Where Did Everything Go?

There seems to be some confusion about my archive of El Paso news and information that I have maintained for over the last two decades. No, none of it has disappeared and all of it is still available online. Let me explain. But first a short history. I started the El Paso Politics project in… Read More Where Did Everything Go?

US Border Patrol and Customs Hotbed Of Corruption

It is generally understood that the US-Mexico border is the source of the drugs entering the country. It is the reason that many demand a wall along the southern border. According to a 2018 DEA Drug Assessment Report, the southern border remains the principal entry point for drugs, especially cocaine, heroin and fentanyl. The important… Read More US Border Patrol and Customs Hotbed Of Corruption

American Corruption – Smollett and Avenatti Style

Whenever I bring up México in any debate the issue of corruption becomes the center of the discussion. Americans tend to believe that only other countries or governments are corrupt forgetting that Americans are just as corrupt. While Donald Trump and his supporters bask in the belief that Trump was “exonerated” the examples of corruption… Read More American Corruption – Smollett and Avenatti Style

Luis Aguilar, Sexual Harassment and El Paso Corruption

There is widespread outrage across the nation because of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual abuse of others and the accusations again Ben Affleck, Kevin Spacey and even George H.W. Bush, among others, one would expect that a sitting judge with multiple accusations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate activities would be held to account. But not in… Read More Luis Aguilar, Sexual Harassment and El Paso Corruption

The Piti Vazquez Problem for Veronica Escobar

As you likely know, Veronica Escobar is running for Congress to take over the seat being vacated by her political ally, Beto O’Rourke, who is going after Ted Cruz’ seat. Escobar, like O’Rourke, evolved from the Ray Caballero-Jose Rodriguez-Eliot Shapleigh political faction. Escobar and cohorts have been using the Poisoned Pawns corruption scandal to build… Read More The Piti Vazquez Problem for Veronica Escobar

It’s the Emails Dummy

During the controversy over the El Paso ballpark there were many rumors about impropriety. Many were true and others were wrong. One of the longest running controversies involved the improper election interference benefiting Steve Ortega’s run for mayor. Ortega lost. However, the election subterfuge with the bond monies for the ballpark cost the taxpayers of… Read More It’s the Emails Dummy

Watergate and Mexico

The ongoing Donald Trump controversies about the Russian election interference and the firing of FBI directory, James Comey, has led many to compare the Watergate controversy to Trump’s latest activities. Trump’s Tweet about “tapes” has raised the specter of another Watergate nexus. México remains a target of Donald Trump. Contrary to Trump and his surrogates,… Read More Watergate and Mexico

El Paso Politics

It seems that some readers of the blog are wondering if I am going to go back to writing about El Paso politics. My interest has always been about border politics, of which El Paso plays a major role. I started commenting about border politics because of the general notion that México is corrupt and… Read More El Paso Politics