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'Marijuana isn't the drug that's bringing in revenue for the cartels,' said Jorge García-Robles, author of several texts on Mexico’s history with marijuana. 'The best marijuana in the world is from California. Many people here are importing marijuana and seeds from the United States.'

Sponsors of Expoweed 2021 in Mexico City - which aims to “break stigmas” of marijuana use and “create new paradigms as a society” - hails the cannabis industry’s ability to tackle society’s issues, but understates the history of drug violence as Mexico moves towards legalization. Read more»

The Hilltop Gallery in Nogales, Az is hosting 'Donde Mueren los Sueños' or 'Where Dreams Die' until Oct. 14. The show features artists from both Mexico and Arizona whose art is critical of policies at the border, but the curator emphasized the theme of spirituality in the exhibit's artwork.

The Hilltop Gallery in Nogales, Arizona is showing an exhibit, "Donde Mueren los Sueños" or "Where Dreams Die," focused on immigration and border policy at the U.S. Southwest border, and It's curator, Michele Maggiora, said the exhibit's artists are doing so by first arousing a sense of spirituality and love of nature in its audience. Read more»

Soldiers with the New Jersey National Guard patrol the area near the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., Jan 11, 2021. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from several states have traveled to Washington to provide support to federal and district authorities leading up to the 59th Presidential Inauguration.

Authorities are on high alert for extremist right-wing groups that are armed and said to pose a dangerous threat to all Americans following the insurrectionist siege of the U.S. Capitol. Read more»

Workers board up shops and office buildings on blocks near the White House Friday, in anticipation of possible unrest after Election Day.

National and local law enforcement agencies are preparing to respond in case civil disturbances break out after Tuesday’s elections, which experts fear may have a “different venue for challenging election results, namely in the streets.” Read more»

A makeshift memorial in 2011 at the site where a migrant teen’s body was found in Arizona. Remains found in the desert through the first three quarters of this year have already exceeded all of 2019, and are at the highest rate since 2013, a new report says.

Remains of 181 migrants were found in the Arizona desert through the end of September, 37 more than in all of last year and the most since 2013, according to the group Humane Borders. Read more»

A demonstrators turns his back to police officers and gestures surrender as smoke from a unidentified device curls down Cushing Street, May 30.

In cities across the country, police departments have attempted to quell unrest spurred by the death of George Floyd by firing rubber bullets into crowds, even though five decades of evidence shows such weapons can disable, disfigure and even kill. Read more»

The Houston site is one of eight CoreCivic prisons where the company houses undocumented immigrants under contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

A Mexican woman sued prison contractor CoreCivic on Wednesday, claiming a man in street clothes beat and raped her in its Houston detention center and she gave birth to his daughter after she was deported. Read more»

Migrants walk across an international bridge from the United States into Mexico. They requested asylum in the United States but were returned to Mexico to await their court proceedings.

The State Department has issued warnings advising against travel to Mexican border states and the president has considered labeling cartels as terrorist organizations. But Trump officials continue to downplay the violence in cities where "remain in Mexico" is in place. Read more»

Border Patrol agents apprehended 1,036 men, women and children trying to cross the border in El Paso, Texas, last week. Immigration numbers have not reached levels of the early 2000s, but Customs and Border Protection officials say more and more migrants are families and children.

The number of migrants apprehended at the southern border surged to 144,278 in May, bringing the total for the first eight months of fiscal 2019 to 676,315, already more than any full year in the last decade. Read more»

Arizona seems to have earned a national reputation for violent rhetoric, but are we truly a violent place? The answer — well, one answer — is: pretty much. Read more»

Students on spring break sit on a banana boat on the beach in Acapulco, Mexico.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is again warning students to avoid traveling to Mexico during spring break. Read more»

Gov. Jan Brewer speaks Tuesday at the Border Security Expo in Phoenix.

Gov. Jan Brewer accused Washington officials Tuesday of falsely claiming that Arizona’s border with Mexico is more secure than ever. Read more» 2

Calling Guadalajara the 'Creative Digital City,' Mexican President Felipe Calderón speaks about the the city's future as a high-tech hub Jan. 30.

While touting Guadalajara as Mexico's Silicon Valley, President Felipe Calderón fielded questions on whether the city he's trying to attract investors to is safe from the drug violence that has plagued the country. Read more»

San Pedro Sula, Honduras, was named the world's most violent city.

The Peace Corps on Wednesday announced it was pulling out of Honduras — recently named the murder capital of the world — for safety reasons. Read more»

An ambulance driver was killed on Wednesday in Ciudad Juarez, a Mexico border city that saw a massive uptick in violence as cartels compete for territory. Read more»

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