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Sonora reports first 2 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the state
Sonora reported its first cases of monkeypox this week as cases continue to rise across the country. Sonoran health officials announced Wednesday that the state had confirmed its first cases of monkeypox in two men, ages 21 and 54.
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Sonora prepares for heavy rains, opens temporary shelters
Sonoran officials say they expect heavy rains in the coming days and are taking measures to prevent damage and loss of life.
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The body of a Sonoran journalist has been found in San Luis Rio Colorado
Another reporter has been killed in Sonora, in what has become one of the deadliest years on record for journalists in Mexico.
Aug. 17, 2022
Sonora governor promises infrastructure improvements after 3 die in flood
Three people died in Nogales, Sonora, this weekend as streets flooded amid heavy rains. Flooding has long been an issue in the city, and leaders say they are preparing to fund major infrastructure projects to address the situation.
Aug. 15, 2022
Whats behind a week of high-profile cartel violence in Mexico
Cartels unleashed mayhem in four Mexican states last week, burning cars, blocking roads and killing at least a dozen people. But on Monday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador downplayed the significance of the week’s events.
Aug. 15, 2022
Prison riot erupts into violence on the streets of Mexican border town
A prison riot spilled into the streets of a Mexican border town Thursday, leaving nine dead.
Aug. 12, 2022
Mexican officials say they have cleared enough water to rescue 10 miners trapped in collapse
Mexican officials said Friday that they believe they will finally be able to enter a flooded mine to attempt to rescue 10 miners who have been trapped inside for more than a week.
Aug. 12, 2022
AMLO: 16 cartel members were arrested amid night of violence in 2 states
More than 10 hours of violence erupted in two Mexican states this week — apparent retaliation for a military operation targeting a cartel meeting.
Aug. 11, 2022
Sonora is making headway on aqueduct to provide water to Yaqui towns
Officials say a major aqueduct project designed to bring potable water to Yaqui towns in Sonora is moving ahead. It’s part of the so-called justice plan promised by Mexico’s president.
Aug. 11, 2022
AMLO announces plans to militarize the National Guard
This week, Mexico’s president announced plans to move the country’s National Guard under the control of the Defense Ministry, causing concern over increasing militarization of the nation’s public safety forces.
Aug. 10, 2022
Study suggests vaquita marina may have learned to escape fishing nets
The continued survival of a small porpoise in Mexico’s Upper Gulf of California may indicate that the few remaining members of the species have learned how to escape from fishing nets. But experts warn that it will still become extinct if it’s not protected from those nets.
Aug. 5, 2022
Mexico’s foreign minister discusses lithium collaboration with Bolivian authorities
Mexico’s foreign minister met with Bolivian officials this week to discuss lithium collaboration. Mexico has been working to nationalize lithium deposits in the country, including in neighboring Sonora.
Aug. 5, 2022
Rio Sonora residents still waiting on remediation 8 years after spill
Saturday marks eight years since the worst environmental mining disaster in Mexican history. And for residents of the Rio Sonora valley, the impacts of that spill are still being felt.
Aug. 4, 2022
Famed jaguar El Jefe has been spotted in Sonora
A rare northern jaguar last documented in Arizona in 2015 has been spotted on camera in neighboring Sonora. Conservation groups point to the sighting as evidence of continued cross-border connectivity for the species.
Aug. 4, 2022
Mexico ex-president under investigation for electoral crimes, money laundering
Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office has announced that it’s investigating an ex-president for several federal crimes.
Aug. 3, 2022
Journalist murdered is at least the 13th killed in Mexico in 2022
Another journalist has been gunned down in central Mexico. More than a dozen journalists have been killed in the country so far this year.
Aug. 3, 2022
Native plants are gaining popularity in Hermosillo
A growing number of people in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo are starting to consider how the city and its residents can deal with the impacts of climate change in the already hot, dry Sonoran Desert. For some, native plants are an important part of the solution.
Aug. 2, 2022
In a Sonoran mining town, this historic bowling alley has been rolling for nearly a century
Leaders of the Circulo Social Anahuac said the alley’s arrival is tied to the sizable presence of well-heeled Americans during the early 20th century company town days of Cananea, when the Consolidated Copper Company dominated daily life.
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Jul. 28, 2022
Among Mexican border states, Sonora shows strongest growth
Nationwide, Arizona's neighbor to the south had the seventh fastest growth rate. Sonora’s economy has grown nearly 5% since the first trimester of 2021, the seventh fastest rate in Mexico, and the fastest among the country’s six border states.
Jul. 29, 2022
Sonoran governor: Grupo Mexico to make major investments in state
Among the investments is new infrastructure at a plant near the Arizona border in Agua Prieta.
Jul. 29, 2022
New report pinpoints priority restoration areas along U.S.-Mexico border
In the wake of border wall construction during the Trump administration, various sites along the U.S.-Mexico border are in need of environmental restoration. A new report from the nonprofit Wildlands Network details the highest priority areas.
Jul. 28, 2022