Borderland: Dispatches From The U.S.-Mexico Boundary Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep and a team of NPR journalists explore the people, goods and culture that cross the border. Though heavily fortified, it remains the place where two nations meet, trade, clash and influence one another.

Junior Adriano at his former high school in Anthony, Texas. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Undocumented Immigrant Now Feels 'More American'

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Tijuana's New Breed Of Entrepreneurs Create Technical Businesses

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Family members huddle at the fence to talk to loved ones living across the border. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Born From The Border, Tijuana Grows In New Ways

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Deportees To Mexicali Wait For Another Chance To Cross Into U.S.

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Parts of the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border might stop vehicles, but they don't keep out those making the journey on foot. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Crossing The Desert: Why Brenda Wanted Border Patrol To Find Her

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Arizona Struggles To Gain Cross-Border Trade With Mexico

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Columbus, N.M., was raided by Pancho Villa in 1916 and by federal agents in 2011. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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From Pancho Villa To Panda Express: Life In A Border Town

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Vicious Gang, Barrio Azteca, Gets Its Start In El Paso

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Principal Encourages Immigrant Students To Aim For Middle Class

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Troncoso Family Finds Success On U.S. Side Of Border With Mexico

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Workers arrive at an assembly plant located along the border. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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On The Mend, But Wounds Of Violence Still Scar Juarez

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Congressmen Are Bullish On The Borderlands

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Dob Cunningham (left) and his friend Larry Johnson look over the edge of Cunningham's 800-acre ranch in Quemado, Texas. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Always Watching: A Fragile Trust Lines The U.S.-Mexico Border

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For Illegal Immigrants, Journey To U.S. Soil Cut Short

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A woman uses a cash machine at an HSBC bank office in Mexico City. The multi-national bank was heavily penalized several years ago for permitting huge transfers of drug cartel money between Mexico and the U.S. Enric Marti/AP hide caption

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Awash In Cash, Drug Cartels Rely On Big Banks To Launder Profits

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Many drug cartel members die young, and when they do, their families often spend lavishly to construct mausoleums that look like small condos. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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At The Border, The Drugs Go North And The Cash Goes South

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The La Posada Providencia shelter in San Benito, Texas, is run by a group of nuns. While the shelter is just across the border from Mexico, the asylum seekers come from poor, troubled countries around the globe. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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A U.S. Border Shelter That Attracts Asylum Seekers Far And Wide

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Grito: The Longest Shout You'll Hear Today, With A History

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Claudia Rosales kneels in front of her home altar devoted to Santa Muerte, or Saint Death. Rosales put up a statue of the saint in the city that was taken down by the mayor of Matamoros. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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'Saint Death' Now Revered On Both Sides Of U.S.-Mexico Frontier

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