There's considerable time and money being put into building a substantial fence along the US-Mexico border. Environmentalists had succeeded in delaying sectors that could harm the environment, so Congress gave the Department of Homeland Security permission to waive any law that stood in its way.
Host Lisa Mullins talks with Richard Marosi, staff writer for the L.A. Times, about an elaborate tunnel discovered between Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego earlier this week. The tunnel was used to smuggle marijuana into the United States.
For the last six years, a little-known infusion of American tax dollars has played a part in the fight against organized crime in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juárez. Part of the money for the Merida Initiative is used to keep young people out of drug cartels and help boost the economy.
Mexico built tens of thousands of suburban houses to support a home-owning boom, with the hope that cities would expand around these communities. But it's not working out that way. Now the country has 600,000 abandoned homes.
Mexico's battle against drug traffickers is looking increasingly like a real war. The Mexican Army is involved, and traffickers are responsing with brazen attacks. The World's Lorne Matalon has the story from Mexico City.
The US government has devoted a lot of resources to sealing the US-Mexican border. How effective has the build-up been, and what is the best way to measure it? Marco Werman speaks with Edward Alden, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.