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Troublesome Border

Author : Oscar J. Martínez
ISBN : 0816511047
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Examines the special problems unique to the border between the United States and Mexico, and discusses the concerns of each country

Troublesome Border

Author : Oscar J‡quez Mart’nez
ISBN : 0816525579
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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ÒU.S. residents are largely unaware that Mexicans also view their northern border with concern, and at times even alarm. Border communities, such as Ciudad Ju‡rez and Tijuana, have long been subjected to heavy criticism from Mexico City and other interior areas for their close ties to the United States, a country viewed with apprehension and suspicion by the Mexican citizenry.Ó Oscar Mart’nezÕs words may come as a surprise to those who associate the U.S. southern border with banditry, racial strife, illegal migration, drug smuggling, and official corruptionÑall attributed to Mexico. In Troublesome Border, now revised to reflect the dramatic changes over the last two decades, a distinguished scholar and long-time resident of the border area addresses these and other problems that have caused increasing concern to federal governments on both sides of the border. This second edition of Troublesome Border has been updated and revised to cover dramatic developments since the bookÕs first publication in 1988 that have once again transformed the region in fundamental ways. Martinez includes new information on migration and drugs, including the extraordinary rise of violence traced largely to the rampant illegal drug trade; the devastating effects of U.S. Border Patrol ÒblockadesÓ that have resulted in thousands of deaths; and the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

The U S Mexican Border Into The Twenty First Century

Author : Paul Ganster
ISBN : 0742553361
Genre : History
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Systematically exploring the dynamic interface between Mexico and the United States, this comprehensive survey considers the historical development, current politics, society, economy, and daily life of the border region. Now fully updated and revised, the book analyzes the economic cycles and social movements from the 1880s that created this distinctive borderlands region and propelled it into the twenty-first century and a globalizing world. Richly illustrated with photographs, maps, and tables, the book concludes with an analysis of key borderlands issues that range from the environment to migration to national security.

U S Border Security

Author : Judith Ann Warner
ISBN : 9781598844078
Genre : History
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This text provides an integrated view of post-9/11 security concerns over the United States's shared border with Mexico and Canada in regards to terrorism, unauthorized migration, drug and arms smuggling, and other illegal trade. * Presents a chronological overview of the major historical and contemporary events impacting the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico borders, as well as the development of trilateral and international security concerns * Includes a bibliography providing academic sources and a chapter of books, peer-reviewed journals, and video/DVD resources * Glossary contains terminology for border security, unauthorized immigration, terrorism, drug and arms smuggling, and cross-border trade studies * A chapter of biographical profiles describe the key players in politics, homeland security agencies, and criminal organizations

Mexico S Uneven Development

Author : Oscar J. Martinez
ISBN : 9781317555629
Genre : History
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Mexico and the United States may be neighbors, but their economies offer stark contrasts. In Mexico’s Uneven Development: The Geographical and Historical Context of Inequality, Oscar J. Martínez explores Mexico’s history to explain why Mexico remains less developed than the United States. Weaving in stories from his own experiences growing up along the U.S.-Mexico border, Martínez shows how the foundational factors of external relations, the natural environment, the structures of production and governance, natural resources, and population dynamics have all played roles in shaping the Mexican economy. This interesting and thought-provoking study clearly and convincingly explains the issues that affect Mexico's underdevelopment. It will prove invaluable to anyone studying Mexico’s past or interested in its future.

Border Contraband

Author : George T. Díaz
ISBN : 9780292761087
Genre : Social Science
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Present-day smuggling across the U.S.-Mexico border is a professional, often violent, criminal activity. However, it is only the latest chapter in a history of illicit business dealings that stretches back to 1848, when attempts by Mexico and the United States to tax commerce across the Rio Grande upset local trade and caused popular resentment. Rather than acquiesce to what they regarded as arbitrary trade regulations, borderlanders continued to cross goods and accepted many forms of smuggling as just. In Border Contraband, George T. Díaz provides the first history of the common, yet little studied, practice of smuggling across the U.S.-Mexico border. In Part I, he examines the period between 1848 and 1910, when the United States' and Mexico's trade concerns focused on tariff collection and on borderlanders' attempts to avoid paying tariffs by smuggling. Part II begins with the onset of the Mexican Revolution in 1910, when national customs and other security forces on the border shifted their emphasis to the interdiction of prohibited items (particularly guns and drugs) that threatened the state. Díaz's pioneering research explains how greater restrictions have transformed smuggling from a low-level mundane activity, widely accepted and still routinely practiced, into a highly profitable professional criminal enterprise.

The Borderlands

Author : Andrew Grant Wood
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124029203
Genre : History
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Presents alphabetically arranged entries on issues concerning the U.S. southwestern states and northern Mexican states that share a common border, covering such topics as "coyotes" who help smuggle illegal aliens across the border, to the Minutemen, American volunteers who patrol the border, to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Hispanic Link Weekly Report

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ISBN : UCSC:32106019121570
Genre : Hispanic Americans
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Multicultural Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132675062
Genre : Multicultural education
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Journal Of Borderlands Studies

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059172136049231
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