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V.23 No.31 |

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The Daily Word in border bills, CIA spies and a penis cloud

In the news: three-day truce between Israel and Palestine, border bill, mother who went missing, Former president Bill Clinton, Senate Intelligence Committee, alleged drug and prostitution ring, It's tax free weekend, y'all!, accused of voyeurism, Tony Day, Penis cloud!

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V.22 No.42 | 10/17/2013
Adrian Esparza, Superstructure, from installation Vitrina de Colonias, 2013, serape, plywood, nails, 18 x 16 feet

Culture Shock

The fine unline

This week in Culture Shock, grab your straight razors, climb a mountain and confront your fluid borders.

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V.21 No.14 | 4/5/2012
Sister Rene Weeks (left) says she is motivated by the hard work of Centro Santa Catalina’s members, several of whom tend a community garden in their spare time.
Margaret Wright
Sister Rene Weeks (left) says she is motivated by the hard work of Centro Santa Catalina’s members, several of whom tend a community garden in their spare time.

News

Hope and Faith in Ciudad Juárez

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.”

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Sister Rene Weeks (left) says she is motivated by the hard work of Centro Santa Catalina’s members, several of whom tend a community garden in their spare time.
Margaret Wright

News Feature

Valores, Fe y Vida

Values, faith and life on the border

A nun crosses the border into Juárez every day despite the risks to run a women’s work cooperative.

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V.20 No.27 | 7/7/2011

Neverending Stories

“Please Save Us”

Detainees beg to be deported through safe territory

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.

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V.19 No.29 | 7/22/2010

News Feature

The Secret School

A teacher struggles to educate in Juárez, where extortion is the cost of doing business

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.”

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V.19 No.28 | 7/15/2010
A woman serenades the border patrol agents.
David Taylor

News Feature

Port of Entry

From right and left, two men find their way to the real immigration story

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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