The furniture company La-Z-Boy has started operations at a plant in neighboring Sonora. The facility is in the border city of San Luis Rio Colorado, a 45-minute drive south of Yuma. Its opening will bring 500 jobs to the city, according to state officials.
One of the signature projects for Mexico’s president since he took office in 2018 was to stop the construction of a new airport in Mexico City, while building a new one. The promise was to cut expenses and clear corruption from the project, but a congressional audit tells a different story.
Migrations from Central America to the United States continue, despite recent caravans dissolving. The Mexican government says migrants are encouraged by information on social media and their faith in the Biden administration — while using children to facilitate their transit.
Mexico’s coronavirus czar has become a well-known controversial character in his country. While he heads the strategy to fight the pandemic, he has been criticized for not following the same health protocols he recommends. And this weekend he revealed that he has contracted COVID-19.
Mexico will hold elections in June for local and state officials. One of the candidates, running for governor of the state of Guerrero, is facing allegations of rape and sexual abuse. But Mexico's president is downplaying the accusations.
The Biden administration is pushing to accelerate the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations, while making them more accessible for everyone. But in Mexico, the government is being criticized for what many consider a slow process that is also raising privacy concerns.
Neighboring Sonora is one of just a few Mexican states that haven’t experienced rolling blackouts in recent days because of natural gas shortages caused by disrupted supply from Texas. But a growing number of businesses and manufacturing plants in the state have had to close or reduce operations because of the shortage.
After shipments of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine were delayed to Mexico, thousands of healthcare professionals in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are finally set to receive their second inoculation this week.
As many as 26 of Mexico’s 32 states have been hit by rolling blackouts in recent days as the country works to address natural gas shortages. Supplies to Mexico from Texas have been disrupted as the state deals with its own power outages caused by unusually cold weather.
Mexican officials complained about inequality in global COVID-19 vaccine distribution during a United Nations meeting Wednesday. They want more to be done to ensure that all countries have access to the vaccine.
Since in-person classes were halted in Mexico last March, distance learning for most students has been through lessons broadcast on TV or the radio. That’s been hard for many reasons, and particularly challenging for some students in special education. So a group of special education teachers started making videos to help students and their families until in-person classes can resume.
Elderly residents in rural parts of the state are being prioritized for doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, and a delayed shipment of Pfizer's is expected to be administered to front-line health care workers this week.
The Biden administration has announced plans to begin processing asylum seekers sent back to Mexico under a Trump era policy known as the “Remain in Mexico” program. Some asylum seekers may be able to enter the United States by the end of next week.
Fishermen living near the habitat of a critically endangered porpoise in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez have not followed orders to turn banned fishing nets over to authorities. Nor has the government enforced the order.