Bowe Bergdahl Swapped for that Marine in Mexico (Satire)

By: Monday November 3, 2014 7:55 am

Just ahead of the highly-contested midterm elections, Obama administration officials are denying rumors that they swapped Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier himself freed from Taliban captivity through a swap for five Guantanamo prisoners, for Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi. Tahmooressi was released by coincidence just before the election after several months in a Mexican jail. “It was [...]

CBP Requests Federal Court Keep Identity of Border Patrol Agent Who Killed Teen Secret

By: Tuesday September 9, 2014 10:19 am

United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has asked a federal court in Arizona to keep the name of a Border Patrol agent, who killed a 16-year-old, secret. Mexican Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez was on the Mexican side of the US-Mexico “border fence” on October 10, 2012, when a border patrol agent shot him with [...]

The World Begins Anew: Zapatistas Demonstrate Against the Resurrected PRI

By: Saturday December 22, 2012 4:50 am

Yesterday, the world’s tinfoil fringe thanked its various deities for the fact that their gross misunderstanding of the Mayan belief system did not in fact bring the world to an end. In Mexico itself, meanwhile, tens of thousands of people acknowledged a much more worldly significance to the date: the eve of the anniversary of [...]

Protests Erupted Into Street Battles During Inauguration of Mexico’s President Peña Nieto (Video)

By: Thursday December 6, 2012 2:45 pm

Mexico’s new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, took office last Saturday in a day of inaugural festivities punctuated by violent clashes between police and protesters in the streets beyond the steel wall erected to shield the Legislative Palace from anticipated unrest. Hundreds of protesters smashed windows of stores and banks in Mexico City and threw Molotov cocktails over [...]

Mexican President-elect Bracing for Civil Unrest During Inauguration

By: Wednesday November 28, 2012 6:22 pm

Mexico’s President-elect, Enrique Peña Nieto, has directed police to build barricades around the San Lázaro Legislative Palace in advance of his December 1 inauguration there, in case of civil unrest. In July, Peña Nieto, the candidate of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional, won the presidential election against his left-wing opponent, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, by 6.6 [...]

Justice Department Reports Drug Seizures Do Little to Stop Cartels

By: Friday September 9, 2011 1:12 pm

The influence of Mexico’s drug cartels (photo: Truthout.org) The government’s long-running war on drugs is having little impact, according to documents just released. The National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) of the Justice Department reports demand for drugs is rising and the demand is being supplied by major transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) or cartels, which adapt [...]

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