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Texas bans tire-puncture devices used by drug runnersupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 14:39:00

Attention, all drug runners. Your days of using caltrops to avoid apprehension are over -- at least in Texas.

Mexican military vehicles crossed into U.S., officials sayupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 14:03:00

Four Humvees carrying 33 Mexican soldiers crossed the border into the United States, and officials on both sides say it was a harmless mistake.

Mystery surrounds missionary shootingupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 07:16:00

Authorities investigate the shooting of an American missionary in Mexico. KRGV reports.

11 suspected Zetas killed in clash near Mexico borderupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 00:36:00

Mexican troops have killed 11 suspected members of the Zetas drug cartel in a shootout near the Texas border, state media reported.

Mexican investigator in Falcon Lake case beheaded, officials sayupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 11:04:00

The lead Mexican investigator in the Falcon Lake case, Rolando Armando Flores Villegas, has been killed, his severed head delivered Tuesday in a suitcase to the Mexican military, officials told CNN.

Wife of American who went missing at lake pleads for helpupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 05:31:00

Authorities in the Tamaulipas state attorney general's office gave conflicting information Monday over whether authorities are pursuing a pair of suspects in the case of a U.S. citizen who disappeared during a sightseeing trip on the U.S.-Mexican border in South Texas.

Woman, 101, to become U.S. citizen with help of 69-year-old documentupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 22:26:00

Eulalia Garcia Maturey has outlived two husbands, her two children and decades of bygone immigration laws. At 101, Maturey will become a U.S. citizen on the 101st anniversary of her crossing into the United States from Mexico.

Report: 85 inmates escape from prison in Mexicoupdated: Sat Sep 11 2010 20:50:00

A massive manhunt is under way in northern Mexico as authorities search for 85 inmates who escaped from a prison in the border city of Reynosa, state media reported.

Mexican shootout leaves 25 drug suspects deadupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 11:18:00

A shootout between soldiers and suspected drug dealers in northeast Mexico left 25 of the suspects dead, the regional military said Thursday.

Rising river forces Mexico-Texas bridge closingsupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 20:21:00

Two international bridges between Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and Laredo, Texas, were closed Wednesday because of rising water on the Rio Grande, Laredo officials said.

U.S. officials discover smuggling tunnel underneath Rio Grandeupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 20:45:00

U.S. border patrol agents Friday found a crude tunnel, apparently used for smuggling, underneath the concrete-lined Rio Grande River near El Paso, Texas.

Scary lessons from Argentinaupdated: Mon Jan 04 2010 13:18:00

I spent the Christmas holidays in two very similar nations, with two radically different histories.

Behind the Scenes: On front lines of drug warupdated: Thu Dec 10 2009 15:15:00

It's an all-too common scene on patrol with a joint Mexican law enforcement task force in Juarez, Mexico.

The day my name got changedupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 09:42:00

The case of the New Mexico hotelier who required Latino employees to adopt English names and avoid speaking Spanish at work reminds us of the need for balance as we grapple with cultural evolution in America.

Violence in Mexico claims small-town mayorupdated: Tue Jul 14 2009 22:48:00

The mayor of a small town in the state of Chihuahua in northern Mexico was found shot dead Tuesday, apparently among the latest victims in the fight against organized crime in the region.

CNNMoney: Census: U.S. becoming more diverseupdated: Thu May 14 2009 11:12:00

The nation is becoming even more diverse: More than one third of its population belongs to a minority group, and Hispanics are the fastest-growing segment.

Feds' plan to poison banks of Rio Grande stalledupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 15:57:00

Federal officials postponed poisoning a mile-long stretch of the Rio Grande's banks this week after residents complained that doing so posed health and environmental risks on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Wide open in West Texasupdated: Wed Jan 28 2009 22:08:00

On a bright Big Bend afternoon in far-west Texas, I steer myself along a high-desert, two-lane highway, tufts of dried-up tumbleweed thistle packed like snow against barbed-wire fences. The sky above opens up its cobalt tent; the space beneath stretches as far as an ocean.

