Fronteras Desk News

Veracruz Now 4th Mexican State To Decriminalize Abortion
Lawmakers in a state is southeastern Mexico voted to decriminalize elective abortion this week — making it the fourth state in the country to allow the procedure.
Jul. 21, 2021
U.S. Closes Border Citing Delta Variant; Countries Balk
The U.S. is continuing to keep its borders closed to non-essential travelers from Canada and Mexico for a 16th month citing the surging delta variant.
Jul. 21, 2021
Build Bridges Not Walls: Author On Impact Of Borders
How different would it be if we didn’t have borders between nations and walls were uncommon, rather than on the rise? Todd Miller explores those concepts and others in his book "Build Bridges Not Walls: A Journey to a World Without Borders."
Jul. 21, 2021
Drought Continues To Impact Navajo Nation
The largest Native American reservation in the U.S. is continuing to struggle with drought conditions. The majority of the Navajo Nation is in extreme or exceptional drought.
Jul. 20, 2021
How Native Traditions Survived The Phoenix Indian School
In the 1800s, the government authorized officials to remove Indigenous children from their families and tribes to be “civilized” — assimilated into American culture by stripping them of their tribal identities. The Phoenix Indian School was one of these institutions.
Jul. 20, 2021
Hermosillo Mayor Concedes Defeat, Joins New Governor
The outgoing mayor in the Sonoran capital is finally accepting election results that show she lost the race. But she quickly accepted a new role as part of the in-coming state government.
Jul. 19, 2021
Mexico Plans To Build Huge Solar Plant In Sonora By 2023
Working with state leaders, Mexico plans to build the world’s eighth-largest solar farm in neighboring Sonora that’s expected to be up and running by the end of 2023.
Jul. 19, 2021
Uncertainty Abounds As Some Asylum Seekers Bypass COVID-19 Restrictions At Border
All told, the DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales is about 600 meters long. On a slow day, it might take a U.S. citizen half an hour to cross. But for migrants part of the Title 42 exemption program, the process will last hours. And they wait weeks to finally make the trip.
Jul. 19, 2021
Police Identify Suspect In Attack At Tucson House Fire
Officials in Tucson have provided more details about a rampaging gun attack that happened Sunday. A gunman killed one person and wounded four others, including firefighters and paramedics, at the scene of a house fire before being shot by an officer.
Jul. 19, 2021
Nogales Migrants Seek Entry Through Exemption As Pandemic-Era Restrictions Drag On
Title 42 was enacted under Trump during the pandemic. It allows border officers to send migrants back into Mexico on public health grounds. The Biden administration is facing growing pressure from immigrant rights advocates to end the policy completely.
Jul. 18, 2021
Comcaac Community In Sonora Seeks Urgent Help With Water
Members of an Indigenous community in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, say they are experiencing a critical water shortage after weeks without reliable access.
Jul. 16, 2021
7 Months After Her Husband Disappeared, Member Of Sonoran Searching Group Killed
State authorities are investigating the murder of Gladys Aranza Ramos, and have called it a femicide.
Jul. 16, 2021
After Protests, Sonoran Marriage Equality Measure Could Soon Be Heard Again
While a committee hearing was a demand of Sonoran LGBT activists, some are frustrated that a vote from the full congress may not come until the next legislature starts in September.
Jul. 16, 2021
Judge Ends DACA Program, Blocking New Applicants
A federal judge ended an Obama-era program that protected young people brought to the U.S. as children from deportation. The ruling halts new approvals for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program.
Jul. 16, 2021
Mexico Set To Reopen Schools Nationwide In August
Mexico’s president is promising that in-person classes will begin in the fall despite the fact that coronavirus cases are on the rise.
Jul. 16, 2021
UN: Routine Childhood Vaccines Slowed During Pandemic, Mexico Saw Major Drop
A report released Thursday shows that the number of children who missed routine vaccinations increased dramatically during the pandemic. Mexico was among countries where immunizations dropped substantially.
Jul. 16, 2021
Border Wall Remediation Starts In Arizona
The United States has begun what it deemed safety work on segments of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in southwestern Arizona.
Jul. 16, 2021
Plan Permitting Fishing In Protected Area Threatens Vaquita Marina
Mexico has given up on enforcing a zero-tolerance fishing ban in a small area of the Upper Gulf of California — the only habitat of the world’s most endangered marine mammal. And environmentalists worry that with fewer than a dozen left, this could spell the end for the small porpoise.
Jul. 15, 2021
AZ-Mexico Border Sees Increase In Migrants Dying Trying To Enter U.S.
A large number of people have died trying to enter the U.S. from Mexico through Arizona. Rescue groups have reported finding the bodies of deceased migrants in increasing numbers.
Jul. 15, 2021
Two Whales Beached In Rocky Point Raise Concerns
Last week, officials and residents in Puerto Peñasco, or Rocky Point, worked together to save a beached whale. Just days later, a whale initially believed to be the same one was found dead in the same area. But scientists now say they were two different whales and are concerned about their unseasonal appearance in the region.
Jul. 14, 2021