SXSW 2013 Texas Observer Panel – Life on the Line: Tweeting the Drug War

March 20, 2013 in News

YouTube | The Texas Observer’s SXSW 2013 panel (Texas Observer reporter Melissa del Bosque, UT-Brownsville professor Dr. Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, & KGBT-TV’s Sergio Chapa) discusses how communities in Mexico are using social media tools to report on the increasing violence in their neighborhoods.

Analysis: A Mexico Border Shootout Reveals Effort to Cover Up Violence

March 20, 2013 in News

InSight Crime | Inconsistent reports about a March 10 gun battle in Reynosa illustrate how little verifiable information is available on what is happening in that and other areas of Mexico, and how citizen journalists and social networks are increasingly the only sources left to catch a glimpse of what appears to be an all-out war.

Massacre in Mexico: Dozens Killed During Massive Three-Hour Shootout in Reynosa

March 12, 2013 in News

The Monitor | Fear and panic filled the streets of Reynosa on Sunday night as rival gunmen battled during a three-hour firefight that saw automatic weapons and grenades used.

Escalating Turf Wars Between Shifting Drug Cartel Alliances Compels Some to Flee Reynosa

February 8, 2013 in News

Ildefonso Ortiz The Monitor February 8, 2013   REYNOSA — Abandoned homes and “for sale” signs are all that’s left. But the La Fuentes neighborhood used to be one of [...]

San Juan gang checkpoints weigh civil rights, public safety

January 4, 2013 in News

The Monitor | The often delicate balance between civil liberties and law enforcement’s goal of public safety is playing out in San Juan. The target in between: gang members.