Monthly Archives: November 2013

High stakes, low turnout elections

Frontera NorteSur

Local politics was overshadowed by non-stop Washington dramas this fall, but important trends emerged and decisions were made in New Mexico and the Paso del Norte borderland that will chart the identity and destiny of the region for years to come. Yet in various contests, it was a distinct minority of the electorate that shaped future courses.

Democrats, faith groups make last push for immigration reform this year

Immigration reform supporters give their blessing Tuesday to people who are fasting in tents on the National Mall near the Capitol. Five volunteers have committed to fasting for an immigration reform bill that includes to citizenship. (SHFWire photo by Andrés Rodríguez)

Immigration reform supporters give their blessing Tuesday to people who are fasting in tents on the National Mall near the Capitol. Five volunteers have committed to fasting for an immigration reform bill that includes to citizenship. (SHFWire photo by Andrés Rodríguez)

There’s still time, reform proponents say

Andres Rodriguez | Scripps Howard Foundation Wire

WASHINGTON – Members of Congress, along with faith and labor groups, are making one last push to pass comprehensive immigration reform by the end of the year, despite warnings that the House leadership has no plans to cooperate.

CANDY FACTORY HED

Frontera NorteSur | Special Report

The death toll from the Oct. 24 explosion and partial building collapse at a Mexican border candy factory now stands at eight workers. The death of Miguel Armando Reyes Castro was announced this week after the critically injured worker died in a Guadalajara hospital, where he had been transferred for treatment of severe burns he suffered in the pre-Halloween disaster that struck the Dulces Blueberry factory hundreds of miles to the north in Ciudad Juárez.

Report: Authorities find no wrongdoing so far in Juárez candy factory blast

Rio Grande Digital

State and city investigators in Juárez say they have found no evidence so far of negligence or wrongdoing in the deadly Oct. 24 explosion at the Sunrise Confections plant.

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UPDATE: Eighth Juárez candy factory worker dies

UPDATE: An eighth Juárez candy factory employee has died. The death of Miguel Armando Reyes Castro was reported today by the newspaper El Diario de Juarez. EARLIER:

Talk, photos focus on border ag workers

New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University’s Center for Latin American and Border Studies will present a talk and photo exhibit on the lives of agricultural workers in the U.S. and Mexico at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Nason House, 1070 University Ave.

Joseph Sorrentino, a writer and photographer, will discuss what life is like for farm workers in upstate New York and southern New Mexico, as well as rural Mexico in his exhibit “Aqui y Alla: Agricultural Workers on Both Sides of the Border.”

NM farmers still recovering from devastating floods

New Mexico farmers are plowing ahead following September's devastating floods that led to President Obama declaring the state a disaster area. (Photo courtesy of Public News Service.)

New Mexico farmers are plowing ahead following September’s devastating floods that led to President Obama declaring the state a disaster area. (Photo courtesy of Public News Service.)

Damages could reach $100 million

Troy Wilde | Public News Service – NM

New Mexico farmers are plowing ahead following September’s devastating floods that led to President Barack Obama granting the state a Disaster Declaration. 

NMSU to be host to immigration discussion

New Mexico State University

(Photo courtesy of New America Media)

(Photo courtesy of New America Media)

New Mexico State University’s Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host a community dialogue on immigration at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Nason House, 1070 University Ave.

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