Borderlands

Heroin and meth seized in Arizona sets record in busy smuggling corridor

U.S. authorities seized a record amount of methamphetamine and heroin in the busy Arizona smuggling corridor.


Dia de los Muertos enjoys growing in popularity in Arizona

MESA – Dia de los Muertos festivities grow more popular every year in Arizona. The Mesa Arts Center hosts one of the largest events.


McDowell Road’s ‘Miracle Mile’ highlights Phoenix area’s international diversity, culture

The clothes on his back and crumbled documents were the only two possessions Ethiopian refugee Anduale Hassan had to his name after stepping off of the plane at Sky Harbor International Airport. A government official stared when he first saw Hassan.


Theater group helps immigrant and refugee students share their stories

Students from across the globe gathered in Tempe to share their stories as part of a performance arts group, El Teatro, that gives immigrant and refugee youth a voice.


More Middle Americans visit Mexico for low-cost medical care

A slew of dental offices and pharmacies line a block of shops selling metal lawn sculptures shaped like donkeys, and handcrafted red and white Mexican dresses popular with American tourists.

Dentists in Nogales attract patients from the U.S. looking for savings including $35 teeth cleanings that include x-rays. (Photo by Alicia Clark/Cronkite News)

Investigation underway after Border Patrol agent fires gun

The U.S. and Mexico are investigating after a Border Patrol agent near Naco, fired a weapon into Mexico. The agent thought someone was pointing a gun at him from the Mexican side of the border, according to a media release from CBP.


Weak peso hurts border businesses in Arizona

NOGALES, Arizona – Rebeca Castañeda stood behind a counter eagerly watching the doorway at Chi’s store just blocks from the border. It was almost noon and shoppers were scarce.


Latina entrepreneurs spur economic growth in Arizona

The number of businesses owned by Hispanic women has tripled in the past eight years, according to the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.


Residents on the U.S.-Mexico border are battling obesity

Mexico and the U.S. share an appetite for fast food that has both countries coping with obesity especially on the border.


Youngsters learn about Hispanic heritage in Mariachi workshops

Children and teens who crowded into the library at Central High School picked up more than just musical notes at Mariachi workshops held recently in the Valley.

Whole class photo

Memory of fatal Border Patrol agent shooting haunts Nogales three years later

NOGALES, MEXICO – Dr. Luis Contreras Sanchez was browsing social media when he heard a rapid burst of gunfire just outside his home. It was a night he would not soon forget.

Sanchez shows posters on the side of his home above the exact spot where Rodriguez died.

Latina artist creates work on unique canvas

Annie Lopez defies stereotypes with her contemporary artwork.