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Mexico Travel Advisories Downgraded From Highest Level
The United States has downgraded its travel advisories for Mexico, which rose to the highest level during the pandemic. It’s among dozens of countries that have seen warnings lowered.
Jun. 9, 2021
Groups Call On Biden To Repair Border Wall Damage
Environmental and humanitarian groups are calling on Congress to provide funding in next year’s budget to restore lands along the U.S.-Mexico border and to remove sections of the border wall put in place under former President Donald Trump.
Jun. 9, 2021
Quechan Tribe Tries To Stop Gold Mining Project
A southwestern Arizona tribe is trying to stop another mining project on its land. The Quechan Tribe’s land stretches from around the U.S.-Mexico border, up through Yuma, along the Lower Colorado River Valley and west into California’s Imperial Valley. There’s been gold mining on and off in the area since around the 1820s.
Jun. 9, 2021
Anti-Indigenous Violence Persists In Towns That Border Tribal Lands
In Western lore, the “border town” was a lawless outpost on the fringe of society, serving as the buffer against the unknown — across the border into Mexico. But Melanie Yazzie's work focuses on a different kind of border town.
Jun. 9, 2021
Mexican President’s Morena Party Fares Well In Sonora
Morena, the political party of Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, fared well in Sonora during national elections over the weekend. One possible exception is the mayor's race in Hermosillo, where Morena's incumbent candidate was down more than 6,000 votes but had not conceded.
Jun. 8, 2021
By Wide Margin, Alfonso Durazo Wins Sonoran Governorship
Mexico’s former security secretary has won the governorship in neighboring Sonora. Among the central priorities of his administration will be addressing soaring violence in the state.
Jun. 8, 2021
VP Harris Has Stern Words For Guatemala Ahead Of Mexico Visit
Vice President Kamala Harris met with officials in Mexico and Guatemala to address the continued flow of migrants from these countries who are heading to the U.S. and ending up on our southern border often.
Jun. 8, 2021
Author Details History Of U.S. Immigration Courts In New Book
The four years of the Trump administration were marked by dramatic changes to U.S. immigration policy, including border security and how undocumented immigrants and their families were treated. But one lesser-known shift occurred in immigration courts — which are under the Department of Justice.
Jun. 8, 2021
$100K Raised For Quitobaquito Springs Restoration Project
The National Park Service is getting money from an Ajo community organization for a restoration project at Quitobaquito Springs — the ancient desert water source and Indigenous site along the border at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
Jun. 7, 2021
For Ancestral Sonoran Spirit Bacanora, Conservation Is The Future
There is increasing demand in the United States for Mexican agave distillates — or mezcales — like the Sonoran spirit bacanora. But as production increases, so do concerns about the scarcity of agave plants, and what that means for migratory animals that feed on them.
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Jun. 7, 2021
In Mexico, AMLOs Party Gets Significant Hit At Midterm Elections
On Sunday, Mexico held midterm elections, which had the largest in the country’s history. More than half of the electorate cast votes for local and congressional seats. And the results dealt a serious blow to the president's party.
Jun. 7, 2021
VP Harris Visits Mexico Amid Tensions Between Both Nations
Vice President Kamala Harris is traveling to Mexico City after a trip to Guatemala. Her agenda is expected to focus on immigration, but there are many issues at stake between both nations.
Jun. 7, 2021
Biden Administration Ends Migrant Protection Protocols
The Biden administration is officially ending one of the most controversial immigration policies the Trump administration put in place: the Migrant Protection Protocols, MPP.
Jun. 7, 2021
More Than 1,000 Sea Turtles Died In Mexico In 2020
More than a thousand endangered sea turtles died in Mexico last year. Environmental groups say the country isn’t doing enough to protect them from entanglement in fishing gear.
Jun. 4, 2021
New Compact Ford Pickup Truck To Be Built In Hermosillo
Ford is once again expanding its operations in neighboring Sonora, where it will begin manufacturing a small pickup truck at its Hermosillo factory.
Jun. 4, 2021
Vaccinations To Start For Those 18-40 In Mexican Border Cities
More than a million Johnson & Johnson vaccines being sent from the U.S. to Mexico will be administered to 18- to 40-year-olds in cities along the border. It’s an effort to end border travel restrictions that have been in place since March of 2020.
Jun. 4, 2021
Biden Administration Announces $1B For Tribal Broadband
The Biden administration is making available $1 billion in federal grants to expand the availability of high-speed internet on tribal lands. The Federal Communications Commission has estimated that about one-third of people living on tribal lands lack access to high-speed internet. But others say the figure is much higher.
Jun. 4, 2021
Arizona AG Sues Former Sheriff Over Alleged Overtime Pay Scheme
The Arizona Attorney General is suing former seven-term Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada and a former top aide to recover nearly $200,000 they allege the pair allowed to be illegally paid to sheriff’s deputies for extra duties. But the attorney representing Estrada and his former chief deputy called the allegations "absurd."
Jun. 4, 2021
Calls To Send AZ Vaccine Stockpile To Sonora Grows
A growing number of Arizona officials are calling for the state’s COVID-19 vaccine stockpile to be sent to neighboring Sonora, Mexico.
Jun. 3, 2021
Mexico City Will Elect Its First Migrant Congressperson
Mexico will hold midterm elections next Sunday. It's expected to be the largest ones in its history. And in Mexico City, there will be a vote for a migrant member of Congress for the first time — although there are many loose ends.
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Jun. 3, 2021

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