Fronteras Desk News

Museum Fire: Flagstaff Makes Progress, Braces For Floods
Firefighters battling the Museum Fire burning just north of Flagstaff got some help Wednesday from monsoon rains, a welcome relief from the dry and windy conditions they have been experiencing. But now concerns are turning to potential flooding.
Jul. 25, 2019
Rules Change For Mexican Elected Governor With U.S. Ties
A Mexican elected governor from a border state with ties to the U.S. Republican party is atypically had his term in office extended. This is raising suspicions that the country's president may also extend his role in office.
Jul. 25, 2019
Rocky Point Cruise Ready To Launch This Winter Despite Unfinished Port
Cruise ships will be launching from Rocky Point in neighboring Sonora, Mexico for the first time this winter. But a long-awaited cruise port in the beach town won’t be finished by the time they set sail.
Jul. 25, 2019
Mexican Business Confederation Concerned With Weapon Trafficking From U.S.
One of the main business organizations in Mexico is concerned with the rising violence and crime indexes in that nation. Their concern is not only with the local the local impact of crime, but also for its ties to the U.S.
Jul. 24, 2019
Groups Hope To Open Migrant Shelter In Phoenix Next Week
The group leading an effort to open an overnight shelter for asylum-seeking families dropped off by immigration authorities hopes to start taking people in next week.
Jul. 24, 2019
Border Patrol Chief Was Member Of Lewd Facebook Group
The chief of the U.S. Border Patrol told lawmakers Wednesday that she joined a secret Facebook group where agents had hurled abuse at members of Congress and mocked dead migrants to see what personnel said about her.
Jul. 24, 2019
Rain Brings Fire Relief, Flood Concerns To Flagstaff
Monsoon storms arrived Tuesday in Flagstaff dousing the 1,400 acre Museum Fire and helping firefighters reach 10 percent containment.
Jul. 24, 2019
Florida Appreciates Mexico Tomato Proposal
The July 17 draft deal from Commerce would require inspection of 100 percent of inbound loads of Mexican tomatoes, and substantially increase the floor price for organic varieties.
Jul. 23, 2019
Mexican Economy Keeps Getting Lower Grades
Several financial organizations, including the International Monetary Fund have been lowering ratings and forecasts on Mexico’s economy. The Mexican president says he mistrusts these organizations. But what does the downgrading of Mexico’s economy mean?
Jul. 23, 2019
Gusty Winds, Little Rain As Crews Battle Museum Fire
Fire crews are dealing with gusty winds as they battle the Museum Fire burning more than two and a half square miles north of Flagstaff. Firefighters are using a web of trails and forest roads to try to box the fire in and keep it away from homes.
Jul. 23, 2019
Diné College Tries To Save Navajo Medicine People
Historically the Navajo relied on the earth and medicine people to heal. As the federal government has forced generations of Navajo to assimilate, the tradition is fading. Many Navajo say the survival of the medicine man and woman is crucial to the survival of the culture. A Navajo college is trying to save the tradition from extinction, but not everyone thinks the college is the place for that.
Jul. 23, 2019
Grupo México Facility Temporarily Closed After Sulfuric Acid Spill
Mexican environmental officials announced Saturday that mining company Grupo México’s facilities in Guaymas, Sonora were being temporarily closed because the company didn’t have proper environmental impact permits. The closure comes less than two weeks after the facility spilled sulfuric acid into Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.
Jul. 22, 2019
Expanded Fast-Track Deportations Likely To Face Legal Challenge
A migration think tank estimates that nearly 300,000 undocumented people could face deportation, without seeing a judge, due to a new regulation that starts Tuesday.
Jul. 22, 2019
Understanding The Word At The Center Of 2 Border Cases
Some Border Patrol agents say "tonk" is an acronym for "territory of origin not known." But there's also evidence that the phrase is a derogatory term to refer to undocumented immigrants.
Jul. 22, 2019
Trump Administration May Close US To Refugees
The Trump administration is considering a near-shutdown of refugee admissions, potentially reducing the cap from 30,000 to zero, or close to it.
Jul. 22, 2019
Museum Fire Burns One Mile North Of Flagstaff
Coconino County has ordered communities along Schultz Pass and Elden Lookout Road to evacuate. The Museum Fire has burned 1,000 acres one mile north of Flagstaff.
Jul. 22, 2019
Program Prepares Educators To Teach Native American Art, Culture
One teacher who attended the Institute last year returned to his classroom in Holbrook determined to start a new course on indigenous arts. “I can’t change their history, but I want to change their perspective on what schools can be and what our school can be so that we can better serve them,” said Zak Adams said.
Jul. 21, 2019
U.S. Legislators Visit Mexico To Discuss USMCA
Ten members of the U.S. House of Representatives made an official trip to Mexico on Friday. They met with high-ranking officials to discuss the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement.
Jul. 19, 2019
Motel 6, MALDEF To Get Initial Green Light On Lawsuit Settlement
A federal judge has signaled he’ll give the initial go-ahead on a reworked multimillion-dollar lawsuit settlement between a Latino civil rights group and Motel 6, but first the sides have to clarify parts of their deal.
Jul. 19, 2019
Tohono O’odham Group: Border Wall Would Block Sacred Pilgrimage
The Salt Pilgrimage is an important rite of passage for young men.
Jul. 19, 2019

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