Ed. Note; Travel Warnings S. America; Ret. Military Leaders Warn Against Amnesty Amendment; Spotlight Of Mexican Drug War Focuses On State Along U.S.Border; Colombia Busts Group Smuggling Migrants from Middle East

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DEPT OF STATE

Travel Warning: El Salvador 4/25/2014

For more detailed information regarding personal security, please see the State Department’s Country Specific Information for El Salvador at link below.
http://tinyurl.com/nc43os4
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Bogota (Colombia) 5/1/2014

U.S. Embassy strongly advises against overland travel outside of major cities in Colombia at this time. For more detailed information regarding personal security, please see the State Department’s Country Specific Information at link below.
http://tinyurl.com/ovdbfx4
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Canadian citizens fight a section of Canada’s Immigration Act they consider too broad
(because it allows too many from terrorist countries)
http://tinyurl.com/qg7th9q
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DOMESTIC

Ret. Military Leaders Warn Against NDAA Amnesty Amendment
http://tinyurl.com/mahlwws

1986 Amnesty law is seen as failing to slow alien tide-background
http://tinyurl.com/llb3t58

Amnesty would only benefit gangs, says FAIR
http://tinyurl.com/qc6c8q8

Panel Video: A Generous Asylum System Riddled with Fraud
(from the Center for Immigration Studies)
http://tinyurl.com/m2auj87

DHS Secretary Johnson Outlines Plans to Unify Components
http://tinyurl.com/oae3lec

Homeland Security Secretary Says Immigration Enforcement Changes Will Be Announced ‘Pretty Soon’
http://tinyurl.com/lf8d5lf

Former acting, deputy DHS IG on administrative leave following release of Senate report
http://tinyurl.com/pfqg2th

The Fast and Furious Red Herring
http://tinyurl.com/qb6y7xf

Customs and Border Protection is Looking to Hire More officers
http://tinyurl.com/mr3annm

Risk Takers – Border Patrol
http://tinyurl.com/pkhgmxu

GAO: DHS Could Better Manage Programs To Address Funding Gaps, Improve Communications With Congress
http://tinyurl.com/lxplqdo

N4T Investigators: Rogue Mexican Army troops crossing the line
http://tinyurl.com/ohvlykg

DHS Covers Up Another Mexican Military Incursion Into U.S.
“few years ago police in Phoenix Arizona reported that three members of Mexico’s army conducted a violent home invasion and assassination operation that killed one person and littered a neighborhood with gunfire…police memorandum describes it as a “drug rip,” a tactical assault in which approximately 100 rounds were fired.”
http://tinyurl.com/o3chbjc

Mexico Cartel-US Gang Ties Deepening as Criminal Landscape Fragments
http://tinyurl.com/mqojqa3

Feds: High-ranking member of Mexican drug cartel pleads guilty to heroin trafficking in NC
(As we’ve been saying, the cartels (plural) are throughout the U.S., and the border is still NOT “more secure than ever”, to quote the former DHS head.)
http://tinyurl.com/pm8lhlg

Texas border sheriff drug money scandal allegedly expands
http://tinyurl.com/k2fpka6

Area of Border Patrol agent’s murder left minimally secured
http://tinyurl.com/pxn5hvt

The Impact of Trade – Laredo, Texas, a Case Study
http://tinyurl.com/ndbhent

U.S. Supreme Court Lets Stand Nebraska City Ban On Renting To Undocumented Immigrants
http://tinyurl.com/oecetgl

Drug dealer’s daughter recalls a luxurious life on both sides of the border, before it all crashed
http://tinyurl.com/mj6sx4j

Report: Feds must see border in new light
http://tinyurl.com/l8r72cl

International polio spread triggers WHO emergency declaration
(another reason for a secure border)
http://tinyurl.com/kwyhfgt

As border security expands, complaints of abuse rise among Americans
http://tinyurl.com/njr6rp3

Families of teens killed by BP agents vow to work together
http://tinyurl.com/m8mj6z3

Mennonite ties to Mexican drug cartels years in the making-good read
“Canadian and American authorities are concerned about Alberta Mennonites bringing Mexican cartel drugs into Canada.” (including in Domestic, as same situation may exist with U.S. Mennonites or others that went to Mexico many years ago.)
http://tinyurl.com/m4lg6m7

MI
Man rescued after falling overboard into Detroit River
http://tinyurl.com/lop6hfm

CA
Injured Woman Rescued – Otay Mountain (San Diego Sector)
http://tinyurl.com/kwbaftd

HSI arrests 638 gang members during month-long operation
http://tinyurl.com/p28ly36

