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What the Devil won't tell you

Scotus 2020: Detention OK provides clear view of stakes for Dems

Everything we need to know about the 2020 election pops into focus with the Supreme Court ruling upholding a lousy law from the days when Democrats insisted on proving they were tough.... Read more»

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SB 1070

Text of Mexican travel alert issued for Az

Text of the travel alert issued by Mexico's Foriegn Ministry for Mexican nationals in Arizona.... Read more»

Comic: Racial profiling

'Papers, please'

Gov. Jan Brewer assures Arizonans that enforcement of immigration law will not involve racial profiling. Uh-huh.... Read more»

Opinion

Arizona alienates world as 'hate state'

It is eerie and ugly, coming home to a state of the union that now incites cops to roust fourth-generation Americans on the simple evidence of a suntan. That smacks of what evil empires do. Arizona is not yet Azerbaijan but neither is it, any longer, the big-hearted Mexican-accented place I loved to say I was from.... Read more»

'Virtual kidnappings' call for Mexican cell phone registry

Experts say that since the practice began nine years ago, as many as 20 million Mexicans have fallen victim to "virtual kidnappings" — an effective extortion technique in a country where real kidnappings are a common occurrence. ... Read more»

Big Bend cross-border park faces twisting path

Border security issues are hampering plans to create an international park by combining Big Bend National Park in Texas with protected areas in Mexico.... Read more»

Comic: The White Star State

Reflecting public sentiment, Arizona changes state flag

Why mess around? If you're going to change the law, change the state bird (perhaps to the dodo?), change the state colors (to white, of course), and change the flag.... Read more»

Comic: Xenophobia

Obscure professional athletes for $200

How will the police be able to tell 'real' Americans from suspected illegal immigrants? They'll ask 'em stuff only 'real' Americans would know.... Read more»

Comic: Pulling up the ladder

Keeping Arizona Safe

Draconian immigration laws are an odd thing in a country where everyone (with sincere apologies to our native American friends) is descended from immigrants.... Read more»

Juarez mayor says local police still corrupted

Just days after the majority of military troops deployed to patrol the streets of the most violent city in the Americas withdrew, the city's mayor concedes his local police force is still infiltrated with elements of organized crime.... Read more»

Hugo Chavez

Venezuela's socialist cities: Solution to poverty?

Ciudad Mariche is a "socialist city," a project designed to solve not only Venezuela's chronic housing shortage but provide long-term solutions to poverty and crime. But like many of Hugo Chavez's policies, it also courts controversy. Critics say it may be a surreptitious way of invading the right to private property. ... Read more»

Border violence

Ways of dying in northern Mexico

Five thousand people have been murdered in the dying border city of Ciudad Juarez since 2008.... Read more»

Border

Two hours in Juárez

A trip into a border city scarred by the narco-war. The biggest risk is getting mugged, not getting shot. Small comfort.... Read more»

Border crime

Where's plan B for Mexico?

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the other top U.S. officials who stopped by Mexico this week had nice things to say about President Felipe Calderon.... Read more»

Border

U.S. announces broader approach in fight against drug trafficking

The big question for both the United States and Mexico is whether or not to continue with a heavily militarized approach in the fight against drug traffickers. With Secretary of State Clinton's announcement Tuesday, the Obama administration seems to be voting no.... Read more»

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»

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