexico could find it hard to make it out of its World Cup group.
Mexico's gold medal at the London Olympics was supposed to be a good sign for the national team as it looked ahead to the World Cup. Instead, the Mexicans barely qualified.


Defender Miguel Layun scored twice and Mexico beat Israel 3-0 on Wednesday night in the first or four friendly matches before the World Cup.
Hurricane Amanda rapidly gained force far off of Mexico's Pacific coast Sunday, growing into the strongest May hurricane on modern record for the Eastern Pacific, with sustained winds of about 150 mph (240 kph).

Hurricane briefly strengthens; still no threat



Hurricane Amanda unexpectedly regained strength briefly Tuesday, before resuming a predicted weakening far off Mexico's Pacific coast where it posed no threat to land.

Hurricane Amanda remains a Category 4 storm

Hurricane Amanda began weakening Monday and was not threatening land, although it remained a strong Category 3 storm far off Mexico's Pacific coast.
The Roman Catholic Church in Mexico has suspended a priest from the ministry after sexual abuse allegations against him were made public on a billboard.

Mexico: 2 police beaten to death in logging raid

Two policemen died after people attacked officers and forest rangers looking for suspected illegal loggers Tuesday in a community near the Popocatepetl volcano outside Mexico City, officials said. Authorities said a civilian also has died from a bullet wound.
Two Mexican environmentalists have been freed after they were briefly kidnapped by settlers seeking to carve up North America's last large pocket of tropical rain forest, their group said Tuesday.


A Mexican man once listed as the world's heaviest human has been cremated after dying Monday at the age of 48.

Mexico captured alleged cartel capo near border

Mexican security forces captured a regional leader of a drug cartel who controlled illegal trafficking of drugs, guns and money as well as kidnapping of migrants in a frontier region bordering Texas, Mexico's government said Sunday.

Mexico recalculates number of missing to 8,000

Mexico has recalculated the number of people who have gone missing since the start of the country's drug war in 2006, now saying a total of 8,000 are unaccounted for.
The Mexican government said Friday that sluggish economic growth in the first quarter of this year has caused it to drop projections for 2014 to 2.7 percent from the original 3.9 percent.

Hurricane forms off Mexico, strengthens rapidly

The first hurricane of the eastern Pacific season formed hundreds of miles off Mexico's coast Saturday and could become a major storm by Sunday though it poses no immediate threat to land, forecasters in Miami said.

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Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis I) was one of the main supporters –within the Catholic hierarchy– of Argentina’s military dictatorship which came to power in a CIA supported coup in 1976. He also played a direct and complicit role in the “Dirty War” ("la guerra sucia”)

American Citizen Carries Out Suicide Bombing for Al-Qaeda in Syria

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Mega-banks and investing powerhouses such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, UBS, Deutsche Bank, the Blackstone Group, Allianz, and HSBC Bank, among others, are consolidating their control over water.

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Mexico’s economy

Jam mañana

A frustrating start to the year

May 24th 2014 | MEXICO CITY | From the print edition

SO FAR this year Mexico’s government has resembled one of the country’s many devotees of St Jude, patron saint of lost causes. It has doggedly stuck to a 3.9% 2014 growth forecast, even though its main export market, the United States, has been sluggish, and the twin pillars of its domestic economy—buying and building—have fared even worse.

On May 21st the central bank revised its growth prediction down to 2.3-3.3%, from 3-4% previously. The government was expected finally to follow suit on May 23rd, when first-quarter GDP figures were due to be released. Even so, officials are convinced that within months the benefits of its plans to modernise the economy will start to show up in the numbers.

Mexicans have good reason to be sceptical.

More, HERE.


The Economist’s country of the year

Earth’s got talent

Resilient Ireland, booming South Sudan, tumultuous Turkey: our country of the year is…

Dec 21st 2013 | From the print edition

HUMAN life isn’t all bad, but it sometimes feels that way. Good news is no news: the headlines mostly tell of strife and bail-outs, failure and folly.

Yet, like every year, 2013 has witnessed glory as well as calamity. When the time comes for year-end accountings, both the accomplishments and the cock-ups tend to be judged the offspring of lone egomaniacs or saints, rather than the joint efforts that characterise most human endeavour. To redress the balance from the individual to the collective, and from gloom to cheer, The Economist has decided, for the first time, to nominate a country of the year.

But how to choose it? Readers might expect our materialistic outlook to point us to simple measures of economic performance, but they can be misleading. Focusing on GDP growth would lead us to opt for South Sudan, which will probably notch up a stonking 30% increase in 2013—more the consequence of a 55% drop the previous year, caused by the closure of its only oil pipeline as a result of its divorce from Sudan, than a reason for optimism about a troubled land. Or we might choose a nation that has endured economic trials and lived to tell the tale. Ireland has come through its bail-out and cuts with exemplary fortitude and calm; Estonia has the lowest level of debt in the European Union. But we worry that this econometric method would confirm the worst caricatures of us as flint-hearted number-crunchers; and not every triumph shows up in a country’s balance of payments.

More, HERE.

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The Guardian

Snowden voted person of the year

Edward Snowden
In May Edward Snowden flew to Hong Kong where he gave journalists the material which blew the lid on the extent of US digital spying. Photograph: The Guardian/AFP/Getty Images

For the second year in a row, a young American whistleblower alarmed at the unfettered and at times cynical deployment of power by the world's foremost superpower has been voted the Guardian's person of the year.

Edward Snowden, who leaked an estimated 200,000 files that exposed the extensive and intrusive nature of phone and internet surveillance and intelligence gathering by the US and its western allies, was the overwhelming choice of more than 2,000 people who voted.

The NSA whistleblower garnered 1,445 votes. In a distant second, from a list of 10 candidates chosen by Guardian writers and editors, came Marco Weber and Sini Saarela, the Greenpeace activists who spearheaded the oil rig protest over Russian Arctic drilling. They received 314 votes. Pope Francis gained 153 votes, narrowly ahead of blogger and anti-poverty campaigner Jack Monroe, who received 144.
Snowden's victory was as decisive as Chelsea Manning's a year earlier.
More, HERE.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry. It is published by Condé Nast. Started as a weekly in 1925, the magazine is now published 47 times annually, with five of these issues covering two-week spans. More HERE by Wikipedia

A Reporter at Large

The Hunt for El Chapo

How the world’s most notorious drug lord was captured.

By May 5, 2014

El Chapo escaped from a maximum-security prison and evaded many attempts at capture, often hiding out in the Sierra Madre.

El Chapo escaped from a maximum-security prison and evaded many attempts at capture, often hiding out in the Sierra Madre.

One afternoon last December, an assassin on board a K.L.M. flight from Mexico City arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. This was not a business trip: the killer, who was thirty-three, liked to travel, and often documented his journeys around Europe on Instagram. He wore designer clothes and a heavy silver ring in the shape of a grimacing skull. His passport was an expensive fake, and he had used it successfully many times.

But, moments after he presented his documents to Dutch customs, he was arrested. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had filed a Red Notice with Interpol—an international arrest warrant—and knew that he was coming. Only after the Dutch authorities had the man in custody did they learn his real identity: José Rodrigo Arechiga, the chief enforcer for the biggest drug-trafficking organization in history, Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel.

More, HERE by The New Yorker

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Massive manhunt in Canada after gunman kills 3 officers, wounds 2
Manhunt
By Richie Duchon, James Queally, Ryan Parker

June 4, 2014

A manhunt continued in Canada early Thursday for a man who shot and killed three on-duty police officers and wounded two others in a city in New Brunswick province.

At 5:40 a.m. local time, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police released a map of the search area in Moncton, a city of 64,000, and warned residents within the zone to stay inside and lock doors as officers tracked the shooter, identified by police as Justin Bourque, 24.

More, HERE

Taliban's video of Bowe Bergdahl handover is a vivid reminder of war

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Runoff vote in supervisor race will be pivotal for L.A. County


In historic step, ECB pushes bank deposit interest rate below zero

Earthquake: 3.1 temblor strikes near Bear Valley Springs

Homeless man stabbed to death in South Los Angeles

GM fires 15 over fatal ignition switch flaws, CEO says

Jerry Hirsch

An internal investigation found incompetence and neglect. 'This should have never happened,' General Motors CEO Mary Barra says.

