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Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014 14:51
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Letters to the Editor: Reaction to new Courthouse plan
LETTERS: The Edinburg Mayor wants a publicㅡprivate partnership. That may work well at first but if there are problems in the future then we may have a lawsuit which could end up costing us more in the end. Sometimes these companies go bankrupt also. What happens then?

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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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