Borderlands

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.


Monarch butterflies face threats on both sides of the border

SCOTTSDALE – From deforestation in Mexico to a dwindling food supply in the U.S., Monarch butterflies face threats on both sides of the border.

monarch butterfly photo

Tarahumara Indians risk losing language to survive economically

CARICHI, Mexico - Every fall Tarahumara Indians come down from their homes high in the Sierra Madre Mountains to help harvest apples.


ACLU files appeal in SB 1070 case

SB 1070, the heavily disputed immigration law in Arizona, was back in the spotlight Monday. Members of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona along with a coalition of immigrant rights group filed a formal appeal challenging a U.S. District Court judge's dismissal of a prior SB 1070 challenge.


As U.S. raises refugee cap, Arizona relief agencies ready for increase

WASHINGTON - The announcement this week that the U.S. will admit thousands more refugees in the coming year will likely mean hundreds more being resettled in Arizona - where relief agencies say they're ready.


D-backs make Hispanic outreach a top priority

When driving by a Cactus Youth Baseball League game in south Phoenix, it is hard not to notice the jerseys colored in the Sedona red, black and white of the Arizona Diamondbacks.


Evangelical churches in Arizona gain growing Hispanic following

As more Hispanics join evangelical and Pentecostal churches, they’re reshaping Arizona’s religious landscape.

Photo of church service.