BORDERLAND BEAT – It is important for both sides of the border to understand how mayhem + ruthless violence from organized crime touches the people on the borderland + the misery it brings to every day social conditions we sometimes call civilization. Consider this a huge source of information related to crime on the borderland. Knowledge is power.
About Borderland Beat
The borderland is a place in the corridor of the international border between Mexico and the U.S.
It runs from San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Baja California, in the west to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, and Brownsville, Texas, in the east, and traverses a variety of terrains, ranging from major urban areas to inhospitable deserts. From the Gulf of Mexico to the border crossing at El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua; westward from that binational conurbation it crosses vast tracts of the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Desert, the Colorado River Delta, westward to the binational conurbation of San Diego and Tijuana before reaching the Pacific Ocean.
The 1,950 mile international border follows the middle of the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte).
The U.S. states along the border, from west to east, are:
California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
The Mexican states are:
Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas.
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