Fronteras Desk News

Advocates Worry About Autonomy Of Mexican Transparency Body
Some worry that autonomy could be compromised if INAI were to be dissolved and its functions absorbed by other government bodies.
Jan. 11, 2021
Mexico City Hospitals Reach Highest Number Of COVID-19 Occupied Beds
Almost 90% of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients in Mexico City are occupied. It’s the highest number since the pandemic began.
Jan. 11, 2021
First Case Of UK-Found Coronavirus Strain Detected In Mexico
New strains of the coronavirus have been detected around the world recently, and some cases have been found in the U.S. already. In Mexico, the first case with the type found the United Kingdom has been detected next to the border with the U.S.
Jan. 11, 2021
Desperation Lead Mexico Restaurants To Reopen
In many cities, restaurants are among the businesses struggling with the severe negative impact from the coronavirus pandemic, as lockdowns forbid them to open or fully operate. And in Mexico, many of these businesses are defying the local governments by reopening.
Jan. 11, 2021
Fast Rollout Of Coronavirus Vaccine Reveals Tribal Distrust
Few Native Americans have volunteered for COVID-19 vaccine trials, as historical distrust and geography kept many of them away. Almost all of the study sites are in large, urban areas that have not done effective outreach to Native Americans, a researcher said.
Navajo Nation Entering Second Phase Of Vaccine Distribution
Jan. 9, 2021
Refugee Supporters Post Legal Victory Over Trump Order
Refugee supporters have won another victory over President Trump in the legal fight over whether they needed permission from local leaders to keep doing resettlements.
Jan. 8, 2021
Mexico Hits New Records For Daily Coronavirus Cases, Deaths
Mexico has reported record high daily coronavirus case numbers for two consecutive days, with death tolls rising above 1,000 for the third day in a row on Thursday.
Jan. 8, 2021
Dems Run Congress, Face Strong Pressure To Act On Immigration
Wins by Democrats in both Georgia Senate runoffs mean the party gets control of the country’s legislative and executive branches, and leaders face intense pressure to use power they haven’t had in a decade to pass immigration reform.
Jan. 8, 2021
Memorial Honors Those Who Died, Were Hurt In Tucson Shooting
A memorial honoring the 19 people who were shot 10 years ago during an attack on a member of Congress in Tucson was unveiled to the public Friday. It's called "The Embrace."
Remembering Judge John Roll, Killed 10 Years Ago In Tucson Shooting
Jan. 8, 2021
Construction Of Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Set To Begin In Sonora
Officials in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, announced that plans for a liquefied natural gas facility in a small town on the Sea of Cortez are finally moving forward — more than two years after the project was approved by U.S. authorities in 2018.
Jan. 8, 2021
Navajo Nation Entering Second Phase Of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
The Navajo Nation, which spans across portions of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, is getting ready to enter the next phase of its COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Officials are gearing up to enter the second phase of the COVID vaccination plan next week, said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
Jan. 8, 2021
Biden Urged To End Asylum Policy That ‘Needlessly’ Harms Migrants
In a new report, research and advocacy group Human Rights Watch describes the dangers and trauma migrants are exposed to under the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols, known as the “Remain in Mexico” program. The group is encouraging President-elect Joe Biden to immediately end the program once in office.
Jan. 7, 2021
AMLO Condemns Censorship Against Trump, Welcomes Biden
Leaders around the world have reacted after the riot in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington and the ratification of votes for President-elect Joe Biden. In Mexico, the president showed his support for the incoming administration, while revealing certain sympathy for President Donald Trump.
Jan. 7, 2021
Remittances To Mexico Reached Record Levels In 2020
Many experts expected remittances to Mexico to plummet in 2020, as businesses and workers faced economic hardship brought on by the pandemic. Instead, Mexicans living abroad sent home record amounts of money last year.
Jan. 7, 2021
Can The D.C. Riots Impact Latin America?
A riot by thousands of pro-Trump protesters in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, along with the clashing electoral process this year, has left many political analysts around the world perplexed. But can we expect an impact from it in Latin America and particularly in Mexico, our neighboring nation and main trading partner?
Jan. 7, 2021
Republicans And Democrats In Mexico Condemn Violence In D.C.
As a result of the large American immigrant population, Mexico has active groups of Democrats and Republicans. And both had something to say after Trump supporters breached the U.S. Capitol.
Jan. 7, 2021
Pinal County Prosecutors Drop Case Against New Years Eve Suspect
Pinal County’s top prosecutor says deadly force would have been an easier option for police that converged on reports of bomb threats near a federal immigration facility, and he credits the many agencies for instead using tools like a drone to safely arrest the suspect in the New Year’s Eve incident.
Jan. 7, 2021
Former Refugee Sentenced In Bomb-Making Case
A Tucson man was recently sentenced to nearly three and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to heroin possession and showing undercover authorities how to make bombs.
Jan. 7, 2021
More Undocumented Arizonans To Become Eligible For Vaccine
Arizona’s most populous county says it will soon make COVID-19 vaccines available to people who do a wider variety of essential jobs, like teaching. The state is home to a large undocumented workforce that will more and more be vaccine-eligible as the so-called Phase 1B distribution expands.
Jan. 6, 2021
Mexican President: States Will Receive Vaccine Next Week
Every state in Mexico is expected to receive the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine by the beginning of next week.
Jan. 6, 2021