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KUNM Local
10:24 am
Fri October 7, 2011

Report: Severe Problems in Juarez Police Force

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A study released this week highlights severe problems among police in the violent Mexican border city of Juarez. From the Changing America Desk, Monica Ortiz Uribe reports half of the officers admit to engaging in corrupt acts.

 

KUNM Local
10:22 am
Fri October 7, 2011

Drought in the SW Expected to Continue

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Record high temperatures, severe dust storms and catastrophic wildfires have plagued much of the southwest this year. And as Laurel Morales reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, climatologists predict there won't be much relief any time soon.

 

KUNM Local
10:19 am
Fri October 7, 2011

Hispanic Republican Leaders Gather in ABQ

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Hundreds of Hispanic Republicans are gathering today in Albuquerque hoping to build momentum ahead of next year's presidential election. As Monica Ortiz Uribe reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, New Mexico has the highest percentage of Hispanic voters in the country.

 

Fronteras
10:15 am
Fri October 7, 2011

Pace Picks Up for Renewable Energy Jobs in CA

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Green jobs are coming to Imperial Valley. At least that's what local leaders and renewable energy executives have been saying for the past several years. Many projects have experienced delays, and the jobs have been trickling in very slowly. But now the pace is picking up. Fronteras Changing America Desk correspondent Jill Replogle reports that may be because the deadline for California utilities to get 20 percent of their power from renewable sources is getting closer.

 

Fronteras
10:12 am
Fri October 7, 2011

Latinos Would Lose Most From Medicare and Social Security Cuts

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Elderly Latinos in Southwestern states would have the most to lose from potential cuts to Medicare and Social Security benefits. From our Fronteras Changing America Desk, Ruxandra Guidi has more.

Fronteras
2:57 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Maquiladora Series: Piedras Negras Success Story

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Fronteras
2:20 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Maquiladora Series: Aerospace

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Southern California was once a critical manufacturing center for the defense and aerospace industry. But as costs have gone up, much of that production has moved across the border to Tijuana. According to the Mexican government, the amount of aerospace parts that Mexico manufactures and exports has grown more than 15 times in the last 10 years. That output is expected to double again by 2015. In this second story in our series on the maquiladora industry, Ruxandra Guidi reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk.

Fronteras
2:15 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Maquiladora Series: History

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American-owned manufacturing plants in Mexican border cities, called maquiladoras, have been around for more than four decades. Business has not been great in recent years with low wage jobs shifting over to Asia and the U.S. recession devastating sales. But now many maquiladoras that survived this downturn are on the rebound, adding new jobs all along the U.S. Mexican border. The Fronteras Changing America Desk launches a new series that looks at what's working for the maquiladoras, and why. Hernan Rozemberg begins, with a little history.

Fronteras
1:54 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Maquiladora Series: New Mexico Plans to Boost Trade With MX

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New Mexico has a pretty lousy business relationship with Mexico. Despite its ideal location right on the border, the state ranks 38th among U.S. states in trade with its neighbor. That's a fact not lost on the business community in southern New Mexico, where an industrial revolution of sorts is slowly taking shape. In the third installment of our series on the maquila industry, Monica Ortiz Uribe reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk on a growing industrial hub that's at the heart of New Mexico's plan to boost trade with Mexico.

Fronteras
1:49 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

New Federal Judge in Texas is Native of Mexico, Now US Citizen

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A native of Mexico and long-time naturalized U.S. citizen was confirmed as a new federal judge in South Texas. Hernan Rozemberg reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk.

 

Fronteras
3:42 pm
Thu September 29, 2011

Report: Danger Increasing for Farmers and Ranchers Along US/MX Border

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A report authored by two retired generals says the Texas border with Mexico is increasingly dangerous for the farmers and ranchers who live there. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Monica Ortiz Uribe reports.

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Fronteras
3:38 pm
Thu September 29, 2011

Review: Dancers Eiko and Koma Show Dark and Light Sides of Human Existence

Eiko & Koma in ?Raven,? a piece they are performing to music by Robert Mirabal as part of a trilogy entitled, Regeneration, to open Global DanceFest 2011.
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Experimental choreographers and performers Eiko and Koma are back in New Mexico this weekend. The world-renowned Japanese-born duo and special guest, Robert Mirabal, will perform at the Global Dance Fest at the VSA North 4th Art Center in Albuquerque.

Reviewer Janet Eigner says their work shows the light and dark sides of our world with profoundly original brilliance. Eigner is a poet and dance writer. She lives near Santa Fe.

VSA North 4th Global DanceFest
 

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Fronteras
12:01 pm
Thu September 29, 2011

Report: Hispanic Children Largest Group of Kids in Poverty

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Hispanic children now make up the largest group of kids living in poverty. The Pew Hispanic Center report attributes the increase in poverty to the grim economy. Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk.

