u.s.-mexico border

Agustín Barrios Gómez clears up misconceptions about Mexico and highlights the country's relationship with the U.S.

Governors Jan Brewer (Ariz.) and Brian Sandoval (Nev.) met at the Hoover Dam March 21 to unveil signs that promote the future route of the Interstate 11 (I-11). A project Governor Brewer has enthusiastically championed to better connect Arizona to national and international trade partners, I-11 will serve as the main corridor for commerce and transportation between Mexico, Phoenix and Las Vegas.

This is the busiest time of year for travel along the United States-Mexico border. Many Mexican shoppers head north and unload their wallets at American stores. Americans with family ties in Mexico travel south to visit relatives, sometimes carrying loads of presents. During this year's holiday season the Mexican government is making it easier for southbound traffic to enter the country.

The neighboring border states of New Mexico and Chihuahua are working together to build a binational community unlike any other in the Southwest. The plan is centered around an industrial complex arising outside the town of Santa Teresa in Southern New Mexico. In a joint appearance at the Santa Teresa airport Friday, Chihuahua Governor Cesar Duarte and New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez announced their plans for the binational community.