The National Geographic Channel is starting a new series next week called “Border Wars.” It appears to be focusing on the drug trade and what’s going on both on the U.S. and Mexican side of the border. I wish they had come up with a different title, but the site does seem to have some useful features.

Narco State is a series of photos documenting the drug war going on in Mexico. Here’s a link to a video on the same topic. I’m adding both to The Best Sites To Learn About Mexico’s Drug War.

National Geographic also has a simulation you can play called Border Agent Simulation. My initial reaction to the idea was pretty negative, but it appears like they handled it with a fair amount of sensitivity. For now, I’m adding it to The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories.

I’d be interested in hearing other people’s thoughts on the site.