You may have noticed some changes on the blog over the last day or two. Like for many of you, 2020 has been a year of changes. I am now writing on three online publications in addition to my upcoming book. All of this in between my real job.

And, you all likely know there is an election a little less than a month away. Over the last four years I have spent an inordinate amount of time on Donald Trump. The simple reason is that he came out calling Mexicans, like me, “rapists”.

I got angry. And when he was elected I was even more angry in that the American electorate would put him in office.

It is time for me to get back to what I was originally doing which was focusing on the border. The roots of my writing has been El Paso corruption. I have also wanted to create an outlet for the Latino voices that are overlooked.

With that in mind, Miguel Juárez and I have been working hard on El Paso News. If you haven’t already, go check it out at this link.

I have also returned to focusing on El Paso corruption. To do so, I relaunched El Paso Politics. You can check out out at this link.

But I do not want to give up this publication because there are 20 years of archives. I also want to continue to write about border issues. So, I have decided to update this publication to focus on border issues. Although I will try not to write about Trump, there will be occasional articles because, well he makes me angry.

I have been asked lately whether Trump will win in November. Sadly, I think he will because there is a 30-40% of the U.S. electorate that frankly does not care that Trump is a cheat, a liar and just an ugly human being.

The Democrats are too busy playing party politics that they fielded Joe Biden when there are more capable candidates.

If I could vote, I would vote for Biden just because anything is better than Donald J. Trump. But that does not make Biden a viable candidate and therein lies the problem.

I hope Joe Biden wins but I would not be surprised if Trump wins another term.

In El Paso Politics I will write about the political scene of El Paso, and its corruption. Everything else, will go in El Paso News.

I look forward to your continued support and opinions.

Thank you all for the years of support!

Martin Paredes

Reporting on public corruption, border politics, immigration and public policy in El Paso since 2000.