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Ventilated Drug Tunnel Found At Arizona Border

The Tucson Border Patrol said they have discovered a smuggling tunnel, equipped with ventiliation and electricity, at the border between Mexico and...
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Navy Kills ‘Zetas’ in Shootout on US Border

Mexico's authorities said that 12 suspected members of the Zetas were killed in a shootout with the Mexican Navy, which lost one man in the confrontation, reports...
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Justice Dept Under Fire for Mexico Weapons Sting

The debate over a United States gun trafficking probe known as Operation Fast and Furious is heating up, and the Justice Department is facing questions over its...
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US Tightens Controls at Texas-Mexico Border

The U.S. Border and Customs Protection agency will open seven new control booths along the border with Mexico at the crossing in Nuevo Laredo, Texas, the...
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Sinaloa Cartel Sought Anti-Aircraft Missiles

In a sign of the increasing level of sophistication of Mexico’s drug cartels, two men admitted in court this week that they attempted to purchase military-grade...
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US Rethinks National Guard Withdrawal from Mexico Border

As the allocated term for National Guard troops sent to bolster security on the U.S.'s southern border comes to an end, the Obama administration signals that their...
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U.S. Citizens in Danger of Drug-Related Homicides?

It is no secret that drug-related violence originating from feuds between drug trafficking oganizations (DTOs) in Mexico has been spilling over to the U.S.,...
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Rethinking the ‘Spillover’ Effect of Mexican Violence

U.S. border-state politicians have been saying for years that Mexico’s drug violence is on the verge of spreading like wildfire through the American southwest....
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Report Refocuses the ‘Fast and Furious’ Debate

The latest headlines about gun running from the United States south to Mexico may involve the resignation of Mexico’s attorney general on 31 March, but at the...
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UN Math on Human Smuggling Not Sound

Smuggling migrants into the United States is now more profitable than smuggling drugs, according to a representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime...
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Terrorism and the US-Mexico Border

The San Antonio Express News reports that a Somalian, once based in Mexico, is suspected of smuggling members of an East African terrorist cell into the United...
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US Department of Homeland Security: An Analysis of Migrant Smuggling Costs along the Southwest Border

This Working Paper by Bryan Roberts, Gordon Hanson, Derekh Cornwell, and Scott Borger, analyzes the costs of human trafficking in the U.S.-Mexico border,...