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2006-08-07 18:15:43

PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) - A sport utility vehicle packed with nearly two dozen suspected illegal immigrants overturned in southern Arizona on Monday, killing nine people, the U.S. Border Patrol said. Agent Veronica Lozano said the dead were among 22 passengers crammed into a Chevrolet Suburban that flipped over on a desert road near Yuma, Arizona, a few miles (km) north of the Mexican border. "The vehicle was attempting to avoid a Border Patrol checkpoint by driving along a dirt...

2006-08-07 18:09:58

PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) - A sport utility vehicle packed with nearly two dozen suspected illegal immigrants overturned in southern Arizona on Monday, killing nine people, the U.S. Border Patrol said. Agent Veronica Lozano said the dead were among 22 passengers crammed into a Chevrolet Suburban that flipped over on a desert road near Yuma, Arizona, a few miles (km) north of the Mexican border. "The vehicle was attempting to avoid a Border Patrol checkpoint by driving along a dirt...

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....

2006-05-21 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...

2006-01-13 17:44:21

By Tim Gaynor EAGLE PASS, Texas (Reuters) - A pilot program that jails all illegal immigrants crossing into this Texas border town from Mexico has led to a dramatic fall in numbers attempting the journey, the U.S. Office of Border Patrol said on Friday. A program known as Operation Streamline II, instituted on December 12, is aimed mostly at non-Mexican illegal immigrants who were arrested and released because Border Patrol agents did not have sufficient space to jail them. The...

2006-01-05 13:33:03

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - U.S. Border Patrol agents have come under fire twice along the Rio Grande in Texas in recent days amid rising tension on the frontier with Mexico, although no one was reported wounded, U.S. authorities said on Thursday. A Border Patrol spokesman said unknown gunmen fired on agents on patrol in Brownsville, Texas, late on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear if the shots came from Mexico or from within the United States. "Shots were fired, no one was injured...

2006-01-02 18:47:26

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico demanded a U.S. investigation on Monday into the death of an undocumented Mexican shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent as he tried to cross into California last week. Raul Martinez, a spokesman for the U.S. Border Patrol in San Diego, confirmed that an agent had fired on a man on Friday as he tried to cross the border near San Diego, after the would-be immigrant had thrown rocks at him. Mexico's foreign ministry named the dead man as Guillermo Martinez,...


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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