Trump’s Wall Promises Big Profits for Smugglers

“Ain’t no mountain high, ain’t no valley low, ain’t no river wide enough to keep me from getting to you, babe.” The late greats, Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell, were talking about love, of course. But, as someone who spent a formative decade living south of the border, this song comes to mind as Read more about Trump’s Wall Promises Big Profits for Smugglers[…]

Medical Marijuana Bill Advances in Mexico

On Friday, Mexico’s lower-house Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to allow use, production and distribution of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes. The vote was an overwhelming 371 in favor and seven against with 11 abstentions. The legislation was already approved by the Mexican Senate in December and now goes to the desk of President Enrique Peña Nieto for his signature. The passage Read more about Medical Marijuana Bill Advances in Mexico[…]

How America’s Drug War Is Affecting Illegal Immigration

The firebrand opponents of undocumented immigration currently agitating for a looming wall on the U.S.-Mexico border—and calling for mass deportation of the people whose labor cares for our children, produces our food, builds our houses, and otherwise keeps the economy going—are also generally fans of the drug war. The alt-right think-tank that generates what Read more about How America’s Drug War Is Affecting Illegal Immigration[…]

Texas Border Patrol Agent Convicted of Aiding Drug Cartel

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A South Texas jury has acquitted a Border Patrol agent of murder but convicted him of aiding organized crime in a drug-related case that left a man decapitated. Joel Luna was acquitted Tuesday in Brownsville of the most serious charges in the 2015 death. Prosecutors contend Joel Luna used his position Read more about Texas Border Patrol Agent Convicted of Aiding Drug Cartel[…]

Reports: Trump Threatens to Invade Mexico

Amid rapidly deteriorating relations between the U.S. and Mexico, reports are emerging that President Donald Trump openly threatened military intervention in a phone call with his counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto. According to a partial transcript of the conversation obtained by the Associated Press, Trump told Peña Nieto: “You have a bunch of bad hombres down there. You aren’t doing enough to Read more about Reports: Trump Threatens to Invade Mexico[…]

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