Weather updateupdated: Sun Oct 12 2008 23:22:00

CNN meteorologist Reynolds Wolf has an update on Hurricane Norbert and the weather around the U.S.

Time.com: Beaches Once Thick with Birds Quiet Thanks to Ikeupdated: Fri Oct 03 2008 17:00:00

One of North America's renowned bird migration and bird watching areas is strangely silent. Blame Hurricane Ike

Missing plane sought along U.S.-Mexico borderupdated: Tue Sep 16 2008 22:13:00

Authorities were searching parts of Texas and Mexico for a missing plane that was carrying four people, including three members of an international commission, state and federal officials said Tuesday.

Time.com: Texas Starts Cleanup after Dollyupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 06:00:00

Residents and recovery teams began fanning out across south Texas at dawn

Dolly slowing downupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 23:17:00

CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers says to expect heavy flooding in southern Texas as Hurricane Dolly loses power.

Hurricane Dolly weakens to tropical stormupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 23:17:00

Hurricane Dolly weakened to a tropical storm Wednesday night after it made landfall on South Padre Island, Texas, leaving a trail of battered buildings and flooding.

Time.com: Hurricane Dolly Hits Tex-Mex Borderupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 07:00:00

Hurricane Dolly strengthened early Wednesday as its leading edge lashed the Gulf Coast near the Texas-Mexico border

Time.com: Environmentalists Fight Border Fenceupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 09:00:00

A U.S. Supreme Court decision paving the way for a 670-mile federal fence along the U.S.-Mexico border drew swift criticism from environmentalists

Time.com: Losing Horses Killed in Puerto Ricoupdated: Fri May 16 2008 20:25:00

For thoroughbreds in this U.S. Caribbean territory, being fast enough to win, place or show is a matter of life and death

Time.com: Steamy Prison Drama in Telenovela Landupdated: Wed Apr 23 2008 13:00:00

HBO is betting that Mexican soap fans will go for a gritty, and expensive, drama about women in prison

Chertoff: Laws to be waived for border fenceupdated: Tue Apr 01 2008 16:03:00

The Department of Homeland Security will bypass environmental and land-management laws to build hundreds of miles of border fence between the United States and Mexico, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Tuesday.

Time.com: Bush to Bypass Laws to Build Fenceupdated: Tue Apr 01 2008 14:00:00

The Bush administration plans to bypass more than 30 laws and regulations in an effort to finish building 670 miles of fence along the southwest U.S. border by the end of 2008

Mexican troops arrive along U.S. borderupdated: Fri Mar 28 2008 18:13:00

Helicopters were bringing 2,000 Mexican troops into the U.S.-Mexican border city of Juarez on Friday to quell a wave of drug-related violence blamed for 200 deaths since January, the city's mayor said.

Mexico targets drug smugglersupdated: Fri Mar 28 2008 18:13:00

Police in Mexico clash with suspected drug smugglers.

Mexico sends troops to U.S. border, officials sayupdated: Thu Mar 27 2008 22:02:00

The Mexican government has ordered 2,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in response to a wave of drug-related violence that is blamed for 200 deaths since January, officials announced Thursday.

Time.com: Mexico's Emo-Bashing Problemupdated: Thu Mar 27 2008 12:00:00

A wave of shocking attacks and threats against emo youth culture has less to do with music than with the country's violent intolerance

Border showdownupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 14:26:00

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff talks with CNN's Jeanne Meserve about the showdown over the border fence along Mexico.

Border fence dispute brings Texas showdownupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 14:26:00

Eloisa Tamez said she isn't scared anymore, just determined. "I am not backing down," she said.

Taking the kids: Hot air ballooning in New Mexicoupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 14:16:00

We floated over the Rio Grande and skirted the tops of green cottonwood trees with the Sandia Mountains in the distance while school kids pointed and waved at us. We waved back.

Beat the crowds at national parksupdated: Thu Sep 21 2006 13:30:00

At every national park there's a window of time that's perfect for experiencing the best of the great outdoors -- because you go to see nature, not thousands of other tourists.

