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The stories behind the stories, plus observations from living and reporting in the Southwest. This blog is written by the reporters and editors of the Fronteras Desk.

President Donald Trump said he’ll renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. That has a lot of businesses that do cross border trade concerned. That includes some U.S. energy executives, though energy was excluded from NAFTA.
March 01, 2017
U.S.-Mexico Intelligence cooperation has become closer on issues important to both countries such as illegal immigration, border security, drugs and human trafficking. But that critical intelligence relationship may be under examination in Mexico. The country is trying to fashion a response to a suite of economic threats issued by the new U.S. administration. And security is one serious chip to play.
February 21, 2017
In North Dakota, a ruling by the Army Corps of Engineers has temporarily halted construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. That decision has energized opposition to a pipeline under construction by the same company in west Texas. Mexico is paying for the Texas pipeline and has a lot at stake in this and other U.S. pipelines.
January 04, 2017
Mexico will likely slow the pace of cooperation with the U.S. on immigration and drugs should the incoming Trump administration substantially expand the current border wall.
December 27, 2016
Mexico is considering its options should President-elect Trump make good on his threat to withdraw from the the North American Free Trade Agreement. President Enrique Peña Nieto said Mexico is willing to "modernize" NAFTA, not renegotiate from scratch.
December 26, 2016
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Donald Trump’s victory and the impending Republican majority in Congress means the Obama administration’s initiative to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the Clean Power Plan, is almost certainly DOA.
November 17, 2016
The face of migration from Central America and Mexico to the United States is changing. Immigration arrest statistics from Mexico for the first six months of 2016 mirror a rise in detentions by U.S. border agents of Africans and Asians trying to illegally enter the U.S. on the southwest border.
October 10, 2016
Energy reform in Mexico implies economic and political change as well as an opportunity or U.S. energy companies in Mexico’s domestic oil and gas markets. Lorne Matalon speaks with Tony Payan, director of the Mexico Center at Rice University.
October 03, 2016
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
When the son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzmán and five others were abducted from a restaurant on Mexico's Pacific coast last week, analysts said revenge attacks would follow. The younger Guzmán is wanted by the U.S. for alleged drug trafficking while working for his father's Sinaloa Federation. But on Saturday, Guzmán was released unharmed.
August 22, 2016
Thousands of small-scale coffee growers in Central America and Mexico are better off because of fair trade. But the system is fraying at the seams in one of the world's most important coffee-growing regions because of low prices, a damaging fungus and unscrupulous middlemen.
August 01, 2016

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