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Hastily cobbled reunions of detained migrants & children marred by logistical fumbles

Two days after the feds missed a court-imposed deadline to reunite more than 100 children with their migrant parents after they were separated under by the Trump administration, only about half of those kis have been returned in a chaotic process marked by computer malfunctions, logistical problems and administrative failures.... Read more»

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Killing with impunity in Juarez

On the rare days when there are no murders in this brutal border town, editors see it as worthy of the front page. Why can't Mexican police and soldiers stop the killing in Juarez?... Read more»

Juarez: Teenage assassins

How cartels have turned the city's youth into hit men and cannon fodder in the drug war.... Read more»

Mexico's murder capital: 7 circles of Juarez

If Dante had ever been to Juarez he would have placed it squarely in the seventh circle of hell, the one housing "violence" and "ringed by a river of boiling blood."... Read more»2

Interview: Charles Bowden on the violence plaguing Juárez

Probably more than any other author, Southern Arizonan Charles Bowden has revealed the intricacies of the violence haunting Ciudad Juárez. He's swatted at flies swarming fresh bloodstains and reported from a house where bodies were drenched in acid before burial. One wonders if he didn't lose a slice of his sanity with each movement of his hand. (with audio)... Read more»

Border Roundup: SB 1070 suit not on racial profiling

Racial profiling is not a major part of the federal lawsuit challenging SB 1070. Supporters of SB 1070 donated $500,000 to defend the law. Gov. Brewer canceled the Border Governors Conference. Hurricane Alex is causing floods along the Rio Grande. ... Read more»3

Border Roundup: Feds challenge SB 1070, shootout in Sonora

In national immigration news, the federal government filed a lawsuit against SB 1070, causing mixed reactions in Arizona. South of the border, the gunfight that left 21 people dead in northern Sonora was the result of a feud between drug gangs. ... Read more»3

Same as the old boss: Meet the new mayor of Juárez

Cuidad Juárez's mayoral election has Texas' economic leaders intrigued. For residents in the city plagued by cartel violence, little change is expected, and many brace for continued bloodshed.... Read more»

Mexicans not holding their breath for immigration reform

After battling through health care and finance reform, President Obama waded into one of the most contentious issues of all – immigration – advocating a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal migrants.... Read more»1

Comic: World Cup

Los pensamientos profundos de Luiz Suarez

With the clock running out in extra time against Ghana and the ball pinballing around the penalty area, Uruguayan striker Luiz Suarez found himself in a difficult position.... Read more»

Historian talks violence on El Paso/Juarez border

Historian David Romo calls both El Paso and Juarez home. The day after a gunfight in Juarez sent a bullet across the border — into the wall of El Paso City Hall no less — he describes how violence has changed local business in both cities, and his own life.... Read more»

Border Roundup: Obama weighs in on immigration reform

A date was set for a federal judge to hear arguments on SB 1070 and Pres. Obama gave a speech in favor of comprehensive immigration reform. In Arizona, a training video was released for police officers on how to enforce SB 1070. ... Read more»

Mexican gov't asks U.S. court to throw out SB 1070

The Mexican government jumped into the fight against Arizona's SB 1070 on Monday, telling a federal court that the immigration law "threatens to poison the well" of U.S.-Mexican diplomacy and could lead to racial profiling of Mexican citizens.... Read more»12

5 things you didn’t know about Mexico’s drug war

Beyond the warring gangs and struggle for drug-trafficking routes, here are five things about Mexico’s drug war that may surprise you.... Read more»

Rocky Point police chief shot in ambush, hospitalized

The police chief of Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, and his bodyguard were shot Saturday night. Erick Landagaray Macias, and his bodyguard Luis Huerta Ibarra, were ambushed around 11 p.m. while patrolling the resort town, also known as Rocky Point.... Read more»

Comic: Border

C.S.I.: Ciudad Juarez

The boys and girls who work in C.S.I.: Ciudad Juarez are kept busy, but for the most part, their cases aren't too tough to solve.... Read more»

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