Fronteras Desk News

Governments Virtual Border Fence Project Under Audit
An audit found many invoices for the project lacked details showing what the agency was paying for.
Jun. 1, 2011
Government Opens Border Wildlife Refuge To Motorcycles, ATVs
Officials anticipates chaos because of the illegal pathways beaten down by cross-border smugglers that cobweb the refuge will only tempt dirt bikes and ATVs.
Jun. 1, 2011
Colorado River Runners Anticipate Big Water
Officials predict peak flows as high as 120,000 cubic feet per second in Cataract Canyon near Moab, three times higher than last year’s peak flows.
Jun. 1, 2011
Growing Terror Watch List Flags People In Error
The Terror Watch List has grown exponentially since 9/11, but some with no terrorist connections end up on the list and can't find their way out.
May. 31, 2011
The Drug War At Home: Sharing Your Stories & Reactions
We have been asking for stories about how the violence in Mexico related to the drug war has affected citizens north of the border. Here are two of their stories.
May. 30, 2011
Federal Funding To Prevent Spillover Crime To See Cuts
The Obama administration insists that the border is "more secure than ever," but budgets for border-related crime are getting cut.
May. 27, 2011
Spillover Violence From Mexicos Drug Cartels: How Real Is It?
When is a crime near the U.S.-Mexico border just a crime or a result of spillover violence? It’s all in the eyes of the beholder.
May. 27, 2011
Malverde: Mexicos Drug Trafficking Saint
Mexico’s drug traffickers pray to a mustachioed saint that has become a symbol for the cartel culture.
May. 26, 2011
Narco Culture Becoming Popular North Of The Border
As Mexican lawmakers try to curb "Narco" culture, the fantasy of living like a drug trafficker is growing in the U.S. It has spread to religion, fashion and television.
May. 26, 2011
State Bill Introduced To Regulate DUI Checkpoints
Critics say DUI and drivers license checkpoints are being used to impound cars and target undocumented immigrants. A California Assembly member has proposed to ban the practice.
May. 25, 2011
U.S. Gangs As Foot Soldiers For Drug Traffickers
Mexican cartels have the drugs and the cash. Gangs have the organization and the street smarts. Authorities say that makes them partners in cross-border crimes, including kidnapping and murder.
May. 25, 2011
Texas Valley Of Corruption
Sheriffs, police chiefs and judges from the Rio Grande Valley have been charged with crimes. One expert said it is just a part of life in the impoverished area near the U.S.-Mexico border.
May. 24, 2011
How Drug Cartels Move Cash Across The U.S.-Mexico Border
At least one bank has been accused of facilitating the movement of billions in drug cartel cash across the U.S.-Mexico border. Authorities say more banks are under investigation.
May. 23, 2011
Government Starts Inquiry Into Program Leading to More Deportations
A controversial program administered by the Department of Homeland Security is the subject of an internal inquiry. Secure Communities has been under fire for stepping up deportations of noncriminals.
May. 23, 2011
DEA: Major Drug Smuggling Operation Along U.S.-Mexico Border Dismantled
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne said authorities are still looking for the ringleader, who is at large in Mexico.
May. 20, 2011
Calderon: Only Shots For Spring Breakers Were Tequila Shots
The Mexican president insisted that of the more than 22 million foreign tourists that visited Mexico last year, almost none were impacted by drug violence.
May. 20, 2011
Hiding Drugs And People In Suburban Neighborhoods
Drug cartels used the real estate crash to expand out of barrios and into suburbia. A new law is helping cops fight back.
May. 20, 2011
Flying Marijuana Over The Border Low & Slow
For every enforcement method the government implements, the drug cartels respond with a counter measure.
May. 19, 2011
Navy Ship Gets Labor Leaders Name
The Navy Secretary made it official Wednesday, the last in a line of massive new cargo ships will carry the name Cesar Chavez. The news was heralded by the people building the ship in San Diego.
May. 18, 2011
No Warrant Needed to Search Laptops, Phones at Border Crossing
A report released today asks the Department of Homeland Security to discontinue a policy that allows electronic devices be searched without probable cause or warrants at border crossings.
May. 18, 2011