Fronteras Desk News

Sonora Training Dogs To Detect Coronavirus Cases
As health officials in Sonora, Mexico continue to look for ways to combat the spread of the coronavirus, they announced last week that they’re preparing a new tool: COVID-19 detecting dogs.
Aug. 23, 2020
Yaqui Protesters End Highway And Rail Blockades In Southern Sonora
Protesters from Yaqui communities in southern Sonora lifted blockades this weekend after reaching an agreement with state and federal authorities Friday.
Aug. 23, 2020
Navajo President Pitches Plan To Spend $177M In CARES Act Funds
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez proposed legislation that would earmark $177 million in federal CARES Act funds. The proposal would fund at least 17 line items ranging from solid waste disposal to providing school supplies for children in the Navajo Nation.
Aug. 23, 2020
Mexico City Inaugurates Heroine Promenade
Paseo de la Reforma, or the Reform Promenade, is one of the oldest and most important avenues in Mexico City. Its sidewalks and medians were mainly adorned with statues of male heroes. But now, the avenue will include 14 bronze monuments to prominent women.
Aug. 21, 2020
Sonoran Hospitals At 40% Capacity For COVID-19 Patients
Officials in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, have reported some encouraging data about the coronavirus pandemic in recent days, including fewer patients in need of hospital stays.
Aug. 20, 2020
Tucson Nonprofit Gets $1M Donation To Help Families
Two donors, the Open Society Foundations and an anonymous giver, donated $1.25 million to the Sunnyside Foundation to help immigrant families affected by the pandemic. The foundation has said the money will go toward helping families who otherwise were denied federal aid.
Aug. 20, 2020
How COVID-19 Stifled Mexicos Entertainment Industry
Mexico has become a growing hub for TV series and film productions, keeping a very tight relationship with the United States. But the pandemic is putting at risk the once shining presence of the industry.
With Online Performance, Hermosillo Theater Troupe Hopes To Stave Off Crisis
Aug. 19, 2020
Members Of Sonora Yaqui Community Continue Protests
Mexico’s president signed an agreement pledging support for Yaqui Indigenous communities in southern Sonora during a recent visit to the state. But protesters say they will continue a rail and highway blockade until their demands are met.
Aug. 19, 2020
Prosecutors: Border Patrol Agent Who Trafficked Drugs A Flight Risk
The U.S. government is trying to convince a federal judge in Tucson that a Border Patrol agent who it says trafficked narcotics for a cartel will flee the country if he’s released from custody.
Aug. 19, 2020
Democrats Abroad Push For Voters In Mexico
The Democratic Convention marks the official start of the party’s campaign season. And in Mexico, its affiliates also are starting to work on gathering expat votes — regardless of their political preferences.
Aug. 18, 2020
Navajo Nation President Delivering DNC Keynote Speech On Tuesday
The Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez is set to speak Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention. Arizona Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai, whose district includes the Navajo community, says she is very happy that Nez will be speaking.
Aug. 18, 2020
Navajo Nation Rescinds Stay-At-Home-Order
The Navajo Nation has rescinded its stay-at-home-order that’s been in place since March. Tribal President Jonathan Nez says, despite the rescindment, the emergency declaration is not ending, and visitors are still discouraged from coming.
Aug. 18, 2020
U.S. Under Pressure To Finish Wall Project As Election Nears
When President Donald Trump speaks in Yuma on Tuesday, he’s expected to focus on immigration and border security, especially the border wall. The administration has installed nearly 300 miles of wall along the southwest border, much of which is simply replacing steel fencing erected within the last 10 years. At 30 feet high with solid steel posts, it’s changing the landscape of the Southwest.
Aug. 17, 2020
Sonoran Legislators Delay Vote On Digital Violence Law Amid Protests
Lawmakers in neighboring Sonora, Mexico were set to vote on a bill last week that would criminalize non-consensual sharing of sexual images online. But they postponed the decision amid protests by feminist groups.
Aug. 16, 2020
Sonora Reports Lowest Daily COVID-19 Deaths In Months
Sononran health officials reported the state’s lowest daily death toll from coronavirus in months Saturday.
Aug. 16, 2020
U.S.-Mexico Border Closure Extended Another Month
Travel restrictions at the U.S.-Mexico border have been extended for another month as both countries struggle to control the spread of the coronavirus.
Aug. 16, 2020
Mexico Plans To Produce COVID-19 Vaccine And Make It Free
Mexico has joined the list of nations that plan to launch a COVID-19 vaccine soon. And the country’s government not only plans to produce it, but also to make it free.
Aug. 14, 2020
Feminist Groups In Sonora Call Law On Sexual Violence Onilne A Hoax
Feminist groups across Mexico have been fighting for legal reforms penalizing the unauthorized sharing of sexual images online. But many are rejecting a version of those reforms proposed in Sonora, saying it would do more harm than good.
Aug. 13, 2020
Navajo Nation Will Start Phased-In Reopening Plan Aug. 17
The Navajo Nation has announced its plan for a phased-in reopening beginning Aug. 17. The plan includes safety measures for residents as well as new business policies.
Aug. 13, 2020
AZ Representatives Raise Concerns About Potential Mexican Produce Measures
The U.S. government is considering action to protect domestic growers from what the Department of Commerce describes as "trade distorting policies."
Aug. 13, 2020