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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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Salem-News.com (Feb-24-2014 12:33)

Commentary on the arrest of Chapo Guzmán

What’s about to occur in Mexico happens on a small scale in the United States every day.

(WASHINGTON, DC LEAP) - Chapo Guzmán, head of the Sinaloa cartel Chapo Guzmán was arrested in recent days, he was the head of the Sinaloa cartel.

This story is a perfect example of what law enforcement calls a triumph causing violence and chaos in the long run–and why it’s important to understand the war on drugs from a law enforcement perspective.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-22-2014 10:11)

Sinaloa Cartel Chief `Chapo` Guzman Arrested

The operation had been in the works for four or five weeks...

(WASHINGTON, DC CNN) - Joaquin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the boss of one of Mexico's most powerful drug trafficking operations, was arrested in Mexico, a U.S. official told CNN Saturday.

The official said Guzman, accompanied by a female, was captured in a joint operation with Mexican marines and Drug Enforcement Administration authorities overnight at a hotel in the beach resort of Mazatlán.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-13-2014 13:12)

Mexico Medical Tourism Thrives

A large percentage of dental customers are from the U.S.

(LAS CRUCES, NM) - Dentist in Mexico Price. Quality. Technology. That was the triple message Dr. Octavio Gonzalez had for attendees of the Medical Matters 2014 conference held earlier this week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

The veteran dentist was among dozens of exhibitors at an event catering to expatriates, snowbirds and tourists in the Mexican coastal city.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-09-2014 12:08)

The Deportee Chronicles: The Girl from Guajajalmiton

A former Marine, Veteran of the war in Afghanistan, deported to Mexico.

(LAS CRUCES, NM) - Girl silhouette She moves between the tables with the grace of the dolphins that sometimes delight the bayside diners of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Greeting customers in Spanish and English, the server has the poise, the demeanor and the intellect to work with an international clientele.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-02-2014 12:01)

The New Free Trade Fever

Legal reforms promulgated by the Pena Nieto administration and approved by the Mexican Congress are encouraging a new look and possible fine-tuning of the 1997 accord.

(LAS CRUCES, NM) - NAFTA cartoon 20 years after the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect, little interest has been shown until now by the governments of the signatory countries for reopening the trade pact.

But a similar agreement between Mexico and the European Union, signed in 1997 and enacted in 2000, is under review and could be expanded.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-31-2014 12:31)

Baja California News: Deportees and Refugees Crowd Migrant Shelters

“They come fleeing the violence that is being registered in their states” - Father Patricio Murphy, director of Casa del Migrante

(LAS CRUCES , NM) - Tijuana Like 20 years ago, migrants still come to Tijuana in need of food, warmth and a place to rest their heads.

But in important respects, the circumstances of newcomers have changed at two Roman Catholic Church-supported shelters in the northern Mexican border city.

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