San Benito man charged with possessing cocaine
A San Benito man said a member of a known drug smuggling operation offered him money to smuggle drugs from Mexico into the United States, a federal criminal complaint reads. Ricardo Uribe Estrada has been charged with knowingly and intentionally possess to distribute 10.52 kilograms or 23 pounds of cocaine. According to the federal criminal complaint, Estrada on Sept. 26 attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico via the B&M International Bridge in Brownsville. At the primary inspection area, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer referred Estrada’s vehicle to a secondary inspection area, the federal criminal complaint reads. The amount of money offered was not included in the federal criminal complaint.myrgv.com
Experts: Mexico jeopardizes justice in missing students case
A group of international experts investigating the 2014 disappearances of 43 students in southern Mexico says the country’s attorney general has created “obstacles” to justice, apparently in a rush to show resultswashingtonpost.com
Members of extreme Jewish sect escape Mexican shelter
About 20 members of an extreme ultra-orthodox Jewish sect overpowered guards and escaped a government shelter in southern Mexico where they had been held since one of their leaders was arrested last Friday on organized crime and human trafficking allegationswashingtonpost.com
Historical Perspective: Costumes of the Americas Museum reopens
It traces its lineage to the Pan American Roundtable of Brownsville, which started in 1927-28 and became the Costumes of the Americas Museum in 2005, Aubrey Nielson, collections manager for the Brownsville Historical Association, said. The costumes museum merged with the BHA in 2021, and its collection came over intact at that time. The new Costumes of the America Museum had its ribbon cutting on Sept. 11 and opened to the public two days later. 6 if you include Mexico City, but Brownsville came first, so there was El Paso, San Antonio, Laredo and Austin, the chapters were first in Texas and then came Mexico City and then came Brownsville,” she said. The BHA offers a museum day pass valid at all its sites, which also include the Stillman House, the Historic Complex and the Historic Brownsville Museum.myrgv.com
Brownsville police arrest man on allegations of sexual abuse
The Brownsville Police Department Special Victims Unit arrested a man on Wednesday on accusations of sexually abusing a child for about three years after he crossed the B&M International Bridge from Mexico, according to a press release. Juan Sandoval, whose residency is yet to be determined, was arrested on a charge of Continuous Sexual Abuse of Young Child, authorities said. The release states that Sandoval was crossing into the U.S. from Mexico when he was stopped for the warrant and was taken into custody and transported to the Brownsville City Jail. Authorities said the child was sexually abused over the course of three years. The Special Vicitms Unit took over the case after an outcry was made to the Brownsville PD on Aug. 12 of this year, the release said.myrgv.com
Mexico ups protection at pre-Hispanic ceremonial site
Mexico has declared a pre-Hispanic site in the central state of Guanajuato as an archaeological monument zone protecting it from the possibility of encroaching development and expressing a commitment to continue excavating the ancient ruinswashingtonpost.com
Mexico ups protection at pre-Hispanic ceremonial site
Mexico has declared a pre-Hispanic site in the central state of Guanajuato as an archaeological monument zone protecting it from the possibility of encroaching development and expressing a commitment to continue excavating the ancient ruins. The National Institute of Anthropology and History said in a statement that the nearly 1,800-acre site known as the Cañada de la Virgen, near the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, about 185 miles (300 kilometers) northwest of Mexico City, was built by the Otomi people and reached its height between the years 600 and 900 A.D.news.yahoo.com
CBP officers seize $1.3 million in cocaine at Pharr bridge
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Pharr International Bridge Cargo Facility seized over $1 million in cocaine on Saturday, according to a news release from the federal agency. Officers encountered a commercial trailer coming from Mexico and referred it to secondary inspection, the release said. During a “non-invasive” search, officers found 40 packages with about 98 pounds of cocaine hidden within the trailer, according to the release. The officers seized the narcotics and the tractor trailer. The case remains under investigation by agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations.myrgv.com
Tata: 3 Mexico forwards will go to Qatar, but not Chicharito
Mexico has four center forwards in training for its World Cup warmup matches this week, but El Tri will take only three strikers to Qatar. Martino ruled out Javier Hernández from an appearance in his fourth World Cup while speaking on the concourse at the stadium Chicharito calls home with the LA Galaxy.news.yahoo.com
Strong earthquake shakes Mexico´s Pacific coast; 1 killed
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Mexico's central Pacific coast on Monday, killing at least one person and setting off a seismic alarm in the rattled capital on the anniversary of t[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Complaint: Man to be paid $1,000 to cross cocaine into the U.S.
