Fronteras Desk News

In the final part of our ongoing series, we turn to the maguiladora workers. Many have enjoyed a higher standard of living thanks to the factory jobs. But a maquila advocacy group claims many have been subjected to years of exploitation.
Oct. 12, 2011
U.S. Senators from Arizona and Utah claim the ban is thwarting the creation of thousands of jobs. Officials at the Interior Department say that is false.
Oct. 12, 2011
The complaint accuses the defendant, who apparently lived in Texas, of traveling several times into Mexico to meet with an undercover informant working for the DEA. The informant posed as a member of a Mexican drug cartel.
Oct. 12, 2011
Fights over drawing new political districts are heating up in several states. In Nevada, the redistricting process has been described in a local newspaper editorial as a "train wreck."
Oct. 11, 2011
Over the weekend, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed two bills important to undocumented immigrants. The bills are also expected to impact the state's economy.
Oct. 10, 2011
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.
Oct. 10, 2011
People who live in other parts of the U.S. might not understand what it's like to live in the Southwest. What would you tell them?
Oct. 10, 2011
As the federal government expands the number of lanes to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, there were less officers to staff the ports of entry. One study put the loss of productivity at millions of dollars per minute.
Oct. 10, 2011
The officer was convicted on 13 of 15 counts and faces the possibility of decades in prison when he sentenced, currently scheduled for January.
Oct. 7, 2011
The Jewish holiday Yom Kippur begins Friday at sundown. That means extra crowds at religious services. In Las Vegas, some congregations turn to casinos to accommodate their swelling numbers.
Oct. 7, 2011
The Department of Labor opened an investigation this summer into many of the largest home builders who led the real estate boom in the Southwest. Last month, the IRS joined them. At issue is the way home builders pay their workers and their taxes.
Oct. 7, 2011
Marina Marmolejo will join the bench in Laredo, right across from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico — her hometown. She was sworn in as a U.S. citizen in 1995.
Oct. 6, 2011
A jury found the rancher liable of inflicting emotional distress on the victims. He defended himself by saying he lowered the weapon upon realizing the victims weren’t armed drug smugglers.
Oct. 6, 2011
Though competition from Asia lingers and their success will always go up and down according to the ebb and flow of the U.S. economy, maquiladoras are holding steady. As part of a continuing series, some predict they will continue to grow next year.
Oct. 6, 2011
He is accused of distributing weapons to three men, who then sold them and shared the profits with Bickle. The defense argued it would have been impossible for Bickle to bring the weapons into the United States undetected.
Oct. 5, 2011
International child abductions are on the rise, and Mexico is the number one destination.
Oct. 5, 2011
For the first time in decades, the Navajo and Hopi tribes have agreed to come together to advocate for one new Congressional district representing the tribes.
Oct. 5, 2011
An industrial hub is rising out of the desert in southern New Mexico that promises to boost the state's business relationship with neighboring Mexico.
Oct. 3, 2011
A California company is poised to become one of the world’s few producers of the battery component.
Sep. 30, 2011
A study by the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law finds that even though the majority of SB 1070's provisions were never enacted, it cause some migrants to move out of Arizona and they often left their children behind to finish school in the U.S.
Sep. 30, 2011

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