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California dreaming: For the rich only

Gentrification crowding everyone else out

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // October 10, 2014

California dreaming: For the rich only

California Dreaming: For the Rich Only?

All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day I’d be safe and warm if I was in L.A.
California dreaming on such a winter’s day…

“California Dreaming”
The Mamas and the Papas (1965)

California is a land of dreams. From the star-struck Midwestern girl seeking fame and fortune in Hollywood to the Oaxacan farm laborer hoping to earn a few bucks for the folks back home, the Golden State lures the brave, the imaginative and the desperate. Almost another nation perched on the Pacific, California’s migrant histories span different eras, ranging from the Dust Bowl environmental exodus to the Indochinese apocalypse and the Central American cataclysm, among numerous others. More…

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Bring on the casinos-tax free

Bring on the casinos-tax free

Pending approval, Las Vegas-style casinos in Mexico

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // October 1, 2014

Long the subject of contentious debate, Las Vegas-style casinos could be on the verge of official approval in Mexico. In an interview with the Mexican newsweekly Proceso, a congressman in charge of overseeing legislative initiatives related to gaming said full-service casinos will be an integral part of a proposed law substituting the nation’s 1947 gaming law that will be voted on in the coming weeks. More…

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NAFTA 2.0: A North American Union

NAFTA 2.0: A North American Union

Gross domestic product of NAFTA about $19 trillion

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // September 15, 2014

U.S. federal lawmakers at a border conference in El Paso on Friday discussed the possibility and need to not only expand and integrate U.S.-Mexico trade further, but also strengthen North American trade by better linking commercial relationships between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. More…

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First look: The quest for Atari’s secret desert burial ground

First look: The quest for Atari’s secret desert burial ground

by Kate Gannon, Borderzine.com // September 5, 2014

El Paso filmmaker Carlos Corral is happy to share the dirt on a Southern New Mexico treasure hunt and a 30-year-old mystery for Atari video game fans. More…

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El Paso mixes old with new in downtown

El Paso mixes old with new in downtown

by Danielle Kutz , Journalism in July 2014 // July 25, 2014

EL PASO — Since it’s opening in 2012, The Mix has created a new aura in the downtown neighborhood that has helped the community in ways beyond wardrobe selection. More…


Downtown businesses getting new traffic from ballpark

Spectators stopping in before, after games

by Jose Soto, The Prospector // July 3, 2014

The Southwest University Ballpark, conveniently located in downtown El Paso, opened on April 28 and baseball fans have been flocking to the stadium ever since. The local downtown attraction has proven to be both entertaining and lucrative for El Pasoans. More…


In Chihuahua, a dry outlook for farm workers

Mexican farmers block international bridge in day-long protest on April 10

by Andrés Rodríguez // April 28, 2014

Workers in the agricultural sector have reached a turning point in Chihuahua, where they’re struggling to make a living selling apples, corn and beans to consumers at a fair price. They blame the demise of the agricultural sector on the Mexican government’s inaction and the increasing cost of production in the largely unfertile state. More…


Mexican Economy Falters

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // April 25, 2014

Only a few months ago, the Mexican economy was portrayed in the international press as poised for take-off as the next emerging global powerhouse. Stories appeared of a vibrant middle class primed to join the free-spending club of consumers. But as the spring of 2014 progresses, Mexico’s economy is stumbling. More…


Overall economic weakness in Mexico continued in the 4th quarter of 2013

Consensus forecast predicts that GDP growth will accelerate this year

by Thomas M. Fullerton, Jr. and Adam G. Walke // March 21, 2014


NAFTA's Bad Apples

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // March 3, 2014


Mexican business organization to discuss economic development in Ciudad Juárez

Coparmex's 45th Annual Assembly will be held on Jan. 30 at the Cibeles Convention Center

by Berenice Gaytán, El Diario de Juárez // January 28, 2014


Border businesses eligible for disaster loans

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // January 20, 2014


Christmas orders boost maquiladora industry in Ciudad Juarez

2,923 jobs gained in October, jobs compensate for impacts of tax reform

by Berenice Gaytán, El Diario de Juárez // November 15, 2013


The high cost of candy: Death toll climbs in factory disaster

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // November 13, 2013


Fountains at Farah opens with a splash

by Lucia Quiñonez // November 8, 2013


Border candy factory explodes

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // October 25, 2013


U.S. crisis unsettles Mexico

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // October 11, 2013


O’Rourke, CBA welcome border-crossers on Paso Del Norte bridge

Congressman and downtown business group highlight importance of US-Mexico trade

by Alberto Tomas Halpern and Emanuel Anthony Martinez // September 2, 2013


New Mexico-Chihuahua Border Brouhaha

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // August 29, 2013


Higher Mexican sales tax opposed

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // July 23, 2013


Mass food poisoning at border factories

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // July 11, 2013