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2014-03-05 10:55:05

Amid times of crisis, citizens often turn to social media as a method to share information, make observations and vent. But as a Georgia Tech professor’s research into social media use amid the Mexican drug war shows, posts can reveal growing numbness, or desensitization, during times of protracted violence and stress. Munmun De Choudhury, formerly of Microsoft Research and now an assistant professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech, led the research.  Her team’s...

2013-07-30 20:21:24

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Given its population (a little more than 8 million), Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world. The nation's coast provides a key cocaine smuggling route linking drug cartels to the United States. This week the CCTV America television magazine program AMERICAS NOW provides a rare, in depth, look at violence in Honduras and the gangs behind it. Correspondent John Holman starts in the hospital emergency room of San Pedro Sula where a...

2013-06-03 20:20:40

NEW YORK, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the U.S. Court of Appeals decision to uphold the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives' (ATF) requirement that dealers in four southwest border states report multiple sales of semiautomatic assault rifles, the co-chairs of Mayors Against Illegal Guns - New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino - issued the following statement: "The ATF's program requiring dealers to report multiple...

2012-12-05 20:20:38

TIJUANA, Mexico, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Joseph Riehl, San Francisco Field Division announced that David Torrado was arrested Monday in Tijuana on a warrant for illegally possessing firearms and body armor. According to a grand jury indictment, Torrado, 39, a resident of Las Vegas has been charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm, one count of possession of an unregistered...

2012-07-03 06:23:47

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mexican election has put the Drug War in limbo, ex-White House Drug Policy spokesman Robert Weiner is saying today, joined by Latin American policy analyst George Clingan. Weiner and Clingan say in an oped in the Arizona Republic today entitled, "U.S. Must Boost Drug-War Aid to Stop the Cartels," that President-Elect of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto, elected Sunday and taking office December 1, has stated he will 'change'...

2012-05-04 06:22:12

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced the preliminary results of its Multiple Sales Reporting (MSR) program for certain types of rifles after the first eight months of operation. From approximately mid-August 2011 through mid-April 2012, there were more than 3,000 reports submitted from Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. These reports accounted for the purchase of more than 7,300 rifles. Texas led...

2012-04-26 10:24:33

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Violence Policy Center: The vast majority of the firearms seized in Mexico between 2007 and 2011 and traced by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) came from the United States according to new ATF trace data released today. According ATF, "Trace information shows that between calendar years 2007 and 2011 the Government of Mexico recovered and submitted more than 99,000...

2012-04-26 10:23:36

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today announced the release of trace information for firearms recovered in Mexico and submitted to ATF for tracing. Trace information shows that between calendar years 2007 and 2011 the Government of Mexico recovered and submitted more than 99,000 firearms to ATF for tracing. Of those firearms more than 68,000 were U.S.-sourced. More complete information will be available on the...

2012-02-14 08:04:00

DALLAS, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Export Corporation, a subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has opened a business office in Mexico City. The office will provide sales and logistics support to the growing number of BLACK HAWK aircraft operated by the Mexican armed forces. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO) Among those attending a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the office opening were...

15 Tons Of Meth Seized In Mexico
2012-02-10 14:26:24

Mexican troops reportedly seized 15 tons of pure methamphetamine in the western state of Jalisco on Wednesday. The historic seizure was an amount equivalent to half of all meth seizures worldwide in 2009.  Experts say the haul could have supplied 13 million doses worth over $4 billion on U.S. streets. "This could potentially put a huge dent in the supply chain in the U.S," U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) spokesman Rusty Payne said in a statement. "When we're taking this...