A tri-national venture announced plans to build a solar panel manufacturing plant and solar farm in a green tech park near Mexicali.
A decade after the 9/11 attacks and despite dramatic efforts to protect the nation’s borders, immigration remains critically linked to border security. But experts question if the borders can every be truly secure.
The hundreds of pages of dispatches address a host of subjects, from the ongoing drug war to economic conditions in Mexico to reports of missing persons believed to be south of the border.
Nearly two-thirds of the guns are believed to be in Mexico and at least one weapon has been connected to the death of a border patrol agent.
Thursday afternoon’s attack was motivated by money not ideology. Mexican law enforcement officials believe the burning was the result of a refusal to pay an extortion to one side in an ongoing war among drug cartels.
As the drug war continues to produce more bodies than results, a UCLA professor says he has a different approach: Provide a market incentive for a more peaceful drug business by targeting enforcement against the most violent traffickers and dealers.
Mexican President Felipe Calderón called the fire-bombing of a Monterrey casino an act of "terror." It's one of the few times the president has referred to terrorism during the country's drug war.
The fire chief of Alamo, Texas said the continuing drug violence in Mexico makes it too dangerous for his men. Firefighters will respond to calls near the Rio Grande during the day only with the Border Patrol.
UCSD medical students don't have far to go to get some real world experience in global health. A new free clinic is operating in Tijuana that's staffed by students from both sides of the border.
The FDA has just approved an antivenom that is effective against potentially deadly scorpion bites, which are common throughout the Southwest. It is believed to be the first time the regulatory agency approves a scorpion antivenom.