Fronteras Desk Blog
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.
I'd like to think I inspired a few women when I drove through the Mexican countryside solo.
Meeting members of one family who live on both sides of the border, when their own relatives can't visit.
Former Guatemalan strongman Efraín Ríos Montt was convicted of genocide on May 10 by a national court. Some say the decision will sow more division in the country. I think it will do the opposite.
A curious compromise was reached Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on immigration reform. The 24/7 surveillance was deemed acceptable for most of the U.S.-Mexico border, except for California.
Fronteras Desk is in Central America for two weeks. We're further south in this hemisphere than we've ever been. And as we always do, we'll come back with a few tales — reminders of just how connected our seemingly distant worlds really are.
With social media and the Internet, some stories take on a life of their own.
As journalists we often cover tragic stories, then because of the rush of news events and the nature of our business we move on to the next story. But the story doesn’t end when the cameras and microphones are packed up and the headlines fade away.
With no place to go, a deportee made his way into the Tijuana River, where he now lives.
I’ve heard of this kind of "nice" come out in other places during times of crisis. Somehow through the stresses of everyday life we forget how to be kind.
Earlier this month, Phoenix leaders fielded questions about SB 1070 while on a trade mission in Mexico City. How did they talk about Arizona's immigration bill abroad?
With the recent dismissal of a trio of high-profile corruption cases in Mexico, the country’s new administration appears to be distancing itself from the last vestiges of former President Felipe Calderón’s war on drugs.
The historic Warren Ballpark is just one example of old-time structures Bisbee, Ariz.
Immigration reform is temporarily sidelined due to the Boston Marathon tragedy. But it's on deck to be the next big political debate.
For the last several days I’ve been reporting on a Paris auction house that sold sacred Hopi items Friday. The tribe tried to stop the sale, saying they were stolen and belonged on its reservation. In order to explain why the tribe did not want the items sold, I had to tell people what they were. But the tribe didn't want the media using certain words or images.
The narrative is a fascinating one, complete with drama and danger and a lone figure standing up for the truth. And now, that blog writer has written a book. This book is so dangerous, states her publisher that, “it’s a certainty she will be horribly murdered.” But just how much of it is true?