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Sat June 15, 2013
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More than 250 people have been killed in Tijuana so far in 2013. That’s a 25 percent increase compared to the same time span last year.
Between Monday and Tuesday of this week, local authorities registered seven homicides.
The Senate is taking up the immigration bill this week amid demands from members of Congress to strengthen border security.
But there are also calls for a re-evaluation of the U.S. Border Patrol’s use of force. Investigations into these cases are hidden from public view and can drag on for years.
Native Americans in the Southwest have received more than $96 million as a result of the nation's largest class action lawsuit against the federal government, and an additional $312 million is expected to be sent out this fall.
The prediction was more than 1.5 million Americans would travel outside the U.S. for medical care last year. Places like Mexico and Costa Rica have long been popular, but Nicaragua has more or less been off the map. Now that's changing.
Residents had 24 hour notice before they ran out of water. When the taps went dry, it was like the town turned upside down
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