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January 03 2014

08:00

NAFTA at 20: Lori Wallach on U.S. Job Losses, Record Income Inequality, Mass Displacement in Mexico

Democracy Now - By Amy Goodman - Jan. 03 (Special Report) - The North American Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada went into effect 20 years ago this week on January 1, 1994. The massive trade pact was signed into law by President Bill Clinton amidst great promise that it would raise wages, create jobs and even improve health and environmental safety standards. Hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs have vanished as companies sought lower wage workers in Mexico. Meanwhile, NAFTA has generated more poverty in Mexico, forcing millions of citizens to migrate to the United States in search of work. We speak to Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch and author of the new report, "NAFTA at 20."

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December 12 2013

08:00

Mexico moves to open oil resources

BBC News - Dec. 12 (News) - Mexico's Senate approves a measure to open the state-run oil fields to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years.

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December 02 2013

08:00

Mexican rally targets energy reform

BBC News - Dec. 02 (News) - Tens of thousands of people protest in the centre of Mexico City against President Enrique Pena Nieto's planned overhaul of the energy sector.

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September 19 2013

07:00

Mexico reels from tropical storms; will U.S. be next?

USA Today - By Doyle Rice - Sep. 19 (News Report) - While Mexico continues to reel from a pair of powerful tropical systems, a new threat is emerging in the Gulf of Mexico that could bring more flooding to the storm-battered nation as well as heavy rains to portions of the U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend.

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July 09 2013

07:00

Secret TPP Deal Would Void Democracy

labornotes.org - By Jane Slaughter - Jul. 09 (Special Report) - Corporations could sue governments over laws not to their liking. They are already doing so under existing “trade” agreements, but TPP would vastly expand the number of corporations and countries involved. For example, Australia passed a law requiring plain packaging for cigarettes (no Joe Camel). U.S.-based Philip Morris is in court over predicted lost sales.

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May 07 2013

07:00

"Over the Line": U.S. Agents Shooting Dead Innocent Mexicans Across the Border With Impunity

Democracy Now - By Amy Goodman - May. 07 (Special Report) - A joint investigation by The Washington Monthly and The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute has found over the past five years U.S. border agents have shot across the border at least 10 times, killing a total of six Mexicans on Mexican soil. The killings have gone unpunished after a court ruled the Mexican victims have no standing to sue in U.S. courts since they died on their own soil. Investigative reporter John Carlos Frey writes: "The picture that emerges from this investigation is of an agency operating with thousands of poorly trained rookies and failing to provide the kind of transparency, accountability, and clear rules of engagement that Americans routinely expect of law enforcement agencies." Frey joins us to discuss the shootings, and why he fears that the current immigration consensus in Washington on "border security" could increase Mexico's civilian toll.

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October 17 2011

07:00

Journalism in Mexico Faces Threat of Being Completely Silenced

truth-out.org - By Maria Armoudian - Oct. 17 (News Report) - Last week, members of a Mexican drug cartel slew yet another journalist for attempting to serve her community. Maria Elizabeth Macias' mutilated remains were found beside a note apparently written by the Zetas cartel in which they claimed revenge for her online exposes and criticism.

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Tags: Mexico Drugs

June 25 2011

07:00

Mexican troops replace police in half a state that borders Texas

CNN - By Mariano Castillo - Jun. 25 (News) - Mexican troops fanned out across the border state of Tamaulipas this weekend, taking over security operations in half the state's cities and towns.

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07:00

Horse welfare declines after closing of U.S. slaughter plants

billingsgazette.com - By Jan Falstad - Jun. 25 (News Report) - The closure of the last U.S. horse slaughter plants in the fall of 2007 has failed to reduce the number of horses shipped to slaughter.

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June 22 2011

16:27

La Familia drug cartel defeated, says Mexico

Christian Science Monitor - By Sara Miller Llana - Jun. 22 (News) - La Familia leader, Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, has been arrested and Mexican authorities contend that the group's reign in the state of Michoacán has come to an end.

