Fronteras Desk News

From the desert to the sea, CRRIFS cares for and protects San Carlos wildlife
From sea turtles to desert tortoises, pelicans to opossums, a wildlife rescue in the Sonoran beach town of San Carlos cares for and protects both desert and marine animals in this part of the Gulf of California. And in the process, it’s changing people’s attitudes toward the wildlife around them.
Oct. 25, 2022
Legal advocates are suing ICE over access issues for clients in detention
Legal aid groups have filed suit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement and its parent agency, the Department of Homeland Security, over alleged violations of their clients rights behind bars.
Oct. 25, 2022
Some members of Congress say Biden should call off Title 42 removals for Venezuelans
It’s been more than a week since the Biden administration announced Venezuelans arriving at the border would be sent back to Mexico under the pandemic-era border restriction Title 42. Now a group in Congress is asking the administration to reconsider.
Oct. 24, 2022
Sonoran AG: Murdered groom could have been case of mistaken identity
Sonoran authorities that the intended target may have been another person who also had a wedding planned that day in a different city.
Oct. 24, 2022
U.S. trade representative declines to investigate Mexican produce exports
The Nogales-based Fresh Produce Association of the Americas said that an investigation could have triggered retaliatory trade measures from Mexico and other countries.
Oct. 24, 2022
On northern Arizonas steepest slopes, forest restoration takes to the air
In northern Arizona, officials are working to clear overgrown tree lines that haven’t been touched in generations. It's an expensive operation officials hope will save the region’s biggest towns from even more costly fires and floods.
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Oct. 24, 2022
From the streets to the state Congress, Sonora’s LGBTQ movement builds power
In Sonora, a state with a conservative reputation, a vibrant and growing LGBTQ movement has won several legislative victories, and has its eyes set on a number more.
Oct. 24, 2022
 Sonoran authorities increase security around Guaymas
After requests from area parents, patrols will also be more pronounced around the times that children are being picked up and dropped off at school.
Oct. 21, 2022
After deportation to Sonora, Venezuelans find themselves in tight spot in Hermosillo
One Venezuelan man told KJZZ News that he had been given just seven days by Mexican immigration authorities to leave the country at its southern border by his own means after being dropped off in Hermosillo.
Oct. 21, 2022
Health access survey finds ‘2 Arizonas’
Arizona ranks ninth for the most Health Professional Shortage Areas, and the Health Resources and Services Administration has designated the state a medically underserved region. An NAU survey dives more deeply into the state’s unmet needs.
Oct. 20, 2022
Lawmakers want help addressing Tucson groundwater contamination
Lawmakers in Arizona are renewing calls for the federal government to help clean up groundwater in the Tucson area that has been contaminated by military activities.
Oct. 19, 2022
DHS opens parole program for Venezuelans
The Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications from Venezuelans hoping to come to the U.S. on humanitarian parole.
Oct. 19, 2022
Gila River Indian Community announces plan to conserve more water
The Gila River Indian Community in Arizona announced plans to conserve a significant amount of its water supplies. The savings will be used to prop up water levels in Lake Mead.
Oct. 19, 2022
Tribe backs directive to remove shipping container wall
Representatives with the Cocopah Indian Tribe say they support a recent move by the federal government directing Arizona to dismantle a wall of shipping containers in Yuma.
Oct. 19, 2022
Report: Title 42 border restrictions werent enacted on health grounds
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Title 42 was enacted in the spring of 2020, ostensibly to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. But findings from Congress’ Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis tell a different story.
Oct. 18, 2022
In visit to lithium facility, Gov. Durazo says metal is key to Sonora’s future
Sonora’s governor recently visited a pilot lithium processing facility in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo. The pilot processing plant is controlled by the Chinese lithium giant Ganfeng.
Oct. 18, 2022
Confirmed dengue cases near 1,000 in Sonora
So far this year there have also been nine confirmed deaths from the mosquito-borne illness.
Oct. 18, 2022
Hermosillo holds first ever balloon festival
High winds complicated the show somewhat, but the balloons were able to eventually get off the ground.
Oct. 17, 2022
AMLO hopes to discuss clean energy projects with U.S. climate envoy
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said U.S. climate envoy John Kerry will be visiting Sonora later this month, either in the capital Hermosillo or in Rocky Point, where one of the largest solar energy installations in the world is under construction.
Oct. 17, 2022
Mexico pushes to extend use of military for public security
One human rights researcher noted that the military has already been used for public safety for years, and during that time violence has increased and the effectiveness of law enforcement has decreased.
Oct. 14, 2022