Fronteras Desk News

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
Hunting Drug Smugglers On US Highways
Federal officials cannot stop all of the illicit drugs entering the country. So they teamed up with local cops to target vehicles smuggling drugs on highways across the southwest and beyond.
May. 18, 2011
A Desert Smugglers Tale
Roberto Hernandez moved drugs north to the U.S. and dollars south to Mexico. His illegal trade ended when investigators started listening to his phone calls.
May. 17, 2011
Officials: US Addicts Fuel Mexicos Lucrative Drug Trade
About 22 million Americans use illegal drugs, leading to billions of dollars in profit for Mexico's drug cartels. This is the first in a series of stories exploring "The Drug War At Home."
May. 16, 2011
Improvements Made to Border Wastewater-Treatment Plant
Water is high on the long list of issues the U.S. and Mexico deal with along the border. The improvement of a wastewater-treatment plant in San Diego highlights increasing collaboration.
May. 16, 2011
Obama Reignites Immigration Debate Along U.S.-Mexico Border
President Barack Obama gave a speech in El Paso, Texas regarding border security and immigration.
May. 10, 2011
President Obama To Address Immigration Reform At U.S.-Mexico Border
As the city of El Paso prepares for President Obama's visit, residents weigh in on his stance on immigration so far.
May. 10, 2011
A New Gold Rush Leaves A Mark In Southwestern States
During the 19th Century, gold mining fueled the expansion into the so-called Wild West. Today, rising gold prices have led to a new gold rush with ten old mines reopened in the last decade.
May. 10, 2011
Tijuana Joins Protests Against Mexicos Drug War
About 100 people gathered at a traffic circle on one of the city's busiest streets calling for an end to the violence and for justice.
May. 8, 2011
Arizona Separatists Begin Petition Drive
A secessionist movement in Southern Arizona is gaining traction, aiming to break away from the capitol, Phoenix.
May. 6, 2011
Judge Sentences Serial Border Crosser To 7 Years
Multiple illegal border crossings land a Mexican man in prison for seven years.
May. 4, 2011
SD Leads Effort to Bring Solar To Latinos
Southern California is a leader in urban and residential rooftop solar technologies. But this green energy boom has left many working-class Latinos behind.
May. 4, 2011
Mexicos Hidden Drug War
A popular Mexican Beach town among U.S. tourists is trying to stay attractive while keeping its increase in drug violence quiet.
May. 3, 2011
Osama Bin Ladens Attack On America Changed The Border Forever
Officials along the border recount the changes along the U.S.-Mexico border and the changes in store for the future.
May. 3, 2011
Mexican Drug-Lord Benjamin Arellano-Felix Extradited to United States
Benjamin Arellano-Felix, one of the most wanted and brutal drug cartel bosses, was extradited to the United States from Mexico today to face charges in San Diego.
Apr. 29, 2011
Business Owners in Rocky Point, Mexico, React to Travel Warning
For the first time, the warning pinpointed Rocky Point. Fear and a bad economy drove away American tourists in past years. This travel warning hasn't helped. Few visitors can be found on the streets.
Apr. 29, 2011
Cracking Down On Illegal - Chile Peppers - In New Mexico
Chiles are the state treasure of New Mexico. Now their authenticity is protected by state law. Governor Susana Martinez signed legislation in April that could send anyone caught lying about selling the real thing to jail.
Apr. 28, 2011