Students at the Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, Texas, are getting up extra early to make it to class on time — because about 70 percent of the student body lives in Mexico and crosses the US-Mexico border every day.
Officials in the Mexican border city Ciudad Juárez are hoping that removing the 'No More Weapons!" sign, which is made of confiscated guns, will help attract tourists and serve as a sign of good faith toward 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.
In Juarez, Mexico, the once-bustling nightlife had been dead for years as violence erupted in the city. But, in recent months, as police have setup checkpoints and drug violence has stabilized and perhaps even subsided, the nightlife is returning.
In Mexico, the criminal court system is transforming to make court proceedings open to the public. But Mexico's current rash of drug-related violence makes implementing the new system a daunting task. Monica Ortiz Uribe reports from Ciudad Juarez.
More tragic news from the drug-war torn nation south of our border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. On Saturday, three people with ties to the American consulate were shot and two killed in a drive-by shooting.
Ciudad Juarez has been ravaged by violence among members of Mexico's competing drug cartels. Mexican President Felipe Calderon is in the city this morning, where three people affiliated with the U.S. consulate were killed over the weekend.
Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, tells us about the drug-related violence at the U.S./Mexico border and the black market for prescription drug abuse.
The assassination of a pregnant U.S. consulate worker and her husband brought significant attention to the violence plagued town of Ciudad Juarez. Two weeks later, a less conspiratorial picture of what happened on that tragic day seems to be emerging.
Shannon Young reports that many ordinary Mexicans are so fed up with the level of violence in their country that they are increasingly speaking out. The protests are aimed not just at Mexico's drug cartels, but also at the government.