Category Archives: Mexico

Mexican prosecutors find 166 skulls in mass graves

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Investigators said Thursday they have found 166 skulls in clandestine burial pits in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, one of the biggest mass graves discovered so far in Mexico.

Veracruz state prosecutor Jorge Winckler said that for security reasons he would not reveal the location of the site.

Mexican drug cartels frequently use clandestine pits to dispose of their victims.

Winckler said the bodies were buried at least two years ago and did not rule out finding more remains. He said investigators had found 114 ID cards in the field, which held about 32 burial pits.

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Did Mexico throw Canada under the NAFTA bus?

…Trudeau often referred to Canada’s desire for a three-way “win-win-win” deal, while also stressing his job was to protect Canada’s interests (subtext: not Mexico’s).

The Mexicans picked up on the ambiguity. Mexico’s former deputy foreign minister Andres Rozental wrote in the Globe and Mail that “Mexicans are also perplexed by some of the recent calls in Canada for ‘dumping’ Mexico from NAFTA and negotiating a bilateral deal with Washington. This is both short-sighted and a mistake.”

Trudeau continued to walk that line.

Sounds more like Junior screwed Canada, but this is a CBC article.

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Canada’s NAFTA waiting game enters new week as U.S. and Mexico work on differences

For five weeks, top officials from both the United States and Mexico have logged many hours of face-to-face talks in Washington on the North American Free Trade Agreement. With signs of progress apparent, the high-level American-Mexican meetings stretched through the weekend.

But even with brightening prospects, Ottawa has remained absent from summertime discussions on a continental pact that’s deeply important for the Canadian economy. A timeline for Canada’s return to the table has yet to be mapped out.

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Mexico’s failing war on drugs: after 200,000 dead, Amlo pledges to end the violence

…Some are stashed in bin bags or hammocks; others in blood-soaked rucksacks. Some are dumped in bike lanes or canals; others left on street corners or football pitches – severed, shredded and stomach-churning symbols of the country’s failing war on drugs.

“Sometimes we don’t even know who they are,” admitted Arturo Bautista, the silver-haired administrator of Tecomán’s cemetery and the final custodian of the victims of this Pacific beach town’s relentless killing machine.

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Ann Coulter: The ACLU Won’t Rest Until Every Illegal Gets In

After all the wailing about the children streaming across our wide-open, wall-less border, there was very little media interest in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday on this very subject. Knowing facts could interfere with their showboating displays of compassion.

Among the facts journalists might have learned is that, although the Constitution technically gives Congress the power to write laws, it turns out our immigration laws are written by the ACLU.

…The 20-day limit is unfortunate because, from capture to final order, an immigration proceeding takes 30 to 40 days. Illegals who are detained at the border cost the taxpayers $1,600 to remove. By contrast, releasing illegals, even under the much-celebrated “alternatives to detention” (ankle monitors and “community supervision”), costs U.S. taxpayers $75,000 per removal—and most of them don’t ever get removed. By some estimates, 90 percent don’t even show up for their hearings.

The biggest spike in illegal border crossings came after Dolly Gee, an Obama-appointed federal district court judge in California, announced in 2015 that not only “children,” but also any adults traveling with them, had to be released into our country after 20 days.

I wonder if Judge Gee’s order created any sort of incentive. Drag some unfortunate child across thousands of miles of desert and … YOU WIN! You’re in and will most likely never be caught and deported. Arrive alone and you will be detained and probably removed after 30 days.

How insane was that ruling? It was too much even for the Ninth Circuit…

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Mexico: homicides up 16% in 2018, breaking own records for violence

Homicides in Mexico rose by 16% in the first half of 2018, as the country again broke its own records for violence.

The interior department said over the weekend there were 15,973 homicides in the first six months of the year, compared with 13,751 killings in the same period in 2017.

The number is the highest since comparable records began being kept in 1997, including the peak year of Mexico’s drug war in 2011.

