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Tumaco Colombia: Half Ton of Cocaine seized, headed to Ecuador, final destination U.S.

rcnradio.com REPORTED in an articulated work of the Dijin Judicial Police and the basic criminal investigation unit of the Special Police District Tumaco, they managed to seize 486 kilos of cocaine hydrochloride, 03 shotguns, 01 bulletproof vest and the capture of one person. ….. At the scene, the 47-year-old Ricardo Ramirez captured the flagrante delicto, who, together with the narcotics and the seized war material, was left at the disposal of the competent authority.

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According to the investigations carried out, this alkaloid that was contramarcado with the abbreviations 3AZ in its interior, intended to be exported to the neighboring country of Ecuador and from there to be sent by sea to Central America or the United States. Read Article

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U.S. Customs Border Protection Officer Busted in smuggling scheme

sandiegouniontribune.com/Kristina Davis reported to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Jose Luis Cota, the unauthorized immigrant women he fingerprinted and processed before their return to Mexico weren’t just detainees — they were potential customers, investigators say. It’s how Cota met one woman, who ended up tipping off authorities to his offers to help smuggle detainees […]

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Ecuador: Smugglers Adapt to the situation, using social media

SMUGGLERS USE ENGLISH-LANGUAGE WEBSITES TO SELL TO EXPATS Liam Higgins/cuencahighlife.com / When customs agents began slapping “government-approved” labels on imported liquor at the beginning of the year, they thought they had dealt the country’s booming bootlegging industry a fatal blow. They were wrong. Before the labels, liquor store owners were able to buy from smugglers […]

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Large Numbers of Migrants flee Central America for the U.S. since Trump elected

reuters.com reported Central American countries warned on Thursday that large numbers of migrants have fled their poor, violent homes since Donald Trump’s surprise election win, hoping to reach the United States before he takes office next year. Trump won the Nov. 8 vote by taking a hard line on immigration, threatening to deport millions of […]

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Mexico/U.S. border: couple missing for five days hiking found, drank urine to survive

latimes.com reported a Los Angeles couple who went missing during a visit to the desert wandered for five days, drinking their own urine to survive, before they were discovered by the U.S. Border Patrol, according to a friend of the couple. On Friday, the LAPD confirmed that Mariya Mitkova, 27, and Aaron Morganstein, 33, were […]

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Nogales, Arizona: Man detained walking across border with 3 pounds meth in tortillas

NOGALES, Ariz.(UPI.com reported) — U.S. Customs agents in Arizona arrested a man found to be concealing nearly 3 pounds of meth in packages of tortillas. Customs and Border Protection said officers at the Port of Nogales searched a 62-year-old man using the pedestrian crossing when a narcotics-sniffing canine indicated the presence of drugs Friday. Read […]

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Number of Africans, surge in Latin America trying to get to the U.S.

The number of Africans fleeing to the region en route to the United States has been increasing. telesurtv.net reported an increasing number of African refugees fleeing violence are travelling through various parts of Latin America to eventually reach U.S. with the hopes of building a new life. However, they are facing roadbloacks, complications and corruption […]

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Sunni Extremists entering U.S with help from alien smugglers in South America

ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK freebeacon.com/ Bill Gertz reported Sunni extremists are infiltrating the United States with the help of alien smugglers in South America and are crossing U.S. borders with ease, according to a U.S. South Command intelligence report. The Command’s J-2 intelligence directorate reported recently in internal channels that “special interest […]

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Mexico giving unvetted Africans pass to get to U.S. Border

breitbart.com reported hundreds of African asylum seekers have flooded Mexican border cities with the U.S. in an effort to get to California and Texas to obtain U.S. asylum — many of the unvetted migrants are from the terror hotbed of Somalia. Rather than having to hide along the way, the African migrants have been getting […]

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Mexico: Authorities discover unfinished tunnel going into Arizona

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK dossierpolitico.com reported México.- Federal Police agents discovered a tunnel in Sonora just over 31 meters in length crossing the border into Arizona, United States, the National Security (CNS) reported. The agency stressed that the action was achieved as part of the strategy of cooperation in crime prevention, in […]

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Surge of African immigrants arrive Mexico, seeking transit to U.S. for asylum

NYTIMES.COM reported Mexican immigration authorities say 424 migrants from African countries arrived at the southern state of Chiapas over two days last week. The National Immigration Institute said Tuesday that it has issued them 20-day transit visas that will allow the migrants to reach the U.S.-Mexico border, where they plan to request asylum. Officials call […]

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Ecuador accused of war crime in case of missing Peruvian civilian during Cenepa conflict

larepublica.pe REPORTED Justice and truth for the disappearance of Peruvian businessman Jorge Vasquez Durand in Ecuador, sued his wife Maria Esther Gomero judges of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, on the first day of hearings this supranational body made in Mexico. The Peruvian citizen was arrested in Huaquillas on January 30, 1995, in the […]

