For the last four years, a nonprofit group in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo has been carrying out an annual survey to identify the needs and concerns among residents. Overwhelmingly, violence and drug addiction were cited as the city’s biggest issues.
President Biden has ended the declaration of emergency at the border with Mexico, ordered by his predecessor two years ago. But Mexico’s president says U.S. deportations continue, as does Mexico's strategy to control migration at its southern border.
The German aerospace company AT Engine invested more than $200 million in the facility, which will supply customer General Electric with turbine parts, according to a state release and comments from a company representative. The facility is expected to bring roughly 400 jobs to the state.
According to the Mexican government, the U.S. is not fully cooperating to stop gun trafficking. Mexico is also accusing the former U.S. ambassador of providing false information. An estimated 70% of guns used for crime in Mexico come from the U.S. — and many of them from Arizona.
In Mexico, oxygen has become a rare, expensive and sometimes risky commodity as the pandemic keeps hitting hard. But it's a necessity as crowded or expensive hospitals have forced some in Mexico City to care for sick family members at home. → More Fronteras Desk News
This week, President Biden signed three executive orders repealing some of the immigration policies implemented by the previous administration. But that hasn’t provided relief for many asylum seekers waiting south of the border for protection in the United States.
Hiking in Sonora has enjoyed steadily growing popularity in recent years, a trend the pandemic has only sped up. That has been good news for hiking guides in the state. But the rising popularity has also brought some consequences. → More News From The Fronteras Desk