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Feminist organizer killed in attack on Sonora protest
Sonora is reeling from an armed attack late last week that left three people dead and two others seriously injured. One of those killed was a woman taking part in a protest against gender violence.
Nov. 29, 2021
Mexico to offer Haitian migrants alternative to asylum
Haitian migrants arriving in Mexico may soon be eligible to stay and work in the country without applying for asylum.
Nov. 27, 2021
Sonoran searching groups meet with UN representatives
The UN’s Committee on Enforced Disappearances has been touring Mexico, and was most recently in neighboring Sinaloa, where the meeting took place.
Nov. 23, 2021
Sonora’s 2020 murder record falls, with 2 months left to report in 2021
Much of the violence is concentrated in a handful of municipalities, like Cajeme, which has seen more than a third of murder cases so far this year.
Nov. 23, 2021
Sonoran governor promises support to states Ford plant
Like many car factories around the world in recent months, the Ford facility has had to stop production several times.
Nov. 22, 2021
Sonoran short film receives three awards at international film festival
A short film from Sonora swept up three major awards at an international film festival in southern Mexico last week.
Nov. 22, 2021
More than 4 in 10 Sonora kids live below the poverty line
In neighboring Sonora, Mexico, more than four in 10 children live below the poverty line.
Nov. 19, 2021
Expecting rise in COVID-19 cases, Sonoran health officials urge caution
Working in the state's favor is the fairly successful vaccination effort, which has brought the state to levels of protection comparable to neighboring Arizona.
Nov. 19, 2021
Asylum seeker artisans to display work in Tucson
The binational initiative Artisans Beyond Borders sells embroidery made by asylum seekers waiting at the U.S. border in Sonora, Mexico. They will display their work at an event in Tucson this weekend.
Nov. 18, 2021
Sonoran officials hope to open long-term COVID-19 vaccination sites
This week, Mexico said it’s opening up vaccinations for some minors. But the country is also working to finish vaccinating adults. In neighboring Sonora, officials plan to open some permanent vaccination sites.
Nov. 18, 2021
Sonoran governor presents ‘historic’ budget for 2022
This week, the governor of neighboring Sonora, Mexico, presented a new state budget. He’s promised both austerity and increased social spending.
Nov. 18, 2021
Employment numbers continue to rise in Sonora
Neighboring Sonora, Mexico, continues to add formal jobs, with October surpassing pre-pandemic employment figures. Sonora added about 5,000 formal jobs last month, bringing the total to about 645,000 jobs at the end of October.
Nov. 17, 2021
Border reopening brings hope to Sonora’s tianguistas
With the border now open to nonessential travel, Arizona motorists could start to see more trucks laden with used goods heading back to Sonora. But with depressed sales and limited merchandise over the last two years, many may struggle to finance the supply trips north.
Nov. 16, 2021
Some Mexican teens could soon have access to coronavirus vaccines
Starting on Friday, Mexican teens from 15- to 17-years-old will be able to pre-register to get their coronavirus vaccines, regardless of their health status. To date, only minors with certain underlying health conditions have had access in the country.
Nov. 16, 2021
In week after border reopening, short lines in Nogales
On Monday afternoon, the two ports in Nogales had modest waits for passenger vehicles, while the port in San Luis had roughly three-hour waits.
Nov. 15, 2021
All but 1 Mexican state now low coronavirus risk
Nearly all of Mexico, including neighboring Sonora, is now considered low risk for the coronavirus. Baja California, which borders Sonora to the west, is at orange, or high risk.
Nov. 15, 2021
AMLO promises major support for Sonora infrastructure
He also said the federal government would support a long-term solution to the longstanding water access issues of Sonora's indigenous Comcaac Nation.
Nov. 12, 2021
Infrastructure package includes millions for Arizona border ports
The recently passed $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill contains billions for improvement to U.S. land ports, including more than $500 million destined for Arizona ports along the border with Mexico.
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Nov. 11, 2021
Sonora governor promises 100% of schools will reopen next year
Sonora’s governor has promised that all schools across the Mexican state will be ready to reopen by the beginning of next year. Many schools are facing infrastructure issues that have kept students out of classrooms.
Nov. 11, 2021
Binational Artwalk is back in Arizona-Sonora border towns this weekend
A binational art event at the Arizona-Sonora border is back this year after a pandemic hiatus. And this year, it will include both in-person and virtual elements. The Binational Artwalk has been an annual tradition in Douglas, Arizona, and Agua Prieta, Sonora, since 2015.
Nov. 11, 2021