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Narciso Hernandez Cuevas, a 73-year-old sugar cane farmer
Businesses in the American and Mexican food and beverage industry are finding it difficult to swallow the new agreement for trading sugar between the two countries. But deal seems to be palatable for producers of alternative sweeteners.
Window Rock
The Navajo Nation, the largest reservation in the country, is finally getting its first Starbucks in Window Rock. This is another sign that the tribe’s capital city is growing.
campfire
The Coconino National Forest will switch to Type II fire restriction mode starting June 22. Even though forest officials had prohibited campfires starting June 15, they found 34 abandoned campfires last weekend.
Arizona’s neighboring state of Sonora will not produce Ford’s Focus model as originally planned by the company, and their new business strategy might affect both sides of the border.
Navajo Nation seal
The Navajo tribal government has been giving out bonuses to its employees, totaling millions in public funds, according to a recent audit.
The Mexican government denied on Monday afternoon any involvement in the reported illegal surveillance of high-profile activists and journalists in the country.
helicopter
Firefighters contained a small wildfire Thursday in Williams despite a drone flying over the area that delayed operations. Fire officials reported more than 40 drones over wildfires in 2016 and several already this fire season.
Mezcal has become a booming business for Oaxaca, Mexico. The pungent booze is being marketed throughout the U.S. and not just at the consumer level: the industry is looking for serious investors.
High temperatures are expected in southern Arizona this week, increasing the risk to immigrants who cross the border illegally and end up exposed to the desert’s elements.
Just as temperatures in southern Arizona began to climb this week, federal immigration agents descended on an aid camp built in the desert by the activist group No More Deaths to aid migrants who find themselves in trouble when crossing the border illegally.
Fire plane
Fire managers evacuated two communities near Payson June 15 and warned a third to be ready to leave as they expected winds to push flames toward their homes.
A month ago, the murder of a respected editor and reporter brought attention to the killings of journalists in Mexico. And while some organizations call for justice, the Mexican government is offering a reward.
The union for the United States Border Patrol said several federal agents using X-ray scanners at checkpoints have now developed thyroid cancer.
Bears Ears
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended the president and Congress shrink the size of Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah. President Donald Trump has ordered the secretary to review any monument bigger than 100,000 acres.  
Diane Barker of the Tucson-based medical manufacturer WestMed
At a sales show in Mexico City, one successful Arizona company helped others find a way to enter the Latin American market.

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