Mexico

Stephanie Sanchez

Business is booming on the border despite increasing tension between the U.S. and Mexico over a wall and immigration policy.

One small Mexican town has become known as “Molar city” because of dental tourism.

Americans and others visit the over 350 dentists there for low prices and fast service. Most of these dentists rely on “street hustlers” to recruit new patients.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez went to Molar city to find out how this unusual job works.

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AZED-Cinco de Mayo celebrations are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S.

The celebrations commemorate the day in 1862 when the Mexican army fought and defeated the French army in the state of Puebla.

Today, celebrations across Mexico and the United States are encouraged by Mexican beer and tequila advertisements.  And when people think of a Mexican drink – tequila is often the first in their minds

Arizona Edition - Honor students for Northern Arizona University recently traveled from the Yuma East Wetlands to Mexico to take part in a tree-planting project along the Colorado River.  Due to Minute 319, which amends the water treaty between the U.S. and Mexico, the River has seen an increase in flow into Mexico--an environmental move that these Honor students discovered is also distinctly humanitarian...(originally aired 04/16/14).

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In June, a new Consul General was appointed to lead the Mexican Consulate in Yuma.  KAWC’s Michelle Faust spoke with Eusebio Romero about his new post and how politics in both the United States and Mexico affect one another.

Yuma Sector Border Security

Mar 19, 2013
Michelle Faust

Arizona’s senators are among eight in Washington working on immigration reform, but their plans are contingent on the security of the U.S.-Mexico border.  This week on Arizona Edition, we explore the work of border patrol agents along the 126 miles of the Yuma Sector.  We’ll check out border fences, visit a remote forward base and talk about the challenges facing Yuma Sector agents with Chief Steven Martin. We’ll also talk with Senator Jeff Flake for the latest on his view on why border security should be tied to immigration reform.