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CNN - Acosta Resigns Amid Furor Over Epstein Plea Deal
 
 
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THE GUARDIAN - Undocumented, Vulnerable, Scared: the Women who Pick your Food for $ 3 an Hour
 
In the Fields of South Texas Mexican Women Work Long Hours in Dangerous Conditions Under the Ever-Present Threat of Deportation
By Shannon Sims and Verónica G. Cárdenas-Vento
 
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Romo, left, and Urzúa had differences.
Urzúa did not Share the Government's Vision to Vanish the Neoliberal Model of the Past: AMLO
 
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Campos, and a crime scene he would rather be kept under wraps.
Humberto Campos is Asking People to Promote a Good Image by Sharing Only Positive News
 
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Meeting the Standard Won by Greenpeace Would Generate 'Economic and Social Stress'
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CNN - Trump at his Rainy July 4th Event: Americans 'Part of One of the Greatest Stories Ever Told'
 
 
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Andrés Manuel López Obrador celebrates his victory in Mexico City, Mexico on 1 July 2018. 
López Obrador Remains Broadly Popular, Likely Due to Success at Upending a Political System Most Voters Perceived as Riddled with Corruption 
 
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Immigration agents detain migrants in Acayucan, Veracruz. 
There Were 29,000 Migrants Arrested Last Month, up 23 %
 
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Peña Nieto, Lozoya and Videgaray. 
Emilio Lozoya's Bank Accounts Have Been Frozen Again as a Result
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Protesting police address reporters. 
It is Being Orchestrated by Opponents of the Government to Damage the Administration, he Said.
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CNN -  At the G20, Trump Will See Failure Everywhere he Looks 

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By Nick Robertson

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THE GUARDIAN - Border Patrol Finds Bodies of Woman and Three Children in South Texas 

The Rio Grande in Mission, Texas.

Bodies of a Woman in Her Early 20s, a Todler and Two Infants Were Found and are Believed to Have Been Dead for Days

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THE GUARDIAN -  Bodies of Father and Daughter Taken Home as Trump Blamed for Border Chaos

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Oscar and Valeria Martínez Died Trying to Cross Rio Grande. Aid Worker Says Trump Chaos Killing Innocent Migrants

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THE GUARDIAN - Mexico Immigration Chief Vows to Cut Number of People Migrating by 60 %

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Newly Appointed Chief, Francisco Garduño, Said he Hoped to Prevent Hundreds of Thousands of Migrants Entering the Country Each Year 

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MEXICO NEWS DAILY - Forces Have no Orders to Detain Migrants, AMLO Says, After Photos Create a Stir

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But the National Defense Chief Said on Monday They are Being Arrested and Turned Over to Immigration

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MEXICO NEWS DAILY - Thousands of Students March to Protest Unpaid Scholarship Funds

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Government Accused of Falsifying Data About the Number of Scholarships Handed Out

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MEXICO NEWS DAILY - National Guard will be Deployed Throughout Mexico City to Counter Rising Crime

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President López Obrador Noted Homicides Have Soared From Two to Six Per Day

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MEXICO NEWS DAILY - University of California Grad Dies After Lethal Mix of Alcohol, Eye Drops

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Police Say the 31-year-old Lawyer Could Have Been Killed in an Attempt to Drug and Rob Him

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 MEXICO NEWS DAILY - Troops on Both Borders: 15,000 Seek Migrants Trying to Cross US Border

Soldiers nab migrants attempting to cross the northern border into the US.
Images of Migrants Being Arrested Indicate Stronger Enforcement by Mexico
 
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Fortuna had its start when Morales, pictured, and four friends purchased this small brewing system. 
The Four Founders Began with the Intention of Making a Better Ale than Anything on the Market
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THE GUARDIAN - Why Migrants who Speak Indigenous Languages Slip Through Cracks in US Schools
Elisa, who is using a pseudonym, who speaks Mixteco, has learned Spanish and English. 
Many Students End Up in Special Education Classroooms as Schools Lack Infrastructure and Have Few, if Any, Translators  
 
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By Allegra Ben-Amotz
 
Photos by Alicia Vera
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Change in sentiment regarding migrants between April 14 and June 16
 
But a Majority Don't Agree that Mexico Should Accept Asylum-Seekers Returned by US
 
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Walk across the 50-plus seating area at Cha-Cha-Cha for views from above into Mercado de Medellín. 
Delightfully Organized Market Features a Number of South American and Caribbean Imports, Most Noticeably Colombian
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Fuel theft on the decline. 
Pemex CEO Says Pemex on Its Way to Becoming a Model Company 
 
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Exclusive: Yana Peel Co-Owns NSO Group that Licensed Pegasus Software to Authoritarian Regimes
 
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As Police and Military Patrolled Tapachula this Morning, Migrants Continued Crossing the Suchiate River into Mexico
 
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Kate Del Castillo is Demanding $ 60 Million in Damages from the Attorney General's Office
 
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The Increase is Far Higher than the 28 % Rise at the National Level
 
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A 22-year-old student was Kidnapped and Murdered in Mexico City. His Family Claims Investigation was Flawed
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Global Research - Threats and Bullying: Trump's "Trade Deal"
 

That’s how former WTO head Pascal Lamy described the deal Trump forced Mexico to accept last week — using tariffs or their threat to pressure and bully other countries to bend to Washington’s will, Lamy adding:

“If there’s a rule of law, it’s because people believe it’s better than the law of the jungle. And many people don’t like the law of the jungle because some are strong, some are weak, and they don’t want the strong to always step on the weak.”

It’s how the US and its imperial partners operate on the world stage, exploiting and otherwise harming the great majority of people at home and abroad to benefit privileged interests exclusively.

After months of unresolved, US-initiated, trade war with China, Trump opened a new front against Mexico.

He threatened to impose 5% duties on Mexican imports effective June 10, rising to 15% on August 1, 20% on September 1, and 25% on October 1 over the flow of Central American asylum seekers, fleeing for their safety.

Mexican authorities bear no responsibility for what’s going on. International law protects the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. So does the 1980 US Refugee Act, a statutory basis for granting them asylum.

More, HERE.
 
