Tag Archives: Drug War

Mexico Marks Día De La Revolución: Patriotism, Protest And Revulsion

Mexico has marked the 104th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. This year, the day was transformed into a platform for nationwide protests. Anguish is mounting over the government’s response to the murders of 43 college students in September. A mayor in … Continue reading

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Tensions over Iguala Massacre High as Protestors call for National Strike

The disappearance and likely murder of 43 students from a teachers’ college in Mexico has triggered protests that some say could lead to a political earthquake the likes of which the country hasn’t seen in generations, maybe even since the Mexican … Continue reading

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New Tornillo Port of Entry Opens as Construction Continues

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Monday the opening of a new international border crossing near the small border town of Tornillo, TX. Construction on the new, six-lane port of entry has been underway since July of 2011, when … Continue reading

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Alleged Head of Beltrán Leyva Cartel Captured in Central Mexico

Reports surfaced Wednesday of the capture of Héctor Beltrán Leyva, the former head of the Beltrán Leyva drug cartel in Mexico. Fronteras Desk correspondent Lorne Matalon joined us this morning to talk about the significance of the arrest. The AP reports Beltrán Leyva … Continue reading

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Mexico Forbids Drug Lord’s Extradition Even As Negotiations With US Continue

On Feb. 22 the world’s most wanted drug trafficker — Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, known as “El Chapo,” or “Shorty”— was captured in a joint U.S.-Mexico operation. At the time, federal agents in both countries followed intelligence provided by … Continue reading

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