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The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners - Public Service

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

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

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INTERNATIONAL

CIA director weighs agency reorganization

Greg Miller
An internal committee at the clandestine agency is evaluating a proposal to combine long-separate spying and analysis divisions into hybrid units focused on specific regions or threats.
Obama will announce in a speech Thursday night that he will provide temporary protections for up to 5 million undocumented immigrants, according to a senior Democrat familiar with the plans.

Obama’s immigration move a challenge for both parties

Karen Tumulty

Democrats want to keep faith with Latinos while the GOP risks overreacting to the president’s expected executive order.

Obama to detail executive action
Illegal immigrants in Chicago, putting pressure on the president, plan to apply for deportation relief.

Can Congress stop order?

Fix: Public supports citizenship path

A decades-long career crumbles

Paul Farhi

(Evan Vucci / AP)

NBC has scrapped development of a new sitcom starring Bill Cosby and TVLand will stop re-airing “The Cosby Show.”

Cosby questions AP’s ‘integrity’ | CNN Lemon’s apology

Cleansing popular culture of all things Cosby

The bodies of Maria Jose Alvarado and sister, Sofía Trinidad Alvarado, were found near the spa where the women were last seen.

Morning Mix

Stories from all over

Late night shooting at Florida State University library leaves 3 injured

Police converge on F.S.U. (AP)

Police converge on F.S.U. (AP)

Police said the gunman was killed as he left the library and opened fire.

It's that time: The 'ten worst toys'

'Text neck': Your smartphone may be wrecking your spine

More from the Morning Mix

Mike Nichols 1931-2014

Director brought wit to ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot,’ ‘The Graduate’

Director brought wit to ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot,’ ‘The Graduate’

Nichols had a career spanning more than 50 years and was married to Diane Sawyer. He was 83.

Award-winning director’s career highlights

The newest frontier in cellphone tracking: Monitoring your altitude

The newest frontier in cellphone tracking: Monitoring your altitude

New devices can pinpoint what floor you’re on, aiding rescue crews but setting off privacy groups’ alarms.

A new dimension in phone tracking

 

Synagogue attack in Jerusalem stirs fear of a deadly ‘religious war’

Synagogue attack in Jerusalem <br /> stirs fear of a deadly ‘religious war’

Israelis and Palestinians expressed dread that conflict may be spiraling into a far-reaching confrontation.

Washington Post unveils new app for Amazon Fire featuring 2 daily editions

Amazon will load the app into new devices and offer existing owners free updates starting today.

Hogan says budget gap won’t stop his plan to roll back taxes in Maryland

Hogan says budget gap won’t stop his plan to roll back taxes in Maryland

The Republican governor-elect is undaunted by a projected budgetary shortfall of nearly $600 million.

She has curves, no makeup and stretch marks: Meet ‘normal Barbie’

She has curves, no makeup and <br /> stretch marks: Meet ‘normal Barbie’

A graphic designer created the doll to send a message to everyone that “reality can be beautiful.”

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’: More like the waiting games

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’: More like the waiting games

REVIEW | Jennifer Lawrence saves this dutiful placeholder, which feels like an inhale before the last hurrah.

2014 holiday movie guide

Multi-billion dollar battle is on this holiday season to get to your doorstep

Big-box chains are challenging online retailers this year when it comes to shipping and delivery.

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MEXICO NEWS

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Mexico's president must respond to conflicts if he wants a chance at progress.

Relatives of 43 Mexican students who went missing in September are giving blood to build a DNA bank in hopes that it will help find their loved ones.

The music director of the southern Mexico state of Yucatan has been found strangled to death, three days after he disappeared.

Mexico's first lady said late Tuesday that she will sell her interest in a personal home built and still owned by a company that has gained millions in contracts under President Enrique Pena Nieto, an apparent effort to quell a conflict-of-interest scandal that has surrounded the couple.
Protesters hurled fire-bombs at the headquarters of Mexico's governing party in Oaxaca on Monday, demanding justice over the disappearance of 43 students in the state of Guerrero.

The case of the 43 who went missing in Iguala is bad for the president and the opposition alike.

An accused leader of a Mexican drug-trafficking cartel pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday after being extradited to the United States.

Outrage in Mexico over missing students broadens into fury at corruption, inequality

Rage over the fate of 43 students has grown into fury against corrupt politicians and their druf-trafficking cronies.

In Mexico, protests over missing students light ‘flame of insurgency’

Rage over the disappearance of 43 students has grown into a broader fury against corrupt politicians.

Anger mounts over missing students

Families of 43 students who have gone missing in Mexico organized rallies demanding the government work harder to bring back their children alive.

A federal judge has opened a court proceeding against the former mayor of a southern Mexico city in crimes that preceded the case of 43 missing students from a teachers' college.

Gallery
Protesters take to the streets - blocking highways, seizing town squares and vandalizing property - to demand accountability.
More than a month after 43 college students disappeared following an attack by police in southern Mexico, many of their parents are refusing to accept the government's view that the youths were slain. Mexicans angry over the case kept up their protests during the past week, blockading highways and setting fire to government buildings.
In a show of military muscle amid tensions with the West, Russia will send long-range strategic bombers on regular patrol missions across the globe, from the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, a top official said Wednesday.

Kidnapped Ugandan priest's remains ID'd in Mexico

The remains of a Ugandan priest kidnapped more than six months ago have been found in a mass grave in southern Mexico, Roman Catholic authorities said Friday.
Two survivors of a mass slaying by Mexican soldiers who have been jailed for weapons possession are innocent and should be released immediately, the outgoing president of the National Commission on Human Rights says.
Local business owners say violent protests spurred by anger over the apparent massacre of 43 Mexican students by corrupt police and gang members have turned tourists away from Acapulco.

Protesters in Mexico set fire to the Guerrero State Congress building and the education department's audit office in Chilpancingo, Guerrero, on Thursday, as anger over the 43 missing students teachers grows.

Veterans remembered, Acapulco protesters clash with police over missing students, pole dance championship and more.

Parents of missing Mexican students cling to hope

Maria Telumbre knows fire. She spends her days making tortillas over hot coals, and experience tells her a small goat takes at least four hours to cook. So she refuses to believe the government's explanation that gang thugs incinerated her son and 42 other missing college students in a giant pyre in less than a day, leaving almost nothing to identify the dead.

A son of alleged Sinaloa drug cartel boss Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada has been captured in northwestern Mexico, a federal official said Thursday.
The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border.

Mexico's president has tried to keep the issue of violence issue separate from his focus on the economy, but the two are converging as violent protests over 43 disappeared students squelch tourism in Acapulco just before a major holiday weekend.

President Enrique Pena Nieto's government, which had seen smooth sailing through its first year and a half in office, is suddenly listing in the face of multiple crises.

An off-the-cuff comment by the attorney general to cut off a news conference about the apparent killing of 43 missing college students has been taken up by protesters as a rallying cry against Mexico's corruption and drug trade-fueled violence.
"Enough, I'm tired" is used as a hashtag by protesters.
An offhand remark by the attorney general has become a rallying slogan for Mexicans outraged by the disappearance of dozens of students.
A home paid for by the country's first lady, Angelica Rivera, sparks questions about conflict of interest.

The private home of President Enrique Pena Nieto was built and is registered under the name of a company connected to a controversial high-speed rail contract that he abruptly canceled last week, according to a report by a leading Mexican journalist.

The victims were found shot, burned, wrapped in plastic bags and dumped in a river, Mexican authorities said.

Mexico: Burned remains probably are 43 missing

Hundreds of charred fragments of bone and teeth were fished from a river and its banks, authorities said.

The Mexican government said Wednesday it has agreed on protective measures for a witness who told The Associated Press and Esquire magazine that soldiers killed 21 suspected gang members after they surrendered at a warehouse in southern Mexico in late June.

Protesters demand Mexico find 43 missing students

Tens of thousands of people marched down Mexico City's main boulevard Wednesday evening to protest the disappearance of 43 young people in the south of the country and demand the government find them.
Students in Mexico City by the thousands demand answers for missing Guerrero students.
Recent discoveries at Mexico's Teotihuacan ruin site suggest that water features may have been a key part of the complex.
In stories that ran Nov. 1 and Oct. 31 about the release of US Marine veteran Andrew Tahmooressi, The Associated Press reported erroneously Tahmooressi's status with the Marines. He was honorably discharged after serving his four-year enlistment, not retired.

 

Mexican mayor, wife detained in case of 43 missing

Federal police early Tuesday detained the former mayor of the southern Mexican city of Iguala and his wife, who are accused of ordering the Sept. 26 attacks on teachers' college students that left six dead and 43 still missing.
Mexican human rights investigators on Tuesday interviewed employees at an import car lot where the parents of three young Americans shot to death in Mexico say they found their vehicles.
Seven Mexican soldiers have been formally charged with crimes ranging from homicide to improper conduct in connection with the shooting deaths of suspected gang members at a rural warehouse on June 30, officials said Sunday.
Chinese firm wins Mexican rail contract
A consortium headed by China Railway Construction Corp. Ltd. won the contract to build a high-speed inter-city rail line in central Mexico Monday after submitting the only bid on the Project.
Mexican football got a boost in September when former Brazil and Barcelona star Ronaldinho - a two-time FIFA player of the year - joined modest local club Queretaro.
An 11-year-old Mexican boy suffering from a massive tumor, who drew international attention after U.S. Homeland Security Investigations helped him get treatment in New Mexico, is scheduled to have a series of surgeries in Albuquerque to remove the large growth on his shoulder.

Seven cyclists and an assistant who were kidnapped while on a training ride in the mountainous outskirts of the Mexican capital were released hours later after a ransom was paid, authorities said Friday.

Hundreds of men and women came together in Mexico City Saturday to set a world record for the largest gathering of "skeleton ladies" -- a traditional symbol of the Day of the Dead.
Authorities were investigating on Friday a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.
A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

Mexico judge orders immediate release of Marine

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met with parents of 43 missing teachers college students for the first time since they disappeared, apparently handed over to a drug gang by city police more than a month ago.
Mexico's Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a bid to hold a national referendum on a major energy overhaul that opened the sector to widespread private investment for the first time in 76 years.
Three U.S. citizens missing for more than two weeks have been found dead in Mexico near the border city of Matamoros, and authorities are questioning a local police unit about possible involvement, the attorney general in northern Tamaulipas state said Thursday.

A yearslong exploration of a tunnel sealed almost 2,000 years ago at the ancient city of Teotihuacan yielded thousands of relics and the discovery of three chambers that could hold more important finds, Mexican archaeologists said Wednesday.

Mexico investigators comb gully for missing 43

Forensic experts combed a gully in southern Mexico on Tuesday for the remains of 43 missing students, as frustration mounted among relatives of both the disappeared and the detained over the lack of answers more than a month into the investigation.

Guerrero gets new gov. after Mexico disappearances

A sociologist and former university administrator has been named governor of Guerrero, a state in southern Mexico that has been rocked by protests over the disappearance of 43 college students who were last seen in police custody.

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NPR

November 19, 2014

Eyder Peralta

Amid rumblings about conflict of interest and corruption, Mexico's first lady says she will sell a multimillion-dollar home in one of the most glamorous areas of Mexico City.

In a YouTube video released late Tuesday, Angélica Rivera defiantly proclaims that she has "nothing to hide."

"I have worked all my life, and because of that I am an independent woman capable of building a patrimony with honesty," she said.

Rivera and her husband, President Enrique Peña Nieto, have been under heavy scrutiny lately: first, because of the way the government has handled the case of 43 students who went missing after they were detained by police, and then after Aristegui Noticias revealed that an opulent modern structure dubbed "The White House" and valued at $7 million was owned by a construction company awarded millions in government contracts.

As Aristegui explained, the house, which Rivera showed off in a glitzy spread in the royal-centric magazine ¡Hola!, was just another symbol of the "close relationship between Peña Nieto and Grupo Higa."

According to the investigation, Grupo Higa is owned by Juan Armando Hinojosa Cantú, who in the past rented out airplanes for the Peña Nieto's 2012 presidential campaign. The company, Aristegui reports, received millions of dollars in contracts in the state of Mexico when Peña Nieto was governor.

Once Peña Nieto was in the presidential palace, a subsidiary of Hinojosa's company was awarded part of a huge contract to build a high-speed train from Mexico City to Querétaro.

Just days before the report was published, Peña Nieto canceled the $3.7 billion contract.

More, HERE.

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Al Jazeera America

INSIDE STORY

Police officer fires on Mexico City students, inflaming tensions

Students had been planning for a Nov. 20 national strike in solidarity with 43 missing students from Guerrero

VIDEO: Missing Mexico students: Who is responsible.

Protesters demand justice for missing 43 trainee teachers who are feared murdered in Mexico. To watch video click on HERE.

Mexico president pushes trade ties in China while protests rage at home

Peña Nieto's Beijing trip amid massive political crisis at home shows heavy bet on China ties as economic boost

Mexico missing student protesters burn state buildings

Protest movement has hit Guerrero'€™s tourism industry with vacationers canceling trips during busiest time of year.

Photos: In Acapulco, an angry demonstration over missing students

Students, peasants and others attempt to block the airport and clash with police.

Mexico leader travels to Asia amid rising unrest over missing students

Peña Nieto faces increased calls to resign as another presidential scandal emerged over the weekend

Mexico protesters set fire to National Palace over missing students

Gang members have confessed to killing the 43 missing students and dumping their charred remains in a landfill.

Gang members confess to mass killing of Mexico students

Charred human remains found in a dumpster are likely the students who disappeared on Sept. 26, Mexican authorities say.

Mexican army accepts criticism of human rights commission in killings

The defense department says, however, it doesn't agree with all findings of human rights commission on the June slayings.

Why have the most recent kidnappings in Mexico sparked such outrage?

The disappearance of 43 students in Mexico has triggered nationwide demonstrations for government accountability.

Thousands protest missing Mexico students despite mayor arrest

Public anger over student disappearances brings Mexico City to a standstill; full-blown crisis for President Peña Nieto.

Photos: Protests over 43 Guerrero students target government buildings

A city congress and buildings tied to the ruling party are trashed and burned.

The food producer has developed more than 480 varieties of wheat, upping production by an estimated 200 million tonnes.

Mexican official: CIA 'manages' drug trade

Spokesman for Chihuahua state says US agencies don't want to end drug trade, a claim denied by other Mexican officials

24 Jul 2012, by Chris Arsenault

Juarez, Mexico - The US Central Intelligence Agency and other international security forces "don't fight drug traffickers", a spokesman for the Chihuahua state government in northern Mexico has told Al Jazeera, instead "they try to manage the drug trade".

Allegations about official complicity in the drug business are nothing new when they come from activists, professors, campaigners or even former officials. However, an official spokesman for the authorities in one of Mexico's most violent states - one which directly borders Texas - going on the record with such accusations is unique.

"It's like pest control companies, they only control," Guillermo Terrazas Villanueva, the Chihuahua spokesman, told Al Jazeera last month at his office in Juarez. "If you finish off the pests, you are out of a job. If they finish the drug business, they finish their jobs."

Accusations are 'baloney'

Villanueva is not a high ranking official and his views do not represent Mexico's foreign policy establishment. Other more senior officials in Chihuahua State, including the mayor of Juarez, dismissed the claims as "baloney".

"I think the CIA and DEA [US Drug Enforcement Agency] are on the same side as us in fighting drug gangs," Hector Murguia, the mayor of Juarez, told Al Jazeera during an interview inside his SUV. "We have excellent collaboration with the US."

Under the Merida Initiative, the US Congress has approved more than $1.4bn in drug war aid for Mexico, providing attack helicopters, weapons and training for police and judges.

More than 55,000 people have died in drug related violence in Mexico since December 2006. Privately, residents and officials across Mexico's political spectrum often blame the lethal cocktail of US drug consumption and the flow of high-powered weapons smuggled south of the border for causing much of the carnage.

"The war on drugs is an illusion," Hugo Almada Mireles, professor at the Autonomous University of Juarez and author of several books, told Al Jazeera. "It's a reason to intervene in Latin America."

"The CIA wants to control the population; they don't want to stop arms trafficking to Mexico, look at [Operation] Fast and Furious,” he said, referencing a botched US exercise where automatic weapons were sold to criminals in the hope that security forces could trace where the guns ended up.

The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms lost track of 1,700 guns as part of the operation, including an AK-47 used in 2010 the murder of Brian Terry, a Customs and Border Protection Agent.

More, HERE.

© 2014 Al Jazeera America, LLC. All rights reserved.

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InSight Crime is a foundation dedicated to the study of the principal threat to national and citizen security in Latin America and the Caribbean: organized crime. We seek to deepen and inform the debate about organized crime in the Americas by providing the general public with regular reporting, analysis and investigation on the subject and on state efforts to combat it. More about Insight Crime HERE.

Iguala Massacre: Mexico's PR Message Goes Up in Flames

The stunning, dramatic blow-by-blow account of what most likely happened to the 43 missing students in Guerrero is an indication of just how desperately Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto and his team are trying to perform damage control on a terrifying story -- one that has not only unsettled his government, but has pushed them to admit that things are not as their public relations machine would have you believe.

In the hour-long November 7 press conference (see video below), Attorney General Jose Murillo Karam announced that the recent capture of alleged members of the Guerreros Unidos led to confessions that the students were taken by police while en route to the town of Iguala. The police handed the students over to the Guerreros Unidos, who then killed them and burned their remains.

Specifically, video testimonies from three recently captured “masterminds” of the attacks revealed that the students were carted like cattle to a landfill in Cocula. According to one suspect, approximately 15 students asphyxiated on the way to the dump site. The remaining students were interrogated by members of the Guerreros Unidos before being shot and killed. The bodies were then thrown into the landfill, arranged in a circle, covered in sticks, gasoline, and diesel, and burned. The fire reportedly lasted for 14 hours, from midnight on September 27, until mid-afternoon.

According to the testimonies, a leader of the criminal group known as “El Terco” ordered the burned human remains to be collected and placed into eight black plastic bags. Members of the Guerreros Unidos then took the bags to the San Juan River in Cocula, where they dumped the contents into the water, while two bags were thrown directly into the river.

Following the confessions, search teams found black bags, one of which was still closed. Mexican and Argentine forensic teams reportedly confirmed the bag contained human remains. However, due to the degree to which the bodies were burned, forensic experts have not yet determined when the remains will be able to be identified.

More, HERE.

Business Insider

Tens Of Thousands Of Mexicans Protest In The Streets Over 43 Missing Students

Carola Sole, AFP

Oct. 9, 2014

Mexico City (AFP) - Tens of thousands of people held protests in Mexico, joining tearful families of 43 missing students demanding their return amid fears a police-backed gang executed them.

Crowds on Wednesday gathered from Mexico City to the violence-wracked state of Guerrero, where the students disappeared, and as far south as Chiapas.

Parents of the victims traveled from Guerrero to head a march of thousands of people in Mexico City, tearfully holding up pictures of their sons, and signs reading "we want them back alive."

More, HERE.

Mexican Official Accuses CIA Of 'Managing' Not 'Fighting' The Drug Trade

Jul. 24, 2012, by

A Mexican state government spokesman told Al Jazeera that the CIA and other international security forces "don't fight drug traffickers" as much as "try to manage the drug trade," Chris Arsenault reports.

"It's like pest control companies, they only control," Chihuahua spokesman Guillermo Terrazas Villanueva told Al Jazeera. "If you finish off the pests, you are out of a job. If they finish the drug business, they finish their jobs."

More, HERE.

Copyright © 2014 Business Insider Inc. All rights reserved.

Infowars.com

Former CIA Officer Says ISIS and Mexican Drug Cartels Communicate

U.S. Gov. and CIA connected to drugs and terror

By Kurt Nimmo | Infowars.com | August 21, 2014

A former CIA officer, now a security consultant who regularly appears on Fox News, told the Laura Ingraham Show Thursday ISIS and Mexican drug cartels communicate with each other.

“We’ve had good intel over the years about al-Qaeda, about their efforts to coordinate with, as an example, Mexican cartels… in an effort to try to exploit our southern border,” Mike Baker told Ingraham.

The one-time CIA employee said there is “a lot of communication” between ISIS and drug cartels and “the cartels are a business… if there’s a revenue stream they can exploit, then they will, and the extremists understand that.”

It is not clear if this intel was passed on to Baker by his former colleagues.

In 2012 a spokesman for the Chihuahua state in Mexico, Guillermo Terrazas Villanueva told Aljazerra the CIA and other intelligence agencies manage the drug trade in Mexico.

More, HERE.

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The Daily Beast

Anatomy of a Mexican Student Massacre

10.08.14, by Jason McGahan

For almost a century a teacher’s college in rural Mexico has been training educators and activists. Last month, dozens were abducted and slaughtered—by the police.

