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Border Violence

Texas Clamps Down On Shooting From Helicopters After Immigrants Killed

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.22.2013 | Latino Voices

In a surprise move, Texas authorities have restricted the state's policy on aerial shootings and will no longer allow troopers in helicopters to fire ...

WATCH: Understanding Mexico's Drug War Violence

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.16.2013 | Latino Voices

Looking for an easy way to understand the dynamics behind Mexico’s catastrophic drug war violence? We’ve got a video for you. “The Violence ...

Killing Spree on the Border

Laura Carlsen | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
Laura Carlsen

His name was José Antonio Elena Rodriguez. At 16, he was just finishing junior high and living with his grandmother on the Mexican side of the border city of Nogales.

U.S. Investigating Reported Fatal Border Shooting

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 11.06.2012 | Latino Voices

EL PASO, Texas — The FBI and Border Patrol are investigating after the Mexican government said a Mexican citizen was killed when a U.S. agent pa...

Breakaway Drug Gang Dissolved Victims' In Vats Of Acids: Prosecutor

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 04.24.2012 | Crime

SAN DIEGO — The government's case against two men accused of dissolving corpses in vats of acid for a Mexican drug gang hinges on flawed witness...

Another Fast And Furious Link To The Bush Administration

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A briefing paper prepared for Attorney General Michael Mukasey during the Bush administration in 2007 outlined failed attempts by f...

John Rudolf

Hacked Report Contradicts Republicans' Border Violence Claims | John Rudolf | Posted 08.27.2011 | Crime

NEW YORK — A trove of internal Arizona state police documents released by a hacker group last week contains a confidential federal report that contr...

Pushing For Answers

The Huffington Post/AP | Andrea Rael | Posted 07.20.2011 | Denver

Colorado's elected government officials threw their support behind Tiffany Hartley today in a letter addressed to Attorney General Eric Holder and Sec...

WATCH: Almost A Year Later, Man Presumed Shot By Mexican Gang Still Missing

AP/HuffPost | By P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 09.27.2011 | Denver

By P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press DENVER -- A Colorado woman is demanding that the U.S. government do more to find the body of her husband, six...

Truck Them and Stereotype Them -- It's All Good in Popular Culture

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

The developers of "Smuggle Truck" claim the iPad game attempts to mock our nation's inhumane and impractical immigration laws. Sadly, the effort falls flat.

Economic Security or Border Security: Immigration and the New Congress

Vicki Gass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vicki Gass

People make the difficult decision to migrate to the United States because of the lack of employment and the absence of long-term public policies to address poverty in their home countries.

Robert Krentz Murder Suspect Is American, Not Illegal Immigrant

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: The Arizona Daily Star now reports that the nationality of Robert Krentz's murder suspect is unknown. An earlier version of the story reported...

U.S.-Mexico Border Safety: Area Is One Of Safest Parts Of America

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MEXICO CITY (Associated Press) — It's one of the safest parts of America, and it's getting safer. It's the U.S.-Mexico border, and even as poli...

Juarez Shootouts Kill At Least 13 In Northern Mexico

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico — At least 13 people were killed Friday in shootouts in northern Mexico between Mexican troops and gunmen, authorities said. ...

90 Percent of Mexican Crime Guns Come From U.S., Says GAO

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Sugarmann

So much for NRA chief Wayne LaPierre's oft-repeated claim that Mexican gun traffickers don't bother to "trifle with paperwork at U.S. gun stores."

More Feds To Combat Border Violence: Source

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration plans to send reinforcements to the Southwest border to help contain the rampant violence of the Mexican d...