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Why are border deaths up when border crossings are down?

Government policies funneling illegal immigrants into more dangerous crossing areas have contributed to fatalities.... Read more»

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Same-sex marriage

Gay marriage in Mexico City gets closer to reality

Voices on both sides of the gay-marriage issue are getting louder as March 4 gets closer, the day gays can legally marry in Mexico City.... Read more»2

Border security

Obama's budget would scale back border security projects

President Obama's plans to scale back some border security plans enacted after 9/11 are drawing fire.... Read more»1

Mexico considers clamping down on 'los Twitteros'

Mexico has racked up its fair share of menacingly named outlaws in a three-year drug war: the Zetas, Aztecas and Panthers. Now, if the government gets its way, another name will also make the wanted list: los Twitteros.... Read more»

Border violence

15 killed at teen party in Juarez

Armed men attacked students at a Saturday party in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, killing 15 and wounding at least 28.... Read more»

Mexico's brewing battle over abortion

With Mexico City and the countryside at odds, a fight is brewing in the federal legislature, and activists on both sides are gearing for the looming brawl. An amendment to the constitution was proposed last year that would protect life "from the moment of conception" and lay the groundwork to criminalize abortion nationwide.... Read more»

Haiti: Help with money, not stuff

The images emerging from Haiti’s massive earthquake are gut-wrenching. As usual in such disasters, Americans are responding generously. Millions of dollars will be raised. If you’re considering doing your part, that’s great. But, experts say, whatever you do, don’t donate anything but money.... Read more»

A touch of blarney in Mexico

With pints of thick black Guinness passing over a dark wooden bar, the Pogues’ Christmas melody blasting out of speakers and revelers noshing on bangers and mash, the pub feels like it could be in downtown Dublin — or even Southie in Boston. But this drinking hole sits in the heart of Mexico City; it is one of dozens of European-style bars and pubs that have sprung up in the capital in recent years. ... Read more»

Health & Fitness

Mexico's growing obesity problem

MEXICO CITY — Pilar Blanco and her family sit down to dinner in what looks like an age-old meal time ceremony. But when she serves up the food, there is one major difference from tradition: instead of tortillas and beans, the family eats instant noodle soups, potato chips and fizzy soda.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Border fence being sold as scrap metal

Holes are still being made in the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, but not for the reason you might think. ... Read more»

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