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DHS: Border apprehensions down as interior enforcement ramps up

Calling the results “historic,” Trump administration officials touted that the number of arrests at the border has dropped to the lowest level in 46 years, following a trend that began in 2000.... Read more»

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Border crime

Mexico's drug war spills over border

Lawmakers from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border were in Mexico City last week discussing plans to combat growing border drug violence (Audio report).... Read more»

Need security in Guatemala? Hire a private guard

A year ago, Domingo Castillo Yoc lived with three siblings and his parents in a rural village. Today, he stands guard in front of a small shipping business in a dodgy neighborhood in Guatemala City.... Read more»

Water

Mexico not living up to water treaty

Steeped in the annals of America's symbiotic relationship with Mexico is the two countries’ long-standing and sometimes tense agreement over an issue more far-reaching than border security and immigration: water.... Read more»

Border

State Dep't warns against travel to Mexico

Following the weekend killing in Juarez of three people with ties to the U.S. Consulate in Juarez, the U.S. Department of State has issued a strongly worded and startling warning for Americans to stay away from Mexico. ... Read more»

Travel

Moses the Jewish pirate helps Jamaica attract tourism dollars

A Caribbean pirate named Moses is giving Jamaica an unexpected source of tourism dollars - Jews.... Read more»

Tomato shortage

Tucson sees jump in tomato prices

Harsh winter weather in Florida has affected tomato prices across the country, including Tucson.... Read more»2

Vegetarianism

In Buenos Aires, a brave few go veggie

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Agostina Senese is a vegetarian in a country where cooking beef on the grill is considered a sacred rite.... Read more»

Human rights

Cuba: Fatal hunger strike creates a martyr

Orlando Zapata Tamayo wasn't a prominent voice in Cuba's small opposition movement. He wasn't one of the dissident activists whom foreign reporters often call for quotes, and he didn't have a blog or an academic degree.... Read more»

Border crime

Illegal crossers reportedly beat robbers, killing one

A group of illegal border crossers, frustrated at being robbed a second time, say they beat two men, killing one, deputies say.... Read more»

Book festival

Cuba: Home to one of the world's biggest book parties

Each February, Cuba’s International Book Fair transforms the old Spanish fortifications that overlook the Havana harbor into one of the biggest book parties in the world. The fair is Cuba’s largest cultural event, and as such, it brings out the best and worst elements of a one-party socialist system that celebrates reading but practices careful censorship.... Read more»

Border violence

Drug shootouts close U.S. consulate in Reynosa, Mexico

The U.S. has closed its consulate in the Mexican city of Reynosa after a series of gunfights between soldiers and drug gangs.... Read more»

U.N. smacks Mexico, Latin America for decriminalizing drugs

The United Nations has reprimanded Latin American countries that have decriminalized narcotic use, delivering a blow to the growing movement looking for a change in drug policy. It says it is particularly concerned by a 2009 law in Mexico that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of cannabis, cocaine, heroin and other drugs.... Read more»

Border violence

Drug shootouts spur travel warning for Nogales, rest of Mexico

The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert for U.S. citizens traveling to Mexico, citing a rise in violence throughout the country. Nogales, Son. and other border cities are listed in the alert as where most of the violence has occurred.... Read more»

Goddard: Changes to Mexico’s justice system bode well for reducing corruption

Dramatic changes to Mexico's criminal justice system will make its prosecutions more like those in the United States, opening proceedings and paving the way for more transborder collaboration, Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard said Monday.... Read more»

Border Patrol & Mexican police patrolling together

In a politically sensitive operation at the Arizona-Mexico border, U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican federal police officers are training together, sharing intelligence and coordinating patrols for the first time.... Read more»

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