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2005-08-23 19:24:43

SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) - New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will seek the bulldozing of a Mexican village to improve border security at a meeting with the governor of the Mexican state of Chihuahua this week, a Richardson spokesman said on Tuesday. Las Chepas is said to be a staging area for immigrants to enter the United States illegally and for other criminal activities, spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said. An agreement by Mexican officials to raze the hamlet would be "an...

2005-08-07 13:58:15

By Tim Gaynor CAMPO, California (Reuters) - U.S. civilian patrols out to spot illegal immigrants from Mexico and angry pro-immigrant activists could be headed for a bloody showdown on the U.S.-Mexico border, police say. The stage was set in April when hundreds of Minuteman Project volunteers, some of them armed, began tracking immigrants on the Arizona border, upsetting Mexico's 10-million-strong community in the United States. Tensions rose last week when the Texas chapter of the Brown...

2005-07-16 22:34:41

By Marty Graham CAMPO, Calif. (Reuters) - A sleepy desert town near San Diego became the front line in the debate over U.S. immigration policy on Saturday, as volunteers set out to spot illegal immigrants from Mexico and protesters tried to discourage the citizen patrols they see as vigilantes. Throughout the day, people arrived to sign up for border watch, including Jeffrey Mundt of nearby Oceanside, who brought radios to be used by volunteers. Cell phones proved useless in the isolated,...

2005-07-15 18:08:37

By Eduardo Quiros TORREON, Mexico (Reuters) - A meeting in Mexico to address a vicious drugs war and a wave of illegal immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border ended on Friday without the participation of key U.S. border governors. An all-out drugs war that has killed some 600 people south of the Rio Grande this year topped the agenda at the two-day gathering of Mexican and U.S. officials. It followed repeated calls by the United States for Mexico to crack down on violence on its border....

2005-07-14 16:19:47

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of stranded illegal immigrants facing death in the parched Arizona desert saved themselves by using a cell phone they found to call rescue services, the U.S. Border Patrol said on Thursday. The group got lost in the desert near Arivaca, south of Tucson, Arizona, on Wednesday after their guide abandoned them during a four-day trek across the border from Mexico. Lost and low on water, they used a cell phone they found in their guide's bag to dial 911. Rescuers...

2005-07-12 17:32:35

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people from countries other than Mexico arrested trying to cross the U.S. southern border has almost doubled this year, the head of the U.S. border patrol told the U.S. Congress on Tuesday. David Aguilar told the House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee on homeland security the United States was continuing to experience a rising influx of what he termed OTMs -- other than Mexicans -- trying to enter the country illegally. "Apprehensions are...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin