Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto surprised some observers by combining a positive tone — typical of these kinds of speeches — with a dose of realism, including acknowledging the country’s crime and corruption problems.
Private prison companies have less than 24 hours to express their interest in taking over a private prison facility in Kingman. The Arizona Department of Corrections severed its contract with the previous prison operator last week.
The Navajo president has requested help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist his nation’s recovery from last month’s mine spill into a major waterway. The tribe is also preparing to sue the federal government over the disaster.