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Three Causes Behind Mexico's Crisis of Corruption and Impunity

Claudio Lomnitz | Posted 01.19.2015 | World
Claudio Lomnitz

There is a deep history behind Mexico's current horrors of crime and impunity that only Mexicans can deal with. A weak state, the informal economy and lack of accountability because of a low tax base all play key roles -- but U.S. drug and gun policies are also responsible.

Roque Planas

16 Reasons Why Opening Our Borders Makes More Sense Than Militarizing Them | Roque Planas | Posted 09.02.2014 | Latino Voices

What would happen if the United States suddenly stopped building walls and instead flung open its borders, not unlike the European Union has done amon...

A Monumental Symphony and 3 Sour Notes Crying Wolf

Javier Sierra | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green
Javier Sierra

When President Obama signed the proclamation to designate the Organ Mountains/Desert Peaks National Monument in May, it was the last stitch of a tapestry to weave together several natural sites of extraordinary beauty and cultural significance.

Obama Backs Off Plans To Send Children At The Border Home Faster

AP | By ERICA WERNER and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is holding off for now on seeking new legal authority to send unaccompanied migrant kids back home faster f...

Here in the Third World

James Moore | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
James Moore

The reference to the border by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who recently used the term Third World as a descriptive of the region, offended those of us who love la frontera. The GOP candidate for governor, Abbott described the border as practically being destroyed by corruption, although there are no statistics to support his critique.

GOP Senator: Border Incident 'Deserves A Close Look'

BuzzFeed | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Just before 8:30 a.m. January 26, two figures dressed in camouflage and carrying military assault rifles crossed an international borde...

Hundreds Of Skeletal Remains Found Along U.S.-Mexico Border

AP | Posted 02.11.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say hundreds of skeletal remains have been found scattered on ranches in a stretch of towns along the U.S.-Mexi...

U.S. To Immigrants: Border Crossers Won't Qualify For Reform

AP | Posted 12.19.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States is warning migrants thinking of crossing the border that they won't qualify for any potential immigration refor...

GOP Congressmen Stumble Upon Grisly Scene During Border Tour

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

A congressional tour of the southern border turned gruesome earlier this month, when a trio of Republican lawmakers came across a dead body while on a...

Mexico Elections Raise Fears

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 09.06.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY — The election for governor of the key Mexican border state of Baja California Sunday appeared to be locked in a tight race, with bo...

Mexico Isn't Happy With Border Security Measures

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY, June 25 (Reuters) - The Mexican government on Tuesday voiced concern about U.S. congressional proposals to beef up security along the U...

Importance Of Relationship Between Border Cities

VOXXI | Phillippe Diederich | Posted 05.19.2013 | Latino Voices

For those who live along the U.S.-Mexico border, especially in large cities, the relationship between the two countries is different than for those wh...

Border Wall Forces Risky Detours

Agence France Presse | Leila Macor | Posted 06.10.2013 | Latino Voices

A tall barrier separates two worlds. To the south, a crowded Mexican border town. To the north, beyond a heavily patrolled no-man's land, the lure of ...

Jan Brewer Jabs Obama With April Fools' Day Joke

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) got in the April Fools' Day spirit on Monday, taking the opportunity to jab President Barack Obama over her longstanding i...

These Border Cities Are The Safest In The Country

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.08.2013 | Latino Voices

While the reinvigorated immigration reform debate promises to prompt more discussion about border security and transnational crime, Congressional ...

Cannon Used To Shoot Drugs Into US

AP | Posted 12.12.2012 | Latino Voices

YUMA, Ariz. -- U.S. Border Patrol agents say smugglers have come up with yet another creative way to get drugs in the country – a cannon. Autho...

Border Patrol Under Scrutiny For Deadly Force

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 01.14.2013 | Latino Voices

NOGALES, Ariz. — A pair of Mexican drug smugglers in camouflage pants, bundles of marijuana strapped to their backs, scaled a 25 foot-high fence...

The New Border Patrol

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 10.22.2012 | Technology

ROMA, Texas (AP) — Floating 2,500-feet (762-meters) above scrub-covered U.S. ranchland near the Mexico border, the payload of high-tech cameras onbo...

Cockfight Shooting Believed To Be Sloppy Hit

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 04.21.2012 | Crime

McALLEN, Texas -- Frantic calls to emergency responders described a chaotic scene with people frightened, wounded and fleeing in all directions after ...

Shootout Near Texas Border Kills 11 Gunmen

AP | Posted 02.11.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican marines captured a founding member of the brutal Zetas drug cartel Monday, the navy announced. Marines arrested Raul Luci...

Drug Violence Drives Residents Out Of Border Town

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 02.05.2012 | World

CIUDAD MIER, Mexico (AP) -- Schoolchildren once again chatter and scamper across the town plaza where drug gang gunmen last year torched the police st...

Government Detaining All Mexican Papayas At Border

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 10.25.2011 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON — The government is detaining all papaya imports from Mexico after testing showed high rates of salmonella contamination in the fruit...

Cristina Costantini

Border Patrol? Border Crossing? There's An App For That | Cristina Costantini | Posted 10.22.2011 | Latino Voices

The battle between border crosser and border patrol just got a little nerdier. While Homeland Security estimates that nearly four million Mexican m...

The Flow of Undocumented Migrants Entering The U.S. Has Nearly Stopped, But Not for the Reasons You May Think

Kristian Ramos | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Kristian Ramos

Illegal Migration into the United States has all but stopped, and not entirely for the reasons you may think. It is not just because the United States has put unprecedented levels of resources along the border.

High-Tech Border Fence Axed

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday ended a high-tech border fence project that cost taxpayers nearly $1 billion but did little to i...