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U. S. - Mexico Joint Declaration
MEDIA NOTE
Office of the Spokesperson; June 7, 2019 
Washington, DC
The United States and Mexico met this week to address the shared challenges of irregular migration, to include the entry of migrants into the United States in violation of U.S. law. Given the dramatic increase in migrants moving from Central America through Mexico to the United States, both countries recognize the vital importance of rapidly resolving the humanitarian emergency and security situation. The Governments of the United States and Mexico will work together to immediately implement a durable solution.
More, HERE.
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Ebrard, standing, was man of the moment Saturday in Tijuana. 
But Mexico Unaware of any Other Part of the New Migration Agreement 
 
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Rojos plaza chief Vázquez. 
José Ignacio Vázquez is also Accused of Running Extortion Rackets in the State
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Guanajuato Saw the Worst of it with 15 Homicides
 
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Global Research - President Lopez Obrador of Mexico's Letter to Donald Trump, "I do not Want Confrontation... " 
 
 

President Donald Trump,

I am aware of your latest position in regard to Mexico. In advance, I express to you that I don’t want confrontation. The peoples and nations that we represent deserve that we resort to dialogue and act with prudence and responsibility, in the face of any conflict in our relations, serious as it may be.

The greatest President of Mexico, Benito Juárez, maintained excellent relations with the Republican hero, Abraham Lincoln. Later, when Mexico nationalized its oil resources and industry, Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt understood the profound reasons that led our patriotic President Lázaro Cárdenas to act in favor of our sovereignty. By the way, President Roosevelt was a titan of freedom who proclaimed the four fundamental rights of man: the right to freedom of speech; the right to freedom of religion; the right to live free from fear; and the right to live free from misery.

With this in mind, we frame our policy on immigration. Human beings do not leave their villages for pleasure but out of necessity. That’s why, from the beginning of my government, I proposed opting for cooperation in development and aid for the Central American countries with productive investments to create jobs and resolve this painful situation.

More, HERE.

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Allegations Concern Three Girls and a Woman in 2015-2018
 
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Finance Secretary Urzúa. 
The Government Argues that it has Demonstrated its Total Support for Pemex
 
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AMLO: consolidating power.
The First of a Two-Part Series on President López Obrador's First Six Months in Office
 
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If Moody's Follows Suit There Would be a Huge Sell-off of Pemex Bonds
 
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Mexico News Daily - Report Says Mexico Pledged to Send 6,000 Troops to Southern Border
Federal Police at the Guatemala border.
'Safe Third Country' Asylum Deal is Also on the Table at Migration-tariff Talks in Washington
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SOMEGRAF - Mexican Society of Graphologic Sciences:
A Major Success Story! 
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GLOBAL RESEARCH - Endless Procedural Abuses Show Julian Assange Case was Never About Law
 
 

It is astonishing how often one still hears well-informed, otherwise reasonable people say about Julian Assange: “But he ran away from Swedish rape charges by hiding in Ecuador’s embassy in London.”

That short sentence includes at least three factual errors. In fact, to repeat it, as so many people do, you would need to have been hiding under a rock for the past decade – or, amounting to much the same thing, been relying on the corporate media for your information about Assange, including from supposedly liberal outlets such as the Guardian and the BBC.

At the weekend, a Guardian editorial – the paper’s official voice and probably the segment most scrutinised by senior staff – made just such a false claim:

Then there is the rape charge that Mr Assange faced in Sweden and which led him to seek refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in the first place.

The fact that the Guardian, supposedly the British media’s chief defender of liberal values, can make this error-strewn statement after nearly a decade of Assange-related coverage is simply astounding. And that it can make such a statement days after the US finally admitted that it wants to lock up Assange for 175 years on bogus “espionage” charges – a hand anyone who wasn’t being wilfully blind always knew the US was preparing to play – is still more shocking.

More, HERE.

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Mexican forensic workers meet the Aeromexico plane forced to land after a Japanese man who swallowed 246 packs of cocaine died on a flight from Bogota to Tokyo.
Japanese National Flying from Bogota to Tokyo is Declared Dead After an Overdose
 
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Andrés Manuel López Obrador attends a news conference in Mexico City on 21 May.
Mexican President was Thanked with an Ode While Aboard a Low-Cost Flight
 
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MEXICO NEWS DAILY - Give the Guy a Chance:

AMLO after losing the 2006 election.
Praise for AMLO Despite Mistakes, Bad Ideas López Obrador is Sincerely Trying to do Right by his Country.
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Unity is fundamental to combating violent crime, says Security Secretary Durazo.
Durazo Security Secretary Says Corruption is Largely Responsible
 
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There aren't enough police in Morelos, says security commissioner. 
Extortion Leads with 705 % Surge Kidnappings Were Up 158 %, Intentional Homicides 39 % 
 
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GLOBAL RESEARCH - Trump - from China to Iran to Venezuela - Threats and Sanctions Everywhere - A Chronicle of Disorganized Chaos Foretold

As of May 10, Mr. Trump has arbitrarily increased tariffs on Chinese goods imported into the US, worth about 200 billion dollars, from 10 % to 25%. It is an action without any foundation. An action that makes no sense at all, as China can and will retaliate – and retaliate much stronger than what the impact of the US’s new “sanctions” may bear – because these arbitrary tariffs are nothing else but sanctions. Illegality of such foreign interference aside, there is hardly any serious economist in this world, who would favor tariffs in international trade among “adults” anywhere and for any reason, and, of course, least as a punishment for a nation. All that such sanctions do is pushing a partner away. In this case it’s not just any partner; China is a key trading partner of the United States.

The new tariffs will hardly harm the American consumer. There are huge profit margins by US middlemen and importers of Chinese goods. They are competing with each other within the US – and the consumer may not even notice a thing. However, the US economy will likely suffer, especially from Chinese retaliatory actions.

More, HERE

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The police chief during his arrest, one of the victims and confiscated weapons and phones. 
Federal Police Pulled Him Over in an Anti-Fuel Operation and Found Two Young Women, Bound Hand and Foot
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President López Obrador Spearheaded the Civil Resistance Movement in 1995
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Chief Justice Zaldívar: eyes on Jalisco.
But Supreme Court Promises 'a Renewal' of the State's Judiciary
 
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Tequila exports were well up last year. 
Nearly a Million Liters Were Shipped 
 
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The wine contest in Switzerland where Mexico won 39 medals.
Two Grand Golds Among Mexico's 39 Medals at the International Wine Competition
 
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GLOBAL RESEARCH - The US Desperately Needs a New Secretary of State.
 
Pompeo Does not Understand Article 2 of the Constitution  
 
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‘We thought the good times would last forever, never imagined that the price would fall.’
Poppies in the Municipality of Acatepec - the Biggest Opium Producer in Guerrero's La Montaña Region. The Market Price for Opium has Plum.
 
