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The Mexican government began battling the drug cartels in that country five years ago. According to recently released Wikileaks cables, the Mexican government was denying access to U.S. law enforcement agencies to the weapons seized in Mexico.
As the Southwestern region grapples with the results of the 2010 Census count, California is trying a new approach to political redistricting.
Blood is in high demand in Mexican hospitals these days. The terrible drug violence plaguing the country has created an increase in patients with life threatening injuries, like gunshot wounds.
After Arizona signed its controversial immigration bill last summer, the Mexican border state Sonora saw a surge of enrollment in their schools. Kids born or raised in the U.S. were coming back to Mexico and many did not read, write, or even speak Spanish. Now Sonoran schools are faced with a problem all too familiar to many American school districts -- the task of educating students who don't speak the language and don't know the culture.
Mexican authorities continue to find bodies in mass graves near the town of San Fernando. The Mexican community lies about 90 miles south of Brownsville, Texas. The grim task of identifying the more than 140 bodies is under way.
After two years of the Obama presidency, advocates and opponents of comprehensive immigration reform are criticizing the President's emphasis on deportation and border security.
Last Friday, the United States issued a travel warning for parts of Mexico, saying American citizens and law enforcement were at risk. Now, that warning has been dropped.
There are more than 30,000 refugee families in San Diego County. Finding jobs for this population isn't easy, but some refugee women are finding opportunities by staying at home, with kids.
The census takes a separate count for Native Americans. The 2010 report, released earlier this year, shows a steady growth of this population across the southwest over the past 10 years.
When Daniel Catán's opera premiered in San Diego in 1994, it was the first by a Mexican composer in the United States.
Terror watch lists used at the border, or at airports, have proliferated since the attacks of Sept. 11th, 2001. Sometimes people without criminal backgrounds end up on these lists; for some, it's not easy to get off of them.
Mexican authorities says they've found human remains in Tijuana, tied to a man called the "Stew Maker," who allegedly dissolved more than 300 people in acid.
Calexico lies at the southern end of California’s San Andreas fault system. And one year ago, on Easter Sunday, one of those fault lines served up a 7.2 magnitude quake. People in this border town of close to 40,000 people are still cleaning up the mess
Federal officials have released limited information on how the southwest would be affected if the government shutdown.

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