Americas

Report: Mexican Drug Lord was killed in a gunfight because Marines believed he was a common criminal

October 10, 2012

“The Mexican navy says a team of marines had no idea that they had killed the leader of the country’s most-feared drug cartel in a gunfight that erupted when they tried to search a group of suspicious men outside a baseball stadium.”

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Body of Zetas Drug Cartel Leader taken in a raid on a Funeral Home

October 10, 2012

“The theft of the body believed to belong to Zetas leader Heriberto Lazcano adds a bizarre and embarrassing twist to one of the most significant victories in Mexico’s militarized battle with organized crime.”

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Drudge Report incorrectly claims that the White House congratulated Hugo Chavez on his Electoral Victory

October 9, 2012

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney congratulated the Venezuelan people for their high voter turnout.

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Journalist: Venezuela’s Secret Service erased our camera, computer, and cell phone data

October 8, 2012

“The journalist said that he and his team were interrogated by Venezuelan secret police and accused of spying because, during his report last night for the Argentinian TV channel 13, he showed two written orders from Venezuela’s secret service ordering his surveillance while in Caracas.”

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Venezuela’s Electoral Council: President Hugo Chavez wins re-election

October 7, 2012

“It was Chavez’s third re-election victory in nearly 14 years in office. The victory gives Chavez another six-year term to cement his legacy and press more forcefully for a transition to socialism in the country with the world’s largest proven oil reserves.”

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Conflicting Exit Polls out of Venezuela disagree about the Presidential Election Results

October 7, 2012

“At 16 pm local time, the election was almost acquired for Hugo Chavez, with 55% of the votes, against 43.9 per Henrique Capriles. Participation was then 74.8%.”

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New York Times sacrifices journalistic integrity to slam Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

October 7, 2012

“OK, so she is giving the NYT her name but afraid to vote in an election. Strange. This might have made an inquisitive reporter do a google search on her name.”

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Venezuelans go to the polls for today’s Presidential Election between Hugo Chavez and Henrique Capriles Radonski

October 7, 2012

“Adding to the anxiety, the government recently introduced a new electronic voting system that many Venezuelans feared might be used by the government to track those who vote against the president.”

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Reprt: Slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie was shot and killed in friendly fire

October 5, 2012

“The conclusion is based on an analysis of the ballistics, the lack of evidence of other criminals in the area at the time, and other factors, the sources said.”

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Univision: Jose “El Diego” Hernandez was in possession of weapons tied to Operation Fast and Furious when arrested in summer 2011

October 3, 2012

“El Diego was, until he was taken into custody, the leader of the Juarez drug cartel’s La Linea — or “enforcement arm.” “

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Univision Report: Guns from 2010 Massacre of Mexican Teenagers linked to Operation Fast and Furious

October 1, 2012

“Citing a Mexican Army document it obtained and published, Univision reported that “[t]hree of the high caliber weapons fired that night in Villas de Salvarcar were linked to a gun tracing operation run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).””

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TSA Confiscates Man’s Camera for Filming a TSA Checkpoint in San Juan, Puerto Rico

October 1, 2012

“Despite the TSA admitting on its own website that there is no law which prevents people from filming TSA checkpoints, a man traveling through San Juan airport in Puerto Rico had his camera confiscated and footage deleted.”

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Report: The U.S. Government involuntarily drugged all Guantanamo Bay Detainees with truth serum

October 1, 2012

“Recently declassified US documents revealing medical procedures have shown that scopolamine was administered to all detainees taken to the Cuban detention centre.”

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Tens of thousands of Venezuelans gather in support of Opposition Presidential Candidate Henrique Capriles

October 1, 2012

“Mr Chavez and Mr Capriles are wrapping up their campaigns over the next few days ahead of the October 7th elections.”

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to President Obama: I’d vote for you, and you for me

September 30, 2012

“”Obama is a good guy … I think that if Obama was from Barlovento or some Caracas neighborhood, he’d vote for Chavez,” the president told state TV.”

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