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    Former U.S. Marine Arrested in Mexico for Possession of Family Heirloom

    Why is the Obama Administration not doing more to free a former Marine from a Mexican prison? Twenty-seven-year-old Jon Hammar—a former Marine Lance Corporal and veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—is attracting increasing congressional and media attention. Hammar was arrested by Mexican authorities on August 13 when he … More

    Fast and Furious, Marijuana Legalization Still Worry Our Southern Neighbors

    Since November 6, President Obama has had little time to savor his electoral victory. The White House is in the throes of dealing with, among other issues, the aftershocks of Benghazi, the David Petraeus resignation, and the looming plunge off the fiscal cliff. While it may be too early to … More

    U.S.–Panama Free Trade Agreement Coming into Force—Five Years Later

    On October 31, nearly five years after being signed by both nations, a free trade agreement between the United States and Panama will finally be entering into force. Five years ago, there was no iPad, the unemployment rate was under 5 percent, and the Tea Party was still an 18th … More

    Fast and Furious: Where Was the Leadership at the Department of Justice?

    On Monday, Representative Darrell Issa (R–CA) and Senator Charles Grassley (R–IA) released Part II of their promised three-part report titled Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation. As described in a Heritage Legal Memorandum, Part I focused on the involvement of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and … More

    What Does the Obama Administration Have Against Cheap Vegetables?

    The Obama Administration’s Commerce Department recently took a preliminary position in favor of ending a 16-year-old trade agreement governing tomatoes imported from Mexico. The Florida Tomato Exchange asked the Administration to end the agreement because it doesn’t want to compete with low-priced tomatoes grown in Mexico. This announcement took Mexico … More

    Fast & Furious: Univision Continuing to Ask the Tough Questions

    On the heels of staging a successful presidential forum, Univision, the largest Spanish-language network in the U.S., has uncovered more information on the failed Operation Fast and Furious. Fast and Furious resulted in nearly 2,000 high-powered weapons travelling across the border to be used by Mexican drug cartels that has … More

    Fast and Furious: DOJ Inspector General Issues Long-Awaited Report

    The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) inspector general has come out with a report about Operation Fast and Furious, an ill-conceived gun-smuggling investigation to identify the cartel leaders behind a firearms trafficking network that resulted in more than 2,000 high-powered weapons ending up in the hands of dangerous thugs. Two of … More

    Border Security Alone Not Enough to Stem the Tide of Violence

    The Texas Department of Agriculture has launched an online video campaign aimed to “shame” the federal government into enhancing U.S. border security. As part of the campaign, called “Texas Traffic—True Stories of Drug and Human Smuggling,” each week over the next four months the Department of Agriculture will release a … More

    Mexico: Cautious Hope in Battle Against Transnational Organized Crime

    The violence brought about in Mexico’s drug war may finally be reaching a plateau. At least that is the hope of many, as the nation continues its sixth year of its battle against transnational organized crime. In an announcement last week, Mexican President Felipe Calderon indicated that Mexican gang-related deaths … More

    Food Stamps: Getting Help from Mexico to Increase Government Dependency

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) just pulled the plug on its controversial outreach program to promote food stamps with “telenovelas” (soap operas), but that’s not the end of its courting of Spanish speakers. As the Daily Caller reports, the USDA and the Mexican government have been working together “to … More