MEXICO CITY — Twelve days ago, police and unidentified gunmen believed to be members of a drug cartel ambushed a caravan of college student activists in the state of Guerrero, about half way from Mexico City to Acapulco.

Near the central plaza in the town of Iguala, a total of six persons were shot to death. Three were student activists from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College of Ayotzinapa. Three additional shooting victims were a semiprofessional soccer player riding in one of the three buses, a taxi driver, and his female passenger. But most likely they were unintended victims caught in the line of fire. There’s no question the students were the target.

One who survived the first fusillade, a 19-year-old named Julio César Mondragón, panicked and, over the objections of classmates who said they should stay together, ran away on his own. He was later found dead and horribly disfigured; a photo of his corpse has gone viral in Mexico: it shows the face stripped away to the bare skull underneath.

Survivors of the incident report that the police and thugs attacked the students three times. They sprayed one of the buses with machine gun fire. One eyewitness reported seeing the police force students out of another bus at gunpoint. In addition to the three students killed, 17 student activists were wounded. But they may have been the lucky ones. As many as 44 others were abducted. Some reports say they were taken away in police vehicles. None of them have been seen since September 26.

The precise motives for the killings are difficult to determine, but the students come from a school that has been training rural teachers—and activists—for the better part of a century. Their commitment to helping small farmers and farm workers in the rugged, semi-feudal countryside often has put them at odds with the local powers that be. And when you add to that the cozy relationship that exists today between some of those powers and narcotics traffickers, the situation is explosive.

More, HERE.

© 2014 The Daily Beast Company LLC

The New American

U.S. Government and Top Mexican Drug Cartel Exposed as Partners

14 January 2014, by 

For over a decade, under multiple administrations, the U.S. government had a secret agreement with the ruthless Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed it to operate with impunity, an in-depth investigation by a leading Mexican newspaper confirmed this week. In exchange for information and assistance in quashing competing criminal syndicates, the Bush and Obama administrations let the Sinaloa cartel import tons of drugs into the United States while wiping out Sinaloa competitors and ensuring that its leaders would not be prosecuted for their long list of major crimes. Other revelations also point strongly to massive but clandestine U.S. government involvement in drug trafficking.

Relying on over 100 interviews with current and former government functionaries on both sides of the border, as well as official documents from the U.S. and Mexican governments, Mexico’s El Universal concluded that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the U.S. Justice Department had secretly worked with Mexican drug lords. The controversial conspiring led to increased violence across Mexico, where many tens of thousands have been murdered in recent years, the newspaper found after its year-long probe. The U.S. agents and their shady deals with Mexican drug lords even sparked what the paper called a “secret war” inside Mexico.

The newspaper’s investigation also confirmed long-held suspicions that U.S. authorities were signing secret agreements with Mexican drug cartels — especially Sinaloa, which CIA operatives have said was a favorite for use in achieving geo-political objectives. Supposedly without the knowledge or approval of officials in Mexico, ICE and DEA, with a green light from Washington, D.C., made deals with criminal bosses allowing them to avoid prosecution for a vast crime spree that has included mass murder, corruption, bribery, drug trafficking, extortion, and more. In exchange, cartel leaders simply had to help U.S. officials eliminate their competitors — certainly a win-win scenario for crime bosses who prefer to operate without competition or fear of prosecution.

More, HERE.

Alex Newman, a foreign correspondent for The New American, is normally based in Europe after growing up in Latin America, including seven years in Mexico. He can be reached at   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Mexico accepts student demands in bid to avert spread of protests

Agencia EFE; October 4, 2014

Mexico City, Oct 4 (EFE).- Mexico's government has accepted all the demands of student protesters at the National Polytechnic Institute, or IPN, a public university in this capital, in a bid to prevent the movement from spreading to other higher education institutions.

On Sept. 22, students at the IPN's Superior School of Engineering and Architecture halted activities to protest new internal regulations that they said lowered the institution's academic and professional level.

More, HERE.

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Local Opposition to Washington’s Legal Marijuana Businesses Is a Taxing Issue For the Fledgling Industry

Posted by Bill Conroy - November 14, 2014

Effort to Overcome City Moratoriums on Cannabis Shops Could Spark an Unlikely Alliance

The great experiment in the state of Washington to legalize the sale of marijuana through a regulated and taxed market has hit a hitch at the local level that threatens to slow progress to a snail’s pace, even as more and more marijuana businesses obtain the state licensing needed to open their doors.

Through early November, Washington’s cannabis market, state records show, included some 63 retailers, 239 producers and 197 processors — all issued the required state-level licenses to begin doing business in the state. But the battle ahead for many of them — and others in the pipeline — to actually open their doors for business is far from over.

More, HERE.

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Labor Unions Are Supporting Washington State Legal Marijuana Dispensaries that Create "More Workers to Organize"

Posted by Bill Conroy - October 22, 2014

The United Food and Commercial Workers and other Unions Seek to Strengthen Protections for Cannabis Workers

What’s going on in the state of Washington and beyond with the movement to legalize marijuana is, only in part, about business, taxes and government oversight — all to be amplified by the billions of dollars annually this new industry promises to throw off.

More, HERE.

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Community Police in Guerrero’s Costa Chica Region to Celebrate 19 Years of a Better Way to Combat Crime and Corruption

The Same Southern Mexican State Where 43 Students Were Disappeared Is also Home to a Grassroots Movement that Shows How People Can Police Themselves When the State Becomes Criminal.

By Greg Berger and Oscar Olivera
Special for The Narco News Bulletin

November 7, 2014

Publisher’s Note: In Mexico and throughout the world the state of Guerrero has become a vivid example of the horrors of the “war on drugs” and the pervasive corruption and violence it invites from all levels of government. On September 26, Mayor Jose Luis Abarca of the city of Iguala ordered police to detain a group of students from the local Ayotzinapa teachers’ college. The mayor’s ties to organized crime have been widely documented. It is believed that the mayor thought the students were planning to stage a protest at a public event held by his wife. Police then killed six students, and 43 more were disappeared. The police reportedly turned the 43 youths over to a local criminal gang. Multiple mass graves have been dug up in the area, each at first rumored to contain the bodies of the students, then have been revealed to be the tombs of previous nameless casualties of the US-imposed drug war. The whereabouts of the missing students are still unknown.

More, HERE.

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Millions Missing From DEA Money-Laundering Operation

Posted by Bill Conroy - October 6, 2014

But No One With the Power to Investigate Seems to Care

At least $20 million went missing from money seizures by law enforcers, critical evidence was destroyed by a federal agency, a key informant was outed by a US prosecutor — contributing to her being kidnapped and nearly killed — and at the end of the day not a single narco-trafficker was prosecuted in this four-year-long DEA undercover operation gone awry.

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Charles Bowden has died, but his voice is louder than ever

Posted by Bill Conroy - September 2, 2014

As one of the original authentic journalists, he trailblazed a path for others to follow

When I heard that he had passed, my eyes welled with tears. I’m of stoic Irish stock, so I don’t shed tears easily, but the news of Charles Bowden’s death (1945-2014) was not an easy thing to bear. He had been a mentor and a friend to me for a decade, and his leaving hurts.

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Official US Cover-Up Still Obscures Motive for Juarez Consulate Murders

Posted by Bill Conroy - May 7, 2014
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U.S. Military: More Counter-Narcotics Funding Will Help Stem Exodus of Children from Central America

 

By Bill Conroy - July 29, 2014

 

Critics Argue Drug-War Money is Part of the Problem, Not the Solution.

 

Some 58,000 migrant children, mostly Central Americans, have made the treacherous journey to the U.S. southern border alone over the past 10 months, but actions being considered by U.S. officials to combat the problem with more military and drug-war aid to their countries, critics warn, may worsen the violence that provokes this unprecedented exodus.

 

The number of unaccompanied children that have arrived at the U.S. border so far this fiscal year is up 106 percent from the same period a year earlier — with the total expected to reach 90,000 before Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.


To put that latter number in perspective, it is nearly five times larger than the number of Border Patrol agents now stationed along the entire southern border.

More, HERE.
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25 Deadliest Mass Shootings in U.S. History Fast Facts

By CNN Library; September 2, 2014

(CNN) -- Here is a list of the 25 deadliest single day mass shootings in U.S. history from 1949 to the present. If the shooter was killed or committed suicide during the incident that death is not included in the total.

Timeline:

32 killed - April 16, 2007 - Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. A gunman, 23-year-old student Seung-Hui Cho, goes on a shooting spree killing 32 people in two locations and wounds an undetermined number of others on campus. The shooter, Seung-Hui Cho then committed suicide.

27 killed - December 14, 2012 - Sandy Hook Elementary School - Newtown, Connecticut. Adam Lanza, 20, guns down 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults, school staff and faculty, before turning the gun on himself. Investigating police later find Nancy Lanza, Adam's mother, dead from a gunshot wound. The final count is 28 dead, including the shooter.

23 killed - October 16, 1991 - In Killeen, Texas, 35-year-old George Hennard crashes his pickup truck through the wall of a Lubys Cafeteria. After exiting the truck, Hennard shoots and kills 23 people. He then commits suicide.

21 killed - July 18, 1984 - In San Ysidro, California, 41-year-old James Huberty, armed with a long-barreled Uzi, a pump-action shotgun and a handgun shoots and kills 21 adults and children at a local McDonalds. A police sharpshooter kills Huberty one hour after the rampage begins.

18 killed - August 1, 1966 - In Austin, Texas, Charles Joseph Whitman, a former U.S. Marine, kills 16 and wounds at least 30 while shooting from a University of Texas tower. Police officers Ramiro Martinez and Houston McCoy shot and killed Whitman in the tower. Whitman had also killed his mother and wife earlier in the day.

14 killed - August 20, 1986 - Edmond, Oklahoma part-time mail carrier, Patrick Henry Sherrill, armed with three handguns kills 14 postal workers in ten minutes and then takes his own life with a bullet to the head.

13 killed - November 5, 2009 - Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan kills 13 people and injures 32 at Fort Hood, Texas, during a shooting rampage. He is convicted and sentenced to death.

13 killed - April 3, 2009 - In Binghamton, New York, Jiverly Wong kills 13 people and injures four during a shooting at an immigrant community center. He then kills himself.

13 killed - April 20, 1999 - Columbine High School - Littleton, Colorado. 18-year-old Eric Harris and

17-year-old Dylan Klebold kill 12 fellow students and one teacher before committing suicide in the school library.

13 killed - September 25, 1982 - In Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 40-year-old George Banks, a prison guard, kills 13 people including five of his own children. In September 2011, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturns his death sentence stating that Banks is mentally incompetent.

13 killed - September 5, 1949 - In Camden, New Jersey, 28-year-old Howard Unruh, a veteran of World War II, shoots and kills 13 people as he walks down Camden's 32nd Street. His weapon of choice is a German-crafted Luger pistol. He is found insane and is committed to a state mental institution. He dies at the age of 88.

12 killed - September 16, 2013 - Shots are fired inside the Washington Navy Yard killing 12. The shooter, identified as Aaron Alexis, 34, is also killed.

12 killed - July 20, 2012 - Twelve people are killed and 58 are wounded in a shooting at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater screening of the new Batman film. James E. Holmes, 24, is taken into custody outside of the movie theater. The gunman is dressed head-to-toe in protective tactical gear, set off two devices of some kind before spraying the theater with bullets from an AR-15 rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun and at least one of two .40-caliber handguns police recovered at the scene.

12 killed - July 29, 1999 - In Atlanta, 44-year-old Mark Barton kills his wife and two children at his home. He then opens fire in two different brokerage houses killing nine people and wounding 12. He later kills himself.

10 killed - March 10, 2009 - In Alabama, Michael McLendon of Kinston, kills 10 and himself. The dead include his mother, grandparents, aunt and uncle.

9 killed - March 21, 2005 - Red Lake High School, Red Lake, Minnesota. 16-year-old Jeff Weise kills his grandfather and another adult, five students, a teacher and a security officer. He then kills himself.

9 killed - June 18, 1990 - In Jacksonville, Florida, 42-year-old James Pough, angry about his car being repossessed, opens fire at at a General Motors Acceptance Corp. office, killing nine people. Pough takes his own life.

8 killed - October 12, 2011 - Eight people are killed during a shooting at the Salon Meritage in Seal Beach, California. The suspect, Scott Evans Dekraai, 41, of Huntington Beach, is arrested without incident as he is trying to leave the scene. The eight dead include Dekraai's ex-wife, Michelle Fournier, 48. He was armed with three guns -- a 9 mm Springfield, a Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum, and a Heckler & Koch .45 -- and was wearing body armor during the shooting rampage.

8 killed - August 3, 2010 - Manchester, Connecticut - Omar Thornton kills eight co-workers at Hartford Distributors before turning the gun on himself. Thornton had been asked to resign for stealing and selling alcoholic beverages.

8 killed - January 19, 2010 - Christopher Speight, 39, kills eight people at a house in Appomattox, Virginia. He surrenders to police at the scene the next morning, and is charged with one count of murder with additional charges pending.

8 killed - March 29, 2009 - In Carthage, North Carolina, 45-year-old Robert Stewart kills a nurse and seven elderly patients at a nursing home. In May, the Moore County district attorney announces she will seek the death penalty. On September 3, 2011, a jury finds Stewart guilty of second-degree murder. Stewart is sentenced to 141 to 179 years in prison.

8 killed - December 5, 2007 - In Omaha, Nebraska, 19-year-old Robert Hawkins goes to an area mall and kills eight shoppers before killing himself.

8 killed - July 1, 1993 - In San Francisco, 55-year-old Gian Luigi Ferri kills eight people in a law office and then kills himself.

8 killed - September 14, 1989 - In Louisville, Kentucky, 47-year-old Joseph Wesbecker armed with a AK-47 semiautomatic assault rifle, two MAC-11 semiautomatic pistols, a .38 caliber handgun, a 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol and a bayonet kills eight co-workers at Standard Gravure Corporation and then kills himself. He had been placed on disability leave from his job due to mental problems.

8 killed - August 20, 1982 - In Miami, 51-year-old history teacher Carl Robert Brown, angry about a repair bill and armed with a shotgun, kills eight people at a machine shop. He flees by bicycle, but is shot in the back by a witness who pursued him. He was on leave from school for psychological treatment.

List of rampage killers (school massacres), by Wikipedia

List of school shootings in the United States, by Wikipedia

Starting with Pontiac's Rebellion school massacre on July 26, 1764 to August 6, 2014in River Woods Elementary when an 11-year-old student at RWES in Des Moines, Iowa, brought a BB gun to the school accompanied by two former students aged 11 & 16. The student admitted to having the weapon and making threats against 4 students. Police recovered the gun and arrested the alleged students

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America's Wars: U.S. Casualties and Veterans

The table below has information about the total number of service members, battle deaths, and nonmortal woundings in wars from 1775 to 2012; such as the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War I and II, Vietnam, and more

Information Please® Database, © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

67% of all homicides in the U.S. were conducted using a firearm: UN

According to the FBI, in 2012, there were 8,855 total firearm-related homicides in the US, with 6,371 of those attributed to handguns. 61% of all gun-related deaths in the U.S. are suicides. More, HERE by Wikipedia.

Crime in the United States

Crime in the United States has been present since colonization

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ISIL invasion

The US led war against the Islamic State is a big lie. Going after ”Islamic terrorists” is used to justify a military agenda. The Islamic State is a creation of US intelligence. Washington’s “Counter-terrorism Agenda” in Iraq & Syria consists in Supporting the Terrorists.

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Angry Protests Sweep Mexico after Government Says Missing Students are Dead

Global Research, November 11, 2014

Angry protests swept Mexico over the weekend in the wake of a press conference Friday in which Jesús Murillo Karam, the country’s attorney general, declared that 43 missing teaching students from the Ayotzinapa Normal School in the state of Guerrero are all dead. Murrillo based this evaluation on confessions by gang members that they had killed the students, who were handed over to them by the police, and then burned their bodies.

Demonstrations in both Mexico City and the Guerrero capital of Chilpancingo saw clashes with police and attacks on government buildings. In the capital, a small group of demonstrators launched an attack on the historic National Palace in the city’s main square (El Zócalo). They first used metal security barriers to ram the building’s wooden door and then doused it with gasoline and set it on fire.

Some demonstrators questioned why it took police so long to respond to these acts, suggesting that they could have been the work of provocateurs.

More, HERE.

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More than 100,000 March in Mexico City over Disappeared Students

By Rafael Azul; Global Research, November 07, 2014

A mass protest march of more than 100,000 students, teachers, education workers and ordinary citizens took place in Mexico City on Wednesday, November 5, in solidarity with the 43 missing teaching students, normalistas, of the Ayotzinapa Normal School, who have been missing for over 40 days.

This was the third mass demonstration and by far the largest and angriest. Many of the participants directed their anger at President Enrique Peña Nieto, demanding that he resign. One protest sign denounced him “for corruption, betraying the nation, ineptitude,” calling him a “repressor and assassin.”

Others carried signs that said, “It was the State.” Leading the march were students from Mexico City’s National Autonomous Metropolitan University (UNAM), the Polytechnic Institute, rural teaching colleges, and Iberian-American University, who all had joined a massive nationwide 72-hour student strike.

At Mexico City’s Constitution Square (the Zócalo), many thousands greeted the protesters as they arrived after the two-and-a-half-hour march from the president’s mansion (Los Pinos). At the mass rally, family members of the 43 disappeared students spoke to the demonstrators. None of the major political parties (the governing PRI, the PAN, the PRD, the Greens) were involved in the protest.

More, HERE.
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Mexico Disarms Local Police in Missing Students’ City

By Press TV,Global Research, October 07, 2014

Mexican federal forces have disarmed the entire police department in the southern city of Iguala after its officers were accused of collaborating with a gang behind the recent disappearance of 43 students.

On Monday, the government’s new federal police unit took over security in Iguala, located some 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of the capital, Mexico City.

The federal unit was tasked with holding order in the city and helping search for the students who went missing last month after a deadly police shooting.

The deployment in the southern violence-stricken state of Guerrero came after President Enrique Pena Nieto vowed to establish justice and bring an end to corruption in the country.

Pena Nieto said he had dispatched the federal forces to Iguala to “find out what happened and apply the full extent of the law to those responsible.”The decision to disarm Iguala’s police corps came just days after 28 charred bodies were found in a mass grave on the outskirts of the city.

State prosecutor Inaky Blanco has said the recovered bodies probably belonged to the missing students. State officials also say it will take up to two weeks to receive the results of DNA tests to identify the corpses.

The students, all trainee teachers, went missing following a police attack on September 26 against a protest over teachers’ rights.

According to Blanco, state investigators have obtained video footage showing local police arresting a number of students during the clashes and taking them away.

Prosecutors said the Guerreros Unidos drug gang also participated in the police shooting that left six people dead and 25 others wounded.

Mexican authorities have already arrested 22 officers and issued arrest warrants for Iguala mayor Jose Luis Albarca and his security chief over the deadly incident.

More, HERE.

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Militarization and Political Crisis in Mexico

Is Mexico a Narco-State?

By Michael Werbowski;Global Research, May 31, 2010

Mexico - In the wake of Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s recent state visit to the U.S and Canada, a burning question remains without any clear answer.

2010 is historically significant for Mexico. It is its bi-centennial year of independence ( in 1810 the country began to break free from Spanish imperial tutelage) and perhaps more significantly is is also the centenary year of the 1910 Mexican revolution. There is little to celebrate though. The country this year, is still reeling from the vortex of drug-trafficking crimes, the global economic down-turn and the fall-out from the histrionics and panic induced by the H1N1-Swine flu “pandemic” of 2009.

Mexico after a decade of the centre-right almost “corporatist” PAN ( National Action Party) party’s rule, ( as in 2000, the first PAN candidate won the presidency, Vincente Fox) has been practically “Balkanised”. And as a result, it is now faced with a crippling fragmentation of the federation itself, due mainly to territorial battles or “turf wars” going on between rival drug cartels, which operate almost with impunity in many Mexican states. Possibly, the most fascinating and insightful read on this phenomenal topic is: Mexico: Narco-Violence and a Failed State? . While I was pondering over the question raised by the book’s title , I was somewhat astonished to read in (despite what I witnessed first hand in Mexico) the concluding chapter, a rather reassuring reply. That basically, Mexico is far from becoming another Somalia, Pakistan or Haiti.

More, HERE.

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Destabilizing Mexico

By Rev. Richard Skaff; Global Research, March 13, 2009

Attorney General Eric Holder stated on February 25, 2009 that Mexican drug cartels pose a national security threat, and issued a direct warning to these cartels that they will be destroyed.

