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Arizona Ports End 2020 With Big Crossing Drops
After nearly a full year of restrictions, crossings through Arizona ports of entry in 2020 were down significantly from 2019, according to recently released federal data.
Jan. 26, 2021
Sonora Interested In Buying AstraZeneca, Russian Vaccines
Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, is hoping to soon be able to acquire vaccines on its own. State officials recently sent letters of interest to AstraZeneca and the makers of the Russian vaccine Sputnik.
Jan. 26, 2021
Mexico Negotiates Millions Of COVID-19 Vaccines From Russia
On Sunday, the Mexican president confirmed that he contracted COVID-19. But that didn’t stop him from video calling Russia’s president the next day to negotiate the acquisition of millions of COVID vaccines.
Jan. 25, 2021
Mexico And U.S. Talk About Borders And Travel
The arrival of Joe Biden’s administration is igniting new bilateral negotiations with Mexico. The recent conversations between both countries will bring new challenges on the border and travel.
Jan. 25, 2021
Mexico And U.S. Change Leadership In Their Embassies
In December, Mexico’s ambassador in the U.S. resigned. The surprise announcement raised many questions, but the U.S. has now ratified the new ambassador: a former secretary that has worked for several administrations and parties. Meanwhile, the U.S. embassy in Mexico awaits for a new leader.
Jan. 25, 2021
Analysts: Benefits For Mexico, U.S. If They Fight COVID-19 Together
The U.S. and Mexico have rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, and thousands of people are now dying on a daily basis on both sides of the border. For some analysts, the collaboration between both nations to fight the pandemic might not only bring positive results on public health, but also on the economy.
Jan. 25, 2021
Sonora Sets Grisly New Annual Murder Record
The number of victims rose nearly 17% over record-breaking 2019, while numbers nationwide declined modestly.
Jan. 25, 2021
International Travel Order Raises Concerns In Border Communities
Some worry that strict testing requirements could be a serious logistical challenge for businesses with binational staff.
Jan. 22, 2021
Central American Migrant Caravans Continue Attempts To Reach U.S.
Migrant caravans have been regularly traveling from Central America with the hopes of reaching the United States. The last one tried to reach American soil this week, but Guatemala and Mexico have kept tight operations on their borders to stop them — with the blessing of the U.S.
Jan. 22, 2021
Mexico’s Electoral Institute Orders President To Limit Conferences
Mexico will hold elections this year, and the law orders all public officials to be neutral and impartial to guarantee a just competition. But this has brought recent tensions between the president and the National Electoral institute, with campaign season poised to start in April.
Jan. 22, 2021
Mexico Congratulates Biden For Border Wall, DACA Executive Orders
Two executive orders from President Joe Biden have already generated reactions from the Mexican government. One is to stop construction of the border wall. The other maintains the DACA program, which protects some undocumented immigrants who arrived as children from deportation.
Jan. 22, 2021
Informant Says Cartel And Army Incinerated 43 Students In Mexico
Almost seven years ago, 43 students in Mexico disappeared, and the case became a driving force for many seeking reforms in Mexico’s justice and law enforcement systems. A new lead in the investigation might bring changes to the official version of the story.
Jan. 22, 2021
Biden Pressed To Do More Than Halt Remain In Mexico Enrollments
President Joe Biden has suspended a controversial Trump administration policy that forced asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings. But migrant advocates say that is only the first step to repairing the harm done by the so-called “remain in Mexico” program.
Jan. 21, 2021
Mexican Congresswomen Urge Full Investigation Into Nogales Disappearance
A group of nearly two dozen Mexican congresswomen have put out a statement expressing concern over the disappearance of a woman in the border town of Nogales, Sonora, more than two weeks ago.
Jan. 21, 2021
The U.S. And Joe Biden, Mexico And AMLO: What’s Next?
During the first two years of his tenure, the Mexican president had to work with the Trump administration. Now his last four will be working with President Joe Biden. What can we expect?
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Jan. 21, 2021
2 Sought In Theft Of Oxygen Tanks From Sonoran Hospital
Authorities in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are searching for two people after seven oxygen tanks were stolen from a hospital in the southern part of the state this week.
Jan. 20, 2021
AMLO Urges Biden To Tackle Immigration Reform
Wishing President Joe Biden well Wednesday, Mexico’s president urged the new administration to immediately fulfill campaign promises to enact immigration reform, including dual citizenship for Mexicans working in the United States.
Jan. 20, 2021
As Biden Takes Office, The U.S. And Mexico Respond To The Latest Migrant Caravan
These are the final hours of a presidency defined largely by a desire to punish people who migrate to the United States without permission. The process to turn away from this approach is expected to start shortly after Joe Biden is sworn in. He takes over the country’s immigration system as another caravan heads north from Central America.
Jan. 20, 2021
Sonoran Restaurants Seek Court Protection From Closure
But a restaurant industry representative says that restaurants who win their cases intend to abide by at least the current pandemic restrictions, even though they would have no legal obligation to do so.
Jan. 19, 2021
Sonora’s Second Coronavirus Wave Likely To Be Worse Than First
With new daily coronavirus cases and death records recently broken, the situation in neighboring Sonora is going from bad to worse. Over the weekend new one-day case and death records were broken.
Jan. 19, 2021

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