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Protesters Insist
Tourists heading south might run into a confusing scene at toll booths in Sonora, Mexico. Protesters have taken over the toll booths because they say they’re unconstitutional.
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May. 20, 2019
U.S. Treasury Sanctions Mexican Officials
The Department of Treasury is sanctioning a former Mexican governor and a magistrate judge accused of corruption and links to drug cartels.
May. 17, 2019
Mexico City Closes Schools, Restricts Traffic As Air Pollution Spikes
A sharp increase in pollution due to high temperatures and nearby fires has led the government to restrict traffic, close schools and order people indoors in Mexico's capital.
May. 17, 2019
Child Migrant Dies In Mexican Immigration Custody
A 10-year-old girl from Guatemala who was in custody of Mexican immigration officials died on Wednesday night after complaining about a sore throat and after seeing a doctor, officials said.
May. 17, 2019
Legislation Would Help Tribes Improve Roads
Lawmakers heard testimony Wednesday about legislation that would provide funding to build and maintain roads and bridges in Indian Country. Only 17 percent of those roads are considered “acceptable” by the federal government.
May. 16, 2019
Committee Passes Navajo-Utah Water Settlement
A Senate committee passed legislation Wednesday that gives the Navajo the right to take a portion of Utah’s Colorado River allotment.
May. 16, 2019
Border Rescues In The Desert Are Rising As Summer Nears
As temperatures heat up in Arizona’s desert, federal immigration agencies anticipate an increase in heat-related illnesses along the southwestern border as thousands of asylum seekers keep arriving at desolate regions of the international line.
May. 16, 2019
2020 Census Citizenship Question Could Cost Phoenix $1.1 Billion
The number of non-citizens living in Phoenix are worth more than $1 billion in funding over the next decade. If the Supreme Court allows the citizenship question, Phoenix would have less than a year to convince undocumented people not to fear outing themselves to the federal government.
May. 16, 2019
Navajos Renew Healing Practitioner Program
The Navajo Nation Council passed legislation Monday to renew a training program to become a medicine man or woman. The tribe is concerned about losing its culture and ceremonies.
May. 15, 2019
After Agreement Ends, Mexican Tomato Growers Sue U.S.
Mexican tomato growers are hoping the U.S. Court of International Trade court blocks a recently restarted anti-dumping investigation and the collection of steep duties.
May. 14, 2019
900 Migrants Flee From Mexican Detention Center
Hundreds of migrants have fled from detention in southern Mexico over the past month, as advocates say migrants are being held in overcrowded facilities with limited access to food and medical care.
May. 14, 2019
Heat Waves, Atypical Fires Affect Mexico City’s Air Quality
Arizona is not the only place being affected by serious ozone levels. As hundreds of fires and high temperatures hit southern Mexico, the air quality is getting worse in cities like the capital, where many citizens are growing concerned.
May. 14, 2019
AZ Man Convicted In Kidnapping-For-Weed Plot Denied New Trial
An Arizona man convicted of kidnapping a Mexican cartel worker whose bosses blamed him for missing marijuana will not get a new trial anytime soon.
May. 14, 2019
Asylum Seekers Returned To Mexico Under Controversial Plan
U.S. immigration officials have sent more than 5,000 asylum applicants to Mexico under a controversial Trump administration plan that forces them to wait there for their day in court.
May. 14, 2019
Ground Broken On New Hermosillo Consulate
Work has begun on a new U.S. Consulate building in Hermosillo, Mexico. The massive compound on roughly seven acres in the Sonoran capital is expected to be finished by 2022.
May. 13, 2019
Mexico Police Arrest School Owner Who Fled After Earthquake
Almost two years ago, Mexico City experienced a devastating earthquake. Nineteen children and seven adults died at the Rébsamen Elementary School. Shortly after, the school owner fled — until last weekend.
May. 13, 2019
Chaco Region Wins Reprieve From Fracking
A federal appeals court ruled the Interior Department illegally approved oil and gas drilling near Chaco Canyon. Tribal leaders opposed the drilling near ancient Native American cultural sites.
May. 13, 2019
One Of Few Remaining Navajo Code Talkers Dies
Fleming Begaye Sr. was one of more than 400 Navajos who served as Code Talkers during World War II. The men communicated during battles using some 600 Navajo words.
May. 13, 2019
On Mother’s Day, Sonorans March For Missing Families
Friday was Mother’s Day in Mexico, and some took to the streets in neighboring Sonora and across Mexico to bring attention to their missing loved ones.
May. 13, 2019
Mexico’s President Wants To Decriminalize Illegal Drugs — But Which?
Mexico's president is proposing major drug reform in his country, decriminalizing illegal drugs and transferring resources from fighting drug trafficking to efforts towards reducing drug addiction.
May. 13, 2019