US-Mexico border reopening will boost business

October 13, 2021

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Digital signs signal closed at an international bridge checkpoint at the US-Mexico border that joins Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, Saturday, March 21, 2020.

Digital signs signal closed at an international bridge checkpoint at the US-Mexico border that joins Ciudad Juárez and El Paso, March 21, 2020. The Biden administration has announced that it will lift travel restrictions at Canadian and Mexican borders to visitors who can show proof of vaccination.

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The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that it will lift travel restrictions at Canadian and Mexican borders to tourists, shoppers and casual visitors who can show proof of vaccination. This will boost business on the Mexican side of the border, as people are free again to drive into Mexico from the US. And, the European Union pledged 1 billion euros in aid to Afghanistan on Tuesday, earmarked for humanitarian assistance and stabilization efforts for Afghanistan and its neighbors. Also, we speak to Nobel Prize-winning author Abdulrazak Gurnah about his commitment to telling migrants stories of injustice and cruelty. Gurnah says the ongoing trauma of colonialism and themes of exile and belonging continues to inform his literary work.

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