United States: the New York Times and the US-Mexican border

United States: the New York Times and the US-Mexican border

Picture of the building of the New York Times, in front of Port Authority in Manhattan.

Since the vote of Secure Fence Act in September 2006 by the Bush administration, the border between the US and Mexico has became more and more difficult to cross for illegal migrants coming from Central and South America. The most famous Americain newspaper has lately published some interesting papers about the crossing of the border, showing how the migrants try to get around the wall between the two countries.

In October 2011, Julia PRESTON reported the cost of the fence with Mexico (it seems to be an endless price for the country, from 2 billion in 2006 till more than 10 billion now):

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/20/us/politics/border-fence-raises-cost-questions.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Aw

Last month, Damien CAVE reported the situation in the twin towns of Laredo (Texas) and Nuevo Laredo (Tamaulipas):

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/us/deep-ties-tested-on-mexicos-border.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Aw&_r=0

Last year, another article written by LIAM DILLON and IAN LOVETT described a tunnel which was found South of San Diego (California)by American authorities:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/01/us/tunnel-for-smuggling-found-under-border-tons-of-drugs-seized.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Aw

In another twin cities, in Nogales, a paper from Fernanda SANTOS described the violence used by the Border Patrol against illegal migrants:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/11/us/shootings-by-agents-increase-border-tensions.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Aw

In March 2013, the newspaper reported pictures of the border, showing the difficulty to control it :

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/03/11/world/americas/us-mexico-border-photos.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Aw

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