This slideshow traces a number of key points on the U.S.-Mexico border, from Laredo, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez in the east through Nogales (Arizona and Mexico), and Yuma, Arizona, and then north to Calexico, California and west to Tijuana, Mexico. Topics explored are the physical border and landscape, cross-border trade, security, immigration, drug trafficking and organized crime.

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Louie Palu explores the U.S.-Mexico border where violence runs rampant: What does it look like? How has the immigration policy evolved? And what are the economic and security issues?

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January 23, 2014 /
Louie Palu
Photojournalist tells how he began documenting a war closer to home-the U.S.-Mexico drug war-and what he thinks is missing in coverage of such issues.
January 21, 2014 /
Louie Palu
"What's going on in Mexico is much bigger than what people really understand," according to Pulitzer Center grantee Louie Palu.