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Some CBP Drug Screening Devices Cant Detect Low Purity Fentanyl
A report by the Homeland Security Inspector General says Customs and Border Protection spent almost $26 million on small-scale screening devices to catch loads of fentanyl and avoid exposing agents. But the gadgets can’t pick up the deadly drug if the purity of it is 10% or less.
Oct. 14, 2019
Mexican President Cautions Against Politicizing USMCA Trade Deal
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wrote a letter to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asking for a prompt approval of the USMCA
Oct. 11, 2019
Guaymas Mayor’s Car Shot By Armed Attackers Outside Her Home
Attackers shot up a car Thursday night belonging to the mayor of an important Sonora port city near the popular beach resort town San Carlos. Guaymas Mayor Sara Valle was alone at her house guarded by two police officers when unidentified attackers shot her car parked on the street outside at least 40 times.
Oct. 11, 2019
Study Found Plastic In Stomachs Of 20% Of Tested Mexican Fish
A study conducted by Mexican researchers and international conservation groups has found microplastic in the stomachs of 20 percent of fish tested at three Mexican ports, including one in the Sea of Cortez.
Oct. 11, 2019
What Is The Impact Of The Remain In Mexico Policy?
The Trump administration has consistently tried to implement — and, in some cases, strengthen — immigration and border policies. Some have been blocked by the courts, while others have gone into effect despite opposition. Rafael Carranza of the Arizona Republic has written about the policy and joined The Show to talk about its effects.
Oct. 11, 2019
African Migrants In Mexico Protest Being Detained In Squalid Conditions
Migrants in southern Mexico are protesting over the treatment they're receiving from government officials, saying authorities are holding them in squalid conditions.
Oct. 10, 2019
Lawsuit: Tucson City Leaders Trying To Influence Sanctuary City Vote
The proponents of an initiative to make Tucson a so-called sanctuary city have sued city leaders contending they’re unfairly trying to influence the election.
Oct. 10, 2019
Activists Demand Spanish Conquistador Images Removed
The image of the Spanish conquistador is found throughout the Southwest — on streets, in schools, on names of hotels and neighborhoods. But there are some who demand they be removed.
Oct. 10, 2019
National Park Service Approves Plan To Protect Native Fish
The National Park Service approved a plan Wednesday to protect endangered fish in the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam. It will encourage what it's calling "an incentivized harvest" of brown trout, a non-native predator whose population has grown too big.
Oct. 9, 2019
Execution Of Navajo Man Put On Hold
A federal appeals court has stayed the execution of a Navajo man convicted of the murder of two fellow tribal members. He was scheduled to be put to death Dec. 11.
Oct. 9, 2019
New Highway Signs Will Honor Native American Veterans
New highway signs recognizing Arizona’s Native American veterans will be unveiled this weekend. Parts of state and federal highways will be renamed Navajo Code Talkers Highway and Hopi Code Talkers Highway, among others.
Oct. 9, 2019
Mexico To Review Legislation For Uber, Other Ride-Hailing Services
Mexican authorities agreed to review the country's legal framework for ride-hailing services such as Uber, after taxi drivers in multiple cities on Monday blocked major avenues and access to the capital's international airport.
Oct. 8, 2019
Arizona Approves New License For Southwest Key Shelter
Southwest Key Programs has been approved for a new state license needed to reopen the last of the Arizona shelters for migrant children that the Texas-based nonprofit agreed to close last year.
Oct. 8, 2019
Immigration Lawyers Sue Government Over Public Charge Rollout
A national coalition of immigration lawyers has sued the Trump administration over the rollout of the so-called public charge rule. The case focuses on the forms people complete while hoping to change their immigration status. They are sent to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Oct. 8, 2019
New Sonora Law On Wildlife Crossings Encouraging To Conservationists
A new law in Sonora will make highway wildlife crossings a required part of regional planning ordinances in the state. It’s meant to protect animals in Sonora, including some that cross into Arizona.
Oct. 7, 2019
Jaguar Day Brings People Together From Across Sonoran Desert Region
The Jaguar Day Festival in southern Sonora is about more than just the jaguar. It’s also a reminder of the ecological ties between Arizona and Sonora.
Oct. 7, 2019
Border Patrol Agent Dies In Arizona
Federal authorities say a Border Patrol agent in Arizona has died. Border Patrol officials say Agent Robert Hotten was on duty near Mount Washington, which is south of Patagonia and east of Nogales. Fellow agents found Hotten, 44, unresponsive.
Oct. 7, 2019
Mexico Senator, Reports: Supreme Court Judge Abruptly Quits
Supreme Court associated justice Eduardo Medina Mora, a longtime public servant, lawyer and diplomat who held multiple Cabinet-level positions, reportedly resigned Thursday in a highly unusual and abrupt move.
Oct. 6, 2019
Navajo Company Buys 3 Coal Mines
The purchase makes Navajo Transitional Energy the third-largest coal producer in the U.S. at a time when the industry is reeling from closures of coal-fired power plants. The Navajo Generating Station is set to close in December, as its operator now favors more economical natural gas.
Oct. 4, 2019
USMCA Could Help Develop Southern Mexico, Central America
The Mexican government is expecting the U.S. Congress to soon ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA). And the Mexican undersecretary of foreign affairs has important expectations on the agreement’s benefits.
Oct. 4, 2019