Security, Tunnels, and the United States-Mexico Border (article)

Sorrensen, Cynthia. “Making the Subterranean Visible: Security, Tunnels, and the United States-Mexico Border.” Geographical Review 104, no. 3 (July 2014): 328–45. Describes the recent surge in discovery of underground drug trafficking tunnels and its implications for border security.

AB InBev considering purchase of SABMiller for about $122 billion

One of the major developments of twenty-first century brewery history has been the consolidation of historically independent breweries into very large multinational corporations. The trend continues. Fortune explains: “A new round of consolidation would come as global beer makers continue to face challenges in many Western markets where consumer spending has been muted. They’ve also been challenged by a shifting preference to wine and spirits over beer. In the U.S., for example, Millennials have especially gravitated to flavorful offerings from the spirits and wine industry, as well as to beers sold by craft brewers.” The article also notes “Japan-based beer and soft-drinks maker Suntory Holdings Ltd’s $13.6 billion acquisition of Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark maker Beam Inc.” —  “Beer Industry May See Another Blockbuster Merger.” Fortune. Accessed September 15, 2014. Link.