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A public art piece in El Paso that was abruptly removed by city officials earlier this year is raising questions about censorship. The resulting controversy reveals a city struggling to define itself in the aftermath of a brutal drug war that hurt both sides of the U.S./Mexico border.
June 22, 2015
The Hopi Tribe has lost another overseas battle over sacred ceremonial items. French government officials have turned down the Hopi Tribe’s latest request to stop Monday’s sale. It’s the sixth such legal challenge the tribe has lost in the past three years.
May 29, 2015
Native American high school dropout rates and youth suicide statistics are twice the national average. Teens are desperate for an outlet. One Navajo family is helping them find their voice.
May 29, 2015
Juárez muralist Maclovio Macias' latest inspiration came from marching 200 miles alongside mothers whose daughters disappeared during the recent wave of drug violence.
May 26, 2015
A Paris auction house is planning another sale of Hopi sacred items on June 1. The Arizona tribe is demanding their return.
May 18, 2015
Layali Al-Sham is a Middle Eastern ensemble founded by a diverse group of musicians based in the United States-Mexico border. Their work is dedicated to musicians who struggle to preform in conflict zones.
April 27, 2015
Twenty-two young Native American women will compete for the Miss Indian World title this week in Albuquerque. Similar to Miss America the winner will represent all indigenous people throughout North America. But it’s not your typical pageant.
April 22, 2015
Friday marks the first night of the Jewish holiday Passover, which begins with the traditional seder meal. At the seder, many Jews have a custom of saying by the time the holiday rolls around next year, they hope they will be in Jerusalem. But in fact, many wind up right here in Arizona.
April 03, 2015
Singer Juan Gabriel (center), a native of Juárez, was a surprise guest at Friday's inauguration.
The Mexican border city of Juárez hosted superstar Juan Gabriel over the weekend and unveiled a six-story mural in his honor. The events are part of the city's ongoing effort to shed its violent image and encourage more tourism.
March 30, 2015
Moises Acosta founded an education center focused on teaching kids about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. He's continued his efforts despite a threat against his work.
February 19, 2015


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