30 Members of a Drug Gang Arrested in Puerto Rico
http://tinyurl.com/qy4dtpx

TX
HSI cracks down on gang violence as Sureno gang grows in El Paso
http://tinyurl.com/kb5yctk

Feds: Four men diverted Colombian cash to Colorado marij uana business
http://tinyurl.com/mzuddbn

Going Undercover as a Mexican Drug Lord
http://youtu.be/zQBo79O4Uhg

Many insured U.S. Latinos prefer to see doctors in Mexico
http://tinyurl.com/orumx9z

CA
Woman Rescued from Submerged Car
A Border Patrol Agent jumped into the water and pulled
the woman to the surface

http://tinyurl.com/ojmh9ep

TX
Border Patrol Agents Rescue Salvadoran Child on Verge of Death Due to Severe Dehydration
http://tinyurl.com/m62jxop

PA
Illegal alien blinds elderly woman in attempted rape
http://tinyurl.com/lw5kegm

TX
Off-duty Texas cop killed in ambush
(Sure ounds like a Cartel hit?)
http://tinyurl.com/k6lew6v

TX
UPS employee charged with using clearance to ship drugs through airports
http://tinyurl.com/qfvc842

TX
Border Patrol Controls Scabies Outbreak at McAllen Station
(Scabies is a parasitic infection of the skin…and is particularly problematic in areas of poor sanitation.)
http://tinyurl.com/n9f82ct

SC
Undocumented immigrant accused of offering bribe in exchange for driver’s license
Illegal driver’s license allegedly sold for $800
http://tinyurl.com/k5qjsgg

TX
Eleven Texas Police Officers Get 10 Years for Drug Trafficking
http://tinyurl.com/kl5kzlp

PUERTO RICO
Drug Trade Takes a Toll on Puerto Rico, Police Chief Says
http://tinyurl.com/m2v6xfm

TX
Border Agents Ready if Latin Americans Attempt Mass Crossing at International Bridge
http://tinyurl.com/nzvhkf6

TX
Body pulled from Rio Grande near Peñitas
http://tinyurl.com/pl7xxgt

Desert rescue beacons let immigrants call for help
http://tinyurl.com/mx2abnu

CA
Court battle continues in L.A. over illegal alien drivers’ privilege
http://tinyurl.com/kh6vyf8

AZ
BP: Illegal immigrants from Romania, India on the rise
http://tinyurl.com/n8v4tu5

Navy SEAL admits to smuggling 10 kilos of cocaine into Miami airport
http://tinyurl.com/kzxq59k

CA
Immigrants Abandoned in Ocean by Jet Ski Smuggler: Feds
http://tinyurl.com/mru8bhf

CA
Felonious brothers nabbed near border fence west of Calexico
http://tinyurl.com/ng2fvte

AZ
San Luis CBP Nabs Smuggler with $324K of Methamphetamine
http://tinyurl.com/lt226mg

CA
Sex Offender Arrested at U.S.-Mexico Border
http://tinyurl.com/l3zbw85
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MEXICO

Spotlight Of Mexican Drug War Focuses On State Along U.S.-Mexico Border
http://tinyurl.com/oa2azbn

Mexico’s Security Dilemma: Michoacan’s Militias
http://tinyurl.com/poctjun

1 officer dead, 2 missing in northern Mexico

http://tinyurl.com/m2ugj27

Drug cartels are ruining Cinco de Mayo
http://tinyurl.com/m66bko9

14 Die in Gun Battles in Mexican Border City 
Two federal cops were among 14 killed

http://tinyurl.com/l9uqhn4

Gunmen Kill 2 in Attack on Public Building in Western Mexico
(one of them a police intel. officer)

http://tinyurl.com/m9hn6nu

Police Chief Dies in Shootout in Northeastern Mexico

http://tinyurl.com/lgrr58q

Uncertain whereabouts of more than 300 migrants detained and beaten by Mexico’s authorities
http://tinyurl.com/n7j5mac

Mexican Lower House OKs Civilian Trials for Military Personnel
http://tinyurl.com/p7aun2y

Mexico’s Pemex Posts $2.74 Billion Net Loss in Q1
http://tinyurl.com/ocutrog

Pemex’s Gasoline Production Rises 8% in March
http://tinyurl.com/nz7ws5h

Mexico’s Foreign Reserves Rise by $503 Million
to $184.01 billion
http://tinyurl.com/l7m2wc2

UN special investigator visits Mexico to review protocols and protections against the practice of torture
http://tinyurl.com/q72ua2l

