Business leaders and law enforcement officials on both sides of the border have endorsed Cuellar’s idea. Republican Rep. Will Hurd of San Antonio has since proposed bipartisan legislation, calling the idea a “smart wall” to counter sophisticated drug traffickers armed with technology. “We need a smart wall to solve our 21st-century problems,” said Hurd, whose district is the longest in Texas — 800 miles — stretching from San Antonio to east El Paso.
The sentiment is underscored by a survey released last month by the Pew Research Center that showed 85 percent of respondents dissatisfied with the course of Mexico because of rising political corruption, drug-related violence and an increasingly complicated relationship with the United States. The Pew survey also showed that 65 percent of Mexicans hold an unfavorable view of the United States, which represents the highest percentage since Pew began surveying the country in 2002.
I ran into neighbors and friends, who apologized for not having showered in days, still wearing the same clothes they had on during the quake. They had a more pressing priority: providing solidarity in all forms. Some placed electrical outlets outside their windows, or publicly shared their Wi-Fi passwords, or made tortas, coffee. Álvaro Mejer, 54, was organizing a brigade of architects to check on buildings, even those cleared by authorities.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".