Fronteras Desk News

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
Sheriff: Arizonas Monument Fire Started By Illegal Migrants Or Smugglers
That part of the border is easily crossed from Mexico by people on foot. The only border fence anywhere near there is meant to stop vehicles, not people.
Jun. 23, 2011
Navajo Nation Hopes To Boost Water Supplies With Settlement
The tribe has been struggling for decades to get more drinking water. Now they are on the verge of a historic agreement that will help them get a share of the Colorado River.
Jun. 23, 2011
Preserving Mexican Dance Traditions In Sin City
The ritual is known as the Dance of the Matachines, and it dates back to the Spanish Conquest.
Jun. 23, 2011
Border Patrol Shooting At Fence Prompts Criticism
A Border Patrol agent yesterday shot dead a Mexican man on the San Diego-Tijuana border, prompting criticism that there was indiscriminate use of force by the agency.
Jun. 22, 2011
Wanted: Latino Pro-Life Leaders For The Catholic Church
Prominent Catholics want to build pro-life leaders amongst the country’s growing Latino population, who are considered the future of the Catholic Church.
Jun. 22, 2011
Feds Act To Stop Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon
The agency announced the temporary measure as it considers a permanent ban.
Jun. 21, 2011
Family Of Slain Border Patrol Agent Seeks To Sue United States
"Clearly the concern is that a weapon, two weapons, were found at the homicide scene where Brian Terry was murdered and that those weapons had been part of Operation Fast and Furious."
Jun. 21, 2011
Secure Communities Program Comes Under Fire
Despite some recent reforms, some states say the "Secure Communities" program is making their policing efforts more difficult.
Jun. 20, 2011
Congress: ATF Hiding Evidence In Fast & Furious Gun Running Investigations
Agents from the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms testified they tried to stop the gun walking program.
Jun. 17, 2011
Drought Conditions Fuel Wildfires Throughout The Southwest
Aggravating the fire season this year is a severe drought, which is especially hurting southern New Mexico.
Jun. 17, 2011
Mexican Man Who Fought Drug Cartels Beats Odds & Stays In U.S.
He survived four assassination attempts, including a kidnapping, in Mexico.
Jun. 17, 2011
Facing Criticism, ICE Announces Reforms To Its Secure Communities Program
In response to criticism, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced today a series of reforms to its Secure Communities program, intended to get rid of immigrants who are dangerous criminals.
Jun. 17, 2011
Drug War Challenged On Its 40th Anniversary
June 17th marks 40 years since President Richard Nixon declared a "War on Drugs." Today, drug policy represents one of the most contested issues in America and Mexico.
Jun. 17, 2011
The Sweet Music Of Hope In Violent Ciudad Juárez
A new youth orchestra in this Mexican border city recently debuted as part of an effort to steer the next generation away from violence.
Jun. 16, 2011
Horses, Dogs And Other Animals In Danger From Arizona Fires
One of the biggest ongoing problems is their pastureland. All of it burned away.
Jun. 16, 2011
Where Does Pot Come From: Domestic Growers Or Mexican Cartels?
The fact is that when you buy pot on the black market, there's usually no way to know where it came from.
Jun. 15, 2011
Iguana Meat, A Delicacy in Mexico, Seized At The Border
The reptile meat goes for as much as $50 in the black market, but it isn't an endangered species.
Jun. 15, 2011
Transfer Of Immigrants In Detention On The Rise
On any given day, there are about 37,000 immigrants in detention throughout the U.S. Before they get deported, many are often transferred to remote jails.
Jun. 15, 2011
Strange Bed Fellows Save Forests
The U.S. Forest Service in Arizona has teamed up with several collaborators – including the timber industry – to find a cost effective way to return the landscape to its original state and prevent future catastrophic fires.
Jun. 13, 2011