| Jul 23, 2014
| 11:20 AM
WASHINGTON Rep. Henry Cuellar has never been shy about breaking party ranks. But in recent weeks, the Laredo Democrat has taken that to new levels.
He alienated the White House by publicly and relentlessly prodding the president to visit the border...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:09 PM
San Diego County Deputy Dist. Atty. Enrique Camarena, whose father was a Drug Enforcement Administration agent who was tortured and murdered in 1985 by a Mexican drug cartel, was appointed Wednesday to the local Superior Court by Gov. Jerry Brown....
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:49 PM
In an odd and contradictory tale of abuse and protection, authorities say they rescued nearly 500 children from a shelter in the western state of Michoacan, where they were reportedly exposed to bug-infested food, rapes and filthy conditions.
| Jul 18, 2014
| 3:04 AM
The southern United States continues to be invaded by illegal aliens. Since most of this recent batch of aliens are children from Central America, the invasion has generated a lot of publicity, finger-pointing, angst, etc. The news reports show...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:52 PM
WASHINGTON — After Republican Sen. Mark Kirk said Thursday that 429 unaccompanied minors from the Mexican border crisis were in Chicago and urged they undergo criminal background checks, he drew fire today from an immigrant-rights group and...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 7:22 PM
People say he's their guardian, their lawyer, their smuggler. On a recent afternoon, they lined up at his feet with their requests:
Please, my mother needs a visa.
Please, my niece was caught by agents.
Please, I can't go on being illegal.
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Nine months ago, in The Wall Street Journal, a former Bush administration official described the sorry plight of children now streaming northward across the U.S.-Mexico border.
Hundreds of children, mostly from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, are...
| May 30, 2014
In Mexico, the drug culture has spawned a genre of its own: Narcoliterature — a blend of fiction and, in some cases, investigative journalism — explores the realities of drug culture.
Narcoliterature titles are among Amazon's 100 best-...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:16 PM
President Obama faced sharp criticism for his immigration policies here Wednesday even as the White House stepped up efforts to cope with the tens of thousands of children and teens from Central America who have poured into Texas’ Rio Grande Valley....
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Looks as if Andrew Tahmooressi, the former Marine jailed in Mexico after blundering across the border last spring with three loaded guns and 400 rounds of ammunition in his truck, will not be coming home any time soon.
On Wednesday, Tahmooressi faced...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:56 AM
For almost three years residents of Allende, close to the Mexican border with Texas (see map), harboured a dreadful secret. In 2011 the town of 27,000 people suffered a violent attack by the Zetas, Mexico's most brutal drug gang. Driven by a thirst for...