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Powerful Earthquake Rattles Mexico; Magnitude 7.5: US Geological Survey; Hail Wreaks Easter Travel Havoc In Mexico City; World Reacts To Death Of Gabriel García Márquez; Sismo Golpea 14 Estados & D. F., 105 Réplicas; Homenaje a Gabo En Bellas Artes
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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.

NATO moves to ease mounting worries in Baltic

Griff Witte

In former Soviet republics, the alliance has long had a light presence. But concerns have been growing that they could be Putin's next targets.

U.S. ground troops to deploy to Poland

Militants continue to occupy Ukraine

For long-term jobless, a difficult web to escape

Ylan Q. Mui

Many long-term unemployed can’t hold onto jobs, and analysts say they could become a permanent underclass.


Pascua Yaqui chief prosecutor Alfred Urbina. (Jahi Chikwendiu/Post)

A historic moment for tribal justice

Sari Horwitz

An Arizona tribe is one of the first in the nation that can prosecute non-Indians, and scrutiny over the court’s fairness is intense.

A legal spotlight on the Pascua Yaqui

AP Photos: Latam Catholics pay tribute to Christ

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Roman Catholics throughout Latin America and the Caribbean are paying tribute to Jesus Christ in Holy Week traditions that go back centuries and range from religious processions to self-flagellation.

Plane spotted in Iran is registered to Utah bank

An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement for aviation ownership that has prompted two warnings from a government watchdog in the past year.

Divers unable to retrieve bodies spotted inside sunken S. Korean ferry

Divers unable to retrieve bodies spotted inside sunken S. Korean ferry Chico Harlan and Yoonjung Seo

As the likelihood of survivors wanes, families asked for DNA samples.

The 12 most interesting things from Friday’s Clinton document dump

Colby Itkowitz, Philip Rucker and Katie Zezima

The papers provide a window into Hillary Clinton’s thinking as she ponders a second presidential run.

The D.C. ospreys’ long journey home
The D.C. ospreys’ long journey home Michael E. Ruane

After wintering in South America, two ospreys named Ron and Rodney return to D.C., arriving days apart.

75 years after ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ we need Ma Joad in the White House

Susan Shillinglaw
OUTLOOK | Ma pulls folks together, listens, counsels. When folks slip back in hard times, Ma leans in.

Mitt Romney returns as a GOP star

Search resumes for Everest avalanche victims

Keystone pipeline review extended 90 days

Miley Cyrus postpones U.S. tour for illness

Hate how women are Photoshopped? So do members of Congress.

4th Mexican cartel associate charged in Chicago

Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba

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A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital and sending people running out into the street.

US Geological Survey says Mexico quake magnitude 7.5

US Geological Survey says Mexico quake magnitude 7.5.

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.

Hail wreaks Easter travel havoc in Mexico City

A freak spring hailstorm has caused havoc for thousands of people trying to leaving Mexico City for Easter weekend.

Mexico's gun control laws: A model for the United States?

Claims about American guns smuggled into Mexico are greatly exaggerated

Mexico nabs No. 2 in Beltran-Leyva gang

Mexican police said Wednesday they have captured a man identified as the second highest-ranking figure in the once-powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel

Mexico arrests mayor for drug cartel extortion

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Prosecutors in western Mexico arrested the mayor of a city that once served as a stronghold of the Knights Templar drug cartel on charges that he helped the gang extort money from city council members.

Street theater in Mexico City's rough Tepito area

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Few outsiders dare venture after dark into Tepito, a neighborhood known as Mexico City's main clearinghouse for contraband ranging from guns and drugs to counterfeit sneakers.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.

World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:

Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels.

This was the Washington Post's review of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' in 1970

Nobel Laureate and novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday in his Mexico City home at the age of 87.

What Gabriel García Márquez taught us about literature, journalism and history

One of the greatest novelists of the last century saw himself as a journalist and recognized that the fantastical was sometimes the best way to express the truth.

Excerpts from the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Here are some excerpts from the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

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His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition, violence and social inequality.

Mexico probes death of pregnant woman at clinic

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday it will investigate the latest apparent case of denial of medical care for poor women, after a pregnant Mixtec Indian woman died in a clinic along with the fetus.
US arrests more than 200 immigrants in Texas
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At least 80 immigrants suspected of entering the United States illegally were arrested in a makeshift encampment in suburban South Texas.

California cross-border airport clears key hurdle

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that it has reached agreement with an investor group to clear the way for construction of the nation's first cross-border airport terminal connecting San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico.

Bus hits truck on Mexico highway; 36 reported dead

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A passenger bus slammed into a broken-down truck and burst into flames, killing at least 36 people Sunday in southern Mexico, the Veracruz state government reported.
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Pet boom in Mexico amid rising middle class

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Camila celebrated her first birthday in a blue-and-white striped dress with tulle appliques, playing with her guests in a room decorated with pink balloons, lilacs and Hello Kitty posters.

GLOBAL RESEARCH

America has Become a Police State

CIA Debunks Its Own Claims About Torture

CIA Torturers Running Scared

High-Level U.S. Officials Debunk CIA Claims About Bin Laden

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“As mystery deepened over the fate of the Boeing 777 and its 239 passengers and crew, most of them Chinese, it became clear that highly classified military technology might hold the key.”

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Folha de S.Paulo

US spying

Avaaz and David Miranda Start Campaign for Snowden's Asylum

Published on 12/18/2013

Brazil Denies Asylum to Snowden in Exchange for Information

Espionage Whistleblower Edward Snowden to Seek Asylum in Brazil

An Open Letter to the People of Brazil
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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.

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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13th body pulled from snow after Everest avalanche

South Korean ferry toll hits 32 as 3 bodies are found

Man leaps in front of Red Line train in suicide attempt

California students feel UC admission squeeze
By Larry Gordon and Carla Rivera

Most UC campuses take a lesser number of in-state students, even as more get in from elsewhere. Competition is fiercest at UCLA, where only 16.3% of state students got in last year.

FBI says alleged 'family annihilator' may be in Southern California
By Joseph Serna

In a fresh effort to find William Bradford Bishop Jr., missing since his family's slaying in 1976, the FBI had a sculptor create a bust showing what the fugitive might look like at 77.

In Syria's capital, tolerance is a memory

The long reach of Putinismo: Russia's leader has international admirers

Wide area of Mexico hit by earthquake; preliminary magnitude put at 7.2

Jose Mendez / EPA

By Tracy Wilkinson

Seismologists say the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.2, which would make it one of the stronger temblors registered in the Mexico City area in several years.

 Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87; Nobel-winning writer was master of magical realism

Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87; Nobel-winning writer was master of magical realism

'In a mythic and poetic way, he explained our origins,' said fellow Colombian author Héctor Abad Faciolince.

Accused family killer snapped after government job snub, FBI says

Florida man charged with killing son whose cries hindered video game

Father of accused O.C. serial killer 'devastated' by charges

Obama administration delays decision on Keystone XL pipeline

Santa Monica teacher who scuffled with student to be reinstated

Santa Monica teacher who scuffled with student to be reinstated
By Matt Stevens

Mark Black, who was put on leave April 4, will return to his duties at Santa Monica High School on Monday.

South Korea ferry sinking: Arrest warrants sought for captain, 2 crew
By Steven Borowiec

Officials are looking into charges that the captain abandoned ship before passengers had been safely evacuated.

Coachella promoter calls suspected overdose death 'isolated incident'
By Samantha Schaefer

Event promoter Goldenvoice says it is 'saddened' to learn of the death of Kimchi Truong and calls the incident 'unfortunate.

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MICHAEL MOORE

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

'I Think You Perhaps Don't Understand Finance' Bob Grady, top adviser to Chris Christie and Christie's chair of the board that runs New Jersey's public pensions, explains that we're so dumb that we think
people who hold big stakes in the Carlyle Group like him might profit from the pension board handing over tons of money to Carlyle

Before There Was Saddam's WMD, There Were SUPERPREDATORS

Although it's mostly been forgotten now, the same scam was run 20 years ago to keep Americans in line with fear of "superpredators" — i.e., poor teenagers who were going to kill everyone without remorse

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

© SPIEGEL ONLINE 2013, All Rights Reserved

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.

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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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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 ( 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, Reforma 1870-201, Mexico City, Df 11000, Mexico

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Talking history: The American Benevolent Society turns 140 by Catherine Dunn, Insidemex

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FERRY DISASTER

'My little baby is in the sea'

Heartbroken parents of a missing son tell of their anguish.

Survivor: Why did I live?

Families' painful wait

Fake texts add to grief

Ferry tragedy: Grim task of identifying victims begins

DNA samples are taken from relatives of those on board the capsized South Korean ferry as divers attempt to reach bodies found inside. FULL STORY

Captain charged with negligence Captain charged with negligence

Oil slick spotted near sunken ship Oil slick spotted near sunken ship

Cranes to help stabilize ferry Cranes to help stabilize ferry

How likely is it there are survivors?

SEARCH FOR MH370

NEW Official: Search to intensify

NEW Drone to end scan soon Drone to end scan soon

CNN joins remote search CNN joins remote search

What happens if wreckage found?

Study the search maps

THE LATEST

NEW Syria hostage journalists freed

Ukraine: Separatists dig in 'Grotesque' fliers warn Jews 'Grotesque' fliers warn Jews

New threats from terror groups

Everest avalanche claims another life

Quake strikes southern Mexico

Dozens killed at U.N. base in S. Sudan

SpaceX blast-off success SpaceX blast-off success

Media get bail in Thai navy court case

Where are Nigeria's abducted girls?

Nigeria school: Only 30 girls freed Nigeria school: Only 30 girls freed

Alleged highway shooter charged

Investors flock to fine art funds

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Miley Cyrus postpones U.S. tour

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Heavy rain halts golf's Heritage

Nadal suffers shock Monte Carlo exit

Golfer attacked by giant hornets

F1: Ferrari back on form in Shanghai

Rugby chemist 'keeps world safe'

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Tsarnaev: Death sentence if guilty?

How Ukraine could pull U.S. to war

Bloomberg: We'll fight NRA with sense

Why MH370 families need lawyers

Radical pope shakes up Church again

Until last year, pontiffs only washed priests' feet at Easter. Pope Francis has other ideas.

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Hombres armados atacan un helicóptero de la Marina

Marinos repelieron los disparos a la aeronave mientras ésta hacia un recorrido de vigilancia en Matamoros, Tamaulipas Gobierno evalúa "estrategia plena" para Tamaulipas

Tamaulipas: violencia deja 17 muertos en tres días

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México sale 'ileso' de sismo en Viernes Santo

Un juez da formal prisión al exalcalde de Guerrero

"No he llegado ni a la caseta"

Ahora el 'granizo' de autos afecta la México-Toluca

La inseguridad preocupa a los empresarios turísticos

3,000 policías vigilan salidas en Ciudad de México

ALDF busca vía para no devolver recursos de Línea 12

Granizo cierra la autopista Toluca-México

El legado de García Márquez

El homenaje a 'Gabo' será en todo México

Aracataca, el eterno hogar del 'fantasma' de 'Gabo' fotogaleria

Cómo despierta Colombia sin García Márquez fotogaleria

El puñetazo de la discordia con Vargas Llosa

Los rincones de 'Gabo' en la Ciudad de México Chilango.com

'Cien años de soledad', el 'Quijote' americano según Fuentes

Últimas noticias

Aficionados ya tienen sus boletos para el Mundial

Avalancha mata a 12 guías en el Monte Everest

Un león marino cachorro aparece en... ¡un rancho!

México sale 'ileso' de sismo de 7.2 grados video

Así es... esto lo dijo Maduro

El Papa encabeza en silencio el Viernes Santo

Donetsk sigue armada, pese al acuerdo diplomático

El capitán del 'ferry' surcoreano enfrenta cargos por abandono del barco

La celebración del Vía Crucis en México

Este Viernes Santo miles de personas se congregaron para la tradicional representación de las últimas horas de Jesús

Video

Cuba rinde homenaje a Gabriel García Márquez

Imágenes del temblor en la ciudad de México

Varios años tardaba 'Gabo en escribir sus libros

La familia del 'Gabo' pide intimidad

El 'Gabo' será cremado en privado

El sismo se sintió en varias ciudades de México

¿Cómo fue la muerte del cantante 'Cheo' Feliciano?

¿Qué amistades le criticaban al 'Gabo'?

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Avalancha mata a 12 guías en el Monte Everest

El Papa encabeza en silencio el Viernes Santo

Raúl Castro dice adiós al "escritor paradigmático"

Así es... esto lo dijo Maduro

Donetsk sigue armada, pese al acuerdo diplomático

El capitán del 'ferry' recibe acusaciones formales

Ucrania, Rusia y EU acuerdan desarme de prorrusos

El Papa lava los pies a 12 personas con discapacidad

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SISMO DE 7.2 GOLPEA A 14 ESTADOS Y DF

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El sismo que se sintió ayer a las 09:27 horas causó daños menores, principalmente en Guerrero y en la capital del país. Hasta las 18:00 horas se habían registrado 105 réplicas | Ver nota | Video | Fotogalería

Golpean a 14 estados y DF sismo de 7.2 y 105 réplicas

El sismo de 7.2 grados Richter que se sintió ayer a las 09:27 horas causó daños menores y crisis nerviosas en 14 estados y el Distrito Federal, sin ninguna víctima, informó la Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil de la Secretaría de Gobernación

"Me voy a salir": Lalo Salazar fue trending por reacción en sismo

Crónica. "Los muebles se destrozaron"

Historias. Vecinos, en zozobra por daño en sus viviendas

Sismo de 7.2 cuartea edificios en el DF

Crónica. Turistas sufren crisis nerviosa en Acapulco

Video Reportan saldo blanco; suman 105 réplicas

Video Así se sintió el temblor en el Zócalo

Qué hacer Antes, durante y después de un sismo

Fotogalería Así vivieron lectores de EL UNIVERSAL sismo en la capital

Fotogalería Sismo de 7.2 grados sorprende a capitalinos y turistas

Cultura | La batalla de Gabo ante la enfermedad

El cáncer renació y se sumó al Alzheimer que trató de ocultar en sus últimos años

¿Dónde reposarán las cenizas de Gabo?

La familia de Gabriel García Márquez decidirá el sitio en el que reposarán las cenizas del escritor, afirmó el embajador de Colombia en México, José Gabriel Ortiz

Gabo, el más querido. Aracataca respira nostalgia por Gabo

Gabo, el más querido. Crónica de la dura batalla de Gabo ante la enfermedad

Gabo, el más querido. Le llevan flores y cartas a su casa

Gabo, el más querido. Lo despiden sus lectores

Gabo, el más querido. Tras su muerte, crece venta de libros

Obras Sus libros de 1955 a 2010

Especial Maestro del realismo mágico

Frases Del amor, periodismo y muerte

Video 1982: año en que tocó el cielo

Audio Su discurso al recibir el Nobel

Sitio Gabo, visto por EL UNIVERSAL

Entrevista. Impacta violencia a pobres, dice ONU

El mayor efecto nocivo de la violencia en México se da en las comunidades marginadas, donde el crimen organizado puede reclutar con mayor facilidad a jóvenes, considera Helen Clark, administradora del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo

Descubren a 80 migrantes acampando en Texas

Editorial EL UNIVERSAL Reconstruir el tejido social

Se dispara en INE fiscalización; revisará unos 220 mil informes

Las tareas de fiscalización del Instituto Nacional Electoral serán exponencialmente mayores en comparación con las que realizaba el IFE. Sus nuevas facultades lo obligan a revisar unos 220 mil informes de gastos de campaña de todos los niveles de elección, carga que aún no se define cómo será enfrentada

Inicia PAN colecta para una estatua de Gómez Morín

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Pierden empleos formales 5 estados

Detecta SAT debilidades en infraestructura de 7 aduanas

Reviven la Pasión de Cristo en Iztapalapa

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Sacude sismo de 7.2 grados centro del país; en el DF y Guerrero, los daños más severos



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MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- Los gobiernos federal y capitalino reportaron saldo blanco tras el sismo de 7.2 grados en la escala de Richter que sacudió la zona centro del país y causó daños materiales, los más graves en el estado de …

Anuncian homenaje a García Márquez en Bellas Artes


17 de abril de 2014

La muerte del “Gabo” acapara titulares en la prensa internacional

Pueblo natal de García Márquez reclama sus cenizas

Saca Segob del juego al “zar de los Casinos”

Boletinan a 321 mexicanos y 207 empresas en ‘narcolista’

Abaten a tres sicarios que atacaron helicóptero de la Semar


18 de abril de 2014
MÉXICO, D.F. (proceso.com.mx).- Sujetos armados atacaron un helicóptero de la Marina que sobrevolaba en Matamoros, Tamaulipas. En respuesta, los uniformados abatieron a tres de los presuntos delincuentes.“El Grupo de Coordinación Tamaulipas, que se integra con fuerzas de seguridad estatales y …

Rescatan a bebé plagiada en Guanajuato; hay cuatro detenidos


18 de abril de 2014
GUANAJUATO, Gto. (apro).- Elementos policiacos rescataron a una bebé de siete meses de edad que había sido secuestrada en Celaya.La menor fue plagiada de su domicilio el jueves 17, informó la Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado (PGJE) en un …

Matan a mando policiaco en Morelos


18 de abril de 2014
MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- La inseguridad en Morelos cobró una nueva víctima: José Antonio Ríos Salgado, exsubdirector de policía del municipio de Tetecala, cuyo cadáver fue …

Expertos confirman compatibilidad de tren-vía de Línea 12


18 de abril de 2014
MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- El pasado 2 de abril el Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Técnicas (CEIT) de la Universidad de Navarra en España, entregó a …

Balacera entre policías deja dos muertos en Michoacán


18 de abril de 2014
MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- Una balacera entre policías en la …

Nacional

Investiga la CNDH muerte de cuatro migrantes en asalto a “La Bestia”


18 de abril de 2014
MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- La Comisión Nacional de los Derechos …

Estados

Entrega Tabasco dos cuerpos más de percance en Veracruz; suman siete


18 de abril de 2014

Internacional

Separatistas prorrusos piden la renuncia del gobierno de Ucrania


18 de abril de 2014

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Washington Post wins Pulitzer Prize for NSA spying revelations; Guardian also honored

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The Washington Post won two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, including the prestigious public service medal for a series of stories that exposed the National Security Agency’s massive global surveillance programs.

