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Arizona Gov. Ducey To Meet With Mexico's Ambassador To The U.S.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is meeting with Mexico's ambassador to the United States in Phoenix this week.

Now, Mexico has actively tried to cultivate relationships outside of a seemingly unfriendly White House, seeking out leaders in each state.

To explain why the governor of Arizona would want to be receptive is Phil Robbins.

Robbins is the former chair of the Arizona-Mexico Commission and he is an attorney who spends much of his time helping businesses resolve disputes across the border.

Jorge Valencia joined KJZZ in August 2016 as the station's first senior field correspondent based in Mexico City. His reporting focuses on the business and economics between Arizona and Mexico.Valencia previously covered the North Carolina statehouse in Raleigh for North Carolina Public Radio. He reported on a controversial law that curtailed protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people, and on voting rights and environmental policy issues. He also reported on the shooting of three Arab-American students, traveling to Turkey's border with Syria to report on a project the students had started to help Syrian refugees.Valencia began his journalism career covering crime for the Roanoke Times of Virginia and in internships with newspapers including the Wall Street Journal. He has been the recipient of multiple journalism awards for his work in radio and in newspapers. Valencia studied journalism at the University of Maryland and grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, and the suburbs of Washington, D.C.