As part of the multimedia series Retirement Redefined: Recession & The Golden Years, reporters of the Fronteras: Changing America Desk have compiled some fascinating facts about retirement and links to some helpful resources.
Most moms know "breast is best". But putting that saying into practice can be hard. A new support center for moms has opened in the Mexican border city of Juarez. The goal is to increase the amount of time moms breast-feed their children, the benefits of which can extend into adulthood.
For the past few decades, land managers have been trying to eradicate the non-native tamarisk bush. Most recently, they turned to another a non-native species – a leaf beetle - which may be causing more problems that it's solving.
In this economy, retirement plans can unravel when adult children lose jobs, and there are grandchildren to support. In the finale of our multimedia series, more and more seniors are finding their golden years are more crowded than they expected.
Senior officials in the Obama administration pledged their support for renewable energy at the recent National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. But some federal dollars that subsidize the budding industry are running out, and other funds are under threat.
After their parents' were deported, 16 American children moved to an impoverished Guatemalan town. Their future in both countries remains uncertain. It's the final story in our series, "Life After Deportation."
Thursday afternoon’s attack was motivated by money not ideology. Mexican law enforcement officials believe the burning was the result of a refusal to pay an extortion to one side in an ongoing war among drug cartels.
City and state workers across the Southwest have historically put up with mediocre salaries for the guaranteed pension benefits that come with the job. As part of our multimedia series, we find those days may be over due to hard economic times. San Diego is a poster child for this looming pension crisis as it closes a $2.1 billion deficit.
As the drug war continues to produce more bodies than results, a UCLA professor says he has a different approach: Provide a market incentive for a more peaceful drug business by targeting enforcement against the most violent traffickers and dealers.
Arizona has sued the federal government to get out from certain provisions of the civil rights era law. It is one of a handful of states, counties and towns that has to get federal approval to enact changes to their voting law.
Ever-increasing life expectancies have opened a new stage between mid-life and anything resembling old age. As part of our multimedia series, we look at a growing number of baby boomers who are entering their 60s and rejecting notions they should idle away or play golf for 30 years. Instead, they want another career.