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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...

2006-01-26 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...

2006-01-13 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...

2006-01-04 19:52:43

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The U.S. Border Patrol used a "dum-dum" bullet, banned in international war but standard issue for border agents, to kill an 18-year-old undocumented Mexican immigrant whose death last week angered Mexico. The hollow-point bullets, designed to expand on impact, cause much more tissue damage and bleeding than standard rounds. A Border Patrol spokesman said on Wednesday the bullet fired into Guillermo Martinez after he crossed the U.S. border near San Diego on...

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
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.