Fronteras Desk News

U.S. Negotiating Steel Tariffs
The U.S. is continuing its negotiation over the trade of steel and aluminum with Canada and Mexico, Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told members of a legislative committee this week.
Mar. 1, 2019
For First Time As President, AMLO Visits Sonora
For the first time as president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will visit Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south. He says a major four-lane highway project will be finished by May.
Mar. 1, 2019
Drugs Smuggled From Mexico To Canada In Ford Cars
Police in Ontario, Canada, say more than 400 pounds of methamphetamine were shipped in Ford cars from Mexico through the United States to Canadian car dealerships.
Mar. 1, 2019
Is The U.S. Meaningful To AMLO After 90 Days As President Of Mexico?
Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) celebrates his first 90 days as president of Mexico. He has been compared to U.S. presidents Abraham Lincoln — and Donald Trump. But what’s his take on the United States?
Mar. 1, 2019
Feds Extend Temporary Protected Status For 4 Countries
The federal government has announced that it is extending Temporary Protected Status for people from four countries until January 2020, which helps keep it in-line with a court-order.
Feb. 28, 2019
Arizona Lifts Admissions Freeze At 1 Southwest Key Facility
State health officials have lifted a months-long freeze on admissions to a facility for unaccompanied, undocumented immigrant children, and Southwest Key Programs can now take in a limited number of kids per day in Arizona.
Feb. 28, 2019
Eloy Sued Over Migrant Child
The city of Eloy is being sued for the death of a migrant toddler who passed away shortly after being released from a controversial detention facility in Texas that the Arizona town agreed to sign on for.
Feb. 28, 2019
Phoenix, Hermosillo Mayors To Attend Business Leadership Forum
Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams is joining her counterpart in Hermosillo, Mexico, for a Business Leadership Forum south of the border Thursday, Feb. 28.
Feb. 27, 2019
BioBlitz Offers Chance To Track Border Biodiversity
This Saturday and Sunday, scientists and the public are invited to team up to collect data about biodiversity in the border region during the second-annual binational Border BioBlitz event.
Feb. 27, 2019
Mexican Secretary Of State In D.C. To Discuss New Migrations
Olga Sánchez Cordero will hold her first official encounter with American authorities to discuss migrant groups from Central America, Asia and Africa. Mexican authorities say India has become the second country of origin of transitory migrants after Honduras, followed by Pakistan, Bangladesh, Congo and Nigeria.
Feb. 27, 2019
Sex Abuse Allegations Come Up At Separations Hearing
Thousands of allegations of sex crimes against migrant children surfaced during a hearing Tuesday on family separations held by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.
Feb. 26, 2019
The Grand Canyon That Almost Wasn
On Feb. 26 the Grand Canyon celebrates 100 years since it became a national park. With that status came many federal protections. Still over the last century the National Park Service has had to contend with many threats including dams, mines, climate change and development.
More Stories From The Grand Canyon
Feb. 26, 2019
GAO: Superfund Data Lacks For Native Sites
A federal watchdog group says the Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t have sufficient data to show for efforts made to clean up national priorities sites on tribal land.
Feb. 25, 2019
Mesa-Mexico Cargo Project Takes Off, Seeks Expansion
A one-of-its-kind customs project to speed deliveries from Mesa airport to Mexico is — literally — taking off. The project is called SkyBridge, and it was was created by Mesa officials and business developers, along with their Mexican counterparts.
Feb. 25, 2019
AZ Leaders Want To Ease Travel For Mexican Tourists
Government leaders from across Arizona met with officials from Mexico’s foreign relations ministry, highlighting efforts to improve economic and political relationships between the two countries.
Feb. 22, 2019
Snow Storm Moves To Tucson
Tucson received nearly 1.5 inches of snow Friday as a storm moved toward the southeast of the state. It’s the most snow received in the city in six years.
Feb. 22, 2019
Eloy Detainees Appearing In Court Via Video Conference
Undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers held at a private detention facility in Eloy have started appearing via video conference before an immigration judge nearly 60 miles away in Tucson, instead of the immigration court right next door.
Feb. 22, 2019
Sonoran AG: Reporters Were Not Intended Targets Of Armed Attack
A case of mistaken identity was what led to the tragedy in Hermosillo last Saturday, which claimed the life of radio announcer Reynaldo Lopez. Sports reporter Carlos Cota remains in critical condition.
Feb. 22, 2019
Is This Mexico City’s Oldest House? And Who Lived Here?
Archaeologists have concluded Manzanares 25 is the only house from 16th century still standing in Mexico City. In recent years, it had gone into disuse, with some of its roofs caving in, and shrubs and weeds covering its floors and walls. Now, the Historic Downtown Mexico City Trust has renovated it, and wants to convert it into a community center for children.
Feb. 22, 2019
Border Agency Turns to Private Contractor to Install Wire
Since late last year, a key aspect of federal border security has been not only border fences but also the installation of concertina wire on that fencing. It’s a contentious issue, one that Arizona cities are fighting back against. But now there’s quietly been an expansion of the concertina wire project along the border.
Feb. 21, 2019

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