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Sonoran Businesses Lobby President For Infrastructure Support
More than 30 Sonoran business leaders met with the Mexican president this week to lobby for projects in their state. The sizable group discussed a number of private developments being pursued in the state.
Oct. 3, 2019
Finland To Repatriate Tribes Ancestral Remains, Artifacts
Finland has agreed to return to Native American tribes ancestral remains and artifacts taken by a scientist in the late 1800s. In 1891, a Swedish researcher took hundreds of artifacts and the remains of 20 people from what is now Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.
Oct. 3, 2019
Violent Groups Disrupt Protests In Mexico City
Recent protests in Mexico City have been disrupted by riots where several people have been hurt. The local and federal governments are being strongly criticized for not stopping the violence.
Oct. 3, 2019
Democrats Accuse Trump Of Ignoring Law In Refugee Cap
The Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee has accused the Trump administration of ignoring a law that requires the Executive Branch to consult with Congress on the new refugee cap.
Oct. 3, 2019
In Mexico, Nervous Business Leaders Watch Fate Of US Trade Deal
Business and government leaders in Mexico are working to calm any fears that President Trump's impeachment proceedings could jeopardize the ratification of a new trade agreement.
Oct. 3, 2019
Conservationists, Fishermen Unsatisfied With Mexico’s Efforts To Protect Porpoise
The Mexican government says it’s increasing enforcement efforts in the Sea of Cortez to prevent illegal fishing nets from harming an endangered porpoise. It comes a week after local fishermen announced they would buck a fishing ban this shrimp season. But the government's plan doesn't address their concerns.
Oct. 2, 2019
5th Annual Jaguar Day Festival Celebrates Nature, Culture
This year marks the fifth annual Jaguar Day Festival in southern Sonora, Mexico. It’s a celebration that brings awareness to the endangered jaguar in this region. The town of Álamos, Sonora, is hosting its annual Día del Jaguar celebration this Friday and Saturday.
Oct. 2, 2019
Environmentalists: Glen Canyon Dam Plan Ignores Climate Science
Environmentalists filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the federal government alleging it has to take climate science seriously when it comes to managing Glen Canyon Dam.
Oct. 2, 2019
Native American Leaders Push Against AZ Voting ID Proposal
On Tuesday, U.S. representatives held a field hearing on voting access in Arizona. This is one of several remote hearings the House Subcommittee on Elections has held in the wake of changes in regulations under the voting rights act.
Oct. 2, 2019
GAO Reports Spike In Immigrant Applications Tied To Domestic Violence
The number of foreign nationals seeking to permanently stay in the United States because they were a victim of domestic violence has spiked in recent years, but so has the number of applications flagged by the government as possible fraud.
Oct. 1, 2019
One Of Latin America’s Largest Solar Plants Now Operating In Sonora
Acciona and Tuto Energy’s Puerto Libertad facility is one of the largest solar installations in Latin America. With over 1.2 million panels, the 405-megawatt plant generates enough power for over half a million Mexican homes, according to a company release.
Oct. 1, 2019
Firewood Gathering Ban Lifted In Arizona, New Mexico
A ban on gathering firewood in New Mexico and Arizona has been lifted. The decision stemmed from a case in which environmentalists accused the federal government of failing to track Mexican spotted owls.
Oct. 1, 2019
Unpunished Crime Costs Mexico $21 Billion, Study Says
Unresolved homicides, abductions and forced displacement cost Mexico at least $21 billion, or 0.58% of the country’s gross domestic product, every year, according to an analysis released on Tuesday by researchers from the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education and the Mexico City-based think tank Creatura.
Oct. 1, 2019
Inspector General Finds CBP Broke The Law At California Port
The Homeland Security Department’s own watchdog says Customs and Border Protection broke the law when dealing with asylum-seekers at small port of entry in California that sits between San Diego and Calexico.
Oct. 1, 2019
Nonsoon Brings Record Low Rainfall To Flagstaff
Instead of a monsoon, people in Flagstaff are calling the weather pattern this summer a “nonsoon.” It was the driest on record.
Oct. 1, 2019
Environmentalists Concerned About Dam Proposals Near Grand Canyon
A Phoenix-based company has proposed two dams on the Little Colorado River just a few miles outside Grand Canyon National Park. Environmentalists are worried about ecological and cultural impacts to the area.
Sep. 30, 2019
Trumps Aims To Further Limit Refugee Resettlement
The Trump administration has steadily been shrinking the cap on refugee resettlement in the states.
Sep. 30, 2019
5 Migrant Mothers Sue Over Family Separations
Five migrant families are suing the federal government over what they call the "ongoing trauma" they suffered after being separated by immigration authorities at the Arizona border last year.
Sep. 30, 2019
AZ Chamber Of Commerce: USMCA Will Pass Regardless Of Possible Impeachment
The president a leading Arizona business group expects the U.S. Congress to ratify the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) soon to improve the state’s economy — regardless of a possible impeachment process.
Sep. 30, 2019
In Mexico, 43 Abducted Students One Of Many Missing Persons Cases
Five years after 43 students were kidnapped by police and turned over to organized crime as they were traveling by bus, authorities say they still have more questions than answers. So on Thursday, the anniversary of their disappearance, thousands marched on the Mexico City’s central square.
Sep. 30, 2019

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