Several fast-food Mexican restaurants in Colorado Springs appear to be implicated in what federal prosecutors say is a money laundering scheme involving proceeds from drug trafficking.Prosecutors filed forfeiture paperwork in November naming 13 defendants in Wyoming and Colorado, The Casper Star-Tribune reported. Because the prosecutors' complaint is sealed, allegations are not visible to the public, but online court records indicate the filing is for a drug-related property seizure. Colorado Springs-area 20-year-old killed with birdshot in drug robbery, investigators sayThe total amount of money seized is not clear, but 17 bank accounts were frozen, the Star-Tribune reported. At least two of those accounts were safe deposit boxes, containing $428,896 and $376,230 cash, the documents show.Colorado Springs restaurants named in a federal court filing include three Taco Star locations, at 318 N. Wahsatch Ave., 7434 Ridgewood Drive and 605 N. Circle Drive; two Monica's Taco Shop … [Read more...] about Colorado Springs Mexican restaurants appear to be implicated in alleged drug money laundering scheme
Published 9:24 am PST, Friday, January 4, 2019 FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018 file photo, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds his first news conference as president, which started at 7 a.m. local time in Mexico City. Lopez Obrador has published a financial disclosure form on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, that reveals relatively few possessions and the fact that his wife makes more than he does. less FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018 file photo, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds his first news conference as president, which started at 7 a.m. local time in Mexico City. Lopez Obrador has ... more Photo: Christian Palma, AP Photo: Christian Palma, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018 file photo, Mexico's President Andres … [Read more...] about Mexican president publishes modest possessions, income
Tijuana, Mexico -- U.S. authorities fired tear gas into Mexico during the first hours of the new year to repel about 150 migrants who tried to breach the border fence in Tijuana. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement later Tuesday that the gas was used to target rock throwers apart from the migrants who were trying to cross. "No agents witnessed any of the migrants at the fence line, including children, experiencing effects of the chemical agents, which were targeted at the rock throwers further away," the statement said.An Associated Press photographer saw at least three volleys of gas launched onto the Mexican side of the border near Tijuana's beach that affected the migrants, including women and children, as well as journalists. The AP saw rocks thrown only after U.S. agents fired the tear gas.The agency said agents saw "toddler sized children" being passed over concertina wire with difficulty. It said its agents could not assist the children because of the rocks … [Read more...] about U.S. fires tear gas across Mexican border to thwart migrants, including children
Like Hennessey is to hip-hop heads, Buchanan’s blended Scotch whiskey has become the de facto drink for younger Mexican Americans, especially those who listen to the movimiento alterado, the rollicking music that wraps brass, drums and accordions around love letters to the narco lifestyle. Buchanan’s is such a status symbol that fans created their own pronunciation and spelling for it: bukanas. Bands shout it out again and again in movimiento alterado songs. And there’s a group called Buknas de Culiacán that recorded “100 Botellas de Bukanas” (100 Bottles of Buchanan’s), which tells of the merriment that happens after the marijuana harvest. Man, imagine what artists will write when Mexicans discover Macallan … … [Read more...] about A song for nearly every Mexican liquor, from tequila to … Buchanan’s?
By Paul Stephen Published 3:38 pm CST, Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Fish empanadas, left, salmon carnitas taco and a soft-shell crab taco from Villa Rica. Fish empanadas, left, salmon carnitas taco and a soft-shell crab taco from Villa Rica. Photo: Mike Sutter /Staff File Photo Photo: Mike Sutter /Staff File Photo Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 Fish empanadas, left, salmon carnitas taco and a soft-shell crab taco from Villa Rica. Fish empanadas, left, salmon carnitas taco and a soft-shell crab taco from Villa Rica. Photo: Mike Sutter /Staff File Photo Chef Johnny Hernandez to close Southtown’s Villa Rica Mexican restaurant until spring 1 / 7 Back to Gallery … [Read more...] about Chef Johnny Hernandez to close Southtown’s Villa Rica Mexican restaurant until spring