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Kashkari's California win over Tea Party rival a victory for GOP establishment

Kashkari hasn't greatly reduced the odds against a Republican winning the California governorship. But he has averted the disaster many in the party feared if Tim Donnelly had become the GOP nominee.

Two of the hottest House races in L.A. region are close

Jim McDonnell, Lee Tanaka appear headed to L.A. County sheriff runoff

Uninspiring economic reports send stocks lower

Taliban release video of Bergdahl handoff to U.S.

The 17-minute video shows both sides quickly shaking hands before Bergdahl is handed over, patted down and helped into a U.S. helicopter.

Outsider leads L.A. County sheriff's race

EPA policy change may hinge on 1 word

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Ex-deputy details culture of abuse in L.A. County jail

DUI driver, pulled from deadly crash with beer in pocket, gets 6 years

Girl, 2, fatally struck by big rig while in crosswalk, officials say

Tobacco industry once had high hopes for marijuana business

Tobacco industry once had high hopes for marijuana business
Newly discovered documents show that major cigarette companies once investigated joining the marijuana business. Some analysts say they may be exploring the market once again.

Freed U.S. soldier is a deserter, some who served with him say

Donald Sterling accused of racist, sexist remarks in new lawsuit

City Council's political trump card raises abuse of power accusations San Francisco political consultant captured after FBI manhunt in explosives case
California's early adoption of climate rules could pay off

Evan Halper

New proposed EPA limits on greenhouse gases could help the California economy by lowering energy costs and boosting renewable energy businesses.

Mexico's vigilante movement has a strong U.S. connection
Vigilantes in Mexico
Cuauhtemoc Espejo checks a passenger's ID on a bus near Apatzingan in the Mexican state of Michoacan, where vigilante bands have taken over large areas that had been dominated for nearly a decade by drug and extortion cartels. (Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times)

.. Many of the vigilantes in Mexico's Michoacan state are returnees from California
.. L.A.-immigrant-turned-Mexico-vigilante on whether Michoacan drug cartel will reemerge: 'Let them try'
.. Fundraising in the U.S. helps vigilantes fighting drug cartels

By Tracy Wilkinson, Hector Becerra



June 2, 2014. Reporting from Apatzingan, Mexico

Sporting a semiautomatic assault rifle and a "213" area code tattoo, Cuauhtemoc Espejo boarded the passenger bus and checked riders' IDs.

Espejo, who returned to Mexico's Tierra Caliente from California's Central Valley a few years ago, is a member of one of the vigilante bands that in recent months took over large parts of Michoacan state dominated for nearly a decade by drug and extortion cartels.

"There is a lot of fear, uncertainty now," Espejo said as he made sure nobody from the notorious Knights Templar gang was on the bus.

More, HERE.

King Juan Carlos of Spain to abdicate throne

The once-beloved monarch of nearly 40 years will step down in favor of his son, Crown Prince Felipe, Spain's prime minister announces.

EPA unveils far-reaching climate plan targeting power plants
Evan Halper

The plan promises to set off intense debate across the country amid the president¿s boldest action yet to reshape the energy landscape.

V. Stiviano attacked in New York, lawyer says

Prisoner swap that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl riles Republicans

Quake near Getty Center in Brentwood upgraded to 4.2


Woman killed, another injured in crash at Port Hueneme church

Film academy to pay LACMA $36.1 million for movie museum lease

Israel travel program seeks to strengthen Jewish connection

Singer Chris Brown released early from jail

Grenade found at LAX: Five flights delayed; man arrested

Experts puzzle over $2-billion bid for Clippers

Charles Fleming, Walter Hamilton, Andrea Chang

The eye-popping bid from the world's 34th richest man underscores the explosion in tech wealth and the nonchalance with which billionaires chase trophy brands.

Woman shot, wounded in robbery attempt at Beverly Hills home

@HiddenCash strikes again, this time leaving money in Echo Park

@HiddenCash plans more cash drops on beaches today

Earthquake: 3.8 quake strikes near San Pedro

State grants $250 million for programs linking learning and careers

LAPD adds drones to arsenal, says they'll be used sparingly

Judge keeps details of Miramonte sex abuse investigation secret

Customs officials revise practices for detaining private airplanes

Police identify victim in Santa Ana homicide; suspect in custody

Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson says he's cooperating in insider trading probe

Fernando Gonzalez's Lakers suit: Does 'equal pay for equal work' hold up?

'Not one more!' father tells students at Isla Vista rampage memorial

Thousands honor Isla Vista victims at UCSB memorial service

Mass killings prompt lawmakers to propose new firearms bill

Red flags came too late to stop Isla Vista killer

Rembering the victims

The severity of Elliot Rodger's mental ills slipped through cracks. His acquaintances, law enforcement officials and mental health professionals say he was deeply sad.

SEE THE STORY

In Isla Vista, disbelief turns to outrage and mourning

The mounds of bouquets and candles grow around Isla Vista as friends, families and a college town mourn the victims of a killing spree that left seven dead, including the attacker.

Frantic parents of shooting suspect raced to Isla Vista during rampage

"Have you gotten Elliot's email? I think you should see it," the suspect's therapist said to his mother just 13 minutes before authorities say he opened fire outside a sorority house.

All 6 Isla Vista slaying victims were UCSB students

Emergency room doctor describes chaos after rampage

Isla Vista shootings: Victim's father wants to meet father of attacker


Fire at South Korean hospital for elderly leaves 21 dead

Sheriff's candidate James Hellmold isn't running from his past

Woman found dead in Lakewood apartment; detectives investigating

Shelly Sterling trying to rush Clippers sale before NBA vote

James Rainey, Andrea Chang, Nathan Fenno

A prospective new owner could be named by the end of the week, sources tell The Times. NBA team owners are set to vote Tuesday on whether to remove control of the team from Shelly and Donald Sterling.

Infamous hacker Sabu freed after 'extraordinary' aid to FBI

LAFD battles huge blaze at Lincoln Heights auto wrecking business

Pit bulls attack two men in Riverside County

Santa Monica will have earthquake engineers identify older buildings

Accrediting panel nixes extension for troubled San Francisco college
Tow truck driver allegedly tried to hit police officer before pursuit

County moves to require computer encryption after medical data breach

Garcetti nominates shipping executive as Port of Los Angeles director

Marines serve up meals to homeless veterans in San Diego

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'Citizen Koch' ... the movie they didn't want you to see


Meet Governor(s) Pay-to Pay Charles Baker, GOP nominee for governor in Massachusetts, gave $10,000 to New Jersey's Republican State Committee and hosted a fundraiser for Chris Christie – which happens to be flagrantly illegal, since Baker worked for a venture capital firm that shortly thereafter got a contract to manage New Jersey public pension funds

SPIEGEL ONLINE

Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit

By SPIEGEL Staff

The article you are reading originally appeared in German in issue 1/2014 (December 30, 2013) of DER SPIEGEL.

Targeting Mexico

Mexico's Secretariat of Public Security, which was folded into the new National Security Commission at the beginning of 2013, was responsible at the time for the country's police, counterterrorism, prison system and border police. Most of the agency's nearly 20,000 employees worked at its headquarters on Avenida Constituyentes, an important traffic artery in Mexico City. A large share of the Mexican security authorities under the auspices of the Secretariat are supervised from the offices there, making Avenida Constituyentes a one-stop shop for anyone seeking to learn more about the country's security apparatus.

More, HERE.

Fresh Leak on US Spying: NSA Accessed Mexican President's Email

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'Royal Concierge': GCHQ Monitors Diplomats' Hotel Bookings

By Laura Poitras, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and Holger Stark

Quantum Spying: GCHQ Used Fake LinkedIn Pages to Target Engineers

Oil Espionage: How the NSA and GCHQ Spied on OPEC

Belgacom Attack: Britain's GCHQ Hacked Belgian Telecoms Firm

Cyber Attack: Belgians Angered by British Spying

By Gregor Peter Schmitz in Brussels

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Advice to World Cup tourists: 'Don't scream when robbed'

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Police keep watch in Rio in April. (Getty)
Police keep watch in Rio in April. (Getty)

Brazil's other problems: police strikes, murder, drought, corruption and even Dengue fever.

