A small town in central Mexico is attracting tourists, immigrants and realty investors from Arizona, the U.S. and the world. But its popularity is also generating concerns among locals.
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For many, Cinco de Mayo means “party”. And for those who sell Mexican products, that’s a business opportunity. At celebrations this weekend in Tucson and Phoenix, the Mexican government will be promoting mezcal, an alcoholic drink experiencing a boom worldwide.
Donor agreements indicate the foundation gave millions of dollars to have a say in whether university professors should be hired or fired. And universities in Arizona have received funding from the foundation.
“I kind of understand the teachers’ point of view, but it’s our kids’ education, they need it,” said parent Adriana Aguilar. “I’m a single mom of five kids. It’s a big help when they’re in school for me.”
At the age of 13, Yeonmi Park staged a daring escape from North Korea. But the treacherous journey carried an uncertain promise of freedom; she faced a harrowing experience at the hands of the Chinese before eventually making it to South Korea.
Maricopa County has struck a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks over Chase Field. It allows the team to immediately begin looking for another home and calls for the team to drop its lawsuit arguing the county should pay for $187 million in repairs.
The California Supreme Court earlier this week adopted a broader definition of who is an employee and could make it more difficult for companies to classify workers as independent contractors. That’s important in a lot of jobs, especially in the so-called “gig economy.”