Fronteras Desk News

Mexico Will Pump $30B Into Central America To Slow Migration
The Central American Full Development Plan launched by the Mexican government would benefit Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador over the next five years. Mexico is actively pursuing the United States’ participation in the initiative to slow migration.
Dec. 13, 2018
U.S. Immigration Officials
A new study finds that the U.S. government has had to coordinate with Mexico to handle a large influx of asylum seekers at the southern border. The coordination still leaves a chaotic process for people trying for a better life in the U.S.
Dec. 11, 2018
Mexico Lays Out Plans For $8B Oil Refinery
The construction of the country's seventh refinery is part of an attempt to lower the country’s dependence on imported fuel.
Dec. 10, 2018
Consulates Offer Training For Women Entrepreneurs
The University of Arizona is working with the U.S. Consulate in Nogales to offer a training program for women entrepreneurs in Mexico.
Dec. 10, 2018
Report: Impact Of Deportee Reintegration Unclear
A new report from Congress’s independent watchdog takes a look at U.S. efforts to help deportees resume life in Central American countries known as the Northern Triangle.
Dec. 7, 2018
U.S. Government Drops Case Against Border Patrol Agent In Arizona
The United States has abandoned its attempt to prosecute a Border Patrol agent who killed a teenager by firing through the Arizona border fence into Mexico. A motion filed in federal court Thursday that brings to an end the six-year case of Lonnie Swartz.
Dec. 6, 2018
Sonoran Zika Cases Continue To Climb
The number of cases of the mosquito-borne virus Zika continue to climb in Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south.
Dec. 5, 2018
Mexico City Swears In Its First Elected Female Mayor
Mexico City swore in its first elected female mayor on Wednesday, as more women are pursuing active roles in Mexican politics and are transforming a male-dominated field.
Dec. 5, 2018
75 Years Later, Japanese-American Internment Camp Remembered
A tiny town on the western edge of the Navajo Nation was a prison for dozens of Japanese Americans who’d never been charged with a crime. The notorious case continues to play out today in the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court, where even sitting judges call the World War II internment camp history a “shameful precedent,” when it considered the so-called Muslim travel ban this year.
Q&AZ: What Is The History Of Japanese Internment Camps In Arizona?
Dec. 5, 2018
Man Held Over Agent
The man accused of killing a federal agent in Tucson last week appeared before a federal magistrate Tuesday morning.
Dec. 4, 2018
FBI Offers Reward For Info After Consulate Attack
The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information about an attack on a U.S. consulate in western Mexico. Two hand grenades were lobbed at the consulate in Guadalajara, in the western state of Jalisco, just before 11 p.m. Friday, according to a statement from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.
Dec. 4, 2018
New Mexican President Inaugurated
Thousands gathered in Mexico City's main square over the weekend to welcome the new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who was sworn in on Sunday. López Obrador made exactly 100 promises of what he would accomplish during his six-year presidential term.
Dec. 3, 2018
The Mexican Force That Stop Migrants From Reaching U.S.
The Mexican federal police, which has long helped stop migrants from reaching the U.S., has been found to regularly commit human rights violations against migrants — highlighting one of the central challenges in immigration policy for incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
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Dec. 3, 2018
Governors Support Cross-Border STEM Program
The governors of Arizona and neighboring Sonora, Mexico, signed a memorandum Friday supporting a cross-border science leadership program.
Dec. 3, 2018
AZ Cattle Exports To Sonoran Slaughterhouse Could Start Soon
Exporting Arizona cattle to Sonora for slaughter is currently a lengthy and costly process. But a recent binational deal between Mexican and American federal authorities will ease the inspection process, opening up new markets for the Arizona cattle industry. The details were presented at the Arizona-Mexico Commission Sonora Summit in Hermosillo Friday.
Dec. 2, 2018
Agent Killed By Man Who Threatened Law Enforcement
Federal officials are pursuing charges against a Tucson man accused of killing a federal agent Thursday night who for more than a year threatened and harassed Tucson police officers.
Nov. 30, 2018
Arizona, Mexico Officials Meeting In Sonora
Arizona government and business leaders are joining their counterparts south of the border for the annual meeting of the Arizona-Mexico Commission this week in Sonora, Mexico.
Nov. 30, 2018
Funding Comes Together For Nogales Cold Inspection Facility
Nogales produce importers are hoping that a cold inspection facility at the border could help extend the import season.
Nov. 30, 2018
With Tax Cuts And Wage Hikes, Cautious Optimism On Border
Mexico’s incoming president has promised dramatic policy changes for the country’s border region. The goal is to promote economic development with lower taxes and higher wages.
More News From KJZZ's Hermosillo Bureau
Nov. 30, 2018
Study: Southeastern Arizona Needs Two Ports Of Entry
Southeastern Arizona took a small but crucial step this week toward a new port of entry after a review from the federal government.
Nov. 29, 2018