Fronteras Desk News

One Month After the Shootings, Tucson Moving On
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
Nortec Artists Mix Tijuana Folklore Into ‘Bulevar 2000’
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 Undergoes Redesign
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
Mexican Dentists Filling American Health Care Gap
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
Americans Head To Mexico For Cheap Dental Care
As more Americans head to Mexico for cheap dental care, some are questioning whether U.S. insurers should cover work in a foreign country, which undercuts the practice of some American dentists.
Feb. 9, 2011
Few Show Up for Solar Hearings in Imperial Valley
Hearing on solar development fails to garner much interest in El Centro, despite recent concerns over environmental damage.
Feb. 8, 2011
Ex-Convict Reentry Programs Face Cuts
Programs that help ex-cons reenter the workforce in risk of cuts.
Feb. 8, 2011
ATF Director Says More Staff Needed To Fight Gun Smuggling
A top federal official says his agency doesn't have enough staff to follow up on leads in gun cases or properly inspect guns shops.
Feb. 8, 2011
The Language of Illegal Immigration
In this Reporter's Notebook, Michel Marizco spent some time talking to border residents to see what language people use to describe illegal immigrants. Some of the answers may surprise you.
Feb. 7, 2011
Lucy Flores: From Juvenile Hall To The Halls Of Nevada
Flores is part of a generation of Democratic Latinos in their 30’s and 40’s who are ascending Nevada’s political ladder.
Feb. 7, 2011
Assault Weapon Reporting Rule For Border States Delayed
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) officials had hoped the rule, they say would help them control the sale of guns that Mexican drug cartels favor, would have made it through the White House a month ago.
Feb. 7, 2011
News Series: Oil And Gas Regulation In New Mexico Outdated
Unable to keep pace with a booming industry while using an outdated rulebook, a retired oil inspector in New Mexico described his job as “a strenuous exercise in futility.”
Feb. 5, 2011
Continuing Coverage: EPA Releases Mine Waste Into Animas River
On Aug. 6, 2015 a photo of three men kayaking a bright yellow river in Colorado went viral. The day before the EPA had been investigating an old mine near Silverton, CO, when it breached a dirt dam and sent what turned out to be 3 million gallons of toxic waste downstream.
Feb. 5, 2011
California Latinos Would Gain Most from Health Care Reform
Health care reform law is being challenged by Republicans. No other group would have the most to gain--or lose--from its implementation than Latinos.
Feb. 4, 2011
Las Vegas Police Department Blazes Its Own Path On Immigration Enforcement
Only serious offenders in Las Vegas Metro Police custody who are in the country illegally are put in deportation proceedings. What is the proper role of local police in federal immigration enforcement?
Feb. 4, 2011
Funding To Control Gun-Running Into Mexico Will See Cuts
The main U.S. government agency in charge of controlling the flow of illegal guns into Mexico will face serious budget cuts. But critics say the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has been struggling with those efforts for a long time.
Feb. 3, 2011
Community Longs For The Old Days At Border Field State Park
Border Field State Park is the southwestern-most point of the U.S. Some community members want to see the popular cross-border visiting spot reopened.
Feb. 1, 2011
Escondido Residents Use Video To Document Police Efforts
The Escondido Police Department has had a difficult relationship with its immigrant population. Over the past year, many Latino residents have complained of racial profiling. In recent months, they've organized around the use of technology to try to make a legal case for themselves.
Feb. 1, 2011
Undocumented Immigrant Granted Rare Pathway to Legalization
A private bill on behalf of 28-year-old Shigeru “Shiggy” Yamada, will allow the undocumented immigrant from Japan to stay legally in the U.S.
Jan. 31, 2011
Teen Pregnancy Rates Still High In Southwest
Nationwide fewer teens are getting pregnant. But teen pregnancy rates remain the highest in the Southwest and the highest among Latinas.
Jan. 29, 2011