(AP) - Protesters in Mexico took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes, waving through motorists after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts.
A Yuma woman who paved the way for generations of U.S. citizens celebrated her 100th birthday in Yuma. People from all over the Desert Southwest, the country, and even from other parts of the world, came together to celebrate Tomasa Castañeda, the powerful matriarch who was born on January 3, 1917.
The protests in Mexicali continue due to rising gas prices in Mexico.
County officials say the gasoline situation in Mexico helped the economy in the U.S. but also created long wait times to cross from Calexico to Mexicali.