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Memorial honoring women killed in Juárez unveiled today - El Paso Times

Memorial honoring women killed in Juárez unveiled today - El Paso Times | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it

Over a two-day timespan 10 years ago, eight young women were found murdered in a Juárez cotton field. Their memory, along with other women killed in the city, will forever be ingrained in the minds of Juárez's citizens.

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US citizens dying in Mexico: American deaths expected to increase in 2011 - El Paso Times

US citizens dying in Mexico: American deaths expected to increase in 2011 - El Paso Times | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it

Homicide was the leading cause of death for 119 U.S. citizens who died in Mexico and were reported to the U.S. State Department between Jan. 1 and June 30, according to statistics. | ""Much of the country's narcotics-related violence has occurred in the border region. More than a third of all U.S. citizens killed in Mexico in 2010 whose deaths were reported to the U.S. government were killed in the border cities of Ciudad Juárez and Tijuana," the State Department said."

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Should the U.S. State Department lift the travel warning for Mexico? The drug violence is causing most of these deaths and isn't slowing down. Educating the youth in schools may slim these numbers and inform the high school and college students.  

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Latin American Herald Tribune - Get Army Out of Crime Fighting, Icon of Mexican Left Says

MEXICO CITY – The founder of Mexico’s principal leftist party took the opportunity of a speech here Thursday accepting the Senate’s highest honor to call for an end to the use of the military against drug cartels.

President Felipe Calderon, who threw the military into the struggle with the cartels within days of taking office in December 2006, was on hand to see Cuauhtemoc Cardenas receive the Belisario Dominguez Medal and hear him blast the administration’s security policy.

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Photos de La Mujer Obrera | Facebook

Photos de La Mujer Obrera | Facebook | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it

Dia de los Muertos is here! Saturday 3-10pm and Sunday 1-5pm: Join us at La Mujer Obrera in El Paso, TX for 2 days of music by internationally recognized Son Jarocho group, Los Utrera, plus traditional Veracruz cuisine, Altars, face
painting and local artist booths. Free Admission! :: Sabado 3-10, Domingo 1-5: Ven a celebrar el Dia de Muertos por dos dias con el grupo reconocido internacional de Son Jarocho, Los Utrera, comida Veracruzana, Altares y puestos de artisania!

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Crossing Into U.S. Will Ease in One Spot

Crossing Into U.S. Will Ease in One Spot | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
Construction will begin Monday on an unmanned border checkpoint at Big Bend, a national park in a remote corner of southwest Texas, even as the federal government has been adding agents to patrol other parts of the U.S.-Mexico boundary.
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The U.S. border and immigration reform

The U.S. border and immigration reform | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.Take your pick. Cities and towns on the U.S. side of the border with Mexico are among the safest in the country.
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Lies, damned lies and statistics in Mexico's drugs war?

Lies, damned lies and statistics in Mexico's drugs war? | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
Mexico's authorities are accused of manipulating statistics to cover up civilian deaths in the drugs war, the BBC's Ian Pannell hears in Veracruz.
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Latest Casualty In Obama’s War On Pot: The First Amendment | Cannabis News

Latest Casualty In Obama’s War On Pot: The First Amendment | Cannabis News | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
The First Amendment is the latest casualty of the Obama Administration’s stepped up war on cannabis. On Wednesday, the US Attorney for the south...
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Cain Wants Electrified Border Fence - Herman Cain - Fox Nation

Cain Wants Electrified Border Fence - Herman Cain - Fox Nation | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
By EDWARD WYATT, NY TimesRepublican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Saturday that part of his immigration policy would be to build an electrified fence on the country�s border with Mexico (@mikepfs Herman Cain Wants Electrified Border...
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Obama Talked About "Fast & Furious" Months Before Holder Claimed He Knew | RealClearPolitics

CNN's John King plays Holder's testimony to Congress on MAY 3, 2011, where he said he had only just recently heard about the Fast & Furious gunrunning program.
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Lost in Detention: Immigrant Abuses Revealed

Lost in Detention: Immigrant Abuses Revealed | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
Check out Presente.org's interview with NPR's Maria Hinojosa on Secure Communities (S-Comm) and her new documentary Lost in Detention premiering on PBS on October 18th.
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President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Mexico to ...

