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Mexican President, Biden Discuss Migration And Trade
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he discussed migration and trade with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden by phone Saturday night during their first conversation since the election.
Dec. 20, 2020
New Quarantine In Mexico City As COVID-19 Cases Rise Again
For months, Mexico City relaxed its measures to control the pandemic. But COVID-19 cases are on the rise and hospitals are getting saturated with patients, which has resulted in a new quarantine started on Saturday and that will last until the beginning of next year.
Dec. 19, 2020
The Reforms In Mexicos Electoral System: What Can The United States Learn From It?
The U.S. Congress validated the election of President-elect Joe Biden, despite the ungrounded claims brought by President Donald Trump. In Mexico, the electoral system has also faced challenges, and it’s continuously redesigned to improve, from creating mathematical models to controlling the party’s money.
Republicans And Democrats In Mexico Condemn Violence In D.C.
Dec. 19, 2020
FBI Translates Crime Posters Into Navajo Language
Researchers say Native American women go missing or are murdered at higher rates than women of other races. A new effort by the FBI is combatting this problem.
Dec. 19, 2020
Fees Related To Immigration Court Set To Rise In January
The Justice Department is moving forward with plans to raise the fees for certain appeals and applications related to immigration court.
Dec. 18, 2020
DACA Due Back In Texas Federal Court Tuesday
The next court hearing in the seemingly never-ending legal odyssey for people in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is scheduled for Tuesday in Texas.
Dec. 18, 2020
New Barracks In Sonora Part Of Expanded National Guard Presence
This week, Mexico’s president inaugurated new National Guard barracks in rural Sonora. It’s part of the expanded role the force is playing in Arizona’s neighboring state and across the country.
Dec. 18, 2020
Nogales Migrant Shelter Founder Dies; Family Will Carry on Work
Juan Francisco “Don Paco” Loureiro, one of the founders of a longstanding migrant shelter in Nogales, Sonora, died earlier this month. He was 76.
Dec. 18, 2020
Mexico Passes Law Limiting Activities Of Foreign Agents
Mexico’s Congress has passed a national security reform stripping all foreign agents of diplomatic immunity and requiring them to share any intelligence they obtain with Mexican officials.
Dec. 18, 2020
Power Plant Stacks Set To Be Demolished
Three towering concrete stacks are the most visual reminder of a coal-fired power plant that operated for decades in far northern Arizona. On Friday, they are scheduled to come down.
Dec. 18, 2020
Feds: Group Illegally Sought Loans Intended To Help During Pandemic
Federal prosecutors in Arizona say four people tried to steal millions of dollars from a loan program created to help struggling small businesses pay their staff during the pandemic.
Dec. 17, 2020
Memorial To Victims Of La Mora Massacre Inaugurated In Sonora
Mexico’s president is in neighboring Sonora this week to inaugurate a memorial dedicated to three women and six children — all dual U.S.-Mexican citizens — massacred in an ambush on a rural road near a small community just south of the U.S. border last year.
Dec. 17, 2020
Groups Seek USMCA Review Of Sea Turtle Deaths
Environmental groups filed a petition under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement over what they call the Mexican government’s failure to protect endangered sea turtles from drowning in fishing gear.
Dec. 17, 2020
Poinsettia Sales Struggle To Bloom In Mexico During Pandemic
For many around the world, poinsettias are winter blooms and symbols of the joy brought by the holidays. But for Mexican agriculture, it’s more than that. But old American rules and the pandemic are affecting its trade.
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Dec. 16, 2020
Sonora Begins Using COVID-19 Detecting Dogs At Testing Site
After months of training, four dogs are now helping authorities screen for COVID-19 cases at a testing site in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo.
Dec. 16, 2020
Mexican President Nominates New Ambassador To U.S.
Mexico’s president has nominated the country’s next ambassador to the United States, just days after the current ambassador announced her plans to retire.
Dec. 16, 2020
Navajo Area IHS Distributes Pfizer Vaccines
The Indian Health Service has distributed its first allocation of Pfizer vaccines for COVID-19 to health care centers in the Navajo Nation area. On Tuesday, the Navajo area IHS delivered 3,900 Pfizer vaccines.
Dec. 16, 2020
Well After Most World Leaders, AMLO Congratulates President-Elect Biden
This week Mexico’s president congratulated U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on his electoral victory. His congratulation came at roughly the same time as Russian leader Vladimir Putin's.
Dec. 15, 2020
As Pandemic Worsens, Sonora Again Sheds Jobs
Pandemic restrictions have recently been strengthened, with some forced to close and others required to operate at reduced capacity and hours.
Dec. 15, 2020
Experts Urge Native Americans To Get Vaccinated
As the first shipments of coronavirus vaccines go out across the country, health officials are urging Native American communities to participate. But tribal communities have historic reasons to feel wary.
Dec. 15, 2020