Archive for March, 2009

Two Kenyan soldiers killed at border with Sudan

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Mar 16 2009

Two Kenyan soldiers killed at border with Sudan
Two Kenyan soldiers were shot dead and six seriously injured in an ambush by unknown gunmen at the Kenya-Sudan border on Sunday. Kenya’s Military Spokesman Bogita Ongeri confirmed the incident, saying the Kenyan team was on routine patrol early Sunday when they were ambushed. Six others were airlifted to Nairobi with serious injuries sustained during the attack. “We are yet to know the attackers …

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Maia Hirasawa @ Rival (Stockholm)

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Mar 14 2009

MAIA

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Haitians warned of U.S. scammers

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Mar 14 2009

Haitians warned of U.S. scammers
Immigration officials are advising Haitian illegal aliens to “beware of scams” as they apply for temporary…

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U.S. Border Patrol by ThreadedThoughts

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Mar 12 2009

Border Patrol

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Young samba star drums up ruckus

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Mar 10 2009

Young samba star drums up ruckus
A seven-year-old’s appearance in a role usually taken by glamorous models has dominated Rio’s carnival.

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Restaurant Owner Indicted On Fraud Charges

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Mar 10 2009

Restaurant Owner Indicted On Fraud Charges
A restaurant owner in Boulder has been indicted on federal fraud and immigration charges. An indictment alleges Opas Sinprasong defrauded employees, harbored illegal aliens and violated other immigration and tax laws.

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Is it hard to become a Border Patrol Agent?

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Mar 06 2009

My husband is currently in the military. He is an OIF veteran who received the Purple Heart. He is in the process of a medical discharge most likely, for a fractured rib and traumatic brain injury. He applied for Border Patrol now so that when he gets out, he can transition pretty easily. Anyway, how hard is it to pass the tests? What is the likelihood of becoming a Border Patrol Agent?
From my understanding, a veteran can’t be discriminated for any injuries as long as they are able to pass the tests and learn what they need to learn, correct?

Latinos Unidos

Illegal Aliens | Posted by Admin
Mar 06 2009

Illegal Aliens

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Honestly…is this story good…it’s only the beginning?

MAIA | Posted by Admin
Mar 06 2009

Becca looked around the campsite, but she couldn’t find her mother. All she saw were drunken men singing songs, children running around playing, and women talking in small huddles. The fire in the middle of the campsite let off a light that gave the land nearby an eerie glow. The sky was black, but the moon shone brightly illuminating the forest that lay ahead.

Becca was going back to her family’s tent to see if her mother had returned when she was suddenly pulled aside into the darkness. As she was being pulled away she could see the glow of the fire disappearing until it was completely hidden by the trees. She wanted to scream, but she knew what would happen. Becca tried to struggle against her capturer’s grip, but it was no use; he was much stronger than her, and besides she was forbidden to act against his kind. She was a girl he was a man, and it would be illegal to hurt a man if you are a woman.

Suddenly her journey through the woods came to an end. She was placed carefully on the ground, and her capturer turned around and dropped his knapsack. Becca suddenly saw an escape route. She leapt up and started to run, she ran as fast as her eight year old feet could carry her. Not even 2 seconds after her start she was being chased by a woman. Not just a woman, a woman so beautiful that it seemed impossible. Becca was so surprised and taken aback that she tripped over a tree root and fell onto her face.

“Young girl why are you running away?” The woman asked as she looked down upon Becca. Becca had no idea how it was possible. A woman that gorgeous, a woman that strong, and a woman that brave, how could that be? Only men had those traits.

“Oh Becca, I’m not a normal woman. I am a Libertas Femina and the Parvulus of Sanctimonia.” Becca was lost; she had no idea what was going on. She was homesick and she missed her mother. Becca couldn’t help it, she started to cry. She sat up and put her head in her hands. Oh! How miserable she was. This strange woman was talking in an alien tongue, and she was miles away from her family and friends. But as seeing she was in the middle of a forest she probably never would see her family again.

“Oh dear child, do not be sad. That woman you call mother isn’t your true mother.” The woman said bending down brushing Becca’s tears away. Becca looked at the woman with disgust. How dare this woman claim to know more about Becca than Becca herself?
“Then who, who is my mother?” Becca cried out pushing the woman’s hand out of her way. The woman had a look of unmistakable pity in her eyes. The woman seemed forlorn as she stood up. Her once straight shoulders, now slumped down making her look shorter.

“My dear Becca, I am your mother.”
Yes the story will unfold bit by bit…it will tell you everything you need to know in time’s worth

Preteen samba queen to parade at Rio’s Carnival

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Mar 06 2009

Preteen samba queen to parade at Rio’s Carnival
Thousands of boisterous samba fans came together to watch the first night of Rio’s Carnival parades Sunday, and all eyes are on a 7-year-old girl who is the youngest drum corps queen in memory.

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