Fronteras Desk News

Sensing Change: Census Shows A Declining Navajo Nation
The census takes a separate count for Native Americans. The 2010 report, released earlier this year, shows a steady growth of this population across the southwest over the past 10 years.
Apr. 13, 2011
Mexican Opera Composer Remembered As Groundbreaker In San Diego
When Daniel Catán's opera premiered in San Diego in 1994, it was the first by a Mexican composer in the United States.
Apr. 13, 2011
Trapped On A Terror-Watch List
Terror watch lists used at the border, or at airports, have proliferated since the attacks of Sept. 11th, 2001. Sometimes people without criminal backgrounds end up on these lists; for some, it's not easy to get off of them.
Apr. 8, 2011
Mexican Authorities Find Bones And Teeth On Land Used By The Stew Maker
Mexican authorities says they've found human remains in Tijuana, tied to a man called the "Stew Maker," who allegedly dissolved more than 300 people in acid.
Apr. 8, 2011
Calexico After The Easter Quake
Calexico lies at the southern end of California’s San Andreas fault system. And one year ago, on Easter Sunday, one of those fault lines served up a 7.2 magnitude quake. People in this border town of close to 40,000 people are still cleaning up the mess
Apr. 8, 2011
Passports, Pastimes & Projects To Be Affected If Govt. Shuts Down
Federal officials have released limited information on how the southwest would be affected if the government shutdown.
Apr. 8, 2011
Ex-Mexican President: End Bloody Drug War Through Legalization
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is against current drug-war policies, including militarization. Speaking in San Diego, Fox insisted that the U.S. and Mexico need to find a way out of the violence.
Apr. 8, 2011
Sinaloa Cartel Offers Legal Challenge To U.S.
An accused Mexican drug lord being held on charges in the United States has filed an unusual motion in federal court: He's challenging the U.S. government, saying he had been working with its own federal agents in Mexico.
Apr. 7, 2011
Little Improvement for Mexican Drug War Reporters, Despite Increased Attention
Thirty reporters have been killed in Mexico’s drug war during the last four years. This week, three media summits in San Diego address press freedom and safety south of the border. Though the crisis has received more attention lately, little has improved in Mexico.
Apr. 6, 2011
To Repair An Old Mission, Sometimes The Old Ways Are The Best
It's dawn in the desert, the brilliant white walls of the mission just beginning to glow from the sun's first rays. The air is still and heavy with the pungent must of boiling cactus and smoking wood.
Apr. 5, 2011
People In Mexicali Still Recovering From Quake A Year Later
A year ago, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook the region from Mexicali as far north as Los Angeles. Around the epicenter, in the Mexcali Valley, about 30 miles south of the border, the quake left 25,000 homeless and ruptured lives. People are slowly putting things back together.
Apr. 4, 2011
Smuggling A Way Of Life In New Mexico Border Town
Federal law enforcement regularly arrests people for smuggling weapons across the border into Mexico. But it's not everyday that they detain a mayor, a town trustee and a police chief as suspected gun traffickers.
Apr. 1, 2011
Mexico Attorney General Resigns; Woman Replaces Him
Mexico's attorney general resigned his post Thursday after 18 months on the job, and President Felipe Calderon named the country's first female attorney general in his place.
Apr. 1, 2011
Visitors On Visa Waiver Not As Welcome In San Diego
Visitors from industrialized countries are allowed to stay three months--and often significantly longer--in the U.S. under the Visa Waiver program. But San Diego officials are changing the custom.
Mar. 31, 2011
Sensing Change: Growing Old In Rural New Mexico
Living in rural America in the company of mostly seniors can present some pretty unique challenges.
Mar. 31, 2011
Police: More Than 100 Kidnappings In Phoenix Were Misreported
Two officers from the department’s Professional Standards Bureau Inspections Unit explained to the five-member Kidnapping Statistics Review Panel that poor classification is at the root of the statistical discrepancies.
Mar. 31, 2011
Border Officials Want Mexico To Improve Security At Ports And Crossings
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say cross-border trade and border security go hand-in-hand. In an effort to improve cargo security, the agency is pairing with public and private industry, around the country and around the world.
Mar. 30, 2011
Conservative Phoenix Suburb Considers Utahs More Lenient Take On Immigration
As Arizona continues to battle with the federal government over immigration policy, some cities are stepping up to make a statement of their own.
Mar. 29, 2011
Sensing Change: City Of Maricopa Grows By A Whopping 4,000 Percent
In late 2005, the housing market exploded. Developers arrived in Maricopa in droves. Homes and shopping centers sprouted up on farms and fields everywhere. Demand was so high, developers had to create lottery drawings for potential buyers. The city’s population exploded and grew by more than 4,000 percent by 2010.
Mar. 29, 2011
Sensing Change: An Arizona Mining Town Hangs On To Its Past
Clifton sits at the base of the largest copper mine in the country. In 1910, it had nearly 5,000 people. Since then, the numbers have gone up a little, then down a bit, based on the price of copper and the needs of the mine.
Mar. 29, 2011

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