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Fronteras
11:58 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Report: AZ Immigration Law Means Leaves Students Living Alone

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Researchers from the University of Arizona's law school recently released a report on the impacts of the state's controversial immigration law, S-B 10-70, has had on Arizona youth. As Devin Browne reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, the study notes an increase in the number of high school students living without their parents.
 

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Fronteras
3:41 pm
Wed September 28, 2011

Will Nevada Elect First Latino Representative?

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Nevada has never elected a Latino to Congress, but one Democrat would like to be the first in 2012. On Tuesday night, a young, Mexican-born state senator kicked off his congressional campaign. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Jude Joffe-Block reports from Las Vegas.
 

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Fronteras
5:32 pm
Wed September 21, 2011

Navajo Nation Tries to Stop Snow Making With Recycled Waste Water in AZ

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The President of the Navajo Nation is in Switzerland today seeking the help of the United Nations Human Rights Council. As Laurel Morales reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, it's a last-ditch effort to stop recycled waste water from being used to make snow on the San Francisco Peaks north of Flagstaff.

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Fronteras
11:32 am
Mon September 19, 2011

Banning of MX-American Studies Program Changes How History is Taught in Tucson

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KUNM Local
6:39 pm
Fri September 16, 2011

Changing Business of Human Smuggling

The Tijuana-San Diego area was for decades one of the busiest human smuggling crossings along the southwest border. In the nineties, more than fifteen-hundred people were smuggled through there each week. But rising violence and increased border security have drastically changed the illegal business. As Ruxandra Guidi reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, it's also changed the role of those who look to help immigrants on both sides of the border.

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Fronteras
6:09 pm
Fri September 16, 2011

GAO Report Says Border Enforcement Not Managed Efficiently

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The investigative arm of Congress has released a report saying that the United States military's efforts on the Mexican border have not been managed efficiently. Fronteras Changing America Desk correspondent Michel Marizco reports that's despite the millions of dollars spent.

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Fronteras
6:07 pm
Fri September 16, 2011

Hopi and Navajo Tribes and Redistricting in AZ

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Two tribes with competing interests are ready to cooperate in one Arizona congressional district. Laurel Morales reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk representatives from the Hopi and Navajo tribes say they want to try something different.

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KUNM Local
6:40 pm
Wed September 14, 2011

Snowmaking in AZ Causes Culture Clash

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Fronteras
6:39 pm
Wed September 14, 2011

New Immigrant Tracking System

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The Homeland Security Department will roll out a new system to track down people who overstay their temporary legal visas. Fronteras Changing America Desk correspondent Hernán Rozemberg explains it's been a decade in the making.
 

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Fronteras
6:40 pm
Tue September 13, 2011

MX to Release Wolves From Captivity

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The Mexican government will release five Mexican wolves from captivity in Northeastern Sonora. U-S officials say they hope the animal will wander north into Arizona and breed with the endangered wolves living north of the border. Peter O'Dowd reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk.

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Fronteras
6:40 pm
Mon September 12, 2011

9-11 Changed Border Security in US

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The 9-11 terrorists entered the country legally. But the attacks forever changed public attitudes toward our nation's borders and in many cases, toward immigrants. Border security became a rallying cry. Now, a decade after the Twin Towers fell, U-S borders are much more protected. But as Hernán Rozemberg reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, experts believe they can never be absolutely secured.

 

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Fronteras
6:41 pm
Fri September 9, 2011

Driver's Licenses Since 9/11

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Everyday life has changed since 9-11. One of the most obvious signs of that might be in the front flap of your wallet. Most state driver's licenses have changed dramatically. Some of the 9-11 hijackers had driver's licenses and state IDs which were illegally obtained. They used them to board the planes they ultimately crashed. As Jude Joffe-Block reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, that discovery galvanized state officials and federal lawmakers to make licenses more secure.

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Fronteras
6:41 pm
Fri September 9, 2011

Jobless Rate Worse for Workers Without High School Diplomas

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It sounds intuitive, but the numbers are stark. The unemployment rate last month for people with a college degree stood at a modest 4 percent. Of course, it gets worse -- a lot worse -- for workers without a high school diploma. A report out today from the Brookings Institute shows that group's jobless rate is 15 percent. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Peter O'Dowd reports.

 

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Fronteras
4:20 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

Fronteras Mentally Ill Immigration Detainees Lost In System

Albuquerque, New Mexico –

There are almost 40-thousand people in immigration detention around the country on any given day and about 15 percent suffer from mental illness-that's the same percentage seen in the wider prison population. However, unlike in federal or state prisons, there's little oversight or regulation of medical treatment in immigrant detention facilities. As Ruxandra Guidi reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, that's led to some people being lost in the system.

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