Washington Post: 16 U. S. cities that foreign governments warn tourists to avoid

September 11 attacks on World Trade Center by Wikipedia

Mexicans are advised to exercise MAXIMUM CAUTION, monitor developments that might affect your safety in the United States because of Hate Crimes. The FBI reports that hate crimes against Latinos rose almost 40 percent between 2003 and 2006, and Hispanic activists say they are being targeted with threats and intimidation.

This is just a recent incident: STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A rash of recent assaults on Mexican immigrants has heightened tensions in Port Richmond, already on edge following the savage beating of a 25-year-old baker earlier this (April 2010) month.

In addition, no matter what your nationality the US in under permanent risk of terrorism. Visitors could be caught up in attacks targeted at American, British, Canadian, Australian citizens, others. Terrorists may attack official or civilian targets. Crime rates are higher in the larger cities, such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Many parts of the United States are subject to different natural hazards, including earthquakes, fires or wildfires, floods, extreme heat, hurricanes, landslides and debris flow (mudslides), thunderstorms and lightning, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes (Hawaii, Alaska and Pacific Northwest), winter storms (freezing rain, heavy snow and blizzards) and extreme cold. Tourists are often targeted for petty crimes such as pick-pocketing and theft, particularly on public transport. It is recommended that before visiting your destination point, Google it and write NAME OF CITY TO BE VISITED, then "crime, areas to be avoided & gang activities" to determine your level of threat.  

Come Back Alive, a site dedicated to Dangerous Countries writes on quote: 

"There are more than 200 million guns in the possession of Americans. Most violent acts in the States are the result of robberies, domestic disputes and drug-related violence. Terrorist acts, ranging from the killing of abortionist doctors to the bombing of the World Trade Center, are highly publicized but not considered a real threat to travelers. The threat of robbery or violent crime in inner cities and some tourist areas is real and should be taken seriously. Travel in America is considered safe (by .. Americans), and danger is confined to random violence and inner cities. Those seeking adventure can find it in a New Orleans bar at five in the morning or strolling through South Central L.A. after midnight." .. 

TRAVEL ADVISORY: The Southern Poverty Law Center counted 932 active hate groups in the United States in 2009. Only organizations and their chapters known to be active during 2009 are included. More, HERE.

Oct. 29, 2009 Washington Post: Obama signs hate crimes law

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TERRORISM, DRUGS

New report exposes CIA torture & rendition by Nick Harper

MUST-READ Book: Cocaine Politics by Peter Dale Scott

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Marijuana legalization wins majority support in poll: Los Angeles Times

Marijuana, Officially Legal in Colorado

In 2006, former Mexican president Felipe Calderón launched a massive crackdown against drug trafficking organizations, in conjunction with the United States. Since then, more than 40,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence: Council On Foreign Relations

Washington State Gears Up for Marijuana Industry: Voice of America

Marijuana Legalization Canada: Liberal Party Lays Out Detailed Economic Plan For Pot: The Huffington Post, Canada

England Wants To Legalize Marijuana Through Cannabis Drug Reform: Inquisitr. Ltd.

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U.S. citizens traveling internationally in 2012, by destination

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TRAVEL WARNING: Mexico

January 9, 2014

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed by Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) in the country. U.S. citizens have been the target of violent crimes, such as kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery by TCOs in various Mexican states. For information on security conditions in specific regions of Mexico, which can vary, travelers should reference the state-by-state assessments further below.

This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning for Mexico, issued July 12, 2013, to update information about the security situation and to advise the public of additional restrictions on the travel of U.S. government (USG) personnel.

General Conditions:

Millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year for study, tourism, and business, including more than 150,000 who cross the border every day. The Mexican government dedicates substantial resources to protect visitors to major tourist destinations, and there is no evidence that Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) have targeted U.S. visitors or residents based on their nationality. Resort areas and tourist destinations in Mexico generally do not see the levels of drug-related violence and crime that are reported in the border region or in areas along major trafficking routes. More, HERE.

The Naturalization Process and Current Trends in Immigration in the United States: By Gender, By Age and By Marital Status

In 2011, the total number of persons naturalizing was 694,193. The leading countries of birth of new citizens were Mexico (94,783), India (45,985), the Philippines (42,520), the People's Republic of China (32,864), and Colombia (22,693). The largest number of persons naturalizing lived in California (151,183), Florida (87,309), and New York (76,603).

Historical trends have shown that the average number of persons that are naturalized annually has increased from less than 120,000 during the 1950s and 1960s to 210,000 during the 1980s, to 500,000 during the 1990s, and to 680,000 between 2000 and 2009. Naturalizations rose sharply during the mid-1990s because of various factors that include: 1) the 2.7 million undocumented immigrants legalized under the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 making them eligible for citizenship; 2) legislative efforts to restrict public benefits for non-citizens; and 3) the implementation of a mandatory program requiring replacement of permanent resident cards issued before 1977.

More, HERE.

Information submitted by Cooper Brimm, American Immigration Center

16 Ways to Get Through the Airport Faster

With airports that seem busier than ever, airline staffing reductions creating longer lines at check-in and airport security wait times that can be entirely unpredictable, these days the old airport "two-hour" rule often leaves just minutes to spare to buy a magazine, grab a snack or hustle your kids into the bathroom. Saving a few extra minutes here and there along the way can add up in your favor; here are 16 tips to get you from your front door to your seat on the plane as quickly and painlessly as possible -- as well as some ideas to keep you moving no matter what is going on with your flight.

More, HERE

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15 Travel Tips to Get Through TSA Security


The savviest of travelers understand the security requirements and plan ahead. In the United States, airport security is run by the Transportation Security Administration, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees border security as well as technological research, response to national disasters and terrorism, and intelligence analysis.

These tips reflect TSA policies as of November 2012. And for students enrolled in a homeland security program, knowing this information is vital and applicable to your future career.

More, HERE.

© 2013, Master of Homeland Security

COMMUNITY NEWS

S P E C I A L   A N N O U N C E M E N T
Olivier Tschumi
Olivier Tschumi, a Swiss citizen, relocated to Mexico 22 years ago. He was kidnapped while jogging with his two dogs in a park north of Cuernavaca in the morning of December 19, 2010. A ransom was paid to the kidnappers on December 21 of same year, but Olivier continues to be in captivity to this date. Authorities have no leads to the kidnappers.

Security Corner in Mexico has been requested by Mr. Tschumi's family in Switzerland to have this information available to our readers in the event you happen to know or hear of Olivier's whereabouts. The Mexican Federal Attorney General's Office (PGR) is offering $5 million pesos as a reward to anybody providing information that will lead to the whereabouts of Mr. Tschumi

If you have any information, please write to Olivier's sister ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Olivier has a 12-year old waiting to hear from you too. More information, in Spanish HERE

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Olivier Tschumi, citoyen suisse, s'est installé au Mexique il y a 22 ans. Au matin du 19 décembre 2010,  Il a été enlevé  lors d'un jogging avec ses deux chiens dans une forêt au nord de Cuernavaca. Une rançon a été payée selon les exigences des ravisseurs le 21 décembre de la même année. Olivier n'a pas été libéré, il a disparu depuis ce jour. L'enquête, menée par les  autorités mexicaines piétine.  Désespérée, la famille Tschumi en Suisse implore l'aide de tout le monde pour retrouver Olivier. Toute information concernant les ravisseurs et  sa localisation sera utile et  bienvenue. La famille d'Olivier a grand besoin de votre aide et vous remercie.

Le Bureau du procureur général fédéral mexicain offre $ 5.000.000 pesos en récompense à qui fournira des informations conduisant à retrouver Monsieur Tschumi. Si vous avez des informations, s'il vous plaît écrivez à la sœur d'Olivier, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Olivier a une fille de 12 ans qui espère retrouver son papa grâce à votre aide! Plus d'informations en espagnol ICI
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Cuernavaca's Center for Happy Sr. Citizens, contributing to the enhancement of life quality. Monday to Friday: 8AM to 14:00 hrs. Among other courses specially designed for the elderly: literature, history, philosophy, IT, English, Spanish, artistic workshops: music, painting, cuisine, manual art; sports and entertainment: dancing, zumba, danzon, yoga, aqua-aerobics, reading. Emotions' handling, conferences, legal advise for inheritance, tanatology.