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07:00

Critic of ATF gun-trafficking program raised no objection when briefed last year

Washington Post - By Jerry Markon, Sari Horwitz - Jun. 22 (News Report) - A chief Republican critic of a controversial U.S. anti-gun-trafficking operation was briefed on ATF’s “Fast and Furious” program last year and did not express any opposition, sources familiar with the classified briefing said Tuesday.

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June 02 2011

07:00

Global war on drugs has 'failed'

BBC News - Jun. 02 (News) - The global war on drugs has "failed" and legalisation would be a better option, according to a new report by group of politicians and former world leaders.

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May 26 2011

07:00

28 dead, 700 flee as gang battles hit west Mexico

Associated Press - By Gustavo Ruiz - May. 26 (News) - the Norway-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre... estimates about 230,000 people in Mexico have been driven from their homes, often to stay with relatives or in the United States

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April 02 2011

07:00

Mass 'scareware' attack hits 1.5M websites, still spreading -

USA Today - By Michael Winter - Apr. 02 (Special Report) - A massive attack that's trying to scare computer users into visiting a bogus antivirus site has infected more than 1.5 million websites and continues to spread, according to an Internet security firm. Several pages on Apple's iTunes store have been infected. The so-called LizaMoon "SQL injection attack" began Tuesday and is being tracked by Websense. Such attacks redirect users by exploiting programming errors and poorly written code and scripts. eWeek says the attack is "out of control ... with no end in sight." Nearly half the compromised sites are in the United States. Other affected countries include United Kingdom, Kuwait, India, Australia, Turkey, Brazil, Israel, Mexico, Taiwan and Chile.

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March 16 2011

07:00

U.S. Drones Fight Mexican Drug Trade

New York Times - By Ginger Thompson, Mark Mazzetti - Mar. 16 (News Report) - Stepping up its involvement in Mexico’s drug war, the Obama administration has begun sending drones deep into Mexican territory to gather intelligence that helps locate major traffickers and follow their networks, according to American and Mexican officials.

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March 10 2011

08:00

In Juarez, women just disappear

Aljazeera - By Chris Arsenault - Mar. 10 (Special Report) - The story of young women who simply disappear is all too common in this border city, but in the last two years, gendered violence has been drawn into the broader blood pool in Mexico’s murder capital. A grisly drug war has claimed at least 7,800 lives in the city since 2008. But femicides, or targeted attacks on women represent something different from the killings affecting all residents, activists say.

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Tags: Mexico Women

January 27 2011

08:00

Bishop Samuel Ruiz García, Defender of Mexico’s Mayans, Dies at 86

New York Times - By Julia Preston - Jan. 27 (News) - During his 40 years presiding over a Roman Catholic diocese in Chiapas, Bishop Ruiz cast light on abuses suffered by the Indians and sought to bring them into the church as equals with other Mexicans.

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December 13 2010

08:00

As Mexico drug violence runs rampant, U.S. guns tied to crime south of border

Washington Post - By James V. Grimaldi, Sari Horwitz - Dec. 13 (Investigative Report) - Eight of the top 12 dealers of guns traced back to Mexico are in Texas, according to data uncovered in a year-long Washington Post investigation.

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08:00

As Mexico drug violence runs rampant, U.S. guns tied to crime south of border

Washington Post - By James V. Grimaldi, Sari Horwitz - Dec. 13 (Investigative Report) - Eight of the top 12 dealers of guns traced back to Mexico are in Texas, according to data uncovered in a year-long Washington Post investigation.

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08:00

As Mexico drug violence runs rampant, U.S. guns tied to crime south of border

Washington Post - By James V. Grimaldi, Sari Horwitz - Dec. 13 (Investigative Report) - Eight of the top 12 dealers of guns traced back to Mexico are in Texas, according to data uncovered in a year-long Washington Post investigation.

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