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Rocky Point Searchers Threatened By Armed Group
The Madres Buscadoras de Sonora — or Sonoran Searching Mothers — were looking for additional bodies near the original site Sunday. That’s when they say a sizable group of armed men threatened them, telling them to leave immediately.
Nov. 4, 2019
2 Dead, Homes, Cars Burned During Agua Prieta Shootout
Five months after a deadly firefight rocked Agua Prieta, another incident Monday morning has claimed lives in the Sonoran city just south of Douglas. Two people were killed and another injured after the early morning shootout in the city.
Nov. 4, 2019
Gildan Activewear To Close 2 Sonoran Plants
A major Canadian apparel company is closing its operations in Mexico, including two plants in Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south. The closure of the Gildan Activewear plants in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo and border city Agua Prieta will mean the loss of more than 1,700 jobs.
Nov. 1, 2019
With LUPE Program, NAU Hopes To Open Doors For Latin American Students
The weeklong Leaders United for Positive Energy program brought more than a dozen students and faculty from two Argentine universities and the Technological University of Hermosillo to Arizona in October.
Nov. 1, 2019
Mayor: Despite Grisly Finding, Rocky Point Is Safe To Visit
Given that all but two of the bodies were fully skeletonized, the Sonoran beach resort's mayor says they may date back to a violent period around 2013.
Oct. 31, 2019
House Passes Bill To Protect Chaco Canyon
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday that aims to ban oil and gas drilling on federal lands near Chaco Canyon.
Oct. 31, 2019
Sinkhole Death Shines Light On Poor Hermosillo Infrastructure
It took nearly a week to recover the body of a 62-year-old Hermosillo, Sonora, man from the city’s sewer system after a fall into a massive sinkhole. While such tragedies are extremely rare, those sinkholes are not.
Oct. 31, 2019
Mexico Celebrates Día de Muertos As The Festivity Grows
Mexico is celebrating one of its most important holidays: the Day of the Dead. It remembers the deceased beloved ones and reflects on death as our ultimate fate. And while the festivities preserve the cultural heritage, it also has become a major international event.
Oct. 30, 2019
Indigenous Initiative Seeks To Reduce Maternal Mortality Rate
In Arizona, Native American women are dying of pregnancy-related causes at a rate four times higher than those of white women. And most of those deaths could have been prevented. That’s according to a recent study by the state and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now there’s a Navajo midwife doing something about it.
Committee On Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women Gets Public Input
Oct. 29, 2019
In Mexico, Murders Of Journalists Go Unpunished
Mexico continues to be one of the worst countries in the world when it comes to prosecuting the murder of journalists, according to a list released Tuesday by the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Oct. 29, 2019
Committee On Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women Gets Public Input
Countless indigenous women and girls have gone missing for generations. It’s a pattern of abuse that’s well-known in these communities, and yet it has persisted with little intervention from the government. But, this year, state lawmakers sought to change that by forming the Study Committee on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Oct. 29, 2019
Report Shows Families Are Still Being Separated At Border
The Trump administration was ordered by a federal judge in 2018 to stop separating most migrant children from their parents on the border. The public outcry was fierce, and the administration said it’s not enforcing the policy anymore. But, a new report from journalists Jude Joffe-Block and Valeria Fernandez shows families are still being separated.
Oct. 29, 2019
Inaugural Rocky Point Cruise Delayed Until January
A series of cruises scheduled to launch in December from Rocky Point in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, will be delayed by one month, cutting the number of departures in the inaugural cruise season in half.
Oct. 29, 2019
What Maricopa County Found In Its Audit Of Petersens Office
Auditors combed through Petersen's computer and his office files. They also analyzed his internet search history, emails, phone records and use of county resources.
Oct. 29, 2019
Defense Lawyer: Petersen Getting Out Of Federal Custody
Freelance journalist Kathryn Joyce once interviewed Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen for a story about Marshallese adoptions in Arkansas which was published in the New Republic Magazine. She asked about his work and a migration deal between the United States and the Marshall Islands.
Compact May Mean Legal Danger For Marshallese Women Found In Mesa
Oct. 28, 2019
Hopes And Concerns On Tourism Investment In Mexico
Tourism is one of Mexico’s main sources of income, but the current administration cut expenses in this area as part of its austerity program. While the private sector has concerns, there's plenty of high hopes from the Mexican government.
Oct. 28, 2019
For Marshallese Women Found In Mesa, Adoption May Mean Danger
Prosecutors have accused Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen of running an illegal adoption ring that spanned a quarter of the globe. In Arizona, lawyers have stepped up to try to help the Marshallese women, who likely didn’t know that the way they came here could be considered illegal.
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Suspends Paul Petersen
Oct. 27, 2019
Nearly 30 Bodies Found On Outskirts Of Rocky Point
A group of volunteers assisted by state and federal authorities have made grisly discoveries near the Sonoran beach town of Rocky Point. On Thursday and Friday, the Madres Buscadoras de Sonora — or Sonoran Searching Mothers — found 27 human remains on the outskirts of the town popular with Arizona visitors.
Oct. 25, 2019
Dia De Los Muertos Brings Family Together Through Tradition
Next week is Día de los Muertos. In the past, The Show has talked to artists and experts about this uniquely Mexican holiday, but this time, we wanted to talk to one of the many Mexican American families right here in Arizona who celebrate it.
Oct. 25, 2019
Nickelodeons The Casagrandes Celebrates Big, Messy Families
A spin-off of "The Loud House," Nickelodeon's new animated series "The Casagrandes" it’s one of the first cartoons in the country to focus on a Mexican American family. Miguel Puga is supervising director on "The Casagrandes," and the series draws from his upbringing in a big Latino family.
Oct. 25, 2019

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