Fronteras Desk News

Incomplete Cross-Border Tunnel Discovered In Nogales
U.S. and Mexican authorities found an incomplete tunnel running underneath the streets of Nogales this week. Tunnels are a common problem in the area.
Dec. 6, 2019
Report: Hundreds Of Asylum Seekers Face Violence After Return To Mexico
The advocacy group Human Rights First documented over 600 cases, but says there are likely many more incidents of violence faced by returned asylum seekers.
Dec. 6, 2019
U.S. Attorney General Meets With Mexican Authorities
Attorney General William Barr traveled south of the border this week to meet with Mexican authorities, including the president. The conversations focused on improving security, and Mexico insists on protecting its sovereignty.
Dec. 6, 2019
New Mexican Consul In Tucson Is Raising Eyebrows
Just a few weeks ago, Tucson got a new Mexican consul. But the diplomat is already raising concerns regarding his political affiliations and his relationship with the press.
Dec. 5, 2019
Whats Next For No More Deaths After Scott Warrens Acquittal?
Scott Warren, a volunteer with the humanitarian group No More Deaths, was recently acquitted of charges of harboring migrants at the Arizona border. The jury took just two hours to determine he was not guilty, dealing a blow to the Trump administration’s crackdown on border activists. In short, some see the verdict as an affirmation of No More Deaths’ work.
Dec. 5, 2019
Mexican Government Takes Over La Mora Massacre Investigation
Sonora had previously been handling the murder investigation, while the federal government handled other suspected crimes associated with the brutal ambushes.
Dec. 4, 2019
Mexico Prepares To Receive Millions Of Expats For The Holidays
This holiday season, Mexico expects the return of more than 3 million Mexicans living abroad — the vast majority coming from the U.S. And the government is launching a program to help them as they journey home.
Dec. 4, 2019
UA, Navajo Nation Create Navajo Law Fellowship
The University of Arizona is partnering with the Navajo Nation to increase the number of Navajo lawyers. The Navajo Nation and UA's law school have agreed to match financial aid awards to Navajo law students who are part of this new fellowship program.
Dec. 4, 2019
Arizonas Zombie Mines Wait For The Next Boom
The mining industry is boom and bust, but, as the busts get longer and the booms come less often, mining companies across the country are leaving them idle.
Dec. 3, 2019
Book Highlights Native American Occupation Of Alcatraz
Fifty years ago, 89 Native Americans set out into the San Francisco Bay by boats. Their destination was Alcatraz Island, home of the infamous federal prison that closed 16 years earlier.
Dec. 3, 2019
Crimes Go Unpunished In Mexico Every Day — How Do You Get More People To Care?
In Mexico, government and criminal impunity has become so ubiquitous during the country’s decade-long war on drug cartels that unpunished crimes make headlines on a daily basis, and many people have begun seeing them as a fact of life. That seeming indifference is the target of a recent study led by two Mexican policy analysts who study human rights violations in their country.
Dec. 3, 2019
Rocky Point Visitors Center Starts Petition For SENTRI Lane
The Rocky Point visitors center wants a trusted traveler lane at the port of entry Arizonans use to travel to and from the popular Sonoran beach town.
Dec. 3, 2019
Baby Shark Creators Developing Navajo Version
Pinkfong, a brand of the South Korean company SmartStudy, has announced it's working with the Navajo Nation Museum to create a new version of "Baby Shark."
Dec. 3, 2019
Family Of Murdered Mormons In Sonora Asks For Unity
Almost a month ago, three mothers and six children were murdered by suspected drug cartels in Sonora. Their relatives, still seeking justice, met with the Mexican president and participated in a protest against his government.
Dec. 2, 2019
Binational Startup Weekend In Nogales Puts Focus On Sustainability
This weekend, entrepreneurs from Arizona and Sonora can take part in a sustainability-focused startup event just south of the border in Nogales, Sonora. It's the second time the city is hosting the binational and bilignual event, called Startup Weekend Sustainability Nogales.
Dec. 2, 2019
EPA Fines Hopi Over Arsenic In Drinking Water
Federal officials have fined the Hopi Tribe for failing to reduce arsenic levels in its drinking water at the Hopi Cultural Center. The Hopi Tribe has agreed to pay the $3,800 fine and to finish building a treatment system by early next year.
Dec. 2, 2019
Park Service Proposes Cell Tower Plan At Grand Canyon
While some of the 6 million annual visitors to the Grand Canyon like to unplug while they're at the park, many have complained about the poor cell service. It's also a problem for the first responders, business owners and teachers trying to do their jobs.
Dec. 2, 2019
Mexico Arrests Suspects In Sonora Massacre
Over the weekend, the Mexican government announced that it had arrested suspects in the massacre of nine women and children in northeastern Sonora.
Dec. 2, 2019
Lucid Motors Plant In Casa Grande Expected To Bring 2,000 Jobs
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will meet with his Sonora Mexico counterpart at a groundbreaking ceremony in Casa Grande on Monday. Lucid Motors expects to create more than 2,000 jobs once it opens its first electric vehicle plant in Pinal County.
Dec. 2, 2019
Mexico’s Congress Gives ‘F’ To Country’s Immigration Enforcement
The Mexican government failed to implement clear immigration policies and allowed migrants to be held in overcrowded facilities even before the country began receiving waives of migrant caravans.
Nov. 29, 2019

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