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The Border

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How NAFTA Helped Spread Swine Flu

New America Media, Commentary, Laura Carlsen, May 01, 2009

An investigation into the root causes of the swine flu epidemic must lead to a full accounting of the risks of globalization and industrial farming. A misplaced priority on profits over human health may have led to the worlds latest pandemic.

Swine Flu, Border Security and Public Priorities

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Apr 29, 2009

New border walls or state-of-the-art cameras didn't stop swine flu from crossing the border.

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As Swine Flu Spreads, So Does Backlash Against Mexico

New America Media, News Analysis, Gebe Martinez, Apr 29, 2009

It seems like swine flu is increasingly becoming a political football, with the right wing using the crisis to whip up opposition to immigration from South of the border. NAM contributor Gebe Martinez analyzes what's being said in different circles about this.

Is Mexico's War on Drugs Unconstitutional?

New America Media, News Report, Jos Luis Sierra, Apr 28, 2009

While Mexican President Felipe Caldern has given a green light to the Mexican military to patrol the country's hot spots in its fight against drug cartels, Mexican civilians claim that they have been subject to unlawful searches and even torture at the hands of the military. They question whether such powers violate the Mexican Constitution.

New Report Reveals Accounts of Torture, Violence by Mexican Army

New America Media, News Report, Apr 27, 2009

The following are three excerpts from the hundreds of testimonies presented to Chihuahuas Human Rights Commission in Ciudad Jurez. Names and other means of identification have been changed at the request of the victims. Lea el informe en espaol

Obama Leaves Mexico Dry

New America Media, News Report, Jos Luis Sierra, Apr 18, 2009

President Obama's visit to Mexico signaled what he called a "new era" in relations between the two countries. But in the border town of Juarez, locals aren't holding their breath.

Border Walls: Et Tu, Obama?

New America Media, Commentary, Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, Apr 17, 2009

This week, a judge in Brownsville, Tex., granted the federal government's request to take over ancestral Lipan Apache land along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Border Czar

La Opinin, Editorial, Staff, Apr 16, 2009

Yesterdays appointment of Alan Bersin as the "border czar" is not as straightforward as it appears. Bersin was responsible for Operation Gatekeeper in 1995, which forced immigrants to cross through the Arizona desert where hundreds met their death.

Mexico: The Buzz Over Obama

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Staff, Apr 16, 2009

The sudden U.S. interest in Mexico stems not so much from love but from the United States' fear that Mexico is a possible threat to national security, according to Mexican academics.

Mexican Army Implicated in Latest Juarez Murder

New America Media, News Report, Jos Luis Sierra, Apr 15, 2009

Witnesses say the Mexican military is responsible for the torture and murder of a 21-year-old man who was arrested last Tuesday and found dead on Friday in a deserted area south of Juarez.

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