A team of 28 Post journalists, led by reporter Barton Gellman, won the public service award, as did Guardian US, which also reported extensively about the NSA’s secret programs. Gellman and Glenn Greenwald, then the Guardian’s lead reporter on the NSA pieces, based their articles on classified documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the former government contractor who has fled to exile in Russia, lending a controversial edge to this year’s awards.

Albuquerque's long history of police abuse, cover-up and scandal

The city had a reform-minded chief in the late 1990s, but he was quickly ousted when a new mayor took over.

Boston braces for emotional anniversary of marathon bombing

Boston braces for emotional anniversary of marathon bombing Lenny Bernstein

A ceremony today will honor the victims, medical personnel and those affected by the attack.

I interviewed accused Kan. gunman 33 years ago. He was hateful then, too.

I interviewed accused Kan. gunman 33 years ago. He was hateful then, too. Robert Satloff

OPINION | A Duke graduate remembers hiding his Jewish faith when he met Glenn Miller.

A chilling encounter with accused gunman

Wounded Kayaker spent night on Md. Water after being struck by gunfire

The 57-year-old Reston kayaker was boating on a Pasadena creek when he was shot.

Russian PM says Ukraine on brink of civil war

Anthony Faiola, Isabel Gorst and Will Englund

The Ukrainian government says it has launched a counteroffensive to reclaim control of its east, but its forces have not yet engaged pro-Russian separatists.

Social Security stops seizing old taxpayer debts

Marc Fisher

The agency halts efforts to collect state and federal tax refunds on their way to about 400,000 Americans in an effort to recover debts more than 10 years old.

Decades-old debts targeted
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The lunar eclipse seen from California. (AFP/Getty Images)

'Blood moon' captivates millions

Nick Kirkpatrick

A total lunar eclipse takes over the night sky, treating stargazers around the world to a stunning view.


Bernard Hopkins prepares for a fight. (Jonathan Newton/Post)

Fighting at age 49: ‘Never been done’

Rick Maese
Bernard Hopkins has cemented his place in boxing history while making millions. So why does he continue to fight?

Boxing’s ageless wonder | PHOTOS

Heartbleed is about to get worse, and it will slow the Internet to a crawl

Heartbleed is about to get worse, <br />and it will slow the Internet to a crawl Brian Fung

THE SWITCH | Without a fix, hackers will be able to impersonate Web sites. But the fix itself is problematic.

Afghanistan’s latest battle: Its budget

Kevin Sieff

The budget shortfall could leave thousands of civil servants unpaid and force key programs to shutter.

Having trouble sleeping? Here are foods to seek out — and to avoid.

Jill U. Adams

You can find claims about all kinds of foods that will help you sleep, but what does science really say?

A bionic woman who can cha-cha

Sarah Kaufman

Double amputee Amy Purdy is building a legion of admirers on “Dancing With the Stars.”

Trying to combat growing drug trade in oil patch

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The blood-drenched man had survived a brutal attack: Beaten with brass knuckles, shocked with a stun gun, slashed with a razor blade, then dumped 40 miles away in Montana, he staggered to a farmhouse for help. His path eventually led authorities back to a quiet backyard in this oil boom town.

Man who says he killed 40 won't divulge associates

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A man in an Alabama jail who has confessed to killing dozens across the country did not name the drug cartels he said employed him, a detective said.

Woman gets life in prison in stiletto heel slaying

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A Houston woman was sentenced to life in prison Friday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5½-inch stiletto heel of her shoe, striking him at least 25 times in the face and head.

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Citigroup reports second, smaller fraud at Mexico unit

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The latest case involves less than $30 million in loans made to another Pemex supplier.

Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto slumps in polls despite policy wins

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The widening gap between Enrique Peña Nieto's international image and domestic approval

Mexico pledges own anti-money laundering list

Mexico says it will fight money laundering by using "kingpin" lists like those issued by the United States.
Associated Press,  AP

In Mexico, you can pay taxes with art

The country loses billions to money laundering and tax evasion, but still has a soft spot for its artists. Gail Sullivan

Mexico's Carlos Ortiz wins home event

Mexico's Carlos Ortiz won the El Bosque Mexico Championship on Sunday for his second Web.com Tour victory of the season. Associated Press,  AP

Bus hits truck on Mexico highway; 36 reported dead

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A passenger bus slammed into a broken-down truck and burst into flames, killing at least 36 people Sunday in southern Mexico, the Veracruz state government reported.
Associated Press,  AP

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

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Here's a gallery highlighting last week's top images from the AP's photo report from Latin America. It features a destructive and fatal forest fire in Chile; a Honduran migrant walking on prosthetic legs in Mexico after his accident on a northward-bound train; a bus accident in Mexico that killed the majority of its passengers; protesters in Venezuela opposed to the opposition's agreement to reconciliation talks with the government; a herd of cattle in Chile struck dead by lightening; a girl playing in an area occupied by squatters in Brazil; exploded bullets at a security expo in Mexico; unique ear ornaments at Fashion Week in Brazil; the aftermath of a strong earthquake in Nicaragua; and a highway left empty by a strike in Argentina.

Mexico congressmen charge mayors for federal funds

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The mayor of the central Mexico city of Celaya thought he was having a private conversation when he told his staff that congressmen were requiring him to inflate a paving contract by 35 percent in exchange for $12.2 million in federal public works money.

Feds: Sinaloa cartel member cooperating with US

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A high-ranking member of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel and son of one of the drug ring's leaders pleaded guilty to drug trafficking a year ago and has been cooperating with authorities, federal prosecutors in Chicago announced Thursday.

Son of Mexico drug lord turns informant

Federal prosecutors say Sinaloa lieutenant took plea deal a year ago, turned informant

Inside the flamboyant, violent lives of El Chapo's sons

El Chapo's sons and some of his youthful henchmen glorify the violence, wealth, and insanity of their lives, posting illustrative snapshot after snapshot for tens of thousands of fans.

Texas executes Mexican national who killed rancher in 1997 after escaping prison in Mexico

Texas executes Mexican national who killed rancher in 1997 after escaping prison in Mexico.

20 die as criminals clash in Mexico border state

A series of clashes among criminal gangs killed 20 people during a single day of violence in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas on the border with Texas, local authorities reported.

Tracing the U.S. heroin surge back south of the border as Mexican cannabis output falls

Drug farmers in Mexico switch to poppies as pot prices drop

Mexico ends bid to revive Mexicana airline

A Mexican judge has ordered an end to efforts to revive moribund Mexicana airlines through bankruptcy proceedings, saying no credible new investor had expressed interest in the carrier, officials announced Friday.

Sick baby sucessfully rescued from boat

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Air National Guard rescued a family with an ill 1-year old from a sailboat off coast of Mexico.

Family defends taking infant to sea following rescue by Navy task force

The parents who required rescue from a U.S. Navy task force last week are taking heat for attempting to circumnavigate the globe with a baby on board.

Aunt says baby rescued at sea recovering on meds

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A 1-year-old girl who fell ill during her family's sailing voyage and was rescued 900 miles from the Mexican coast has been responding well to medication after showing salmonella-like symptoms, her aunt said Monday as she waited for a Navy warship carrying the family to arrive to San Diego.

2 tunnels found under California-Mexico border

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Two drug-smuggling tunnels with rail systems stretching hundreds of yards across the U.S.-Mexico border were discovered by law enforcement officials, and a 73-year-old woman was charged with helping run one operation, federal authorities said Friday.

Mexican prosecutors question top state official

Mexican federal prosecutors said Friday that the No. 2 official in the embattled state of Michoacan is being questioned by investigators.

5 Mexico players to watch at 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 political boss denies secretary sex claims

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The local political chief in the capital for Mexico's ruling party is denying local press reports that his office hired women to have sex with him by placing them on party payrolls as secretaries or receptionists.

US praises Mexico for role in drug kingpin arrest

The relationship between U.S. law enforcement and their counterparts in Mexico has never been stronger, and the arrest of Mexico's most wanted drug cartel leader earlier this year is proof of that, a senior Homeland Security Department official told Congress on Wednesday.

Which U.S. players stood out vs. Mexico?

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A look at three U.S. players who stood out in 2-2 draw with Mexico, and three who did not fare as well.

Mexico confirms Knights Templar cartel leader dead

Mexican officials said Tuesday that one of the two remaining top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel was killed when he refused to surrender and opened fire on marines.

Federal police, soldiers to patrol Mexico state

Mexico's government is sending federal police and soldiers to help quell an increase in violence in Mexico state, the country's most populous state that borders the capital.

Bishops celebrate Mass along Mexico border

A delegation of Roman Catholic leaders celebrated Mass along the U.S.-Mexico border to raise awareness about immigration and to pray for policy changes.

Mexican state blames railways in migrant crimes

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Prosecutors in southern Mexico have filed a criminal complaint alleging railway companies or their employees have been complicit in crimes committed against migrants who ride their trains.
Mexico honors Octavio Paz 100 years after birth
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Mexicans honored Nobel Prize poet and essayist Octavio Paz on Monday, marking the 100th anniversary of the late writer's birth

First census of Mexico's schools finds problems

Mexican officials say the first census of the country's education system found at least a third of public schools have infrastructure problems and there are thousands of school workers who can't be identified.

Mexican marines kill Templar cartel's leader

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A top leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel was killed Monday in a clash with Mexican marines, officials said.

Mexico authorities apologizes to indigenous woman

The government of the Mexican state of Oaxaca has apologized to an indigenous woman who gave birth on a lawn after she was denied help at a public health center.
Authorities announced Monday they have arrested another leader of the vigilante "self-defense" forces in western Mexico and accused him of participating in the killing of a rival, the second such arrest in less than a month.

Two companies controlled by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim filed an appeal against government regulators' decision to declare them "predominant" in telecommunications, an industry they say they don't even participate in.

In Mexican jungle, surreal art garden Las Pozas

At the end of a long, dirt road in Mexico's northeast jungle, two spiral staircases appear, leading nowhere amid an ornate concrete structure. Giant concrete fleur-de-lis flank a path, and tall bamboo-shaped columns surround a house with no walls. Oversize plaster orchids are in permanent bloom, while a natural waterfall ceaselessly flows down a mountain.

Mexico: prison for sporting events aggressors

Mexico's lower house of Congress has approved a bill that allows for prison terms for fans who engage in violent acts at sporting events.

Mexico nabs alleged criminals posing as vigilantes

Mexican authorities said Thursday they have arrested 11 suspected criminals who disguised themselves as vigilantes from an anti-crime "self-defense" force in the western state of Michoacan.

Study: 56 percent of Mexican adults don't exercise

More than half of Mexican adults don't get regular exercise, a worrisome figure in a country with high rates of obesity and diabetes, a study published Wednesday found.

Alleged cartel associate pleads guilty in Chicago

A reputed associate of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's has pleaded guilty in Chicago to drug trafficking.

Mexico: Pimp held kids to force moms to prostitute
Mexican prosecutors said Tuesday they have freed two children held by pimps who used their hold over the young girls to force their mothers into prostitution in the United States.

5 charged in Houston human smuggling operation

Five men, at least two of them from Mexico, are accused of using guns and threats to hold 115 people hostage in a small Houston house unless they paid ransom to continue their illegal entry into the United States.

Another incredible woman, in the middle of a 3,500-mile triathlon

Norma Bastidas is swimming, cycling and running from Cancun to Washington D.C. to raise awareness of human trafficking

3 women, 1 child killed near Acapulco

Authorities in southern Mexico say they are investigating the slayings of three women and a 7-year-old girl in a village near the resort city of Acapulco.

Mexico detains oil executive for possible fraud

Mexican authorities have detained the owner of a Mexican oil services company who allegedly defrauded Citigroup and may have used his professional soccer team to launder money.

Killing of 7 marks rise of Mexico drug corridor

The massacre of seven men near the Mexico-Arizona border came in a previously quiet area increasingly used as a drug-trafficking corridor, and a U.S. expert said Friday the attack in the newly valuable territory could be the work of rivals of the once-dominant Sinaloa cartel trying to exploit the arrest of the gang's leader.

7 men fatally shot in Mexico near Arizona border

Seven men were shot to death in an apparent ambush by rival drug traffickers near the Mexico-Arizona border, authorities said Thursday.

Feds move toward extradition of Mexico ex-governor

Federal prosecutors have indicated they will seek the extradition of Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba, a former Mexican governor indicted in the United States for racketeering and money laundering.

Mexican hunger crusade raises questions

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On a recent weekday afternoon, half a dozen children crossed the main square on their way home from school in this dusty farming town of 2,600 people high in the pine-covered mountains of southern Mexico.

Mexican neighborhood rises to fight parking meters
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Parking meter plan rouses sleepy Coyoacan neighborhood to protest

Boarding the Mexico City Metro once meant squeezing in with dozens of vendors hawking everything from anti-bacterial gel and Jolly Ranchers to a global CD selection. They hawked their wares with painfully loud speakers carried on their backs, sometimes alongside bizarre "street" performances: Shirtless, homeless men being walked on as they lay on a bed of broken glass; off-key singers so bad they ought to have been paid to stop.

Mexico appoints new chief of federal police

The Mexican government has chosen the man who runs its national security council to be the new chief of federal police two days after the previous official resigned.

Police nab cartel member in organ trafficking case

Police in Mexico's western state of Michoacan detained an alleged member of the Knights Templar cartel, saying he is suspected of trafficking organs.

Mexico rights group probes child's alleged suicide

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says it has opened an investigation into the death of an 8-year-old girl who authorities say committed suicide at a shelter in the border city of Ciudad Juarez.

Mexico to draw line on vigilantes

Mexican authorities have finally served notice to vigilantes fighting a drug cartel in western Michoacan state that their illegal tactics will no longer be tolerated, starting with a string of arrests this week.

Canada-Mexico flight makes emergency Montana stop

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A flight heading from Canada to Mexico with 181 passengers and six crew members aboard made an emergency medical landing Sunday in western Montana after encountering extreme turbulence that slightly injured two flight attendants.

Another group of 60 migrants tries to enter US

Sixty Mexican migrants were detained Sunday by U.S. authorities after they crossed into the United States from the border city of Tijuana as part of a protest against U.S. immigration policies.

Officials: Attacked immigrants were surrendering

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An immigrant woman, her daughter and another girl who said they were kidnapped and assaulted by a border patrol agent were in the process of surrendering to the agent when their ordeal began, another Border Patrol agent and a federal law enforcement official said Friday.

Salvadoran castaway in Mexico to fulfill promise

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A Salvadoran fisherman who says he spent 13 months adrift in the Pacific Ocean has arrived in Mexico ready to meet with the family of a young companion who died early in the voyage.
Patrice Wymore Flynn, a Hollywood actress and cattle rancher who was the widow of swashbuckling screen legend Errol Flynn, has died at her seaside home in northeastern Jamaica. She was 87.

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“As mystery deepened over the fate of the Boeing 777 and its 239 passengers and crew, most of them Chinese, it became clear that highly classified military technology might hold the key.”

Controlling the Lens: The Media War Being Fought Over Ukraine Between the Western Bloc and Russia

By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, March 27, 2014
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Different technologies and modes of communication are used to enforce certain themes. Language, selective words, particular expressions, specific pictures, multimedia presentations are part of “the ammunition” for waging war and regime change.

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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

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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Accused O.C. killers likely wore GPS devices during slayings, police say
By Paloma Esquivel and Adolfo Flores

Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon had been required to wear the devices after serving time for sex assault.

Suspect in Kansas Jewish center shootings has long history of hate
By Maria L. La Ganga, Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Matt Pearce

Frazier Glenn Cross has associated for decades with some of the most violent and racist groups in the U.S.

Hawaii governor apologizes for questioning Inouye death-bed drama

SoCal Edison to lay off hundreds in effort to streamline management
By Marc Lifsher

Hundreds of non-union workers in Irwindale may lose their jobs. A state senator calls the move 'pretty disappointing.'

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Before There Was Saddam's WMD, There Were SUPERPREDATORS

Although it's mostly been forgotten now, the same scam was run 20 years ago to keep Americans in line with fear of "superpredators" — i.e., poor teenagers who were going to kill everyone without remorse

Dear Rick Scott: Take a Moment Today to Look at the Face of the Woman You Killed 32-year-old Charlene Dill died because Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Republicans refused to take money from the federal government to expand Medicaid

The Real Dealth Panels "... my friend, a single beautiful mother, worked three jobs. I am burying my
best friend because of the policies of the Republican Party. I am burying my best friend because had Medicaid expanded, her needs would have been met." – Kathleen Voss Woolrich

'Get Out the Handcuffs, the SWAT Teams, or the U.S. Army'

"I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested and made to pay for their pre-meditated decision to take human lives for a lousy ten bucks. ... I hope the Obama administration will march into GM headquarters in downtown Detroit and haul away anyone who is there who had anything to do with this." – Michael Moore

Capitalism Kills"The part costs less than $10 wholesale. The fix takes less than an hour. ... Yet General Motors waited more than a decade before recalling 2.6 million Chevrolet Cobalts and other small cars."

'Paul Ryan's Irish Amnesia'"[Paul Ryan's] oft-stated 'culture of dependency' is a safety net that becomes
a lazy-day hammock. But it was also England’s excuse for lethal negligence. ... But you can’t help noticing the deep historic irony that finds a Tea Party favorite and descendant of famine Irish using the same language that English Tories used to justify indifference to an epic tragedy." – Timothy Egan

"Congressman Paul Ryan, a true traitor to his Irish ancestors" – Michael Moore (@MMFlint)

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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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From Frommer's

Introduction to Mexico
The Best Cultural Experiences
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The Best Places to Get Away from It All
Getting There
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MEXICO POPULAR DESTINATIONS

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Acapulco

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Colima

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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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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.


