Fronteras Desk News

AMLO lashes out at U.S. State Department over human rights report
Mexico’s president is pushing back on an annual report by the U.S. State Department that says Mexican security forces and government agents have carried out serious human rights abuses.
Mar. 22, 2023
Experts call for action to address water shortages in Hermosillo
The Sonoran capital Hermosillo is experiencing a water crisis. And experts say the only way to fix it is through better resource management.
Mar. 22, 2023
Arizonas state parks are flooding from rain and snowmelt
Rain, snowmelt and dam releases are causing flooding throughout northern Arizona. In Sedona, Oak Creek has been flooding its banks within the Red Rock State Park, forcing park rangers to close trails.
Mar. 22, 2023
At AZ border, Mayorkas announces new DHS initiative to target fentanyl
During a visit to the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales on Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced a new DHS initiative that aims to target fentanyl and other drugs being smuggled through ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Mar. 22, 2023
Flagstaff working on new rules for short-term rentals
The city of Flagstaff will be holding a meeting next Monday night on a draft of its proposed short-term rental ordinance.
Mar. 21, 2023
Northern Arizona warned of flood risks
A combination of rain and melting snow is leading to flood risks in northern Arizona. Officials expect Yavapai and Gila counties to bear the brunt of the risk.
Mar. 21, 2023
New skateboard stamps featuring Native artists
The U.S. Postal Service is getting ready to debut its latest Forever stamp collection — the Art of the Skateboard — at a ceremony in Maryvale. One of the new stamps features a Navajo artist from Arizona.
Mar. 21, 2023
Supreme Court hears Navajo Nations Colorado River lawsuit
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on the Navajo Nation’s right to file a lawsuit over access to water from the Colorado River.
Mar. 21, 2023
Sinema part of U.S. delegation that met with AMLO on migration, security
A delegation of U.S. lawmakers met with Mexico’s president over the weekend. The bipartisan group included Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.
Mar. 20, 2023
7 killed, 4 injured in armed confrontation in Sonora
Sonoran officials say seven people were killed in an armed confrontation between criminal groups in the northwestern part of the state.
Mar. 20, 2023
Apache Stronghold returns to 9th Circuit to argue against Oak Flat copper mine
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday in a case over a land transfer in the Tonto National Forest that would bring a massive copper mine to a sacred indigenous site about an hour east of Phoenix.
Mar. 20, 2023
Feds, states want Supreme Court to end Navajo fight for Colorado River water
States that rely on water from the over-tapped Colorado River want the U.S. Supreme Court to block a lawsuit from the Navajo Nation that could upend how water is shared in the Western U.S.
More Arizona water news
Mar. 19, 2023
Mexico appeals dismissal of its lawsuit against U.S. gun-makers
Mexico says it has filed an appeal in a civil lawsuit against U.S. gun manufacturers. The country sees the suit as a way to stop arms trafficking into Mexico.
Mar. 17, 2023
Sonora invests in dengue prevention after cases skyrocketed in 2022
Sonora officials are kicking off efforts to prevent dengue outbreaks this year after seeing a major jump in cases in 2022.
Mar. 17, 2023
Officials urge spring breakers in Mexico to travel smart
U.S. officials are urging people traveling to Mexico for spring break to be prepared and use caution. They aren’t, however, telling people to stay away from the country entirely.
Mar. 17, 2023
Mexican officials: 5 killed in Tamaulipas were executed by soldiers
Questions have swirled about the Mexican government’s response to the killing of five young men last month by members of the military. Now, human rights officials say they are investigating their deaths as executions.
Mar. 16, 2023
Officials: Querobabi seizes more fentanyl than anywhere in Mexico
Sonoran security officials say one of its checkpoints seizes more fentanyl than anywhere else in Mexico. The claim comes as the country is pushing back on U.S. lawmakers who want to tackle overdose deaths by using the military against Mexican drug cartels.
Mar. 16, 2023
Cheap and welcoming, Hermosillo’s Club Obregon is where the city hangs out with itself
In a historic building in downtown Hermosillo, a good band, cheap beer and inclusive spirit are the key ingredients of one of the city’s most beloved watering holes. Revelers from all walks of life gather to dance, sing and get to know the compelling cast of characters they share Hermosillo with.
Mar. 15, 2023
Tribal leaders are working to modernize their economies
Native American communities have long utilized traditional natural resources such as water, lumber, minerals and crops. As they are taking greater roles in the management and preservation of these precious and sometimes finite resources, many are seeking to diversify and modernize their economies and infrastructure.
Mar. 14, 2023
ACLU: Thousands of forcibly separated families still not reunited
In the first years of the Trump administration, the former president’s so-called “zero-tolerance” policy sparked outrage as videos of migrant children being forcibly separated from their parents by Customs and Border Protection officials surfaced. Trump officially ended the policy in 2018.
Mar. 14, 2023