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Mexico Intensifies Immigration Security Measures
The U.S. government says the traffic of migrants coming from Central America toward the U.S.-Mexico border continues to intensify. And Mexico says it is strengthening its immigration operations across the country to confront the issue.
March 22, 2021
Migrants Try Sophisticated Schemes To Enter Mexico
Like the U.S., Mexico is reporting an influx of migrants coming from the south. And according to the Mexican government, some of the migrants are now trying to use elaborate schemes to enter the country, including forged documents and commercial flights.
March 22, 2021
Mexican Elections Include Electronic Voting Abroad And A Migrant Representative
On June 6, Mexico will hold federal elections for many congressional and governor seats. According to its National Electoral Institute, tens of thousands of Mexicans living overseas have registered to cast their vote; most of them from the U.S. And this year, the election is different for Mexicans abroad.
March 22, 2021
Mexico Prepares Protocol To Celebrate Elections Amid Pandemic
Mexico is preparing for its federal elections in early June which, according to its National Electoral Institute, will be the largest ones in its history. But how are the electoral authorities preparing for them as the pandemic continues?
March 22, 2021
Study: Vast Swath Of AZ, NM Could Support Jaguars
A new study has found that a big chunk of Arizona and New Mexico could be viable jaguar habitat. The 20 million acres stretches from the Grand Canyon to the Gila Wilderness in New Mexico, and could support an estimated 150 jaguars, the study found.
March 19, 2021
AZ Merchants Optimistic About Border Reopening
The restrictions, whose impacts largely fall on Mexican nationals, will have been in place for a year later this month.
March 17, 2021
Sonoran Teachers Could Soon Get Vaccine, A Step Toward School Reopening
Teachers in Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, could get access to coronavirus vaccines. Older residents in rural parts of the state are currently being prioritized for vaccination.
March 16, 2021
Violence Along Highway To U.S. Leaves 3 Dead In Sonora
The area has seen several high-profile acts of violence over the last year, including a major shootout that claimed the life of a former mayor and shutdown the interstate.
March 16, 2021
Sonora Now At Low COVID-19 Risk, Though Risk Of Third Wave Remains
A year after the first cases were confirmed in neighboring Sonora, the state is now at low risk for coronavirus spread.
March 15, 2021
Sonora Sets Pandemic Beach Rules For Holy Week
The measures are intended to prevent a feared third wave of the virus, which has already officially claimed nearly 6,000 lives in the state.
March 15, 2021
AMLOs Party Accused Of Using Vaccination For Votes
Mexico is among the countries offering free COVID-19 vaccines to its population, following its own protocols. But the process has also been politicized, and the president’s party might be penalized after using vaccinations as a political platform.
March 15, 2021
New U.S. Travel Warning To Mexico For Spring Break
A new travel warning for U.S. citizens is suggesting travelers abstain from going to Mexico during the upcoming spring break vacation.
March 12, 2021
Mexican Court Suspends Controversial Energy Reform
In Mexico, a drastic change to the energy laws benefiting the State over private companies had been signed by the president. But in less than 24 hours, the Mexican Supreme court suspended it.
March 12, 2021
Mexico One Step Away Of Legalizing Marijuana
Many U.S. states have legalized the consumption, growth and trade of marijuana. And in Mexico, a federal law might turn the country into the largest market and producer of cannabis.
March 11, 2021
Arizona Returns 280 Archaeological Artifacts To Mexico
Mexico faces continuous legal battles to repatriate archaeological pieces from other countries. And in Arizona, Mexico just got back hundreds of them with the support of U.S. authorities and local institutions.
March 11, 2021
Historic Sonoran Drought Brings Hard Times For Ranchers And Farmers
Droughts don’t recognize borders. And neighboring Sonora, Mexico, has been dealing with some of the same intense dryness as Arizona. It’s been especially hard on the state’s critical agriculture sector, a major exporter to the United States and the rest of the world.
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March 10, 2021
Barricades Turned Into Memorials For Women’s Day In Mexico
In Mexico, violence against women, femicides and impunity against those crimes have sparked a large movement for women’s rights. And despite the pandemic, feminists organized to protest Monday on International Women’s Day.
March 8, 2021
Mexico Applauds Arizona’s SB 1420
Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1420, allowing authorities to accept Mexican biometric consular identification cards. Mexico is applauding the law, particularly as almost a third of Arizona's population is of Mexican origin.
March 8, 2021
Rocky Point Mayor: ‘High Probability’ Travel Restrictions Will Be Lifted
The mayor of the popular Sonoran beach town Puerto Peñasco, or Rocky Point, says he’s been informed by U.S. officials that it’s possible border travel restrictions could end later this month.
March 8, 2021
Letter: U.S. Reps Urge Cooperation On Security, Human Rights Issues
Nineteen U.S. representatives have sent a letter to the secretary of state urging cooperation with Mexico on security and human rights issues. Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva was one of the sponsors of the letter, which raises concerns about high rates of impunity, human rights violations, rising violence and the increasing use of the military in Mexico.
March 5, 2021

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