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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 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 ( 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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'Anti-terror operation' under way in eastern Ukraine

The National Guard is on its way to eastern Ukraine, where police appear to have retaken a police building from pro-Russian activists. FULL STORY

U.S.: Russia destabilizing Ukraine U.S.: Russia destabilizing Ukraine

Estonia wants 'physical' deterrent Estonia wants 'physical' deterrent

Violent protests sweep Ukraine Violent protests sweep Ukraine

Activist creates homemade armor Activist creates homemade armor

Is the world tough enough on Putin?

Ukraine hikes rates to aid economy

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Submarine hunt for MH370 cut short

Co-pilot's phone 'was on' Co-pilot's phone 'was on'

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Pistorius cross-examination ends

Pistorius: 'Not sure' who to blame Pistorius: 'Not sure' who to blame

Child's head found at cannibals' home

Ambassador kidnapped in Libya

Berlusconi gets community service

NEW Boston marks bomb anniversary

Gunmen abduct Afghan minister

NATO blamed for deadly airstrike

Egyptian soldier killed at checkpoint

Hate crime for Jewish center gunman?

F1: Red Bull lose Ricciardo DQ appeal

Asian smog affects global weather

Calls to save woman from execution

U.N. slams Thai case against media

NSA leaks win Pulitzer prizes

FIVE STORIES NOT TO MISS

Carnage as Nigeria blast kills scores

Google buys drone maker Titan

Teen arrested for airline terror tweet

Abdullah leads Afghan poll count

Bear drags woman from garage

OPINION AND ANALYSIS

Rabbi: Hate-filled violence threat to all

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Ukraine: West must not blame itself

Are cracks forming in Putin's empire?


OSCAR PISTORIUS TRIAL

'I didn't consciously pull the trigger'

Gerrie Nel wraps up his cross examination of Oscar Pistorius, but there's a lot of trial left.

Reeva's last words to Oscar: I love you Reeva's last words to Oscar: I love you

'Blood moon' graces night skies

Sky gazers in North and South America caught a glimpse of the "blood moon" crossing the Earth's shadow in all its splendor.

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

Con claroscuros, el plan en Michoacán cumple 3 meses

Analistas ven la detención de capos como un éxito del operativo, pero advierten que no está clara la ruta para restablecer la seguridad Ir a la nota

Si autodefensas incumplen, habrá detención: gobierno video

Liberan a Martínez Pasalagua por falta de pruebas

Banamex complica las finanzas a Citi

Oceanografía entra a concurso mercantil CNNExpansión

Citi reporta otro fraude en México CNNExpansión

¿Cuanto tardará la investigación a Oceanografía? video

Últimas noticias

Twitter acepta cerrar algunas cuentas en Turquía

En 20 días se apagará el fuego en Valparaíso video

Berlusconi irá a un asilo... para ayudar

Alerta roja en Nicaragua por actividad sísmica

Detienen al presunto líder de 'Los Rojos', culpable de la violencia en Guerrero video

Una mujer escondió los cadáveres de siete bebés en Utah video

José Luis Real regresa a Chivas... para trabajar en fuerzas básicas

México coordinará reuniones con Indonesia, Corea del Sur, Turquía y Australia

'Odio' arraigado en sospechoso de tiroteo en Kansas

VUELO 370: "Es hora de sumergirnos"

36 muertos en accidente carretero en Veracruz fotogaleria

El próximo rival de 'Canelo' Álvarez será Erislandy Lara mediotiempo.com

Phelps volverá a competir... ¿rumbo a Río 2016?

Una explosión deja al menos 71 muertos en Nigeria

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El fiscal acusa a Pistorius de "ajustar" su testimonio

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

Oprima este ENLACE ELECTRONICO para obtener las noticias actualizadas de esta fecha del periódico El Universal

CHOQUE EN OBSERVATORIO DEJA 5 POLICÍAS HERIDOS

Foto: Valente Rosas / EL UNIVERSAL

Un elemento que conducía la patrulla número 40-35 volcó al chocar contra otro vehículo en la calle Sur 144, en la colonia 16 de Septiembre. Los bomberos arribaron al lugar para retirar los vehículos involucrados en el percance | Ver nota

Reportan caída de 245 árboles en Valle de México

Raúl Esquivel, jefe del Heroico Cuerpo de Bomberos, reportó que 245 árboles cayeron debido a la lluvia y viento que se registró ayer

Juez suspende pagos de Oceanografía a sus acreedores

Un juez federal admitió a trámite la demanda de concurso mercantil que presentó la PGR ante la insolvencia de la empresa Oceanografía

Revelan otro fraude en Banamex

Presenta PGR demanda por insolvencia de Oceanografía

Video Caso Oceanografía, sin tinte político: PGR

Secuestro sigue al alza durante primer bimestre: ONC

Señala el Observatorio Nacional Ciudadano que durante febrero se denunciaron en promedio diario 5.2 plagios

Alistan en el Senado Semana de Seguridad

Guerrero: detienen al líder de Los Rojos

EPN garantizará seguridad de turistas en Semana Santa

Pacto fue para guardar las armas: Mireles

El coordinador de las autodefensas indica que se comprometieron a guardar las armas después de legalizarlas y a entregar armamento como lanzagranadas y armas M50 y M60; pero líderes podrán tener armas

Autodefensas desaparecerán el 10 de mayo: Castillo

No hay orden de aprehensión en mi contra: Valencia

Tras 12 horas, sale de la SEIDO ex edil de Tepalcatepec

Autodefensas desaparecerán el 10 de mayo: Castillo

El comisionado para la Seguridad de Michoacán indica que fijar una fecha límite no es un capricho sino que establece compromisos tanto del gobierno como de las autodefensas

Ex edil de Tepalcatepec no quiere de enemigo a Castillo

Tras 12 horas, sale de la SEIDO ex edil de Tepalcatepec

Acuerdan disolución de las autodefensas

Ex alcalde de Tepalcatepec se presenta ante la PGR

Gráfico. Michoacán, bajo fuego

Consorcio ajustará propuesta para reparar L12

México, con la tasa más baja de trabajo en plenitud laboral

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

Pactan plazo para desarme de autodefensas en Michoacán

“Salidas de emergencia del autobús no abrieron”, relata sobreviviente

Evya, de los hermanos Camargo Salinas, detrás de nuevo fraude a Banamex

El PRI-DF “borra” a Cuauhtémoc Gutiérrez

PUEBLA, Pue., (proceso.com.mx).- El gobierno de Puebla emitió un boletín en el que rechazó la existencia de una orden de aprehensión en contra del académico de la Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) Ricardo Pérez Avilés.Lo anterior, en …

Denuncia Artículo 19 “intimidaciones” contra Denise Dresser por texto sobre Beltrones

Toñita de La Academia denuncia que policías de Veracruz levantaron a su hermano

XALAPA, Ver. (apro).- Para el titular de la Secretaría de Seguridad Pública (SSP) estatal, Arturo Bermúdez, las “desapariciones” en la entidad –665 casos desde que arrancó el sexenio del priista Javier Duarte– no es un tema grave que …

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- Monte Alejandro Rubido, comisionado nacional de Seguridad, confirmó la detención de Antonio Reina Castillo, líder de la banda de Los Rojos, un grupo criminal que opera en el estado de Guerrero y que se …

Notas Destacadas

Denuncian otomíes acoso para favorecer obra de OHL

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- Un operativo policial multitudinario, que literalmente cercó a la comunidad otomí de San Francisco Xochicuautla, en Lerma, Estado de México, …

Pedirán apoyo a Amnistía Internacional para liberación de activistas en Puebla

PUEBLA, Pue. (apro).- Integrantes del Movimiento Nacional Los de Abajo demandarán la intervención de Amnistía Internacional (AI) en el caso de tres activistas …

Rehenes de la delincuencia, vecinos de Ecatepec quieren crear grupos de autodefensa

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- Ante el incremento de los índices delictivos en Ecatepec de Morelos, uno de los municipios más poblados del Estado de …

Ganadero vinculado al narco impulsa grupo de autodefensa en Guerrero

CHILPANCINGO, Gro. (apro).- Habitantes del municipio de Cuetzala del Progreso conformaron un grupo de autodefensa impulsado por Eric Román, un prominente ganadero vinculado …

Quieren prohibir “chapulineo” en San Luis Potosí

SAN LUIS POTOSÍ, S.L.P. (apro).- Organizaciones no gubernamentales presentaron una propuesta de reforma “antichapulines”, con el objetivo de que los políticos que ocupen …

Por amenazas, periodista de Colima presenta queja ante la CDHEC

COLIMA, Col. (apro).- El periodista Óscar Adrián Galindo Luna, director del portal de noticias Perriodismo, presentó este lunes una …

Narcotráfico

Apuñalan en el penal de Topo Chico al asesino del exedil de Nuevo Laredo

MONTERREY, N.L., (proceso.com.mx).- El exsoldado Carlos Pérez González, sicario …

Abaten en operativo a cuatro presuntos delincuentes en Veracruz

XALAPA, Ver. (apro).- Elementos de la Policía Naval y …

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“Seguiremos armados, y seremos una piedra en el zapato…”


12 de abril de 2014
El comisionado para la seguridad en Michoacán, Alfredo Castillo, lanzó un ultimátum: el próximo 10 de mayo todos los integrantes de las autodefensas de la entidad deberán desarmarse. El anuncio generó una reacción airada de los grupos de …

“El Migueladas”, el verdadero capo michoacano


12 de abril de 2014
Las autoridades se han concentrado en combatir en Michoacán a integrantes subalternos de un dirigente de autodefensas, Miguel Ángel Gallegos Godoy, El Migueladas, quien, de acuerdo con un informe de inteligencia elaborado por el gobierno federal a principios …

Los pasos chuecos de Reyna


12 de abril de 2014
Jesús Reyna García, segundo hombre en importancia en el gobierno michoacano, fue detenido por la PGR el viernes 4 de abril. Se le acusa de haberse reunido y de establecer compromisos con Los Caballeros Templarios. Las dos ­reuniones …

Viacrucis de Tamaulipas


12 de abril de 2014
El gobierno de Enrique Peña Nieto no bien acaba de empezar una “estrategia” para apaciguar la violencia en un estado cuando ésta ya repunta en otro. Es el caso de Tamaulipas, donde el descabezamiento de las facciones del …

“El Vicentillo”, forzado a hablar… y a callar


12 de abril de 2014
El acuerdo al que llegó Vicente Zambada Niebla con el Departamento de Justicia de Estados Unidos para convertirse en testigo protegido lo obliga a declarar contra los operadores y los mandos del Cártel de Sinaloa que caigan en manos de …

Estados

Polarización social


12 de abril de 2014
El martes 1, Cuernavaca fue escenario de una marcha ciudadana que exigía la renuncia del gobernador Graco Ramírez. Éste la descalificó, se refirió a ella como un acto de “revanchismo” político. Voces de la oposición, sin embargo, señalan …

Telecomunicaciones

Rebelión panista y leyes atoradas


12 de abril de 2014
Los senadores habían convenido en instalar las mesas de negociación el jueves 10 para sacar las leyes secundarias de las principales reformas estructurales en este periodo ordinario, pero varios panistas se rebelaron contra su coordinador, José Luis Preciado, y todo …

OCDE exhibe las miserias de la Ley Peña-Televisa


12 de abril de 2014
Tan ríspidas están las cosas en el Senado que los legisladores se sacudieron cuando la Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económicos (OCDE) les envió un breve documento con sus recomendaciones sobre la ley de telecomunicaciones. Agudo, …

Corrupción

Mexicana: los saldos del fraude


12 de abril de 2014
La quiebra de Mexicana, declarada el viernes 4, nada soluciona. En vez de eso, le deja al gobierno federal un quebranto estimado en 4 mil 50 millones de pesos; a los trabajadores, enormes pérdidas en sueldos, prestaciones y …

La Capital

Mancera decide dar la batalla


12 de abril de 2014
Los desperfectos en la Línea 12 del Metro siguen flagelando al gobierno capitalino. La Secretaría de la Función Pública le pidió devolver 489 millones de pesos que la federación aportó al organismo desconcentrado Proyecto Metro del Distrito Federal …

“Reacción en cadena” de fallas


12 de abril de 2014
El pasado 10 de marzo, un día antes del anuncio del cierre parcial de la Línea 12 (o Línea Dorada) por “razones de seguridad”, el director del Sistema de Transporte Colectivo Metro (STC), Joel Ortega, ya tenía apalabrada …

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Congress hears a new cannabis pitch: It’s just good business

In a measure of how far the movement has come, pot advocates are now lobbying Congress.

Montevideo Gold? A government in the pot business.

Holder pushes for shorter sentences in most drug cases
Sari Horwitz

As part of Attorney General Eric Holder’s effort to reduce the country’s burgeoning prison population, he says he is in favor of reduced penalties.

A hard look at heroin overdoses

In this Aug. 4, 2013 photo, a man identified only as Pedro smokes a marijuana cigarette at his home in Mexico City. A group of leftist Mexico City lawmakers have introduced a bill, Thursday Feb 13, 2014, to legalize the sale of marijuana in the nation's capital. Since 2009, Mexico has allowed the possession of 5 grams of marijuana, about four joints, for personal use. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
A man smokes a marijuana joint. (AP)

The Lazarus Weed: The rise, fall and rise again of legalized pot

Marc Fisher

Why is a move toward legalization resonating now, when attempts dating back to the 1960s have not?

Yes, the drug war really is pretty awful. A response to Charles Lane.

February 25, 2014 by Radley Balko

Last month, I wrote a response to Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson in which I laid out many (but by no means all) of the harms caused by the modern-era war on drugs. Now Charles Lane, a columnist and editorial writer here at the Post, has responded to my post. You can read Lane’s response in full here.

File - In this Dec. 5, 2013 file photo, marijuana matures at the Medicine Man dispensary and grow operation in northeast Denver. Colorado voters still support the state law that legalized recreational marijuana, but most believe it is hurting the image of the state, according to a new poll released Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. The Quinnipiac University Poll found that 51 percent of voters overall believe the measure is bad for the state's reputation, while 38 percent see it as a net positive. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, file)

Marijuana matures at the Medicine Man dispensary and grow operation in northeast Denver. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, file)

I’ll go ahead and keep the debate alive by now responding to Lane. I’ll first note that Lane didn’t address the majority of the points I made about the harm caused by the drug war. So I’ll obviously only address those that he did. I’d also point out that my post wasn’t meant to be comprehensive. To give just one example, I didn’t address the harm our drug war has inflicted on Latin America (although I did mention the awful carnage in Mexico), Thailand, or Afghanistan, or how it has undermined our efforts to fight terrorism.

But let’s get to the points Lane does make.

According to federally sponsored surveys that track drug usage, the rate of current-month powder and crack cocaine use dropped by half in the past 10 years. Meth use fell by a third; heroin use has remained flat.

True, marijuana use rose slightly overall — but it fell among 12- to 17-year-olds, a result that even legalizers should applaud since they generally don’t favor allowing minors to smoke.

More, HERE..

Search for lost jet expands into Indian Ocean

Data has convinced U.S. officials that the Malaysia Airlines plane’s engines ran for hours after communication was lost.

How far could plane have gone?

CIA feared Senate probe would expose key sources, intelligence officials say

CIA feared Senate probe would expose key sources, intelligence officials say

Problems intensified after the CIA notified the Senate panel that its computers were searched again.

Opinions

The CIA is out of line

The CIA is out of line

Obama and Congress are supposed to keep our intelligence agencies in check.

A late diplomatic push on Ukraine

Kerry and Lavrov try to defuse the Ukraine crisis in London. (EPA)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov as Crimea prepares to take a secession vote Sunday.

Kerry, Lavrov meet in hopes of defusing Ukraine crisis

The session with Russia’s foreign minister is a late diplomatic push before Crimea’s secession vote on Sunday.

McCain berates colleagues

McCain berates colleagues

“Don’t call yourself Reagan Republicans,” he says.

The statue at the now-defunct Buddha Bar.

So a giant Buddha walks into a bar ...

For 21 months, a 12-foot statue has sat in an empty club. Now it must be squeezed out of the building.

Ad on Koch Brothers earns 4 Pinocchios

FACT CHECKER | The Democratic attack ad makes a false claim based on slim evidence.

Death toll in NYC gas explosion climbs to 8

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Rescue workers using dogs and thermal-detection gear to search rubble for more victims of a gas explosion found an eighth body on Thursday while investigators tried to pinpoint the leak and determine whether it had anything to do with the city's aging gas and water mains, some from the 1800s.

After spill, some visitors worry about tap water

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A chemical spill that tainted the tap water for 300,000 West Virginians two months ago continues to concern many people far outside the spill area who are confronting their own worries about Charleston's water as they visit this week for a state basketball tournament.

Corpse photo sickens Pistorius
Pistorius cringes as evidence is presented. (Getty)

Pistorius cringes as evidence is presented. (Getty)

Bloody crime scene photos leave Olympian shaken during trial.

Pakistan gang rape victim dies after self-immolation

Driver in SXSW tragedy was wannabe rapper

Report: 303 deaths are linked to recalled GM cars with faulty air bags

Report: 303 deaths are linked to recalled GM cars with faulty air bags

Michael A. Fletcher

Data identifies hundreds of deaths in GM cars after air bags failed to deploy in accidents.

A history of GM’s ignition problems

White House proposes new regulations on for-profit colleges

White House proposes new regulations on for-profit colleges

The plan sets out what colleges must do to ensure graduates obtain “gainful employment.”

This woman could turn Texas purple — and it’s not Wendy Davis

This woman could turn Texas purple — and it’s not Wendy Davis

SHE THE PEOPLE | Democrat Leticia Van de Putte, Davis’ running mate, is gaining among GOP voters.

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Mexico charges vigilante leader with murder

One of the main leaders of the civilian armed movement that formed to drive a drug cartel out of Mexico's Michoacan state was charged Thursday with the murder of two members of a rival vigilante group.
FBI: Dead border agent suspected in kidnapping

The FBI believes a Border Patrol agent found dead in his South Texas home is responsible for the kidnapping and assault of three females who were in the country illegally, the agency said Thursday.

