Border Lines

Border Lines

The Mexican Border-Crossing App That Suddenly Disappeared

“What would stop Border Patrol agents from signing up for this also?”
Brian Anderson
1.25.18
Border Lines

Great, Mexican Drug Cartels Now Have Weaponized Drones

“Potato bomb” quadcopters give narcos more options for perpetrating crimes they're perfectly capable of pulling off some other way.
David Axe
10.25.17
Radio

Listen to Our Features Editor Talk About Tech and US-Mexico Border Smuggling

Brian Anderson recently appeared on The Leonard Lopate Show to talk about our series, BORDER LINES.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.29.16
Border Lines

Radio Motherboard: Burner Phones in the Borderlands

An undocumented migrant tells us about trying to cross the US-Mexico border remotely, with smugglers guiding him over the phone.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.14.16
Border Lines

Remote Control

A Motherboard investigation on burner phones and human smuggling in the US-Mexico borderlands.
Brian Anderson
4.14.16
Border Lines

How Mexican Immigrants Are Using Burner Phones to Evade Border Patrol

The business of burner phones is booming on the US-Mexico border, but it's hard to tell who's actually benefiting.
Caroline Moss
4.14.16
Border Lines

The Borderland-Industrial Surveillance Complex, By the Numbers

Here's how one of the world's most expensive borders breaks down.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.14.16
Border Lines

The One Thing Walls Can't Stop

The tactical position Border Patrol assumes may not be against individual migrants or even smugglers. It's against creativity itself.
Kimball Taylor
4.14.16
Border Lines

This Is What Illegally Crossing the US-Mexico Border Four Times Looks Like

No two border crossings are alike.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.14.16
Border Lines

We Met a Sinaloa Cartel Boss and One of His Human Traffickers

Comanche and Juan are almost invisible, which seems to be the point.
Brian Anderson
4.14.16
Border Lines

The One-Stop Smuggling Town

Welcome to Altar, Sonora, Mexico, the Wal-Mart of human trafficking.
Brian Anderson and Camilo Salas
4.14.16
Border Lines

Burner Phones in the Borderlands: A Glossary

A handy guide to the vocabulary of human trafficking.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.14.16