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Terrorists on the Border

Unless you’ve been asleep the last couple of days you’ve seen or heard the news that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL) is in Cd. Juárez across the border from...

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City Manager and Taxes

The discussion on taxes and fees disguised as taxes have been the focus of community discussion the last few months as a result of the sobering fact that city and county revenues are not...

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Claudia Ordaz Sworn In Despite Complaint Filed

Yesterday morning, at the beginning of the city council meeting, Claudia Ordaz was sworn into represent District 6. As I tweeted on the weekend, a complaint was filed, challenging Ordaz’ eligibility to hold office,...

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The Conspiracy Sealed in Blood: Part III of III

In 2008, the homicide rate in Juárez dramatically increased as a result of Mexican counter-narcotics operations against the Juárez cartel. Although many speculate that the rise in violence was because another cartel was challenging...

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The Conspiracy Sealed in Blood: Part II of III

For brevity sake, I’m only focusing on the examples with relevance in today’s El Paso politics although in my upcoming book I will offer you a more detailed development of my thesis. By the...