AP PHOTOS: Mexican pilgrims appeal to Popocatepetl

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Every March 12, people from the villages surrounding the Popocatepetl volcano trek up its slopes to make offerings and play music in asking the mountain to spare them from eruptions.

Mexican vigilante movement split by disputes

Mexico's vigilante "self-defense" groups have been riven by internal disputes after driving the vicious Knights Templar drug cartel out of much of the western state of Michoacan.

Mexico tracked cartel kingpin to mountain hideout

The recently killed leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel had been hiding out in a wood hut in the mountains and people in the area tipped off security forces to its existence, a Mexican official said Wednesday.

Mexican vigilante leader detained as slay suspect

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One of the main leaders of the civilian "self-defense" groups that rose up to challenge a drug cartel in Mexico's Michoacan state was detained late Tuesday as a suspect in the weekend killings of two vigilantes, authorities announced.

Separated families protest at U.S.-Mexico border

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At the California border, families expressed frustration with the pace of efforts to overhaul U.S. immigration laws and protested the growing number of deportations under President Obama

Mexico probes soccer team in Citigroup fraud case

Mexican authorities are investigating whether the owner of a Mexican oil services company that allegedly defrauded Citigroup used his professional soccer team to launder money.

Mexican authorities kill Knights Templar drug cartel leader Nazario Moreno

Nazario Moreno, leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, reported killed again.

Mexican government says it's 100 pct sure marines killed drug boss who supposedly died in 2010

Mexican government says it's 100 pct sure marines killed drug boss who supposedly died in 2010.
Mexico cartel leader thrived by playing dead
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Cartel kingpin Nazario Moreno Gonzalez knew how to play dead.
Mexico govt says it's slain capo 'killed' in 2010
Forensic evidence indicates a man killed in an early morning shootout with marines in western Mexico was a leader of the Knights Templar Cartel who the government reported slain in 2010, Mexican officials said Sunday.

Mexico says evidence shows it killed cartel boss supposedly dead since 2010; awaits final DNA

Mexico says evidence shows it killed cartel boss supposedly dead since 2010; awaits final DNA.
The sidewalks are empty on Alvaro Obregon Avenue. Restaurants and souvenir shops lining the once popular thoroughfare are gutted and shuttered. The sign in front of an abandoned karaoke bar is now ripped and dilapidated, riddled underneath with three spray-painted tombstones.

Nanny State Department runs amok

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The State Department's spring break travel advisory urges kids not to get drunk or carry weapons abroad -- and, oh yes, remember to call your parents.

5.8-magnitude earthquake rattles southern Mexico

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake has rattled southern Mexico's Pacific coast, but no damages or injuries are reported.

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

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Some Venezuelans took time off for Carnival last week despite continued nationwide anti-government protests that have claimed 21 lives since they started Feb. 12, while the government marked the one-year anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death. Salvadorans went to the polls Sunday to elect a new president after a campaign in which gang violence was one of the main issues, and Colombia held congressional elections under heightened security. Boys gathered for a pickup game of soccer in a Rio de Janeiro slum, while Mexico hosted the FIA WRC Mexico Rally. It was time for the annual Tattoo Show in Argentina, one of the largest events in Latin America dedicated to that art. Brazilians ended their Carnival celebration with exuberant parades at the Sambadrome in Rio, while a Roman Catholic priest in Colombia walked through his church's neighborhood to offer blessings to commuters on Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lent season of prayer and fasting before Easter.

At World Stages: 'Incendios,' from Mexico

Wajdi Mouawad's play is about adult twins who discover secrets in their mother's past.

Mexico seizes 6 planes in Sinaloa cartel's base

Mexican marines have seized six small planes and detained three suspects with guns and drugs on a ranch in a western state where the government recently nabbed Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

2 bodies found in Mexico are of vigilante members

Mexican vigilantes say two charred bodies found by police in the back of a pickup truck in the western state of Michoacan were members of their group.
Mexico imposes restrictions on Slim, Televisa
Mexican regulators declared the country's main television network and Carlos Slim's telecom company as "preponderant" market players on Friday, part of an effort by the government to promote competitiveness in the telecommunications sector.
Mexico stops heavy metal concert, draws fire
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A Mexican state's decision to cancel a two-day heavy metal concert with top bands like Kiss, Twisted Sister and Guns 'N Roses is drawing fire from fans and organizers, who say they suspect that political motives, corruption or discrimination are behind the move.

Guzman lieutenant says he wants trial in Chicago

A reputed lieutenant of recently captured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman who was expected to plead guilty to federal trafficking charges has changed his mind.

Mexico to open first-ever bidding for TV networks

Mexican regulators hit the country's main television network with a double punch on Friday, declaring Televisa a "preponderant" market player and slapping restrictions on the company, which bills itself as the largest media outlet in the Spanish-speaking world.

LA mayor in Mexico: Obama should cut deportations

U.S. President Barack Obama should cut deportations of migrants and focus resources on the 2 million people in the U.S. who are eligible to become citizens, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday during a visit to Mexico's capital.

Potholes? Parking? Mexico, LA mayors compare apps

What do the mayors of gigantic cities do when they get together? According to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, "Compare apps."

Florida man strangled in Mexico resort of Cancun

Mexican authorities are investigating the killing of a 22-year-old American man who was strangled in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun over the weekend.

Mexico cracks down on illegal iron ore mining

Mexican police, soldiers and government inspectors have raided 11 iron ore yards at one of the country's largest seaports, following revelations that drug cartels had been exporting ore to China.

6 bodies found in another Mexico clandestine grave

Prosecutors in western Mexico say they have found another clandestine burial site containing at least six sets of human remains.

Arrests rise in march for jailed Mexican drug lord

The number of people reported arrested during a demonstration in favor of captured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman rose to 211 Monday, as outrage grew over what some fear is the glorification of a man considered the hemisphere's most powerful trafficker.

Southwest to fly from US to Cancun, Los Cabos

Southwest is adding more surf-and-sun spots to its international route map with flights to Cancun and Los Cabos in Mexico.

Mexican police fail to stop protest for drug lord

Police in northern Mexico detained about 100 people Sunday in a failed attempt to stop a second demonstration in less than a week to voice support for captured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Mexican police stop planned protest for drug lord

Police in northern Mexico detained about 40 people Sunday who were apparently planning to demonstrate in support of captured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Mexico: 2 pregnant indigenous women denied help

Mexico's National Commission of Human Rights is investigating two possible cases of negligence involving indigenous woman giving childbirth. One of the women died.

Chapo's Rise: From poor, abused to cartel kingpin

It was nighttime in May of 1990, in the heyday of the cocaine boom across America. Twenty Mexican federal police officers and a handful of U.S. Customs agents, acting on a tip, descended on a stucco home on the edge of Agua Prieta, Mexico — a stone's throw from Arizona. "Policia," they yelled, guns drawn, before busting down the front door.

In drug lord's state, Mexicans march for peace

Fewer than a hundred people marched for peace in the northern Mexico state of Sinaloa on Saturday, several days after about 1,000 supporters of arrested drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman held a protest demanding his release.

SPORTS: Dimitrov wins the Mexican Open

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov won his second career title by edging South Africa*s Kevin Anderson 7-6 (1), 3-6, 7-6 (5) on Sunday morning to claim the title of the Mexican Open.

Winter-weary Americans plead: Get me out of here

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Shannon Frauenholtz has had it with winter. Barely able to stomach the television news with its images of snowbound cars, she heads to the tanning salon, closes her eyes and imagines she's back in Mexico, where she's already vacationed once this winter.

What a Trip: In West Texas, taking a hike and crossing the border into Mexico

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A 60th-birthday Road Scholar trip, complete with rigorous hikes, a side trip to Mexico, and great star-viewing.

Mexico: Cartel hit man slain in shootout with cops

A Mexican official says a leader of hit men working for the Knights Templar drug cartel in a region ravaged by drug violence has been killed in a shootout with federal police.

Cuaron's Oscar nod leaves Mexico soul searching

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The Oscars could be Mexico's big night, with three Mexicans nominated for directing, cinematography and acting.

Ferrer retires in Mexico, Murray into semis

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Top-seeded David Ferrer withdrew from his Mexican Open quarterfinal against South Africa' Kevin Anderson in the second set on Thursday due to a left thigh strain.

Citigroup lowers 2013 profit on Mexico fraud

Citigroup said a fraud at its Mexican banking unit will slice $235 million from last year's net income.

Where 7 Mexican drug cartels are active within the U.S.

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A 2011 report charts where and what Mexican cartels are trafficking.

Kingpin's high-tech gadgetry helped him stay free

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Mexico's most powerful drug cartel leader employed high-tech communications gadgetry and sophisticated counterespionage practices to elude an international manhunt for 13 years, The Associated Press has learned. In the end, however, life on the run unraveled for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in a decidedly low-tech way.

'El Chapo' not likely to be leaving Mexico soon

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman appears set to remain in Mexico's highest-security prison for the foreseeable future, as the government puts off U.S. extradition in a move that could bolster President Enrique Pena Nieto's nationalist credentials but also shine a spotlight on the country's woeful judicial system.

Mexico makes clear it will hold on to 'El Chapo'

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Mexico made clear Tuesday it is determined to keep Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in its highest-security prison for the foreseeable future, putting off U.S. extradition in a move that could bolster President Enrique Pena Nieto's nationalist credentials but also shine a spotlight on the country's woeful judicial system.

Mexico won't extradite Guzman for now

Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán wins a temporary injunction blocking his extradition from Mexico to the U.S.

Hundreds march for Sinaloa cartel boss in Mexico

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Not everyone is happy over the capture of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman

US imposes new penalties related to drug cartel

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The Treasury Department is imposed financial penalties against seven people and 10 businesses accused of having ties to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's Sinaloa (sihn-uh-LOH'-uh) drug cartel.

Reputed Guzman lieutenant to plead guilty

A reputed lieutenant and longtime friend of recently captured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman indicated in a U.S. courtroom Wednesday that he will change his plea to guilty in a $1 billion trafficking conspiracy that prosecutors say was masterminded by his infamous boss.

Mexico drops gun charges against 'El Chapo's aide

The self-described "assistant" to drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was charged Wednesday with possessing illegal weapons when he was captured this weekend with the Sinaloa cartel boss, a Mexican federal official said.

Loreto: Quiet gem on Mexico's Baja Peninsula

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Efforts to turn the seaside village of Loreto into a major destination have been going on for years. So far, though, the results have been limited, and that in itself makes it worth visiting.

What's ahead for drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman?

The Mexican government has extradited suspected drug kingpins to the U.S. in the past, but none with a higher profile than Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who was arrested Saturday in the Mexican port city of Mazatlan. The Sinaloa cartel leader faces charges in at least seven U.S. federal judicial districts — Brooklyn, N.Y.; Concord, N.H.; Chicago; Del Rio, Texas; El Paso, Texas; Miami; and San Diego.

Mexico capo's arrest unlikely to slow top cartel

Like a Fortune 500 company losing an executive, the powerful Sinaloa cartel is likely to stay in business at least in the short term, selling billions of dollars of illegal drugs despite the arrest of its legendary leader, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Top Mexico cartel to keep on despite capo capture

The powerful Sinaloa cartel is expected to go right on selling billions of dollars of illegal drugs despite the takedown of its legendary leader, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who leaves in place a sophisticated distribution network and business plan.

Drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman charged in Mexico

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Mexican authorities have set in motion a legal process that makes it unlikely drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will soon face U.S. cases also pending against him.

After drug lord's arrest, Mexico braces for fallout

Some analysts fear heightened violence; others say drug business will continue unchanged

Mexico experts sight endangered 'water monster'

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Mexico's salamander-like axolotl apparently hasn't disappeared from its only known natural habitat in Mexico City's few remaining lakes.

World’s top drug lord captured

Joshua Partlow and Nick Miroff

Sinaloa cartel chief Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán has supplied more illegal drugs to the U.S. than anyone else on Earth.

Mexico captures Sinaloa cartel boss 'Chapo' Guzman

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Mexican authorities captured the world's most powerful drug lord in a resort city Saturday after a massive search through the home state of the legendary capo whose global organization is the leading supplier of cocaine to the United States.

World's top drug trafficker arrested in Mexico, U.S. official says

Sinaloa cartel chief 'El Chapo' Guzmán was captured early Saturday in the resort town of Mazatlán.

US official: Security guards talked to authorities

A U.S. law enforcement official says members of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's security team helped Mexican and U.S. authorities find the country's most wanted drug dealer in a hotel in a beach resort town.

US indictments against accused Mexican drug lord

Mexico's most wanted drug dealer, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, faces at least seven indictments in federal court in the United States. Some of the cases pending against him:

Detentions of major Mexico drug chiefs

Top Mexican drug cartel captures or killings in recent years:

3 Mexicans, 6 Guatemalans guilty in drug massacre

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A Guatemalan court on Friday convicted three Mexican men and six Guatemalans of murder and kidnapping for the 2011 massacre of 27 farm workers. It sentenced them to 106 years in prison each.

Did Mexico just solve America's immigration problem?

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry thinks privatization in Mexico may entice undocumented immigrants home.

Obama finds that the world intrudes on his travels

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Even given President Barack Obama's own penchant for finding foreign travels eclipsed by distractions, his day-trip to Mexico stands out as a tour de force of multitasking

Obama visits Mexico for summit of North American leaders, but attention is divided

President travels to Toluca for summit of North American leaders, but matters elsewhere need tending to.

Mexico feels energy buzz with N. America summit

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The North American Free Trade Agreement has been good for Eugenio Madero's company. Now he's hoping that a deeper plunge into economic integration, focused on Mexican energy, will be even better.
Mexico to trump Japan as No. 2 car exporter to US

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Mexico is on track to replace the Asian automotive giant, Japan, as the second-largest exporter of cars to the United States by the end of the year

Mexico condemns shooting by US border agent

The Mexican government on Thursday condemned a U.S. Border Patrol agent's fatal shooting of a Mexican man who allegedly struck the agent in the head with a rock near the U.S.-Mexico border.

Mexico arrest warrant for former airline owner

A judge has issued an arrest warrant for the former owner of defunct Mexicana Airlines on charges of misuse of funds, an official at Mexico's Attorney General's Office said.

Hernandez, Marquez on Mexico roster for Atlanta

Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez and Leon defender Rafael Marquez are among 24 players selected by Mexico coach Miguel Herrera for El Tri's exhibition game against Nigeria in Atlanta on March 5.

Daughters: Mexican reporter threatened for story

The daughters of a reporter slain in the Mexican state of Veracruz have told authorities that a woman angered by one of his stories threatened to have a drug cartel kill him.

West Texas jury convicts man of consulate slaying

A federal jury convicted a high-level Mexican gang member on Friday of participating in the 2010 slaying of a U.S. consulate employee in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Few believe account of Mexican reporter's slaying

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A slain Mexican journalist was found alongside the body of a union leader whose kidnapping he had investigated and that casts doubt on officials' claim the journalist was killed in a personal vendetta, angry colleagues said Wednesday.

Mexican journalist found slain in Veracruz state

A Mexican official says authorities have found the body of a reporter who was kidnapped last week from his home in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz.
Parents in the Mexican state of Sonora will no longer be allowed to name their children "Facebook," ''Rambo" or 59 other now banned given names.

Mexico to play Bosnia, Portugal before World Cup

Mexico will play Bosnia-Herzegovina at Chicago's Soldier Field on June 3 and three days later face Portugal at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., in its final exhibition game before heading to the World Cup in Brazil.

US soccer to host Mexico in exhibition on April 2

The U.S. soccer team will host Mexico in an exhibition game April 2 at Glendale, Ariz., as both nations prepare for the World Cup.
Gunmen grabbed a taxi driver near his home in this bustling central Mexico farm town in December and demanded a $3,000 ransom. His family paid but his captors killed him anyway.

Canadian couple killed in Mexico retirement city

Officials in Mexico say a Canadian couple was killed in an apparent robbery at their lakeside home in a popular retirement spot for U.S. and Canadian citizens.

Mexico authorities probe disappearance of US man

Mexican authorities are investigating the disappearance of a U.S. man traveling across Latin America by motorcycle who went missing after visiting a friend in Mexico's western state of Michoacan, where rural vigilantes are battling a cult-like drug cartel.

NM museum highlights culture of Mexican horsemen

There's no mass production here, just evidence of the slow and patient work that went into handcrafting the costumes and tools behind one of Mexico's most important traditions.

Mexico finds skeletal remains along U.S. border

Mexican officials say hundreds of skeletal remains have been found scattered on ranches in a stretch of towns along the U.S.-Mexico border as police carried out a wide search to locate missing people.

Small-business centers in Virginia and Mexico form trade partnership under Obama initiative

George Mason University signs on as the first participant in Obama's new small business trade initiative.

12 bodies found in 2 graves in southern Mexico

A spokesman for the governor's office says at least 12 bodies — nine of them men and three of them women — were found in two clandestine graves in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero.

Mexico arrests suspected capo wanted in New York

Mexican officials say federal police have arrested a man suspected of leading a drug cartel that moved 76 tons of cocaine into the U.S. between 2000 and 2003.

Man sentenced to 30 years in border agent's death

A man convicted in the shooting death of a federal Border Patrol agent during a firefight that revealed the government's botched gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison.

The 2010 killing of an employee of the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and two others may have been a fatal case of mistaken identity, according to witnesses who testified Wednesday in the trial of an alleged gang member.

Isla Mujeres, Mexico: Near Cancun but a world away

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A half-hour ferry ride from the nonstop party that is Cancun sits an island seductively named Isla Mujeres, or Island of Women.

Survivor story highlights Mexico's fishing methods

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The saga of a fisherman who says he survived at least 13 months at sea in an open boat and made it across the Pacific Ocean to the Marshall Islands highlights the perilous and primitive fishing equipment and practices still used in Mexico, where he set out from, and in his native El Salvador.

