Mexico’s foreign minister met with Bolivian officials this week to discuss lithium collaboration. Mexico has been working to nationalize lithium deposits in the country, including in neighboring Sonora.
A rare northern jaguar last documented in Arizona in 2015 has been spotted on camera in neighboring Sonora. Conservation groups point to the sighting as evidence of continued cross-border connectivity for the species.
A growing number of people in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo are starting to consider how the city and its residents can deal with the impacts of climate change in the already hot, dry Sonoran Desert. For some, native plants are an important part of the solution.
Leaders of the Circulo Social Anahuac said the alley’s arrival is tied to the sizable presence of well-heeled Americans during the early 20th century company town days of Cananea, when the Consolidated Copper Company dominated daily life. → More stories from the Fronteras desk
Nationwide, Arizona's neighbor to the south had the seventh fastest growth rate. Sonora’s economy has grown nearly 5% since the first trimester of 2021, the seventh fastest rate in Mexico, and the fastest among the country’s six border states.
In the wake of border wall construction during the Trump administration, various sites along the U.S.-Mexico border are in need of environmental restoration. A new report from the nonprofit Wildlands Network details the highest priority areas.
Sonoran officials say they are continuing to roll out vaccinations for children ages five and up in the hopes of getting shots in arms before the new school year begins in August. It’s been a month since Sonora started vaccinating children ages 5 to 11, using the two-dose Pfizer vaccine.
The Mexican government has restarted construction on a contested railroad project that had run into legal hurdles. Known as the Maya train, the railway has now been designated as a national security matter in order to continue work on the project.
Sonora has become a test site for major solar energy projects in Mexico since the announcement last year that a massive new solar plant would be built near Rocky Point. Now, officials are planning additional facilities in the state.