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Sonora’s mask mandate to stay in place in place for now
Sonora’s governor said officials were moving to revoke a state mask mandate early this week. But legislators now say it’s staying in place for at least a bit longer.
AMLO visits Sonora to address issues of violence, justice
Mexico’s president was in neighboring Sonora this week on a tour meant to address the state’s security concerns. He also met with members of Indigenous communities.
May. 20, 2022
Sonora governor continues to push to reroute Nogales rail line
The governor of Sonora met with the leaders of U.S. and Mexican railway companies this week to push for railroad tracks that run through the downtowns of both Nogales, Arizona, and Sonora to be moved.
May. 19, 2022
Guerrero becomes 8th Mexican state to decriminalize abortion
Another state in Mexico decriminalized abortion this week. It’s the eighth of Mexico’s 32 states to legalize the procedure. It marks a major step forward, but advocates say there’s still a long way to go to guarantee access to pregnant people across the country.
May. 18, 2022
Eelgrass is an ancestral food in the Comcaac community. Now it’s gaining global attention
An Indigenous nation on the Sonoran coast of the Gulf of California is working to revive an ancient tradition of using seagrass as a food source. The plant is also drawing international interest, both for its nutritional value and its importance to combating climate change.
May. 17, 2022
Despite spat over summit, AMLO says U.S. relationship isnt at risk
Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador insists that leaders of country in the Americas should be invited, and has threatened to not attend if that doesn't happen.
May. 17, 2022
Experts: Sonora’s reservoir system at ‘crisis’ levels of storage
The state's system of nine reservoirs is sitting at below 19% of capacity, a figure not seen in mid-May in years.
May. 17, 2022
Mexico to spend $1.2 billion on teacher raises
Mexican educators are being promised retroactive raises. To address what federal officials call inequities in pay for the country’s hundreds of thousands of educators, Mexico will spend some $1.2 billion on those raises.
May. 16, 2022
Report finds more migrants are going missing in Mexico
An organization that helps families search for loved ones who have gone missing while migrating says nearly four times as many migrants were reported missing last year in Mexico than in 2020. A new report finds many were locked up in detention centers without access to communication.
May. 16, 2022
Construction underway on Rocky Point solar plant
Construction is now underway on a massive, government-owned solar plant near the well-known Sonoran beach town of Rocky Point. The project is by far the most significant solar energy plant undertaken by the Mexican government.
May. 16, 2022
Sonora could be on track for another below average monsoon season
A low-precipitation monsoon season could have serious impacts on the state's critical agricultural sector, and could even compromise cities' ability to ensure reliable water access.
More news from the Fronteras Desk
May. 14, 2022
Mexico’s president threatens to boycott Summit of the Americas
Next month, the United States is set to host the Ninth Summit of the Americas — a gathering of leaders from across the Western Hemisphere. But Mexico’s president is threatening to boycott the meeting if the U.S. fails to invite the leaders of some other countries.
May. 13, 2022
Sonora will eliminate COVID-19 mask mandate
A mask mandate implemented in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 is set to be lifted.
May. 11, 2022
On Mothers Day, protesters demand justice for Mexicos missing
Tuesday was Mother’s Day in Mexico. But many mothers in the country say it’s no longer a day to celebrate with so many of their sons, daughters and other family members missing.
May. 11, 2022
More killings leave Mexican journalists disheartened
Last week, a well-known reporter was found dead in Sinaloa, followed just four days later by the shooting deaths of two reporters in Veracruz.
May. 10, 2022
During Cuba visit, Mexico’s president secures youth vaccines
The deal also includes a commitment to hire Cuban doctors in response to what Mexico's president calls a shortage of healthcare workers.
May. 9, 2022
Sonoran cattle exports expected to drop significantly
One industry leader said that another low-rainfall monsoon this year would be "very hard" for cattle ranchers. After a terrible 2020 monsoon season, many ranchers in Sonora felt forced to sell off significant portions of their herds, including young, productive animals.
May. 9, 2022
Sonoran authorities hope new app helps in identification of human remains
Users will have access to information about unidentified remains, like images of tattoos and other distinguishing marks that could aid in their positive ID.
May. 6, 2022
Violence vs. Mexico journalists on track for historically terrible year
The body of Luis Enrique Ramirez, a columnist with a decades-long reporting career, was found in the Sinaloan capital Culiacan on Thursday.
May. 6, 2022
AMLO hopes to work with other countries on lithium development
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has spoken with the presidents of Chile, Argentina and Bolivia, which has also nationalized lithium.
May. 3, 2022
Sonoran restaurants hoping for relaxation of pandemic measures
The head of an organization representing Sonoran restaurants says some changes could be coming soon.
May. 3, 2022