Money Magazine: Cashing in on the last of the hot spots. Spotlight: Albuquerqueupdated: Fri May 12 2006 11:01:00

In early spring a TV news report on KASA Channel 2 in Albuquerque noted that the housing market nationwide was slowing down, with mortgage rates and inventory rising and demand slackening.

Feds find weapons cache near Mexican borderupdated: Fri Feb 03 2006 14:05:00

A federal task force seized arsenals of illegal weapons and homemade bombs in Laredo, Texas, in connection with a Mexican drug trafficking battle, authorities said Friday.

Tropical Storm Emily brings flood threatupdated: Wed Jul 20 2005 00:00:00

Nine hours after making landfall as a powerful Category 3 hurricane, Emily's top winds dropped to 70 mph, just low enough to make it a tropical storm Wednesday afternoon.

Border Patrol accused in immigrants' deathsupdated: Tue Sep 28 2004 17:28:00

U.S. officials are investigating allegations that Border Patrol officers threw rocks at several illegal immigrants who had crossed the Rio Grande, forcing them to re-enter the river and leading to the drowning deaths of two women and a teenage girl.

Money Magazine: Las Cruces, New Mexicoupdated: Mon May 05 2003 11:43:00

When Lee and Donna Haeger decided in 1991 that suburban Chicago was too cold, too expensive and too fast-paced for retired life, they sought out its polar opposite. And they found it, they thought, in the tiny and newly popular retirement town of Silver City, N.M., situated less than 100 miles from the Mexican border.

Money Magazine: HOT STUFF STEP INTO CYBERSPACE WITH AN E-MAILBOXupdated: Sat Apr 01 1995 00:01:00

The status address to drop these days is a virtual one--that's right, an electronic mailbox. About 35 million people worldwide are now busily corresponding by E-mail, up 25% from last year, accordi...

Fortune: TELMEX IS HOT, BUT WHICH WAY TO BUY IT?updated: Mon Jan 10 1994 00:01:00

NAFTA is in the bag, the Bolsa beckons, and the best buy for many a Gringo investor looks like Telefonos de Mexico. Small wonder: A backlog of 450,000 potential customers for phone service south of...

Fortune: ECONOMIC INTELLIGENCE TIERRA NUEVA FOR U.S. BUILDERSupdated: Mon Aug 09 1993 00:01:00

A Mexican housing shortage has gringo homebuilders looking to spackle stucco south of the Rio Grande. It could be the hottest market around. Columbia, Maryland, builder Ryland Group has set up a jo...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THIS updated: Mon Nov 16 1992 00:01:00

-- JAMES M. MYERS, 38, who runs his own investment firm in Charlotte, North Carolina: ''Mexico has no tax on capital gains and no tax on dividends. If the U.S. doesn't get serious about capital for...

Money Magazine: '92 TRAVEL CALENDAR Around the globe, from Antarctica to Assisi, here are the absolutely best places to visit each month this yeupdated: Wed Jan 01 1992 00:01:00

Welcome to a year of fabulous travel bargains. Business has been lackluster throughout 1991, with occupancy rates at U.S. resorts now hovering at 66%, down from 69% in 1990, and with business trave...

Fortune: THE FACE OF RURAL POVERTY Is it easier being poor in the sticks than in the city? No. It's just easier to be forgotten.updated: Mon Dec 31 1990 00:01:00

LET US NOW praise famous men. More than 50 years ago, FORTUNE commissioned writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans to memorialize the hardscrabble existences of Alabama tenant farmers; thou...

Fortune: WHY MEXICO IS LOOKING BETTER Because a tough new President is opening the country to private investment. The debt crisis hasn't updated: Mon Jan 15 1990 00:01:00

EMBLEMATIC of the new Mexico that is rebuilding on the ashes of the 1982 debt crisis is a bridge rising from the mud just east of Juarez and spanning the Rio Grande to El Paso. It is one of the fir...

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