Fronteras Desk News

How The Media And Its Sources Are Perceived
Future sources: Please know this reporter is going to do her best to be fair and accurate. Also know I am limited to four minutes to tell this complex story. Most people don’t have the patience or attention span to listen to anything longer.
Apr. 1, 2013
Tiny Town To Defy Arizona, Ratify Gay Civil Unions
The tiny town of Bisbee, Ariz., is expected to pass a resolution recognizing gay civil unions Tuesday night. The city council’s proposed ordinance is designed to circumvent Arizona’s constitutional law which defines marriage as only between a man and a woman.
Mar. 30, 2013
Best Of The Border (3/24-3/29)
The week's top stories from Fronteras: The Changing America Desk.
Mar. 30, 2013
Federal Judge Sides With Arizona On ELL Instruction
A court ruling on Friday means Arizona is no longer out of compliance with federal law in its instruction of English Language Learners.
Mar. 29, 2013
New Mexico Catholics Begin Annual Chimayo Pilgrimage
An annual Good Friday pilgrimage is underway in Northern New Mexico. About 50,000 people are expected to visit El Santuario de Chimayo.
Mar. 29, 2013
Drug War Itself Had Minimal Impact On Americans Visiting Mexico
Did the wave cartel violence during 2007-2011 impact the number of Americans visiting Mexico? Of course, but not as much as you would think.
Mar. 29, 2013
Concerns About Peña Nietos New Security Strategy
Civic groups are voicing concern about the Mexican president's plan to create a new paramilitary force to combat violence.
Mar. 29, 2013
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

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