Fronteras Desk News

As Heat Dries Land And Lake, Asthma Fears Rise In Imperial County
Imperial County's water is being sold to thirsty Los Angeles and San Diego, raising fears that fallowed land is worsening an already bad asthma problem there.
Aug. 16, 2012
New PAC To Help Latino Dems
A new PAC aims to give a boost to Latino Democrats in the Southwest.
Aug. 16, 2012
Young Immigrants Protest Arizona Governors Order
For many young undocumented immigrants, Aug. 15 began optimistically as the day they could begin to apply for deportation relief under a new federal program. But in Arizona, the day ended in protest over news that those qualifying would be barred from getting state driver's licenses.
Aug. 16, 2012
Facebooks Chile Monster Tests New Business Model
New Mexico's famous chile peppers are on Facebook. That's news that 23,174 (and counting) chile fanatics 'like'.
Aug. 16, 2012
Arizona Bars Obamas Deferred Deportees From Benefits
Arizona's governor issued an executive order preventing newly deferred deportees from receiving public benefits or a driver's license.
Aug. 15, 2012
DHS Awards Contract For Detecting Aerial Drug Smuggling
The Department of Homeland Security has awarded a contract for a system to detect ultralight planes carrying drugs across the border.
Aug. 15, 2012
Undocumented Immigrants Prepare Applications For Deportation Relief
More than one million immigrants are thought to be eligible for the program, though preparing an application for the new deferred action program takes work.
Aug. 15, 2012
The Psychology Of Extreme Weather
Record summer temperatures are punishing much of the U.S., and right now it seems like the weather is all anyone's talking about. We look at this constant topic of conversation -- and how it might actually help us cope.
Aug. 15, 2012
Picked Up By The Mexican Police
In a small Veracruz town, a gesture by law enforcement counters the popular belief that Mexican police are to be feared.
Aug. 15, 2012
Applications Begin Wednesday For Deferred Deportations
The United States will begin accepting applications Wednesday for qualifying illegal immigrants to be granted a two-year reprieve from deportation. But some questions about the program remain.
Aug. 14, 2012
More Than Ever, Latinos Distancing From Republican Party
There are more Latino registered voters in this election cycle than in 2008 -- and a study shows this could be the deciding factor in several battleground states.
Aug. 14, 2012
A Drought So Severe, Even Cacti Cant Survive
The historic nationwide drought has resulted in disaster declarations for more than half the counties in America. In the Southwest, parts of New Mexico and the Texas panhandle are in the worst shape.
Aug. 14, 2012
Former Border Patrol Agents Convicted Of Immigrant Smuggling
Two former U.S. Border Patrol agents await sentencing after being convicted in a high-profile corruption case.
Aug. 13, 2012
No Product Is Immune From Latino Marketing
I've noticed a new product in Phoenix stores this summer: Spanglish Gatorade.
Aug. 13, 2012
Forecast For Phoenix: Hotter And Hotter
Climate models predict the Phoenix area will only get hotter. What does that mean for the four million residents who must adapt to a new reality?
Aug. 13, 2012
Mexico Drug War Survivors Urge The U.S. To Change Strategy
They came to the U.S. because they want Americans to hear their stories: “We have to leave our city because of threats. Because of extortions. Like us, there’s a lot of people."
Aug. 13, 2012
Untangling Operation Fast And Furious
On a cold December night in 2010, a Border Patrol agent was shot and killed along the U.S.-Mexican border in southern Arizona. His murder exposed a government operation known as Fast and Furious that’s become a major scandal.
Aug. 10, 2012
Feds Halt New Highways In Imperial County, Citing Air Pollution
The Federal Highway Administration said new highway projects must stop because the California county hasn't taken steps to improve air quality.
Aug. 10, 2012
Military Surveillance Blimps Tested At Texas-Mexico Border
Tethered surveillance blimps will now be seen across the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.
Aug. 10, 2012
Arizona Businesses Study Up On Mexican Markets
Some Arizona small businesses are seeing promise in Mexico's economy, and are considering new export opportunities there.
Aug. 10, 2012

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