The warning came as the attorney general and acting Drug Enforcement Administration chief Michele Leonhart announced the completion of the final phase of DEA’s “Operation Xcellerator,” which targeted the Sinaloa cartel, a major western Mexico drug operation that has been expanding its reach into the United States . [1].

Meanwhile, the blood shed in the Mexican cities continues to be extensive and has expanded its tentacles of violence to various cities in Mexico. Lawlessness, corruption, murders, decapitations, and kidnappings have taken the Mexican cities by a storm, giving rise to a new radical group calling itself the Juarez Citizens Command that is threatening to strike back against lawlessness that has gripped Mexico for a long time. The group stated that they are going to strike back by killing one criminal a day until order and peace is restored. Similar groups are popping up all across Mexico. [2].

In its last report, the US Department of justice disclosed that 17.2 billion dollars in cash entered Mexico in only the past two years as a result of money laundering operation in their country. The report advised that Mexico and Colombia are the principal destinations of narco resources that operate in the US and that “the laundering of drug money is a global industry” with transnational organizations present in various countries. [2].

According to a DEA undercover operative, the Mexican drug cartels have gained more and more of the American market. They have grown bolder in their attempts to expand their operations in Mexico and the United States . They now control the ruling party in Mexico and operate the biggest drug business on earth right here in the USA . [2].

Mexico’s drug and violence problem now engulfs the entire country, inundating cities along the U.S.-Mexico border. The robust drug cartel reduced its position in the western mountains, and lunged into the heart of national power in Mexico City. The capital that was once relatively immune to such contemptuous boldness of drug killings has become the scene of multiple assassinations of high-ranking federal police officials in about a week. More than 1,000 people have been killed in Mexico this year in drug-related violence and about 6,290 in 2008. [11].

More, HERE.

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New Evidence Proves Israel Attacked USS Liberty With Orders to Kill 294 Americans

By Aaron Nelson;Global Research, November 14, 2014

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US Government Sanitizes Vietnam War History

By Marjorie Cohn, Global Research, October 30, 2014, Marjoriecohn.com

For many years after the Vietnam War, we enjoyed the “Vietnam syndrome,” in which US presidents hesitated to launch substantial military attacks on other countries. They feared intense opposition akin to the powerful movement that helped bring an end to the war in Vietnam. But in 1991, at the end of the Gulf War, George H.W. Bush declared, “By God, we’ve kicked the Vietnam syndrome once and for all!”

With George W. Bush’s wars on Iraq and Afghanistan, and Barack Obama’s drone wars in seven Muslim-majority countries and his escalating wars in Iraq and Syria, we have apparently moved beyond the Vietnam syndrome. By planting disinformation in the public realm, the government has built support for its recent wars, as it did with Vietnam.

Now the Pentagon is planning to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War by launching a $30 million program to rewrite and sanitize its history. Replete with a fancy interactive website, the effort is aimed at teaching schoolchildren a revisionist history of the war. The program is focused on honoring our service members who fought in Vietnam. But conspicuously absent from the website is a description of the antiwar movement, at the heart of which was the GI movement.

Thousands of GIs participated in the antiwar movement.

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Ottawa Lockdown (22 Oct 2014 - TD Photo)

Prime Minister Steven Harper is using the shooting rampage on Parliament Hill as a justification for imposing broad surveillance and detainment measures that were already being implemented.

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Mexico’s growing crisis: Reforms and democracy, but no rule of law

Nov 13th 2014

To save a promising presidency, Enrique Peña Nieto must tackle crime and corruption

From the print edition

DURING two years in office Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, has received sharply contrasting reviews at home and abroad. Foreigners, including The Economist, have praised his structural reforms of the economy, which include an historic measure to open up energy to private investment (see article). Yet polls show that most Mexicans dislike Mr Peña. Among other things, they blame his government for a squeeze on living standards and the interlinked problems of violent crime and corruption. Sadly, recent events have lent support to Mr Peña’s domestic critics.

On November 8th Mexico’s attorney-general announced what almost everyone had already concluded: that 43 students from a teacher-training college in the southern state of Guerrero, who disappeared in the town of Iguala in late September, had been murdered by drug-traffickers after being kidnapped by the local police on the orders of the town’s mayor. Guerrero has been Mexico’s most violent state for centuries. The federal government bears no direct responsibility for these events. But Mexicans see in them a symbol of the failure of Mr Peña’s administration to make security a priority.

Now comes a problem that is uncomfortably close to home. The government had already opted to cancel a contract for a high-speed train that it had hastily awarded to the sole bidder, a consortium of Chinese and Mexican companies including a construction firm from the president’s home state. A local journalist has revealed that the boss of the same firm owns a $7m mansion that is the Peña family’s private residence (see article). The president denies any wrongdoing, but a common thread runs through these events.

Mexico only became a democracy in 2000, when seven decades of rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), the political machine that raised Mr Peña, were ended by electoral defeat. Unfortunately, democracy did not bring the rule of law to Mexico. Too many in the PRI still see the job of the police and the courts as enforcing political control, rather than investigating mobsters. Corrupt politicians are protected rather than punished. Organised crime and graft both remain a part of everyday life, and neither has been helped by the drugs flowing north to the United States.

More, HERE.

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Victims of Mexico’s drug war

Tracing the missing

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

Mexico’s economy

Jam mañana

A frustrating start to the year

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

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

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

Mexicans have good reason to be sceptical.

More, HERE.

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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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Boy, 14, on scooter killed during police pursuit in Northern California

November 12, 2014

Authorities are looking for a driver who they say struck and killed a 14-year-old Northern California boy on a scooter during a police pursuit.

The boy, identified as Ivan Cruz, was with friends about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday crossing the street on his scooter when the driver, who was being chased by deputies, hit him and continued driving, said Sgt. Ray Kelly of the Alameda County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies stopped to help the San Leandro boy while other law enforcement officers followed the driver, who eventually got away.

"This whole thing has really impacted the community," Kelly said. "We are just trying to keep things together."

Deputies were attempting to stop the driver for reckless driving, but he sped up for several blocks, Kelly said.

Ivan was in a crosswalk at East 14th Street and Ashland Avenue when the driver hit him at an unknown speed, according to the California Highway Patrol.

He was taken to Eden Hospital in Castro Valley, where he was pronounced dead.

Grief counselors were sent to San Lorenzo High School, where Ivan was a freshman.

The Sheriff's Department, he said, is devastated by Ivan's death.

"He comes from a nice family," Kelly said. "He has a lot of friends."

More, HERE.

California can't challenge ruling on concealed guns, court says

One person killed in Paramount crash, street racing suspected

South L.A. frustrated by police secrecy in 2 deaths

India doctor arrested, denies role in sterilization deaths

U.N. human rights investigators denied entry to Israel for Gaza inquiry

Israel says it will deny entry to representatives of the U.N. Human Rights Council who are investigating potential war crimes committed during the summer's 50-day war between Israel and Hamas.

U.S.-China climate deal already under fire

Student borrowing is down as tuition rises more slowly, study finds

Mexico & the Americas

Report says Mexico leader was given mansion by train entrepreneur

Obama urges net neutrality; Ted Cruz calls it 'Obamacare for the Internet'
Jim Puzzanghera

The president's recommendation includes a call for the controversial step of changing the way the law treats broadband providers so they're subject to stricter utility-like regulation.

Obamacare sign-up projections

GM appeared to place hurried ignition switch order before recall

Missing hikers found, appear unharmed after spotted by helicopter crew

Man found dead at UC Berkeley frat house; police investigating

Science

Heat, drought worsen smog, stalling decades of progress

Young father slain at Altadena burger stand 'not some street thug'

CALIFORNIAL.A. Archdiocese is steps ahead of Catholic debate over homosexuality

A man suffered life-threatening injuries Sunday after running back into his fiery Van Nuys apartment to rescue his beloved cat, officials said.

L.A. County's unclaimed dead: How we reported the story

Earthquake: 4.1 quake strikes near Avalon, Calif.

Pedestrian struck on PCH

The Pentagon says the overnight U.S. aerial assault struck Al Qaeda-linked extremists that U.S. authorities call the Khorasan Group.

Civil War hero awarded Medal of Honor in White House ceremony

Former MLB pitcher Brad Halsey, 33, dies in fall from cliff

Average 30-year mortgage rate rises above 4%

Man gets prison term for pimping teen girl across Southern California

Fox exec's killers believed to have been acting under orders

Family dog destroyed after ripping off toddler's ear

Halloween crash victim was Irvine lawyer, devoted father

The GOP grabs the six seats it needed to put Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in charge of the chamber and give the party complete control of Congress.

SEE THE STORY

Analysis: GOP triumph is tempered by sobering realities

Top Republican strategists warn that the barriers to a GOP victory in a presidential election remain formidable.

Brown coasts to historic fourth term

Palestinian rams van into crowd at Jerusalem train station

Nail salon owner in O.C. pleads guilty to attempted pimping

California voters decisively elected Gov. Jerry Brown to a historic fourth term Tuesday, a rare bright spot for Democrats on a night when Republicans celebrated huge

victories in the rest of the nation.

Several arrested in fatal Halloween hit-and-run in Santa Ana
Louis Sahagun

Twin sisters Lexia and Lexandra Perez, 13, and their friend Andrea Gonzalez, also 13, were struck on Friday by a driver 'going at a high rate of speed.'

On Halloween night, four pedestrian deaths in Orange County

Eyewitnesses to Halloween hit-and-run describe violent collision

Memorial set up for teens killed on Halloween night in Santa AnaAl Qaeda-linked group drives back U.S.-supported fighters in Syria

Smuggling boat sinks off of Turkey, killing at least 24 migrants

British banker charged with killing two women in Hong Kong

'Pilot error' may have contributed to SpaceShipTwo's crash, NTSB says

Officials deny Ferguson no-fly zone was designed to keep out media

Man fatally shoots wife, then himself during child-custody exchange

A 50-year-old Mission Viejo man shot and killed his wife before taking his own life Friday night during a child-custody exchange, Orange County sheriff’s officials said.

Long Beach police shoot, kill suspect in home invasion

Earthquake: 3.4 quake strikes near El Centro

Nationwide blackout in Bangladesh ends

Rocket likely focus of Virgin Galactic crash probe; pilots identified

Lieutenant governor's race a painfully familiar story to Calif. GOP


Crash, pilot's death hit home for commercial space industry

Scientists sound the alarm in climate change report

The U.N. report says the effects of global warming are already being felt in rising sea levels, ocean acidification and more extreme weather events, especially heat waves and droughts.

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Protests in response to Israel’s assault on Gaza have drawn hundreds — and in some cases thousands — around the world.

 

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

 

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

Meet Governor(s) Pay-to Pay

 

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

SPIEGEL ONLINE

Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit

By SPIEGEL Staff

 

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

 

Targeting Mexico

 

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

 

More, HERE.

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

By Jens Glüsing, Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark

 

'Royal Concierge': GCHQ Monitors Diplomats' Hotel Bookings

 

By Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark

Quantum Spying: GCHQ Used Fake LinkedIn Pages to Target Engineers

Oil Espionage: How the NSA and GCHQ Spied on OPEC

Belgacom Attack: Britain's GCHQ Hacked Belgian Telecoms Firm

Cyber Attack: Belgians Angered by British Spying

By Gregor Peter Schmitz in Brussels

 

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Fox News

US intelligence assets in Mexico reportedly tied to murdered DEA agent

SCM's Travel Advisory:


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.

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

A change of scenery
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:

Mass Demonstrations Expected in Mexico City / country of Mexico (November 20, 2014)

This message is to inform U.S. citizens that several mass demonstrations are expected in Mexico City on Thursday, November 20, 2014 to protest the disappearance of 43 students in Guerrero state.

Beginning at approximately 10:00 am, university students plan to blockade all avenues and boulevards leading to Mexico City’s Benito Juarez international airport such as: Circuito Interior, Blvd. Puerto Aereo, Eje 1 Norte, and Calzada Ignacio Zaragoza. Traffic to and from the airport is expected to be severely impacted by the blockades.

The Embassy has advised personnel to consider changing travel plans or alternate routes to and from the airport, including travel via metro (Terminal Aerea stop on the yellow line). U.S. citizens arriving into Mexico City’s airport should expect to wait at the airport for several hours for the protest to end. If riding the metro or the city bus system, U.S. citizens should take extreme care with valuables and belongings. Passengers arriving at any airport in Mexico should take only authorized airport taxis after pre-paying the fare at one of the special well-publicized booths located inside the airport. U.S. Embassy employees in Mexico City are prohibited from using “libre” taxis (hailed on the street), and are authorized to use only “sitio” (regulated stand) taxis.

Additionally, several social organizations, unions and university students will meet at approximately 5:00pm at the “Plaza de las Tres Culturas” (Tlatelolco), the Revolution Monument, and the Independence Monument (Angel) to then march to Mexico City’s central square (Zócalo). Traffic along the planned routes, Paseo de la Reforma (where the Embassy is located), and nearby roads will be impacted by the protests.

There are reports that similar protests may take place in other cities in Mexico. U.S. citizens are urged to monitor local news outlets for information about possible protests in their area.

The Mexican Constitution prohibits political activities by foreigners; such actions may result in detention and/or deportation. Travelers should avoid political demonstrations and other activities that might be deemed political by the Mexican authorities. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Demonstrators in Mexico may block traffic on roads, including major arteries, or take control of toll booths on highways. U.S. citizens are urged to avoid areas of demonstrations, and to exercise caution if in the vicinity of any protests.

Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates and any news of other protest activity throughout the country of Mexico. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Mexico enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at www.travel.state.gov. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, including the Travel Warning for Mexico, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Mexico. For additional information, refer to “A Safe Trip Abroad” on the State Department’s website.

Contact the U.S. Embassy for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-47471-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-44441-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App to have travel information at your fingertips.

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City is located at Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia Cuauhtemoc, Mexico, D.F. and is open 8:00am to 5:00pm, switchboard phone number (dialing from the United States) 011-52-555-080-2000, The Department of State has temporarily disabled hyperlinks>. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, please dial the main switchboard number and ask to speak to an American Citizen Services staff member for assistance.

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain places in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed by organized criminal groups in the country.  U.S. citizens have been the target of violent crimes, such as kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery by organized criminal groups 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 August 15, 2014, to update information about the security situation and to advise the public of additional restrictions on the travel of U.S. government (USG) personnel.

This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning for Mexico, issued August 15, 2014, 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 organized criminal groups 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. 

Nevertheless, U.S. travelers should be aware that the Mexican government has been engaged in an extensive effort to counter organized criminal groups that engage in narcotics trafficking and other unlawful activities throughout Mexico.  The groups themselves are engaged in a violent struggle to control drug trafficking routes and other criminal activity.  Crime and violence are serious problems and can occur anywhere.

More, HERE.

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Introduction to Mexico
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Getting There
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Acapulco

Baja California

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MORE MEXICO TRAVEL, HERE.

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

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

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

More, HERE.

 

Information submitted by Cooper Brimm, American Immigration Center

16 Ways to Get Through the Airport Faster

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

More, HERE

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

15 Travel Tips to Get Through TSA Security


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

 

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

 

More, HERE.

 

© 2013, Master of Homeland Security

COMMUNITY NEWS

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

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Cars Older than 15 Years will not circulate twice a Week
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Tanya Muller García, Secretaria del Medio Ambiente del Distrito Federal

 

Mexico City's Environment Secretariat

HOY NO CIRCULA

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

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

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

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

Le Bureau du procureur général fédéral mexicain offre $ 5.000.000 pesos en récompense à qui fournira des informations conduisant à retrouver Monsieur Tschumi. Si vous avez des informations, s'il vous plaît écrivez à la sœur d'Olivier, Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Olivier a une fille de 12 ans qui espère retrouver son papa grâce à votre aide! Plus d'informations en espagnol ICI


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Cuernavaca's Center for Happy Sr. Citizens, contributing to the enhancement of life quality. Monday to Friday: 8AM to 14:00 hrs. Among other courses specially designed for the elderly: literature, history, philosophy, IT, English, Spanish, artistic workshops: music, painting, cuisine, manual art; sports and entertainment: dancing, zumba, danzon, yoga, aqua-aerobics, reading. Emotions' handling, conferences, legal advise for inheritance, tanatology.

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

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New "HOY NO CIRCULA" rules go into effect Tuesday, July 1, 2014‏

 

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

 

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

And there will be the new hologram 2.

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

 

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

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

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I N T E R N A T I O N A L

Russian website hacks thousands of webcams

A website based in Russia is streaming video live from thousands of private webcams around the world, including images of babies and hospital patients.

Security tips from hackers Security tips from hackers Inside Russian hacker's mind Inside Russian hacker's mind

FLORIDA SHOOTING

Gunman shoots three at university

Witness tells of scene in library Witness tells of scene in library

Police: Suspect shot at officers Police: Suspect shot at officers

Students told to put hands up Students told to put hands up

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Prayers return at synagogue Prayers return at synagogue

Cousin's tribute to murdered rabbi Cousin's tribute to murdered rabbi

Hopes for Iran nuke deal fading Hopes for Iran nuke deal fading

Talks: Iran's hardliners distrustful Talks: Iran's hardliners distrustful

U.S. immigration rules 'to change'

Dem. senator 'not behind Obama'

Rebel: Let's duel for Ukraine

OSCE: Our convoy fired upon OSCE: Our convoy fired upon

Ferguson decision to come Friday?

Perry: Texas might sue Obama

U.S. Senator goes after Uber

Chinese sign up for etiquette classes

Race driver brought out of coma

Nigeria crash out of African Cup

U2's Bono broke arm in six places

'Brokenhearted' Motown star dies

FIVE STORIES NOT TO MISS

Missing beauty queen found buried

India: Police arrest guru, claim bodies

Ebola-infected semen man isolated

Police recruits' virginity 'tested'

Two French citizens in ISIS video

OPINION AND ANALYSIS

ISIS -- winning friends and influence

Israel unrest: Is Abbas the answer?

Moral one-upmanship 'dangerous'

Ferguson: Heal the heart of America

Will 'Western' diet spark TB outbreak?

FLORIDA SHOOTING

Gunman shoots three at university

Witness tells of scene in library Witness tells of scene in library

Police: Suspect shot at officers Police: Suspect shot at officers

Students told to put hands up Students told to put hands up

U. S. SCHOOL SHOOTING

U.S. victim tweets: I forgive shooter

Shooter invited victims to lunch

What motivated school shooting? What motivated school shooting?

Teacher stepped in to stop school shooter Teacher stepped in to stop school shooter

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Director Mike Nichols dies at 83 Director Mike Nichols dies at 83

U.S. winter storms leave 8 dead

Nearly a year's snow in 24 hours Nearly a year's snow in 24 hours

Worshipers resolute after attack

Prayers return at synagogue Prayers return at synagogue

Cousin's tribute to murdered rabbi Cousin's tribute to murdered rabbi

Hopes for Iran nuke deal fading Hopes for Iran nuke deal fading

Talks: Iran's hardliners distrustful Talks: Iran's hardliners distrustful

U.S. immigration rules 'to change'

Dem. senator 'not behind Obama'

Rebel: Let's duel for Ukraine

OSCE: Our convoy fired upon OSCE: Our convoy fired upon

Ferguson decision to come Friday?

Perry: Texas might sue Obama

U.S. Senator goes after Uber

Chinese sign up for etiquette classes

Race driver brought out of coma

Nigeria crash out of African Cup

U2's Bono broke arm in six places

'Brokenhearted' Motown star dies

FIVE STORIES NOT TO MISS

Missing beauty queen found buried

India: Police arrest guru, claim bodies

Ebola-infected semen man isolated

Police recruits' virginity 'tested'

Two French citizens in ISIS video

OPINION AND ANALYSIS

ISIS -- winning friends and influence

Israel unrest: Is Abbas the answer?

Moral one-upmanship 'dangerous'

Ferguson: Heal the heart of America

Will 'Western' diet spark TB outbreak?

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Le esperan tiempos difíciles a César Duarte Jáques, gobernador de Chihuahua, ya que tendrá que explicar cómo con un sueldo de 120 mil pesos mensuales, pudo adquirir junto con su esposa Bertha Gómez Fon, el 15% de las acciones del Banco Progreso de Chihuahua, en marzo del 2014.

Así fue dado a conocer por el senador Javier Corral, quien exhortará a la Procuraduría General de la República, a la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, a la Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores y al Banco de México, a que procedan en ese sentido.

