Fronteras Desk News

Border Patrol Agent In Attack On Migrant Gets Probation
A former Border Patrol agent who rammed a Guatemalan immigrant with his truck and then lied about it was sentenced Wednesday to three years probation. The case against Matthew Bowen was detailed from the beginning. Prosecutors found he had boasted in text messages that he’d run into a "tonk," a Border Patrol agent slur for immigrants.
Nov. 20, 2019
AZ Border Aid Worker Found Not Guilty In Second Case
Nearly two years after he was arrested by federal agents in the Arizona desert, Scott Warren was again found not guilty by a jury. The response this time was decisive. The jury voted unanimously in Warren’s favor.
Nov. 20, 2019
Walmart Faces Lawsuit From Mexican Citizens After The El Paso Shooting
The shooting in August inside a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, left eight Mexican citizens dead and eight others wounded. The supermarket chain is now facing a lawsuit. Ten Mexican citizens are filing a lawsuit, blaming Walmart Inc. for not taking enough measures to protect its customers.
Nov. 20, 2019
Anti-immigration Group Asks To Dismiss Harassment Case
An Arizona anti-immigrant group has asked a U.S. District Court judge to throw out a harassment case against them. Patriot Movement AZ is the larger of two groups accused of harassing churches and volunteers who take in immigrants dropped off by ICE officials.
Nov. 20, 2019
AMLO: La Mora Massacre Investigation Receiving ‘Special Attention’
It’s been more than two weeks since nine women and children — all dual U.S. and Mexican citizens - were murdered in rural Sonora by suspected drug cartel members. During a press conference Tuesday morning, Mexico’s president said the investigation is moving forward, but wouldn’t provide details about the case, citing the ongoing investigation.
Nov. 19, 2019
USDA Implementing Restrictions To Control Tomato Virus Threat
The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is putting new restrictions on tomato and pepper imports to prevent a plant virus from spreading to the United States. That includes additional inspections of tomatoes and peppers crossing through Arizona’s southern border from Mexico.
Nov. 18, 2019
After Deadly San Luis Attack, Authorities Recover Grenade Launcher, Other Arms
Two men were killed at the scene, and a third died at a local hospital. Another person was wounded. Witnesses told authorities that the attack was carried out by masked gunmen who arrived in a dark sedan.
Nov. 18, 2019
Report: Native Americans Have Most Trouble Accessing Water
For many of us turning on the tap or flushing the toilet is something we take for granted. But a report released Monday showed more than 2 million Americans live without these conveniences. And Native Americans are more likely to have trouble accessing water than any other group.
Nov. 15, 2019
Korean Company Takes Interest In Sonoran Solar Projects
The two Sonoran projects, along with one other in Mexico, have a combined peak capacity of 370 megawatts.
Nov. 15, 2019
Attorney: Paul Petersen Made Happy Families
Paul Petersen, the Arizona elected official charged with running an adoption-fraud scheme involving women from the Marshall Islands, ran a legal practice and “made happy families,” his attorney said Friday.
Nov. 15, 2019
CBP: Border Agent Shot Russian Migrant Near Lukeville
An Arizona Border Patrol agent shot and injured a Russian migrant during a physical altercation near Lukeville on Thursday, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release Friday.
Nov. 15, 2019
Ex-Agent Who Ran Down Migrant Wants Lighter Sentence
A former Border Patrol agent in Nogales is asking a federal judge for probation after he admitted to running over an undocumented Guatemalan man and then bragging about it. Matthew Bowen doesn’t dispute that he hit a fleeing man with his agency vehicle.
Nov. 14, 2019
In Mexico, A History Of Welcoming Leftist Dissidents
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who fled to Mexico after being forced out by his country's military and civilian protesters this week, joins a history of leftist political leaders who have sought refuge across the border from the U.S.
Nov. 13, 2019
Supervisors Pick Dec. 11 To Hear Petersen Appeal
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has chosen Dec. 11 to hear Paul Petersen appeal his suspension from the Maricopa County Assessor's Office, but lawyers for Petersen say board members and other county officials should have to testify at the hearing.
Nov. 13, 2019
After Bidding Loved Ones Farewell, Communitys Future Unclear
It’s been a week since nine people — six of them children — were buried in the Mexican states of Sonora and Chihuahua. They were killed in a vicious attack by suspected drug cartel members near the community of La Mora in Sonora. The murders have shocked the world, and left many in the community wondering what to do next: head to the U.S. for safety, or stay in defiance of those who might harm them.
Nov. 13, 2019
2nd Trial For Humanitarian Aid Worker Underway In Tucson
In Tucson, the U.S. government is again prosecuting a humanitarian aid worker it says was harboring undocumented immigrants and trying to hide them from Border Patrol agents. The government’s new case against Scott Warren lies in whether two undocumented Central American men whom he provided food and shelter to actually needed help.
Nov. 12, 2019
Exiled In Mexico, Evo Morales Promises Return To Bolivia
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who resigned over the weekend amid pressure from the military and civilian protestors, arrived in Mexico on Tuesday morning, thanking the Mexican government for saving his life and vowing to return to Bolivia.
Nov. 12, 2019
Promise Arizona: DACA Recipients Have Faced Enough Uncertainty
The Supreme Court heard first arguments Tuesday morning on the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. While the high court decides the fate of DACA recipients, an Arizona Hispanic rights group says immigrants have faced enough uncertainty in their lives.
Nov. 12, 2019
FBI Arrives To Assist In La Mora Murder Investigation
FBI agents have arrived in Sonora to assist Mexican authorities investigating the brutal murder of nine people near the small community of La Mora.
After Massacre, Some Unsure Of Future In Sonoran Mormon Town
Nov. 12, 2019
Evo Morales Flees Crisis-Torn Bolivia For Mexico
Evo Morales, who transformed Bolivia as its first indigenous president, was flying to exile in Mexico on Tuesday after weeks of violent protests, leaving behind a confused power vacuum in the Andean nation. Morales flew out on a Mexican government plane late Monday hours after being granted asylum.
Nov. 12, 2019