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Author Reflects Upon Navajo Identity In Book Dog Flowers
Danielle Geller was three years old when her family packed up their car and drove from Florida to her mother’s home of Window Rock, Arizona, where she was registered as a member of the Navajo Nation. But she grew up far from the desert.
Jan. 12, 2021
2 Weeks Of ‘Code Red’ Start In Hermosillo, Other Sonoran Cities
Stricter pandemic control measures are starting in several major Sonoran cities. Checkpoints and other actions will be in place for at least two weeks.
Jan. 11, 2021
Advocates Worry About Autonomy Of Mexican Transparency Body
Some worry that autonomy could be compromised if INAI were to be dissolved and its functions absorbed by other government bodies.
Jan. 11, 2021
Mexico City Hospitals Reach Highest Number Of COVID-19 Occupied Beds
Almost 90% of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients in Mexico City are occupied. It’s the highest number since the pandemic began.
Jan. 11, 2021
First Case Of UK-Found Coronavirus Strain Detected In Mexico
New strains of the coronavirus have been detected around the world recently, and some cases have been found in the U.S. already. In Mexico, the first case with the type found the United Kingdom has been detected next to the border with the U.S.
Jan. 11, 2021
Desperation Lead Mexico Restaurants To Reopen
In many cities, restaurants are among the businesses struggling with the severe negative impact from the coronavirus pandemic, as lockdowns forbid them to open or fully operate. And in Mexico, many of these businesses are defying the local governments by reopening.
Jan. 11, 2021
Fast Rollout Of Coronavirus Vaccine Reveals Tribal Distrust
Few Native Americans have volunteered for COVID-19 vaccine trials, as historical distrust and geography kept many of them away. Almost all of the study sites are in large, urban areas that have not done effective outreach to Native Americans, a researcher said.
Navajo Nation Entering Second Phase Of Vaccine Distribution
Jan. 9, 2021
Refugee Supporters Post Legal Victory Over Trump Order
Refugee supporters have won another victory over President Trump in the legal fight over whether they needed permission from local leaders to keep doing resettlements.
Jan. 8, 2021
Mexico Hits New Records For Daily Coronavirus Cases, Deaths
Mexico has reported record high daily coronavirus case numbers for two consecutive days, with death tolls rising above 1,000 for the third day in a row on Thursday.
Jan. 8, 2021
Dems Run Congress, Face Strong Pressure To Act On Immigration
Wins by Democrats in both Georgia Senate runoffs mean the party gets control of the country’s legislative and executive branches, and leaders face intense pressure to use power they haven’t had in a decade to pass immigration reform.
Jan. 8, 2021
Memorial Honors Those Who Died, Were Hurt In Tucson Shooting
A memorial honoring the 19 people who were shot 10 years ago during an attack on a member of Congress in Tucson was unveiled to the public Friday. It's called "The Embrace."
Remembering Judge John Roll, Killed 10 Years Ago In Tucson Shooting
Jan. 8, 2021
Construction Of Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Set To Begin In Sonora
Officials in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, announced that plans for a liquefied natural gas facility in a small town on the Sea of Cortez are finally moving forward — more than two years after the project was approved by U.S. authorities in 2018.
Jan. 8, 2021
Navajo Nation Entering Second Phase Of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
The Navajo Nation, which spans across portions of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, is getting ready to enter the next phase of its COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Officials are gearing up to enter the second phase of the COVID vaccination plan next week, said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
Jan. 8, 2021
Biden Urged To End Asylum Policy That ‘Needlessly’ Harms Migrants
In a new report, research and advocacy group Human Rights Watch describes the dangers and trauma migrants are exposed to under the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols, known as the “Remain in Mexico” program. The group is encouraging President-elect Joe Biden to immediately end the program once in office.
Jan. 7, 2021
AMLO Condemns Censorship Against Trump, Welcomes Biden
Leaders around the world have reacted after the riot in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington and the ratification of votes for President-elect Joe Biden. In Mexico, the president showed his support for the incoming administration, while revealing certain sympathy for President Donald Trump.
Jan. 7, 2021
Remittances To Mexico Reached Record Levels In 2020
Many experts expected remittances to Mexico to plummet in 2020, as businesses and workers faced economic hardship brought on by the pandemic. Instead, Mexicans living abroad sent home record amounts of money last year.
Jan. 7, 2021
Can The D.C. Riots Impact Latin America?
A riot by thousands of pro-Trump protesters in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, along with the clashing electoral process this year, has left many political analysts around the world perplexed. But can we expect an impact from it in Latin America and particularly in Mexico, our neighboring nation and main trading partner?
Jan. 7, 2021
Republicans And Democrats In Mexico Condemn Violence In D.C.
As a result of the large American immigrant population, Mexico has active groups of Democrats and Republicans. And both had something to say after Trump supporters breached the U.S. Capitol.
Jan. 7, 2021
Pinal County Prosecutors Drop Case Against New Years Eve Suspect
Pinal County’s top prosecutor says deadly force would have been an easier option for police that converged on reports of bomb threats near a federal immigration facility, and he credits the many agencies for instead using tools like a drone to safely arrest the suspect in the New Year’s Eve incident.
Jan. 7, 2021
Former Refugee Sentenced In Bomb-Making Case
A Tucson man was recently sentenced to nearly three and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to heroin possession and showing undercover authorities how to make bombs.
Jan. 7, 2021