Fronteras Desk News

A report by an investigative journalist found that the City of Escondido, in Southern California, could be illegally profiting off of its DUI checkpoints.
Mar. 13, 2012
Last year was the Border Patrol's first recorded drop in maritime apprehensions.
Mar. 12, 2012
Agencies within the Dept. of Homeland Security in the federal government still have significant problems linking databases and maintaining efficient lines of communication, according to a new report.
Mar. 12, 2012
In Her Own Words: A Real Bilingual Education
Earlier this year, Fronteras reported a series on the Latino education gap in the United States. The centerpiece of the series was the radio documentary Not Quite Trilingual, in which reporter Devin Browne followed a little girl through the public education system in Los Angeles for five years.
Mar. 12, 2012
Grand Canyon Hiker Dies Close To Her Goal
She would have been the youngest person to have hiked the entire length of the Grand Canyon - about a thousand miles off trail. Ioana Hociota, 24, was close to her goal when she stepped on the wrong rock and died in a hiking accident.
Mar. 12, 2012
A group of undocumented youth and supporters is starting a 3,000-mile walk across the country on Saturday to drum up support for the federal DREAM Act.
Mar. 9, 2012
There's a paradise for low-budget surfers way down south in Baja California, Mexico. But wherever there's a good wave, there also seems to be a battle over who gets the best access to it.
Mar. 9, 2012
State officials will monitor threats of terrorism or illegal immigration, ranging from six miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border to roughly south of Tucson. If the threat seems real, the agency would warn the public.
Mar. 9, 2012
For the first time in its 19-year history, the San Diego Latino Film Festival's theme is Latinos in the U.S. It will also feature events with Latino television stars.
Mar. 9, 2012
Latinos are the fastest-growing group in the United States, and candidates for political office must increasingly stand up and take notice of how Latinos can affect their chance of getting elected. Share your thoughts on how Latinos will affect elections in 2012.
Mar. 9, 2012
Called "El Mundo Extraño" (a sidebar showcase that translates as The Strange World) will feature horror and science fiction films, plus supernatural stories. Filmmakers hope to find a distributor to share their work with a wider audience.
Mar. 9, 2012
'Lower Valley' or 'Mission Valley' in South El Paso County near the U.S.-Mexico border has a rich history as an active smuggling corridor for drugs and people. It is now getting a reputation as an area with many corrupt public officials.
Mar. 8, 2012
The co-director of the Tijuana-based "Zeta" magazine has been named one of Newsweek’s 150 “Women Who Shake the World” for her fearless reporting on the drug war.
Mar. 7, 2012
Daniel Salinas was arrested by state police and accused of trying to blackmail another mayoral candidate out of the race After getting out of jail, a judge ordered Salinas to stay away from city hall.
Mar. 7, 2012
The Theodore Roosevelt School in Ft. Apache, Arizona was a U.S. Army fort converted into a boarding school that sought to assimilate American Indians. A historian says many Native Americans would rather forget the school.
Mar. 7, 2012
Newly wealthy tribes are buying private land and asking the federal government to add it to their reservations, making it sovereign Indian territory. The consequence: local governments stand to lose vital tax revenue.
Mar. 7, 2012
The Department of Defense wants to know how warmer temperatures, forest fires and water shortages could affect military operations. And they’ve sought the help of the University of Arizona to be better prepared.
Mar. 6, 2012
Latinos, as a group, were among the hardest hit in the recession. But how are they faring as the economy slowly begins to recover?
Mar. 5, 2012
A new museum in Las Vegas tackles the history of something near and dear to the city's own roots: The Mob. Museum curators had the challenge of presenting a history that was never meant to be public.
Mar. 5, 2012
A University of San Diego report found that drug-related killings decreased along the border last year, even as violence grew across Mexico.
Mar. 2, 2012

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