Category: International

Elections for governor, as well as for local offices across Baja, will take place in June. MORENA (President Lopez Obrador’s political party) announced its candidates for municipal elections in Baja: Montserrat Caballero for the City of Tijuana; Norma Bustamante for the City of Mexicali; Dario Benitez for the City of Tecate; and Armando Ayala and […]

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As part of international efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the U.S. loaned 4 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico and Canada – an action that will not have an impact on vaccine supply within the United States. Mexico is also undergoing the first phase of the clinical trials for […]

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Following the extension of U.S. travel restrictions impacting land ports of entry until at least May 21, the Department of Homeland Security is undergoing an evaluation of metrics that would allow for a resumption of travel. According to a report by CNBC, the White House is looking toward the middle of May to relax restrictions […]

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Ambassador Katherine Tai was sworn in as U.S. Trade Representative and is the first trade representative since the George W. Bush administration to be approved unanimously by the Senate. In her first month, she already met with her Canadian and Mexican counterparts to follow up on the implementation of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada new trilateral agreement (USMCA). […]

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Mexican Congress passed an energy bill that will change the distribution rules under which electricity is fed to the power system. Specifically, the bill prioritizes energy plants owned and operated by the Federal Electricity Commission, followed by solar, wind, and combined cycle stations owned by private entities. As a result, no new renewable energy projects […]

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Baja’s State Government announced the following changes to restrictions and precautionary measures following a statewide decrease of new COVID-19 cases: Restaurants, retailers and hotels may operate at up to a 75% capacity, including access to common areas. Gyms, public pools, spas, and sport centers may operate at up to a 65% capacity. Public transportation vehicles, […]

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Presidents Biden and Lopez Obrador met virtually on Monday to advance joint efforts to address migration and development in Southern Mexico and Central America. Both Presidents reaffirmed their commitment to bilateral collaboration to fight the pandemic, reactivate our shared economy, and address climate change. This includes efforts to deepen cooperation on the COVID-19 response by enhancing […]

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Following an announcement from the White House of an immigration reform bill, the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 was introduced to Congress last week by Sen. Bob Menendez (NJ) and Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA).  The bill would provide an 8-year pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, increase the number of available diversity visas, […]

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The Department of Homeland Security announced changes to the H-1B nonimmigrant visa program effective March 9, 2021 which include: Replacing the random lottery system currently in place used to issue the annual quota of 85,000 new visas with a selection system that would favor petitions with higher salary offers. All H-1B registrants would first go […]

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