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#AMLOresignation, reads the hashtag on the banner at the Mexico City march.
 People Marched in Mexico City
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The proposal, which would leave people only able to purchase warm beer, has been met with derision. 
A Lawmaker in Mexico City Proposed Outlawing the Sale of the Cold Drink in a Bid to Reduce Public and Underage Drinking
 
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Potential cartel recruits.
Most Children and Adolescents Are Employed Packaging or Selling Drugs
 
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CNN - The List of Boy Scouts Leaders Accused of Sexual Abuse has Nearly 3,000 More Names Than Previously Known
By Jason Hanna, Elizabeth Joseph and Kristina Sgueglia, CNN
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GLOBAL RESEARCH - The Essence of Evil: Sex with Children Has Become Big Business in America

Children are being targeted and sold for sex in America every day.”—John Ryan, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Children, young girls—some as young as 9 years old—are being bought and sold for sex in America. The average age for a young woman being sold for sex is now 13 years old.

This is America’s dirty little secret.

Sex trafficking—especially when it comes to the buying and selling of young girls—has become big business in America, thefastest growing businessin organized crime and thesecond most-lucrative commodity tradedillegally after drugs and guns. 

More, HERE.

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CNN - Trump digs in against Democrats but there may yet be consequences 

By Kaitlan CollinsKevin Liptak and Lauren Fox, CNN 

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THE GUARDIAN - His Wife Died in Combat. His Daughter is American

Jose Gonzalez, gold star family member and Mexican immigrant in Phoenix awaiting to learn of his deportation status.  

And yet ICE targeted him

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Senator Sánchez condemns the media during a press conference.
Minatitlán Killings 'Blown Out of Proportion'
 
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Attorney General Winckler, under pressure; and 'La Becky,' Minatitlán bar owner.
Attorney General Winckler, Under Pressure, and 'La Becky', Minatitlán Bar Owner
AMLO Says State Attorney General is 'Not Highly Recommended'
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Immigration agents detain a migrant in Chiapas.
In the First Three Weeks of April, 11,800 Were Deported
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Red Cross volunteers in Arriaga, Mexico on 26 October 2018.  
Organization Boosts Security as Drug Cartels Show Disregard for the Work of Physicians and First Responders in Conflicts with Rivals
 
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Opposition Parties, Business, Legal Experts and Even a Ruling Party Senator Rejected the President's Move  

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Street vendors under threat in historic center. 
Their Complaints of Extortion and Other Crimes by a City Gang Have Fallen on Deaf Ears

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GLOBAL RESEARCH - The CIA Takeover of America in the 1960s is the Story of our Times. The Killing of the Kennedys and Today's New Cold War
A Quasi-Review of a Lie Too Big to Fail: The Real History of the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy by Lisa Pease   
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HISTORY (VIDEO) CHANNEL - The History Channel Kennedy's and the Mob - JFK, Castro, Marcello, Roselli, Giancana, Accardo, Lansky, Dalitz, Trafficante, Zenilli
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Dan DeFossey, left, and Roberto Luna of Pinche Gringo BBQ.
'We Want to Send a Message that There is no Wall Between us', Says Co-Owner Dan DeFossey
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Gordillo in 2008.
Elba Esther Gordillo will Seek to Regain Control of SNTE
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La Huerta, Jalisco, was one location flagged as being at risk of privatization.
Online Survey Gathers Data on Beaches Whose Public Access has Been Blocked
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GLOBAL RESEARCH - Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth - Lawsuit to Force FBI Assessment of WTC Evidence: Interview with Richard Gage, Dave Meinswinkle and Mick Harrison

March 31, 2019 - On our most recent episode of 9/11 Free Fall, host Andy Steele is joined by the leaders of AE911Truth and the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry to discuss our lawsuit filed this week against the FBI, which takes aim at the Bureau’s failure to include certain key evidence in its congressionally mandated 9/11 Review Commission Report from 2015.

This show is recommended listening for all those who wish to have a deeper understanding of this historic litigation and how it may play out in the next one to two years. You can listen using YouTube or SoundCloud.

More, HERE.

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Dee Margo Warned Donald Trump that Closing the Border Would Have a 'Detrimental, Almost Draconian' Impact on the Region
 
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The yellow flag of US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in the village of Baghuz, Syria
Countries Fear that Legal Standard of States Being 'Unwilling or Unable' to Deal with Terrorism Could Be Used in Latin America
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President Says There is a 'Good Likelihood' he will Close Border this Week if Mexico Does not Stop Immigrants from Reaching US
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Trucks carry Mexican exports into the US at a Juárez-El Paso border crossing.
'Self-Inflicted' Wound Would Have Severe Economic Implications 
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GLOBAL RESEARCH - The War on AMLO: US Backlash Supported by Mexican Right Wing 

Ten weeks into the administration of progressive president

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador(AMLO), the Mexican right has made it clear how it plans to oppose him: not as an adversary to be defeated, but as an enemy to be destroyed. And in a war of this kind, as the Spanish saying goes,Todo vale. Anything goes.

The first of the false furors flared up even before AMLO took office, when former presidentsVicente FoxandFelipe Calderón– both from the conservative National Action Party (PAN) – criticized his decision to invite VenezuelanPresident Nicolás Maduroto his inauguration, setting off atempest-in-a-teapot firestormwithin the nation’s corporate media. Inviting foreign heads of state to an inauguration, of course, is part and parcel of diplomatic protocol,something both Fox and Calderón had adhered towhen inviting then-president Hugo Chávez to their respective ceremonies.

But hypocrisy was no object when it came to the PAN’s attempts to tie AMLO to the Bolivarian Revolution, an obsession that dated to the party’sshadowy attack ads in the 2006 electionand repeated faithfullythrough last year’s campaign. When, during his inaugural speech in Congress, AMLO read out Maduro’s name among a list of the foreign leaders in attendance, deputies from the PAN leapt up on cue and, with cries of “Dictator!,” ran to the front of the chamber to unfurl a banner condemning the Venezuelan head of state (a stunt strangely not repeated for the president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel).

More, HERE.