Migrants sent less money back to Mexico in 2013

Mexico's central bank says the amount of money Mexican migrant workers sent home to their families fell by 3.75 percent in 2013, as compared to the previous year.

Prosecutors give account of agent's fatal shooting

A firefight that killed a Border Patrol agent near the Arizona-Mexico border in 2010 erupted as armed men who had sneaked into the country to rob marijuana smugglers walked in a single-file line toward a group of agents, according an account given by prosecutors of the shooting that revealed the government's botched "Fast and Furious" gun-smuggling investigation.

TIME

Cartels and Vigilantes Clash in Mexico: Photographs by Jerome Sessini

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 | By Andrew Katz @katz

About seven years after former President Felipe Calderon dispatched soldiers into his home state of Michoacán, launching a crackdown on organized crime and ruthless drug cartels now estimated to have killed 80,000 and widely viewed as unsuccessful, the region remains gripped by terror.

The recent flare-up began last year when the Knights Templar, a cartel thought to rake in about $75 million a year, took over a key port to ferry drugs and claim taxes on state exports of lime, avocado and iron ore to feed its growth. The government sent in troops to aid local authorities, but this week President Enrique Peña Nieto pushed in more security forces to restore order.

Those troops are now clashing with fuerzas autodefensas, the groups of armed vigilantes that sprung up last year to regain control of their territory. The army is attempting to disarm them, the cartel and any locals—including police officers—thought to have close ties with crime networks or militias. The violence is raising significant questions about whether Peña Nieto, who’s trying to secure foreign energy investments, can end what his predecessor began.
More, HERE.

Jerome Sessini is a French photojournalist represented by Magnum.

Andrew Katz is a reporter with TIME covering international affairs. Follow him on Twitter @katz.

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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.

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The Guardian
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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By Barbara Demick

Missing Malaysia Airlines jet: Some experts return to foul-play theory

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The failure of search teams to find the plane and new U.S. radar intelligence showing it stayed in the air up to five hours suggest that somebody intentionally diverted it.

Road rage suspected in deadly car-to-car 210 Freeway shooting

West Hollywood skin-care guru wanted to kill rival, officials say

Deputy's rape victim relieved at conviction, expected sentence

Advances in electronic warfare fly under the public's radar

Advances in electronic warfare fly under the public's radar
By W.J. Hennigan

Pentagon spending on drones and cybersecurity gets more attention, but big investments in radar-jamming devices are viewed as equally vital.

Developer wants changes to Hollywood fault quake map

After SXSW crash and deaths, Austin pauses to pray for victims

A Medal of Honor, long delayed
Richard Simon

John 'Mac' MacFarland, who wrote the recommendation, knew Santiago Jesse Erevia's bravery in Vietnam deserved the highest honor. But something stood in the way.

GLOBAL RESEARCH

Ukraine extreme-droite

The forbidden truth is that the West has engineered –through a carefully staged covert operation– the formation of a proxy regime integrated by Neo-Nazis. Svoboda and Right Sector, the two main Neo-Nazi entities have been entrusted with key positions which grant them de facto control over the Armed Forces, Police and National Security.

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The US and the EU are supporting the formation of a coalition government integrated by Neo-Nazis which are directly involved in the repression of the Ukrainian Jewish community. There are about 200,000 Jews living in Ukraine, most of them in Kiev.

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The Neo-Nazi Right Sector’s roots go back to the Ukrainians who fought for Adolf Hitler during World War 2. It was the Right Sector that introduced armed gunmen into the protest movement in Kiev

Spy Agencies Manipulate and Disrupt Web Discussions to Promote Propaganda and Discredit Government Critics

New Snowden Documents Show that Governments Are “Attempting To Control, Infiltrate, Manipulate, and Warp Online Discourse”

By Dawgs Blog, February 17, 2014

Anti-Government Protesters Throwing Rocks in Venezuela

Fake photographs circulated on Twitter are picked up by big news outlets like CNN. “Here are some brutal cops, with nice woolly caps and fur collars to guard against the 24°C Caracas weather”

US-Sponsored Drug-Plane Operation Had Global Reach

By Bill Conroy

Global Research, February 10, 2014

Narconews

Aircraft Linked to “Mayan Jaguar” Flew Tons of Cocaine Into Africa — Gateway to the European Market

US government intelligence agencies, in particular, the CIA, often have been accused of complicity in the drug trade, but public officials and the mainstream media just as quickly dismiss the allegations as whacky conspiracy theories — often with just cause.
Still, some cases defy explanations that rely on putting the blame on a few “bad apples.” In those cases, if it is not official US government complicity in the drug trade at work, then there seems to be at least some very deep-seated corruption and agency dysfunction in play.

The ongoing investigation into the Gulfstream II jet that crashed in Mexico in the fall of 2007 with a cargo of 3.7 tons of cocaine onboard appears to be an example of a case that points to a deeper corruption problem within the US bureaucracy.
That jet was part of a long-running US covert operation, called Mayan Jaguar, that involved the sale of dozens of aircraft to Latin American narco-trafficking organizations, court records recently revealed.

It now appears, based on a Narco News investigation, that a number of the jets sold through Mayan Jaguar or related parties may have been used to move tons of cocaine into the European market, via Africa, despite the fact that some of these aircraft were supposedly being monitored and tracked by the US law enforcers and/or intelligence agents overseeing Mayan Jaguar.
Media reports as well European investigators have connected the Gulfstream II jet, via its tail number, N987SA, to past use by the CIA, including alleged flights from 2001 to 2005 between the United States, Europe and Guantanamo Bay, home to the infamous prison camp for targets of the so-called War on Terror.

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Joschka Fischer, Germany’s Foreign Minister switching to English to guarantee Donald Rumsfeld understood shouted “I am not convinced, I cannot go to the public and say, ‘these are the reasons’ for going war, because I don’t believe in them.’”
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As the public finally becomes outraged over the NSA’s illegal spying, members of government and the corporate media wage an information war to misdirect that anger to issues of less importance.

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MICHAEL MOORE

Do It DiFi, Do It As Sen. Dianne Feinstein reveals CIA spying on Senate Intelligence Committee over their report on torture during the Bush administration, those with a long memory recall the Senate has the ability to declassify the report themselves, even over presidential or executive branch objections

FLASHBACK: 'They Control It. All of It. All the Time.' Don't you understand the way Intelligence works? Do you think that because I'm Chairman of the Intelligence Committee that I just say I want it, and they give it to me? I only get, and my committee only gets, what they want to give me." – Sen. Jay Rockefeller, 2007

PPBS: The Extra P Is for Extra-Private For 20 years the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced by a company owned by Liberty Media, the cable company of conservative billionaire John Malone

"That Cadillac ad bragging how we Americans only take two weeks off a year and that makes us better than the French? Uh, not really." – Michael Moore

And the Oscar for the One-Percentiest Ad of the Year Goes to ... Brigid Schulte explains why the Cadillac commercial shown during the Academy Awards was wrong, and why working so hard makes us sick,
stressed, stupid and unproductive ... with screwed up families

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BREAKING: 2003 Was in the 19th Century John Kerry – who voted for the Iraq war resolution – goes on Face the Nation to talk about Russia and Ukraine and says "You just don't in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pre-text"

'Hi, I'm John Arnold, and I'm Scamming You in So Many Ways You Can't Even Keep Track' Enron billionaire, fresh off being exposed for placing anti-pension propaganda on public TV, is now doing the same with the "neutral" Brookings Institution

'First PBS, Now Brookings: Has Another Institution Lost Its Soul?' "Arnold [has] decided that public employee pensions are too much, and he's spending millions to persuade his fellow Americans of that viewpoint, facts or not. Any institution that accepts his money to research or report on the issue is allowing him to put his well-funded thumb on the scale." – Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times

Hullo The good news is the NSA may not be collecting bulk pictures of you naked on your webcam; the bad news is the British version of the NSA is

Hooray, a Slightly Smaller Massive Wage GAP! GAP announces it will raise its minimum wage to $10 in 2015

But Let's Not Get Too Excited For comparison, Henry Ford was somehow able to pay the equivalent of
$15 an hour 100 years ago in a country that was one-eighth as rich

U.S. Takes Lethal, Targeted Action Against Al Qaeda SIM Cards Drone operator reveals that Pentagon uses NSA metadata to target drone strikes, often with no human intelligence – so we're targeting cell phone SIM cards rather than people, with big big risk of mistakes

Promise Made, Promise Sort of Kept "So it is in this context that the United States has taken lethal, targeted action against al Qaeda and its associated forces, including with remotely piloted aircraft commonly referred to as drones."
– Barack Obama in speech on drones, May 23, 2013

The Day We Fight Back Join a day of protest against mass surveillance tomorrow, February 11th

'I'm a Member of the American 'Used-to-Haves''"I'm beyond angry. I'm not a 'Never Had.' I know what it's like to pay bills on time and have a little left over. I remember vacations and pedicures and going out to dinner. As a 'Used-to-Have,' I know exactly what Corporate America, lobbyists and politicians have taken away from me. The 'Used-to-Haves' and the children of the 'Used-to-Haves' won't forget." – Kathleen Ann


"Read this from a former member of the middle class and then ask yourself isn't it amazing the riots haven't started yet." – Michael Moore, 2014

 

"It’s one thing to have always been poor and never possessed those niceties of middle-class life. It’s a whole other thing to have enjoyed those privileges and then have them taken away from you – by the very people you voted for!" – Michael Moore, Downsize This!, 1996

Liar Public information makes it clear that Colin Powell wasn't "misled" by the CIA eleven years ago today at the United Nations – he was lying through his teeth

'America Is a Horror Show' "I don't think that you can call the American government anything other than
broken at this point. And I think the break has come at the legislative level. That's the part of the government that has been purchased ... they've paid for it to be inert. And it is inert. And ultimately that aspect of capitalism hasn't been dealt with in any way." – David Simon

"Today the federal minimum wage is worth about twenty percent less than it was when Ronald Reagan first stood here. And Tom Harkin and George Miller have a bill to fix that by lifting the minimum wage to $10.10. ... Say yes. Give America a raise. " – Barack Obama, 2014 State of the Union address

'If Henry Ford Could Pay a $15 Minimum Wage 100 Years Ago, So Can We'"Here's what neither Obama or the GOP will tell you: One hundred years ago this month Henry Ford began paying his workers a minimum of $15 an hour! That's right – in a much poorer America, one without TV, radio, phones or House of Cards on demand, Ford could afford it. Tell THAT to anyone who says we can't afford a minimum wage of $15 here in 2014 – 100 years later, in a country about eight times as rich per person." – Michael Moore

'Dear Wogs: You Can All Die of Cancer'Bayer CEO Marijn Dekkers candidly explains that "We did not develop [cancer drug Nexavar] for Indians ... we developed it for western patients who can afford it"

See If You Can Guess How Much Money Marijn Dekkers Makes Did you guess about $6.5 million per year? You were right!

FLASHBACK: Why Marijn's So Mad India's Supreme Court decided that human beings are more important than corporate pharmaceutical profits, and is allowing manufacturers to make generic Nexavar

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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The New York Times

In East Harlem, Lives Entwined as in a Bygone Era

By NIKITA STEWART, MICHAEL WINERIP and N. R. KLEINFIELD

The view of the building collapse from a southbound Metro-North train. Firefighters continued to battle flames and clear debris from the scene on Thursday.
Upstairs residents of the two buildings leveled by an explosion had close ties to a piano shop and a church on the ground floors, living in a way once common in the city.

Death Toll Rises to 8 in East Harlem Collapse

Mexico: Legal Wrangling Begins Over Drug Kingpin

El Chapo, Most-Wanted Drug Lord, Is Captured in Mexico - NYTimes ...

Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as El Chapo, was escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs in Mexico City on Saturday. Credit Eduardo ...

Vigilantes, Once Welcome, Frighten Many in Mexico

Vigilantes patrolled a road in Antúnez in the state of Michoacán, which was once terrorized by the gang known as the Knights Templar.

Some residents and businessmen, many of whom have provided support to so-called self-defense forces, are now worried those groups will turn on them.

Colombia's Warning for Mexico

What has been going on these last few months in Mexico, in the western state of Michoacán, makes me fear that the same thing is happening ...

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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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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

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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.


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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
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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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2 nabbed at Texas border in credit card fraud case

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A South Texas police chief said Monday that two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border used account information stolen during the Target security breach to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise. But a federal official said later there currently was no connection between the arrests and the retailer's credit card data theft.

AP PHOTOS: Mexico's Zapatistas pursue own way

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Since their uprising 20 years ago, the Zapatistas of southern Mexico have lived in five secretive, closed-off enclaves that they hold in the poor state of Chiapas.

2 children, 3 adults found shot dead in Mexico
Mexican police have found the bodies of five people, including two small children, on a dirt road in the western state of Michoacan.

Mexico says it nabbed cartel leader in Michoacan

A Mexican government official says federal forces have detained three members of the Knight Templar drug cartel, including one he describes as a leader who was behind a lot of the bloodshed in the state.

Mexico objects to US execution of Mexican man

The Mexican government said Sunday it "strongly rejects" the execution scheduled this week in Texas of a Mexican man convicted of killing a police officer.

Mexico says it nabbed cartel leader in Michoacan

A Mexican government official says federal forces have detained three members of the Knight Templar drug cartel, including one he describes as a leader who was behind a lot of the bloodshed in the state.

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

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Vigilantes in the Mexican state of Michoacan insisted they wouldn't lay down their guns last week. Authorities fear the "self-defense" groups could turn into the very sort of organized crime forces they're fighting, but citizens who have been kidnapped, beaten and had land taken over by the Knight Templar drug cartel praised the vigilantes for providing security. In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a woman balancing on her head on her paddle board beside her dog brought second takes. They're training to compete as a canine-human team at a stand-up paddle surfing event. In Mexico City, people paid their last respects to the longtime head of the World Boxing Council, Jose Sulaiman, who promoted renowned fighters and introduced rules to protect boxers. And in South America, cars, trucks and motorcycles finished their two-week race across the continent's Southern Cone, bringing the Dakar Rally to an end.

A Mexican militia, battling Michoacan drug cartel, has American roots

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Many Michoacan fighters lived and work in U.S. before joining fight against drug gang.

A Mexican militia’s American roots

Men who were deported or lost jobs in the U.S. return home — to take up arms against a drug cartel

Mexico gov’t warns vigilantes could copy cartel


Luis Otero lost his leg jumping from a train. (Nick Miroff/Post)

A purgatory for Mexican deportees

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Mexicali has become the U.S. government’s biggest dumping ground for deportees who often have deep ties in America.

A life in limbo after deportation

Mexicali has become Mexico's city of the deported as U.S. dumps more people there

Adrift in Mexico's deportation capital

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The border city of Mexicali has become filled with deportees dropped there by the United States.

Mexico gov’t faces vigilante monster it created

APATZINGAN, Mexico — Vigilantes who have challenged the government’s authority in lawless Michoacan state held onto their guns on Wednesday as federal authorities struggled to rein in a monster they helped create: citizen militias that rose among farmers and lime-pickers to fight a drug cartel.

Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong called Monday for the vigilantes to drop their arms and go home. But a new agreement with the so-called self-defense groups left them holding onto their territory and their guns, including high-caliber assault rifles that can only be used by the military under Mexican law.

More, HERE.

In Mexico's Michoacan state, spiraling violence

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Government forces move in, aiming to quell clashes between vigilantes and members of the powerful Knights Templar drug cartel, but confidence in officials is shaky. The government's campaign to end the violence quickly turned deadly, with a confrontation Tuesday between soldiers and civilians, who witnesses say were unarmed.

Mexican militia leader vows to continue battle with drug cartels after plane crash

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Jose Manuel Mireles spoke for first time since surviving a plane crash.

U.S. probably not backing Mexican cartel

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Five reasons to doubt stories about a secret U.S. deal with the Sinaloa cartel

Deep-water drilling is a test for Mexican oil company Pemex

New reforms open door for foreign investment and new drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

Mexico protects wounded citizen militia leader

Juan Manuel Mireles is being treated for injuries in a plane crash at a Mexico City hospital.

Mexico protects wounded leader of citizen militia trying to fight off cartels

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MEXICO CITY — Fifty federal police officers armed with black assault rifles guard the gates of an exclusive private hospital in this cosmopolitan capital. They are patrolling the polished stone lobby, standing sentry under palm trees, surveilling the Starbucks. Private security guards and local police man the doors, driveways and elevators.

The Mexican town that helps run U.S. carnivals, circuses and fairs

Today’s “carny” is often part of a seasonal army that comes north from a place called Tlapacoyan.

The new face of the "carny": Mexicans from Veracruz state increasingly run U.S. carnivals

Some 3,000 Mexicans each year come from Veracruz town to work in U.S. circuses and carnivals.

Mike O'Connor, advocate for journalists, dies at 67

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Cartels and Vigilantes Clash in Mexico: Photographs by Jerome Sessini

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 | By Andrew Katz @katz

About seven years after former President Felipe Calderon dispatched soldiers into his home state of Michoacán, launching a crackdown on organized crime and ruthless drug cartels now estimated to have killed 80,000 and widely viewed as unsuccessful, the region remains gripped by terror.

The recent flare-up began last year when the Knights Templar, a cartel thought to rake in about $75 million a year, took over a key port to ferry drugs and claim taxes on state exports of lime, avocado and iron ore to feed its growth. The government sent in troops to aid local authorities, but this week President Enrique Peña Nieto pushed in more security forces to restore order.

Those troops are now clashing with fuerzas autodefensas, the groups of armed vigilantes that sprung up last year to regain control of their territory. The army is attempting to disarm them, the cartel and any locals—including police officers—thought to have close ties with crime networks or militias. The violence is raising significant questions about whether Peña Nieto, who’s trying to secure foreign energy investments, can end what his predecessor began.

More, HERE.

Jerome Sessini is a French photojournalist represented by Magnum.

Andrew Katz is a reporter with TIME covering international affairs. Follow him on Twitter @katz.

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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.

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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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Obama takes strategy cue from first lady

Tricky shoppers save money, but are they being ethical?

