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Sacramento Republic FC makes statement en route to U.S. Open Cup semifinals

CARSON – Sacramento Republic FC, after losing the MLS expansion bid, defeats LA Galaxy, and Phoenix Rising to advance to the U.S. Open Cup semifinals.


Dreamer drama: Arizona man hopes play about his life drives DACA discussion

NEW YORK - Tony Valdovinos' story has taken him from Phoenix to off-Broadway and given him the chance to meet Barack Obama and "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. But what's important to Valdovinos is the message the play "¡Americano!" delivers.


A decade of DACA helped thousands in Arizona; advocates say more needed

WASHINGTON - Since taking effect 10 years ago, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to protect undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, has protected 800,000 migrants, including 23,000 in Arizona. And advocates say it now needs to be expanded.


As U.S. tourists head south to escape the pandemic, Mexican travelers head north

MEXICO CITY – The pandemic has affected tourism in the U.S. and Mexico but, both countries are now seeking a break across the border.


New administration may mean changes with U.S. relationship with Mexico

MEXICO CITY – Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was one of the few leaders to visit former President Donald Trump in the White House. Will the relationship hold between the United States and Mexico?


‘It’s about humanity’: Vigil honors Dion Johnson, other Black victims of police violence

PHOENIX – More than a hundred people gathered outside Phoenix City Hall for a peaceful candlelight vigil to honor the lost lives of Breonna Taylor, Dion Johnson and all Black lives lost to police violence. The vigil was also held to protest the lack of charges filed against the officers responsible for the deaths.


State trooper who killed Dion Johnson will not face charges, county attorney says

PHOENIX – Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel said Trooper George Cervantes will not face criminal charges for shooting and killing Dion Johnson in late May. She said it was self-defense.


Asians make long transcontinental journey to reach U.S., new opportunities

LA PEÑITA, PANAMA – An increasing number of migrants from far-flung places in Asia are attempting to get to the United States via a long journey through South and Central America.


Mexico changes renewable energy rules, citing COVID-19 pandemic

MEXICO CITY – New regulations introduced by the government favor the fossil fuel industry and may stifle the renewable energy market in Mexico, critics say.


Ahead of ‘public charge’ change, advocates struggle to keep Hispanic families enrolled in benefits

PHOENIX – Advocates continue struggling to keep qualified Hispanic families enrolled in public programs like food stamps and cash assistance amid changes to the so-called public charge rule. The U.S. Supreme Court last month decided to let the rule take effect, and that happens on Feb. 24. It allows immigration officers to consider applicants’ use of public benefits, including Medicaid, in deciding to grant green cards, visas and changes in residency.


Mark of the conquistadors: Mexico grapples with the polarizing legacy of Spain

MEXICO CITY – Five hundred years after the Spanish arrived in Mexico, the nation still is coming to terms with the conquistadors, who slaughtered millions as they brought benefits to the New World.


Mark of the conquistadors: Music gives voice to colonized peoples

MEXICO CITY – In Mexico City, indigenous musicians find common ground with rock and hip-hop artists as they tell stories of oppression and dispossession.