Fronteras Desk News

Barbed Wire Could Spell Trouble For Business
As Arizonans went to the polls in record numbers Tuesday, the U.S. military was stringing razor wire along the border in downtown Nogales, Arizona. Some are worried that more hostile look could impact business in Arizona and Sonora.
Nov. 7, 2018
Latino Civil Rights Group, Motel 6 Reach Lawsuit Settlement
In a lawsuit filed earlier this year, a Latino civil rights group alleged that Motel 6 broke multiple laws when Phoenix locations shared guest information with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Nov. 6, 2018
Nogales No Longer Top Spot For Mexican Tomato Imports
Nogales, Arizona, has long been one of the most important hubs for Mexican produce imports. But recently a Texas port of entry overtook the border town in the value of one key commodity: tomatoes.
Nov. 6, 2018
Migrant Caravan Arrives In Mexico City
Part of the Central American migrant caravan has arrived in Mexico City, where they are staying in a provided stadium. Inside, hundreds rest on their way to the U.S. border, while thousands more are expected to arrive throughout the week.
Nov. 5, 2018
School District Working With Southwest Key Programs Prepares For Layoffs
The closure of two Southwest Key Programs shelters for undocumented immigrant children is expected to have big consequences for educators that serve vulnerable populations.
Nov. 1, 2018
Number Of Troops On The Border Keeps Rising
The number of active-duty troops headed to the Southwest border keeps getting higher as U.S. Northern Command estimates there will be more than 7,000 in Texas, California and Arizona.
Oct. 31, 2018
Mexico Dedicates Day Of The Dead To Migrants, But Caravan Rejects Help
Mexico’s capitol is dedicating its main celebrations for Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, to fallen migrants. Meanwhile, the Mexican government is struggling to help and regulate other migrants, including those from a Central American caravan.
Oct. 31, 2018
Native Americans Ask Store To Remove Costumes
A group of Native Americans recently protested a Phoenix-based lingerie store for selling a line of costumes they call dehumanizing.
Oct. 31, 2018
Concerns After New Airport In Mexico City Gets Canceled
Business leaders fear the impact the cancellation of a new airport in Mexico City might have on the economy and on the commercial relationships with other countries, including the United States.
Oct. 30, 2018
Mexico City’s New Airport Gets Canceled
In a referendum, the majority opted for the president-elect’s alternative of improving three airports. But the voting process was tainted by controversy after citizens and several media, including KJZZ, discovered that it was possible to vote several times.
Oct. 29, 2018
A Controversial Plan To Move Millions Of Workers
Mexico’s incoming president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has a controversial plan to reduce the capital’s big city problems — traffic, pollution, even water shortages — and stimulate the economy in smaller cities by moving federal government offices out of the capital. By one estimate, the move could eventually relocate as many as 2.7 million people.
Oct. 29, 2018
9th Circuit Changes Mind On Grand Canyon Mine Claim
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a new opinion in a decades-long battle involving uranium mining on land outside Grand Canyon National Park. But some say the decision may be too late.
Oct. 27, 2018
Releases Of Migrant Families Expands Along Southwest
Federal authorities have been releasing hundreds of undocumented immigrant families and asylum seekers in Arizona since early October, and the practice is spreading along the Southwest border.
Oct. 26, 2018
Shelter Settlement To Impact Workers, School District
Hundreds of people in Arizona could lose their jobs due to a ripple effect from the legal settlement between the operator of shelters for undocumented immigrant children and a state agency.
Oct. 25, 2018
Doubts On Arizona
The Pentagon is reportedly preparing to send 800 soldiers to the U.S.-Mexico border. This comes in response to a Tweet from President Donald Trump Thursday morning who warned of a "national emergency" at the border.
Oct. 25, 2018
Arizona, Shelter Operator Reach Settlement In Confrontation Over Licenses
State officials and Southwest Key Programs, which operates shelters for undocumented immigrant kids, have reached a settlement in the state’s legal effort to revoke Southwest Key’s 13 licenses in Arizona.
Oct. 24, 2018
Sonoran Zika Case Spike Prompts County Warning
The Mexican state of Sonora has seen a jump in Zika cases in recent weeks, prompting a travel warning from Maricopa County.
Oct. 24, 2018
AZ Firms Look For Opportunity At Sonoran Mining Event
Several Arizona firms were represented this week at the Sonoran International Mining Congress in Hermosillo, Sonora. The mining conference is considered one of the most important such events in the region.
Oct. 24, 2018
Mexicans Will Vote For New Airport In Mexico City
Mexico will decide if its capitol, Mexico City, will have a new airport that would replace the current saturated terminals. The elected president of Mexico decided to put the new airport on a vote — even though it is already being built.
Oct. 24, 2018
New Trial For Acquitted Border Patrol Agent Underway
A U.S. Border Patrol agent who six years ago fired through the Arizona border fence into Mexico, killing a teenager, went on trial for manslaughter Wednesday morning.
Oct. 24, 2018