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The Costs Behind A Migrant Crisis: Central American Asylum-Seekers Surge In Yuma

This is the first in a five-part series from the Fronteras Desk called “The Costs Behind a Migrant Crisis.”  Refugees from Central America are pouring into the United States, a trend from 2014 that seems to be growing along the U.S.-Mexico border … Continue reading

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Pianist Finds A Musical Refuge In Mexico’s Copper Canyon

The short route to Romayne Wheeler’s cliffside home in Mexico’s Copper Canyon is an hour-long ride in a five-passenger charter plane from Chihuahua city. From the air, his abode looks like a glass cocoon clinging to the edge of a … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Scheduled To Consider Hearing Border Patrol Shooting Lawsuit

The United States Supreme Court is scheduled to decide Friday whether it will hear a case about a Border Patrol shooting in which an agent killed a teenaged boy who was standing in Mexico. The high court will decide whether … Continue reading

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Fronteras Desk In Colombia: Transmilenio Rapid Bus Technology Studied By US Urban Planners

This story was produced by Marfa Public Radio and Fronteras: The Changing America Desk. Fronteras is a consortium of NPR member stations in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California focused on the US-Mexico border.  BOGOTA, Colombia — Cities in the … Continue reading

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Fronteras Desk In Colombia: How Microcredit Can Both Bolster And Burn The Poor

This story was produced by Marfa Public Radio and Fronteras: The Changing America Desk. Fronteras is a reporting collaboration of NPR member stations in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California focused on the US-Mexico border.  BOGOTA, Colombia — Microfinance became … Continue reading

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Fronteras Desk In Colombia: Key US Ally Debates Peace Accord With FARC Guerrillas

This story was produced by Marfa Public Radio and Fronteras: The Changing Americas Desk. Fronteras is a reporting collaboration of NPR member stations in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California focused on the US-Mexico border.  — BOGOTÁ, Colombia—A peace deal … Continue reading

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Federal Suit Against Border Patrol Detention Practices Moves Forward

A lawsuit alleging inhumane treatment of detainees at U.S. Border Patrol stations in Arizona will move forward thanks to a ruling on Monday by a federal judge in Tucson. People detained by the Border Patrol in Arizona nicknamed the holding … Continue reading

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Central American Migration: New Concerns As Numbers Rise One Year After Unprecedented Influx

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — The line of the hopeful forms every weekday morning at the American Embassy in San Salvador. The scene is both intense and poignant. A line of several dozen families snakes its way along a sidewalk … Continue reading

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Texas Cities Recycle Wastewater Into Drinking Water To Boost Dwindling Supplies

The search for new water sources is never-ending for growing cities in the desert Southwest. Traditional sources like rivers and underground aquifers are proving insufficient, so cities are turning to options that were once unthinkable — like “toilet to tap” … Continue reading

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Skirting The Law To Survive On The Rio Grande

CANDELARIA, Texas — The United States and Mexico are pouring money into a showcase experiment to rescue damaged economies on the Texas-Mexico border. But that experiment only involves two towns, Boquillas in Mexico and the community of visitors and National … Continue reading

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