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Mexico 2013 Crime and Safety Report: Tijuana
Mexico 2013 Crime and Safety Report: Matamoros
Bolivia 2013 Crime and Safety Report
Panama 2013 Crime and Safety Report
Travel Warning: Honduras
Immigrant Gains and Native Losses In the Job Market, 2000 to 2013
Foreign-born employment up 5.3 million since 2000, US-born down 1.3 million
Shots Fired Near Border, Streets Closed Down
(sarcasm font: nah, there’s no cross border violence)
Police chief killed with rifle lost in ATF gun-tracking program
Report: Two more killings traced to missing Fast & Furious guns
US, Mexican authorities shut down smuggling tunnel under construction
U.S. Tourism Company to Invest $600 Million in Mexico
Border security officials tout accomplishments along the border
A Path to Citizenship for Gangs and Terrorists
The federal immigration-reform bill plays right into the hands of cartel hit-men, document forgers, and terrorists.
Border Patrol agents have ‘serious concerns’ about Senate immigration bill
Hannity Special: The Cost of Amnesty-must watch
Immigration Bill Riddled with Pork
Mexico: Official Assails Migration Bill, Saying Fences ‘Are Not the Solution’
Gay Married Man in Florida Is Approved for Green Card
Honduras’ consular officials will join Mexico, Guatemala in McAllen
Living on US-Mexico Border, Native Americans Face Daily Struggles-ABC news video
Border Security Oversight: Identifying and Responding to Current Threats” Part I
Border Security Oversight: Identifying and Responding to Current Threats” Part II
Ultralight aircraft outmaneuver Border Patrol
Deadly desert: fly-along with Office of Air and Marine-video
Meth floods US border crossing
Feds: Woman tries to smuggle meth inside her pelvis
Cloned Vehicle Seized, Marijuana Discovered Inside
Truck disguised as U.S Fish and Wildlife vehicle
Importer of cocaine from St Vincent gets lengthy US jail term
Border Patrol Busts 2 in 5 Minutes on I-5 in San Clemente
Thirteen arrested in Orleans drug raid
many of them illegal, distributing cocaine
Pilot And Passenger From San Francisco, Whose Plane Was Met By CBP Air Interdiction As It Landed In Lubbock, Plead Guilty To Federal Drug Charges
Presidio border agents find pot in children’s furniture
Fugitive Arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at SeaTac Airport
El Centro Sector Border Patrol Uncovers $272,000 Worth of Methamphetamine at Checkpoint
concealed inside rear seat
Border Patrol Agents Seize $850,000 in Marijuana
San Luis CBP Officers Nab Nearly $240k Hard Drugs
McDonald’s Employee Tries to Smuggle Bag of Cash Into Mexico, Claims It’s Just a Bag of Fries
Hike in Latin American Consulates’ Resources Requested to Prepare for Immigration Reform
Excelsior Mexico City 6/29/13
Opinion entitled “Mexico and immigration.”
Ciro de Constanzo
The sun has set, painting the horizon in a spectacular fashion, where, in the backdrop, the majestic Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes can be seen.
The clouds that receive the solar reflection from above both giants draw an orange and rose colored path that contrasts with the very blue Mexican sky.
And there’s no doubt about that. Our Mexico is one of the most beautiful countries of the world.
However, we’re at the same time an expeller of emigrants, whose individual monetary remittances to their families maintain the country’s delicate social balance.
Ohh, my beautiful Mexico.
Aperitif: Mexico in the world. Despite Mexico’s great potential and beauty, you mustn’t believe that all Mexicans prefer to live in our country.
This was reported in a recent study of the Investigative and Economic Educational Center (CIDE) in its 2012-2013 The Americas and The World Biannual Report, presented by the Ministry of Foreign Relations (Mexico’s Dep’t. of State) headed by chancellor Jose Antonio Meade.
The study points out that 42% of Mexicans would leave Mexico if they could. Of that entire number, almost 60% would head to the U.S.
The thing is that a country that shares three thousand kilometers of border with the planet’s largest consumer cannot divorce itself from the giant’s dynamic economy.
There are many who think that China is the country that consumes the most. Nevertheless, the American Union consumes six times more than China and India together.
Can you imagine our neighbor’s voracity?
For these reasons, together with the fact that our economy is diametrically smaller, I not only respect that of the U.S. but I also respect our citizenry’s economic needs; everything the United States does has an impact on us.
The same study reports that in 2012, 49% of Mexicans had a relative abroad. Of this total, 88% of those relatives live in the United States.
I’ll go even further. It’s not just about the 300 thousand emigrants whom we expel yearly to the American Union in search of a better future.
It’s about the fact that the individual monetary remittances that those emigrants send to their families are this country’s second largest source of foreign currency.
We’re speaking of something around 20 billion dollars. Just in 2012, 19% of the population received these remittances.
Is it now clear that the phenomenon of immigration is fundamental for Mexico?
Ohh, my beautiful Mexico.
Piatto forte! (sic) ( Italian for highlight or main dish) Immigration reform.
You’ll understand the relevancy for Mexico of an immigration law in the United States.
As a matter of fact, this week the Senate of the U.S. gave a go ahead to the most ambitious immigration reform that has been presented in the last century.
And it’s ambitious in various ways. On the one hand it opens the possibility for 11.4 million undocumented persons to gain access to naturalization. That’s not a small number.
