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Sonora returns to green on federal COVID-19 risk scale
For the first time in months, neighboring Sonora is now considered "low risk" on the federal coronavirus scale. The transition comes as cases and deaths in Sonora and across Mexico continue to steadily decline.
7 hours ago
As COVID-19 cases fall, Sonora sees strong jobs growth in September
The more than 13,000 jobs added in Sonora, Mexico, is the largest monthly increase since pandemic restrictions went into effect in March 2020, and one of the largest monthly increases in a quarter century.
7 hours ago
Mexico concerned about Remain in Mexico reinstatement
The Biden administration is preparing to restart a program known as “Remain in Mexico” after a federal judge ordered its reinstatement. Officials, however, say it will require Mexico’s cooperation to resume the Trump administration program that sent asylum seekers back to Mexico to await U.S. court hearings.
2 hours ago
U.S. will lift border travel restrictions on Nov. 8
U.S. officials announced this week that pandemic travel restrictions implemented more than a year-and-a-half ago will finally be lifted for people who have been vaccinated. Travelers will be able to begin crossing the border again on Nov. 8 with proof of vaccination.
Oct. 15, 2021
Sonoran leaders sign peace accord to curb violence
Neighboring Sonora, Mexico, has experienced rising violence for years now. In response, the state’s new governor has released a plan he says will curb crime and corruption and restore peace.
Oct. 14, 2021
Communities relieved by U.S. lifting border restrictions
For now nearly 19 months, the restrictions have meant Arizona border businesses have lost the Sonoran shoppers they depend, and many Sonorans have been cut off from friends and family.
Oct. 13, 2021
Sonoran search group leader hopes to return after threats
The head of one of several Sonoran groups dedicated to searching for missing loved ones hopes to soon return to the state after fleeing in response to threats. Ceci Patricia Flores fled the state after a fellow searcher was murdered in July.
Oct. 12, 2021
Mexican judge orders vaccine effort to include 12- to 17-year-olds
A federal judge in Mexico has ordered health authorities to expand the vaccine plan to include millions of 12- to 17-year-olds. Currently only those with certain health conditions are included.
Oct. 12, 2021
Mexico energy secretary: Proposed reform wont nationalize private producers
But Mexico's energy secretary said the reform could result in the cancellation of contracts with private developers of major wind and solar projects.
Oct. 11, 2021
Mexico promises more testing in areas near mine disaster
The effort is a part of the larger Justice for Cananea program, which seeks to address a number of long-standing issues in the mining community and surrounding areas.
Oct. 11, 2021
Hermosillo Ford plant to pause operations again due to shortages
In May, the global semiconductor shortage resulted in a longer, two-week shutdown, though this time the specific shortage at play has not been specified.
Oct. 8, 2021
U.S., Mexican officials announce new bilateral security agreement
Tackling drug addiction, violence, weapons and human trafficking, as well as dismantling the financial networks of criminal organizations will be shared priorities of the agreement.
Oct. 8, 2021
5 killed, 2 injured along major interstate in northern Sonora
Extreme violence has periodically broken out along the international highway in northern Sonora in recent years.
Oct. 5, 2021
Mexican energy reform proposal would nationalize lithium production
But existing lithium concessions would be respected, officials said. The company behind a massive project in Sonora said it did not think the operation would be impacted.
Oct. 4, 2021
Despite Mexicos Supreme Court ruling, the fight for abortion rights continues in Sonora
As parts of the U.S. implement laws severely restricting access to abortion, in Mexico, things seem to be headed in another direction. The country’s court in September handed down a ruling that essentially decriminalizes abortion. But restrictive laws remain on the books in most of Mexico.
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Oct. 4, 2021
New Song Raises Awareness Of Comcaac Community Water Crisis
A group of musicians and activists known as the AguaViva Colectiva released a new song this week focused on the ongoing water crisis in an indigenous community in neighboring Sonora, Mexico.
Sep. 23, 2021
Sea Shepherd To Return Patrol Ships To Sea of Cortez
After months away, the conservation group Sea Shepherd has reached an agreement with Mexican officials to return to the uppermost part of the Sea of Cortez to help protect a critically endangered porpoise.
Sep. 23, 2021
Sonora Approves Marriage Equality Reforms
It’s been six years since Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that laws prohibiting same-sex unions are unconstitutional. Now, Sonoran laws finally reflect that decision.
Sep. 23, 2021
Sonoran Officials Find Remains Believed To Be Missing Yaqui Men
It’s been more than two months since 10 men went missing from a Yaqui town in neighboring Sonora, Mexico. Now officials believe they may have found some of their remains.
Sep. 23, 2021
Sonora To Host U23 Baseball World Cup In City With Soaring Violence
Neighboring Sonora, Mexico, is set to host the U23 Baseball World Cup starting this week. But while officials are touting the major international event, they are also grappling with safety concerns.
Sep. 22, 2021
300 Youth Vaccinated In San Luis Rio Colorado
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.
Sep. 22, 2021