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WednesdaySeptember 21, 2011

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Ecuadorian Amazon Case Against Chevron Continues, Wikileaks Show Chevron Tried to Influence U.S.

Ecuadorian Amazon Case Against Chevron Continues, Wikileaks Show Chevron Tried to Influence U.S.

Photo: From 1972 to 1990, a Chevron subsidiary contaminated Ecuador's Amazon region

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On September 19th, the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals order brought the oil-ravaged indigenous and rural communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon a step closer to winning an $18 billion dollar suit against oil giant Chevron for contamination in the rainforest region.

Previously, U.S. District Court Judge Lewis A. Kaplan placed an injunction on collection of the $18 billion after Chevron provided evidence that lawyers manipulated the legal system in Ecuador.

However, Wikileaks cables have been revealed that Chevron lobbied the U.S. government to kill the case.

According to the Amazon Defense Coalition:

Chevron engaged in a clandestine lobbying campaign of Ecuador’s government to improperly shut down the historic environmental case brought by thousands of indigenous persons where the oil giant was found to have contaminated the rainforest and ordered to pay $18.2 billion to clean up the damage, according to a series of cables written by U.S. government officials and recently disclosed by Wikileaks.

The diplomatic cables (see here, here, here and here) also reveal that Chevron and U.S. embassy officials in Ecuador enjoyed such a close relationship that the oil giant’s lawyers were tipping off U.S. ambassadors about their legal strategy before it would be revealed in court, said Karen Hinton, the U.S. spokesperson for the 30,000 Ecuadorians who recently won an $18.2 billion judgment for clean-up, despite efforts by Chevron to undermine the case.

The Ecuador court found that Chevron, from 1964 to 1992, dumped billions of gallons of toxic waste onto the ancestral lands of indigenous groups, causing an outbreak of cancer and other oil-related diseases

Ecuador’s Constitution prohibits government interference in the judiciary, so Chevron’s lobbying in effect was trying to coax Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa to violate the country’s laws to benefit the oil giant in a private litigation. The company offered to fund “social projects” in exchange for a government agreement to shut down the trial.

“These diplomatic cables reveal a shocking level of misconduct on the part of Chevron’s lawyers to undermine the rule of law in Ecuador,” said Hinton. “They also demonstrate the company’s extremely close ties to U.S. embassy officials in Ecuador who seemed open to helping Chevron shut down the legal case.”

Read more from the Amazon Defense Coalition here.

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Latino Celebrities Start Initiative to Make Peace a Human Right (VIDEO)

Join Juanes, Miguel Bosé Juan Luis Guerra, Eva Longoria and many others in their quest to make Peace, a human right. Sign now!

 

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Murder Charges for CA Policeman Manuel Ramos in Brutal Beating of Homeless Man (VIDEO)

Murder Charges for CA Policeman Manuel Ramos in Brutal Beating of Homeless Man (VIDEO)

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Officer Manuel Ramos and fellow officer Jay Cicinelli have been charged in the brutal beating death of a homeless man in Fullerton, California announced Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas today. 

Ramos, says the district attorney set in motion a chain of events that escalated into a physical altercation on July 5th that lead to the death of Kelly Thomas.  Ramos is charged with one count of second-degree murder and one charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the 37-year-old mentally challenged homeless man.

Cicinelli is charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter and one count of using excessive force.  The four other Fullerton police officers that watched, Ramos using a stun gun repeatedly and the beating while Thomas cried out for his father, were not charged.

The incident started when the officers were investigating numerous vehicle break-ins and approached Thomas whom they knew to be schizophrenic and living on the street.  According to the District Attorney:  “Ramos had to know that he was creating a situation where Kelly Thomas feared for his life and was struggling to get away from an armed police officer who was going to ‘F him up’.  Ramos had to know other officers would come to his aid and Kelly Thomas was going to get hurt – badly hurt.”

Thomas suffered broken bones and choked on his own blood causing him to put on life support, dying five days later. 


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Jarritos Looking to Pick Up the Young Non-Hispanic Male Demographic

Jarritos Looking to Pick Up the Young Non-Hispanic Male Demographic

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In an attempt to reel in the non-Hispanic male consumer, the Mexican soft drink Jarritos has put out new advertising, including English-language advertisements on Pandora, the internet music provider.

With sales in the U.S. between $150 million and $200 million in 2010 Jarritos is well on its way becoming a niche soft drink.

Though Jarritos is a Mexican soft drink, Novamez, of El Paso, Texas, owns the Jarritos brand and the rights to market it in the U.S.

