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2013-07-22 23:01:30

Malik Obama and the Peaceful Solution Character Education team peace tour arrives in Nuevo Laredo. Abilene, TX (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 In a recent interview, Yisrayl Hawkins, author of the Peaceful Solution Character Education Program, spoke about this hair-raising event. “Yes!” said Yisrayl Hawkins, when asked if he knew the dangers lurking in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico at this time. “But, the Peaceful Solution Character Education team are not the first to face dangers in order to further...

2011-10-03 11:51:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The National Press Club on Monday called on authorities in Mexico to vigorously prosecute the murders and disappearances of journalists there. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, at least 30 reporters have been killed or gone missing since 2006 in a nation plagued by drug-related violence that affects all its citizens. CPJ documented on Sept. 30 what it called the...

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2009-03-26 14:29:22

Plans by US Customs and Border Protection to poison a stretch of land along the Rio Grande has been halted due to complaints from locals stating that the poison could have long-term impacts on public health. The $2.1 million plan called for CPB officials to spray herbicides along the 1.1-mile stretch of land on the US side of the Rio Grande in order to rid the area of Carrizo cane, which provides cover for illegal immigrants who are trying to cross the US-Mexico Border. "Someone can be in...

2009-03-03 10:28:00

RICHMOND, Va., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- North American LTL carrier Estes Express Lines has expanded its Mexico service and launched its new Mexico third-party logistics subsidiary, Estes Logistica. Estes has been offering service to Mexico since 2003 with coverage to all major commercial markets. Through Estes Logistica, the company offers complete strategic solutions for freight consolidation and transportation to and from virtually every point in Mexico. Customers now have seamless...

2006-07-02 22:51:30

By Magdiel Hernandez NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) - Thousands of U.S.-based Mexicans swamped polling stations south of the border on Sunday in a rush to vote in a tight presidential election with high stakes for crime-weary border residents. A large stream of Mexicans trekked on foot and piled into cars to cross the border and vote in towns from Tijuana in the west to Nuevo Laredo below Texas. Several polling stations were overwhelmed by the number of expatriates who showed up to...

2006-07-02 15:19:45

By Magdiel Hernandez NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) - Thousands of expatriate Mexicans streamed south of the U.S. border on Sunday to vote in their homeland in a tight race with high stakes for crime-weary border residents. A large stream of U.S.-based Mexicans trekked on foot and piled into cars to vote in a string of gritty border towns from Tijuana in the west to Nuevo Laredo below Texas. Electoral authorities were taken by surprise at the number of expatriates who showed up....

2006-06-13 19:54:41

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) - Three prisoners and a visitor died on Tuesday when inmates armed with machine guns fought their way out of a jail in a violent Mexican city on the U.S. border, sparking a deadly gun battle. Inmates carrying AR-15 assault rifles burst out of the federal jail in Nuevo Laredo, south of Laredo, Texas, exchanging fire with guards, prosecutors said. Prosecutor Eduardo Anaya said sentries in a watch tower shot dead three fleeing inmates. A woman visitor was...

2006-05-27 20:51:36

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) - The leftist candidate in Mexico's presidential race vowed on Saturday to give more power to the army to fight violent drug gangs, which he said have hopelessly corrupted the country's police force. Mexico has been in the grip of a drug war between rival cartels since last year and some 1,500 people have been shot, beaten or suffocated to death as bands of gunmen battle for control of the lucrative cocaine, heroin and marijuana trade. "I'm going to...

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...

2006-03-07 17:39:30

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) - Suspected drug hitmen with assault rifles killed a police chief on Tuesday in a shootout that left two others dead in this crime-ridden city on the U.S.-Mexican border, police said. Victor Berrones, head of one of several police forces in the northern state of Tamaulipas, was gunned down when he went to the aid of a patrol car ambushed on a busy road in broad daylight, state police spokesman Hector Ovalle told Reuters. He said another police officer...