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Gangsters spill blood and spread fear in Tijuana, Mexico

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Gangsters spill blood and spread fear in Tijuana, Mexico

Over the last year, more than 6,000 people have been murdered in Mexico's drug wars, more than 700 of them in Tijuana alone. "El Teo" is a major player in Tijuana's drug war, a larger-than-life figure who has escaped the law and left gruesome corpses in his wake.

Posted: March 2, 2009 12:15   Comments: 5
U.S.-Mexican drug violence is deadlier than Afghanistan war

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U.S.-Mexican drug violence is deadlier than Afghanistan war

In the face of spiraling Mexican drug violence and fears that cartels are out of control, a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about what can be done and Mexican and U.S. efforts to curb the problem.

Posted: March 2, 2009 10:36   Comments: 1
Indigenous languages revive and thrive in Mexico

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Indigenous languages revive and thrive in Mexico

About half the estimated 7,000 languages spoken in the world today may disappear by the end of this century, many of them from indigenous cultures. Mexico is attempting to preserve the past by speaking ancient languages in the present tense.

Posted: February 11, 2009 17:46   Comments: 1
Immigrants stream across Mexico’s southern border

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Immigrants stream across Mexico’s southern border

For years now, immigration into the United States from Mexico has been a huge issue in American politics. But Mexico is facing similar problems on its southern border, as Central Americans in search of higher-paying work pour into the country.

Posted: February 10, 2009 16:00   Comments: 11
Waiting for northbound trains out of Mexico’s south

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Waiting for northbound trains out of Mexico’s south

Venture to the first stop on the train line in Chiapas, Mexico, and meet several Central American immigrants heading north to the U.S.

Posted: February 10, 2009 15:31   Comments: 1
Home countries lure skilled immigrants away from U.S.

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Home countries lure skilled immigrants away from U.S.

Though the U.S. has often been called the "land of opportunity," the country is losing some of its top minds to companies overseas. In a phenomenon known as reverse brain drain, highly skilled immigrants to the U.S. are returning to their home countries.

Posted: January 29, 2009 17:15   Comments: 0
Obama faces challenges south of the border

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Obama faces challenges south of the border

Following his inauguration on Tuesday, Barack Obama faces many serious global challenges -- some of them in Latin America. Shannon O’Neil of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses how he might tackle Mexican drug violence and relations with Cuba and Venezuela.

Posted: January 20, 2009 17:12   Comments: 3
Obama discusses drug war with Mexican president

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Obama discusses drug war with Mexican president

As President-elect Obama meets with Mexican leader Felipe Calderón, Carol Wise of the University of Southern California discusses how the incoming Obama administration can work to combat escalating drug violence in Mexico, which has impacted the U.S.

Posted: January 12, 2009 13:56   Comments: 1
Pride turns to fear in Mexican city known for narco culture

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Pride turns to fear in Mexican city known for narco culture

Worldfocus contributing bloggers write that as drug violence worsens, residents of Sinaloa -- the Mexican state where narcotics-related folklore was born -- are less welcoming towards the state's status.

Posted: January 7, 2009 15:37   Comments: 0
Mexico’s drug gangs top crime threat to U.S.

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Mexico’s drug gangs top crime threat to U.S.

Mexican drug trafficking organizations represent the "greatest organized crime threat" to the United States, according to a recent government report.

Posted: December 17, 2008 15:32   Comments: 2

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