Novamex marketing director David Flynn told the New York Times, “Three years ago, we decided to broaden our reach. We saw opportunities elsewhere. We had pretty good awareness in non-Hispanic Los Angeles, the market is very integrated. It only makes sense that we talk to a wider audience particularly in a market like Los Angeles, where people know the brand.”

In various L.A. neighborhoods, Jarritos had street artist Federico Archuleta to paint murals on buildings with various designs and the advertising campaign tagline, “We’re not from around here.”

In addition, Jarritos is also handing out free samples of the beverage, which uses granulated natural sugar instead of the high-fructose corn syrup that most popular soft drinks contain.

A new website was also launched, along with a creative contest (read about and enter here) to get more people interested in the brand.

Novamex could face a issue however, as the young male demographic can be hard to please, especially when offered a soft drink that not every store sells.

Only about 50 percent of U.S. grocery stores with annual sales of over $2 million carry the drink, meaning that if a potential consumer likes the drink, but cannot find it, all the effort put in to attracting him to the product could be undone.

Also, as well-known faces like Michelle Obama’s pushing to get America on a healthier track, the demand for sugary drinks could also cause problems for the growing brand.

Read more at New York Times →

Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández Paris Shopping Spree Includes 100K in Shoes

Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández  Paris Shopping Spree Includes 100K in Shoes

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Cristina Fernández didn’t even leave her lavish Paris hotel to shop for the 20 pairs of Louboutin shoes she purchased ahead of her meeting with Sarkozy.

Cristina Fernández and her daughter stayed at the luxurious “George V Hotel” ($1,500-$12,500 a night) in Paris during an official visit to France ahead of flying to New York for the United Nations General Assembly today.

Before her meetings with French president Nicolas Sarkozy and other French officials, Cristina had the “George V Hotel’s Personal Shoppers” bring her several purses and pairs of shoes which she tried on in the comfort of her suite.

In addition to Louis Vuitton bags, Hermès Birkin and Kelly bag purses, the Argentine president purchased 20 pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes, at approximately $5,500 a pair.

Despite Argentina being Latin America’s No. 3 economy, growing at one of the region’s fastest rates, economists foresee high inflation to become a complex problem, and there’s political tension about Kirchner’s 2012 budget call for $5.67 billion of the central bank’s foreign-currency reserves to be used toward debt payments.

Regardless of her political detractors she is sure to look good when debating them.

Unnamed Economy Ministry sources were quoted by State news agency Telam as saying the Argentine government’s debt obligations would total some $6.8 billion next year.

The nation has also deliberately turned its back on repayment of a $100 billion debt default since 2002.

Check out Cristina’s new shoes!

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EEOC Charges Bass Pro with Discriminating Against Latino Applicants Preferring White Applicants

EEOC Charges Bass Pro with Discriminating Against Latino Applicants Preferring White Applicants

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Bass Pro, a nationwide retailer of sporting goods, and apparel products, engaged in a pattern or practice of failing to hire African-American and Hispanic applicants for positions in its retail stores nationwide, and retaliated against employees who opposed the discriminatory practices, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the EEOC’s suit filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, Bass Pro has been discriminating in its hiring since at least November 2005. The EEOC’s suit alleges that qualified African-Americans and Hispanics were routinely denied retail positions such as cashier, sales associate, team leader, supervisor, manager and other positions at many Bass Pro stores nationwide.

The lawsuit alleges that managers at Bass Pro stores in the Houston area, in Louisiana, and elsewhere made overtly racially derogatory remarks acknowledging the discriminatory practices, including that hiring black candidates did not fit the corporate profile.

“Excluding qualified individuals from employment because of their race or ethnicity or in retaliation for exercising protected rights are fundamental violations of the laws we enforce,” said Jacqueline A. Berrien, Chair of the EEOC. “The EEOC will diligently protect the rights of job applicants to ensure that hiring decisions are based on abilities, not on race or ethnicity.”

The lawsuit also claims that Bass Pro unlawfully destroyed or failed to keep records and documents related to employment applications and internal discrimination complaints. Bass Pro punished employees who opposed the company’s unlawful practices, in some instances firing them or forcing them to resign.

All this alleged behavior violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race and national origin, and prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who complain about employment discrimination and requires them to keep certain employment records.

The lawsuit seeks a permanent injunction prohibiting Bass Pro from engaging in race discrimination, national origin discrimination, retaliation, and improper record destruction. It also seeks back pay on behalf of victims of hiring discrimination and/or retaliation, compensatory and punitive damages and other relief, including implementing fair recruitment and hiring procedures, and reinstatement or rightful-place hiring of mistreated job applicants and former employees.

