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Groups question risk, expense of border wall construction during coronavirus pandemic

Critics say big construction crews are still at work — increasing the risk of spreading the virus and traveling to other states.

Officials take temperatures of southbound border crossers in Nogales, Sonora

The U.S. has closed the border with Mexico to all "non-essential" travel, but Mexico has not yet broadly implemented similar restrictions.

Immigration attorneys, turned away without protective gear, call for detention center closures

Arizona attorneys say they can't find protective equipment required to visit clients, putting their cases in danger.

Sonoran governor declares health emergency, orders nonessential businesses closed

Gov. Claudia Pavlovich says essential activities include the supply of food, medicine, water, electricity and others will continue.

Mexico enters phase two of strategy against coronavirus

The plan includes closing schools until April 19, canceling events of more than 100 people.

Sonora maquila industry hopes strong COVID-19 measures ward off closures

A spokesperson says the industry is hoping anti-coronavirus measures can help keep Nogales' export manufacturing plants running.

Financial impact to Arizona from border closure will be severe

The administration has said both countries will review whether or not to continue the closure in 30 days.

1st coronavirus case confirmed in Sonora; prevention measures enacted

The patient is a 72-year-old Hermosillo resident who had recently returned from travel in the United States.

Conservationists attacked again in Sea of Cortez despite presence of Mexican authorities

The group working to protect the nearly extinct vaquita marina porpoise was confronted for the third time this year.

Feminists decry Mexican president's airplane raffle

Some said the raffle is a smoke screen to overshadow a women’s strike protesting an increase of hate crimes against women.

Accusations fly between Rocky Point neighborhood, local government

Tensions have been simmering between the government and the Las Conchas community, which counts affluent Arizonans among its members.

Supreme Court vacates ruling in Nogales cross-border shooting

The high court’s order followed its 5-4 ruling last week in a nearly identical case from Texas.

Mexico prepares for the expected arrival of coronavirus

The president says the country is prepared for an outbreak and accused opponents of stoking fears to discredit him.

Consular IDs come up during visit by high-ranking Mexican official

Mexico's undersecretary for North America called into question a ban on accepting the identification cards in Arizona.

Conservation groups to UNESCO: Border wall puts Sonora's World Heritage sites 'in danger'

The groups are urging the agency to declare the cratered landscape known as El Pinacate "in danger" due to border wall construction.

Vehicle crossings at Arizona-Mexico ports fall for second year

While car crossings were down significantly, pedestrian crossings dropped much more modestly.

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