September 3, 2011
BY MELANIE TROTTMAN
SEPTEMBER 2, 2011
WASHINGTON—The Teamsters union filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration on Friday seeking to block the government’s plan to allow Mexican trucks back into the U.S., in a sign of the growing rift between unions and the administration over trade.
The suit challenges a deal the U.S. signed with Mexico in July to resolve a longstanding dispute over cross-border trucking. The agreement ended a two-decade-long ban on Mexican trucks entering the U.S.
The North American Free Trade Agreement, signed in 1994, called for allowing Mexican truckers into the U.S., but the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Democratic allies in Congress
http://www.StandWithArizona.com Racist “Brown Berets” invade a peaceful, pro-Arizona crowd rallying in front of the All-Star Game in Anaheim, July 13, 2010. Modeled after the Black Panthers, the Brown Berets (nicknamed the “Tan Klan” because of their virulently racist views) want a “racially pure Aztlan” with all White Europeans and Jews forcibly removed. They are pro-Islamic terrorism and have called Osama Bin Laden the “Muslim Pancho Villa”. Imagine if a handful of white Tea party folks walked into a pro-illegal rally and said similar things – it would make every national news broadcast for days on end. But of course, unlike the NAACP slander claims – the Tea Party does not stand for racism. But watch as the “Tan Klan” gets a pass for their hate by the media once again.
June 3, 2010
Mexican and U.S. authorities were “secretly scrambling” last month to thwart a Mexican drug cartel’s plot to blow up a Texas dam that would have flooded an area with about 4 million inhabitants, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Dane Schiller and James Pinkerton.
Law enforcement officials were reportedly tipped off to a plot when they found one of the handbills that the drug cartel Los Zetas was distributing on the Mexican side of the river, warning residents to clear out ahead of the explosion. Authorities found “small amounts of dynamite near the dam,” the Chronicle said.
Los Zetas wanted to blow up the Falcon dam not to hurt civilians, but to exact revenge on a rival gang called the Gulf Cartel, which smuggles drugs in the area, local authorities said. The gang has also been implicated in armed robberies of Texan fishermen in Lake Falcon, the reservoir behind the dam.
U.S. officials said they had “serious and reliable sources” informing them of the plot, the Chronicle reported. Officers placed hidden cameras on the dam and hid in the brush to watch.
Police Capt. Francisco Garcia of Roma, Texas, told the Chronicle that the traffickers would have needed a tractor-trailer full of dynamite to pull off the explosion.
— Liz Goodwin is a national affairs writer for Yahoo! News.
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