Allan on February 23rd, 2015

A  Mexican NGO (non-governmental organization) called the Consejo Ciudadano para la Seguridad Pública y Justicia Penal, A.C. (Citizen Council for Public Security and Penal Justice) researches crime statistics. The group has released its report of the most violent municipios in Mexico in the year 2014. A municipio is not equivalent to a municipality in the United States. In Spanish-speaking […]

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The recent injunction handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen to at least delay Obama’s ongoing amnesty was heartening, though it must be followed up by resolve in Congress. The decision was handed down at 10:22 on the night of February 16th.   By the 17th, the very next day, it had already been […]

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A Mexican NGO called the Consejo Ciudadano para la Seguridad Pública y Justicia Penal, A.C.(Citizen Council for Public Security and Penal Justice), whose president is Jose Antonio Ortega Sanchez, released a list of the world’s 50 cities with the highest homicide rates in 2014. The group’s statistics are based on homicide rates calculated from 100,000 inhabitants. […]

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Allan on February 10th, 2015

In the ongoing cat and mouse game of drug smuggling across the border, the smugglers continue to innovate, finding creative ways of getting drugs across the border from Mexico to the United States.  For the entire article, click here. Article by Allan Wall, published February 9th, 2015, on

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My family and I recently returned from our annual Christmastime visit to Mexico, and it was a good one. When we lived in Mexico, we would visit the U.S. at Christmastime.   Since we’ve  moved to the U.S.,  we go to Mexico at Christmastime. Millions of Mexicans residing in the U.S. visit Mexico at Christmastime, […]

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Allan on January 19th, 2015

Each new year, statistics on Mexican crime and violence from the previous year are released and examined.   It’s a grisly business, examining statistics representing real people who were crime victims, including those who were killed. What analysts are looking for are long-term trends – which direction are the statistics heading?  And that’s not easy.  Of […]

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Mexico’s richest man Carlos Slim, now the world’s second richest man and sometimes the world’s richest man, is now the biggest shareholder in the New York Times.  You’d think more would be made of this, but it’s not a big deal in the media. Obviously, the New York Times itself is not going to point […]

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In December of 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro simultaneously announced the “normalization” of U.S.-Cuban relations. Despite all the hoopla, the normalization is still really a proposal and there are many details to be resolved.  And how might it affect Mexico? To read the entire article, click here. Article by Allan […]

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My family and I have safely returned from our annual Christmastime visit to Mexico, and it was a good visit. Christmas, the celebration of the incarnation and birth of Christ, is special everywhere it’s celebrated.  The essence of the holiday is the same, though you’ll find it expressed differently in various cultures throughout the world. Christmas, called Navidad in […]

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The Iguala atrocity was an outrageous and deadly collaboration between a local government and a criminal gang.  It occurred in southern Mexico’s violence-prone Guerrero state, which had Mexico’s highest murder rate last year.  The principal explanation of what occurred after the disappearance is that the 43 students were killed, their bodies burned and dumped in a […]

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