Fronteras Desk News

U.S., Canada, Mexico Officials Discuss Final Trade Deal
High level officials from the U.S., Canadian and Mexican governments met Wednesday in Washington seeking to finalize a new trade agreement. The session involved U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Undersecretary for North America Jesús Seade.
Nov. 29, 2019
In Mexico, A Renewed Interest In Stopping Corporate Corruption
Two of Mexico's most influential business groups are proposing new efforts to stem corporate corruption. The heads of the Mexican Business Council and the Business Coordinating Council say they will promote new accountability measures. Their members include corporations such as Coca-Cola and the airline Aeromexico.
Nov. 28, 2019
Families Of Mexican Massacre Victims Express Gratitude, Concern Over Cartel Terrorist Designation
Three mothers and six of their children - all dual U.S.-Mexican citizens - were murdered in an ambush by suspected drug cartel members outside a rural Sonoran community on Nov. 4. The tragedy brought the binational community together, with some traveling hundreds of miles for the funerals. But there are differences of opinion about President Donald Trump’s statement that he plans to designate Mexican cartels as terrorist organizations.
Nov. 27, 2019
Mexican Stage Of Amateur Tour De France Ends In Sonora
Arizona cycling enthusiasts can get a taste of the Tour de France experience close to home this year. For the first time, the amateur tour stage in Mexico is coming to Sonora.
Nov. 27, 2019
Union Accuses Top USCIS Official Of Going After Whistleblowers
Members of a federal workers union accuse a top officials at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of illegally trying to scare whistleblowers from coming forward.
Nov. 27, 2019
9th U.S. Circuit Takes Up Third-Country Asylum Rule
The legal challenge to the Trump administration’s third-country asylum rule goes before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday morning.
Nov. 27, 2019
Mexico Reacts After Trump Designates Cartels As Terrorist Groups
President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that drug cartels will be designated as terrorist groups. The Mexican government is warning that the country won't will not admit any action affecting sovereignty.
Nov. 27, 2019
Rocky Point Mayor Urges Investment, Says City Is Safe
In an Hermosillo hotel event room packed with Sonoran business people last week, state tourism official Luis Nunez touted Rocky Point as Sonora’s “principal tourist destination.”
Nov. 26, 2019
Report: Volunteer Training Aids Refugee Resettlement Groups, But Its Costly
A new report by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) says volunteers can give refugees personalized help that resettlement agencies can’t offer. But volunteers can also do more harm than good, if they are not properly trained.
Nov. 26, 2019
U.S. Busing Migrants From Tucson To El Paso
The Trump administration has started busing migrants it has captured in southern Arizona all the way to El Paso. Then the migrants are funneled into Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to await their asylum hearing hundreds of miles away from where they first arrived.
Nov. 26, 2019
La Mora Massacre Underscores Mexico Violence Spike
The murders of three mothers and six young children in Sonora earlier this month shocked people on both sides of the border. 2018 saw record levels of violence in Mexico, but its homicide rate two years earlier was pretty much in the middle of those countries in the Americas.
Nov. 26, 2019
After La Mora Massacre, Mexico Says Terrorism Designation Not Needed
Nine people, six of them children, were killed in the attack, carried out by suspected drug cartel members.It's those groups that some victims' family members would like to see designated terrorist organizations.
Nov. 26, 2019
Conflict Of Interests In Mexico May Affect Human Rights
Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission, an autonomous institution that monitors the government, has a new leader. Controversy, however, surrounds the selection.
Nov. 26, 2019
Few Gun Smugglers Actually Get Caught Along Border
The Arizona Daily Star analyzed 32 federal weapons-smuggling cases and found only a handful of people were actually caught smuggling guns and ammunition into Mexico.
Nov. 26, 2019
Months After Introduction, Sonoran Marriage Equality Measure Still Stuck in Committee
Since a 2015 Mexican Supreme Court decision, same-sex couples in Sonora have been able to wed, but only after getting federal court orders.
Nov. 25, 2019
Mark Of The Conquistador: Debate Swirls Around A Violent Legacy
On Nov. 8, 1519, the Aztec emperor Moctezuma and Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés met for the first time. The meeting resulted not only in the eventual European colonization of the continental Americas, but also in a prevailing debate about the wounds left by the encounter. Hear part three of the series "The Mark of the Conquistador."
Nov. 25, 2019
Remain In Mexico Program Expands To Tucson Sector
The Migration Protection Protocols — also known as the "Remain in Mexico" program — will be strengthened in the Tucson Sector, as well as the Del Rio sector in Texas. That’s according to a statement from Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf.
Nov. 22, 2019
International Trade Commission Rules Mexican Tomatoes Threaten U.S. Growers
The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Friday that imported Mexican tomatoes threaten domestic producers. That decision comes after the U.S. Department of Commerce determined in October that those tomatoes are being — or are likely to be — sold at an unfairly low price, or dumped on the U.S. market.
Nov. 22, 2019
Flagstaff Expands Emergency Shelter
In Flagstaff, more than 150 people are without a roof over their heads on any given winter night. Five years ago, eight people froze to death in Flagstaff. So Flagstaff has expanded its shelter.
Nov. 21, 2019
Refugee Resettlement Groups Sue President Trump
Three faith-based groups that resettle refugees want a federal judge to block President Donald Trump from requiring local government approval to keep taking people in, and a new lawsuit by the groups alleges that a recent executive order by Trump is illegal.
Nov. 21, 2019