US suspends Mexican avocado imports on eve of Super Bowl

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexico has acknowledged that the US government has suspended all imports of Mexican avocados after a US plant safety inspector in Mexico received a threat. The surprise, temporary suspension was confirmed late Saturday on the eve of the Super Bowl, the biggest sales opportunity of the year for Mexican avocado growers … Read more

COVID-19 protests threaten border trade between Canada, US

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian lawmakers expressed increasing worry Tuesday about the economic effects of disruptive demonstrations after the busiest border crossing between the US and Canada became partially blocked by truckers protesting vaccine mandates and other COVID-19 restrictions. The blockade at the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, prevented traffic from entering Canada … Read more

EXPLAINER: Why US sanctions may target individual Russians

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House and U.S. officials have threatened Russia with financial sanctions carrying “severe consequences” if it invades Ukraine, but so far plenty of people have been prime targets for Western pain. Experts say it’s unlikely the US and its allies would agree to something as sweeping as a complete ban on … Read more