Fronteras Desk News

National Parks Stay Open, Many Unstaffed
The state of Arizona has just approved funds for another week at the Grand Canyon that will keep the park staffed with emergency and maintenance crews during the federal government shutdown. But other national parks have not been so lucky.
Jan. 4, 2019
Feds Relaunch System For Requesting Foreign Workers
The U.S. Department of Labor has scheduled its internet system for accepting applications for foreign guest workers to be back up and running at noon MST on Monday, after high demand for H-2B visas caused it to crash on Jan. 1.
Jan. 4, 2019
Sonoran Crops Damaged By Cold, Snowy Weather
Produce growers in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are asking authorities to declare a state of emergency as snowfall and extreme cold weather damage thousands of crops throughout the state.
Jan. 4, 2019
Shutdown Blocks AZ Hospitality Industry From E-Verify
Arizona law has for years required employers to verify that someone they want to hire can legally work in the United States. But a federal system business owners use has been shuttered due to the partial government shutdown as the peak season for Arizona’s hospitality industry is just getting started.
Jan. 3, 2019
Zapatistas Celebrate 25 Years By
In a statement commemorating its twenty-fifth anniversary, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) from Mexico said its fight will not stop under Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s presidency.
Jan. 3, 2019
‘Roma’ Shines Light On Domestic Workers In Mexico
Labor advocates in Mexico are using "Roma," which tells the fictional story of an upper middle-class family in the Roma section of Mexico City, to advocate for improving conditions for real-life domestic workers.
More Stories From Mexico City
Jan. 3, 2019
It’s Snowing In Sonora! Be Careful On The Roads
Authorities are calling for caution in areas of neighboring Sonora, Mexico, where winter storms have left highways covered with snow.
Jan. 2, 2019
Chinese Smuggling Bust Could Help Endangered Porpoise In Mexico
Chinese authorities recently busted a leading fish smuggling syndicate in an effort to protect an endangered porpoise in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.
Jan. 2, 2019
Even With Change In Gov
In the sunny northern Mexican state of Sonora, solar energy has been booming in recent years. That is expected to continue, even with the new administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
More News From Hermosillo, Mexico
Jan. 2, 2019
U.S. Will Help Mexico Despite Government Shutdown
Mexico requested aid from the U.S. and Canada to investigate a deadly and controversial helicopter crash that occurred Monday. The Canadian help has arrived, but the American support has faced difficulties as a result of the government’s shutdown.
Dec. 28, 2018
New Year’s Shooting Could Bring Harsher Sanction
The stroke of midnight on New Year’s in Nogales brings an eruption of celebratory gunfire. This year, a new state law in Sonora could mean harsher punishments for those who participate in the dangerous tradition.
Dec. 28, 2018
Border Shutdown Would Spell Trouble For Nogales, AZ
President Trump’s Friday tweet threatening a shutdown of the U.S.-Mexico border was an unwelcome message in Nogales, Arizona.
Dec. 28, 2018
Marijuana Smuggling Drops With Legalization In U.S.
A new analysis suggests that as states legalize marijuana, less of the drug is being smuggled across the border from Mexico.
Dec. 28, 2018
Scientists Urge AMLO To Protect Endangered Porpoise
An international group of scientists sent a letter to Mexico’s new president asking him to protect a small, endangered porpoise that lives in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.
Dec. 28, 2018
Despite Challenges, Bike Culture Grows In Sonora, Mexico
Cyclists from Sonora have made their mark on Arizona races like the Tour de Tucson. But cycling has had to overcome a number of challenges to grow there. The city of Hermosillo is hoping to add to its network of bike lanes to help riders feel more comfortable on two wheels.
More News From KJZZ's Hermosillo Bureau
Dec. 28, 2018
Mexican Truck Drivers Protest Tolls Near Border
Truck drivers in Nogales, Mexico, created a blockade on a toll road near the Arizona border this week to protest expensive fees on their big-rigs.
Dec. 27, 2018
ACLU Of AZ Sues For ICE Records
The ACLU of Arizona thinks some traffic stops are being illegally prolonged while local police investigate a person’s immigration status and the civil liberties group has sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for information that can show if it’s right.
Dec. 26, 2018
¡Más Volumen! Mexico City Is The New Digital Music Mecca
Music streaming services such as Spotify are constantly growing, as more listeners prefer them over records. And which one is the largest market for Spotify in the World? Not New York or London, but Mexico City. In five years, Mexico City has evolved from being Spotify’s first-ever Latin American market to its largest listener base worldwide.
More Stories From Mexico City
Dec. 26, 2018
Greyhound Posts Passenger Rights Involving Immigration
Immigrants rights activists have called on Greyhound this year to stop letting Border Patrol agents get on buses to search for undocumented immigrants, and the company has since taken new steps to make sure passengers know their rights.
Dec. 26, 2018
150 Years Of Grand Canyon Boating And No Museum
More than 100 years ago, John Wesley Powell and a small team of men embarked on what would become one of the most daring expeditions of its kind. Today, a group of boatmen would like to build a museum to celebrate that feat.
Dec. 26, 2018

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