Fronteras Desk News

San Diego Youth Tried In Mexico For Drug Cartel-Related Crimes
The trial of a 14-year old San Diego resident hired as a killer by the drug cartels begins in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Jul. 19, 2011
U.S. Obstacles Lead To The Rise Of Mexican Meth
Meth has been the number one drug problem in Southern Nevada and much of the Southwest for the last decade. To combat the scourge, new laws have made it harder to buy the ingredients to manufacture the highly addictive drug. But it hasn't done much good: meth traffickers manage to adapt. This is the first story in a two-part series on meth in the Southwest.
Jul. 18, 2011
Criminal Rings Find Loopholes In Pseudoephedrine Limits
Criminal organizations are finding ways to get large quantities of pseudoephedrine from pharmacies to funnel to large meth labs in California. This is the second story in a two-part series on meth in the Southwest.
Jul. 18, 2011
Hiring Boom Connected To Rise In Corruption At Border Agency
Drug cartels are taking advantage of the federal effort to beef up border security by corrupting agents of Customs and Border Protection, the nation's largest law enforcement agency.
Jul. 14, 2011
Seeing The Grand Canyon Through The Other Senses
A group takes blind teenagers to the Grand Canyon to experience one of nature's wonders.
Jul. 14, 2011
Border Town Mayor Pleads Guilty To Arms Trafficking
The former mayor faces up to 65 years in prison under charges of gun smuggling, conspiracy and making false statements.
Jul. 14, 2011
L.A. Sheriff Reaches Out To Muslims As Feds Increase Surveillance
Since the attacks on 9/11, many law enforcement agencies have increased surveillance of the Muslim community, but the Los Angeles County Sheriff has chosen a different approach.
Jul. 13, 2011
The Drug War And Cartels Lead To An Exodus In Northern Mexico
The last local cop in Tubutama was shot dead in mid June. Companies stopped delivering goods to the local stores. School teachers left; businesses closed.
Jul. 11, 2011
Obscure Law A Clear Break For Military Spouses Here Illegally
Federal immigration officials have discretionary power to give a pass to military spouses, who are in the U.S. illegally, so they could process paperwork here and not have to leave. That pass is called parole in place.
Jul. 11, 2011
White House Officials Visit Border, But Whats The Plan?
Some law enforcement experts are doubtful the visit will produce any new ideas.
Jul. 7, 2011
Some Uninsured & Undocumented Immigrants Get Healthcare At Home
The Phoenix Urban Health Collective goes to peoples’ homes to offer treatment and advice.
Jul. 6, 2011
Thousands Bet On Hundreds Of Casino Jobs In Las Vegas
The property was closed for renovations and is expected to reopen fully in September and hiring everything from housekeepers to card dealers to managers.
Jul. 5, 2011
Record Number of Immigrants Becoming Citizens Through Military Service
A record number of U.S. military personnel -- more than 11,000 service members -- were legal immigrants who became naturalized last year, drawn by the promise of citizenship.
Jul. 5, 2011
Tijuanas Success In Tuberculosis Treatment Benefits San Diego
California has double the national rate of tuberculosis because of its large immigrant population and proximity to the border with Mexico. While both countries work together to stem the spread of TB, the San Diego-Tijuana region has established a unique model for that collaboration.
Jul. 4, 2011
A Pilgrimage To Roswell For Those Who Believe In E.T. & UFOs
Alien related tourism brings in about $14 million in revenue to Roswell, a city of about 50,000 spread on a desert plain.
Jul. 1, 2011
Study: National Parks In Jeopardy Without Major Infusion Of Funds
The parks did receive about $1 billion dollars of stimulus funding, but that went to repair park roads and to fix visitor centers.
Jul. 1, 2011
Dismal Economy Cools Growth Of Retirement Hot Spots
The movement of people over age 65 from one state to another has declined by 26 percent since 2006.
Jun. 30, 2011
1 In 100 Border Security Agents Under Investigation
In the last five years, Customs and Border Protection has added 10,000 employees to beef up security nationwide. Along with that boost comes more people vulnerable to temptations of corruption.
Jun. 30, 2011
Water Usage Drops Despite Higher Population In Western U.S. & Mexico
Many factors contribute to the drop in consumption. They include increased awareness; federal, state and municipal water restrictions; and even the mortgage foreclosure crisis.
Jun. 29, 2011
Was ATFs Fast And Furious Operation Approved By Other Agencies?
The ATF is accused of running an operation it called "Fast and Furious" that allowed cartel gun buyers to purchase weapons and take them unhindered into Mexico.
Jun. 23, 2011