|Crises Overshadow Chronic Ills; 'Don't Ask' Policy To Change. Also, Mexico Senate Wants Answers About Student Massacre|
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SecurityCornerMexico.com Recommended Reading: WORD CHAMPIONS IN SHOOTING SPREES & MASSACRES. Also, GUNMAN MASSACRES 14 WOMEN IN MONTREAL The Mexico – United States border runs from San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Baja California, in the west to Matamorors, Tamailipas, and Brownsville, Texas, in the east, and traverses a variety of terrains, ranging from major urban areas to inhospitable deserts. More, HERE. Also, Haitian immigration to the United States and Canada, by Wikipedia.
Haiti is situated on the western part of Hispaniola, the second largest island in the Greater Antilles. Haiti is the third largest country in the Caribbean behind Cuba and the Dominican Republic (the latter shares a 360 kilometer (224 mi) border with Haiti). More, HERE.
In addition, Obama's State of the Union Rhetoric, 2010: Economic Euphemisms and Internal Contradictions by Michael Hudson AND The Fateful Geological Prize Called Haiti & The Militarization of Emergency Aid to Haiti: Is it a Humanitarian Operation or an Invasion? by Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, Canada.
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When an event such as the Haiti quake strikes, we respond, but what of daily issues in poor nations?
This gallery collects all of our photos of the crisis in Haiti, starting with the most recent images and going back to the first photos that emerged after an earthquake hit the impoverished nation Jan. 12.
By Peter Slevin
Washington Post Staff Writer
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI -- International relief organizations backed by American soldiers delivered hundreds of tons of rice to homeless residents of the Haitian capital Sunday, laboring to ease a food shortage that has left countless thousands struggling to find enough to eat.
But even as food-aid workers enjoyed their most successful day since the Jan. 12 earthquake, the increasingly prominent role of U.S. troops and civilians in the capital is creating high expectations that the Obama administration is struggling to contain.
Beyonce's six awards set a record for most Grammys won by a female artist in a single night but Taylor Swift took home the evening's biggest prize, Album of the Year, at Sunday's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
For U.S. Soldiers In Haiti, Helping Becomes The Hardest Part
There to help, but finding it hard: For U.S. soldiers in Haiti, helping the homeless and injured takes time, patience.
Bin Laden Blasts US For Climate Change
By SALAH NASRAWI
The Associated Press Friday, January 29, 2010
CAIRO -- Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has called for the world to boycott American goods and the U.S. dollar, blaming the United States and other industrialized countries for global warming, according to a new audiotape released Friday.
In the tape, broadcast in part on Al-Jazeera television, bin Laden warned of the dangers of climate change and says that the way to stop it is to bring "the wheels of the American economy" to a halt.
FILE - This is an undated photo of al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden issued a new audio message claiming responsibility for the Christmas day bombing attempt in Detroit and vowed further attacks. (AP Photo, File) (Anonymous - AP)
First State of the Union Speech By President Obama: 'We Face A Deficit Of Trust'
Thursday, January 28, 2010
President Obama delivered an urgent plea for unity on Wednesday night during his first State of the Union address, seeking to recapture the energy that propelled him into office and to reverse his party's trajectory after a series of recent setbacks.
A year after entering the White House with a broad mandate, Obama reframed his agenda around a single, central mission: continuing the nation's delicate economic recovery. He focused on jobs, casting himself as the advocate of average citizens, and acknowledged that his administration had "some political setbacks this year, and some of them were deserved."
More Funding For Military Families
Immigration rules upset Haitians, relatives in U.S.
Debate grows in aftermath of quake: Should U.S. let more Haitians immigrate?
Washington Post Staff Writer
From morning until night, Dieula Celestin's cellphone rings in Miami's Little Haiti. It is her younger brother, Roger Paul, calling from Port-au-Prince, where he and their 65-year-old mother live with no food, no job and no money in the street outside the remnants of their house.