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So far in 2016, 26,000 unaccompanied children apprehended at US-Mexican border

Central American child refugees continue to pour into the US csmonitor.com reported in the first six months of 2016, UNICEF said almost 26,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended at the US-Mexican border. Thousands of unaccompanied children continue to migrate from dangerous parts of Central America to the US southern border, according to a United Nations report […]

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Little known involvement of the U.S. in Ecuador after border war with Peru

undallas.edu reported the documents she discovered, technical mission reports from the U.S. Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs (OCIAA), shed light on the United States’ involvement in the rebuilding of El Oro, Ecuador, after a 1941 border war with Peru destroyed the province’s infrastructure…. Rankin, associate professor in the School of Arts and Humanities, […]

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Mexico fails in managing increased migration flows from Central America

phys.org reported Mexico launched the Comprehensive Plan for the Southern Border (CPSB) in 2014 in an attempt to manage increased migration flows from Central America. But two years after the plan’s implementation, it has yet to accomplish its goals of securing Mexico’s southern border, according to an issue brief from Rice University’s Baker Institute for […]

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Detained ISIS operative confirms terrorist operating cells in Anapra Mexico

Freerepublic.com reported An ISIS operative arrested and criminally charged in Ohio this month has confirmed that the terrorist group has cells in Mexico, according to federal authorities. Judicial Watch has reported this for years, documenting it in a series of articles as part of an ongoing investigation on the connection between drug cartels, corruption and […]

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Report: ISIS operating in Mexcio

thegatewaypundit.com/ Jim Hoft reported: Earlier this year a top ranking Homeland Security official acknowledged that Mexican drug cartels were helping ISIS sneak across the southern border to scope out targets for terrorist attacks. ISIS operative Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir has reportedly been training militants near the US border near Ciudad Juarez for the past year. […]

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Ecuador: Mixed Gangs of Colombians and Ecuadorians scaring residents in Sucumbios

Fernando Medina August 9, 2016 / Elcomercio.com He was kidnapped in the Ecuadorian jungle for 20 days. His captors were presented as members of the so – called “guerrilla ecuatoriana”, a group that for a month frightens border communities of Sucumbios. Victor M. is 66 years old and since it was released has not returned […]

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39,000 Venezuelans in Ecuador in attempt to escape crisis in Venezuela

ecuavisa.com reported the Interior Ministry indicates that about 17 thousand Venezuelans were left to reside in Ecuador over the past three years. Outsiders looking for better days away from the political and economic crisis facing the ‘Ranger’ country. The company indicates that entered Ecuador in 2014 and left 19,800 Venezuelans 116.88. In 2015 they reached […]

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Mexico: Human Traffickers using Uber-registered drivers

reuters.com reported human traffickers are finding increasingly creative ways of shuttling Central American migrants through Mexico to the U.S. border and that includes hiring Uber-registered drivers. On June 10, five vehicles carrying 34 Central American migrants were apprehended while traveling together between the northern Mexican states of Zacatecas and Coahuila, said Segismundo Doguin, a Coahuila […]

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Costa Rica: Panamanians sentenced for stealing cocaine, disguised as U.S. DEA agents

prensa.com reported Costa Rican courts sentenced three Panamanians who disguised themselves as Americans to steal cocaine in the border area drug agents, he said on Monday, May 9, the Office of Costa Rica. According to a statement from the Public Ministry, Panamanians wore jackets, caps and balaclava with false badges Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA, for […]

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Mexico: Migrant Traffickers using tour buses to transport human cargo to U.S. Border

CBSNewYork/AP) Reported — Mexican authorities say migrant traffickers have adopted a new trick to smuggle Central American clients to the U.S. border: renting high-end tour buses. Mexico’s Immigration Institute says it has found 102 migrants on two buses being used to whisk them across the length of the country. Read Article

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U.S.: DHS transporting illegal immigrants from border to Phoenix, then releasing them

judicialwatch.org reported, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly transporting illegal immigrants from the Mexican border to Phoenix and releasing them without proper processing or issuing court appearance documents, Border Patrol sources tell Judicial Watch. The government classifies them as Other Than Mexican (OTM) and this week around 35 were transferred 116 miles north […]

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Pakistan national arrested along U.S./Mexico border, held Ecuador passport

longroom.com/infowars.com reported customs and Border Protection agents arrested an illegal immigrant from Pakistan along the Texas border with Mexico, the agency recently revealed.On May 8, CBP picked up Javaid Muhammad who allegedly admitted to illegally crossing into the US, according to court records filed in McAllen, Texas. Muhammad had told the FBI he had never […]

