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Mexico’s President Apologizes For Delayed Sonoran Highway Construction
Mexico’s president said Friday that highway construction in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, won’t be completed this month as he promised. It's latest of many delays to the construction project.
May. 6, 2019
Even With Tomato Agreement, Some Duties Likely Still Coming
There is no sign yet of a new deal for imported Mexican tomatoes. But even a last-minute deal may not prevent some duties from being imposed. May 7 is the day the U.S. Commerce Department said it would withdraw from the Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico.
May. 6, 2019
Will Former Phoenix Southwest Key Worker Accused Of Sex Crimes Take Plea Deal?
There’s a plea bargain on the table for Fernando Magaz Negrete, a former worker at a shelter for unaccompanied migrant children, who stands accused of sex crimes against a 14-year-old girl.
May. 3, 2019
Giant Puppets Return To The Border For Nogales Art Festival
Giant puppets are returning to both sides of the border in Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Mexico, for a performance and art fair this Sunday. The Beyond the Wall Festival is back in Nogales for the second time this year.
May. 3, 2019
Tucson Asks Community For Help With Migrants
The city of Tucson spent $20,000 of taxpayer money to shelter asylum seekers dropped off by federal immigration agents over a weekend in mid-April. Now the city is asking the community to step in as a large monastery housing migrants will be converted to other uses this summer.
May. 3, 2019
Construction Underway On Cross-Border Pipeline Expansion
After getting a construction green light last month from the U.S. government, crews have been working on a compressor station for Kinder Morgan’s Sierrita pipeline. It runs from near Tucson to the border in Sasabe.
May. 3, 2019
Trial Run Of DNA Testing For Migrants To Begin Soon
DNA testing of some migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border and claim to be family could start as early as next week, but it is unclear if the pilot program will come to Arizona.
May. 2, 2019
Tucson Asks For Help With Migrants
Tucson city leaders plan to ask for individual volunteers and more nonprofit groups to help this Friday. The city recently started providing shelter to some migrants at taxpayer expense in late April when ICE said it would simply drop people off at a central Tucson bus station.
May. 2, 2019
Head Of U.S. Defense Questions Border Troop Deployment
The acting secretary of defense told a congressional subcommittee Wednesday that the military needs to return to traditional missions. Patrick Shanahan questioned just how long troops are needed at the U.S.-Mexico border.
May. 1, 2019
Arizona-Sonora Nonprofit To Receive Migrant Aid From Catholic Church
Pope Francis has donated half a million dollars to support migrant aid projects in 16 Catholic diocese in Mexico. One of those projects is with the Kino Border Initiative, a binational Jesuit ministry that works on both sides of the border in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora.
May. 1, 2019
Crossing Mexico: The New Barrier For U.S.-Bound Migrants
Mexico has long been a thoroughfare for migrants hoping to reach the U.S. by land. Now, as caravans of thousands of people have begun to arrive to Mexico's border with Central America, Mexican authorities have been stopping the flow north. Is Mexico reacting to pressure from President Donald Trump to cut off migration?
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May. 1, 2019
ICE To Probe Docs Of Migrants Claiming To Be Families
The head of Homeland Security Investigations in Arizona says his team has sent about 15 cases to federal prosecutors in the roughly two weeks since U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement redirected agents to Yuma to probe whether migrants crossing the border are using fake documents to say they are families.
Apr. 30, 2019
Tucson Couple Kidnapped, Rescued In Nogales, Sonora
A Tucson couple was kidnapped last Wednesday, April 24, in Nogales, Sonora and held for a $15,000 ransom, according the the Sonora Attorney General’s Office. The two Tucsonans, ages 38 and 40, were unharmed and no ransom was paid,an official said.
Apr. 30, 2019
Mexican Senate Approves Labor Reform
The labor reform brings more rights to Mexican workers, and also allows Mexico to meet the requirements needed for the free trade agreement with Canada and the United States, known as USMCA.
Apr. 30, 2019
60 Years In, AZ-Mexico Commission Celebrates Strong Ties
The Arizona-Mexico Commission is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and leaders on both sides of the border in Arizona and neighboring Sonora, Mexico, say ties between the two states are stronger than ever.
Apr. 30, 2019
Study In Mexico Reveals Unusual Patterns In Social Media ‘Trolling’
Social media is a powerful tool for politics, but sometimes its use becomes questionable. A recent study in Mexico reveals an unusual pattern on Twitter, where some attacks work in favor of a top politician: the Mexican president
Apr. 30, 2019
Tensions Between Press, State In Mexico
In Mexico, the president tends to admonish certain journalists — in a way, like the president in the U.S. And just like in the U.S., social media has become a key player in the confrontations between the state and the press.
Apr. 30, 2019
Arizona Ups Oversight Of Groups That House Migrant Children
Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill to increase state oversight of federally funded facilities that house migrant children who come to the United States alone, and most of the new law’s provisions take effect immediately.
Apr. 25, 2019
Final $600 Million Jaguar Recovery Plan Released
The U.S. government has published the results of an extensive $600 million plan for recovery of the endangered jaguar that lives in the mountains of Mexico and southern Arizona. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service anticipates it will take 50 years to recover the jaguar.
Apr. 24, 2019
Arizona Chases Opportunities At Mexico’s Largest Airspace Fair
One of the largest aerospace fairs on the continent kicked off this Wednesday at the outskirts of Mexico City. And Arizona has one of the biggest pavilions there to promote the state’s industry and to look for new partners.
Apr. 24, 2019

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