Fronteras Desk News

U.S. Commerce Tomato Decision Could Hurt Nogales
The U.S. Commerce Department’s decision to resume an investigation into dumping of Mexican tomatoes into the U.S. market could hurt the produce import business, and consumers.
Feb. 7, 2019
Grand Canyon Brings Superintendent Back
Grand Canyon National Park will soon have a superintendent again as federal investigators have completed their investigation and have exonerated the woman who was appointed to that position then put on leave.
Feb. 7, 2019
Douglas Mayor: ‘False Crisis’ Makes Border Issues Worse
As tensions are heat up in Nogales over concertina wire strung up across the border fence, the mayor of Douglas, Arizona says increased border militarization is making life worse for residents in his city.
Feb. 7, 2019
AZ Politicians Skirt Small Town
Arizona’s top representatives took a cautious stance Thursday after the Nogales City Council voted to demand the federal government take down the coils of concertina wire that now shroud the city’s entire border fence.
Feb. 7, 2019
Congressional Subcommittee Digs Into Family Separations
Members of the new Congress aim to unravel exactly what went on inside the executive branch in 2018 when undocumented migrant families were separated at the U.S. border with Mexico.
Feb. 7, 2019
CBP Responds After Nogales Condemns Border Project
The federal agency that asked the Pentagon to shore up the border fence with sharp concertina wire says it needed to add still more wire because smugglers were cutting the wire.
Feb. 7, 2019
Arizona Border Town Fights Back Against Trump Administration
The Nogales City Council voted Wednesday night to condemn the concertina wire installed on the steel fence that separates the small town from Mexico, becoming one of the first border cities in America to fight the aggressive measure. The vote was unanimous and supported by area citizens who also blasted the coils of concertina wire that now shroud the 18 foot border fence in downtown Nogales.
Feb. 6, 2019
Butterflies And The Biologists Working To Save Them
A group of government and university researchers from the three countries convened in Mexico City to share their work and set priorities for how they can collaborate to help the eastern monarch butterflies thrive.
Feb. 6, 2019
Nogales to Vote On Concertina Wire Border Project
As the military continues uncoiling new strands of sharp concertina wire on the border border fence in Nogales, Arizona, local city officials are pushing back.
Feb. 5, 2019
Deployment To Border Will Extend 160 Miles Of Wire
The U.S. military continues expanding its efforts along the border, just ahead of the State of the Union and a presidential deadline imposed on Congress for border wall funding.
Feb. 4, 2019
Former Sonoran Gov. Padres Released From Jail
The previous Sonoran governor was released from jail over the weekend, a move that has generated strong reactions from state politicians. The ex-member of the conservative PAN party was released over the weekend after family members mortgaged properties to cover his bail.
Feb. 4, 2019
F-1 Grand Prix Race Might Leave Mexico City By 2020
If you are an F-1 car racing fan, this year might be your last chance to attend to Mexico City’s Grand Prix, as the new government plans might put an end to Mexico’s premier auto competition.
Feb. 4, 2019
After Some Long-Lasting ‘Ups’, Peso Hits Some ‘Downs’
The Mexican Peso had some of its strongest days in years, partially benefited by the U.S. government’s shutdown. But the trend is changing, affected by the Mexican government’s oil strategy.
Jan. 31, 2019
Bill Would Require More Vetting Of SW Key Workers
A nonprofit that houses unaccompanied migrant children in Arizona says it supports a proposed law that would require more vetting of employees.
Jan. 31, 2019
UA’s Law School Seeks More Partnerships In Mexico
A protracted fight over President Trump’s push for a border wall has raised political tensions with Mexico. But some U.S. institutions are still betting on partnerships with their southern neighbor — including one Arizona school that wants to keep training Mexican diplomats.
Jan. 30, 2019
Processing Delays Reach Crisis Levels At Immigration
A coalition of immigration lawyers says processing delays have reached crisis levels at the federal agency that handles applications for things like visas, green cards and citizenship. The agency says longer waits are often due to a large wave of applications.
Jan. 30, 2019
GAO: Interior Department Needs To Help Tribes
A federal watchdog group has found the Interior Department needs to help tribes wade through bureaucratic red tape so they can provide social services and build homes, roads and businesses in a more timely manner.
Jan. 30, 2019
Judge Seeks More Info On Settlement In Motel 6 Lawsuit
The judge overseeing a lawsuit against Motel 6 for allegedly sharing guest information with federal immigration authorities wants more information before he’ll sign off on a multi-million dollar proposed settlement.
Jan. 29, 2019
More Troops Border Headed To Border
Officials told the House Armed Services Committee that the Pentagon had identified three new caravans of migrants traveling north through Latin America to the U.S. border. That includes one caravan of 12,000 people. And that’s driving this latest troop deployment.
Jan. 29, 2019
Expectation Arises As Mexican Cannabis Market Opens
After almost two years since Mexico approved the use of medical marijuana, nearly 40 cannabis-based products are ready to be sold. The U.S. will be one of the main exporters. But, what does it mean for Mexico to open the legalization of a cannabis market after being “punished” for decades by its illegal production and trafficking?
Jan. 29, 2019

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