Michel Marizco http://kunm.org en Park Service to Rehabilitate Smuggling Trails http://kunm.org/post/park-service-rehabilitate-smuggling-trails <p>The National Park Service is beginning to map out hundreds of old smuggler roads along the Arizona border. The agency plans to return scarred land to natural desert.&nbsp; Michel Marizco reports for the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:42:33 +0000 Michel Marizco 6813 at http://kunm.org Park Service to Rehabilitate Smuggling Trails Report: US Customs Inspectors Not Fully Trained http://kunm.org/post/report-us-customs-inspectors-not-fully-trained <p>Federal auditors discovered that US customs inspectors are not fully trained and lack some fundamentals to do their job at ports of entry. From the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, Michel Marizco reports.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:38:54 +0000 Michel Marizco 6812 at http://kunm.org Report: US Customs Inspectors Not Fully Trained U.S. Fingers Connection Between Lebanese Militant Group and a Mexican Drug Cartel http://kunm.org/post/us-fingers-connection-between-lebanese-militant-group-and-mexican-drug-cartel <p>A federal judge has unsealed a case against a money launderer accused of working with the Zetas drug cartel in Mexico and with Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group labeled a terror organization by the United States. <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a> correspondent Michel Marizco reports.</p> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 20:39:43 +0000 Michel Marizco 5550 at http://kunm.org U.S. Fingers Connection Between Lebanese Militant Group and a Mexican Drug Cartel Border Apprehensions Drop http://kunm.org/post/border-apprehensions-drop-0 <p>Apprehensions of undocumented immigrants along the Arizona border are at their lowest in 17 years, a statistic that Customs and Border Protection officials touted Monday morning in Tucson. As Michel Marizco reports for the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, there&rsquo;s been a massive reduction in these arrests across the entire southwest border.</p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 19:26:50 +0000 Michel Marizco 5483 at http://kunm.org Border Apprehensions Drop Attorney General Holder Won’t Resign Over Gun-Walking Program http://kunm.org/post/attorney-general-holder-won%E2%80%99t-resign-over-gun-walking-program <p>U.S Attorney General Eric Holder told the House Judiciary Committee that the federal gunwalking program Fast and Furious was an unacceptable law enforcement tactic. But as Michel Marizco from the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a> reports, Holder also suggested Congress needs to move forward.</p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 16:34:28 +0000 Michel Marizco 5231 at http://kunm.org Attorney General Holder Won’t Resign Over Gun-Walking Program ACLU Sues Over Assaults of Detained Immigrants http://kunm.org/post/aclu-sues-over-assaults-detained-immigrants <p>The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the federal government and a private prison company after a transgendered immigrant was allegedly assaulted while in custody in Arizona. Michel Marizco reports from the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>.</p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 16:03:41 +0000 Michel Marizco 5228 at http://kunm.org ACLU Sues Over Assaults of Detained Immigrants Feds Worried About Gun Walking Program http://kunm.org/post/feds-worried-about-gun-walking-program <p>New emails released by the Department of Justice show that top officials were worried about the public perception of its gun walking programs in Arizona. As Michel Marizco reports for the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, this was even before two of those guns turned up at the scene of a Border Patrol agent&rsquo;s murder.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 16:08:08 +0000 Michel Marizco 5106 at http://kunm.org Feds Worried About Gun Walking Program Report Examines Human Caused Fires in Arizona http://kunm.org/post/report-examines-human-caused-fires-arizona <p>The Government Accountability Office has released a report showing that only a fraction of human-caused fires in Arizona were investigated in the past five years. Of those, illegal border crossers may have started almost half.</p><p>But as Michel Marizco reports for the&nbsp;<a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, &nbsp;the author of the report says the data she used for the study is far from complete.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:15:22 +0000 Michel Marizco 4678 at http://kunm.org Report Examines Human Caused Fires in Arizona Cartel Sought to Attack US Embassy in Mexico http://kunm.org/post/cartel-sought-attack-us-embassy-mexico <p>The Sinaloa drug cartel sought military weapons to attack the US embassy in Mexico City and then blame it on a rival cartel. As Michel Marizco reports from the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, the planned attacks were intended to send a message to the United States not to interfere in Mexico.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:54:07 +0000 Michel Marizco 4102 at http://kunm.org Cartel Sought to Attack US Embassy in Mexico Charlton Recuses Self From Gun-Walking Case http://kunm.org/post/charlton-recuses-self-gun-walking-case <p>The former U.S. attorney who was investigating the possibility of a lawsuit against the United States for the murder of a border patrol agent has recused himself from the case. It was revealed that the U.S. had allowed guns into Mexico while he was U.S. Attorney.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 17:35:36 +0000 Michel Marizco 3618 at http://kunm.org Charlton Recuses Self From Gun-Walking Case Details on Earlier Gun Walking Program Emerge http://kunm.org/post/details-earlier-gun-walking-program-emerge <p>The Justice Department has been under fire for months for the so-called &ldquo;Fast and Furious&rdquo; gun-walking program. That&rsquo;s the A-T-F operation that tried to build criminal cases against Mexican drug cartels and their weapons suppliers.</p><p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 16:19:01 +0000 Michel Marizco 3512 at http://kunm.org Details on Earlier Gun Walking Program Emerge Emails Show Federal Knowledge of Gun Program http://kunm.org/post/emails-show-federal-knowledge-gun-program <p>Republican lawmakers have released new documents showing that high level officials in the Obama Administration Justice Department in Washington D.C. were aware that federal agents in Arizona were allowing guns to be walked into Mexico.