Last year, hundreds of thousands of people from around the world united with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. That protest continues as President Donald Trump advances development. The movement has brought a megaphone to the battle between what tribes believe to be sacred and what westerners consider fair game all across the United States. KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk Correspondent Laurel Morales spent months digging deeper into this pervasive issue here in the Southwest to produce this series Earth+Bone.
Since the November election, Mexico has been bracing for the inevitable shift in its relationship with the U.S.
Some border state companies and governments want to keep business as usual after the presidential inauguration. And a few weeks after Donald Trump takes office, Sonora will host a summit to strengthen the commercial region.
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.
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.
The mayor of Mexico City is welcoming the Phoenix Suns, who will play two of their regular season home games there this week.
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.
Mexico will likely slow the pace of cooperation with the U.S. on immigration and drugs should the incoming Trump administration substantially expand the current border wall.