Fronteras Desk News

Some AZ drivers are going to Mexico for cheaper gas
Gas prices in the U.S. are at near-record highs right now. And Arizona’s prices have been even higher than the national average. But just south of the border, gas prices remain low. So we are starting to see Americans head south of the border to fill up their tanks.
Apr. 14, 2022
How Title 42 changed the U.S. immigration process
A group of U.S. senators — including both of Arizona’s — have introduced legislation that would force the Biden administration to keep Title 42 in place. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema argue we can’t lift the rule without a plan in place, and Sinema has said she has no faith the administration will be able to do what’s necessary in time.
Apr. 14, 2022
Mexican woman dies trying to climb border wall near Douglas
Cochise County authorities say a Mexican woman died Monday night trying to climb the border fence outside Douglas.
Apr. 13, 2022
UN: Mexico must act immediately to end ‘absolute impunity’ in enforced disappearances
The United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances released new findings this week about the soaring number of disappearances in Mexico, saying the country has become a place where disappearances are "the perfect crime."
Apr. 13, 2022
USMCA body recommends investigation into Mexico’s failure to protect vaquita marina
A USMCA environmental commission is recommending a full investigation into allegations that Mexico has failed to protect a critically endangered porpoise in the Upper Gulf of California.
Apr. 13, 2022
U.S. seeks input on plans to keep humans from killing endangered wolf
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will publish revisions Thursday to its five-year-old Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan that it says will improve protections for the endangered species.
Apr. 13, 2022
Pond renewal work slated for Quitobaquito Springs
Renewal construction will soon be underway at Quitobaquito Springs, a cherished natural water source along the border at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
Apr. 12, 2022
DACA recipients can now apply to renew status online
Citizenship and Immigration Services will now accept online renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. That's the Obama-era policy that gives some undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children a work permit and temporary protection from deportation.
Apr. 12, 2022
Sonoran health officials announce zero COVID cases, deaths
Sonora's governor also announced that another 100,000 vaccine doses would soon arrive for those who have yet to receive theirs.
Apr. 12, 2022
$25M in funding approved for military base in Caborca, Sonora
Violence exploded in the city in 2020, when annual murder cases exceeded the five previous years combined.
Apr. 12, 2022
AMLO celebrates lopsided win in low-turnout referendum on presidency
Less than 20% of Mexican voters participated in the recall election, but among them more than 90% voted to have President Andrés Manuel López Obrador continue his six-year term.
Apr. 11, 2022
Sonora’s major Holy Week holiday starts with major deployments, low COVID risk
This week will be the first Holy Week with few, if any, pandemic restrictions in place.
Apr. 11, 2022
Armed with laptop and data, a graduate student became go-to source on the Sonoran pandemic
If you want to know what’s going on with the coronavirus pandemic in neighboring Sonora, arguably the best source isn’t the state government, a news outlet or a well-staffed NGO: it’s a single graduate student with a passion for turning big data into clear insight.
Apr. 11, 2022
Flagstaff shelter will soon place people in new property
Flagstaff Shelter Services soon will be placing people in need of emergency housing in a newly-purchased property.
Apr. 9, 2022
Mexico’s controversial energy policy survives court case
Mexico's president praised ruling, saying it would allow his government to continue shorting up the CFE, the national government-owned utility.
Apr. 8, 2022
Hermosillo hits scorching 109 degrees on April 7, earliest temp has ever been recorded
A federal meteorologist links the rising and extreme temperatures seen in the region to climate change.
Apr. 8, 2022
Migrant advocacy groups oppose bill that would extend use of Title 42
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators, including Arizona Democrats Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly, introduced a bill that would extend a pandemic-era policy that restricts access to asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. But several Arizona nonprofits are speaking out against the measure.
Apr. 8, 2022
Comcaac Nation in Sonora renews historic march to ancestral site
An Indigenous nation in neighboring Sonora held a historic gathering last year to demand water for their communities on the Sea of Cortez. Now, they’re meeting again. This time in honor of their ancestors.
Apr. 8, 2022
U.S. agency reviewing oil and gas leases near Native American world heritage site
A judge approved an agreement to pause oil and gas drilling near Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico.
Apr. 8, 2022
Amid killings, AMLO proposes new funds for journalists
Attacks on journalists have increased significantly under the current Mexican administration. So far this year, at least eight journalists have been murdered in the country. Now, the country’s president has announced a plan to provided additional government support for reporters.
Apr. 7, 2022