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2006-05-18 22:00:47

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - A shooting at the world's busiest land border crossing stopped traffic entering Mexico from the United States for several hours on Thursday. Mexican news reports said U.S. authorities shot and killed a driver heading into Mexico at the San Ysidro border post linking San Diego with the Mexican border city of Tijuana. Television stations showed long traffic jams north of the crossing, through which more than 17 million vehicles and 41 million people entered...

2006-05-15 19:05:44

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush unveiled plans on Monday to deploy up to 6,000 National Guard troops on the U.S.-Mexico border to bolster efforts to stem the flow of illegal immigrants. In a rare nationally televised speech that underlined the political stakes, Bush denied he was "militarizing" the border but said he wanted to use the troops to back up the Border Patrol while he added 6,000 officers over the next two years. Bush was trying to placate conservatives demanding...

2006-05-12 12:52:07

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon has begun drawing up plans to send troops and equipment to the U.S. border with Mexico, where hundreds of thousands of migrants enter the country illegally each year, a defense official said on Friday. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld discussed border issues at the Pentagon with his Mexican counterpart, Defense Minister Gen. Gerardo Clemente Ricardo Vega. Mexico and the United States share a 2,000-mile border. "The U.S. and Mexican...

2006-05-11 07:15:00

By Tim Gaynor OTAY MESA, California -- Dug by hand with the help of rogue mining engineers to link warehouses on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border, it was the longest, deepest and boldest drug smuggling tunnel found to date. But before the Mexican gang had even punched through a concrete floor to emerge opposite a washroom in a distribution depot in Otay Mesa, California, a crack law enforcement team with expertise honed in the hunt for Osama bin Laden was on their trail. Little known...

2006-05-11 07:13:17

By Tim Gaynor OTAY MESA, California (Reuters) - Dug by hand with the help of rogue mining engineers to link warehouses on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border, it was the longest, deepest and boldest drug smuggling tunnel found to date. But before the Mexican gang had even punched through a concrete floor to emerge opposite a washroom in a distribution depot in Otay Mesa, California, a crack law enforcement team with expertise honed in the hunt for Osama bin Laden was on their...

2006-05-08 20:01:09

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Some 5 million more Latin American migrants will arrive in the United States by 2015, regardless of whether Congress decides to criminalize or legalize illegal immigrants, according to a study released on Monday. The U.S. recruitment company Manpower, which carried out the study, said toughening penalties for illegal immigration would not deter young adults in Mexico and Central and South America from pursuing a better life in the United States. "The abundance...

2006-05-02 13:40:00

By Tim Gaynor REYNOSA, Mexico -- Hard-partying U.S. teens and college students have long crossed the Rio Grande to knock back cheap beers and tequila shots in Mexico away from the watchful gaze of parents, teachers and police. Now, a move to legalize drug possession in Mexico is set to put wings on their traditional revels and create the type of weekend drug tourism more commonly seen in Europe. That worries local authorities already swamped by drug crime. "When I heard the news I said,...

2006-05-01 17:40:02

By Noel Randewich MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Maya Indian rebels, student activists and middle-class families joined protest marches and boycotted U.S. stores in Mexico on Monday to back illegal immigrants demanding legal rights in the United States. Thousands gathered outside the U.S. Embassy and marched through Mexico City in support of millions of Mexican migrants who have staged huge marches in American cities in recent weeks and held a one-day strike and business boycott on Monday....

2006-05-01 17:57:40

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Lawmakers in Arizona, a fast-growing border state that is the biggest U.S. entry point for illegal immigrants, called for a crackdown on undocumented workers on Monday, as millions nationwide protested to demand new rights and respect for foreign residents. Republican legislators prepared to introduce potentially one of the toughest state anti-immigrant proposals, a $100 million package that would deploy National Guard troops to the desert...

2006-04-14 16:04:56

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Two Mexican police officers have been shot dead in Tijuana, local authorities said on Friday, the latest in a spate of police shootings along the U.S. border in recent months. The body of a homicide unit officer was found on Thursday, dumped inside the trunk of an abandoned car with U.S. number plates. He had been shot with three bullets. Separately, a police officer working with an anti-kidnap unit, was shot in the abdomen late on Thursday evening and...


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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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