Fronteras Desk News

United States and Mexican authorities have discovered a drug-smuggling tunnel and 20 tons of marijuana at a warehouse in Otay Mesa, California.
Nov. 3, 2010
Over the weekend, federal immigration agents working with local police in Escondido arrested two undocumented immigrants with past criminal convictions. The driver's license checkpoints and deportations--and the protests against them--are escalating in the community.
Nov. 1, 2010
The mayoral race in the city of Escondido is shaping up to be as much about undocumented immigration as about other local issues. This is not a new phenomenon for the North County city.
Oct. 25, 2010
Tijuana police seized a record 105 tons of marijuana they say was headed for sale in the United States. It’s one of the biggest pot busts in all of Mexico in recent years.
Oct. 18, 2010
The head of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, visited the San Ysidro Port of Entry Monday. The tour was part of the Obama Administration's effort to be seen as tough on border security.
Oct. 18, 2010
In the last two decades, California's immigrant population has seen its fastest growth ever. A new study is linking this demographic trend with a drastic a drop in crime rates.
Oct. 18, 2010
With midterm elections less than two weeks away, efforts to get the coveted Latino vote are ramping up. Democrats are hoping for a loyal turnout, while Republicans are appealing to the disenchanted.
Oct. 15, 2010
Supporters of Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana in California say Mexico's drug war has failed and its time for a new approach. Even so, they say Prop 19 is not a quick solution.
Oct. 14, 2010
Pa' Bailar Tijuana is trying to get people to dance on the streets on October 21st. On the U.S. side of the public performance, people will be gathering at the Plaza Las Americas Outlet Mall at 6:00 pm. The idea is to celebrate Tijuana, despite the ongoing stigma of violence that has affected the border city for years.
Oct. 13, 2010
A new study by the Rand Corporation says Proposition 19, that would legalize marijuana in California, would pinch Mexican drug smugglers' pocketbooks. But Proposition 19 would not pack the wallop backers advertise.
Oct. 13, 2010
Supporters of Proposition 19, that would legalize marijuana in California, argue that regulating the drug will end violence associated with Mexican drug cartels. Officials on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border doubt that because marijuana is just one of many drugs that cartels smuggle.
Oct. 11, 2010
Residents of Escondido say local police have a measures in place that targets undocumented people. Driver's license checkpoints and gang patrols are silencing many in the community.
Oct. 8, 2010
Can Al Gore, Larry King and the founder of Twitter help Tijuana improve its image? That’s the hope of businessmen behind a two-week long $5 million PR effort that starts in Tijuana Thursday.
Oct. 7, 2010
The first of three public hearings starts Tuesday evening in Jacumba to discuss a proposed power line from Mexico to southeast San Diego County. The line would bring wind energy across the border.
Oct. 5, 2010
Despite the high unemployment, Americans in San Diego aren't taking farm jobs. The United Farm Workers' Take Our Jobs Campaign has been trying to change that.
Oct. 1, 2010
San Diego State University professors held an exercise to explore how popular social media sites can help during the next disaster.
Sep. 24, 2010
There are an estimated 65,000 undocumented students in the U.S. A vote in the Senate next week could pave the way for their citizenship.
Sep. 17, 2010
Mexicans began celebrating the 200th anniversary of their country’s declaration of independence. Tijuana's celebrations went on as planned under the protection of soldiers and police officers.
Sep. 16, 2010
The U.S. Border Patrol credited Tijuana's police chief earlier this week with helping cut border crime in half. What the Border Patrol meant was that assaults on U.S. agents working along the border in San Diego have dropped during the last year.
Sep. 15, 2010
U.S. federal officials say drug groups who recruit San Diego teenagers to smuggle drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border have expanded their recruiting operations.
Sep. 13, 2010

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