Fronteras Desk News

Former Mexican Public Security Chief Arrested In U.S.
One of Mexico’s highest level security officials from a past presidential administration was arrested in Dallas this week and faces charges in New York.
Dec. 10, 2019
Poachers Swarm Vaquita Refuge ‘Like Never Before’
Activists working to protect the vaquita marina in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez say poachers are overwhelming a refuge area for nearly extinct porpoise.
Dec. 10, 2019
USMCA Could Be Good News For Arizona
The CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry said the new international trade deal will impact prices Arizonans pay for everything from avocados to semiconductors.
Dec. 10, 2019
Tribal Advocates Worry About Possible Change To Violence Against Women Act
The Violence Against Women Act needs a new reauthorization, and some tribal advocates are worried about a provision being considered in the U.S. Senate. It would remove a measure enacted in 2013, which supporters say closed a loophole in which non-Native men could not be prosecuted for crimes committed against Native women on tribal land.
Dec. 10, 2019
White House, Congressional Democrats Strike Deal On USMCA
On Tuesday morning, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Democratic support for a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada. Ian Kullgren of Politico has been covering the deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. He joined The Show to explain why it took over a year to get to where we are today with the trade agreement.
Dec. 10, 2019
Grijalva, Romero Join Tucson Protest Against Border Wall
Protesters gathered in Tucson on Saturday to voice their opposition to the border wall. Congressman Raul Grijalva was there, blaming the wall, at least in part, for the divisiveness in the country today. And he was also joined by newly elected Tucson Mayor Regina Romero. Romero talked about why the protest was important for her and the city.
Dec. 10, 2019
Mexican President Thanks Trump For Not Designating Cartels As Terrorists
President Trump stated on Twitter that he will hold off on his push to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups. The announcement has been well received by the Mexican government.
Dec. 9, 2019
Bolivian Ex-President Evo Morales Leaves His Exile In Mexico
Former Bolivian president Evo Morales has left Mexico after living there in exile for half a month. But controversy surrounding the leader was left behind.
Dec. 9, 2019
First Shipment Of AZ Cattle Arrives In Hermosillo For Slaughter
Arizona ranchers plan to export hundreds of cattle monthly. Nearly 70 head of cattle were sent in the inaugural trip, roughly two years after Arizona and Sonora started working together to ease their export for slaughter.
Dec. 9, 2019
Mujeres En El Diamante: U.S. Coach Brings Baseball To Girls In Mexico
Justine Siegal is the first woman to coach professional men’s baseball, including a stint with the Oakland Athletics instructional league in Arizona in 2015. Now she runs a nonprofit pushing for more opportunities for girls to play the sport she loves. And she brought her message of inclusion to girls in Hermosillo, Sonora during a baseball clinic called Mujeres En El Diamante, or Women in the Diamond.
Dec. 9, 2019
National Organization For Women Holds Rally For Migrant Detainees
Women and girls detained by ICE have been subjected to sexual violence and violations of basic human rights, according to the National Organization For Women. NOW's Arizona activists want to end that.
Dec. 8, 2019
Incomplete Cross-Border Tunnel Discovered In Nogales
U.S. and Mexican authorities found an incomplete tunnel running underneath the streets of Nogales this week. Tunnels are a common problem in the area.
Dec. 6, 2019
Report: Hundreds Of Asylum Seekers Face Violence After Return To Mexico
The advocacy group Human Rights First documented over 600 cases, but says there are likely many more incidents of violence faced by returned asylum seekers.
Dec. 6, 2019
U.S. Attorney General Meets With Mexican Authorities
Attorney General William Barr traveled south of the border this week to meet with Mexican authorities, including the president. The conversations focused on improving security, and Mexico insists on protecting its sovereignty.
Dec. 6, 2019
New Mexican Consul In Tucson Is Raising Eyebrows
Just a few weeks ago, Tucson got a new Mexican consul. But the diplomat is already raising concerns regarding his political affiliations and his relationship with the press.
Dec. 5, 2019
Whats Next For No More Deaths After Scott Warrens Acquittal?
Scott Warren, a volunteer with the humanitarian group No More Deaths, was recently acquitted of charges of harboring migrants at the Arizona border. The jury took just two hours to determine he was not guilty, dealing a blow to the Trump administration’s crackdown on border activists. In short, some see the verdict as an affirmation of No More Deaths’ work.
Dec. 5, 2019
Mexican Government Takes Over La Mora Massacre Investigation
Sonora had previously been handling the murder investigation, while the federal government handled other suspected crimes associated with the brutal ambushes.
Dec. 4, 2019
Mexico Prepares To Receive Millions Of Expats For The Holidays
This holiday season, Mexico expects the return of more than 3 million Mexicans living abroad — the vast majority coming from the U.S. And the government is launching a program to help them as they journey home.
Dec. 4, 2019
UA, Navajo Nation Create Navajo Law Fellowship
The University of Arizona is partnering with the Navajo Nation to increase the number of Navajo lawyers. The Navajo Nation and UA's law school have agreed to match financial aid awards to Navajo law students who are part of this new fellowship program.
Dec. 4, 2019
Arizonas Zombie Mines Wait For The Next Boom
The mining industry is boom and bust, but, as the busts get longer and the booms come less often, mining companies across the country are leaving them idle.
Dec. 3, 2019