The Phoenix Suns played the first of two regular season games in Mexico City Thursday night, and more than the game was at stake, as Arizona officials also met with Mexican leaders at the game.
The Phoenix Suns might not be the most talked about team among Mexican basketball fans, but that didn't keep two home games the team is hosting at the 22,000-capacity Mexico City Arena this week from selling out.
During his campaign, and in his press conference on Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump promised tougher trade regulations with Mexico. His words have already affected the value of the Mexican peso, according to experts.
Plaintiffs in an ongoing case say Border Patrol officials knowingly turned over video footage that was corrupted and could not be viewed.
The mayor of Mexico City is welcoming the Phoenix Suns, who will play two of their regular season home games there this week.
Mexico is already preparing to work with the new U.S. administration with a significant, and controversial, change in the Mexican president’s cabinet.
Over the past month, Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona have been attacked at levels of violence that were far greater than the agency had previously acknowledged. In one attack, an agent was nearly maimed.
In North Dakota, a ruling by the Army Corps of Engineers has temporarily halted construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. That decision has energized opposition to a pipeline under construction by the same company in west Texas. Mexico is paying for the Texas pipeline and has a lot at stake in this and other U.S. pipelines.
Ford Motor Co. executives said Tuesday they were scrapping a project to build a $1.6 billion facility in Mexico, instead choosing to move those planned operations to an existing factory in Mexico, and investing $700 million in a Michigan plant that will build electric vehicles.
Seeds are among Arizona’s exports to Mexico, Some of them are grown in the outskirts of Mexico City and still using ancient pre columbian agricultural techniques.