Homeland Security to begin building border wall prototypes this summer

Homeland Security to begin building border wall prototypes this summer

by WorldTribune Staff, June 28, 2017 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said it will build four to eight border wall prototypes this summer in San Diego. Ronald Vitiello, acting deputy commissioner at Customs and Border Protection, said the prototypes will be used to evaluate what kind of barrier is most effective in combating drug […]

Mexico’s drug war ranks as world’s second-deadliest conflict

Mexico’s drug war ranks as world’s second-deadliest conflict

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall Readers may note that several reports and evaluations of Mexican violence in 2016 have now been released, in calendar year 2017. As examples: 1. According to statistics of the Mexican government itself, murders in Mexico increased in 2016. See Mexico’s murder rate spiked in 2016 due to ‘ongoing shifts […]

Eight Mexican, and 4 U.S. cities on world’s most murderous list

Eight Mexican, and 4 U.S. cities on world’s most murderous list

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall The ongoing violence in Mexico is analyzed each year, as number crunchers study previous years’ statistics. It is a morbid undertaking as such statistics deal with numbers representing real people who were homicide victims. So why even study it? It is hoped that the discovery of patterns and trends […]

Trump plays hardball, wins renegotiation of NAFTA

Trump plays hardball, wins renegotiation of NAFTA

by WorldTribune Staff, April 27, 2017 Canada and Mexico have agreed to U.S. President Donald Trump’s terms to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The White House announced on April 26 that Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “agreed to proceed swiftly, according to their required internal procedures, […]

Mexico City’s archdiocese brands Mexican firms collaborating with wall ‘traitors’

Mexico City’s archdiocese brands Mexican firms collaborating with wall ‘traitors’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 27, 2017 Any Mexican company that assists in building U.S. President Donald Trump’s border wall “should be considered traitors to the homeland,” the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said on March 26. In an editorial, Mexico’s largest archdiocese scolded companies who might seek to profit from the wall. “Any company intending to […]

Report credits drug trafficking for Mexico’s ranking as world’s third most dangerous country

Report credits drug trafficking for Mexico’s ranking as world’s third most dangerous country

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall The consulting firm Verisk Maplecroft compiled a Crime Rate Index for calendar year 2016, and Mexico is ranked the third most dangerous country in the world. Verisk Maplecroft describes itself on its website as “a leading global risk analytics, research and strategic forecasting company offering an unparalleled portfolio of […]

Trump phobia could lead to immigration surge in . . . Mexico

Trump phobia could lead to immigration surge in . . . Mexico

by WorldTribune Staff, March 14, 2017 Fearing that U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies will lead to their arrest, or immediate deportation back home, large numbers of asylum seekers from Central America are seeking refuge in Mexico instead. One El Salvadoran told a Honduran newspaper that the ultimate goal was to reach the United States, […]

Economic Freedom Index: U.S. dropped to 17th in 2016

Economic Freedom Index: U.S. dropped to 17th in 2016

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The American economy slipped yet again to a lower ranking in 2016 as a result of a combination of regulatory burdens, large public debt and business taxes according to a watchdog survey of global economic freedoms. The annual Heritage Index of Economic Freedom saw the U.S. economy slip […]

Mexico’s murder rate spiked in 2016 due to ‘ongoing shifts in the underworld’

Mexico’s murder rate spiked in 2016 due to ‘ongoing shifts in the underworld’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall, MexiData.info The analysis of Mexican murder statistics is a grisly business because these statistics are not just numbers, but represent real people who were homicide victims. According to the Mexican government’s own statistics, the Mexican murder total in 2016 was 20,792, the highest it’s been since 2012. (Enrique Peña […]

Mexico: Deportations under Trump lower than under Obama last year

Mexico: Deportations under Trump lower than under Obama last year

by WorldTribune Staff, February 14, 2017 The facts – coming from Mexico itself – appear to contradict media reports on mass deportations conducted last week by the Trump administration. Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said on Feb. 13 that there has not been a rise in the number of deportations of Mexicans from the United […]

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