For Mexico it is madness, because the great majority are Mexicans. This means (among other things) that, being legals, they could get better jobs and would send more monetary remittances to the Mexican families that, as we’ve seen, could reach 20% of the population.
Just imagine. This could bring wellbeing to a great number of Mexicans….in Mexico, not just in the U.S.
It’s true that the agreed upon reform is no cakewalk.
It sets forth a long and tortuous road toward legalization of the undocumented persons, especially those of scarce resources.
This from the fact that to be able to become legal they will have to pay a fine, pay back taxes, have no criminal record, know English, satisfy all the paperwork and requirements only so that they will obtain a provisional status in ten years, and three years later, their much desired residence status.
Tortuous, without a doubt. Nevertheless, it is a way, a possibility, they acknowledge a proper treatment for our fellow citizens, and abandon the awful tendency to criminalize someone who only looks for a better quality of life.
Ohh, my beautiful Mexico.
Dolce. (sic) (Italian lang.) The sweetener. Border security.
The same way as the immigration reform is ambitious in the possibility of opening the legalization of so many millions of persons, it is also ambitious in the matter of border security.
It envisions the horrifying amount of 30 billion dollars to seal the border with Mexico.
What are these measures?
To double the quantity of Border Patrol agents, to extend the fence more than a thousand kilometers along our common border, to increase the use of “drones”, or unmanned airplanes and, in general, to reinforce border security.
According to the approved project, the undocumented will be able to obtain permanent residence only when these additional security measures shall have been implemented. Do you realize what this means for Mexico? And they say that it’s not our business.
Today, coffee has an urgent character.
Gunmen kidnap 17 people from homes in Mexico
Report: Mexico Cheaper than China for Manufacturing Appliances
Remittances to Mexico Fall
fell 13.2 percent to $2.03 billion in May
Mexican auto manufacturing boom creates new worries for US workers
One Year after Enrique Peña Nieto’s Election:
Has there been a significant shift in Mexico’s security strategy?
Searching for the American Dream in Mexico
Mexico Sees Decline in Drug-Related Killings
Attacks on candidates seem to be rampant in Mexico local elections
Mexico: Leader of Leftist Party Is Fatally Shot
Mexico: Drug wars spill onto Facebook
Fatal Attraction: Beauty queens the trophy wives of narcos
46 sex slaves rescued in Mexico
Mexican Indian Exonerated After 5 Years in Pre-Trial Detention
Former Mexican Governor Gets 11 Years for Taking Drug Bribes
Mexican Drug Violence
video was part of a presentation by UCLA Masters in Public Policy students and their faculty mentor
Former Governor Arrested in Mexico
Seven human heads found in trash bags in Mexico
Mexico Highway Leapfrogs Drug Lands to Link 2 Seas
Police find burned body of suspect in Mexico City bar kidnappings
Mexico Teenagers Killed For Mocking Son Of Drug Kingpin Jose Carrasco Coronel, Police Say
200,000 People Involved in Mexico ‘Death Squads’: Congressman
23-Million-Year-Old Lizard Fossil Found in Mexico
Prosecutors drop charges against Mexican generals
8 killed in clash between drug cartels in southern Mexico
Former University President Murdered in Mexico
Mapping the Presence of Mexican Cartels in Central America
Central America Destroys Clandestine Airstrips in Anti-Drug Crackdown
Proceso Tegucigalpa, Honduras 6/27/13
The immigrant community in the United States, among them the Honduran diaspora (already relocated masses) and their governing authorities, as well as U.S. legislators and pro-immigrant activists celebrate the approval of the immigration reform.
Guatemalan Police Capture Operative Linked to Sinaloa Cartel’s “El Chapo”
The three items below are from “Proceso” (Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 7/6/13). Links with each are to the Spanish-language source. Part of them read as follows:
Honduran emigrant stabbed and killed for denying to pay extortion. A Honduran in the South Coast of Chiapas, Mexico, died from stabbing’s for his refusal to pay the quota that extortionists demand from the emigrants that go across Aztec territory en route to the United States. (http://tinyurl.com/kn3h4lo)
Honduran youths continue to die along the migratory route, in search of the decent life they haven’t been able to obtain in their native land. Honduras continues to be a land of few opportunities. (http://tinyurl.com/kyaxd9r)
The danger is every day greater for Honduran emigrants who enter Mexican territory in search of a better future in the United States. The ill treatments carried out against their human rights are every day worse. (http://tinyurl.com/n3s2mcm)
Argentina Blocks Prosecutor from Telling Congress About Iran’s Troubling Terror Network
“a picture of Iran and Hezbollah’s vast network of sleeper cells in America’s backyard conducting “activities you wouldn’t imagine” or waiting indefinitely to receive an order to attack,”
H1N1 flu outbreak in northern Chile kills 11
Colombia: 7 Now Arrested in DEA Agent Killing
Italian ‘top mafia boss’ caught in Colombia
Tourists assaulted on bus to Cuzco (Peru); $50,000 stolen
Brazilian Police Break Up a Protest
Peru Faces Fierce Opposition as Coca Eradication Program Intensifies
Destroying Drug Labs, Preserving the Environment
Colombian Drop in Coca Cultivation Offset by Shift to Other Illegal Crops
Brazil Says Rate of Amazon Deforestation Nearly Quintupled in May
Ecuador Police Arrest Associate of Sinaloa Cartel’s “El Chapo” Guzmán
Explosions shut down Colombia’s No. 2 oil pipeline
Bolivia ‘could close’ US embassy after plane incident
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