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Mexican Shoppers Spend Big in Tucson During Holiday Season

Tourism from neighbor to the south adds $1 billion to Pima County economy each year.

Two Breweries Cross Border to Tap Spirit of Collaboration

Tucson- and Hermosillo-based brewers work together to create Beer Without Borders.

Fluctuating Peso Felt on Both Sides of the Border

Some economists say it moves in relation to presidential candidate favorability numbers.

Tierra y Libertad, a collective in South Tucson’s Wakefield Neighborhood, reclaimed a back alleyway with colorful murals.

Feeding Our Future: Growing Community in Tucson’s Barrios

Home-grown efforts to improve Tucson’s struggling neighborhoods start with vegetable gardens.

Yolanda Soto, CEO and President of Borderlands Food Bank, in her office in Nogales. The bright paintings on her walls were all done by an inmate who works for Borderlands as part of a labor force program. (She’s a big fan of Kahlo’s.)

Feeding Our Future: The Politics of Produce Rescue

They share the same goal of feeding the hungry, but sometimes food banks step on each other’s toes.

Tucson-to-Mexico Flight Details Announced; Begins in October

One Aeromar flight will stop in four cities in western Mexico.

Trade Between Arizona and Mexico Continues to Grow

Imports, exports and tourism flow across the border and build the local economy.

Produce inspected at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Az. (2015)

Companies, Local Government Step In to Bolster Border Trade

Program opens door to investment in port infrastructure, hours.

The border of Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico is separated by a large brown metal fence.

Nogales Kmart to Close in July; Worries about Economic Impact

Loss of retailer may reduce city sales tax revenues, hurt cross-border shopping traffic.

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