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Cartels have killed 111 mayors in Mexico since 2006
January 3rd, 2018

Since 2006, there have been at least 111 mayors have been executed in Mexico, the most recent occurring last week in the strife-ridden southern state of Guerrero. Armed cartel members fatally the mayor of Petatlan, Guerrero. The slain politician’s close aide was killed earlier in 2017, El Pais reported. Gunmen executed Arturo Gomez Perez this…

California officially becomes a ‘sanctuary state’ with the new year

On Monday, California officially became a “sanctuary state” after a bill that was signed by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown in October. The law prohibits authorities in the country’s most populous state from asking people about their immigration status or taking part in federal immigration enforcement activities in most cases, according to the L.A. Times. California…

Recreational marijuana now legal in California
January 1st, 2018

LOS ANGELES (ASSOCIATED PRESS) — The arrival of the new year in California brought with it broad legalization of recreational marijuana, a much-anticipated change that comes two decades after the state was the first to allow pot for medical use. The nation’s most populous state joins a growing list of other states, and the nation’s…

Cartel gunmen assassinate Mexican lawmaker in western state of Jalisco
December 29th, 2017

For the second time in less than a week, a Mexican lawmaker in the western state of Jalisco was assassinated by a group of unidentified gunmen. Mexican authorities said Saúl Galindo Plazola, a member of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), a center-left party, was executed on Wednesday around 9 a.m. at his ranch in the municipality…

President Trump deported fewer Mexicans than former Pres. Obama

President Trump deported 26% fewer Mexicans home this year through November than Barack Obama did during the same period in 2016, despite his pledges to crack down on illegal immigration. Roughly 152,000 Mexican citizens were deported from the U.S. between January and November, according to data from Mexico’s Interior Ministry. The data indicate that during…

Two tech entrepreneurs including relative of Huma Abedin convicted of fraud
December 27th, 2017

NEW YORK (Associated Press) — Two tech entrepreneurs, including the first cousin of Hillary Clinton top aide Huma Abedin who invested in the film studio that made the “Twilight” movies, were convicted of fraud on Tuesday in New York. A federal jury convicted Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, 45, and Omar Amanat, 44, of all charges after…

AG Jeff Sessions orders review of Obama-era Hezbollah drug prosecutions
December 26th, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has requested the Justice Department investigate allegations regarding potential drug prosecutions related to the pro-Iranian militant group Hezbollah that were allegedly abandoned as the Obama administration pushed to strike a deal with Iran over its nuclear program. Sessions said he was disturbed by allegations that Project Cassandra — the DEA drive…

Narco nephews of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro sentenced to 18 years in prison

Insight Crime – The sentence handed down in a US court to nephews of Venezuela’s first lady is anything but lenient, and it seems to be a diplomatic message to President Nicolás Maduro in response to his “anti-democratic” governance. After deliberating for a year, US federal judge Paul Crotty announced his decision to sentence Maduro’s…

Oldest son of Sarah Palin arrested for assaulting father
December 19th, 2017

Oldest son of Sarah Palin arrested for assaulting father Track Palin, the Army veteran son of former Alaska governor, Sarah Palin, was arrested on charges of burglary and assault charges. The 28-year-old was arraigned on Sunday after he was arrested in Wasilla, where his mother was the mayor before running with Senator John McCain during…

Obama Administration sabotaged DEA investigation targeting Hezbollah cocaine smuggling network to save nuclear deal
December 18th, 2017

A bombshell report is accusing the Obama administration of sabotaging a DEA-led investigation that focused on a worldwide drug smuggling operation targeting the Lebanon-base militant group Hezbollah, in an attempt to help ensure that former President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran was achieved. The report written by Josh Meyer and published by Politico cited…