Joshua Treviño and Melissa Ford Maldonado discuss the latest headlines surrounding our southern border including Texas’ latest moves, AMLO’s objections and the White House’s taking of sides.

Notes
The last President of Ecuador was Guillermo Lasso!
Book from intro is Lone Star Navy by Jonathan Jordan
Josh’s song suggestion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN4k3mnJteo

Sources
Biden administration backtracks on ‘democratic decline’ as root cause of migrationhttps://thehill.com/homenews/administration/4380904-white-house-communique-root-cause-migration/
Biden is asking for Mexican help to stop the record surge of migrants. Here’s what Mexico wants in return.https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/biden-asks-mexico-help-stop-record-surge-migrants-rcna132711
The Feds Just Messed With Texas — And Sided With Mexicohttps://thefederalist.com/2023/08/30/the-feds-just-messed-with-texas-over-buoys-and-sided-with-cartel-driven-mexico/
Cartel members reportedly EXECUTING HOSTAGES in Ecuador..https://twitter.com/ChuckCallesto/status/1744835439570145332?s=20
Ecuador’s ‘most-wanted’ criminal disappears from prisonhttps://www.reuters.com/world/americas/ecuadors-most-wanted-criminal-disappears-prison-2024-01-08/
AMLO reacciona a violencia criminal en Ecuador: “Reprobamos estas actitudes vandálicas”https://www.infobae.com/mexico/2024/01/10/amlo-reacciona-a-violencia-criminal-en-ecuador-reitera-apoyo-al-gobierno-reprobamos-estas-actitudes-vandalicas/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter
US quietly strikes deal to send military to Ecuador amid drug cartel explosionhttps://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2433500/us-quietly-strikes-deal-to-send-military-to-ecuador-amid-drug-cartel-explosion/
Ecuador Gets Pledge of US Aid to Fight Cartel Terror Campaignhttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-01-10/ecuador-gets-pledge-of-us-aid-to-fight-cartel-terror-campaign
Cartel Tried to Extort a Town, but the Town Fought Back, Officials Sayhttps://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/09/world/americas/mexico-cartel-small-town-shootout.html