More information: Río Amacuzac 435, Col. Vistahermosa, tels. (01- 777) 221-6250 & (01-777) 310-31 27. Contact person: Alejandra Morales Leija

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YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE FANTASTIC FATHER´S DAY SALE JUNE 4-5-6 and 7th - 10:00-20:00, UNION EVANGELICAL CHURCH, PASEO DE LA REFORMA 1870, LOMAS DE CHAPULTEPEC, CORNER of MONTES AUVERNIA - With Plenty of Parking

THERE WILL BE CLOTHING, SHIRTS, JACKETS, T-SHIRTS, SHOES, BOOTS, SNEAKERS, HAND BAGS AND LOTS MORE! All credit and debit card accepted

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Our traditional Texas-Exes BBQ is coming to town  !!

COME ONE, COME ALL!  ¡QUE VENGAN TODOS!  ALL ALUMNI, STUDENTS AND FRIENDS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS ARE INVITED!  ¡LOS ESPERAMOS! THE ANNUAL TEXAS EXES BBQ WILL BE ON SATURDAY, 14 JUNE FROM 1:00 p.m. TO 5:00 p.m.  LES ESPERAMOS PARA EL BBQ ANUAL EN EL ITESM-CAMPUS DEL TECNOLÓGICO DE MONTERREY, SANTA FE. THERE WILL BE BBQ RIBS, SAUSAGES, BRISKET AND ALL THE BBQ TRIMMINGS.

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THE ENTRANCE FEE WILL BE $300 PESOS PER ADULT, $100 PESOS FOR CHILDREN UNDER 10. Save some Money: IF DEPOSITED BY NO LATER THAN 30 MAY, THE ENTRY FEES WILL BE $250 PESOS FOR ADULTS AND $75 PESOS FOR CHILDREN UNDER 10. THE ENTRY FEE INCLUDES THE BBQ, THE TRIMMINGS, SOFT DRINKS, WATER, WINE AND BEER. PARKING IS FREE!. SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER TODAY BY PAYING YOUR REDUCED ENTRY FEES.

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Se encuentra en el cuarto # 2124. Favor de traer una identificación official y pasar a través de la Unidad de Urgencias para poder llegar al Banco de Sangre. Proporcione el nombre del paciente. Para mas información, llamar a la Sra. María Elena Laisequilla en el número celular: 044 55 13 97 58 75. Se acepta cualquier tipo de donación de sangre.

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Oprima ESTE ENLACE electrónico para ver las noticias actualizadas de México de CNN en Español de esta fecha

El debate energético 'recibe gol' del Mundial

Por propuesta del PAN, el calendario de discusión de leyes secundarias será del 10 al 23 de junio, cuatro días después de la fecha inicial Ir a la nota

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Y la CNDH se defiende… de las víctimas

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The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners - Public Service

For a distinguished example of meritorious public service by a newspaper or news site through the use of its journalistic resources, including the use of stories, editorials, cartoons, photographs, graphics, videos, databases, multimedia or interactive presentations or other visual material, a gold medal.

Awarded to The Washington Post for its revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, marked by authoritative and insightful reports that helped the public understand how the disclosures fit into the larger framework of national security.

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Awarded to The Guardian US for its revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, helping through aggressive reporting to spark a debate about the relationship between the government and the public over issues of security and privacy.

Finalists

Also nominated as a finalist in this category was Newsday, Long Island, N.Y., for its use of in-depth reporting and digital tools to expose shootings, beatings and other concealed misconduct by some Long Island police officers, leading to the formation of a grand jury and an official review of police accountability.

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Advice to World Cup tourists: 'Don't scream when robbed'

Terrence McCoy
Police keep watch in Rio in April. (Getty)
Police keep watch in Rio in April. (Getty)

Brazil's other problems: police strikes, murder, drought, corruption and even Dengue fever.

Cyberspying indictments part of broad strategy

Ellen Nakashima

Both diplomacy and criminal prosecution  are part of a previously undisclosed U.S. strategy to hold China accountable for what officials say is a growing campaign of commercial cyberspying.

It’s the tea party’s last stand, and it is not going well

Philip Rucker and Robert Costa

After a string of humbling defeats, the tea party’s best hope to oust an incumbent is to defeat a six-term Mississippi senator. But incidents and errors aren’t helping.

More stressed at home than at work?

Brigid Schulte

(Bigstock)

SHE THE PEOPLE | A study shows both women and men are less stressed — and women are much happier — at work.

Morning Mix

Stories from all over
October photo of FBI seizing evidence from Brooklyn rabbi. (AP)
October photo of FBI seizing evidence from Brooklyn rabbi. (AP)

Rabbis charged with strong-arming Jewish men into divorce

Lindsey Bever

Wives allegedly hired “special rabbis” for rough stuff when Orthodox husbands refused divorce.

'Deeply evil' Chinese billionaire sentenced to die

NASA's massive selfie-promotion

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The ‘1 percent’ isn’t America’s biggest driver of inequality — college is

The ‘1 percent’ isn’t America’s biggest driver of inequality — college is Jim Tankersley

WONKBLOG | There’s a growing pay differential between workers who go to college and those who don’t.

Thai coup leaders summon ousted premiers, leading politicians for talks

Thai coup leaders summon ousted premiers, leading politicians for  talks Lennox Samuels

Junta threatens to shut down social media if users incite violence or criticize military leaders.

Setting CIA agents’ legacies in stone

Ian Shapira

A Virginia craftsman carves the stars that honor the agency’s fallen on a memorial of white marble.

Lesbians flock to D.C. to give birth, seeking equal parenting rights

Carol Morello

A 2013 law allows for second-parent adoption of children born in the District, regardless of residency.

Opinions

The GOP, still drinking the tea

The GOP, still drinking the tea Eugene Robinson

The Republican Party’s move to the right opens space for Democrats.

Gay marriage victories mount

Gay marriage victories mount Editorial Board

Although the states are changing laws, it’s still not time for complacency.

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Obama to nominate Julian Castro as HUD secretary V

iolence escalates in Ukraine ahead of elections

Landon Donovan cut from U.S. World Cup roster

Senators urge NFL to back Redskins’ name change

Pirates top Nationals, hard-throwing rookie Treinen

National Gallery of Art receives 62 rare works from Mellon family

National Gallery of Art receives <br />62 rare works from Mellon family Lonnae O'Neal Parker

The family’s final direct donations to the museum include works by van Gogh, Monet and Seurat.

Is everyone a little bit racist?

Lavanya Ramanathan

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban ignites a firestorm with candid comments on bias. He has a point.

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A confrontation between 1,500 police and residents of a village on Mexico City's western outskirts left more than 100 police injured in a battle over a water spring. Three police remained in intensive care Thursday, the city government said, and five people were under arrest.


Police have arrested the suspected mastermind behind the kidnapping of 12 young people from a Mexico City bar who were later found slain and buried in a clandestine grave, prosecutors said Thursday.


The United States rapped Venezuela's government Wednesday for a "total failure" on agreements to help ease unrest that has gripped the South American nation for months, and warned sanctions may be inevitable if human rights abuses continue.


The State Department said Wednesday the U.S. may have to take a larger role in trying to ease the crisis in Venezuela if a South American effort to broker talks between the government in Caracas and the opposition remains stalled.

Mexico, US seek to boost student exchanges



Young Americans wanting to study in Latin America have stopped looking so intently at Mexico, which has dropped from first to fourth for U.S. students going to university in the region over the last 10 years.

Napolitano: Focus on border backup, not more walls

Political calls for more walls and policing at the U.S.-Mexico border are a "straw man" designed to defeat immigration reform, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Wednesday.
Mexican federal officials rescued 35 people who had been kidnapped for ransom in the southern state of Guerrero, the federal Attorney General's Office said Wednesday.
Soldiers and federal police arrested an alleged member of the Zetas drug gang who authorities say is one of 12 cartel members fueling an increase of violence in the border state of Tamaulipas, a top official said Tuesday.
Mexico's conservative National Action Party voted Sunday to retain its current leader, holding its first election in which all party members were allowed to select the leadership.


President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared almost a half-million acres of rugged desert terrain along the U.S.-Mexico border as a national monument, marking the largest swath of land to be set aside for that purpose since he took office.

Mexican World Cup players banned from eating beef



Mexican World Cup players may be asking: Where's the beef?
Mexico City thought it had a racy but catchy ad campaign for its effort boost the low level of breast feeding by Mexican mothers, going with a slogan that roughly translates as "give your breast to you child, don't turn your back on them."
A teacher and the assistant principal at a junior high school where a student was thrown against a wall by four classmates and later died of his injuries have been suspended pending an investigation, education authorities in a northern Mexico border state said.


