Fronteras Desk News

Over the last 70 years, groundwater in Arizona's alluvial basins has been depleted by more than 74.5 million acre-feet, or approximately three times the maximum storage of Lake Powell.
Sep. 21, 2011
The Navajo Nation is lobbying the United Nations Human Rights Council in its quest to stop a project that will make snow out of recycled waste water on a mountain they consider sacred.
Sep. 21, 2011
Elderly Latinos in Southwestern states would have the most to lose from potential cuts to Medicare and Social Security benefits.
Sep. 21, 2011
The school from Monterrey was told to pay $30,000 to safely cross the border. Instead, school officials canceled the game.
Sep. 20, 2011
The growth of the renewable energy industry in California's Imperial Valley has lagged. But things may be looking up: Construction has already started on several projects, and one jobs training program is preparing cash in on the promised boom.
Sep. 20, 2011
Marijuana growers are beginning to expand into arid Southern Nevada public lands with the help of new irrigation techniques.
Sep. 19, 2011
Months after Arizona's State Superintendent declared Tuscon's Mexican American Studies program illegal, teachers are grappling with how to teach history in a way that's relevant, accurate, and legal.
Sep. 19, 2011
The "dolphin-safe" labels in imported canned tuna are now considered illegal by the World Trade Organization. This ruling follows a 20-year lobby from the Mexican government.
Sep. 19, 2011
Two U.S. agencies say loggerhead sea turtles need greater protection.
Sep. 16, 2011
Residents stayed indoors last year to celebrate Mexico's 200 years of independence. This year, the city is spending nearly $500,000 on everything from security to entertainment. There were no immediate reports of problems with the celebration.
Sep. 16, 2011
The GAO found that since May 2011, the National Guard helped in the arrest of 6 percent of illegal immigrants crossing the border and less than 3 percent of marijuana seized on the border.
Sep. 15, 2011
Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla, known as “El Mayito”, said he worked with U.S. federal drug agents and can prove it. U.S. officials said that never happened and are trying to prevent him from getting everything they have on the Sinaloa Cartel.
Sep. 15, 2011
As the new school year starts, a Las Vegas middle school is trying to keep up with a flood of immigrant and refugee students, known as "Newcomers", who don’t speak English.
Sep. 15, 2011
Part of the San Ysidro border crossing is reopened to traffic, but some worry about the economic damage to the region.
Sep. 15, 2011
The U.S. Dep't of Justice awarded more than $118 million to American Indian and Alaskan Native nations to fight crime.
Sep. 15, 2011
Should Reclaimed Water Be Used On A Church?
Tensions are high as Native Americans oppose a project that will make snow out of treated sewage for a ski resort on an Arizona mountain they consider sacred. Lawsuits have been filed and protesters have been arrested in an effort to block the project.
Sep. 15, 2011
The morning commute threatened to be unusually long Thursday at the nation's busiest border crossing after all U.S.-bound traffic was halted the previous day because scaffolding had collapsed, falling on more than a dozen cars and injuring 11 travelers and construction workers.
Sep. 15, 2011
The company is in charge of waste disposal and recycling for the City of Escondido. The workers were fired after immigration authorities found they lacked the proper paperwork.
Sep. 14, 2011
A wooden platform or roof has collapsed onto one or more vehicles in an area under construction at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
Sep. 14, 2011
Rising violence and increased border security have drastically changed the illegal business, and changed the role of those who look to help migrants on both sides of the border.
Sep. 14, 2011

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