AL DÍA: Traveling the Texas-Mexico Border


Eric Olson and Chris Wilson of the Mexico Institute are currently driving the entirety of the Texas-Mexico border, beginning in El Paso/Ciudad Juarez, ending in Brownsville/Matamoros, and blogging along the way.

Day One, 1st Entry: Eric and I are on our way to El Paso, where we meet up with Erik Lee of Arizona State’s North American Center for Transborder Studies (NACTS) and begin our research trip. We will be in the El Paso/Ciudad Juarez area through the end of the work week, discussing issues of border management, regional security, trade, and economic development at meetings with local, state and federal officials, as well as business and civil society leaders.

While the ultimate goal of this trip is to help inform a forthcoming project we are working on with NACTS and COLEF called The State of the Border Report, we hope you find these blog entries an interesting and useful way to get an on-the-ground look at some of the major border management and border region issues.


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