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1,423 pounds of marijuana found inside coconuts at US-Mexico border. A wall apart: divided families meet at a single, tiny spot on the US-Mexico border | US news. There are 1,954 miles of border separating the US and Mexico but only one tiny stretch, measuring no more than 15 meters wide, where families are sanctioned to touch fingertips through a steel-mesh fence. This spot, where the Pacific ocean joins the sandy shoreline, and where San Diego becomes Tijuana, is where US Customs and Border Protection allows families torn apart by an unforgiving immigration system their own, fleeting connection. It is a wafer-thin and slowly shrinking no man’s land, where border agents will look the other way as Mexican-American families with mixed legal status convene in the baking sun. In an election year which has been dominated by hardline anti-immigration and anti-Mexican rhetoric, the encounters along this tiny segment of border have been given a new sense of urgency.

The Republican frontrunner Donald Trump and his main challenger Ted Cruz are both campaigning on the promise of turning the reinforced fence that separates the US from Mexico into a wall. AMEXICA, La Guerre contre le crime organisé sur la frontière Etats-Unis/Mexique. « Je crois que dès qu’on la franchit, on dit au revoir à tous ses droits en tant qu’être humain » A force de vouloir mettre en place un ordre puritain de son côté du monde, et de déverser sa débauche chaque samedi soir de l’autre côté, les Etats-Unis ont créé un enfer à leur porte. La frontière avec le Mexique n’est qu’une longue cicatrice infecte, et des villes comme Ciudad Juarez, cette ville qui tue ses femmes, cette « décharge humaine », ne sont plus qu'une simple étape dans un parcours toujours plus sanglant...

L’effroyable s’étire sur plus de 3000 km qu’Ed Vulliamy, grand reporter au Guardian, donne avec Amexica, La guerre contre le crime organisé sur la frontière Etats-Unis/Mexique qui commence à Tijuana et s’achève à Matamaros. C’est une guerre, avec ses milliers de morts, ses exactions, et sa règle, l’absence totale de limite. Le nerf de cette guerre ? La guerre des cartels, leurs organisations, les ramifications incroyables, tout cela est présenté. Loïc Di Stefano. Huge US-Mexico drugs tunnel found in San Diego. One of the longest cross-border drugs-smuggling tunnels between Mexico and the US has been found by authorities in San Diego, American officials say. They say the 800m (874 yards) tunnel was used to transport an "unprecedented cache" of cocaine and marijuana.

It was the 13th sophisticated secret tunnel found along California's border with Mexico since 2006. But a local official described it as "ingenious" and unlike anything seen before. Three have been found on the same short street in San Diego that runs parallel to a border fence with Mexico. In the latest incident about 1,016kg (2,242lb) of cocaine and 6,350kg of marijuana suspected of being transported through the tunnel was seized, officials say. Image copyright AP "This is the largest cocaine seizure ever associated with a tunnel," Southern California District Attorney Laura Duffy said, and is the second "super tunnel" to be discovered in recent weeks, "It's a rabbit hole,'' she said of the latest tunnel to be found.

Panama flies Cuban immigrants to U.S.-Mexico border. The first group of 238 Cuban migrants arrived Monday in the border city of Juarez on two flights from Panama, Mexico's foreign ministry said in a statement. The agreement will allow Panama to send a total of 3,995 U.S. -bound Cuban migrants to Mexico, where they will be allowed to stay for up to 20 days for "humanitarian reasons" due to "extraordinary circumstances," the ministry said. The migrants have been stranded in Central America after several countries closed their borders and stopped them from traveling north. In Panama, they stayed in camps and makeshift shelters.

The country's president made a humanitarian plea for hotels to help in March as some cities were overrun. In at least one town, the number of migrants outnumbered the local population. Cuban immigration to the United States has spiked amid growing fears that U.S. immigration policies could be changing as relations between the two countries thaw. But making it to the United States isn't easy. 'A temporary measure'

TERRIAT – Les territoires de l'attente. U.S.-Mexico Border - National Geographic Society. The border between the United States and Mexico stretches 3,145 kilometers (1,954 miles), from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. In some places, the border is only marked by a sign or a fence. In other places, the border is reinforced with barbed wire or tall steel barriers. One of the most strongly fortified areas of the border separates the urban areas of San Diego, in the U.S. state of California, and Tijuana, in the Mexican state of Baja California. Here, the border is marked with double and even triple fencing. The first fence, pictured above, is about 3 meters (10 feet) tall, and made of thick metal plates.

The second fence, behind the first one, reaches 4.5 meters (15 feet). All the border fortification is intended to reduce illegal immigration to the United States from Mexico. Crossing the border near Tijuana-San Diego is dangerous. Most immigrant deaths in the Tijuana-San Diego area are due to exposure. The phrase "Ni Una Muerte Mas! U.S.-Mexico Border: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News.