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MEXICO NEWS DAILY - The First 100 Days: Progress Against Corruption, National Guard are Highlights

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President López Obrador Gives a Progress Report

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MEXICO NEWS DAILY - 19 Men Removed from Bus in Tamaulipas and Kidnapped

The Bus was Traveling between Tampico and Reynosa When it was Forced to Stop

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THE GUARDIAN - Mexico Slashes Funding for Women's Shelters

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Human Rights Workers Say Plan to Give Money Directly to Victims of Domestic Violence Risks Unravelling Decades of Work

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JORNADA - El Nuevo Gobierno Encara Complejos Escenarios: Analista

Los primeros 100 días del gobierno del presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador están por cumplirse y su política exterior se ha visto marcada por complejos escenarios regionales; un giro hacia la no intervención; mayores labores para las embajadas y consulados, así como con nuevas caras, tanto en estas representaciones como en la cancillería, expuso

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Bernardo Méndez Lugo, ministro en retiro del Servicio Exterior Mexicano (SEM). Más, AQUI.

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LA OPINION, Los Angeles, California, EUA - Ven con Buenos Ojos a Primeros Cónsules Propuestos por AMLO

MEXICO.- Profesionales de carrera en el Servicio Exterior Mexicano, en su mayoría, a diferencia de la administración de Enrique Peña que privilegió a los políticos, las primeras propuestas del presidente 

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador para ocupar 15 de los 50 consulados de México en Estados Unidos son vistos con buenos ojos  aunque tendrán menos presupuesto que sus antecesores.

Para Los Angeles, el mandatario mexicano, a través de la cancillería, solicitó al Senado ratificar a Marcela Celorio, actual cónsul general en San Diego, miembro del SEM desde 1999, con rango de embajadora desde 2017, quien ha ocupado la Jefatura de Cancillería en Israel y ha sido consejera para Asuntos Políticos en la Embajada en Bélgica y la Unión Europea (UE) así como cónsul adscrita en el Consulado General en Nueva York.

“Es muy interesante este perfil porque maneja fuertemente temas de seguridad, estuvo en Israel, es abogada y conoce bien la relación bilateral: creo que tiene un muy buen perfil, está muy  bien calificada para Los Angeles”, observó 

Bernardo Mendez, ex diplomático en Estados Unidos y actual integrante de la organización América Sin Muros.

Más, AQUI.

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Lake Chapala Mexico, Ajijic
 
 
I relate the Experience of my Wife, Dogs, and me Living Abroad
 
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A worker passes a partially-demolished border wall prototype during demolition at the border between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego on 27 February 2019. 
Demolition Comes the Same Week that the House Voted to Block Trump's Emergency Declaration
 
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A construction crew works on new sections of the US-Mexico border barrier. 
From the 80s Onwards, the Borderlands were Rife with Paramilitary Cruelty and Racism. But the President's Rhetoric has Thrown Fuel on the Fire
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CNN -  House Democrats Announce Broad Probe Into Allegations of Obstruction of Justice
 
By Manu Raju and Jeremy Herb, CNN
 

(CNN) - House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler on Monday announced a sweeping investigation into President Donald Trump's campaign, businesses, transition and administration, a probe that would lay the groundwork for Democrats if they choose to pursue impeachment proceedings against the President.

The Judiciary Committee on Monday sent letters to 81 people and entities -- including the White House, the Justice Department, senior campaign officials, Trump Organization officials and the President's sons — marking the start of a broad investigation that will tackle questions including possible corruption, obstruction of justice, hush-money payments to women, collusion with Russia and allegations of the President abusing his office and using it for personal gain.
They are demanding responses within two weeks.
The requests outline a sprawling investigation, seeking documents and communications on issues that include FBI Director James Comey's firing, possible pardons offered to Trump officials, Trump's finances and foreign governments, "catch-and-kill" payments involving the National Enquirer's parent company and Trump, Trump campaign contacts with Russians and WikiLeaks and communications between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
More, HERE.
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CNN - Trump to Kim: 'You Are a Fantastic Leader
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GLOBAL RESEARCH - "Trump is a Racist, a Conman, a Cheat: Michael D. Cohen's Testimony to US House of Representatives Committee

We are bringing to the attention of our readers the testimony of former Trump staff

Michael D. Cohen.

Cohen’s statements are backed up by documents made available to the House Committee on Oversight. The testimony includes reference to fraudulent transactions, coverup of Trump’s business interests in Russia, the payment of hush money

Apart from Trump’s business interests with Russia which are of a financial nature, Cohen does not provide evidence that Trump’s election campaign was supported by the Kremlin.

Upon the release of the BuzzFeed News report in mid-January, the US media has gone into high gear focussing on the possibility of impeachment on the grounds that President Trump had instructed “Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about his business dealings in Russia” (Vox, Jan 18, 2019)

The general reaction among House Democrats was that this was a very serious allegation — and that they wanted to hold hearings and investigate to see if the story was true. And some are already on the record as saying that if it is true, impeachment would be the appropriate response.

Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-TX), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, tweeted late Thursday that if the story is true, “President Trump must resign or be impeached.”

More, HERE.

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Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador 
Environmental Campaigners Against Electric Plant and Pipeline Say Samir Flores Soberanes's Murder is a 'Political Crime'
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The special naval force in a training session.
1,300-String Elite Force was Created in 2011 in Response to High Crime Rates in Veracruz
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AMERICAS SOCIETY, COUNCIL OF THE AMERICAS - AMLO 2019: A Primer on Mexico's New Government
AMLO
A Special Report on Mexico's President, the People he Listens to, and the Opponents Ready to Take Him on.
 
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AMERICAS SOCIETY, COUNCIL OF THE AMERICAS - Counting Down the First 100 Days of AMLO's Presidency

February 25, 2019

It’s underway: theAndrés Manuel López Obrador  presidency and his pledge of a Fourth Transformation for Mexico. He  won by a landslide in a July 1 election that marked a repudiation of the status quo. What comes next has stoked both hopes and worries over whether his particular brand of populism means shifts as dramatic as the prior three transformations he’s referring to: Mexican independence, formation of the republic, and the revolution. Any student of Mexican history can tell you those three events took years. 

President AMLO at his swearing-in ceremony.  

López Obrador, also known as AMLO, has six, given that the Constitution allows for one term of that length. He begins with the strongest mandate of any Mexican president in decades, control of Congress, and enough state legislatures to push through constitutional reforms.

As Mexico charts a new path, AS/COA Online's Carin Zissis, based in Mexico City, counts down the first 100 days of the López Obrador presidency. Check back for regular updates. More, HERE.

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A Look at the New Mexican President's Political Upbringing - and What it Means for How He'll Govern.
 
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UNDER THE VOLCANO - 

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By Anthony Bourdain (Wikipedia)

Americans love Mexican food. We consume nachos, tacos, burritos, tortas, enchiladas, tamales and anything resembling Mexican in enormous quantities. We love Mexican beverages, happily knocking back huge amounts of tequila, mezcal and Mexican beer every year. We love Mexican people—as we sure employ a lot of them. 

