Fronteras Desk News

Hermosillo And Agua Prieta At Maximum COVID-19 Risk
The new designations come as the state as a whole is on the cusp of being deemed red, or maximum risk, on the federal COVID-19 risk scale.
Dec. 7, 2020
Sonoran Governor Touts Investment During Pandemic Slowdown
Among the largest was the expansion of the massive Ford plant in Hermosillo, where the new Bronco Sport is being manufactured.
Dec. 7, 2020
Many In Hermosillo Reimagine A Greener City
Facing rising temperatures and urban sprawl, many people in Hermosillo, the capital of neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are turning to greening projects to make their city a more beautiful, enjoyable place to live.
Dec. 7, 2020
Much More Dire: Navajo COVID-19 Cases Surge Again
Last week, the Navajo Nation saw one of the most severe spikes in reported cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The office of President Jonathan Nez reported nearly 1,400 new cases between Sunday and Saturday of last week, and 19 COVID-related deaths. The Show spoke with Navajo Times Reporter Cindy Yurth for more about the situation is evolving.
Dec. 7, 2020
Mexico City Passes Threshold, No Stay-At-Home Order
Mexico City´s government had promised to return to a stay at home order if a specific number of occupied hospital beds designated to coronavirus patients was exceeded. The limit has been surpassed but the authorities are not making major changes to the current flexible policies.
Dec. 5, 2020
Head Of Mexicos North American Office Visits Washington
A top official from the Mexican government went to Washington D.C. to continue the dialogue between both countries. The visit gives continuity to the visit of the Mexican president to the White House last summer.
Dec. 5, 2020
After 13 Years, Best Buy Exits Mexico
Many businesses have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and the electronics store chain Best Buy is not the exception. But the main hit will be felt not as much in the U.S. as at its branches south of the border.
Dec. 5, 2020
Report: Most Of AZ Undocumented Workforce Crucial To Fighting Pandemic
A new report from the left-leaning Center for American Progress says more than 160,000 undocumented immigrants had jobs in Arizona before the pandemic. Most of them were part of a workforce that’s now crucial to fighting the virus.
Dec. 4, 2020
CBP Says It Will Make DNA Testing Deadline Early
U.S. border authorities started a test program in January to take DNA of certain detainees. In April, Customs and Border Protection was given a three-year roadmap for expanding the practice nationwide. Now the agency says that expansion will be done by the end of this year.
Dec. 4, 2020
WHO-UN Warns Of COVID-19 Levels In Mexico; Government Rejects It
The increasing number of COVID-19 deaths and illnesses in Mexico is generating concerns at the World Health Organization. The country has now recorded nearly 110,000 deaths and about 1.2 million cases. But Mexican authorities are dismissing the warnings.
Dec. 4, 2020
Ferry Company To Start Service Between Sonora, Baja California Sur
The Balandra Star, a ship owned by the company Baja Ferries, will provide service several days a week between the Sonoran port of Guaymas and Santa Rosalía, Baja California Sur. Sonoran officials praised the new service as good economic news for both states.
Dec. 4, 2020
Some Skeptical Of New Sonoran Pandemic Measures
One Hermosillo anesthesiologist, who has helped put a number of COVID-19 patients on ventilators, says they don't go as far as the critical situation demands.
Dec. 4, 2020
AZ Legislators Ask For Land Port Funding In Appropriations Bill
Arizona’s congressional delegation sent a letter to House and Senate leadership Thursday, emphasizing the need to include funding for land ports of entry in the 2021 appropriations bill.
Dec. 4, 2020
Mexico Offers Free Services In Federal Public Hospitals
Last January, Mexico’s president promised to establish a high-quality universal health-care system comparable to the top systems in the world, such as Denmark’s. The Dec. 1 deadline for that goal has passed, and despite some changes being made, many see it as a broken promise.
Dec. 4, 2020
Sonoran Governor Urges ‘Paisanos’ Not To Visit This Year Amid Pandemic
Every December, hundreds of thousands of Mexican nationals living in the United States head south of the border to visit family over the holidays. But officials in neighboring Sonora are urging them not to come this year amid the pandemic.
Dec. 4, 2020
Feds Want To Expand E-Filing For Immigration Court Records
An arm of the Justice Department wants to expand a pilot program and have lawyers file case documents electronically to all immigration courts.
Dec. 3, 2020
Former Mexico President´s Chief Of Staff Resigns
The chief of staff for Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has resigned after two years in office. His departure is raising concerns, and prompting some changes.
Dec. 3, 2020
Mexico Prepares COVID-19 Vaccines, Thanks Trump
Mexico is planning to follow the United Kingdom and become one of the first countries to administer COVID-19 vaccine to its population. And according to its president, this will be possible thanks to the current U.S. administration.
Dec. 3, 2020
AMLO Says He Will ‘Rescue’ Toll Booths From Protesters In Sonora
After Mexico’s National Guard successfully removed protesters from toll booths in other states, the president says they’re coming for Sonoran protesters next.
Dec. 3, 2020
Restrictions Tighten Somewhat In Sonora As COVID-19 Cases Soar
Authorities in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are tightening restrictions on some businesses as coronavirus cases rise steeply.
Dec. 3, 2020

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