Fronteras Desk News

Mexico To Review Legislation For Uber, Other Ride-Hailing Services
Mexican authorities agreed to review the country's legal framework for ride-hailing services such as Uber, after taxi drivers in multiple cities on Monday blocked major avenues and access to the capital's international airport.
Oct. 8, 2019
Arizona Approves New License For Southwest Key Shelter
Southwest Key Programs has been approved for a new state license needed to reopen the last of the Arizona shelters for migrant children that the Texas-based nonprofit agreed to close last year.
Oct. 8, 2019
Immigration Lawyers Sue Government Over Public Charge Rollout
A national coalition of immigration lawyers has sued the Trump administration over the rollout of the so-called public charge rule. The case focuses on the forms people complete while hoping to change their immigration status. They are sent to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Oct. 8, 2019
New Sonora Law On Wildlife Crossings Encouraging To Conservationists
A new law in Sonora will make highway wildlife crossings a required part of regional planning ordinances in the state. It’s meant to protect animals in Sonora, including some that cross into Arizona.
Oct. 7, 2019
Jaguar Day Brings People Together From Across Sonoran Desert Region
The Jaguar Day Festival in southern Sonora is about more than just the jaguar. It’s also a reminder of the ecological ties between Arizona and Sonora.
Oct. 7, 2019
Border Patrol Agent Dies In Arizona
Federal authorities say a Border Patrol agent in Arizona has died. Border Patrol officials say Agent Robert Hotten was on duty near Mount Washington, which is south of Patagonia and east of Nogales. Fellow agents found Hotten, 44, unresponsive.
Oct. 7, 2019
Navajo Company Buys 3 Coal Mines
The purchase makes Navajo Transitional Energy the third-largest coal producer in the U.S. at a time when the industry is reeling from closures of coal-fired power plants. The Navajo Generating Station is set to close in December, as its operator now favors more economical natural gas.
Oct. 4, 2019
USMCA Could Help Develop Southern Mexico, Central America
The Mexican government is expecting the U.S. Congress to soon ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA). And the Mexican undersecretary of foreign affairs has important expectations on the agreement’s benefits.
Oct. 4, 2019
ACLU Suit Seeks Damages For Separated Immigrant Families
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Thursday seeking potentially millions of dollars in damages on behalf of thousands of immigrant families who were separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Oct. 3, 2019
Groups Urge Ducey To Keep AZ In Refugee Program
President Donald Trump has lowered the ceiling on the total number of refugee resettlements in the United States every year since taking office. The president has also signed an executive order that allows state and local governments to opt out of the resettlement program.
Oct. 3, 2019
Report: Climate Change Could Devastate Major Mexican Fisheries
A new report has found that Mexico’s most important fisheries are at risk from climate change if they don't adapt.
Oct. 3, 2019
Sonoran Businesses Lobby President For Infrastructure Support
More than 30 Sonoran business leaders met with the Mexican president this week to lobby for projects in their state. The sizable group discussed a number of private developments being pursued in the state.
Oct. 3, 2019
Finland To Repatriate Tribes Ancestral Remains, Artifacts
Finland has agreed to return to Native American tribes ancestral remains and artifacts taken by a scientist in the late 1800s. In 1891, a Swedish researcher took hundreds of artifacts and the remains of 20 people from what is now Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.
Oct. 3, 2019
Violent Groups Disrupt Protests In Mexico City
Recent protests in Mexico City have been disrupted by riots where several people have been hurt. The local and federal governments are being strongly criticized for not stopping the violence.
Oct. 3, 2019
Democrats Accuse Trump Of Ignoring Law In Refugee Cap
The Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee has accused the Trump administration of ignoring a law that requires the Executive Branch to consult with Congress on the new refugee cap.
Oct. 3, 2019
In Mexico, Nervous Business Leaders Watch Fate Of US Trade Deal
Business and government leaders in Mexico are working to calm any fears that President Trump's impeachment proceedings could jeopardize the ratification of a new trade agreement.
Oct. 3, 2019
Conservationists, Fishermen Unsatisfied With Mexico’s Efforts To Protect Porpoise
The Mexican government says it’s increasing enforcement efforts in the Sea of Cortez to prevent illegal fishing nets from harming an endangered porpoise. It comes a week after local fishermen announced they would buck a fishing ban this shrimp season. But the government's plan doesn't address their concerns.
Oct. 2, 2019
5th Annual Jaguar Day Festival Celebrates Nature, Culture
This year marks the fifth annual Jaguar Day Festival in southern Sonora, Mexico. It’s a celebration that brings awareness to the endangered jaguar in this region. The town of Álamos, Sonora, is hosting its annual Día del Jaguar celebration this Friday and Saturday.
Oct. 2, 2019
Environmentalists: Glen Canyon Dam Plan Ignores Climate Science
Environmentalists filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the federal government alleging it has to take climate science seriously when it comes to managing Glen Canyon Dam.
Oct. 2, 2019
Native American Leaders Push Against AZ Voting ID Proposal
On Tuesday, U.S. representatives held a field hearing on voting access in Arizona. This is one of several remote hearings the House Subcommittee on Elections has held in the wake of changes in regulations under the voting rights act.
Oct. 2, 2019

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