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The Pentagon's $3 Billion Drug War Auction

6 Comments | Posted December 6, 2011 | 08:20:34 (EST)

There is an increasing perception that the war on drugs is simply unwinnable. The scandalous death toll and socioeconomic impact so far suffered in the countries implicated either as producers or as transit routes has led to such assessment.

Inadequate, inefficient combat strategies and a continuously renewed global net...

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Mexico Drug Violence Touches Both Sides Of The Border

28 Comments | Posted November 22, 2011 | 10:29:05 (EST)

For Sara Muniz Moran, a 63-year-old nurse from Tucson, Arizona, the epidemic of violence across the border in Mexico has touched home.

In late August, her grandson Brad Xavier Muraira Perez was killed when Los Zetas drug cartel set fire to the Casino Royale in Monterrey, Mexico, killing...

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Occupy LA Gains Momentum, Latinos Join Forces

3 Comments | Posted October 25, 2011 | 07:59:59 (EST)

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Occupy Los Angeles, the local affiliate of Occupy Wall Street continues to gain momentum, as unionized workers and several immigrant rights groups have formally joined forces with the movement.

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'Boyle Heights Beat': Local Teens Report For Their LA Community

2 Comments | Posted October 14, 2011 | 16:46:59 (EST)

In the Latino neighborhood of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles, a group of high school students write and produce a newspaper looking at their own community -- its successes, its struggles and its history.

Launched in the summer of 2011, Boyle Heights Beat aims to inform, educate and give...

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Mexicans Irate About Fast and Furious, Wide Receiver

11 Comments | Posted October 9, 2011 | 09:45:23 (EST)

Mexican politicians, analysts and the general public are irate after learning this week that Operation Fast and Furious, the US federal program that allowed more than 2,000 military-style weapons to flow illegally into Mexico between 2009 and 2010, happens to be copycat of a previous undercover and similarly illicit sting...

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Absentee Voter Registration Begins For Mexicans In The U.S.

3 Comments | Posted October 4, 2011 | 20:01:48 (EST)

LOS ANGELES -- Mexican nationals in the U.S. and in 112 other nations can now register to vote in their country’s July 1, 2012 presidential election.

“The registration period [began] Oct. 1, 2011 and ends Jan. 15, 2012,” said Dalia Moreno, general coordinator for overseas voter outreach at Mexico's Federal...

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Guillermo Gomez-Sanchez, Mentally Impaired Man Awaiting His Fate In Deportation Trial (VIDEO)

Posted September 15, 2011 | 15:49:12 (EST)

Guillermo Gomez-Sanchez, a Mexican national and lawful U.S. resident declared incompetent to stand trial in an ongoing deportation case, will learn his fate from an immigration judge in San Diego on Dec. 8, 2011.

This 50 year-old man has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and speaks little English, and he...

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¿Did You Know August is Immigrant Pride Month?

Posted August 28, 2011 | 10:14:51 (EST)

Immigrant communities in California believe there is not much to celebrate or be proud about when they feel harassed and persecuted. Yet, in Los Angeles, August is Immigrant Pride Month. It is the preamble to September, Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S.

While opponents of any form of legalization insist...

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Mexico: Subdued by the U.S.

Posted August 23, 2011 | 09:05:53 (EST)

HERMOSILLO, Sonora. - The lingering effects of the U.S. recession -- worsened by the turmoil in the global financial markets -- have had a visible negative impact here in Mexico. Although not necessarily more critical than those caused by the relentless violence that, like poverty, is affecting millions from the...

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