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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators

World Guide

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Border Action Network.

Ibermundo México.

Independent Media Center (Mexico).

Special issue on Mexico & US

In the Library: Articles

Axtman, Kris. "A safer way to send illegals back to Mexico," Christian Science Monitor (10/3/03):1,2.

Bacon, David. "Mexico's new braceros," Nation (1/27/97):18-21. How NAFTA promotes child labor & truancy in Mexicali onion fields.

__________. "Tijuana troubles: NAFTA is failing Mexican workers," In These Times (8/21/00):23. -24.

Badger, T.A. "Project to identify bodies at border," San Jose Mercury News (10/1/03): 7A.

Cooper, Marc. "Arizona: the new border war," Nation (7/17/00):20-24.

Cosío Villegas, Daniel. "El norte de Porfirio Díaz," Anuario de Historia (UNAM) 1 (1961):13-57.

Gomez, Arturo Santamaria. "The porous US-Mexico border," Nation (10/25/93):458-462.

González de León, Antonio. "Factores de tensión internacional en la frontera con Estados Unidos," in Centro de Estudios Internacionales, Lecturas de política exterior mexicana (México, 1979), pp. 319-49.

Lydersen, Kari. "The disappeared: in Juarez's maquiladoras, murders of women continue," In These Times (6/9/03):5.

Martinez, Demetria. "LIFE fights to end pollution in Nogales," National Catholic Reporter (12/8/95).

___________. "Tally of dead rises on Mexican border," National Catholic Reporter (6/30/00):19.

Nathan, Debbie. "Death comes to the Maquilas: A border story," Nation (1/13-20/97):18-21.

Nieves, Evelyn. "To work and die in Juarez," Mother Jones (5-6/02):52-55.

Ochoa, Enrique. "Constructing fronteras: teaching the history of the US-Mexico borderlands in the age of Proposition 187 & Free Trade," Radical History Review 70 (win 98):119-30.

Pantin, Laurence. "Criminal neglect: death talks with the maquiladoras," In These Times (12/23/02):4.

Santamaria Gomez, Arturo. "The porous U.S.-Mexico border," Nation (10/25/93):458-462.

Seifert, Michael. "Community guards its goodness in midst of terror," National Catholic Reporter (7/4/03):19.

Simon, Joel. “NAFTA – the view from Tijuana,” Nation (11/30/92):664-667.

Stavans, Ilan. "Trafficking in verse," Nation (1/7-14/02):43-48. Review essay on Narcocorrido, & True Tales form Another Mexico.

Steller, Tim. "A thirst for justice," Mother Jones (7-8/02):19. Activist Robin Hoover, provides migrants with water across the Arizona-Mexico border.

Vanderpool, Tim. "Arizona's underground railroad," Progressive (3/01):26-27.

________. "Border vigilantes," Progressive (4/03).

Wilson, David L. "Do maquiladoras matter," MR 49,5 (10/97):28-34.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Andreas, Peter. Border Games: Policing the US-Mexico Divide (Ithaca: Cornell U., 2000).

Bacon, David. The Children of NAFTA: Labor Wars on the US/Mexico Border (Berkeley: U. of California, 2004).

Bowden, Charles. Down by the River: Drugs, Money, Murder, & Family (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2002). Life in the border drug trade seen from El Paso.

Byrd, Bobby & Susannah Mississippi Byrd (eds.) The Late Great Mexican Border: Reports from a Disappearing Line (El Paso: Cinco Puntos, 1998).

Cavallaro, James L. US Frontier Injustice: Human Rights Abuses along the US Border with Mexico Persist Amid Climate of Impunity (NY: Human Rights Watch, 1993).

Coyle, Laurie; Gail Hershatter & Emily Hong. Women at Farah: An Unfinished Story (El Paso: REFORMA, 1979).

Davidson, Miriam. Lives on the Line: Dispatches from the US-Mexico Border (Tucson: U. of Arizona, 2000).

Dwyer, Augusta. On the Line: Life on the US-Mexican Border (London: Latin American Bureau, 1994).

Ehrlich, Paul R. The Golden Door: International Migration, Mexico, & the US (NY: Ballantine, 1979).

Ganster, Paul & Alan Sweedler. The US-Mexican Border Region: Implications for US Security (Claremont CA, 1988).

García, Mario. Desert Immigrants: The Mexicans of El Paso, 1880-1920 (New Haven: Yale, 1981).

