Journalist Luis Martín Sánchez Iñiguez was been found killed in western Mexico after his wife reported him missing last week. His murder comes as Mexico continues to rank as one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists.
Last month, 31-year-old UC, Berkeley Ph.D. student Gabriel Trujillo was killed in rural Sonora while carrying out field research on a common shrub called buttonbush. His murder is a reminder of the dangers researchers sometimes take to understand and conserve plants and animals in this region, and around the world.
Extreme temperatures that hit parts of the United States and Mexico this month have led to a soaring number of heat-related deaths. The fatalities come as climate change is causing more frequent and extreme heat waves.
The idea of bringing water to Arizona from a desalination plant in neighboring Sonora has been around for years — as have critiques of such a scheme. But Sonora’s governor says neither state nor federal leaders are on-board with current proposals.
The wall at the U.S.-Mexico border has long been a source of controversy — for its political message, impacts on the environment and costs, among other things. But for a group of children in a small Sonoran town, it’s also become a canvas. → More news from the Fronteras Desk
Mexico’s military prosecutor has charged 16 soldiers in connection with the killing of five civilians last month. The arrests come after a news outlet released footage of the incident captured on a security camera.
Last month, experts did a survey in Mexico’s Upper Gulf of California to gather data to estimate the remaining number of endangered vaquita porpoises there. Vaquita marina are small, cute porpoises with black markings around their eyes and mouths. They are considered the world's most endangered marine mammal.
On Monday, survivors of a day care fire, families of the children who died and members of the community came together in Hermosillo to mark the 14th anniversary of the tragedy. They held vigils, Mass and a march to demand justice.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has found that illegal fishing for an endangered species in Mexico’s Gulf of California is undermining an international treaty. That could lead the Biden administration to impose a trade embargo.
Mexico’s legislature has gone into summer recess without filling at least one vacancy on the board of a watchdog group responsible for enforcing freedom of information rules. And that has left the body paralyzed. Journalism and human rights organizations are calling on lawmakers to take action.