Fronteras Desk News

Last-Minute Deal Struck In Mexican Tomato Standoff
A resolution to months of uncertainty surrounding imported Mexican tomatoes could be at hand. If the deal is finalized after the 30-day comment period, the duties paid so far could be recouped.
Aug. 21, 2019
Environmental Groups Call On AZ To Close Uranium Mine
Environmentalists have called for the state to shut down a uranium mine outside Grand Canyon National Park. They cite severe flooding that threatens to pollute drinking water.
Aug. 21, 2019
Mexico Cocaine Ruling Might Set Precedents For Policies
A judge in Mexico is allowing two people to use cocaine for recreational purposes. The decision could open new rulings in that country for drug policies.
Aug. 21, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: Nogales, Mexico
In our ongoing series, "Tracing The Migrant Journey," we've heard dispatches from Honduras, and Mexico's southern border in Guadalajara, Mexico, and along Mexico's border with western Arizona. Now our Fronteras Desk takes us a little closer to home. Michel Marizco has been reporting in Nogales, Sonora, and Yuma, Arizona.
Aug. 21, 2019
Groups Urge Trade Sanctions On Mexico To Protect Endangered Porpoise
Conservation organizations are urging a members of international trade convention to impose sanctions on Mexico until it fully protects an endangered porpoise in the Sea of Cortez during its meeting in Geneva this week and next.
Aug. 20, 2019
‘Pink Glitter’ Movement Pushes For Change In Mexico
It all started last week when feminists threw pink glitter at Mexico City’s police chief to protest the unsolved case of a girl allegedly raped by cops. Mayor Claudia Sheimbaum stated afterwards that her government would not be provoked — but feminists have responded.
Aug. 20, 2019
Sonoran Highways Promised September Inauguration Called Off
Last month, Mexico’s president announced he would inaugurate a long-awaited four-lane highway in neighboring Sonora, Mexico this September. Now, the inauguration has been called off because construction on the roadway is still not done.
Aug. 20, 2019
Warren Makes Public Apology At Native American Forum
Democratic Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren took a moment at a presidential candidate forum to address Indian Country issues to apologize for claiming Cherokee ancestry, an issue that almost derailed her campaign.   
Aug. 19, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: Asylum Seekers From Around The World Wait In San Luis
In "Tracing The Migrant Journey," we've heard dispatches from Honduras, the Mexico-Guatemala border and Guadalajara. Now we head to the border in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico, just a 45-minute drive south of Yuma.
Read More Of Tracing The Migrant Journey
Aug. 19, 2019
Tucson Sanctuary City Initiative Will Go to Voters
Local Republican organizers sought to keep the initiative from reaching the ballot in November. They sued in Pima County, and Friday afternoon, a judge threw out their argument. Judge Douglas Metcalf said in the ruling that the local GOP effort arguing there weren't enough valid signatures to make the initiative go to the ballot was wrong.
Aug. 17, 2019
New U.S. Ambassador Touches Down In Mexico City
The new U.S. ambassador to Mexico arrived in Mexico City on Friday to fill a key diplomatic role that will put him at the center of continued disputes between the two countries on trade and immigration.
Aug. 16, 2019
Bill Would Address Underfunded Native Programs
Federal lawmakers proposed a bill Friday to address broken treaty promises to tribal nations. The legislation is a response to last year’s report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that revealed chronic underfunding of federal programs designed to support tribes.
Aug. 16, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: On The Ground In Guadalajara, Mexico
During the month of August, reporters from KJZZ's Fronteras Desk will be taking us to some of the key places migrants are traveling in hopes of a better life in the U.S. Kendal Blust takes us to a place where many asylum seekers are staying instead of heading north — Guadalajara, Mexico.
Special Report: Tracing The Migrant Journey
Aug. 16, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: On The Ground In Tapachula, Mexico
During the month of August, reporters from KJZZ's Fronteras Desk will be taking us to some of the key places migrants are traveling in hopes of a better life in the U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes is now in a city in southern Mexico that could be heaven, hell or someplace in between for thousands of migrants.
Aug. 16, 2019
9th Circuit Rules On Immigration Case Tied To Drug Trafficking Conviction
A recent 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision involving a Mexican woman in Arizona said people can be removed from the United States after being convicted. Court documents said Eva Isabel Gonzalez Romo had a green card when she was convicted in Arizona of solicitation to possess marijuana for sale.
Aug. 15, 2019
Several Sonoran Police Forces Could Get Military Heads
With violence rising in the Mexican state to Arizona’s south, local officials will soon consider putting military leadership in charge of police forces in several major Sonoran cities.
Aug. 14, 2019
Arizona Senators: Latest Tomato Import Deal Is Unfair
In a joint letter sent this week to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Sen. Martha McSally call two of the mid-July proposal’s elements “unworkable.”
Aug. 14, 2019
Southwest Key Programs Wants To Reopen 2 Closed Shelters
A Texas-based nonprofit that got itself into hot water with the state of Arizona last year wants to reopen a pair of shelters for migrant children who come to the United States alone.
Aug. 14, 2019
Navajo Committee Seeks To Rename U.S. Highway
On Navajo Code Talkers Day, some tribal officials are asking New Mexico to rename a U.S. highway after one. New Mexico Sen. John Pinto was one of the longest-serving Native American lawmakers in U.S. history.
Aug. 14, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: On The Ground In Guatemala
During the month of August, reporters from KJZZ's Fronteras Desk will be taking us to some of the key places migrants are traveling in hopes of a better life in the U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes takes us to an area with historic and commercial ties that’s been quickly transforming due to recent migration policies — the Guatemala-Mexico border.
Special Report: Tracing The Migrant Journey
Aug. 14, 2019

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