Hundley, Norris Jr. Dividing the Waters: A Century of Controversy between the US & Mexico (Berkeley: U. of California, 1966).

Kearny, Milo & Anthony Knopp. Border Cuates: A History of US-Mexican Twin Cities (Austin: U. of Texas, 1995).

King, Rosemary A. Border Confluences: Borderland Narratives from the Mexican War to the Present (Tucson: U. of Arizona, 2004).

Limón, José E. Dancing with the Devil: Society & Cultural Poetics in Mexican-American South Texas (Madison: U. Wisconsin, 1994).

Liss, Sheldon. A Century of Disagreement: The Chamizal Conflict, 1864-1964 (Washington, 1965).

Martínez, Oscar J. (ed.) Fragments of the Mexican Revolution: Personal Accounts from the Border (Albuquerque: U. of New Mexico, 1983).

__________ (ed.) US-Mexico Borderlands: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 1996).

Nathan, Debbie. Women & Other Aliens: Essays from the US-Mexico Border (El Paso: Cinco Puntos, 1991).

Nevins, Joseph. Operation Gatekeeper & the Making of the 'Illegal Alien' Along the US-Mexican Boundary (NY: Routledge, 2001).

Pena, Devon G. The Terror of the Machine:Technology, Work, Gender, & Ecology on the U.S.-Mexico Border (Austin: U. of Texas, 1997).

Quinones, Sam. True Tales From Another Mexico: The Lynch Mob, the Popsicle Kings, Chalino, & the Bronx (Albuquerque, NM: U. of New Mexico, 2002).

Ross, Stanley (ed.) Views Across the Border: The US & Mexico (Albuquerque: U. of New Mexico, 1978).

Sadowski-Smith, Claudia (ed.) Globalization on the Line: Culture, Capital, & Citizenship at US Borders (NY: Palgrave, 2002).

Staudt, Kathleen & Irasema Coronado. Fronteras No Más: Toward Social Justice at the US-Mexico Border (NY: Palgrave, 2002).

Stout, Joseph A. Border Conflict: Villistas, Carrancistas & the Punitive Expedition, 1915-1920 (Fort Worth, 1999).

Vanderwood, Paul J. Juan Soldado: Rapist, Murderer, Martyr, Saint (Durham NC: Duke, 2004). Making of a borderlands folk saint in Tijuana.

Urrea, Luis Alberto. Across the Wire: Life & Hard Times on the Mexican Border (NY: Anchor, 1993).Migrant life in Tijuana.

Wald, Elijah. Narcocorrido: A Journey Into the Music of Drugs, Guns and Guerrillas (NY: HarperCollins, 2002)

Ward, Evan R. Border Oasis: Water & the Political Ecology of the Colorado River Delta, 1940-1975 (Tucson: U. of Arizona, 2003).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez" [1982], dir. Robert M. Young, 104m. In video stores.

"Crosses (Cruces)" [2002], dir. Laura I. Arvizu, 18m. From Latin American Video Archives. Border crossing much more dangerous since inauguration of Operation Gatekeeper in 1995.

"Crossing Arizona" [2006], dir. Joseph Mathew & Dan DeVivo, ?m. From Cinema Guild.

"El Mariachi" [199?], dir. Roberto Rodríguez, 81m. In video stores.

"From the Other Side" [2003], dir. Chantal Akerman, 99m. Immigrants & vigilantes at the Arizona border.

“Frontier Life” [2003], dir. Hans Fjellestad, 85m.

"El jardín del Edén (The Garden of Eden)" [1994], dir. María Novaro, 104m.

"Lone Star" [1996], dir. John Sayles, 135m. In video stores.

"Maquila: a Tale of Two Mexicos" [2000], dir. Saul Landau & Sonia Angulo, 55m. From Cinema Guild.

"Natives" [1992], dir. Jesse Lerner & Scott Sterling, 25m. From Filmakers' Library. Studies xenophobia & racism of some patriotic Americans living along CA's border with Mexico.

"Sin dejar huella (Without a Trace)" [2001], dir. María Novaro, 105m.

"Touch of Evil" [1958], dir. Orson Welles, 108m. In video stores.

"Traffic" [2000], dir. Steven Soderbergh, 147m. In video stores.

"The Valley of Tears" [2003], dir. Hart Perry, 82m. From Seventh Art Releasing. Long struggle for farm workers' rights in the lower Rio Grande valley.

"Walking the Line" [2006], dir. Jeremy Levine & Landon Van Soest, ?m. From Filmakers Library.

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