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Preparing the Americas for the Next Big Disaster

New America Media, News Report, Cristina Fernandez-Pereda, Jun 20, 2009

Last year in the Americas, more people were affected by disaster than in any year in the past decade. Four to seven hurricanes are expected to hit the United States and the Caribbean this year, all in the midst of the H1N1 flu outbreak.

Digital D-Day on the Border

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Staff, Jun 12, 2009

As the United States went from analog to digital television transmissions, many Mexican viewers whove long watched broadcasts from just across the border lost access to their favorite programs.

Voices Raised Against Violence in Peru

OneWorld.net, News Report, Jun 12, 2009

Violent confrontations broke out Friday as approximately 400 Peruvian riot police used force to dismantle a blockade built by indigenous protesters on a highway in northern Peru, near the town of Bagua Grande.

Crack Use Up in J-Town

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Staff, May 26, 2009

The spike in crack use in Ciudad Juarez coincides with massive lay-offs in the export assembly, or maquiladora, industry since 2007.

Femicide in Baja California

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Staff, May 21, 2009

While femicides in Ciudad Juarez and the state of Chihuahua have garnered international headlines, little attention has been paid to womens murders in the Mexican state of Baja California.

Recession's Impact on Native America Varies With Tribes

Indian Country Today, News Report, Dave Palermo, May 18, 2009

The recession has created a large gap between Native Americas haves and have-nots, with tribes located in remote areas hit much harder than tribes cashing in on lucrative casinos.

Narco Billboards Unlimited

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Staff, May 17, 2009

For four days running last week, narco banners were publicly displayed in numerous cities in at least 14 Mexican states, urging law enforcement to respect the sanctity of presumed narcos family members.

The Saint of Drug Cartels

La Voz de San Diego, News Report, Alejandro Maciel, Translated by Elena Shore, May 13, 2009

Mexican authorities have destroyed 30 capillas dedicated to Santa Muerte in response to their strong association with drug trafficking. But observers say dismantling the shrine of the so-called narco-saint isnt going to diminish crime. Traduccin al espaol

Elvira Arellano Runs for Mexican Congress

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Staff, May 09, 2009

The activist who took refuge in a Chicago church for a year before being deported is now the candidate for Congress on the ticket of Mexico's center-left Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD).

Journalism in Mexico Is a Dangerous Business

New America Media, News Report, Jos Luis Sierra, May 09, 2009

Six months after journalist Armando Rodriguez was gunned down in front of his home in Ciudad Juarez, local reporters say they are extremely cautious about how they cover drug cartels. NAM contributor Jos Luis Sierra interviewed reporters who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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