Tag Archives: Mexico

Victor Valdez, the Singing Man of Boquillas, Dies

An iconic figure of the West Texas borderlands has died. Victor Valdez of Boquillas, Mexico was beloved by many for his singing that often welcomed visitors to his small town on the Rio Grande. He was a lifelong resident of … Continue reading

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Lorne Matalon, Texas Fronteras Desk Correspondent, Chosen as 2016-2017 UT Energy Journalism Fellow

Lorne Matalon, the Fronteras Desk correspondent for Texas based at Marfa Public Radio and West Texas Public Radio, has been selected as the next Energy Journalism Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin for 2016-2017. Matalon was awarded the fellowship opportunity … Continue reading

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Amnesty International Releases Report on Torture of Women by Mexican Authorities

MARFA, Texas — Amnesty International has released a report that details physical and psychological torture of women arrested by Mexico’s army and police. This reinforces the United Nations’ conclusion that torture is commonplace in Mexico. In April, a video was leaked showing Mexican police and soldiers suffocating a … Continue reading

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The Costs Behind a Migrant Crisis: Migrants Run Dangerous Gauntlet On Guatemala-Mexico Border

This is the third in a five-part series from the Fronteras Desk called “The Costs Behind a Migrant Crisis.” Listen back to part one and two. ARRIAGA, Chiapas — The town of Arriaga in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas perfectly encapsulates how migration … Continue reading

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The Costs Behind A Migrant Crisis: Tracking U.S. Influence On Mexico’s Southern Border Plan

This is the second in a five-part series from the Fronteras Desk called “The Costs Behind a Migrant Crisis.” Listen back to part one here. CIUDAD HIDALGO, Chiapas — In 2012, a senior official in the Department of Homeland Security declared that Mexico’s southern border … Continue reading

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U.S.-Mexico Border Sees Resurgence Of Central Americans Seeking Asylum

Despite U.S. efforts to staunch the flow, numbers are approaching the crisis of two years ago. U.S. Border Patrol agents say it’s diverting resources away from catching drug and human traffickers.

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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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Pope Francis And Juárez: Latest Symbol Of Pope’s Focus On Latin America

JUAREZ, Chihuahua — The upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Mexico marks the sixth Latin American country Pope Francis will have visited since his pontificate began in 2013. Francis will be visiting the border city of Juárez, a city recreating … Continue reading

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Factory Workers In Juárez Unionize For Higher Pay, Better Working Conditions

JUAREZ — As labor unrest continues to ripple across this Mexican border city, a group of workers has managed to start the city’s only independently organized factory union. Close to 200 workers are now members of a new union approved … Continue reading

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U.S.-Mexico Raid Nets Alleged Cartel Members

The U.S. government says its agents and Mexican federal police worked together to arrest at least 22 alleged members of the drug cartel headed by Chapo Guzman. The government has confirmed some of the details of a rare, publicly acknowledged, joint U.S.-Mexico operation with … Continue reading

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