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Salinas celebrates founding of México-Tenochtitlán, indigenous identity

“We’re conserving it for our youth, teaching them this spiritual tradition, the cultural tradition, because it’s connected with their identity and purpose,” she said.

She added that the event recognized sacrifices people made, not only to create the pre-Columbian Aztec civilization but also to maintain traditions and spirituals in the face of genocides from the Spanish and other Europeans.

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Mexico: 40% of country is paralyzed by violence, says new chief of staff

As much as 40% of Mexican territory is prisoner to chronic insecurity and violence, the future chief of staff of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the incoming president, has claimed.

Alfonso Romo, a prominent entrepreneur who was part of the leftist’s watershed election triumph last week, made the assertion during a summit of business leaders on Monday in Mexico City.

“Veracruz is paralyzed. Tamaulipas, paralyzed; Michoacán, paralyzed. Guerrero, paralyzed,” Romo said, referring to four of the most notoriously violent states in a country that last year suffered a record 29,000 murders.

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Mexico – the aggressor, not the aggrieved

On the eve of the Mexican election The Sunday Times hailed Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as the ‘Mexican Corbyn hammering at Donald Trump’s door’.

A day later the veteran Left-wing firebrand cruised into the Presidency with a resounding mandate for his socialist nationalism and promise to tackle violence and corruption. During the election campaign alone, 132 politicians were killed.

Whether he lives up to this pledge only time will tell, but what is for sure is that Mexico has elected one of its most anti-American Presidents ever, with a stance and hypocrisy the British mainstream media so far has largely left unquestioned.

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Mexico’s Election And What It Means

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or Amlo as he’s colloquially known is Mexico’s new president, having won a landslide victory on July 1st. Obrador is essentially a far left populist. A former mayor of Mexico City who twice ran for president and lost, in 2006 and 2012, Obrador won the presidency because of outrage over the corruption of incumbent President Enrique Peña Nieto and his Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the conditions in what is rapidly becoming a failed state.The conditions of poverty, corruption, and high crime as well as their governments inability to deal with these problems is what caused Mexicans in desperation to vote for Amlo, their first leftist president since 1934.

Given that Mexico shares a 2,000 mile border with America, this development is worth looking at.

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Mexico’s New Leftist President Is Not A Threat, But The Collapse Of Mexico Is

The real danger isn’t that Mexico elected a left-wing populist as president, it’s that the new president won’t be able to govern his country.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador won the Mexican presidency in a landslide election on Sunday. Obrador—or Amlo, as he’s commonly called—is a left-wing populist of the sort common to Latin America. A former mayor of Mexico City who twice ran for president and lost, in 2006 and 2012, the 64-year-old Obrador, who spent decades as a radical outsider in Mexican politics, now finds himself in the seat of power in a country that’s falling apart.

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Mexico Takes A Hard Left Turn

Mexico’s leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has won his presidential bid after the rest of the candidates backed out of the race. The early poll results showed the president-elect pulling more than 40 percent of the votes in the early voting results.

The win by Lopez Obrador, also known as AMLO, is historic in nature since many in Mexico considered the election as a way of fighting back against the establishment. It is also the first time in recent history where rival candidates have conceded so early after the initial results were cast. Private polling companies initially had AMLO and the second placeholder as having a tight race. However, the early official results showed a clear leader.


More… Five Takeaways From Mexico’s Election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador

MEXICO CITY — After 18 years of establishment politics, Mexicans decided on Sunday that enough was enough, electing the leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador as president in a landslide victory in an election of firsts.

Capturing more than half the vote, according to early returns, he won by the largest margin in a presidential race since the nation transitioned to democracy nearly 20 years ago.

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Build that wall: Entire police force arrested in Mexican town after mayor candidate murdered

The whole police force in a Mexican town of Ocampo where a mayoral candidate was slain this week has been detained for an internal investigation, authorities said Sunday.

“All of them are being interviewed to proceed as due under law in the event anyone has taken part in acts that violate the town’s codes,” said the security secretariat in Michoacan state, where the town of about 20,000 people is located.

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