Fronteras Desk News

Police across the country have increasingly high tech ways to catch graffiti artists. But some taggers in California say they’re tired of being associated with gangs and crime.
Feb. 21, 2011
Government officials no longer want one monolithic system to secure the border. Instead, they are looking for different systems for the different types of terrain Border Patrol monitors.
Feb. 18, 2011
"The ICE agents said we're Americans, we're diplomats. And the response from the Zetas was to open fire on the agents."
Feb. 18, 2011
The Selective Service System, which relies on civilian volunteers in the event of a national emergency, is reaching out to young undocumented men. Immigrant advocates are questioning the new directive.
Feb. 17, 2011
Federal investigators have ruled out friendly fire in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent outside of Nogales.
Feb. 16, 2011
There's a sport played by many Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in a town near you, but you probably haven’t heard of it. Some people call it "Mexican Rodeo." But despite its popularity, it's increasingly hard for its colorful riders to find a place to practice their sport.
Feb. 14, 2011
Three days ago, top Homeland Security Department officials touted new levels of cooperation with local law enforcement in a border task force. Now, one of the most prominent members of that task force has resigned, calling the government's announcement hypocrisy.
Feb. 12, 2011
Headlines from Mexico are dominated by drug cartels and violence. A group of experts recently gathered at UC San Diego to turn the spotlight toward the country’s rich history and vibrant culture.
Feb. 10, 2011
Prosecutors in the capital murder case say the defendant Shawna Forde formed a splinter group called Minuteman American Defense. Now she faces charges of first-degree murder.
Feb. 10, 2011
They say cross-border crime has dropped, particularly in Arizona and they credit a two year program of cooperation.
Feb. 10, 2011
One month after a gunman opened fire at a Tucson shopping center, killing six and wounding 13, including a U.S. Congresswoman, the city is trying to move on.
Feb. 10, 2011
Tijuana-based Nortec Collective mixes electronic music with the brass, drums and accordion of popular Mexican Norteño music. Their latest album, "Bulevar 2000," is nominated for a GRAMMY award.
Feb. 10, 2011
Border Field State Park, also known as Friendship Park, has long been a nexus for cross-border relations. But security concerns forced its closing.
Feb. 9, 2011
While escalating costs may characterize the American health care system, a different trend is playing out in the Mexican border town of Los Algodones. There competition is so fierce, dentists will outbid each other to attract American patients. And now some American insurance policies are following suit and American dentists are not happy about it.
Feb. 9, 2011
As more Americans head to Mexico for cheap dental care, some are questioning whether U.S. insurers should cover work in a foreign country, which undercuts the practice of some American dentists.
Feb. 9, 2011
Hearing on solar development fails to garner much interest in El Centro, despite recent concerns over environmental damage.
Feb. 8, 2011
Programs that help ex-cons reenter the workforce in risk of cuts.
Feb. 8, 2011
A top federal official says his agency doesn't have enough staff to follow up on leads in gun cases or properly inspect guns shops.
Feb. 8, 2011
In this Reporter's Notebook, Michel Marizco spent some time talking to border residents to see what language people use to describe illegal immigrants. Some of the answers may surprise you.
Feb. 7, 2011
Flores is part of a generation of Democratic Latinos in their 30’s and 40’s who are ascending Nevada’s political ladder.
Feb. 7, 2011

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