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2006-03-01 15:20:00

By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON -- Armed gangs dressed in military uniforms often illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border, providing cover for the trafficking of drugs and illegal aliens into the United States, a Senate panel heard on Wednesday. U.S. government officials and sheriffs from border areas told lawmakers these intruders were becoming more sophisticated and ruthless, often clashed with U.S. Border Patrol agents and committed crimes in the United States. "We are indeed aware of criminal...

2006-02-10 21:17:32

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. Border Patrol pursuit near San Diego ended on Friday when a van believed to be transporting illegal immigrants crashed, injuring at least 21 people, including eight critically, police said. The other injuries were apparently minor, said Maurice Luque, a spokesman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. He said the van involved in the crash carried 28 people. The pursuit began early in the afternoon when the drivers of three vans and a sedan --...

2006-02-09 16:58:13

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attacks on American border patrol agents along the U.S. border with Mexico have jumped more than 100 percent in the last year, Homeland Security officials said on Thursday. "There has been an over-100 percent increase in the last fiscal year in border violence aimed at our Border Patrol agents, and that ranges from gunshots fired across the border to rocks being thrown, sometimes flaming rocks," said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Border Patrol...

2006-02-01 17:16:35

By Jim Christie SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - With a projected $1 billion budget surplus and a growing illegal immigration problem, Arizona should spend $100 million on programs to shore up its border with Mexico, Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano said. In a telephone interview with Reuters this week, Napolitano said her plan to spend more state funds on border control is necessary because U.S. Border Patrol efforts in California and Texas have steered illegal Mexican immigrants to her...

2006-01-27 21:50:45

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Minuteman Project border patrol group sued a Southern California city on Friday after organizers of a "Patriots Day" parade refused to let it enter a float because the group was deemed too political. The association putting on the parade in Laguna Beach, south of Los Angeles, questioned the sincerity of Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist, saying he was trying to "beat up on a small town civic organization" for political gain. The lawsuit...

2006-01-26 01:24:38

By Alistair Bell MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico denied on Wednesday that its troops were involved in a border incident in Texas where police chased drug smugglers, apparently dressed in Mexican army uniforms, who became stranded in the waters of the Rio Grande. It was the latest point of friction between the two estranged neighbors who have fought over illegal immigration, border security and drug violence for the last year. The U.S. envoy to Mexico accused the government of failing...

2006-01-23 15:34:06

MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a mother and her 15-year-old daughter after they crossed illegally into Texas from Mexico, the FBI said on Monday. Police arrested patrol agent Pablo Rosario, 31, in El Paso, Texas, on Friday. He faces two counts of sexual assault in the March 2004 attack and two charges of making false statements. FBI spokeswoman Andrea Simmons was unable to confirm the nationalities of...

2006-01-22 20:26:40

By Bob Tourtellotte PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Amid all the glitz at the Sundance Film Festival's debut weekend, three obscure filmmakers managed to win fans with their work on illegal immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border. The paparazzi chased "Friends with Money" star Jennifer Aniston, and the comedy "Little Miss Sunshine" fetched around $10 million from distributor Fox Searchlight to become the first major movie sale at the festival. But it was Mexican documentarian Tin...

2006-01-17 14:59:54

By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (Reuters) - This dusty frontier town caters to smugglers and illegal migrants. It's a stone's throw from Mexico, across the brown waters of the Suchiate river. In a way, it is also the southernmost border of the United States. "Make no mistake, this river is not an obstacle, none whatever, " said Father Ademar Barilli, a Catholic priest who runs the Casa del Migrante, a hostel for migrants. "The obstacle is across the...

2006-01-17 12:34:08

By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (Reuters) - This dusty frontier town caters to smugglers and illegal migrants. It's a stone's throw from Mexico, across the brown waters of the Suchiate river. In a way, it is also the southernmost border of the United States. "Make no mistake, this river is not an obstacle, none whatever, " said Father Ademar Barilli, a Catholic priest who runs the Casa del Migrante, a hostel for migrants. "The obstacle is across the...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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