Category: International

A federal court ordered the full restoration of the DACA program in an order filed Friday, December 4. The program, which began in 2012, provides temporary protection from deportation to qualified individuals who arrived in the U.S. as children and allows them to work and attend school. The Department of Homeland Security will now be […]

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The Mexican Federal Government signed an agreement with Pfizer and AstraZeneca to produce and distribute 34.4 million and 77.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, respectively. While federal authorities continue to hold conversations with other pharmaceuticals to secure additional doses, the Secretariat of Health shared an overview of their distribution plan to be delivered in […]

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The California Transportation Commission allocated more than $565 million for current projects and approved $2 billion in future improvements to address transportation needs across the state. This includes the following projects in our region: $42.5 million for the State Route 11/Otay Mesa East Land Port of Entry project (Otay 2). The investment covers energy, water, […]

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Baja’s COVID-19 Update

Baja’s Secretariat of Health issued a report of COVID-19 rates across the state compared to other areas of Mexico and the world. The report includes a map with confirmed and active cases per neighborhood and hospital occupancy at the state’s COVID-19 designated centers. As a result of an increase in new COVID-19 cases across the […]

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The International Boundary and Water Commission recently hosted a public session which was followed by a Binational Core Group meeting. The meeting was composed of representatives from the Commission and federal, state, and local stakeholders including the Chamber. A recording of the public session is available here and includes presentations on a sediment basin feasibility […]

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Baja Governor Jaime Bonilla submitted a legislation proposal that would require local Mayors to request a leave of office to state authorities –rather than to City Council. The legislation would also enable the Governor to submit candidates for Interim Mayor. In addition, the proposal outlines that if two candidates are rejected by Congress, the Governor […]

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The International Tribute Awards, our annual celebration of the Cali-Baja region’s commitment to binational collaboration will be taking place virtually on Tuesday, December 1. Join us as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau shares his thoughts on the future of the U.S.-Mexico relationship. We will also recognize outstanding individuals and businesses that have made a […]

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The U.S. and Mexico have built a successful trade and investment relationship that has boosted the economy on both sides of the border through highly integrated manufacturing supply chains. This cross-border collaboration and combination of resources has potential for a tremendously fruitful relationship in energy affairs, one that allows both countries to share power resources […]

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The State of Baja has awarded a bid for the development of a photovoltaic power plant. NextEnergy will sign a 30-year contract to provide the state its own supply of electricity. The state’s current 3,040-megawatt demand often causes energy and water deficits, especially during the periods of high temperature, forcing it to rely on private companies and volatile prices. […]

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The temporary restrictions on non-essential travel across the shared ports of entry between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico will remain in place for an additional 30 days, extending to November 21. The Chamber has called for the restrictions to be lifted as businesses across our region, and in particular, small businesses, have shouldered the bulk […]

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