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By CATHERINE E. SHOICHET

The Associated Press
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

MEXICO CITY -- The United States should reinstate a Clinton-era ban on assault weapons to prevent such guns from reaching Mexican drug cartels, former officials from both countries said in a report released Tuesday.

The group, which includes two former U.S. ambassadors to Mexico, also said the U.S. should do more to stop the smuggling of firearms and ammunition into Mexico by stepping up investigations of gun dealers and more strictly regulating gun shows. More, HERE.

5 men killed in shooting in Mexico border bar

The Associated Press
Monday, October 5, 2009

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- Mexican prosecutors says a gang of armed assailants burst into a bar in the border city of Ciudad Juarez and shot five men to death.

A spokesman for the Chihuahua state prosecutors' office says the attack took place early Monday at Gabino's, located on a main boulevard in Ciudad Juarez, across from El Paso, Texas.More, HERE,

U.S. closes Mexico crossing after shooting

Survey: 75 pct of Mexicans unhappy with country

Students warned to prove Texas residence or leave

No prison for business owners in immigration case

Ex-Mexican president urges narrowing wage gap

Justice Dept. Inquiry Into CIA Practices Narrows

Terrorism Task Force Raids Queens Apartments 

Judge Orders Trial in Mexico Subway Shooting

The Associated Press
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
MEXICO CITY -- A Mexican judge has ordered a trial for a man who opened fire with a pistol in a crowded Mexico City subway station, killing two people.
A statement issued by the court Wednesday says Luis Felipe Hernandez will be tried for homicide in the slayings of a police officer and a civilian and for the attempted murder of two other police officers. More, HERE.

Mexico Subway Shooter Charged with Double Homicide

The Associated Press
Sunday, September 20, 2009
MEXICO CITY -- A gunman who opened fire in a crowded Mexico City subway station faces double homicide charges.
Police say Luis Felipe Hernandez was jailed Sunday on the charges after psychological exams determined he is fit to stand trial. After Friday evening's shooting, officials had said Hernandez, 38, appeared to be mentally unstable.
Hernandez was writing an anti-government statement on a wall at the packed Balderas station when a police officer confronted him. He fatally shot the officer and then continued firing as people got on and off a train during rush hour. One commuter was killed and eight others were injured.

Shooting in Mexico City Subway Kills at Least 2

September 19, 2009

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ

The Associated Press
Saturday, September 19, 2009

MEXICO CITY -- A man scrawling graffiti inside a downtown subway station pulled out a gun and began shooting when confronted by police Friday, killing at least two people and wounding five before being shot and subdued by officers.

Mexico City Attorney General Miguel Angel Mancera said a passenger and a police officer were killed at the Balderas subway station, near the Ciudadela crafts market. He said six people, including the shooter, were wounded. More, HERE.

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Watch Out Los Zetas Jax Desmond Worldwide Offers Support To Mexico In Battling Deadly Drug Cartel 

NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- The company that offered witness protection in the Anna Nicole Smith cases is now stretching out a hand and offering help to the Mexican government. The U.S. government says Los Zetas is "the most technologically advanced, sophisticated and dangerous cartel operating in Mexico" and Jax Desmond, Chairman and CEO of Jax Desmond Worldwide says that's just "not acceptable."

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"It's evident that Mexico is over their head and if the authorities want our help, I'm happy to send out our top teams of police and military experts," says Desmond. With a large number of its operatives being former Israeli and US Special Forces, Jax Desmond Worldwide believes that the strong arm of Mexico's drug cartel will be no match for their elite team of private military contractors. More, HERE.

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Court Won't Block Release Of Conn. Sex Abuse Papers

October 5, 2009 

The Supreme Court refused Monday to block the release of documents from lawsuits against Connecticut priests sued for sexual abuse.

As it opened a new term, the court turned down a bid by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn., to keep thousands of pages of documents from 23 lawsuits against six priests from being made public.

The documents had been under seal since a settlement agreement was reached in 2001 between the diocese and the plaintiffs. But when a group of newspapers sought to have the documents unsealed, the Connecticut courts ruled the papers should be made public. More, HERE.

Escape From Alcatraz And A 47-Year Manhunt

Medical Marijuana Arrests; Calif. Isn't Mellow Yet

Marijuana leaves

Above, a marijuana plant. Sacramento law enforcement officials are cracking down on medical marijuana dispensaries.

by Tom Fudge

More than 30 people were arrested last week in San Diego on charges of illegally distributing marijuana — part of the city's crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries.

California was the first state in the nation to legalize pot for medical use, back in 1996. But in the past year, the number of dispensaries all across the state has increased dramatically because of a relaxation in enforcement by the federal government. More, HERE.

