SECURITY MAIN ISSUE IN DELAY OF RAILROAD BRIDGE WITH MEXICO

  BROWNSVILLE — Lauded last year as a model of cooperation and a means to boost Texas’ robust trade relationship with Mexico, a rail project here in the Rio Grande Valley has hit a snag over the relocation of an X-ray machine. And if Cameron…

SECURITY COMPROMISED ON THE BORDER

I normally don’t like  posting articles concerning the violence in Mexico and the Mexican drug wars.  Our blog is intended to give insight into other border issues, CBP, trade, NAFTA, and any other articles that could be useful for our customers and readers.  But I…

MEXICAN CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION EXPLOITING SUPPLY CHAINS

The Mexican treasury secretary, Jose Antonio Meade Kuribreña acknowledged that criminal organizations have used the trade logistics chain for inserting and removing Mexican narcotics, weapons, ammunition, cash and pirated goods. “In the Mexican Customs entry points the country has witnessed these criminal organizations have sought…

CBP POST 2011 TRADE NUMBERS AND SEIZURES

CBP’s 2011 Fiscal Year in Review (Monday, December 12, 2011) contacts for this news release Washington — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released year-end data on fiscal year (FY) 2011 border enforcement and management efforts, highlighting trends that reflect the Administration’s ongoing commitment…

WHAT IS REAL AT THE BORDER

  By Danya P. Hernandez Scripps Howard Foundation Wire El Paso Inc. | 1 comment WASHINGTON – The contributions of the U.S.-Mexico border region tend to be overshadowed by the notion of overflowing violence and crime, when in fact cities along the border are among safest…

CBP SETTLES FINE WITH UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced its decision to mitigate penalties against Union Pacific—requiring the company to spend $50 million on supply chain security to directly enhance the Mexico and United States rail supply chain.   “The facilitation of trade…

CBP COMMISSIONER WORRIED ABOUT CORRUPTION

THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner admits that the threat of Mexican drug cartels trying to infiltrate the government agency by attempting to corrupt the federal agents is all too real.    Alan D. Bersin, commissioner of CBP in the…

DRUG WAR IN MEXICO DOES NOT HINDER TRADE

By Jason Buch, David Hendricks San Antonio Express News McALLEN — As the rest of the world tries to claw its way out of the economic downturn, businesses here and across the Rio Grande are hanging “help wanted” signs. It’s evidence that despite the drug…