Fronteras Desk News

ATF leaders appeared before Congress Tuesday morning during a hearing into Operation Fast and Furious. A report details how dozens of weapons were found linked to crimes in Mexico. The leaders avoided hard questions as to who was ultimately is responsible for the scandal.
Jul. 27, 2011
Police suspect guards may have helped inmates sneak weapons inside the Juarez municipal jail, which were used in a riot that left 17 dead.
Jul. 27, 2011
Officers located a 15 year old girl who was reported missing since May, as well as four unaccompanied underage girls.
Jul. 26, 2011
For years, Arizona's immigration-enforcement charge has been lead by senior lawmakers. But this year, many of the most aggressive immigration bills were crafted by a little known freshman state Senator Steve Smith. Now, he’s spearheading a fundraising campaign to use private donations and inmate labor for a new fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jul. 26, 2011
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.
Jul. 26, 2011
Gov. Jerry Brown today signed Assembly Bill 130, which will allow undocumented immigrant students living in California to receive private financial aid.
Jul. 25, 2011
The Democratic National Committee's debut political commercial for the 2012 campaign season is in Spanish. It is a response to a Spanish ad put out earlier this week by a Republican leaning group.
Jul. 22, 2011
Peter O'Dowd was on board a deportation flight to the nation in Central America Friday. You can listen to him report from 20,000 feet in the air.
Jul. 22, 2011
Aerospace manufacturing is one of largest industries in Baja California. And as the cluster of companies working south of the border grows, Tijuana is positioning itself for more international investment.
Jul. 22, 2011
The ongoing negotiations in Washington over the national debt ceiling have sparked a new wave of political ads. Republican groups, including one founded by Karl Rove, are trying to get their message out in both English and Spanish.
Jul. 21, 2011
Six people have been diagnosed with paralysis, all in San Luis Río Colorado, Mexico. It’s usually only temporary and partial.
Jul. 21, 2011
Several prominent Arizona lawmakers gathered Wednesday to celebrate the launch of a fundraising campaign to use private donations and inmate labor to build a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. A website that accepts donations went live Wednesday.
Jul. 21, 2011
Some 85,000 foreign nationals have New Mexico's driver's licenses, according to the governor's office. About 1.7 million people have licenses.
Jul. 20, 2011
Dozens have been arrested in Baja California in connection with the largest marijuana plantation found in Mexico.
Jul. 20, 2011
The plan is to raise millions of dollars through private donations - in part through a website - to build a more secure fence along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona. It's still unclear exactly where the barrier will go.
Jul. 20, 2011
Builders project that $300 million in local, state and federal revenue would also be lost during the project's life.
Jul. 19, 2011
A significant portion of minority communities are at risk of losing health coverage if lawmakers decide to cut Medicaid as part of the ongoing budget debate in Washington DC.
Jul. 19, 2011
The trial of a 14-year old San Diego resident hired as a killer by the drug cartels begins in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Jul. 19, 2011
Meth has been the number one drug problem in Southern Nevada and much of the Southwest for the last decade. To combat the scourge, new laws have made it harder to buy the ingredients to manufacture the highly addictive drug. But it hasn't done much good: meth traffickers manage to adapt. This is the first story in a two-part series on meth in the Southwest.
Jul. 18, 2011
Criminal organizations are finding ways to get large quantities of pseudoephedrine from pharmacies to funnel to large meth labs in California. This is the second story in a two-part series on meth in the Southwest.
Jul. 18, 2011

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