Record marijuana haul taken down at San Diego-Tijuana border crossing

Having just returned from Tijuana last week (and many times before that), I will say it’s always thought-provoking to see the traffic congestion slowly moving past the border checkpoints, wondering what illicit cargo some of the travelers might be carrying and what tactic they’ve used to conceal it. This guy and his associates, however, seem … More Record marijuana haul taken down at San Diego-Tijuana border crossing

A death in Buenos Aires will not rewrite the past

Somewhere between tales of deflated footballs, movie fury and the United States facing one foreign policy headache after another is the fate that befell Argentine federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman on January 18. Far flung from the power vacuum gripping the Middle East but tirelessly working on a piece of the puzzle behind it, Nisman was in the … More A death in Buenos Aires will not rewrite the past

Revenge murders highlight failure of justice in Ciudad Juarez

Ciudad Juarez had a troubled past even before the wave of drug-related killings that engulfed the border metropolis from 2008 to 2011. In the 90’s it gained notoriety for the unsolved murders of hundreds of women — mainly destitute migrants struggling to make ends meet — who were tormented in some of the most graphic … More Revenge murders highlight failure of justice in Ciudad Juarez