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Mexico declares state of emergency as pandemic escalates

The government is extending the stay at home recommendation until April 30, insisting on hygiene and personal distancing.

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.

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.

Navajo access to water compounds response to coronavirus

Many on the Navajo Nation must drive miles for water, groceries and necessities.

Mexico enters phase two of strategy against coronavirus

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

Tucson coronavirus test kit case wasn't a burglary

The perceived audacity of the presumed crime drew outrage and national coverage.

Immigration lawyers: New personal protective equipment rules endangering detainees

Lawyers and advocacy groups say the U.S. government is defying public health rules intended to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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.

Coronavirus forces ICE to shift enforcement priorities

ICE says it is temporarily focusing on arresting unauthorized immigrants with criminal backgrounds and those considered dangerous.

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.

U.S. tries again to convince courts for military funds for border fences

At issue is $3.6 billion the Trump administration wants to divert from military construction projects to fund a border fence.

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.

Conservationists: Oil drilling plan doesn't do enough to protect Chaco

The BLM projects as many as 3,000 new oil and gas wells in the area surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

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