Mexico has not yet opened up its COVID-19 vaccination program to anyone under 18. But a group of minors in a Sonoran border town received their first doses this week as part of a binational vaccination effort.
It’s been seven years since a major mining spill in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, dumped millions of gallons of toxic waste into Sonoran waterways. Now, a group of researchers are out with a new report asking for more work to be done to monitor the damage.
Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that it is unconstitutional to punish abortion as a crime. It's a huge move for the predominantly Catholic country that opens the door for abortion legalization across the country.
Neighboring Sonora is home to large deposits of lithium, and the state’s incoming governor says that makes it the perfect location to pilot the use of electric vehicles. Governor-elect Alfonso Durazo says he wants to see Sonora lead the way to a transition from gas-powered to electric cars in Mexico.
Parents, teachers, health experts and politicians around the world have been grappling for more than a year now over how to educate children during a pandemic. In Mexico, the only option for the vast majority of students was distance learning on TV, radio and the internet, until last week, when classrooms across the country reopened for the first time. → More News From The Fronteras Desk
Mexico has not opened up its vaccination campaign to people under 18, so some families are going through the courts to secure vaccines for their children. Now, the president is casting doubts on their motives.
After traveling around the state this week, Sonora’s governor elect has now tested positive for COVID-19, just days before he is set to take office. Gov.-elect Alfonso Durazo announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday night.
Mexico’s Senate has unanimously passed a new law banning animal testing for cosmetics. That makes Mexico the 41st country to institute a ban on animal testing for beauty products — the first in North America and the third in Latin America.
Mexican leaders have faced sharp criticism after images showed the country’s immigration officials and national guard crack down on migrants at its southern border. In response, the president says he will pressure the United States to invest in development projects in Central America.