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Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:23
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Mexico Starts Money Laundering File In Move Similar To U.S.'s 'Kingpin' List
FOX News Latino - Implemented some 15 years ago, the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act is used by the Department of Treasury to put freezes on investments in the U.S. by drug cartel members and those they do business with. Inspired by its success, the Mexican government announced plans to fight money laundering by using its own "kingpin list" although unlike the public U.S. list, Mexico will make its registry confidential.

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Perryman: Job Recovery by Industry
BORDER BUSINESS: March total U.S. employment stood at 137.9 million employed, almost back to where we were in January 2008 (138.4 million). We have been adding jobs, but at a frustratingly slow overall pace. This week, I took a look at what industries are helping with the recovery and which are hindering it.

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Moves afoot to un-designate Hidalgo County Courthouse as historic
BORDER NEWS: Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia is looking for the Rio Grande Valley legislative delegation to pass a bill un-designating the county courthouse as an historic building so that it can be demolished. Hidalgo County Commissioners, along with Edinburg City Councilmembers, watched a presentation Tuesday about the construction of a new county courthouse. Garcia said if the current courthouse was torn down it would make more space for new one.

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Interim Sheriff Eddie Guerra reacts to Treviño's guilty plea
BORDER NEWS: Former Hidalgo County Sheriff Guadalupe 'Lupe' Treviño has entered a guilty plea to a "criminal information" charging him with conspiracy to commit money laundering, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson has announced. Treviño, aged 64 and a resident of McAllen, resigned as sheriff two weeks ago.

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Hinojosa: Reflecting on Richard Cortez's Speech on Valley's Economy
BORDER BUSINESS: The recent speech by former McAllen Mayor Richard Cortez sponsored by Futuro McAllen about the future of the Rio Grande Valley economy reinforces my belief that education is the best economic development tool we have. I applaud Cortez for sharing his ideas and bringing these critical issues to light.

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