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Yaqui Leader In Sonora Missing For Nearly A Week
An activist and spokesperson for the Yaqui tribe in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, has been missing since last Thursday. State and federal leaders have promised to continue searching for him.
Jun. 2, 2021
Dozens Of Candidates Sign LGTBQ Coalitions Inclusive Political Agenda
Members of an LGBTQ coalition in Sonora have secured signatures on an inclusive political agenda from dozens candidates running for political office this election cycle.
Jun. 2, 2021
Vaccinations Start For Sonorans 40-49 In Several Cities
The vaccination effort in neighboring Sonora is proceeding at a decent clip, and now those between 40- and 49-years-old are getting doses.
Jun. 1, 2021
With Days Left Before Election, Political Violence In Mexico Worse Than 2018
Mexico’s elections are still several days away, but by one measure at least, political violence has already exceeded what was seen three years ago. So far there have been 782 attacks against politicians and candidates, according to the most recent report from the consultancy Etellekt.
Jun. 1, 2021
Ranchers: State Support Welcome But Not Enough To Counter Drought
In the absence of federal assistance, Sonora is trying to help the state’s ranchers survive the historic drought. The program will provide ranchers with seeds for foraging crops, enough for thousands of acres, according to a state release.
May. 30, 2021
Report: Sonoran Political Contenders Lack Viable Security Proposals
A citizens group in Mexico focused on security says it’s disappointed by the tepid response to a survey assessing the security proposals of candidates for Sonoran governor and mayor of two major cities.
May. 30, 2021
Tens Of Thousands Of Doses Arrive In Sonora
Tens of thousands of doses have arrived in Sonora for the next phase of vaccination. The doses were set to be administered in the state capital and dozens of municipalities across the vast state.
May. 28, 2021
Mexico Authorizes Johnson & Johnson Vaccine For Emergency Use
Mexico’s health regulatory commission has granted emergency use authorization for the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, and leaders have expressed hope that the U.S. will share some of its Johnson & Johnson supply.
May. 28, 2021
Arizona Groups Push To Vaccinate Central American Migrants
A leader in the Central American community in Phoenix says local groups are banding together to ensure more hard-to-reach migrants are vaccinated against COVID-19 as Arizona struggles to improve its inoculation rates.
May. 28, 2021
Foreign Investment On Rise In Sonora Despite Pandemic
Sonora is among five Mexican states with the greatest growth in foreign investment so far this year, despite the ongoing pandemic.
May. 27, 2021
Mexicos High Court Upholds Day Care Fire Convictions, Reduces Sentences
Nearly 12 years after a daycare fire that left 49 children dead in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo, Mexico’s Supreme court confirmed Wednesday that 22 people are responsible for the tragedy. But family members of the victims say the ruling is far from delivering justice.
May. 27, 2021
The Repatriation Of Historic Objects: Nationalism, Nativism Or Justice?
Mexico is taking actions that may resonate with many Native American communities, as it tries to bring back pre-Columbian names in some areas in Mexico City, while trying to recoup relics and historic artifacts from overseas. What does it mean the repatriation of archaeological objects?
May. 26, 2021
Rio Sonora Communities Affected By Mining Spill Insist On Accountability
Top Mexican environmental officials met with communities affected by a 2014 mining spill in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, this weekend. Now area residents say they’re holding those leaders and the mining company accountable to remedy long-standing impacts of the disaster.
May. 26, 2021
Arizona Lawmakers Ask For More Federal Assistance At Border
On Monday, the Arizona Legislature passed a resolution to ask for more federal assistance combating the recent increase in illegal border crossings from Mexico. But the bipartisan resolution did not come without intense partisan debate.
May. 25, 2021
Sonoran Maquila Industry Hopeful Workers Could Get Vaccinated Soon
A pilot project in Tijuana is expected to vaccinate some 10,000 maquiladora workers in the major border city.
May. 25, 2021
April Was Sonora’s Most Violent Month In Nearly 25 Years
Violence in neighboring Sonora continues to worsen. And April brought a new grisly record: most murder victims in a single month since at least 1997, the earliest year available for federal crime data.
May. 25, 2021
Latino or Latinx? Linguistic Debate Over Inclusive Terms
The term "Latinx" is being used by many in the left-leaning academic set as a more gender-inclusive form of “Latino” or “Latina," but it’s also stirring up quite a bit of controversy — especially among people of Latin American descent in the U.S.
May. 25, 2021
Mexican President Criticizes The Central Bank
Mexico’s president has recently attacked many independent organizations, including the National Electoral Institute, accusing them of being a waste of money and a hub for his political foes. Now the president has criticized a relevant autonomous financial institution, generating concerns among investors.
May. 24, 2021
VP To Help Mexico With Students Disappearance Case
The disappearance of 43 students in Mexico almost seven years ago on their way to a protest is still a highly political and controversial topic in human rights circles. And Mexico’s president says that U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris is helping solve the mystery.
May. 24, 2021
Among 15 Priority Cities, Cajeme Shows Sharpest Rise In Violence
Of the 15 priority cities, Cajeme was one of five where murder was up over 2020 and had the sharpest jump.
May. 21, 2021

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