Sheriff: Man Killed by US Agent Hurled Large Rocks; How Mexican Police Captured Cartel Kingpin; The Game Changed in Venezuela Last Night


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There are a lot of news items on Chapo’s arrest in Mexico.
It’s too soon to fully analyze the effect this may have, but I’ll be watching it and plan to have
another report out on Friday.

A. Ferguson, Editor


Sheriff: Man Killed by US Agent Hurled Large Rocks

Immigrant Killing By U.S. Border Agent Under Attack Reignites Use Of Deadly Force Controversy

US drone, phone taps used to hunt Mexican drug lord

Video: How Mexican Police Captured Cartel Kingpin

House panel chair seeks “El Chapo’s” extradition

How could cartel king ‘El Chapo’ fall off Forbes billionaires list?

DEA Applauds Arrest of Mexican Drug Lord But Distances Itself From Retired Agents’ Remarks

Will Chapo’s Capture Change Anything?

UNDER SIEGE: Fear on the Border in Fort Hancock, TX

The Juarez Cartel Goes on Trial in El Paso

Harper, Mexican president dance around controversial visa imposition

Soros group triples its lobbying spending
“spending increase was…due to the…support for comprehensive immigration reform”

Agents find 540 pounds of meth hidden in boat

GA. Nat’l. Guard provides ‘eyes in the sky’ for border control

Border’s New Sentinels Are Robots, Penetrating Deepest Drug Routes

Immigration Reform Part 2/Former INS Special Agent Michael Cutler

Stuck between two countries

Others May Follow Calif. in Considering Coverage for Undocumented Immigrants

Locked Away in Immigration Jails-Op/Ed NY Times

Marijuana Legalization Raises Fears Of Drug Cartels

Alleged FARC International Drug Contact Extradited from Guatemala

Undocumented migrants detained in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

Alleged Smugglers Sent Meth-Filled Mannequin Heads to Hawaii

CSKT set to update tribal IDs
CBP would not accept the IDs, and any person trying to reenter the US faced problems.

Zero Tolerance by Dulles CBP

U.S. Border Patrol agent cleared for shooting at Canadian teens

Los Alamos man pleads guilty to bank robbery
tried to evade border patrol.

Border Patrol finds car reported stolen 40 years ago

Border Agents Stop Huge Load of Ammo from Crossing into Mexico
also more than $7.5 million worth of marijuana

Sinaloa Cartel Chief ‘Chapo’ Guzman Arrested

Drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman charged in Mexico

How a Kingpin Above the Law Fell, Incredibly, Without a Shot

Cartel leader’s capture may stir violence in Mexico

With ‘El Chapo’ gone, Mexicans brace for drug cartel turf war
Along with the fear of more violence, some worry about the economic fallout of the arrest of Joaquin Guzman, whose operation pumped billions into Sinaloa state.

After ‘El Chapo’ Guzman captured in Mexico, what’s next for Sonora?

The legend of ‘El Chapo’: Cartel chief cultivated Robin Hood image

Joaquín ‘Chapo’ Guzmán: the Mexican drug lord adept at playing the system-good read

Joaquín Guzmán Loera-Wikipedia

US Marshal: Sinaloa cartel is not going away after ‘Chapo’ Guzman’s arrest

U.S. to seek extradition of Mexican drug kingpin Guzman

Guzman not likely to be in US court soon

Factbox: Mexico’s cartel kingpins: dead, captured and wanted

Mexico’s Drug War

Made-in-Mexico Fit Caps Honda Bid for North America-Built Lineup

Mexico’s drug cartels are standing in the way of a fracking bonanza

Philippines raid reveals Mexican drug cartel presence in Asia

Study of 2010 Mexico Murder Trends Offers Important Policy Clues
Milenio Mexico City 2/23/14

The following is a portion of an opinion article by Roman Revueltas. It’s titled “Obama’s evident lack of interest” and deals with the recent meeting of the heads of state of Canada, U.S. and Mexico. The main issue of the article is about NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement) but the first paragraph concerns immigration.
Obama’s Evident Lack of Interest

The U.S. press emphasizes that he spent more hours playing golf the previous weekend in California than what he dedicated to his State visit in Toluca. The one who took enough time and showed due attention was Stephen Harper, the Canadian prime minister.

It seems that we Mexicans love Obama. That is, he seems like a nice fellow. However, Mexico would be, let’s say, in the next-to-last place in his list of priorities. The U.S. press emphasizes that he spent more hours playing golf the previous weekend in California than what he dedicated to his State visit in Toluca. However, when a collaborator shows up to bring to the table the issue of illegal immigration, then for sure, his reply is immediate, blunt and persuasive; of the 368 thousand persons who were deported in 2013 by his Administration 241 thousand were Mexicans. He is not to blame, of course, that his country is such an attraction for those millions of our fellow citizens who not only dream to set down stakes in Texas, Illinois, Oklahoma or California but declare it so openly; according to various public opinion polls four out of ten citizens of the United States (of Mexico) would prefer to live in the United States (of America.) Neither can he be reproached for taking on such concrete responsibilities as the inviolability of his borders, no matter that our neighbor country’s economy is thirsty for cheap manual labor (one of our classics already said it: “The Mexicans are willing to take on work that not even the blacks want to do.”) (Spanish)

3 Mexicans, 6 Guatemalans guilty in drug massacre
Proceso Tegucigalpa, Honduras 2/24/14

The link below is to an article that describes the apprehension of twenty Ecuadoreans being transported by five Hondurans northbound in two vehicles toward the Honduran border with Guatemala. Its location makes Honduras a bridge for emigrants and drugs. (Spanish)
Proceso Tegucigalpa, Honduras 2/22/14

The headline states that individual monetary remittances to Honduras grew 9% in 2013. Full translation follows:

Individual monetary remittances sent by Honduran immigrants who live abroad, mainly in the U.S., grew by 9% in relation to 2012 and totaled 3.225 billion dollars, according to an official source.
A report from the Central Bank of Honduras specified that last year the amount of remittances was 267 million dollars (9%) larger in comparison with the 2.958 billion received in 2012.

In December alone the remittances were 257,7 million dollars, 7.3% more than the same month in 2012, when they reached 240,2 million.

According to the document, remittances are the main source of foreign currency for Honduras, above that of coffee exports, assembly factories and shrimp, and represent 16.4 % of the country’s gross domestic product.

79.3% of the remittances that reached the country last year originated in the United States, where a bit more than a million Hondurans reside according to official estimates. Aside from the United States, the remittances came from Spain (6.1%), Central America (5.5%), Mexico (2.2%) among other countries.

According to official figures, U.S. and Mexican immigration officials deported 72,679 undocumented Honduran immigrants in 2013. A total of 38,080 Hondurans were expelled from the United States last year, while those from Mexico totaled 34,599 according to date from the Migration Bureau.
(In July of 2013 Honduras, about the size of Tennessee, had a population estimated at 8 1/2. It also has the world’s highest murder rate. (Per CIA World Fact Book) )

The Game Changed in Venezuela Last Night – and the International Media Is Asleep At the Switch

Venezuela sends troops to border region as violence escalates

Venezuelan police and opposition activists clash in Caracas

Peru’s PM resigns after spat with first lady, finance minister

Attackers fire at convoy of Colombia presidential candidate

Argentina Admits It Has a Drug Problem

Jamaica Anti-Gang Bill Approved by House Amid Controversy

Guyana Call for Help Shows Limited Capacity to Combat Drug Threat

Human Smuggling and Trafficking into Europe: A Comparative Perspective
-end of report-

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