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U.S.-Mexico Border More Secure than Ever, Officials Say

The U.S.-Mexico border is more secure than it’s ever been, according to current and former top border officials who appeared at a panel hosted by the Center for American Progress on Thursday.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin defended the results of an unprecedented escalation and intensification of border security that began in the 1990s and accelerated under Presidents Bush and Obama. Read more:

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Mexico’s Security: Great Strides Forward on the Long Road Ahead

Outlook on Mexico’s Security from Antonio O. Garza, a former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. The security reforms and institutional structures being built in these last few years are still very much in their infancy and the country’s earlier economic and electoral reforms are, in many cases, less than two decades old. Read more:

Mexico’s Security: Great Strides Forward on the Long Road Ahead

Why Hillary Clinton was right about Colombia and Mexico

By recognizing the parallels between the two conflicts, the U.S. and Mexico can learn valuable lessons from Colombia’s battle with narco-insurgents. Washington and Mexico City are unsure whether Mexico today resembles Colombia’s insurgency of 20 years ago. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton thinks it does; some Mexicans and, maybe, President Obama think not (“The wrong solution in Mexico,” Opinion, Sept. 10). Read more:

Why Hillary Clinton was right about Colombia and Mexico

The U.S.-Mexico Border Is Safer Than You Think

There has been no increase in violent crime on the U.S. side of the border. In fact, reports show that the U.S. border is getting safer. The poll, commissioned by the Border Network for Human Rights in El Paso, Tex., and conducted by the independent polling firm The Reuel Group, Inc., found that the vast majority (more than 87 percent) of people living along the U.S. border feel safe. That’s compared to 8 percent who said they didn’t feel safe, and around 5 percent who were undecided. The poll surveyed 1,222 adults, primarily likely voters, in 10 communities along the…

Border Security Plan Adds 1,000 Agents

WASHINGTON — Nearly 1,500 additional federal law enforcement personnel – including 1,000 additional U.S. Border Patrol agents – will soon be heading to America’s borders thanks to $600 million in additional federal spending signed into law Friday by President Obama. Read more:

Border Security Plan Adds 1,000 Agents

Mexico Seeks Solutions to Drug War

On Tuesday, Calderón said he would be willing to change his drug-war approach if his rivals in government offer solid solutions. He mentioned legalization as a possibility, a move that sparked headlines because he has consistently opposed the idea. Read more:

Mexico Seeks Solutions to Drug War

U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Talks Trade, Security

Despite their best efforts, the U.S. and Mexican governments are successful in seizing only 3 to 5 percent of the billions made annually by drug cartel operations that do business in both countries, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual said today at the Border Security Conference at the University of Texas at El Paso. The ambassador also noted that those Mexican cities’ U.S. counterparts have impressively low crime rates. El Paso, he said, is one of the safest cities of its size, as are several other cities in border states, including Austin, Phoenix and San Diego. Read more:

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Violence in Mexico Adds Risk but Hasn’t Yet Deterred Business

Escalating violence by drug cartels hasn’t shaken local faith in Mexico as a business proposition, local attorneys said, but auto suppliers and other businesses are taking added precautions. Read more:

Violence in Mexico Adds Risk but Hasn’t Yet Deterred Business