Mexicans' Easter Break Is Big Business In Southern Arizona

Via All eight gas pumps at the Circle K on bustling Mariposa Street here were occupied Tuesday night, with lines four-vehicles deep. Nearly all the cars and SUVs had Mexican license plates from the neighboring state of Sonora. It has become a nearly nightly ritual on the U.S. side of the border as drivers, their vehicles packed with suitcases and passengers, prepare to return to Mexico after a day

UPDATE: Traffic moving again at Nogales port

  Traffic at DeConcini Port is operational again after hundreds of people protesting in Nogales, Sonora temporarily shut down travel in and out of Mexico, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Read more at A tweet from CBP at approximately 7:15 p.m. said cars heading northbound could enter the United States but southbound traffic into Mexico was still restricted at DeConcini Crossing. Pedestrians were originally directed to Morley Gate but walking across the border has reopened at

  Mayor of Nogales, Son., on the election; Tohono O’odham looking forward. Source: Joint Effort Aims for Border Crossing at ‘Speed of Business’ – Arizona Public Media By Lorraine Rivera The border city of Nogales is setting a new standard in binational business with quicker, easier trade across the U.S.-Mexican border, two leaders say. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey toured the border with U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson amid the launch

Lucid Motors announced today that it would build a manufacturing plant for its electric vehicles in Arizona, with production beginning in 2018.   The will be sourcing parts from Sonora and prioritize hiring American veterans. Source: Arizona gains new electric vehicle plant as Lucid Motors announces manufacturing – Roadshow

The Art of (Border Trade) Deal

Business leaders on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border are preparing for likely changes in trade policy. MEXICO CITY — Business leaders and politicians on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border are preparing for likely changes in trade policy. Companies that do business in both countries are bracing themselves ahead of a new U.S. presidency. So Juan Pablo Castañón, head of Mexico’s main association of businesses, is taking an assertive