This blog is an independent site that was created in 2009 to provide access to current events and information related to Mexico and border and bilateral relations between the United States and Mexico. It was started by faculty and students at the University of San Diego (USD), with content generated by USD students Ernesto Reyes-Hernandez (’14) and Danielle Farias (’12), as well as by Corina Benson, an MA candidate in political science from the University of North Carolina and 2011 summer intern at the Trans-Border Institute. Ernesto generated content related to US border enforcement and security issues, while Danielle focused on economic development and Corina on migration patterns and immigration policy. Over time, the site has accumulated a broader emphasis intended to inform and educate the public about issues that affect US-Mexican relations. While the primary emphasis is on the San Diego-Baja California region, content related to the entire U.S. southwest border and Mexico in general is featured. Media sources include international, national, and local newspapers, publications, and journals to bring the most extensive border coverage to the blogosphere.