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International exports seen as key to Arizona’s economic future

According to the International Trade Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Arizona’s exports of merchandise to Mexico totaled $19.4 billion in 2013. That makes Arizona the nation’s fifth-largest exporter to Mexico, trailing only Texas, California, Michigan and Illinois.... Read more»

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Videos: Gunfight kills 5 in Rocky Point

At least five people were killed in a tourist area of Rocky Point on Wednesday as a large number of Mexican federal police fought in a gun battle. At one point, a helicopter reportedly fired on a condominium complex in the Sandy Beach neighborhood.... Read more»1

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Az basketball lands 5-star recruit Stanley Johnson

Interviews with civic leader Pat Darcy, Tucson Hispanic Chamber CEO Lea Marquez Peterson, Tucsoncitizen.com sportswriter Anthony Gimino, Inside Tucson Business Editor Mark B. Evans, and state Sen. Linda Lopez.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Medicaid expansion expected on gov's desk Thursday

DUI defense attorney Jim Nesci, Inside Tucson Business Writer Keith Rosenblum, Ward 2 Councilman Paul Cunningham, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small.... Read more»

Catholic nuns offer migrants rare sanctuary

American nuns, working at a shelter for migrants in Nogales, Son., are under a Vatican investigation into a “prevalence of certain radical feminist themes.”... Read more»

Two Mexican politicians killed since Friday

Two politicians belonging to the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, have been killed in separate incidents in Mexico since Friday.... Read more»

Reports: Rocky Point gun battle kills police officer, others

Local media in Mexico have reported several dead, including a police officer, after a rolling gun battle in the middle of Puerto Peñasco. Some reported 4-6 people were killed after shots were exchanged between police and drug traffickers.... Read more»2

Who controls Mexico's prisons?

Mexico’s prison problems stem primarily from a lack of control. Corruption is rife among guards and wardens, who have been implicated in abetting mass escapes and allowing mafias to charge inmates fees for simple comforts such as sleeping on bunks.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Targeting tourist dollars from Sonora

Today on Buckmaster - We start things off with a conversation with Terry Bracy, Buckmaster Show Washington contributor. Then, we preview the Sonoran Region Business Development Conference presented by Tucson’s Caballeros del Sol. Also, Guy Gunther of CenturyLink.... Read more»

8 in Mex. accused of killing 3 as sacrifices to Santa Muerte

Authorities in Sonora have arrested eight people accused of killing two boys and one woman as human sacrifices for Santa Muerte — the saint of death.... Read more»

Grupos Beta aids migrants south of the border

Unlike the U.S. Border Patrol, Mexico’s Grupos Beta does not detain migrants — its sole mission is to provide aid to those in distress.... Read more»

Mexico activist slain — but by whom?

When his 18-year-old son disappeared last year, Nepomuceno Moreno became an anguished parent, searching for answers about his missing child. In his quest, became one of the public faces of the missing, joining up with anti-violence groups to call for justice. He was recently killed.... Read more»

Mexican news roundup

DEA touts efforts in drug war

A roundup of news coverage from the Mexican side of the border: The Drug Enforcement Administration reports it is making headway in the war on drugs in Mexico. Another report shows that cartel operations are constantly evolving with the Sinaloa and Zetas cartels at the center of the action.... Read more»

Border 'warrior' works to improve health, environment on both sides

Ask Teresa Leal what she thinks of herself, and she’ll say she’s hyperactive and disciplined. The Sonora native who lives on the Mexican side of Nogales will also say she’s a warrior. And the 60-year-old curator and educator at the Pimeria Alta Historical Society adds that she has no plans to slow down.... Read more»

Sonoran dogs heating up culinary world

The Sonoran hot dog is making a national name for itself lately, thanks to numerous articles and TV spots “discovering” what has been common along the border and in Southern Arizona for years. The full shebang touts bacon, beans, tomatoes, mayonnaise, cheese, avocado, vinegar-soaked jalapeños and two types of onions, fresh and grilled.... Read more»

State Dep't extends Mexico travel warning

Children of U.S. government employees must leave Monterrey, Mexico, the State Department said Friday as it extended its warning of travel dangers in that country.... Read more»

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