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Mexico is weighing economic retaliation against the U.S. to counter what Mexicans say is an anti-Mexico American administration. One idea under consideration is a boycott of U.S. corn. Mexico is the number one export market for U.S. corn. And U.S. corn producers are in Mexico City right now lobbying against the idea.
chess
The poorest school in Flagstaff has been the biggest winner when it comes to chess. Forty-six students have earned the right to go to a national competition in Nashville May 11. But some won’t make it, if the team can’t raise enough money.
A Mexican drug smuggler who crossed the border illegally, then beat a National Park Service employee nearly to death in Arizona was sentenced to 76 years in prison on Monday.
Sanctuary Church
Ismael Delgado and Sixto Paz could be deported at any time. Rather than go quietly, they’ve each spent hundreds of days living in sanctuary at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ.
Former Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte
A fugitive former Mexican governor was apprehended over the weekend.
Bachata Academy
The Dominican Republic is not a quiet place. Motorcycles zip down the streets, roosters crow and, there’s bachata music. The music and dance is also evolving and finding new life here in Phoenix.
Mexican authorities prepare the extradition of a man accused of killing a border patrol agent in Arizona seven years ago.
Arizona Diamondbacks
The dream of a career in the big leagues draws thousands of teens out of Dominican public schools and onto the baseball diamond. When players report to major league academies they’re expected to bring their bats and now, their books.
Carnival
Arizona’s State Bill 1070 and President Donald Trump’s immigration projects have found sympathizers in unexpected places, like the Dominican Republic, where hostility toward Haitian immigrants has left a group of people without any nationality at all.
Faith leaders claimed victory after federal authorities did not deport a Mesa man when he reported for a regular check-in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but the win could be temporary.
La Barquita
Concrete and tin homes huddle together along the banks of the Ozama River in the La Barquita neighborhood.
U.S. Attorney General Jefff Sessions announced a widening of prosecutions of border related crime during his stop in Nogales, Ariz., Tuesday morning.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions will tour the Arizona border Tuesday, then meet with law enforcement in Phoenix and air force service members at Luke Air Force Base.
Miss Rizos
The women at Miss Rizos salon don’t believe in "pelo malo." The phrase literally translates to "bad hair," and, in the Dominican Republic, the word is tied to hair that is kinky, curly or afrolike.
Dominican Republic
SANTO DOMINGO — While politicians in Arizona debate the possibility of more regulations on abortions, in the Dominican Republic, in contrast, the debate centers on its legalization. But recent pro-life policies in the United States could reverse course for Dominican health services.

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