Imazapyr: Laredo’s “Agent Orange”

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As I mentioned, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has stopped the aerial spraying of the herbicide, imazapyr, on the Carrizo cane along a 1.1-mile stretch of the Rio Grande riverbank, according to the Laredo Morning Times. Border Patrol was hoping to eliminate the invasive Carrizo cane to improve the visibility along the border. The plan […]

Laredo’s ‘Agent Orange’ Controversy

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Along the border, rhetoric is high. As if there were not enough things to worry about here at home US, there is however, one more issue that may create the final perfect storm: Mexico. The violence in Mexico that has spun out of control so quickly in 2008 has created a political reaction. It is […]

La Lucha Sigue: EPR Strikes Again

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Last Monday, after being in hiatus for a couple of months, the People’s Revolutionary Army, or EPR, once again struck Mexico’s state-owned oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex). And once again, the attack on Mexico’s state-owned oil installations disrupted gas supplies, which caused the latest spike in oil and gas prices. Economically, Pemex and thousands of […]

Protestors Shut Down World’s Busiest Border Crossing

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California Highway Patrol in riot gear have shut down all southbound traffic lanes at San Ysidro, CA (h/t to Erwin C at The Latin Americanist). Hundreds of Mexican teachers are blocking the world’s busiest border crossing. Members of a teachers union demonstrating against changes in Mexico’s pension system briefly blocked holiday weekend traffic Friday through […]

The Natives Are Restless: Another Attack on Mexico’s Natural Gas Pipeline

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The Popular Revolutionary Army (EPR) is claiming responsibility for another series of explosions that went off today on Mexico’s natural gas pipeline. This time around the attack caused national and international corporations were shut down in Mexico and many of these corporations will be facing millions of dollars in losses, according to CNNMoney. Vitro SAB, […]

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