Fronteras Desk News

Photo Sparks Increased Concern Over Fishing In Vaquita Refuge
Fishermen in the uppermost part of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez returned to a protected area for the world’s most endangered marine mammal. Now, a rare photograph of the small porpoise spotted just feet from a fishing boat is sparking concern among scientists and activists.
Oct. 24, 2019
Mexico Mayors Trying To Meet With President Repelled With Tear Gas
Dozens of mayors from throughout Mexico tried to push for an audience with the president. Instead, tear gas was used for the first time during this administration to repel them.
Oct. 23, 2019
Mexico’s Immigration Institute Commissioner Accused Of Racism, Xenophobia
The leader of Mexico’s immigration office is under fire after giving statements with racial and xenophobic connotations. He stated that Mexico will deport every single transcontinental migrant and that they should take the last massive deportation as a warning.
Oct. 23, 2019
Navajo Commission To Assess School Abuse
The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission will be holding several public hearings to assess the mistreatment of Native Americans in schools on and off the reservation.
Oct. 23, 2019
Restarted Mexican Tomato Investigation Makes Final Duty Determination
Just a month after a new Mexican tomato import deal was inked, a longstanding dumping investigation has been restarted. The Department of Commerce restarted the investigation in response to a request from Florida growers and one Mexican grower.
Oct. 22, 2019
Why Many Navajo Land Owners Arent Participating In Buy-Back Program
Data from the U.S. Interior Department shows fewer members of the Navajo Nation took part in a federal land buy-back program. In fact, the number of Navajo tribal members who decided to sell their land was among the lowest in the country. The program itself stems from a system known as fractionation.
Oct. 22, 2019
Forest Service Seeks Public Input On Another 4FRI Initiative
The public has a 90-day window to weigh in on the largest forest restoration project in the U.S. The project spans over 1 million acres of ponderosa pine forest in northern Arizona.
Oct. 21, 2019
After Search, Body Recovered From Hermosillo Sewer
After nearly a week of searching, authorities have recovered the body of an Hermosillo man who fell into a massive sinkhole. The 62-year-old man was found a quarter mile from where he fell into a sinkhole.
Oct. 21, 2019
Billions Of Dollars Waived In Mexico To Ghost Companies
In Mexico, an investigation has revealed that the current administration recently waived billions of dollars in taxes assessed to ghost companies, many of which were used to launder money. One of them was operated by a powerful drug cartel.
Oct. 21, 2019
The Best Small Library In America Is In Bisbee, Arizona
Libraries across the country are evolving. Maricopa County’s libraries did away with late fees, last summer. Pima County’s sprouted a seed lending program to source out sustainability projects. But deep in southern Arizona, one little library is trying something new: blending the hushed stacks of the last century, the town and the digital age.
Oct. 21, 2019
Phoenix Fire, Others Chip In To Help Find Hermosillo Sinkhole Victim
Hermosillo is getting a hand from Phoenix fire as it tries to find a man who fell into a massive sinkhole. A team from Mexico City is also on hand, and others are expected. Numerous volunteers have assisted, and he’s grateful for all the help.
Oct. 18, 2019
Mexican President Defends Release Of El Chapo’s Son After Capture
Violence erupted in a northwest Mexican city Thursday after a son of convicted drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was briefly detained there. The decision is seen as a major embarrassment for the government.
Oct. 18, 2019
Hopi Ranger Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting Woman He Arrested
A federal jury convicted a former Hopi law enforcement ranger of sexually assaulting a woman he arrested. A jury found MacKenzie Davis guilty of abusive sexual contact, violating her civil rights and destroying evidence.
Oct. 17, 2019
Sonoran City Is A Rising Outdoor Destination, Thanks To New Park
The city of Alamos, Sonora, is known internationally for its colonial charm. That’s attracted a sizable expatriate community. But an interesting conservation effort is starting to put the picturesque pueblo on the map as an outdoor destination as well. Supporters hope it brings environmental benefits for the unique ecosystem, but also economic benefits for the town.
Oct. 17, 2019
Mexico’s Controversial Union Leader Of Pemex Steps Down
The leader of one of Mexico’s largest and most powerful unions has just stepped down, as he faces an investigation for money laundering. His resignation could have an effect in the U.S.
Oct. 17, 2019
Points Of View: Ratifying The USMCA
Trade between Canada, Mexico and the U.S. has become an integral part of our economy in Arizona. Now, pressure is rising for Congress to ratify a new deal between the three countries: the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, known better as the USMCA or the new NAFTA.
Oct. 17, 2019
1 Year Since 1st Migrant Caravan Seen Travelling To U.S.
People had been migrating from Central America for decades, but October last year was the first time a river of thousands were being seen walking across screens in the U.S. Within days, President Trump threatened to close the southwest border if the migrants were allowed to advance.
Oct. 16, 2019
Shootout In Southern Mexico Leaves 15 Dead
Fifteen people were killed during a shootout Tuesday in southern Mexico. According to the Mexican government, the deadly shots were fired while the military repelled aggressions.
Oct. 16, 2019
 Acknowledging Spike In Sonoran Violence, Security Secretary Hopes To Counter Trend
In the Empalme and Guaymas area, near the popular beach resort of San Carlos, Security Secretary Alfonso Durazo said police forces will be put under a single military command. That will help purge police officers with suspected links to organized crime.
Oct. 16, 2019
Ambitious Binational Restoration Plan To Plant Agave, Protect Bats
Agave are a familiar sight in the Arizona-Sonora borderlands. But there’s a shortage the large succulents. And that spells trouble for another important desert species — migrating nectar bats that feed on and pollinate agave flowers. Now, an ambitious binational project is working to restore agave and protect the pollinators that rely on them.
Oct. 16, 2019

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