Celebration of Pope Francis’ visit resonates on both sides of the border
CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico -- In the slanting afternoon shadows between this city and its sister across the border, Pope Francis ascended a ramp built overlooking the levee of the Rio Grande and blessed the U.S. and its people, including migrants and refugees.
Police and military prevalent day before Francis’ visit to Ciudad Juárez
CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico — The amount of law enforcement present around Ciudad Juárez the day before Pope Francis arrives feels overwhelming, even to a local.
Alcohol sales shut down as Pope Francis approaches Ciudad Juárez
CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico — Not everyone in Ciudad Juárez may be Catholic, but for the next few hours, everyone will have to make some peculiar accommodations.
As Pope nears Ciudad Juárez, workers race to finish Mass stage
CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico — The sights and sounds at the stage for Pope Francis' Wednesday Mass on the border are an assortment of what comes with hurried construction.
Pope Francis’ visit to border is strategic, both for Latinos and the Vatican
EL PASO, Texas — On a crisp fall afternoon last September, Pope Francis stood at Independence Mall in Philadelphia and delivered a message that resonated among not just the faithful, but Hispanics especially.
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.
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.
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.