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Fired UN Official Peter Galbraith Accuses the United Nations of Helping Cover Up Electoral Fraud Committed by Afghan President Hamid Karzai

October 5, 2009

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Last week, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon fired the top American diplomat at the United Nations in Afghanistan, Peter Galbraith. Galbraith had accused his boss at the UN mission in Afghanistan, Norwegian diplomat Kai Eide, of helping cover up electoral fraud and being biased in favor of Hamid Karzai. Galbraith has described the Afghan election as a “foreseeable train wreck” and says the election has “handed the Taliban its greatest strategic victory in eight years of fighting the United States and its Afghan partners.”. More, HERE.

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SAN YSIDRO: Agents fire at vans running the border

4 people injured during alleged smuggling attempt

Northbound lanes at the border were shut down after a shooting.   Eduardo Contreras / Union-Tribune - San Diego Union-Tribune

Union-Tribune Staff Writer, Sept. 23, 2009 

Three federal agents fired shots yesterday as three vans filled with illegal immigrants tried to run the border at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, and four people were injured, three by gunfire, authorities said.

A preliminary investigation indicated there was no return fire, said San Diego police homicide Lt. Kevin Rooney. More, HERE.

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Mexico: Army raid finds cash addressed to police

September 23, 2009 MONTERREY, Mexico — Soldiers raiding a drug gang safehouse in northern Mexico found money-stuffed envelopes earmarked for various police forces and one marked for "press," authorities said Tuesday. Four people were arrested and $5 million in U.S. and Mexican currency was seized during the raid Monday in the industrial city of Monterrey, according to an army statement. Soldiers, acting on an anonymous tip, also seized drugs, money counting machines, cell phones and five vehicles. More, HERE.

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 Senator Jeff Sessions: KKK members are nice people unless they smoke pot.

By Patrick Osio, Jr./HispanicVista.com, September 25, 2009

Racists deny being racists because they don’t see themselves as such, unaware they are typical products of their environment. Take Alabama Senator Jefferson (as in Jefferson Davis president of the Confederate states) Sessions – born and raised in Alabama by parents also born and raised in Alabama from a line of ancestors tracing back to the early 1880s. Sessions was born into racism, baptized and confirmed as he grew up and through family and peer experience absorbed racism disguised as pure and true patriotism and true Americanism. To Sessions that all people are not equal and whites are superior is an inherent acceptance of fact, not racism.
An insight to his state of mind, Sessions was credited with making the public remark that he knows a lot of KKK clansmen and they are “nice people” the only problem he had is that some smoke pot. Not that they had a long history of lynchings, murders, terrorism, beatings, burning homes, and numerous other heinous criminal acts. To Sessions his religious beliefs made smoking pot more serious than the other acts he grew up witnessing that to racists are natural and normal – not racism. More, HERE.  

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September 22, 2009

Inside the Soul of an Oilman

Are petro-execs intrinsically more corrupt than other businessmen?

By Peter Maass

This is an exclusive excerpt from Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil, published this week by Alfred A. Knopf.

I liked most oil executives I have met. They were hardworking men with a thrill for the deal, a fear of failure, and a moral compass that occasionally responded to the force of self-preservation; the compass did not always point in a moral direction. They were flawed, but that meant they were like the rest of us, using masks and shields in their real-world dealings. They might be one thing at the office, perhaps believing in the institution that employed them, perhaps not believing; and they might be something quite different outside the office.

Gabriel Nguema, the son of one of the world’s worst dictators, Teodoro Obiang, had a reasonable perspective on the oilmen who marched through his office at the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy in Equatorial Guinea. “Somebody in a company told me that when you work in this company you take your brain out and you put this box in,” Nguema said. “Once you return to your house you put your brain back in. So you don’t follow your feeling of what people need, you just follow what the company tells you.” More, HERE.

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9/11 Truth. An American Enigma.

A Message to Truth Activists

9/11 has become an American enigma. For many, 9/11 remains a puzzling, inexplicable, phenomenon that defies understanding in its complexities and misinformation. Most people doubt the full truth of the 9/11 Commission’s report, but are unable to accept that people inside the government could be so evil as to allow the deaths of 3000 Americans.

In a study published in the journal Sociological Inquiry, sociologists from four major research institutions focused on one of the most curious aspects of the 2004 presidential election: the strength and resilience of the belief among many Americans that Saddam Hussein was linked to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The study calls such unsubstantiated beliefs "a serious challenge to democratic theory and practice" and considers how and why so many people linked Hussein to 9/11. Co-author Steven Hoffman, Ph.D., from University at Buffalo, says, "Our data shows substantial support for a cognitive theory known as 'motivated reasoning,' which suggests that rather than search rationally for information that either confirms or disconfirms a particular belief, people actually seek out information that confirms what they already believe. More, HERE

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Terror Suspect Had Bomb Guide, Authorities Say

Federal Agents Arrest 3 in Terror Inquiry

Chris Schneider/Denver Post, via Associated Press

Najibullah Zazi was arrested by F.B.I. agents in Aurora, Colo., late Saturday

Marc Piscotty/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Mr. Zazi, 24, arrived at the Byron G. Rogers Federal Building in downtown Denver on Thursday.