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Panama closes border with Colombia in attempt to stop drug trafficking in region

(CNN Spanish)cnnespaonol.cnn.com reported – Speaking to the media, the president of Panama Juan Carlos Varela said that as part of Operation Shield in the framework of the fight against drug trafficking would close the border with Colombia. Varela said that increased drug production in neighboring countries was a threat against Panama and added that although […]

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U.S.: Former Border Patrol agent claims entrapped by FBI

TUCSON (CN) courthousenews.com reported – A former Border Patrol agent claims the FBI entrapped and indicted him on bogus charges of money laundering and bribery to try to rescue their undercover operation at a Southern Arizona port of entry, ruining his life and career. Seeking $5.5 million in damages, Lauro Tobias and his wife sued […]

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Mexico: Agents detaining indigenous Mexicans looking for Central American migrants

Mexico tortures migrants – and citizens – in effort to slow Central American surge Theguardian.com reported a growing number of indigenous Mexicans are being detained by agents looking for Central American migrants, amid a crackdown driven partly by aid from US The trend comes amid a crackdown on migrants driven in part by political pressure […]

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Emotional Moments when Cuban Migrants Reach Shore of Florida Keys, U.S. (Video)

A video posted on YouTube shows the moment when the rustic boat with 21 Cuban migrants reached shore. A group of Cuban boat people filmed their arrival at the coast of Florida last Friday, April 1, and published Monday recording on YouTube. Published by user Raydel Moreno, the video shows the moment when the rustic […]

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Friendship Park on U.S./Mexico Border where families visit divided by a fence

The guardian.com reported there are 1,954 miles of border separating the US and Mexico but only one tiny stretch, measuring no more than 15 meters wide, where families are sanctioned to touch fingertips through a steel-mesh fence. This spot, where the Pacific ocean joins the sandy shoreline, and where San Diego becomes Tijuana, is where […]

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2700 cubans headed to U.S. through Mexico from Costa Rica since January 2016

EFE/nacion.com reported two more groups of Cubans arrived on Friday to Mexico from Costa Rica, bringing the number of migrants who have used this route since January, to reach the United States now exceeds 2,700 people. In Costa Rica, they would be about 2,200 of the nearly 8,000 that accumulated at the end of last […]

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Mexico, U.S. Border: Increase in prices by human smugglers

npr.org It has gotten harder for undocumented migrants to sneak into the U.S. from Latin America. That has led to a rise in the price charged by human smugglers.

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Report: Lack of Cooperation between U.S./Mexican authorities to combat illegal arms smuggling

Theguardian.com reported efforts to combat illegal gunrunning from the United States to Mexico have stumbled in recent years, hampered by a lack of cooperation between US and Mexican officials, according to a report from a US federal watchdog agency obtained by Reuters. Blood, mud and lube: how El Chapo’s luck came up short in small […]

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U.S. to expand refugee program for thousands fleeing violence in Central America

US to expand refugee admissions for Central Americans fleeing violence Theguardian.com reported John Kerry announces new effort to offer migrants ‘safe and legal alternative to dangerous journey’ in which they face threat of human smugglers. The US is to expand its refugee programme to help thousands of people fleeing violence in Central America avoid a […]

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Surge of Drugs from Mexico into U.S. across border

krgv.com reported one of Brownsville’s southmost property owners said he is fed up with all the drugs crossing on his land. Rusty Monsees said he is seeing an increase in activity from the river. He’s also getting more phone calls about the activity. Monsees has become the liaison between authorities and his neighbors. “The amount […]

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Wanted U.S. Teen detained with mother in Puerto Vallarta Mexico

theguardian.com reported that 18-year-old Ethan Couch and his mother had been missing since 10 December, when Couch broke his probation for killing four people while driving drunk “Crossing over to Mexico is not a difficult thing to do,” Anderson said, pointing out that US authorities do not check who is leaving the US and instead […]

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Stranded Cubans in Costa Rica to be granted pemission to continue to U.S.

bbc.com reported Central American nations have reached an agreement to allow several thousand Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica for over a month to continue their journey towards the United States. The migrants will be airlifted to El Salvador and put on buses, which will take them to the US. American legislation gives Cuban migrants […]

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U.S. Federal Govt. opening shelters for Unaccompanied Minors from Latin America

npr.org / Several centers for migrant children have opened in Texas. Authorities expect more children and families escaping violence from Central America to make their way north to the U.S. this coming year. There are reports of a roundup that might be coming. Immigration agents could, as soon as next month, be rounding up mothers […]

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Surge of Minors into U.S. from Mexico on Texas Border, National Guard still deployed

theguardian.com reported Republican Texas governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday extended the deployment of National Guard troops at the Mexico border due to a spike in the number of unaccompanied minors entering the country. The order comes in the wake of US Border Patrol figures that show more than 10,000 unaccompanied children crossed into the US […]

