A memorial in Austin, Texas is being built to remember the descendants of Spanish explorers who first settled the region. The 550-square-foot monument will be the largest of its kind on the grounds of any state capitol in the country.
There is a worldwide shortage of of antivenom, in part, because there is little economic incentive for drug companies to produce it. Despite the expense and challenge, a Mexican company is a leader in the production of anti-venom and wants to sell it to the world, including the United States. In the last of a two-part series exploring this public health issue, travel to Mexico to learn how horses are key to producing the antivenom.
During the recent federal debt ceiling debate in Washington D.C., Tea Party members of Congress have been instrumental in the negotiations towards a deal. George Rodríguez, president of the San Antonio Tea Party, is inviting fellow Latinos to embrace the small government approach.
Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez is accused of ordering the shooting that killed a U.S. consulate worker and a sheriff's deputy from El Paso in Juarez last year.
Federal immigration officials have discretionary power to give a pass to military spouses, who are in the U.S. illegally, so they could process paperwork here and not have to leave. That pass is called parole in place.
He survived four assassination attempts, including a kidnapping, in Mexico.
Mexican authorities continue to find bodies in mass graves near the town of San Fernando. The Mexican community lies about 90 miles south of Brownsville, Texas. The grim task of identifying the more than 140 bodies is under way.
The number of ramshackle neighborhoods along the border called "colonias" grew, but many were not counted in the census.