Fronteras Desk News

Several Injured In Structure Collapse At Border
A wooden platform or roof has collapsed onto one or more vehicles in an area under construction at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
Sep. 14, 2011
Violence, Increased Security Change Smuggling Along Border
Rising violence and increased border security have drastically changed the illegal business, and changed the role of those who look to help migrants on both sides of the border.
Sep. 14, 2011
Mexico To Release Endangered Wolves Into The Wild
Mexican officials will release the animals on a ranch in northeastern Sonora, near the U.S. Mexico border. The Mexican Wolf once roamed much of the Southwest.
Sep. 13, 2011
Solar Panel Factory & Power Plant Set For U.S.-Mexico Border
A tri-national venture announced plans to build a solar panel manufacturing plant and solar farm in a green tech park near Mexicali.
Sep. 13, 2011
What The Blackout Taught Us About Disaster Preparedness
There are questions about whether the region was really prepared for a shutdown of this scale.
Sep. 12, 2011
9/11 Linked Immigration With Border Security, Anti-Terrorism
A decade after the 9/11 attacks and despite dramatic efforts to protect the nation’s borders, immigration remains critically linked to border security. But experts question if the borders can every be truly secure.
Sep. 11, 2011
Your Stories of 9/11
As a nation remembers the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Fronteras reached out to hear your stories.
Sep. 9, 2011
Power Consultant Offers Explanation For San Diego Blackout
A former consultant at the San Onofre power plant explains how the blackout could have spread so far.
Sep. 9, 2011
Officials Responded Quickly To San Diego Blackout, But Information Was Slow
San Diego County has received hundreds of millions of dollars for infrastructure and technology to deal with disasters. But a Red Cross official said the failure during the outage was in communicating with the public in a timely manner.
Sep. 9, 2011
How 9/11 Changed Our Drivers Licenses
Everyday life has changed since 9/11. The most obvious sign of that might be in the front flap of your wallet. Most state driver’s licenses have changed dramatically. One reporter shares what she went through to get a new one.
Sep. 9, 2011
Power Fully Restored In San Diego County; Schools Closed
Power was fully restored in San Diego County on Friday, following a historic blackout that left some 5 million people without electricity from Mexico to southern Orange County.
Sep. 8, 2011
Overuse Of Expedited Deportation Program Questioned
A new report by Stanford University Law School has found that a little-known government program has expedited the deportation of almost 160,000 immigrants, many of them from California and Arizona.
Sep. 8, 2011
Latino Family Reflects On Conversion To Islam
Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and in the U.S. A San Diego Latino family talks about their personal relationship with the religion after one son converted.
Sep. 7, 2011
Arrests Along Border Fewest In 40 Years
Arrests of immigrants trying to cross illegally from Mexico into the U.S. are at the lowest level in 40 years.
Sep. 6, 2011
Retirement Redefined: Useful Links & Numbers
As part of the multimedia series Retirement Redefined: Recession & The Golden Years, reporters of the Fronteras: Changing America Desk have compiled some fascinating facts about retirement and links to some helpful resources.
Sep. 6, 2011
Promoting Breast-Feeding Among The Borders Working Moms
Most moms know "breast is best". But putting that saying into practice can be hard. A new support center for moms has opened in the Mexican border city of Juarez. The goal is to increase the amount of time moms breast-feed their children, the benefits of which can extend into adulthood.
Sep. 6, 2011
Wikileaks Border Cables: From The Mundane To The Violent
The hundreds of pages of dispatches address a host of subjects, from the ongoing drug war to economic conditions in Mexico to reports of missing persons believed to be south of the border.
Sep. 6, 2011
Eradicating Tamarisk Trees May Endanger A Bird Species
For the past few decades, land managers have been trying to eradicate the non-native tamarisk bush. Most recently, they turned to another a non-native species – a leaf beetle - which may be causing more problems that it's solving.
Sep. 5, 2011
Fatal Crashes Three Times Higher On Rural Roads
Car crashes are disproportionately high in rural parts of Texas, California and Arizona according to a recent report by TRIP, a national non-profit research group.
Sep. 2, 2011
Lower Birthrate Means Fewer Latinos In The Future
Researchers are seeing the trend across the Southwest, including Arizona, California and New Mexico.
Sep. 1, 2011