Mexico is a predominantly Catholic country, but the border city of Tijuana has always hosted a more diverse population of worshipers. In the last few years, one of the largest religions in the world has begun making inroads and building a presence there.
This week is Semana Santa – or Holy Week. It’s a big week in Mexico, when schools cancel classes and businesses take a holiday. And it’s a big week for retailers in the Southwest, because Mexican shoppers cross the border in droves.
As Mexico's drug cartels fight for dominance, reporters have fallen victim to physical threats, even murder. In the last six years, at least 67 Mexican journalists were killed, making them among the most targeted reporters in the world.
On March 10, a gun battle erupted in Reynosa, a border city across the Rio Grande from McAllen, Texas. The events that followed illustrate the complexities of a drug war inflated with intimidation and speculation.
This week President Barack Obama welcomed several active duty service members as new citizens. The U.S. government has naturalized more than 83,000 members of the military since it expedited the process 10 years ago.
Approximately one-third of the Department of Homeland Security’s major IT projects are not meeting costs or schedule commitments, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office.