Fronteras http://kalw.org en NAFTA's environmental impact on Tijuana 20 years later http://kalw.org/post/naftas-environmental-impact-tijuana-20-years-later <p>When the North American Free Trade Agreement was signed 20 years ago, one of the big concerns was how the treaty would impact the environment.</p><p>After NAFTA was signed, eastern Tijuana experienced a building frenzy. One industrial park after another sprung up to accommodate the hundreds of American factories that came here in search of cheap labor.</p><p>Magdalena Cerda is an environmental activist, and she’s brought me to the edge of one of those sprawling complexes, to some barren, empty concrete basketball courts.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 23:57:43 +0000 Adrian Florido 18452 at http://kalw.org NAFTA's environmental impact on Tijuana 20 years later As need for court interpreters grows, who pays? http://kalw.org/post/need-court-interpreters-grows-who-pays <p><span style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">Like many of the people waiting to turn in paperwork at&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.clarkcountycourts.us/ejdc/courts-and-judges/family.html" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: none medium; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(1, 81, 144); ">Clark County&rsquo;s family court</a><span style="color: rgb(85, 85 Mon, 18 Jun 2012 23:22:45 +0000 Jude Joffe-Block 12307 at http://kalw.org As need for court interpreters grows, who pays? Growing language needs are a challenge for Nevada justice system http://kalw.org/post/growing-language-needs-are-challenge-nevada-justice-system <p><span style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">On a recent afternoon, Carol Partiguian rushed over to an appointment at the Clark County jail downtown. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:12:54 +0000 Jude Joffe-Block 11823 at http://kalw.org Growing language needs are a challenge for Nevada justice system American-born children struggle to adapt in rural Guatemalan town http://kalw.org/post/american-born-children-struggle-adapt-rural-guatemalan-town <p><em>The issues of birthright citizenship, and so-called anchor babies, have a way of flaring tempers. For now, anyway, the children of illegal immigrants born in this country are allowed to live here with the same rights as any other citizen, assuming they were born in this country. But it often happens that the children don&rsquo;t live here once their parents are caught and sent home. In a joint report from the Fronteras public radio project, Peter O&rsquo;Dowd and Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez visited a small town in Guatemala, where more than a dozen American children live.</em></p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 23:22:06 +0000 Chris Hoff & Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez & Peter O'Dowd 9568 at http://kalw.org American-born children struggle to adapt in rural Guatemalan town