Daily Archives: June 4, 2008

A Few Words on The Border

Unless you live near the Southern Border or seek out news on Filepe Felipe Calderon’s re-invigorated war on drugs in Mexico chance are that you don’t know too much about a brewing war that is rapidly escalating. I have to admit that if it wasn’t for Mrs. Juniorprof’s family I wouldn’t know very much about it either. The family that I married into lives along what used to be a sleepy border area where the desert makes the rules. For decades this large family has lived on both sides of the border in relative peace and quiet. The vast majority of the men on the US side work in law enforcement, mostly as Border Patrol. The men and women on the Southern side own a few small businesses that have supported the family through the ups and downs of the Mexican economy for the past decades. For the past few years we have heard news of more and more drug gangs moving into the area as life in these little border towns has become more and more dangerous. Continue reading