Keep in mind, the new DHS budget doesn’t include securing a single additional mile of the US-Mexico Border…
(Examiner) Less than two weeks ago, Homeland Security Department Secretary Janet Napolitano told reporters at the Bridge of The Americas border crossing in El Paso, TX, that security along the U.S./Mexican border “is better now than it ever has been,” and that the so-called spillover violence is not yet a serious issue.
She went on to say: “There is a perception that the border is worse now than it ever has been. That is wrong. The border is better now than it ever has been.”
Authorities found the graves on Wednesday in the town of San Fernando while investigating the kidnapping of passengers from a bus on March 25, AFP reported.
This from Fox:
‘Many of the victims found in the pits appeared to have died 10 to 15 days ago.’
Now back to PressTV:
‘The death toll is expected to rise since the officials have counted only three of the eight graves so far.
According to Tamaulipas prosecutor’s office, 11 suspects were detained and five hostages were rescued on the same mission.
The development came as earlier reports indicated that the passengers were pulled off several buses by gunmen in the area on March 25.
The officials believe they may have been killed after refusing to work for drug traffickers.
In August 2010, authorities discovered bodies of 72 migrants from several Central American countries at a ranch in the town of San Fernando.
Drug-related violence is blamed for some 35,000 deaths since President Felipe Calderon took office in 2006.
The Mexican chief executive has deployed 50,000 troops as part of his war on the drug cartels.
On Wednesday, thousands of Mexicans took to the streets in 38 cities protesting the growing drug-related violence across the country.’
And finally, back to the Examiner:
‘On Monday, Sergio Salcido Luna, 25, and Kevin Joel Romero, 28, were waiting in line at the San Ysidro border crossing when a gunman walked up to their truck and opened fire.
Both men were shot multiple times and died on the scene.
Luna and Romero were both U.S. citizens who worked in San Diego for West Coast Beverage, and were on their way to work when they were killed.’
UPDATE (04.11.2011): 16 More Bodies Found
(AP) A suspect in the kidnapping and killing of bus passengers near the U.S. border led Mexican soldiers to another set of clandestine graves containing 16 bodies, bringing to 88 the number of corpses found in mass pits in the northern state of Tamaulipas.
The latest batch of bodies was found in four pits in the township of San Fernando, where prosecutors had previously found 72 corpses in 10 pits, the Defense Department said in a statement Sunday.
UPDATE (04.12.2011): Budget ‘Deal’ Cuts $226 Million From Border Fence Project
(Hill) In dueling press releases, House Republicans emphasized the magnitude of cuts they won in the six-month spending bill after marathon negotiations, while Senate Democrats emphasized cuts they were able to avoid or diminish. . . .
The Homeland Security Department sees significant cuts as well: $226 million is cut from the southern border fence at the suggestion of the Obama administration, and the number of Transportation Security Administration workers is capped. FEMA first-responder grants are cut by $786 million.
UPDATE (04.12.2011): 32 More Bodies Found; Totaling 120 – Drug Gang Blamed For Mass Killing
(AFP) The Mexican government accused the Zetas drug gang on Tuesday of killing 116 people whose corpses have been found in a series of mass graves near the American border.
Police have detained 17 suspects and believe gunmen from the notoriously violent cartel dragged the victims off buses passing through the San Fernando area of northeastern Tamaulipas state.
“As of (Tuesday) we can confirm that a total of 116 people have been found dead as a result of criminal actions apparently caused by actions by the Zetas criminal group,” Mexico’s attorney general Marisela Morales told reporters.
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