Fronteras Desk News

Sonoran governor proposes creation of state-run private security force
Asked about the proposal this week, Sonoran Gov. Alfonso Durazo said the body would complement — not compete with — privately owned security companies.
Jan. 17, 2023
Organization aims to support Native American dementia caregivers on Navajo Nation
Roughly 1 in 3 Native American elders will develop Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. They will likely rely on family caregivers, who will also need ongoing support. Now, new partnership that aims to reach family caregivers on the Navajo Nation.
Jan. 17, 2023
Winter storm leaves parts of northern AZ in more than foot of snow
A winter snowstorm that blanketed parts of northern Arizona with more than a foot of snow, and it’s not over yet.
Jan. 17, 2023
Human Rights Watch: Mexico has not improved
“Mexico has been in a human rights crisis for a long time, and the situation has not improved over the past year,” the author of the Mexico chapter in a recent HRW report told KJZZ News.
Jan. 13, 2023
6,000 National Guard deployed to Mexico City’s metro
Without citing evidence, Mexico City's mayor suggested that something nefarious could be behind the recent incidents.
Jan. 13, 2023
UN: Title 42 expansion undermines international human rights, refugee law
Two United Nations agencies have spoken out against reforms from the Biden administration, saying the expansion of a pandemic-era border policy puts the United States at odds with established asylum protections.
Jan. 13, 2023
Sonora approves transmission lines from major solar plant
Mexico’s environmental ministry has approved a transmission line project from a major solar plant in Sonora to Baja California. It is part of the country’s most ambitious clean-energy plan.
Jan. 13, 2023
This TV writer found out he was undocumented at 16
Rafael Augustin moved to the United States from Ecuador with his parents when he was 7, but it wasn’t until almost a decade later that he learned he was undocumented. As he writes in his book, "Illegally Yours," it was quite a shock to his teenage world — which he describes as "an end-of-the-world comet hitting [his] frosted-tip head."
Jan. 13, 2023
University confirms one of Mexico top judges plagiarized undergrad thesis
Last year, one of Mexico's top judges was accused of plagiarizing her undergraduate thesis. This week, the university that awarded her degree concluded that substantial parts of the thesis were copied.
Jan. 12, 2023
U.S. loses auto rules trade dispute with Mexico, Canada
A dispute panel has ruled in favor of Canada and Mexico on the question of how to apply automotive-sector content requirements under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement, or USMCA.
Jan. 12, 2023
AZ tribes have deep connection to planned NV monument
President Joe Biden announced late last year that he intends to create a national monument in southeast Nevada that a number of Arizona tribes find significant.
Jan. 11, 2023
Forest Service is considering changes to fire restrictions in Coconino National Forest
The Forest Service will be holding community meetings in northern Arizona to gather input about changes it’s considering to fire restrictions on the Coconino National Forest in northern Arizona.
Jan. 11, 2023
3 journalists have been kidnapped in southern Mexico
Press freedom groups say they learned this week that at least three journalists were kidnapped in southern Mexico in late December.
Jan. 11, 2023
Sonoran officials say they are preparing for migrants expelled from U.S.
With news that the U.S. is expanding a policy that allows migrants to be expelled into Mexico, Sonoran officials say they are preparing for the possibility of more migrants being sent back to the state.
Jan. 11, 2023
Yuma mayor urges border policy changes, says increase in migrant arrivals not sustainable
Politicians, tribal leaders and the head of a local humanitarian group in Arizona's Yuma County called on a politically diverse delegation of senators from around the U.S. to pass immigration reform amid an increase in migrant arrivals that can overwhelm local resources.
Jan. 11, 2023
Hobbs says she wants federal government to engage more with Arizona border communities
During her first State of the State address this week, Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs told members of the press she wants Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to visit the Arizona-Sonora border.
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Jan. 10, 2023
EPA will fund projects address environmental inequity across U.S.
The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, will award $100 million worth of grant money to help communities impacted by climate change and other environmental inequities.
Jan. 10, 2023
AMLO calls for end of abandonment of Latin America
For his part, President Joe Biden pushed back on the notion of the U.S. having abandoned the region, and pointed to substantial spending in recent years.
Jan. 10, 2023
Congressional group heads to Yuma border to meet with aid, law enforcement leaders
U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly will be in Yuma on Tuesday as part of a bipartisan group of eight congressional members visiting the border.
Jan. 9, 2023
Plan Sonora at top of agenda for Mexican president’s meeting with Biden
The suite of clean energy initiatives is centered in the northern Mexican state of Sonora.
Jan. 9, 2023

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