Category: Border Crossing

Yaqui Tribe lockout could lead to higher unemployment in Sonora

SONORA – Due to the blockade of federal highway number 15 on railroads, which is maintained by groups of the Yaqui ethnic group, there is a risk of job loss, which could impact Sonora even more Arturo Fernandez Diaz-Gonzalez, president of the...

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El Paso getting 35 miles of new, upgraded border wall

EL PASO – The federal government is using counter-narcotics funds to build or replace several miles of border wall in El Paso Upgrades are ongoing just south of the Border Highway west of the Ysleta port of entry and include a 4-mile stretch...

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COVID-19 Restrictions Curtail Cross-border Tourism

By Nancy J Gonzalez COVID-19 restrictions such as the non-essential travel ban between Mexico and the US as well as business closures have left border cities economically paralyzed Hotels, stores, restaurants, dental offices, and drug stores...

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Mexicali Continues Southbound Border COVID Checkpoints

MEXICALI – Mexicali Police Chief Alejandro Lora Torres said southbound COVID-19 checkpoints will continue for drivers entering Mexicali Residents in Calexico and Mexicali have complained the COVID checks slow traffic and business in the border...

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Border closure to be extended until September: Marcelo Ebrard

MEXICO – The Mexican government proposed that the United States extend the partial closure of their common border for another month until Sept 21, announced Mexican Foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, as the spread of the coronavirus continues...

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Northern Border generated more formal jobs in July

MEXICO – During July, the labor market in half of the country's states showed signs of recovery in the midst of the economic and health crisis experienced in Mexico by the COVID-19 pandemic According to data from the Ministry of Labor and...

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International trade at Texas ports falls sharply

TEXAS – Most ports across Texas saw steep declines in imports from Mexico and other countries as the coronavirus continues to impact international trade Trade at the Port of El Paso plunged 49%, from US$39 billion to US$20 billion through the...

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Rural California border crossing expands pedestrian capacity

TECATE – Twice as many pedestrians will be able to cross into the US at the newly-expanded Tecate Port of Entry in a remote area of Southern California The General Services Administration said the $664,000 project is complete and will...

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Over-regulation will further prolong the economic crisis

JUAREZ – Excessive regulation of maquiladora companies, the only economic sector in Ciudad Juarez that is growing despite the pandemic, will further prolong the economic crisis resulting from COVID-19, said Isaac Leobardo Sánchez Juárez, an...

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Trump signs permit for second rail bridge in Laredo

LAREDO, TX – Just five months after submitting their application, Kansas City Southern’s presidential permit for a second international railroad bridge in Laredo was approved This new rail bridge will be constructed adjacent and just to the...

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