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Las Vegas Tortilla Convention Allows Companies to Show Off New “Healthy” Tortillas

Las Vegas Tortilla Convention Allows Companies to Show Off New “Healthy” Tortillas

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In 1990, the Tortilla Industry Association (TIA) was created to serve the emerging tortilla industry. Today, that industry is the fastest growing segment of the baking industry. Earlier this month, TIA held its annual conference at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV.

Looking to do its part to help shrink the ever growing waistlines of many Hispanics (and Latin food lovers), many booths at the convention showed off companies’ new line of whole grain, high-fiber, low-carb, and even gluten-free tortillas. These new products, companies say, is in response to the many Hispanics sharing that they are becoming more concerned with their health in terms of what they eat.

Eric Sanchez, a sales manager with Reiser, an equipment maker that provides the machine that cut mounds of dough that can be flattened into tortillas, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “Hispanic people are getting bigger and bigger and we need to change. The second generation of immigrants are changing their eating habits.”

However, though healthier tortillas are catching on, they are doing so slowly, as traditional corn and flour tortillas are generally cheaper and a staple in most Latino households.

Though with the growing appeal of “wraps”, the tortilla industry is welcoming a new group of consumers. Even fast food restaurants like McDonald’s now offer wraps.

Still, as Americans well know, if it’s health food, it’s probably more expensive. National sales manager with Caremoli, which manufactures natural ingredients, John Brandquist said, “The difficulty is how to get the price down. In the tortilla industry, pennies go a long way. If a consumer sees a tortilla that costs more, he will wonder why he should pay it when the tortillas he has eaten for years are perfectly good.”

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Ronaldo Gives Sporting Fans The Finger, Tells Them Where To Shove Their Jeers (VIDEO)

Ronaldo Gives Sporting Fans The Finger, Tells Them Where To Shove Their Jeers (VIDEO)

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Ronaldo claims he was flipping off team mate Pepe as a joke, but an expert in lip reading and sign language says otherwise.

Not even a week after the Real Madrid #10 Cristiano Ronaldo said people booed him because they were envious of his looks, wealth and soccer skills, the player got the boo treatment again, ahead of the Madrid’s game against Sporting.

Sporting fans verbally abused Ronaldo until he lost his cool and flipped them off, telling team mate Pepe where all the Sporting fans could shove their jeers.  After the fact, Ronaldo said he had shown the finger to Pepe as a joke and that the whole thing was a misunderstanding.

But the Spanish show “Punto Pelota” called in Alejandra Neira, an expert in sign language and lip reading, who was100% sure that Ronaldo’s comments to Pepe were hostile towards Sporting fans, and certainly not a joke.

Watch the video below, and join us in our Forums section where we will be discussing whether Ronaldo’s finger flashing was fun and games among friends, or disrespectful towards fans.

 

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Brazil Looking to Send 75,000 College Students to World’s Best Schools

Brazil Looking to Send 75,000 College Students to World’s Best Schools

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As their President Dilma Rouseff becomes the first woman to open debate at the United Nations General Assembly, Brazil is seeing an increase in the number of students able to attend some of the top schools in the United States and across the world.

Brazil has a population of about 200 million, but only had roughly 9,000 students attending schools in the U.S. in the 2009-2010 school year, compared to China, which had more than 127,000 students in U.S. schools.

Now, as the Brazilian economy is doing well, its government is eager to get its students out in the world to be educated by the world’s best schools with a program that looks to give 75,000 students college scholarships to attend top university to study subjects of “strategic national importance” such as engineering.

Though experts are in favor of the government’s plan, they caution that the students need to be prepared for attending schools in other countries, and are at risk of encountering a language barrier problem. However, the country’s government has said they are aware of the issue and are looking in to providing grants that include training for such language and cultural issues.

Read more at Time →

BREAKING NEWS:  Empanada Stop Results in $400 Million Armored Car Robbery in Venezuela

BREAKING NEWS:  Empanada Stop Results in $400 Million Armored Car Robbery in Venezuela

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A Venezuelan armored truck carrying 1,700,000 Bolívares (395 Million dollars) was robbed by six men, while a guard had an empanada breakfast!

Shortly after 6:30 am local time today, the truck stopped in the middle of the street so the driver could get some empanadas for breakfast.  Shortly thereafter six armed men opened fire on the stopped armored truck with two guards inside that had remained in the truck during the empanada run. 

The armed hoodlums killed one guard and wounded another and incredibly were able to leave before the hungry driver came back with the empanadas. The gunmen emptied the truck of almost $400,000,000 in cash.  The beloved empanada is a favorite of Latin Americans and can be stuffed with cheese, meats or veggies but surely this will be the costliest empanada run in Latin American history. 

