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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has sparked controversy over an analogy between Mexico’s drug cartels and an insurgency.
MEXICO: The cocaine drug cartels are making good on their threat to "kill every police officer in sight", this time several cartel hitmen attacked this police car as it travelled along a highway.
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In a recent House Homeland Security Committee meeting, Texas Republican Michael McCaul pushed to label Mexican drug cartels as quote- “foreign terrorist organizations” -- putting them in the same category as al-Qaeda-run groups.
The Houston Chronicle quotes Representative McCaul as saying...
"In my judgment, Mexico is losing this war - and so are we … The president needs to recognize this issue. We face a serious issue in our backyard, and we need to deal with it."
But, the Obama administration and House democrats countered this categorization, saying the Mexican cartels are considered “organized crime” -- like the mob or mafia -- not terrorist activity. (Video: The Guardian)
A self-proclaimed analytic blogger on Mexico’s Drug War says this isn’t the first time the government has tried to label DTOs terrorists.
“While some rebranding of Mexico's DTOs is very necessary, calling them foreign terrorist organizations is going to (sic) far, and oversimplifies the problem. It would also pose way too many political and diplomatic challenges for both the US and Mexican governments.”
The push for greater scrutiny of drug cartels is linked to the increase in cartel threats against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. In March, two ICE agents were targeted by cartel members in a shooting that killed ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata and wounded his partner.(Video: KHOU)
ICE Assistant Director Luis Alvarez tells Congressional Quarterly, these direct threats are affecting the staff and recruiting efforts.
“One of the problems we face now is recruiting ICE agents to work in Mexico … It’s getting more and more difficult as a result of the increased violence … It’s a very uncomfortable working environment.”
That Quarterly article also notes, the United States needs to step up its efforts both in Mexico and in its own territory -- but Fox News reports drug cartels are already crossing borders by using America’s youth for quick cash.
“Students as young as sixth graders watch videos like this, which outline in graphic detail, how cartel members burn the bodies of people who fail to deliver their drugs.”
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A judge sentences a 14-year-old boy nicknamed "El Ponchis" in the beheadings of four people. Reports say he had been working with a drug cartel.
Rambo: Last Blood (also known as Rambo V and Rambo V: Last Blood) is an upcoming 2019 American action thriller film directed by Adrian Grunberg and written by Sylvester Stallone and Matt Cirulnick. A sequel to Rambo (2008), it is the fifth installment in the Rambo franchise and stars Stallone, Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Adriana Barraza, Yvette Monreal, Joaquín Cosío, and Oscar Jaenada. Rambo: Last Blood takes place 11 years after the events of the previous film and John Rambo travels to Mexico in order to rescue his friend's sister from the Mexican drug cartel.
Plans for a fifth film were announced on and off again since 2008, with different iterations developed and cancelled until production finally began in October 2018, with Grunberg directing the film. Principal photography began in October 2018 in Bulgaria and wrapped in December 2018.
In May 2018, Millennium Films brought the project to Cannes to generate interest and sales. Stallone verified that he would share images and videos from the film's set on his Instagram as the film approaches its release. In February 2019, Stallone revealed images on his Instagram of Rambo's adopted family, combat history, and the character Gabrielle's intentions to travel to Mexico to find her father. In March 2019, Stallone revealed via his Instagram an image of Rambo covered in blood and aiming his signature bow. In May 2019, it was revealed that Stallone will present exclusive images at Cannes to coincide with a special "first-look" screening of the film at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès on May 24, 2019. The first trailer was revealed at Cannes on May 24, 2019. The teaser trailer was released on May 30, 2019 and drew comparisons to Loganand Unforgiven.
Rambo: Last Blood is scheduled to be released on September 20, 2019.
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The ongoing battle at our border with Mexico! And the shell game our own goverment is playing on us!! Boy do we need a brand NEW PARTY!!!!
The blue screen with the question WHY is me!! The video is produced by CNN!! I found it on Youtube!! What I see everytime I take a bus or the subway is like something out of a Movie! We say to our selves that this won't HAPPEN HERE> But it is!!! Toddb
Mexican authorities have made a high-profile arrest in the capture of Edgar Valdez Villarreal, also known as “La Barbie.” The capture is being hailed as a victory for the Mexican government.
and Le Barbie wants justice in the US.....
the battle continues........
so what is the truth....