This week, Mexico said it’s opening up vaccinations for some minors. But the country is also working to finish vaccinating adults. In neighboring Sonora, officials plan to open some permanent vaccination sites.
Neighboring Sonora, Mexico, continues to add formal jobs, with October surpassing pre-pandemic employment figures. Sonora added about 5,000 formal jobs last month, bringing the total to about 645,000 jobs at the end of October.
With the border now open to nonessential travel, Arizona motorists could start to see more trucks laden with used goods heading back to Sonora. But with depressed sales and limited merchandise over the last two years, many may struggle to finance the supply trips north.
Starting on Friday, Mexican teens from 15- to 17-years-old will be able to pre-register to get their coronavirus vaccines, regardless of their health status. To date, only minors with certain underlying health conditions have had access in the country.
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Sonora’s governor has promised that all schools across the Mexican state will be ready to reopen by the beginning of next year. Many schools are facing infrastructure issues that have kept students out of classrooms.
A binational art event at the Arizona-Sonora border is back this year after a pandemic hiatus. And this year, it will include both in-person and virtual elements. The Binational Artwalk has been an annual tradition in Douglas, Arizona, and Agua Prieta, Sonora, since 2015.
Mexico’s president traveled to neighboring Sonora Thursday to oversee the progress of what he calls his “justice plan” for the mining community of Cananea. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s visit is meant to discuss progress on his Justice for Cananea plan announced in July.