A species of snake that had been "lost" for almost 80 years has been re-discovered on a remote Mexican island.

How does a drug cartel become a lime cartel?

Margaritas may cost more this summer, and the reason why may surprise you.
The bodies of 16 people were found in two different areas of a northern Mexico border state where a surge in violence in recent weeks has triggered civic protests over drug-fueled killings.

Mexico sets security plan for violent border state

After a recent surge of bloodshed, Mexico's top security official said Tuesday that military commanders will lead a new security push in the northern border state of Tamaulipas.

Mexico to try 3rd mayor for aiding drug cartel

Authorities said Friday that a Mexican judge has ordered another mayor held for trial on charges of aiding a drug cartel, the fourth official to face such charges in recent months.
Mexico's new rural police: Same old problems?

A new police force made up of former vigilantes fighting a drug cartel in violence-plagued western Mexico already faces some of the same problems as the disbanded local law enforcement agencies it is replacing.

Drug cartel members join Mexican militias in Michoacan

In Michoacan, former Knights Templar cartel joins militia movement born to fight them.

Mexico nabs drug gang leader in state of Guerrero

Mexican authorities said Saturday that they have arrested the leader of a gang responsible for trafficking drugs from the southwestern state of Guerrero to the United States.

Mexico arrests top migrant smuggler for Zetas

Authorities in Mexico have arrested a man suspected of being the main migrant smuggler for the Zetas drug cartel, an official said Thursday.

Officials blast Mexican teachers' salaries report

Education officials and a teachers union on Friday blasted a recent study that found that several Mexican teachers earn more than the country's president, saying it lacks veracity and contains mistakes.

Mexico City sets new record for gathering thousands of chefs

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Mexico City broke the Guiness World Record for the largest number of chefs in one place at one time with 3,634 chefs
Mexico plans to extract 13,000-year-old skeleton
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Mexican experts plan to extract the entire skeleton of a teenage girl who nearly 13,000 years ago toppled into a deep hole in a Mexican cave and died, an official said Monday.

Mexico's conservative party keeps leadership

Mexico's conservative National Action Party voted Sunday to retain its current leader, holding its first election in which all party members were allowed to select the leadership.
Mexican cement giant Cemex SA said Thursday that it has named a new chairman of the board and a new chief executive officer.

Mexico City vets, pet owners object to animal law

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Pet owners, breeders and veterinarians in Mexico's capital are howling over a law passed by the city council requiring sterilization, chip implants and registration of all cats and dogs.

Mexico investigating attack that killed 4 soldiers

The Mexican government is investigating an attack in the western state of Jalisco that killed four soldiers and wounded two, a federal official said Wednesday.

A gas explosion at a shopping center in the Mexican border city of Reynosa on Thursday left two people dead and seven injured, authorities said.
Mexico arrests top migrant smuggler for Zetas

Authorities in Mexico have arrested a man suspected of being the main migrant smuggler for the Zetas drug cartel, an official said Thursday.

Owner of bankrupt Mexico airline seeking US asylum

The fugitive businessman who controlled Mexicana airlines before it went bankrupt and was recently charged with illegal use of the airline's funds has asked for asylum in the United States, a federal official said Wednesday.

Mexico sets security plan for violent border state

After a recent surge of bloodshed, Mexico's top security official said Tuesday that military commanders will lead a new security push in the northern border state of Tamaulipas.
Official: Slain Zetas founder was robbing banks

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A founding member of the brutal Zetas cartel who was killed by soldiers last week was no longer a major player in the drug trade, a Tamaulipas state official said Monday

Mexico's Cemex says CEO Zambrano died in Madrid

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Lorenzo Zambrano, who transformed Cemex SA de Mexico from a regional cement producer into a global player, died Tuesday in Spain, the company said.

Mexican anti-cartel militiamen resisting government plan to demobilize them

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In troubled state of Michoacan, worries over demobilization plan

Mexico to transform anti-cartel vigilante forces

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Mexico's government on Saturday began demobilizing a vigilante movement of assault-rifle-wielding ranchers and farmers that had succeeded in largely expelling the Knights Templar cartel from the western state of Michoacan when authorities couldn't.

Mexican vigilante movement dismisses spokesman

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Vigilantes who have spent the last year beating back a drug cartel in Mexico said Thursday they have dismissed their chief spokesman after he used unusually blunt language to challenge President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Mexico: A Zetas founder among 6 dead in shootout

One of the military deserters who helped found the gang that grew into the brutal Zetas cartel was among six people killed during a gunbattle in a border town, a Tamaulipas state security official said Sunday.

Mexico suspends 3 federal judges in casino probe

Three Mexican federal judges have been suspended pending an investigation into court judgments that benefited casino owners, the judiciary announced Thursday.

Quake shakes western Mexico, but little damage

A magnitude-6.0 earthquake has jolted people from their beds in western and central Mexico, but officials say they've received no reports of major damage or injuries from the early morning shake.

Chinese resort plans alarms Mexican activists

Environmentalists say the only living hard coral reef in the Gulf of California is once again under threat, just two years after activists persuaded the government to block construction of a huge 30,000-room resort nearby.

Son says former Wisconsin governor and Mexico ambassador Patrick Lucey has died; he was 96

Son says former Wisconsin governor and Mexico ambassador Patrick Lucey has died; he was 96.

Strong earthquake shakes Mexico's Pacific coast

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A strong earthquake shook the southern Pacific coast of Mexico and several states, including the capital on Thursday, sending frightened people into unseasonal torrential rains that were also bearing down on the coast.

Mexico prepares for heavy rains from tropical low

Mexico is preparing for very heavy rains on its southern Pacific coast, as an unusually early start may be in the offing for the 2014 hurricane season, authorities said Wednesday.

Kerry to visit Mexico on Benghazi hearing day

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Secretary of State John Kerry will be traveling to Mexico later this month, making him unavailable to testify before a congressional committee hearing on Benghazi that he has been subpoenaed to attend, the State Department said Wednesday.

Mexican officials detain 9 Cuban migrants

Nine U.S.-bound Cuban migrants whose disabled boat drifted to the Yucatan Peninsula were detained by Mexican soldiers and federal police, immigration officials said Wednesday.

AP PHOTOS: Mexico's canals a quiet weekday retreat
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It's a different Xochimilco on weekdays.

Cirque du Soleil to open permanent show Mexico

Cirque du Soleil will base a permanent troupe in Mexico's Mayan Riviera, south of the Cancun resort area in the Yucatan Peninsula, organizers announced Wednesday.

'Gravity' director: Mexico should debate energy

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Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron published another full-page newspaper ad in Mexican newspapers on Monday asking the president for a series of public debates on reforms to the country's state-owned oil industry.

Mexican farmers happy that lime is luxury this Cinco de Mayo

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Mexican farmers say high lime prices more about bad weather than extortion.

Mexico anti-poverty fund draws line at 3 children

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he head of Mexico's anti-poverty program drew criticism Monday after she warned Indian mothers that government aid programs would help support only their first three children.

Marine veteran says he missed exit, hit Mexico

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A Marine veteran jailed in Mexico on weapons charges for allegedly bringing guns across the border said he never intended to leave the country but missed an exit when heading to meet friends in a border town.

Who was Cesar Chavez? Most Mexicans don't know

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The title in Spanish of the new biopic movie about Cesar Chavez sums up just how little known the Mexican-American labor leader is in Mexico.

TIME

How Gravity Director Alfonso Cuarón Stirred up Mexico’s Oil Politics

Ioan Grillo May 7, 2014

Alfonso Cuarón

By J.J. Abrams April 23, 2014

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Wall Street Republicans' dark secret: Hillary Clinton 2016

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A Reporter at Large

The Hunt for El Chapo

How the world’s most notorious drug lord was captured.

By May 5, 2014

El Chapo escaped from a maximum-security prison and evaded many attempts at capture, often hiding out in the Sierra Madre.

El Chapo escaped from a maximum-security prison and evaded many attempts at capture, often hiding out in the Sierra Madre.

