Fronteras Desk News

Latinos And The Online Campaign: Where Are They?
How do you reach a Latino voter? Identify the social media platforms or websites they go to. And it doesn't hurt to get an audience with a popular blogger.
Jul. 17, 2012
The Parking Attendant in Ciudad Juárez
A couple days before the presidential election in Mexico, I spent a day in Ciudad Juárez talking to ordinary people about voting.
Jul. 17, 2012
San Diego Border Agent Arrested For Human Smuggling
A border agent and two others were arraigned in San Diego on Monday on charges of human smuggling and bribery.
Jul. 17, 2012
Implementation Of Show Me Your Papers Nears In Arizona
Civil rights advocates have until the end of the week to decide if they will try and block the controversial Section 2B from taking effect.
Jul. 16, 2012
Becoming A Documented Arizonan
My new Arizona driver's license symbolizes much more than permission to drive. But what does it take to get one?
Jul. 16, 2012
The Deserts Air Freshener
What’s that smell after a rain in the desert? Growing up in Phoenix, I remember that distinct aroma after a summer storm.
Jul. 16, 2012
Which Gun Killed Agent Brian Terry?
Somewhere in a FBI evidence room is a single bullet, identified as Q6. It's the bullet used to kill Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in December 2010.
Jul. 16, 2012
Latinos And The Online Campaign
Because more and more Latinos are going online, campaigns are increasingly turning to the Internet to cultivate this group of voters and to get more of them to participate in elections.
Jul. 16, 2012
Senate Investigating Bank For Drug Cartel Cash
A Senate investigations committee will begin a probe into a major bank to determine whether it failed to protect against money laundering by Mexican drug cartels.
Jul. 13, 2012
Arizona Hospital Helps Local Schools Fight Obesity
A Northern Arizona hospital is donating $1 million to Flagstaff schools to get kids in shape.
Jul. 13, 2012
Family: Grand Jury Investigating Death Of Immigrant
An attorney for the family of a man who died after an encounter with San Diego border agents said a federal grand jury has been called to investigate the incident.
Jul. 12, 2012
Immigration Policy Shift: Close Inland Operations, Send Agents Back To The Border
The U.S. Border Patrol is getting back to its roots. The nation’s first line of defense against illegal immigration will be closing nine interior stations within six months.
Jul. 12, 2012
Fire Starters: Biggest Causes Of Southwestern Fires
While New Mexico has received enough rain to lift some fire restrictions, other parts of the Southwest are still dry. That makes them vulnerable to lightning-sparked fires, as well as human-caused fires.
Jul. 11, 2012
Police On The Border Receive Grant To Fight Money Laundering
A Southern California police department received a nearly $3 million grant to fight money laundering along the border.
Jul. 11, 2012
SCOTUS Ruling On SB 1070 Ripples To Other States
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has weighed in on Arizona's immigration laws, the legal fights resume in other states that passed copycat laws.
Jul. 10, 2012
New Mexico Increasing Technology To Issue Drivers Licenses
New Mexico plans to crack down on driver's license fraud with a punch of technology.
Jul. 10, 2012
Former Border Patrol Agents Go On Trial
Brothers Raul and Fidel Villarreal are accused of using their positions as Border Patrol agents to smuggle undocumented immigrants from Tijuana to San Diego.
Jul. 10, 2012
Five Charged In Border Patrol Agent Brian Terrys Murder
The FBI announced a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrests of four men wanted in the 2010 murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
Jul. 9, 2012
Plan For Southbound Border Inspection Booths Raises Health Concerns
Community advocates in the border neighborhood of San Ysidro fear U.S. government plans to inspect cars before they leave the U.S. will cause more congestion and pollution.
Jul. 9, 2012
Arizona Drug Ring Busted
Law enforcement seized three tons of marijuana in their efforts to dismantle an alleged drug trafficking ring operating in the state, which they believe has ties to the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico.
Jul. 6, 2012

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