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Mexico’s Drug War Is Getting Bloodier and Bloodier


Homicide records are being broken in the United States’ southern neighbor, and American hands are far from clean.

Posted on Jul 24, 2017 READ MORE
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How the Mexican Government Hacked Investigators Probing a ‘Horrendous Crime’ (Video)

Citizen Lab director Ronald Deibert and human rights attorney Stephanie Erin Brewer reveal how Mexico spied on journalists and lawyers investigating the disappearance of 43 students.

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Worked With Israeli Spyware Firm


The firm’s technology has since been used to spy on Mexican human rights lawyers, journalists and activists.

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 READ MORE

Latino Students in Philadelphia Draw Comics to Reveal Their Fears About Immigration


The kids—ages 7 to 15, from undocumented families of Mexican descent—express themselves at an “Illustrated Migration Stories” workshop.

Posted on Jun 9, 2017 READ MORE

Can the Pope Save Trump?


If anyone ever needed a conversion experience—and fast—it is President Trump.

Posted on May 21, 2017 READ MORE

Will Trump Repeat the Historic Chinese Exclusion Act Mistake?


The president’s executive orders hurl America back to 1882, when Congress passed a law barring immigration based on a specific race and national origin.

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 READ MORE

Terrorizing the Vulnerable


Undocumented people are living in fear as the Trump administration accelerates arrests under a brutal policy whose “family values” call for ripping families apart.

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 READ MORE

10 Myths About Immigration in the United States


Here’s a list of common misconceptions—plus information to separate fact from fear.

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 READ MORE

Trump’s Wall: How Much Money Does the Government Have for It Now?


Answer: $20 million. That’s enough to cover the cost of seven miles of wall.

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 READ MORE

The Forgotten History of U.S. Deportations to Mexico in the 1930s (Video)

Francisco Balderrama, author and professor of American history and Chicano studies, explains why we must revisit this history in light of President Trump’s immigration policy.

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

U.S. Policies Created the Immigration Problem. Scapegoating Immigrants Makes It Worse.


Donald Trump and his GOP cohorts are using the issue to distract and divide U.S. workers while the ruling class exploits them.

Posted on Apr 9, 2017 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Slain Mexican Journalist Miroslava Breach Velducea


Known for her reporting on corruption, organized crime, femicides and human rights abuses, Breach was called the “uncomfortable” journalist for writing truths that made many in power uneasy.

Posted on Apr 1, 2017 READ MORE

Archbishop José Gomez: We All Share Blame for America’s Broken Immigration System


The head of the Los Angeles Archdiocese believes the solution must balance love and law with justice and mercy—regardless of legal status.

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 READ MORE

Bill Clinton Laid the Groundwork for Trump’s Ugly Immigration Policies


Our 42nd president contributed a substantial share to the nation’s pattern of xenophobia.

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 READ MORE

Mexico’s Zapatistas to Use Organic Coffee to Give Trump the Middle Finger


The indigenous resistance group will sell colorfully named “100 percent Zapatista coffee, cultivated in Zapatista lands by Zapatista hands” to raise funds for a cause sure to get under the president’s thin skin.

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 READ MORE

The First Brick in the Wall


The Trump administration has solicited bids for the first $600 million of work on the wall planned for the U.S.-Mexican border.

Posted on Mar 19, 2017 READ MORE

Who Will Build Trump’s Border Wall?


The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it will need $4.1 billion through 2018 to finance construction of the barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Administration Weighs Separating Mothers From Children at the U.S.-Mexico Border


Parents could be kept in custody during deportation or asylum hearings, while children would be removed to another setting.

Posted on Mar 4, 2017 READ MORE

Door of Demons [a cartoon from Mexico]









Posted on Mar 4, 2017 ENLARGE

Mexico Says Deporting Non-Mexicans to Mexico Is a ‘Non-Starter’


On the eve of a meeting between Mexico’s president and American officials, Mexico rejected the latest U.S. immigration proposal.

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 READ MORE

Orange History Week









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The Wall









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Señor Spicer









Posted on Jan 28, 2017 ENLARGE

Borders [a cartoon from Greece]









Posted on Jan 28, 2017 ENLARGE

Paying For It









Posted on Jan 27, 2017 ENLARGE

From Tweet to Trade War? Trump Upends U.S.-Mexico Relations


It takes the president less than a week to create a major rift with one of the nation’s neighbors and chief trading partners.

Posted on Jan 26, 2017 READ MORE

Trump to Order Mexico Wall and Ban on Middle East Refugees


The president is expected to sign executive orders addressing both issues, and may be considering even more contentious initiatives.