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Designan a nuevo director del Politécnico

Anoche estudiantes politécnicos y representantes del gobierno federal redactaban los acuerdos para que fueran firmados y poner fin al conflicto de 57 días en el IPN. La SEP dio a conocer que Enrique Fernández Fassnacht fue designado director general del Politécnico. Mañana se definirá un posible regreso a clases

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Metrópoli

Advierten caos vial por megamarcha en la capital

Contingentes saldrán a las 18:00 horas del Ángel de la Independencia, Monumento a la Revolución y Plaza de las Tres Culturas; bloqueos en AICM

Se unen México y el extranjero por Iguala

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"Indispensable, independencia de la CNDH"

En la Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos la independencia de poderes públicos, de partidos políticos es indispensable, sin que ello implique alejamiento o ausencia de diálogo, afirmó el nuevo ómbudsman nacional, Luis Raúl González Pérez

Mauricio Farah Gebara Los retos de la CNDH

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#20N: Programan 200 acciones de protesta por Ayotzinapa alrededor del mundo

19 de noviembre de 2014, Destacado

Una de las convocatorias para marchar el #20N.

MÉXICO, D.F. (proceso.com.mx).- Coincidente con el 104 aniversario de la Revolución Mexicana, este jueves se realizarán en más de 30 ciudades del país, en al menos 12 países de América, 13 de Europa, Asia y Oceanía, alrededor de 200 acciones de protesta por los 43 estudiantes de la normal rural de Ayotzinapa que se encuentran desaparecidos desde el pasado 26 de septiembre.

Las movilizaciones principales se desarrollarán en esta capital, donde además de tres marchas vespertinas, se contempla un paro estudiantil y un eventual bloqueo a los accesos del aeropuerto internacional Benito Juárez.

Las marchas en el Distrito Federal están programadas así: una saldrá del Monumento a la Revolución a las 18:00 horas y las otras dos partirán de la Plaza de las Tres Culturas en Tlatelolco y el Ángel de la Independencia las 17:00 horas; las tres concluirán en el Zócalo del Distrito Federal.

Los tres contingentes serán encabezados por las caravanas organizadas por los padres de familia de los 43 normalistas desaparecidos en Iguala.

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Jornada de protestas ‘descarrila’ festejos de la Revolución

“Los mexicanos no son estúpidos”: Financial Times sobre la ‘Casa Blanca’

La riqueza de Peña: fechas y montos inconsistentes

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- El Banco de México discrepó hoy del optimismo de la Secretaría de Hacienda, que afirma que la economía nacional experimenta ya una “aceleración en su crecimiento” y que el Producto Interno Bruto crecerá 2.7% en 2014. Este miércoles …

GUANAJUATO, Gto. (apro).- En un audio que se difundió en YouTube se escucha una conversación en la que Mauricio Trejo Pureco, alcalde de San Miguel de Allende, el tesorero Jaime Labrada y el director de Desarrollo Social, Martín Salgado, acuerdan …

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- Las repetidas manifestaciones en apoyo a los desaparecidos de Ayotzinapa simbolizan el “¡Basta Ya!” de la sociedad mexicana, cansada ante la injusticia social y la impunidad generalizada “después de tantos años de masacres y de violaciones diversas …

Navarrete acepta debate abierto con Cárdenas sobre crisis del PRD

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- El dirigente nacional del PRD, Carlos Navarrete, aceptó hoy la propuesta de Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas de sostener un debate público sobre la situación …

En las redes sociales se mofan de la explicación de Angélica Rivera

MÉXICO, D.F., (proceso.com.mx).- Usuarios de redes sociales se mofaron de la explicación de la primera dama, Angélica Rivera, sobre cómo adquirió su mansión localizada en …

Yesenia: torturada sexualmente por policías para que confesara asesinato

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- Organizaciones sociales dieron a conocer un nuevo caso de tortura sexual que se suma a la campaña Rompiendo el Silencio, dedicada a …

Policía que hirió a joven en CU paga fianza y sale libre

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- El policía de Investigación Luis Javier Aguinaga Saavedra, quien disparó al aire e hirió a un joven en Ciudad Universitaria el pasado …

Hallan muerto a director de la Sinfónica Juvenil de Yucatán

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- La Fiscalía General de Yucatán (FGE) informó que este miércoles fue hallado en un terreno baldío el cuerpo del director de Música …

Condiciona la SEP presentación de nuevo director del IPN

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- El gobierno federal hizo del conocimiento público que ya ha designado al nuevo director general del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN). Sin embargo, …

Impiden PRI y Verde discutir tema de la “Casa Blanca” en San Lázaro

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- Diputados del PRI y del PVEM …

Confirman sentencia a detenidos del 10 de junio de 2013 en el Zócalo

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- Un tribunal capitalino sentenció a cuatro …

Se desmarca titular de Sedena por cancelación del desfile deportivo

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- Por segundo año consecutivo, el gobierno …

Gamboa defiende “gran valor” de Angélica Rivera para “atajar rumores y mentiras”

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- Mientras senadores del PRD demandaron que …

Tras una declaración patrimonial opaca en 2013, Peña anuncia que hará públicos todos sus bienes

MÉXICO, D.F. (proceso.com.mx).- El presidente Enrique Peña Nieto anunció …

En Acapulco, padres y normalistas denuncian “crimen de Estado”

ACAPULCO, Gro. (apro).- La caravana de normalistas de Ayotzinapa …

Miles en Michoacán claman justicia por caso Ayotzinapa

MORELIA, Mich. (apro).- Familiares de los 43 normalistas de …

Denuncian ataque contra ciberperiodista en Quintana Roo

CANCUN, Q. Roo (apro).- En un nuevo ataque a …

Dan disculpa pública a familia de mujer que murió por negligencia médica

SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS, Chis. (apro).- A nombre …

Da entrada PGR a denuncia contra César Duarte por enriquecimiento ilícito

CHIHUAHUA, Chih. (apro).- La Procuraduría General de la República …

Lluvias en Tabasco dejan más de 23 mil 800 damnificados

VILLAHERMOSA, Tab. (apro).- Las lluvias provocadas por el frente …

Lanzan campaña en redes sociales por instructora desaparecida en Puerto Vallarta

PUERTO VALLARTA, Jal. (apro).- El pasado 12 de noviembre, …

Reportan emboscada en rancho de Veracruz; 7 muertos y 5 lesionados

“La Tuta” acusa a Alfredo Castillo de proteger a grupo afín a “Guerreros Unidos”


19 de noviembre de 2014

No hay conflicto de interés en Casa Blanca: vocero de la Presidencia

MÉXICO, D.F., (proceso.com.mx).- El vocero de la Presidencia, Eduardo Sánchez, rechazó que exista un conflicto de interés en la mansión de 86 millones de pesos en posesión de la primera dama Angélica Rivera y registrada a nombre de Ingeniería Inmobiliaria del Centro, empresa que forma parte del Grupo Higa, contratista desde hace años de los gobiernos mexiquense y federal.

“No existe tal conflicto, los hechos demuestran que Grupo Higa, esta empresa constructora inmobiliaria, ha participado en distintas licitaciones del gobierno de la República”, declaró Sánchez en entrevista con la periodista Carmen Aristegui en MVS Noticias.

De acuerdo con el funcionario, la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes, la dependencia que más gasto ha firmado en el sexenio, ha celebrado 6 mil 396 contratos con 4 mil 90 empresas por un monto ejecutado de 184 mil millones de pesos, de los cuales Grupo Higa sólo ha obtenido un contrato por 450 millones de pesos.

Sin embargo, la periodista le recordó que Constructora Teya -otra filial de Grupo Higa- ganó la obra para remodelar el hangar presidencial por un monto cercano a mil millones de pesos. Sánchez reconoció la información, pero defendió que dicha compañía obtuvo una asignación directa al presentar la mejor oferta económica para dicho proyecto.

Ayer, en un mensaje de siete minutos difundido en YouTube y reproducido en el noticiero nocturno de Joaquín López Dóriga, Rivera sostuvo que la residencia tiene un costo de 54 millones de pesos que está pagando mediante un crédito hipotecario a un plazo de ocho años.

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Ayotzinapa

Los hechos vuelven ceniza la versión de la PGR


15 de noviembre de 2014
Observaciones realizadas durante una visita al basurero El Papayo, donde los sicarios de Guerreros Unidos habrían asesinado y quemado a los normalistas de Ayotzinapa, contradicen la versión oficial. La gente que siempre está allí asegura no haber visto ni …

Culpa


15 de noviembre de 2014
Le pregunté si había alguna esperanza. Ninguno de nosotros verá el día de mañana, dijo el timonel. Manuel Rivas La escena es una herencia antigua. Resulta aflictiva porque cada vez que se repite arrastra al espíritu humano hacia una …

“En Cerro Viejo no hubo incineración”


15 de noviembre de 2014
Experto en incendios y explosivos, Alfonso Palacios Blanco afirma: “En Cerro Viejo no hubo incineración o no incineraron la cantidad de cuerpos de la que hablan”. Al igual que los forenses argentinos, una antropóloga de la UNAM y familiares …

Los análisis en Austria podrían tardar meses


15 de noviembre de 2014
BERLÍN.- La identificación de una persona a partir de restos que en realidad son cenizas es imposible, no hay forma de hacerlo porque simplemente no hay ADN. De los huesos, en cambio, aunque estén dañados por el fuego, es …

Para la ONU, el peor caso de desapariciones


15 de noviembre de 2014
El jefe del Grupo de Trabajo sobre Desaparición Forzada de la ONU vino a México y se pronunció sobre el secuestro de 43 normalistas de Ayotzinapa. Lo tiene claro: Al menos en los últimos cuatro años, en todo el …

Pese a las dudas, a Peña Nieto “le urge” cerrar el caso


15 de noviembre de 2014
BERLÍN.- El gobierno mexicano desplegó la estrategia de cerrar lo más pronto posible el caso Ayotzinapa sin una investigación profunda. Pretende así desactivar el movimiento social generado por la desaparición de los 43 normalistas. Pero ello sólo siembra más …

El país de las masacres


15 de noviembre de 2014
La tragedia de Ayotzinapa conmovió a la sociedad mexicana. Pero no es la única acción criminal contra inocentes; han sido ya tantas las matanzas en los años recientes que parecerían ocurrir en un país aletargado, acostumbrado a una insana …

Presidencia

La fructífera amistad Higa-Los Pinos


15 de noviembre de 2014
La fructífera amistad Higa-Los Pinos Arturo Rodríguez García Lejos de los contratos federales durante los dos sexenios panistas, a Juan Armando Hinojosa Cantú le volvió a sonreír la fortuna al llegar Enrique Peña Nieto a la Presidencia. Y no es que le …

Confirmado, el maridaje Televisa-Presidencia


15 de noviembre de 2014
Para explicar que una residencia en el exclusivo sector de Las Lomas, en la Ciudad de México, no era del presidente Enrique Peña Nieto sino de Angélica Rivera Hurtado, el vocero presidencial Eduardo Sánchez acudió a Televisa, donde confirmó …

Ruiz Esparza, a punto decaer


15 de noviembre de 2014
En un delicado entorno político, una semana bastó para que la guerra de las telecomunicaciones volviera a recrudecerse, con el secretario Gerardo Ruiz Esparza como eventual víctima directa. La disputa corporativa entre Televisa y Telmex por el mercado de …

Quedó herida la relación con China


15 de noviembre de 2014
MÉXICO/ BEIJING.- Al despegar de México el domingo 9, el avión presidencial alejó a Enrique Peña Nieto de un país convulsionado por la peor crisis de gobierno de la nueva administración priista. Tras una escala en Alaska, desde donde …

México-Toluca: el otro tren de la corrupción peñanietista


15 de noviembre de 2014
Sin el menor escrúpulo, el gobierno de Enrique Peña Nieto se está despachando a lo grande en materia de obra pública para beneficiar a sus amigos. Es el caso de las empresas del llamado Grupo Atlacomulco, para las cuales …

Seguridad Pública

Misma estrategia, igual resultado: un país violento


15 de noviembre de 2014
Militarizar las funciones de seguridad pública fue una estrategia del gobierno calderonista, y el fallido resultado está a la vista: México es ahora uno de los países más violentos e inseguros del mundo. Pese a ello, el gobierno de …

Y en Morelos, presuntos narcodiputados


15 de noviembre de 2014
CUERNAVACA, MOR.- La crisis social y de seguridad pública que envuelve a Guerrero detonó la semana antepasada una agria disputa en territorio morelense por los presuntos nexos de diputados locales con el crimen organizado. El propio gobernador Graco Ramírez, …

Estados

El Ejército cuidará a los empresarios, no al pueblo


15 de noviembre de 2014
Aunque la recién creada División de Gendarmería se formó para proteger las actividades productivas, en Nuevo León–estado líder en captación de inversión extranjera directa– se organizó una Policía Militar. Todo indica que se trata de un nuevo modelo para …

México-Estados Unidos

“El Vicentillo” condujo a la detención de “El Chapo”


15 de noviembre de 2014
El espionaje de Estados Unidos en México vive uno de sus momentos más intensos. Un funcionario de la DEA asegura que hay “cientos de informantes infiltrados en todos los cárteles del narcotráfico” e incluso esa dependencia ha obtenido más …

Un golpe demoledor… para “El Mayo”


15 de noviembre de 2014
La captura de Ismael Zambada Imperial, El Mayito Gordo –por el Ejército y la Marina el miércoles 12– no tiene mayores efectos sobre el Cártel de Sinaloa pues él “no tenía peso específico en la estructura criminal”, afirma a …

“Míster Granada”, otro Rápido y Furioso


15 de noviembre de 2014
“Receptor Abierto” y “Rápido y Furioso” fueron dos operaciones del gobierno estadunidense que permitieron el contrabando de armas destinadas al narcotráfico mexicano, lo cual supuestamente serviría para localizar y capturar a los criminales. Ambas terminaron en rotundos fracasos. Pero …

Internacional

Los Corruptores cruzan el Atlántico


15 de noviembre de 2014
En España son Los Corruptores, los empresarios cercanos al poder donde aceitan con millones los mecanismos que los benefician con contratos de más millones. En la prensa aparecen prácticamente todos los días los escándalos de corrupción que se van …

El Fobaproa español


15 de noviembre de 2014
MADRID.- Quizá el caso de corrupción que más irrita en España es el de Bankia, la cuarta entidad bancaria del país, rescatada de la quiebra con 23 mil millones de euros del erario, en un Fobaproa a la española. …

Kobani, el asedio yihadista


15 de noviembre de 2014
ESTAMBUL.- “¡Kobani será la tumba del Estado Islámico!” El grito resuena en las marchas que recorren Turquía en apoyo de los kurdos de esa ciudad siria, con el recuerdo de la consigna de los republicanos españoles, quienes hace casi …

Rollos negros de una Casa Blanca


15 de noviembre de 2014
Allí está. Con sus cientos de metros de construcción. Con su valor de 7 millones de dólares. Con su estilo “neo-Miami Vice” y una iluminación que cambia de color según el estado de ánimo de sus habitantes. Con un …

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The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners - Public Service

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

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

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Head of Secret Service prostitution probe resigned in August, report says

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The DHS official left the agency after allegedly being questioned about whether he hired a prostitute in Fla.

Documents reveal that FBI lured teen suspect with fake online news story

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The cyber sting operation ensared a 15-year-old who later pleaded guilty to making bomb threats.

FBI misconduct probe leads to release of dozen convicts

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At least two significant drug cases could be jeopardized because of an agent’s alleged misconduct, officials said.

Ferguson officer unlikely to face civil rights case

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Law enforcement officials say Justice Department investigators have all but concluded that they don’t have a strong enough case against Darren Wilson.

Ferguson chief criticizes Holder
First-time congressional candidate Norma Torres tells people in her Los Angeles-area district that there is no more critical time to vote than now, even as she acknowledges "great disillusion" may cause many Hispanics to sit out Election Day.

An Indian courthouse is investigating some unusual suspects: Ghosts

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When books began disappearing from a courthouse, employees wondered if it was haunted. They installed cameras to find out.

Guard on elevator with Obama was not a felon, as first reported

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Agents were concerned that the contractor at the CDC, who was armed, might be a risk.

Deadly Virgin Galactic spaceship explosion rattles fledgling industry
Deadly Virgin Galactic spaceship explosion rattles fledgling industry

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The same forces fueling growth in the District also are transforming smaller cities across the country.

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With political ads set to hit a record, news stations can hardly keep up

Dollars are flooding into modest local markets that are not in traditional battleground states.

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Authorities were investigating on Friday a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.

Mexico judge orders immediate release of Marine

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met with parents of 43 missing teachers college students for the first time since they disappeared, apparently handed over to a drug gang by city police more than a month ago.
Mexico's Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a bid to hold a national referendum on a major energy overhaul that opened the sector to widespread private investment for the first time in 76 years.
Three U.S. citizens missing for more than two weeks have been found dead in Mexico near the border city of Matamoros, and authorities are questioning a local police unit about possible involvement, the attorney general in northern Tamaulipas state said Thursday.

A yearslong exploration of a tunnel sealed almost 2,000 years ago at the ancient city of Teotihuacan yielded thousands of relics and the discovery of three chambers that could hold more important finds, Mexican archaeologists said Wednesday.

Mexico investigators comb gully for missing 43

Forensic experts combed a gully in southern Mexico on Tuesday for the remains of 43 missing students, as frustration mounted among relatives of both the disappeared and the detained over the lack of answers more than a month into the investigation.

Guerrero gets new gov. after Mexico disappearances

A sociologist and former university administrator has been named governor of Guerrero, a state in southern Mexico that has been rocked by protests over the disappearance of 43 college students who were last seen in police custody.

Search continues for 3 Americans in north Mexico

The mother of three U.S. citizens missing for two weeks in northern Mexico says there is no word of their whereabouts.

Edgardo Galvan watched as two gravediggers shoveled muddy soil from his father's grave until they reached a set of bones mixed with wood chips, the remnants of the coffin he was buried in seven years earlier.

Families of missing Mexican students still waiting

Night is the most difficult time at the rural teachers college, where families have stayed on thin, bare mattresses in classrooms since 43 students went missing a month ago. The day's distractions of meals, meetings and marches end, and the parents are left with their thoughts, questions and a simmering rage.

Canada has lost to Mexico in a bid to build engines for Ford Motor Co.

More than 500 clowns from around Latin America gathered in Mexico City to attempt to laugh non-stop for 15 minutes. Unfortunately, they fell short of their goal.

Mexican governor steps aside over disappearances

A drug gang implicated in the disappearance of 43 students essentially ran the town, paying the mayor hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Mexico: Mayor linked to deadly attack on students

Officials said Wednesday that a drug gang implicated in the disappearance of 43 students in a southern city essentially ran the town, paying the mayor hundreds of thousands of dollars a month out of its profits from making opium paste to fuel the U.S. heroin market.

Mexico offers reward for info on missing students

The Mexican government announced rewards Monday of 1.5 million pesos ($111,000) for information on 43 students from a rural teachers' college who have been missing since Sept. 26.

Student's mysterious death sparks Mexico protests

Several hundred students marched through a city in central Mexico on Thursday to demand justice for a schoolmate who turned up dead after witnesses said he was detained by police.

PTSD argued in case of Marine jailed in Mexico

There's no dispute retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi drove with three loaded guns in his truck into Mexico where firearms are illegal.

Alleged: Mexican mayor ‘masterminded’ disappearance of 43 students

By Lindsey Bever October 23, 2014

The last time anyone saw the 43 college students abducted in southwestern Mexico, they were being crammed into patrol cars in Iguala, a town 125 miles from Mexico City. Mexico’s chief prosecutor said Wednesday the students, from a nearby teachers college, were captured last month by local cops and turned over to drug traffickers — after an order from the mayor.

They haven’t been seen since.

Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said at a news conference Iguala Mayor Jose Luis Abarca ordered the students stopped to keep them from disrupting an event hosted by his wife, Maria de los Angeles Pineda. Local residents said she was planning to run for her husband’s mayoral seat this summer and there was bad blood between the students and mayor.

About a year ago, they trashed Abarca’s office in protest. They blamed him for the killing of a well-known leftist political figure, the Wall Street Journal reported. However, he has since denied any involvement.

On Sept. 26, they again traveled to Iguala to protest and raise money for their school. They were stopped by police, who opened fire on them, killing a total of six people. Others were allegedly handed over to a local drug gang, Guerreros Unidos, which was told they were members of a rival crew.

More, HERE.

