Fast and Furious was a 15-month ATF program with the intent of catching bigger fish within the Mexican cartels. More than two thousand guns were allowed across the border in order to track them. The plan failed. And now U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder could be held in contempt by a U.S. House Oversight Committee for not making relevent documents available. Who is to blame? Why would a government agency allow weapons to go freely across the border like that?
Latinos are the fastest-growing U.S. voter group. But few actually turn up to vote - in Nogales, there's 29% voter turnout, even though the town is 90% Latino. So why aren't members of the most courted ethnic voting group showing up to the polls? Are they illegal immigrants who can't register? Or is it general voter apathy? And how do Latino voters feel about promises made during Obama's 2008 campaign? As one Latino voter told the Huffington Post, "We can be angry, but we cannot vote for [Mitt Romney]." Who is today's Latino voter? Reporters from the Fronteras Changing America desk join us.
Still recovering from her gun wounds, Gabrielle Giffords bid farewell to Congress, saying she wanted to do what was best for Arizona. What does this mean for Democrats? Is her seat left vulnerable? And will she ever return to the political stage?.
Mexican cartels have an intricate web of alliances to help them get drugs into the US and money and weapons back across the border. Cartels use gangs in the US; they bribe local government officials; they launder money in US banks.