Despite our ridiculously hypocritical attitudes towards immigration, we demand that 

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Mexicans cook a large percentage of the food we eat, grow the ingredients we need to make that food, clean our houses, mow our lawns, wash our dishes, look after our children. 

As any chef will tell you, our entire service economy—the restaurant business as we know it—in most American cities, would collapse overnight without Mexican workers. Some, of course, like to claim that Mexicans are “stealing American jobs”. But in two decades as a chef and employer, I never had ONE American kid walk in my door and apply for a dishwashing job, a porter’s position—or even a job as prep cook. Mexicans do much of the work in this country that Americans, probably, simply won’t do. 

We love Mexican drugs. Maybe not you personally, but “we”, as a nation, certainly consume titanic amounts of them—and go to extraordinary lengths and expense to acquire them. We love Mexican music, Mexican beaches, Mexican architecture, interior design, Mexican films.

So, why don’t we love Mexico? More, HERE.

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WASHINGTON POST - With Fewer Undocumented Workers to Hire, U. S. Farmers are Fueling a Surge in the Number of Legal Guest Workers

By Kevin Sieff and Annie Gowen

DURANGO, Mexico — For decades, U.S. farmers, landscapers and builders tapped a seemingly endless supply of cheap labor: the waves of undocumented immigrants coming across the southern border. The workers arrived in time for harvests and construction booms. They did the low-wage manual labor that Americans were unwilling to do.

By the 2000s, more than half of American farmworkers were undocumented, according to the Labor Department. But now — thanks to border enforcement, the surging cost of smugglers and changes in migration patterns — the number of people crossing into the United States illegally is nearing the lowest level in decades. There are more Mexicans leaving the United States than arriving there.

For the White House, that might be a triumph. But for the 

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agriculture industry, the impact is acute. Each year, its labor force dwindles. More, HERE.

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GLOBAL RESEARCH - Venezuela False Flag Brewing? Under the Cloak of "the Humanitarian Convoy"
 

According to Russian media, yet to be confirmed, “A False Flag is Brewing” under the Cloak of the so-called “Humanitarian Convoy for Venezuela” (TASS)

The alleged false flag operation is intended to justify “an outside invasion” of Venezuela by one or more foreign powers. The false flag is slated to result in the deaths of civilians. 

According to Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman

Maria Zakharova at a press conference last weekA provocation, involving victims, is being put together under the guise of a humanitarian convoy,”Zakharova stressed. “They need it just as a pretext to use outside force, and everyone should understand that.”

“The possibility of a military intervention is just a red line for all of Latin America and the entire global community in general, which considers itself to be civilized,” she emphasized.

More, HERE.

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Activists rally against Trump’s declaration of a national emergency. 
Coalition Accuses President of 'Robbing Taxpayer Funds'
 
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CNN - Trump Again Dares Courts to Stop Him
16 states file lawsuit to stop Trump's national emergency declaration 

Washington (CNN) -The legal confrontation over Donald Trump's immigration national emergency is becoming the most important test yet of his vision of an unfettered presidency immune to norms that check executive power.

The President hit back Tuesdayafter 16 states filed a lawsuit to stop his declarationaimed at redirecting funds already allocated by Congress for different purposes to build his border wall. The structure was the ideological anchor of his campaigns, rooted in claims that an "invasion" of undocumented migrants and criminals is swamping America.
"As I predicted, 16 states, led mostly by Open Border Democrats and the Radical Left, have filed a lawsuit in, of course, the 9th Circuit! California, the state that has wasted billions of dollars on their out of control Fast Train, with no hope of completion, seems in charge!" Trump tweeted.
More, HERE.
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A building in Mexico City's Roma district.
Searches for Properties for Sale Increased by 47 %
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A municipal police officer in León, Guanajuato.
Funds for Municipal Police in Guanajuato Cut 42 %
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Displaced by violence, citizens from Guerrero camp outside the National Palace.
National Palace has Become a Magnet for Protesters Seeking the President's Ear
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A soldier stands guard over cocaine seized off the coast of Guerrero.
US Coast Guard Estimates that 2,738 Tonnes of Cocaine were Shipped from Colombia in 2017
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DRUGS' LEGALIZATION

To illustrate what is going on in Mexico, please take a look at this article named MEXICO'S DESCENT TO INFERNO, by Professor James Petras.

This is a VIDEO of my most recent appearance in international TV. This interview was conducted by

Alydia Noble

Alydia Noble, Al Jazeera, London

We respectfully suggest our authorities a REFERENDUM that must be sent to the Mexican Senate, ASAP.

An initiative ought to be sent to all citizens to vote YES or NO on drugs's legalization. If you are a member of the media, I will be glad to provide more details.

Mario-González-Román

President

Culture of Safe Travel, Crime & Loss Prevention

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GLOBAL RESEARCH - An Open Letter to the People of the United States from President Nicolas Maduro
 

Bolivarian Government of Venezuela

Feb. 10, 2019

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If I know anything, it is about people, such as you, I am a man of the people. I was born and raised in a poor neighborhood of Caracas. I forged myself in the heat of popular and union struggles in a Venezuela submerged in exclusion and inequality.

I am not a tycoon, I am a worker of reason and heart, today I have the great privilege of presiding over the new Venezuela, rooted in a model of inclusive development and social equality, which was forged by CommanderHugo Chávezsince 1998 inspired by the Bolivarian legacy.

We live today a historical trance. There are days that will define the future of our countries between war and peace. Your national representatives of Washington want to bring to their borders the same hatred that they planted in Vietnam. They want to invade and intervene in Venezuela – they say, as they said then – in the name of democracy and freedom. But it’s not like that. The history of the usurpation of power in Venezuela is as false as the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. It is a false case, but it can have dramatic consequences for our entire region.

More, HERE.

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Marchers in Mexico City yesterday protest femicides and kidnappings.
Mobile Help Centers, Increased Police Presence Among Initiatives Announced by Mayor
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CNN - Venezuelan Army Defectors Appeal to Trump for Weapons
 
By Nick Paton Walsh, Barbara Arvanitidis and Alex Platt
 

Caracas, Venezuela (CNN)Venezuelan army defectors are calling on the Trump administration to arm them, in what they call their quest for "freedom."