Police are investigating the case and units chasing the criminals think they are trying to get to the Orinoco River and escape on a boat.

The Venezuelan National Guard is patrolling the river, but so far nobody has been found.

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Arizona Sheriff Arpaio’s “Cold Case Posse” to Investigate President Obama’s Birth Certificate

Arizona Sheriff Arpaio’s “Cold Case Posse” to Investigate President Obama’s Birth Certificate

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Arizona’s anti-immigration “celebrity” Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has put together what is being called the “Cold Case Posse” with the mission of investigating the authenticity of President Obama’s birth certificate.

Arpaio says he’s just doing his duty, telling WorldNetDaily, “This investigation does not involve politics. I listen to all the residents of Maricopa County who come to my office with complaints, regardless what their politics are.

“My door is open to everyone, and I don’t kick them out. If a complaint is legitimate, I don’t dump it into the wastebasket. When I get allegations brought to me by the citizens of Maricopa County, I look into the allegations, just like I am doing here.”

Arpaio says the Cold Case Posse is made up of volunteers with so-called professional experience conducting investigations. He says this posse is only responding to a complaint he received from the Tea Party of Surprise, Arizona, that stated that they wish to protect the voting rights of Maricopa’s residents in the 2012 presidential election. They worry that the election would be compromised if President Obama’s birth certificate were revealed to be forged.

This is just the latest in the “birther” argument that was started by those that claim President Obama is not eligible to be president because he was not born in the U.S. They demanded he show his birth certificate –which does state that he was born in Hawaii – though, as expected, birthers then claimed it was fake.

While the media stopped reporting about the birthers’ claims, it appears that Arpaio and the Tea Party are not dropping the matter.

Arpaio has often made headlines for his treatment and attack on the undocumented immigrants of Arizona. His antics include forcing his inmates to wear pink underwear, starring on Steven Seagal’s reality show “Lawman,” and announcing his “secret” raids.

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Health Advocates Urging Politicians to Support Health Care Access for Latinas

Health Advocates Urging Politicians to Support Health Care Access for Latinas

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As Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off, Planned Parenthood and other national leaders working on Latina health and justice issues are asking elected officials to recognize the disparate impact that federal and state health care policies are having on Latino families, and to oppose proposals that contribute to these health disparities.

New census data last week revealed record numbers of people living in poverty and without health insurance, and Latino families represent a disproportionate percentage of those in need.

Despite the high rate of unemployment and growing number of uninsured Americans, politicians have been slashing funds for health care, with a particular focus on blocking access to reproductive health care, including birth control, lifesaving cancer screenings, testing and treatment of STDs, and other essential services.

Further, a recent survey conducted by Hart Research Associates and commissioned by Planned Parenthood Action Fund found that 57 percent of young Latina women 18–34 have struggled with the cost of prescription birth control.

In response, Latino families and advocates are becoming even more vocal in opposing these drastic cuts and supporting policies that could increase access to family planning—including the new HHS guidelines which include birth control as a women’s preventive health care service provided at no-cost as part of the health care reform law.

In the past two weeks alone, the National Institute for Reproductive Health and Planned Parenthood Federation of America, joined by the National Council of La Raza, held a joint media briefing to focus on Latinos and reproductive health care and hosted a well-attended breakfast meeting at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s public policy conference.

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Illusionist Criss Angel to Marry Girlfriend Sandra González

Illusionist Criss Angel to Marry Girlfriend Sandra González

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Magician Criss Angel proposed to his girlfriend of four years in a romantic getaway to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. 

Angel even flew Sandra’s family in for the occasion; they arrived as fireworks went off overhead, not long after the ‘Mindfreak’ star surprised girlfriend Sandra González with a 5-carat diamond and platinum ring he designed with the help of jeweler Idayne Kaye.

Angel and Gonzalez met four years ago on the set of his A&E show “Criss Angel Mindfreak.”

Angel is currently performing in Cirque du Soliel’s show BeLIEve, and also launched a magic website.

Felicidades!

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STUDY:  Fast Spoken Spanish is Faster than Fast Spoken English

STUDY:  Fast Spoken Spanish is Faster than Fast Spoken English

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A French study has shown that Spanish (after Japanese) is the fastest spoken language, though it is also the one that transmits the least information per second.

According to a language study published by the University of Lyon in France, people who are Spanish speakers talk faster than those who speak English, French or Italian, but transmit less information per second.

Spanish is spoken at an average of 7.82 syllables per second, while the average English speaker will speak at 6.1 syllables per second.

