Fronteras Desk News

Hobbs says shes talking to White House, mayors about the border
Arizona Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs is in contact with White House officials to address concerns about overwhelming migration numbers at the southern border.
Dec. 28, 2022
Law protects export of sacred Native American items from U.S.
Federal penalties have increased under a newly signed law intended to protect the cultural patrimony of Native American tribes, immediately making some crimes a felony and doubling the prison time for anyone convicted of multiple offenses.
Dec. 27, 2022
Texas buses migrants to Washington, D.C., in record cold
Throughout the year, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott have been busing migrants seeking asylum to Washington, D.C. Three more buses from Texas arrived in D.C. on Christmas Eve.
Dec. 25, 2022
Hermosillo birders hope Christmas Bird Count will add numbers to their ranks
Hundreds of bird species live in or migrate to Sonora, Mexico. But while it attracts birders from abroad, few Sonorans have taken up the hobby. But some hope an annual bird counting event will help change that.
Dec. 25, 2022
Mexico implements first interagency health command office in Sonora
Mexico is implementing a new program meant to better coordinate health care across the country, and it’s being piloted in Sonora.
Dec. 22, 2022
Mexican leaders say U.S. will help secure funds for clean energy projects
Mexico’s transition to renewable energy is focused on Sonora - where major lithium and solar plants are planned. And leaders now say they have secured funding for those projects.
Dec. 22, 2022
Gov. Ducey agrees to take down border shipping containers
Gov. Doug Ducey has agreed to remove all the shipping containers he has installed along the border. A press aide says the move comes as a deal was made with the Biden Administration.
Dec. 22, 2022
After many decades of decline, protection for Cocospera Mission could be on horizon
At an aging mission in northern Sonora, each passing year brings more damage to an invaluable historic site. There have been many attempts to protect what remains, but some involved say the current effort is the most promising to date.
Dec. 21, 2022
Border crossing in Nogales quiet as asylum seekers wait
Wednesday marked the day Title 42, the pandemic-era restriction on asylum at the border, was supposed to end by court order. That date is in limbo again after the Supreme Court put a temporary hold on the termination at the request of a filing by 19 GOP-led states, including Arizona.
Dec. 21, 2022
Biden administration releases new guidelines tribal consultation
President Joe Biden pledged to work closer with America’s tribes, and has taken a number of steps to fulfill that pledge. The president recently took another.
Dec. 21, 2022
Wife and children of ousted Peruvian president arrive in Mexico
Family members of Peru’s recently ousted president have arrived in Mexico to receive political asylum. Their arrival comes as tensions grow between the two countries.
Dec. 21, 2022
AMLO suggests plot against Mexican government
In the wake of the incident, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador condemned the attack on Ciro Gómez Leyva, and promised a full investigation of the attempted murder.
Dec. 20, 2022
More high-profile violence rattles Sonora’s port city of Guaymas
On Monday afternoon, opposing criminal groups had a car-to-car shootout in the major port city near the popular beach town of San Carlos.
Dec. 20, 2022
Supreme Court temporarily halts plan to end Title 42
The Supreme Court has temporarily halted plans to end Title 42. The pandemic-era protocol was set to end by court order Dec. 21, but the high court siding with a coalition of more than a dozen GOP-led states asking for an emergency stay. A court is expected to rule on the future of the protocol later this week.
Dec. 19, 2022
Search underway for 7 missing Rocky Point fishermen
Rocky Point's mayor says that the Mexican Marines, state emergency response personnel and even private fishing boat operators are involved in the search effort.
Dec. 19, 2022
AMLO to tout clean energy efforts in Sonora to North American counterparts
Sun- and lithium-rich Sonora has come to figure prominently in Mexico's clean energy plans.
Dec. 19, 2022
A federal suit is challenging Duceys container wall. Protesters already shut construction down
The federal government is suing Arizona over a state-funded project to build a border wall of shipping containers on Forest Service land in Cochise County. But a grassroots coalition of activists shut down construction weeks ago.
Dec. 19, 2022
Dangerous Curvas de Quijano roadway closed
Sonora's governor described the now closed section as a weak link in the state's transportation infrastructure. With the exception of thrill seekers, no one is going to miss the infamous Curvas de Quijano.
Dec. 16, 2022
AMLOs ‘Plan B’ electoral reform is approved by Congress
That comes after a broader constitutional reform of electoral policy was unable to get enough votes to pass.
Dec. 16, 2022
Conservationists call for ban on seafood from Mexico
A new lawsuit seeks to force the United States to reach a decision on a 2014 petition that requested sanctions against Mexico for not adequately protecting the critically endangered vaquita porpoise in the Upper Gulf of California.
Dec. 16, 2022