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Archive for July 22nd, 2009

State Department: “Defer non-essential travel” to cartel-plagued Chihuahua

Click here for the State Department Website. Here’s the text of the alert:

Warden Message – Northwest Chihuahua

This Warden Message is being issued to inform American citizens traveling to or residing in the Mexican state of Chihuahua of a new spike in cartel-related violence around the state. Drug cartels and associated criminal elements have retaliated violently against individuals who speak out against them or who they otherwise view to be a threat to their organization, regardless of the individuals’ citizenship. The U.S. Consulate General urges all Americans to exercise a high degree of caution when traveling to Ciudad Juarez and within the state Chihuahua.

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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

July 22, 2009 at 12:21 pm

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Socorro (symbolically) jumps on anti-CAD bandwagon

From the NPT inbox:

On July 21, 2009 the City of Socorro Council voted unanimously to pass a Resolution to disapprove the El Paso Central Appraisal District’s FY 2009-2010 budget. The hope is that other entities will join the County and City of El Paso in sending a strong message that the CAD budget needs to still be voluntarily addressed before it goes into effect on October 1, 2009.


Jesus “Jesse” Gandara Jr.
City of Socorro, District 4 Councilman

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

July 22, 2009 at 12:14 pm

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