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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.

When I'm working on a story about crime or unemployment or suicide on the reservation, it's challenging to explain in four minutes or less the complex history and the systemic issues tribes have dealt with for generations.
February 20, 2013
Someone has placed a $47,000 (600,000 peso) bounty on the head of the organizer of an anonymously controlled Facebook page that posts narco-gossip about the state of Tamaulipas.
February 14, 2013
The power of the written word helped bring an Iraqi family safely to the U.S.
February 14, 2013
If you find yourself down majestic Highway 1 in Baja Mexico consider stopping at The Mirador (The Viewpoint).
February 14, 2013
How emotional are journalists allowed to get?
February 11, 2013
How one man's ensuring a musical tradition lives on in future generations.
February 09, 2013
I make sure my students get a very truthful and hands-on experience when they work with me.
February 06, 2013
If you live in a border town, you come to accept that the answer to "whodonit?" may never be known. And the most common speculation, offered as a salve to the unanswerable, is "Mexico."
February 04, 2013
A Havasupai medicine woman shares what it feels like to call Grand Canyon home, what's important to her and how she heard the calling to become a healer.
February 01, 2013
Until the end of the 11-year-long war in Afghanistan, American troops will continue to be in harm’s way. And for their families it’s more than a passing thought.
January 30, 2013


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