UN Denounces Widespread Torture of Detainees in Mexico
http://tinyurl.com/l2bxsv5

Cocaine shipment worth up to $45 million USD seized in Progreso, Yucatán
http://tinyurl.com/pyzay92

Mexico’s Exports Rise 2.9%
http://tinyurl.com/jw3vroq

Mexico Lays out Energy Reform Rules
http://tinyurl.com/pbtajhj

Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron calls out government over proposed energy overhaul
http://tinyurl.com/odbkt3u

Knights Templar CFO Discovered Dead in Funeral Home Under Alias
http://tinyurl.com/kbaug29

Mexican Mayor Arrested on Kidnapping, Extortion Charges
http://tinyurl.com/l3jj89j

Cartel Money Man Is Dead, Mexican Authorities Say
http://tinyurl.com/ldf63og

Authorities Seize Nearly 70,000 Tons of Iron Ore Belonging to Mexican Cartel
http://tinyurl.com/ply6byy

From Maize to Haze: Agricultural Shocks and the Growth of the Mexican Drug Sector
(PDF downloadable report)
http://tinyurl.com/p2zawnk
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CENTRAL AMERICA

A Coffee Crop Withers
Fungus Cripples Coffee Production Across Central America
http://tinyurl.com/l8aukds

Guatemalan Police Seize $2.3 Million in Cash
http://tinyurl.com/mhy5emh

Guatemalan Police Dismantle Major Drug Lab
http://tinyurl.com/nkqec5u

Honduras child killings: Probe into ‘gang links’
http://tinyurl.com/o5sxm6d

Teen Sisters Found Slain in Guatemala
http://tinyurl.com/kotava6

Honduras Detains 9 Undocumented Cuban Migrants en Route to U.S.
http://tinyurl.com/ot6r9el

Former President of El Salvador Accused of Corruption
whereabouts have been unknown since January
http://tinyurl.com/km935ep

Panama Police Arrest 4, Seize $167,000 in Cash
http://tinyurl.com/pjttchv
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SOUTH AMERICA

Colombia Busts Group Smuggling Migrants from Middle East
http://tinyurl.com/nslv5ca

Colombia mine collapse: Diggers brought in to search
http://tinyurl.com/qe8df4z

Protest by Landless Workers Leads to Clashes in Sao Paulo
http://tinyurl.com/nwwe3ga

Brazil Slum-Dwellers Burn Buses in Second Night of Protests
http://tinyurl.com/oeamns9

Rising Attacks on Rio Police Bad Sign as Brazil World Cup Nears
http://tinyurl.com/oy9bf42

Hundreds of families occupy land near Sao Paulo World Cup stadium
http://tinyurl.com/kxqxmuw

Brazilian soccer fan killed by toilet bowl thrown from stadium stands
http://tinyurl.com/nndjdmh

Airlines Want Venezuela to Release $3.9 Billion
http://tinyurl.com/mav2rsa

Billions Unaccounted For in Venezuela’s Communal Giveaway Program
http://tinyurl.com/owsbus9

Venezuelan Military: Nine Buses Burned in “Terrorist Attack”
http://tinyurl.com/m8tx43w

Brazilian Plane Maker Embraer Posts Big Quarterly Profit Gain
http://tinyurl.com/qd65h5q

Student protests disrupt Colombian capital
http://tinyurl.com/nxopw5l

Rural protests turn violent in southwest Colombia
http://tinyurl.com/ml6wjff

14 arrests and 27 police injured during Colombia strikes: Commander
http://tinyurl.com/nsbvszn

Over 1000 protests in Colombia during 2013: Report
http://tinyurl.com/l79pk3d

Colombia, U.S. Seize 1.5 Tons of Cocaine
http://tinyurl.com/o6hyalj

Suspected Kidnapper in Brazil Dies After Beating by Mob
http://tinyurl.com/klhf44h
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CARIBBEAN

Newly Arrived Virus Gains Foothold in Caribbean
http://tinyurl.com/kb83gjlLocal

Trinidad attorney’s murder sends shockwaves across the Caribbean
http://tinyurl.com/jvmvfpj

Attorney’s murder a “well-orchestrated hit” says Trinidad security minister
http://tinyurl.com/mhmsp3d

Twenty three (killed), more than a dozen injured in tragic Haiti bus crash
http://tinyurl.com/kf67fdm

Six Haitians Die in Shipwreck off Dominican Coast
http://tinyurl.com/o2rd4m6

Cocaine laced tonic kills four in Guyana
http://tinyurl.com/nn34cej

Witness to murder herself shot and killed in Trinidad
http://tinyurl.com/lchbevo
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