The Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded a contract to a North Dakota company with a presence in the Southwest. Fisher Sand and Gravel has earned wall building contracts in the past that are under scrutiny by federal inspectors.
COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting older tribal members throughout Indian Country. On the Navajo Nation 157 people have died from issues related to coronavirus. The deaths of these elders means the loss of ceremonies, stories, language and cultural wisdom.
A rising number of prisoners in Arizona are testing positive for coronavirus. The virus has also hit immigration detainees. For a look behind bars in the state’s many immigration detention centers, The Show spoke with Independent reporter Valeria Fernandez of the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting.
Two years ago, Arizona and neighboring Sonora implemented a safety corridor along the highway to the popular beach destination Rocky Point. Now, that city is looking to collaborate on a so-called “health corridor” to keep tourists safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
Certain foreign professional athletes and their families are now allowed into the United States. Homeland Security has exempted them from entry-barring orders by President Donald Trump to protect against COVID-19.
The United Nations arm that focuses on children says since early March, the United States has sent back at least 1,000 migrant children who came to the border alone. Now the coronavirus is making life more dangerous for them back in Mexico and Central America.
Mexico’s federal fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic follows the president’s austerity plans. But analysts fear that the lack of stimulus and relief packages might create a backlash against the country’s economy.
Every May for the last 18 years, the capital city of neighboring Sonora, Mexico, has celebrated the anniversary of its founding with a cultural festival. In the face of the coronavirus pandemic this year, the festivities have moved online.
Just south of the border, the Sonoran town known as Arizona’s beach is preparing to welcome visitors back to its shores. Rocky Point launched the first phase of a reopening plan this week in hopes of restarting tourism in mid-June.
The coronavirus pandemic gave the Mexican government an opportunity to push for some changes on the renewable energy market. And some fear this could bring higher rates, less investment and more state control.