Former soldiers Carlos Guillen Martinez and Josue Hidalgo Azuaje, who live outside the country, told CNN they want US military assistance to equip others inside the beleaguered nation. They claim to be in contact with hundreds of willing defectors and have called on enlisted Venezuelan soldiers to revolt against the Maduro regime, through television broadcasts.
"As Venezuelan soldiers, we are making a request to the US to support us, in logistical terms, with communication, with weapons, so we can realize Venezuelan freedom," Guillen Martinez told CNN.
More, HERE.
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Mexico is Not in Favor or Against Maduro, 'We're for Compliance with Constitutional Principles' 
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Defense lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman, left, questions FBI agent Paul Roberts, centre, on the witness stand during the trial of Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, right, in this courtroom sketch in Brooklyn federal court on Tuesday.
Prosecution Case Against Accused Mexican Drug Lord Had Lasted 11 Weeks
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A police officer investigates a crime scene in eastern Tijuana, Mexico.
Homicides in Tijuana have Skyrocketed Recently, Returning the City to Levels of Hyper-Violence it Last Saw a Decade Ago
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Failures to Confront the Unspeakable, and the Way Ahead. Part 1
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Grief in Tlahuelilpan.
 
Was it Criminality or Desperation that Drove the Victims of the Tragic Explosion of a Pipeline?
 
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López Obrador, left, and Alfaro are sparring over fuel shortages.
 
'It is Not a Matter of Publicity, It's a Crisis that Requires Complete Seriousness on the Part of the Federal Government: Alfaro
 
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THE GUARDIAN - What is Life Like in Border Country, Where Trump Wants His Wall?
 
The Guardian Travelled to Five Locations on the US-Mexico to Discover How Trump's Rhetoric Jars with the Reality on the Ground 
 
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Poll shows 53% of Americans Blame Trump and Republicans
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Yalitza Aparicio as Cleo and Marco Graf as Pepe in Roma, written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón.
The drama about a servant and her employers has sparked soul-searching – and yearning for an era of certainties
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NEW YORK POST - 'Superstar' DEA Agent Made Millions Off Cocaine Traffickers: Report
DEA agents arrive on the scene of a fatal shooting in Florida.
A “superstar” DEA agent secretly fueled a lavish lifestyle by skimming cash from Colombian cocaine traffickers through a multimillion-dollar scam that officials say is turning into one of the worst scandals in the agency’s history, according to a report Tuesday.

Jose Irizarry, who resigned after being recalled from his post in Colombia, was recently identified in court papers as a co-conspirator of a former DEA informant who pleaded guilty to money laundering in Florida, according to the Associated Press.

Profits from the scheme helped Irizarry, 44, buy a Land Rover and a home in Cartagena, the Colombian resort city where he was assignedto combat drug smuggling into the US, current and former law enforcement officials told AP.

More, HERE.

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NEW YORK POST - El Chapo Paid $ 100M Bribe to Ex-Mexican President: Secretary 

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GLOBAL RESEARCH - War is Good for Business and Organized Crime: Afghanistan's Multibillion Dollar Opium Trade. Rising Heroin Addiction in the U. S.
 

Afghanistan’s opium economy is a multibillion dollar operation which has a direct impact on the surge of  heroin addiction in the US.  

Despite president Trump’s announced US troop withdrawal, the Afghan opium trade continues to flourish. It is protected by US-NATO occupation forces on behalf of a nexus of powerful financial and criminal  interests. 

In 2004,  the proceeds of the Afghan heroin trade yielded an estimated global revenue of the order of 90 billion dollars. This estimate was based on retail sales corresponding to a total supply of the order of 340,000 kg of pure heroin (corresponding to Afghanistan’s 3400 tons of opium production) (See Michel Chossudovsky, America’s War on Terrorism, Chapter XVI, Global Research, Montreal 2005)

Today a rough estimate based on US retail prices suggests that the global heroin market is above the 500 billion dollars mark. This multibillion dollar hike is the result ofa significant increase in the volume of heroin transacted Worldwidecoupled with a moderate increase in retail prices.

Based on the most recent (UNODC) data (2017) opium production in Afghanistan is of the order of 9000 metric tons, which after processing and transformation is equivalent to approximately900,000 kg. of pure heroin.

With the surge in heroin addiction since 2001, the retail price of heroin has increased. According to DEA intelligence, one gram of pure heroin was selling in December 2016 in the domestic US market for $902 per gram.

More, HERE.

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Al Jazeera VIDEO 

 

America's Guns: Arming Mexico's Cartels

 

The United states's constitutionally enshrined love-affair with

Resultado de imagen para pics America's Guns: Arming Mexico's Cartels 

CREDIT TO ABOVE PHOTO

firearms has given it the highest levels of private gun ownership in the world, a truly staggering rate of gun related deaths (from high profile "mass killings" to more routine daily homicides) and a hugely powerful and wealthy arms industry

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FORBES - Doc Series: The Drug in War Costs The U. S. Over $ 78B A Year 

Showtime’s new five-part documentary series The Trade details the lives behind the headlines and statistics regarding the War on Drugs. Drug trafficking is the most lucrative illegal trade and every day more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. This is a national crisis that effects public health, as well as social and economic welfare.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates  the economic burden in the U.S. is $78.5 billion a year, which includes the costs of healthcare, addiction treatment, lost productivity and the involvement of law enforcement.

More, HERE.

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Cocaine, Heroin, Cannabis, Ecstasy: How Big is the Global Drug Trade?

By Global Research

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LIBRO: Nacho Lozano, Marihuana a la Mexicana 

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CNN - Trump Walks Out of Shutdown Meeting, Calling Talks 'Total Waste of Time'
 

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump walked out of discussions to end a partial government shutdown, now in its third week, calling the talks with congressional Democrats "a total waste of time."

"Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time. I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open things up, are you going to approve Border Security which includes a Wall or Steel Barrier? Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!" Trump said.
More, HERE.
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Soldiers check fuel shipments leaving a Pemex storage depot in México state.
Government Says Anti-Theft Strategy is Working, but the Cost in Fuel Shortages has been High
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MEXICO NEWS DAILY - Zapatistas Say They Won't Permit AMLO's 'Destructive Projects'
Zapatistas observe the anniversary of their 1994 uprising. 
López Obrador Said the Movement has a Right to Protest and Dissent
 
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There are 1,000 of these every day.
Staggered Implementation of Insurance Requirement Began in 2014
 
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People run away from tear gas thrown by US border control, as seen from Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico, on 1 January.  
Customs and Border Protection Said the Gas was Used to Target Rock Throwers Apart from Migrants who Were Trying to Cross
 
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MEXICO NEWS DAILY - Helicopter Crash Kills Puebla Governor and Her Husband 
Alonso and her husband, governor and ex-governor of Puebla, died in a helicopter crash.
The aircraft went down in Coronango, Just Outside Puebla City 
 
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MEXICO NEWS DAILY - Another Caravan on the Way: 15,000 Heading North but Destination is Chiapas
The migrants' shelter in Tijuana.
They Plan to Look for Work on Maya Train or Government's Reforestation Project
 
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Judges around the country protested yesterday.
 
