Cross-Border Sewage, Trade Agreements Take Center Stage in Border Mayors’ Conference

Mayors of cities along the U.S.-Mexico border are meeting in San Diego this week to strengthen binational ties and address issues such as immigration, cross-border sewage, and new trade agreements. This level of binational cooperation was a stark contrast from the divisive rhetoric and partisan fighting coming from each nation’s capital. “Part of the challenge that we have in border towns is basically convincing Washington and Mexico City to work like we are working here in this region,” said Tijuana Mayor Arturo Gonzalez Cruz.