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Sonora Sets Pandemic Beach Rules For Holy Week
The measures are intended to prevent a feared third wave of the virus, which has already officially claimed nearly 6,000 lives in the state.
March 15, 2021
AMLOs Party Accused Of Using Vaccination For Votes
Mexico is among the countries offering free COVID-19 vaccines to its population, following its own protocols. But the process has also been politicized, and the president’s party might be penalized after using vaccinations as a political platform.
March 15, 2021
New U.S. Travel Warning To Mexico For Spring Break
A new travel warning for U.S. citizens is suggesting travelers abstain from going to Mexico during the upcoming spring break vacation.
March 12, 2021
Mexican Court Suspends Controversial Energy Reform
In Mexico, a drastic change to the energy laws benefiting the State over private companies had been signed by the president. But in less than 24 hours, the Mexican Supreme court suspended it.
March 12, 2021
Mexico One Step Away Of Legalizing Marijuana
Many U.S. states have legalized the consumption, growth and trade of marijuana. And in Mexico, a federal law might turn the country into the largest market and producer of cannabis.
March 11, 2021
Arizona Returns 280 Archaeological Artifacts To Mexico
Mexico faces continuous legal battles to repatriate archaeological pieces from other countries. And in Arizona, Mexico just got back hundreds of them with the support of U.S. authorities and local institutions.
March 11, 2021
Historic Sonoran Drought Brings Hard Times For Ranchers And Farmers
Droughts don’t recognize borders. And neighboring Sonora, Mexico, has been dealing with some of the same intense dryness as Arizona. It’s been especially hard on the state’s critical agriculture sector, a major exporter to the United States and the rest of the world.
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March 10, 2021
Barricades Turned Into Memorials For Women’s Day In Mexico
In Mexico, violence against women, femicides and impunity against those crimes have sparked a large movement for women’s rights. And despite the pandemic, feminists organized to protest Monday on International Women’s Day.
March 8, 2021
Mexico Applauds Arizona’s SB 1420
Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1420, allowing authorities to accept Mexican biometric consular identification cards. Mexico is applauding the law, particularly as almost a third of Arizona's population is of Mexican origin.
March 8, 2021
Rocky Point Mayor: ‘High Probability’ Travel Restrictions Will Be Lifted
The mayor of the popular Sonoran beach town Puerto Peñasco, or Rocky Point, says he’s been informed by U.S. officials that it’s possible border travel restrictions could end later this month.
March 8, 2021
Letter: U.S. Reps Urge Cooperation On Security, Human Rights Issues
Nineteen U.S. representatives have sent a letter to the secretary of state urging cooperation with Mexico on security and human rights issues. Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva was one of the sponsors of the letter, which raises concerns about high rates of impunity, human rights violations, rising violence and the increasing use of the military in Mexico.
March 5, 2021
Health Officials: Sonoran Classrooms Could Reopen By March 15
In Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey has mandated that schools offer in-person classes by March 15. And officials in neighboring Sonora say they’re now eying a similar date for a possible return to the classroom.
March 5, 2021
Bronco Sport Production Rises At Ford’s Hermosillo Plant
Production of the Bronco Sport at Ford’s plant in Hermosillo, Sonora, is picking up. In February, the plant produced 13,450 of the SUVs, the highest monthly figure to date. It had previously peaked at 8,022 in December, then roughly halved by January, according to Mexican federal car production data.
March 5, 2021
Detector Dogs Sniffing Out COVID-19 Cases
Last August, health officials in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, announced that a group of dogs were being trained to detect cases of COVID-19. Now, some of those dogs are helping to identify asymptomatic cases at the state’s mass testing centers. But how good are dogs really at sniffing out the virus?
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March 5, 2021
Sonoran LGBTQ Coalition Presents Agenda Ahead Of Elections
Ahead of Mexico’s elections in June, members of an LGBTQ coalition in Sonora are urging candidates for state and local offices to sign on to an inclusive political agenda.
March 4, 2021
6 Candidates Approved To Run For Sonora Governor In June
Gov. Doug Ducey has worked closely with his counterpart in neighboring Sonora, promoting the shared interests of their two states. But soon he’ll be working with a new leader. Sonora Gov. Claudia Pavlovich’s term is up this year, and six new candidates are in the running to replace her.
March 4, 2021
DEA: Mexican Cartels Remain Untouched By The Pandemic
The DEA has just released its 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment, an annual publication to understand the impact of drug trafficking in the U.S. According to the federal agency, the pandemic has not seriously impacted these illicit activities, and Mexican drug cartels are even taking some advantage from it.
March 4, 2021
Energy Counter-Reform In Mexico Brings Concerns
During a fast-track session, the Mexican Senate reformed its energy laws; a change promoted — and applauded — by the president. But others fear the new laws could hurt the environment and trade relations with the United States.
March 4, 2021
While U.S. Tourists Escape From The Pandemic In Mexico, Mexican Travelers Do The Same In The U.S.
Tourism in the U.S. and Mexico has been severely affected by the pandemic. But people from both countries have started to travel across the border — and for the same reason. The pandemic is generating some tourism in both directions across the border.
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March 4, 2021
Mexico Considers Shrinking Protected Area For Endangered Porpoise
Mexican officials could reduce the size of a protected area in the northernmost part of the Sea of Cortez where fishing nets are banned to protect a critically endangered porpoise, potentially putting the world’s smallest and most endangered marine mammal at greater risk.
March 3, 2021

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