Troublesome Border

Author: Oscar J‡quez Mart’nez

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816525577

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 182

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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).
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The U.S.-Mexican Border Into the Twenty-first Century

Author: Paul Ganster,David E. Lorey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742553361

Category: History

Page: 227

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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.
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U.S. Border Security

A Reference Handbook

Author: Judith Ann Warner

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598844075

Category: History

Page: 381

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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
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Mexico's Uneven Development

The Geographical and Historical Context of Inequality

Author: Oscar J. Martinez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317555627

Category: History

Page: 326

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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.
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The Borderlands

An Encyclopedia of Culture and Politics on the U.S.-Mexico Divide

Author: Andrew Grant Wood

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 322

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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.
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Warfare and Agriculture in Classical Greece, Revised Edition

Author: Victor Davis Hanson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520215962

Category: History

Page: 281

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Provides a systematic review of Greek agriculture and warfare and describes the relationship between these two important aspects of life in ancient communities. With careful attention to agronomic as well as military details, this researched study reveals the remarkable resilience of those farmland communities.
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The Birds of Nebraska: Revised Edition, 2013

Author: Paul Johnsgard

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1609620380

Category: Bird watching

Page: 152

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A summary of the birds of Nebraska restricted to those species that have been convincingly reported at least once in Nebraska from historic time to the present.
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Patients Beyond Borders Turkey Edition

Everybody's Guide to Affordable, World-Class Medical Tourism

Author: Josef Woodman

Publisher: Patients Beyond Borders

ISBN: 0982336195

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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Turkey's superior healthcare infrastructure and relatively short flying times from Europe, the Middle East, and North America attract an estimated 200,000 medical tourists each year. Patients Beyond Borders Turkey Edition helps international patients plan a successful medical trip to the country. Written by the world's leading spokesperson on international health travel, it covers everything medical travelers need to know, from working with travel agents to an overview of Turkey’s leading American-accredited hospitals to advice on budgeting for and planning a medical journey. Detailed descriptions and contact information of fully accredited Turkish hospitals that cater to the international patient, along with specialties and Centers of Excellence, enable travelers to make educated decisions about their care. Also included is visitor and sightseeing information on Turkey and the region, with maps, illustrations, and 24 pages of color inserts showcasing Turkey’s world-class facilities and attractions.
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