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U.S. Border Patrol Agent detained transporting 110 lbs of cocaine in rental vehicle

copblock.org reported a criminal complaint filed in federal court shows Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers stopped agent Juan Pimentel, 47, on Nov. 18 near Marana, just north of Tucson. The complaint says Pimentel was driving a rental car and identified himself as a Border Patrol agent when he was pulled over. He consented to […]

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U.S. to begin test of facial and eye scans of foreigners entering from Mexico on border

sbsun.com reported nearly half of the people living in the U.S. illegally are believed to have entered the country legally and stayed on expired visas. To combat the problem, the federal government on Thursday is launching one of its most ambitious efforts to track them. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will begin capturing facial and […]

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Sex Trafficking Network Dismantled between Mexico and New York City

Security Agencies Mexico and EU dismantles women trafficking network operating from Tlaxcala; arrested eight people. The Attorney General’s Office broke up an international network of sexual exploitation, composed of 9 people operating in different states and New York City in the United States. The agency reported that the Attorney General of the Republic, Arely Gómez […]

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Argentina: Six Syrians arrested with fake Greek Passports

news.yahoo.com.Reuters reported…Authorities in Argentina arrested six Syrians who flew into the South American country on false Greek passports, a spokesman for the federal police told Reuters on Saturday, adding that the bogus travel documents were probably obtained in Turkey. The six, including one minor, were taken into custody at a downtown Buenos Aires hotel on […]

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U.S.: 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant children illegally cross border in Oct.

theguardian.com reported nearly 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant children were caught illegally crossing the US border with Mexico in October, almost double the number from October 2014, according to US Customs and Border Protection data. Also, in the figures released Tuesday, the number of family members crossing together nearly tripled from October 2014 – from 2,162 to […]

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Ecuador cracks down on weapons smuggling

telesurtv.net reported Ecuadorean authorities announced Tuesday plans to destroy hundreds of weapons seized during anti-smuggling operations over the past year. Over 200 illegal firearms and more than 5,000 rounds of ammunition will be destroyed by the military by the end of the month, state media has reported. Over 1,000 weapon accessories will also be destroyed, […]

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Ecuador to require visas from Cubans, attempt to flow migration to U.S.

latimes.com reported Ecuador announced Thursday that it will begin requiring Cubans to get entry visas beginning Tuesday, seeking to discourage the flow of migrants. Deputy Foreign Minister Xavier Lasso said Ecuador wants to curb the flow of migrants who have been using Ecuador as a transit country to reach other nations without permission. He said […]

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Arizona Border Recon on the lookout for Terrorists

SASABE, AZ -kvoa.com reported…. a group of veterans and concerned citizens, who’ve been patrolling the border for five years, are now turning their focus on what they believe are new threats to America. “There’s Palestinians, Afghans, Syrians trying to get in. We are trying to stop everything and anything from coming across,” said Tim Foley, […]

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Cubans use easy entrance to Ecuador in route to the U.S.

QUITO, Ecuador— For many Cubans, the road to “freedom” starts high in the Andes mountains, 1,600 miles south of their island. Ecuador is one of just two countries on the American mainland that doesn’t ask Cubans for a visa upon arrival. And there are regular flights connecting Quito to Havana, which makes it about the […]

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Ecuador to Enforce Tougher Controls for Contraband at border with Colombia

The Ecuadorian government announced it will enforce tougher controls against contraband activity at the border with Colombia. The proposed action announced by Ecuador President Rafael Correa included stricter taxes on imports which arrive over land and higher gas prices for vehicles with foreign license plates. These controls are an attempt to reduce the effects of […]

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Colombia claims Venezuelan military jets encroached their airspace without warning, permission

bbc.com reported Colombia has said that two Venezuelan military jets entered its airspace without warning or authorisation. The planes encroached into Colombian airspace twice on Saturday morning, according to the defence ministry. They reportedly flew over a border military base in the Alta Guajira region before returning to Venezuela. Colombian officials have demanded an explanation […]

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Colombian Refugees in Ecuador feel discrimination and still fearful

catholicregister.org reported Carlos Leon and Carmen Barrera thought the worst was over when they escaped the death threats in Colombia. Caught between a gang of extortionists and the owner of the property where he was working as a construction foreman, they left on a plane with their twin daughters, each carrying little more than a […]

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Mexico may lift visa requirement for tourists from Ecuador

Andes).- María Landázuri, vice minister of Human Mobility in Ecuador, informed Friday that authorities from such country and Mexico will settle a visa wavering agreement for Ecuadorians that travel to the North American country for tourism, 90 days, a decision she considers “fair and necessary.” “We expect to settle this process in the following days, […]

