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Photographer’s murder has Mexico’s journalists furious and afraid

Photographer Ruben Espinosa, activist Nadia Vera and three other women were found in a Mexico City apartment Friday tied up, beaten and shot in the head.... Read more»

FactCheck: Graham wrong on 9/11 visas, again

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who is running for president, incorrectly claimed that “all the hijackers who attacked — attacked us on 9/11 were visa overstays.” Two of the 19 hijackers were in the U.S. on expired visas.... Read more»

Drug traffickers are wiping out the jaguar in Central America

The jaguar roams jungles and riverbanks from the Amazon to Mexico, and even into the southwestern United States. It’s a powerful and cunning hunter, and a single cat’s territory can stretch hundreds of miles. But powerful drug cartels are carving up its Central American habitat. In some areas, the big cats are at risk of disappearing entirely.... Read more»1

Detained immigrant families face uncertainty

More than 2,000 undocumented women and children being held in "deplorable" conditions at federal immigration detention centers are supposed to be released under a recent federal judge's order. But how long that takes and what happens to them next remains unclear, attorneys say. ... Read more»

In Big Bend, pipeline opponents claim small victory

A coalition of Texas ranchers, environmentalists and other disgruntled landowners is claiming a small victory in its long-shot battle to block a hefty pipeline planned to carry natural gas beneath 143 miles of largely untouched Big Bend-area land into Mexico.... Read more»

The drug war isn’t the only battle Mexico is losing

The country now has 2 million more poor people than it had in 2012.... Read more»

U.S. House bars funding for 'sanctuary' cities for immigrants

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to deny funding to cities that do not report undocumented immigrants to federal authorities, setting off outcry from the White House and immigration advocates.... Read more»1

Analysis

Trump a star in our dysfunctional political reality show

Heroic or pathetic: Which is Donald Trump to you? If the former, you need no encouragement to applaud his flamboyant proclamations, even when they cast aspersions on no less a national icon than John McCain. But if you’re one to dismiss Trump’s oratory as merely the ravings of an egotist with too much money on his hands, think again.... Read more»

Trump visits border in Texas after BP union backs out

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump landed on time in South Texas on Thursday, even though a Border Patrol union here backed out of hosting him.... Read more»1

Crime novel about Mexico's drug violence as painful as the true story

Do novels about the drug war glorify violence? The best-selling author of 'The Cartel' says he wrestles with the question constantly.... Read more»

Slain Mesa clerk’s uncle urges Senate to crack down on immigrant custody

Michael Ronnebeck was back in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, urging lawmakers to crack down on repeat offenders in the immigrant population in order to prevent another killing like that of his nephew.... Read more»

Judge sets contempt hearings in Arpaio racial profiling case

A judge on Monday rejected a bid to put on hold a racial profiling case against Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, and scheduled hearings in September on civil contempt charges against him.... Read more»

Drug war veterans cynical about El Chapo escape

Over eggs at a San Antonio café, a reporter listens as former law enforcement officials and one ex-drug cartel operative swap theories about El Chapo’s latest escape and what it says about the U.S. and Mexico.... Read more»

12 Operation Streamline protesters sentenced to time served

Twelve immigration activists were sentenced Monday to time served for their role in a 2013 Tucson protest that stopped two buses carrying migrants destined for federal prosecution under the fast-track Operation Streamline. ... Read more»1

Study: Illegal immigration from Mexico still declining

Changing migration patterns and shifts in border enforcement mean the population of unauthorized Mexican immigrants continues to decline in the United States. While net migration of Mexican immigrants reached zero in 2010, since then more Mexicans have left the U.S. than have arrived.... Read more»

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