Celestin knows that federal immigration rules forbid her brother, her mother and half a dozen other people in her family who survived the earthquake -- as eight others died -- to enter the United States. Still, she flew to Haiti late Saturday, hoping that somehow she could find a way to bring them back. More, HERE.
Former secretary of state Colin Powell has visited the president at the White House several times. Aides to Obama said he values Powell's status as an elder statesman. (Linda Davidson/the Washington Post)
Vials of black-market Botox like this one are available the world over through the Internet. (Tim Chapman/miami Herald Via Ap)
Mexico Senate wants answers about student massacre
Reuters,Tuesday, February 2, 2010
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Senate on Tuesday demanded the government explain the murder of 15 people at a high school party in a city on the U.S. border despite a heavy army presence there aimed at quelling rampant drug violence.
The Senate said it would call Mexico's top anti-drug officials, including the attorney general and the defense and security ministers, to appear before lawmakers in the next few days to examine the killings, a spokesman said. More, HERE.
Daughter of artist Diego Rivera dies in England
Death toll in Mexican party massacre rises to 16
Soldiers stand inside a blood stained room after a group of gunmen opened fire a day earlier on a gathering of students killing at least 13 and injuring dozens in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Sunday Jan. 31, 2010. (AP Photo) (AP)
By ALICIA CALDWELL
The Associated Press
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- The mayor of a violent Mexican border city said Monday he fears a shooting that killed 16 students at a party may have been random because the victims were "good kids" with no apparent ties to drug gangs.
The death toll of the weekend massacre in Ciudad Juarez, one of the deadliest cities in the world, rose to 16 after three more victims died at hospitals, according to the Chihuahua state attorney general's office. More, HERE.
Mexico City's Restaurants Favor The Authentic Approach
By Tom Sietsema
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Here's what three recent days in Mexico City taught this food lover: Some of the top restaurants are open only for lunch. Tourists are the only ones who tend to eat dinner before 9 p.m. ("Seven-thirty doesn't exist here," jokes Nicholas Gilman, the author of the well-regarded "Good Food in Mexico City" and a generous guide during my stay.)
If you like to debate, bring up the subject of pork tacos. Everyone seems to have a favorite source and is quick to defend it. (My pick of the pack: the always-hopping El Califa, at Altata 22 in Condesa.) More, HERE.
Investigator in Calif. official's slaying killed
The Associated Press
EL MONTE, Calif. -- The lead investigator in the slaying in Mexico of a Southern California school board member has been killed in an ambush, authorities said Saturday.
Mexican officials wouldn't say whether investigator Manuel Acosta's killing was related to the killing of Agustin Roberto "Bobby" Salcedo last month.
FILE - In this May 21, 2009 file photo, Mexico City's Mayor Marcelo Ebrard speaks during a news conference in Mexico City. Ebrard has not confirmed his 2012 presidential ambitions, but already he is seen as one of the main front runners. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File) (Eduardo Verdugo - AP)
FILE - In this July 3, 2005 file photo, Enrique Pena Nieto, then candidate of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, for governor of the state of Mexico, gives the thumbs up sign as he arrives at a voting station to cast his vote in the city of Atlacomulco, Mexico. Pena Nieto has not confirmed his 2012 presidential ambitions, but already he is seen as one of the main front runners. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
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Sir Jock Stirrup: Tony Blair's Iraq war delay caused kit chaos
January 29, 2010
Tony Blair admits Saddam threat was overstated (VIDEO)
Blair’s Appearance At Iraq inquiry To Spark Mass Anti-war Protest.
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The New Face Of Border Violence
A violent chapter in the storied battle against international drug trafficking is now being written along the U.S.-Mexican border. In December 2006, upon taking office, Mexican President Felix Calderón launched an all-out assault on Mexico’s drug cartels. Unlike past initiatives, designed as showpieces for the U.S. government, Calderón’s effort has been waged in earnest, including the dispatch of 45,000 troops and 5,000 federal police officers to 18 Mexican states.
