Fronteras Desk News

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
US Firearms Officials Want To Track Semi Automatic Sales
The US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms wants to monitor the sale of semi-automatic weapons in states along the U.S.-Mexico border to help control drug cartel violence.
Dec. 20, 2010
DHS Sec. Napolitano Quiet on Agents Killing
Federal authorities are staying quiet about the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent Tuesday night. Meanwhile, Homeland Security officials have arrived in southern Arizona but won't publicly address the agent's murder.
Dec. 17, 2010
Judge Grants Tribes Request To Halt Solar Project
A giant solar plant by NTR's Tessera Solar runs into major roadblocks. The injunction is a victory for the Quechan tribe, which has opposed the project for years.
Dec. 16, 2010
Manhunt Still Underway for Suspect in Border Patrol Agents Killing
Officials in Southern Arizona are searching for a suspect in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent. The Tucson Sector agent was shot late Tuesday night after a confrontation with suspected illegal migrants.
Dec. 16, 2010
Manhunt for Suspect in Fatal Shooting of Border Patrol Agent
A manhunt is underway Wednesday for a suspect who fatally shot a Border Patrol agent near Nogales, Arizona.
Dec. 15, 2010
Deportation Pushes Mothers Into Endless Cycle of Illegal Crossings
As deportations of undocumented immigrants have increased over the last year, so has the separation of mothers from their kids. But for many women, that reality is pushing them into an endless cycle of illegal border crossings and deportations.
Dec. 15, 2010
Federal Agents Go Door-To-Door To Crack Down On Drug Tunnels
US federal Authorities are trying out a new tactic in their hunt for subterranean drug smuggling tunnels near the border in San Diego. Authorities are going door-to-door to ask business owners to keep their heads up for underground activity.
Dec. 14, 2010
Wikileaks Cables Show U.S. Fears Rise Of Mexicos Old Party
The diplomatic missives released by Wikileaks last week show that the U.S. was quietly dismayed by Mexico's inability to dismantle its powerful cartels. But they also give deeper insight into the role that U.S. intelligence has played in Mexico - and some concern that rival political parties can change that.
Dec. 10, 2010
WikiLeaks Files Show Mexico Feared Losing Control To The Cartels
Even as the U.S. government publicly celebrated Mexico's operations against the cartels, State Department officials quietly expressed concern over its failings. Government cables released by Wikileaks this week show a drug war in tatters.
Dec. 7, 2010
Tijuanas Former Top Cop Takes State Job
Tijuana's controversial ex-police chief has been named second in command of public security for the state of Baja California. He was appointed despite pending torture charges.
Dec. 7, 2010
New General In Charge Of Tijuana
A new military general is in charge in the border city of Tijuana. Gilberto Laderos Briseño is replacing the general many credit with helping rescue the city from drug violence.
Dec. 6, 2010
Connecting Cross-Border Commercial Traffic To The Freeway System
The opening of a three-mile stretch of highway 905 today is the first step toward improving the flow of goods across the Mexican border. Residents of Otay Mesa also hope it will make it a little easier for them to do business.
Dec. 2, 2010
Immigration Judges Dismissing More Deportation Cases
Immigration judges are letting more illegal migrants stay in the country. Government records show that the Obama Administration is focusing its deportation efforts on those who have been convicted of crimes.
Dec. 1, 2010