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115 illegal immigrants found locked in Texas house

Police in Edinburg, Texas, received a phone call Wednesday morning from an immigrant trapped inside a so-called “stash house.” The caller said more than 100 people were locked inside and they had gone days without food or water.... Read more»

The facts about Cinco de Mayo

It’s Cinco de Mayo, and for millions of Americans that means drinking Corona instead of Bud Light. But the holiday has an interesting history, even if it is misunderstood by millions.... Read more»

Drug war

14 decapitated, 9 hanged bodies found in Nuevo Laredo

The bodies of 9 people were found Friday morning hanged from a Nuevo Laredo bridge. The mutilated bodies of 14 others were found later in the day, reports said.... Read more»

Journalists found slain in Mexico

The dismembered bodies of two photojournalists were found in Mexico’s eastern state of Veracruz Thursday, less than a week after a magazine reporter was found dead in her home in the same state.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

The ignoble death of Arizona racist J.T. Ready

Last week I offered Russell Pearce’s anti-Mexican jihad as an example of the kind of overt racism that is no longer tolerated in politics. Now just a few days later we learn that J.T. Ready, Arizona’s leading white supremacist, appears to have committed a murder-suicide.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Targeting tourist dollars from Sonora

Today on Buckmaster - We start things off with a conversation with Terry Bracy, Buckmaster Show Washington contributor. Then, we preview the Sonoran Region Business Development Conference presented by Tucson’s Caballeros del Sol. Also, Guy Gunther of CenturyLink.... Read more»

Customs and Border Protection

CBP officers arrest 2, seize cocaine and heroin

Two Mexican nationals were arrested in separate incidents for attempting to smuggle 26 pounds of cocaine and 5 pounds of heroin into the United States through the DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales.... Read more»

Journalists missing, killed in Latin America

It’s been another week of chilling reminders of the high risks for journalists in parts of Latin America, with two killings turning the news lens on reporters. Now, a possible kidnapping in Colombia has put the danger further into focus.... Read more»

Customs and Border Protection

265 pounds of pot found hidden in van

A 40-year-old Agua Prieta, Son., man was arrested Saturday for trying to smuggle more than 265 pounds of marijuana in the United States.... Read more»

Border Patrol

Agents seize nearly $1.7M worth of marijuana

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized almost 3,400 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $1.7 million in separate incidents over the weekend in the West Desert, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday.... Read more»

New study affirms grim role played by U.S. guns in Mexican violence

South of the border, war is raging with guns mostly supplied by merchants in the United States. Mexico has estimated that almost 50,000 people have been killed since 2006, a toll that has made its top officials irate about the persistent flow of weapons south.... Read more»2

Mexican crime reporter found murdered in Veracruz

Regina Martinez, a crime reporter who covered drug trafficking for investigative Mexican news magazine Proceso, was found dead in Veracruz state on Saturday.... Read more»

Report: 3M children working in Mexico, half unpaid

Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission on Friday said that 3 million minors work in the country, half without pay.... Read more»

Customs and Border Protection

Agents arrest 1, seize 41 pounds of cocaine in Nogales

A 32-year-old Mexican man was arrested after trying to smuggle nearly 41 pounds of cocaine through the DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales.... Read more»

Transcript & audio: Supreme Court SB 1070 hearing

Transcript and audio recording of oral arguments before the Supreme Court on Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration enforcement law.... Read more»

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