Dylan Farrow expounds on Woody Allen accusations

For Chinese New Year, malls get into the holiday spirit

Amanda Knox on new guilty verdict: 'It hit me like a train'

Amanda Knox on new guilty verdict: 'It hit me like a train'
By Saba Hamedy

After an Italian court reinstates her murder conviction in the 2007 killing of Meredith Kercher, Knox vows to 'fight this to the very end.'

Video: Amanda Knox reacts to verdict

Knox's ex-boyfriend found near Austrian border

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Don't look now, Americans, but many of your elections are rigged
By Patt Morrison

Reapportionment is now where most election battles get lost and won, disenfranchising voters of the candidate choices that should be theirs.

California snowpack hits record low

Underscoring the severity of a statewide drought, snowpack measurements hit a record low as Gov. Jerry Brown meets with water leaders.

As marijuana attitudes shift, this may be a year of legalization
By Maria L. La Ganga

California and four other states may put initiatives on the ballot in November. A poll shows a clear majority of Americans supports legalizing pot.

Mexican government helicopter crashes in Michoacan; three injured

By Cecilia Sanchez and Richard Fausset,January  17, 2014
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Armed self-defense units guard an entrance into the town of Nueva Italia in Mexico's embattled Michoacan state. (Tim Johnson / MCT / January 16, 2014)

MEXICO CITY—Three people were injured when a Mexican government helicopter became tangled in a zipline Friday and crashed in the state of Michoacan, where hundreds of security forces have arrived in recent days to quell a dispute between vigilante "self-defense" groups and the Knights Templar drug cartel.

Two police officers and a technician were injured in the crash. The pilot and co-pilot were uninjured. The helicopter went down Friday afternoon in the municipality of Tancitaro, according to a government statement.

In recent days, federal police have taken over police functions in 27 of Michoacan’s 113 muncipalities, which are roughly the equivalent of U.S. counties.

More, HERE.

Mexican vigilantes occupy another city in Michoacan

Vigilantes in Mexico

Members of a vigilante group watch over a checkpoint Saturday in Paracuaro, Mexico. (Enrique Castro, AFP/Getty Images / January 13, 2014)

By Richard Fausset,January 12, 2014

MEXICO CITY — Tensions continued to rise over the weekend in the Mexican state of Michoacan, where vigilante "self-help" groups reportedly rode into the latest of a string of cities that they have occupied in recent days — part of their effort to wrest control of a region known as the Tierra Caliente from the vicious Knights Templar drug cartel.

The incursion Sunday occurred amid a series of roadblocks, shootouts and attacks on government and private property that have prompted a Michoacan congressman, Silvano Aureoles, to call on the federal government to seize control of the situation or face a potential "civil war" in the region.

More, HERE.

General's sexual misconduct trial has a charged backdrop

General's sexual misconduct trial has a charged backdrop

FT. BRAGG, N.C. — He called her "my panda" and "my baby." She called him "papa panda sexy pants."

Teen's killer gets in one last taunt as he's sentenced to life term
By Paresh Dave

Jose Contreras Zapien Jr. smirks and chuckles at the mother of Eddie Lopez, 15, gunned down in 2006. Zapien gets life plus 95 years.

After 6-year drop, state prison population expected to grow

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Joschka Fischer, Germany’s Foreign Minister switching to English to guarantee Donald Rumsfeld understood shouted “I am not convinced, I cannot go to the public and say, ‘these are the reasons’ for going war, because I don’t believe in them.’”

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As the public finally becomes outraged over the NSA’s illegal spying, members of government and the corporate media wage an information war to misdirect that anger to issues of less importance.

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Those responsible for the litany of crimes against humanity appear currently on US TV talking of their trauma and sacrifice in Fallujah’s near destruction and their wholesale butchery, as the city suffers yet further

Obama’s War on Freedom

My Doctor Can Disclose My Medical Records to the NSA Without My Authorization (and so can yours)
By Peter Van Buren, Global Research, January 17, 2014

You can learn a lot about a person from their medical records– what’s that STD test all about? Mental health issues?

Hiding a health problem from an employer? Terminated pregnancy? Had a medical issue that might expose your sexuality when you don’t wish to do so? Work for the military or government and trying to keep a health issue off their radar by using a private medical provider?

More, HERE.

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The police hope to have drones able to fire “non-lethal weapons” at people they deem to be involved in criminal activity. Non-lethal weapons will soon become lethal weapons and the US will be trying and executing citizens at home as it has done elsewhere without even a hint of due process.

The Surveillance State. NSA Telephony Metadata Collection: Fourth Amendment Violation

By Marjorie Cohn, Global Research, January 16, 2014

Edward Snowden, who worked for the National Security Agency (NSA), revealed a secret order of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), that requires Verizon to produce on an “ongoing daily basis … all call detail records or ‘telephony metadata’ created by Verizon for communications (i) between the United States and abroad; or (ii) wholly within the United States, including local telephone calls.”

The government has admitted it collects metadata for all of our telephone communications, but says the data collected does not include the content of the calls.

In response to lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the program, two federal judges issued dueling opinions about whether it violates the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures.

More, HERE.

Did the NSA Kill Hugo Chavez?

By Eva Golinger, Global Research, January 14, 2014

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During 2013, Venezuela experienced one of the most difficult times in its history with the death of President Hugo Chavez on March 5. Chavez, a major leader whose policies transformed the country, was the victim of an aggressive cancer that killed him in less than two years. The charismatic Venezuelan president faced large and powerful enemies during his 14 years in power ever democratically elected majorities and strong. Coups, economic sabotage, electoral interventions, psychological warfare, U.S. billionaire from his opponents and attempts on his life funding agencies were some of the tactics and strategies of destabilization that Chavez had to fight during his tenure.

He headed the lists of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Pentagon as the main target of their attacks, and the United States significantly expanded its military presence open and clandestine-around Venezuela during his administration. So his sudden and unexpected death caused much suspicion among his followers and those scholars of his socio-political vision. Chavez defied the most powerful interests in the world, and in turn, controlled the largest oil reserves on the planet. Could it have been a political assassination Chavez’s death?

More, HERE.

NAFTA’s Deplorable Legacy

Towards the Privatization of Public Education in America. Imposing a Corporate Culture

Learning without Questioning in America: The Sunday School Syndrome.

“Clinging to one’s opinion is the best proof of stupidity.”—Michel de Montaigne

Readin’, writin’, and ‘rithmatic don’t occasion much questioning. But subjects like history are another matter! Learning history, or anything else for that matter, can be likened to learning Bible verses if questioning is excluded from the process. This kind of learning without questioning is carried over to our colleges and universities where the problem becomes really severe.

Subjects are taught as if they were comprised of revealed truths. Hardly anyone ever questions them because questioning them is discouraged. So we end up with people who graduate with degrees under their arms who are no wiser than they were on the days they matriculated as freshmen. No new idea ever enters their heads. In this society, people who are learned are not educated. They are little different from hurdy gurdy monkeys, but we elect them to office. Such is the legacy of the Sunday School Syndrome. It yields the stubbornness of what are essentially stillborn minds. No amount of information conveyed can ever make a stupid person smart! So nothing fundamental will ever change until intellectual development rather than the conveyance of information becomes the principal goal of learning.

Every teacher who has tired to teach students an unconventional truth has met an obstinate student, the student to whom the conventional truth he matriculated with is the conventional truth he graduates with. Everyone who has tried to teach Ted Cruz knows what I’m talking about. Some claim that the hardest minds to change are religious. I don’t know how to amass any evidence for that but I suspect that there’s a kernel of truth in the claim. Such minds are hard to change because of the way they develop.

More, HERE.

The NSA Admits Spying on Members of the US Congress. “Using Information to Blackmail Congress”

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

The NSA Is Spying On Our Elected Representatives

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After Senator Bernie Sanders asked the NSA whether it spied on members of congress, the NSA responded:

NSA’s authorities to collect signals intelligence data include procedures that protect the privacy of US persons. Such protections are built into and cut across the entire process. Members of Congress have the same privacy protections as all US persons. NSA is fully committed to transparency with Congress. Our interaction with Congress has been extensive both before and since the media disclosures began last June.

More, HERE.

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'America Is a Horror Show' "I don't think that you can call the American government anything other than
broken at this point. And I think the break has come at the legislative level. That's the part of the government that has been purchased ... they've paid for it to be inert. And it is inert. And ultimately that aspect of capitalism hasn't been dealt with in any way." – David Simon

"Today the federal minimum wage is worth about twenty percent less than it was when Ronald Reagan first stood here. And Tom Harkin and George Miller have a bill to fix that by lifting the minimum wage to $10.10. ... Say yes. Give America a raise. " – Barack Obama, 2014 State of the Union address

'If Henry Ford Could Pay a $15 Minimum Wage 100 Years Ago, So Can We'"Here's what neither Obama or the GOP will tell you: One hundred years ago this month Henry Ford began paying his workers a minimum of $15 an hour! That's right – in a much poorer America, one without TV, radio, phones or House of Cards on demand, Ford could afford it. Tell THAT to anyone who says we can't afford a minimum wage of $15 here in 2014 – 100 years later, in a country about eight times as rich per person." – Michael Moore

'Dear Wogs: You Can All Die of Cancer'Bayer CEO Marijn Dekkers candidly explains that "We did not develop [cancer drug Nexavar] for Indians ... we developed it for western patients who can afford it"

See If You Can Guess How Much Money Marijn Dekkers Makes Did you guess about $6.5 million per year? You were right!

FLASHBACK: Why Marijn's So Mad India's Supreme Court decided that human beings are more important than corporate pharmaceutical profits, and is allowing manufacturers to make generic Nexavar

Never Doubt That a Small Group of Thoughtful, Committed, Loony Tunes Right-Wing Billionaires Can Change the World Read the inside story of how the DeVos family – Michigan's version of the Koch brothers – and their ultra-rich friends brought right-to-work to Michigan via years of patient planning, threats against scared Republicans and giant buckets of cash.

The Real Martin Luther King "I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today – my own government. ... The war in Vietnam is but a symptom of a far deeper malady within the American spirit, and if we ignore this sobering reality, we will find ourselves organizing "clergy and laymen concerned" committees for Guatemala and Peru. They will be concerned about Thailand and Cambodia. We will be marching for these and a dozen other names and attending rallies without end, unless there is a significant and profound change in American life and policy." – Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., April 4th, 1967

Um "'The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.' MLK Jr."
– Defense Department twitter account

'The NSA Is Used to Cheating' "Unfortunately, when someone proposes fixes that are policy or law or briefing or reports, all of that is fluff. The only way anyone will ever get the truth about what the NSA is doing is if a specially-trained group of IT people, a group that's never been in the intelligence agency, is hired to verify that data is not being collected that shouldn't be. Until we have that kind of oversight, the cheating is going to happen again and again." – Kirk Wiebe, former NSA senior analyst

'Snowden Was Right!'Okay, Obama didn't say exactly that in his speech today proposing mild, timid reforms of NSA spying, but we can read between the lines

Five Whistleblowers: 'We Need Real Protection from the NSA'"America's Founders knew better than to give a government powers with such enormous potential for abuse. Yet under both the Bush and Obama
administrations, unconstitutional powers have been abused. Excessive power corrupts human nature, without regard to geography or partisan affiliation." – Ed Loomis, Kirk Wiebe, Thomas Drake, William Binney and Diane Roark

Five Whistleblowers: 'We Need Real Protection from the NSA' "America's Founders knew better than to give a government powers with such enormous potential for abuse. Yet under both the Bush and Obama
administrations, unconstitutional powers have been abused. Excessive power corrupts human nature, without regard to geography or partisan affiliation." – Ed Loomis, Kirk Wiebe, Thomas Drake, William Binney and Diane Roark.

Chelsea Manning Awarded Sam Adams Integrity Prize for 2014 Previous winners include Coleen Rowley, Thomas Drake, Thomas Fingar and Edward Snowden

Wendell Potter on 'Obamacare: What's in It for Me?' "I was shocked that I had to write this. One of the things I've realized since coming over to the other side is just how clueless Democrats are when it comes to public relations. So it's no wonder that they're always getting their butts kicked." – Wendell Potter, the "Daniel Ellsberg of corporate America"

FLASHBACK: 'Push Michael Moore Off a Cliff' "We developed a very, very sophisticated communications campaign to make sure that people saw [Moore] as a Marxist, as a socialist, and that he was going to be destroying the American Dream." – Potter in 2010 on secret insurance industry campaign against 'Sicko'

Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans Get Potter's first book, aka "the health insurance industry's worst nightmare"

Just Brainstorming Here, But Maybe We Shouldn't Help Destroy Fallujah Based on Lies Again "The vast majority of the men we fought against in Fallujah were locals, unaffiliated with al-Qaida, who were trying to expel the foreign occupiers from their country. ... This week, the Iraqi Ministry of Interior's assertion that al-Qaida's affiliate, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has taken over half of Fallujah is being parroted in headlines. Already over 100 civilians have been killed in this violence, violence that has been facilitated by US weapons." – Ross Caputi, former U.S. Marine

'Why I Bought a House in Detroit for $500' "I wanted something nobody wanted, something that was impossible. The city is filled with these structures, houses whose yellowy eyes seem to follow you. It would be only one house out of thousands, but I wanted to prove it could be done, prove that this American vision of torment could be built back into a home." – young Michigander Drew Philp



Bonnie Raines: Pre-School Teacher/Outlaw "We thought she was an inspired progressive child development guru. Really she was a wanted criminal hiding out among the blocks and crayons." – John Witt on learning his pre-school teacher was one of the 1971 FBI burglars who blew the lid off Cointelpro spying on Americans

Barack, Meet With These NSA Whistleblowers As Obama prepares to announce NSA "reforms," the people he should be talking with are William Binney, Thomas Drake, Edward Loomis and J. Kirk Wiebe, who – with 144 combined years at the NSA between them – can explain exactly where it's gone off the rails and how it could have stopped 9/11 but failed and then covered it up

'It Became Pretty Obvious to Us That if We Don't Do It, Nobody Will' THANK YOU to Keith Forsyth, Bonnie & John Raines, William Davidon and Bob Williamson, who have come forward to admit to being behind 1971 break-in at Pennsylvania FBI office to steal documents that would reveal the FBI's massive spying operation on civil rights and anti-war activists

FLASHBACK: Everything You Need to Know About COINTELPRO Craziness

Nice People Doing Nice Things "One of my colleagues asked the NSA point blank will you give me a copy of my own record and the NSA said no, we won't. They didn’t say no we don't have one. They said no we won't." – Rep. Alan Grayson

MaaaaaaaaaaaaaybeVermont's independent Senator Bernie Sanders asks the National Security Agency whether they spy on members of Congress, and the NSA doesn't say no

Bringing More Hell to Iraq After turning Iraq into a sectarian nightmare, U.S. is now sending Hellfire missiles, surveillance drones and (the Obama administration hopes) Apache helicopters so the Maliki government can kill al Qaeda members in Western Iraq plus whoever else Maliki feels like

Died in Iraq, January, 2004

Merry (?) Christmas From Edward Snowden "I'm honored to have a chance to speak with you and your family this year. Recently we learned that our governments, working in concert, have created a system of worldwide mass surveillance, watching everything we do. Great  Britain's George Orwell warned us of the danger of this kind of information.  The types of collection in the book - microphones and video cameras, TVs that watch us - are nothing compared to what we have available today. We have sensors in our pockets that track us everywhere we go. Think about what this means for the privacy of the average person. A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. They'll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves, an unrecorded, unanalyzed thought. And that's a problem because privacy matters, privacy is what allows us to determine who we are and who we want to be. The conversation occurring today will determine the amount of trust we can place both in the technology that surrounds us and the government that regulates it. Together we can find a better balance, end mass surveillance and remind the government that if it really wants to know how we feel, asking is always cheaper than spying. For everyone out there watching, thank you and Merry Christmas." – Edward Snowden

Asesinato Hi-Tech We've translated our satellite-enabled, computerized assassination program into Spanish and sent it off to Colombia to kill lots of people there

'It's Like They've Forgot About It Completely'

25 years ago on January 17th, 1989, Cleveland Elementary in Stockton, California saw one of the first mass school shootings in the U.S., with 30 children injured and five killed

We're Not Losing Everywhere Always
Brian Malte of the Brady Campaign runs down the good, bad and the ugly

A Nation of Nuts 109 new state gun laws have been passed since Newtown; 39 have tightened restrictions on gun ownership and 70 have loosened it

Ever Again One day before the anniversary of the Newtown massacre, U.S. sees another school shooting at Arapahoe High School in Colorado, just a few miles from previous massacres at Columbine High School, the Aurora movie theater and a Chuck E Cheese

VIDEO: Remembering Child Victims of Gun Violence At least 173 children under twelve have been killed by guns in the past year

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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

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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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SCM's Travel Advisory:

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

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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.
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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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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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Migrantes en EU financian a autodefensas

Cientos de migrantes michoacanos colaboran financieramente desde Estados Unidos, específicamente en Los Ángeles, California, y Chicago, Illinois, para dar sustento a las autodefensas de Michoacán

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Enrique Iglesias, secretario general Iberoamericano, afirma que este problema es preocupante por la evolución que ha tenido, pues ya no sólo interviene el narco, sino poderes fácticos

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Exigen Oliva y Cordero investigar padrón de AN

Los aspirantes a la presidencia del Partido Acción Nacional, el ex gobernador de Guanajuato, Juan Manuel Oliva, y el ex secretario de Hacienda y hoy senador Ernesto Cordero, exigieron al albiazul investigar el padrón ante presuntas afiliaciones masivas

AN acata fallo; indagará padrón de militantes

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Crónica. Amigos le cumplen a Tamayo; lo despiden con botella

Este domingo está previsto el entierro de Édgar Tamayo Arias en el panteón de Miacatlán. Todo está listo para la despedida: la banda de viento, las flores, la comida, el recorrido por el corral de toros, alcohol y los cigarros "Alas"


