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Mexico has implemented a strict ban on smoking in all public places
Those hoping to light up a cigarette in Mexico will now be limited mostly to their homes and other private residences after a strict smoking ban went into effect this week.
Jan. 18, 2023
AMLO is looking into El Chapo complaint over conditions in U.S. prison
One of Mexico’s most notorious drug cartel leaders has sent a letter to Mexican officials claiming his treatment in U.S. prison has been unfair and inhumane. He is requesting to be returned to Mexico.
Jan. 18, 2023
Under Hobbs proposed budget, Dreamers could get tuition assistance at AZ schools
A proposed plan from Gov. Katie Hobbs’ office would expand a state-funded scholarship program to include some undocumented high school graduates.
Jan. 18, 2023
Ex-Tucson officer who fatally shot man on motorized scooter wont face charges
A Pima County judge has dismissed the criminal case against a former Tucson police officer who shot and killed a man using a motorized scooter in November 2021.
Jan. 18, 2023
This Arizona seed bank keeps a Native agricultural past alive
Long before there were grocery stores and fast-food restaurants, ancient cultures found sustenance in the Southwest through innovative farming techniques. A nonprofit seed bank in southern Arizona is keeping that agricultural past alive, restoring traditional crops and foods that in some cases go back hundreds of years.
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Jan. 18, 2023
Plagiarism confirmed, Mexican Supreme Court justice insists she won’t resign
In recent days, both the university that awarded the degree and the federal education ministry say it is in fact the other body that is responsible for taking additional action on the matter, like stripping the justice of her degree.
Jan. 17, 2023
Sonoran governor proposes creation of state-run private security force
Asked about the proposal this week, Sonoran Gov. Alfonso Durazo said the body would complement — not compete with — privately owned security companies.
Jan. 17, 2023
Organization aims to support Native American dementia caregivers on Navajo Nation
Roughly 1 in 3 Native American elders will develop Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. They will likely rely on family caregivers, who will also need ongoing support. Now, new partnership that aims to reach family caregivers on the Navajo Nation.
Jan. 17, 2023
Winter storm leaves parts of northern AZ in more than foot of snow
A winter snowstorm that blanketed parts of northern Arizona with more than a foot of snow, and it’s not over yet.
Jan. 17, 2023
Human Rights Watch: Mexico has not improved
“Mexico has been in a human rights crisis for a long time, and the situation has not improved over the past year,” the author of the Mexico chapter in a recent HRW report told KJZZ News.
Jan. 13, 2023
6,000 National Guard deployed to Mexico City’s metro
Without citing evidence, Mexico City's mayor suggested that something nefarious could be behind the recent incidents.
Jan. 13, 2023
UN: Title 42 expansion undermines international human rights, refugee law
Two United Nations agencies have spoken out against reforms from the Biden administration, saying the expansion of a pandemic-era border policy puts the United States at odds with established asylum protections.
Jan. 13, 2023
Sonora approves transmission lines from major solar plant
Mexico’s environmental ministry has approved a transmission line project from a major solar plant in Sonora to Baja California. It is part of the country’s most ambitious clean-energy plan.
Jan. 13, 2023
This TV writer found out he was undocumented at 16
Rafael Augustin moved to the United States from Ecuador with his parents when he was 7, but it wasn’t until almost a decade later that he learned he was undocumented. As he writes in his book, "Illegally Yours," it was quite a shock to his teenage world — which he describes as "an end-of-the-world comet hitting [his] frosted-tip head."
Jan. 13, 2023
University confirms one of Mexico top judges plagiarized undergrad thesis
Last year, one of Mexico's top judges was accused of plagiarizing her undergraduate thesis. This week, the university that awarded her degree concluded that substantial parts of the thesis were copied.
Jan. 12, 2023
U.S. loses auto rules trade dispute with Mexico, Canada
A dispute panel has ruled in favor of Canada and Mexico on the question of how to apply automotive-sector content requirements under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement, or USMCA.
Jan. 12, 2023
AZ tribes have deep connection to planned NV monument
President Joe Biden announced late last year that he intends to create a national monument in southeast Nevada that a number of Arizona tribes find significant.
Jan. 11, 2023
Forest Service is considering changes to fire restrictions in Coconino National Forest
The Forest Service will be holding community meetings in northern Arizona to gather input about changes it’s considering to fire restrictions on the Coconino National Forest in northern Arizona.
Jan. 11, 2023
3 journalists have been kidnapped in southern Mexico
Press freedom groups say they learned this week that at least three journalists were kidnapped in southern Mexico in late December.
Jan. 11, 2023
Sonoran officials say they are preparing for migrants expelled from U.S.
With news that the U.S. is expanding a policy that allows migrants to be expelled into Mexico, Sonoran officials say they are preparing for the possibility of more migrants being sent back to the state.
Jan. 11, 2023

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