Rebecca Ruiz McGill
September 5, 2012
The U.S.-Mexico border is the border in the world with the greatest disparity in access to food and water needed for human survival, according to a report commissioned and published by the Southwest Center at the University of Arizona.
An endowment from the Kellogg Foundation and a UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry grant supported the study and its focus on assessing transborder food systems to understand water scarcity and food insecurity within [...]
Juarez, Mexico - The US Central Intelligence Agency and other international security forces “don’t fight drug traffickers”, a spokesman for the Chihuahua state government in northern Mexico has told Al Jazeera, instead “they try to manage the drug trade”.
Allegations about official complicity in the drug business are nothing new when they come from activists, professors, campaigners or even former officials. However, an official spokesman for the authorities in one of Mexico’s most violent [...]
June 27, 2012
A fireball that tears across the sky is not just a one-time skywatching event — it can reap scientific dividends long afterward. In fact, one that lit up Mexico’s skies in 1969 scattered thousands of meteorite bits across the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua. And now, decades later, that meteorite, named Allende, has divulged a new mineral called panguite.
Panguite is believed to be among the oldest minerals [...]
MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexican marines say they have found a clandestine workshop in northern Mexico where presumed drug traffickers made copies of military uniforms.
The navy says hundreds of camouflage pants, shirts and vests were found at the workshop in the northern border city of Piedras Negras., across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas.
The uniforms are part of an effort by criminal gangs to damage the reputation of the marine [...]
Authorities have arrested an alleged Zetas drug cartel leader nicknamed “El Loco,” AKA the Fool or the Crazy One, on charges that he dumped 49 headless bodies on a highway outside Monterrey, Mexico.
When the Mexican Army came to arrest Daniel Elizondo Jesus Ramirez, say authorities, Ramirez attempted to elude capture by shooting at troops and throwing a fragmentation grenade. Zetas commanders nicknamed The Shrimp and The Speaker [...]
Power was being restored late Thursday to communities in San Diego, Orange and Imperial counties as officials grappled with an unprecedented outage from Southern California to parts of northern Mexico.
The Imperial Irrigation District said power had been restored to 90% of its customers. The utility serves 146,000 customers in Imperial County and parts of Riverside and San Diego counties.
Complete Coverage: Southern California blackout
A guest walks out of a downtown San Diego hotel during a massive power outage on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. — K.C. Alfred
A massive, unprecedented power outage left 1.4 million residents [...]
Federal police patrol the streets next to the Municipal Palace in Apatzingan, Mexico
Ghost towns are nothing new in Mexico. Entire villages have long been left empty, as residents with no way to make a living migrate to the US for jobs.
But now a force beyond mere economics is causing Mexicans to shutter their windows and flee: drug [...]