Fronteras Desk News

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
Federal Judge Murdered In Giffords’ Shooting Was A Border Legacy
Those who knew the judge say he died working for the betterment of a major border district. He'd gone to see Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords to say hi. And to talk about his plans for the future of the busiest immigration corridor along the border.
Jan. 17, 2011
Giffords Shootings An Emotional Drain On Arizona
Tucson continues to struggle with the emotional distress caused by the shooting rampage at a local shopping center.
Jan. 17, 2011
Thousands Attend Presidential Memorial For Tucson Shooting Victims
The president met with Representative Gabrielle Gifffords' family and the families of those wounded and killed in Saturday's shootings.
Jan. 15, 2011
U.S.-Mexico Crossborder Trade Relationship Improving
The crossborder trade relationship between the U.S. and Mexico has been a difficult one over the last few years. This week, both countries met to try to improve it.
Jan. 14, 2011
Forest Won’t Be The Same After Wildfire
Forestry experts say it will take decades for the 15,000 acres to fully recover.
Jan. 13, 2011
Proposed Budget Cuts To Affect Poor And Immigrant Families
In his first proposal for the new budget year, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown made a case for steep cuts to essential services that would affect poor Californians, including refugees and immigrants.
Jan. 11, 2011
CES Trade Show Litmus Test
Las Vegas typically hosts about 45 of the country’s top 200 trade shows. This year, some 44,000 workers are hoping the trade show season will be better than the last.
Jan. 10, 2011
Policy Reversal Will Allow Mexican Truckers Into US Again
The Obama administration's proposal to a Bush-era policy, and allow Mexican long-haul trucks to operate in the U.S. is drawing the ire of labor unions on this side of the border.
Jan. 10, 2011
Pursuit of Green Energy Sources Expands Into Mexico
The production of solar and wind energy is booming in Southern California and nearby border states. Utilities are so eager to get into the game that they're reaching into Mexico to meet the demand.
Jan. 7, 2011
CBP Commissioner To Focus On Tuscon and San Diego Coast
Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin says controlling the border in Tuscon and beefing up security off San Diego's coast are top priorities this year.
Jan. 6, 2011
Challenge To Birthright Citizenship To Be Challenged in Washington
With Republicans taking the House of Representatives, the next immigration battle is moving to citizenship rights--specifically, the Us-born children of undocumented immigrants.
Jan. 5, 2011
Mexican Contingent Meets With Governor Brown
In the spirit of binational solidarity, Baja California's governor and tourism secretary and Tijuana's mayor attended California Governor Jerry Brown's swearing-in ceremony. The Baja California contingent met briefly with Brown afterward.
Jan. 3, 2011
Mexican Teens In Different Worlds Share Tragic Fate
At a community center high in the rough western hills of Juarez, Lupe sits on a worn love seat inside a small counseling room. Outside, a harsh wind splats desert sand against the window pane. Out of safety concerns, she doesn't want to be identified by her last name. Lupe agreed to meet at the center; she doesn't feel safe talking in her neighborhood, where her son was killed last summer.
Dec. 28, 2010
 Mexicans Headed Home Forming Convoys To Stave off Attacks
By late this week, nearly a million Mexican citizens will drive south on America's highways, headed home for the holidays. The Mexican government will be at the border waiting for them with open arms and beefed-up security. For good reason: the travelers come flush with cash and gifts.
Dec. 22, 2010
2010 Census Reveals Greatest Growth in Southwest
Data from the 2010 Census show the Southwest grew more than any other region in the country.
Dec. 21, 2010