KJZZ Hermosillo Bureau

Feminist Groups In Sonora Call Law On Sexual Violence Onilne A Hoax
Feminist groups across Mexico have been fighting for legal reforms penalizing the unauthorized sharing of sexual images online. But many are rejecting a version of those reforms proposed in Sonora, saying it would do more harm than good.
Aug. 13, 2020
AZ Representatives Raise Concerns About Potential Mexican Produce Measures
The U.S. government is considering action to protect domestic growers from what the Department of Commerce describes as "trade distorting policies."
Aug. 13, 2020
Sonoran Capital Hermosillo Further Loosens COVID-19 Restrictions
Hundreds of new COVID-19 cases are still being confirmed daily in Sonora, along with several dozen new deaths, which have been heavily concentrated in the capital in recent days.
Aug. 12, 2020
LGBTQ Groups Pressure Sonoran Congress On Marriage Equality
A marriage equality reform measure has languished in the Sonoran Congress for more than a year.
Aug. 11, 2020
Encouraging COVID-19 Trends In Sonora, 5 Other States
Sonora is currently considered orange according to the four-color federal semáforo — or traffic light — rating system. That means that nonessential businesses can operate at substantially reduced capacity.
Aug. 11, 2020
Sonora Eases Path For Bacanora Producers To Sell Products Locally
Officials in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are easing the path for sales of a regional agave spirit at the state level. It could be especially helpful to smaller producers.
Aug. 11, 2020
Despite The Pandemic, Remittances In Mexico Rise
A big part of Mexico’s economy depends on money sent back home by expatriates; the vast majority of them living in the United States. And despite the pandemic and this year’s economic instability, Mexico is registering a record amount of these remittances.
Aug. 10, 2020
U.S. Drops Global Travel Advisory, Keeps Mexico Warning
The U.S. State Department dropped its global “Level 4” health warning urging people not to travel abroad Thursday, but promptly re-imposed that same advisory level on Mexico. Since March 19, the department had advised U.S. citizens to avoid all travel abroad because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Aug. 9, 2020
Sonoran Officials: Youth Responsible For Most Coronavirus Spread
As in Arizona, leaders in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, continue to struggle to tamp down on the spread of the coronavirus. And the state’s health secretary says young people are most responsible for proliferating the virus.
Aug. 9, 2020
Mexican President Pledges Support For Yaquis In Sonora
Mexico’s president pledged this week to address several long standing grievances of Yaqui indigenous communities in Sonora. During a visit with tribal leaders in Vicam, Andrés Manuel López Obrador acknowledged the historic abuses endured by the Yaqui people. He also announced the signing of a Justice Plan for Yaquis.
Aug. 8, 2020
Mexico’s President Inaugurates Controversial Dam In Sonora
During a visit to Sonora, Mexico, on Wednesday, Mexico’s president inaugurated a controversial dam project that’s been in the works for nearly a decade. But as the reservoir fills, many are concerned about its displacement of members of a local indigenous community and the destruction of archaeological sites.
Aug. 6, 2020
Mexican Governors Unite Against Federal Policies
In Mexico, like in the United States, some governors are disagreeing with the federal government’s fiscal and health policies during the pandemic. And they are forming a coalition to fight back.
Aug. 6, 2020
Asylum Seekers, Advocates Protests At Border Wall In Nogales
On Thursday, hundreds of people gathered on both sides of the border wall and tuned into a live video stream to demonstrate their support for the right to seek asylum. During and before the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration has implemented policies that have effectively halted asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Aug. 6, 2020
Sonoran Marriage Equality Measure Has Now Languished For A Year
Sonora is one of several Mexican states where same-sex couples face additional barriers to wed, despite a 2015 Supreme Court ruling that such laws are unconstitutional.
Aug. 5, 2020
6 Years After Rio Sonora Mining Spill, Contamination Continues
Six years after Mexico’s largest mining company spilled toxic waste into the Sonoran waterways, impacting thousands of people downstream, authorities say the area is still contaminated. And residents say neither the government nor the mining company have followed through with their promises.
Aug. 5, 2020
Sonora Hopes To Improve COVID-19 Outcomes
Sonora hopes to improve its response to the coronavirus pandemic in the state’s indigenous communities. Oxygen meters are being delivered to a number of such places so that residents can determine when they should seek medical care.
Aug. 5, 2020
Pandemic Fuels Social Movement In Border Town
Despite its location at an important crossroads along the U.S.-Mexico border, residents in the Sonoran town of Sonoyta say they’re often overlooked. Now, facing the increasingly deadly consequences of a faltering health system during the coronavirus pandemic, some residents have started a movement for social justice.
Aug. 5, 2020
Using TV And Radio, Mexican Students Will Go Back To School
While the U.S. debates the safety of reopening schools amid a pandemic, the Mexican government has announced that students will start school from home.
Aug. 4, 2020
Mexico Plans Language Institute As A Homage To El Paso Victims
A year ago, a gunman killed 23 people at an El Paso Walmart. Eight Mexican citizens were among the dead, and 8 others were wounded, targeted by ethnicity. The Mexican government plans to create an institute to pay tribute to the victims.
Aug. 4, 2020
As Pandemic Drags On, Sonoran Businesses Face Tough Choices
As in neighboring Arizona, the global coronavirus pandemic has been both a public health and an economic crisis in Sonora. Cases and deaths are mounting while jobs and businesses are vanishing. Sonorans are also navigating the hard times with far less support than Arizonans.
Aug. 3, 2020