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

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

Violence falls along Mexico’s border region, rises further south

According to a new report: A new report by the Trans-Border Institute documents the major trends in Mexico‚Äôs drug war last year, which saw violence dropping in some of the most dangerous areas, and rising in places far from the US border. This trend should not be surprising. At the beginning of the year I … More Violence falls along Mexico’s border region, rises further south