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Sheriff Joe Arpaio: ‘I’d like to meet with the pope and I have no concern about going to Mexico’

Pope Francis’ first visit to Mexico is being marked as a symbolic occasion, with Francis visiting some of the areas struck hardest by the country’s drug violence and poverty.


Pope Francis’ visit to Ciudad Juárez a symbol of progress for border residents

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, MEXICO — The stage for Pope Francis’ highly anticipated public mass along the U.S.-Mexico border is just a skeleton of its future incarnation. But in a few days Francis will use it to address tens of thousands of people with a long-awaited message: Ciudad Juárez is back.


Millennial and first-time Latino voters look to make big impact in 2016 elections

This time around, Diego Martinez Barrera aspires to make a difference with his vote. At age 20, he’s preparing not just to cast a ballot in his first presidential election, but to help others register to vote for the first time.


Immigrants hopeful Supreme Court will rule in favor of Obama’s deferred deportation policies

Abril Gallardo was 12 years old when her family moved from Hidalgo, Mexico to Arizona, just 20 minutes south of Yuma. She felt caged in by law-enforcement checkpoints surrounding the city of Somerton, making it difficult for her undocumented family to travel, she recalled.


Penn’s ‘Chapo’ story adds to entertainment industry’s portrayal of Mexico’s drug war

The recent recapture of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the head of the violent Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico, weaved a tale that rivals any telenovela. It doesn’t hurt that actor Sean Penn thrust himself in the latest chapter.

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JP Morgan Chase provides $100K grant boost local business exports to Mexico

Days after officials reached one of the most ambitious international trade deals in history, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton on Thursday unveiled a plan that aims to make metro Phoenix a major player in foreign trade.

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Laveen residents look forward to South Mountain Freeway

Many groups have vocalized their opposition to the future South Mountain Freeway, but there are residents of Laveen who say they’re excited about it.

ADOT signs in Laveen, marks the future path of South Mountain Freeway (Photo by Audrey Weil/Cronkite News).

Phoenix, Ak-Chin Indian Community unveil College Football Playoff Championship Campus

For the second straight year, downtown Phoenix will come alive with an invasion of football fans. Only this time, they will be fans of the collegiate – not the professional – game.


Groups to feds: Tighten mining rules in light of river spill

Citing the release of millions of gallons of toxic wastewater into a southwestern Colorado river earlier this month, a coalition of conservation groups, two Arizona Native American tribes and two county governments petitioned federal agencies Tuesday to tighten mining regulation on public lands.


Rocky Point official: New cruise port ‘most important’ project in city

The sound of heavy machinery scraping against rocks and an overwhelming smell of diesel fuel invade an otherwise serene desert beach where Mexico will spend roughly $100 million building its first cruise ship home port.

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