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.