Tag: Mexico

Mayor Darling Invites President Trump to McAllen

McAllen (KFXV) — An invitation to President, Donald Trump, was approved this week by McAllen city commissioners. This after the new leader made comments about the lack of border security throughout his campaign. McAllen City Mayor, Jim Darling hopes this invitation to the president will give him a first-hand look at the issues affecting our border. Throughout his campaign, the Republican leader made it known that it was his priority to build a wall between Mexico and the United States. Darling, says that before any action is taken, the president must first visit the border, learn about the issues...

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El Chapo Extradited to New York

New York (KFXV) — Mexican drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been extradited to the U.S. Where he is expected to face a number of indictments. The U.S Department of Justice confirms the extradition of notorious Drug Kingpin, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, in connection to his leadership of the Sinaloa cartel. A year after being recaptured by Mexican authorities– Joaquin Archilvaldo Guzman-Loera was taken into custody this afternoon by the dea in the border town of Ciudad Juarez. This act means a big win to the U.S.– after fighting for his extradition for years. Guzman-Loera’s prosecuting is expected...

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CBP Seizes More than $3k in Cocaine

Pharr (KFXV) — U.S. Customs and Border Agents at the Pharr International Bridge seized more than $3,000 of alleged cocaine. On Monday, officers referred the driver of a GMC Terrain — a 22-year-old Mexican citizen from Pharr — to a secondary inspection. After physically inspecting the vehicle, law enforcement used a non-intrusive imaging inspection and a canine team, and discovered 16 packages, containing over 41 pounds of narcotics. Agents arrested the driver and handed him over to homeland security for further investigation. Recommended: Jury Selection to Begin in Former BP Agent Over 335 Pounds of Marijuana Seized $81,000 in...

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Undocumented Man’s Trial Continues

Cameron County (KFXV) — An undocumented man went before a jury for human trafficking. Thirty-seven-year-old, Galdino Jose Ruiz-Hernandez, originally from Oaxaca, Mexico and currently residing in Brownsville, is accused of illegally emigrating to the United States, and for the causing the death of a woman when he intended to cross her into the country in a boat. According to court documents, evidence provided to the jury indicates that Ruiz-Hernandez guided the woman in the water as they tried to cross into the us when a boat belonging to the border patrol crashed into them, injuring the woman. The sentencing...

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Jury Selection to Begin in Former BP Agent

Cameron County (KFXV) — Trial is moving forward for former U.S. Border Patrol Agent Joel Luna. Jury selection begins in Brownsville on January 17. That’s next Tuesday. The 31-year-old former agent is charged with “capital murder for retaliation and organized criminal activity” for the death of Honduran immigrant Francisco Palacios Paz – whose decapitated body was found in March of 2015 in the Laguna Madre. Paz was an employee at Luna’s brother’s tire shop. Luna is alleged to have worked with Mexican cartels transporting illegal firearms and ammunition to Mexico, and shipping narcotics into the U.S. According to authorities,...

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Mexico says it will negotiate with Trump

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s new foreign relations secretary says the country isn’t only willing to negotiate changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, it wants negotiations as soon as possible. Luis Videgaray says there’s "enormous uncertainty" following the U.S. election of Donald Trump as president. Trump has pressured companies not to move jobs to Mexico, warned he would tax those who do and vows to renegotiate NAFTA. Videgaray said in a Radio Formula interview Tuesday that Trump’s actions have caused concern, adding "that is why this (negotiation) process is so important, to dispel this uncertainty." He said...

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11 Undocumented Immigrants Rescued From Drowning

McAllen (KFXV) — 11 undocumented immigrants thrown into the river by smugglers are rescued. On Monday night, Border Patrol agents rescued seven children and four adults from drowning in the Rio Grande that were traveling by raft. Five of the children were under the age of nine, including a one-year-old baby. At about 10:20 at night agents patrolling the river saw several people in the water struggling to stay afloat. Agents on the bank of the river quickly rescued the children and adults while the smugglers, who wore life jackets,swam back to Mexico. All the subjects were safely escorted...

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Man wanted for a Oaxaca double homicide is extradited

Brownsville (KFXV) — A Man wanted for a double homicide investigation in Mexico is extradited through the Brownsville Port of Entry by ICE officials.23 year old Juan Macario Bautista is a suspect in a double murder that happened in April of 2010 in Oaxaca Mexico. According to Mexican authorities Bautista and others armed with AK-47 assault rifles ambushed a humanitarian Convoy killing two people and injuring 10 others. Recommended: Man Who Stabbed Girlfriend Charged With Homicide Woman Faces Kidnapping...

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Woman Faces Kidnapping Charges

Brownsville (KFXV) — A 14 year old girl is kidnapped from a Brownsville school, and a thirty year old woman is now facing charges. Claudia Guerra was detained at the Veterans International Bridge. Police said she picked up a 14-year-old girl from school and took her to Mexico on Tuesday. 14 year old, Ericka Govea returned to the United States by walking across Gateway International Bridge in Brownsville yesterday. Guerra drove across Veterans International Bridge a short time later and turned herself into authorities. She was given a $200,000 bond. The case remains under investigation. Recommended: No...

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Some Mexico City residents see future in rain harvesting

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Edgar Serralde Galicia lives in a part of Mexico City known for water: Xochimilco, where picturesque canals have irrigated produce grown on man-made islands and served as transportation routes since the days of the Aztecs. But like roughly a million residents of the capital, Serralde isn’t connected to the city’s water system. While most rely on the water trucks that rumble through the city’s less-affluent neighborhoods, he tried his hand at collecting rainwater and storing it in rusty barrels. When it did not rain, his family had to go to his parents’ house to wash....

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