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1 Year Since 1st Migrant Caravan Seen Crossing Into U.S.
Destitiute migrants have become a bargaining chip in economic negotiations between Mexico and the U.S.
Oct. 16, 2019
Shootout In Southern Mexico Leaves 15 Dead
Fifteen people were killed during a shootout Tuesday in southern Mexico. According to the Mexican government, the deadly shots were fired while the military repelled aggressions.
Oct. 16, 2019
 Acknowledging Spike In Sonoran Violence, Security Secretary Hopes To Counter Trend
In the Empalme and Guaymas area, near the popular beach resort of San Carlos, Security Secretary Alfonso Durazo said police forces will be put under a single military command. That will help purge police officers with suspected links to organized crime.
Oct. 16, 2019
The Migrant Crisis From A Native American Perspective
As a migrant crisis continues to play out on the southern border this year, from child separations to months-long lines on the Mexican side of the line, there’s one perspective we haven’t heard as much from.
Oct. 16, 2019
Mexican Governor Calls For Retaliation After 13 Police Killed
The governor of the Mexican state of Michoacan is calling for the use of military and police force in response to the slaying of 13 police officers and injury of 9 others in an ambush there this week.
Oct. 15, 2019
Hermosillo Man Possibly Carried Away In Sinkhole
Authorities are searching for a man possibly carried away in a massive sinkhole in Hermosillo, the capital of the Mexican state to Arizona’s south. The Hermosillo fire chief says it's the first such case he's heard of in 24 years.
Oct. 15, 2019
Report Aims To Close Gap In Data On Connectivity In Indian Country
Nearly 20% of Native Americans living on reservations do not have any internet access at home, and more than a third rely on their cellphones to get online. Those are among the findings of a new report assessing tribal technology.
Oct. 15, 2019
Ripples Felt As The Navajo Generating Station Closes
The Navajo Generating Station is shutting down, creating a ripple effect across the region, from the families left searching for jobs to the Grand Canyon where its absence may mean improvements to air quality. Utility reporter Ryan Randazzo has been covering the generating station and what will be left in its wake.
Oct. 15, 2019
Florida Tomato Growers Reignite Anti-Dumping Battle With Mexican Producers
Florida tomato growers are requesting the continuation of an anti-dumping investigation of fresh tomatoes from Mexico less than a month after a deal that put the investigation on pause.
Oct. 14, 2019
Haitian, African Migrants Halted In Southern Mexico
Military police in southern Mexico stopped and forced back a caravan of several hundred migrants — mostly from Haiti and African countries — who were attempting to reach the U.S. by foot over the weekend.
Oct. 14, 2019
Some CBP Drug Screening Devices Cant Detect Low Purity Fentanyl
A report by the Homeland Security Inspector General says Customs and Border Protection spent almost $26 million on small-scale screening devices to catch loads of fentanyl and avoid exposing agents. But the gadgets can’t pick up the deadly drug if the purity of it is 10% or less.
Oct. 14, 2019
Arizona District Has The Most Native American Farmers In The U.S.
The latest agriculture census was released earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It details all the types of farms and farmers in America and breaks down the data by congressional district in each state. One district in Arizona has more Native American farmers than any other in the country.
Arizona Millennial Farmers Keep Industry Moving Forward
Oct. 14, 2019
Mexican President Cautions Against Politicizing USMCA Trade Deal
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wrote a letter to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asking for a prompt approval of the USMCA
Oct. 11, 2019
Guaymas Mayor’s Car Shot By Armed Attackers Outside Her Home
Attackers shot up a car Thursday night belonging to the mayor of an important Sonora port city near the popular beach resort town San Carlos. Guaymas Mayor Sara Valle was alone at her house guarded by two police officers when unidentified attackers shot her car parked on the street outside at least 40 times.
Oct. 11, 2019
Study Found Plastic In Stomachs Of 20% Of Tested Mexican Fish
A study conducted by Mexican researchers and international conservation groups has found microplastic in the stomachs of 20 percent of fish tested at three Mexican ports, including one in the Sea of Cortez.
Oct. 11, 2019
What Is The Impact Of The Remain In Mexico Policy?
The Trump administration has consistently tried to implement — and, in some cases, strengthen — immigration and border policies. Some have been blocked by the courts, while others have gone into effect despite opposition. Rafael Carranza of the Arizona Republic has written about the policy and joined The Show to talk about its effects.
Oct. 11, 2019
African Migrants In Mexico Protest Being Detained In Squalid Conditions
Migrants in southern Mexico are protesting over the treatment they're receiving from government officials, saying authorities are holding them in squalid conditions.
Oct. 10, 2019
Lawsuit: Tucson City Leaders Trying To Influence Sanctuary City Vote
The proponents of an initiative to make Tucson a so-called sanctuary city have sued city leaders contending they’re unfairly trying to influence the election.
Oct. 10, 2019
Activists Demand Spanish Conquistador Images Removed
The image of the Spanish conquistador is found throughout the Southwest — on streets, in schools, on names of hotels and neighborhoods. But there are some who demand they be removed.
Oct. 10, 2019
National Park Service Approves Plan To Protect Native Fish
The National Park Service approved a plan Wednesday to protect endangered fish in the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam. It will encourage what it's calling "an incentivized harvest" of brown trout, a non-native predator whose population has grown too big.
Oct. 9, 2019

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