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In Mexico City, The Fight For Women’s Rights Follows A Tampon Ban
Mexico City has been a progressive leader for women’s rights. But now issues surrounding access to female sanitary products are stirring a tug-of-war between businesses, feminists, environmentalists and the government.
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Mar. 26, 2021
Jaguar Sighting Near Arizona-Sonora Border Brings Hope
Researchers have captured new footage of a jaguar just a few miles south of the border in neighboring Sonora, Mexico. Conservationists say that could be a sign that the species’ breeding range may be extending north.
Mar. 25, 2021
Rocky Point Offers Discount For Visitors With Negative COVID-19 Tests
Last week, officials in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, announced that anyone hoping to visit the state’s popular tourist destinations during spring break will have to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test. But Rocky Point is taking another approach, offing discounts to visitors with negative test results or who have been fully vaccinated.
Mar. 25, 2021
New Amazon Distribution To Open In Hermosillo
This week, state officials in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, announced that Amazon is set to open a distribution center in the state capital, making it one of five Mexican states where the e-commerce giant has set up shop.
Mar. 25, 2021
Thousands Of Fake COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive In Mexico
Mexico’s COVID-19 vaccinations are lagging far behind the pace in the U.S. And a new problem has erupted: fake vaccines from the black market, which have already been provided to hundreds of people.
Mar. 25, 2021
U.S., Mexico Officials Meet To Discuss Central American Migration
High-ranking officials from the Biden administration visited Mexico this week to discuss cooperation on immigration issues. The visit comes amid negotiations between the two nations on the pandemic and the constant flow of migrants from Central America.
Mar. 25, 2021
Ducey Blasts VP Harris With No Specifics As Immigration Follows Familiar Trend
Pima County is providing shelter and aid to migrants as the federal government is dropping off migrants sometimes hours away from Tucson. Meanwhile Gov. Doug Ducey has decided to strike out at the Biden administration.
Mar. 25, 2021
Women File Discrimination Complaint With USMCA
For the first time, a group of Mexican migrant worker women have used the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to launch a complaint over discrimination in temporary labor programs.
Mar. 24, 2021
Nez Testifies On Radiation Compensation Act
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez testified before the House Judiciary Committee during a discussion of Radiation Exposure Compensation Act.
Mar. 24, 2021
Women’s Fight For Rights In Mexico: Violence And Resistance Amid The Pandemic
A year ago, women across Mexico held historic marches and a national strike, fighting to end the country’s crisis of killings and disappearances of women and girls. Just days later, the pandemic hit, slowing the momentum of public demonstrations for women’s rights.
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Mar. 24, 2021
Pima Supervisors Vote To Go At It Alone To Care For Asylum Seekers
Pima County’s Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to create a transportation contract to bring in asylum seekers from the remotest parts of the county into Tucson. The costs are estimated to go as high as $4 million for the county alone as migrants continue arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Mar. 24, 2021
Sonoran Parents Push For Plan To Reopen Schools
A new group in Sonora called Abre mi Escuela — or Open my School — is hoping to pressure state officials to come up with a plan to slowly and safely reopen schools.
Mar. 23, 2021
Official: Sonoran Police Forces Too Diminished To Address Violence
A top Mexican security official says the size of the state police force in Sonora is too small to deal with rising violence. Defense Secretary Luis Cresencio Sandoval made those comments Tuesday during the president’s morning press conference.
Mar. 23, 2021
Navajo Nation Reports No New COVID-19 Cases, Deaths
The Navajo Nation has managed a dramatic turnaround after a widespread COVID-19 outbreak on the reservation this winter. On Tuesday, the tribe reported zero new cases and no deaths.
Mar. 23, 2021
Negative Tests To Be Required For Sonoran Beach Access
The requirements will start this Friday and last through April 11, according to health authorities.
Mar. 22, 2021
New Data: Sonoran Businesses Took Major Hit During Pandemic
Business losses were above national averages, and new business creation was well below the national average in Sonora.
Mar. 22, 2021
Migrants Try Sophisticated Schemes To Enter Mexico
Like the U.S., Mexico is reporting an influx of migrants coming from the south. And according to the Mexican government, some of the migrants are now trying to use elaborate schemes to enter the country, including forged documents and commercial flights.
Mar. 22, 2021
Mexico Intensifies Immigration Security Measures
The U.S. government says the traffic of migrants coming from Central America toward the U.S.-Mexico border continues to intensify. And Mexico says it is strengthening its immigration operations across the country to confront the issue.
Mar. 22, 2021
Sinema, Cornyn Call On Biden For Border Resources
Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema joined a growing chorus of elected officials calling on the Biden administration to quickly address the surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Mar. 22, 2021
Ducey Continues Blasting Biden On Migrant Surge
President Joe Biden is facing continued criticism following a surge of migrants at the Southwestern border and Gov. Ducey was one of the latest to join calls to stem the tide.
Mar. 21, 2021

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