The study also demonstrated that even though Spanish is spoken faster, its syllable per second count is not a representation of how much information will be packed in those (almost) eight syllables.

Take for instance the two-syllable word FELIZ (happy), a very average Spanish word, which is made of two syllables that independently, don’t deliver any information.  While the two-syllable English synonym BLISSFUL, is composed of two syllables that independently carry lots of information—bliss means enormous joy and full, loaded with, filled.

Read more about this interesting French study on this article published by Time Magazine.

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Brazil President Rousseff First Woman to Open UN General Assembly

Brazil President Rousseff First Woman to Open UN General Assembly

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UPDATE:  Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff opened the 66th session of the General Assembly being the first woman to ever do so.  Calling this ‘the century of women’ Rousseff did not mince words and let everyone know that she sought for Brazil to be a world player.  To that end she affirmed her support for Palestine’s bid for full a U.N. membership. 

Rouseff is also seeking a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council for Brazil and is seeking U.S. support for this.  Though she identified President Obama as “my friend” they have at times stood apart on various issues including the Palestine issue.  Brazil is expected to support Palestine’s bid for statehood, something Obama has vowed to veto at the U.N.


ORIGINAL STORY:  Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has arrived in New York in preparation of her address to the United Nations General Assembly. This visit is historic on several fronts:  it’s the first time Rousseff has attended the UN General Assembly and it’s the first time a woman opens the General Debate segment of the meeting.

Prior to addressing the UN on Wednesday, Rousseff will meet with President Obama on Tuesday.  Both are expected to promote government transparency, public access to information and global prevention of noncommunicable diseases. 

Over 120 world leaders are expected in New York for the UN General Assembly where Palestine’s bid for UN membership is likely to be the highlight.  A lot of attention is also expected around the ‘Arab Spring’ and general unrest in that region.

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Rush Hour Traffic in Mexico Comes to Stand Still When 35 Bodies Dumped on Highway

Rush Hour Traffic in Mexico Comes to Stand Still When 35 Bodies Dumped on Highway

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Rush hour traffic near downtown Boca del Rio in the state of Veracruz came to a halt when bold narcos dumped 35 dead bodies in a highway underpass. 

Drivers were told to stop by armed gun men and forced to watch as the narcos dumped the bodies on the road from two trucks.  Most of the bodies displayed signs of being tortured.

The gruesome scene played out yesterday early evening as many Mexicans were heading home from work in this Gulf coast city.  Many of the bodies remained in the trucks that were abandoned while the rest were strewn on the road and symbolically placed nearby the city’s historic landmark the status of ‘Voladores de Papantla’.

Motorists took to twitter to warn other motorists to avoid the Manuel Avila Camcacho Blvd that passes nearby the city’s biggest shopping mall.  Mexican authorities are reporting that 12 of the victims were women and the bodies identified thus far were all involved in organized criminal activity and had extensive criminal records. 

Next week Veracruz will host state prosecutors from across the country that will meet to discuss the prosecutorial demands of dealing with the non-stop violence.

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Criminal Alien Caught at Border Trying to Reenter U.S. after Serving Prison Sentence

Criminal Alien Caught at Border Trying to Reenter U.S. after Serving Prison Sentence

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A 40 year-old male from Obregon, Sonora, Mexico was apprehended by Nogales Border Patrol agents in early March for attempting to illegally re-enter the United States. As a result, on September 12 the Mexican national was sentenced to 57 months in prison.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuted Marco Castro-Díaz after he was apprehended on March 5, 2011. During processing at the Nogales Station, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) revealed Castro-Díaz was convicted in Maricopa Country in 1997 for attempted residential burglary and was sentenced to 30 months in prison.

Record checks also indicated Castro-Díaz was previously deported from the United States after serving his sentence. Following initial processing, the Tucson Sector’s Prosecution Unit submitted the case to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for re-entry of a felon. Following his incarceration in federal prison for 57 months, Castro-Diaz will be formally removed from the country.

In January 2011, the Tucson Sector Border Patrol implemented the Consequence Delivery System (CDS) as an integral component of its enforcement strategy. Under CDS, Castro-Díaz is classified as recidivist with a criminal record. Castro-Díaz is now banned for life from all legalization processes without a waiver from the U.S. Attorney General. CDS centers on delivering a targeted consequence to illegal immigrants and simultaneously seeks to disrupt the smuggling cycle and reduce recidivism rates by ensuring consequences are upheld to the full extent of the law.

Since launching the Southwest Border Initiative in March 2009, the Department of Homeland Security has made significant investments toward establishing a secure and safe border environment to improve the quality of life throughout Arizona’s communities.

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WednesdaySeptember 21, 2011