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February 2003: Journalist

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Sep 03, 2011 Arizona Redistricting Panel Is Under Attack, Even Before Its Work Is Done

QUOTE: the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, with two Republican members, two Democratic members and an independent chairwoman, has found itself subject to such fierce attacks that its work is being questioned even before that work has been done. The stakes are high — explosive population growth over the last decade, especially among Latinos, entitles the state to one more Congressional seat, its ninth.

New York Times
Aug 25, 2011 In Echo of Pancho Villa, Modern Raid Shakes a Town on the Edge of Extinction

QUOTE: Ninety-five years and a day after the infamous Villa raid, another group of armed men crept into Columbus [New Mexico]....They led away in handcuffs Columbus’s mayor, police chief, village trustee and numerous others accused of smuggling guns, ammunition and body armor across the border to Mexican outlaws.

New York Times
May 21, 2011 New Mexico Judge Charged in Bribery Case, but Former Governor Draws a Mention

QUOTE: Mr. Richardson said in a statement that suggestions that he appointed judges based on campaign contributions were “outrageous and defamatory.” His supporters call the case politically motivated, pointing to the involvement of two prominent Republicans, including Gov. Susana Martinez, who succeeded Mr. Richardson in January.

New York Times
Apr 14, 2011 Despite Setbacks, Arizona Sheriff Won’t Yield the Spotlight

QUOTE: Millions of dollars had been misspent, the sheriff... is not backing down in his pursuit of illegal immigrants, or the limelight... Mr. Arpaio’s department had used nearly $100 million in funds meant to run the jails for other activities, including paying the salaries of deputies assigned to his contentious efforts to uncover human smuggling and public corruption.

New York Times
Mar 11, 2011 A Legal Privilege That Some Lawmakers See Broadly

QUOTE: (Steven F. Huefner) said the privilege, which is included in the United States Constitution and in many state constitutions, was designed to protect lawmakers from civil matters that would interfere with their legislative duties. “The legislative privilege should not become a get-out-of-jail-free card or escape-from-ever-being-put-in-jail card for state legislators."

New York Times
Jan 07, 2011 Rift in Arizona as Latino Class Is Found Illegal

QUOTE: ...Mr. Acosta’s class and others in the Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican-American program have been declared illegal by the State of Arizona — even while similar programs for black, Asian and American Indian students have been left untouched....It was Mr. Horne, as the state’s superintendent of public instruction, who wrote a law aimed at challenging Tucson’s ethnic-studies program. The Legislature passed the measure last spring, and Gov. Jan Brewer signed it into law in May amid the fierce protests raging over the state’s immigration crackdown.

New York Times
Jan 04, 2011 Birthright Citizenship Looms as Next Immigration Battle

QUOTE: The next big immigration battle centers on illegal immigrants’ offspring, who are granted automatic citizenship like all other babies born on American soil. Arguing for an end to the policy, which is rooted in the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, immigration hard-liners describe a wave of migrants like Ms. Vasquez stepping across the border in the advanced stages of pregnancy to have what are dismissively called “anchor babies.”

New York Times
Aug 18, 2009 Mexico Drug Fight Fuels Complaints

QUOTE: Mexico’s fight against drug traffickers generated a sixfold increase in human rights complaints against the Mexican military between 2006 and 2008, and it is unclear that any of those complaints resulted in prosecutions, according to a State Department report on the effort.

New York Times
Aug 10, 2009 Mexico’s Drug Traffickers Continue Trade in Prison (War Without Borders)

QUOTE: Mexico’s prisons, as described by inmates and insiders and viewed during several visits, are places where drug traffickers find a new base of operations for their criminal empires, recruit underlings, and bribe their way out for the right price.

New York Times
May 27, 2008 Treasures of a Nation, Not Fodder for an Ad (Mexico City Journal)

QUOTE: But the institute did have an issue with Ms. Castillo’s wearing Mexico’s patrimony on her curvaceous form. Whether it was the stone Atlantes in Tula de Allende or the old aqueduct in Padre Tembleque or the former convent in San Nicolás Tolentino, imprinting one of Mexico’s treasures on a soap opera star was deemed a violation of the law.

New York Times
May 03, 2008 Fugitive Financier Vesco Is Said to Have Died

QUOTE: If Mr. Vesco indeed eluded the American authorities until his final day, it was the fitting end to his nearly four decades on the run. He was wanted for, among other things, bilking some $200 million from credulous investors in the 1970s, making an illegal contribution to Richard M. Nixon’s 1972 presidential campaign and trying to arrange a deal during the Carter administration to let Libya buy American planes in exchange for bribes to United States officials.

New York Times
Apr 18, 2008 Across Globe, Empty Bellies Bring Rising Anger

QUOTE: Haiti’s hunger, that burn in the belly that so many here feel, has become fiercer than ever in recent days as global food prices spiral out of reach, spiking as much as 45 percent since the end of 2006 and turning Haitian staples like beans, corn and rice into closely guarded treasures.

New York Times
Dec 19, 2007 Report Finds U.S. Agencies Distracted by Focus on Cuba

QUOTE: The report, from the Government Accountability Office, says that Customs and Border Protection, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, conducts secondary inspections on 20 percent of charter passengers arriving from Cuba at Miami International Airport, more than six times the inspection rate for other international arrivals, even from countries considered shipment points for narcotics.

New York Times
Nov 19, 2007 Child Matadors Draw Olés in Mexico’s Bullrings

QUOTE: Still, the children confront very real danger in the ring, and their fights still end with the traditional killing of the bull. As their appearances have grown more frequent, so, too, has criticism from those who say they should find a safer extracurricular activity.

New York Times
Sep 03, 2007 Santo Domingo Journal: A Subway: Just What’s Needed. Or Is It?

QUOTE: The initial $470 million estimate of the cost of the project has spiraled to nearly $700 million. Some suspect that will end up costing far more. In a country with deeply rooted poverty, infuriating power failures and social indicators a notch below those of Sri Lanka, opponents say there are better things the country could have done with the money.

New York Times
Nov 05, 2006 Guatemalan Adoption System Under Scrutiny

QUOTE: In other countries, adoptive parents are sought out for abandoned children. In Guatemala, children are frequently sought out for foreign parents seeking to adopt and given up by their birth mothers to baby brokers who may pay from a few hundred dollars to $2,000 for a baby...

New York Times
Mar 03, 2006 Kenyan Police Deliver Blows to the Press

QUOTE: The crackdown on the country's second-largest media company came after the government jailed three of its journalists this week over a recent article about political intrigue involving President Mwai Kibaki. Mr. Kibaki, elected in 2002, has experienced a flurry of critical press coverage in recent months as his administration has grappled with accusations of corruption and political infighting.

New York Times
Mar 05, 2003 Rights Group Calls for End to Inheriting African Wives

QUOTE: Human Rights Watch issued a report today condemning the traditional African practice of wife inheritance, in which a widow is transferred to a male relative of her deceased husband.

New York Times
Feb 06, 2003 African Women Gather to Denounce Genital Cutting

QUOTE: Women from across Africa who attended an international conference on genital cutting said that far more had to be done to end what they consider female genital mutilation.

New York Times