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Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes southern Mexico

Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes southern Mexico

ACAPULCO, Mexico — A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday. The quake was felt strongly in t…

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Arizona-Sonora Business Resource Guide unveiled

Arizona-Sonora Business Resource Guide unveiled

The Arizona-Sonora Business Resource Guide, which features the manufacturing products and services available in the region, was unveiled at an event Wednesday morning.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Robust trade is best way to solve immigration issues, border mayors say

More and better trade with Mexico is the key to solving immigration issues, said a group of border mayors Friday during a breakfast at Tucson’s Jewish Community Center.

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Deportees seek 'humanitarian parole'

Deportees seek 'humanitarian parole'

Two men are in custody after turning themselves in at the port of entry in Nogales, asking the government to grant them humanitarian parole and to re-open their immigration cases.

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Tucson teen says he was shot by Mexican soldiers

Tucson teen says he was shot by Mexican soldiers

José Javier Rodrigues Amaya is recovering in Tucson from two gunshot wounds he received while visiting his parents in the border town of Sasabe, Sonora, late last month.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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UA scientists among many studying Colorado River water release

UA scientists among many studying Colorado River water release

This week’s big pulse of water into the long-parched Colorado River Delta will be one of the most studied water releases ever.

March 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lukeville crossing unsettlingly close to killing of 7 in Sonora

HERMOSILLO, Mexico — The shooting deaths of seven men near the Mexico-Arizona border dramatize what appears to be an escalating use of the once-calm stretch of border as a drug trafficking corridor.

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Law & order briefs

Law & order briefs

Sonora police: 7 killed near Arizona border

March 21, 2014 12:10 am Related
Border Patrol chief: Agents unfairly criticized

Border Patrol chief: Agents unfairly criticized

PHOENIX — The chief of the U.S. Border Patrol defended his agency Wednesday against criticism that agents are too aggressive in using deadly force, telling the audience at a conference that he takes the issue very seriously.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Biosphere 2's tropical lagoon will become a replica of the Sea of Cortez

Biosphere 2's tropical lagoon will become a replica of the Sea of Cortez

The "ocean" inside the enclosed environment outside Oracle will be drained and rearranged to accommodate ocean species from the Gulf of California. 

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660 pounds of marijuana seized from RV at U.S.-Mexico border

A 51-year-old man was arrested Sunday after officers found more than 660 pounds of marijuana in the RV he was driving at the Port of Lukeville.

March 03, 2014 5:21 pm Related
Mexican sugar firm coming to Tucson, with plans to hire 50

Mexican sugar firm coming to Tucson, with plans to hire 50

A Mexican company is moving into Tucson with plans to ramp up production of liquefied sugar cane to compete with widely used high-fructose corn syrup.

February 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Officials: S. AZ bypassed in Interstate 11 planning

At a time when Arizona leaders are expressing renewed interest in increasing trade with Mexico, representatives from Pima County say they are aghast that planning for a new interstate has not included Southern Arizona.

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Sonora bans baby names like 'Facebook' and 'Circumcision'

Sonora bans baby names like 'Facebook' and 'Circumcision'

HERMOSILLO, Mexico — Parents in the Mexican state of Sonora will no longer be allowed to name their children "Facebook," ''Rambo" or 59 other now banned given names.

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UA researchers devise test to aid shrimp farmers

UA researchers devise test to aid shrimp farmers

A bacterial disease called “early mortality syndrome” has become a multibillion-dollar problem for the global shrimp-farming industry in the last year or so.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Arizona, Sonora governors will recruit technology business in Israel

Arizona, Sonora governors will recruit technology business in Israel

HERMOSILLO, Sonora — The governors of Arizona and Sonora announced Friday that they will jointly travel to Israel to support an effort to recruit technology companies to the region with complementary resources on both sides of the border.

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Mayor: Tucson-Hermosillo flights might return by summer

An independent Mexican airline hopes to restore international service to Tucson as soon as this summer.

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Proposal could make it easier for wealthy Mexican tourists to bypass Tucson for Phoenix

A proposal to let Mexican visitors easily visit any part of Arizona, not just the southern end, could mean wealthy shoppers will drive past Tucson and spend their money in Phoenix, local leaders fear.

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Raymond Graap and Schuyler Hilts: Address your representative about need to get rid of nuclear arms

As members of Physicians for Social Responsibility, we want to encourage each of you to write to a member of Congress about the dangers of nuclear weapons.

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Tucson and Mexican leaders tout continued collaboration

Tucson officials received a personal “thank you” from a top Sonoran political figure for all the work the city has done over the past few years to bolster trade ties with northern Mexico and opposing SB 1070.

January 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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