Los Algodones

Reporter's Notebook: Life Before The Border Fence

Mar 1, 2018
Feliza Azelin

President Donald Trump has made it clear that he wants to build a massive wall on the U.S. Mexico border. Critics say the fence is useless and a waste of taxpayer money.

But that may depend on which side of the border you live on.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez has lived in this border community her entire life. She shares personal recollections in today’s reporter’s notebook.

911 Service In Mexico Proving Useful

Sep 20, 2017
Stephanie Sanchez

It’s been nearly a year since Mexico changed its emergency number to 911 like in the U.S.

Officials say the transition has been fairly easy for cities along the U.S. Mexico border, KAWC’S Stephanie Sanchez reports.

Yuma Area Employers Extend Health Coverage To Mexico

May 22, 2017
Stephanie Sanchez

Hundreds of Yuma area employees will soon have the option to get their medical care south of the border.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez attended a recent meet and greet for providers and patients in Los Algodones, Mexico.

Stephanie Sanchez

Business is booming on the border despite increasing tension between the U.S. and Mexico over a wall and immigration policy.

One small Mexican town has become known as “Molar city” because of dental tourism.

Americans and others visit the over 350 dentists there for low prices and fast service. Most of these dentists rely on “street hustlers” to recruit new patients.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez went to Molar city to find out how this unusual job works.