The stories behind the stories, plus observations from living and reporting in the Southwest. This blog is written by the reporters and editors of the Fronteras Desk.
In 2010, Fronteras Desk contributor Lorne Matalon rode on a train known as La Bestia (The Beast) ferrying Central Americans through Mexico. That train derailed last weekend, killing at least six Hondurans and critically injuring at least 16 others.
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The jungle is alive with anxiety. It's not the big cats or wild snakes that send me into fits. It's the tiny clusters of life clinging to every branch that send a hot wire through my brain.
The Southwest was in me, and it wasn’t going away. Kind of a shock for a Northern California kid, raised on oceans, redwood trees and traffic.
I'd like to think I inspired a few women when I drove through the Mexican countryside solo.
Meeting members of one family who live on both sides of the border, when their own relatives can't visit.
Former Guatemalan strongman Efraín Ríos Montt was convicted of genocide on May 10 by a national court. Some say the decision will sow more division in the country. I think it will do the opposite.
A curious compromise was reached Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on immigration reform. The 24/7 surveillance was deemed acceptable for most of the U.S.-Mexico border, except for California.
Fronteras Desk is in Central America for two weeks. We're further south in this hemisphere than we've ever been. And as we always do, we'll come back with a few tales — reminders of just how connected our seemingly distant worlds really are.
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