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"Drug Wars" is a four-hour documentary examining United States drug policy over the last thirty years. The program is divided into four major themes: Treatment and Education versus Prohibition and Punishment, Social Justice, The International War on Drugs, The Multibillion Dollar Illegal Drug Business
In a joint project with The New York Times, FRONTLINE/World correspondents Andrew Becker and Lowell Bergman investigate the rapidly expanding business of smuggling humans across the U.S.-Mexican border.
In 1915 a group of Mexican banditos raided the McAllen Ranch, one of the largest in South Texas. The bandits were killed by the Texas Rangers, as well as some civilians. The effects of these killings by the Texas Rangers are still being felt today and have served to perpetuate distrust between Mexican Americans and the Texas Rangers.
Illegal immigrants to the United States subject themselves to mortal danger while traveling through South and Central America, as recounted by this gripping documentary. Interviewing an assortment of migrants, the film reveals the brutal and sometimes tragic interference they encounter from both criminals and corrupt authorities.
Captures a day in the life of people living in colonias, (unincorporated settlements often lacking basic water and sewer systems, paved roads, and safe and sanitary housing) along the Texas-Mexico border.
ABC News correspondent Judy Muller reports on the quality of life along the international border between El Paso and Juarez since the implementation of NAFTA. Program concludes with a discussion between Ted Koppel and Fernando Macias, leader of a consortium of American and Mexican officials charged with managing change along this new economic frontier.
Filmmaker Arturo Perez Torres follows in the footsteps of two friends traveling on an extraordinary and extremely dangerous journey from Central America to North America. On their journey they encounter gangs and vigilantes as well as border patrols.
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