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Amid declining violence in Sonora, major port city is a troubling outlier
A security analyst said that struggles between organized crime groups is the key factor behind violence in Guaymas, but that the struggle may be for control of the port, which allows access to materials necessary for meth and fentanyl manufacture.
Jan. 24, 2023
Mexico looks to reach deal with firm holding Sonoran lithium concessions
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador hopes that the firm — almost certainly Ganfeng — will turn over its concessions to the Mexican government.
Jan. 24, 2023
Hermosillo activist now has permit grow, smoke marijuana
Since getting his permit, Miguel Haro has been hearing from other people looking for help to get theirs.
Jan. 24, 2023
Sonora ends long streak of setting new murder record every year
It was a streak that no state wants: a new murder record year after year in neighboring Sonora. But now that streak has officially ended.
Jan. 24, 2023
Sonora governor outlines solution to critiques of military checkpoint from Nogales port authority
The head of the port authority in Nogales, Arizona, says the checkpoint in Querobabi, Sonora, has "long outlived its necessity."
Jan. 23, 2023
UNAM head blasts Supreme Court justice for plagiarism
The National Autonomous University of Mexico's rector shared a blistering condemnation of Justice Yasmin Esquivel's plagiarism scandal, and said the university is exploring additional measures it could take against her.
Jan. 20, 2023
Mexico has implemented a strict ban on smoking in all public places
Those hoping to light up a cigarette in Mexico will now be limited mostly to their homes and other private residences after a strict smoking ban went into effect this week.
Jan. 18, 2023
AMLO is looking into El Chapo complaint over conditions in U.S. prison
One of Mexico’s most notorious drug cartel leaders has sent a letter to Mexican officials claiming his treatment in U.S. prison has been unfair and inhumane. He is requesting to be returned to Mexico.
Jan. 18, 2023
Plagiarism confirmed, Mexican Supreme Court justice insists she won’t resign
In recent days, both the university that awarded the degree and the federal education ministry say it is in fact the other body that is responsible for taking additional action on the matter, like stripping the justice of her degree.
Jan. 17, 2023
Sonoran governor proposes creation of state-run private security force
Asked about the proposal this week, Sonoran Gov. Alfonso Durazo said the body would complement — not compete with — privately owned security companies.
Jan. 17, 2023
Sonora approves transmission lines from major solar plant
Mexico’s environmental ministry has approved a transmission line project from a major solar plant in Sonora to Baja California. It is part of the country’s most ambitious clean-energy plan.
Jan. 17, 2023
Human Rights Watch: Mexico has not improved
“Mexico has been in a human rights crisis for a long time, and the situation has not improved over the past year,” the author of the Mexico chapter in a recent HRW report told KJZZ News.
Jan. 17, 2023
6,000 National Guard deployed to Mexico City’s metro
Without citing evidence, Mexico City's mayor suggested that something nefarious could be behind the recent incidents.
Jan. 16, 2023
UN: Title 42 expansion undermines international human rights, refugee law
Two United Nations agencies have spoken out against reforms from the Biden administration, saying the expansion of a pandemic-era border policy puts the United States at odds with established asylum protections.
Jan. 13, 2023
University confirms one of Mexico top judges plagiarized undergrad thesis
Last year, one of Mexico's top judges was accused of plagiarizing her undergraduate thesis. This week, the university that awarded her degree concluded that substantial parts of the thesis were copied.
Jan. 12, 2023
U.S. loses auto rules trade dispute with Mexico, Canada
A dispute panel has ruled in favor of Canada and Mexico on the question of how to apply automotive-sector content requirements under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement, or USMCA.
Jan. 12, 2023
3 journalists have been kidnapped in southern Mexico
Press freedom groups say they learned this week that at least three journalists were kidnapped in southern Mexico in late December.
Jan. 11, 2023
Sonoran officials say they are preparing for migrants expelled from U.S.
With news that the U.S. is expanding a policy that allows migrants to be expelled into Mexico, Sonoran officials say they are preparing for the possibility of more migrants being sent back to the state.
Jan. 11, 2023
AMLO calls for end of abandonment of Latin America
For his part, President Joe Biden pushed back on the notion of the U.S. having abandoned the region, and pointed to substantial spending in recent years.
Jan. 10, 2023
Plan Sonora at top of agenda for Mexican president’s meeting with Biden
The suite of clean energy initiatives is centered in the northern Mexican state of Sonora.
Jan. 10, 2023

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