September 18th, 2012
09:31 AM ET

132 inmates escape Mexican prison on U.S. border

Mexican authorities have detained a prison director and two other prison officials after 132 inmates escaped from the facility Monday, officials said.

The attorney general for Coahuila state had asked a judge to detain the three prison leaders for 30 days while an investigation into the escape from the border city of Piedras Negras began.

Piedras Negras is across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas, and about 150 miles from San Antonio.

The inmates escaped one by one from what's known as a social rehabilitation center, a minimum-security facility, by using a 7-foot-long tunnel, according to a statement from the state attorney general. The escapees then cut through a chain-link fence and ran through an empty lot.

The tunnel, which was about 4 feet wide and nearly 10 feet deep, began inside a wood shop inside in the prison, authorities said.

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  1. Huh?

    I guess I could have said "old ladies" istead of *you* old ladies. Either way, a third grader can see how phony these men are, and a lot of old ladies just see stars in their eyes. Especially when slick Willie Clinton enters the room. Or even Monica Lewinsky for that matter. (ewwwww)

    September 18, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • What?

      Silly old paid GOP trollala.

      September 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Huh?

    President Obama speaks fluent and fluid arabic. Why he hides this skill is beyond me.

    September 18, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Had to Google this one...Obama speaks passable "Bahasa" which h is not Arabic, but an Indonesian language. Probably because he spent a few years there growing up. Even if he spoke Arabic, there are 26 dialects...not to mention Farsi, the Persian language spoken in Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan. So there is no one "Arabic" language spoken in the middle east!

      September 18, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Huh?

    Odd. I found a google site that claims Obama isn't even a natural born citizen. I guess you can find whatever you want online these days after all.Eeh, Tony?

    September 18, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      How right you are. The stuff about Obama's language skills, I had to Google, the rest I knew first hand!

      September 18, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Huh?

    Yeah. We heard you the first time. 🙂

    September 18, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Huh?

    I wonder why he doesn't show off his language skills. I would.

    September 18, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      For the same reason he doesn't want anyone to know he was born in Kenya and was raised a Muslim. He even checked Muslim on his application to college.

      September 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • What?

      He doesm't show his launguage skills of because it's not true, and the questioned of what launguage he is fluent in besides English hasn't been answered by anyone but Portland tony. Obviously you are lying.

      September 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Huh?

    ...and I wonder what percentage of the Arab-American vote Obama recieved last election. We know he recieved roughly 100% of the black citizens' vote. What about arab-American votes?
    I say that if he showed-off his ability to speak arabic, he would appeal to more Arab-American voters the same as if he showed his skin color to African-Americans.

    September 18, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony


      September 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • What?

      So what dialect is it and give a reference. Repeating a lie doesn't make it true unless someone lives in a self contained world of dellusion. Sounds like the case here to me!! Just answer the question if you want me to believe you!

      September 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    I was speaking to @actually.
    What is it to you who I address?

    September 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Huh?

    @Dave. President Obamas sister showed the world pictures of young Barrack attending a school in Kenya that required all students to be natural born Kenyans. So, purty much everyone knows about where he was born.
    But, where was he baptized as a christian? Where's his baptismal certificate?
    I CAN SEE WHERE AVG. CITIZENS WOULD BE MORE INTERESTED IN WHERE HE WAS BORN THAN WHERE HE WAS BAPTIZED, BUT RELIGIOUS LEADERS? Jessie Jackyason and Al SharpTon never ask about Obamas baptism. (if any) Wonder why.

    September 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • What?

      This is the work of a Tea Party paid troll and thusly has zero credibilty.

      September 18, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. who cares

    Who cares if it's english with a southern drawl or not. It's still english. Always biting ankles, aren'tcha.

    September 18, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tad Bemenista

      who cares: I can't make heads nor tails of this post.

      September 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dave

    If he is a Christian, then is he a Jetemiah Wright style Christian? One than thinks elite people are buggermen? Either ways, he sure seems scary to me. What do democrats say – that he is a Muslim or Jetemiah Wright follower?

    September 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • What?

      Democrats say he's Christian.

      September 18, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Youtube

    Ever hear of it? Youtube has video of Barrack Hussein Obama speaking his native language. Sheesh. *palmoface* 🙂

    September 18, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Huh?

      And whatchoo point?

      September 18, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Tad Bemenista

    Then you should have no problem with Obama at all.

    September 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. odd

    I simply posted keywords that lead to info and video of Obama speaking fluent arabic and pledgeing his allegiance to Allah. And then it was deleted.
    I think our CNN moderator is deleting based on her own democrat partisan views. If not, say so @Nicole Saidi, or whomever.

    September 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • tk

      i just looked and i couldn't find it i think you are spredding bs.

      September 18, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. odd

    Holy Quran! My post just got deleted too! How obviously biased our moderator is.
    Sometime within the next 4 years after Obama wins, the names of the men both foreign and domestic who financed 9/11 will become household names. EVERYONE will know wether they like it or not. (if he loses, he pardons Bush and it's over)

    September 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • tk

      only one president has ever pardoned another president and that was ford to nixon. all of this is just guessing on your part and isn't going to happen sorry.

      September 18, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    I would like to know what measures are being taken to catch the escapees.
    Locking up the cat after the mice have escaped hardly seems like a plan.

    September 18, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
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