Arizona http://tpr.org en Colorado River Adventures Turn Deadly For Kayakers Without Guides http://tpr.org/post/colorado-river-adventures-turn-deadly-kayakers-without-guides <p><strong>Fronteras: </strong>Legislation to&nbsp;compensate "downwinders" -- people suffering from cancer caused by the fallout of atomic testing near Las Vegas in the 50s -- left out some affected areas and now people are demanding federal compensation. In Phoenix, there's a unique tradition of bringing together both Jews and Latinos to celebrate Passover that brings together two ethnic communities. The last 10 fatalities on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon have been on self-guided trips.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Crystal Chavez 30214 at http://tpr.org Colorado River Adventures Turn Deadly For Kayakers Without Guides The Feast of San Sebastian: A Dark Tale Of Human Trafficking In Puerto Rico http://tpr.org/post/feast-san-sebastian-dark-tale-human-trafficking-puerto-rico <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> One of the fastest growing cities in the Southwest is squeezing out pronghorn antelope. For the first time in almost 20 years, the Colorado River is flowing into northern Mexico through a dam that usually stops it. Some estimates show that the Obama administration has hit two million deportations, which is prompting protests across the country. Also, we speak to San Antonio Author Jonathan Marcantoni about his book, "The Feast of San Sebastian," human trafficking in Puerto Rico and his Puerto Rican identity.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:40:45 +0000 Crystal Chavez 29508 at http://tpr.org The Feast of San Sebastian: A Dark Tale Of Human Trafficking In Puerto Rico In Arizona, Citizens Keep Close Eye On Immigration Checkpoint http://tpr.org/post/arizona-citizens-keep-close-eye-immigration-checkpoint Border Patrol checkpoints aren't always near the border. Some aren't even on roads that go to the border. Take Arivaca Road; it's an East-West route 25 miles north of the Mexican border in Southern Arizona.<p>A Border Patrol checkpoint has been operating there around the clock for seven years. Some residents of the town of Arivaca say agents at the checkpoint go well beyond their legal authority; searching vehicles and questioning citizens without cause. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 21:02:00 +0000 Ted Robbins 29150 at http://tpr.org In Arizona, Citizens Keep Close Eye On Immigration Checkpoint Fearing Rape, Migrant Women Prepare For Crossing With Birth Control http://tpr.org/post/fearing-rape-migrant-women-prepare-crossing-birth-control <p><strong>On Fronteras: </strong>Women migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border face many dangers on the journey, including rape. The crimes usually go unpunished. But there’s one case now in an Arizona court that is different.</p><p>...also, the U.S. Border Patrol says it’s refining its techniques when facing people who throw rocks at agents along the border.</p><p>...and Burmese refugees living in the Southwest are working hard to learn English - even though some are illiterate. They’re future depends on learning the language.</p><p>Finally, as spring rolls around, hear a commentary about the promise of the season, which can be both bountiful and bleak.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:52:27 +0000 Crystal Chavez 28264 at http://tpr.org Fearing Rape, Migrant Women Prepare For Crossing With Birth Control Central American Children Look North To Flee Violence & Find Their Mothers http://tpr.org/post/central-american-children-look-north-flee-violence-find-their-mothers <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> Some Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies in Arizona have agreed to go through a round of cultural training to help curb tensions with indigenous and Latino residents. Some members of San Diego's LGBT community are not embracing a new ad by Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio, who is gay. Authorities are seeing a huge increase in Central American asylum-seekers at the nation's borders. Also, a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Sonia Nazario about the surge in immigrants from Central America. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:09:12 +0000 Crystal Chavez 27522 at http://tpr.org Central American Children Look North To Flee Violence & Find Their Mothers Same-Sex Couples Challenging Arizona Marriage Laws http://tpr.org/post/same-sex-couples-challenging-arizona-marriage-laws <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> It's been 150 years since the U.S. Army forced the Navajo and Mescalero Apache to walk 400 miles to a prison camp in eastern New Mexico in an attempt to wipe out their culture. "The Long Walk's"&nbsp; impacts are still felt today. Supporters of same-sex marriage have seen recent victories in the past few weeks. Now some Arizona couples are pushing for change. Also, a climatologist gives us the latest drought picture across the Southwest.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:00:17 +0000 Crystal Chavez 25593 at http://tpr.org Same-Sex Couples Challenging Arizona Marriage Laws USDA Ban On Inspectors Entering Mexico Is Harming Border Economy http://tpr.org/post/usda-ban-inspectors-entering-mexico-harming-border-economy <div><strong>Fronteras: </strong>After Arizona’s immigration enforcement law strained that state’s relations with Mexico, things seem to be getting friendlier. Why Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto spent the day in a tiny border town. The high cost of liquor licenses in New Mexico. Finally, the USDA's ban on its inspectors entering Mexico at border crossings to inspect cattle has crippled an important part of the border economy.</div><div> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:20:26 +0000 Crystal Chavez 23114 at http://tpr.org USDA Ban On Inspectors Entering Mexico Is Harming Border Economy Deportation Protests Continue As Immigration Reform Prospects Wane http://tpr.org/post/deportation-protests-continue-immigration-reform-prospects-wane <p>Fronteras: Activists are calling on President Obama to take administrative action to stop deportations as the chance of Congress passing a reform bill this year wanes. Hundreds of vulnerable towns in New Mexico are trying to avoid running out of water during this drought. We’ll hear about the challenges foreign doctors face when they come to the U.S. Also, a report on an award by the Hopi Foundation in Arizona for people who work with victims of torture to help them heal.</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:33:30 +0000 Crystal Chavez 20430 at http://tpr.org Deportation Protests Continue As Immigration Reform Prospects Wane 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 Tensions Rising In Texas-Mexico Water Dispute http://tpr.org/post/tensions-rising-texas-mexico-water-dispute <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> Farmers in South Texas are angry with Mexico, part of a water dispute that&rsquo;s fueling tensions between the two nations. Dubbed the &quot;anti-Arizona&quot; bill, California&rsquo;s TRUST Act is moving toward passage. A closer look at that train that derailed in Mexico. Also, the influence of Asian immigrants has brought new&nbsp;flavors to Las Vegas tacos.</p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 16:18:13 +0000 Crystal Chavez 17619 at http://tpr.org Tensions Rising In Texas-Mexico Water Dispute