Mexico's crumbling economy leads to border arrests, more COVID-19 fears

Sep 10, 2020
Roughly 40% of the population of Mexico lives in poverty. The struggles were present even before COVID-19 hit.
A sign with indications to cross to the United States near El Chaparral pedestrian crossing port in Tijuana, Mexico, on Sept. 1.
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Southeastern produce growers say they need trade relief

Aug 31, 2020
The USMCA trade agreement has not relieved their concerns about Mexican imports. The situation is dire, a Georgia blueberry farmer says.
Joe Cornelius, left, and Russ Goodman, south Georgia blueberry farmers, at Goodman’s blueberry farm in Cogdell, Georgia. Cornelius says in five years, the blueberry industry in Georgia might be done.
Emma Hurt

Pandemic forces small farmers in Mexico to adapt

Jul 21, 2020
Some farmers are trying to reinvent their businesses by selling in new ways.
Esteban de Jesús Durán is part of Plantas y Flores de Xochimilco, a community of decorative plant growers based south of Mexico City.
Rodrigo Cervantes

What menudo can tell us about Mexico

Mar 11, 2020
There's more to Mexican cuisine than tacos and burritos.
A bowl of menudo Rick Martinez had for breakfast in Zacatecas one morning.
Rick Martinez

U.S. basketball plays to score and win in Mexico

Feb 18, 2020
The NBA just opened its first official store in Mexico. It’s also starting a major partnership in Mexico City.
Mexico City Arena hosts NBA Games.
Rodrigo Cervantes

A year of trade fights and new deals

Jan 3, 2020
2019 was the year the United States began tearing down the rules-based system for international trade in earnest.
China's Vice Premier Liu He, second from right, shakes hands with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in March during trade negotiations.
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How cartels seized Mexico's avocado business

Nov 26, 2019
Mexico's avocado farmers report extortion, hijacking and related danger posed by cartels.
An avocado orchard in the Mexican state of Michoacan.
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U.S. migration policies hit the Mexico-Guatemala border

Nov 12, 2019
Tensions between the U.S. and Mexico regarding migration have also hit hard on the borders, not only between both nations, but also between Mexico and Guatemala.
Raftsmen help Guatemalans cross the Suchiate towards Mexico, where they buy goods with higher quality and lower prices.
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U.S. lawmakers visit Mexico for labor reform assurances under trade deal

Oct 7, 2019
Congressional Democrats have suggested they could vote for the North American pact if protections for Mexican workers are sufficiently implemented.
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In an ancient Mesoamerican city, archaeologists find a narrow wealth gap

Aug 2, 2019
Present societies can learn from Teotihuacán's narrow wealth gap, says one archaeologist.
A woman on a man's shoulder's takes a picture of the Kukulcan Pyramid at the Mayan archaeological site of Chichen Itza in Yucatan State, Mexico in  2018.
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