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2014-05-01 23:09:14

GrinOn’s proprietary Bottoms Up Dispensing System®, the fastest dispensing system in the world, begins their international expansion by partnering with The Beer Connection in Mexico. Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 GrinOn Industries is expanding into Mexico with the help of Ciudad Juarez/El Paso based, The Beer Connection. With their proprietary system already hugely popular in the United States, GrinOn has been primed to go international and their partnership with The...

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2011-02-21 14:25:00

State legislators in Chihuahua, Mexico said Sunday that they have asked Federal authorities to ban a shoot-em-up video game called "Call of Juarez: The Cartel." The video game, which is based on drug cartel shootouts in Ciudad, Juarez, has angered local officials. About 6,000 people died in drug-related violence in Ciudad, Juarez in 2009 and 2010, making the city one of the deadliest in the world. The web site of game developer Ubisoft Entertainment SA said the title is due to release this...

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2010-10-17 09:15:00

Ciudad Juarez, the notorious Mexican border city at the heart of a wave of brutal drug violence, is home to thousands of drug addicts, and the number continues to climb.Abandoned by authorities, these drug addicts live in fear of gangs who threaten and often kill them for no reason. There has even been brutal killings at drug treatment centers.A drug user who called herself Carla, said these drug gangs will now even "enter houses and kill us. We keep this window open so we can at least try to...

2010-08-02 16:00:31

US-Mexico border program is modest in cost and time, but notably effective A team of researchers from the University of California San Diego and Mexico has found that even a modest behavioral intervention program averaging just 35 minutes can measurably reduce the incidence of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among female sex workers in the U.S.-Mexico border region "“ and that the program succeeds at comparatively little expense. The findings will be published online by...

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2009-04-11 08:00:00

The warring drug cartels along Mexico's border region have begun spreading their violence from the streets to the internet, as drug bosses post brags, threats and gruesome videos to chat rooms and websites. With modern-looking new videos posted on YouTube and Mexican-based websites, drug cartels seek to intimidate enemies and recruit new members, praising the "virtues" of their leaders amidst upbeat music and images of bullet-riddled bodies, says Scott Stewart, VP of tactical intelligence for...

2009-03-27 23:09:00

MEXICO CITY, March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, rock legend Peter Gabriel, actor Diego Luna, Jaguares' Saul Hernandez, and Patricia Cervantes, the mother of Neyra Cervantes, who was disappeared and murdered in 2003, met with President Felipe Calderon to urge him to increase his efforts to end the violence and murders of women in Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090327/DC89763-a ) (Logo:...

2009-02-22 23:48:33

One-third of El Paso, Texas, residents cross the Texas-Mexico border to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, for medication and healthcare services, researchers said. Researchers at The University of Texas School of Public Health El Paso Regional campus found cross-border medication shopping and medical attention can present health dangers -- including medications laced with toxic substances that are banned in the U.S. market; incorrect medications or dosage prescribed by unqualified personnel; and...

2008-09-18 06:00:31

By Lisa Bornstein It's a reality of the world that girls go missing. In that regard, Ciudad Juarez is more real than most places. The Mexican border town facing El Paso became the home to maquiladoras, or factories, of U.S. companies after NAFTA opened the door. Young women flooded from the countryside to work in them. And in the past 15 years, more than 400 have been murdered, according to estimates. The murders go unsolved. Sometimes the bodies are found; often the women are never...

2006-05-17 13:31:51

By Lorraine Orlandi MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Six years after Mexican President Vicente Fox set in motion ambitious plans to end rampant rights abuse, he has barely dented chronic problems like police torture and impunity for once powerful leaders, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. With his 2000 election win, Fox ousted the authoritarian party that ruled Mexico for 71 years. He took unprecedented steps to redress its abuses -- inviting scrutiny by world rights monitors,...

2006-03-22 13:39:38

By Alistair Bell CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Unlike other Latin American leftists who have become globe-trotting stars, Mexico's presidential front-runner has little interest in foreign affairs, preferring the intricacies of creating local jobs to international treaties. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says if he wins the election in July he will put dealings with the rest of the world on the backburner while he gets on with his life-long ambition of tackling Mexico's endemic...


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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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