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Killing of Missionary Rattles TX Border


January 7, 2011 James C. McKinley, Jr., New York Times PHARR, Tex. — Mexico has always had a reputation here as a place where things can go wrong in a hurry. But the fatal shooting of a Texas missionary across the border late last month has reinforced the widely held belief in this region that […]

Arms Treaty Nonsense


January 01, 2011 Arms Treaty Nonsense Peter Wilson, American Thinker The New York Times editorial “The Next Treaties” contains two statements of mind-numbing stupidity: First: “The United States and Russia…cannot credibly argue for restraining the nuclear ambitions of Iran, North Korea and other wannabes unless they keep working to bring their own numbers down.” This […]

TSA Harasses Mother Over Breast Milk


To add yet another story about wasted manpower that would let real threats slip by, mother Stacey Armato tried to get home to Los Angeles and her 7-month-old son with the 12 ounces of breast milk she pumped while she was gone. She didn’t want to put the breast milk through radiation, so she requested an alternate screening, which she had every right do to.

Civilians Falling Victim to Mexico Drug War

Mexico Day of the Dead

A Devastating Wave of Attacks Has Killed Dozens of Civilians   By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD Published: October 28, 2010 MEXICO CITY — During its nearly four-year crackdown on major drug trafficking organizations, the Mexican government has repeated the mantra that most of the nearly 30,000 people killed have some association with the illicit trade. But in […]

Mexico: College Student Appointed Police Chief

Mexico: College Student Appointed Police Chief

Marisol Valles Garcia, a young woman named police chief of a Mexican border town gripped by drug violence, is garnering attention and promising a new approach. Some headlines are hailing her as the bravest woman in Mexico, others call her “foolhardy.”  Marisol Valles Garcia, all of 20 years old, says she’s just tired of everyone […]

Mexican Investigator in Falcon Lake Shooting Found Decapitated

Falcon Lake sheriff interviewed about decapitated Mexican investigator

A Mexican Investigator looking into the Falcon Lake shooting of a tourist has been found decapitated.

Mexico Opens Probe Into Reported Lake Shooting


ZAPATA, TEXAS –  The Mexican government said Friday it has opened a federal investigation into the reported shooting of an American tourist on a border lake plagued by Mexican pirates and strongly denied delaying action on finding the man or his attackers. A statement from Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs “categorically rejects claims to the […]

Mexico Intensifies Investigation of Pirate Ambush

Reports say that Mexican officials have intensified their search for the body of a U.S. citizen believed killed by drug gunmen last week on the binational Falcon Lake reservoir, deploying boats and helicopters after calls for action from U.S. officials. The effort comes a day after David Michael Hartley’s family publicly criticized official efforts to […]

Skeptics Doubt Wife’s Account of Pirate Ambush


Skeptics are doubting the story told by Tiffany Hartley that Mexican teenage pirates shot and killed her husband, David Michael Hartley, on the Mexican side of Texas’ Falcon Lake. “It’s hard just to hear it,” she told Good Morning America. “But I can see if from their point of view. I can understand why they […]

Gov. Perry Pressuring Mexico Over Lake Shooting

AUSTIN – The search for an American tourist reportedly killed Falcon Lake last week has Texas Gov. Rick Perry insisting Mexican government do more to recover the body. Perry told Mexico President Felipe Calderon to call him within 48 hours to update him on the investigation of David Hartley, whose his wife says was shot by Mexican […]

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