Fronteras Desk News

Mexican Shopper Spending Way Up
As Mexico’s economy continues to improve, a new study shows retailers in the United States are cashing in on Mexican spending sprees north of the border.
Jun. 5, 2013
Calls Increasing To Overhaul Mexico’s Justice System
An American woman arrested in Mexico on what appeared to be trumped-up charges of drug trafficking filed against her was finally set free last week. But the number of Mexican nationals who have been in custody without legal representation or a trial shows prisoner rights in Mexico continue to be problematic.
Jun. 5, 2013
Major Drug Raid Dismantles Indian Gang
The FBI and several other agencies arrested 29 people for trafficking meth and marijuana on the Yavapai-Apache Nation. It was the biggest drug sweep on the reservation in nearly two decades.
Jun. 5, 2013
Why The Rainforest Stokes My Bizarre Fear
The jungle is alive with anxiety. It's not the big cats or wild snakes that send me into fits. It's the tiny clusters of life clinging to every branch that send a hot wire through my brain.
Jun. 5, 2013
Delays At The Border, Delays For Business
It's a complaint echoed from San Diego to Brownsville. Some five million trucks per year are subject to costly delays at the U.S.-Mexico border as a result of rigorous security measures put in place in the last decade. These delays affect the timeliness of a trucker’s delivery.
Jun. 4, 2013
Crews Fight To Contain New Mexico Wildfires
Fire crews in New Mexico are battling gusty winds and decreasing humidity as they fight to contain the two wildfires burning in the Santa Fe National Forest.
Jun. 4, 2013
ACLU Class Action Suit Alleges Threats, Coercion By Border Patrol
The ACLU announces a project dedicated to upholding civil rights at the border. The new Border Litigation Project will monitor border protection agencies. And, a new lawsuit accuses the Department of Homeland Security of violating the rights of people in detention.
Jun. 4, 2013
Latino Vote Lags Behind Other Groups
The Latino vote that helped usher President Barack Obama's re-election continues to grow, but overall turnout lags behind other voting groups.
Jun. 4, 2013
Length Of ICE Detainment Varies Greatly By State
New data suggests those detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, had very different incarceration and release times depending on the state in which they were picked up.
Jun. 3, 2013
Northern New Mexico Wildfires Slowly Coming Under Control
The two wildfires burning in New Mexico are now 5 percent contained thanks to favorable weather conditions over the weekend.
Jun. 3, 2013
Hulu Web Drama Targets Latino Teen Audience
"East Los High" follows the lives of Latino teenagers in East Los Angeles, and the pressures they face from sex, violence and bullying.
Jun. 3, 2013
A Profile Of Who Is Crossing The Border Illegally
Even with an $18 billion price tag of immigration and port security, individuals still cross, and even after apprehension, a new survey suggests, they are likely to try again.
Jun. 3, 2013
Tribes, Enviros Fight Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon
Mineral experts say the land surrounding the Grand Canyon contains some of the richest uranium ore deposits in the country. Countries like India and China are clamoring for the ore, as they expand their nuclear energy industries. Back in March Fronteras brought you a story about uranium mining from the industry’s perspective. But environmentalists and Indian tribes oppose mining near the canyon.
Jun. 3, 2013
Best Of The Border (5/27-5/31)
The week's top stories from Fronteras: The Changing America Desk.
Jun. 1, 2013
Sonora Governor Reassures Arizona Visitors
Though an Arizona woman passing through Sonora wound up spending more than a week in a Mexican jail after the military accused her of transporting drugs she says weren't hers, the governor of the Mexican border state says visitors should feel safe visiting his state.
May. 31, 2013
Tijuana Leaps Into Digital Broadcast, Leaving Some Behind
Tijuana was the first city in Latin America to completely transition from analog to digital broadcasting. But the transition has left many without signals. The question is, how long with it last?
May. 31, 2013
Judge Finds Legal Errors In ICE Training
The judge who ruled against Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a racial profiling suit last week also found flaws in a federal immigration enforcement training given to Maricopa County deputies.
May. 31, 2013
Leonard Knight Makes A Visit To Salvation Mountain
Leonard Knight began building Salvation Mountain in the early 80s and never stopped. Just more than a year ago, Knight entered a nursing home, raising questions as to what would happen to his creation. We join Knight on a rare visit to his mountain, which has been called a national treasure.
May. 31, 2013
Navajo Nation Put On Notice For Not Spending Enough On Housing
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the Navajo Nation has failed to spend nearly $150 million in housing grant money for fiscal year 2012.
May. 30, 2013
Homicide Possible For Five Bodies In Arizona Desert
The bodies of five people were found Tuesday morning in the southern Arizona desert and are now being investigated as possible homicides.
May. 30, 2013

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