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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.

For the last several days I’ve been reporting on a Paris auction house that sold sacred Hopi items Friday. The tribe tried to stop the sale, saying they were stolen and belonged on its reservation. In order to explain why the tribe did not want the items sold, I had to tell people what they were. But the tribe didn't want the media using certain words or images.
April 13, 2013
The narrative is a fascinating one, complete with drama and danger and a lone figure standing up for the truth. And now, that blog writer has written a book. This book is so dangerous, states her publisher that, “it’s a certainty she will be horribly murdered.” But just how much of it is true?
April 12, 2013
As we debate immigration reform, shouldn't we address what drives people from their home countries?
April 09, 2013
Perhaps at any other bar, the inability to find an empty chair might be reason to turn around and take your crew elsewhere. But at the Kentucky Club on Saturday night, this was reason to celebrate.
April 03, 2013
The Associated Press has dropped the term "illegal immigrant," and so have we.
April 02, 2013
Future sources: Please know this reporter is going to do her best to be fair and accurate. Also know I am limited to four minutes to tell this complex story. Most people don’t have the patience or attention span to listen to anything longer.
April 01, 2013
Civic groups are voicing concern about the Mexican president's plan to create a new paramilitary force to combat violence.
March 29, 2013
A seemingly small new development at the federal district courthouse in Phoenix makes it a lot tougher for broadcast media to cover stories there.
March 28, 2013
It’s been obvious for some time that law enforcement will monitor social media accounts for signs of illegal activity or criminals. But I didn’t expect that the feds would be running random undercover operations on Facebook.
March 22, 2013
The long-awaited trial of a Guatemalan dictator finally starts.
March 21, 2013

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