With Miguel Angel Trevino Morales behind bars, who will take over as leader of the Zetas? How does the arrest provoke long-standing rivalries and what does it portend for the long-term fight against drugs? Jeffrey Brown talks to journalist Alfredo Corchado, author of "Midnight in Mexico," about Trevino Morales’ legacy. Continue reading
Margaret Warner talks to journalist Alfredo Corchado about his new book, "Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent Into Darkness," which draws on his nearly 20 years of reporting and on his personal relationship with his birth land. Continue reading
As drug gang violence continues to grip Mexico, Ray Suarez talks with a Los Angeles Times reporter about what has fueling the violence and how it will impact the upcoming state and local elections. Continue reading
Benjamin Alire Saenz is a Chicano poet, novelist, professor and painter who lives near El Paso, Texas, just across the border from the Mexican town of Juarez. Much of his work addresses the land and people of the area.
For more on the deadly war that rages along the U.S.-Mexico border and the United States’ role in fueling the drug trade, Ray Suarez talks with Allert Brown-Gort of Notre Dame University and Andrew Selee of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Continue reading
Mexican President Felipe Calderon addressed a joint session of Congress during his visit to Washington, regarding the need for better immigration policies. Ray Suarez weighs the prospects for immigration reforms on the federal level. Continue reading