A 19-year-old U.S. citizen who allegedly tried to smuggle more than 15 pounds of cocaine from Mexico into the United States told authorities he was going to be paid $1,000 to cross the illegal drugs, federal court documents reflect.myrgv.com
Two Cameron County international bridges to install new innovative technology
Cameron County plans to install some new technology at the Veterans International Bridge in Brownsville and the Free Trade Bridge at Los Indios that can help stop vehicles fleeing from the United States into Mexico. The Grab-350 Integrated Vehicle Barrier System will allow officers at the international bridges to activate a netting system that will pop up and act as a barrier to stop the vehicle in its tracks. The barrier system for both bridges will cost an estimated $2,179,903, documents indicate. The incident happened at the Veterans International Bridge in Brownsville, according to the press release. “This will allow the technology to help with vehicles that are crossing illegal cash, illegal proceeds, guns, other weapons and stolen vehicles, and missing and wanted people into Mexico,” Bazzano said.myrgv.com
On Mexico's Caribbean coast, mountains of seaweed grow
The mounds of smelly sargassum seaweed piling up off Mexico’s Caribbean coast may have had only a localized impact on tourism, but for the people who have to scrape it off beaches with pitchforks, it has become a nightmare, and possibly a health threat.
Watch: Volunteer acompañantes in Mexico aid at-home abortions. Their network is expanding to Texas.
In parts of Mexico where abortion has not been legalized, women rely on volunteer networks to provide medication and emotional support for at-home abortions. As access to abortion is shut down in Texas, similar networks are being built in the U.S.
Video: Acompañantes en México ayudan a realizar abortos en casa. Su red de apoyo se expande a Texas.
En algunos estados de México, donde el aborto todavía no es legal, redes de acompañantes proveen medicamento y apoyo emocional para que las personas puedan realizar abortos en casa. Debido a que el acceso al aborto en Texas es cada vez más limitado, estas redes están comenzando a formarse en Estados Unidos.
Listen: Abortion is considered basic health care in Mexico City. Its clinics are open to U.S. women.
Private clinics offer abortions at a fraction of the cost in the United States. City public health clinics may be more difficult to navigate but offer abortions free of charge, including for noncitizens.
Volunteer networks in Mexico aid at-home abortions without involving doctors or clinics. They’re coming to Texas.
Before abortion was legal in parts of Mexico, an extensive “accompaniment” system grew to help women safely terminate pregnancies on their own. Its organizers are now moving abortion-inducing medication across the border and helping replicate the system in the United States.
En México, grupos de voluntarias ayudan a tener abortos en casa, sin personal médico. Este modelo de aborto ha llegado a Texas.
Antes de que el aborto fuera legal en algunos estados de México, los grupos de “acompañamiento” establecieron un sistema de apoyo para que las mujeres interrumpieran sus embarazos en casa. Ahora, estos grupos están ayudando a trasladar al norte de la frontera medicamento para abortar y a replicar este modelo en los Estados Unidos.
El aborto es un servicio básico de salud en la Ciudad de México. Sus clínicas están disponibles para las estadounidenses.
Las clínicas privadas en la Ciudad de México ofrecen abortos a una fracción del precio en Estados Unidos. También hay clínicas y hospitales públicos que ofrecen acceso gratuito al aborto, incluso para personas extranjeras.
Bodies of migrants who died in Texas trailer come to Mexico
People in the Mexican mountain town of San Marcos Atexquilapan (Ah-tex-ki-LAH-pahn) spent days preparing and collecting donations to cover the funeral costs of three teenage cousins who were among the 53 migrants who died inside a semitrailer in Texas.
Supreme Court rules Biden administration can end “remain in Mexico” policy, sending case back to a Texas court
The Trump administration created the Migrant Protection Protocols, also called “remain in Mexico,” in 2019 before the Biden administration canceled it in 2021. The ruling sends the case back to a Texas federal court.
Gov. Abbott orders new checkpoints for trucks coming in from Mexico in wake of migrant smuggling deaths
The Texas Department of Public Safety will create and monitor new checkpoints for trucks entering from Mexico after dozens of migrants died in an abandoned trailer in San Antonio, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday.
Greg Abbott blames Joe Biden for migrant deaths, but the governor’s own border security efforts have fallen short
To immigration experts, the astounding loss of life illustrates just how difficult it is to stem migration into the country, even as Abbott has spent the last year pouring billions of state dollars into securing the border.
‘Quite a few of them are already deceased:’ Dispatch calls from EMS responders reveal new details about tractor-trailer tragedy
Radio chatter from emergency responders is giving a more in-depth look at the mass casualty event where a large number of migrants were discovered in a tractor-trailer on Monday in San Antonio.