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Mexico-USA Borderlands

Photo: Votive

Essay
We need a better understanding of where the United States and Mexico meet. We are standing at the front door of one another’s country.

This year look for an expansion on Planeta.com of regional coverage. If there is a way to arrange an old-school roadtrip or meetup, we are happy to oblige. There will be much-needed updates to the national parks and borderland jewels Big Bend National Park, Copper Canyon, Sonoran Desert, Chihuahuan Desert, Gulf of Mexico and the beautiful Sea of Cortez.

The ten border states — Arizona, Baja California, California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, New Mexico, Sonora, Tamaulipas, and Texas — together exercise an economy that ranks third in the world for size. (double checking)

Questions

  • What are recommended resources, Twitter accounts, Facebook pages, and other websites?
  • What would locals like visitors to know?
  • Call for traveler tips – what are your favorite places in the region?

Quotes
The border is more than geography. The border is a mindset. The farther you are, the scarier it seems. Here on the border it’s just home. – Alfredo Corchado @ajcorchado
https://twitter.com/ajcorchado/status/1083413009903566848

Embedded Tweets
https://twitter.com/ronmader/status/1147299409228472321

Spotlight
https://www.planeta.com/poisoned-cities-deadly-border

Cities
https://www.planeta.com/mission-texas
https://www.planeta.com/ciudad-juarez
https://www.planeta.com/el-paso
https://www.planeta.com/nogales
https://www.planeta.com/calexico
https://www.planeta.com/san-diego
https://www.planeta.com/tijuana
https://www.planeta.com/yuma

States
https://www.planeta.com/arizona
https://www.planeta.com/baja
https://www.planeta.com/california
https://www.planeta.com/chihuahua
https://www.planeta.com/coahuila
https://www.planeta.com/nuevo-leon
https://www.planeta.com/new-mexico
https://www.planeta.com/sonora
https://www.planeta.com/tamaulipas
https://www.planeta.com/texas

Parks
https://www.planeta.com/big-bend
https://www.planeta.com/organ-pipe
https://www.planeta.com/pinacate
https://www.planeta.com/white-sands

Features
https://www.planeta.com/border-wall
https://www.planeta.com/border-community-alliance
https://www.planeta.com/mexico-usa-borderlands-1997
https://www.planeta.com/chihuahuan-desert
https://www.planeta.com/sonoran-desert

Headlines
How coronavirus devastated Texas’s vulnerable borderlands
For Native Americans, US-Mexico border is an ‘imaginary line’ – The Conversation
Forget Trump’s Border Wall. Let’s Build F.D.R.’s International Park
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/exploring-the-ecosystem-of-the-u-s-mexico-border
https://www.texasobserver.org/out-of-sight-out-of-water-the-u-s-and-mexico-have-only-just-begun-to-grapple-with-the-aquifers-they-share/

Key Links / Elsewhere on the Web
https://www.texasobserver.org/shallow-waters
https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/category/borderlands

Twitter
Twitter List: Border Voices

Older Features
https://www.planeta.com/1709borderart
https://www.planeta.com/border-brookings-18
https://www.planeta.com/aloudla-indigenous-2017

Planeta.com
https://www.planeta.com/border
https://www.planeta.com/borderlands
https://www.planeta.com/mexico-usa-borderlands-links
https://www.planeta.com/gulf-of-mexico
https://www.planeta.com/mexico
https://www.planeta.com/usa

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