Fronteras Desk News

Man Accused Of Killing Border Patrol Agent Extradited To U.S.
Federal prosecutors say Mexican authorities have handed over the last suspect wanted for the 2010 murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. The Justice Department says more than two years passed since Mexican authorities arrested Jesus Rosario Favela-Astorga in connection with the killing. But now he’s been handed over to federal authorities.
Feb. 4, 2020
Nogales Gets Ready For Stepped-Up Tomato Inspections
The import industry expects significant annual inspection costs, as well as additional border delays for perishable tomatoes.
Feb. 4, 2020
Untold Arizona: The Legend Of La Llorona
Many people in the Southwest claim they have seen La Llorona or the weeping woman. People have spotted her along the Rio de Flag in Flagstaff all the way down to the San Pedro River near Tucson.
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Feb. 3, 2020
Mexican Conservationists From Butterfly Sanctuary Found Dead
Two environmentalists protecting the Mexican sanctuary of the monarch butterfly were allegedly murdered last week. Activists and civil rights organizations are demanding answers and solutions from the Mexican government.
Feb. 3, 2020
Native Americans Can Now Apply For Faster Internet Service
As of Monday, some Native American tribes can apply to receive faster internet services. The Federal Communications Commission recently released a program for federally recognized tribes to apply for licenses that could improve or create internet service in rural areas.
Feb. 3, 2020
EX-AZ Mayoral Candidate, Sonoran Councilman Pleads Guilty To Drug Smuggling
A former Nogales, Arizona, mayoral candidate and Sonoran city councilman has pleaded guilty to drug smuggling charges. He says he continues to work as a legislative adviser for a Sonoran state deputy.
Feb. 3, 2020
Attention Young Latino Voters: We Want To Hear From You
KJZZ, The World and NPR member stations from across the United States are teaming up to tell the story of a fast-growing and important voting bloc: young Latinos. We are calling the project "Every 30 Seconds," because every 30 seconds, a Latino turns 18 in the U.S. and becomes eligible to vote.
Feb. 3, 2020
Rising Violence: Sonora, Mexico, Contends With Jump In Murder
High-profile acts of violence in Sonora, Mexico, have been big news on both sides of the border in recent months. But murder has been on the rise in the state for a number of years, with most victims quickly vanishing from the headlines. KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk in Hermosillo reports on the homicide surge in Sonora — and what is being done about it.
Feb. 2, 2020
Navajo Code Talker Dies Joe Vandever Dies At 96
One of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers has died. Joe Vandever died Friday. He was 96. Joe Vandever enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps in Santa Fe in 1943. He served as a Code Talker during World War II in Guam, Okinawa, and the occupations of both Japan and China.
Jan. 31, 2020
Four Corners Drought Intensified By Climate Change
The Four Corners drought of 2017 and 2018 caused $3 billion in losses and led the Navajo Nation to issue an emergency drought declaration. Now, new research suggests a sizable portion of the drought’s impacts stemmed from human-induced climate change.
Jan. 30, 2020
Untold Arizona: A Quiet Bass Fishing Paradise In Sonora
San Pedro de la Cueva is about as remote a corner of vast, sparsely populated Sonora as there is. Nevertheless, Arizona and other U.S. bass anglers have been heading there for decades to enjoy the spectacular scenery, laid back way of life and — of course — top-notch fishing. In the latest installment of our Untold Arizona series, KJZZ goes to the waters of the El Novillo reservoir.
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Jan. 29, 2020
Violence And AMLOs Indifference Unite Victims In Mexico
Last year was Mexico’s most murderous and violent year in decades. It was also the first year in office for Mexico’s current president, and his apparent indifference to the rising bloodshed is uniting many victims.
Jan. 28, 2020
Supreme Court Allows Enforcement Of New Green Card Rule
The U.S. Supreme Court has let the Trump administration’s so-called public-charge rule take effect while the legal fight over it continues.
Jan. 27, 2020
Maricopa County Agrees To Pay Other Sides Legal Costs In Racial Profiling Case
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved a $185,000 payment tied to a long-running racial profiling case against the Sheriff’s Office, and the money is to help cover the other side’s legal costs to fight an appeal by the county.
Jan. 27, 2020
LeBaron Family Lead Rally For Peace In Mexico City
Hundreds of people rallied on Sunday in Mexico City demanding peace and justice to the victims of organized crime. Among them were the relatives of the women and children murdered in November in Sonora, Mexico, allegedly by traffickers.
Jan. 26, 2020
LeBarón Family Marches With Thousands Against Violence In Mexico
Relatives of the women and children murdered in November in Sonora, Mexico, are among the leaders of a rally heading to Mexico City. Their goal is to put pressure on the government to stop the violence in the country.
Jan. 24, 2020
Drug Task Force Makes Big Fentanyl Bust In Phoenix
The Drug Enforcement Administration says teamwork by local, state and federal law-enforcement kept almost 170,000 deadly fentanyl pills off the streets.
Jan. 24, 2020
Rez Rizing App Connects Native Businesses To Users
In Navajo, there’s no word for “entrepreneur.” A recent survey found many Navajos have negative associations with the term. The survey was done as part of an effort to try to help struggling Navajo businesses expand their reach and find new customers.
Jan. 24, 2020
Apache Chef Uses Food As Medicine For His People
A decade ago, it looked like Chef Nephi Craig was on the verge of something big. He had left a burgeoning international career in the restaurant industry to come back home to Whiteriver, Arizona, a small town on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in eastern Arizona, where his people — the White Mountain Apaches — are from.
Jan. 24, 2020
Controversies In Mexico As Migrant Caravans Arrive
Caravans of thousands of Central American migrants are crossing Mexico on their way to the American Dream. But the Mexican government is trying to stop them and sending many back to their homeland. Is Mexico still honoring its open-door policy to refugees or following instructions from Washington?
Jan. 23, 2020