One afternoon last December, an assassin on board a K.L.M. flight from Mexico City arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. This was not a business trip: the killer, who was thirty-three, liked to travel, and often documented his journeys around Europe on Instagram. He wore designer clothes and a heavy silver ring in the shape of a grimacing skull. His passport was an expensive fake, and he had used it successfully many times.

But, moments after he presented his documents to Dutch customs, he was arrested. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had filed a Red Notice with Interpol—an international arrest warrant—and knew that he was coming. Only after the Dutch authorities had the man in custody did they learn his real identity: José Rodrigo Arechiga, the chief enforcer for the biggest drug-trafficking organization in history, Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel.

More, HERE by The New Yorker

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U.S. Court of Appeals Joins the CIA’s Cover-Up of its Bay of Pigs Disaster

By The National Security Archive, Global Research, May 22, 2014

Spying is Meant to Crush Citizens’ Dissent, not Catch Terrorists

The Big Secret Behind the Spying Program

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Rights of Mexican Workers

The Continental Crucible

By Richard Roman and Edur Velasco

Global Research, May 11, 2014

The central purpose of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which celebrated its twentieth anniversary on January 1, was the consolidation of the neoliberal domestic agendas of the three member countries (Canada, United States and Mexico). Private corporate interests and the governing bodies of the three countries systematically sought to decrease labour costs and militancy, erect barriers against economic nationalism, and push the public sector and common goods into the profit streams of private capital.

By incorporating low-wage, low-rights Mexico into the continental production system, a process that was well under way before NAFTA, big business sought both to discourage labour militancy as well as to harmonize labour costs downward in Canada, the United States, and in the older industrialized and unionized regions of Mexico. NAFTA “constitutionalized” these transformations by treaty, seeking to make them near impossible to change. As Jaime Zabludovsky, the coordinator of Mexico’s negotiating team for NAFTA put it: “By consolidating the opening of its economy in an international treaty with its powerful neighbour, Mexico made economic reforms permanent and, thus, extended the planning horizons for domestic and foreign investors.”

More, HERE.

Is Texas Home to a Secret CIA Weapons Facility?

Camp Stanley Orders Over Two Million Rounds of AK-47 Ammunition

By Joseph Fitsanakis, Global Research, May 05, 2014

Police State and Mounting Poverty in Britain: David Cameron’s Concept of a “Big Society” is Continuing Jesus’ work

Prime Minister Finds God, Bans Bishops, Priests, the Poor – and Crutches

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Privatization of Water as an Owned Commodity Rather Than a Universal Human Right

By Joachim Hagopian, April 20, 2014

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There is no greater natural resource on this earth than water. As the sustenance of all life, water keeps every living and breathing organism, every plant, every animal and every human being on this planet alive.

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The Economist’s country of the year

Earth’s got talent

Resilient Ireland, booming South Sudan, tumultuous Turkey: our country of the year is…

Dec 21st 2013 | From the print edition

HUMAN life isn’t all bad, but it sometimes feels that way. Good news is no news: the headlines mostly tell of strife and bail-outs, failure and folly.

Yet, like every year, 2013 has witnessed glory as well as calamity. When the time comes for year-end accountings, both the accomplishments and the cock-ups tend to be judged the offspring of lone egomaniacs or saints, rather than the joint efforts that characterise most human endeavour. To redress the balance from the individual to the collective, and from gloom to cheer, The Economist has decided, for the first time, to nominate a country of the year.

But how to choose it? Readers might expect our materialistic outlook to point us to simple measures of economic performance, but they can be misleading. Focusing on GDP growth would lead us to opt for South Sudan, which will probably notch up a stonking 30% increase in 2013—more the consequence of a 55% drop the previous year, caused by the closure of its only oil pipeline as a result of its divorce from Sudan, than a reason for optimism about a troubled land. Or we might choose a nation that has endured economic trials and lived to tell the tale. Ireland has come through its bail-out and cuts with exemplary fortitude and calm; Estonia has the lowest level of debt in the European Union. But we worry that this econometric method would confirm the worst caricatures of us as flint-hearted number-crunchers; and not every triumph shows up in a country’s balance of payments.

More, HERE.

Copyright © The Economist Newspaper Limited 2013. All rights reserved.

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Snowden voted person of the year

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For the second year in a row, a young American whistleblower alarmed at the unfettered and at times cynical deployment of power by the world's foremost superpower has been voted the Guardian's person of the year.

Edward Snowden, who leaked an estimated 200,000 files that exposed the extensive and intrusive nature of phone and internet surveillance and intelligence gathering by the US and its western allies, was the overwhelming choice of more than 2,000 people who voted.

The NSA whistleblower garnered 1,445 votes. In a distant second, from a list of 10 candidates chosen by Guardian writers and editors, came Marco Weber and Sini Saarela, the Greenpeace activists who spearheaded the oil rig protest over Russian Arctic drilling. They received 314 votes. Pope Francis gained 153 votes, narrowly ahead of blogger and anti-poverty campaigner Jack Monroe, who received 144.
Snowden's victory was as decisive as Chelsea Manning's a year earlier.
More, HERE.

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A Reporter at Large

The Hunt for El Chapo

How the world’s most notorious drug lord was captured.

By May 5, 2014

El Chapo escaped from a maximum-security prison and evaded many attempts at capture, often hiding out in the Sierra Madre.

El Chapo escaped from a maximum-security prison and evaded many attempts at capture, often hiding out in the Sierra Madre.

One afternoon last December, an assassin on board a K.L.M. flight from Mexico City arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. This was not a business trip: the killer, who was thirty-three, liked to travel, and often documented his journeys around Europe on Instagram. He wore designer clothes and a heavy silver ring in the shape of a grimacing skull. His passport was an expensive fake, and he had used it successfully many times.

But, moments after he presented his documents to Dutch customs, he was arrested. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had filed a Red Notice with Interpol—an international arrest warrant—and knew that he was coming. Only after the Dutch authorities had the man in custody did they learn his real identity: José Rodrigo Arechiga, the chief enforcer for the biggest drug-trafficking organization in history, Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel.

More, HERE by The New Yorker

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Kidnapping claims conflict with neighbors' view of Bell Gardens couple

Bobby Shriver widens fundraising lead in supervisors' race

L.A. Unified board refuses to reappoint member of oversight panel

Man arrested in bludgeoning death in Silver Lake

Hung jury for L.A. County deputy caught up in FBI's jails inquiry

New carpool lane on northbound 405 finally set to open

Officials today will unveil a 10-mile stretch to complete the 70-mile lane, running from southern Orange County to near the northern tip of the San Fernando Valley.

LAPD officer charged with attempted murder of estranged wife

Suit accuses narcotics makers of fueling a drug epidemic
Scott Glover, Lisa Girion

Santa Clara and Orange counties sue five pharmaceutical giants accusing them of waging a 'campaign of deception' aimed at boosting sales of potent painkillers.

'Shield' actor Michael Jace charged with murder in slaying of his wife

Drought boosts water quality at California beaches, report card says

House passes NSA reform bill limiting collection of phone data

Pro-Russia militants wage deadly offensive as Ukraine election nears

Senate confirms drone-memo author David Barron to appeals court

Stocks edge higher in early trading on Wall Street

Woman shot and killed in South L.A., police say


No sign of bullying by boy allegedly attacked by mom, officials say


O.C. brothers get prison for sexually assaulting 2 young girls


2 dogs locked inside extremely hot car in Indio are rescued by deputy

Obstruction probe includes upper echelons of L.A. sheriff's department

California mayor says bullying victims should 'grow a pair'

Former TSA screener incompetent for trial on LAX threats, judge rules

Supreme Court to hear ex-air marshal's whistle-blower case

'The Shield' actor Michael Jace questioned after wife found dead

Sterlings turn to lawsuits in cases great and small

Secretary of former O.C. executive testifies to sexual assault

Corralitas Red Car land a step closer to becoming a park

Stances on Israel roil UCLA campus

Activists force an anti-Israel agenda to the forefront of a student government election. UC President Janet Napolitano says the activism violates 'civility, respect and inclusion.'

Sheriff candidate Paul Tanaka is subject of federal probe

Malware users charged with tapping webcams to spy on victims

LAPD investigates attempted burglary at V. Stiviano's home

Asia

U.S. charges escalate cyberespionage battle with China

Timothy M. Phelps, Julie Makinen

The indictment of five Chinese military officials for alleged spying marks a new, more aggressive posture by the U.S., which accuses China of cyberattacks against government and business entities.

