Fronteras Desk News

The Obama Administration is proposing a zone approach in the southwest to help solar projects get online.
Mar. 2, 2011
After a few years of economic decline, mayors throughout Baja California, Mexico, have launched a campaign to convince Americans that their cities are safe, and open to foreign investment.
Feb. 28, 2011
The Army said the six men and three women were working for the Zeta cartel. They said the gunmen mistook the agent's SUV for a rival drug gang.
Feb. 25, 2011
The San Ysidro Port of Entry is America's busiest border crossing but it also may be the most frustrating border crossing. That's why government leaders from the U.S. and Mexico showed up to break ground to expand the port.
Feb. 24, 2011
Federal agents arrested eight people and seized three assault rifles, one shotgun, six handguns, about $40,000 and some marijuana in raids in San Diego.
Feb. 24, 2011
Migrant men who make their living as farm workers are at higher risk of HIV infection, and increasingly, they have fewer resources to control it.
Feb. 23, 2011
Police across the country have increasingly high tech ways to catch graffiti artists. But some taggers in California say they’re tired of being associated with gangs and crime.
Feb. 21, 2011
Government officials no longer want one monolithic system to secure the border. Instead, they are looking for different systems for the different types of terrain Border Patrol monitors.
Feb. 18, 2011
"The ICE agents said we're Americans, we're diplomats. And the response from the Zetas was to open fire on the agents."
Feb. 18, 2011
The Selective Service System, which relies on civilian volunteers in the event of a national emergency, is reaching out to young undocumented men. Immigrant advocates are questioning the new directive.
Feb. 17, 2011
Federal investigators have ruled out friendly fire in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent outside of Nogales.
Feb. 16, 2011
There's a sport played by many Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in a town near you, but you probably haven’t heard of it. Some people call it "Mexican Rodeo." But despite its popularity, it's increasingly hard for its colorful riders to find a place to practice their sport.
Feb. 14, 2011
Three days ago, top Homeland Security Department officials touted new levels of cooperation with local law enforcement in a border task force. Now, one of the most prominent members of that task force has resigned, calling the government's announcement hypocrisy.
Feb. 12, 2011
Headlines from Mexico are dominated by drug cartels and violence. A group of experts recently gathered at UC San Diego to turn the spotlight toward the country’s rich history and vibrant culture.
Feb. 10, 2011
Prosecutors in the capital murder case say the defendant Shawna Forde formed a splinter group called Minuteman American Defense. Now she faces charges of first-degree murder.
Feb. 10, 2011
They say cross-border crime has dropped, particularly in Arizona and they credit a two year program of cooperation.
Feb. 10, 2011
One month after a gunman opened fire at a Tucson shopping center, killing six and wounding 13, including a U.S. Congresswoman, the city is trying to move on.
Feb. 10, 2011
Tijuana-based Nortec Collective mixes electronic music with the brass, drums and accordion of popular Mexican Norteño music. Their latest album, "Bulevar 2000," is nominated for a GRAMMY award.
Feb. 10, 2011
Border Field State Park, also known as Friendship Park, has long been a nexus for cross-border relations. But security concerns forced its closing.
Feb. 9, 2011
While escalating costs may characterize the American health care system, a different trend is playing out in the Mexican border town of Los Algodones. There competition is so fierce, dentists will outbid each other to attract American patients. And now some American insurance policies are following suit and American dentists are not happy about it.
Feb. 9, 2011

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