Fronteras Desk News

Recent headlines have darkened the hopes of the rising solar power industry. But an Arizona company is shining a ray of light on the sector: Its manufacturing costs are low enough to compete with Third World factories.
Sep. 28, 2011
Fronteras wants to know what you think will drive the Southwest's economy. Share your thoughts!
Sep. 28, 2011
The amount of aerospace companies with operations in Baja California has grown dramatically in recent years. In the next installment of our ongoing series, some experts argue this can lead to a cross-border aerospace industry that could benefit the U.S. economy.
Sep. 28, 2011
In the latest twist to Washington's immigration debate, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to reconsider some deportation rules.
Sep. 28, 2011
Officials have forcibly medicated suspect Jared Lee Loughner because they said he posed a danger at the prison. Defense attorneys argue that prosecutors have not shown Loughner’s mental condition can be improved so that he can go to trial.
Sep. 27, 2011
In 1965, U.S. companies helped start Mexico's manufacturing boom that later paved the way for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In the first of a multimedia series, we look at the industry that is now responsible for about half of all Mexican exports.
Sep. 27, 2011
A newly formed group of moderate conservatives gathered in Albuquerque, New Mexico over the weekend to discuss ideas to on how capture a larger portion of the Latino vote. The consensus: Immigration is a key issue that stands between Republicans and the Hispanic vote.
Sep. 26, 2011
The 10 Muslim students accused of illegally disrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador last year were found guilty and sentenced on Friday.
Sep. 23, 2011
The head of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement met with local refugee agencies and East County school and hospital officials to field concerns about serving the large and growing Iraqi refugee population.
Sep. 23, 2011
Congress is pushing ahead with a bill to mandate U.S. employers use E-Verify. But California leads an opposition effort to make E-Verify optional.
Sep. 23, 2011
The U.S. dollar was worth nearly 14 Mexican pesos. That represents a nearly 12 percent drop for the peso since August.
Sep. 23, 2011
Hispanics have a long-standing tradition of backing the Democratic Party, but a new group started this year wants to change that.
Sep. 23, 2011
Malpractice complaints against Mexican doctors and dentists are nothing new. But in Baja California, about 300 complaints will be made public for the first time--and many involve American patients.
Sep. 23, 2011
Members of No More Deaths claim agents pushed Mexican nationals into cactus, chased them through the desert in the middle of the night and punched pregnant women in the stomach while detained.
Sep. 22, 2011
The Guatemalan cooperative Mercado Global used the U.S. economic crisis to revamp its product line and marketing plan. The changed ultimately helped it lure high-end American retailers and survive the Great Recession.
Sep. 22, 2011
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

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