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Mexico Pushing For Border Reopening By This Summer
In what has become a monthly ritual, Mexican and U.S. officials announced this week another month-long extension of the restrictions through late June. Northbound crossing restrictions have now been in place for well over a year along the U.S.-Mexico border.
May 18, 2021
Sonoran Governor Candidate Bows Out, Throws Support To Gándara
A contender in neighboring Sonora’s race for governor has bowed out and thrown his support to another candidate. In his statement, Ricardo Bours also lamented the recent brutal murder of his party's mayoral candidate in Cajeme, Sonora.
May 18, 2021
After Final Meeting, Ducey and Pavlovich Sign Air, Water Deal
Sonoran Gov. Claudia Pavlovich’s six-year term ends in September, meaning this is the last formal meeting between the two as leaders of their respective states.
May 18, 2021
Arizona Communities Call For Border Reopening
Arizona border communities depend heavily on shoppers crossing from Mexico, but many have been kept out by ongoing northbound crossing restrictions.
May 17, 2021
Sonoran Restaurants To Help Boost Bacanora Consumption
Sonoran restaurants are set to start promoting the regional agave spirit Bacanora. For many, boosting its profile on local menus a matter of pride.
May 14, 2021
Mayoral Candidate Gunned Down In Southern Sonora
Abel Murrieta was passing out flyers at a campaign rally in Ciudad Obregon when he was assassinated in the middle of the street by armed men who shot him multiple times in the head and chest.
May 14, 2021
Study Makes Case For Jaguar Reintroduction In Arizona, New Mexico
A new study suggests that jaguars could be successfully reintroduced to parts of their historic range in Arizona and New Mexico, where the large cats were wiped out by humans decades ago.
May 14, 2021
Drought In Mexico Puts Millions Of Acres Of Crops At Risk
More than 2 million acres of irrigated crops could be at risk in Mexico because of a lack of water. Neighboring Sonora is among the worst hit.
May 13, 2021
New Campaign Urges Sonoran Women To Report Domestic Violence
In neighboring Sonora, state officials are launching a new ad campaign that aims to get more women to report domestic violence.
May 13, 2021
AMLO: U.S. Shares, Requests Info On Alleged Crimes By Governor
The U.S. government has shared information on alleged crimes committed by Mexican Gov. Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca. And it’s also asking for information from Mexican authorities about him, according to Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
May 12, 2021
Vaccinations Begin For Educators In Sonora
Vaccinations for educators in Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, are now underway. More than 70,000 of them will receive the single-dose CanSino vaccine over the next couple of days, according to a release from the Mexican Institute of Social Security.
May 12, 2021
Sonorans Searching For Missing Loved Ones Protest On Mother’s Day
Families with missing loved ones in Sonora have turned Mother’s Day into a day of protest. There were similar marches across Mexico, where dozens of groups have formed to search for missing people that authorities have been unable to locate.
May 10, 2021
Sonora Now 1 Of 14 Mexican States At Green, Lowest COVID-19 Risk
Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, is now at green, or low risk, on the Mexican pandemic semáforo — or traffic light — scale. Over the last month, new daily cases and deaths have been trending down in the state.
May 10, 2021
As Solar Energy Uncertainty Grows In Mexico, Smaller Scale Projects Continue Growth
Like Arizona, neighboring Sonora has a great deal of potential for solar energy development. Despite that potential, the prospects for solar there and across Mexico have gotten even more challenging since we last reported on it.
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May 10, 2021
National Guard Shooting Of Sonoran AG Staff Raises Militarization Concerns
Some groups said the incident highlights the shortcomings of the militarized security strategy in a number of cities across the state.
May 7, 2021
Harris, AMLO Discuss Migration, Regional Development
Mexico's president appears to have brought up the ongoing border restrictions that have prevented many Mexicans from being able to cross into the United States over the last year.
May 7, 2021
U.S. Suspends Imports Of Wild-Caught Shrimp From Mexico
The United States has suspended the importing of wild-caught shrimp from Mexico due to concerns about the country's sea turtle protection program. The ban does not apply to farmed shrimp, which accounts for the majority of Sonora's production.
May 6, 2021
Searching Group Founders Son Survives Shooting
The son of the leader of a Sonoran group dedicated to searching for missing loved ones survived a shooting Friday. Cecilia Delgado, founder of the Buscadoras de Paz, or Peace Seekers, said her son was shot once in the back, and that his prognosis at first was not good. But now he’s back home and recovering well.
May 4, 2021
Mexico Citys Subway Derails Leaving Dozens Killed And Injured
At least 20 people died and more than 70 injured after a subway train in Mexico City derailed as a result of a collapsing bridge Monday night. The tragedy happened before 11:00 p.m., and many of the passengers were headed back home from work.
May 4, 2021
Effort To Recognize Kino Missions In AZ, Sonora
A binational group met this week to work toward recognizing missions in Arizona and Sonora as important cultural heritage sites.
May 3, 2021