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Ecuador: Counterfeit U.S. bills continue to flow in from Peru

elcomercio.com reported hundreds of kilometers away in the Peruvian cities of Callao, Tumbes, Lima or Cuzco, the path of the counterfeit dollars that come to Ecuador starts. Smugglers, ‘tourists’ or carriers are behind this powerful illegal activity. Since 2000, following the dollarization, foreign mafias consider the country as a key point for this business. Banknotes […]

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Five Ghanaians found dead on Colombia-Panama border in route to U.S.

ghanaweb.com reported five Ghanaian citizens, presumably illegal migrants traveling to the United States of America, were found dead on the Panamanian-Colombian border over the weekend. A farmer found their bodies washed up on the Turquesa River near Bajo Chiquito. The deceased were allegedly part of a larger group of 35 people fleeing from three separate […]

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Ecuador proposes new law to make all migrants legal

telesurtv.net reported Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa announced radical plans to support asylum-seekers and stateless people. Ecuador’s socialist government is proposing a new law to make all migrants legal in the country. “The right to migrate is guaranteed in the rules. No human being will be considered illegal,” said President Rafael Correa during his weekly address. […]

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Ecuador: Historical look at emigration and return migration

migrationpolicy.org/Brad D. Jokisch reported Ecuador’s geographical variety is nearly matched by its diverse migration patterns. Although it is a small Andean country of approximately 15.7 million people, Ecuador accounts for the largest Latin American nationality in Spain, the second largest in Italy, and one of the largest immigrant groups in metro New York. Ecuador also […]

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ISIS reportedly operating in Mexico near U.S. border

inquisitr.com reported the Islamic State (ISIS) reportedly is operating in northern Mexico, just minutes from the U.S. border and a few miles from El Paso, Texas. If this latest report from Judicial Watch is accurate, ISIS is working alongside drug cartels and human traffickers to penetrate the U.S. homeland from a dangerous, gang-controlled staging area […]

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Tensions Mount Between Illegal Miners and Indigenous group on Peru, Ecuador border

EFE/elcomercio.com reported The regional government of Amazonas warned the central government of Peru on the hostility that is recorded in northern Peru among the Pueblo Indians Aguaruna and illegal miners entering Ecuador Peruvian territory, said Wednesday February 25 regional institution a statement. The vice president of Amazon, Carlos Navas, met in Lima with officials of […]

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Ecuador: Tariffs Imposed on imports from Colombia, Peru

Reuters reported…. Ecuador imposed tariffs on imports from Colombia and Peru in a bid to shield its economy from cheap goods entering as a result of depreciating currencies in those two nations, while its biggest export is being hit by the slumping price of oil. The Andean nation, the smallest member of OPEC, will temporarily […]

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Peru: Most wanted fraudster detained in Colombia with fake Ecuador passport

elespectador.com reporte that was what generated the capture in Colombia’s Rodolfo Orellana Rengifo, the man most wanted in that country for being the leader of a criminal enterprise involving 52 people, including notaries, judges, lawyers and police officers, and that it appropriated more than $100 million cheating dozens of people, falsified documents to appropriate land […]

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Aragoto Peru: Major Drug Trafficking Route to Ecuador and beyond

elcomercio.pe reported…Mention Aragoto in the province of Ayabaca (Piura) is like saying a forbidden name. Researchers eye perch upon which mentions it, through it’s entire body. People are put on guard. It is not common that unknown persons mentioned, loose bones, the name of a town that seems forbidden. One confused it with undercover COP […]

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Ecuador: “totally inadequate” as to U.S. diplomat’s responses on U.S. military involvement on Colombian border 2008

andes.info.ec reported…As a “totally inadequate” response scored Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino the explanation secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roberta Jacobson gave, on that country’s military involvement in the bombing on the Colombian border in March 2008. During the bombing, 26 people were killed, including the number two of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia […]

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Ecuador: Over 600 children reported making trek solo to U.S. to join parents

elespectador.com reported This year(2014) we have a terrible and regrettable sum that exceeds the 600 children who travelled unaccompanied”looking for their families, Vice-Minister of human mobility, María Landázuri told AFP. The number triples the cases reported in 2013.Son many, but no one speaks openly of “migrant children” because their families or friends know who travel […]

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Guadalupe Mexico: Many residents have fled across border to U.S., flee drug war

nytimes.com reported…But shades of the yearslong drug war that gripped this gritty part of Chihuahua State known as the Valley of Juárez remained intact. Abandoned buildings where broken windows reflected graffiti were common, and unmaintained streets and empty shops sat near the town square. The emptying of Guadalupe comes at a time when officials in […]

