Fronteras Desk News

Growing Population Of Muslims Calling Tijuana Home
Mexico is a predominantly Catholic country, but the border city of Tijuana has always hosted a more diverse population of worshipers. In the last few years, one of the largest religions in the world has begun making inroads and building a presence there.
Mar. 28, 2013
Drought Continues To Intensify Across The Southwest
Climatologists say drought will likely intensify across the southwestern United States through the spring, and expand into parts of California and eastern Texas.
Mar. 28, 2013
Vigilantes Overtake Mexican Town
Tierra Colorada, a small Mexican town on the highway between Mexico City and Acapulco, has been overtaken by hundreds of armed vigilantes.
Mar. 28, 2013
Doing Justice To Federal Court Reporting
A seemingly small new development at the federal district courthouse in Phoenix makes it a lot tougher for broadcast media to cover stories there.
Mar. 28, 2013
Semana Santa Means Retail Pilgrimage To The US
This week is Semana Santa – or Holy Week. It’s a big week in Mexico, when schools cancel classes and businesses take a holiday. And it’s a big week for retailers in the Southwest, because Mexican shoppers cross the border in droves.
Mar. 28, 2013
Gang of Eight Tours Arizona Border
A group of senators drafting an immigration reform bill toured the Arizona border Wednesday morning. The senators make up half the so-called Gang of Eight.
Mar. 27, 2013
The War On Cascarones: Border Patrol Cracks Down On Confetti Eggs
Cascarones, the painted eggshells filled with confetti, can land families a heavy fine if too many are brought over the border.
Mar. 27, 2013
Mexican Reporters Working Under Threat
As Mexico's drug cartels fight for dominance, reporters have fallen victim to physical threats, even murder. In the last six years, at least 67 Mexican journalists were killed, making them among the most targeted reporters in the world.
Mar. 27, 2013
U.S. Defeats Mexico In 0-0 Tie
When is a win not a win? When the U.S. Men's National soccer team goes into Azteca Stadium in Mexico City and holds El Tri to a 0-0 tie.
Mar. 27, 2013
No Official Death Count From Long Gun Fight In Reynosa
On March 10, a gun battle erupted in Reynosa, a border city across the Rio Grande from McAllen, Texas. The events that followed illustrate the complexities of a drug war inflated with intimidation and speculation.
Mar. 27, 2013
Non-Citizens Serve The U.S. To Become Citizens
This week President Barack Obama welcomed several active duty service members as new citizens. The U.S. government has naturalized more than 83,000 members of the military since it expedited the process 10 years ago.
Mar. 26, 2013
Smith Creates Immigration Reform Litmus Test
San Antonio Congressman Lamar Smith described Tuesday his litmus test for viable immigration reform.
Mar. 26, 2013
San Diego Trial Begins for Alleged Drug Gang Leaders
The defendants are alleged members of a splinter group of Tijuana's Arellano-Felix cartel.
Mar. 26, 2013
Gunwalking Report Shows Homeland Security Knew Of Operation
The report shows agents in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives tried to keep rival agents in Homeland Security from discovering they were letting guns into Mexico.
Mar. 26, 2013
Hatch Valley Farms Fight For Water, Survival
Lately there's nothing grand about the Rio Grande. Persistent drought across the Southwest has sucked the river dry.
Mar. 25, 2013
Activists Launch Grassroots Immigration Reform Push
Even as members of Congress return home from Washington for a recess, the immigration debate is continuing back in their home districts.
Mar. 25, 2013
Rio Grande Del Norte Now A National Monument
The Rio Grande del Norte is an impressive expanse of more than 200,000 acres below the Colorado state line.
Mar. 25, 2013
Obamas Re-Election Group To Campaign For Immigration Reform
Organizing For Action, the successful group behind President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, will release thousands of multimedia stories of undocumented Americans.
Mar. 25, 2013
Sandra Day OConnor Describes Childhood In A Border Town
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor grew up in a rural Arizona town on a working ranch. Before her judicial career, she spent her childhood riding horses and raising cattle.
Mar. 25, 2013
Report: One Third Of Homeland Security IT Projects Falling Short Of Schedule, Cost
Approximately one-third of the Department of Homeland Security’s major IT projects are not meeting costs or schedule commitments, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office.
Mar. 25, 2013

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