A mountain lion was hit by a trailer on a highway in northern Sonora’s Sky Islands region. The animal may have survived, but conservation groups say the incident highlights the need for wildlife crossings to protect animals from drivers.
Neighboring Sonora plans to join a federal plan that seeks to expand health care access. The plan includes turning over state health care facilities to federal control and investments in infrastructure and staffing.
Another state in Mexico decriminalized abortion this week. It’s the eighth of Mexico’s 32 states to legalize the procedure. It marks a major step forward, but advocates say there’s still a long way to go to guarantee access to pregnant people across the country.
An Indigenous nation on the Sonoran coast of the Gulf of California is working to revive an ancient tradition of using seagrass as a food source. The plant is also drawing international interest, both for its nutritional value and its importance to combating climate change.
Mexican educators are being promised retroactive raises. To address what federal officials call inequities in pay for the country’s hundreds of thousands of educators, Mexico will spend some $1.2 billion on those raises.
An organization that helps families search for loved ones who have gone missing while migrating says nearly four times as many migrants were reported missing last year in Mexico than in 2020. A new report finds many were locked up in detention centers without access to communication.
Construction is now underway on a massive, government-owned solar plant near the well-known Sonoran beach town of Rocky Point. The project is by far the most significant solar energy plant undertaken by the Mexican government.
A low-precipitation monsoon season could have serious impacts on the state's critical agricultural sector, and could even compromise cities' ability to ensure reliable water access. → More news from the Fronteras Desk
Next month, the United States is set to host the Ninth Summit of the Americas — a gathering of leaders from across the Western Hemisphere. But Mexico’s president is threatening to boycott the meeting if the U.S. fails to invite the leaders of some other countries.