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Poll: Most Rio Grande Valley residents feel less safe

Poll: Most Rio Grande Valley residents feel less safe

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian EDINBURG, TX — Only one in four Rio Grande Valley residents feel safer living on the U.S.-Mexico border today than they did five years ago, according to a new opinion poll. The Pulse of the Valley poll, conducted by UT-Pan American’s Center for Survey Research (CSR), found that almost

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United Nations calling for answers from Washington over “racist nature” of U.S.-Mexico border wall

By Marta del Vado LatinaLista The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination expresses their concern to Washington regarding the potential “discriminatory impact” of the construction of the US-Mexico fence on indigenous communities living on both sides of the border. The chairperson of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Alexei Avtonomov,

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Border wall issue divides Texas’ Starr County leaders

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian RIO GRANDE CITY – Opinion is divided among elected officials and business leaders in Starr County over plans to build border walls in Roma and Rio Grande City. Starr County Judge Eloy Vera says his opinion on border walls has changed. He used to be strongly opposed to them.

Arizona artists ‘bedazzle’ border wall in binational art project

LatinaLista — They call themselves the Border Bedazzlers and they have one mission — transform the ugly metal panels of the US-Mexico border wall into colorful art. Spearheaded by Bisbee, Arizona artists Gretchen Baer and Carolyn Toronto, the duo work their talents in Naco, Sonora, Mexico, a town just on the other side of the

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Video: Photographer chronicles destructive impact of border wall on Southwest’s rare ecosystems,wildlife and people

LatinaLista — It is expected that President Obama will resurrect the issue of immigration reform in the first year of his second term. While he will be proposing to recognize the 11 million undocumented immigrants who have created lives on this side of the border, his opponents will be shouting for stricter enforcement at the

U.S. officials wrong in celebrating fall of the Berlin Wall as work continues on our own border wall

LatinaLista — On this day, when so many dignitaries assemble in Germany toasting the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, it seems hypocritical that our country’s leaders can’t see that we are repeating what was considered the disgrace of Germany along our U.S.-Mexico border. Supporters of the U.S. wall say that our

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