Fronteras Desk News

U.S. To Retry No More Deaths Border Activist
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday they will seek to retry a humanitarian aid worker they say illegally harbored two undocumented migrants from Central America in southern Arizona. This is the government’s second attempt after the case last month ended in a mistrial.
Jul. 2, 2019
Out Of Room On Arizonas Border
An ongoing migration of asylum seekers from Central America has strained federal border agencies, nonprofit organizations and local towns. Along Arizona’s border with Mexico, the Trump administration is making room for even more migrants, but it’s also increasing pressure on a neighboring Mexico border city.
Crossing Mexico: The New Barrier For U.S.-Bound Migrants
Jul. 2, 2019
Southwest Key Worker Arrested On Suspicion Of Sex Crimes
Police have arrested a Southwest Key Programs worker on suspicion of sex crimes. Court documents say Jose Antonio Rojas-Minjares is accused of sexual conduct with a minor and luring a child for sexual exploitation.
Jul. 1, 2019
Hearing Scheduled For Tuesday Is Next Step Toward Migrant Shelter
Humanitarian aid groups helping migrant families dropped off in Phoenix could take a big step Tuesday toward opening an overnight shelter, but the groups are still at least one week away from housing migrants at the Ann Ott School.
Jul. 1, 2019
Nogales, Sonora, To Hermosillo Flights Set To Return
After more than a decade without a direct commercial service, the border city and export manufacturing hub Nogales, Sonora, will soon be a one-hour flight from Hermosillo.
Jul. 1, 2019
Ducey, Pavlovich Meet At Arizona-Mexico Commission
Gov. Doug Ducey and Gov. Claudia Pavlovich took part in the last day of the Arizona-Mexico Commission’s 60th birthday celebration Friday. Getting Congress to approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement was on the tip of both governors’ tongues throughout the day.
Jun. 28, 2019
Mexico Says it Wants to Review Major Pipeline Contracts
Mexico has given notice to at least two companies behind major natural gas pipelines that it wants to review elements of their contracts.
Jun. 28, 2019
134 Migrants Found In Locked Tractor Trailer In Mexico
The Mexican government’s recent crackdown on migrants has pushed many to risky routes and means of transportation.
Jun. 28, 2019
Despite Concerns In Mexico’s Situation, López Obrador Prepares Celebration
July 1 marks anniversary of the election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador as president of Mexico. And he’s planning a big party — despite concerns on how his administration is dealing with the country.
Jun. 28, 2019
Phoenix: No City Facilities Suitable For Migrant Families
As humanitarian groups work to turn a former Phoenix elementary school into a temporary shelter for migrant families, the city publicly responds to requests for help.
Jun. 28, 2019
Former Mexican Ambassador To U.S. Talks Trade, Migration
The former Mexican ambassador to the United States talked trade and migration during a luncheon to celebrate the Arizona-Mexico Commission’s 60th birthday.
Jun. 27, 2019
Reducing Migrants A Tough Assignment For Mexico, Report Says
The Mexican government will likely struggle to fulfill promises to the Trump administration to reduce the number of Central American migrants arriving to the U.S. by late August, according to a report.
Jun. 27, 2019
Four Corners Congressional Members Support Navajo Hualapai Water Bills
This week, the U.S. House Natural Resource Committee is considering a handful of bills that would ensure clean and sustainable water is delivered to tribal lands along the Four-Corner states.
Jun. 27, 2019
Arizona, Sonora Ink Deal To Draw More Filmmakers
Arizona and Sonora have teamed up to draw more film and digital media production to the region. One idea is to show directors they can capture any scene they need within a 300-mile radius.
Jun. 27, 2019
Impunity, Crime And Budget Cuts Threat The Mexican Press
In Mexico, many journalists suffer from violence for doing their job, and despite the president’s promise to eradicate those crimes, attacks on the press continue and the murder rate grows.
Jun. 26, 2019
SW Members Of Congress Decry Produce Protection Measures
A group of 23 members of Congress, including much of Arizona’s delegation, recently penned a letter decrying the potential impacts of protectionist agricultural policies.
Jun. 25, 2019
Sonora To Receive 1,800 National Guard Members
Mexico’s new National Guard force will be sent to Sonora, Arizona’s Mexican neighbor to the south. The newly formed security force will deploy 1,800 members to the state in early July. That’s according to a recent announcement from the state’s Gov. Claudia Pavlovich.
Jun. 25, 2019
Mexico Will Create A Forensic Institute In Sonora
Mexican authorities announced Monday they are creating a regional forensic institute in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, to address a growing problem with unidentified bodies in the country.
Jun. 25, 2019
Arizona-Mexico Commission Summit Starts Wednesday
The Arizona-Mexico Commission officially starts its 60th birthday celebration Wednesday at a resort in the north part of the Valley. Governors, members of Congress and a former Mexican Ambassador to the United States are scheduled to take part in the so-called summit.
Jun. 25, 2019
Mexico Auctions State And Crime-Owned Properties
For years, the Mexican government has auctioned properties taken from criminals. The current administration is also auctioning dozens of state-owned properties, including places where drug lords were arrested or killed.
Jun. 24, 2019