Mexico's next president has boldly promised to halve the number of kidnappings and murders during his six-year term by moving law enforcement away from showy drug busts and focusing on protecting ordinary citizens from gangs.
As the war on drugs enters its sixth year, it's bringing a new problem to Texas schools: Thousands of students suffering from emotional troubles not unlike those endured by soldiers returning from battle. In response, some districts have started offering the type of classes and counseling more common to the military.
Mexican law enforcement arrested a co-founder of the Los Zetas drug cartel in the brutal highway-ambush killing of an unarmed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in February, Mexico's Public Security Ministry announced Monday.
In recent years, the number of persons prosecuted for first-time illegal entry (a petty misdemeanor) has skyrocketed. Between 2002 and 2008, prosecutions for first time illegal entry in border district courts increased 330%
The Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity, led by poet and activist Javier Sicilia settled in at the plaza as the poet told a crowd of several hundred about his son’s killing and stressed once again that the drug-war murders in Mexico are non-discriminatory.
"I came here for the security my country cannot provide for me," Marisol Valles Garcia told CNN in a recent interview. "The fear will never go away. What I experienced is a fear that will last a lifetime."