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Sonora Looks To Gain From New NAFTA Car Content Rules
The newly renegotiated trade deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico deal requires that more vehicle components be made in North America. Sonora sees opportunity in that possible change.
Dec. 21, 2018
Chicano Chilango: The Mexican-American Migration To Mexico City
For many Mexican-Americans, Mexico City might seem distant both culturally and geographically speaking. But others, instead, are moving there. They are Chicanos turning into "Chilangos," inhabitants of Mexico City, following their roots and dreams, favored by their binational understanding — while facing some culture shocks.
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Dec. 21, 2018
Mexico’s ‘Christmas Ornament Capital’ Struggles To Survive
In the early sixties, a Mexican migrant returned to his hometown in Central Mexico, where he began the production of glass Christmas tree ornaments. Others followed, and the town became one of the world’s largest suppliers of these decorations. But times change.
Dec. 20, 2018
Hermosillo Earns The Plogging World Record
How can you get hundreds — even thousands — of people to voluntarily spend an afternoon picking up trash on city streets? That’s the goal behind a new sport called plogging that’s picking up stream in Sonora's capital city Hermosillo, where residents earned a world record for the most people plogging at one time.
Dec. 20, 2018
Ducey Signs Cross-Border Agreement On Natural Gas
The governors for Arizona, New Mexico and the state of Sonora, Mexico, signed an agreement Wednesday promoting the transport of natural gas to Asia.
Dec. 19, 2018
Mexican Border Minimum Wage Set To Double Jan. 1
The minimum wage along Mexico’s northern border is about to rise dramatically. From the current 88 pesos — or $4.40 a day — it will jump to nearly 177 pesos, or roughly $9.
Dec. 19, 2018
Arizona Nonprofit Donates Christmas Gifts In Mexico
An Arizona nonprofit delivered hundreds of toys Tuesday to children in Sonora, Mexico as part of a cross-border collaboration.
Dec. 19, 2018
For Phoenix Artist, Ancient City Of Teotihuacan Inspires Creativity
In its prime, Teotihuacan was a diverse city with migrants. More than 2,000 years old, it has become an integral part of Mexico’s national identity — and a source of inspiration for one Phoenix artist.
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Dec. 19, 2018
U.S. To Invest $10.6B To Address Central American Migration
The U.S. government is pledging to $10.6 billion in public and private funds toward economic development in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, in an attempt to address the causes of migration from the region.
Dec. 18, 2018
Mexico’s Presidential Estate Opens Its Doors, With Access And Symbolism For All
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico's new president, opened the country's presidential palace to the public this month. It's a largely symbolic gesture that many are responding to.
Dec. 18, 2018
As Grand Canyon Celebrates 100 Years, It Collaborates With Tribes
Grand Canyon National Park celebrates its centennial next year. To mark the occasion the National Park Service is working with eleven traditionally associated tribes to tell their stories. Some say the collaboration is a long time coming.
Below The Rim: Life Inside The Grand Canyon
Dec. 17, 2018
New ICE Data Show Increase In Arrests, Deportations
New data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shows arrests and deportations of undocumented people were up in the fiscal year which ended in September.
Dec. 16, 2018
Supporters Of Activist Facing Deportation Seek Pardon
Supporters of an Arizona activist ordered to be deported this week are making a last-ditch effort to keep her in the United States by asking Gov. Doug Ducey to pardon Alejandra Pablos.
Dec. 14, 2018
 Mexico To Begin Construction Of Controversial Rail Line
Construction will begin Sunday on a controversial plan for a railway connecting the main tourist attractions across southern Mexico.
Dec. 14, 2018
Future Of Mexico’s Energy Reforms Uncertain
Mexico's energy reforms opened up a new market for gas stations owned by private companies. But the new president has opposed the changes, putting the future of the country’s energy reforms into question under the new administration.
Mexico Lays Out Plans For $8 Billion Oil Refinery
Dec. 14, 2018
Congress May Help Tribes Solve Missing People Cases
Congress is considering two laws that would help tribes investigate missing and murdered Indigenous women cases.
Dec. 13, 2018
Mexico Will Pump $30B Into Central America To Slow Migration
The Central American Full Development Plan launched by the Mexican government would benefit Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador over the next five years. Mexico is actively pursuing the United States’ participation in the initiative to slow migration.
Dec. 13, 2018
U.S. Immigration Officials
A new study finds that the U.S. government has had to coordinate with Mexico to handle a large influx of asylum seekers at the southern border. The coordination still leaves a chaotic process for people trying for a better life in the U.S.
Dec. 11, 2018
Mexico Lays Out Plans For $8B Oil Refinery
The construction of the country's seventh refinery is part of an attempt to lower the country’s dependence on imported fuel.
Dec. 10, 2018
Consulates Offer Training For Women Entrepreneurs
The University of Arizona is working with the U.S. Consulate in Nogales to offer a training program for women entrepreneurs in Mexico.
Dec. 10, 2018