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  The trouble in Juarez

Mexico has been mired in a bloody conflict with drug cartels. Need to Know traveled to the border to speak with Mexicans affected by the violence.

Calderon talks immigration, gun control in visit to U.S.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon urged lawmakers to take action on two issues at the heart of domestic politics in the United States: immigration and gun control.


  Seeking asylum from Mexico’s drug wars

Of the more than 13,000 asylum claims only 232 have been granted.


Why now, why Arizona? Misconceptions about Mexican migration

Last week, Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona signed the nation’s strictest immigration law, sparking fear among Hispanics, controversy across the nation, and even the wrath of even the President. Shoshana Guy asks, why now, and why Arizona?


A walk to Juarez

Producer Shoshana Guy describes the fear she felt crossing the bridge into Juarez, Mexico, but says Mexican journalists are the ones with the real cojones.


Mexico’s drug war

Mexican President Felipe Calderon has dispatched more federal troops to fight drug cartels than any previous president, but with mixed results.

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