Thai army declares martial law

As flames bear down, Carlsbad residents grab and go

Paloma Esquivel

Residents flee with just minutes of warning, grabbing what they can -- some running down the street for safety, some driving away only to find themselves barreling toward another fire.

2 fire-starter suspects held in Escondido

Fire pushes toward Escondido; hundreds told to evacuate

Dry winter, hot May make Southland a tinderbox

Map: Fires raging around the Southland

25 tons of fireworks in Monterey Park seized amid severe fire weather

Transformer explosion in Santa Monica causes fire

In jails trial, FBI agent explains smuggling phone to informant

The agent says the FBI determined it had to take the risk to be able to corroborate claims of corruption and abuse by deputies.

LAPD releases sketch of suspect in Griffith Park attack

Grandfather, grandson killed in apparent murder-suicide identified

L.A. defends Magic Johnson, condemns Donald Sterling

Scott Gold, Hector Becerra, Laura J. Nelson

'Everybody loves Magic,' one man says. Sterling, the man who apparently doesn't, is called 'a relic of a bygone era.'

Hollywood auction draws devoted fans, rich collectors

Gang member gets 50 years to life in 2011 Wilmington shooting death

Federal trial begins for deputy accused in L.A. County jail abuse case

O.C. clears way for court-ordered treatment of mentally ill

Justin Bieber accused of trying to take woman's cellphone

A woman accuses the pop star of attempted robbery for allegedly grabbing her phone because Bieber thought she was taking photos of him, police say.

More than 1,000 firefighters help save San Diego County homes

Coal mine explosion, fire kill more than 200 in Turkey

Mexico vigilantes register weapons, are to disband

Contrite, defiant Donald Sterling causes more outrage after CNN interview

The Clippers owner makes several attacks on Lakers great Magic Johnson, insists that players, fans and sponsors support him, blames the media for creating the turmoil around him

Donald Sterling slams Magic Johnson, cites HIV status

Donald Sterling flatly denies harboring racist views

Agent: Magic Johnson the 'opposite' of what Donald Sterling said

Steve Lopez: Sterling's three-ring circus doesn't represent L.A.

Gunfire at Universal CityWalk sends visitors running for cover

NYPD limits use of condoms seized from sex workers as evidence

Gun used by suspected Boston Marathon bomber traced to Maine gang

Paul Walker crash: Driver's widow sues Porsche, alleges design flaws

The suit on behalf of Roger Rodas' widow alleges a rear wheel on the $500,000 Porsche malfunctioned, leaving the veteran race car driver unable to regain control of the car before its fiery crash.

Teacher on leave after allegation of mock hanging

In Watts, a Girl Scout uniform levels playing field for young girls

The troupe empowers the girls to sell the same cookies and wear the same uniforms as other scouts across the nation, despite being surrounded by poverty and violence.

California bill would permit immigrants to become doctors, nurses, and more

Texas cop fired after shooting, killing 93-year-old woman

Mother's Day crash in Hesperia killed family of 5

One dead after officer-involved shooting at Universal City Walk

No officers are hurt during the shooting around 1:15 a.m. outside a nightclub at the popular entertainment hub.

Sterling apologizes for comments, saying they were 'terrible mistake'

Michael Finnegan, David Zahniser

'I'm not a racist,' the L.A. Clippers owner tells CNN's Anderson Cooper. Sterling says he was 'baited' into making the remarks to V. Stiviano.

L.A. heat wave: Expect 100 degrees inland, 90s at beaches by midweek

Liberal groups urge Senate to block Obama judicial nominees

California puts $750 million in tax credits into retaining employers

Mexico earthquake sends people running into the streets

Marijuana boom spawns related businesses

Chief Beck says SUV driver 'intentionally' killed officer

The LAPD chief says a motorist 'intentionally committed homicide' when he rammed into a squad car, killing one officer and injuring another

Man arrested in woman's clothes he allegedly stole a day earlier

Deal reached on Gov. Brown's rainy-day fund plan
Suspected gang shooting leaves 2 dead in Rancho Dominguez

Jury awards former LAPD recruits more than $12 million in injury case

Poor communication, collaboration marred Dorner manhunt, report says

Injured Chinese sailors set to arrive tonight in San Diego

Knife attack at China rail station is third since March

Mother traces daughter's last steps in a tearful search for answers

Bridge fire closes I-15 for 2 days; crews begin demolition

Traffic on the main route from Southern California to Las Vegas is blocked for miles in both directions after workers cutting reinforced steel with torches sparked a large fire.
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Mother charged with killing infants lost track of babies she stashed, police say

By Paresh Dave,May 3, 2014
Megan Huntsman appears in court
Megan Huntsman, a Utah woman accused of killing six babies she gave birth to over 10 years, is shown in court last month in Provo. Authorities say Huntsman told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the six children and then put them inside boxes in her garage. (Rick Bowmer / POOL / EPA / April 21, 2014)

8-year-old boy killed defending older sister during assault

By Paresh Dave,May 3, 2014

Police in Virginia on Saturday arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of killing a boy half his age, who family members and neighbors said was trying to rescue his older sister from a sexual assault.

Minnesota plot: To foil another Columbine, be nosy neighbors, parents

Minnesota school plot
Students, parents and community members stand in the back of the room to listen as Waseca police and school officials speak at a news conference about the 17-year-old arrested in a plot to kill his family and massacre students. (Glen Stubbe / Associated Press / May 1, 2014) Third on-duty LAPD officer killed when patrol car is hit by SUV
Eryn Brown , Richard Winton

The circumstances of the hit-and-run collision that killed officer Roberto Sanchez in the Harbor City area early Saturday is still under investigation.

Driver of Ferrari killed in crash with Hyundai

MICHAEL MOORE

'Citizen Koch' ... the movie they didn't want you to see


Meet Governor(s) Pay-to Pay Charles Baker, GOP nominee for governor in Massachusetts, gave $10,000 to New Jersey's Republican State Committee and hosted a fundraiser for Chris Christie – which happens to be flagrantly illegal, since Baker worked for a venture capital firm that shortly thereafter got a contract to manage New Jersey public pension funds

Who Are You Gonna Believe, Charles Baker or Your Lying Eyes? Baker wants you to know that he is in no way associated with the venture capital firm in question, General Catalyst, which lists him on their website as a partner

CUFF 'IM No, not for the bridge scandal – for the fact, uncovered by Pando's David Sirota, that Chris Christie's pension board blatantly violated New Jersey's pay-to-play laws by handing over retirees' money to a huge RNC contributor

Read David Sirota's Other Reporting on Pension Scandals:

Recipient of New Jersey pension deal housed charity run by Gov. Christie’s wife

Gov. Christie pleads pension poverty while handing huge subsidies to his major political donors

Gov. Christie’s investment chief has major financial ties to firm that got $300M in NJ pension cash

Rahm Emanuel’s top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge Chicago contract

Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors

PBS to return John Arnold’s $3.5 million, following Pando exposé

SPIEGEL ONLINE

Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit

By SPIEGEL Staff

The article you are reading originally appeared in German in issue 1/2014 (December 30, 2013) of DER SPIEGEL.

Targeting Mexico

Mexico's Secretariat of Public Security, which was folded into the new National Security Commission at the beginning of 2013, was responsible at the time for the country's police, counterterrorism, prison system and border police. Most of the agency's nearly 20,000 employees worked at its headquarters on Avenida Constituyentes, an important traffic artery in Mexico City. A large share of the Mexican security authorities under the auspices of the Secretariat are supervised from the offices there, making Avenida Constituyentes a one-stop shop for anyone seeking to learn more about the country's security apparatus.

More, HERE.

Fresh Leak on US Spying: NSA Accessed Mexican President's Email

By This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Laura Poitras, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and Holger Stark

'Royal Concierge': GCHQ Monitors Diplomats' Hotel Bookings

By Laura Poitras, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and Holger Stark

Quantum Spying: GCHQ Used Fake LinkedIn Pages to Target Engineers

Oil Espionage: How the NSA and GCHQ Spied on OPEC

Belgacom Attack: Britain's GCHQ Hacked Belgian Telecoms Firm

Cyber Attack: Belgians Angered by British Spying

By Gregor Peter Schmitz in Brussels

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From Frommer's

Introduction to Mexico
The Best Cultural Experiences
The Best Beach Vacations
The Best Active Vacations
The Best Places to Get Away from It All
Getting There
Getting Around
Fast Facts
In One Week
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MEXICO POPULAR DESTINATIONS

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Acapulco

Baja California

Cabo San Lucas

Campeche

Cancun

Chichen Itza

Colima

Mexico City

Yucatan Peninsula

MORE MEXICO TRAVEL, HERE.

