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News from along the Rio Grande and the US/Mexico border. If you have news tips, stories and links, send them to the contact page. You can remain anonymous. We deeply appreciate our readers and contributors.

 

ADOT trains truckers from Mexico to pass safety inspections, increase business 

Camion De La Muerte

Landowner rights at center of challenge to border wall  

What’s Behind Mexico’s Historic Spike in Violent Crime?

Confederate monument vandalized in Brownsville 

How NAFTA Explains the Two Mexicos 

Motel 6 says employees will be prohibited from sharing guest lists with ICE 

FLOOD GATE OF PROBLEMS: Border ranchers say gates on the border fence are a security risk 

Feipol Festival Internacional De Poesia LatinoAmericano

All The Agents And Saints: Dispatches From The U.S. Borderlands

300,000 families living in US-Mexico border towns face exposure to toxic stress 

Motel 6 says employees will be prohibited from sharing guest lists with ICE 

FLOOD GATE OF PROBLEMS: Border ranchers say gates on the border fence are a security risk 

Tamaulipas gets state highway police force 

Where the border fence meets the sea, a strange beach scene contrasting the U.S. and Mexico

Mexican For Trump Speaks Out 

ABC Is Developing a Comedy Series About a Gay Tejano Man Who Moves Back Home

Wanna See How Divided the Country Is? Visit the US-Mexico Border 

Here’s a better vision for the US-Mexico border: Make the Rio Grande grand again 

Mexican Cartels Are Turning To Drones To Smuggle Drugs Across Border

Mexican Cartels Are Turning To Drones To Smuggle Drugs Across Border

Arts center, San Benito spar over who “killed” Conjunto Festival 

San Benito proposes district for ‘cultural tourists’ 

Top 10 Disturbing Facts About Los Zetas 

‘El Chapo’ seeks release from US prison, says conditions like ‘torture’ 

Mass grave found in northern Mexico, authorities say 

Mexico’s Deadliest Town. Mexico’s Deadliest Year. 

Mexico’s deadly narco violence is creeping into its most popular tourist areas 

The Border Crackdown is Forcing Migrants to Become Mexican Cartel Slaves 

While Scolding Trump, Mexico Seeks to Curtail Citizens’ Rights 

Donald Trump announces new immigration policy favouring financially stable English speakers 

Brother of Selena Quintanilla on Most Wanted List for Unpaid Child Support 

9 bodies found piled in Mexican border city Nuevo Laredo 

Drug Cartels Fuming at New U.S. Policy Screening 100% of Mexican Cargo Trucks 

Local business owners, organizations say SB 4 will affect economy 

Mexico becomes a destination for migrants 

Smugglers offer crammed big rigs as ‘VIP treatment’ to US 

San Antonio driver says he didn’t know immigrants were in truck 

Mexico’s bloody drug war is killing more people than ever 

Border Patrol union chief praises ‘miraculous’ drop in illegal immigration under Trump 

Torture, and Bodies Stacked Like Cordwood in Mexico’s Gruesome Jail Wars 

Border Patrol Energized Like Never Before, Says Union President 

RGV hotel manager: More needs to be done to attract Mexican tourists 

Gov. Greg Abbott may be looking beyond Texas, as he runs even farther to the right

The Largest U.S. Latino Advocacy Group Changes Its Name, Sparking Debate 

Crime at the center of illegal immigration policy debate 

Central Americans, ‘Scared of What’s Happening’ in U.S., Stay Put

Do Not Obey in Advance 

UTPB student, faculty member attend creative nonfiction conference 

Trump says US-Mexico wall may not need to cover entire border 

Trump: ‘Energy dominance’ will give U.S. a global edge  

Saudi Arabia curbs oil shipments to United States: Kemp 

Murders spike in Mexico, with May deadliest month in decades

The Texas solar industry is growing. Some fear an international trade case could end that. 

Election tests ruling party in Mexico’s most populous state 

War for Sinaloa Cartel leaves trail of bodies in Mexico 

Tijuana Police Chief Links Mexico’s Rising Homicides To US Gun Laws

Canada’s detention of Mexicans surges after visa lift 

Bordering Insecurity 

Trump’s divided desert: Wildlife at the border wall 

‘I Need More Mexicans’: A Kansas Farmer’s Message to Trump 

Trump’s border wall collides with nature at Big Bend National Park 

Illegal Border Crossings Are Down, And So Is Business For Smugglers 

Complex world of border trade: Cattle go north, meat south 

In Mexico, the price of America’s hunger for heroin

San Benito Man Waiting on Eminent Domain Compensation

 4 cab drivers killed in Mexican tourist destination

Cash-Strapped Seniors Turn To Assisted Living Centers In Mexico

Cash-Strapped Seniors Turn To Assisted Living Centers In Mexico 

A new Texas mall that’s counting on Mexican shoppers to cross the border

The US and Mexico may be teaming up to fight heroin, but the enemy is tougher than it appears 

Worried About Being Deported? Get a Farm Job

Central American Refugees Fleeing Violence Are ‘Re-Victimized’ En Route To U.S. 

