Fronteras Desk News

Sonora Could Have ‘Long Stretch’ Ahead For COVID-19 Transmission
Mexico’s health secretary says neighboring Sonora, Mexico, may be close to reaching a peak in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases. But that doesn’t mean residents can start easing restrictions on movement.
May. 27, 2020
Inspector General Audits Company Building AZ Border Wall
The Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded a contract to a North Dakota company with a presence in the Southwest. Fisher Sand and Gravel has earned wall building contracts in the past that are under scrutiny by federal inspectors.
May. 27, 2020
Navajos Lose Their Wisdom Keepers
COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting older tribal members throughout Indian Country. On the Navajo Nation 157 people have died from issues related to coronavirus. The deaths of these elders means the loss of ceremonies, stories, language and cultural wisdom.
May. 27, 2020
Tucson Group: Ex-Immigration Detainees Tested Positive For COVID-19
The legal clinic within the activist group No More Deaths says three of the nine people it has helped get out of immigration detention tested positive for COVID-19.
May. 26, 2020
Feds Publish Report On Facial Recognition Tech And Privacy
Homeland Security officials have published a report on how facial recognition technology affects privacy.
May. 26, 2020
Hermosillo Mayor, Other Sonoran Officials Test Positive For COVID-19
Several top officials in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, have tested positive for the coronavirus, including the mayor of the capital city Hermosillo.
May. 26, 2020
Migrants Struggle To Pay Traffickers As Coronavirus Makes Work Scarce
Many Central American migrants pay traffickers, or coyotes, to smuggle them through Mexico and across the border. The fees are often borrowed, using as collateral the only thing of value: their homes.
May. 26, 2020
Immigration Detention Centers Struggle To Deal With Coronavirus
A rising number of prisoners in Arizona are testing positive for coronavirus. The virus has also hit immigration detainees. For a look behind bars in the state’s many immigration detention centers, The Show spoke with Independent reporter Valeria Fernandez of the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting.
May. 26, 2020
Rocky Point Hopes To Establish Binational Health Corridor With Arizona
Two years ago, Arizona and neighboring Sonora implemented a safety corridor along the highway to the popular beach destination Rocky Point. Now, that city is looking to collaborate on a so-called “health corridor” to keep tourists safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
May. 26, 2020
DHS: Certain Professional Athletes Now Allowed Into The U.S.
Certain foreign professional athletes and their families are now allowed into the United States. Homeland Security has exempted them from entry-barring orders by President Donald Trump to protect against COVID-19.
May. 25, 2020
Sonora Hospitals At 60% Capacity, Raising Concerns
COVID-19 patients in Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, are putting more pressure on hospitals. Restrictions could remain in place if that rate increases, according to a state health official.
May. 22, 2020
UNICEF: U.S. Has Sent Back 1,000 Migrant Kids Since Coronavirus Hit
The United Nations arm that focuses on children says since early March, the United States has sent back at least 1,000 migrant children who came to the border alone. Now the coronavirus is making life more dangerous for them back in Mexico and Central America.
May. 22, 2020
Analysts: Mexicos Fiscal Response To COVID-19 Is Poor
Mexico’s federal fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic follows the president’s austerity plans. But analysts fear that the lack of stimulus and relief packages might create a backlash against the country’s economy.
May. 22, 2020
After Northern Sonora Violence, Security Forces Make Multiple Arrests
High-powered weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were also seized, along with vehicles.
May. 21, 2020
Hermosillo Celebrates Founding With Virtual Fiestas Del Pitic This Year
Every May for the last 18 years, the capital city of neighboring Sonora, Mexico, has celebrated the anniversary of its founding with a cultural festival. In the face of the coronavirus pandemic this year, the festivities have moved online.
May. 21, 2020
Rocky Point Hopes To Welcome Visitors Back In June
Just south of the border, the Sonoran town known as Arizona’s beach is preparing to welcome visitors back to its shores. Rocky Point launched the first phase of a reopening plan this week in hopes of restarting tourism in mid-June.
May. 21, 2020
Mexicans Of African Descent Fight For Recognition In Mexico
Mexico has a rich African heritage, but also an adjacent history of oblivion. And Afro descendants in Mexico are fighting to be respected and recognized.
May. 20, 2020
Phoenix Funds Aid To Refugees Affected By Coronavirus
The city of Phoenix has approved a multimillion-dollar package for refugees and asylum seekers affected by the coronavirus.
May. 20, 2020
Sonoran And AZ Cattle Industry Could Be Hurt By Import Ban
Sonora is one of Mexico's most import cattle exporters, and the Arizona cattle industry depends on them, according to an industry representative.
May. 20, 2020
Nearly 1,000 Mexico Nationals Dead From COVID-19 In The U.S.
The COVID-19 virus attacks regardless of any nationality. And the Mexican government is reporting hundreds of its nationals sick in the U.S and nearly 1,000 dead.
May. 19, 2020