Ed Warner

Veteran Journalist

Destination Naco

As you emerge out of one of Arizona’s splendid, welcoming valleys, you approach the border town of Naco. But drive carefully or you may miss it and cross the border. Easy enough to go to Mexico, but it can take time to get back.

Trump’s Wall

Not content with some 500 miles of fencing along the US-Mexican border, President-elect Donald Trump wants to erect a wall over its 2,000 mile length. Preposterous, say critics. It would further divide two nations, two peoples. It would damage wildlife and environment. And would it work, after all, since nothing else has? 

Biggest Threat to America

Geography favors America and has made it safe. There’s the protection of two oceans east and west, a benign neighbor to the north, Canada, and until recently, a compliant one to the south, Mexico. No longer. Crime has overtaken geography. Hard drugs are pouring across the Mexican border, accompanied by violence and billions of dollars […]

Surviving the Border

Even by Arizona standards, Arivaca, a town of 700 near the Mexican border, is something special. The people there just don’t like government, says a retired police sergeant who didn’t have duty in Arivaca, which is ok by him. Beyond native suspicions, there is heavy drug involvement on a major route from Mexico. A network […]

Acapulco Off Limits

When it was time to relax, Hollywood stars like Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor and Errol Flynn, among others, headed straight for their version of paradise – sunny, fun-filled Acapulco on Mexico’s Pacific coast, where the good times kept coming. In a splendid setting at the famed Flamingo hotel on the cliffs above town, they sipped […]

Mexico’s Phantom Government

The media have studiously avoided stories of Mexican drug cartels, but this one could not be ignored: a panel of prominent Latin Americans issued a blistering report on the disappearance and presumed murder of 43 college students in September 2014 and the government cover-up of the affair. Hundreds of thousands have turned out on the […]

Ranchers on Guard

Drug czar El Chapo has been caught once again to considerable acclaim, but given the enormous American appetite for illicit drugs, his departure from the trade won’t make much difference. He will quickly be replaced by others equally violent in Mexico’s never ending drug war. For example, El Mencho, or Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, whose narco […]

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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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