Mexico

Chaos On The Border — Who Benefits

The images of children crossing into this country through the Mexican border are heartbreaking and the latest tragedy traceable to America’s futile war on drugs. The numbers astonish. According to The New York Times More than 52,000 minors traveling without their parents have been caught crossing the southwest border illegally since October, including 9,000 in […]

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Cinco De Mayo — Americans Celebrate The Battle Of Puebla

Because somebody’s got to do it. On May 5, 1862 the Mexican army prevailed in an unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla. This made Americans thirsty. Thus we have Cinco de Mayo. Head downtown today for the In Downcity Cinco de Mayo block party. There will be food trucks including Poco

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Cinco de Mayo Block Party — Sunday Downtown

In DownCity is throwing their 3rd annual Cinco de Mayo Block Party with food trucks, kids activities, and vendors selling vintage, vinyl, and effects pedals at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Yard Sale at Grant’s Block. Music by DJ Studebaker Hawk and Mariachi de Brown (great last year). Two, count ’em two, blocks of Westminster will

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Mexican Drug Cartels Now Recruiting American Children

A segment tonight on the NBC Nightly News series “Mexico: the War Next Door” reports on a recent incident along our border with Mexico. A pickup truck packed with a half ton of marijuana crashed following a high-speed chase by Alamo police; the driver turned out to be a 12-year-old boy. The official response so

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War On Drugs Reaches New Low — Children Now Being Executed

The reports of the murderous death toll in Mexico directly attributable to drug violence often focus on the cities and towns near our border, where the situation is indeed dire. But it is clear that the problem extends throughout Mexico and that the horror is escalating. The New York Times reports today, The police found

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Providence Journal — End Prohibition

I did not see this coming. The editorial board of The Providence Journal has come out in favor of ending our government’s futile war on drugs by legalizing, regulating and taxing all illicit drugs and placing addiction in the public health realm where it belongs. The title of the piece “Silver or lead?” refers to

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