Fronteras Desk News

Downtown Phoenix event celebrates Navajo Code Talkers
On Sunday, residents gathered in downtown Phoenix to celebrate National Navajo Code Talkers Day. The event honored the members of the U.S. Marine Corps who used the Navajo language to relay unbreakable coded messages during World War II.
Aug. 14, 2022
Ducey orders crews to fill gaps in border wall
Arizona officials say they will use shipping containers to close a 1,000-foot gap in the border wall near Yuma.
Aug. 13, 2022
Mexican officials say they have cleared enough water to rescue 10 miners trapped in collapse
Mexican officials said Friday that they believe they will finally be able to enter a flooded mine to attempt to rescue 10 miners who have been trapped inside for more than a week.
Aug. 12, 2022
Prison riot erupts into violence on the streets of Mexican border town
A prison riot spilled into the streets of a Mexican border town Thursday, leaving nine dead.
Aug. 12, 2022
A new museum will honor Navajo Code Talkers
Aug. 14 marks the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Navajo Code. This year, that day will also mark the groundbreaking for the first national Navajo Code Talkers museum in New Mexico.
Aug. 12, 2022
AMLO: 16 cartel members were arrested amid night of violence in 2 states
More than 10 hours of violence erupted in two Mexican states this week — apparent retaliation for a military operation targeting a cartel meeting.
Aug. 11, 2022
Sonora is making headway on aqueduct to provide water to Yaqui towns
Officials say a major aqueduct project designed to bring potable water to Yaqui towns in Sonora is moving ahead. It’s part of the so-called justice plan promised by Mexico’s president.
Aug. 11, 2022
Legislation could give Afghan evacuees a pathway to citizenship
A bipartisan group in Congress has introduced legislation to create a pathway to citizenship for thousands of Afghans evacuated from their country last fall. But many are in the U.S. on temporary parole.
Aug. 10, 2022
AMLO announces plans to militarize the National Guard
This week, Mexico’s president announced plans to move the country’s National Guard under the control of the Defense Ministry, causing concern over increasing militarization of the nation’s public safety forces.
Aug. 10, 2022
More questions arise for the future of Remain in Mexico program
The Biden administration announced that it would begin winding down the Migrant Protection Protocols program, or MPP. It's the second time the administration’s attempted to end the Trump-era program that forced over 70,000 asylum seekers to await U.S. hearings in Mexico.
Aug. 10, 2022
Coconino County threatened with floods faces national competition for federal help
Coconino County officials warned residents that they’re competing for federal funds with other disaster-affected communities throughout the U.S. as flooding continues to threaten Flagstaff.
Aug. 10, 2022
Ex-Border Patrol agent wont stand trial until 2023
Former U.S. Border Patrol Agent Carlos Victor Passapera Pinott was arrested in August 2020 on drug smuggling and bribery charges. On Tuesday, a federal judge in Tucson granted a request by his lawyer to delay his trial until April of next year.
Aug. 9, 2022
Tribes along the Colorado River are finally getting their say on water policy
Historically, tribes along the Colorado River have been left out of decision-making about it, despite being senior water rights holders. But that's starting to change.
Aug. 9, 2022
How a Mexican girl found herself in Lisa Simpson and Edgar Allan Poe
Erika L. Sánchez's first young adult novel is currently being made into a film. Now she's out with her debut memoir, "Crying in the Bathroom."
Aug. 9, 2022
Texas court lifts Remain in Mexico order, clearing last hurdle keeping policy in place
A federal court has officially vacated its earlier ruling that required the Biden administration to restart the Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP, the Trump-era program that forced tens of thousands of asylum seekers to await hearings in Mexico.
Aug. 8, 2022
Pima County monkeypox vaccines to go toward people most at risk
Health officials in Pima County say the county is ramping up to offer more monkeypox vaccines as additional supplies arrive in the coming weeks.
Aug. 8, 2022
Study suggests vaquita marina may have learned to escape fishing nets
The continued survival of a small porpoise in Mexico’s Upper Gulf of California may indicate that the few remaining members of the species have learned how to escape from fishing nets. But experts warn that it will still become extinct if it’s not protected from those nets.
Aug. 5, 2022
Mexico’s foreign minister discusses lithium collaboration with Bolivian authorities
Mexico’s foreign minister met with Bolivian officials this week to discuss lithium collaboration. Mexico has been working to nationalize lithium deposits in the country, including in neighboring Sonora.
Aug. 5, 2022
Rio Sonora residents still waiting on remediation 8 years after spill
Saturday marks eight years since the worst environmental mining disaster in Mexican history. And for residents of the Rio Sonora valley, the impacts of that spill are still being felt.
Aug. 4, 2022
Famed jaguar El Jefe has been spotted in Sonora
A rare northern jaguar last documented in Arizona in 2015 has been spotted on camera in neighboring Sonora. Conservation groups point to the sighting as evidence of continued cross-border connectivity for the species.
Aug. 4, 2022