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Juarez violence spikes

Officials blame smuggling trade

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

Juarez violence spikes

A spate of murders has Ciudad Juarez once again on edge. As October drew to a close, the northern Mexican border city had racked up more than 40 homicides for the month. More…

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Missouri, New Mexico and the world spotlight

Missouri, New Mexico and the world spotlight

Protesters cite parallel mistrust of police

by Frontera NorteSur // October 13, 2014

The British, Mexican and other international media once again shined a spotlight on U.S. policing practices and widespread allegations of brutality in recent days. The focus this time was on the four-day Ferguson October action in the St. Louis, Missouri area, where thousands assembled to demand justice for African-American teen Mike Brown and other victims of police shootings. More…

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DHS: No 'credible information' that terrorists have entered U.S. through Mexico

DHS: No 'credible information' that terrorists have entered U.S. through Mexico

Border security debate abounds in House committee hearings

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // September 18, 2014

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials for the second week have said that there is no evidence to suggest that Islamic terrorists are attempting to enter the United States through the southern border with Mexico. More…

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U.S. Congressmen demand freedom for Nestora

U.S. Congressmen demand freedom for Nestora

Jailed in Mexico since August 2013

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

The imprisonment of a Mexican woman police commander is increasingly a hot issue between the United States and Mexico. Nine members of the U.S. Congress sent a letter August 29 to Secretary of State John Kerry urging Washington’s intercession on behalf of Nestora Salgado, jailed in Mexico since August 2013 on what supporters contend are trumped-up kidnapping charges. More…

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Border Conference goal: discussing growth, trade not security and violence

Border Conference goal: discussing growth, trade not security and violence

Leaders will focus on commerce, competitiveness

by Elida S. Perez, Newspaper Tree // September 10, 2014

Terrorist threats, violence and an unsecured border are among common themes that dominate headlines nation-wide when it comes to the U.S.-Mexico border region of El Paso. More…


Albuquerque residents reflect on Ferguson police killing

See parallells with APD actions

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

For Theresa James, the events in Ferguson, Missouri hit home. At a recent Albuquerque solidarity rally for Ferguson residents protesting the police killing of African-American teenager Michael Brown, James spoke to FNS about her own experiences with the Albuquerque Police Department. More…


Pena Nieto's rankings take a nose dive

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // August 29, 2014

On Monday, September 1, President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico will deliver his second annual report to the Mexican Congress. Popular in foreign business and governmental circles, the Mexican president is likely to emphasize reforms he has promoted in energy production, education, telecommunications, security, and tax policy. More…


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

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…


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


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


Process to pass ordinance revisions sidestepped

Holguin presses to finish what he started

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


City halts transitional housing discussion

Area shelter organizers concerned about potential changes

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


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


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


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


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