Soldiers killed as many as 15 people after they surrendered in an abandoned warehouse in southern Mexico last summer, according to a scathing National Human Rights Commission report that lays out allegations of threats, torture, fake autopsies and crime-scene manipulation designed to cover up the illegal acts.
Long before 43 teachers college students disappeared in an attack by police, Maria Guadalupe Orozco's son went missing in the same southern Mexico city of Iguala.
Thousands of protesters marched along Acapulco's famed coastal boulevard Friday demanding the safe return of 43 missing students from a rural teachers college, and federal officials announced a key arrest that could produce new leads.
The Mexican government announced rewards Monday of 1.5 million pesos ($111,000) for information on 43 students from a rural teachers' college who have been missing since Sept. 26.
"Crazy Doritos" - a combo of corn chips, pork rinds, veggies and sauce - emerge from the snack laboratory of street-food culture.
The recent discovery of mass graves is just another episode in the country's crime-horror saga.
Hundreds of students and teachers smashed windows and set fires inside a state capital building in southern Mexico on Monday, as fury erupted over the disappearance of 43 young people believed abducted by local police linked to a drug cartel.

Mass kidnapping of students in Iguala, Mexico, brings outrage and protests

Two weeks after the students disappeared, Mexican authorities have yet to give a clear explanation as to what happened. The mayor and the police chief have fled. The truth is trickling out one grave site at a time.
Mexican police sent horse-mounted patrols and officers with trained dogs up into the hills around the city of Iguala on Wednesday in an expanded search for 43 college students missing since a clash with police last month.

Mexico prosecutor: Students not in 1st mass graves

None of the 43 students missing since a confrontation with police in a southern city were among the 28 bodies found in the first set of mass graves outside that town, Mexico's attorney general said Tuesday.
Since their arrival aboard Spanish ships in the 1500s, horses have been part of the story of the New World. In Mexico, there is perhaps no better representative of the country's combined cultures and history than the horse trained for "charreria," the Mexican version of a rodeo.
A Harvard University student who was stuck for months in Mexico after crossing the border without permission said Wednesday he hopes to be back in the United States in less than a week after being granted a humanitarian visa.
For a company that booked $12 million in annual sales importing snacks like chile- and lime-flavored chips from Mexico, Baja Distributors Inc.'s offices were oddly quiet. There were no signs outside. Its small warehouse was almost empty. Phones went unanswered.
Since taking office nearly two years ago, President Enrique Pena Nieto has sought to project an image of Mexico on the move, beating back chronic drug violence and pressing ahead with historic constitutional and economic reforms, even offering to contribute soldiers to UN peacekeeping missions in other parts of the globe.

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Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Mexico City on Wednesday in support of the 43 students who went missing while protesting new education laws in the southern state of Guerrero.
Mexican soldiers used alleged criminals' own guns to kill those who initially survived a confrontation at a warehouse southwest of Mexico City, the country's attorney general said Friday.
Police have made a third arrest in last year's beating death of Malcolm X's grandson following a dispute over a bar bill, authorities announced Thursday.
Two weeks after 43 students disappeared in a clash with police in rural southern Mexico, authorities say the suspects have led them to more mass graves, though Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam did not say how many bodies are there.
Mexico prosecutor: New detainees identify more mass graves with presumed missing students.
Mexico's attorney general says new detainees in the case of 43 missing students have identified more mass graves presumed to contain their bodies.
Officials said it may take two months to identify 28 bodies found in a grave, but signs point to missing students.
Tens of thousands of teachers, activists and residents marched and blocked a major highway in the Guerrero state capital Wednesday to protest the disappearance of 43 teachers college students and demand that authorities find them.

Mexico arrests alleged head of Juarez cartel

The alleged leader of the Juarez drug cartel, Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, has been arrested in the northern city of Torreon, two Mexican officials said Thursday.
Federal police used a seemingly routine traffic checkpoint to nab Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, the alleged drug cartel boss accused by Mexico's government of turning the border city of Juarez into one of the deadliest places on the planet.
Mexican officials confirm arrest of Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, leader of Juarez cartel.

Reputed drug capo hid in plain sight in Mexico

One of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords was hiding in plain sight, eating at a seafood restaurant about 10 blocks away from the center of San Miguel de Allende, whose colonial square is a magnet for foreign residents and tourists.
Top drug cartel captures or killings in recent years in Mexico:
By Associated Press

Top drug cartel captures or killings in recent years in Mexico:

— Oct. 9, 2014: Mexican officials confirm arrest of Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, purported leader of Juarez cartel.

— Oct. 1, 2014: Mexico announces capture of Hector Beltran Leyva, alleged head of the Beltran Leyva cartel. Authorities say Beltran Leyva, alias “The H” and “The Engineer,” assumed leadership of the group after his brother Arturo was killed in gunbattle with troops in 2009.

— Feb. 22, 2014: Mexican and U.S. officials catch the world’s most powerful drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, in the Pacific beach resort of Mazatlan.

— July 15, 2013: Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, alias “Z-40,” alleged leader of the brutal Zetas cartel, is captured in northern Mexico.

— Oct. 7, 2012: Mexican marines kill Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, alias “El Lazca,” a founder and top leader of the Zetas. His body is later stolen from a funeral home. Trevino Morales takes over the Zetas.

— Oct. 6, 2012: Marines arrest alleged Zetas regional leader Salvador Alfonso Martinez Escobedo, suspected of involvement in massacres and the killing of U.S. citizen David Hartley in 2010 on Falcon Lake, which straddles Mexico’s border with Texas.

— Sept. 12, 2012: Marines capture purported top leader of the Gulf Cartel, Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez, alias “El Coss.”

— Dec. 9, 2010: Authorities say Federal Police officers kill Nazario Moreno Gonzalez, leader of the La Familia Michoacana cartel, during a gunfight in the village of El Alcalde. His body is never recovered, and rumors persist that Moreno, known as “the Craziest One,” is still alive.

— July 29, 2010: Mexican soldiers raid a house in the town of Zapopan and kills Ignacio “Nacho” Coronel, one of the top leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel.

— Dec. 16, 2009: Marines kill Arturo Beltran Leyva, leader of the Beltran Leyva cartel, in a shootout in the resort city of Cuernavaca, south of Mexico City.

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The Mexican government is giving yet another version of what happened when soldiers killed 22 suspected gang members at a warehouse in rural southern Mexico last June.

Mexico's junk food taxes hitting Pepsi, Coke

No wonder Coke and Pepsi are spending millions of dollars to fight proposed taxes on sugary drinks in California.

 

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Tens Of Thousands Of Mexicans Protest In The Streets Over 43 Missing Students

Carola Sole, AFP

Oct. 9, 2014

Mexico City (AFP) - Tens of thousands of people held protests in Mexico, joining tearful families of 43 missing students demanding their return amid fears a police-backed gang executed them.

Crowds on Wednesday gathered from Mexico City to the violence-wracked state of Guerrero, where the students disappeared, and as far south as Chiapas.

Parents of the victims traveled from Guerrero to head a march of thousands of people in Mexico City, tearfully holding up pictures of their sons, and signs reading "we want them back alive."


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Mexico accepts student demands in bid to avert spread of protests

Agencia EFE; October 4, 2014

Mexico City, Oct 4 (EFE).- Mexico's government has accepted all the demands of student protesters at the National Polytechnic Institute, or IPN, a public university in this capital, in a bid to prevent the movement from spreading to other higher education institutions.

On Sept. 22, students at the IPN's Superior School of Engineering and Architecture halted activities to protest new internal regulations that they said lowered the institution's academic and professional level.

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U.S. Military: More Counter-Narcotics Funding Will Help Stem Exodus of Children from Central America

 

By Bill Conroy - July 29, 2014

 

Critics Argue Drug-War Money is Part of the Problem, Not the Solution.

 

Some 58,000 migrant children, mostly Central Americans, have made the treacherous journey to the U.S. southern border alone over the past 10 months, but actions being considered by U.S. officials to combat the problem with more military and drug-war aid to their countries, critics warn, may worsen the violence that provokes this unprecedented exodus.

 

The number of unaccompanied children that have arrived at the U.S. border so far this fiscal year is up 106 percent from the same period a year earlier — with the total expected to reach 90,000 before Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.


To put that latter number in perspective, it is nearly five times larger than the number of Border Patrol agents now stationed along the entire southern border.

More, HERE.

25 Deadliest Mass Shootings in U.S. History Fast Facts

By CNN Library; September 2, 2014

(CNN) -- Here is a list of the 25 deadliest single day mass shootings in U.S. history from 1949 to the present. If the shooter was killed or committed suicide during the incident that death is not included in the total.

Timeline:


32 killed - April 16, 2007 - Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. A gunman, 23-year-old student Seung-Hui Cho, goes on a shooting spree killing 32 people in two locations and wounds an undetermined number of others on campus. The shooter, Seung-Hui Cho then committed suicide.

27 killed - December 14, 2012 - Sandy Hook Elementary School - Newtown, Connecticut. Adam Lanza, 20, guns down 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults, school staff and faculty, before turning the gun on himself. Investigating police later find Nancy Lanza, Adam's mother, dead from a gunshot wound. The final count is 28 dead, including the shooter.

23 killed - October 16, 1991 - In Killeen, Texas, 35-year-old George Hennard crashes his pickup truck through the wall of a Lubys Cafeteria. After exiting the truck, Hennard shoots and kills 23 people. He then commits suicide.

21 killed - July 18, 1984 - In San Ysidro, California, 41-year-old James Huberty, armed with a long-barreled Uzi, a pump-action shotgun and a handgun shoots and kills 21 adults and children at a local McDonalds. A police sharpshooter kills Huberty one hour after the rampage begins.

18 killed - August 1, 1966 - In Austin, Texas, Charles Joseph Whitman, a former U.S. Marine, kills 16 and wounds at least 30 while shooting from a University of Texas tower. Police officers Ramiro Martinez and Houston McCoy shot and killed Whitman in the tower. Whitman had also killed his mother and wife earlier in the day.

14 killed - August 20, 1986 - Edmond, Oklahoma part-time mail carrier, Patrick Henry Sherrill, armed with three handguns kills 14 postal workers in ten minutes and then takes his own life with a bullet to the head.

13 killed - November 5, 2009 - Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan kills 13 people and injures 32 at Fort Hood, Texas, during a shooting rampage. He is convicted and sentenced to death.

13 killed - April 3, 2009 - In Binghamton, New York, Jiverly Wong kills 13 people and injures four during a shooting at an immigrant community center. He then kills himself.

13 killed - April 20, 1999 - Columbine High School - Littleton, Colorado. 18-year-old Eric Harris and

17-year-old Dylan Klebold kill 12 fellow students and one teacher before committing suicide in the school library.

13 killed - September 25, 1982 - In Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 40-year-old George Banks, a prison guard, kills 13 people including five of his own children. In September 2011, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturns his death sentence stating that Banks is mentally incompetent.

13 killed - September 5, 1949 - In Camden, New Jersey, 28-year-old Howard Unruh, a veteran of World War II, shoots and kills 13 people as he walks down Camden's 32nd Street. His weapon of choice is a German-crafted Luger pistol. He is found insane and is committed to a state mental institution. He dies at the age of 88.

12 killed - September 16, 2013 - Shots are fired inside the Washington Navy Yard killing 12. The shooter, identified as Aaron Alexis, 34, is also killed.

12 killed - July 20, 2012 - Twelve people are killed and 58 are wounded in a shooting at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater screening of the new Batman film. James E. Holmes, 24, is taken into custody outside of the movie theater. The gunman is dressed head-to-toe in protective tactical gear, set off two devices of some kind before spraying the theater with bullets from an AR-15 rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun and at least one of two .40-caliber handguns police recovered at the scene.

12 killed - July 29, 1999 - In Atlanta, 44-year-old Mark Barton kills his wife and two children at his home. He then opens fire in two different brokerage houses killing nine people and wounding 12. He later kills himself.

10 killed - March 10, 2009 - In Alabama, Michael McLendon of Kinston, kills 10 and himself. The dead include his mother, grandparents, aunt and uncle.

9 killed - March 21, 2005 - Red Lake High School, Red Lake, Minnesota. 16-year-old Jeff Weise kills his grandfather and another adult, five students, a teacher and a security officer. He then kills himself.

9 killed - June 18, 1990 - In Jacksonville, Florida, 42-year-old James Pough, angry about his car being repossessed, opens fire at at a General Motors Acceptance Corp. office, killing nine people. Pough takes his own life.

8 killed - October 12, 2011 - Eight people are killed during a shooting at the Salon Meritage in Seal Beach, California. The suspect, Scott Evans Dekraai, 41, of Huntington Beach, is arrested without incident as he is trying to leave the scene. The eight dead include Dekraai's ex-wife, Michelle Fournier, 48. He was armed with three guns -- a 9 mm Springfield, a Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum, and a Heckler & Koch .45 -- and was wearing body armor during the shooting rampage.

8 killed - August 3, 2010 - Manchester, Connecticut - Omar Thornton kills eight co-workers at Hartford Distributors before turning the gun on himself. Thornton had been asked to resign for stealing and selling alcoholic beverages.

8 killed - January 19, 2010 - Christopher Speight, 39, kills eight people at a house in Appomattox, Virginia. He surrenders to police at the scene the next morning, and is charged with one count of murder with additional charges pending.

8 killed - March 29, 2009 - In Carthage, North Carolina, 45-year-old Robert Stewart kills a nurse and seven elderly patients at a nursing home. In May, the Moore County district attorney announces she will seek the death penalty. On September 3, 2011, a jury finds Stewart guilty of second-degree murder. Stewart is sentenced to 141 to 179 years in prison.

8 killed - December 5, 2007 - In Omaha, Nebraska, 19-year-old Robert Hawkins goes to an area mall and kills eight shoppers before killing himself.

8 killed - July 1, 1993 - In San Francisco, 55-year-old Gian Luigi Ferri kills eight people in a law office and then kills himself.

8 killed - September 14, 1989 - In Louisville, Kentucky, 47-year-old Joseph Wesbecker armed with a AK-47 semiautomatic assault rifle, two MAC-11 semiautomatic pistols, a .38 caliber handgun, a 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol and a bayonet kills eight co-workers at Standard Gravure Corporation and then kills himself. He had been placed on disability leave from his job due to mental problems.

8 killed - August 20, 1982 - In Miami, 51-year-old history teacher Carl Robert Brown, angry about a repair bill and armed with a shotgun, kills eight people at a machine shop. He flees by bicycle, but is shot in the back by a witness who pursued him. He was on leave from school for psychological treatment.

List of rampage killers (school massacres), by Wikipedia

List of school shootings in the United States, by Wikipedia

Starting with Pontiac's Rebellion school massacre on July 26, 1764 to August 6, 2014in River Woods Elementary when an 11-year-old student at RWES in Des Moines, Iowa, brought a BB gun to the school accompanied by two former students aged 11 & 16. The student admitted to having the weapon and making threats against 4 students. Police recovered the gun and arrested the alleged students

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America's Wars: U.S. Casualties and Veterans

The table below has information about the total number of service members, battle deaths, and nonmortal woundings in wars from 1775 to 2012; such as the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War I and II, Vietnam, and more

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67% of all homicides in the U.S. were conducted using a firearm: UN

According to the FBI, in 2012, there were 8,855 total firearm-related homicides in the US, with 6,371 of those attributed to handguns. 61% of all gun-related deaths in the U.S. are suicides. More, HERE by Wikipedia.

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US Government Sanitizes Vietnam War History

By Marjorie Cohn, Global Research, October 30, 2014, Marjoriecohn.com

For many years after the Vietnam War, we enjoyed the “Vietnam syndrome,” in which US presidents hesitated to launch substantial military attacks on other countries. They feared intense opposition akin to the powerful movement that helped bring an end to the war in Vietnam. But in 1991, at the end of the Gulf War, George H.W. Bush declared, “By God, we’ve kicked the Vietnam syndrome once and for all!”

With George W. Bush’s wars on Iraq and Afghanistan, and Barack Obama’s drone wars in seven Muslim-majority countries and his escalating wars in Iraq and Syria, we have apparently moved beyond the Vietnam syndrome. By planting disinformation in the public realm, the government has built support for its recent wars, as it did with Vietnam.

Now the Pentagon is planning to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War by launching a $30 million program to rewrite and sanitize its history. Replete with a fancy interactive website, the effort is aimed at teaching schoolchildren a revisionist history of the war. The program is focused on honoring our service members who fought in Vietnam. But conspicuously absent from the website is a description of the antiwar movement, at the heart of which was the GI movement.

Thousands of GIs participated in the antiwar movement.

More, HERE.

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Prime Minister Steven Harper is using the shooting rampage on Parliament Hill as a justification for imposing broad surveillance and detainment measures that were already being implemented.

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State Sanctions Racist Violence Against African Americans in the U.S.

By Press TV and Abayomi Azikiwe,14 August 2014

The US state sanctions racist violence against the African American people and the White House has not made any effort to curtail it, a civil rights activist and journalist in Detroit says.

Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Wednesday, commenting on the outbreak of unrest in the US state of Missouri over the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black teenager by a police officer.

“I believe very strongly that the protests and rebellions surrounding the police killing of young 18-year-old Michael Brown is a reflection of the growing anger against state-sanctioned racist violence inside the United States,” Azikiwe said.

More, HERE.

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America is the Greatest Purveyor of Violence in the World – Where Are the Calls for Boycotts and Sanctions?


2013: What is the United Nations Organization For?

America’s Takeover of the United Nations

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Mexico Disarms Local Police in Missing Students' City | Global ...

Global Research, October 07, 2014

Mexican federal forces have disarmed the entire police department in the southern city of Iguala after its officers were accused of collaborating with a gang behind the recent disappearance of 43 students.

On Monday, the government’s new federal police unit took over security in Iguala, located some 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of the capital, Mexico City.

The federal unit was tasked with holding order in the city and helping search for the students who went missing last month after a deadly police shooting.

The deployment in the southern violence-stricken state of Guerrero came after President Enrique Pena Nieto vowed to establish justice and bring an end to corruption in the country.

Pena Nieto said he had dispatched the federal forces to Iguala to “find out what happened and apply the full extent of the law to those responsible.”The decision to disarm Iguala’s police corps came just days after 28 charred bodies were found in a mass grave on the outskirts of the city.

State prosecutor Inaky Blanco has said the recovered bodies probably belonged to the missing students. State officials also say it will take up to two weeks to receive the results of DNA tests to identify the corpses.

The students, all trainee teachers, went missing following a police attack on September 26 against a protest over teachers’ rights.

According to Blanco, state investigators have obtained video footage showing local police arresting a number of students during the clashes and taking them away.

Prosecutors said the Guerreros Unidos drug gang also participated in the police shooting that left six people dead and 25 others wounded.

More, HERE.

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Victims of Mexico’s drug war

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

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A frustrating start to the year

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

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

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


Mexicans have good reason to be sceptical.

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

 

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

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

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

 

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The mandatory 21-day isolation imposed by three states could discourage health workers from helping to fight the disease, federal officials say.

Widow of cyclist killed by alleged drunk driver speaks out

Washington school shooting coincides with ballot initiatives on guns

Huntington Beach police officer fatally shoots armed man, police say

Family members beat the odds in winning prized firefighting jobs
Paul Pringle

Offering six-figure pay and generous benefits, jobs at the Los Angeles County Fire Department are among the most sought-after in the field. Nearly 95% of applicants are turned away.

L.A. firefighters injured battling blaze at Venice storage facility

Suspect in killing of 2 deputies was in U.S. illegally

In Georgia race for Senate seat, a battle over who can vote

Attorney for Voynov's wife says she doesn't want him to face charges

U.S. again turns to Syria's FSA rebels, despite known problems

Bodies found near L.A. freeways in Silver Lake, Glendora

Money flows to Islamic State despite U.S. efforts

N.Y. officials reassure city as patient tests positive for Ebola

Tina Susman

The volunteer for Doctors Without Borders had been in Africa. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital with fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. It is New York City's first case of the disease.

Rep. Darrell Issa's latest issue: Ebola

Another CSUN fraternity being investigated for possible hazing

Seven injured when car hits Mexican restaurant in Northern California

Man accused of fondling women's feet, police warn students

Students protest CalArts' handling of rape allegations

What we know about the Canadian Parliament suspect

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's motives are unclear, but details are emerging: He was born in Montreal and may also have held Libyan citizenship. He was hoping to get a passport to travel to Syria.

LAPD fires detective over comments with 'racial tone'

Richard Winton

The decision to fire Det. Frank Lyga was seen as a major test for Chief Beck. Lyga made racially charged comments about a black attorney and a 1997 shooting in which Lyga killed a black officer.

Holiday airfares rise amid record airline profits

Ice cream man assaulted, accused of killing child with truck in South L.A.

California prisons to end race-based policy for inmate violence

San Gabriel Valley water agency declares supply emergency

Park Fifth development to fill in missing piece in downtown L.A.

A San Francisco development firm has filed plans to build a high-rise apartment building facing historic Pershing Square.

