Posts tagged Mexico
Posts tagged Mexico
Inside Mexico’s drug war: Heartwrenching images of poverty and violence capture true misery of country ravaged by cartels
Suspected drug gang killers dumped 49 headless bodies on a highway near Mexico’s northern city of Monterrey in one of the country’s worst atrocities in recent years.
The mutilated corpses of 43 men and 6 women, whose hands and feet had also been cut off, were found in a pile on a highway in the municipality of Cadereyta Jimenez in the early hours of Sunday, officials from the state of Nuevo Leon said.
“What’s complicating the identification of all the people was that they were all headless,” said Jorge Domene, the Nuevo Leon government’s spokesman for public security, who said the other body parts were missing.
Domene said the brutal Zetas drug gang claimed responsibility for the murders in a message found at the scene.
Mexico’s electoral authority apologized to voters on Monday after a sober presidential debate was upstaged by a former Playboy model and her revealing outfit.
Clad in a tight-fitting white dress with a cut below the neckline to show much of her cleavage, Julia Orayen was working as an assistant on the televised debate, which focused on the economy and the drug-related violence ravaging Mexico.
At the start of Sunday night’s debate, Orayen walked in front of the camera to hand out cards to the four candidates, and created an immediate stir on online social media.
Department of Justice drug enforcement agents in Mexico
…no wonder the drug cartels are winning
I hope Malia Obama has a wonderful vacation in Mexico. I am however sad that in all of America not one place was good enough for her, poor little girl. Perhaps her daddy should be president of Kenya
…instead of American
This is not good!!!
How many other times regarding real news has this happened…?
Now America you know just how you are being controlled…!!!
Question; No place in America good enough…?
“a vacation for Malia in Mexico raises a slew of questions considering the State Department has warned American citizens against travel there.”
Fox Business noted in December:
The conflicts of interest and policy controversies in the Federal Reserve’s bailout of the financial system now include helping out millionaires, billionaires, foreign automakers, and companies whose executives sit on the board of directors of the U.S. central bank.
The Federal Reserve also bought more than $2.2 billion in commercial paper from the state-owned central bank of Bavaria, and it gave more than $23 billion in loans to the Arab Banking Corp. based in Bahrain, with an interest rate as low as a quarter of a percentage point. The Federal Reserve also lent more than $9.6 billion to the Central Bank of Mexico.
Banks worldwide tapped into the Federal Reserve’s emergency lending programs more than 4,200 times for a total of $3.8 trillion, estimates show.
The President gave a lengthy answer, stonewalling responsibility: “This is not something we were aware of in the White House and the Attorney General it turns out wasn’t aware of either. Obviously Eric Holder has launched a full investigation of this, it is not acceptable for us to allow guns to go into Mexico.”
On the subject of the demonstrations in New York, the reporter wondered, “Some of the frustration has come out in this Occupy Wall Street protest. You’ve expressed sympathy with their position, their feeling of powerlessness.”
Unlike MSNBC’s Martin Bashir on Tuesday, he didn’t mention the radical nature of some of the protesters, the anti-Semitism or violence.
Also absent was any mention of a key defeat for Obama on an important part of Obamacare, the Community Living Assistance Services and Support Act (CLASS). Last week CLASS was killed by the administration. As of yesterday, the big three networks had devoted a mere 40 seconds.
At one point, Tapper empathized, “There’s a little tone of frustration and one of your friends told me that you are deeply frustrated and worried about the economy.”
On another occasion, he sympathetically told Obama, “It’s grueling, though, this stuff [doing constant events]. Do you like it?”
Tapper should be given credit for being one of the few journalists to cover issues such as Fast and Furious. Additionally, he did press the President on falling poll numbers, asserting, “The math is tough for you. 47 percent of the country voted against you with everything going your way, pretty much.”
Tapper added, “It’s not difficult to think that there are four million Americans who think, ‘Well, I gave him a shot, it didn’t work, unemployment is still high, let’s give this another guy a chance.’”
However, it would be nice if more of his tough questions made it to air and the stories on Dr. Seuss were cut.
Corruption in US border town shows how Mexican drug gangs exert influence from across border.
But US police themselves have been plagued by allegations of corruption and collaboration with Mexico’s drug cartels.