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Lithium is a key element for the production of electric vehicle batteries.

The U.S. is urging Mexico to open up lithium exploitation to the private sector in order to make the critical mineral cheaper - though lithium rights are nationalized in Mexico and the technology to extract lithium from the Sonoran Desert does not yet exist commercially. Read more»

Ejercer la profesión periodística en México es hoy casi como dibujarse un blanco en la espalda, donde los asesinos puedan apuntar. Read more»

Working as a journalist today in Mexico is to have a target drawn on your back, akin to working in a war zone. Read more»

El Pascua Yaqui se unió con los líderes de los pueblos indígenas y afro-mexicanos de México para escuchar una disculpa del presidente mexicano Andrés Manuel López Obredor por los crímenes cometidos por el estado mexicano y su acuerdo con el Plan de Justicia del Pueblo Yaqui.

El presidente mexicano AMLO pidió disculpas a Pascua Yaqui y otras tribus por crímenes históricos en una reunión un Sonora Read more»

The Pascua Yaqui joined leaders of Mexico's Indigenous and Afro-Mexican peoples to hear an apology on from Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obredor for crimes by the Mexican state and his agreement to the Pueblo Yaqui Justice Plan.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obredor issued an apology for "crimes of the state" committed against Native tribes, including the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, in a meeting last week. North of the border, President Biden became the first U.S. leader to proclaim Indigenous Peoples' Day. Read more»

A still from the video captured by the family that shows one of the Chevy Suburbans still smoldering after an ambush by gunmen killed 9 people, including three adults and six children near Rancho La Mora, about 70 miles southeast of Douglas, Arizona.

Gunmen ambushed members of a Mormon community near a town in northern Mexico on Monday morning, killing three women and six children, and wounding five other children. Read more»

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Mexico’s government to address its press freedom crisis after a third journalist was killed in a week in Mexico. Read more»

Trump's tariff threat on Mexico is over, for now — but how long will the reprieve last?

Here's the deal: the last thing Donald Trump wants is to solve problems. Solved problems don't scare people. Vanquished foes are no longer useful foes. The president needs enemies and bogeymen, so he can play the tough guy in his scripted performance. Read more»

President Trump backed away Friday evening from his threat to impose tariffs on Mexican imports, after Mexico agreed to "curb irregular migration" and deploy troops to its southern border. U.S. authorities will "immediately expand" the policy of sending back migrants who request asylum. Read more»

Arizona is in the cross hairs of Trump's latest episode of drama that likely signifies nothing.

Here we go again watching another Donald J. Trump production of "Commander Hammer: Adventures of a Man-Child President," a reality TV show about take-no-prisoners chief executive who plays by his own set of rules. Read more»

Trucks wait to enter the U.S. from Mexico at the Otay Mesa, Calif., Port of Entry. Mexico exported $346 billion in goods to the U.S. last year – $9 billion to Arizona – that would be subject to the president’s proposed tariffs.

President Trump has once again threatened to punish Mexico over migrant crossings with a tariff — this time of up to 25 percent — but critics including the Az Chamber of Commerce and Rep. Grijalva called the move everything from "baffling" to "unhinged." Read more»

Trump meeting with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on March 19, 2019.

In 2018, Mexico apprehended 110,000 migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, and over the previous four years the total was more than 500,000. Yet, President Trump said that for the “first time” in “decades” Mexico “has been starting to apprehend a lot of people at their southern border coming in” from those countries. Read more»

Gov. Doug Ducey and Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Martha Bàrcena both emphasized the importance of ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement for growth in the region.

In their first public appearance together, Gov. Doug Ducey and Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Martha Bárcena discussed the depths of Arizona-Mexico ties and stressed the importance of ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Read more»