Patrick Manning Archive
Published November 21, 2012
Pot-supporting crowds cheered on election night as Colorado and Washington State voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Many expected Mexican drug cartels, who earn billions of dollars a year by smuggling marijuana into the United States, to be in a state of panic – but one expert said they will carry on just fine if pot is legalized.
Published November 06, 2012
Latino voter turnout may pivot the elections. Will this 23 million-strong bloc flex its political muscle on Election Day?
Published October 29, 2012
Beer lovers rejoice. A silver lining in this troubled economy is that demand for beer is booming. Not just any, beer, but small-batch, craft brew -- up 12 percent in volume in the first half of 2012, according to the Brewers Association.
Published October 02, 2012
Once known as the murder capital of the world, Mexico’s Ciudad Juárez has seen a decline of murders of over 40 percent.
Published September 24, 2012
As phase one of the world's first commercial spaceport is nearing completion, only one new hotel project has been finalized and three key companies with millions of dollars in payroll have passed on developing operations in the state.
Published September 21, 2012
Last weekend, the 40th Annual Fort Bliss Oktoberfest, organized by the German Air Force Air Defense Center, pulled out the stops for members of the public and those stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas.
Published September 07, 2012
Now classes are offered on how to learn to brew like they do in the White House at Brew Camp. That’s right – learn how to make beers the president loves in a class, fittingly located in Chicago.
Published September 05, 2012
As harvest season is underway, a new state law protects New Mexico chile farmers from imported chile being advertised as "grown in New Mexico."
Published August 23, 2012
Los narcos han asumido el control total del comercio de mercaderías falsas en México.
Published August 22, 2012
Besides the drug trade, Mexico's cartels have started to take control of the country's lucrative black market.