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U.S. Federal Agents Permitted Components for making Grenades to illegally enter Mexico

telesurtv.net reported U.S. federal agents allowed components for manufacturing grenades to illegally enter Mexico. The Department of Justice (DOJ) report indicated that the artillery parts were destined for drug cartels. U.S. federal agents allowed components for manufacturing grenades to illegally enter Mexico. The Department of Justice (DOJ) report released this week indicated that the artillery […]

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Ecuador, Peru reaffirm goal of peace between the two neighbors

andina.com.pe reported Peruvian President Ollanta Humala today said Peru and Ecuador are willing to continue working on peace and aim to strengthen the friendship between their two peoples that share a common historical background and the same development needs. After arriving at the airport in the Ecuadorian town of Arenillas and being received by his […]

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Ecuador, Colombia: ORANGE ALERT VOLCANIC ERUPTION

lainfo.es reported Ecuador and Colombia in orange alert for volcanic eruption Ecuador and Colombia triggered the alert likely eruption of Chiles (Knot of the Grass in the Colombian Andean Western Cordillera) and Cerro Black volcanoes (southern Ecuador and northern Colombia), after strong earthquakes recorded yesterday in the area. The Department of Risk Management Ecuador enacted […]

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Mexico enlists strategy against Ebola virus from spreading

elcomercio.com reported Mexico, gateway to Latin America from the United States, trying to lift a sanitary barrier against Ebola on its northern border, poring deported migrants and repelling to cruise passenger Texas, where there is alarm for several infections. With still fresh in 2009 being the epicenter of the H1N1 flu epidemic trauma, Mexico triggered […]

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Ecuador Establishes Special Travel rates through agencies for Colombians

dinero.com reported…Special rates through travel agencies will be Colombians traveling to the Ecuador. The announcement of the industry of that country, Sandra Naranjo, Minister came during a meeting with the President of Anato, Paula Cortes Street, who comes ahead of international contacts in order to promote cross-border tourism. “It’s great news thanks to the joint […]

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General Warns if Ebola Surfaces in Central America, there will be stampede to U.S.

time.com reported the Pentagon’s top commander in South America has warned that if Ebola surfaces in Central America or the Caribbean, there will be a stampede of people heading north across the Rio Grande to the U.S. to escape the disease. “If it breaks out, it’s literally, ‘Katie bar the door,’ and there will be […]

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Arizona Mexico Border, harsh politics

theguardian.com reported the high desert of Arizona is where border politics become a harsh, sometimes sinister experience – one that threatens to unseat two of the most vulnerable House Democrats standing for re-election in November’s midterm elections. Republicans have identified two neighbouring districts in southern Arizona as their best prospect for picking up seats in […]

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More African, Asian migrants using Costa Rica on route to U.S., Canada

ticotimes.net reported during the summer of 2014, massive flows of Central American migrants – many unaccompanied children – flooded the southwestern border of the United States. While tens of thousands of migrants have been fleeing violence and poverty in search of new opportunities in the U.S., other migrants from Africa and Asia have been traveling […]

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Key decision made for the protection of refugees in Ecuador

nrc.no reported the Constitutional Court of Ecuador recently raised the hopes of hundreds of people who have been forced to flee the violence in Colombia. A landmark decision by the Constitutional Court in Ecuador has struck down the most restrictive provisions of a decree limiting access to asylum. Ecuador has a long tradition as a […]

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Sonora Mexico: 21 municipalities declare state of emergency for weather

jornada.unam.mx reported The national coordination of Civil protection of the Ministry of the Interior issued Thursday a declaration of emergency for the municipalities of Hermosillo, Carbo, Benjamín Hill, Pitiquito, Caborca, Puerto Peñasco, General Plutarco Elías Calles, Santa Ana, Magdalena, Altar, Oquitoa, Saric, Atil, Tubutama, Trincheras, Imuris, Nogales, Santa Cruz, Cananea, Naco and Agua Prieta by […]

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Is ISIS at the U.S.Border?

nytimes.com reported militants for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have traveled to Mexico and are just miles from the United States. They plan to cross over the porous border and will “imminently” launch car bomb attacks. And the threat is so real that federal law enforcement officers have been placed at a heightened […]

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Nogales Mexico: Criminal Organization dedicated to transporting arms from U.S. broken up

diario.mx reported Distrito Federal- The Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), through the specialized attorney in investigation of organized crime (SEIDO), with the support of the Agency’s Criminal investigation and in coordination with the Federal Police dismantled in Nogales, Sonora, a network dedicated to United States from high-powered arms. In a statement the PGR explained […]

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Bi-National Committe states Colombia can fumigate coca crops closer to Ecuador’s border

colombiareports.com reported a bi-national committee has concluded that Colombia can fumigate coca crops closer to Ecuador’s border, Colombian newspaper El Tiempo reported on Friday. The technical committee, composed of both Colombian and Ecuadorian government officials, said that the current 10-kilometer buffer zone in place since 2005 can be reduced by half to 5 kilometers. The […]