</p><p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 15:50:37 +0000 Michel Marizco 3381 at http://kunm.org Emails Show Federal Knowledge of Gun Program AZ Rancher Fined By US Supreme Court for Treatment of Immigrants http://kunm.org/post/az-rancher-fined-us-supreme-court-treatment-immigrants <p>The Supreme Court has ruled against a Southern Arizona rancher who once held a group of illegal immigrants at gunpoint. As Michel Marizco reports for the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, the Court says the rancher must pay 87-thousand dollars.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 16:36:17 +0000 Michel Marizco 2206 at http://kunm.org AZ Rancher Fined By US Supreme Court for Treatment of Immigrants GAO Report Says Border Enforcement Not Managed Efficiently http://kunm.org/post/gao-report-says-border-enforcement-not-managed-efficiently <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d8beb79b82a-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d8beb79b82a-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d8beb79b82a-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-986607.mp3" 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class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-985139.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p> As medical technology has improved, people are living longer, often well past expectations.</p> Wed, 07 Sep 2011 00:42:37 +0000 Michel Marizco 2000 at http://kunm.org Retirement Redefined: Longer Lives Strip Savings Gun Rights Groups Sue US Government http://kunm.org/post/gun-rights-groups-sue-us-government <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d8beb79a68f-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d8beb79a68f-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d8beb79a68f-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-980983.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Albuquerque, New Mexico – Two major gun rights groups filed lawsuits against the United States Wednesday to stop a new federal firearms reporting requirement.</p> Fri, 05 Aug 2011 00:44:13 +0000 Michel Marizco 1990 at http://kunm.org Gun Rights Groups Sue US Government Southern NM Town Dissolves Police Force http://kunm.org/post/southern-nm-town-dissolves-police-force-0 <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d891651eae1-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d891651eae1-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d891651eae1-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-978014.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Michel Marizco – A tiny New Mexico border town has dissolved its entire police department.</p> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 18:10:52 +0000 Michel Marizco 1952 at http://kunm.org US Forest Service Re-evaluates Firefighting Technique http://kunm.org/post/us-forest-service-re-evaluates-firefighting-technique <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d8beb79934c-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d8beb79934c-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d8beb79934c-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-975115.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Albuquerque, NM – The U.S. Forest Service is studying the impact of using air-dropped fire retardant to fight wildfires.</p> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 19:10:13 +0000 Michel Marizco 1916 at http://kunm.org Collapse of Federal Gun-Running Sting May Implicate Multiple Agencies http://kunm.org/post/collapse-federal-gun-running-sting-may-implicate-multiple-agencies <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d8beb7981b5-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d8beb7981b5-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d8beb7981b5-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-974702.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Tuscon, AZ – The repercussions of a busted Mexico gun-running sting run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are being felt from the southern border to Washington, D.C.</p> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 19:45:52 +0000 Michel Marizco 1910 at http://kunm.org Collapse of Federal Gun-Running Sting May Implicate Multiple Agencies The Drug War At Home: Following the Money http://kunm.org/post/drug-war-home-following-money <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d8beb796fc7-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d8beb796fc7-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d8beb796fc7-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-970001.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Culiacan, MX – The cartels make billions of dollars on the drug trade. But they have to work out complicated schemes to get those dollars back into Mexico and convert them into usable pesos. It's a lot of money and money can overcome lots of challenges.</p> Mon, 23 May 2011 16:37:56 +0000 Michel Marizco 1870 at http://kunm.org The Drug War At Home: Following the Money Mexico May Sue US Gun Dealers and Manufacturers http://kunm.org/post/mexico-may-sue-us-gun-dealers-and-manufacturers <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d8beb7947a1-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d8beb7947a1-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d8beb7947a1-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-965150.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Tuscon, AZ – The Mexican government has hired a U.S. law firm to investigate the possibility of suing American gun dealers and manufacturers.</p> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 17:25:34 +0000 Michel Marizco 1829 at http://kunm.org US Issues Mexico Travel Warning http://kunm.org/post/us-issues-mexico-travel-warning <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d8beb795832-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d8beb795832-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d8beb795832-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-965153.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Tuscon, AZ – For the fifth straight year, the U.S. State Department has issued a travel warning for Americans going to Mexico.</p> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 16:24:19 +0000 Michel Marizco 1830 at http://kunm.org