Fronteras Desk News

Southwest reaches high-level wildfire preparedness early
U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran hosted a town hall Wednesday focused on the Tunnel Fire, which destroyed at least 100 properties.
Apr. 27, 2022
AZ leaders to hold roundtable in Yuma on Colorado River shortages
Leaders in the Yuma area are hosting a roundtable Thursday afternoon to discuss how drought and cuts in Colorado River output will affect water infrastructure and needs going forward.
Apr. 27, 2022
Conservation organizations sue Mexico over ‘Maya Train’ construction
Conservation groups are suing the Mexican government in order to halt construction on a tourist train through the Maya forest in southern Mexico. Parts of the project have moved forward without the usual environmental assessments.
Apr. 27, 2022
Mexican legislators approve creation of search and identification agency
As Mexico confronts what has been called a crisis of disappearances across the country, the lower house of Congress this week unanimously approved a measure to create a new agency to search for and identify the missing.
Apr. 27, 2022
Biden is ending Title 42. This expert says that will help the border situation
The Biden administration plans to end Title 42 in about a month. A federal judge, though, has said he’d grant a motion to stop the administration’s action to end it on May 23.
Apr. 27, 2022
Tucson Mayor Regina Romero calls for an end to Title 42
This week, a federal judge in Louisiana announced he intended to grant a motion that could push back the Biden administration’s plan to end Title 42 on May 23.
Apr. 26, 2022
Firefighters making headway battling Locklin Fire
Firefighters in southern Arizona are making headway battling the Locklin Fire. The blaze was reported late Monday night in the town of Bisbee in Cochise County.
Apr. 26, 2022
Trump says Mexico officials folded to his demands; they dispute this
Mexico's president and top diplomat both disputed the account, and said the statements were campaign rhetoric.
Apr. 26, 2022
How We Build the Wall leaders defrauded donors
Money that was donated to help build a southern Arizona border wall instead went toward luxury purchases for the men who organized the effort.
Apr. 26, 2022
Recent data shows modest drop in Sonoran murders
Data for the first quarter of 2022 showed a much more substantial drop in femicides, or the murder of women because of their gender.
Apr. 25, 2022
Largest-recorded fire in Sonora’s Sierra de Alamos now 95% controlled
A state deputy said an unattended campfire is being investigated as a possible cause, and said the incident shows the importance of raising awareness about responsible behavior in the state's wild areas.
Apr. 25, 2022
This artist honors migrants by weaving the fabric they leave behind
One of Tucson artist Maxie Adler's most eye-catching works doesn't hang in a gallery or in someone's home — it decorates a 30-foot steel post of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Apr. 25, 2022
Navajo Nation lawmakers considers legalizing same-sex marriage
Earlier this month, the Navajo Nation Council’s Health, Education and Human Services Committee voted against a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage on the largest Native American reservation in the country. The bill is far from dead, however.
Apr. 25, 2022
Phoenix Sister Cities donate medical supplies to children’s burn unit
Last week, members of the Phoenix Sister Cities program drove to neighboring Sonora, Mexico, to deliver medical supplies to a children’s burn unit in Hermosillo. Phoenix and Hermosillo have shared a Sister City relationship since 1976.
Apr. 24, 2022
$2.1 billion natural gas facility planned in Guaymas, Sonora
The $2.1 billion natural gas liquefaction plant will be built on roughly 250 acres of state-owned land.
Apr. 22, 2022
Mexican police find body of missing teen Debanhi Escobar
The haunting story of a young woman left on the side of a highway late at night in northern Mexico ended in tragedy Friday, after her body was found in a subterranean water tank at a motel.
Apr. 21, 2022
Report documents harm asylum seekers face in detention facilities
A new report from the advocacy group Human Rights First documents the harm asylum seekers face in U.S. detention facilities. The group is calling for the Biden administration to stop detaining people seeking refuge in the United States.
Apr. 21, 2022
Grijalva hosts Tucson community meeting on environmental justice bill
Southern Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva hosted a community event in Tucson on Wednesday to give details about a bill he’s part of that would make access to clean air and water a right protected by law.
Apr. 21, 2022
New report finds long-term impacts of family separation border policy
The report, out from the advocacy group Physicians for Human Rights, reviewed case files of 13 parents who came to the U.S. seeking asylum and were separated from their children at the border.
Apr. 21, 2022
Multi-state Border Strike Force follows dubious AZ model
Gov. Doug Ducey and 25 other governors launched a Border Strike Force April 18 that will be modeled after the one he launched in Arizona in 2015. But an investigation by the Arizona Republic found Ducey’s Border Strike Force hasn’t been nearly as successful as he has made it out to be.
Apr. 21, 2022