In this web-exclusive report, Fronteras Desk reporter Lorne Matalon speaks with Mexican social science researcher, artist and photographer Julián Cardona in Juárez on the evolution of words that now are code in Mexico for various tangents of what is commonly referred to as the "War on Drugs."
Over the last several years, young undocumented activists have built a powerful political movement advocating for their rights. This election cycle, so-called DREAMer activists are playing key roles in the Democratic presidential campaigns, even when they cannot vote themselves.
Department of Homeland Security says this past October, the number of unaccompanied minors from Central America attempting to enter the U.S. illegally almost doubled compared to the same month in 2014. Many cite gang violence as a motive for leaving.
The Bureau of Indian Education is hoping a few more schools will venture out of their administrative nest, encouraging tribes to take over management. The hope is that schools will actually thrive when locally run. But it’s a hard transition.
A priority for both the city of Phoenix and the state of Arizona has been to build stronger partnerships and trade relationships with Mexico. There has been some recent movement on that front.
The city of Sunland Park, N.M., is trying to restore its reputation after years of political scandal and fiscal abuse. That effort is underway even as a group of citizens push for the city to disincorporate.
A former chief of the U.S Bureau of Reclamation is advocating doing away with that agency which has built dams across the nation for more than a century.
Since Aaron Marquez returned from Afghanistan three years ago, he’s been helping his former interpreter get a visa to live in the U.S. They finally reunited here in Phoenix last week.
A Senate committee passed a bill this week that would allow volunteers to hunt bison at the Grand Canyon. Park officials say the herd has grown too big.
The Navajo Nation president entered office in the wake of a major political drama. But now President Russell Begaye is trying to be both a spiritual guide and a policy maker.