Topic: Transborder Institute
The Mexican city of Mérida in Yucatan state was officially declared a "City of Peace" for its security record. The Yucatan state was the only one in Mexico to register no drug-related murders in 2010.
Project Southern Tempest netted 678 gang members connected to international drug syndicates. It's a sign that the US is trying to help in the war against Mexican cartels.
Tougher border enforcement, jail time, and a slow US economy are causing some Mexicans to reconsider going north for work.