piedras negras

Is Cartel Violence Getting Too Close to the Border?

Jan 21, 2013 By Sonia Smith

A gunbattle in Piedras Negras, which killed a Mexican police officer, prompted American officials to close two bridges in the city. This comes less than a month after an El Paso woman was hit by a stray bullet shot from Juárez. 

Minor Emergency

Jul 31, 2011 By pjtobia

Drug gangs in Mexico are increasingly turning to American teenagers to smuggle their loads across the border. What can be done?

Border Bargains

Dec 1, 1996 By Suzy Banks

We’ve found thirty shops just across the Rio Grande where you can buy everything from hand-carved furniture to whimsical walking sticks. The quality is high, the prices are right, and you don't have to pay in pesos.

Busting Out of Mexico

Aug 31, 1976 By Jan Reid

Two self-styled Texas soldiers of fortune engineered one of the more bizarre jailbreaks in history. Here’s how it happened.