In response, drug cartels went on a rampage, escalating attacks on law enforcement and competing traffickers. Since 2007, news reports put the death toll somewhere between 11,000 and 13,500. The Los Angeles Times Web site shows the bloody tally like an old fashioned Wall Street ticker-tape, the numbers ascending ominously. But the Times graphic trails its own news tally, demonstrating that symbols of the carnage can’t keep pace with its reality. More, HERE.
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Charged contractors had checkered military pasts
Rare look shows ex-Blackwater guards charged in Afghan killings had sketchy military records
MIKE BAKER, AP News, Jan 25, 2010
A pair of former Blackwater contractors charged with murdering two people in Afghanistan had checkered pasts with the military before getting hired to work overseas, according to service records disclosed in recent U.S. court hearings.
The troubled backgrounds of the two men — including instances of violence, drug use and disregard for authority — are a first sign that Xe, the company formerly known as Blackwater, was staffing its war-zone workforce with contractors who might not be suited for the job. More, HERE.
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Residents of Cite Soleil line up for aid next to an open sewer filled with trash, some of it smoldering, as a U.N. peacekeeper from Brazil stands watch. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times / January 24, 2010)
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The Obama Administration's Cover-up of the Flight 253 Affair
"New Smoking Gun" Disclosures, by Tom Burghardt
Relevant questions begging for answers include: Who made the decision not to "connect the dots"? Are right-wing elements and holdovers from the previous administration actively conspiring to destabilize the Obama government? Was the attempted bombing a planned provocation meant to incite new conflicts in the Middle East and restrict democratic rights at home?
As with the 9/11 attacks, these questions go unasked by corporate media. Indeed, such lines of inquiry are entirely off the table and are further signs that a cover-up is in full-swing, not a hard-hitting investigation. More, HERE.
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A woman walks through debris in Haiti's devastated capital of Port-au-Prince on Jan. 15. A conference opening Monday in Montreal will focus on how to rebuild the country's pulverized infrastructure. (Associated Press/Gregory Bull)
Capt. Robert Semrau (centre) arrives under military police escort for a custody hearing at CFB Petawawa in January 2009. He is charged with second-degree murder in the death of a presumed enemy fighter in Afghanistan. (Canadian Press/Tom Hanson)
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Un hombre fue detenido como sospechoso de estar involucrado en la muerte de 16 estudiantes, ejecutados en una fiesta el pasado fin de semana en Ciudad Juárez, informó el gobernador José Reyes Baeza Terrazas.
El jefe de Gobierno confía en que la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación -donde se discutirá sobre la constitucionalidad de esas reformas- proteja los derechos que la ley consagra. Mas. AQUI.
El presidente de EU pretende destinar mil 600 millones de dólares para identificar y deportar a indocumentados, 200 millones mas de lo que pidió el año pasado
Ante la masacre en Ciudad Juárez y las muertes en Torreón, el Senado de la República llamó a comparecer de manera inmediata ante comisiones unidas, a los secretarios de la Defensa Nacional, general Guillermo Galván Galván y de Marina, almirante Francisco Mariano Saynez Mendoza; al titular de la PGR, Arturo Chávez, y al secretario de Seguridad Pública, Genaro García Luna, para que expliquen la estrategia en el combate al crimen organizado, y se emita un balance de los resultados.
REVIVEN NOCHE TRAGICA. Foto: Claroscuro. La PGJDF inició la reconstrucción de hechos en el Bar Bar, al que ingresaron siete arraigados, más de diez empleados del lugar y peritos para continuar con la investigación del ataque a Salvador Cabañas | Ver nota | Cobertura
El número de jóvenes asesinados en una fiesta juvenil la madrugada del domingo en Ciudad Juárez, frontera con Estados Unidos, ascendió a 15, después de que fallecieran otros dos de los heridos, informaron fuentes oficiales
El presidente de la segunda comisión de la Comisión Permanente, Rubén Velázquez López (PRD) lamentó que el Plan Mérida sea un programa de escasos efectos en beneficio de México contra el crimen organizado. Plan Mérida, ayuda ficticia de los EUA
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