West Mesa Murders Website

West Mesa Murders Website Frontera NorteSur readers might be interested in checking out a new website dedicated to Albuquerque’s West Mesa murders, a story this publication has covered over the years. The site tells the stories of the 11 women and girls, all working-class women of color, who disappeared from Albuquerque between 2003 and 2005;…
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Obama-Pena Nieto Meet Reveals Nuclear, Water, Boundary and Security Initiatives

Obama-Pena Nieto Meet Reveals Nuclear, Water, Boundary and Security Initiatives Against a backdrop of political tumult in their countries, U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met July 22 in Washington, D.C., where the two leaders reaffirmed existing bilateral relationships and unveiled new joint initiatives. In Washington the day after Republican presidential…
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Report Details Failures at Border Utility

FNS Special Feature Report Details Failures at Border Utility Concerns over a southern New Mexico border utility’s capacity to manage state and federal grants for a sorely needed wastewater treatment plant prompted the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) to contract an assessment of the Camino Real Regional Utility Authority (CRRUA). Dated March 10, 2016, the…
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The Butchers of a Border Narco State

If testimony delivered in a Texas courtroom this month is to be believed, it offers a chilling glimpse at the functioning of what amounted to a narco-government firmly connected to the U.S. and run out of the Mexican border state of Coahuila during the administration of former Governor Humberto Moreira, when narco-related violence surged. A…
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Border Factory Workers Blockade International Bridge

Border Factory Workers Blockade International Bridge After a hiatus of several months, public protests by border factory (maquiladora) workers in Ciudad Juarez are back. On Saturday morning, July 9, as many as 1,000 workers from Johnson Controls, Eagle Ottawa, Lear, Foxconn and other companies  staged a spirited march through the city’s downtown, culminating in an…
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Supreme Court’s Immigration Ruling Brakes Lives

Immigration is a hot-button topic as presidential elections overwhelmingly control public discourse, advertisements, and entertainment programs across all media outlets. The recent 4-4 Supreme Court ruling on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) put a brake on the expansion of DACA/DAPA. In 2014,…
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A Border Utility in Hot Water

A Border Utility in Hot Water Serving the southern New Mexico border communities of Sunland Park and Santa Teresa, the Camino Real Regional Utility Authority (CRRUA) is under pressure on multiple fronts. Recent revelations of above-health standard levels of arsenic (higher than 10 parts per billion) in the public utility’s water, Clean Water Act violations…
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Chihuahua Political Leaders Charge Frame-up

The Chihuahua state government is pursuing legal charges against leading opposition political figures and social movement activists in connection with the June 22 disturbance at state government offices in Chihuahua City. Humberto Gonzalez Aguirre, state legal representative, filed criminal charges June 25 against National Action Party (PAN) state lawmakers Rogelio Loya Luna and Ana Lilia…
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Turbulent Times Shake Chihuahua

  Gasoline shortages. Blockades of international bridges. Citizens protesting in the streets about everything under the moon and the stars. Such developments are not necessarily directly connected, but they do add up to an increasingly explosive socio-politico ambiance in the northern Mexican border state of Chihuahua during a delicate political transition. Protests, sit-ins and even…
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Bloody Crackdown on Mexican Teachers Spurs Crisis

The June 19 government crackdown on striking Mexican teachers culminated in deadly violence in the southern state of Oaxaca, transforming a showdown between the Pena Nieto administration and the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) into a larger political crisis that once again cast Mexico in the international human rights spotlight. Even as the controversy…
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