Topic: U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Fast and Furious, the Mexico gun-running sting gone bad, may cost the ATF's acting chief his job. A larger concern is that it may undermine efforts to stop the flow of US guns south.
06/21/2011 07:09 pm
Latin America Monitor Activist offers GPS 'life preservers' for illegal migrants crossing US-Mexican border
GPS devices in the hands of migrant smugglers could save the lives of their human cargo, he says. But the US Border Patrol warns that the devices only encourage people to make the dangerous trip across the Arizona desert.
06/02/2011 10:57 am
Seven top immigration officials in Mexico have been fired in states where migrants have been victimized. Recently, a group of rescued kidnap victims accused officials of delivering them to drug gangs.
05/17/2011 05:34 pm
At least nine Latin American nations are developing drone programs, raising calls for a code of conduct that will assuage concerns over potential misuse.
04/20/2011 06:00 pm
Mexican lawmakers have condemned the US 'Operation Fast and Furious,' which purportedly allows gun smuggling in order to track weapons to Mexican drug lords.
03/09/2011 04:41 pm
Unresolved recent killings of a US missionary and a vacationing jet-skier raise questions about the ability of Mexico's weak judiciary to investigate the weekend shooting of a US teen.
02/08/2011 04:56 pm
Mexican drug traffickers have devised many creative ways of smuggling their products into the US. Along with half-mile tunnels and submarines, catapults are now part of the repertoire.
01/28/2011 12:22 pm
The DREAM Act creates a path to US citizenship for young people who were brought into the country illegally while minors. It passed in the House but faces a tougher vote in the Senate.
12/17/2010 07:35 pm
Long before explosive packages were shipped on flights out of Yemen, terrorists eyed air cargo as a means of attacking the US. Yet millions of tons of air cargo bound for the US still are not screened.
11/02/2010 09:59 pm
An Arizona judge blocked the execution of Jeffrey Landrigan scheduled for Tuesday, on the grounds that the state has not been forthcoming. The state immediately appealed the ruling saying the judge made faulty assumptions and had disregarded provisions of the execution protocol.
10/26/2010 12:23 am