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Mexican ambassador expresses confidence new trade deal will get done

The Mexican ambassador to the U.S. said Tuesday he is confident final details can be worked out a new trade deal between the two countries and Canada, despite President Donald Trump’s sometimes disruptive border rhetoric.... Read more»

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Why states don’t want Trump to make ‘very big changes’ to NAFTA

As the Trump administration sits down to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, governors will be hoping for minor adjustments rather than the “very big changes” Trump has promised. ... Read more»

CONCACAF Gold Cup

Mexico, Jamaica earn trips to Gold Cup semis after wins in Glendale

Glendale hosted two CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal matches on Thursday night. The matches decided who would join Costa Rica and the United States as semifinalists in that tournament, CONCACAF’s top championship for national teams. Mexico and Jamaica came out on top.... Read more»

India largest source of new unauthorized immigrants in U.S.

Over the last five years, the population of unauthorized immigrants from India grew 43 percent, the largest increase among all immigrants. A demographic shift has come as the number of Mexicans without authorization has declined significantly. Canadians are the second-largest group of illegal aliens in Arizona.... Read more»1

FactCheck: Ted Cruz's presidential eligibility

Is Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, eligible to be the U.S. president?... Read more»1

FactCheck: More Keystone spin

With a showdown vote approaching on the Keystone XL pipeline, both sides continue to spin the facts about exports and safety.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Bonne chance, mon ami: Toia starts season in Montreal

Tucsonan Donny Toia has found a new stop in his soccer journey, this time in Canada. The 22-year-old will be playing for the Impact de Montréal, his fifth club in as many seasons.... Read more»

FactChecking competing Keystone claims

Two senators on opposite sides of the Keystone XL pipeline debate are selectively spinning the facts to make their case. ... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Why are Republicans so obsessed with their Keystone pipe dream? For 35 jobs?

The 114th Congress is underway, and in a move that speaks volumes about the Republican leadership’s agenda, the first order of business is rubber-stamping the Keystone XL pipeline. The GOP is doing a big favor for Canadian oil interests by trampling the long-established process for making important environmental decisions. In return, Americans get sharply increased risks to our climate and water quality. ... Read more»3

No, Canadians are not invading America, but there are real security issues up north

Canadians are reeling after attacks last week that left two soldiers dead: one run down by a car near Montreal, one shot while standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. It didn’t take long for questions to arise about if and how such attacks could be prevented. Why would terrorists (or anybody) want to attack Canada? Is the United States at risk from Canadian terrorists?... Read more»

Website aims to link businesses in Arizona, Canada, Mexico

A new social-themed website aims to help Arizona businesses grow and be more competitive globally.... Read more»

Two big lies about pot in Uruguay

There's a lot of outrageous buzz about Uruguay's marijuana revolution. Let's take a sober look at some rather implausible claims.... Read more»

World War I still etched into European psyche

Later this week, the world will mark 100 years since the assassination of an Austrian prince in the Bosnian city of Sarajevo dragged the great powers of the time into a conflict they called "the war to end all wars." ... Read more»

Are any countries seriously trying to tackle the climate crisis?

With floods, droughts, forest fires and extreme storms on the rise, President Barack Obama has been attempting to reassert U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change. So, as negotiators frantically attempt to agree on a new United Nations climate treaty, due to be inked in Paris late next year, how does the rest of the world stack up to the U.S. when it comes to tackling the climate crisis?... Read more»

U.S. health care gets least bang for the buck

News coverage continues to detail the findings of a Commonwealth Fund survey that placed the U.S. last among other Western industrialized countries when it comes to measures of healthy lives. The U.S. has the highest level of spending, but gets the least bang for the buck.... Read more»

Scary practices back to U.S. property market, bubbles overseas

Could a Chinese crash do the kind of damage that the U.S. property market’s bust did in 2008?... Read more»

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