Authorities across Mexico are investigating a handful of former state governors, and the most notorious case has a possible link extending to Arizona.
The governors of Arizona and the neighboring Mexican state of Sonora have partnered to attract businesses that will employ workers on both sides of the border, even as trade policies between the U.S. and other countries are in a moment of uncertainty.
A key member of the Mexican senate said she wants her country to engage in more commerce with countries other than the United States.
Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, in meetings with top Mexican government officials this week, is emphasizing what he calls the mutually beneficial commercial ties between the U.S. and Mexico and the benefits of a likely renegotiation of a trade agreement for the two countries.
For more than a year, one of President-elect Donald Trump’s most prominent campaign promises was to build a wall along the Mexican border. Some ranchers along the Arizona border took Trump up on his promise and want him to keep his word.
Business leaders on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border are preparing for likely changes in trade policy.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said he plans to meet with President-elect Donald Trump in the next few weeks.
Guillermo Padrés was targeted for money laundering and tax-evasion charges.
While Latino voters helped defeat Republican Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona, conservative Latino voters in Florida helped Donald Trump win the White House.
Mexico watched the elections perhaps more closely than any other country, and many reacted emotionally.