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Fronteras Desk

Guatemala Has New President, Same Old Corruption

Nov. 1, 2017 |
By Lorne Matalon / Fronteras
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Guatemala's deep-rooted corruption is undermining the economy in a way that could spur more illegal migration to the U.S.

US Owned Maquilas Welcome Prospect Of Change To NAFTA

Aug. 3, 2017 |
By Lorne Matalon, Marfa Public Radio
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American-owned assembly line factories known as maquilas that line the Mexican side of the border with the U.S. have been bracing for change since the election of Donald Trump, but perhaps not in the way you might expect.

Horses Are Still Patrolling The Border In The Age Of High Tech

Aug. 2, 2017 |
By Lorne Matalon, Marfa Public Radio
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Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States has spent over $100 billion on border security technology — cameras, drones, aerostats airborne patrols, fencing and walls. But horses and the agents riding them are patrolling terrain that technology alone can't alone control.

No Vacancy At Grand Canyon Cemetery

July 19, 2017 |
By Laurel Morales / KJZZ
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If you died in the Grand Canyon during the 19th century, chances are you were buried where you fell. But in the early 1900s, pioneers found a clearing about a quarter mile from the south rim amidst the ponderosa pine. Park Cultural Program Manager Ellen Brennan said it’s one of the few places that doesn’t have kaibab limestone at the surface.

New Sugar Trade Deal With Mexico Bitter For Beverage Bottlers, Not For Alternative Sweetener Makers

June 29, 2017 |
By Jorge Valencia / KJZZ
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Businesses in the American and Mexican food and beverage industry are finding it difficult to swallow the new agreement for trading sugar between the two countries. But deal seems to be palatable for producers of alternative sweeteners.

Fry Bread Nation: Navajo Secret To A Long Life

June 28, 2017 |
By Laurel Morales / KJZZ
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In Fry Bread Nation, we explore Navajo food staples like mutton, blue corn mush and fry bread. Some are a source of strength while others carry hidden risks.

Fried Bread Nation: A Deadly Legacy

June 27, 2017 |
By Laurel Morales / KJZZ
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In Fry Bread Nation, we explore Navajo food staples like mutton, blue corn mush and fry bread. Some are a source of strength while others carry hidden risks.

Fry Bread Nation: A Tragic Necessity

June 26, 2017 |
By Laurel Morales / KJZZ
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In Fry Bread Nation, we explore Navajo food staples like mutton, blue corn mush and fry bread. Some are a source of strength while others carry hidden risks.

Drinking Water Along The US-Mexico Border Threatened By Global Warming

June 12, 2017 |
By Daniel Salinas
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Global warming looms large in the Southwest as rising temperatures threaten to diminish already scarce water supplies.

Trump Vision Of Mexico-U.S. Border Roils Mexico's Domestic Politics

May 9, 2017 |
By Lorne Matalon
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Mexico will elect a new president next year. Although President Trump has now at least temporarily delayed withdrawing the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, continued uncertainty over NAFTA and Trump's plans for a border wall are roiling Mexican politics.