Audio La última llamada de Édgar Tamayo

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El Arena da Baixada en Curitiba quedaría fuera si no cumple las normas antes del 18 de febrero

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

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

Llueven críticas y reclamos a Graco en su primer informe

Impunidad en Edomex: policías asaltan a ciudadanos en el Circuito Exterior Mexiquense

Balacera en Tamaulipas deja un muerto y tres lesionados

Cesan a funcionario por retener ayuda para damnificados de Guerrero


1 de febrero de 2014
MÉXICO, D.F. (proceso.com.mx).- El subsecretario de Protección Civil en Guerrero, Constantino González Vargas, fue separado de su cargo tras ser acusado de acumular …

Hija de templaria capturada se paseó en patrulla militar, revelan autodefensas


1 de febrero de 2014
MÉXICO, D.F. (proceso.com.mx).- Integrantes de las autodefensas de Tancítaro, en operativo conjunto con la Policía Federal, detuvieron a Irma Castillo Rodríguez, La… …

Reaparece Melissa Plancarte en TV de EU; da show y hasta entrevistas


1 de febrero de 2014
MÉXICO, D.F. (proceso.com.mx).- La cantante grupera Melissa Plancarte, hija de Enrique Kike Plancarte Solís, …

Reportan grave al escritor Federico Campbell


1 de febrero de 2014
MÉXICO, D.F. (proceso.com).- Internado este viernes 31 en el hospital Mocel de esta ciudad a causa de una neumonía, el narrador, traductor y periodista tijuanense …

Comando irrumpe en casino, asalta a clientes y se lleva cajero automático


1 de febrero de 2014
VILLAHERMOSA, Tab. (proceso.com.mx).- Un grupo armado asaltó esta madrugada …

Soldados y policías salvan a maestra de linchamiento en Oaxaca


1 de febrero de 2014

Justifica Pemex millonaria inversión en planta “chatarra”


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Bloguero acusa a funcionaria del GDF de traficar con publicidad y lo demandan


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Las víctimas de Michoacán: el recuento imposible


1 de febrero de 2014

Desde 2007, cuando Felipe Calderón le declaró la guerra al crimen organizado desde su natal Michoacán, los habitantes de la entidad han vivido inmersos en la violencia: la de las bandas criminales que los matan, extorsionan …

Los “legalizados” que no quieren serlo


1 de febrero de 2014

YURÉCUARO, MICH.- Apenas se dio a conocer la noticia del acuerdo entre representantes de los grupos de autodefensa y el gobierno federal –firmado el 26 de enero en Tepalcatepec–, la violencia escaló en varios municipios, incluso éste, donde un nuevo …

La autodefensa, opción viable y perfectible


1 de febrero de 2014

Dos exalcaldes del área metropolitana de Monterrey, uno panista y otro priista, quienes son mencionados como posibles candidatos a la próxima gubernatura de Nuevo León, no solamente lograron reducir notablemente los delitos en sus demarcaciones con proyectos municipales que desafiaron …

En Jalisco, operativo exitoso… sin participación estatal


1 de febrero de 2014

Anteriores intentos de atrapar a los máximos líderes del Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación –en marzo y agosto de 2012– habían terminado en sonoros fracasos, con narcobloqueos carreteros y algunas decenas de muertos. El que tuvo …

Los Templarios se posicionan en Hidalgo


1 de febrero de 2014

A partir del 19 de enero, en varios municipios de Hidalgo la violencia se exacerbó luego de que grupos armados incendiaron comercios, asaltaron una gasolinera e intensificaron las llamadas telefónicas para extorsionar a empresarios, e incluso …

Guerrero: ataques a la Comisión de la Verdad


1 de febrero de 2014

En medio de la crispación social y la violencia en Guerrero, la defensora de los derechos humanos Pilar Noriega García y el exguerrillero Nicomedes Fuentes García, ambos integrantes de la Comisión de la Verdad (Comverdad) del estado, fueron víctimas de …

“El Chapo”, financiado con fondos de pensiones


1 de febrero de 2014

Las investigaciones de autoridades estadunidenses sobre dos presuntos operadores financieros del Cártel de Sinaloa revelan la creciente complejidad de las redes internacionales de lavado de dinero que utiliza la banda del Chapo Guzmán. Al ocultar millones de dólares tras una …

Alistan la nueva “Ley Televisa”


1 de febrero de 2014

Paso a paso y reunión a reunión, la televisora va revirtiendo los aspectos de la reforma de telecomunicaciones que la afectan. El cabildeo llegó al máximo nivel y los principales directivos de la empresa se reunieron con Enrique Peña Nieto …

En Edomex, toletes y leyes contra maestros


1 de febrero de 2014
La arremetida contra los profesores llegó a un nuevo nivel: el Congreso mexiquense aprobó una reforma legal que cataloga la protesta magisterial como “delito grave” y castiga hasta con 10 años de cárcel a quien enseñe …

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Michoacán, fuera de control


25 de enero de 2014
El presidente Peña Nieto presumió en el Foro Económico Mundial que su estrategia para Michoacán ha frenado la violencia y que las policías locales podrían absorber a parte de las autodefensas civiles. Sin embargo, cuando funcionarios como Monte …

La muerte de “El Soldado”


25 de enero de 2014
AGUILILLA, MICH.- Horas después del enfrentamiento entre grupos de autodefensa ciudadana y presuntos integrantes de Los Caballeros Templarios, en el piso de tierra permanecen decenas de casquillos de AR-15 y AK-47. El paraje se llama La Sidra, en el camino …

La Iglesia en tiempos de guerra


25 de enero de 2014
El obispo de Apatzingán, Miguel Patiño Velázquez, se ha ganado la simpatía de los feligreses por su forma abierta de denunciar la violencia creciente en la entidad. Suele hacerlo a través de informes, en uno de los cuales …

Autodefensas: gasolina al fuego


25 de enero de 2014
BOGOTÁ.- Los grupos de autodefensa colombianos, que cobraron auge en los ochenta como parte de una estrategia antiguerrillera auspiciada por empresarios del agro, políticos y militares, acabaron como ejércitos paramilitares al servicio del narcotráfico; cooptaron a segmentos significativos del Estado …

Tamaulipas, propiedad criminal


25 de enero de 2014
En Tamaulipas el imperio de los cárteles cumplió una década. Controlan desde la tortilla y el pollo que uno se come hasta el tianguis, la universidad pública y el estadio que frecuenta. Ese territorio está más lejos de las leyes …

San Fernando: opacidad, con ayuda de la CNDH


25 de enero de 2014
Familiares de siete de las 72 víctimas de San Fernando interpusieron el miércoles 15 de enero una demanda de amparo contra la CNDH. La razón: consideran que la recomendación 80/2013 emitida por el organismo –la cual señala irregularidades …

“El Carrete” el azote del sur de Morelos


25 de enero de 2014
Con el argumento de que el alcalde Noé Reynoso Nava no impulsa la obra pública en Amacuzac, un grupo de personas encabezadas por el diputado petista Alfonso Miranda Gallegos iniciaron un movimiento para pedir su destitución, que incluyó la toma …

El caso Gibrán, otro escándalo del gobierno veracruzano


25 de enero de 2014
XALAPA, VER.- Las extrañas circunstancias en las que fue asesinado Gibrán David Martiz Díaz –concursante del programa de La voz México– y las inconsistencias y vacíos en las explicaciones ofrecidas por la Secretaría de Seguridad Pública estatal (SSP) …

El Cártel de Sinaloa, estafador mundial


25 de enero de 2014
Investigaciones realizadas en EU han puesto al descubierto una enorme red de empresas distribuidas en el mundo, las cuales además de defraudar a decenas de miles de personas con el sistema de las “pirámides”, lavan dinero del narcotráfico …

Acerca de la ”Carta de Manuel Bartlett”


25 de enero de 2014
Señor director: Respecto a la Carta de Manuel Bartlett publicada en Proceso 1942, permítame puntualizar lo siguiente:1. El licenciado Bartlett Díaz señala que difundo “hechos falsos, debidamente analizados y juzgados por las autoridades judiciales norteamericanas”, en el reportaje …

“Precio” por protestar: 5 años y 9 meses


25 de enero de 2014
El gobierno de la Ciudad de México se ensañó con la inconformidad social: mantiene encarceladas a las personas detenidas el 1 de diciembre de 2012 y el 2 de octubre de 2013, aunque su inocencia haya sido documentada …

Internacional

Como en los viejos tiempos


25 de enero de 2014
Tras 12 años de relaciones distantes, cuando no tirantes y agresivas, México y Cuba parecen encaminarse a una “normalización” diplomática y comercial. Con ese propósito el jueves 30 Enrique Peña Nieto hará una visita oficial a la isla, se entrevistará …

Complicidades bilaterales


25 de enero de 2014
La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos analiza la queja que presentó Aníbal Riera Escalante, exagente de los servicios de inteligencia de Cuba, contra el Estado mexicano. En su demanda argumenta que funcionarios del gobierno de Ernesto Zedillo –algunos de los …

Otra bofetada al derecho internacional


25 de enero de 2014
De nada valieron los intentos de último momento del gobierno de México, de la Casa Blanca y de organismos internacionales para salvar la vida del mexicano Édgar Tamayo, condenado a la pena capital por el asesinato del agente de la …

El protocolo de la muerte*


25 de enero de 2014
Los casos de pena de muerte en cualquier estado (de Estados Unidos) son complicados, además de costosos, y son muy pocos los especialistas en leyes que están preparados para defender y liberar a un acusado una vez que …

Los siete milagros de Kaufering

25 de enero de 2014

Hace 69 años terminó la pesadilla del Tercer Reich con todo y sus célebres campos de exterminio, donde 5 millones de personas –judíos, la mayoría– fueron asesinadas. Pero incluso en medio de ese genocidio conocido como el Holocausto hubo sorprendentes …
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Phil Everly formed a harmonic powerhouse with his brother Don that generated hits and influenced the Beach Boys and Beatles.

Code-cracking NSA quantum computer is goal

Steven Rich and Barton Gellman

EXCLUSIVE | The agency is racing to build a machine that could break nearly every kind of encryption, according to files provided by Edward Snowden.

Quantum computing, explained

Read NSA documents on the project

Five years after ‘reset,’ U.S., Russia face critical tests

Will Englund

With mutual trust all but gone, each blames the other for the deteriorating relationship, even as new challenges threaten more difficulties ahead.

Nine women (and one firm) in politics to watch in 2014
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Will 2014 be the Year of the Woman, Part 2? Women will continue to push boundaries and break barriers in politics.

D.C. tow truck driver charged with murder

Peter Hermann

Police say the driver chased the robber down in his truck, struck him and dragged him down a sidewalk.

D.C. homicide rate is up, but violent crime down

Police investigate overnight shootings, stabbings

Victims include four people who were stabbed in an Adams Morgan nightclub.

Child left alone in car for 8 hours outside casino, police say

Authorities charged the mother with child abuse in the incident at Maryland Live Casino.

Killing up in District, ending five years of declines

The Navy Yard shooting accounted for much of the increase, and killings in Prince George’s County decined.

11th area bank-robbery attempt in 11 days is reported

3 men in Anne Arundel County drew handguns and demanded money at an Old Line bank.

Police investigating alleged drug lab in Northwest

Police responded about 3:45 p.m. to the 1300 block of Clifton Street NW.

More D. C. CRIME stories, HERE

Video brings hope, terror for family of American held captive by al-Qaeda

Video brings hope, terror for family <br />of American held captive by al-QaedaErnesto Londoño

Bidens now have family foothold in politically important Florida

Biden's brother James B. Biden Sr. and sister-in-law Sarah Jones Biden have purchased a five-acre, oceanfront estate in Naples.

‘Jailbreaking’ Apple opens up possibilities for a profitable return

Craig Timberg
Hackers have long cracked Apple software to open it for unapproved uses; now it’s big business.

With new year, Medicaid takes on broader role

Sandhya Somashekhar and Karen Tumulty

It embarks on a massive transformation Wednesday from a safety-net program for the most vulnerable to one that will cover a much wider array of people.

Justice delays health law's birth-control mandate

Alternate jogging with biking to work different muscle groups. (AP)

12 months to a fitter you

Gabriella Boston

The simple goal of “fitness” might seem a long way off, but with incremental changes throughout 2014, it’s far from unattainable.

World welcomes the new year | The 2014 In & Out List

Budget deal’s pension cuts anger veterans

Trims to pension increases for working- age military retirees have provoked outrage among veterans who argue the cuts, included in a bipartisan deal signed into law last week, break a vow.

News that shaped the planet in 2013

Best innovations of 2013

Notable deaths of 2013

The best Post sports photos

Deportations of parents can cast the lives of U.S.-citizen kids into turmoil

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Increased deportations under Obama administration have sent parents of 150,000 children out of the country.

A suspected serial killer is jailed for life. So why are so few resting easy?

A suspected serial killer is jailed for life. So why are so few resting easy?Matt Zapotosky

Family members of the deceased are left unfulfilled by the resolution of Jason Scott’s case in Maryland.

Diversity prompts increased racial isolation

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In a grassy downtown plaza, strolling musicians wearing glitzy cowboy outfits blast a mariachi song, while Spanish-speaking shoppers bustle between farm stands, sampling tart cactus leaves, sniffing roasting chilies and buying bundles of warm pork tamales

Police: New Mexico mom admits to kicking child

An Albuquerque mother is facing child abuse charges in the death of her young son.

Where the 1.3 million people losing unemployment aid this week live
Where the 1.3 million losing unemployment aid liveNiraj Chokshi

GOVBEAT | New Jersey will take the biggest immediate hit, while the Dakotas will see the smallest effect.

For long-term jobless, a step closer to the edge

2013 is the year that proved your ‘paranoid’ friend right

By Andrea Peterson, December 28, 2013

Most people involved in the tech scene have at least one friend who has been warning everyone they know about protecting their digital trail for years — and have watched that friend get accused of being being a tinfoil-hat-wearing conspiracy theorist. But 2013 is the year that proved your "paranoid" friend right.

It's now a matter of public record that the NSA collects and stores the calling records of domestic phone calls, tracks the location of millions of mobile devices worldwide, infiltrates the data links between the data centers of tech companies used by millions of Americans, piggybacks onto commercial tracking mechanisms, collected potentially sensitive online metadata for years and actively worked to undermine the privacy and security measures that underpin the Internet. And considering the purported size of the Snowden cache, that could be the tip of the metaphorical iceberg.

More, HERE.

NSA collection of phone data is legal, federal judge rules

Sari Horwitz

Rejecting a challenge by the ACLU, the judge says the program is “ultimately a question of reasonableness” under the Fourth Amendment and represents a “counter-punch” to eliminate al-Qaeda.

A Kafkaesque argument

California man pleads guilty to terror count

A California man who used the Internet and Facebook to connect with al-Quaida pleaded guilty Friday to a federal terrorism charge after admitting he attempted to assist al-Qaida by providing weapons training, the U.S. attorney's office said.

Newtown massacre investigation documents describe ‘acts of grace’

Paramedics were warned “this will be the worst day of your life” before police let them on the scene.

Bullet damages African American Civil War Memorial in U Street corridor

Residents of the area describe a running gun battle near the Metro station on Thursday night.

'Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power' by Kevin Peraino

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Kevin Peraino argues that Lincoln is one of America's great foreign policy presidents

Dave Barry's Review of 2013, the Year of the Zombies

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It was the Year of the Zombies.

American held by al-Qaeda asks U.S. for help

Ernesto Londoño

In a video made in captivity and released by al-Qaeda, Warren Weinstein of Maryland says he feels “totally abandoned and forgotten.”

Videotaped plea to the president

Who, if anyone, should store phone data for the NSA?

Ellen Nakashima

Many don’t want phone companies to hold the data for longer, and using a private third party also raises concerns.

Snowden makes televised message

Edward Snowden, American nationalist, by Max Fisher

Snowden says spying worse than Orwellian, by

The Switchboard: Snowden says, ‘I already won’, by Brian Fung

A member of the Colombian Air Force cleans a Super Tucano A-29B airplane during the F-Air Colombia 2013 Festival at Jose Maria Cordova airport in Rionegro, Antioquia department, on July 11, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Raul ARBOLEDA        (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. aid helps Colombia kill rebels

EXCLUSIVE | Officials say a CIA program provided intelligence for strikes and kits to guide smartbombs

The Switch: An FBI agent claimed copyright over a secret interrogation manual

NM woman pleads guilty to locking girl in cage

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A New Mexico woman pleaded guilty Monday to locking her 8-year-old niece with developmental disabilities in a wooden cage and leaving her alone while she left to watch a movie.

More states are allowing same-sex marriage, but in 2014 challenges continue

States are increasingly allowing same-sex marriage, but in 2014 challenges will continue.

Gay marriage fight shifts to federal courts, 2014 set to be tipping-point year

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With so many cases before federal judges, it is likely that 2014 will be the year in which states accounting for a majority of Americans will allow gay marriage.

Gay marriage's latest frontier: state courts

Advocates on both sides of the gay marriage debate predicted that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that overturned part of a federal ban on gay marriage would create a pathway for states to act.

Utah’s battle over gay marriage signals larger shift across the country

Utah’s battle over gay marriage signals larger shift across the country

According to a recent poll, 54 percent of Mormons now say they favor civil unions for gay couples.

Ohio gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

Ohio gay marriage ruling may just be beginning

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A federal judge's decision ordering Ohio authorities to recognize gay marriages on death certificates may be a narrow ruling, but observers — and even the judge himself — predict it will spark further litigation aimed at striking down the state's ban on gay marriage.

Colorado's Hickenlooper wants to put school budgets online

Governor says disclosing school spending would show not all school districts receive the same resources.

Being gay isn’t a small part of someone

SLATE | An eyelash is a “small part.” A person’s sexuality is a fundamental piece of who they are.

New Mexico clerk quits over gay marriage ruling

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A rural eastern New Mexico county clerk and her deputy resigned Friday rather than abide by a state Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage, officials said

Utah's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, judge rules

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In his decision, the judge says the law demeans "the dignity of these same-sex couples for no rational reason."

