New Mexico http://tpr.org en Mennonite Suspect Allegedly Duped Mexicans Into Smuggling Drugs http://tpr.org/post/mennonite-suspect-allegedly-duped-mexicans-smuggling-drugs <p></p><p><strong>Fronteras</strong>: Federal prosecutors in Texas and New Mexico are dealing with an unusual case involving a man from a Mennonite community in Mexico. We take you into the fields of New Mexico where workers are cleaning out an ancient irrigation system. These hand-dug ditches may help retain precious river water in times of drought. Further south, drought is forcing a Mexican city to ration water -- and it's only spring.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:52:31 +0000 Crystal Chavez 29899 at http://tpr.org Mennonite Suspect Allegedly Duped Mexicans Into Smuggling Drugs Despite Water Crisis, Some Arizona Farmers Are Exporting Crops http://tpr.org/post/despite-water-crisis-some-arizona-farmers-are-exporting-crops <p><strong>Fronteras</strong>: As California struggles with its water crisis and the rest of the southwest deals with drought, some criticize Arizona farmers for exporting some of their crops overseas. In the final part of our series "Pipe Dreams" we look at the controversy of indirectly exporting water overseas. A new lawsuit in Arizona federal court is trying to block new state abortion restrictions from taking effect on April 1. What's at stake in that state's latest legal fight over abortion? Also, crowded college classrooms have some U.S. students heading south of the border for their higher education.</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:06:09 +0000 Crystal Chavez 27854 at http://tpr.org Despite Water Crisis, Some Arizona Farmers Are Exporting Crops Concern Rising In Truth Or Consequences, N.M., About Abundance Of Healing Hot Springs http://tpr.org/post/concern-rising-truth-or-consequences-nm-about-abundance-healing-hot-springs <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> Tourists love the hot springs baths in the town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. But just how plentiful are these waters? Medical debt affects one in four families in America and many will continue to experience financial burdens, despite increased access to health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. We look at access to healthcare and medical debt in the second of a two part series. On this Valentine’s Day, Fronteras commentator Yvette Benavides talks about her love of being bilingual.</p><p><em>&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:46:34 +0000 Crystal Chavez 26748 at http://tpr.org Concern Rising In Truth Or Consequences, N.M., About Abundance Of Healing Hot Springs What New Mexico Is Doing To Curb Drug Abuse http://tpr.org/post/what-new-mexico-doing-curb-drug-abuse <p><strong>Fronteras: </strong>What are the prospects for immigration reform next year? Fronteras looks at how New Mexico is dealing with its drug&nbsp;addictions and future efforts to curb drug abuse. In the Southwest, wildlife relocations have proven successful in bringing back populations of some species, but sometimes those relocations come at a steep price. Also, California's DREAM Act has started providing financial aid for undocumented students.</p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:51:06 +0000 Crystal Chavez 23892 at http://tpr.org What New Mexico Is Doing To Curb Drug Abuse Deportations Take Toll On Young People’s Mental Health http://tpr.org/post/deportations-take-toll-young-people-s-mental-health <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will now have a court-appointed monitor watching over his department. We have a two-part series examining how the deportation of family members can impact the mental health of young people. Conservationists in the southwestern border region are busy cleaning trash out of watersheds before winter rains hit. By involving the community, they hope to create allies in the fight for a healthy border environment. And, soon travelers arriving at Tijuana&#39;s airport will be able to cross, by bridge, directly into San Diego.</p><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 17:29:48 +0000 Crystal Chavez 19628 at http://tpr.org Deportations Take Toll On Young People’s Mental Health New Mexico Mental Health System Shakeup Under Scrutiny http://tpr.org/post/new-mexico-mental-health-system-shakeup-under-scrutiny <p></p><p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> New Mexico accused 15 of it&#39;s mental health providers of Medicaid fraud, froze all federal funds to the agencies, and handed management of the companies over to Arizona firms. Some say the transition isn&#39;t going so well. We remember an activist who spoke up for the people who find themselves stranded and destitute in Tijuana after being deported from the U.S. Catholic leaders are hoping a nationwide immigration mass will sway Congress on immigration reform. Also, the Navajo Nation is trying to balance resources with feral horse roundups.</p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 17:11:05 +0000 Crystal Chavez 18018 at http://tpr.org New Mexico Mental Health System Shakeup Under Scrutiny "El Frio," A Rare - And Fatal - Genetic Brain Disease In New Mexico http://tpr.org/post/el-frio-rare-and-fatal-genetic-brain-disease-new-mexico <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> Researchers in New Mexico say treatment for a rare and often deadly genetic disorder may be found in the state's colonial history. A look at the federal government’s choice to close dozens of deportation cases in Maricopa County. Summer in Phoenix means triple digit weather most days, but not everyone can keep up with the costs of staying cool. Death Valley was the hottest place on Earth on July 10, 1913 at 134 degrees, but some experts doubt the desert reached that temperature.</p><p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 16:28:20 +0000 Crystal Chavez 15116 at http://tpr.org "El Frio," A Rare - And Fatal - Genetic Brain Disease In New Mexico Arizona Towns Honor Fallen Firefighters, Face Uncertain Future http://tpr.org/post/arizona-towns-honor-fallen-firefighters-face-uncertain-future <p><strong>Fronteras</strong>: People effected by the Arizona wildfire that killed 19 firefighters now wonder what kind of home they'll be returning to. A new report alleges that agricultural producers in New Mexico may be saving money by engaging in unethical and illegal pay practices. A look at workers compensation practices in the state’s dairy industry. County commissioners in Mora, New Mexico, have passed the nation's first county-wide ban on hydraulic natural gas fracking, citing water safety concerns.</p><p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 18:11:24 +0000 Crystal Chavez 14276 at http://tpr.org Arizona Towns Honor Fallen Firefighters, Face Uncertain Future