Borderlands

How jazz music is bridging cultures in Baja California

TIJUANA — Jacinto “Chinto” Mendoza’s first instrument was the violin. He was just 5 years old. A couple of years later, he adopted his signature instrument, the alto saxophone.


Charrería, Mexico’s oldest sport, is young and alive in the United States

Mexico’s oldest sport is young and alive in the United States.

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Border Patrol ramps up safety initiatives in Arizona

A Black Hawk helicopter buzzed through the sky over the Sonoran landscape and hovered over a spot where Border Patrol agents rappelled down to rescue an injured migrant. It was all part of a demonstration to show the rugged conditions and effort to save lives.


Arizona business leaders work to strengthen ties with Mexico

SCOTTSDALE - Arizona and Mexico are moving forward and forging closer ties, despite heated presidential campaign rhetoric, according to some leading business and Republican leaders in the state.


Deported Veterans find help at shelter in Mexico

TIJUANA, MEXICO — Serving in the U.S. military is no guarantee of citizenship. Hector Barajas found out the hard way.

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ASU students, chefs create bilingual cookbook for families coping with food insecurity

Local Arizona State University students, chefs, and dietitians are collaborating to help more families coping with food insecurity find and use local produce in healthy recipes.


Cochise spending thousands to keep endangered wolf out of region

SOUTHEAST ARIZONA — Inside a large chain-link cage at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, a Mexican gray wolf gently moves from behind a tree and into the open air. It stands in the midday sun, dark-lined eyes looking intently beyond the fence, before settling under the tree for shade.

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Thousands rally as Supreme Court hears challenge to DACA/DAPA

WASHINGTON - Arizonans were among the thousands who rallied outside the Supreme Court Monday as justices considered a challenge by 26 states, including Arizona, to the Obama administration's deferred deportation policies.


Undocumented immigrants rally at State Capitol as Supreme Court reviews DACA/DAPA

Ivonne Salazar and Graciela Pacheco started praying Sunday, hours before Supreme Court justices began arguments over a controversial immigration plan that could push them and millions more out of the shadows. Or separate them from their families.


Fate of 137,000 Arizonans in balance, as high court takes up DACA case

WASHINGTON - When the Supreme Court on Monday hears a Texas challenge to the Obama administration's deferred deportation programs, the fates of 137,000 people in Arizona - and millions in the U.S. - will be riding on the outcome.


Obama administration turns over Operation Fast and Furious documents

WASHINGTON -The White House on Friday turned over documents to a House committee investigating the botched Operation Fast and Furious gun-trafficking probe, months after a federal court said executive privilege did not shield the records.


Hispanic entrepreneurs contribute $10 billion a year to Arizona economy

In five years Pilar and Carlos Calderon built a thriving childcare business that grew from serving four kids to maximum capacity.