Author: PMC

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturns decision which denied justice for Border Patrol murder victim

NEW YORK–In a momentous decision, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the Constitution applies outside of the territorial limits of the United States, in this case Mexico, squarely rejecting the government’s argument that constitutional rights end at the border. The court accordingly reinstated a lawsuit brought by the family of a 15-year-old

Supreme Court Denies OOIDA petition to stop Mexican Cross Border Pilot Program

The U.S. Supreme Court denied the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) latest attempt to shut down the successful Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico. OOIDA contended that a federal appeals court erred when it said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration could exempt Mexican and Canadian drivers from U.S. medical certification requirements. Last year

Third times the charm as Andrew Tahmooressi’s mother hooks son up with “Mob” lawyer

For the third time in as many weeks, Andrew Tahmooressi has a new lawyer, with his mommies approval of course. News this afternoon that Jill Tahmooressi has hired the Mexican attorney who was able to get charges dropped against former Tijuana mayor Hank Rhon when police arrested Rhon on weapons charges for having more than

Arms Pipeline to Sinaloa Cartel – US Border Patrol smuggled weapons for “El Chapo” Guzman

Today on the front page of El Universal, the declaration of a protected witness in the federal (PGR) case against El Chapo Guzman says that the US Border Patrol escorted trucks of weapons to the border, abandoned the vehicles and assisted members of the Sinaloa Cartel who then took the guns into Mexico. The declarations come

Judicial Process versus Media Spin – Debunking Media’s Coverage of Andrew Tahmooressi

  On May 28, 2014, former U.S. marine Andrew Tahmooressi appeared in a Tijuana courtroom where he was to give a statement of evidence in the hearing concerning his entrance into Mexico on March 31, 2014 with three weapons, including an assault rifle, in his pick-up truck.    The twenty-five-year-old has maintained that he missed the last

Cold Hard Facts Concerning the Case of Andrew Paul Tahmooressi – Caught in Mexico with Illegal Firearms

The moment the mother of inactive Marine Sgt.Andrew Tahmooressi decided to take the case of her son’s lawful arrest and imprisonment to Fox News and the internet through social media to arouse the ire and anger of the right wing bigots and Obama haters, the chance for his quick release disappeared. Just a few minutes

Series of Bus vs. Truck accidents in Mexico has officials concerned – SCT contemplates lowering speed limits for commercial vehicles.

Villahermos – An accident this morning between a fuel tanker and a passenger coach belonging to ADO lines has left 10 dead and numerous others with injuries ranging from minor to life threatening. The accident occurred this morning at Kilometer 114 on the Ciudad del Carmen-Villahermosa. Units of the Mexican Marines (SEMAR) and the Civil Protection

What else is Marine Andrew Tahmooresi Hiding as New Details and Contradictions Emerge

In the story we posted Monday that reported  irregularities in imprisoned Marine veteran Andrew Tahmooresi claims of innocence when he crossed the Mexican border at San Ysidro with prohibited weapons and over 400 rounds of ammunition, the San Diego Union Tribune did a follow up with even more information concerning the contradictions in Tahmooresi’s story. On Tuesday,

[UPDATED]Driver of TERMOGAS Propane Tanker released from Prison – Not Guilty in deaths of 27 in Ecatepec Mexico but still Sanctioned!

  A year and 4 days after being arrested and charged with multiple counts of manslaughter and property damage for an accident that killed 27 people and caused millions of dollars in property damage in Ecatepec Mexico, the driver of a double propane tanker is being released from prison this afternoon after the conclusion of a  short trial, that

Investigation and Video Evidence Suggest Imprisoned Marine DID NOT Enter Mexico in Error

Former Marine Andrew Paul Tahmooressi did not enter Mexico by mistake, according to an article published Friday in the Tijuana newspaper ZETATIJUANA. Information obtained from a surveillance camera video showing Tahmooressi’s entrance into Mexico and investigations done on both sides of the border have led to this conclusion which is included in the investigative package

U.S. Marine Reservist jailed in Mexico for Weapons Violation – “I didn’t mean to do it!”

Here we go again. Another  U.S. Marine jailed in Mexico for crossing the border with weapons in his vehicle. His excuse? In an interview Sunday with the San Diego Union Tribune,  Marine Reserve Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi, 25, an active Marine reservist who served two combat tours in Afghanistan said he was going to meet friends in the

Good weekend for Federal Police in Mexico with pot seizures totaling 45 tons

Nearly 40 tons of marijuana was found by during a combined operation by units  of the Municipal Police and the Mexican Army in a warehouse in Tijuana B.C. . This was disclosed after the Federal Public Ministry staged the raid yesterday afternoon. Officials speaking on condition of anonymity said  that more than 39 tons were seized from within this

Mexico’s government proposing stronger penalties and sanctions for non-compliant motor carriers

Following the lead of the FMCSA, government officials in Mexico City are considering tightening penalties and sanctions against Mexican motor carriers who continuously are involved in motor vehicle accidents. National Coordinator of Civil Protection, Luis Felipe Puente said in an interview that the companies would not only be fined, but they could have their motor carrier

20 Years after signing of NAFTA, United States still refuses to comply with trucking provisions

20 years after Mexico, Canada and the United States signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the folly of the United States failure to fully comply with the trucking provisions of NAFTA as they apply to Mexico is increasing tensions between the two countries. A few days ago, the consulting firm Standard & Poor’s released a study

CANACAR Arbitration action still valid despite claims of some in the media to the contrary

Since we reported in February that the Mexican trucking association known as Camara Nacional del Autotransporte de Carga (CANACAR) had brought back to the negotiating table, its 2009 demand for arbitration, various media outlets have made the claim that no such demand exists. They are incorrect. OVERDRIVEONLINE has a provocative headline that say “US says no suit

FMCSA releases proposed ELD rule – Comment Period To Be Announced

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposal to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their vehicles to improve compliance with the safety rules that govern the number of hours a driver can work. The proposed rulemaking would

Texas DPS & Border Truckers Butt Heads over Border Inspections and Other Issues

With improvements at the Port of Brownsville forthcoming and investments into the county’s International Bridge System setting the stage for growth, the trucking industry has weighed heavily on the minds of business-savvy officials throughout Cameron County as of late. Increasing freight and truck traffic at the bridges is a great way to pad the county’s

Teamsters Prez James Hoffa admits Mexican truckers aren’t joking around!

We haven’t heard much out of Teamsters President James Hoffa since the DC Court Appeals threw out the Teamsters and OOIDA’s bogus and frivolous lawsuit pertaining to the Mexican truck issue, but apparently, his silence has been broken, In an article published today in the Huffington Post, Hoffa rants about the recent decision by Mexicos