Fronteras Desk News

The highest court in the U.S. could overturn decades of law that allows higher education institutions to use race as a factor in admitting students. A decision could come as early as this summer.
Feb. 22, 2012
A look at U.S. Census figures finds the gap between Latino and White births has continued to widen. And Latinos are branching out from the traditional areas where they have lived and are transforming the American South.
Feb. 22, 2012
The Obama Administration announced new rules Tuesday that will help the biobased products industry grow by asking agencies to buy more of the products made from renewable sources.
Feb. 21, 2012
The Chollas Creek watershed has been neglected and polluted for decades. A nonprofit is working to restore it into a natural park for the working class communities that surround it.
Feb. 21, 2012
Only a small fraction of Mexican citizens living in the U.S. signed up to vote in their home country’s July presidential election, according to figures released on Friday. Registration barriers and apathy could be to blame.
Feb. 18, 2012
Read multimedia stories produced by journalists from the Fronteras Desk and partner station KPBS as they travel along the Baja California, Mexico peninsula reporting on development, the environment and other issues that transcend the border region in both countries.
Feb. 18, 2012
A day filled with stunning views, fighting exhaustion and reflecting on Mexico.
Feb. 17, 2012
The State of Arizona and the Department of Health Services are headed back to court over the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana law. A pro-medical marijuana group is contesting several requirements, including the rule that marijuana dispensaries must have a medical director.
Feb. 16, 2012
ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata was on assignment in Mexico City a year ago when attackers suddenly forced his armored SUV off the road.
Feb. 16, 2012
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is testing radio transmitters to relay important traveler information.
Feb. 16, 2012
The activists who successfully led the campaign to recall former Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce are now running another campaign -- calling for Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s resignation. The strategy is consistent: Target immigration enforcement leaders without talking about immigration.
Feb. 16, 2012
A day filled with bare vineyards, passionate vintners and some wine tasting, of course..
Feb. 16, 2012
A day filled with blue water, blue sky and business blues.
Feb. 15, 2012
In their push to reverse Obama's contraception rule, Catholic leaders aren't likely to find Latina allies.
Feb. 15, 2012
Mitt Romney is the man to beat in Arizona's upcoming primary. But some fellow Mormons say another candidate lines up better with their religious beliefs.
Feb. 14, 2012
The proposed federal budget wouldn't reduce the number of agents, but would reduce their pay rates. Critics also say funding would be diverted away from legal points of entry.
Feb. 14, 2012
Mexico's tourism numbers are up, but not because of Americans.
Feb. 14, 2012
The Mob Museum opened Tuesday in Las Vegas, celebrating the anniversary of the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre with a mass wedding.
Feb. 14, 2012
We head to one of the most southern locations to watch California Gray Whales, Mexican style.
Feb. 14, 2012
Arizona lawmakers will consider funding an armed state guard to help with border enforcement. This bill is the latest in a series which asserts the state’s right to deal with illegal immigration and drug trafficking.
Feb. 13, 2012

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