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UA Museum To Receive Funding For Tribal Oral Histories
The University of Arizona will receive funding to help revive the state’s tribal histories that were recorded decades ago.
Feb. 18, 2021
Politician Will Run For Governor Despite Sexual Abuse Accusations
Mexico will hold elections in June for local and state officials. One of the candidates, running for governor of the state of Guerrero, is facing allegations of rape and sexual abuse. But Mexico's president is downplaying the accusations.
Feb. 18, 2021
Mexico’s Vaccination Program Faces Election-Related Controversy
The Biden administration is pushing to accelerate the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations, while making them more accessible for everyone. But in Mexico, the government is being criticized for what many consider a slow process that is also raising privacy concerns.
Feb. 18, 2021
Congressional Democrats Unveil Immigration Reform Bill
Nearly a month after President Biden took office, congressional Democrats have unveiled a sweeping immigration reform bill he asked them to start working on his first day.
Feb. 18, 2021
Factories, Businesses Close In Sonora Amid Natural Gas Shortage
Neighboring Sonora is one of just a few Mexican states that haven’t experienced rolling blackouts in recent days because of natural gas shortages caused by disrupted supply from Texas. But a growing number of businesses and manufacturing plants in the state have had to close or reduce operations because of the shortage.
Feb. 18, 2021
Second Vaccine Dose Finally Arrives For Health Care Workers In Sonora
After shipments of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine were delayed to Mexico, thousands of healthcare professionals in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are finally set to receive their second inoculation this week.
Feb. 18, 2021
Ducey Concerned About End Of A Trump-Era Immigration Policy
In a letter to the secretary of Homeland Security, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey shared concerns about the Biden administration resuming asylum claims from inside the United States. In Ducey’s letter, the governor asked how the state is supposed to deal with a possible influx of immigrants as the Trump-era “remain in Mexico” program is dismantled.
Feb. 18, 2021
Yuma-Area Border Authorities See More Migrant Children
The Border Patrol says it has apprehended more than twice as many young migrant children in its Yuma Sector since Jan. 1 as it did at the start of 2019.
Feb. 17, 2021
Mexico Denounces Inequitable Vaccine Distribution At UN
Mexican officials complained about inequality in global COVID-19 vaccine distribution during a United Nations meeting Wednesday. They want more to be done to ensure that all countries have access to the vaccine.
Feb. 17, 2021
Power Outages Continue In Mexico As Natural Gas Supply Disrupted
As many as 26 of Mexico’s 32 states have been hit by rolling blackouts in recent days as the country works to address natural gas shortages. Supplies to Mexico from Texas have been disrupted as the state deals with its own power outages caused by unusually cold weather.
Feb. 17, 2021
EspecialSon Videos Help Special Education Students
Since in-person classes were halted in Mexico last March, distance learning for most students has been through lessons broadcast on TV or the radio. That’s been hard for many reasons, and particularly challenging for some students in special education. So a group of special education teachers started making videos to help students and their families until in-person classes can resume.
Feb. 16, 2021
2 More Suspects In 2019 La Mora Massacre Arrested
The two men were arrested in Nuevo Casas Grandes in neighboring Chihuahua and were taken to a prison in Mexico State.
Feb. 16, 2021
As Vaccination Restarts, Sonora Now At Moderate Coronavirus Risk
Elderly residents in rural parts of the state are being prioritized for doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, and a delayed shipment of Pfizer's is expected to be administered to front-line health care workers this week.
Feb. 16, 2021
Judge Rules Against Apaches In Oak Flat Copper Mine Case
A federal judge has rejected a request by the grassroots group Apache Stronghold to keep the U.S. Forest Service from transferring a parcel of land to a copper mining company.
Feb. 12, 2021
Experts Push For Immigration Reform In Pandemic Aid Package
Dozens of economic analysts have signed a letter urging President Biden to add a path to citizenship for undocumented people into the COVID-19 relief package.
Feb. 12, 2021
New Rules Meant To Protect Endangered Vaquita Marina Unenforced
Fishermen living near the habitat of a critically endangered porpoise in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez have not followed orders to turn banned fishing nets over to authorities. Nor has the government enforced the order.
Feb. 12, 2021
DHS Plan For Asylum Seekers Forced To ‘Remain in Mexico’ Only Works For Some
The Biden administration has announced plans to begin processing asylum seekers sent back to Mexico under a Trump era policy known as the “Remain in Mexico” program. Some asylum seekers may be able to enter the United States by the end of next week.
Feb. 12, 2021
Construction Starts On Major Sonoran Lithium Mine
The Chinese lithium company Ganfeng is the largest shareholder in the company and will be a major customer of the mine’s output.
Feb. 12, 2021
U.S. Determines Imported Blueberries Do Not Threaten Domestic Industry
Several other investigations of major produce imports are ongoing, and importers of Mexican fruits and vegetables are worried about the possibility of different determinations for them.
Feb. 12, 2021
Gallego, Grijalva Among Lawmakers Seeking ICE Changes
A pair of Arizona congressmen have signed on to a letter urging the new Homeland Security secretary to cut ties between his immigration enforcement agency and local police.
Feb. 12, 2021

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