Fronteras Desk News

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.
Sep. 6, 2011
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.
Sep. 6, 2011
The hundreds of pages of dispatches address a host of subjects, from the ongoing drug war to economic conditions in Mexico to reports of missing persons believed to be south of the border.
Sep. 6, 2011
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.
Sep. 5, 2011
Car crashes are disproportionately high in rural parts of Texas, California and Arizona according to a recent report by TRIP, a national non-profit research group.
Sep. 2, 2011
Researchers are seeing the trend across the Southwest, including Arizona, California and New Mexico.
Sep. 1, 2011
The judge ruled the law would cause irreparable harm to the applicants.
Sep. 1, 2011
Some California cities have been criticized for profiting from DUI checkpoints that target undocumented immigrants by impounding their vehicles.
Sep. 1, 2011
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.
Sep. 1, 2011
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.
Aug. 31, 2011
Nearly two-thirds of the guns are believed to be in Mexico and at least one weapon has been connected to the death of a border patrol agent.
Aug. 30, 2011
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."
Aug. 30, 2011
A major recent announcement by the Obama administration has raised the hopes of many undocumented immigrants. But some lawyers say it's still too early to tell if optimism is warranted.
Aug. 30, 2011
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.
Aug. 29, 2011
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.
Aug. 29, 2011
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.
Aug. 26, 2011
Arizona lawmaker Steve Smith says he's raised about $200,000 in the first month of his web-fundraising campaign. This might be enough for about 270 feet of fencing.
Aug. 26, 2011
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.
Aug. 26, 2011
Mexican President Felipe Calderón called the fire-bombing of a Monterrey casino an act of "terror." It's one of the few times the president has referred to terrorism during the country's drug war.
Aug. 26, 2011
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.
Aug. 26, 2011

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