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U.S. Mexico Border: Islamic State extremists have discussed infiltrating U.S. per official

care2.com reported the Islamic State extremists have discussed infiltrating the U.S. through its southern border with Mexico, a U.S. official said. Francis Taylor, under secretary for intelligence and analysis at the Department of Homeland Security, told a Senate committee today that the Sunni militants have been tracked discussing the idea on social-media sites such as […]

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Brazil denies blocking entry of African immigrants due to fear of Ebola virus

latino.foxnews.com reported Brazilian immigration authorities denied Wednesday that they are blocking the entry of African immigrants due to fears that they might be carrying the Ebola virus, which has killed nearly 2,300 people in West Africa since March. The Federal Police, who are responsible for border control, responded to press accounts that their agents are […]

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Nepal citizens arriving in Ecuador by sea, using as route to the U.S.

eluniverso.com reported Costa Rica police found 27 undocumented citizens of Nepal in an area of Paso Canoas, border with Panama, joining other intercepted seven Nepalese weekend, in operations against the trafficking, officials said Monday. The regional director of the police in the South, Commissioner José Domingo Cruz, pointed out that the undocumented were found in […]

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Human Trafficking from Mesoamerica to Florida, U.S.

Human Trafficking from Southern Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala: Why These Victims are Trafficked into Modern Day Florida by Timothy Adam Golob ABSTRACT Florida is ranked as one of the United States’ top three destination states for human trafficking; many of those victims originate from Mesoamerica—Southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Human trafficking […]

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Border Militarization and Health: Violence, Death and Security in Mexico and the United States

Border Militarization and Health: Violence, Death and Security in Mexico and the United States bepress.com ABSTRACT: Key Words: Violence, Trauma, Border Security, Migration Despite proposed increases in spending on personnel and equipment for border enforcement tied to the amended version of the U.S. Senate’s current immigration reform bill, the public health impacts of border militarization […]

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U.S. Border Patriot Militias Pledge to Close Borders Between U.S. and Mexico

patriotsinformationhotline.com/ reported from Cadena Noticias…. SHUT IT DOWN! September 20, 2014 We are but a small representation of Americans who are unsettled and deeply concerned with our current Administration, in all branches of Federal and State governments. Our mission is to Shut Down, every United States’ Port of Entry on the Southern Border, until our […]

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Piedras Negras Mexico: Explosion kills one, injures five at tax inspecition facility on border with U.S.

elnuevoherald.com reported a worker of the border Customs Office of the Mexican city of Piedras Negras, with United States, died and five others were injured by an explosion in the building of tax inspection, reported authorities Sunday while the causes of the incident are investigated. “My condolences to the family of our colleague at the […]

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Ecuador to reduce military posts 47% by 2017, no impact on border with Colombia

telegrafo.com reported Ecuador announced there will be a 47% reduction of its military posts by the year 2017. However, there will remain military units along the border shared with Colombia. Currently, there are 11,000 troops assigned to the border territory. The Defennse Minister stated that some military installations will be relocated. The goal for these […]

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Peru: Military locates two missing Ecuadorian soldiers in border area

lainfor.es reported Peruvian Foreign Minister Gonzalo Gutierrez said Sunday his Ecuadorian counterpart Ricardo Patiño on the location of two members of the Ecuadorian Armed Forces missing in the border area. Sergeant Roberto Greza Reasco and Wellington Chihuango conscript lost contact with their units since 18 August. Both belong to the Ecuadorian military post “Cononaco”. Read […]

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Mexico: Foreign Minister Denies entry of terrorists into U.S. warning

Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade disqualified statements by Texas Governor Rick Perry, who warned about the entry of terrorists into the United States through the Mexican border, it was reported on Sunday. Prior to the official visit that President Enrique Peña Nieto will begin on Monday to California, the United States, Meade said, “there are […]

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Venezuela seizes in five days contraband from smuggling equal to the total for 2013

portafoloio.co reported according to Venezuelan authorities, seizures in less than a week were 96 tonnes of food and almost 300,000 litres of diesel oil, petrol and lubricants Venezuelan. The Government of Venezuela said that in the past five days seized a volume of products seeking to be removed from smuggling to Colombia which outclasses all […]

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Ecuador: Armed Forces Seize 750 Kilos of Explosives on Border with Colombia

ccffaa.mil.ec reported the armed forces seized large amount of explosives (Anfo) that were found abandoned in a boat, during a border control operation executed by members of the operational command no. 1 ”, on Saturday, August 09, in the sector of Conejo-Riveras, rio San Miguel, province of Sucumbíos, on the border with Colombia. The explosive, […]