99 ways to boost pensions in California -- at public cost

Canadian soldier killed, Parliament targeted in possible terrorist attack

Anthem rate increase is 'excessive,' state insurance regulator says

Facebook's Zuckerberg speaks Chinese in Beijing visit

Seniors in Laguna Woods Village are craving medical marijuana

As cities in California fight to limit cannabis outlets, residents and leaders in the Orange County seniors-only village of around 16,400 push for a pot shop and join collectives by the hundreds.

Leader of Mexico's Gulf cartel arrested in Texas, U.S. officials say

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Gunfight
A soldier enters a bullet-riddled home marked with the initials of the Gulf cartel and the Zetas gang in

Ciudad Victoria, in Mexico's Tamaulipas state, in September. (Eduardo Verdugo / Associated Press)

Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez, 23, is arrested while shopping in south Texas. He "oversaw much of the violence and bloodshed that has plagued Mexico," a DEA official says.

Canadian soldiers were run down by 'radicalized' man, officials say

Ohio man detained in North Korea returns home

2 Senate Democrats explore how to protect coal jobs and the environment

2 from Liberia screened for Ebola after falling ill on flights to Chicago

U.S. tightens travel restrictions from West Africa to curb Ebola

Drought, drawdowns and the ultimate death of the Salton Sea

California's largest lake could shrink by half, drastically raising salt levels, killing fish, kicking up dust clouds and disrupting bird migrations.

Man dies after being ejected from vehicle on 134 Freeway

An 18-year-old man died Tuesday after his vehicle rolled and he was ejected on the 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock, fire officials said.

Ban on GMO plants advances at L.A. City Hall

Los Angeles County takes step toward voting system overhaul

Metro bus struck by gunfire; passengers appear uninjured

Downey teacher charged with having sex with student

LAPD often deploys fewer patrol officers than needed, review finds

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Protests in response to Israel’s assault on Gaza have drawn hundreds — and in some cases thousands — around the world.

 

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

 

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

Meet Governor(s) Pay-to Pay

 

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

 

SPIEGEL ONLINE

Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit

By SPIEGEL Staff

 

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

Targeting Mexico

 

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

 

More, HERE.

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

 

By Jens Glüsing, Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark

'Royal Concierge': GCHQ Monitors Diplomats' Hotel Bookings

 

By Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach 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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US intelligence assets in Mexico reportedly tied to murdered DEA agent

SCM's Travel Advisory:


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

 

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
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain places in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed by organized criminal groups in the country.  U.S. citizens have been the target of violent crimes, such as kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery by organized criminal groups 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 August 15, 2014, to update information about the security situation and to advise the public of additional restrictions on the travel of U.S. government (USG) personnel.

This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning for Mexico, issued August 15, 2014, 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 organized criminal groups 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. 

Nevertheless, U.S. travelers should be aware that the Mexican government has been engaged in an extensive effort to counter organized criminal groups that engage in narcotics trafficking and other unlawful activities throughout Mexico.  The groups themselves are engaged in a violent struggle to control drug trafficking routes and other criminal activity.  Crime and violence are serious problems and can occur anywhere.

More, HERE.

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Introduction to Mexico
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Campeche

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

 

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

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

More, HERE.

 

Information submitted by Cooper Brimm, American Immigration Center

16 Ways to Get Through the Airport Faster

 

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

More, HERE

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

15 Travel Tips to Get Through TSA Security


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

 

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

 

More, HERE.

 

© 2013, Master of Homeland Security

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

 

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

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Cars Older than 15 Years will not circulate twice a Week
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Tanya Muller García, Secretaria del Medio Ambiente del Distrito Federal

Mexico City's Environment Secretariat

HOY NO CIRCULA

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

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

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

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

Le Bureau du procureur général fédéral mexicain offre $ 5.000.000 pesos en récompense à qui fournira des informations conduisant à retrouver Monsieur Tschumi. Si vous avez des informations, s'il vous plaît écrivez à la sœur d'Olivier, Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Olivier a une fille de 12 ans qui espère retrouver son papa grâce à votre aide! Plus d'informations en espagnol ICI


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New "HOY NO CIRCULA" rules go into effect Tuesday, July 1, 2014‏

 

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

If you have any information that is different from this PLEASE let us know right away so we can send it out. Brand new vehicles that have the hologram 00 are able to drive for two years, the car will have to update the hologram  at the expiration date and be inspected . You have two months after the expiration date to renew the hologram (have the car inspected).

Hologram 0, if your vehicle does not pass the 00 you will be given the hologram 0.  You can still drive everyday of the month, but instead of the two years permit, the expiration is set for six months, then you will have to renew the hologram. For information on the dates of the renewal, the link of the government will be posted at the end of the mail.

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

And there will be the new hologram 2.

 

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

 

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

 

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


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Armed Kurdish convoy bolsters fight against ISIS

Kurdish fighters from Iraq help reinforce Syrian Kurds in the battle against ISIS for control of the border town of Kobani. FULL STORY

NEW Peshmerga forces join fight Peshmerga forces join fight

U.S. military to move closer to ISIS

'Iran pays us to fight for Assad'

Women bought and sold by ISIS Women bought and sold by ISIS

Could Kobani spark new order

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Probe into spacecraft accident

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Branson flying to crash Branson flying to crash

Inside Virgin Galactic's spaceship

'They stole my friend's life' They stole my friend's life

Why space is still the future

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One charged in soccer star killing

Burkina Faso president to quit

Al-Aqsa Mosque access partially open

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Second ax attack sparks fear

FBI seizes fugitive after long hunt

Russia-Ukraine gas deal agreed

MH370: Boys sue over loss of father

Fire breaks out at Radio France

N. Koreans 'shot for watching TV' N. Koreans 'shot for watching TV'

New species of frog found in ... NYC

Can regulators kill zombie banks? Can regulators kill zombie banks?

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F1: Alonso - I'm running out of time

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British royal targets Rio Olympics

FIFA president told to 'shut up'

Shock career change for U.S. ski star

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Are anti-ISIS airstrikes aiding Assad?

Bush 'would have punched Putin'

U.S.-Israel quarrel: Is it serious?

How Pope pushes back at creationists

Too many phones from Samsung? Too many phones from Samsung?

 

U.S. SCHOOL SHOOTING

U.S. victim tweets: I forgive shooter

Shooter invited victims to lunch

What motivated school shooting? What motivated school shooting?

Teacher stepped in to stop school shooter Teacher stepped in to stop school shooter

 

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Quema de autos y daños a tiendas en Guadalajara

Tres jóvenes de EU son asesinados en Matamoros

La tormenta 'Vance' provoca tormentas en Oaxaca

Una manta abona a la incertidumbre en Ayotzinapa

"No podemos garantizar nada" sobre normalistas: PGR

'Hay visos de una crisis de derechos humanos': Icaza Video

Exalcalde de Iguala era investigado desde 2010

Manifestantes abuchean a gobierno mexicano en CIDH

Mancera es operado por un problema de arritmia

El jefe de Gobierno del DF se encuentra hospitalizado y estable tras la intervención quirúrgica programada, indicó un reporte oficial Ir a la nota

OPINIÓN: Mancera se halla al fin

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Rector del Tec pide reelegir a Plascencia en la CNDH

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4 razones de Plascencia para reelegirse en la CNDH

El Tec supera a la UNAM en ranking de América Latina

43 normalistas desaparecidos

Estudiantes del 'Poli' se manifiestan por Ayotzinapa

Jóvenes del IPN y otras escuelas marcharon en el DF para exigir que encuentren a los 43 normalistas, cuyos padres protestaron en Acapulco Ir a la nota

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Padres reclaman a Peña falta de resultados video

Una manta abona a la incertidumbre en Ayotzinapa

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"No podemos garantizar nada" sobre normalistas: PGR

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Exfuncionario en Michoacán detenido por enriquecimiento

"Irán nos paga para pelear en Siria", dicen combatientes afganos

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¿Cuánto cuesta el nuevo iPhone en México?

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¿Por qué Suárez no compite para el Balón de Oro?

La atleta keniana Rita Jeptoo da positivo a EPO

Dos niños demandan a Malaysia Airlines y al gobierno por el vuelo MH370

La tormenta 'Vance' provoca tormentas en Oaxaca

Ofrendas y disfraces en un fin de semana de 'miedo'

Demócratas se enfrentan al desencanto latino en EU

El presidente de Burkina Faso anuncia su renuncia

¿Qué tan grave es el ébola? Depende de los genes

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¿Qué hace el reloj 'inteligente' de Microsoft? Video

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Calabazas crecen en forma de 'Frankenstein' Video

Mundo

Los candidatos hablan español para ganar votos en EU

"Irán nos paga para pelear en Siria": afganos

El debate de EU sobre el ébola y sus precauciones

Dos niños demandan a Malaysia Airlines y al gobierno Video

Israel reabre parte del Monte del Templo

Erdogan inaugura su costoso palacio en Turquía Fotogalería

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Fallece el periodista Jorge Saldaña a los 83 años de edad

El periodista veracruzano Jorge Saldaña falleció la noche de ayer a los 83 años de edad

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, 31 de octubre.- El periodista y crítico veracruzano Jorge Saldaña falleció la noche de ayer a los 83 años de edad. Jorge Isaac Saldaña Hernández, nació en Banderilla, Veracruz, el 5 de enero de 1931. Estudió Derecho en la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Veracruzana y Periodismo en Madrid.

Más, AQUI.

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Univision

Aparecen a salvo los atletas mexicanos reportados como desaparecidos

Univision.com | Oct 31, 2014

En la Ciudad de México activaron un Protocolo de Búsqueda ante la desaparición de un grupo de entre siete y ocho triatletas que entrenaban el jueves en la mañana en la zona del Ajusco, un cerro boscoso ubicado al sur de la ciudad.

Sin embargo, Fabiola Corona, una de las deportistas desaparecidas se reportó vía Facebook cerca de las 4:00 de la madrugada (hora de México).

"Solo puedo decir que muchas gracias por sus oraciones! Casi chillo otra vez cuando leí todo ese apoyo de tanta gente, amigos, conocidos y desconocidos!", señaló la atleta, quien agregó "Dios estuvo ahí, lo sentí y se que fue por todos y cada uno de ustedes! Los quiero".

Más, AQUI.

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PRD inicia guerra sucia contra Morena; vinculan a AMLO con alcalde de Iguala

7 oct 2014

PRD inicia guerra sucia contra Morena; vinculan a AMLO con alcalde de Iguala
Foto izquierda: Andrés Manuel López Obrador y Lázaro Mazón, secretario de Salud de Guerrero. Foto derecha: Lázaro Mazón con José Luis Abarca, alcalde prófugo de Iguala.

Más, AQUI.

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

Oprima AQUI para ver noticias actualizadas del periódico El Universal

Fotos de AMLO con Abarca circulan en redes sociales

Nación

Operan a Mancera del corazón; estable: GDF

Se complicó intervención por arritmia: fuentes de gobierno. Al frente de la administración capitalina queda Héctor Serrano

Mancera, estable y recuperándose: GDF

Desea EPN pronta recuperación a Mancera

Luis Videgaray desea pronta recuperación a Mancera

Funcionarios desean pronta recuperación a Mancera

Video Operan del corazón a Mancera por "arritmia"

Fotogalería Operan a Mancera del corazón

Entérate Presidencia de la República envía médicos para Mancera

Nación

Familiares de los triatletas pagaron 250 mil a plagiarios

Uno de los deportistas se quedó atrás, escapó y dio aviso a las autoridades. Policía Federal realizó negociación para que los liberaran ayer a la 1 de la mañana

"Si suben, háganlo en grupos grandes...fue una pesadilla"

Perseguiremos a los responsables de ataque contra deportistas: Peña Nieto

Bajo Reserva Tras el secuestro, el cruce de culpas

Entérate Trabaja PF en ubicar y detener a plagiarios de atletas

Entérate Vamos tras secuestradores de atletas: Peña Nieto

Audio "Lo importante era ponerlos a salvo": Peña

Cartera

Ve Banxico riesgo "por movimientos sociales"

El Banco de México advirtió ayer que los recientes acontecimientos sociales que se han presentado en el país pueden impactar desfavorablemente a la actividad productiva

Fotogalería Marchan en Acapulco por normalistas desaparecidos

Cobertura Desaparecen 43 normalistas

Nación

La caída de Benjamón, según pareja

Benjamín Mondragón Pereda, El Benjamón, jefe de plaza de Guerreros Unidos, estaba decidido a no ser atrapado con vida. Dijo que "se pegaría un tiro", así lo hizo, relata la mujer que fue su pareja

Cartera

Alistan contratos para apertura petrolera

Para el 23 de enero se prevé tener los términos que regirán las licitaciones

Estados

Grupo Hércules provoca temor desde su creación

Nación

Trabado, diálogo entre politécnicos y gobierno

El Mundo

Obama defiende su gestión de cara a las urnas

NACIÓN | LA Caída de 'Benjamón', según pareja

El líder de Guerreros Unidos estaba decidido a que no lo atraparían con vida

ESPECTÁCULOS | Los Famosos tienen miedo

Los fantasmas que más los asustan. Su experiencia en hoteles y calles antiguas

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Se pagó rescate por triatletas, acepta Sales Heredia

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- El pasado jueves por la madrugada, un grupo de triatletas –entre ellos Fabiola Corona, Jorge Fuentes y Carlos Probert— fue secuestrado mientras se dirigía a una sesión de entrenamientos en el Ajusco, una zona boscosa del sur …

Estudiantes llaman a “huelga nacional” por caso Ayotzinapa

Evalúa la CIDH dar apoyo en búsqueda de normalistas

Caso Ayotzinapa impactará en actividad económica, alerta Banxico

Mancera es operado del corazón; está estable, informa el GDF

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- A primera hora de este sábado 1 de noviembre el costo de las gasolinas se incrementará por onceava ocasión en lo que va de 2014. El precio de la gasolina Premium se incrementará en 11 centavos para llegar …

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- Martí Batres Guadarrama, presidente del CEN de Morena, indicó que la decisión de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación (SCJN) para rechazar la consulta popular sobre la reforma energética es en extremo irresponsable y constituye …

Cede Peña a OHL contrato de tren en Guadalajara, denuncia AMLO

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- El líder del Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena), Andrés Manuel López Obrador, denunció que el gobierno de Enrique Peña Nieto cedió el contrato …

Osorio Chong insiste en que normalistas podrían estar vivos

MÉXICO, D.F., (apro).- Sin resultados en la búsqueda de …

Muere el periodista y conductor Jorge Saldaña

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- Actores, locutores y canales de televisión …

Cárdenas: La SCJN rechazó consultas por consigna de Peña

MÉXICO, D.F., (apro).- Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano calificó de “sesgada …

Acusan a la senadora Cristina Díaz de “lucrar políticamente” con niño portador de VIH

MONTERREY, N.L. (apro).- La senadora priista de Nuevo León, …

Estados

Repudian rarámuris proyecto de gasoducto en Chihuahua

CHIHUAHUA, Chih. (apro).- Las organizaciones que acompañan a las …

Piden intervención de la ONU para frenar violencia contra comuneros en Zacualpan

COLIMA, Col. (apro).- Ante la falta de respuesta de …

Indígenas choles exigen justicia para sus muertos y desaparecidos

TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chis. (apro).- A 18 años de la …

Fiscalía de Chihuahua apelará liberación de cómplice de masacre en Creel

CHIHUAHUA, Chih. (apro).- La Fiscalía General del Estado (FGE) …

Confirman amparo a Granier por lavado de dinero pero… seguirá en la cárcel

VILLAHERMOSA, Tab. (apro).- Un Tribunal Colegiado confirmó el amparo que un juez federal concedió al exgobernador Andrés Granier Melo por el delito de lavado de …

Graba abuso policiaco y lo acusan de “halconeo” en Cancún

CANCUN, Q. Roo (apro).- La tarde del miércoles 29, Marco Antonio Muñiz Sánchez se disponía, en pleno centro de la ciudad, a tomar un camión …

Gobernador de Querétaro: habrá “medidas” contra quienes amenazaron a comunicador

QUERÉTARO, Qro. (apro).- Luego de la difusión a nivel nacional del audio que exhibe a funcionarios del gobierno estatal hablando de “romperle la madre” a …

Magisterio oaxaqueño bloquea aeropuerto y toma gasolinerías, alcaldías y supermercados

OAXACA, Oax. (apro).- Con la toma de gasolinerías, palacios municipales y tiendas departamentales, así como el bloqueo al aeropuerto de Puerto Escondido, los maestros de …

Consignarán a 3 funcionarios del gobierno de Sonora por extorsión y asociación delictuosa

HERMOSILLO, Son., (apro).- La Procuraduría General de Justicia del estado (PGJE) anunció que en las próximas horas consignará a tres funcionarios públicos del gobierno estatal …

Economía

Mayor recaudación amortigua caída de ingresos en Pemex: SHCP

La japonesa Softbank, interesada en los activos de América Móvil en México


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Indaga Ombudsman a policías estatales por muerte de joven de la UdeG

GUANAJUATO, Gto. (apro).- El ombudsman estatal Gustavo Rodríguez Junquera informó que mantiene abierta la integración de un expediente de queja iniciado tras la muerte del estudiante jalisciense Ricardo de Jesús Esparza Villegas en esta ciudad, la que incluye una investigación a los dos agentes de las Fuerzas de Seguridad Pública del estado que lo abordaron y que, según su declaración, sólo amonestaron al muchacho por orinar en la vía pública.

La queja fue iniciada de manera oficiosa al publicarse, el martes 21, la primera nota periodística sobre el hallazgo del cuerpo del estudiante de la Universidad de Guadalajara en Lagos el 19 de octubre.

Posteriormente, personal de la Procuraduría Estatal de Derechos Humanos (PEDH) se reunió con la madre y hermana de Ricardo de Jesús en Zapopan. Ambas ratificaron la queja.

“Estamos investigando todo. Estamos también en coordinación con la Comisión Nacional de Derechos Humanos y la Comisión de Derechos Humanos de Jalisco, que nos pidió que acompañáramos a los jóvenes que viajaron con Ricardo mientras rendían su declaración ante el Ministerio Público enviado por la Procuraduría de Guanajuato a Jalisco hace unos días”, mencionó el ombudsman estatal.

Luego señaló que debido a que en un primer momento se ventiló que Ricardo había sido detenido por policías municipales, se solicitó un informe de hechos y los respectivos videos y partes a la Dirección de Seguridad Pública de la capital.

Pero posteriormente, cuando se precisó que quienes estaban en el lugar donde se encontraba Ricardo en la tarde del 18 de octubre eran Fuerzas de Seguridad del Estado, se solicitó un informe al titular de la Secretaría de Seguridad Pública, Álvar Cabeza de Vaca Appendini.

“Pudimos saber que fueron dos los elementos de las FSPE que tuvieron algún contacto con Ricardo. Los tenemos plenamente identificados”, señaló Rodríguez Junquera.

También explicó que se obtuvieron “infinidad de testimonios” de compañeros de Ricardo de Jesús Esparza, con los cuales viajó a Guanajuato durante el Cervantino, pero aclaró que la PEDH, al igual que la PGJE, no ha concluido sus investigaciones, además de que los familiares del muchacho le solicitaron al organismo apoyarlos en algunas gestiones –que no detalló– “y por supuesto que lo haremos”, concluyó.