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Mexico to ... | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
WhiteHouse.gov is the official web site for the White House and President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. This site is a source for information about the President, White House news and policies, White ...
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Mexico: Activists File Complaint Against Calderón For Drug War Human Rights Violations

Mexico: Activists File Complaint Against Calderón For Drug War Human Rights Violations | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
Human rights activists filed a criminal complaint with the International Criminal Court at the Hague against Mexican President Felipe Calderón for his alleged role in the commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity since declaring war on...
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Peace in Mexico's drug war?

Peace in Mexico's drug war? | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it

What does "Peace" look like on the U.S. - Mexico border?

 

"...over 9000 people have been murdered in our sister-city of Jurarez just across the U.S.-Mexico border from my winter home in El Paso. The bloodbath entails unspeakable cruelty and violence: horrifying and chilling."

 

Read more for one person's insight into peace.

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Border Explorer: Amnesty International calls for humane treatment of detained peaceful protesters in Juarez, Mexico

Border Explorer: Amnesty International calls for humane treatment of detained peaceful protesters in Juarez, Mexico | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it

Last evening, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, the municipal police arrested and physically beat a group of peaceful activists involved in a peaceful protest honoring the dead victims of the extreme violence in Ciudad Juarez of the last five years. The student activists are part of Frente Plural Ciudadano--an organization that has been very actively involved against the injustice and violence in Ciudad Juarez.

Reports are that the students/activists planned to paint and place about 9000 crosses around the city in honor of the dead from Ciudad Juarez for Dia De los Muertos, the Day of the Dead commemoration. Informal reports as recent as this afternoon indicated that the 29 detained are still in custody and that family and friends spent the night outside the site of their detention and will continue there until they are released.

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Juárez police discover incinerated body of 17-year-old pregnant girl - El Paso Times

Police responding to a report of a death in Juárez discovered the incinerated body of a 17-year-old who was seven months pregnant.
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Reports show sexual abuse a major problem in migrant detention

Reports show sexual abuse a major problem in migrant detention | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
In Maria Hinojosa’s Frontline documentary, “Lost in Detention,” which premiered Tuesday on PBS, the reporter brought to light several disturbi...
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Occupy/Liberate Movement Breaks Borders — New Mexico State University

An unprecedented wave of protest against the international financial elite and prevailing economic policies swept the globe on October 15. And New Mexico, Mexico and the greater US-Mexico borderlands were no exceptions. Protests were chalked up in San Diego, Tijuana, Las Cruces, Ciudad Juarez and Mexico City, among many other places. In El Paso, an encampment was announced beginning Monday, October 17, in the city’s downtown San Jacinto Plaza.

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Human trafficking investigated at Juárez shelter for battered women - El Paso Times

JUAREZ -- Soledad Griensen Porras had been known for almost a decade as a regular figure in the fight for womens rights -- a charitable soul who took food and blankets to the needy and as the owner of a shelter for battered women.
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Another CBP official accused of drug smuggling

Another CBP official accused of drug smuggling | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
Deportation officer and former Border Patrol agent Jason Alistair Lowery led state and federal agents on a forty-five minute high speed chase through the Southe...
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Mexico’s President Works to Lock In Drug War Tactics

Mexico’s President Works to Lock In Drug War Tactics | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
This article is by Randal C. Archibold, Damien Cave and Elisabeth Malkin.
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GOP showcasing rising Hispanic stars as it works to lure Latino voters

GOP showcasing rising Hispanic stars as it works to lure Latino voters | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Florida Sen. Marc Rubio are popular, relative political newcomers in presidential battleground states.
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Children Behind the Wall Trailer- shorter version

This documentary follows youngsters as they try to reclaim their lives back from drug addiction, violence and sometimes even prostitution in Tijuana, Mexico. VISIT: http://behindthewalldocu.com

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Ken Salazar urges more Latino-themed national parks, sites

Ken Salazar urges more Latino-themed national parks, sites | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
Obama’s top Hispanic official is concerned the federal government isn’t giving enough attention to Hispanic culture.
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In El Paso, an Epic Clash of Political Titans, by Brandi Grissom

In El Paso, an Epic Clash of Political Titans, by Brandi Grissom | U.S.-Mexico border | Scoop.it
The stage is set for an epic political battle between two El Paso political powerhouses: an established incumbent congressman touting his seniority and accomplishments and a young former councilman in the city’s “progressive” camp.
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