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KJZZ's Hermosillo Bureau

KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk has expanded into northern Mexico with the creation of a new Business Desk that focuses on the fast-growing market between Arizona and Mexico. The bureau opened with the partnership of the Universidad Tecnológica de Hermosillo, a college in the state capital that specializes in engineering, aeronautics and energy.

The Hermosillo bureau focuses on the rapid expansion of trade between Sonora and Arizona, the growing overseas shipping industry on Sonora's shores and the impacts that this is having on the U.S.-Mexico border and on Arizona.

The Hermosillo Bureau supplements the reporting of our Fronteras Desk team across the Southwest, especially in Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Tucson.

Sonora Sets Grisly New Annual Murder Record
The number of victims rose nearly 17% over record-breaking 2019, while numbers nationwide declined modestly.
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Sonora Sets Grisly New Annual Murder Record
The number of victims rose nearly 17% over record-breaking 2019, while numbers nationwide declined modestly.
9 hours ago
International Travel Order Raises Concerns In Border Communities
Some worry that strict testing requirements could be a serious logistical challenge for businesses with binational staff.
Jan. 22, 2021
Central American Migrant Caravans Continue Attempts To Reach U.S.
Migrant caravans have been regularly traveling from Central America with the hopes of reaching the United States. The last one tried to reach American soil this week, but Guatemala and Mexico have kept tight operations on their borders to stop them — with the blessing of the U.S.
Jan. 22, 2021
Mexico’s Electoral Institute Orders President To Limit Conferences
Mexico will hold elections this year, and the law orders all public officials to be neutral and impartial to guarantee a just competition. But this has brought recent tensions between the president and the National Electoral institute, with campaign season poised to start in April.
Jan. 21, 2021
Mexico Congratulates Biden For Border Wall, DACA Executive Orders
Two executive orders from President Joe Biden have already generated reactions from the Mexican government. One is to stop construction of the border wall. The other maintains the DACA program, which protects some undocumented immigrants who arrived as children from deportation.
Jan. 21, 2021
Informant Says Cartel And Army Incinerated 43 Students In Mexico
Almost seven years ago, 43 students in Mexico disappeared, and the case became a driving force for many seeking reforms in Mexico’s justice and law enforcement systems. A new lead in the investigation might bring changes to the official version of the story.
Jan. 21, 2021
Biden Pressed To Do More Than Halt Remain In Mexico Enrollments
President Joe Biden has suspended a controversial Trump administration policy that forced asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings. But migrant advocates say that is only the first step to repairing the harm done by the so-called “remain in Mexico” program.
Jan. 21, 2021
Mexican Congresswomen Urge Full Investigation Into Nogales Disappearance
A group of nearly two dozen Mexican congresswomen have put out a statement expressing concern over the disappearance of a woman in the border town of Nogales, Sonora, more than two weeks ago.
Jan. 21, 2021
The U.S. And Joe Biden, Mexico And AMLO: What’s Next?
During the first two years of his tenure, the Mexican president had to work with the Trump administration. Now his last four will be working with President Joe Biden. What can we expect?
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Jan. 20, 2021
2 Sought In Theft Of Oxygen Tanks From Sonoran Hospital
Authorities in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are searching for two people after seven oxygen tanks were stolen from a hospital in the southern part of the state this week.
Jan. 20, 2021
AMLO Urges Biden To Tackle Immigration Reform
Wishing President Joe Biden well Wednesday, Mexico’s president urged the new administration to immediately fulfill campaign promises to enact immigration reform, including dual citizenship for Mexicans working in the United States.
Jan. 20, 2021
As Biden Takes Office, The U.S. And Mexico Respond To The Latest Migrant Caravan
These are the final hours of a presidency defined largely by a desire to punish people who migrate to the United States without permission. The process to turn away from this approach is expected to start shortly after Joe Biden is sworn in. He takes over the country’s immigration system as another caravan heads north from Central America.
Jan. 19, 2021
Sonoran Restaurants Seek Court Protection From Closure
But a restaurant industry representative says that restaurants who win their cases intend to abide by at least the current pandemic restrictions, even though they would have no legal obligation to do so.
Jan. 19, 2021
Sonora’s Second Coronavirus Wave Likely To Be Worse Than First
With new daily coronavirus cases and death records recently broken, the situation in neighboring Sonora is going from bad to worse. Over the weekend new one-day case and death records were broken.
Jan. 19, 2021
Mexico Agrees To Divert Vaccines To Poorer Countries
Mexico says it’s in favor of a United Nations proposal to delay shipments of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to wealthier nations so poorer countries can start receiving doses more quickly.
Jan. 18, 2021
1 Of 3 Fishermen Survived After Nearly 20 Days Adrift In Sea Of Cortez
A small fishing boat with three men aboard went missing from a small town in Baja California in late December. The boat was recovered in neighboring Sonora over the weekend. Only one of the fishermen survived.
Jan. 18, 2021
Sonora Adds 2 More Cities To Code Red Designation
Last week, three cities in Sonora, Mexico, were officially classified as red - or maximum risk for coronavirus spread. Now two more cities are being added to the designation.
Jan. 18, 2021
Sonoran Desalination Plant Nearly 80% Complete
A desalination plant in neighboring Sonora, Mexico is nearing completion, more than two years after construction began. The plant is designed to use reverse osmosis to remove salt from sea water and provide up to 200 liters per second of drinking water.
Jan. 18, 2021
As Pandemic Worsens, Sonora Sheds More Formal Jobs
Since February, the state is down nearly 40,000 formal jobs, and likely thousands more informal jobs.
Jan. 15, 2021
U.S. Secretaries Accuse Mexico Of Excessive Trade Regulations
Three members of the U.S. Cabinet surprised their Mexican counterparts just a few days before the end of the Trump administration. All three of them signed a letter, criticizing Mexico over specific trade issues.
Jan. 15, 2021