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December, 2023

  • 8 December

    Banxico and SRE Issue Commemorative 20-Peso Coin in Celebration of 200 Years of Mexico-US Relations

    -Editorial In a ceremony held on Wednesday, December 6, at the Interactive Museum of Economics (MIDE) in Mexico City, the Bank of Mexico (Banxico) marked a significant milestone by commemorating 200 years of diplomatic relations between Mexico and the United States through the issuance of a 20-peso commemorative coin. Five …

  • 4 December

    Lukeville Port of Entry Shut Down Indefinitely

    -Editorial U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the closure of the Lukeville, Arizona Port of Entry beginning midnight Monday, December 4, 2023, until further notice.   “In response to increased levels of migrant encounters at the Southwest Border, fueled by smugglers peddling disinformation to prey on vulnerable individuals, CBP …

November, 2023

  • 20 November

    Biden and López Obrador Strengthen Bilateral Ties in San Francisco Meeting

    -Editorial President Joe Biden met with the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in San Francisco, California. The two leaders reaffirmed the U.S.-Mexico relationship as a consequential strategic partnership that spans the full spectrum of national and homeland security interests ranging from economic competitiveness and climate change to citizen …

  • 19 November

    Chancellor visits key border infrastructure projects in the CaliBaja Region

    -Editorial The Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, made a working visit to the cities of Tijuana, Baja California, and San Diego, California, which included tours of different border facilities and meetings with members of the Mexican community, government authorities, representatives from the business and academic sectors. Upon her …

October, 2023

  • 26 October

    Biden Requests $310 Million for Border Sewage Treatment Repair

    -Editorial President Joe Biden has included a crucial $310 million allocation in his emergency supplemental funding request to rehabilitate and expand the South Bay International Wastewater Treatment Plant. This initiative addresses the pressing issue of cross-border wastewater pollution in the Tijuana River Valley, a matter of great concern. Last month, …

  • 23 October

    San Diego Regional Chamber Returns with Positive Results After Mexico City Trip

    -Editorial A group of nearly 90 business and community leaders from San Diego and Baja California, including Mayor Todd Gloria and San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Nora Vargas, traveled to Mexico City to champion U.S.-Mexico relations and advance issues critical to the success of the binational business community. …

  • 13 October

    Binational Fight Against Breast Cancer Unites Calexico and Mexicali

    -Editorial The cities of Calexico and Mexicali have created a powerful movement aimed at raising awareness about breast cancer. Through shared efforts, these neighboring cities are determined to spread hope, joy, and knowledge. Cancer affects everyone including children. That is the case of Lydia Felix, 20, of Calexico who suffered …

  • 6 October

    San Diego Chamber of Commerce Leads Binational Delegation to Advocate for Regional Priorities in Mexico City

    -Editorial A contingent of nearly 90 prominent figures from the business and community sectors in San Diego and Baja California, featuring Mayor Todd Gloria and San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Nora Vargas, are embarking on a mission to Mexico City. Their goal is to bolster U.S.-Mexico relations and …

September, 2023

  • 17 September

    Marachi Festival Returns to Calexico, Supporting Students’ Higher Education Dreams

    -Editorial After a few years of absence, Calexico’s signature event returned in full force, not only to unite the Imperial Valley community but also to support students in pursuing their educational aspirations. It was a day for families to come together and for kids to enjoy themselves. SDSU Imperial Valley, …

  • 12 September

    Prolific Human Smuggler Extradited from Mexico to the United States

    -Editorial Extensive coordination and cooperation efforts between U.S. and Mexican law enforcement authorities culminated in the extradition of a human smuggler, who allegedly operated in Mexicali on the U.S.-Mexico border for several years as part of an international human smuggling conspiracy. In March, Ofelia Hernandez-Salas, 61, was arrested in Mexico …