Fronteras Desk News

News Series: Oil And Gas Regulation In New Mexico Outdated
Unable to keep pace with a booming industry while using an outdated rulebook, a retired oil inspector in New Mexico described his job as “a strenuous exercise in futility.”
Feb. 5, 2011
Continuing Coverage: EPA Releases Mine Waste Into Animas River
On Aug. 6, 2015 a photo of three men kayaking a bright yellow river in Colorado went viral. The day before the EPA had been investigating an old mine near Silverton, CO, when it breached a dirt dam and sent what turned out to be 3 million gallons of toxic waste downstream.
Feb. 5, 2011
California Latinos Would Gain Most from Health Care Reform
Health care reform law is being challenged by Republicans. No other group would have the most to gain--or lose--from its implementation than Latinos.
Feb. 4, 2011
Las Vegas Police Department Blazes Its Own Path On Immigration Enforcement
Only serious offenders in Las Vegas Metro Police custody who are in the country illegally are put in deportation proceedings. What is the proper role of local police in federal immigration enforcement?
Feb. 4, 2011
Funding To Control Gun-Running Into Mexico Will See Cuts
The main U.S. government agency in charge of controlling the flow of illegal guns into Mexico will face serious budget cuts. But critics say the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has been struggling with those efforts for a long time.
Feb. 3, 2011
Community Longs For The Old Days At Border Field State Park
Border Field State Park is the southwestern-most point of the U.S. Some community members want to see the popular cross-border visiting spot reopened.
Feb. 1, 2011
Escondido Residents Use Video To Document Police Efforts
The Escondido Police Department has had a difficult relationship with its immigrant population. Over the past year, many Latino residents have complained of racial profiling. In recent months, they've organized around the use of technology to try to make a legal case for themselves.
Feb. 1, 2011
Undocumented Immigrant Granted Rare Pathway to Legalization
A private bill on behalf of 28-year-old Shigeru “Shiggy” Yamada, will allow the undocumented immigrant from Japan to stay legally in the U.S.
Jan. 31, 2011
Teen Pregnancy Rates Still High In Southwest
Nationwide fewer teens are getting pregnant. But teen pregnancy rates remain the highest in the Southwest and the highest among Latinas.
Jan. 29, 2011
Newest Plans For A Digital U.S.-Mexico Border
The U.S. government is looking to revive a virtual border fence project it scrapped less than two weeks ago.
Jan. 28, 2011
Beat The Odds
Beat the Odds – or BTO- is a program out of the Center for the Future of Arizona. BTO focuses on helping schools in low income areas.
Jan. 26, 2011
Tourism At Baja Beaches Hurting Despite Being Safe
Even though the drug war violence in Mexico has stayed away from the beaches in the Baja Peninsula, the region is losing in tourism.
Jan. 26, 2011
Border Patrol Trying To Convince Kids From Turning To The Cartels
A growing number of American kids from border towns are being recruited into Mexican drug cartels, lured by the fast money of running narcotics.
Jan. 25, 2011
Trilingual School Solves Problems
It’s the only school of its kind in the country. Everyone must study English but parents have an option to send their children to also learn Spanish or Navajo.
Jan. 24, 2011
Hundreds In Arizona Gather To Honor Murdered Border Agent
Hundreds of Border Patrol agents filled part of the baseball stadium in a sea of olive green. A line of riflemen stood at attention as the American flag and the agency's own flag fluttered in the cool morning air.
Jan. 22, 2011
Service Held For Father Of Tijuanas Mayor
Alfonso Bustamante, considered one of the architects of modern Tijuana, died at his home on Wednesday. He was 95.
Jan. 21, 2011
Tijuana Sewage Spill Leaves Lesson For Both Sides Of The Border
In recent weeks, more than 31 million gallons of sewage have spilled across Playas de Tijuana, just south of the border from San Diego. The impact is being felt in both countries. But the damaging delay by Mexican authorities before moving to stop the spill could be an opportunity to improve communication on environmental emergencies.
Jan. 20, 2011
Wife of Federal Judge John Roll Says: Thank You
She thanked the community for their support after the shootings that led to the death of her husband.
Jan. 20, 2011
To Be Young, Openly Gay And Undocumented
Sergio is a 21-year-old college student in San Diego, majoring in business administration. He is openly gay and undocumented, having crossed the border illegally from Mexico with his family when he was 2.
Jan. 20, 2011
Escondido May Face Class-Action Lawsuit Over Checkpoints
Amid ongoing controversy over its driver's license checkpoints, an Escondido man is suing the city, saying the stops violate state law.
Jan. 18, 2011