The central figure in what authorities describe as a widening inquiry into a possible plot to detonate explosives in the United States had been trained in weapons and explosives in Pakistan and, according to court papers released Sunday, had made nine pages of handwritten notes on how to make and handle bombs.
The court papers, released after the arrests in Colorado of Najibullah Zazi and his father, as well as that of an imam in Queens, showed that during a search in New York of the younger Mr. Zazi’s rental car on Sept. 11, agents found a laptop computer containing an image of the notes. According to a criminal complaint, the notes “contain formulations and instructions regarding the manufacture and handling of initiating explosives, main explosives charges, explosives detonators and components of a fusing system.” More, HERE.

Not Much Sleep For Ken Lewis This Weekend After FBI Joins Investigation Of Bank Of America

21 de Septiembre, 2009

La PGR detectó en Manzanillo otro contenedor que provenía del Distrito Federal con destino a Colombia y marcado con la matrícula NYKU3113756, con 2 millones 150 mil dólares.

Artículo completo, AQUI.

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Padres de niños del ABC acusan a jueces

APROBACIÓN. El gobernador de Chiapas, Juan Sabines (i), respaldó la propuesta del impuesto del 2%, formulada por el presidente Felipe Calderón, pero consideró necesaria una canasta básica exenta Ver nota

AGRESOR. Un hombre, que dijo ser marino, fue detenido por policías del GERI, luego de que hiriera de bala a dos personas en avenida Circunvalación esquina con Alfarería, en la colonia Morelos Ver nota

Micheletti deroga decreto que restringía garantías

Dictan formal prisión a homicida del Metro

"APARECE" EN HONDURAS. Desde la embajada brasileña en Tegucigalpa, Manuel Zelaya, el derrocado presidente hondureño, dijo que vuelve a su país, de donde nadie lo volverá a sacar

Explotan dos artefactos en bancos del DF

Arturo Chávez está a un paso de la PGR

Jueces dan plazas a sus familiares

Consignan a homicida del Metro a reclusorio

Consignarán hoy al asesino del Metro

Detienen a sujeto con mil cartuchos útiles en el DF

Policía captura a presunto asesino de topógrafo

Confirman decomiso de 2.1 millones de dólares en Manzanillo

PRI alerta de estallido social si avanza nuevo impuesto

Tragedia en el Metro no mide al DF ni al país: Fernando Gómez Mont

Imposible evaluar a policías: Jorge Tello Peón

CONTROL APLASTANTE En la actualidad, los cárteles mexicanos controlan 80% del tráfico de cocaína que sale de Colombia y Sudamérica (Foto: Archivo EL UNIVERSAL )

Imposible evaluar a policías: Jorge Tello Peón  

La IP amaga con retirar inversión

Temen al recorte de burócratas

Disminuye calificación a gestión presidencial

MAS DE 5 MILLONES PARTICIPARON EN MACROSIMULACRO: RECORDANDO SISMO 19 SEPT. 1985: VIDEO

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Consignan por delitos graves a 4 detenidos en marcha del 2 de Octubre

Guanajuato: Matan a 10 en Guanajuato mientras se reunen procuradores

Nueve ejecutados en Juárez; otros cuatro en Tijuana y Guerrero

Se doblan PRI y PRD ante postulación de Chávez; perfilan su ratificación al frente de la PGR

Con metralletas, bazucas y granadas, Zetas evitan captura de uno de sus integrantes

Mueren calcinados 5 tras tiroteo

Incendian dos cajeros en León y dejan un mensaje: "Capitalismo asesino"

Ejecutan a 2 personas en centro nocturno de Juárez

Acusa el Frayba a la policía estatal de permitir operación de paramilitares

Detienen a “Zeta”: había matado a 19

En ciernes, el desbordamiento social

RODRIGO VERA
Brotes de inconformidad social surgen en muchas partes del país. Algunos alcanzan tiempos o espacios en los medios de comunicación. Otros pasan inadvertidos. Pero el hecho es que el desempleo, el encarecimiento de los servicios públicos, el endeudamiento familiar, la desesperación por hambre, provocan reacciones cada vez más violentas. El hartazgo entre amplios sectores de la población,  que ya asoma,  puede convertirse pronto en lo que muchos advierten como posible y otros lo ven lejano: un estallido social. Mas, AQUI.
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