Borderlands

Violence at the U.S.-Mexico border as a presidential election nears
Violence at the U.S.-Mexico border as a presidential election nears
Law enforcement deploys tear gas and rubber bullets in confrontation with Indigenous activists.
Once a boom town, now a ghost town. Always a hometown.
Once a boom town, now a ghost town. Always a hometown.
Over generations, the Soto family has lived through cycles of mining booms and the broken promises that come with them.
Nuestro sistema de detención está dejando a los inmigrantes en bancarrota
Nuestro sistema de detención está dejando a los inmigrantes en bancarrota
Mientras las corporaciones se benefician, las familias de estatus mixto son arrojadas a la pobreza.
The tenuous fate of the Southwest’s last jaguars
The tenuous fate of the Southwest’s last jaguars
U.S. conservation of the endangered big cats depends on their populations in Mexico.
Tracing America’s Borderlands history along the Anza Trail
Tracing America’s Borderlands history along the Anza Trail
Immigrants still follow Juan Bautista de Anza’s historic route.
How Western towns ​profit​ from detaining immigrants
How Western towns ​profit​ from detaining immigrants
Detention facilities provide economic stability for many rural towns.
Natural gas exports to Mexico are surging
Natural gas exports to Mexico are surging
A major new energy export market quietly emerges as Mexico takes advantage of low-priced U.S. gas.
A border crossing gone wrong
A border crossing gone wrong
Review of ‘The Jaguar’s Children’ by John Vaillant.
The Latest: A bill to open public land to Border Patrol
The Latest: A bill to open public land to Border Patrol
Sen. John McCain proposes more immediate access at the U.S.-Mexico border.
New border security bill would roll back public lands protections
New border security bill would roll back public lands protections
Sen. John McCain’s proposal would give Border Patrol more immediate access to sensitive borderlands.
Unwanted California tires end up in rivers and beaches
Unwanted California tires end up in rivers and beaches
But efforts to use the trash as building materials in Mexico offer new hope.
A progress report on the Colorado River pulse
A progress report on the Colorado River pulse
Researchers are sifting through the impacts of last spring’s release.
Charles Bowden’s Fury
Charles Bowden’s Fury
The Southwest loses its strongest voice.
Border out of control
Border out of control
National security runs roughshod over the Arizona wild.
The Latest: Colorado River Delta update
The Latest: Colorado River Delta update
Will an eight-week long experimental flood help restore an ecosystem?
Four women joyride the flood that will revive the Colorado River Delta
Veteran photographer shines light on US immigration
Veteran photographer shines light on US immigration
Death and deportation at the US-Mexico border, and lives after crossings.
Chuck Bowden’s border war
Chuck Bowden’s border war
On the U.S.-Mexico border, the corrupt and futile War on Drugs takes a violent toll on the poorest people.
Perseverance
Illegal border crossers face a dangerous journey filled with heat, dust, flies and thirst, and always the danger of capture and deportation
Riding the Line
During Cinco de Mayo on the border between Douglas, Ariz., and Altar, Sonora, Mexico, a traditional horse race brings people of both countries together for fun and excitement.
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