Fronteras Desk News

Navajo County Ranks 13th Worldwide For COVID-19 Rate
Navajo County ranks 13th worldwide and 11th in the U.S. for COVID-19 infections per 1,000 people. As of Friday, Navajo County reported 43 cases
Mar. 28, 2020
Mexican Census Continues Despite Coronavirus Concerns
Like the United States, Mexico is conducting its 2020 census. But the country’s strategy against the COVID-19 pandemic is smacking up against the deadline, which officially ends this Friday, March 27.
Mar. 27, 2020
UA To Supply 200 Bottles Of Hand Sanitizer To The Navajo Nation
The University of Arizona has created a coronavirus coordination team to help respond to the pandemic. One project is the production of hand sanitizer for the community.
Mar. 27, 2020
Officials Take Temperatures Of Southbound Border Crossers In Nogales, Sonora
On Thursday, officials in Nogales, Sonora, started taking the temperatures of southbound travelers crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. The measure comes in response to demands from protesters who blocked motorists trying to enter Mexico the day before.
Mar. 26, 2020
Coconino County Officials Call For Grand Canyon Closure
On Thursday, Grand Canyon National Park closed its most popular trails, Mather campground, and backcountry permits for areas that attract a high volume of visitors. But Coconino County officials would like to see a complete shutdown of the park because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar. 26, 2020
Coronavirus Border Policies Take Toll On Asylum Seekers, Farmworkers
The Trump administration has rolled out a slew of policies to slow the spread of coronavirus across the U.S.-Mexico border. That includes closing the border to all nonessential travel, quickly removing migrants who enter the U.S. outside of legal ports of entry and putting asylum hearings on hold for migrants waiting in Mexico.
Mar. 26, 2020
Coronavirus Relief Package Provides $8 Billion For Tribes
The Senate approved a $2 trillion coronavirus relief package Wednesday that includes $8 billion for tribes. The enters for Disease Control and Prevention said Native Americans are some of the most vulnerable because of economic and geographic conditions.
Mar. 26, 2020
Contraband Toilet Paper, Cleansers, Medication Hit Border Amid Pandemic
Smugglers along the U.S.-Mexico border are trying to traffic in the same contents now that are causing long lines and hoarding in American grocery stores: toilet paper and household cleaners.
Mar. 26, 2020
Sonoran Governor Declares Health Emergency, Orders Businesses Closed
Businesses necessary Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, has declared a health emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Claudia Pavlovich made the announcement in a video released Wednesday and said measures would be rolled out over the next 72 hours.
Mar. 25, 2020
Protesters Block Southbound Border Traffic In Nogales Over Pandemic
On Wednesday afternoon, protesters in Nogales, Sonora, blocked motorists trying to cross south into Mexico. They were demanding tougher action from the Mexican federal government to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar. 25, 2020
Mexican President Announces New Pandemic Measures
Mexico’s president has been criticized for his loose strategies against the coronavirus outbreak and for not following social distancing. But the Mexican leader is announcing part of his economic plans to face the pandemic — and some changes in his social conduct.
Mar. 25, 2020
Navajo Access To Water Compounds Response To Coronavirus
As health officials urge us to wash hands to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, two million Americans without access to clean running water have become some of the most vulnerable. On Tuesday the Navajo Nation reported 49 cases of COVID-19.
Mar. 25, 2020
Many Navajo Nation Residents Ignoring Coronavirus Recommendations
President Jonathan Nez issued a shelter-in-place order to combat the growing number of COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation. But many people living there do not seem to be heeding the warnings.
Mar. 25, 2020
Lessons Learned From Mexico City’s Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags
Starting this year, Mexico City implemented a change in their waste management law, and now single-use plastic bags are banned. How this environmentalist move is affecting one of the largest cities in the world — and what can we learn from it?
Mar. 25, 2020
Tucson Coronavirus Test Kit Case Wasnt A Burglary
The case of nearly 20 missing COVID-19 test kits that seemed to be gone last week in southern Arizona had a happy ending.
Mar. 24, 2020
Remain in Mexico Delay Could Increase Risk To Migrants
Citing the coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. announced Monday that it would delay hearings for asylum seekers waiting under the Migrant Protection Protocols, known as the “Remain In Mexico” program. Migrant advocates say postponing hearings further endangers vulnerable migrants.
Mar. 24, 2020
Mexico Enters Phase 2 Of Strategy Against Coronavirus
After the Mexican government and the World Health Organization acknowledged local coronavirus transmission in Mexico, the country is moving to phase two of its strategy against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar. 24, 2020
As Cases Rise, Sonoran Public Hospitals Have 356 Ventilators
Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south, confirmed its fifth case of COVID-19 on Tuesday. A large shipment of testing gear from the federal government is also expected soon.
Mar. 24, 2020
Illegal Crossings Drop at Border; Agents Complain About Infected Masks
Homeland Security officials deem the partial border shutdown also helped reduce illegal border crossings by more than half.
Mar. 24, 2020
Coronavirus And Oil Crisis Hit Gas Prices — But AMLO Calls It His Victory
The coronavirus pandemic and a steep drop in oil prices have been affecting economies worldwide. Mexico is no exception, but its president keeps telling citizens to live life as usual.
Mar. 23, 2020