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20Mar2012
Case of Imprisoned French National Stirs Heated Debate

Los Angeles Times

Six years after French national Florence Cassez was sent off to serve decades in a Mexican prison for her alleged role in a kidnapping ring, her case is once again stirring heated debate here and abroad.

19Mar2012
Versus Debates: End the War on Drugs?

Versus Debates

The Versus debate organized by Intelligence Squared is over. Richard Branson, Russell Brand, Julian Assange, Eliott Spitzer, Vincente Fox, and many more, locked horns on the age-defining question - should end the war on drugs.

19Mar2012
El Paso Gives Refuge to Mexican Human Rights Defenders

AFP

El Paso, one of the safest US cities, now hosts a growing number of human rights activists seeking to escape persecution in Ciudad Juarez, Mexicos most deadly city just across the border.

19Mar2012
In Mexico, Art and Philanthropy Respond to Violence

Infosurhoy

Musicians, writers, poets, visual artists and commentators use art and creativity to help mitigate the growing violence in Mexico.

18Mar2012
Reportero: Film Highlights Dangers of Journalists in Mexico

The US Open Borders

Bernardo Ruiz new documentary, Reportero, takes us to Tijuana to visit the journalists at the scrappy weekly Zeta newspaper as they cope with the daily dangers of uncovering the illicit ties between power, money and drugs in Mexicos largest border city.

18Mar2012
Mexico Middle Class is Becoming Its Majority

The Washington Post

Although many Mexicans and their neighbors to the north still imagine a country of downtrodden masses dominated by a wealthy elite, the swelling ranks of the middle class are crowding new Wal-Marts, driving Nissan sedans and maxing out their Banamex credit cards.

17Mar2012
Fast and Furious Investigation Stonewalled by DOJ

Charlotte City Buzz Examiner

Since January 2011, Senator Grassley and Congressman Issa have been stonewalled by US Attorney General Holder and by other people in the US Justice Department regarding the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious. This deadly operation let thousands of weapons from the United States into Mexico.

17Mar2012
The Other Immigration Problem: Gringos in Baja

OnEarth Magazine

This time of year, Hwy. 1 has a steady flow of gringos crossing the border and heading south. Few gringos stop in the arid mountains. But with gold at record prices, mining industry scouts have taken the time to recon the El Triunfo and San Antonio area to sniff out any precious metals left in those mountains.

16Mar2012
Mothers of Ciudad Juarez Search for Missing Daughters

EFE

Nearly two decades after the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez first gained notoriety for the slayings of young female factory workers, scenes of mothers searching the desert or the municipal morgue for their slain or kidnapped daughters remain commonplace.

16Mar2012
Can Mexican Environmental Agency Protect Coastline?

Geo-Mexico

The Cabo Cortes megaproject is planned for the area near Cabo Pulmo on the eastern side of the Baja California Peninsula. Cabo Pulmo, a village of about 120 people, is on the edge of the Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park. The area is a semi-arid area, where water provision is a serious challenge.


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