Fronteras Desk News

June 17th marks 40 years since President Richard Nixon declared a "War on Drugs." Today, drug policy represents one of the most contested issues in America and Mexico.
Jun. 17, 2011
A new youth orchestra in this Mexican border city recently debuted as part of an effort to steer the next generation away from violence.
Jun. 16, 2011
One of the biggest ongoing problems is their pastureland. All of it burned away.
Jun. 16, 2011
The fact is that when you buy pot on the black market, there's usually no way to know where it came from.
Jun. 15, 2011
The reptile meat goes for as much as $50 in the black market, but it isn't an endangered species.
Jun. 15, 2011
On any given day, there are about 37,000 immigrants in detention throughout the U.S. Before they get deported, many are often transferred to remote jails.
Jun. 15, 2011
The U.S. Forest Service in Arizona has teamed up with several collaborators – including the timber industry – to find a cost effective way to return the landscape to its original state and prevent future catastrophic fires.
Jun. 13, 2011
New Juárez Police Chief Julian Leyzaola promises to restore order in the city and win the trust of its citizens.
Jun. 13, 2011
Department of Homeland Security officials said it was only in a preliminary research phase.
Jun. 8, 2011
Mariana Dale
Jun. 8, 2011
While the national effort to grant citizenship to undocumented college students has failed, the California State Assembly has passed a bill that would make financial aid available to them.
Jun. 2, 2011
An audit found many invoices for the project lacked details showing what the agency was paying for.
Jun. 1, 2011
Officials anticipates chaos because of the illegal pathways beaten down by cross-border smugglers that cobweb the refuge will only tempt dirt bikes and ATVs.
Jun. 1, 2011
Officials predict peak flows as high as 120,000 cubic feet per second in Cataract Canyon near Moab, three times higher than last year’s peak flows.
Jun. 1, 2011
The Terror Watch List has grown exponentially since 9/11, but some with no terrorist connections end up on the list and can't find their way out.
May. 31, 2011
We have been asking for stories about how the violence in Mexico related to the drug war has affected citizens north of the border. Here are two of their stories.
May. 30, 2011
The Obama administration insists that the border is "more secure than ever," but budgets for border-related crime are getting cut.
May. 27, 2011
When is a crime near the U.S.-Mexico border just a crime or a result of spillover violence? It’s all in the eyes of the beholder.
May. 27, 2011
Mexico’s drug traffickers pray to a mustachioed saint that has become a symbol for the cartel culture.
May. 26, 2011
As Mexican lawmakers try to curb "Narco" culture, the fantasy of living like a drug trafficker is growing in the U.S. It has spread to religion, fashion and television.
May. 26, 2011

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