Fronteras Desk News

Families Of Missing People Worry New Law Could Complicate Mexico Searches
A national coalition of searching groups had asked Mexico's president to veto it, but instead it was officially published this week.
May. 21, 2021
Mexico Pushing For Gradual Return To In-Person Classes
Mexican leaders say it’s time to start preparing for a gradual return to in-person classes across the country. Some students could be back in school this June.
May. 21, 2021
Mexico Promises To Share 30% Of ‘Patria’ Vaccine Once Approved
Group of 20 nations held a special summit Friday calling for voluntary measures to increase worldwide vaccine availability. During the virtual meeting, Mexico’s president promised to share a vaccine being developed in the country.
May. 21, 2021
Sen. Sinema Details Immigration Proposal, Situation At Border
Congress is again working to try to solve the problems at the border; one proposal comes from Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) and John Cornyn (R-Texas). Among other provisions, the bill would aim to improve the process for asylum seekers and open up regional processing centers to better manage the flow of migrants.
May. 21, 2021
Suspect Captured In Femicide Of Former Nogales Official
Sonoran authorities this week tracked down and arrested a suspect in the murder of a former Nogales, Sonora city official. A slow response to the woman’s disappearance earlier this year caused outrage.
May. 20, 2021
Arizona-Mexico Commission Brings Governors Together For Final Meeting
The governors of Arizona and Sonora met for a final time as heads of the Arizona-Sonora Commission and its cross-border counterpart Thursday. The two leaders have been working together for six years.
May. 20, 2021
Navajo Nation President: How Tribal Enrollment Boosted Numbers, Increased Funding
The Navajo Nation just became the biggest Native American tribe in the country. The status comes after a big effort by the tribe to enroll and fix their records as they attempted to give out federal COVID-19 relief money last year. The Show spoke with Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
May. 20, 2021
Meetings ‘Unique Opportunity’ To Address Mining Spill
Mexican officials are set to meet with residents of communities in northern Sonora that continue to suffer the effects of a mining spill considered the worst environmental disaster in Mexico’s mining history.
May. 19, 2021
Officials: Mexico Could Reach Herd Immunity By Fall
Mexican health officials hope the country will reach what’s known as “herd immunity” against COVID-19 by this fall.
May. 19, 2021
Navajo Nation Will Keep Its Mask Requirement For Now
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says COVID-19 vaccines are effective enough that vaccinated people don’t need masks in most settings. But the country’s largest Native American reservation will continue to enforce a face mask requirement for now.
May. 19, 2021
Border Agency Employees Slow To Vaccinate
The country’s largest law enforcement agency is trying to combat COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. But it’s also not tracking how many of its employees are vaccinated, calling that a personal choice.
May. 19, 2021
Navajo Nation Is Now The Largest U.S. Tribe
The Navajo Nation has by far the largest land mass of any Native American tribe in the country. Now, it's boasting the largest enrolled population, too. The number grew to nearly 400,000 as a result of payments made to individual Navajos for hardships during the pandemic.
May. 19, 2021
Word S5:E8 — Indigenous Detective Lit, YA Fiction
What are you reading this summer? We have some suggestions by Arizona writers for adults and youth or those who don’t want to adult for a minute and feel their youth again. Hear their stories on this Season 5 ender of “Word,” a KJZZ podcast about the literary arts in Arizona and the region, hosted by Tom Maxedon.
May. 18, 2021
Mexico Pushing For Border Reopening By This Summer
In what has become a monthly ritual, Mexican and U.S. officials announced this week another month-long extension of the restrictions through late June. Northbound crossing restrictions have now been in place for well over a year along the U.S.-Mexico border.
May. 18, 2021
Sonoran Governor Candidate Bows Out, Throws Support To Gándara
A contender in neighboring Sonora’s race for governor has bowed out and thrown his support to another candidate. In his statement, Ricardo Bours also lamented the recent brutal murder of his party's mayoral candidate in Cajeme, Sonora.
May. 18, 2021
After Final Meeting, Ducey and Pavlovich Sign Air, Water Deal
Sonoran Gov. Claudia Pavlovich’s six-year term ends in September, meaning this is the last formal meeting between the two as leaders of their respective states.
May. 18, 2021
Arizona Communities Call For Border Reopening
Arizona border communities depend heavily on shoppers crossing from Mexico, but many have been kept out by ongoing northbound crossing restrictions.
May. 17, 2021
Sonoran Restaurants To Help Boost Bacanora Consumption
Sonoran restaurants are set to start promoting the regional agave spirit Bacanora. For many, boosting its profile on local menus a matter of pride.
May. 14, 2021
Pima County Supervisors Vote To Drop Mask Mandate
Pima County’s board of supervisors voted to rescind its mask mandate, just a day after the CDC issued guidance easing mask recommendations for people vaccinated against COVID-19. From the Fronteras Desk in Tucson, KJZZ’s Michel Marizco reports.
May. 14, 2021
U.S. Removes Accused Sinaloan Cartel Figure From Sanctions List
The United States has dropped an accused Mexican drug trafficker from its list of foreign nationals targeted in sanctions. Jesus Reynaldo Zambada is brother to longtime Sinaloa Cartel leader Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada.
May. 14, 2021

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