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Mexico’s drought turns farms to dust

As droughts continue to devastate Mexico's farmers (350,000 head of cattle have starved to death in Chihuahua), experts are asking whether these climate changes are permanent.... Read more»

Video: Mexico City using electric taxis to spark cleaner downtown

Mexico City, one of the world's most polluted cities, is introducing a fleet of electric taxis to clean up its historic downtown. ... Read more»

Mexico's presidential runner-up challenges results

The runner-up in Mexico's presidential election announced last week that he will officially challenge the contest's results in court, after making allegations of vote-buying.... Read more»

‘Prosecutorial discretion’ barely dents immigration case backlog

A year after federal officials announced a program of “prosecutorial discretion” aimed at reducing nearly 300,000 pending immigration cases, only 1.5 percent of the backlogged cases have been closed.... Read more»

Mexican paper El Mañana stops covering violence after second grenade attack

A newspaper in Nuevo Laredo announced Wednesday it would no longer cover “violent disputes” after a second grenade attack against its office in as many months. Other newspapers in northern Mexico have stopped publishing stories about the drug war to protect their journalists against threats.... Read more»

Will PRI's return mark shift in drug war?

The likely return to power of PRI in Mexico has prompted many to question whether the party's former alleged practice of making deals with cartel members will be the standard after President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto is sworn in on Dec. 1.... Read more»1

Mexican election: Votes for sale

Vote-buying accusations pile up against Mexican presidential election winner Enrique Peña Nieto, whose party, the PRI, has been blamed for rigging votes in the past.... Read more»

Obama's last move on illegal immigration resulted in little change

How many immigrants have benefited from 12 months of broader discretion in the prosecution of illegal immigrants? Very few.... Read more»

Deferred action

'Dreamer' info promoted at Grijalva event

Five hundred "Dreamer Information" sheets were distributed Monday at Pueblo High's cafeteria to hundreds of young people interested in avoiding deportation by attaining "deferred action" status as undocumented immigrants.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

JC Scott: Tucson Hispanic Chamber guest hosts

Lea Marquez-Peterson, president of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, guest hosted, with Tucson businessman Edmund Marquez and Teresa Martinez, the state GOP's Latino outreach coordinator.... Read more»

PRI's Peña Nieto projected winner of Mexican election

After 12 years of rule under the conservative National Action Party, Mexicans on Sunday appeared to have elected a candidate from the Institutional Revolutionary Party to lead our southern neighbor. ... Read more»

DREAM Act

Forums to detail new immigration policies

In the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling on Arizona's SB 1070 and the Obama administration's announcement that it won't deport many young illegal immigrants, U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva will hold a series of meetings to detail the new immigration enforcement policies.... Read more»1

Enrique Peña Nieto wins Mexican presidential election

Enrique Peña Nieto has won the Mexican presidential election, the Federal Electoral Institute announced late Sunday night. Peña Nieto, of the center-left Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, which ruled Mexico for most of the 20th century, won more than 38 percent of the vote.... Read more»

Drug cartels grab a piece of knock-off market

Federal agents in El Paso are investigating the link between counterfeit and pirated merchandise and organized crime, specifically Mexican drug cartels. A knock-off Michael Kors handbag sold here can be connected to the bloodshed in Ciudad Juarez. (with videos)... Read more»2

Analysis

Why Mexico's election doesn't matter to Americans

The winner of Sunday's Mexican presidential election is unlikely to change course on U.S. trade and the drug war.... Read more»

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