Tony Estrada: an old, new sheriff for Arizona

Arizona is known for its tough-on-crime sheriffs. An image of a take-no-prisoners lawman is part of the state’s reputation.  Tony Estrada of Santa Cruz County, currently Arizona’s longest-serving and only Hispanic sheriff, is cut from that same cloth. But for national audiences, the embodiment of that image has always been dominated by larger than life publicity-seekers…

Continue Reading

Traffic trickles through Sasabe port

“Did you go out to the port in Nogales?” “No.” “So, then Douglas?” “No, not there either. I went out to the Sasabe port of entry. The Sasabe port of entry is the least-trafficked border crossing in Arizona. The port can be found right on the border of Sasabe, Arizona, and El Sasabe, Sonora, Mexico….

Continue Reading

U.S. children adapt to life in Mexico

Nogales, Son. – Jesús Alejandro de la Torre comes out from behind his house, where he has a small welding shop. He lifts his baseball cap just enough to wipe the sweat off his forehead, and looks down the street, checking that everything is alright. Behind him, three little girls giggle while playing with a…

Continue Reading