Facing rising temperatures and urban sprawl, many people in Hermosillo, the capital of neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are turning to greening projects to make their city a more beautiful, enjoyable place to live.
Last week, the Navajo Nation saw one of the most severe spikes in reported cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The office of President Jonathan Nez reported nearly 1,400 new cases between Sunday and Saturday of last week, and 19 COVID-related deaths. The Show spoke with Navajo Times Reporter Cindy Yurth for more about the situation is evolving.
Mexico City´s government had promised to return to a stay at home order if a specific number of occupied hospital beds designated to coronavirus patients was exceeded. The limit has been surpassed but the authorities are not making major changes to the current flexible policies.
A top official from the Mexican government went to Washington D.C. to continue the dialogue between both countries. The visit gives continuity to the visit of the Mexican president to the White House last summer.
Many businesses have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and the electronics store chain Best Buy is not the exception. But the main hit will be felt not as much in the U.S. as at its branches south of the border.
A new report from the left-leaning Center for American Progress says more than 160,000 undocumented immigrants had jobs in Arizona before the pandemic. Most of them were part of a workforce that’s now crucial to fighting the virus.
U.S. border authorities started a test program in January to take DNA of certain detainees. In April, Customs and Border Protection was given a three-year roadmap for expanding the practice nationwide. Now the agency says that expansion will be done by the end of this year.
The increasing number of COVID-19 deaths and illnesses in Mexico is generating concerns at the World Health Organization. The country has now recorded nearly 110,000 deaths and about 1.2 million cases. But Mexican authorities are dismissing the warnings.
The Balandra Star, a ship owned by the company Baja Ferries, will provide service several days a week between the Sonoran port of Guaymas and Santa Rosalía, Baja California Sur. Sonoran officials praised the new service as good economic news for both states.
Last January, Mexico’s president promised to establish a high-quality universal health-care system comparable to the top systems in the world, such as Denmark’s. The Dec. 1 deadline for that goal has passed, and despite some changes being made, many see it as a broken promise.
Every December, hundreds of thousands of Mexican nationals living in the United States head south of the border to visit family over the holidays. But officials in neighboring Sonora are urging them not to come this year amid the pandemic.
Mexico is planning to follow the United Kingdom and become one of the first countries to administer COVID-19 vaccine to its population. And according to its president, this will be possible thanks to the current U.S. administration.