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The Mission to Mexico: California Governor Jerry Brown’s diplomatic coup

Economy, environment, immigration among topics discussed

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // August 19, 2014

The Mission to Mexico: California Governor Jerry Brown’s diplomatic coup

Largely overlooked by the U.S. media, California Governor Jerry Brown’s recent mission to Mexico may have recast the future of U.S.-Mexico relationships in a bigger way than any other U.S. leaders have achieved in contemporary times. More…

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Texans, New Mexicans team up for a sustainable economy

Texans, New Mexicans team up for a sustainable economy

Part two on a series about efforts to build a sustainable economy in the Paso del Norte borderland

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // August 12, 2014

Valerie Hernandez and Jailin Escobedo kneel on the weedy ground, pulling up pesky plants so a clump of tomatoes will have breathing space. More…

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Texans, New Mexicans team up for a sustainable economy

Texans, New Mexicans team up for a sustainable economy

Part one on a series about efforts to build a sustainable economy in the Paso del Norte borderland

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // August 7, 2014

On a blazing July day, the temperature in El Paso’s Union Plaza District was almost as hot as the brassy sounds of the local musical group Riboflavin that entertained the crowd at the Downtown Art and Farmers Market (DAFM) with bursts of jazzy R&B. More…

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Process to pass ordinance revisions sidestepped

Process to pass ordinance revisions sidestepped

Holguin presses to finish what he started

by Aaron Montes, Newspaper Tree // August 1, 2014

Despite the need for extensive community feedback on an ordinance that may affect all organizations that cater to various types of group living, city council elected to address halfway houses because of initial concern by outgoing city rep. Eddie Holguin. More…

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City halts transitional housing discussion

City halts transitional housing discussion

Area shelter organizers concerned about potential changes

by Aaron Montes, Newspaper Tree // July 18, 2014

The City Plan Commission deleted discussion and action on a revised ordinance that would implement new definitions of transitional housing to include group residential facilities, halfway houses and homeless shelters from their agenda during their meeting Thursday, July 17. More…


After shootings, new concerns about US Marshals and its history of violence in New Mexico arise

Man shot at his Albuquerque home

by David Correia, La Jicarita // July 14, 2014

A Deputy Marshal, working as part of an interagency fugitive task force that included Albuquerque Police Department officers, shot and killed Anthony Chavez at his home, in front of his family, on the 9000 block of Upper Meadow last Wednesday, July 2 on Albuquerque’s Westside. More…


Volunteer sites quickly mobilize to aid immigrant families

About 2,000 immigrants have come and gone through the Sun City

by Elida S. Perez, Newspaper Tree // July 11, 2014

When U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement dials the Annunciation House’s phone number, director Ruben Garcia starts making phone calls of his own. More…


Advocates say migrant children should be considered refugees

In 2013 more than 50 million people were displaced

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // June 27, 2014

In the media barrage over the “flood” of Central American children arriving along the United States’ southern border, the refuge-seekers have been typically labeled as “illegal immigrants” by many media outlets. More…


Controlling violence, not drugs, becomes key strategy in Juarez

Mass arrests in neglected areas among tactics

by Lourdes Cardenas, Newspaper Tree // June 27, 2014


Part one: Police violence and law enforcement militarization in the greater borderlands

El Grito de Roosevelt Park

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // June 23, 2014


Juarez mother seeks U.S. political asylum

Mother of missing daughter, activist seeks safety in U.S.

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // June 19, 2014


Labor news: Mexican workers battle firings, peso-pinching

Mexican workers stage protests in northern border, Gulf Coast regions

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // June 16, 2014


Political developments chill immigration reform

Prospects for immigration reform legislation are all but dead for now

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // June 12, 2014


Revised Deadly Force Policies Unveiled

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // June 5, 2014


A mother’s international quest for justice

The murder of Hester van Nierop in Cd. Juárez in 1998 inspires a life of activism against violence and a new book

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // May 15, 2014


Full video: Mayor Oscar Leeser announces Tommy Gonzalez will be offered city manager position

by Newspaper Tree Staff // May 13, 2014


One woman’s fight against femicide crosses borders

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // April 23, 2014


The ACLU’s border checkpoint

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


Groups see release of CBP directive as a first step

by Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune // March 19, 2014


Impact fees spur debate over who should pay for new growth

City council to vote on proposed fee increase on Tuesday, March 4

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // February 27, 2014


The fall of El Chapo

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // February 27, 2014


Mayor Leeser releases city manager “profile”

City council is expected to select a new city manager in May

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // February 19, 2014


O’Rourke supports federal shield law for journalists

Legislation would protect journalists from disclosing confidential source

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // February 19, 2014


The Deportee Chronicles: Life after diesel therapy

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // February 18, 2014


Debate highlights differences between Democratic candidates

Early voting begins Tuesday, February 18

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // February 12, 2014


Abbott: “Does corruption occur across all of Texas? Absolutely.”

Texas gubernatorial candidate pitches "Securing Texans" plan; clarifies that corruption is a statewide “third world” problem

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // February 11, 2014


The Deportee Chronicles: The Girl from Guajajalmiton

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // February 11, 2014


Abbott touts $300 million border security proposal

Gubernatorial candidate to stop in El Paso on Feb. 10 to promote proposal

by Jay Root, Texas Tribune // February 7, 2014