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Shot Across The Bow: Mexico Considers Boycott Of U.S. Corn

MEXICO CITY—Every weekday, Antonio Godinez Vera turns imported American corn into feed for Mexican livestock. Some of that U.S. corn is also used to make tortillas, a staple of the Mexican diet. Corn is also a symbol of Mexico itself. … Continue reading

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Texas agriculture experts: Mexico may retaliate if U.S. imposes tariffs

Texas agricultural producers say if the White House slaps a tariff on Mexican products, the state’s farmers and ranchers — as well as Texas consumers — could suffer from a Mexican retaliation against U.S. exports. Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump said the … Continue reading

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Borderland Trump Supporters Welcome A Wall In Their Own Backyard

Along the U.S.-Mexico border, most people favor Hillary Clinton for president and oppose building a wall. But a small group of Trump supporters demonstrates zeal.

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Sheriffs Want a Bigger Share of Texas Border Security Funding

There’s been a recent uptick in the number of unaccompanied minors and families crossing the Texas border illegally. In December, Governor Greg Abbott said he was responding by sending more state troopers to the border and keeping the state national … Continue reading

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Borderland Exodus: Towns On Path Of Proposed Mexican Pipelines Suffer Rash Of Violence

GUADALUPE, Chihuahua — People living in the Juárez Valley southeast of Ciudad Juárez  and El Paso, Texas allege that land speculators preparing for the start of oil and gas production have spurred a land grab that’s forced what some claim … Continue reading

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Rep Hurd (R-Texas) To Ask State Dept To Revisit Ojinaga Travel Warning

OJINAGA, Chihuahua–It’s  not something you see every day; a member of the United States Congress enters Mexico on the border and not by flying to Mexico City and back to Washington, DC. Congressional Representative Will Hurd (R-Texas) is also a … Continue reading

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An International Race Reconnects El Paso & Juarez

Each year, 6 million pedestrians and 9 million vehicles cross the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico. This weekend, however, it was 1,000 men and women in running shoes. It’s a 10-kilometer bi-national race that may signal a … Continue reading

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Governor Abbott Signs Border Security Bill

On Tuesday, Governor Greg Abbott signed into law HB 11, the new border security bill recently passed by state lawmakers. The nearly $310 million bill paves the way for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to hire an additional 250 … Continue reading

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Referendum On Peña Nieto: Mexico Midterm Election Has Implications For United States

CHIHUAHUA, Mexico — Midterm elections in Mexico, as in the United States, are a referendum on a president’s performance. Sunday, June 7, 2015, Mexicans will elect an entirely new congress along with 17 state legislatures and a host of governors … Continue reading

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Texas Research Advancing Study Of Human Decomposition To Identify Deceased Migrants

This is a two-part series from Fronteras Desk Correspondent Lorne Matalon. Click “continue reading” to find the radio story for part two. SAN MARCOS, Texas — Brooks County, Texas — 70 miles north of the U.S.- Mexico border — has … Continue reading

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