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Amidst rumors of an executive order to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, President Donald Trump spoke with his Canadian and Mexican counterparts to renegotiate the treaty.
Reporters demonstrate
Mexico is back near the bottom of an ugly list — it’s again one of deadliest countries in the world in which to report the news. The killings of journalists follow a rising wave of cartel violence in the country.
Miroslava Breach
A new ranking from Reporters Without Borders ranking says Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries for press freedom, as the country is the deadliest for journalists in the Western Hemisphere.
The Trump Administration is moving forward with its plans for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico line even as the plan faces Democratic opposition in Congress. But to do so, it’ll have to manage not only natural obstacles through the rough and rugged terrain of the Southwest, but legal ones as well. Part II of the The Border’s New Boundaries series goes to the Texas border, where the legal battles over the border wall a decade ago are still being fought today.
Bears Ears
President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of national monument designations on Wednesday. This includes Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in southern Utah.
wall separating Douglas, Arizona
President Trump hits his first 100 days in office this week. It’s been a tumultuous stride towards one of his primary goals: how to manage the U.S.-Mexico border, even as the biggest project – paying for a border wall – threatens to cause a government shutdown. The Border’s New Boundaries series begins with a report on a federal project involving not concrete border walls but digital ones.
From the Fronteras Desk, The Border's New Boundaries is a special four-part series on the issues along the Southwest border that the new administration, U.S. immigration agencies and border residents face as President Trump hits his first 100 days in office.
Mexico is weighing economic retaliation against the U.S. to counter what Mexicans say is an anti-Mexico American administration. One idea under consideration is a boycott of U.S. corn. Mexico is the number one export market for U.S. corn. And U.S. corn producers are in Mexico City right now lobbying against the idea.
chess
The poorest school in Flagstaff has been the biggest winner when it comes to chess. Forty-six students have earned the right to go to a national competition in Nashville May 11. But some won’t make it, if the team can’t raise enough money.
A Mexican drug smuggler who crossed the border illegally, then beat a National Park Service employee nearly to death in Arizona was sentenced to 76 years in prison on Monday.
Sanctuary Church
Ismael Delgado and Sixto Paz could be deported at any time. Rather than go quietly, they’ve each spent hundreds of days living in sanctuary at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ.
Former Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte
A fugitive former Mexican governor was apprehended over the weekend.
Bachata Academy
The Dominican Republic is not a quiet place. Motorcycles zip down the streets, roosters crow and, there’s bachata music. The music and dance is also evolving and finding new life here in Phoenix.
Mexican authorities prepare the extradition of a man accused of killing a border patrol agent in Arizona seven years ago.
Arizona Diamondbacks
The dream of a career in the big leagues draws thousands of teens out of Dominican public schools and onto the baseball diamond. When players report to major league academies they’re expected to bring their bats and now, their books.

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