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The Spirit of North Americanism for Security and Diplomacy: A Case Study of the U.S. – Mexico Border

By   /  January 6, 2018  /  Border Security, International Law, International Security  /  No Comments

By: Irving Vidal Terrazas   Over the last eighteen months, the long lasting stable relationship between Mexico and the United States (U.S.) has changed dramatically. The new U.S. presidential administration has brought to question many of the latent issues affecting both nations, including security, immigration, economic growth, and the divergence of strategies. The changes directly affect […]

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Calderon announces new unified command force to fight cartels

By   /  October 17, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

While the world has been captivated by the Chilean miner rescue, the drug wars in Mexico, lodged by powerful cartels against the local and federal police has continued to rage. Last week, the government announced a new plan to fight the drug cartels: overhauling the national police force. If successful, the plan would rebuild public […]

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North American Countries Strike Uranium Deal

By   /  April 14, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

The Nuclear Security Summit was held in Washington, D.C., where 47 nations agreed on Tuesday to voluntary programs to prevent weapon-grade nuclear materials around the world from falling into the hands of terrorist.  Among the many deals that were the Obama administration has announced in connection with the summit, the White House stated that the […]

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Mexican Drug Cartels Extending into US

By   /  March 28, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

The Justice Department’s National Drug Intelligence Center released its “National Drug Threat Assessment 2010 report” on Thursday, finding that the availability of illegal drugs is increasing in the United States. The report cites Mexican drug cartels as the reason, and labels them as “the single greatest drug trafficking threat to the United States.” The report […]

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Gang Violence Continues Near U.S.-Mexico Border

By   /  March 15, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

According to government officials from both Mexico and the U.S., several parts of Mexico remain plagued by acts of gang-related violence. Moreover, the situation appears to be getting worse. The death toll continued to climb this week, as news agencies reported numerous incidents of violence throughout Mexico. The violence continues to affect not only Mexicans […]

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