Yearly Archives: 1996

TORTILLA PRICE WAR IN JUAREZ

By Kelly Simmons and Ana Vinas Tortilla makers throughout Ciudad Juarez began raising their prices in October for a kilo of tortillas from the official authorized price of $2.00 pesos per kilo to $2.50 pesos per kilo. The manufacturers complain that they are being forced to purchase unsubsidized corn flour at higher prices on the…
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CHIHUAHUA GOVERNOR’S 4th ANNUAL REPORT

By Kelly Simmons and Ana Vinas Following on the heels of a demonstration by the federation of teachers over the state’s “erratic” education efforts, Chihuahua Governor Francisco Barrio Terrazas gave his fourth Report on the Government before the State Congress in early October. Barrio has served four years of a six year term and is…
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CHANGES TO LAWS IN U.S. AND MEXICO AFFECT IMMIGRATION

by Kelly Simmons and Ana Vinas Mexico The Republic of Mexico is considering changes to its federal law that would increase penalties for “trafficking” in human beings. At issue are those criminals, known as polleros, who smuggle immigrants abroad principally across the border into the United States. It is estimated that between January and June…
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BORDER HEALTH: AN OVERVIEW OF CHALLENGES ALONG THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER

by Jeffrey E. Brandon, Associate Dean, College of Health and Social Services, Head, Department of Health Science, New Mexico State University Border health has become a topic of significance during the past decade. This increased attention relates to the population increase along the border separating the U.S. and Mexico; to the increase in migration (stimulated…
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