Fronteras Desk News

Fronteras: The Changing America Desk and Not In Our Town want to hear the stories of your community. Do you feel safe where you live? What challenges has your town faced?
Mar. 26, 2018
Previously, all trucks from Mexico had to stop after crossing the border and transfer the cargo to U.S. trucks. Now they’ll be able to continue inland. Labor unions fought the cross-border trucking program for years, citing safety concerns and it would take away jobs.
Mar. 26, 2018
The Navajo Generating Station, targeted for closure by environmentalists, faces a lease renewal and new, expensive EPA requirements. Many Navajos want it to stay, as they rely on the power plant and the coal mine that feeds it for jobs.
Mar. 26, 2018
Hispanic support is seen as critical to President Barrack Obama's re-election in 2012. Recent polls suggest their support for the president is waning.
Mar. 26, 2018
Malpractice complaints against Mexican doctors and dentists are nothing new. But in Baja California, about 300 complaints will be made public for the first time--and many involve American patients.
Mar. 26, 2018
Part of the San Ysidro border crossing is reopened to traffic, but some worry about the economic damage to the region.
Mar. 26, 2018
A new report by Stanford University Law School has found that a little-known government program has expedited the deportation of almost 160,000 immigrants, many of them from California and Arizona.
Mar. 26, 2018
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.
Mar. 26, 2018
In a Guatemalan town known for coffin building, the question of leaving has a way of hanging in the air. Three men debate the pros and cons of taking the perilous trip north to illegally enter the United States. It's the second story in the series "Life After Deportation".
Mar. 26, 2018
Schools across the Southwest are opening this month with smaller budgets and fewer resources, forcing districts to come up with creative ways to make up for huge monetary losses.
Mar. 26, 2018
The FDA has just approved an antivenom that is effective against potentially deadly scorpion bites, which are common throughout the Southwest. It is believed to be the first time the regulatory agency approves a scorpion antivenom.
Mar. 26, 2018
Tijuana’s most important cultural institution has been the target of a boycott by local artists and writers for the past three years. At the center of it is a politician-turned-museum director accused of corruption.
Mar. 26, 2018
Drug cartels are taking advantage of the federal effort to beef up border security by corrupting agents of Customs and Border Protection, the nation's largest law enforcement agency.
Mar. 26, 2018
The ATF is accused of running an operation it called "Fast and Furious" that allowed cartel gun buyers to purchase weapons and take them unhindered into Mexico.
Mar. 26, 2018
The fact is that when you buy pot on the black market, there's usually no way to know where it came from.
Mar. 26, 2018
Critics say DUI and drivers license checkpoints are being used to impound cars and target undocumented immigrants. A California Assembly member has proposed to ban the practice.
Mar. 26, 2018
As the city of El Paso prepares for President Obama's visit, residents weigh in on his stance on immigration so far.
Mar. 26, 2018
A recent report by a government watchdog reveals a hole in border security. The report says most southbound border lanes headed into Mexico lack license plate readers.
Mar. 26, 2018
Calexico lies at the southern end of California’s San Andreas fault system. And one year ago, on Easter Sunday, one of those fault lines served up a 7.2 magnitude quake. People in this border town of close to 40,000 people are still cleaning up the mess
Mar. 26, 2018
The number of ramshackle neighborhoods along the border called "colonias" grew, but many were not counted in the census.
Mar. 26, 2018

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