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Mexican Congress Passes Law Criminalizing Digital Violence
Mexico’s Congress voted Thursday to approve a law that criminalizes the sharing of private sexual videos, images or audio without consent.
May 3, 2021
As Drought Drags On, Sonoran Agricultural Sector Prays For Rain
After a terrible rainy season last year, neighboring Sonora’s massive agricultural sector is banking on better monsoons this summer. A top federal water official recently predicted a massive cut in acreage in the critical Mayo River Valley if this summer disappoints again.
May 2, 2021
After Months Of Drought, Sonoran Reservoirs Below 30% Capacity
One of the state's most important reservoirs is at just over 1 percent of its capacity.
May 2, 2021
Vaccinations For 50- To 59-Year-Olds To Begin Soon In Mexico
Nearly 18 million doses have been administered in Mexico so far, and the effort is moving a little over five times slower than in the neighboring United States.
May 2, 2021
Mexico Takes Steps To Make Feminine Hygiene Products Free In Schools
The lower chamber of the Mexican Congress approved a law to make female sanitary products — like tampons, pads and menstrual cups — free in schools.
May 2, 2021
Mexico’s President Says Border Could Reopen Soon
Northbound restrictions have prevented many Mexicans from crossing into the United States for over a year now.
May 1, 2021
Chip Shortage Leads Ford To Shut Down Hermosillo Plant
The massive Ford plant in Hermosillo, Sonora, is slated to start a two-week shutdown next week. The facility, which is one of the city’s most important employers, manufactures the new Bronco Sport.
May 1, 2021
Fear Of Authoritarianism After Mexico’s President Plans
Mexico has relied for decades on autonomous institutions similar to the U.S. government agencies that supervise, regulate or sometimes sanction the authorities. But the Mexican president has plans to change that, and many fear a strike to democracy.
April 30, 2021
Southern Sonoran City Rattled By Night Of Shootouts, Fires
Shootouts and fires created what has been described as a “night of terror” for residents of a southern Sonoran city.
April 29, 2021
South African COVID-19 Variety Detected In Sonora
A South African variant of COVID-19 was detected for the first time in Mexico this week — including one case in neighboring Sonora.
April 29, 2021
LeBarón Family Faces Investigations While Confronting State Authorities
A new conflict has erupted between the governments of Sonora and Chihuahua and the LeBaróns, the community near the U.S. border where nine women and children were attacked and murdered in 2019.
April 29, 2021
Former U.S. Ambassador: Mexico Needs A Stronger Arm Against Cartels
In an online public meeting, the US ambassador in Mexico during the Trump administration, Christopher Landau, criticized the Mexican president’s lack of actions against drug cartels.
April 29, 2021
Why Mexico Is A Potential Problem For Bidens Clean Energy Plans
President Joe Biden wants U.S. energy policies to move toward greener alternatives — but his counterpart in Mexico, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is looking for the opposite. The difference has already generated tension and concerns that could impact trade and investment.
Biden's 100-Day Plan: The Impact On Arizona
April 29, 2021
Groups Urge Mexico To Ban Mining In Protected Areas
A coalition of environmental nonprofits is pushing Mexican lawmakers to pass a bill that would ban mining in protected areas.
April 28, 2021
Sonora’s Governor Candidates Debate Over Water Shortages, Security
Candidates for governor in neighboring Sonora participated in the first debate this week ahead of Mexico’s June elections.
April 28, 2021
Under Biden, U.S. Still Closed To Most Asylum Seekers
Many people were hopeful that President Biden would quickly undo Trump-era policies that cut off access to asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. But nearly 100 days into his presidency, that protection remains elusive for most.
Biden's 100-Day Plan: The Impact On Arizona
April 28, 2021
More Than 20 Remains Recovered From Clandestine Grave Near Hermosillo
A group of volunteers searching for the remains of missing loved ones has discovered a major clandestine graveyard near the Sonoran capital. The group says it will continue to return to the site until no more bodies are found.
April 27, 2021
2 Private Schools In Sonora First To Partially Reopen
Public schools won't be able to start to reopen until staff is vaccinated, according to the Sonoran health secretary.
April 27, 2021
Authorities To ‘Restructure’ Security Strategy In Cajeme
Sonoran authorities are pushing for a restructuring of security strategies in Cajeme, where violence has been rising in recent months.
April 26, 2021
Second Doses For Elderly, Rural Sonorans Arrive
Well over 400,000 doses have been administered in the state, though that's far behind the 4.9 million in neighboring Arizona.
April 26, 2021

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