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Mexico’s foreign minister discusses lithium collaboration with Bolivian authorities
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.
Rio Sonora residents still waiting on remediation 8 years after spill
Saturday marks eight years since the worst environmental mining disaster in Mexican history. And for residents of the Rio Sonora valley, the impacts of that spill are still being felt.
Aug. 4, 2022
Famed jaguar El Jefe has been spotted in 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.
Aug. 4, 2022
Mexico ex-president under investigation for electoral crimes, money laundering
Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office has announced that it’s investigating an ex-president for several federal crimes.
Aug. 3, 2022
Journalist murdered is at least the 13th killed in Mexico in 2022
Another journalist has been gunned down in central Mexico. More than a dozen journalists have been killed in the country so far this year.
Aug. 3, 2022
Native plants are gaining popularity in Hermosillo
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.
Aug. 2, 2022
In a Sonoran mining town, this historic bowling alley has been rolling for nearly a century
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.
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Jul. 28, 2022
Among Mexican border states, Sonora shows strongest growth
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.
Jul. 29, 2022
Sonoran governor: Grupo Mexico to make major investments in state
Among the investments is new infrastructure at a plant near the Arizona border in Agua Prieta.
Jul. 29, 2022
New report pinpoints priority restoration areas along U.S.-Mexico border
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.
Jul. 28, 2022
Sonora continues push to get young kids vaccinated before school year
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.
Jul. 27, 2022
Another judge blocks speedy extradition of arrested Mexican drug lord
It seems increasingly unlikely that a drug lord arrested earlier this month in Mexico will be quickly extradited to the United States.
Jul. 27, 2022
Mexico reporting 60 confirmed cases of monkeypox
A top Mexican health official emphasized that the viral disease is not very deadly, and said he doesn't expect it to spread extensively.
Jul. 26, 2022
Mexican security officials tout new data showing violence decline in 2021
More current data tracked by her office suggest that Mexico could be on track for an even more substantial drop in homicides this year.
Jul. 26, 2022
Hermosillo campaign to save water launched as city struggles with supply
Hermosillo has a water problem. There isn’t enough to keep up with demand. So a group of nonprofits and business organizations are teaming up to push for greater conservation efforts.
Jul. 22, 2022
Mexico declares controversial tourist train as a national security project
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.
Jul. 20, 2022
Mexico will build 5 additional solar plants in Sonora
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.
Jul. 21, 2022
Sonora may be on track for less violent 2022
Over the first six months of 2022, federal data show there were 87 fewer victims than the same period the year prior.
Jul. 22, 2022
Sonoran feminist groups want abusers barred from political office
This week, a feminist collective in Sonora announced that it’s working to ban people who have committed gender violence from holding political office in the state.
Jul. 22, 2022
Top U.S., Mexican officials discuss extradition of Caro Quintero
For the time being, Rafael Caro Quintero’s immediate extradition has been blocked by a Mexican judge.
Jul. 22, 2022
Northern Mexican states reach agreement to improve security coordination
This week, Sonora’s governor announced a new agreement between northern Mexican states to improve security in the region.
Jul. 21, 2022