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 READ MORE

Breaking Campaign Promise, Trump Now Says U.S. Taxpayers Will Pay for Border Wall


The president-elect took to Twitter to defend his move, claiming that Mexico would reimburse the United States for the cost of construction.

Posted on Jan 6, 2017 READ MORE

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Posted on Jan 5, 2017 ENLARGE

Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: What to Expect and Do if Stung by an Arizona Bark Scorpion


The 12th poem in “The Desert Survival Series / La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” warns those crossing the U.S.-Mexico border that though a sting by an Arizona bark scorpion is, for the most part, not lethal, it requires medical attention.

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 READ MORE

Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: If a Western Diamondback Bites You, ‘Borders Be Damned’


The 11th poem in “The Desert Survival Series / La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” urges those crossing the border to phone for help immediately in life-and-death situations.

Posted on Dec 27, 2016 READ MORE

Messages









Posted on Dec 4, 2016 ENLARGE

Electing the Tyrant: Parallels Among Ancient Rome, Mexico During the Conquest and the U.S. Today


If the Romans taught us anything, it is that their republic was built on excluding the many.

Posted on Nov 22, 2016 READ MORE

Tom Hayden: Who Are You Calling an Immigrant?


From the archives: The fundamental issue underlying the attitudes of the May Day protesters is that “either the Mexicans (and other Latinos) are immigrants to a country called the United States or the U.S. is a Machiavellian power that denies occupying one-half of Mexico for 156 years.”

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 READ MORE

Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: If Tarantulas ‘Cross Your Path’ in the Desert, Live and Let Live


The 10th poem in “The Desert Survival Series / La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” debunks certain myths about the hairy arachnids, while explaining what will certainly occur to those who taunt the tarantula.

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 READ MORE

For Mexican Towns Attacked by Cartel, Few Answers and No Justice


A new report finds that the Mexican government failed to stop a door-to-door campaign of killing that went on for weeks along the U.S. border.

Posted on Oct 10, 2016 READ MORE

Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: Beware of ‘Assassin Bees’


The ninth poem in “The Desert Survival Series / La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” explains that Africanized bees, even when unprovoked, will attack humans.

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 READ MORE

Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: How to Wait Out the ‘Temper Tantrum’ of a Sandstorm


The eighth poem in “The Desert Survival Series / La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” provides crucial tips the desert traveler can use as the sand turns to “sandpaper” and the heat suffocates during a journey across the Mexico-U.S. border.

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 READ MORE

Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: Cottonwoods and Animal Tracks Will Lead to Water in the Desert


The seventh poem in “The Desert Survival Series / La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” explains how clusters of cottonwood trees indicate a nearby spring, a crucial tip to surviving the desert border crossing between Mexico and the United States.

Posted on Sep 21, 2016 READ MORE

Hillary Clinton Comes Predictably Prepared, Trump Swaggers but Falters at Commander-in-Chief Forum


The former secretary of state spoke haltingly but had clearly rehearsed her answers. Meanwhile, Trump initially demonstrated that it’s possible to swagger sitting down, but he came up short in his responses to crucial questions about his preparedness—and about Russian President Vladimir Putin. Updated

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 READ MORE

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Posted on Sep 4, 2016 ENLARGE

Trump in Mexico









Posted on Sep 1, 2016 ENLARGE

Donald’s Trump Visit to Mexico Is Not the Real Irony—NAFTA Is


Redoing NAFTA would help stem desperate migration that is the source of much of the Republican nominee’s support.

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 READ MORE

Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: In Life-or-Death Matters, Taste Is Relative, Testing Is Crucial


The sixth poem in “The Desert Survival Series / La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” tells us that while taste—like poetry—may seem irrelevant as one risks one’s life crossing the U.S.- Mexico border, it can be a means of survival.

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 READ MORE

Change of Plans









Posted on Aug 26, 2016 ENLARGE

Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: Desert Fruits ‘Dethorned, Dethroned,’ Can Be ‘Delectably Edible’


The fifth poem in “The Desert Survival Series/La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” tells readers they can survive up to three weeks without eating in the desert, but that certain fruits can safely fill one’s belly during the dangerous journey across the U.S.- Mexico border.

Posted on Aug 25, 2016 READ MORE

Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: Eat or Drink From Cactuses Only if You’ll Otherwise Die of Thirst


The fourth poem in “The Desert Survival Series/La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” gives readers pointers on which cactuses to eat and how, warning that many can be harmful.

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 READ MORE

Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: Learn Desert Secrets From Bedouins and Indigenous Travelers


The third poem in “The Desert Survival Series/La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” points readers toward ancient lessons for survival in the desert at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Posted on Aug 17, 2016 READ MORE

Trump’s Economic Plan









Posted on Aug 11, 2016 ENLARGE

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