American Indian religions are uniquely tied to the land. For many there is no separation between spirit and nature. But as industries like mining or tourism push farther and farther into undeveloped areas, they can run into conflicts with tribes, who sometimes see their sacred land as more valuable than economic development.
Just about every politician with a stake in San Diego’s border region met Monday on the bridge overlooking the construction at San Ysidro Port of Entry to ask Congress to earmark funds to complete the project.
Christmas is about tradition. And for many families across the Southwest a Christmas tradition is making tamales, but this culinary custom has a steep learning curve. At the San Antonio La Gran Tamalada, there are those willing to teach.
Most of the tents that housed deportees in Tijuana’s Plaza Constitución are gone. Since last week, buses have been transporting former residents of this camp for deported migrants to a temporary shelter in Tecate, about 40 minutes east.
All along the U.S.-Mexico border, tens of thousands of Mexicans are returning home for Christmas as they do every year. At the crossing that links Presidio, Texas, with Ojinaga, Mexico, in far West Texas, security checks by U.S. agents are taking place before the drivers cross into Mexico.