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U.S.-Mexico Border Businesses Eligible for Disaster Loans due to Drought

U.S.-Mexico Border Businesses Eligible for Disaster Loans due to Drought

Frontera NorteSur Certain, small non-agricultural enterprises in the Paso del Norte borderland are now eligible for U.S. Small Business Administration loans because of the drought extending across the region. In an announcement, the SBA included the New Mexico county of Dona Ana and the Texas counties of El Paso and Hudspeth among the entities eligible

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Arizona’s Latino Caucus goals include education, economy, reforming CPS

By Diangelea Millar Cronkite News Service PHOENIX – While addressing issues such as education, the economy and reforming Child Protective Services, lawmakers need to focus more on Arizona’s growing Hispanic population, the head of the Arizona Legislative Latino Caucus says. “The voters in our communities deserve better,” said Sen. Anna Tovar, D-Tolleson, the Senate Democratic

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The specter of Pancho Villa drove Univ. of TX at El Paso professor to investigate sex trafficking along the border

By Patricia Acosta Borderzine EL PASO — To most people Pancho Villa is a legendary character from Mexican history, but to Ruth McDonald, a professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, Villa is a real man who hurt her family when he kidnapped her great-aunt in the early 1900s from the family ranch

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Searching for Migrants on both sides of the border — Dead or Alive

By Kent Patterson Frontera NorteSur On the migrant roads of North America, rallies, press conferences and remembrances were held December 18, the International Day of the Migrant. North and south of the border, the common themes were justice for migrants, respect for human rights, an end to deportations, and the legalization of the undocumented. In

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TX State Sen. Van de Putte: Year round border surge plan is pure politics

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian McALLEN, TX — State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte has questioned the motives of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst after he pushed for the Department of Public to mount a year round “border surge” operation. Van de Putte, who is running to replace Dewhurst as the presiding officer in the

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South Phoenix community gardens put focus on reducing obesity

By Amy Gleich Cronkite News Service PHOENIX – On a one-acre plot in the middle of an industrial area, the smell of freshly picked basil fills the air as kids run through rows of radishes, eggplant, peppers and mustard greens, pausing occasionally to help adults weeding this community garden. This is the exact kind of

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