Fronteras Desk News

Mexicos Economy Registers No Growth In Second Quarter
Mexico’s economic activity was flat in the second quarter of the year, as Arizona’s leading trading partner narrowly dodged a recession.
Aug. 23, 2019
After Mexican Tomato Deal, Farm Bureau Wants Same For Other Crops
With the ink barely dry on the draft of a Mexican tomato import deal, some farmers are saying they’d like to see similar agreements for other crops. The American Farm Bureau praised the deal reached by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Mexican growers.
Aug. 23, 2019
Douglas-Agua Prieta Host Annual Concert Without Borders
Artists and performers from Arizona and Sonora, Mexico will put on a free concert Saturday on both sides of the border in Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora. It’s called the Concert Without Borders.
Aug. 23, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: On The Ground In Phoenix, Arizona
Tens of thousands of migrant families have passed through Phoenix this year on their way to destinations in other parts of the country. Area churches and nonprofits have offered these people aid, and just last month aid groups opened a 24/7 shelter. It's one stop on the migrant journey we've been covering over the past two weeks.
Special Series: Tracing The Migrant Journey
Aug. 23, 2019
DNC Chairman To Raise Funds In Mexico
The Democratic National Committee chairman will appear at two fundraising events in Mexico City next month — one a happy hour and another a dinner.
Aug. 22, 2019
Wells Fargo Agrees To Pay Navajo $6.5 Million Settlement
The Navajo Nation announced Thursday that it has settled a lawsuit with Wells Fargo Bank over predatory practices that targeted Navajo people. Under the terms of the settlement, Wells Fargo will pay the Navajo Nation $6.5 million.
Aug. 22, 2019
Museum Fire To Cost More Than $12 Million
Agencies that fought a wildfire that burned north of Flagstaff expect it to cost more than $12 million. The fire sparked on July 21 and was declared fully contained on Aug. 15. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.
Aug. 22, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: Yuma
On the Arizona border, people from all over the world have gathered to cross into Arizona's desert. So what does that shift look like once they get into Arizona? KJZZ's Michel Marizco reports from Yuma.
Special Report: Tracing The Migrant Journey
Aug. 22, 2019
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