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Citizen groups push for a new mobility law in Sonora to address difficulties, dangers of the roads
Sonorans’ quality of life is negatively affected by poor roads, lack of safe bike lanes and unreliable public transportation. That’s the message of a proposal submitted by more than 20 citizen groups asking for a law to improve public mobility.
Experts are concerned about conditions, corruption in Sonoras municipal police
Experts say the recent kidnapping and killing of three police officers — all brothers — in southern Sonora is part of a bigger problem within the state’s municipal police forces.
Jul. 14, 2023
Sonoran health officials amp up mosquito prevention measures
Cases of the mosquito-borne illness dengue fever spiked in Sonora last year. Officials are taking precautions to keep the virus from spreading this monsoon season.
Jul. 10, 2023
Another journalist has been killed in Mexico
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.
Jul. 10, 2023
Researchers have long understood the risks of field work in Sonora
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.
Jul. 7, 2023
Mexico making progress on universal health care system, president says
Universal health care is one of the cornerstone promises of Mexico’s president. And he says he’s making progress in bringing state leaders on board with a plan to federalize the system.
Jul. 7, 2023
Challenger emerges as primaries take shape for Mexico 2024 elections
Mexico is ramping up for its presidential elections next year, and the country’s political parties are beginning to select primary contenders. One opposition challenger is gaining attention.
Jul. 6, 2023
USMCA partners meet to reflect on 3 years of the deal
Leaders from the United States, Mexico and Canada are meeting this week to reflect on the regional trade agreement known as the USMCA. This year’s meeting is taking place in Cancun.
Jul. 6, 2023
CA graduate student was murdered while doing field work in Sonora
Sonoran authorities are investigating the murder of a graduate student from California who was killed while doing field research in the state.
Jul. 3, 2023
2 Sonoran towns get federal magical town distinction
Mexico’s tourism ministry has selected the latest additions to its “magical town” program — including two more towns in Sonora.
Jun. 30, 2023
Heat-related deaths soared in Mexico during June heat wave
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.
Jun. 30, 2023
AMLO acknowledges corruption at food security agency, says it is an outlier within his government
Mexico’s president has made rooting out corruption a central promise of his presidency. But on Thursday, he admitted that a government agency focused on food security has been plagued by fraud.
Jun. 29, 2023
Sonoran governor: Leaders have no plans to send AZ desalinated water
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.
Jun. 29, 2023
Border painting project redefines the wall for kids in Naco, Sonora
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.
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Jun. 14, 2023
16 Mexico soldiers charged with executing civilians in border city
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.
Jun. 12, 2023
Survey results shows vaquita’s numbers have remained stable
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.
Jun. 9, 2023
Mexico is investigating soldiers after video shows 5 men killed in Nuevo Laredo
Mexican prosecutors are investigating soldiers who were caught on security camera footage apparently executing five men in Nuevo Laredo in the northern state of Tamaulipas.
Jun. 9, 2023
Families commemorate day care fire, demand justice
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.
Jun. 6, 2023
Mexico’s Morena wins governorship in country’s most populous state
Mexico’s Morena political party had a historic win during elections in the country’s most populous state over the weekend. The Morena party will now hold the governorship in 23 of Mexico’s 32 states.
Jun. 5, 2023
Haaland: Mexico’s failure to protect porpoise undermines wildlife treaty
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.
May. 26, 2023
Mexico’s transparency body INAI remains paralyzed
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.
May. 26, 2023