Fronteras Desk News

Chicken Soup For The Influenza-Riddled Soul
With flu circulating, and deaths reported in California, Texas, Nevada and New Mexico, officials are urging people to get vaccinated.
Jan. 9, 2014
Bajas International Crime Hotline Produces Some Results
Four United States fugitives have been detained in Baja California in recent years thanks to the Mexican state’s international tip line.
Jan. 9, 2014
A Krokodil Ripped My Flesh
The wide availability of drugs in the Southwest will likely stop the drug Krokodil from becoming established.
Jan. 9, 2014
Conjoined Grey Whales Discovered In Baja California Lagoon
It’s the beginning of gray whale calving season in the lagoons of Baja California, Mexico, and fishermen there recently had a rare find: conjoined whale twins.
Jan. 8, 2014
Giffords Skydives To Mark Anniversary Of Shooting
Exactly three years after being shot in the head by a would-be assassin, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will spend the anniversary skydiving over her beloved borderland.
Jan. 8, 2014
DOJ Holds Exclusive Meeting On Albuquerque PDs Use Of Force
The U.S. Department of Justice held an exclusive meeting Tuesday night to discuss the status of its investigation into allegations about the Albuquerque Police Department's use of excessive force.
Jan. 8, 2014
Texas Attempts To Lure Sriracha Factory To Lone Star State
As shipments of the popular spicy Asian condiment Sriracha remain on hold following a partial shutdown of its factory in California, a state representative from Texas is trying to lure the maker of the sauce away from the West Cost and into the Lone Star State.
Jan. 8, 2014
Law Enforcement Agencies Vary On Tracking Race In Traffic Stops
After a hiatus, San Diego police are set to resume tracking whether minorities are targeted in traffic stops. Meanwhile Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is just starting to collect such data due to a court order.
Jan. 8, 2014
Native American Cancer Rates Static
New data shows there's been a 20 percent decline in the number of cancer deaths over the last 20 years, nationwide. However, cancer rates among Native Americans in the Southwest have not decreased with the rest of the nation.
Jan. 7, 2014
Violence Delays South Sudan Education Effort
A planned education mission from Arizona to South Sudan has been tabled until the violence in that country stops.
Jan. 7, 2014
Permanent Memorial Will Honor Tucson Shooting Victims
Tucson has chosen its courthouse as the spot to build a memorial honoring the six who died and 13 who were wounded three years ago.
Jan. 7, 2014
LA County Sheriff Lee Baca Announces Retirement
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced his retirement Tuesday morning.
Jan. 7, 2014
Ensenada Toll Road Collapse Affecting Tourism In Baja California
The collapse of part of the scenic toll road that runs from Tijuana down the Baja California peninsula has been bad news for the tourism industry in Ensenada.
Jan. 7, 2014
Border State Of Chihuahua Was Mexicos Most Violent In 2013
Mexico's federal government claims the murder rate fell substantially in 2013 — a claim disputed by independent analysts — but Mexico concedes kidnapping is rising.
Jan. 6, 2014
EPA To Decide Fate Of Navajo Generating Station
Today is the last day of public input before the Environmental Protection Agency decides the fate of the largest coal-fired power plant in the west.
Jan. 6, 2014
Best Of The Border (12/30-1/3)
This week's top stories from Fronteras: The Changing America Desk
Jan. 4, 2014
Covered California Introduces Spanish-Language ACA Forms
Two months after it opened for business, California's online health insurance exchange has introduced a Spanish-language enrollment form. Covered California officials hope the form will encourage more Spanish speakers to apply for coverage.
Jan. 3, 2014
Entertainment Industry Mourns Loss Of Groundbreaking Native American Comedian
Charlie Hill, a pioneering Native American comedian, died on Dec. 30.
Jan. 3, 2014
Fast And Furious Gun Found At Puerto Peñasco Shootout Scene
A shootout between Mexican police and soldiers and alleged drug cartel gunmen at a Mexican resort last month has ties to a U.S. gun operation that went awry.
Jan. 2, 2014
Mexicos US Ambassador: NAFTA Needs Improvment
Mexico's Ambassador to Washington, Eduardo Medina Mora, said Sunday that Mexico, Canada and the United States would work on a new “strategic vision” for the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA, beginning with a meeting scheduled for next month.
Jan. 2, 2014

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