He was not told he could have access to Mexican consular officials, in violation of the Vienna Convention. The Obama administration has urged Texas to delay the execution of a Mexican man, saying it would put the US in breach of international obligations.
“The imminent execution of petitioner would place the United States in irreparable breach of its international law obligation,” US Solicitor General Donald Verrilli wrote in the brief.
It would have “serious repercussions for United States foreign relations, law enforcement and other co-operation with Mexico, and the ability of American citizens travelling abroad to have the benefits of consular assistance in the event of detention”. via bbc.co.uk
they should of let him go just for trying if it wasn’t rape or murder. It’s Mexico, he will fit in well on the street. Via Telegraph
|Man’s severed head, genitals left outside Juárez church:|
|Mexican Meatball Snuff film…|
A man’s severed head and genitals were left outside a church in Juárez on Tuesday afternoon.
Chihuahua state police said the body parts were found inside a black plastic bag behind Sagrado Corazón church east of downtown Juárez. The rest of the body has not bee located.
Investigators found a DVD with the body parts, but a police spokesman said he did not know what was contained on the disc.
A spokesman said the severed head and genitals incident was the lone homicide reported as of Tuesday evening. There were two homicides Monday and five on Sunday. via El Paso Times h/t Eye On The World
Taxpayer Funds For Radical-Leftist Group La Raza Skyrocket After Obama Nominates One Of Its Top Leaders To Powerful White House Post…June 18, 2011
A Judicial Watch investigation reveals that federal funding for a Mexican La Raza group that for years has raked in millions of taxpayer dollars has skyrocketed since one of its top officials got a job in the Obama White House.
The influential and politically-connected National Council of La Raza (NCLR) has long benefitted from Uncle Sam’s largess but the group has made a killing since Obama hired its senior vice president (Cecilia Muñoz) in 2009 to be his director of intergovernmental affairs.
Ignored by the mainstream media, Judicial Watch covered the appointment because the president issued a special “ethics waiver” to bring Muñoz aboard since it violated his own lobbyist ban. At the pro illegal immigration NCLR, Muñoz supervised all legislative and advocacy activities on the state and local levels and she was heavily involved in the congressional immigration battles that took place in the George W. Bush Administration.
She also brought in a steady flow of government cash that’s allowed the Washington D.C.-based group to expand nationwide and promote its leftist, open-borders agenda via a network of community organizations dedicated to serving Latinos.Among them are a variety of local groups that provide social services, housing counseling and farm worker assistance as well as publicly-funded charter schools that promote radical Chicano curriculums. Judicial Watch published a special report on this a few years ago.
This week a JW probe has uncovered details of the alarming increase in federal funding that these NCLR groups have received since Muñoz joined the Obama Administration. In fact, the government cash more than doubled the year Muñoz joined the White House, from $4.1 million to $11 million.
Not surprisingly, a big chunk of the money (60%) came from the Department of Labor, which is headed by a former California congresswoman (Hilda Solis) with close ties to the La Raza movement. Since Obama named her Labor Secretary, Solis has launched a nationwide campaign to protect illegal immigrant workers in the U.S. Just this week Solis penned declarations with Guatemala and Nicaragua to preserve the rights of their migrants.
The NCLR also received additional taxpayer dollars from other federal agencies in 2010, the JW probe found. The Department of Housing and Urban Development doled out $2.5 million for housing counseling, the Department of Education contributed nearly $800,000 and the Centers for Disease Control a quarter of a million.
Additionally, NCLR affiliates nationwide raked in tens of millions of government grant and recovery dollars last year thanks to the Muñoz factor. An offshoot called Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) saw its federal funding nearly double to $18.3 million following Muñoz’ appointment. …Keep reading… via weaselzippers.us