Mexico City Bureau

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.
May. 3, 2018
Business leaders from Arizona and the neighboring Mexican state of Sonora are recommending more cross-border collaborations — especially in legal issues — as a way to foster bilateral economic growth.
May. 1, 2018
The Mexican Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases against mining company Grupo Mexico over an acid spill about 25 miles south of the Arizona border that contaminated two rivers and left thousands of people without drinking water in 2014.
Apr. 28, 2018
Officials in the state of Sonora have long lobbied Mexico’s federal government for funding to build a port for cruise ships just 60 miles south of the Arizona border, and now they’re considering turning to the private sector to help complete the project.
Apr. 24, 2018
The hospitals and Visit Tucson invested $250,000 over the past year. And they’re looking at the long term: they’re planning on making the same investment annually.
Apr. 20, 2018
The economic exchange between Arizona and Mexico is not exclusive to businesses and government. A Scottsdale-based nonprofit will invest $1.4 million in Sonora to incentivize local economies and do something that has a longer lasting impact.
Apr. 16, 2018
An encounter between Mexican and American officials will take place as tensions have increased over trade disputes and the caravan of Central American immigrant activists heading for the U.S.-Mexico border.
Apr. 11, 2018
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled on Monday that DACA recipients are not eligible for in-state college tuition.
Apr. 9, 2018
Mexican and American researchers are exploring ancient archaeological sites in Mexico, near the Sonora-Arizona border. Their studies might bring more light not only to the region’s past… but also to the present indigenous communities.
Apr. 9, 2018
Members of a caravan of Central American migrants that has prompted abrasive tweets from President Donald Trump may attempt to apply for asylum at the Nogales Port of Entry, an organizer said Wednesday.
Apr. 4, 2018
Mexico is getting ready for elections in July: the country’s National Electoral Institute gave the green light to four presidential candidates. But for the U.S., it also rises some red flags.
Apr. 2, 2018
A Disaster Alert Start-Up Seeks To Serve America’s West
A Mexican technology company is looking to expand its seismic alert systems to America's Pacific Rim.
Mar. 29, 2018
Trump Administration Closer To Striking Deal For North America Car Manufacturing
The Trump administration is getting closer to agreeing with Mexico and Canada on the required percentage of American components for cars sold in the United States.
Mar. 21, 2018
 Report: Almost 2,000 Attacks On Journalists Under Mexico
Mexico's current presidency has seen the most violent attacks against the press in the country's recent memory, according to a study released Tuesday by the international human rights group Article 19.
Mar. 20, 2018
 In Mexico, A Coalition Wants To Fight ‘Fake News’
In the United States, authorities and journalists currently investigate the potential effects on the 2016 elections of so-called “fake news” — a popular term to define fabricated or misleading information. But in Mexico, several organizations have united to try to stop its negative effects on local voters in the upcoming elections.
Mar. 14, 2018
From Phoenix to Guadalajara, Two Artists And Two Experiences
In Phoenix and Guadalajara, Mexico, two nonprofits work to make artists curious about what the two cities have in common.
Mar. 13, 2018
Arizona Flirts With Tourists From Central Mexico
Foreign visitors to the United States are on the decline after six straight years of growth. And that includes a drop in Mexican travelers, Arizona’s biggest source of international visitors.
Mar. 8, 2018
The latest round of talks for the North American Free Trade Agreement wrapped in Mexico City yesterday.
Mar. 6, 2018
Unions Want Mexico To Push For Migrant Workers’ Rights In U.S.
Labor unions are asking Mexico’s Labor secretary to push his American counterparts on new protections for guest workers in the U.S., as part of the ongoing negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Mar. 2, 2018
 For American Children Of Mexican Immigrants, A Battle To Get Documented In Mexico
More than 280,000 children born in the United States live in Mexico but don’t have sufficient documentation to prove their identity in either country.
Feb. 28, 2018