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Frontera NorteSur Albuquerque’s Wyoming Boulevard bustles on the edge of what some people call the War Zone and others name the International District. Both names really fit, but perhaps in ways not completely envisioned by the architects of popular lingo. Here, the urban geography is imprinted with the social shrapnel of foreign and domestic wars, […]

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By Kent Patterson Frontera NorteSur Like 20 years ago, migrants still come to Tijuana in need of food, warmth and a place to rest their heads. But in important respects, the circumstances of newcomers have changed at two Roman Catholic Church-supported shelters in the northern Mexican border city. Unlike the days of two decades past, […]

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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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By Kent Patterson Frontera NorteSur Editor’s note: In continuing our series on gender violence issues, Frontera NorteSur offers the first of two articles on a New Mexico community organization that struggles against domestic violence in the Spanish-speaking immigrant community. Off a busy Albuquerque boulevard, one of the city’s most vital services goes on quietly with […]

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By Lucia Quinonez Borderzine EL PASO — It sounded like a fiesta, but between the laughter and loud chatter the group of some 80 Latina women examined the existential questions of identity and women’s rights. Organized here recently by Wise Latina International the women, who live on the U.S.-Mexico border, were challenged to identify, debate […]

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By Kent Paterson Frontera NorteSur New Mexico and the borderland will come alive this weekend with activities related to the annual Day of the Dead celebration, which falls on Saturday, November 2, this year. As befits a cultural boom that is drawing in thousands and thousands of people, this year promises bigger and broader events […]

Activists Protest Arizona's Controversial Immigration Law In Phoenix

By Pei Li Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON – Arizona business leaders were in Washington to lobby the state’s congressional delegation on immigration reform Tuesday, just the latest in a string of groups trying to pressure Congress on the issue. About 20 Arizona business, religious and law enforcement officials joined more than 600 people from more […]

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