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The diplomatic missives released by Wikileaks last week show that the U.S. was quietly dismayed by Mexico's inability to dismantle its powerful cartels. But they also give deeper insight into the role that U.S. intelligence has played in Mexico - and some concern that rival political parties can change that.
December 10, 2010
Even as the U.S. government publicly celebrated Mexico's operations against the cartels, State Department officials quietly expressed concern over its failings. Government cables released by Wikileaks this week show a drug war in tatters.
December 07, 2010
Immigration judges are letting more illegal migrants stay in the country. Government records show that the Obama Administration is focusing its deportation efforts on those who have been convicted of crimes.
December 01, 2010
Immigration judges are letting more illegal migrants stay in the country. Government records show that the Obama Administration is focusing its deportation efforts on those who have been convicted of crimes.
November 29, 2010
The federal government's electronic border fence has been plagued with problems from the beginning. Now, the program is nearly in tatters, and some security experts believe last week's short renewal of the fence contract is the government buying itself time before backing out of the ambitious project.
November 28, 2010
The lawyer for a federal agent who shot a Mexican national last Tuesday says the victim had threatened him with a rock.
November 19, 2010
The group he was with – at least twenty migrants and two smugglers, known as "coyotes" – reportedly left him there.
November 19, 2010
Witnesses told investigators the agent shot the man while he was down on the ground. The agent's lawyer denied the claim.
November 19, 2010
The U.S. State Department has ordered its consular employees to use only armored cars when driving in the Mexican state of Sonora.
November 18, 2010
At 27 percent, Yuma County's unemployment rate is the second worst in the country, just behind neighboring Imperial County, California.
November 18, 2010

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