Not supporting terrorist Oscar López Rivera:
- Goya Foods
- The NYPD Hispanic Society
- NYC police commissioner
- Jet Blue
- New York Yankees
Read all about it.
Add Corona Beer and Coca-Cola to the list.
An insult to anyone who loves freedom.
Read my article. NYC to honor convicted terrorist as “National Freedom Hero”
Speaking to a meeting of the Organized Crime Council on Tuesday, Sessions blamed open borders and lax immigration enforcement for the growth of the crime gang, which was founded in Los Angeles in the 1980s by Central American immigrants mostly from El Salvador.He said his Justice Department would have “zero tolerance” for the gang violence.
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Members of MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, are known for their violent methods and fierce gang loyalty. According to the National Gang Intelligence Center, MS-13 has more than 10,000 members in the United States, and more than 30,000 worldwide.
Elena Toledo writes,
Donald Trump signed an executive order shortly after taking office in which he asked the Justice Department to convene a working group to go after transnational criminal organizations like MS-13, whose formal name is Mara Salvatrucha. They have been based mainly in El Salvador since 1990 when there was a wave of deportations from the United States, and many in the criminal hierarchy set up shop in the troubled Central American nation.
The Center for Immigration Studies posts on how Yet Another Brutal MS-13 Attack Shows Need for Crackdown on UACs [unaccompanied children (UACs)].
Other media reports allege that Mexican cartels use underage MS-13 members as hit men.
El Salvador has already designated the gang a terrorist group, and The U.S. Treasury Department declared the group a transnational criminal organization in October 2012,
While declaring the group a TCO, the department linked MS-13 to drug trafficking, kidnapping, human smuggling, sex trafficking, murder, assassinations, racketeering, blackmail, extortion and immigration offenses.
I have been blogging about MS-13 for at least ten years.
Venezuela-born Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, best known as Carlos the Jackal, was blowing kisses to his Paris audience in court yesterday
In an often rambling statement in the Paris court on Monday, the 67-year-old said that any murders he had committed were carried out in the name of “the revolution”.
“No-one has executed more people than me in the Palestinian resistance,” he said, “[and] I am the only survivor. In all the fighting, there were collateral victims, it’s unfortunate,” he said.
Wearing a jacket with a red pocket handkerchief, Ramirez smiled and blew kisses upon first appearing in the dock before kissing the hand of his lawyer and long-term partner, Isabelle Coutant-Peyre.
He then embarked on a diatribe in which he condemned wealthy “Zionist interests” who he said were eager to crush anybody who stood up to Israeli aggression.
He said that lawyers prosecuting him for the shopping centre attack in Paris 43 years ago were “scavengers” for forcing him back to court.
You may recall that Carlos the Jackal, when sentenced to life in jail for the 1975 murders of two French secret agents and a Lebanese informant, earned the high praise of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chávez, who called him “a brother.”
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I posted in 2015: Venezuela issuing passports, voter registrations, to Hezbollah & Syrians
I can spend all day linking to my prior posts on this topic.
Finally, after all these years, CNN investigates: Venezuela may have given passports to people with ties to terrorism
One confidential intelligence document obtained by CNN links Venezuela’s new Vice President Tareck El Aissami to 173 Venezuelan passports and ID’s that were issued to individuals from the Middle East, including people connected to the terrorist group Hezbollah.
Yes, I posted about El Aissami’s role in 2013.
But back to CNN
The accusation that the country was issuing passports to people who are not Venezuelan first surfaced in the early 2000s when Hugo Chavez was the country’s president, interviews and records show.A Venezuelan passport permits entry into more than 130 countries without a visa, including 26 countries in the European Union, according to a ranking by Henley and Partners. A visa is required to enter the United States.
Glad to see CNN is finally starting to pay attention.
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More than one million acres in the center and south of Chile have gone up in flames since July 2016, with almost 70% of the destruction occurring last month. The affected area is larger than the state of Rhode Island. At least 11 people have died and more than 1,000 homes have been destroyed.
There is now evidence that
Some fires have been intentionally set and this has elevated concerns in rural Chile about the rise in organized violence against civilians and private property by left-wing extremists aiming to topple the democracy. Ms. Bachelet was warned about the threat during her first term (2006-10), as was former President Sebastian Piñera (2010-14). Neither acted.
O’Grady writes that “left-wing extremist groups—claiming to represent the indigenous Mapuche” in La Auraucanía, Los Ríos and Bío Bío have been linked in the past to not only the Chilean Communist Party, but also to – surprise! – the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
As you may recall from my prior post, Brazil’s largest criminal organization, the PCC (Primeiro Comando da Capital – First Capital Command) is recruiting Colombian FARC members.
InSight Crime reports,
Colombia’s peace agreement with the FARC grants the guerrillas 10 congressional seats in 2018, but their transition from illegal armed group to political movement will most likely be concentrated in local positions in their traditional areas of influence.
In plain English, that means that the FARC is well on its road to becoming a political power in Colombia . . . while its members branch out into criminal and terrorist activities throughout the hemisphere.
The stuff gets real: Brazil’s largest criminal organization, the PCC (Primeiro Comando da Capital – First Capital Command) is recruiting Colombian FARC members (emphasis added),
as it seeks heavy-weapons and other expertise to help expand its hold over Latin America’s drug trade, investigators and officials in both countries say.
Defense and foreign ministry officials from both nations are scheduled to meet Tuesday in the city of Manaus in the Amazon region to share information on how the Brazilian criminal organization, the First Capital Command or PCC, is working to hire guerrillas in Colombia, some of whom opted not to participate in peace talks in that country. Colombia’s government last year signed a peace pact with the Marxist rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, and most of its 6,000 fighters are now preparing to disarm.
The PCC wants to fight the Brazilian military, wipe out competition from other gangs, and deal directly with Colombian cocaine suppliers – whose coca production surged by 46% from 2014 to 2015.
The gang is seeking .50-caliber machine guns, which are capable of taking down helicopters and perforating bulletproof cars, as well as to enlist parts of the FARC’s network of seasoned fighters and expert bomb makers
Additionally, InSight Crime reports that the PCC is using Uruguay as a transit point for international drug trafficking operations in Africa and Europe, and operating in Paraguay and Bolivia. InSight Crime has noted that
PCC is capable of organizing drug trafficking operations and sending drug shipments abroad, as well as controlling shipments of marijuana and cocaine in both national and regional markets.
Italy’s ‘Ndrangheta mafia (which handles up to 80 percent of Italy-bound cocaine) is one of the PCC’s European partners.
Last week the Colombian government and the FARC announced a joint plan to fight against coca production.
Cross-posted at WoW! Magazine.