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Activists worry effort to modify Sonora femicide law could weaken it
Femicide has been recognized and punished as a crime in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, for nearly a decade. But some advocates worry legislative efforts to reform the penal code could make it less effective.
July 4, 2022
Monsoon brings some relief to Sonoran reservoirs
The state's reservoir system, including the El Novillo reservoir that is a key source of water for Hermosillo, has shown modest rises in recent weeks.
July 4, 2022
Rio Sonora valley residents to receive medical attention, environmental remediation
This August will mark eight years since a spill at a copper mine in Sonora sent millions of gallons of toxic waste into the Rio Sonora. But residents say they are just beginning to see progress in addressing the damage.
July 1, 2022
In wake of brutal murders, Sonora authorities tout femicide conviction rate
This week, Sonoran officials held a press conference to highlight their achievements in addressing gender violence — including what they say is a high rate of convictions in femicide cases. But many don’t think that’s enough.
July 1, 2022
Sonora aiding in search for suspects in priests’ murder
Federal officials say 11 arrests have been made, but that the hunt is still on for the principle suspect, who Sonoran officials are on the lookout for if he crosses into the state.
July 1, 2022
AMLO promises full report on Ayotzinapa case by year end
It’s been nearly eight years since 43 students from a rural college went missing in southern Mexico. Now the country’s president says his government knows what happened to them.
June 30, 2022
5M people identified as part of Mexico LGBTQ+ community in 1st sexual diversity survey
This week Mexico released the results of its first national survey on sexual diversity. More than 5 million people identified as members LGBTQ community. That's one in every 20 people in Mexico over the age of 15.
June 29, 2022
Journalist murdered in Tamaulipas is the 12th killed in Mexico in 2022
A reporter was killed in northeastern Mexico on Wednesday. He is the 12th journalist in the country to be murdered in just the first six months of this year.
June 29, 2022
Another week, another big jump in COVID cases in Sonora
For well over a month, each week has brought big jumps of new COVID-19 cases in neighboring Sonora.
June 28, 2022
Texas migrant tragedy on agenda for AMLOs next meeting with Biden
Mexico’s president says the tragic deaths of at least 50 migrants in Texas will be on the agenda during his upcoming meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden.
June 28, 2022
Vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds draw big crowds in Hermosillo
Vaccinations for kids ages 5 to 11 started in Sonora and across Mexico on Monday, drawing big crowds. In Sonora, state authorities hope to eventually vaccinate some 250,000 young people in that age range.
June 28, 2022
Cloud seeding set to start in three Mexican states
A 2020 National Science Foundation-funded study found that cloud seeding can generate precipitation, but other researchers are skeptical that cloud seeding can address the impacts of drought and climate change.
June 28, 2022
This family gave up fishing to focus on saving sea turtles
Seven species of sea turtles swim the world’s oceans, nearly all of them threatened or endangered by climate change, poaching and entanglement in fishing gear, among other threats. Five of those turtle species make their way into Mexico’s Gulf of California, where a family in the small Sonoran fishing town of Kino Bay is working to protect the turtles that reach its coasts.
June 27, 2022
After 7 reviews, Mexico yet to regain top aviation safety rating
Mexican authorities had hoped to recoup the status within several months, but more than a year has passed since U.S. authorities determined that the country didn't meet international standards.
June 25, 2022
Former Gov. Claudia Pavlovich kicked out of her political party
Sonora’s previous governor, who often touted her collaboration with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, has been kicked out of her political party.
June 24, 2022
Security secretary: Sonora remains among Mexico’s violence hot spots
Neighboring Sonora remains among the handful of Mexican states accounting for nearly half of the country’s murder victims.
June 22, 2022
2 Jesuit priests killed at church in remote Chihuahua town
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the two priests were slain at a church in a remote town in Chihuahua after a man was chased into the church and killed.
June 22, 2022
AMLO congratulates Colombia’s president-elect, seeks regional integration
Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador enthusiastically welcomed the weekend win of Colombia’s new president-elect Gustavo Petro.
June 20, 2022
Violence leaves 1 dead in San Carlos, 3 in Guaymas
The popular Sonoran beach town of San Carlos was the site of deadly violence over the weekend.
June 20, 2022
Sonora strengthens the private protected areas for conservation
Sonoran legislators have unanimously approved a measure that will help conserve private land across the state. Conservation experts see it as a major step forward in protecting habitat and wildlife.
More Fronteras Desk reporting
June 20, 2022

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