Fronteras Desk News

About 60,000 Iraqi refugees have come to the U.S. since 2007, many settling in Texas, Arizona and California. In the first of a three-part series, we report the federal government efforts to resettle the refugees has left some schools, hospitals and other local services overwhelmed.
Nov. 2, 2011
An April 2010 email states: “ATF let a bunch of guns walk in effort to get upstream conspirators but only got straws and didn’t recover many guns.”
Nov. 1, 2011
Human bones appeared in a plastic bag outside a Tucson cemetery. Some appear old, but others seem newer, including one that may be from a child. Authorities are investigating how they got there and wonder if there's a message behind them.
Nov. 1, 2011
Law enforcement in Arizona announced they dismantled a drug ring accused of smuggling $33 million worth of drugs into the state monthly. Over about a five-years, federal agents said the group generated approximately $2 billion in illicit proceeds.
Oct. 31, 2011
UPDATED with a video. Mexico has a long and successful tradition of producing world champion boxers. Now, with the rise of mixed martial arts in the U.S. and Mexico, Tijuana has become a training ground for a new generation of fighters.
Oct. 31, 2011
This Halloween, take a photo tour of some haunted historic buildings in Northern Arizona.
Oct. 31, 2011
One of the Tohono O'Odahm Nation's lengthy legal battles ended Tuesday, which brings them one step closer to setting up a satellite reservation near Phoenix for gaming purposes. There are still three other lawsuits related to the project in the way.
Oct. 28, 2011
Polls indicate Hispanics, who tend to vote Democrat, are undecided about who they'll support in the next presidential election. That's certainly the case in New Mexico where White House officials recently visited to discuss issues important to the local Latino community.
Oct. 28, 2011
The number of athletes who can actually ride a bull is tiny, and the number who can do it well, smaller still. And the makeup of that group of elite, professional bull riders is changing. Americans used to dominate the sport on their home turf, but no longer.
Oct. 28, 2011
The Obama Administration released its plan to ban new uranium mining on land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park for 20 years.
Oct. 27, 2011
The top Asian countries immigrants come from are Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. But those of Chinese descent still make up the largest Asian ethnic group in the United States — nearly 4 million.
Oct. 27, 2011
Power industry officials said today they still don't have an answer for why the actions of one utility worker in Arizona triggered a cascade of outages that affected an estimated seven million California residents.
Oct. 26, 2011
The Department of Homeland Security is under scrutiny in Congress over recent changes to immigration enforcement, including deportations.
Oct. 26, 2011
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?
Oct. 26, 2011
"Operation Wide Receiver" used some of the same tactics as the infamous "Operation Fast and Furious": Buyers purchased weapons in the U.S. and delivered them to Mexico, according to court records. Only nine people have been charged; it is unknown how many have been hurt.
Oct. 26, 2011
Some companies have gotten into trouble for using "Navajo" to market their merchandise. It prompts a bigger debate about private business profiting from Native American imagery.
Oct. 26, 2011
The word immigrant often brings to mind people from Mexico. But the Southwest’s immigrant communities come from countries across the globe, and includes a group of Congolese in Arizona.
Oct. 25, 2011
The Navajo Nation bumps up against the east side of Grand Canyon National Park. Some tribal members say the helicopter noise is too loud and disturbs their livestock. Other Navajos would like to operate tours like the Hualapai Tribe on the west side of the canyon.
Oct. 25, 2011
President Obama traveled to the epicenter of the home foreclosure crisis to promote a federal initiative to help underwater home owners stay in their homes. It's part of the president's new effort to take executive action in response to a "dysfunctional Congress."
Oct. 25, 2011
A campaign to repeal the California Dream Act, which would make financial aid available to undocumented students, has been given a green light by the California Secretary of State.
Oct. 24, 2011

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