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2005-11-08 18:33:40

MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexican police have found the body of a woman apparently beaten to death in Ciudad Juarez, a violent city on the U.S. border notorious for gender violence, prosecutors said on Tuesday. More 350 women have been stabbed, strangled and beaten to death in Ciudad Juarez, which lies south of El Paso, Texas, in a 12-year killing spree that has triggered condemnation in Mexico and abroad. Police found the latest victim dumped in a vacant building plot early on...

2005-11-02 19:07:36

By Mark Babineck HOUSTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's domestic security chief vowed on Wednesday to "gain control" of U.S. borders, prompting ridicule from immigration control activists who have taken the matter into their own hands. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the administration aims to improve ways to keep illegal migrants out and to deport those already in the United States. "Simply stated, our goal is to gain control of our borders," Chertoff said...

2005-10-19 07:11:52

By Tim Gaynor SASABE, Mexico (Reuters) - For decades, residents of this Mexican desert village on the border with the United States baked bricks and ranched cattle to make a meager living. Sasabe was barren and isolated then. Now it is a boomtown studded with bars, flophouses and taco stands as that isolation has made it a popular and thriving hub for smugglers hauling undocumented migrants north into America, authorities say. The U.S. Border Patrol said more than 165,000 illegal...

2005-10-01 01:58:59

By Tim Gaynor BROWNSVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. militia group will launch a month-long sweep for illegal immigrants along the border with Mexico this weekend, stepping up a campaign that has raised fears of violence. Volunteers plan to gather at seven sites between San Diego, California, and Brownsville, Texas, throughout October to scour the deserts for illegal immigrants and report them to the U.S. Border Patrol so they can be arrested. The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps began...

2005-09-30 12:24:24

By Tim Gaynor BROWNSVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. militia group will launch a month-long sweep for illegal immigrants along the border with Mexico this weekend, stepping up a campaign that has raised fears of violence. Volunteers plan to gather at seven sites between San Diego, California, and Brownsville, Texas, throughout October to scour the deserts for illegal immigrants and report them to the U.S. Border Patrol so they can be arrested. The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps began...

2005-09-21 12:33:11

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican authorities have demolished dozens of abandoned homes in a village on the U.S. border that was one of the major hubs for smugglers hauling drugs and for illegal migrants sneaking into the United States. After pressure from New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, bulldozers flattened 34 adobe and stone built houses in Las Chepas, a semi-abandoned village just south of the border with New Mexico, "The houses were all abandoned buildings used by smugglers and...

2005-09-08 08:06:35

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 8 - California voters are concerned about illegal immigration but are divided over whether the state should declare an emergency along its border with Mexico, according to a Field Poll released on Thursday. And most of those who responded to the survey said they opposed citizen patrols of the border. New Mexico and Arizona declared states of emergency along their borders last month, citing increased crime and illegal immigration. The declarations gave local...

2005-09-01 13:19:04

MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - A brutal heat wave in Arizona has resulted in a record number of deaths among illegal immigrants trekking across the scorching deserts from Mexico, authorities said on Thursday. The U.S. Border Patrol said at least 229 immigrants have died in the desert state since the reporting period began October 1 last year, a 57 percent increase over a year earlier, as summer temperatures peaked at 120 degrees F (44 C). "The heat has been brutal," Jose Garza, the...

2005-08-26 21:35:25

By Sito Negron LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (Reuters) - A Mexican governor agreed on Friday to demolish abandoned buildings in a border village New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson wanted razed because it is said to be a center for drug and human smuggling. The compromise was reached at a meeting of Richardson and Chihuahua state Gov. Jose Reyes Baeza after Richardson's August 12 declaration of a state of emergency along the New Mexico-Mexico border due to what he described as an increase in...

2005-08-25 18:21:12

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. Border Patrol helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing after illegal immigrants pelted it with baseball-sized rocks, damaging a rotor, a spokesman for the agency said on Thursday. There were no injuries as the helicopter's pilot was able to set the aircraft down just north of the All American Canal on the border between the U.S. and Mexico, Border Patrol spokesman Michael Gramley said. Authorities say smugglers are becoming...


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