Juárez http://tpr.org en On The Mend, But Wounds Of Violence Still Scar Juarez http://tpr.org/post/mend-wounds-violence-still-scar-juarez We had just finished our time in Juarez, Mexico, when we had dinner with some distant relations on the U.S. side of the border. "You," one of my relatives said, "are the first Juarez survivors we've seen in some time."<p>He said this even though he lives within sight of Juarez, in El Paso, just across the Rio Grande. Many people on the U.S. side long ago stopped visiting their Mexican sister city, and not without reason: Juarez was the world's most violent city as recently as 2010. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 28780 at http://tpr.org On The Mend, But Wounds Of Violence Still Scar Juarez Border Agents Can Search Your Computer, But Is There A Limit To What They Can Look At? http://tpr.org/post/border-agents-can-search-your-computer-there-limit-what-they-can-look <p><strong>Fronteras</strong>: In the New Year, Mexico will begin to implement a sweeping tax reform, but northern border communities are protesting the change. U.S. border inspectors have the right to look through your computer when you come into the U.S., but just how closely can they look into your files? Cookie-cutter housing developments for low-income workers are now a feature of many cities in Mexico, but the model isn’t working out. American tax dollars are helping change lives in Mexican border cities by putting people to work in the formal economy.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:47:30 +0000 Crystal Chavez 24193 at http://tpr.org Border Agents Can Search Your Computer, But Is There A Limit To What They Can Look At? Political Asylum Requests From Mexicans Have Tripled Since 2009 http://tpr.org/post/political-asylum-requests-mexicans-have-tripled-2009 <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> More Mexicans are trying to escape intimidation and/or violence by petitioning the U.S. for political asylum.&nbsp;Human trafficking&nbsp;is a growing problem in the Southwestern United States. Authorities in Juárez are finalizing their investigation into the cause of a deadly explosion at a candy factory last month. The McDonald Observatory in West Texas is now home to the historic Otto Struve telescope.</p><p><strong>Mexican Political Asylum Requests Up</strong></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:34:56 +0000 Crystal Chavez 21996 at http://tpr.org Political Asylum Requests From Mexicans Have Tripled Since 2009 Pro-Life Camp Celebrates Appeals Court Ruling On Texas Abortion Restrictions http://tpr.org/post/pro-life-camp-celebrates-appeals-court-ruling-texas-abortion-restrictions <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> Pro-life supporters are pleased with 5th Circuit Court ruling to put HB 2 restrictions into law -- doctors at clinics providing abortions must now have admitting privileges at local hospitals within 30 miles. Also on this show: The Permian Basin is the nation's largest oil production center, Brownsville hopes to make something good from "poorest city" label, and Juárez tries to move beyond its violent past.</p><p><strong>5th Circuit Court reverses ruling on admitting privileges</strong></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:33:46 +0000 David Martin Davies 21209 at http://tpr.org Pro-Life Camp Celebrates Appeals Court Ruling On Texas Abortion Restrictions