All About US/Mexico Border

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 25 MAY 2011

Three employees of an Arizona sheriff have been arrested on charges of working with Mexican drug traffickers, and one said she was pregnant by an alleged member of…

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 10 MAY 2011

The Tucson Border Patrol said they have discovered a smuggling tunnel, equipped with ventiliation and electricity, at the border between Mexico and Arizona.

US/MEXICO BORDER / 9 MAY 2011

Mexico's authorities said that 12 suspected members of the Zetas were killed in a shootout with the Mexican Navy, which lost one man in the confrontation, reports…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 6 MAY 2011

The debate over a United States gun trafficking probe known as Operation Fast and Furious is heating up, and the Justice Department is facing questions over its knowledge of the…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 6 MAY 2011

The U.S. Border and Customs Protection agency will open seven new control booths along the border with Mexico at the crossing in Nuevo Laredo, Texas, the Associated Press…

SINALOA CARTEL / 4 MAY 2011

In a sign of the increasing level of sophistication of Mexico’s drug cartels, two men admitted in court this week that they attempted to purchase military-grade weaponry -- including surface-to-air…

US/MEXICO BORDER / 27 APR 2011

As the allocated term for National Guard troops sent to bolster security on the U.S.'s southern border comes to an end, the Obama administration signals that their mission could be…

HOMICIDES / 18 APR 2011

It is no secret that drug-related violence originating from feuds between drug trafficking oganizations (DTOs) in Mexico has been spilling over to the U.S., especially in cities where more than…

HOMICIDES / 13 APR 2011

U.S. border-state politicians have been saying for years that Mexico’s drug violence is on the verge of spreading like wildfire through the American southwest. Although the facts fail to match…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 2 APR 2011

The latest headlines about gun running from the United States south to Mexico may involve the resignation of Mexico’s attorney general on 31 March, but at the heart of the…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 29 MAR 2011

Smuggling migrants into the United States is now more profitable than smuggling drugs, according to a representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The pull of…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 29 MAR 2011

The San Antonio Express News reports that a Somalian, once based in Mexico, is suspected of smuggling members of an East African terrorist cell into the United States,…

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