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Mexican President Faces More Corruption Allegations
One of the main campaign promises that helped Mexico’s president win election two years ago was his commitment to eradicate corruption. But the president is accumulating allegations against him on the matter — and his indifference toward those issues is raising eyebrows.
Jan. 15, 2021
U.S. Secretaries Accuse Mexico Of Excessive Trade Regulations
Three members of the U.S. Cabinet surprised their Mexican counterparts just a few days before the end of the Trump administration. All three of them signed a letter, criticizing Mexico over specific trade issues.
Jan. 15, 2021
Mexican General Accused By The DEA Gets Exonerated
Late last year, tensions between the United States and Mexico were raised after the arrest of a former Mexican secretary of Defense on American soil. After diplomatic negotiations, the general was extradited to Mexico to face justice. And now, to the surprise of many, the general has been released.
Jan. 15, 2021
Sonoran Gender ID Law Has Yet to Take Effect
The reform's sponsor says that after a formal petition from the Sonoran Congress, the bill could take effect as soon as next week.
Jan. 15, 2021
As Pandemic Worsens, Sonora Sheds More Formal Jobs
Since February, the state is down nearly 40,000 formal jobs, and likely thousands more informal jobs.
Jan. 15, 2021
Hunting Concerns Emerge After Bison Reintroduced In Northern Mexico
Last Friday, Mexico's leaders shared photos of a herd of bison that was successfully reintroduced to a nature reserve in northern Mexico last year. But days later a photo of hunters with what appears to be a dead bison has been circulating on social media, raising concerns for the safety of the large mammals.
Jan. 15, 2021
Lawmakers Warn Produce Investigations Could Disrupt Trade Flows
A bipartisan group of legislators are urging the U.S. International Trade Commission not to take actions that could disrupt trade relationships during its ongoing investigations of imported blueberries and other fresh produce.
Jan. 14, 2021
Apache Group Files Restraining Order To Block Oak Flat Land Swap
An Apache grassroots group has filed a temporary restraining order to block a land transfer involving the Oak Flat section of the Tonto National Forest, paving the way for a massive copper mine.
Jan. 14, 2021
Child Migrant Advocates Call On New Administration To Act Quickly
A Washington D.C.-based nonprofit expects high numbers of children to keep traveling alone to the U.S. border, and it’s calling on the incoming Biden administration to balance receiving them legally with COVID-19 safety.
Jan. 14, 2021
Immigration Action Continues In Final Days Of Trump Presidency
The recent resignation of the acting Homeland Security secretary has been used to try to sidestep court orders and approve a slew of Trump immigration policies. An expert says it's unclear how this will affect the Biden administration’s ability to undo Trump’s work on immigration.
Jan. 14, 2021
Restaurants In Mexico City Protest Against Lockdown
For almost a month, the restaurant industry in Mexico City has been under a second lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. And thousands of them decided to unite on a peaceful protest to push the authorities to be flexible, under the motto: “If we close, we die.”
Jan. 14, 2021
Trumps Justice Department Drove Border Policy That Separated Children From Parents
A new report shows the Trump administration’s Justice Department under former Attorney General Jeff Sessions enacted the country’s toughest border policy against arriving immigrants knowing it would lead to children being separated from their parents.
Jan. 14, 2021
Mexican President Criticizes Twitter, Facebook After Banning Trump
Some heads of state around the world are criticizing social media giants Facebook and Twitter for banning President Trump. Among them are the leaders of Germany, France and Mexico.
Jan. 14, 2021
Mexico: U.S. Must Provide COVID-19 Vaccine To Mexican Workers
Mexican leaders said Wednesday that the U.S. must ensure Mexican workers in the United States have access to the coronavirus vaccine regardless of their immigration status. Not to do so would violate a free trade agreement implemented last year.
Jan. 13, 2021
Sonoran Health Care Workers Receive First Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine
Early Wednesday morning, health care workers in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo became the first people in the state to receive doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
Jan. 13, 2021
A Look Back At A First-Time Arizona Voters Wild Election Year
One year ago, we first heard from a Latina first-time voter in Arizona as part of a nationwide series KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk collaborated on called Every 30 Seconds. We called it that because approximately every 30 seconds a young Latino turns 18 and becomes eligible to vote.
More Arizona Election News
Jan. 13, 2021
Apache Group Sues Over Land Swap For Arizona Copper Mine
A group of Apaches who have tried for years to reverse a land swap in Arizona that will make way for one of the largest copper mines in the U.S. sued the federal government Tuesday.
Jan. 13, 2021
Sonoran Vaccination Effort To Start Wednesday
The coronavirus vaccine has arrived in Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south. Military personnel are transporting it to 34 hospitals across the vast, sparsely populated state.
Jan. 12, 2021
Mexico Border Restrictions Extended To Late February
The restrictions first went into effect on March 21, and since then northbound pedestrian and vehicle crossings have fallen dramatically.
Jan. 12, 2021
Supreme Court Fight Over Trump Border Wall Still Moving Forward
As Donald Trump heralded 450 miles of new border wall in a stop in south Texas on Tuesday, lawyers in a two-year legal battle filed new arguments in a suit to stop the wall.
Jan. 12, 2021

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