Fronteras Desk News

Tucson voters approve a sales tax extension for road repairs
Tucson voters have approved a measure to use sales tax revenue to fund a sweeping road improvement project over the next 10 years.
May. 18, 2022
Pima County votes to install new ballot drop-off, emergency voting sites
The Pima County Board of Supervisors have approved 15 new locations for early ballot drop-offs. The sites will also serve emergency in-person voters.
May. 18, 2022
In April, overall encounters rose along border, but arrests fell slightly
New data from Customs and Border Protection shows border officers encountered migrants more than 234,000 times in April. Data shows made less arrests between ports, more encounters overall and a similarly high instance of repeat crossings.
May. 18, 2022
Despite spat over summit, AMLO says U.S. relationship isnt at risk
Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador insists that leaders of country in the Americas should be invited, and has threatened to not attend if that doesn't happen.
May. 17, 2022
Experts: Sonora’s reservoir system at ‘crisis’ levels of storage
The state's system of nine reservoirs is sitting at below 19% of capacity, a figure not seen in mid-May in years.
May. 17, 2022
Eelgrass is an ancestral food in the Comcaac community. Now it’s gaining global attention
An Indigenous nation on the Sonoran coast of the Gulf of California is working to revive an ancient tradition of using seagrass as a food source. The plant is also drawing international interest, both for its nutritional value and its importance to combating climate change.
May. 17, 2022
Tucson immigration lawyer overwhelmed by influx of Title 42 cases
Mo Goldman has been practicing immigration law in Tucson for more than a decade, and right now, he says attorneys like him are overwhelmed.
May. 17, 2022
Investigation brings new attention to atrocities of Indian boarding schools
The U.S. Interior Department has released the first volume of its investigation into federal Indian boarding schools across the country.
May. 17, 2022
Asylum-seeking family cant intervene in AZs Title 42 suit
A federal judge says an asylum-seeking family being blocked from entering the California-Mexico border cannot intervene in the Arizona-led suit trying to keep Title 42 in place.
May. 16, 2022
Federal money will help fund Tucson airports improved runway
The Tucson International Airport is getting a multimillion-dollar funding package from the Department of Transportation.
May. 16, 2022
Mexico to spend $1.2 billion on teacher raises
Mexican educators are being promised retroactive raises. To address what federal officials call inequities in pay for the country’s hundreds of thousands of educators, Mexico will spend some $1.2 billion on those raises.
May. 16, 2022
As the Title 42 debate rages on, asylum seekers in Nogales search for concrete answers
This week, a federal judge in Louisiana is expected to rule on whether the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can terminate Title 42 on May 23 as planned. It’s the latest in a simmering political battle over the future of the pandemic-era protocol that restricts asylum at the border.
May. 16, 2022
Report finds more migrants are going missing in Mexico
An organization that helps families search for loved ones who have gone missing while migrating says nearly four times as many migrants were reported missing last year in Mexico than in 2020. A new report finds many were locked up in detention centers without access to communication.
May. 16, 2022
Construction underway on Rocky Point solar plant
Construction is now underway on a massive, government-owned solar plant near the well-known Sonoran beach town of Rocky Point. The project is by far the most significant solar energy plant undertaken by the Mexican government.
May. 16, 2022
Sonora could be on track for another below average monsoon season
A low-precipitation monsoon season could have serious impacts on the state's critical agricultural sector, and could even compromise cities' ability to ensure reliable water access.
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May. 14, 2022
Mexico’s president threatens to boycott Summit of the Americas
Next month, the United States is set to host the Ninth Summit of the Americas — a gathering of leaders from across the Western Hemisphere. But Mexico’s president is threatening to boycott the meeting if the U.S. fails to invite the leaders of some other countries.
May. 13, 2022
Dolores Huerta tells the story of Si se puede
Fifty years ago, Santa Rita Hall near downtown Phoenix served as a gathering place for a pair of Latino labor icons trying to overturn a new state law stopping farmworkers from organizing. The leader who coined the phrase "Si se puede" recounted history during a Friday visit to the grounds.
May. 13, 2022
New motion seeks to end Title 42 in California and NM
A suit brought by Arizona, Texas and a host of non-border states could keep Title 42 in place for months to come. A new motion filed by an asylum-seeking family aims to end it in other border states.
May. 11, 2022
Sonora will eliminate COVID-19 mask mandate
A mask mandate implemented in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 is set to be lifted.
May. 11, 2022
On Mothers Day, protesters demand justice for Mexicos missing
Tuesday was Mother’s Day in Mexico. But many mothers in the country say it’s no longer a day to celebrate with so many of their sons, daughters and other family members missing.
May. 11, 2022

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