In Peru, the minimum sentence for drug offenses went from two years in jail to 25.
Proponents of marijuana legalization like to say that legalizing weed will chip away at the cartels but, based on the amount of diversification that cartels have done in recent years, their influence seems pretty intractable.
The pictures are interesting, not just to see what the families purchased (the Mexican family bought a heap of Coca Cola), but also the quality of ingredients, how large the families were, whether extended families lived in the same house, how much food they were able to buy and their level of happiness in the pictures.
Despite the fact that the Boston Marathon bombing has provided an excuse for politicians and pundits who are determined to stand in the way of solutions, it is clear that something needs to be done about immigration laws.
Here you’ll find some of our favorite blog posts that we discovered this week, posts that were so elegantly, wittily and brilliantly put that we just wanted to commend them.
In the three years that they’ve held the signs in public, there’s been 1,000 percent decrease in the murders.
Sometime recently, I guess, Mattel issued a Mexican Barbie and apparently, despite the fact that it’s a top-rated doll on the website, the reception has been a mixed bag.
Decriminalization is an important step, but it is not legalization.
The case highlights what happens when people with power make an unassailable distinction between people and policy.
While the Mexican media largely ignores the existence of anyone who isn’t Spanish-looking, it seems that there are more insidious ways to avoid most of society as well.
Dr. Seuss, you are so wise.
All your smug traveler friends won’t be the only ones with really cool stuff in their houses.
If you’re coming from a country with a high number of recent immigrants, like China, India, Mexico or the Philippines, if you enter the “line” today, the wait can be 20 years or longer.
Human Rights Watch has found that, between the years 2006 and 2012, at least 250 people – but more likely thousands, since the 250 are just the cases that HRW knows about – have been “disappeared” in incidents that appear to be the work of collusion between the military and organized crime.
The Midwestern city has classified Joaquin Guzman as its number one Public Enemy, its first since Al Capone, levying a $5 million fine for his capture.
While 68 percent of legal immigrants became naturalized citizens, that number dropped to 36 percent for Mexicans.