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Mom of Mexican Teen Killed by Border Patrol Sues

16-year-old was shot from across border

(Newser) - The mother of a Mexican teen shot at least eight times in the back by US Border Patrol agents firing over the border is going to court to find out who killed her son. Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, 16, was shot by at least one agent in October 2012 as... More »

Feds Make Biggest Pot Bust in History

$12M worth of marijuana confiscated on Mexican border

(Newser) - The good news: US border agents have seized some 14,151 pounds of marijuana—thought to be the biggest seizure in history, the Los Angeles Times reports. The humorously depressing news: The 26-year-old man busted with the pot was betting he could just drive some 600 bales of it across... More »

Arizona Cops Find Find High-Tech Mexico Drug Tunnel

Underground drug freeway fitted with lights, water pumps, ventilation

(Newser) - Investigators have discovered a sophisticated drug cartel tunnel linking Mexico to Arizona, complete with lights and a ventilation systems. The tunnel connects an abandoned building in Noglales, Mexico, to Nogales, Arizona, and is 15 feet underground. "This tunnel is more sophisticated than others," said an investigator. "They... More »

Tea Partiers Mass on Arizona-Mexico Border

'We'll keep screaming,' says candidate packing heat

(Newser) - Hundreds of Tea Party activists massed along a remote section of the Arizona-Mexico border yesterday to rally in support of the state's controversial immigration law. They demanded the federal government commit more resources to keep illegal immigrants out of the country, and listened to speeches from conservative candidates, AP reports.... More »

Massive Drug Tunnel Found Under Mexico Border

Elaborate smuggling tunnel to Arizona has electricity, ventilation system

(Newser) - The US Border Patrol has uncovered one of the biggest and most sophisticated smuggling tunnels under the Mexican border it has ever seen, CNN reports. The 83-foot tunnel to Arizona from Nogales, Mexico, was still under construction when it was found after a tipoff from somebody who heard construction sounds.... More »

Schools Warn Against Mexico Spring Break

(Newser) - Arizona’s three state universities are following the State Department and attempting to dissuade students from spending spring break in Mexican border towns, a traditional pastime, because of drug-associated violence there, the AP reports. One federal official called the warning “sage advice,” noting “documented violence, attacks, killings”... More »

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