Chupacabra Attacking Animals in Mexico? 

Without new wall, undocumented immigrants will use the same tactics to enter the U.S.

Immigration, border security are complicated for the tiny Texas town suing to stop ‘sanctuary cities’ ban 

Laredo comes to grips with Senate Bill 4

LUPE: Texas DPS should be renamed Poli-Migra

Mounce: Trump’s Past, Our Present, Mexico’s Future

DAVE NEESE’S PROVOCATIONS: Illegal immigration’s inconvenient truths 

Farmworker bill would prevent deportation, aid labor shortage 

Mexico’s homicide rate now at level of armed conflict: Report 

US Report on Alternative Drug Smuggling Tactics Undermines Border Wall Logic 

Dispute between factions of the Cartel del Golfo is causing the violence in Reynosa  

Bill Funds Border Security–in Libya, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Egypt..

Death toll in Mexico border drug violence rises to 12 

Now Mexico wants to build a border wall with Central America to keep out illegal immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala

Nobody can find El Chapo’s fortune 

The Truth about Mexico’s Southern Border
…and why you should care

We’re not going to put it on our side’: Trump’s interior secretary raises doubts about the border wall

‘Juarez is waiting for you’: Violent city tries tourism

Trump says was ‘Psyched to Terminate NAFTA’ but Reconsiderednbsp;

Trump says ‘big, beautiful’ border wall will be only in ‘certain areas’

In a shift, deportees find ‘open arms’ in Mexican homeland  

Rio Grande Valley is unusually quiet as Southwest border crossings drop to lowest point in at least 17 years 

The radical idea that could actually fix America’s broken immigration system 

Deported To Mexico

Bitcoin Startup bridge21 Might Overcome the US-Mexico “Great Wall” 

Violence against Central American immigrants is getting worse 

Korean manufacturers interested in investing in Tamaulipas

U.S. Illegal Immigration Plunges on Trump Crackdown 

Mexican newspaper prints final edition as violence against journalists hits breaking point

Two Views: Trump’s border wall is bad for Texas  

Trump’s ‘big, beautiful wall’ will require him to take big swaths of other people’s land 

U.S.-Mexico security cooperation is at a historic high. Will that change under Trump?  

Michael McCarthy: End aid to Central America, including military weapons 

How US Aid to Central America’s Rich Drives Its Poor to Our Borders 

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“American Crime” Takes On Farming And Illegal Immigration With An Unsparing Lens 

How Mexico Treats Illegal Aliens

Venezuelans passports in short supply as millions try to flee troubled nation 

Trump needs MORE than a Mexican wall as asylum applications from Venezuela soar by 150% 

Winter Texans blocking immigrant children shelter

Exclusive: Tucson PD Evicts Border Patrol Agents Trying to Catch Illegal Escapee 

Local leaders detail conversations with Paul Ryan 

After decades in America, the newly deported return to a Mexico they barely recognize

MEXICO SAYS IT WILL RETALIATE IF TRUMP IMPOSES BORDER TAX 

Mexico’s retaliation against Trump may be taking shape 

Legal Medical Abortions Are Up In Texas, But So Are DIY Pills From Mexico 

Signs of a broken system on the border persist in South Texas

BORDER MAYOR HOPEFUL TRUMP WALL BLOCKS SMUGGLERS 

Black pastor organizing black history celebration: Buffalo Soldiers history revisited with monologue 

At Lucha Libre Ring, U.S. Wrestler in Mexico Taps into Anger at Trump 

An ‘abrazo’ on the U.S.-Mexican border celebrates unity, but Trump has Laredo worried 

Supreme Court enters Mexico border debate with Texas shooting case 

Trump Trade Talk Causes Unemployment in Mexican Border Towns

Feb 22, 2017 – FOX News: SEAN HANNITY: Trump’s bold border plan will save lives, money. Read on

Feb 21, 2017 – PBS NewsHour: What the immigration crackdown means for the undocumented. Read on

Feb 21, 2017 – USA TODAY: Supreme Court divided over US-Mexico border shooting. Read on

Feb 21, 2017 – Nogales International: At Tubac forum, citizens seek answers about Trump and US-Mexico trade. Read on

Feb 20, 2017 – Digital Music News: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’: Coming Soon to the US Mexico Border. Read on

Feb 20, 2017 – KSHB: ‘This isn’t as simple as a wall’: Missouri senator visits US-Mexico border. Read on

Feb 19, 2017 – Washington Post: An ‘abrazo’ on the U.S.-Mexican border celebrates unity, but Trump has Laredo worried. Read on

Feb 19, 2017 – NewsOK.com: The Environmental Consequences Of A Wall On The US-Mexico Border. Read on

Feb 19, 2017 – Forward: Israel Investment In Mexico Doubles to $2 Billion. Read on

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