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Mountain lion hit on Sonoran highway highlights need for wildlife crossings
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.
May 25, 2022
As reservoir levels continue to fall, Sonoran capital feels water pinch
Climate change is one key factor at play, but experts say poor water management policies are also central.
May 24, 2022
AMLO acknowledges ensuring water access for Comcaac Nation ‘not easy’
He raised the prospect of drilling additional wells and building aqueducts to resolve the issue.
May 23, 2022
Sonora signs on to health care federalization plan
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.
May 23, 2022
Sonora’s Peace Index score decreased significantly in 2021
According to a new report, neighboring Sonora ranked among the five least peaceful states in Mexico in 2021. And the economic costs of violence in the state are significant.
May 23, 2022
Sonora’s mask mandate to stay in place in place for now
Sonora’s governor said officials were moving to revoke a state mask mandate early this week. But legislators now say it’s staying in place for at least a bit longer.
May 20, 2022
AMLO visits Sonora to address issues of violence, justice
Mexico’s president was in neighboring Sonora this week on a tour meant to address the state’s security concerns. He also met with members of Indigenous communities.
May 20, 2022
Sonora governor continues to push to reroute Nogales rail line
The governor of Sonora met with the leaders of U.S. and Mexican railway companies this week to push for railroad tracks that run through the downtowns of both Nogales, Arizona, and Sonora to be moved.
May 19, 2022
Guerrero becomes 8th Mexican state to decriminalize abortion
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.
May 18, 2022
Eelgrass is an ancestral food in the Comcaac community. Now it’s gaining global attention
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.
May 18, 2022
Despite spat over summit, AMLO says U.S. relationship isnt at risk
Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador insists that leaders of country in the Americas should be invited, and has threatened to not attend if that doesn't happen.
May 17, 2022
Experts: Sonora’s reservoir system at ‘crisis’ levels of storage
The state's system of nine reservoirs is sitting at below 19% of capacity, a figure not seen in mid-May in years.
May 17, 2022
Mexico to spend $1.2 billion on teacher raises
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.
May 16, 2022
Report finds more migrants are going missing in Mexico
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.
May 16, 2022
Construction underway on Rocky Point solar plant
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.
May 16, 2022
Sonora could be on track for another below average monsoon season
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.
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May 16, 2022
Mexico’s president threatens to boycott Summit of the Americas
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.
May 13, 2022
Sonora will eliminate COVID-19 mask mandate
A mask mandate implemented in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 is set to be lifted.
May 11, 2022
On Mothers Day, protesters demand justice for Mexicos missing
Tuesday was Mother’s Day in Mexico. But many mothers in the country say it’s no longer a day to celebrate with so many of their sons, daughters and other family members missing.
May 11, 2022
More killings leave Mexican journalists disheartened
Last week, a well-known reporter was found dead in Sinaloa, followed just four days later by the shooting deaths of two reporters in Veracruz.
May 10, 2022