Reprueba Cisen a director de la policía de Zapopan, revela gobernador

GUADALAJARA, Jal. (apro).- El encargado de Seguridad Pública en …

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Violencia Social

“El Estado tiene que responder por su crimen”

Familiares y compañeros de los 43 estudiantes de la Normal de Ayotzinapa desaparecidos hace un mes están desesperados, pero sobre todo desencantados. Las autoridades no les dan respuestas claras y tratan de culpar de todo a “la mafia”. Pero, …

Peña y su gobierno: equívocos, omisiones, ausencias…

El gobierno de Peña Nieto hace lo que puede para desmarcarse de responsabilidades en el caso Ayotzinapa. Ante la tragedia, su conducta  se encuentra marcada por un antecedente de omisiones. Varias versiones coinciden en que fue avisado con suficiente …

El otoño de nuestra indignación

Breviario de lo que nos viene sucediendo Ahí sigue la pinta en la base de una de las fuentes de Paseo de la Reforma: “Pienso, luego me desaparecen”. Fue escrita con una perfecta letra plateada el 8 de octubre …

La defenestración de Aguirre, paso a paso

Ángel Aguirre literalmente se vio forzado a pedir licencia como gobernador de Guerrero. Pese a que él mismo y Los Chuchos –grupo que lo apoyaba– se resistieron durante casi un mes a tomar esa medida, la presión del Ejecutivo …

Vacío y crisis de gobernabilidad

La salida de Ángel Aguirre, lejos de terminar con las movilizaciones en Guerrero y otras ciudades del país, sume a la entidad en una crisis de gobernabilidad. La semana pasada la temperatura política se elevó y tras los disturbios …

O pagan o no construyen…

En la peligrosa región de México que hoy acapara la atención mundial, la de Tierra Caliente en Guerrero, las empresas constructoras padecen secuestros, el cobro de derecho de piso y extorsiones del crimen organizado; y aunque el gobierno siempre …

Para la prensa extranjera, el gobierno de Peña Nieto está rebasado

Un mes después de la desaparición de 43 normalistas de Ayotzinapa –y el asesinato de tres más–, los organismos internacionales de derechos humanos y los principales medios de comunicación extranjeros no sueltan el caso y, a contrapelo del discurso …

La diplomacia peñanietista infectó al Parlamento Europeo

ESTRASBURGO, FRANCIA.- “La impunidad se combate con eficiencia y no con palabras bonitas como las suyas”, espetó el eurodiputado Josep Maria Terricabras al embajador mexicano ante la Unión Europea (UE), Juan José Gómez Camacho, quien compareció ante la delegación …

El tamaño del fracaso, exhibido ante la CIDH

Las ejecuciones arbitrarias y las desapariciones forzadas de estudiantes normalistas de Ayotzinapa exhibieron “el fracaso del gobierno” de Enrique Peña Nieto, que buscó “acabar con la violencia” del país al desaparecerla del discurso. Desde Costa Rica, Marcia Aguiluz, …

Derechos Humanos

Y el ómbudsman nacional, al servicio de sí mismo

La situación en la Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos es crítica: Hace un año y medio un estudio del ITAM encontró que dicho órgano se “autolimitaba” en el cumplimiento de sus funciones. Hoy, ese documento sigue vigente y …

Caso Regina Recapturan al “Silva”, pero falta el asesino

XALAPA, VER.- Más de 28 meses después del asesinato de Regina Martínez Pérez, corresponsal de Proceso en Veracruz, continúa prófugo José Adrián Hernández Domínguez, El Jarocho, señalado por la Procuraduría General de Justicia (PGJ) del estado como el asesino …

Campo

Política, negocios y delincuencia, amalgama para la represión

La asociación de los gobiernos federal y estatales con empresarios, civiles armados y delincuentes engendró una amalgama perversa en el país. Y esta complicidad genera, sobre todo en zonas indígenas, una serie de conflictos que esos grupos tratan de …

Corrupción

Oceanografía-Pemex-Banamex, el turbio eje de las complicidades

El cometido por Amado Yáñez Osuna es el mayor fraude bancario de la historia reciente. Sin embargo el dueño de Oceanografía, ya preso, había gozado de cierta impunidad pues la PGR hizo parecer como primer culpable a un socio …

El alfil de Peña Nieto al que se le perdona todo, hasta lo ilegal

Luis Téllez es un personaje carismático. Astuto. Ambicioso. Todos los defienden: lo mismo el presidente Enrique Peña Nieto que el titular de la Secretaría de Hacienda, Luis Videraray, y el PRI. También lo hacen  las empresas donde ha trabajado …

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The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners - Public Service

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

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

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INTERNATIONAL

A shortlist of recent Secret Service scandals

It's been a rough few years for the agency.

4-year-old takes 249 packets of heroin to day care

The DEA impersonated this woman-and she sued

Cocaine cash is polluting Peruvian politics

The two-term mayor of this poor farming district in a cocaine-producing region where the Andes meet the Amazon is one of hundreds of candidates in Sunday's local and state elections suspected of being bankrolled by drug traffickers.

Islamic State using water as a weapon in Iraq

Erin Cunningham

Militants are increasingly cutting off supplies to villages resisting their rule and pressing to expand their control over the country’s water infrastructure.

Turkey president: Islamic State close to seizing Syrian border town

U.S. to increase Ebola screenings for flights

Mark Berman and Brady Dennis

Obama resists calls for a ban on fliers from hardest-hit countries in West Africa.

First Western transmission reported

GOP pushes for limits on air travel

NLDS, Game 3 Washington vs. San Francisco

Throwing them a bone(-headed gift)

Thomas Boswell

Giants' Madison Bumgarner pitches in the first inning. (Getty)

COLUMN | The Giants’ Madison Bumgarner might have provided the Nationals the jump-start their slumping bats needed.

Nats win to stay alive | Lackey lifts Cards over Dodgers

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Stories from all over
Anti-terrorism arrest in New South Wales. (EPA)
Anti-terrorism arrest in New South Wales. (EPA)

How Australia just became a 'national security state'

Terrence McCoy

Reacting to Islamic State threat, the country sacrifices some freedoms.

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Justices’ move on gay marriage may reflect preference for small steps

Justices’ move on gay marriage may reflect preference for small steps Robert Barnes

Among justices, both sides had reasons for not taking up the issue.

Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to three inventors of blue LEDs

Rachel Feltman

The blue light-emitting diodes are used in smartphone flashlights and displays.

Redskins give champs a battle, but Wilson and his Seahawks prevail

Redskins give champs a battle, but Wilson and his Seahawks prevail

Kirk Cousins doesn’t turn it over, but Washington can’t contain Russell Wilson and falls to 1-4.

Reid: Loss a measuring stick for Redskins

Washington suffers another prime-time loss

In his memoir, Panetta criticizes Obama’s penchant for ‘playing it cool’

BOOK REVIEW | The former Pentagon chief offers blistering comments on Iraq and Syria.

The rise of ‘green burials’: No casket, no embalming, no tombstone

The rise of ‘green burials’: No casket,  no embalming, no tombstone

As baby boomers head toward the hereafter, they’re thinking about what will become of their remains.

 

Patients report waking up in surgery but being unable to let doctors know

Patients report waking up in surgery but being unable to let doctors know

Some patients given paralytic drugs say they came to, but medical staff had no idea they were conscious.

Country music has long been about sex, but the lyrics are getting explicit

Country music has long been about sex, but the lyrics are getting explicit

STYLE BLOG | There’s not much outrage from listeners of a genre that some still think is family-friendly.

You really do love your dog like it’s a baby. Scientists say so.

A new brain-scan study shows similarities between the responses that young children and pets evoke.

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A former U.S Marine jailed in Tijuana for allegedly trying to smuggle weapons seeks a medical release from prison after an expert witness reported the American citizen is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Security forces investigating the role of municipal police in clashes in this southern city a week ago found a mass grave on the edge of town, raising fears the pits might hold 43 students missing since the violence that also resulted in six shooting deaths.

Mexico mass grave shines light on troubled state

Revelations of mayhem, murder and mass graves have shed light on another deeply troubled region of Mexico, the southern state of Guerrero, where federals officials on Monday disarmed local police and took over security after an attack on students that left at least six dead and 43 missing.

Passengers' nerves were tested but they remained mostly calm as a pair of tires blew out on an Aeromexico jetliner about to take off from Los Angeles International airport.

Mexican authorities say electrical service has been restored to 100 percent of users in Baja California Sur state 17 days after Hurricane Odile knocked the power out.
The government logs 16 hours a day watching the border with drones.
Security forces investigating the role of municipal police in clashes in this southern city a week ago found a mass grave on the edge of town, raising fears the pits might hold 43 students missing since the violence that also resulted in six shooting deaths.

Mexico says 14 of 57 missing students found

Fourteen of the 57 students reported missing after weekend shootings that killed six people in the southern state of Guerrero have been located, officials said Tuesday.
Top drug cartel captures or killings in recent years in Mexico:

— Oct. 1, 2014: Mexico announces the capture of Hector Beltran Leyva, alleged head of the Beltran Leyva cartel. Authorities say Beltran Leyva, alias “The H” and “The Engineer,” assumed leadership of the group following the killing of his brother Arturo in 2009.

— Feb. 22, 2014: Mexican and U.S. officials catch the world’s most powerful drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in the Pacific beach resort of Mazatlan.

— July 15, 2013: Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, alias “Z-40,” leader of the brutal Zetas cartel, is captured in northern Mexico.

— Oct. 7, 2012: Mexican marines kill Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, alias “El Lazca,” a founder and top leader of the Zetas. His body is later stolen from a funeral home. Trevino Morales takes over the Zetas.

— Oct. 6, 2012: Marines arrest alleged Zetas regional leader Salvador Alfonso Martinez Escobedo, suspected of involvement in massacres and the killing of U.S. citizen David Hartley in 2010 on Falcon Lake, which straddles Mexico’s border with Texas.

— Sept. 12, 2012: Marines capture the purported top leader of the Gulf Cartel, Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez, alias “El Coss.”

— Dec. 9, 2010: Authorities say Federal Police officers kill Nazario Moreno Gonzalez, leader of the La Familia Michoacana cartel, during a gunfight in the village of El Alcalde. His body is never recovered, and rumors persist that Moreno, known as “the Craziest One,” is still alive.

— July 29, 2010: Mexican soldiers raid a house in the town of Zapopan and kills Ignacio “Nacho” Coronel, one of the top leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel.

— Dec. 16, 2009: Marines kill Arturo Beltran Leyva, leader of the Beltran Leyva cartel, in a shootout in the resort city of Cuernavaca, south of Mexico City.

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Girl missing for 12 years found with mom in Mexico

A Texas girl reported kidnapped 12 years ago was found near Mexico City with her mother after authorities received a tip, and the mother was quickly flown to Texas and jailed on kidnapping charges, investigators said Wednesday.
A Marine jailed in Mexico on charges of bringing weapons into the country tried to kill himself after receiving threats of rape, torture and execution, his tearful mother told a House panel Wednesday. She said her son was suffering an ordeal worse than his two combat tours in Afghanistan.

Reputed drug capo hid in plain sight in Mexico

One of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords was hiding in plain sight, eating at a seafood restaurant about 10 blocks away from the center of San Miguel de Allende, whose colonial square is a magnet for foreign residents and tourists.

For more than two months, Mexico did little to explain how a Mexican army patrol escaped practically unharmed from a gunfight that left 22 suspected criminals dead in a grain warehouse. This week, officials changed their story to say soldiers may have committed murder, but questions about the lop-sided confrontation remain.

A timeline of official statements about the slayings of 22 suspected gunmen by soldiers in rural Mexico:
Authorities were searching Monday for 57 students reported missing after weekend violence left at least six people dead and 25 wounded in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero.
Authorities in Mexico say 22 local police have been arrested following the deaths of six people in Guerrero state.
Six people were reported killed in a series of violent incidents in a town in Guerrero, a state in southwestern Mexico known for social unrest and drug violence.
Prosecutors in the Mexican border state of Chihuahua say 11 people died in a confrontation between rival cartels fighting for control of turf in the Tarahumara mountain range.
The son of one of Mexico's most wanted drug lords pleaded guilty Friday to drug trafficking charges that carry a punishment of at least 10 years in prison, the latest development in a federal investigation targeting the Sinaloa cartel.
From humble origins to center ring, Mexico's Reyes family still makes the boxing gloves of champions.
A government official says the arrival may signal an increase in migration, which has been on the decline.
A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest.
An excruciating mosquito-borne illness that arrived less than a year ago in the Americas is raging across the region, leaping from the Caribbean to the Central and South American mainland, and infecting more than 1 million people. Some cases already have emerged in the United States.


Weymouth: An interview with Mexico’s president

The Mexican president talks about the economy, immigration and security.

An army officer and seven soldiers who face disciplinary action for their participation in the killing of 22 people in rural southern Mexico belong to an army battalion with a history of incidents.
An army officer and seven soldiers face disciplinary action for their participation in the killing of 22 people in rural southern Mexico, but the army remained mum on Friday on what roles they played.
Charges against Mexican military personnel are rare. Most cases involving active duty personnel are handled by military courts, which give little, if any, information about their resolution. Here are some of the key cases, either federal or military, involving charges against Mexican military officers or troops:
Mexico's Civil Rights Commission said Friday it has talked to a witness in the case of a June 30 slaying of 22 people at a warehouse in southern Mexico.
Mexico's Civil Rights Commission says it is investigating the circumstances of a June confrontation between the army and a suspected drug gang that left 22 people dead.
Six people were reported killed in a series of violent incidents in a town in Guerrero, a state in southwestern Mexico known for social unrest and drug violence.
Mexico overcame 75 years of nationalist pride to reform its flagging, state-owned oil industry. But as it prepares to develop rich shale fields along the Gulf Coast, and attract foreign investors, another challenge awaits: taming the brutal drug cartels that rule the region and are stealing billions of dollars' worth of oil from pipelines.
Authorities struggled Friday to restore services and calm residents five days after Hurricane Odile knocked out power, water and phone service along the Baja Peninsula, sparking widespread looting in the resort area of Los Cabos.
Desperate locals and tourists were in survival mode in the resort area of Los Cabos on Wednesday, with electrical and water service still out three days after Hurricane Odile made landfall as a monster Category 3 storm.
Prosecutors in western Mexico said Monday they have arrested a man who was promoting children's camping trips in front of a group of parents, but accidentally called up images of child pornography on his computer.
"She's bilingual and bicultural. She's someone who loves Mexico but is American."
Experts in Mexico said Tuesday there is a tentative sign of hope for the mass migration of monarch butterflies, whose numbers dropped to their lowest level ever last year.

Mexico agency hears witness of army-gang faceoff

Mexico's Civil Rights Commission said Friday it has talked to a witness in the case of a June 30 slaying of 22 people at a warehouse in southern Mexico

A woman says she saw Mexican soldiers shoot and kill her 15-year-old daughter after a confrontation with a suspected drug gang even though the teenager was lying wounded on the ground. Twenty others also were shot and killed in rural southern Mexico after they surrendered and were disarmed, the mother told The Associated Press.
Authorities in northern Mexico have issued a new alert of a toxic spill in the Sonora River basin from a copper mine operated by Grupo Mexico, the state director of civil protection said Sunday.
Authorities in northwestern Mexico were struggling to get power back on in the resort zone of Los Cabos a week after Hurricane Odile barreled through, saying Monday that electricity had been restored to 19 percent of customers in the area.
A highway bridge dangles into a raging river. The collapsed roof of an auto dealership lies on a half dozen cars. Inside a looted Wal-Mart superstore, there's nothing but puddles, trash and empty shelves.
Destruction and lack of power and water after storm led to looting and the Mexican government to airlift thousands of tourists.
Police stepped up patrolling overnight in the resort area of Los Cabos, where looters stripped many stores of goods and tens of thousands faced a fourth day without water or power Thursday in the aftermath of Hurricane Odile.
The Mexican government began airlifting the first of tens of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes.
Authorities struggled Friday to restore services and calm residents five days after Hurricane Odile knocked out power, water and phone service along the Baja Peninsula, sparking widespread looting in the resort area of Los Cabos.
Desperate locals and tourists were in survival mode in the resort area of Los Cabos on Wednesday, with electrical and water service still out three days after Hurricane Odile made landfall as a monster Category 3 storm.
Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage.
Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto said Monday that all questions about an army killing of 22 people that a witness said was a massacre will be answered by an attorney general's investigation.
From humble origins to center ring, Mexico's Reyes family still makes the boxing gloves of champions.

Pre-Hispanic codex returns to Mexico from London

Three volumes of hand-written, indigenous accounts that vividly describe the history of pre-Hispanic Mexico are on public display in the country's capital after returning to the country from London.
Perry and Mexican officials have been firing condemnations across the border, escalating to the inclusion of the threat posed by the Islamic State.

In a wild week, most of Mexico proudly celebrated independence day while the people in resort region at the southern end of the scenic Baja California peninsula had their world upended by a powerful hurricane.

The Mexican government began airlifting the first of tens of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes.
Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage
A powerful Hurricane Odile bore down on the resort area of Los Cabos on Sunday, prompting Mexican authorities to evacuate vulnerable coastal areas and prepare shelters for up to 30,000 people.

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

Chile marked the 41st anniversary of the 1973 coup that overthrew the constitutional government of President Salvador Allende, while Mexico launched its Independence Day celebrations with a review of soldiers.

Alex Morgan has fond memories of Utah's Rio Tinto Stadium, albeit chilly ones.

Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops along its border with Mexico is "unpleasant" and "reprehensible," Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says.

Human rights activists are asking the International Criminal Court to investigate allegations of rights violations by security forces in Mexico's northern state of Baja California.

Mexico falls behind in its treaty obligations to give the United States water from the Rio Grande.
The seizure of 1,639 coca plants in southern Mexico marks the first known instance of the raw ingredient for cocaine being cultivated in the country, Mexican and U.N. officials said Wednesday.
A family pleaded for help from the FBI when an American who delivered cocaine for a drug cartel was kidnapped and held captive in 2012 in Mexico.
Authorities in central Mexico are looking for a police chief who they allege ordered an attack on a journalist who was beaten in her newsroom by three men
Water pollution disasters in Mexico have turned into political battles as officials struggled Wednesday to blame each other for the problems.
Tropical Storm Dolly drenched Mexico's Gulf coast before moving inland over mountains and dissipating on Wednesday.
The attorney generals from the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras have agreed to form a high-level group to address the migration of unaccompanied children.

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Mexico accepts student demands in bid to avert spread of protests

Agencia EFE; October 4, 2014

Mexico City, Oct 4 (EFE).- Mexico's government has accepted all the demands of student protesters at the National Polytechnic Institute, or IPN, a public university in this capital, in a bid to prevent the movement from spreading to other higher education institutions.

On Sept. 22, students at the IPN's Superior School of Engineering and Architecture halted activities to protest new internal regulations that they said lowered the institution's academic and professional level.

More, HERE.

Copyright EFE, 2014.

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U.S. Military: More Counter-Narcotics Funding Will Help Stem Exodus of Children from Central America

By Bill Conroy - July 29, 2014

Critics Argue Drug-War Money is Part of the Problem, Not the Solution.

Some 58,000 migrant children, mostly Central Americans, have made the treacherous journey to the U.S. southern border alone over the past 10 months, but actions being considered by U.S. officials to combat the problem with more military and drug-war aid to their countries, critics warn, may worsen the violence that provokes this unprecedented exodus.

The number of unaccompanied children that have arrived at the U.S. border so far this fiscal year is up 106 percent from the same period a year earlier — with the total expected to reach 90,000 before Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.


To put that latter number in perspective, it is nearly five times larger than the number of Border Patrol agents now stationed along the entire southern border.

More, HERE.

GLOBAL RESEARCH

Articles about Mexico, HERE.

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Are we to suppose that very recent and ground-breaking research was conducted that indicated there is no longer reason to “strongly suspect” that airborne Ebola contagion occurs?

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Modern propaganda techniques utilized by the corporate state to enforce anti-democratic and destructive policies routinely entail the manufacture and manipulation of news events to mold public opinion

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The notion that these Authorizations support current military action against the Islamic State more than a decade after they were initially passed is highly flawed.

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Afghanistan is a geopolitical prize. At issue is controlling Eurasia’s vast oil, gas and other resources. It’s controlling the world’s largest opium supply. It provides enormous profits for Wall Street. It gives CIA access to billions of dollars in elicit drug money.

 

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Victims of Mexico’s drug war

Tracing the missing

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

Mexico’s economy

Jam mañana

A frustrating start to the year

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

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

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

Mexicans have good reason to be sceptical.

More, HERE.

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

The Guardian

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

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

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

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

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

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Aeromexico jet blows tires, closes runway at LAX

Parents in Mexico wait, and hope, as mass graves probed

Angry, desperate parents on Monday demanded the safe return of 43 missing university students, even as officials indicated that at least some were probably killed and dumped in mass graves.

Joe Biden's motorcade expected to snarl traffic in West L.A., downtown

Police in Ferguson can't forbid protesters to stand still, judge rules

Possible asbestos exposure investigated at Huntington Beach schools

Syrian border town about to fall to Islamic State, Turkish leader says

Gay marriage likely to be allowed in all but 14 states

Obama announces plans for new Ebola screening of airline passengers

Some scientists fear Ebola spreads more easily than assumed

U.S. officials leading the fight against history's worst outbreak of Ebola said they know the ways the virus is spread and how to stop it. Yet some scientists say such assurances are premature.

Nobel Prize in physics goes to inventors of breakthrough light source

Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and U.S. scientist Shuji Nakamura are recognized for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes, a breakthrough that spurred the development of LED technology.

Iranian woman facing death penalty may be spared

L.A.-area restaurants adding healthcare surcharge to cover workers

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Protests in response to Israel’s assault on Gaza have drawn hundreds — and in some cases thousands — around the world.

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

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

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

SPIEGEL ONLINE

Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit

By SPIEGEL Staff

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

Targeting Mexico

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

More, HERE.

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

By Jens Glüsing, Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark

'Royal Concierge': GCHQ Monitors Diplomats' Hotel Bookings

By Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach 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

Fox News

US intelligence assets in Mexico reportedly tied to murdered DEA agent

SCM's Travel Advisory:


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

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US Border Patrol Agent Shoots Dead Mexican Teen on Mexican Soil

Border agent details immigrant abuse

Discrimination Against Latinos

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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:

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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.

