Fronteras Desk News

Tucson Couple Kidnapped, Rescued In Nogales, Sonora
A Tucson couple was kidnapped last Wednesday, April 24, in Nogales, Sonora and held for a $15,000 ransom, according the the Sonora Attorney General’s Office. The two Tucsonans, ages 38 and 40, were unharmed and no ransom was paid,an official said.
Apr. 30, 2019
Mexican Senate Approves Labor Reform
The labor reform brings more rights to Mexican workers, and also allows Mexico to meet the requirements needed for the free trade agreement with Canada and the United States, known as USMCA.
Apr. 30, 2019
60 Years In, AZ-Mexico Commission Celebrates Strong Ties
The Arizona-Mexico Commission is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and leaders on both sides of the border in Arizona and neighboring Sonora, Mexico, say ties between the two states are stronger than ever.
Apr. 30, 2019
Study In Mexico Reveals Unusual Patterns In Social Media ‘Trolling’
Social media is a powerful tool for politics, but sometimes its use becomes questionable. A recent study in Mexico reveals an unusual pattern on Twitter, where some attacks work in favor of a top politician: the Mexican president
Apr. 30, 2019
Tensions Between Press, State In Mexico
In Mexico, the president tends to admonish certain journalists — in a way, like the president in the U.S. And just like in the U.S., social media has become a key player in the confrontations between the state and the press.
Apr. 30, 2019
Arizona Ups Oversight Of Groups That House Migrant Children
Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill to increase state oversight of federally funded facilities that house migrant children who come to the United States alone, and most of the new law’s provisions take effect immediately.
Apr. 25, 2019
Final $600 Million Jaguar Recovery Plan Released
The U.S. government has published the results of an extensive $600 million plan for recovery of the endangered jaguar that lives in the mountains of Mexico and southern Arizona. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service anticipates it will take 50 years to recover the jaguar.
Apr. 24, 2019
Arizona Chases Opportunities At Mexico’s Largest Airspace Fair
One of the largest aerospace fairs on the continent kicked off this Wednesday at the outskirts of Mexico City. And Arizona has one of the biggest pavilions there to promote the state’s industry and to look for new partners.
Apr. 24, 2019
Court Hearing Thursday In Family Separations Case
The sides in an ongoing lawsuit over the separation of migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border are due in court Thursday afternoon. An independent federal investigator has said there may be thousands of migrant children who were separated from their parents prior to last year's court-ordered reunifications.
Apr. 24, 2019
Mexico Becomes Top U.S. Trade Partner
In January and February of this year, trade between Mexico and the United State accounted for $97.4 billion in imports and exports. That’s about 15 percent of all U.S. trade worldwide, surpassing both China and Canada.
Apr. 24, 2019
U.S.-Mexico Tomato Import Deal Negotiations Latest Row In Decades-Long Fight
Negotiations are underway for a new Mexican tomato import deal. But with the deadline fast approaching, there’s no guarantee an agreement will be hashed out between growers north and south of the border.
Apr. 24, 2019
Utilities From All Over Install Electricity On Navajo Nation
Utility crews from across the country are coming to the Navajo Nation to install electricity in hundreds of homes that have never had it. It’s part of a pilot program to get the tribe on the grid.
Apr. 23, 2019
Mexico Says 300K U.S.-Bound Migrants Entered The Country In First 3 Months Of 2019
The Mexican government estimates almost 300,000 migrants entered its territory in the first three months of the year, with the intention of illegally crossing into the United States.
Apr. 23, 2019
Sisters Cities Celebrate 50th Anniversary With Art Exhibit
Scottsdale is celebrating 50 years of sister city status with Alamos, Mexico this year with an art exhibit at the Mexican Consulate in Phoenix. Alamos, Sonora is a Mexican "Pueblo Magico," or magical town, a small town known for its history and culture, located about 600 miles south of Scottsdale.
Apr. 22, 2019
Tucson Takes In Asylum Seekers
For months, federal immigration agents have dropped off asylum seekers at churches and shelters in cities along the entire U.S.-Mexico border. Some of those are now full and the burden is being picked up by taxpayers in border region cities.
Apr. 19, 2019
Migrant Day Shelter Expects Busy Holiday Weekend
A Phoenix-area day shelter for migrant families released by federal authorities is expected to be almost completely full for all of Easter weekend. It’s a change from the past 10 days or so, when the shelter has, for the most part, had plenty of room.
Apr. 19, 2019
$220 Million Available To Cleanup Navajo Uranium Mines
The federal government seeks proposals from businesses to clean up abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation. But some say Navajo-owned businesses aren’t big enough to handle the project. The EPA plans to parse out $220 million to multiple "small businesses."
Apr. 19, 2019
Report: New NAFTA Would Bring Growth, Employment Gains
If enacted, the renegotiated NAFTA deal could grow the U.S. economy and bring modest jumps in employment, according to a new report from the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Apr. 19, 2019
No Obvious Signs Of An Emergency In Yuma
Months after President Donald Trump declared an emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border, the mayor of Yuma has officially joined in. Douglas Nicholls says he took action to prevent a large homeless population in the city and to protect its residents.
Apr. 19, 2019
Electric Scooter Companies Fight To Keep Rolling In Mexico
Electric shared scooters arrived in Mexico City with disruptive technologies and concerns. While some see in them innovation and an opportunity, others think that these vehicles need to be regulated — or even eradicated.
Apr. 18, 2019