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Venezuela deploys 17,000 troops along border with Colombia

bbc.com reported Venezuela says it has deployed 17,000 troops along its border with Colombia, which was closed on Monday for the first time as part of an anti-smuggling operation. Up to 40% of goods Venezuela subsidises for its domestic market are smuggled to Colombia, where they are sold at much higher prices, the authorities say. […]

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Colombia: ELN launches grenades at Police at José Antonio Páez International Bridge

eltiempo.com reported with two fragmentation grenades guerrillas harassed police of highways and tax customs who were bet on the international bridge José Antonio Páez, which connects to the populations of El Amparo, Venezuela Apure State and the Department of Arauca. Confirmed the Commander of the police institution, Colonel Camilo Ernesto Álvarez Ochoa, in action that […]

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Venezuela to close border with Colombia to combat smuggling

infobae.com reported the Government of Nicolás Maduro informed that controls will be strengthened during the night to prevent the entry of products such as gasoline or food. “Starting from this Monday will be a scheduled closing” “Starting from this Monday will be a scheduled closing of the border with Colombia, between the 10:00 pm and […]

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Half of U.S. Federal Criminal Cases in 2013 filed in areas near U.S. – Mexico Border

Breitbart.com reported about half of the nation’s federal criminal cases last year were filed in regions near the U.S.-Mexico border, according to an alarming annual report from the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ). During FY 2013, U.S. Attorney’s offices filed a total of 61,529 criminal cases against defendants, according to the DOJ. Regions along […]

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Nexus of Corruption between Coahuila Mexico and San Antonio Texas

borderlandbeat.com reported the overwhelming corruption in Coahuila allows organized crime to prevail. Corruption from municipal city hall to the governors office, throughout the state, assure the narco business will comfortably flourish. During his governorship “Bert” Moreira and his gang of thieves have purchased luxury properties in San Antonio, and businesses in the area extending to […]

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Ollague Chile: Two Bolivians detained transporting cocaine on inter-provincial bus

biobiochile.cl reported in an unusual event, in step border Ollague, in the Antofagasta Region, staff of the national customs service surprised two young Bolivians transporting drug in ovoid in their stomachs and their clothes. Subjects were travelling in an inter-provincial bus and were selected among the passengers for a more thorough review by officials of […]

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Sullana Peru: Gang of Gasoline Smugglers Detained with 800 gallons from Ecuador

elcomercio.pe reported more than 800 illegal gallons of oil were seized once members of a same family were operated in their attempt to enter the city of Sullana transporting fuel from Ecuador. The family, dedicated to the smuggling, was part of the band “Los Menas” and was intercepted when it crossed the bridge Isaiah Garrido, […]

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Mexico: Immigration Officials Accused participating in criminal network, blackmailing relatives

infobae.com reported agents of the National Institute of migration (INM) were accused of participating in a criminal network in a season of Acayucan, Southern State of Veracruz, to the detriment of illegal Central American origin. The complaint figure who is blackmailed to relatives of immigrants, collection of fees to free undocumented intercepted vehicles and the […]

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Matamoros, Mexico: Cargo Extortion

CARGO EXTORTION THREAT IN MATAMOROS, MEXICO OSAC.gov reported on July 29th at approximately 0900, an overland cargo company contracted by an OSAC constituent was targeted for extortion in Matamoros, Mexico. A truck delivering supplies to Saltillo via the FINSA industrial park was stopped by a group of individuals claiming to be Gulf Cartel members. The […]

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Indigenous Tribe Contacted Brazil, believed to be from Peru seeking help after attacks

Theguardian.com/Damian Carrington reported…Amazon tribe makes first contact with outside world Indigenous people crossed from Peru into Brazil looking for help to combat illegal loggers and drug traffickers, researchers say. Footage released by Brazil’s National Indian Foundation shows isolated indigenous people coming forward for outside assistance after fleeing attacks in Peru Indigenous tribesmen living deep in […]

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Guatemala, Mexico, U.S. reach accord in effort to prevent migrants using freight train

bbc.com reported that Guatemala, Mexico and the United States have reached a deal to try to prevent migrants from jumping onto a freight train in an attempt to reach the US, according to Guatemalan officials. Tens of thousands of migrants stow away on the train, known as La Bestia (The Beast), every year. Hundreds are […]

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U.S. – Mexico Border: Dead Bodies of Illegal Immigrants being found in south Texas

dailymail.co.uk – The dead bodies of illegal immigrants are turning up in south Texas as Central Americans pour across the U.S.-Mexico border, and a veterinarian who ranches cattle 70 miles from ground zero has the photos to prove it. Dr. Mike ‘Doc’ Vickers of Brooks County, Texas showed some of the grisly images to MailOnline, […]

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