They also Rejected President López Obrador's Claim of Fat Salaries
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Tourists enjoy a Mexican beach. 
Total is Expected to Reach Nearly 45 Million
 
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THE NEW YORK TIMES - House Hunting in ... Mexico
In the city of Monterrey, new developments (and prices) are rising to meet greater demand for luxury properties
 
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THE GUARDIAN'A Humiliation': Outcry after Mexico President Gives Highest Honour to Jared Kushner

 Jared Kushner

Enrique Peña Nieto to Hand Trump Son-in-law the Order of the Aztec Eagle for Trade Work

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GLOBAL RESEARCH - From 1945 Until Today - 20 to 30 Million People Killed by the USA.

By Manlio Dinucci

In the summary of its last strategic document – 2018 National Defense Strategy of the United States of America (of which the entire text is classified) – the Pentagon claims that “after the Second World War, the United States and their allies installed a “free and open international order in order to safeguard the freedom of the people from aggression and coercion”, but that “this order is presently undermined by Russia and China, who are violating the principles and rules of international relations”. This is a total reversal of historical reality.

Professor Michel Chossudovsky, director of the Center for Research on Globalization, reminds us that these two countries, listed today as enemies, are those which, when they were allied with the United States during the Second World War, paid the victory over the Nazi-fascist Axis Berlin-Rome-Tokyo with the greatest price in human lives – approximately 26 million from the Soviet Union and 20 million from China, compared with a little more than 400,000 from the United States.

With this preliminary, Chossudovsky introduces to Global Research a documented study by James A. Lucas on the number of people killed by the uninterrupted series of wars, coups d’État and other subversive operations executed by the United States from the end of the War in 1945 until now – a number estimated at 20 to 30 million victims. Approximately twice the number of deaths from the First World War, the centenary of the end of which has just been celebrated in Paris with a Peace Forum.
More, HERE.
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MEXICO NEWS DAILY -  6 Hour Border Closure Cost Over US $ 5 Million:

Migrants' camp in Tijuana.

Business Group in San Ysidro, 93 % of Local Businesses' Customers are from Mexico  

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MEXICO NEWS DAILY - Migrants Overwhelm Tijuana; Mayor Declares Humanitarian Crisis 

Migrants at the sports complex-shelter in Tijuana.

Federal Government Criticized for Neglecting Its Duty 

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CNN - 2,550 U. S. Citizens Applied for Asylum in Canada in 2017 

That's more than 6 Times as Many as in 2016. It is Believed that the Hard-line Immigration Policies of President Donald Trump have Fueled the Increase in the Number of Americans Fleeing to Canada.  

By Doug Criss 

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THE NEW YORK TIMES - The Public Trial of El Chapo, Held Partially in Secret

 

Numerous Private Motions and Letters have been a Part of the Case Against Joaquin Guzmán Loera. This Week the Secrecy Reached New Levels. By Alan Feuer.

 

More, HERE. Nov. 21, 2018

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MEXICO NEWS DAILY - 'Nobody Asked us': Indigenous Peoples Say No to Maya Train
maya train
Indigenous communities on the Yucatan peninsula have rejected president-elect Lopez Obrador's Maya train project and declared that nobody has asked their opinion about it. 
 
More, HERE  
 
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MEXICO NEWS DAILY - Mexico's Security Plan a 'Colossal Mistake', Warns Human Rights Watch
Security plan critics say local, state and federal police should be strengthened rather than keep soldiers on the streets.
 
The incoming government's new security strategy is also "potentially dangerous", the international non-governmental organization warned
 
More, HERE
 
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CNN - France Accuses Trump of Lacking 

Macron and Trump prior to their meeting at the Elysee Palace on Saturday.

 'Common Decency' for Tweets on Anniversary of Paris Attacks

By Saskya Vandoome and Mathew Robinson; November 14, 2018 

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CNN - Melanie Trump Leads 

National security aide headed for exit after clash with Melania Trump's office

New Round of White House Firing and Fury

Analysis by Stephen Collinson; November 14, 2018 

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MEXICO NEWS DAILY - El Chapo's Lawyer Claims Cartel Bribed Presidents Peña Nieto, Calderón.

Calderón, left, and Peña Nieto accepted bribes from cartel, lawyer alleges. 

Both Have Rejected the Accusation, which Claims that the Sinaloa Cartel Paid them Millions of Dollars

 

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THE GUARDIAN - Mexico's President-Elect AMLO's Party Moves Toward Marijuana Legalization

 Senator Olga Sánchez Cordero – who has been picked as interior secretary by president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador – presented the measure on Thursday

Party has Submitted Legislation to Legalize the Possession, Public Use, Growth and Sale of Marijuana

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GLOBAL RESEARCH - Mexico: The Legalization of Opium for Medicinal Use?

 Opium

By Andrew Korybko

There would be far-reaching implications for the US if the incoming Mexican government goes through with the current Defense Minister’s suggestion to legalize opium for medicinal use.

This so-called “solution” has long been discussed and is seen by some as a pragmatic approach for lessening the heavy carnage caused by the country’s drug war over the past decade, which has killed more than 200,000 people since it first began in 2006. The concept is simple enough and it’s that the country’s opium farmers, which have made Mexico the world’s third-largest supplier of this drug, would sell their harvests to government-approved entities for use in scientific studies and medicine instead of giving them to the cartels, though this would require that the state provide adequate protection to both the farmers and their crops. This is a lot easier said than done because the security services are thought to be deeply infiltrated by the cartels, and many citizens live in fear of what would happen if these forces found out that they were cooperating with the government.

More, HERE.

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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Mexico to Cancel $ 13.3 Billion Mexico City Airport Project By Anthony Harrup

Mexico's President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador casts his vote in Mexico City on Thursday.  

Mexico's President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador Casts His Vote in Mexico City on Thursday. PHOTO: EDUARDO VERDUGO/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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BBC: Mexico President-Elect Halts Partly Built Airport

Construction site of the new Mexico City International Airport in Texcoco on the outskirts of Mexico City. October 29, 2018 

Foundations for Mexico City's AIrport at Texcoco have already been built

Mr López Obrador, who takes office in December, said money would be used instead to improve existing facilities.

