I get a fair amount of mail asking what Mexico is really like, some of it worried about the drug wars. The wars exist, though so far with little effect on the expats here.
“I think we have to use every aspect of law enforcement that we have, including the military,” he said. “Any means that we can [use] to run these people off our border and to save Americans’ lives, we need to be engaged in.”
The building headquarters, which includes offices from the Pentagon, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Treasury...
The first robotic exploration of a pre-Hispanic ruin in Mexico has revealed that a 2,000-year-old tunnel under a temple at the famed Teotihuacan ruins has a perfectly carved arch roof and appears stable enough to enter, archaeologists announced Wedne
"These drug cartels are now taking on a lot of the attributes of these terrorists and insurgent groups we see around the world," Clinton said Friday. "For the first time, they are using car bombings.
Efforts to stem the smuggling of weapons from the United States to Mexican drug cartels have been frustrated by bureaucratic infighting, a lack of training and the delayed delivery of a computer program to Mexico, according to U.S. and Mexican offici
Mexico's savage drug war claimed more victims yesterday - when four men were publicly executed.
A 50% collapse in the value of the peso would be an optimistic outcome and the odds favor a more significant weakening over a five year timeframe.
The killers came for Mayor Cavazos in the early hours of Aug. 16 when 7 SUV's rolled up and men in police uniforms descended on his palatial home. Servants stood back terrified, as their boss was forced away at gunpoint. His corpse was dumped on a ne
President Felipe Calderon said Mexico should consider appointing anonymous judges for drug trafficking trials, an unexpected proposal that he acknowledged contradicts the country's efforts to build a more open judicial system.
An anonymous, twentysomething blogger is giving Mexicans what they can't get elsewhere — an inside view of their country's raging drug war. Operating from behind a thick curtain of computer security, Blog del Narco in less than six months has beco
When Rodolfo Olmedo was dragged down by a group of men shouting anti-Mexican epithets and bashed over the head with a wooden stick on the street outside his home, he instinctively covered his face to keep from getting disfigured. Blood filled his mou
The drug war in Mexico is at a crossroads. As the death toll climbs above 28,000, President Felipe Calderon confronts growing pressure to try a different strategy — perhaps radically different — to quell the violence unleashed by major drug syndicate
Guards and officials at a prison in northern Mexico allegedly let inmates out, lent them guns and sent them off in official vehicles to carry out drug-related killings, including the massacre of 17 people last week. The inmates would then return to t
Reports are sketchy so far.
Grenades made in the US and sent to Central America resurface as terrifying new weapons in weekly attacks by Mexican drug cartels. Sent to battle communist revolutionaries in the jungles of Central America, US grenades are being diverted
07/09/2010 - VIDEO - Real News Tucson heads down to Buenos Aires National Park about 40 miles SW of Tucson to see if parts of Arizona were really being blocked off to Americans. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_Zn2XPzlgM
Unlike his counterpart in Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio, Babeu has refused allocation of already sparse resources and deputies to have a protective detail, saying "I'll be fine."
We're not talking immigration. Our borders have become a war zone. It's on the MSM. We need to convince Babeu and Brewer that we are the resource we need, that we are the help we are calling for.
Arizona's new law forcing local police to take a greater role in enforcing immigration law has caused a lot of criticism from Mexico, the largest single source of illegal immigrants in the United States. But in Mexico, illegal immigrants receive t
As Arizona Governor Brewer kills ethnic studies, there’s an unexpected force behind the state's awful immigration bill: Mexico's President Felipe Calderon whose war on drugs turned the US-Mexico border into a bloody slaughterhouse, complete with kid
US officials call it "the window": the period for heightened cooperation against narcotics cartels between now and the end of 2012, when Mexican President Calderon leaves office. Under his leadership, Mexico has sent 326 wanted fugitives to stand tri
It is 9/11 everyday on our southern border and for our citizens there. What? No NORTHCOM? No Swat teams? No riot police? No CIA? No FBI? No drones? No ADS systems or sonic weapons?
“Invisible Victims: Migrants on the Move in Mexico” details the abuse faced by Central American migrants, who cross the southern border between Guatemala and Mexico, usually en route to the US. Each year, tens of thousands of migrants make the trip.
One day after Mexican President Felipe Calderón condemned the new Arizona immigration law, Mexico issued a travel warning that 'all Mexican citizens could be bothered or questioned without motive at any moment.'
Mexico is bracing itself for communications chaos tomorrow, with some 24m mobile phone lines due to be disconnected as part of a government crackdown on organised crime.
Mexico's war on the drug trade is futile even if cartel bosses are caught or killed as millions of people are involved in the illicit business, a senior drug chief said in an interview published on Sunday.
Powerful groups in the United States appear to be blocking efforts to stem the flow of assault weapons fueling Mexico's drug war, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said. "They (U.S. officials) say that they are facing strong opposition and there is p
As more U.S. states permit medical marijuana, and California considers legalizing cannabis sales to adults, Mexico is voicing irritation at the gap between drug laws north and south of the border and saying it undercuts the battle against Mexico's vi
Before dawn, gunmen kidnapped the elderly fathers of the town administrator and the secretary of the City Council. Within hours, both officials resigned along with the mayor, the entire City Council, 2 department heads, the police chief and all 60 po