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The Mexican Force That Stop Migrants From Reaching U.S.
The Mexican federal police, which has long helped stop migrants from reaching the U.S., has been found to regularly commit human rights violations against migrants — highlighting one of the central challenges in immigration policy for incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
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Dec. 3, 2018
Governors Support Cross-Border STEM Program
The governors of Arizona and neighboring Sonora, Mexico, signed a memorandum Friday supporting a cross-border science leadership program.
Dec. 3, 2018
AZ Cattle Exports To Sonoran Slaughterhouse Could Start Soon
Exporting Arizona cattle to Sonora for slaughter is currently a lengthy and costly process. But a recent binational deal between Mexican and American federal authorities will ease the inspection process, opening up new markets for the Arizona cattle industry. The details were presented at the Arizona-Mexico Commission Sonora Summit in Hermosillo Friday.
Dec. 2, 2018
Agent Killed By Man Who Threatened Law Enforcement
Federal officials are pursuing charges against a Tucson man accused of killing a federal agent Thursday night who for more than a year threatened and harassed Tucson police officers.
Nov. 30, 2018
Arizona, Mexico Officials Meeting In Sonora
Arizona government and business leaders are joining their counterparts south of the border for the annual meeting of the Arizona-Mexico Commission this week in Sonora, Mexico.
Nov. 30, 2018
Funding Comes Together For Nogales Cold Inspection Facility
Nogales produce importers are hoping that a cold inspection facility at the border could help extend the import season.
Nov. 30, 2018
With Tax Cuts And Wage Hikes, Cautious Optimism On Border
Mexico’s incoming president has promised dramatic policy changes for the country’s border region. The goal is to promote economic development with lower taxes and higher wages.
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Nov. 30, 2018
Study: Southeastern Arizona Needs Two Ports Of Entry
Southeastern Arizona took a small but crucial step this week toward a new port of entry after a review from the federal government.
Nov. 29, 2018
ICE Drops Migrants At Bus Stations, Nonprofits Respond
Citing a lack of space and the need to stay in line with a court order, ICE started releasing large groups of undocumented immigrant families to Arizona churches and nonprofits in October.
Nov. 28, 2018
Phoenix Joins AZ At Mexican Presidential Inauguration
Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey confirmed he is attending the inauguration of Mexico’s new president. A group of leaders from Phoenix, including interim mayor Thelda Williams, plans to be there as well.
Nov. 28, 2018
Appeals Court Upholds Seafood Ban Meant To Protect Porpoise
A U.S. federal appeals court is upholding a ban on Mexican seafood caught with gillnets in areas where they threaten an endangered porpoise.
Nov. 28, 2018
New Train, Refinery Projects Bring Concerns, Hopes In Mexico
Last weekend, a referendum was called for by Mexico’s president-elect to determine the fate of 10 projects; among them, the construction of a train in the Mayan forests and a refinery in the Gulf of Mexico. Voters favored the projects, but many fear a negative impact from them.
Nov. 27, 2018
Mexico Wants Investigation Into Use Of Tear Gas
The Mexican government sent a diplomatic note to the U.S. embassy expressing its concerns after American federal agents launched tear gas at the border in the San Diego-Tijuana region.
Nov. 26, 2018
Dewey-Humboldt Condemns Coyote-Killing Contest
The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council passed a resolution Nov. 20 condemning animal-killing contests. The resolution comes three weeks before a coyote contest in central Arizona.
Nov. 26, 2018
Mexico Struggles With Migrant Caravan
On Sunday, a group of Central Americans from that migrant caravan attempted to cross the border into the U.S. in Tijuana, but they were met with tear gas.
Nov. 26, 2018
Report: Sonoran Government Linked To Scandal
The Sonoran government of Gov. Claudia Pavlovich reportedly directed millions of public dollars to front companies that then provided cash for 2016 political campaigns. That’s according to an investigation published last Wednesday by the nonprofit Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity.
Nov. 26, 2018
Feds Aren
The number of Indian Country crimes the U.S. Justice Department chose to prosecute has plateaued in recent years, according to federal statistics released this week.This despite efforts to boost public safety and prosecutions of sexual assault and other crimes.
Nov. 26, 2018
Manufacturing Industry Offers Migrants Jobs In Mexico
The Mexican manufacturing industry says it can offer jobs to thousands of Central American migrants intending to seek asylum in the United States if they decide to stay in Mexico instead.
Nov. 26, 2018
Cananea Union Threatens To Retake Copper Mine
The union is threatening to shutter the mine again, starting Dec. 1. That’s the first day of incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s new administration.
Nov. 25, 2018
AZ Governor Will Attend Mexican Presidential Inauguration
On Dec. 1, Mexico will have a new president, and Arizona governor Doug Ducey plans to attend to the inauguration ceremony in Mexico City. Ducey will also visit his counterpart in Sonora in this two-stop trip to Mexico.
Nov. 23, 2018