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Kyl challenges DHS over releases of migrant familes

Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen had no answers for communities and overloaded non-profits helping families released from federal detention. ... Read more»

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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»

Border crime

Rocky Point tries to improve image in wake of border violence

PUERTO PEÑASCO, Mexico - Reports of border violence and a State Department travel alert didn't deter Jamison Haponenko from a Mexican vacation with his family. “We’ve brought our daughters down here a couple of times already, and there have never been any problems.”... Read more»

Mercado Sonora

In hard times, Mexican 'witchcraft market' sells good fortune

As the country remains stuck in the economic downturn, more and more Mexicans are turning to unorthodox remedies for their money woes. Feeling abandoned and disillusioned, they look to magic powders, potions, soaps and lotions for a helping hand in life.... Read more»

Border crime

Western Union settles dispute with state on money laundering

Western Union will pay $94 million to fight crime along the border as part of a settlement agreement with the state of Arizona.... Read more»

Immigration

Border Patrol takes wheels off deportation buses

The Border Patrol has stopped a controversial program that shipped busloads of illegal immigrants back to Mexico from Tucson through the tiny, remote Texas border town of Presidio — for now.... Read more»

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