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Video: Mexican Cartel Threatens Arizona PD's Off-Duty Officers

June 27, 2010
The threats were issued following two large drug busts by off-duty officers with the department. Nogales Chief Jeffrey Kirkham learned about the threats via a criminal informant in Mexico who told the agency about a list of officers held by the cartel.

Mexican Cartel Violence: None Dare Call It Terrorism

June 21, 2010
In the last three years, 23,000 people are estimated to have been killed in the Mexican drug gang violence. This daily body count rivals totals from Iraq and Afghanistan, but the U.S. downplays any "cross-border spillover" or homeland security threat. None dare call this terrorism.

The Border War With Mexican Cartels

June 14, 2010
The word "war" is not just hyperbole; it correctly describes what is going on. It's estimated that the violence—kidnapping and murder—has driven 400,000 locals out of the Juarez area with an estimated 30,000 fleeing to El Paso and beyond. A U.S. border sheriff claimed that the cartels printed fliers ordering his residents to evacuate their homes in the border area or they would be murdered.

Feds to Investigate Border Patrol Agent's Shooting of Mexican Teen

June 11, 2010
The U.S. government on Thursday launched a civil-rights investigation in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old Mexican boy by a U.S. Border Patrol agent on the Rio Grande.

Unmanned Aircraft Gather Intel In Texas

May 27, 2010
These aircraft are flown remotely by a pair of pilots at ground control stations essentially using a high-tech flight simulator. The drones have a 66-foot wingspan and are powered by a turboprop engine at the rear. Fuel capacity supports 20 hours of flying time.

New Mexico Governor Sends National Guard to Border

April 1, 2010
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Wednesday ordered National Guard soldiers to patrol the state's border with Mexico after the killing of a rancher in Arizona.

Prison Gang Boss Arrested in Consulate Killings in Juarez

March 30, 2010
Mexican authorities have arrested a leader of a bi-national prison gang for the mid-March killings of three people associated with the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juarez.

Smugglers Using Barbed Wire Traps Against Border Agents

March 30, 2010
The devices consist of barbed wire stretched like clotheslines across trails used by agents on all-terrain vehicles. The lines, which are difficult to spot, are about four feet off the ground and appear to be intended to knock a rider off the ATV. There have been no known injuries.

El Paso Area Agencies Seek Federal Grant to Combat Border Crime

March 23, 2010
The El Paso Police Department is teaming up with a handful of other law enforcement agencies to seek a $5 million federal grant to fight crime along the border.

Fixing Mexico's Police Becomes a Priority

November 17, 2009
The lie-detector team brought in by Mexico's top cop was supposed to help clean up the country's long-troubled police. There was just one problem: Most of its members themselves didn't pass, and a supervisor was rigging results to make sure others did.

Chicago Feds Indict Mexican Drug Cartel Leaders

August 20, 2009
Calling it the most significant narcotics conspiracy case of its kind ever in Chicago, authorities today announced indictments against leaders of warring Mexican drug cartels blamed for increasing violence south of the border and for bringing up to four tons of cocaine to the city each month for national distribution.

Schemes to Cross Border from Mexico Getting Bolder

May 7, 2009
In the past few months, officials have intercepted three ultralight aircrafts attempting to smuggle drugs into the U.S. The small planes fly so low they evade radar and have been particularly active on the Arizona-Mexico border.

Border Agents May Wear Masks to Avoid Swine Flu

May 1, 2009
Border patrol and airport workers may wear surgical masks as a preventative measure to avoid exposure to swing flu, the Department of Homeland Security has told Fox News.

Mexico to Start Screening Vehicles at Border

April 30, 2009
Unsupervised entry of cars and trucks from San Diego into Tijuana will soon be a thing of the past, Mexico's customs agency says. By midsummer, the Puerta Mexico checkpoint, through which drivers on Interstate 5 travel into Mexico, will be equipped with technology intended to help combat the southbound smuggling of guns, cash and other contraband by drug-trafficking organizations.

Hillary Clinton Says U.S. Shares Blame for Drug War

March 26, 2009
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton accepted shared responsibility Wednesday for the drug violence convulsing Mexico, saying that traffickers "are motivated by the demand for illegal drugs in the United States and are armed by the transfer of weapons from the United States."

Finding a Cure for a Cancer

March 1, 2009

Drug money is so corrupting that the drug lords have bribed both police and soldiers at the highest levels of the Mexican government.

Hundreds Arrested in Cross-Country Campaign Against Drug Cartel

February 25, 2009
Federal authorities arrested more than 750 people across the country in what they describe as "the largest and hardest hitting" operation to ever target the "the very violent and dangerously powerful" drug cartel known as Sinaloa.

Mistrust Bedevils War on Mexican Drug Cartels

December 31, 2008
The U.S. has begun pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into Mexico to help stanch the expansion of drug-fueled violence and corruption that has claimed more than 5,000 lives south of the border this year.

Homicide Total in Juarez, Mexico, Passes 1,500

December 22, 2008
With the homicide toll in Juárez surpassing the 1,500 mark, authorities there are left to face what border experts are calling the biggest Mexican dilemma -- ending the bloody street war between drug cartels, controlling thugs who have gone wild and preventing police corruption.

Arizona Lags in Share of New Border Patrol Agents

December 18, 2008
The Border Patrol has met its goal of hiring 6,000 new agents in two years, but Arizona, which has the busiest stretch of border, saw the smallest percentage increase. Along the Southwestern border, 45 percent more agents now patrol than did two years ago. But along Arizona's border, where nearly half of all illegal immigrants traveling from Mexico were arrested last year, the Border Patrol bolstered its forces by 23 percent.
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