Fronteras Desk
1:25 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

From Joe Arpaio to Nuevo Laredo, and everything in between

Joe Arpaio has been sheriff of Maricopa County for two decades and is once again up for re-election; U.S. and Mexico address basic infrastructure needs in the border region with NADBANK; a study on voter ID laws reveals how voting rule changes may deter millions of Hispanic voters; and a new exhibit at the McNay Museum displays contemporary prints by Latino artists.

Twenty Years of Sheriff Joe Arpaio

20 years, 8 million dollars. That’s how long it’s been since Joe Arpaio was first elected sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona…and how much money he has raised so far for this year’s campaign. From Phoenix, Nick Blumberg looks at the strong emotions he generates, what’s changed over the years and how Arpaio campaigns for an office he’s held for nearly two decades.

U.S., Mexico Address Basic Infrastructure Needs In the Border Region

The North American Free Trade Agreement forever changed U.S-Mexican trade relations. Less known is that NAFTA also spurred an effort by both countries to tackle environmental and infrastructure concerns in the border region. For that, they created the North American Development Bank, or NADBANK. In this fourth part in our series on NAFTA, Fronteras correspondent Hernán Rozemberg takes a look at the work of NADBANK in one border city.

Study: Voting Rule Changes May Deter Millions of Hispanic Voters

A new study says a string of recent state voting laws across the country could keep Latinos from the polls this November. Voter suppression has been a hot topic this election season. An analysis by the civil rights group Advancement Project found these provisions exist in 23 states. Katherine Culliton-Gonzalez- is senior attorney and director of voter protection at Advancement Project. She spoke to Texas Public Radio’s Crystal Chavez.

  • Read the full report here.

New Exhibit Displays Contemporary Prints by Latino Artists

In the Late 1960’s print making became a popular means of expression for the Chicano Movement. It allowed the emerging Latino artists a way to reach an audience, depict their culture and voice their protests. Now those prints are highly prized and sought by collectors. An exhibition of prints called “Estampas De La Raza” is going on display at San Antonio’s McNay Museum of Contemporary Art.

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