Fronteras Desk News

Six People Admitted To Mexican Hospital With Possible Radiation Exposure
Six people have been admitted to a hospital in Mexico showing signs of possible radiation exposure. This follows the theft and recovery of hazardous medical waste earlier this week.
Dec. 6, 2013
Judge Approves Sale Of Hopi Sacred Items
A French judge has allowed the sale of several sacred Hopi artifacts to go ahead next week.
Dec. 6, 2013
Texas Lt. Governor Calls For Permanent Surge Along US-Mexico Border
Texas law enforcement leaders announced Tuesday they are ending controversial traffic checkpoints along the Texas-Mexico border. But the state is simultaneously gearing up for an unprecedented “Permanent Border Surge.”
Dec. 6, 2013
Narco Killer Sought By U.S. Sends Letter To Mexican President
A cartel killer sought by U.S. sent a letter to the Mexican president claiming a U.S extradition request is unfair.
Dec. 6, 2013
Report Details Border Insecurity In Tucson Sector
A human rights group has issued a new report on the situation along the Arizona border.
Dec. 5, 2013
Hopi Sue Auction House To Stop Another Sale
The Hopi Tribe is trying to block a French auction house from selling 32 sacred objects. A Paris judge will rule Friday.
Dec. 5, 2013
Boehner Hires Immigration Expert
House Speaker John Boehner has hired former Chief of Staff for Senator John McCain to lead House immigration reform efforts.
Dec. 5, 2013
Mexico Recovers Stolen Radioactive Waste After Day-Long Search
A container of radioactive waste stolen at gunpoint in Mexico was found Wednesday afternoon.
Dec. 5, 2013
Arizona Tries To Secure Frail Bighorn Sheep Population By Killing Preying Mountain Lions
Bighorn sheep and the mountain lions who prey on them are being killed in the mountains north of Tucson after a reintroduction program of the sheep started last week.
Dec. 5, 2013
USDA And Mexico: Border Economy Loss
USDA's ban on its inspectors entering Mexico at five border crossings to inspect cattle has crippled an important component of the border trade-driven economy.
Dec. 4, 2013
San Antonio Water Proposals See Opposition From Laredo
A water fight is brewing between San Antonio and smaller cities along the border.
Dec. 4, 2013
Feds Slow To Roll Out Spanish-Language Health Care Website
The federal government plans to quietly roll out the Spanish-language version of any day now.
Dec. 4, 2013
Capitol Hill Staffer Quits Job To Fight Mothers Deportation
Erika Andiola is leaving her job on Capitol Hill to return to Arizona. Andiola told the website BuzzFeed she is leaving her job to help her mother fight deportation.
Dec. 3, 2013
Texas Prosecutors Indict Former Mexican Governor
Federal prosecutors in Texas have announced the indictment of the former governor of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
Dec. 3, 2013
New Mexico Infant Mortality Rates Surpass National Numbers
The infant mortality rate in New Mexico has exceeded the national rate.
Dec. 2, 2013
Feds Want To Change Mexican Wolf Recovery
The federal government has proposed to change the recovery program for the endangered Mexican gray wolf. The last public hearing on the issue will be Tuesday.
Dec. 2, 2013
The Case Of New Mexicos Altered Audit
It's been almost six months since the New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) froze Medicaid payments to mental health providers in the state due to a "credible allegation of fraud." Those allegations stemmed from an audit paid for by the state. However, a review of the audit by officials show it was altered.
Dec. 2, 2013
New Mexico Mental Health Audit Was Altered
This summer over a dozen mental health providers in New Mexico had their medicaid funding frozen due to "credible allegations of fraud." Those allegations stemmed from an audit paid for by the state. But officials have found a key portion of that audit was altered.
Nov. 30, 2013
Mexican President Peña Nieto Pushes Border Trade
While the U.S. marked Thanksgiving, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto spent the day in a border town so small no Mexican president had ever gone there. Peña Nieto unveiled an economic and infrastructure stimulus for the border region.
Nov. 29, 2013
E-Verify System Grows More Secure
The Homeland Security Department has made small but crucial changes to the security of its employee verification program called E-Verify. The new security change will help combat identity fraud. It is also the first step toward a national verification system.
Nov. 28, 2013