V.25 No.6 | 02/11/2016
The Daily Word in papal souvenirs, personal submarines and cheap plastic
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Feb 16 2016 11:56 AM ]
A water pipeline that would serve Eastern New Mexico is closer to happening.
No holy dirt shall cross the border.
Trump says Rubio is too sweaty.
Someone invented a flat, lensless camera. Or reinvented the pinhole camera, anyway.
V.23 No.31 |
The Daily Word in border bills, CIA spies and a penis cloud
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Aug 1 2014 8:52 AM ]
A three-day truce between Israel and Palestine was interrupted after Israel reported one of their soldiers went missing in the southern Gaza Strip.
The House Republican leadership will present a new border bill today that “further tightens a 2008 trafficking law.”
The FBI are assisting authorities in Oregon in trying to find a mother who went missing seven days ago.
Former president Bill Clinton says he had the chance to kill Osama bin Laden hours before the 9/11 attacks.
After an internal investigation, it was confirmed that the CIA spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Bernalillo County deputies took down an alleged drug and prostitution ring on Second and Alameda streets.
A nationwide warrant has been issued for a Las Cruces teen accused of voyeurism.
Teenager Tony Day is expected to plead guilty for the 2012 murders of his adoptive mother and her daughter in Tucumcari.
V.22 No.42 | 10/17/2013
By Lisa Barrow
The fine unline
This week in Culture Shock, grab your straight razors, climb a mountain and confront your fluid borders.
V.21 No.14 | 4/5/2012
Hope and Faith in Ciudad Juárez
By Margaret Wright [ Wed Apr 11 2012 2:14 PM ]
Writer Charles Bowden said in the May 2009 edition of Harper’s magazine that he “cannot explain the draw of the city that gives death but makes everyone feel life.”
The city he referred to was Cuidad Juárez. I was drawn there too, in search of forces of creation amidst much destruction. In a place so rocked by violence, militarization and economic hardship, it can be hard to believe that—like any other big city—there are many determined individuals striving for more than mere survival. The women I met during my research for this piece have banded together to forge a hopeful vision for themselves, their families and their community.
Valores, Fe y Vida
Values, faith and life on the border
By Margaret Wright
A nun crosses the border into Juárez every day despite the risks to run a women’s work cooperative.
V.20 No.27 | 7/7/2011
“Please Save Us”
Detainees beg to be deported through safe territory
By Andrew Beale
Almost 50 people held on immigration charges in New Mexico signed letters saying that if they are deported over the state's border, they will be immediately kidnapped or killed.
V.19 No.29 | 7/22/2010
The Secret School
A teacher struggles to educate in Juárez, where extortion is the cost of doing business
By Patrick Lohmann
A small paper sign posted near the door is all that signals there's a school inside this small, yellowed house in south Juárez. Trinidad Vasquez teaches English here with the shades drawn. Inside, he leads four of his youngest students through a scenario involving paying the phone bill in English. Vasquez’ eyes dart to the door when he hears a car horn, a siren, a shout. “OK, on to the next one,” he says to his class, “calling the utility company.”
V.19 No.28 | 7/15/2010
Port of Entry
From right and left, two men find their way to the real immigration story
By Marisa Demarco
When Paul Wells started working as a border patrol agent in Las Cruces 30 years ago, his station had a two-way radio and a telephone. "That was it," he says, and there were less than 2,000 agents nationwide.
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