More HERE.

A change of scenery by Washington Post

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

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


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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Bureau of Consular Affairs

TRAVEL WARNING: Mexico

January 9, 2014

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

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

General Conditions: 

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

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

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

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

More, HERE.

Information submitted by Cooper Brimm, American Immigration Center

16 Ways to Get Through the Airport Faster

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

More, HERE

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

15 Travel Tips to Get Through TSA Security


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

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

More, HERE.

© 2013, Master of Homeland Security

COMMUNITY NEWS

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

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Cars Older than 15 Years will not circulate twice a Week
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Mexico City's Environment Secretariat

HOY NO CIRCULA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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American Benevolent Society

We have lost two friends of the community in these past days.  Mr. Ernest Butcher passed away this week and a Memorial Mass will be held next Wednesday the 3rd of September at 7 p.m. at the Covadonga Church on lower Palmas, corner of Monte Athos.

We have also learned that Mr. Floyd Boyd passed away in Texas.  No other information is available.

American Benevolent Society Newsletter by American_Benevolent

Paseo de la Reforma 1870-201 Lomas de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo. Mexico, D.F. 11000 Mexico

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New "HOY NO CIRCULA" rules go into effect Tuesday, July 1, 2014‏

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

If you have any information that is different from this PLEASE let us know right away so we can send it out. Brand new vehicles that have the hologram 00 are able to drive for two years, the car will have to update the hologram  at the expiration date and be inspected . You have two months after the expiration date to renew the hologram (have the car inspected).

Hologram 0, if your vehicle does not pass the 00 you will be given the hologram 0.  You can still drive everyday of the month, but instead of the two years permit, the expiration is set for six months, then you will have to renew the hologram. For information on the dates of the renewal, the link of the government will be posted at the end of the mail.

Hologram 1, this hologram is usually for vehicles between 9 and 15 years of usage. the vehicles with the hologram number 1 will not be able to circulate two Saturdays a month and one day on midweek. (the Saturday depends on the license plate of the car, see the government link for more details) and one day on midweek that also depends on the license plate of the car.
And there will be the new hologram 2.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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El grupo de la Policía Federal llegó al municipio, cuyos alrededores serán patrullados por militares: la PGR envió un equipo a investigar Ir a la nota

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Profepa vigila lugar de derrame en Altamira

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30 personas bajo vigilancia por ébola en España Video

Obama pide a países que hagan más contra el ébola Video

Jules Buanchi, entre la vida y la muerte Video

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Héctor Beltrán Leyva recibe auto de formal prisión

Tribunal de EU rechaza apelación contra Zedillo

México, reprobado en calidad de vida, según la OCDE

El 'Popo' lanza ceniza tras una serie de explosiones

La ONU critica entrega de dinero público al Teletón

El 'cordonazo de San Francisco' golpea al DF Fotogalería

Peña Nieto lamenta retórica antiinmigrante en EU

Mundo

Nobel de Física para inventores de luces LED Tres científicos japoneses obtienen el galardón por la invención de los diodos emisores de luz azul que permiten el ahorro energético Ir a la nota

Nobel de Medicina para descubridores de GPS cerebral video

España vigila otros casos potenciales de ébola

Además de una enfermera con el virus confirmado, otras tres personas están siendo monitoreadas ante una posible infección del virus Ir a la nota

Europa tiene su primer caso de ébola en España video

Obama pide a países que hagan más contra el brote video

La disputa de ISIS por Kobani deja 400 muertos

La maestra que dejó los libros por las armas de ISIS

Un rayo mata a 11 personas en Colombia

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Texas crea un equipo especial de manejo del ébola

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Oprima AQUI para ver noticias actualizadas del periódico El Universal

Los "Sheriffes" que cayeron en las redes del narco

Nación

Cisen vincula al alcalde de Iguala con los Beltrán

Un informe interno del Cisen vincula con la delincuencia organizada al alcalde con licencia de Iguala, José Luis Abarca. Señala que el edil forjó vínculos, a través de sus cuñados y su suegra, con el cártel de los hermanos Beltrán Leyva y se detectaron actividades de lavado de dinero y prestanombres, con lo que se pudo adquirir empresas e inmuebles sobre todo en Iguala, Taxco y otros municipios del norte de Guerrero.

"Si sirve mi renuncia, me voy"

Agresores y policías se coordinaron: alumnos

Hombres armados se adueñan de Cerro Gordo

Ordena EPN a gabinete investigar en el caso

Editorial EL UNIVERSAL El desafío en Guerrero

Fotogalería Gendarmería asume control de Iguala

Video Murillo encabezará investigación de normalistas desaparecidos

Video EPN instruye a gabinete para dar con responsables

Video Imágenes del posible momento del secuestro de normalistas

Cartera

FMI ajusta marginalmente al alza crecimiento de México

Ve FMI grandes peligros para la economía mundial

Economía da señales de que avanza hacia la expansión

Crece venta de autos en septiembre: AMDA

México, reprobado en calidad de vida, revela análisis de la OCDE

Análisis. Cuidado con la volatilidad

Ébola | México, igual de preparado que EU

Plan incluye avión ambulancia equipado

El Mundo

Ingresan tres más a hospital español por riesgo de ébola

Estable enfermera con ébola en España, reportan

Reino Unido descarta medidas de control por ébola en pasajeros

Llega ébola a Europa

España aísla al marido de enfermera con ébola

España sufre caso de ébola

Video Hospital en Nebraska preparado para atender a paciente con ébola

Cultura

Inventores de LED, ganadores del Nobel de Física 2014

Nobel de Medicina a estudio de cómo se orienta el cerebro

Nación

"Me reuniré con quien sea necesario... no para tomar café"

Inseguridad no amenaza a la democracia: Córdova

Propone el PAN blindar las elecciones

Quieren llevar a EPN a la Cámara de Diputados

Video Navarrete, nuevo presidente del PRD

Espectáculos

Stephen Collins confiesa abuso sexual contra menores

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

Consignan a “El H” sólo por arma prohibida; saldría con fianza

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- El procurador general de la República, Jesús Murillo Karam, anunció que esta dependencia enviará más personal pericial y de investigación a Iguala, Guerrero, el cual encabezará el director de la Agencia de Investigación Criminal (AIC), Tomás Zerón …

Estoy dispuesto a renunciar si eso esclarece el caso Iguala: Aguirre

Aprueban diputados comisión especial para el caso Ayotzinapa

MÉXICO, DF (apro).- La Junta de Coordinación Política (Jucopo) …

Peña se dice “indignado y consternado” por masacre de normalistas

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- El presidente Enrique Peña Nieto lamentó  …

Respalda Navarrete ofensiva de EPN contra narcoviolencia en Guerrero

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- El dirigente nacional del PRD, Carlos …

“Espectáculo mediático”, el despliegue federal en Iguala, acusan

Ante ola de ejecuciones, aplican operativo “Carrusel” en Tabasco

VILLAHERMOSA, Tab. (apro).- Ante la ola de asesinatos que …

Guerreros Unidos amaga con difundir nombres de políticos vinculados a su agrupación

CHILPANCINGO, Gro., (proceso.com.mx).- Miembros del grupo delictivo Guerreros Unidos …

Exhuman 40 cadáveres en San Fernando, Tamaulipas

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Tamps., (proceso.com.mx).- Peritos forenses exhumaron alrededor de …

México, reprobado en calidad de vida: OCDE

“Enjuician” al titular de la CNDH; lo tachan de tibio e ineficiente

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- “¡Que paaaase el acusado!, gritó la juez “Matria” durante el performance que integrantes del Comité de la Campaña de Dignificación realizaron este …

La angustia de una madre oaxaqueña: “Mi hijo está desaparecido en Guerrero”

OAXACA, Oax. (apro).- Entre sollozos, Lucina Garnica, madre de Christian Tomás Colón Garnica, estudiante de la Escuela Normal Rural “Raúl Isidro Burgos” de Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, …

Pide la CNDH medidas cautelares para heridos y detenidos de Ayotzinapa

MÉXICO, D.F. (apro).- Una semana después de los hechos violentos en Iguala, Guerrero que dejaron seis muertos, 20 heridos y 43 desaparecidos, la Comisión Nacional …

Piden a Moreno Valle dejar de criminalizar a impulsor de aviario

PUEBLA, Pue. (apro).- El Colectivo Esfera Poblana exigió al gobierno de Rafael Moreno Valle detener sus intentos por criminalizar a Martín Camacho, impulsor del aviario …

PUEBLA, Pue. (apro).- Habitantes de San Bernardino Chalchihuapan y policías estatales preventivos se asumieron como “víctimas” de la llamada “Ley Bala” y del gobierno de Rafael Moreno Valle y acordaron luchar unidos contra el gobierno poblano. Este lunes se reunieron representantes …

Toman alcaldía de Cholula en rechazo a parque de Moreno Valle

Accidente carretero deja 10 muertos en San Luis Potosí

Autoridades regias menosprecian memoriales de víctimas de narcoguerra


6 de octubre de 2014

WASHINGTON (apro).- La Corte Suprema de Justicia puso fin a la demanda que 10 personas interpusieron en Hartford, Connecticut, contra el expresidente mexicano Ernesto Zedillo, a quien acusaron de encubrir los hechos sobre la masacre de 45 personas en Acteal, …

Metro retiene pago de 17 mdd a CAF por fallas en Línea 12


6 de octubre de 2014

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Operador de “El H”: un forcado queretano de familia de “abolengo”


4 de octubre de 2014

QUERÉTARO, Qro. (proceso.com.mx).- El empresario Germán Goyeneche Ortega, presunto …

Ejecutan a cuatro hombres en Morelos


4 de octubre de 2014
MÉXICO, D.F. (proceso.com.mx).- Cuatro asesinatos se registraron en Morelos …

Narcotráfico

Se va “El H” …llega “El Chapo Isidro”



4 de octubre de 2014
La captura de El H, festejada en México y Estados Unidos como un golpe demoledor contra su grupo criminal, en realidad no parece haber afectado al cártel. La estructura piramidal de las mafias permite que los “brazos derechos” de …

Un clan en vías de extinción


4 de octubre de 2014
No obstante que el Cártel de los Beltrán Leyva parece ahora haber quedado en manos de El Chapo Isidro, un capo sin esos apellidos, Héctor –recientemente capturado– tiene aún más hermanos… y la tradición dicta que el negocio pasa …

El “corazón” de la delincuencia son los políticos


4 de octubre de 2014
Cada semana surgen nuevos escándalos de diputados vinculados con el crimen organizado. Edgardo Buscaglia, uno de los mayores estudiosos del narcotráfico en México, lo tiene claro: “El corazón de la delincuencia” no son los narcos, sino los políticos. Por …

Violencia

Batallón 102: un historial criminal


4 de octubre de 2014
Los soldados sometidos a proceso a raíz de la matanza de 22 presuntos delincuentes en Tlatlaya, Estado de México, pertenecen a un cuerpo militar que no sólo tiene diversos antecedentes criminales, sino que ha sido favorecido por Enrique Peña …

La extraña reunión después de la matanza


4 de octubre de 2014
Tras la matanza de Tlatlaya perpetrada por militares la madrugada del 30 de junio, los primeros en llegar a la bodega donde ocurrieron los hechos fueron elementos de la Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado de México. Las tres …

En el caso Tlatlaya, el futuro de la relación con Washington


4 de octubre de 2014
WASHINGTON.- La investigación de las autoridades civiles sobre la masacre de Tlatlaya y el castigo que reciban los responsables determinará el futuro inmediato de la asistencia que Estados Unidos aporta al gobierno de Enrique Peña Nieto en la lucha …

Caso Ayotzinapa Ultimátum de la CIDH al gobierno de Peña Nieto


4 de octubre de 2014
Activistas guerrerenses se encontraban en la sede de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) para aportar datos sobre el múltiple homicidio del 31 de mayo de 2013 en el que está implicado el alcalde de Iguala, José Luis …

Guerrero: Alarma sacerdotal por los asesinatos de curas


4 de octubre de 2014
La reciente ola de violencia que se desató en el estado de Guerrero ya provocó el asesinato del sacerdote José Ascensión Acuña Osorio, integrante de la diócesis de Ciudad Altamirano, así como la desaparición del religioso ugandés John Ssenyado, …

Educación

El colmillo que intenta desgarrar el movimiento del Poli


4 de octubre de 2014
El gobierno federal desplegó una amplia baraja de estratagemas para desactivar la reciente manifestación politécnica: todo indica que desató una “guerra sucia” de baja intensidad para deslegitimar el movimiento, que preparó a conciencia la “aparición improvisada” de Miguel Ángel …

Política

El INE en el filo del descrédito


4 de octubre de 2014
Acusado reiteradamente de estar controlado por el PRI, el Instituto Nacional Electoral realizó su primer movimiento antes de las elecciones del próximo año: la integración de los organismos electorales locales en 18 estados. El priismo aparece en todos los …

Corrupción

Oceanografía sigue a flote… con la ayuda de Murillo Karam


4 de octubre de 2014
El caso de Oceanografía dio un vuelco el 24 de septiembre, cuando el procurador general de la República, Jesús Murillo Karam, compareció en San Lázaro y dijo que Banamex, y no la empresa de Amado Yáñez Osuna, es la …

Justicia

La revancha


4 de octubre de 2014
Florence Cassez pasó siete años encarcelada en México acusada de ser parte de una banda de secuestradores, cargo que ella siempre ha negado. Su “captura” televisada –se supo después– fue un montaje perpetrado por el policía favorito del régimen …

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The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners - Public Service

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

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

With political concerns pressing in, White House officials said changes to the policy will not be announced by the president until after the November midterms.

The Fix: Immigration mishandled
Two memos, released by the Justice Dept., detail reasons behind warrantless wiretapping of Americans’ calls and e-mails that started after 9/11, during the George W. Bush administration.
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The Gillibrand mystique: Is memoir 
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New York’s junior senator, once derided as a lightweight, follows a political tradition on the road to higher office with her new book, which calls for this generation to create its women’s movement.

Making an impact on and off the Hill

Plane debris spotted off Jamaica coast may solve mystery of what happened

Plane debris spotted off Jamaica coast may solve mystery of what happened

Searchers think the debris may be from the small plane that flew 1,700 miles and crashed Friday.

In Wendy Davis’s new memoir, she discloses that she had an abortion

In Wendy Davis’s new memoir, she  discloses that she had an abortion

The Democratic nominee for Texas governor says she learned the fetus had a severe brain abnormality.

The Internet is for the young. And the audience for TV? It’s increasingly old.

The Internet is for the young. And the audience for TV? It’s increasingly old.

During the 2013-14 season, the median viewer age was 44.4. The median American is 37.2.

Decisive McDonnell verdict could 
spur similar prosecutions elsewhere

Decisive McDonnell verdict could <br />spur similar prosecutions elsewhere

The judge’s definition of “official acts” may make the pursuit of public-corruption cases easier.

Case will test Virginia’s political self-image

In fighting Islamist militants in Iraq, the U.S. gets help where it can

In fighting Islamist militants in Iraq, the U.S. gets help where it can

The Obama administration has had talks with Iran and faces other uncomfortable facts on the ground.

Iran allows jet with Americans to leave

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British architect Norman Foster and Mexico's Fernando Romero have had their design chosen for Mexico City's new $9.2-billion airport, which is expected to quadruple the current airport's capacity to 120 million passengers per year, authorities announced Wednesday.

Mexico plans $9.2B airport project for capital

President Enrique Pena Nieto announced the construction of a new international airport for Mexico City on Tuesday, saying it will quadruple the capacity of the current one.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's trade mission to Mexico this week was officially billed as an opportunity to foster new business relationships between the United States' southern neighbor and his state. But it also gave the potential 2016 presidential contender an opportunity to bolster his foreign policy credentials. While many watched to see how the famously brash Republican would present himself on an international platform, the trip arguably left open more questions than it answered. Here's what we learned from Christie's travels:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was greeted like a rock star on the final day of his trade mission to Mexico. But the three-day trip is unlikely to change perceptions that the Republican governor needs to establish his foreign policy credentials before he jumps into a potential presidential run.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie put his people skills to the test in the city of Puebla on Friday, and 2,000 school children gave him high marks.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie seems to have left his usual bravado at home, packing instead a more humble tone for his trade mission to Mexico.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took a spin on the international stage Wednesday, bringing state business to Mexico City and testing his diplomatic savvy as he considers a run for president in 2016.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is multitasking in Mexico, officially talking trade as he gets some foreign policy schooling should he decide to run for president in 2016.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Mexico on Wednesday, officially on a trade mission for his state. But the trip also serves as schooling for Christie, a potential 2016 presidential candidate with a lot of swagger but little foreign policy experience
On his second day in Mexico City, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed an agreement during a Higher Education Ceremony to increase educational exchanges between the governors's state and Mexico.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are making overlapping trips to Mexico this week, signifying the importance of connecting with Hispanic voters ahead of potential presidential campaigns in 2016.
Former secretary of state said that she was "particularly concerned" about Europe faltering in the face of Russian intimidation.
Three young women surround a muscular, shirtless man, laughing, hugging and caressing his neck as he rocks his head back in pleasure.
Mexican officials on Wednesday presented the first litter of Mexican gray wolf pups conceived in the country by artificial insemination, part of an effort to save one of the hemisphere's most endangered animals.
Hurricane Norbert scattered rain along Mexico's Pacific coast on Thursday as it headed for a brush with the Los Cabos resorts.
Tropical Storm Dolly headed Tuesday for a soggy collision with Mexico's Gulf coast.

Mexico turns to army, drones for security

The Mexican government says it is increasingly turning to the use of the army and drones in security patrols, reducing the role of the once-successful Marine forces.
Police in Piedras Negras say that an apparently accidental explosion in a customs building on Mexico's border with the U.S. has killed one woman and injured five other people.

Mexico sees massive fish die-off at lake



Mexican authorities say a mass die-off of fish at a lake in western Mexico was not due to natural causes, but the causes are still being investigated and one research said that low water levels could have been responsible.

On Love: Abi Long and Luis Chaffo



Years after meeting at a program in Mexico, Abi Long and Luis Chaffo wed in England.

South Korea's Kia Motors Corp. said Wednesday it will invest more than $1 billion to build a car factory in northern Mexico that is expected to begin production in 2016.

U.S.-bound Central Americans are fleeing urban areas and hiking into the woods and low jungle for fear of being detained by Mexican officials rounding up migrants in southern Mexico.

The Mexican drug lord Chapo Guzman is in prison. But he might live by his own rules.



Mexico is making a big effort to stop the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants. But it is unclear for how long federal officials will keep up the raids.
The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.

Mexico's Pemex says production to increase in 2015

Mexico's state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos estimates its crude production will increase to 2.4 million barrels per day in 2015, compared with the 2.35 million barrels per day it expects to produce this year, a company official said Friday.
A writer finds a tonic for grief navigating the frenetic streets of Mexico City.


Separate events honor two creative forces: Gabriel Figueroa and Kafka.


Two lost Maya cities recently uncovered by an international team of scientists in Mexico could help decipher the story of the empire's early capitals to the south that were eventually abandoned for large cities on the Yucatan peninsula.

New police force sent to Mexican town near capital



The first assignment for members of a new police force created to combat crimes affecting industry, farms and businesses is Valle de Bravo, a chic resort town near Mexico City that has seen a recent spate of kidnappings, an official said Tuesday.

Mexican president faces protest on California trip

 



Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met Tuesday with lawmakers and swapped praise with Gov. Jerry Brown, but not all legislators rolled out the welcome mat at a luncheon held on the final day of his visit to California.


The fissure was likely caused by sucking out groundwater for irrigation to the point the surface collapsed.

Mexico blasts Perry comments about Islamists

Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade says Texas Gov. Rick Perry's recent statements about the possibility that Islamic fundamentalists could be entering the U.S. from Mexico are "absurd."

Mexico to increase surveillance of railroad lines

A Mexican federal official says the government plans to improve railway surveillance and increase the speed of northbound trains in hopes of deterring Central American migrants from riding on top of freight cars.

Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions.

Mexico launches new police force to guard commerce


Human Rights Watch called Friday for the Mexican government to fully investigate a supposed shootout in which troops killed 22 suspects while suffering only one soldier wounded.

Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew.



In Mexico, race horses recovered from rigorous exercise by swimming in a hydrotherapy pool at the capital city's Hippodrome of the Americas. At the track, female apprentice jockeys trained on mock horses made of hay bales as they try to break into the historically male-dominated sport that hasn't seen a woman ride professionally since 2005.