Fronteras Desk News

Mexican Senator: Bad Tomato Deal Could Imperil New NAFTA
A high-ranking Mexican senator is warning his American counterparts that an unresolved tomato dispute could imperil the renegotiated NAFTA — or USMCA — deal.
Jun. 18, 2019
Phoenix, UA Delegations Visit Mexico City
Two Arizonan committees are on a business trip in Mexico City. One of them is from Phoenix and focuses on innovation and trade, while the other is from Tucson and looks to strengthen research and education.
Jun. 18, 2019
Pants Or Skirt? The Debate Behind The New School Uniforms Policy In Mexico City
In Mexico City, the government established a gender neutral policy to public school uniforms, allowing children to use skirts or pants regardless of their gender. But how hard will it be for the measure to promote tolerance and diversity?
Jun. 18, 2019
Union: Border Deployments Hurting CBP Port Inspections
Dozens of local and federal governing boards and private companies — ranging from the city of San Luis to FedEx — are calling on the federal government to push through funding for more port inspectors.
Jun. 18, 2019
Prescribed Fires Planned Near Grand Canyon
As several wildfires continue to rage across the state, there are a few that are burning on purpose. Three are planned near the Grand Canyon. Fire managers plan to burn an area as early as Tuesday depending on conditions.
Jun. 17, 2019
Feds Aim To Cut Processing Times For Immigration Applications
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced a plan to cut the time it takes to process requests to naturalize or become a permanent resident.
Jun. 17, 2019
Sonoran Soccer Games To Air In Phoenix, Other U.S. Cities
Phoenix soccer fans will be able to watch a professional soccer team from Sonora, Mexico, play live on TV for the first time this season.
Jun. 17, 2019
In Sonora, Warrior Searchers Take Up Search For Missing Loved Ones
As in many Mexican states, hundreds of Sonorans have gone missing in recent years. Official investigations often don’t turn up suspects or bodies, leaving family members to wonder and worry about their son, brother or husband’s fate. Some, however, have taken it upon themselves to find those bodies, and have recently had a fair amount of tragic success.
Jun. 14, 2019
Navajo Code Talkers: The Miracle That Ended World War II
Part one explored how the idea was born to create the Navajo Code used in World War II. Now meet one of the few remaining Navajo Code Talkers and learn how they developed the unbreakable code that became critical to saving lives and ending World War II.
3 Navajo Code Talkers Die In A Month
Jun. 14, 2019
Mexican Immigration Commissioner Quits
While the Mexican government pushes its strategy to stop and detain migrants entering from Central America, a resignation on Friday at its main office for migratory affairs rocks the boat.
Jun. 14, 2019
Mexico Deploys National Guard To Stop Migrants
Mexico confirmed the deployment of the newly-formed National Guard to its southern border to stop migrants, as agreed with the U.S. But opponents said the federal government is breaking the law and turning Mexico into the U.S. border wall.
Jun. 14, 2019
7-Year-Old Girl Dies Crossing Arizona Border
Federal agents found the body of a 7-year-old girl near the Arizona-Mexico border Wednesday morning. The U.S. Border Patrol and Mexico’s federal police were searching the border region west of Lukeville, Arizona, Thursday afternoon.
Jun. 13, 2019
Nogales Would Need Help If Asylum Seekers Are Returned
As part of a recent deal, more Central Americans seeking asylum in the U.S. will be returned to Mexican border cities. One Sonoran city mayor said it would need help if they’re sent there.
Jun. 13, 2019
Aid Groups Eye Unused Phoenix School As Potential Migrant Shelter
Aid groups helping migrant families dropped off by federal authorities have set their sights on an empty school near Sky Harbor International Airport as a potential overnight shelter, but opening the facility is at least weeks away.
Jun. 13, 2019
App Aims To Raise Accountability In Immigration Court
A legal advocacy group has unveiled an app aimed at increasing accountability and transparency in the backlogged immigration court system.
Jun. 12, 2019
After Burst of Border Violence, DPS Sends Help to Border
The Department of Public Safety is sending resources to the Arizona-Mexico border after bloody shootouts left nine dead in two Sonoran cities. But one Sonoran official doubts there will be much for them to do.
Jun. 12, 2019
Mexico Activists Accused Of Human Smuggling Released
In Arizona, it is unclear if humanitarian aid worker Scott Warren will continue to face charges of illegally harboring undocumented immigrants. And in Mexico, two activists accused of human smuggling have been released. Their supporters said the arrests were a setup.
Jun. 12, 2019
Protecting The Northern Jaguar: Securing Jaguar Corridors
Nature reserves provide a safe haven for wildlife that’s an essential part of recovering the diminishing northern jaguar population. But it takes more than protecting isolated reserves to ensure jaguars’ long-term survival. That’s why some conservationists are putting their focus on securing jaguar corridors in northern Mexico.
Jun. 12, 2019
Hung Jury In Humanitarian Border Aid Trial
A federal jury said Tuesday that it could not reach a verdict on against Scott Warren, a humanitarian aid worker accused of illegally harboring undocumented immigrants. Warren contended he merely provided food, water and shelter to immigrants who needed it and that humanitarian aid was not a crime. Prosecutors and the defense will meet again in early July to decide whether this case ends here.
Jun. 11, 2019
Report: Retrofitting NGS Would Boost Navajo Economy
As Peabody Energy lays off more Navajo workers, the tribe decides what to do with the old coal mine and power plant set to close in coming months.
Jun. 11, 2019

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