He has been a strong critic of the project which he says is bad for the environment and tainted by corruption.

The referendum was one of Mr. López Obrador's campaign promises.

About one million people took part in the vote over four days, about 1% of the electorate, and critics have alleged cases of people casting multiple ballots.

The estimated cost of the new airport at Texcoco, north-east of the capital, has been put at more than $13bn (£10bn).

More, HERE.

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GLOBAL RESEARCH: What Happened on the Planes on September 11, 2001? The 9/11 Cell Phone Calls. The 9/11 Commission "Script" was Fabricated.

By Prof. Michel Chossudovsky; September 4, 2018

“We Have Some Planes”

The 9/11 Commission’s Report provides an almost visual description of the Arab hijackers. It depicts in minute detail events occurring inside the cabin of the four hijacked planes.

In the absence of surviving passengers, this “corroborating evidence”, was based on passengers’ cell and air phone conversations with their loved ones. According to the Report, the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) was only recovered in the case of one of the flights (UAL 93).

Focusing on the personal drama of the passengers, the Commission has built much of its narrative around the phone conversations. The Arabs are portrayed with their knives and box cutters, scheming in the name of Allah, to bring down the planes and turn them “into large guided missiles” (Report, Chapter 1).

The Technology of Wireless Transmission

The Report conveys the impression that cell phone ground-to-air communication from high altitude was of reasonably good quality, and that there was no major impediment or obstruction in wireless transmission.

Some of the conversations were with onboard air phones, which contrary to the cell phones provide for good quality transmission. The report does not draw a clear demarcation between the two types of calls. 

More, HERE.

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COMMENTARY MAGAZINE: How Corrupt is the United Nations?
 
 
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Vice President Dick Cheney speaks to President Bush by phone from a secure White House room on September 11, 2001, alongside other senior  officials. The White House/Getty images.
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September 11, 2001: The War Crimes Committed "In the Name of 9/11"
 
 

Millions of people have been misled regarding the causes and consequences of 9/11.

September 11 2001 opens up an era of crisis, upheaval and militarization of American society. The post September 11, 2001 era is marked by the outright criminalization of the US State, including its judicial, foreign policy, national security and intelligence apparatus.

9/11 marks the onslaught of the “Global War on Terrorism” (GWOT), used as a pretext and a justification by the US and its NATO allies to carry out a “war without borders”, a global war of conquest. 

A far-reaching overhaul of US military doctrine was launched in the wake of 9/11.

9/11 was also a stepping stone towards the relentless repeal of civil liberties, the militarization of law enforcement and the inauguration of “Police State USA”.

More, HERE.

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Global Research: 

The CIA has Attempted to Assassinate 50 Foreign Leaders Including Chavez 

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The CIA's Plan to Assassinate Kim Jong-un, History of CIA Sponsored Assassinations 

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10 of the Most Lethal CIA Interventions in Latin America

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Why a Former CIA Director Shouldn't Run the State Department: Human Rights Watch, Huffington Post

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School of the Americas: Training Torturers & Secret Police for US-Backed Dictators Since 1946,

by Kit O'Connell, Global Research

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The Guardian: Suspected Russian Spy Found Working at US Embassy in Moscow 

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The Guardian: Trump's Attacks on Media Raise Threat of Violence Against Reporters, UN Experts Warn 

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Manuel Bartlett Díaz...

In a 3-part article series, investigative journalist Charles Bowden offers eyewitness accounts of Bartlett's involvement (along with other senior Mexican political, law enforcement, security and military officials) in the decision to order the kidnap, torture and murder of American DEA officer Enrique S. "Kiki" Camarena in 1985 in order to shut down his successful campaign against the Guadalajara Cartel

In these accounts, cartel figures repeatedly mention they expect Bartlett Díaz to one day become President of Mexico, with the implication that they will prosper as a result.[2] Earlier accounts claimed that DEA suspicions about Bartlett Díaz's involvement in the murder led to the ruling PRI party's refusal to consider him as a presidential candidate, leading to the selection ofCarlos Salinas de Gortari in Díaz's place.

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Blood on the Corn

THE TORTURE BEGINS...

Twice Raul sees a different American agent at Fonseca’s home, the guy who comes for money and packs it in a garment bag. He says he’s there when Max Gomez and Bartlett Díaz come by for the money packed in cardboard boxes and Caro Quintero says, “Here’s your money, now let’s get to work.”

And he’s there at the house on Lope de Vega Street on February 7, 1985, the morning of Camarena’s capture. About 40 people have gathered including Caro Quintero and Félix Gallardo and their bodyguards. DFS personnel and state police also attend. At 12:30 p.m. a man shows up who is known to work at the American consulate and immediately the group focuses on the actual kidnapping of the DEA agent. The consulate figure tells Fonseca’s key henchman that everything is set according to the schedule “I gave you earlier.”

More HERE

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Bowden: How the CIA may have tortured one of America's own

 THE CULTURE OF SAFE TRAVEL, CRIME AND LOSS PREVENTION IN MEXICO

 

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Mr. Mario González-Román Presides Security Corner in Mexico (SCM), aka the Culture of Safe Travel, Crime and Loss Prevention. His last position in the Embassy of the United States of America in Mexico was Head of Security (FSN), under the supervision of the Agent in Charge, Diplomatic Security Service, US Department of State. DSS by Wikipedia. Such a position was cleared through the Mexican Chamber of Deputies, through the Diario Oficial de la Federación. Later on he served as the United Nations Security Coordinator for the Mexico Region with offices in Mexico City and his operations' base in Guatemala, Gua., CA. Such organization (UNSECOORD) was responsible for security in its programs in Cuba, Caribbean, Antilles & Central America. Mr. González-Román was tasked with responsibility over the Mexico Region. 

His resume, in images, in page Presidential Gallery 

 Please make sure you click on the selected image to appreciate at normal size.

His team of voluntary collaborators in ABOUT US 

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If new in town, we recommend these videos/ SI VISITA POR PRIMERA VEZ LA CDMX RECOMENDAMOS ESTOS VIDEOS:   

INTRODUCTION (English language)
INTRODUCCION A ESQUINA DE LA SEGURIDAD

PREVENTING KIDNAPPING EXPRESS IN MEXICO CITY
MEXICO CITY SUBWAY SYSTEM, SAFE, EFFICIENT, INEXPENSIVE
WORDS OF ADVISE FROM SUBWAY SECURITY PERSONNEL