Fronteras Desk News

Finalists for a proposed wall along the U.S. Mexico border advanced last week, setting the stage for testing of different wall prototypes to begin this summer.
May. 16, 2017
A Mexican journalist in the state of Sinaloa was murdered Monday afternoon, the latest in a sustained attack on reporters in that country this year.
May. 15, 2017
Misael Perez felt stifled by the walls of his own apartment on a recent Friday afternoon.
May. 15, 2017
A U.S. Border Patrol agent charged with murder in a cross-border shooting case in Arizona has told a judge that his alleged victim was involved in trafficking drugs across the border the night he died.
May. 12, 2017
The lawyer for a Mesa man deported Thursday said Immigration and Customs Enforcement lied to him when officials repeatedly promised not to arrest his client.
May. 12, 2017
A government contractor has finished construction of a new border wall along the international boundary near Naco, Arizona.
May. 9, 2017
A federal judge has set a date for early October for the jury trial of a former Border Patrol agent accused of shooting a boy across the border in Mexico.
May. 8, 2017
Mexican federal officials say they’re concerned about Texas' new law banning sanctuary cities, and what the disproportionate impact it will have on Mexicans.
May. 8, 2017
When it comes to oil, Mexico is a major business partner to the U.S., and American investors are even looking into Mexico’s expanding energy market. But recent violent clashes in Mexico’s black market oil could affect those investments.
May. 5, 2017
Mexico will elect a new president next year. Although President Trump has temporarily delayed withdrawing the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, continued uncertainty over NAFTA and Trump's plans for a border wall are roiling Mexican politics.
May. 5, 2017
The Navajo president has called for the removal of the Navajo Housing Authority leadership. He said they’ve mismanaged funds and failed to provide sufficient homes for a tribe living in mostly overcrowded and impoverished conditions.
May. 3, 2017
National conservative groups have encouraged college students to expose their professors’ liberal agendas. Once students out them on social media, a large network launches an online attack. At least four Arizona professors recently have become the targets of such smear campaigns.
May. 3, 2017
The man accused of inheriting El Chapo’s drug-trafficking empire was arrested in Mexico’s capital. Dámaso López Núñez is allegedly in charge of the Sinaloa Cartel, the criminal organization led by drug king pin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.
May. 2, 2017
In Mexico, it’s become popular among business and government types to say they’re preparing for the impending negotiation of NAFTA. They say they want to diversify their business interests beyond deals with the United States. And in Mexico’s booming car industry, one big new player — China — is already moving in.
May. 2, 2017
A massive $1 trillion spending bill that will keep the U.S. government funded for the rest of the fiscal year includes a boost to Homeland Security operations, including new border infrastructure.
May. 2, 2017
Mexico has been victim of drug-related violence and corruption for years. But a new bill passed last Friday may change all that.
May. 1, 2017
Traffickers have had some unusual methods to smuggle drugs. One trafficker tried a whole new way Saturday night in Southern Arizona.
May. 1, 2017
A Congressional lawmaker from southern Arizona has introduced a bill that would speed up the hiring of border agents.
May. 1, 2017
Eight Arizona companies will be represented this week at the Mexico Aerospace Fair just outside Mexico City.
Apr. 28, 2017
A cornerstone of candidate Donald Trump’s run for presidency lay in walling off the Mexican border. President Trump would insist later it wasn’t just a metaphor. But those plans faltered drastically this week amid political wrangling over how it would be paid for. And it’s not just funding. In part four of The Border’s New Boundaries series, the Trump Administration is running up against a blockade of its own at a national park on the border where the challenge isn’t only the dollars to build a wall, it’s the geography.
Apr. 28, 2017

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