State Capitol News
8:31 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Sonora, Mexico Governor Says No To Migrant Blockade

Migrants on a northbound train in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Credit Associated Press

The governor of Sonora said his government has no plans to try to block the thousands of Central Americans who make their way through his country from trying to reach the United States. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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2:16 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Mezcal Production Drawing Mexicans Back Home

Distilled mezcal is filtered into a storage drum.
Credit Lorne Matalon

It’s after midnight at Bar Añejo in Manhattan. Añejo means ‘aged’. On this night--in this place--it means “the nectar of a Mexican plant that’s been lovingly grown, and you’re about to sip it.”

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1:10 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Mexico One Step Closer To Legalized Gay Marriage

The Mexican Supreme Court overturned an Oaxaca state law prohibiting same-sex marriage. The ruling may have a wide-ranging influence, leading to the legalization of gay marriage in Mexico.

The unanimous ruling is aligned with Mexico City, where gay marriage has been legal since 2010.

Some are citing this week’s decision as evidence that Mexico is paving the way for gay marriages to be recognized not only throughout the nation, but other Latin American countries as well.

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3:53 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

US Issues Another Mexico Travel Warning

The State Department has renewed its travel warning for Mexico, saying that drug violence there can be a danger to Americans.

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5:38 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

US And Mexico Make Water History

The United States and Mexico signed an historic agreement Tuesday to ration and protect Colorado River water.

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State Capitol News
4:23 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Fmr Mexican President Vicente Fox Urges Closer Ties with US

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox makes his case Thursday for greater economic cooperation -- and use of Mexican migrant labor -- to bolster the economies of both his country and the United States.
Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

Vicente Fox warned today that unless this country works closer with Mexico -- and recognizes the benefits of immigrant labor -- it will end up playing second fiddle to China.

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10:45 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Mexico's New President Hails From Old Party

Patricia Terrazas casts her ballot for the Mexican presidential election in Ciudad Juárez. She is both a Mexican citizen and a U.S. resident who lives and works in El Paso, Texas.
Monica Ortiz Uribe

Mexico's oldest political party is back in power.

On Sunday, voters delivered a robust victory to Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI. After a 12-year absence the party that ruled Mexico for seven decades will once again lead the country.

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5:20 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Trade Between U.S., Mexico Tops $500 Billion

This new rail bridge under construction linking Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico is a symbol of the growing trade relations between the two countries.
Peter O'Dowd KJZZ

Trade between the United States and Mexico reached half a trillion dollars in 2011. Cross-border commerce is growing despite escalating drug violence in Mexico.

The final tally came out to $500 billion in goods and services traded between the two countries, according to a paper by the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars and Arizona State University's North American Center for Transborder Studies.

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11:17 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Does 'La Jefa' Have What It Takes To Be Mexico's Next President?

Mexican presidential candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota during a campaign visit to Ciudad Juárez.
Monica Ortiz Uribe

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico — Mexico is about a month away from choosing its next president. Among the candidates is the first woman to run under a major political party.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:00 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Report: Net Mexican Migration To The U.S. Falls To Zero

A new Pew Hispanic Center study finds that net migration to the U.S. from Mexico declined to zero between 2005 and 2010.

About 1.4 million Mexican immigrants arrived in the U.S during that time. But just as many Mexicans returned to Mexico -- possibly more, the study found.

Researchers at the center analyzed data from multiple Mexican and U.S. government sources, including their censuses.

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