Fronteras Desk News

From the streets to the state Congress, Sonora’s LGBTQ movement builds power
In Sonora, a state with a conservative reputation, a vibrant and growing LGBTQ movement has won several legislative victories, and has its eyes set on a number more.
Oct. 24, 2022
 Sonoran authorities increase security around Guaymas
After requests from area parents, patrols will also be more pronounced around the times that children are being picked up and dropped off at school.
Oct. 21, 2022
After deportation to Sonora, Venezuelans find themselves in tight spot in Hermosillo
One Venezuelan man told KJZZ News that he had been given just seven days by Mexican immigration authorities to leave the country at its southern border by his own means after being dropped off in Hermosillo.
Oct. 21, 2022
Health access survey finds ‘2 Arizonas’
Arizona ranks ninth for the most Health Professional Shortage Areas, and the Health Resources and Services Administration has designated the state a medically underserved region. An NAU survey dives more deeply into the state’s unmet needs.
Oct. 20, 2022
Lawmakers want help addressing Tucson groundwater contamination
Lawmakers in Arizona are renewing calls for the federal government to help clean up groundwater in the Tucson area that has been contaminated by military activities.
Oct. 19, 2022
DHS opens parole program for Venezuelans
The Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications from Venezuelans hoping to come to the U.S. on humanitarian parole.
Oct. 19, 2022
Gila River Indian Community announces plan to conserve more water
The Gila River Indian Community in Arizona announced plans to conserve a significant amount of its water supplies. The savings will be used to prop up water levels in Lake Mead.
Oct. 19, 2022
Tribe backs directive to remove shipping container wall
Representatives with the Cocopah Indian Tribe say they support a recent move by the federal government directing Arizona to dismantle a wall of shipping containers in Yuma.
Oct. 19, 2022
Report: Title 42 border restrictions werent enacted on health grounds
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Title 42 was enacted in the spring of 2020, ostensibly to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. But findings from Congress’ Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis tell a different story.
Oct. 18, 2022
In visit to lithium facility, Gov. Durazo says metal is key to Sonora’s future
Sonora’s governor recently visited a pilot lithium processing facility in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo. The pilot processing plant is controlled by the Chinese lithium giant Ganfeng.
Oct. 18, 2022
Confirmed dengue cases near 1,000 in Sonora
So far this year there have also been nine confirmed deaths from the mosquito-borne illness.
Oct. 18, 2022
Hermosillo holds first ever balloon festival
High winds complicated the show somewhat, but the balloons were able to eventually get off the ground.
Oct. 17, 2022
AMLO hopes to discuss clean energy projects with U.S. climate envoy
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said U.S. climate envoy John Kerry will be visiting Sonora later this month, either in the capital Hermosillo or in Rocky Point, where one of the largest solar energy installations in the world is under construction.
Oct. 17, 2022
Mexico pushes to extend use of military for public security
One human rights researcher noted that the military has already been used for public safety for years, and during that time violence has increased and the effectiveness of law enforcement has decreased.
Oct. 14, 2022
Federal officials want Ducey to remove border containers
Federal officials want Gov. Doug Ducey to remove shipping containers he ordered placed along the border near Yuma and abandon his plans to put more there. Jacklynn Gould, regional director of the Bureau of Reclamation, said the state's "unauthorized placement" is a violation of federal law.
Oct. 14, 2022
Several Sonoran communities hit by extreme violence Thursday
One of those killed in the border city of San Luis Rio Colorado was a former cop that intelligence reports tied to alleged criminal activities.
Oct. 14, 2022
Tucson activists canvas for Prop. 308 as early voting begins
Proposition 308 would give all students who graduate from an Arizona high school and live in the state for at least two years access to in-state tuition, regardless of immigration status.
Oct. 13, 2022
Study suggests source for Salton Sea’s decline
In the past 25 years, California’s most polluted inland lake has grown more polluted and hazardous as it has lost one-third of its water. A new paper suggests that warming trends and water diversion might not be the cause.
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Oct. 12, 2022
New plan allows some Venezuelans to apply to come to the U.S. It also expands Title 42
The Biden administration has a new program that will allow some Venezuelan migrants with U.S. ties to enter on a temporary basis.
Oct. 12, 2022
Sonoran festival to celebrate, educate about the Sky Islands region
A two-day festival in northern Sonora this weekend will be the first in the state to celebrate the sky islands region of Arizona and Sonora.
Oct. 12, 2022