Cartels control 45 percent of Mexico: Senator

Cartels control 45 percent of Mexico: Senator

Drug cartels control almost as much territory in Mexico as the Islamic State controlled in Syria at the height of its power, a key Republican senator said this week after returning from a trip through the region. Sen. James Lankford, one of the Republicans looking to lead on an immigration bill this year, said the […]

Progress on new bi-national drought plan in Colorado basin slow going

Progress on new bi-national drought plan in Colorado basin slow going

By Issac Windes / Cronkite News States, federal and Mexican officials hailed a bi-national agreement this fall that they said could lead to a radical shift in how the region prepares for and responds to drought. But three months later, they appear no closer to a drought contingency plan, as negotiations have pitted states and […]

Mexicans use U.S. business/tourist visas to smuggle drugs through border

Mexicans use U.S. business/tourist visas to smuggle drugs through border

From Judicial Watch For those who believe the southern border is plenty secure, federal agents in one Texas sector seized more than 1,700 pounds of marijuana, 90 pounds of cocaine and 17 pounds of liquid methamphetamine in just one week. In separate incidents the same Border Patrol sector arrested three international gangsters—including members of the Mexican […]

As NAFTA staggers, Arizona keeps pushing forward to maintain its trade relationship with Mexico

As NAFTA staggers, Arizona keeps pushing forward to maintain its trade relationship with Mexico

By  Andrea Jaramillo Valencia / Cronkite News As a border state, Arizona plays a dual role in some of President Donald Trump’s policy proposals. It wants the border to be shielded from drug smuggling and undocumented immigration, but still be open for trade with Mexico. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican who endorsed Trump during his campaign, […]

Nearly half of DHS uniforms bought south of the border

Nearly half of DHS uniforms bought south of the border

The Homeland Security Department buys more uniforms from Mexico and Central America than it does from within the U.S., a top watchdog said Tuesday, ducking the spirit of Made in the USA rules the government has on the books. Just 42 percent of the department’s uniforms are from the U.S., the Government Accountability Office said. […]

NAFTA renegotiation talks enter fifth round

NAFTA renegotiation talks enter fifth round

By Hayley Sledge / Heartland Institute Representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico will meet again in November to continue renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a trilateral trade bloc created in 1994. Standing with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo on October 17, U.S. Trade Representative […]

Include these cities in Mexico on your travel bucket list

Include these cities in Mexico on your travel bucket list

From Travel Pulse While most travelers head to Mexico’s fabled beaches in search of sun, fun and some tequila shots, true travelers know that a little extra exploration will pay large dividends. In fact, there’s more than one destination that merits a spot on your must-see list, all accessible when booking a trip with Funjet Vacations. Merida […]

US, Mexico reach agreement on managing the Colorado River

US, Mexico reach agreement on managing the Colorado River

LAS VEGAS — The United States and Mexico expanded a long-term agreement Wednesday that will allow both nations to continue using the Colorado River while also pushing more conservation efforts to ensure that water is available during droughts. The nine-year deal, which expands on a 1944 water treaty between the two countries, would see the […]

High-ranking Mexican cop warned drug cartel of surveillance, feds say

High-ranking Mexican cop warned drug cartel of surveillance, feds say

A former high-ranking commander in the Mexican Federal Police, who served as the agency’s point of contact with American law enforcement, stands accused of leaking details about Drug Enforcement Administration investigations to drug cartel members who were under surveillance, according to federal authorities. Ivan Reyes Arzate is charged with conspiracy to corruptly obstruct, influence, and […]