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2006-06-19 08:05:00

By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent BUFFALO, New York -- At first glance, the arithmetic looks alarming. The U.S.-Canada border runs for 4,000 miles across some of the most remote and rugged territory on the planet. Some 1,000 border patrol agents must secure it. They work in shifts, around-the-clock. That means that at any one time, on an average day, fewer than 300 agents are on duty on the world's longest border between two neighboring countries. If they were spaced out evenly, there...

2006-06-15 16:59:37

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The first 800 U.S. National Guard troops are taking up positions along the U.S-Mexico border, but will only support existing border patrol units, U.S. Defense Department officials said on Thursday. The roll-out of the National Guard troops, whose numbers are expected to reach 6,000 by August 1, is part of a push by the federal government to stem the flow of illegal immigrants across the 2,000-mile (3,600-km) border. About 50 percent of the troops will watch...

2006-06-08 15:24:52

By Tim Gaynor EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) - While the first U.S. National Guard troops are finding their feet in a new role on the Mexico border this week, one discreet military unit has aided police there and on the Canadian frontier for years. Last month President George W. Bush ordered 6,000 troops to help Border Patrol agents secure the porous frontier, and the first few soldiers arrived in Arizona earlier this week. The deployment has upset many in Mexico who say they are unhappy...

2006-06-07 14:33:02

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of stranded illegal immigrants facing death in the parched Arizona desert saved themselves by using a cell phone to call rescue services, the U.S. Border Patrol said. The group of eight Mexicans got lost in the desert southeast of Tacna, Arizona, and called for help early on Wednesday after their guides abandoned them during a two-day trek across the border from Mexico. Disoriented and without food or water, they used a cell phone to dial 911....

2006-06-06 18:00:00

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano vetoed a $160 million legislative package on Tuesday that would have made illegal immigration a state crime, saying it was unconstitutional and "offers no constructive new ideas." As expected, the Democratic governor opposed an anti-immigration bill that would have been one of the toughest in the nation, increasing money for border enforcement and making it a felony to be an illegal immigrant in Arizona. Napolitano, who is...

2006-06-06 15:10:14

By Matt Spetalnick and Steve Holland ARTESIA, New Mexico (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, hoping to sway conservatives skeptical of his proposed U.S. immigration overhaul, stressed his commitment to tougher border controls on Tuesday in a swing through New Mexico and Texas. Taking his immigration case to the front lines, Bush sought to shift the focus away from right-wing complaints that his push for a guest-worker program as part of a broad reform package adds up to amnesty for...

2006-06-02 10:01:37

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry unveiled plans on Thursday to place hundreds of surveillance cameras along the Rio Grande and stream the images to the Internet so computer users everywhere can help patrol the U.S.-Mexico border. Speaking to a gathering of sheriffs from border counties, Perry said virtual border patrollers spotting illegal immigrants would be able to call a toll-free phone number to report them to Texas authorities. "A stronger border is what Americans...

2006-05-23 14:36:17

By Frank Jack Daniel TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) - So many illegal immigrants die of desert heat on the U.S.-Mexico border that an Arizona morgue has had to buy a refrigerated trailer to store its bodies, and it is building room for more. As temperatures begin to soar toward 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius), Bruce Parks, the head of the medical examiner's office in Tucson, worries that tighter security on the border may mean a gruesome toll this summer. The U.S. Senate on Monday...

2006-05-21 12:14:19

By Tim Gaynor NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) - Non-Mexican Hispanics entering the United States illegally are studying up on Mexican history and geography, even learning to whistle the national anthem, to beat U.S. plans to fly them home. As part of a proposal to overhaul immigration laws and tighten border security, President Bush pledged last week to increase deportations of illegal immigrants from countries other than Mexico caught crossing the U.S. border. Mexicans, who make up...

2006-05-18 23:27:33

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Traffic into Mexico from the United States through the world's busiest land border crossing was blocked for several hours on Thursday after U.S. authorities shot and killed a driver who refused to stop. Mexican news reports said U.S. authorities shot dead a driver heading into Mexico at the San Ysidro border post linking San Diego with the Mexican border city of Tijuana after he refused to stop and hit a border guard standing in his way. The Televisa...


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Gulf of Mexico
2013-04-18 13:40:55

The Gulf of Mexico is an ocean basin that is largely surrounded by the continent North America and the island of Cuba. It’s bordered on the northeast, north, and northwest by the Gulf Coast of the United States, towards the southwest and south by Mexico, and towards the southeast by Cuba. It’s often referred to as the “Third Coast” in Texas and Louisiana, in comparison with the U.S. Pacific and Atlantic Coasts. The shape of its basin is more or less, an oval and is about 1,500...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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