Ed Warner

Veteran Journalist

Vacation in Mexico

Posted on | February 15, 2018 | 1 Comment

What could be nicer than a vacation in Mexico – sun, sea, beaches, no hurricanes and not too expensive. There’s only one problem – crime, lots of it, and increasingly American tourists are its victims. Lured by the promotion, they think five-star resorts with all the trimmings will be safe. Not so. There are dangers within, in particular tainted alcohol that can quickly lead to a blackout followed perhaps by robbery, sexual assault or drowning in a palatial pool. Read more

Back to Mexico

Posted on | February 8, 2018 | No Comments

About 2 million illegal immigrants were deported to Mexico under President Obama, and his successor is continuing the removal. Attention has focused on Emilio Gutierrez, a journalist who fled for his life from the violence in Mexico. He and his son are awaiting a decision from U.S. Immigration on whether they will have to go back. Read more

Fire and Ice

Posted on | February 2, 2018 | No Comments

New England poet Robert Frost has been much quoted recently due to a topical poem, “Mending Wall,” though not on the Mexican border:

“Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offense.
Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,
That wants it down.”

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Another Journalist Killed

Posted on | January 17, 2018 | No Comments

Like other journalists before him, Carlos Dominguez at 77 was writing about the growing violence in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. He took aim at the drug cartels and the involvement of local politicians like the mayor of his home town, Nuevo Laredo. Read more

A Horse for Health

Posted on | January 10, 2018 | No Comments

Horses are not just for riding, display or racing. They serve another useful purpose for people who care for them – tending to human ills and disabilities. To observe this in action, visit Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (TROT for short) on its 18-acre ranch in the scenic outskirts of Tucson. Read more

Wild Horses

Posted on | December 28, 2017 | No Comments

As dawn approaches, a group of inmates at an Arizona state prison in the town of Florence head for the horses – not to escape on them but to care for them before they are sent on to the Border Patrol. It’s a program of rehabilitation. By handling the horses, it’s reasoned, the prisoners will better handle themselves when it comes time for their release. The prisoners seem to have caught on. Brian Tierce, imprisoned for assault, told Reuters the horses have taught him “patience, perseverance, kindness and understanding.” Read more

Asylum from Death

Posted on | December 20, 2017 | No Comments

An estimated 120 journalists have been murdered in Mexico since 2000. Emilio Gutierrez doesn’t want to be 121, which is all too likely if he is denied asylum in the United States. His fate is still uncertain. For nine years U.S Immigration had been debating whether he is a suitable candidate for asylum even if his life is in danger. Read more

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"Master of Narrative"

~Ted Lipien


This website contains the collected works, recent articles and continuing blog posts from veteran journalist Ed Warner who has been reporting for more than 55 years. Ed wrote for Time Magazine from 1958-1982 and wrote, edited and reported for the Voice of America from 1983-2005. He continues to freelance today and his articles have appeared in The American Conservative and on AntiWar.com and other news websites. More...

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