There is a debate about what to do with old manufacturing sites. Some cities have re-purposed old industrial spaces for other uses and saved some of the buildings. Others have razed the locations for redevelopment.
The New River in California's Imperial Valley was once considered the most polluted in the country. The waterway is much cleaner now due to increased investment to clean up the environment on both sides of the border, government official said.
The plan was to strike a government building or American media outlet, possibly with a rocket launcher, and make it look like it was done by a rival cartel. "It will be good to send the gringos a message," the plotters allegedly said.
The recall of Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce could lead to a discussion about immigration focused on solutions instead of rhetoric. Members of the Tea Party say there are others to carry on the cause.
Attorney General Eric Holder told senators that the mistakes within the gun walking programs were not directly linked to the agent's murder. “It just made me sick," was one relative's reaction to the testimony.
About 500 people have gone missing in Tijuana and the nearby region since 2007. Some at the hands of local criminals; others by drug cartels. Family members of the disappeared are pressuring law enforcement to solve the crimes.