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In War on Drugs, Mexicos Success Is Our Misfortune

New America Media, Commentary, Louis E.V. Nevaer, Mar 09, 2009

The relocation of cartel operations from Mexico to the United States is evidence of Felipe Calderons success in the war on drugs. As his "surge" against the drug cartels makes it impossible for them to continue to operate in Mexico, their only alternative is to move across the border.

Puerto Rico to Lay Off 30,000 Workers

New America Media, News Report, Teo Ballv , Mar 04, 2009

Facing a budget crisis of unprecedented magnitude, Puerto Rico plans to lay off as many as 30,000 public employees and freeze government salaries for two years. The islands current economic crisis can be traced partly to neoliberal policies of the 1950s that were replicated across Latin America.

Juarez Femicides on the Big Screen

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Staff, Feb 27, 2009

The Mexican-produced film Backyard is the latest fictionalized story of the Ciudad Juarez femicides to hit the big screen.

Supreme Court Redefines Tribal and Federal Understandings of IRA

Indian Country Today, News Report , Rob Capriccioso, Feb 25, 2009

The Supreme Court has ruled in Carcieri v. Salazar that tribes not under federal jurisdiction as of 1934 cannot follow a longstanding land-into-trust process administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Obama's Stimulus Plan Benefits Tribes

Indianz.Com, New Report , Indianz.Com, Feb 19, 2009

The national economic recovery bill includes $2.5 billion in stimulus funds for Indian Country.

In Global Economic Crisis, Mexico Is Resilient

New America Media, News Report, Louis Nevaer, Feb 06, 2009

When the New York Times reached out to Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim for a $250 million loan to keep the newspaper afloat, it became clear to the world what Mexicans already knew: Mexico had been able to avoid the worst of the U.S. economic crisis. Here's how they did it.

Corrupt U.S. Agents Aid Human Smuggling at Border

New America Media, News Report, Annette Fuentes, Feb 06, 2009

High demand and a lack of oversight by the Department of Homeland Security have created the conditions necessary for an underground market on the border in which corrupt U.S. customs and border agents are complicit in the flow of migrants.

Ecuador -- Springboard for Undocumented Chinese Immigrants?

World Journal, Feb 05, 2009

Chinese human smugglers are attempting to bring undocumented Chinese immigrants to the United States via Ecuador, reports the World Journal.

Mothers of the Disappeared March Againand Again

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Staff, Jan 23, 2009

On the same day Barack Obama was inaugurated as president in the United States, a group of mothers in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico marched to call attention to the cases of their daughters who disappeared last year.

Oaxacans Indignant Over Case of Man who 'Sold' Daughter

Impulso, News Report, Mireya Olivera, Translated by Elena Shore, Jan 17, 2009

News reports of a Oaxacan man in California who "sold" his 14-year-old daughter for meat, beer and cash blatantly distorted and misunderstood a traditional indigenous custom, according to Oaxacan groups.

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