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Fox News

US intelligence assets in Mexico reportedly tied to murdered DEA agent

SCM's Travel Advisory:

Washington Post: 16 U. S. cities that foreign governments warn tourists to avoid

September 11 attacks on World Trade Center by Wikipedia

Mexicans are advised to exercise MAXIMUM CAUTION, monitor developments that might affect your safety in the United States because of Hate Crimes. The FBI reports that hate crimes against Latinos rose almost 40 percent between 2003 and 2006, and Hispanic activists say they are being targeted with threats and intimidation.

This is just a recent incident: STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A rash of recent assaults on Mexican immigrants has heightened tensions in Port Richmond, already on edge following the savage beating of a 25-year-old baker earlier this (April 2010) month.

In addition, no matter what your nationality the US in under permanent risk of terrorism. Visitors could be caught up in attacks targeted at American, British, Canadian, Australian citizens, others. Terrorists may attack official or civilian targets. Crime rates are higher in the larger cities, such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Many parts of the United States are subject to different natural hazards, including earthquakes, fires or wildfires, floods, extreme heat, hurricanes, landslides and debris flow (mudslides), thunderstorms and lightning, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes (Hawaii, Alaska and Pacific Northwest), winter storms (freezing rain, heavy snow and blizzards) and extreme cold. Tourists are often targeted for petty crimes such as pick-pocketing and theft, particularly on public transport. It is recommended that before visiting your destination point, Google it and write NAME OF CITY TO BE VISITED, then "crime, areas to be avoided & gang activities" to determine your level of threat.  

Come Back Alive, a site dedicated to Dangerous Countries writes on quote: 

"There are more than 200 million guns in the possession of Americans. Most violent acts in the States are the result of robberies, domestic disputes and drug-related violence. Terrorist acts, ranging from the killing of abortionist doctors to the bombing of the World Trade Center, are highly publicized but not considered a real threat to travelers. The threat of robbery or violent crime in inner cities and some tourist areas is real and should be taken seriously. Travel in America is considered safe (by .. Americans), and danger is confined to random violence and inner cities. Those seeking adventure can find it in a New Orleans bar at five in the morning or strolling through South Central L.A. after midnight." .. 

TRAVEL ADVISORY: The Southern Poverty Law Center counted 932 active hate groups in the United States in 2009. Only organizations and their chapters known to be active during 2009 are included. More, HERE.

Oct. 29, 2009 Washington Post: Obama signs hate crimes law

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HATE CRIMES

RACISM AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, by ABC News

MEXICAN HATE RALLY

The New Sport: Latino Hate Crime, ABC News

Mexican beaten by 3 racist Blacks on Staten Island, New York

US Border Patrol Agent Shoots Dead Mexican Teen on Mexican Soil

Border agent details immigrant abuse

Discrimination Against Latinos

American Heritage- KKK Lynching

Redneck Attacks Mexican flag
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TERRORISM, DRUGS

New report exposes CIA torture & rendition by Nick Harper

MUST-READ Book: Cocaine Politics by Peter Dale Scott

Drugs and the Economy - Peter Dale Scott

Gary Webb on C.I.A. Trafficking of Cocaine

CIA Torture Jet crashed with 4 Tons of COCAINE

Former LA Police Officer Mike Ruppert Confronts CIA Director

'I don't think drug trafficking will ever be stopped': Inside the world of the U.S. agent who went undercover with the cartels:

Mail Online, UK

Celerino Castillo, by Wikipedia

Powderburns

Marijuana legalization wins majority support in poll: Los Angeles Times

Marijuana, Officially Legal in Colorado

In 2006, former Mexican president Felipe Calderón launched a massive crackdown against drug trafficking organizations, in conjunction with the United States. Since then, more than 40,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence: Council On Foreign Relations

Washington State Gears Up for Marijuana Industry: Voice of America

Marijuana Legalization Canada: Liberal Party Lays Out Detailed Economic Plan For Pot: The Huffington Post, Canada

England Wants To Legalize Marijuana Through Cannabis Drug Reform: Inquisitr. Ltd.

More HERE.

A change of scenery by Washington Post

U.S. citizens traveling internationally in 2012, by destination

A change of scenery
Source: Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, Commerce Department. The Washington Post. Published on May 24, 2013


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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Bureau of Consular Affairs

TRAVEL WARNING: Mexico

January 9, 2014

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed by Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) in the country. U.S. citizens have been the target of violent crimes, such as kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery by TCOs in various Mexican states. For information on security conditions in specific regions of Mexico, which can vary, travelers should reference the state-by-state assessments further below.

This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning for Mexico, issued July 12, 2013, to update information about the security situation and to advise the public of additional restrictions on the travel of U.S. government (USG) personnel.

General Conditions:

Millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year for study, tourism, and business, including more than 150,000 who cross the border every day. The Mexican government dedicates substantial resources to protect visitors to major tourist destinations, and there is no evidence that Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) have targeted U.S. visitors or residents based on their nationality. Resort areas and tourist destinations in Mexico generally do not see the levels of drug-related violence and crime that are reported in the border region or in areas along major trafficking routes. More, HERE.

The Naturalization Process and Current Trends in Immigration in the United States: By Gender, By Age and By Marital Status

In 2011, the total number of persons naturalizing was 694,193. The leading countries of birth of new citizens were Mexico (94,783), India (45,985), the Philippines (42,520), the People's Republic of China (32,864), and Colombia (22,693). The largest number of persons naturalizing lived in California (151,183), Florida (87,309), and New York (76,603).

Historical trends have shown that the average number of persons that are naturalized annually has increased from less than 120,000 during the 1950s and 1960s to 210,000 during the 1980s, to 500,000 during the 1990s, and to 680,000 between 2000 and 2009. Naturalizations rose sharply during the mid-1990s because of various factors that include: 1) the 2.7 million undocumented immigrants legalized under the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 making them eligible for citizenship; 2) legislative efforts to restrict public benefits for non-citizens; and 3) the implementation of a mandatory program requiring replacement of permanent resident cards issued before 1977.

More, HERE.

Information submitted by Cooper Brimm, American Immigration Center

16 Ways to Get Through the Airport Faster

With airports that seem busier than ever, airline staffing reductions creating longer lines at check-in and airport security wait times that can be entirely unpredictable, these days the old airport "two-hour" rule often leaves just minutes to spare to buy a magazine, grab a snack or hustle your kids into the bathroom. Saving a few extra minutes here and there along the way can add up in your favor; here are 16 tips to get you from your front door to your seat on the plane as quickly and painlessly as possible -- as well as some ideas to keep you moving no matter what is going on with your flight.

More, HERE

© 2013 The Independent Traveler, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

15 Travel Tips to Get Through TSA Security


The savviest of travelers understand the security requirements and plan ahead. In the United States, airport security is run by the Transportation Security Administration, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees border security as well as technological research, response to national disasters and terrorism, and intelligence analysis.

These tips reflect TSA policies as of November 2012. And for students enrolled in a homeland security program, knowing this information is vital and applicable to your future career.

More, HERE.

© 2013, Master of Homeland Security

COMMUNITY NEWS

S P E C I A L   A N N O U N C E M E N T
Olivier Tschumi
Olivier Tschumi, a Swiss citizen, relocated to Mexico 22 years ago. He was kidnapped while jogging with his two dogs in a park north of Cuernavaca in the morning of December 19, 2010. A ransom was paid to the kidnappers on December 21 of same year, but Olivier continues to be in captivity to this date. Authorities have no leads to the kidnappers.

Security Corner in Mexico has been requested by Mr. Tschumi's family in Switzerland to have this information available to our readers in the event you happen to know or hear of Olivier's whereabouts. The Mexican Federal Attorney General's Office (PGR) is offering $5 million pesos as a reward to anybody providing information that will lead to the whereabouts of Mr. Tschumi

If you have any information, please write to Olivier's sister (