Gay couples wed in Utah after judge overturns ban

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Elisa Noel rushed to the county clerk's office with her partner immediately after learning that a federal judge overturned Utah's ban on gay marriage. They waited in line for a wedding license and were married in an impromptu ceremony punctuated with Noel giving the officiant a high-five.

New Mexico legalizes same-sex marriage

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New Mexico became the latest state to legalize gay marriage Thursday as its highest court declared it is unconstitutional to deny marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

Pa. pastor appeals defrocking over gay wedding

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A United Methodist pastor defrocked for officiating at his son's same-sex wedding has appealed the decision, a move that offered the latest evidence of a split in the nation's largest mainline Protestant denomination and came as yet another state legalized gay marriage.

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The Mexican town that helps run U.S. carnivals, circuses and fairs

Today’s “carny” is often part of a seasonal army that comes north from a place called Tlapacoyan.

The new face of the "carny": Mexicans from Veracruz state increasingly run U.S. carnivals

Some 3,000 Mexicans each year come from Veracruz town to work in U.S. circuses and carnivals.

Mike O'Connor, advocate for journalists, dies at 67

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Since Jan. 2009, Mr. O'Connor had been the Mexico representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists.

5 decapitated bodies found on the outskirts of Morelia, the State Capital of Michoacan, in western Mexico

Prosecutors found five decapitated bodies in western Mexico Saturday, with a hand-lettered sign linking the killings to a drug cartel.

Oaxaca celebrates Night of the Radishes

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Craftsmen, farmers and tourists celebrate the festival featuring radishes carved and assembled to create an assortment of Nativity and biblical

Holiday rush at Mexico City's hangover prison

Drunk drivers must take 36 hour time-out in prison

A timeout for adults? Drinking may lead to a stay in Mexico’s hangover jail.

Drivers who fail a breath-alcohol test are whisked off to “El Torito” for up to 36 hours of adult timeout.

Nicaragua returns 18 fake journalists to Mexico

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Nicaraguan officials on Monday sent back to their home country 18 Mexicans caught posing as journalists in an attempt to smuggle $9.2 million in drug money through Nicaragua.

Woman found hacked in suitcase in Mexico City

Police in Mexico City say they have found the mutilated corpse of woman stuffed inside a suitcase abandoned at a subway station.

Young Mexican team takes hoop dreams to S. Calif.

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Their Southern California itinerary is a 10-year-old boy's dream: Disneyland, a Lakers game and a visit to the Santa Monica beach. But most of the players from a basketball academy in the mountains of southern Mexico haven't heard of Mickey Mouse. They grew up in isolated villages, and for them, basketball is a ticket to a better life.

Opinion: Mexican oil reform is no model for U.S. democracy

Mexico's president signs historic energy reform

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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law a sweeping reform that will allow private companies to drill for oil and gas, and end a seven-decade-long monopoly held by the state oil company.

Helicopter gunships used in Mexico resort battle

Two government helicopter gunships opened fire on 10 vehicles fleeing a luxury beach condo complex during this week's gun battle at the Gulf of California resort of Puerto Penasco, Mexican authorities said.

Man held in Molotov attack at US-Mexico border

A 39-year-old man is charged with throwing a lit Molotov cocktail at inspectors at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing in San Diego.

Top Sinaloa trafficker killed in Mexico gunbattle

Mexican authorities confirmed on Thursday that a top Sinaloa drug cartel lieutenant was killed in a four-hour gunbattle in the Gulf of California resort of Puerto Penasco.

Disgraced ex-Mexican drug czar dies at age 79

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Gen. Jesus Gutierrez Rebollo, a Mexican drug czar disgraced by his arrest and conviction for aiding a powerful drug cartel, died Thursday after a long bout of prostate cancer, his lawyer said. He was 79.

Mexico's congress certifies oil reform approval

5 dead in shootout in northern Mexico resort

Five men were killed in a gunbattle with Mexican security forces early Wednesday near a luxury hotel in the popular Gulf of California resort of Puerto Penasco, also known as Rocky Point, authorities said.

5 teens die struck by gunmen fleeing Mexican army in Reynosa, Tamps.

Mexican authorities say five teenage students were killed when they were run over by armed men trying to escape from soldiers in a northern border city.

Mexican state legislatures pass energy reform bill

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In a steam-roller operation that ended Monday, a majority of Mexico's state legislatures approved sweeping energy legislation that will allow private companies to explore for and produce oil and gas in the country.

Mexico rights body warns of growth in vigilantes

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Mexico's human rights body said Tuesday that the government shouldn't be allowing the formation of vigilante groups in areas where people are increasingly confronting drug gangs.

Mexico's oil breakthrough opens the door

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With the break up of the oil monopoly, a functioning democracy serves the country.

11 bodies found in indigenous community in Mexico

Authorities in southern Mexico have found the bodies of 11 people in an indigenous community that has been troubled by violence and land disputes.

Oil reform caps year of dramatic changes in Mexico

This week's opening of Mexico's oil industry to private and foreign investment caps a remarkable series of legislative victories by a president trying to re-engineer the country's most dysfunctional institutions.

Mexico Senate approves political reform bill

Mexico's Senate on Friday passed the most dramatic political reform in decades that would allow re-election of some public officials, create new electoral oversight and make the Attorney General's office independent from the executive.
Daunting days ahead as Mexico readies oil opening

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Mexico's sweeping away of seven decades of nationalist protections and letting foreign companies back into its oil fields is crucial to bringing the expertise and money needed to rejuvenate its sclerotic energy industry, supporters say.

Mexican Congress approves historic energy bill

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Mexico's Congress voted Thursday to open the country's moribund state-run oil industry to foreign and domestic investors, casting aside nationalist opposition to approve the most dramatic energy reform in seven decades

Mexican Congress approves historic energy bill opening nation's oil to private companies

Mexican Congress approves historic energy bill opening nation's oil to private companies.

Mass grave weighs on Mexican town
Discovery of grisly mass grave discovery worries a quiet Mexican town

Mexican Senate approves changes to oil industry

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For first time in 75 years, Mexican oil may open to private investment

Energy bill advancing through Mexican Congress

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Mexico's lower house of Congress gave general approval to historic legislation that would open the state-run oil industry to private investment, but final passage was delayed by a debate on its provisions that continued throughout the night and past dawn on Thursday.

Cobalt-60 finally removed from Mexican cornfield

A shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60 was safely recovered Tuesday evening after sitting in the cornfield where it was found a week ago dumped by truck thieves in central Mexico, the country's nuclear safety director said

Estate of slain reality TV producer's wife settled

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The family of a reality TV producer accused of killing his wife in Mexico has settled a dispute with the woman's sisters over her estate, and all its money will be set aside for the couple's two young children, attorneys told a judge Wednesday.

Mexico president's poll rating down in 1st year

A poll in Mexico says approval for President Enrique Pena Nieto has dropped four percentage points in his first year in office.

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

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In Mexico, gunmen stole a cargo truck early last week as it hauled radioactive cobalt-60 taken from obsolete radiation therapy equipment for disposal. The empty shipping container was found at a home near where the truck was abandoned and the radioactive material was dumped in a rural field. A sit-in by police seeking pay raises in Argentina's second-largest city set off hours of looting, robberies, injuries and vigilante mobs trying to protect their neighborhoods before the provincial government agreed to officers' demands and calm returned Wednesday. On Friday, FIFA held the final draw ceremony for the 2014 World Cup in the Brazilian beach resort of Costa do Sauipe, leaving host Brazil a relatively easy path in the first round. Associated Press photographer Natacha Pisarenko discovered an all-male mental institution that uses tango as therapy, and Rodrigo Abd produced a moving portrait of a remote Peruvian region where forensic specialists are conducting the biggest-ever exhumation from the country's long, brutal conflict.

Senate proposal: open Mexico oil to private firms

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A Mexican senate committee on Saturday proposed the most dramatic oil reform in decades that would open the country's beleaguered, state-run sector to private companies and investment.

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US spying

Avaaz and David Miranda Start Campaign for Snowden's Asylum

Published on 12/18/2013

Brazil Denies Asylum to Snowden in Exchange for Information

Espionage Whistleblower Edward Snowden to Seek Asylum in Brazil

An Open Letter to the People of Brazil

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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.

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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30 below zero: Midwest suffers 'life-threatening' cold

'Life-threatening' cold settles over Midwest
J.B. Forbes / AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Some students and workers are told to stay home, with temperatures in Minnesota expected to be 30 below zero. Indiana faces a blizzard warning.

Future terrorists

We need to build bridges to those most vulnerable to radicalization

Liz Cheney drops U.S. Senate bid, cites family health

For gays in Italy, rights and acceptance are still elusive

Britain beats France, but Americans visit Mexico most

By Christopher Reynolds - January 1, 2014

Chacala, Mexico

Chacala, Mexico, is a beach town about 60 miles north of Puerto Vallarta on the nation's Pacific Coast. American travelers made 20.3 million trips to Mexico in 2012, a U.S. government tally found. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)

It’s Mexico, cruising to victory by a mile despite a limp. Then comes Canada, followed by the United Kingdom, the Dominican Republic and France.

No, these are not early Winter Olympic results. These are the U.S. travelers’ five top foreign destinations, as measured by a new survey of travel data from 2012.

In that year, U.S. residents made 20.3 million trips to Mexico (mostly by land); 11.9 million trips to Canada (again, mostly by land); 2.5 million trips to the U.K., 2.3 million to the Dominican Republic and 2 million to France. These numbers come from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Travel and Tourism Office, which surveys Americans on their travels abroad and surveys foreigners on their travels here.

More, HERE.

GLOBAL RESEARCH

The NSA Admits Spying on Members of the US Congress. “Using Information to Blackmail Congress”

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

The NSA Is Spying On Our Elected Representatives

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After Senator Bernie Sanders asked the NSA whether it spied on members of congress, the NSA responded:

NSA’s authorities to collect signals intelligence data include procedures that protect the privacy of US persons. Such protections are built into and cut across the entire process. Members of Congress have the same privacy protections as all US persons. NSA is fully committed to transparency with Congress. Our interaction with Congress has been extensive both before and since the media disclosures began last June.

More, HERE.

drone

The police hope to have drones able to fire “non-lethal weapons” at people they deem to be involved in criminal activity. Non-lethal weapons will soon become lethal weapons and the US will be trying and executing citizens at home as it has done elsewhere without even a hint of due process.

time for peace

War continues to be waged across the globe at unprecedented rates. In turn, a large share of the nations’ resources (particularly in the US) is channeled towards the production of advanced weapons systems to the detriment of education, health and housing

NYT Backs Off Its Syria-Sarin Analysis, By Robert Parry, Global Research, December 30, 2013

The Sandy Hook School Massacre, One Year Later

By James F. Tracy, Global Research, December 21, 2013

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On the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, mainstream media are predictably excluding from their tragedy porn any substantive analysis of the idiosyncratic, misleading, and in some cases flagrantly propagandistic reportage of the event that might call the official story into question.

As with a majority of scandals and coverups over the past several decades where powerful interests are implicated, American journalism has become more and more complicit if not actively involved in delivering dubious information that establishes a dominant narrative, while thereafter failing to vigorously interrogate and amend faulty coverage that leads to vast public misconceptions.

The assassination of JFK, the falsely-reported Tonkin Gulf incident that sparked the costly Vietnam War, and the similarly questionable events of 9/11 that have together brought the US to the present national and geopolitical impasse all come to mind. One is left to ponder how the behavior of a wholly government-controlled media system would differ from our corporate-run consciousness industry that routinely and shamelessly showboats its First Amendment protections.

The consequences of such a communication breakdown are vast, with countless lives and entire nations having been undermined and destroyed. Moreover, the “first drafts of history” become plagued by myth and distortion that eventually cohere as collective memory, thus robbing a people of their self-determination, nullifying their humanity, and ensuring that the cycle repeats interminably.

Those rationally dissenting from the official record and who occupy positions to alter public opinion are usually written off by establishment-controlled media outlets as “conspiracy theorists,” “wackos,” and so on. If such individuals cannot be neutralized through defamation or blackmail, and if they possess information or occupy positions where they are capable of posing a serious and immediate threat to official fictions and thus the power structure itself, they are prone to becoming oddly “suicidal,” (see, for example, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here), or are simply killed outright (e.g. here, here, here, here, here, here, and here and here).

More, HERE.

British Intelligence Operation to Kidnap Snowden? Number One MI-6 Officer Working Undercover in Moscow Embassy

By Wayne Madsen, Global Research, November 18, 2013, Strategic Culture Foundation

Britain’s spy-infested embassy in Moscow has taken the lead among the «FIVE EYES» signals intelligence allies to locate the whereabouts of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden in Russia. In fact, the British government is more avid in its desire to locate and possibly rendition Snowden to the United Kingdom or United States than is either the U.S. or the other governments of the FIVE EYES signals intelligence (SIGINT) partnership, which also includes Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Britain’s desire to bag Snowden has more to do with the alleged damage his revelations caused British electronic surveillance operations around the world than any desire to ingratiate Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GHCQ) and Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) with their American counterparts, the NSA and CIA, respectively.

The government of Prime Minister David Cameron has made it clear that it views Snowden, as well as those who have assisted him in the publication of NSA’s and GCHQ’s most closely-guarded espionage secrets as «terrorists».

More, HERE.

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MaaaaaaaaaaaaaybeVermont's independent Senator Bernie Sanders asks the National Security Agency whether they spy on members of Congress, and the NSA doesn't say no

Bringing More Hell to Iraq After turning Iraq into a sectarian nightmare, U.S. is now sending Hellfire missiles, surveillance drones and (the Obama administration hopes) Apache helicopters so the Maliki government can kill al Qaeda members in Western Iraq plus whoever else Maliki feels like

Died in Iraq, January, 2004

Merry (?) Christmas From Edward Snowden "I'm honored to have a chance to speak with you and your family this year. Recently we learned that our governments, working in concert, have created a system of worldwide mass surveillance, watching everything we do. Great  Britain's George Orwell warned us of the danger of this kind of information.  The types of collection in the book - microphones and video cameras, TVs that watch us - are nothing compared to what we have available today. We have sensors in our pockets that track us everywhere we go. Think about what this means for the privacy of the average person. A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. They'll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves, an unrecorded, unanalyzed thought. And that's a problem because privacy matters, privacy is what allows us to determine who we are and who we want to be. The conversation occurring today will determine the amount of trust we can place both in the technology that surrounds us and the government that regulates it. Together we can find a better balance, end mass surveillance and remind the government that if it really wants to know how we feel, asking is always cheaper than spying. For everyone out there watching, thank you and Merry Christmas." – Edward Snowden

Asesinato Hi-Tech We've translated our satellite-enabled, computerized assassination program into Spanish and sent it off to Colombia to kill lots of people there

'It's Like They've Forgot About It Completely'

25 years ago on January 17th, 1989, Cleveland Elementary in Stockton, California saw one of the first mass school shootings in the U.S., with 30 children injured and five killed

We're Not Losing Everywhere Always
Brian Malte of the Brady Campaign runs down the good, bad and the ugly

A Nation of Nuts 109 new state gun laws have been passed since Newtown; 39 have tightened restrictions on gun ownership and 70 have loosened it

Ever Again One day before the anniversary of the Newtown massacre, U.S. sees another school shooting at Arapahoe High School in Colorado, just a few miles from previous massacres at Columbine High School, the Aurora movie theater and a Chuck E Cheese

VIDEO: Remembering Child Victims of Gun Violence At least 173 children under twelve have been killed by guns in the past year

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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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 Travel Warning: MEXICO

July 12, 2013

The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens about the security situation in Mexico.  General information on the overall security situation is provided immediately below.  For information on security conditions in specific regions of Mexico, which can vary, travelers should reference the state-by-state assessments further below.

More, HERE.

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 ( 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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SOCIAL SERVICES

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

"Food For All" (Food Drive) all month of December.
Bring donations of food in order to feed the needy. Donations will be accepted all week at the Church. Paseo de la Reforma 1870. Lomas
www.unionchurch.com.mx Tel. 5520-9931 or 5520-0436

Talking history: The American Benevolent Society turns 140 by Catherine Dunn, Insidemex

History

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La policía reduce el plantón de la CNTE

Unos 450 granaderos tomaron la Plaza de la República donde se ubicaban los profesores que, dicen, buscarán un nuevo sitio Ir a la nota

La CNTE dio en diciembre una 'tregua' navideña... video

... y un mes antes liberó las calles junto a Plaza de la República fotogaleria

Dos soldados mueren en una emboscada en Michoacán

Una masa de aire polar ingresa al norte de México

Angela Merkel se fractura la pelvis al esquiar en Suiza

Rodman lleva exestrellas de la NBA para el 'cumple' de Kim Jong Un

Detienen al sospechoso de atropellar a estudiantes en Tamaulipas

Usuarios queman vehículos por muertes de cinco pasajeros en Villahermosa

López Obrador reaparece este lunes tras infarto

Unos 4,500 militares han sido juzgados por deserción en los últimos 28 años

Vicente Fox alista un fondo petrolero CNNExpansión

Al menos 8 heridos por un incendio en un edificio de Nueva York

Pumas no levanta y deja ir la victoria ante Puebla

Líder de autodefensas de Michoacán, herido en accidente aéreo

Francisco anuncia una visita a Tierra Santa en mayo

Muere Eusebio, la 'Pantera Negra' de Portugal

Blog: Últimas noticias en CNNMéxico

EU registra las temperaturas más frías en 20 años

Para el miércoles, casi la mitad de Estados Unidos -unas 140 millones de personas- estará con temperaturas de 17 grados bajo cero o menos Ir a la nota

EU atraviesa su peor ola gélida en 20 años video

Por qué nos resfriamos en invierno

Jet ejecutivo se estrella al aterrizar en Colorado

En el accidente falleció el copiloto del avión, el mexicano Sergio Carranza Brabata, informó la Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Pitkin Ir a la nota

Al menos 47 mueren en un accidente aéreo en Laos

Un accidente de avión deja 34 muertos en Namibia

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