Fronteras Desk News

Latinos Signing Up For ACA In Strong Numbers
With the Spanish-language ACA website now running the White House hopes to make up for lost time.
Dec. 12, 2013
High Demand, Strong Supply Drive New Mexicos Heroin Problems
New Mexico has a drug problem. The state routinely holds close to the top position nationally for overdose deaths. No one has a clear reason why – some say poverty or unemployment, or easy access to drugs along distribution routes north.
Dec. 12, 2013
Are Asylum Seekers Abusing The System?
The number of people seeking asylum in the United States more than doubled this year, raising suspicion among some members of Congress. The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Thursday to question whether some asylum seekers are abusing the system.
Dec. 12, 2013
Judge Rejects Plan To Pump Rural Water To Las Vegas
A Nevada judge ruled Wednesday what some have called “the death knell” of an ongoing water case that could set precedence for the entire arid Southwest.
Dec. 12, 2013
Was An Arizona Police Officer Living In The Country Illegally?
Arizona's Department of Public Safety is investigating the claim against a former spokeswoman who worked for the agency for more than a decade.
Dec. 12, 2013
Boy Abandoned Near Border Reunited With Mother
A toddler who was abandoned near the New Mexico border earlier this week was reunited with his mother.
Dec. 12, 2013
Military Reviewing Ban On Applicants With Undocumented Dependents
The Pentagon is reviewing policies that prevent Americans from enlisting in various military branches if they have dependents in the country illegally.
Dec. 11, 2013
Foundation Buys Sacred Artifacts To Return To Hopi
The Los Angeles-based Annenberg Foundation purchased 21 Hopi sacred artifacts up for auction Monday in Paris to return them to the tribe.
Dec. 11, 2013
Survey: Majority Of San Diego Latinos Feel Some Discrimination
A recent survey commissioned by KPBS and San Diego Magazine finds many Latinos feel they are targets of discrimination and stereotyping.
Dec. 11, 2013
Amid Border Trade Worries, U.S. Lawmakers Eyeing Mexican Energy Reforms
Members of the U.S. Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere met with experts in Tucson on Monday hoping to address long border wait times.
Dec. 10, 2013
Despite Improvements, Violence Ongoing In Mexican Border States
Despite progress in cities like Juárez and Tijuana, Mexican border states continue to be among the most violent in the country.
Dec. 10, 2013
Federal Coal Regulations On Trial
The coal industry, along with some states, is suing the federal government over costly pollution-cutting regulations. Environmentalists and public health groups said Tuesday in a federal appeals court the health benefits are worth it.
Dec. 10, 2013
Crucial Step Toward Foreign Oil Investment Clears Mexican Senate
Lawmakers from three Senate committees in Mexico approved a bill late Monday that would allow U.S. companies like Exxon Mobil and Chevron and others like Royal Dutch Shell in the Netherlands to develop fields in the Gulf of Mexico.
Dec. 10, 2013
Texas Woman Pleads Guilty To Sending Toxin-Laced Letter To President
An actress from Texas has pleaded guilty to sending a toxin-laced letter to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Dec. 10, 2013
Toddler Abandoned Near New Mexico Border
Police in Sunland Park, N.M., suspect the boy is about two years old. A Border Patrol agent found him Saturday night in the desert near the border fence.
Dec. 10, 2013
Undocumented 12-Year-Old Arrested With 80 Pounds Of Marijuana
U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested six Mexicans with more than 300 pounds of marijuana. Four of the six were juveniles including two 17-year-olds, a 16-year-old and a 12-year-old boy.
Dec. 10, 2013
After Mexico Scare, How Secure Is US Radioactive Waste?
The theft of a vehicle containing a radioactive capsule in Mexico has left the world wondering about the public's risk to such substances.
Dec. 9, 2013
New Rules In Mexico Ease Holiday Travel Across Border
This is the busiest travel time for people living along the border. Visiting relatives and holiday shopping are the main activities.
Dec. 9, 2013
Best Of The Border (12/02-12/06)
The week's best stories from Fronteras: The Changing America Desk.
Dec. 7, 2013
Albuquerque Artists Photos Of Distorted Faces Go Viral
When photographer Wes Naman invited friends to pose for a series of what was meant to be goofy portraits, neither he nor his models had any idea the images would end up reaching millions of people across the globe.
Dec. 6, 2013