Fronteras Desk News

People are planning their retirement based on historical life expectancies that are much younger than the current trend. In the second story of our multimedia series, we look at people who live longer than what they planned for.
Aug. 24, 2011
In a Guatemalan town known for coffin building, the question of leaving has a way of hanging in the air. Three men debate the pros and cons of taking the perilous trip north to illegally enter the United States. It's the second story in the series "Life After Deportation".
Aug. 23, 2011
Last week, the Obama Administration announced important changes to its current enforcement of immigration law. The changes will impact the lives of 300,000 people, many of them from the Southwest.
Aug. 23, 2011
Hate crimes against Latinos in California have grown by almost 50 percent between 2009 and 2010. Meanwhile, the number of attacks against other groups continues to go down.
Aug. 23, 2011
Foreign-born drivers have about two weeks to show they live in the state of New Mexico or else their driver's licenses will be canceled. It's all part of an effort by Gov. Susana Martinez to prevent fraud in a system that allows illegal immigrants to legally obtain a license.
Aug. 22, 2011
Fewer Americans today envision relaxing in retirement as more than half of those age 55 and older struggle financially to retire. As baby boomers age, many face diminished 401(k)s, dwindling entitlements and growing medical bills.
Aug. 21, 2011
Mixing convicted criminals with illegal border crossers has led to side effects. The good guys are often confused with the bad guys when the plane lands. It's the first story in a three-part series: "Life After Deportation".
Aug. 19, 2011
Friends of Friendship Park will celebrate the park’s anniversary this Saturday with a cross-border salsa lesson, a bi-national jam session, and testimonies from families who have used the park as a meeting place.
Aug. 18, 2011
Federal officials said Thursday they've taken down a drug and weapons trafficking ring involving members of a U.S. Iraqi community and a major Mexican drug cartel that was caught selling large amounts of drugs, guns and grenades.
Aug. 18, 2011
At the end of last school year, Arizona State University laid off its entire custodial staff. The cuts saved ASU $2.5 million. But some professors and students say the university targeted the most vulnerable people on campus.
Aug. 18, 2011
In Tucson, the food wars over the Sonoran hot dog now involve the FBI. A federal grand jury indicted the owner of a hot dog stand in East Tucson for threatening to kill his rival.
Aug. 17, 2011
The crowd included dairy farm workers, day laborers and nannies waving American flags. The governor argues that the current law invites out of state criminals to obtain the state driver's license fraudulently.
Aug. 17, 2011
There's Cabo San Lucas, the popular tourist destination, and then about 80 miles east there's Cabo Pulmo. That's where scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography discovered the unexpected.
Aug. 17, 2011
Construction projects at ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border are facing challenges due to federal budget cuts.
Aug. 16, 2011
During an era of budget cuts and stricter immigration enforcement, many immigrants wonder whether getting public assistance can affect their ability to stay in the U.S.
Aug. 15, 2011
One bill before the state legislature would recognize the role mental manipulation plays in the crime.
Aug. 12, 2011
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been under fire over its "Secure Communities" program. In the latest twist, the battle between states and federal officials may end up in the courts.
Aug. 12, 2011
Schools across the Southwest are opening this month with smaller budgets and fewer resources, forcing districts to come up with creative ways to make up for huge monetary losses.
Aug. 11, 2011
A grunion run, a Rocky Horror flash mob, beer and chocolate. It's another eclectic mix of options for your San Diego weekend.
Aug. 11, 2011
A university study suggests a nutrient found in dark chocolate can significantly boost the results of your workout. And, of course, your spirit.
Aug. 11, 2011

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