Monday, March 19, 2012

First First Daughter Does Mexico Then Disappears

Thirteen year old Malia Ann Obama ( hey! that spells MAO!), is on Spring Break with 12 friends and 25 Secret Service agents (and Marines) in tow. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to stop her with a Traveler's Warning to Mexico. But, seriously, who listens to her?

Meanwhile, American peasant kids will wrestle for Easter eggs on the White House lawn.

Interesting addendum to this story is that the story is being pulled from the Internet - HuffPo, Yahoo, Essence, UK Telegraph. The Blaze is asking this afternoon, WHY IS THE STORY MALIA OBAMA VACATIONING IN MEXICO DISAPPEARING FROM THE WEB?

In fact, while I was writing this post the following article disappeared, but because I had it captured in an open window, I was able to reproduce it as it appeared before pulling a David Copperfield on me.

Amid Travel Warnings, Obama's Daughter, Malia, Spring Breaks In Mexico With 25 Secret Service Agents

By MICHAEL BILLERA: Subscribe to Michael's 
March 19, 2012 12:33 PM EDT
President Barack Obama's 13-year-old daughter, Malia Ann Obama, will be spending her spring break in the Mexican city of Oaxaca with 12 friends and 25 Secret Service agents.
The young tourists will be in a downtown hotel in the city known for its colonial architecture and native traditions, reported a state police official.
  • (Photo: Reuters / Jonathan Ernst)<br>President Barack Obama’s 13-year-old daughter, Malia Ann Obama, will be spending her springbreak in the Mexican city of Oaxaca with 12 friends and 25 Secret Service agents.
(Photo: Reuters / Jonathan Ernst)
President Barack Obama’s 13-year-old daughter, Malia Ann Obama, will be spending her springbreak in the Mexican city of Oaxaca with 12 friends and 25 Secret Service agents.
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"We are here to block access to the hotel by other people and escort the vehicles that are carrying the visitors to tourism sites," the police official told the AFP under the condition of anonymity.
Along with the 25 Secret Service agents, Obama and her friends will protected by a slew of Mexican police officers, according to the AFP.
The group arrived in Oaxaca on Saturday and reportedly visited the architectural site of Mitla. They also visited the tree of El Tule, believed to be approximately 1000 years old. The group also plans to travel to Monte Alban, which is known for its archaeological research as well as the artisan sections of the city.
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On Feb. 8, 2012, the State Department issued a travel warning to all potential tourists to the Mexican region.
"U.S. travelers should be aware that the Mexican government has been engaged in an extensive effort to counter TCOs, which engage in narcotics trafficking and other unlawful activities throughout Mexico,"wrote the State Department in a statement. "The TCOs themselves are engaged in a violent struggle to control drug trafficking routes and other criminal activity.  As a result, crime and violence are serious problems throughout the country and can occur anywhere."
However, while the State Department has issued travel warnings throughout the country, there is no warning in the Oaxaca region of Mexico.
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Apparently, the first outlet for the story, Mexico's Milenio, isn't so easily bullied by the White House and still has their story up as of 4:50 PM Pacific Time today. Here's their story in Google translation:

Visit Oaxaca Obama daughter during weekend

• STATES 
Malia Ann, the youngest daughter of the Obama marriage, with an escort of 25 agents between marines and members of the Secret Service called. All black suit and radio communication.
Oaxaca • On a commercial flight arrived in Oaxaca Malia Ann Obama, daughter of U.S. President Barack Obama for a private tour.
Surrounded by a security device end, the daughter of U.S. president met at the headquarters of the commercial airport in the capital to welcome a group of 12 young people from a U.S. commercial airliner descended from a line of United Airlines from Houston, Texas.
Official information states that the youngest daughter of the Obama marriage, has an escort of 25 agents between marines and members of the Secret Service called. All black suit and radio communication.
Private security conveyed to the delegation in 3 armored trucks to Camino Real Hotel is located in the heart of the Historic Center.
Elements of state and federal safety broke through the main streets and avenues and fences placed to prevent the local approaches to the distinguished visitors.
According to the agenda daughter of President Obama will visit during the weekend in addition to the main places of attraction in the city of Oaxaca, the tree of "El Tule", the archaeological site of Monte Alban, and the towns of San Martin Tilcajete site local handicrafts and San Bartolo Coyotepec, cradle of black mud.

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