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Salem-News.com (Apr-10-2014 12:47)

High-Level Sinaloa Cartel Member`s Guilty Plea Unsealed; Zambada-Niebla`s Cooperation with U.S. Revealed

Zambada-Niebla remains in U.S. custody and no sentencing date has been set.

(CHICAGO) - Vicente Zambada Niebla A high-level member of the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico pleaded guilty a year ago to participating in a vast narcotics trafficking conspiracy and is cooperating with the United States, federal law enforcement officials announced.

A written plea agreement with the defendant, Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, was made public today in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-06-2014 15:10)

Mexico Armed

“What does the government expect people to do? Lower their little hands?” - Luciano Segura Jauregui of Armed Mexico

(LAS CRUCES, NM) - Armed man in Mexico More Mexicans are acquiring arms to defend their families and property. According to a university researcher, the number of firearms legally possessed in Mexico increased 53 percent from 2009 to 2012, jumping from 2,033, 749 to 3,118, 592 guns.

Ernesto Villanueva, researcher for the National Autonomous University of Mexico’s Institute of Legal Research, based his findings on data from the Mexican Defense Ministry (Sedena), which is in charge of registering firearms.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-03-2014 12:37)

Northwest Families Reunited after Crossing the United States and Mexico Border

Those returning home include Sandra and her three year old son from Nevada; Elvira and her daughter Paola from Washington; and Maria, a grandmother from Oregon.

(PORTLAND) - Family deported to Mexico Today five undocumented people from Oregon, Washington and Nevada will all be home with their families because of a huge outpouring of community support throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Over the past week, they were released from detention after crossing the US-Mexico border earlier this month.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-24-2014 10:45)

U.S. Radiation Leak Concerns Mexicans

Mexican whistle-blower Bernardo Salas Mar, a former employee of the Laguna Verde nuclear power plant in Veracruz, said important bits of information need to be confirmed about the WIPP radiation release...

(LAS CRUCES, NM) - Nuclear danger Serious problems at a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico have caught the eyes of the press and government officials in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

The current round of troubles began February 5 at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico, when six workers were briefly hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a truck caught fire.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-19-2014 10:19)

Northwest Families Attempt to Reunite across the United States and Mexico Border

Like Hitler's Germany in the 1930's, Immigration officials break up parents and children by sending US citizens to Child Protective Services in San Diego and undocumented children to a family detention center in Pennsylvania.

(PORTLAND) - Alejandra Campo and her sister Lisa Yesterday, Tuesday March 18th, the last of 150 undocumented people, including eleven people from the northwest, attempted to reunite with their families by crossing the border into the United States.

The 150 mothers, fathers, children, students, and LGBTQ people who crossed were all detained by border patrol and the majority remain in detention.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-10-2014 13:01)

Life Near the Mexican Border

The long term vision is an end to all suffering and death in the desert...

(TUCSON) - Border patrol agent “You have no rights here!” barked a U.S. Border Patrol agent to a resident of Arivaca, AZ who was passing through a Customs and Border Protection checkpoint 23 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

This remark confirms a sense of violation of rights that many borderlands residents have when encountering one of the 71 permanent or tactical checkpoints scattered across the southwestern U.S. These off-border sites were condoned by the U.S. Supreme Court more than 40 years ago.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-06-2014 12:30)

Mexico Truth Commission Prepares Final Report

In the Truth Commission's threadbare Acapulco office, a large banner with the young faces of disappeared Guerrero residents, most of them men but some women too, stands in the front room.

(LAS CRUCES, NM) - Violence in Guerrero, Mexico Forced displacements and disappearances. Vietnam-style strategic hamlets. Death flights over the Pacific.

All this and more terrorized the mountain communities near Acapulco, Mexico, during the years when the resort was reaching its apex as a favored international destination for fun-seeking beach lovers in the early and mid-1970s. In response to a popular guerrilla insurgency, the Mexican army and security forces escalated what became known as the Dirty War.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-03-2014 13:36)

Chihuahua News: NAFTA`s Bad Apples

Historically an important crop in Chihuahua, locally-grown apples confront a deluge of U.S. imports, which reached 237,000 tons in 2012.

(LAS CRUCES, NM) - Apple Facing ruin, apple producers in the Mexican border state of Chihuahua are mulling an anti-dumpring complaint against U.S. imports.

Unfair competition from Mexico's partner in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) threatens the viability of the local apple industry...

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Salem-News.com (Mar-01-2014 13:21)

A Line under the Parrot`s Nest

“The problem is that the (checkpoint) sets off alarm bells, not only here but in the region.” - Zihuatanejo Public Safety Director Leonardo Evangelista

(LAS CRUCES, NM) - Parrot Nestled off the Acapulco-Zihuatanejo highway in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, shade blankets the village entrance to San Miguelito like a soothing layer of relief from the incessant tropical sun.

On a recent day, men snacked on freshly-shaken fruit under a sentry post of tall trees...

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Salem-News.com (Feb-27-2014 10:53)

Undocumented Oregonians Take Great Risks to Return Home

Maria Angela Zapoteco Juárez plans to return to her family in Oregon this March through Bring Them Home.

(PORTLAND, OR) - Maria Angela Zapoteco Juárez of Portland, Oregon Between March 10th and 12th, 150 undocumented mothers, fathers, children, and students will cross into the United States from Mexico as a part of the Bring Them Home project.

They will cross at the San Ysidro point of entry.

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