Pablo De La Rosa is a freelance journalist, reporting statewide for Texas Public Radio and nationally for NPR.

Full Interview with Jessie Fuentes on Governor Abbott’s new military base on the Rio Grande

Full interview with Jessie Fuentes after Gov. Abbott’s announcement that Texas will build a new border security military base by the Rio Grande.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott just announced that the state has already broken ground on a new military base dedicated to housing up to 2,300 National Guard soldiers on an 80-acre campus situated just feet away from the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass.

This is the latest, and perhaps the most significant yet, of the governor’s efforts to escalate his controversial border security mission, Operation Lone Star, in a standoff with the Biden administration over control of the border.

For more details on the announcement, read my latest post on The Border Chronicle here: Eagle Pass Residents Shocked by News that Governor Abbott Will Build Operation Lone Star Base


Pablo De La Rosa reports on immigration, border communities, preserving democracy, and Latin America for Texas Public Radio and NPR from the Texas-Mexico border, where he grew up. He’s the host of the daily Spanish newscast TPR Noticias Al Día and a regular contributor at The Border Chronicle.

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