While some states in the U.S. plan to reopen businesses closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Mexican government is being pushed to allow certain industries to operate again — and part of that pressure is coming from Washington.
Congress’s watchdog arm says more than a 100 complaints were filed against immigration authorities in recent years about the treatment of pregnant women in detention. But in most cases, investigators did not have enough information to decide if proper care had been given.
Last year, the murders of nine women and children by suspected drug cartel members in rural Sonora, Mexico, shocked the world. Family members of the victims, who are part of a community descended from Mormon settlers, faced an armed attack this week with local farmers.
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Mexico’s president is defending the recent purchase of a baseball stadium in Sonora. The roughly $20 million was paid the state of Sonora in February, the same month the country confirmed its first COVID-19 case.
A federal judge in Mexico has ordered that migrants who are at a higher risk of contracting the coronavirus be released from detention centers and given temporary residence in the country because of a lack of protection from the coronavirus outbreak.
Shared apartments, jobs with no sick leave, and limited child care options make refugees especially vulnerable to COVID-19. As the coronavirus started to sweep through Arizona, state officials and Valleywise Health joined forces to make safety videos in languages like Swahili, Karen and Arabic.
Fear of the coronavirus has led to harassment and attacks on medical professionals in neighboring Sonora, Mexico. Now authorities say they’re enforcing strict penalties for crimes against health care workers during the pandemic.
At least 15 people held in immigration detention in Arizona have tested positive for COVID-19. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released a few of the most vulnerable to the disease, and the agency faces ongoing pressure to let more go. Local aid groups are making plans in case that happens.
As COVID-19 cases rise, Mexico plans to extend its anti-coronavirus measures by a month. Some parts of the country with little or no confirmed transmission could be allowed to ease restrictions earlier.
As of April 15, eight immigrants in Arizona detention centers have tested positive for COVID-19. ICE says it's following CDC guidelines, but its strategy has drawn criticism from some in the medical community.
The Navajo Nation has extended its weekend lockdowns preventing people from leaving their homes, except in emergencies, on the vast expanse of land that has been harder hit by the coronavirus than any other Native American reservation in the United States.
Tens of thousands of seasonal laborers work the fields of northwestern Mexico, harvesting crops destined for American markets. Crowded transportation and living situations create conditions for the spread of the coronavirus.
While resources and attention are focused on the coronavirus pandemic, conservationists say poaching is going unchecked in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez and putting a critically endangered porpoise at risk of extinction.