Hermosillo News


Mexican general arrested in case of student disappearances in 2014
Gen. Jose Rodriguez had recently been accused of personally ordering the execution of six of the 43 Ayotzinapa teachers college students.
Sept. 16, 2022
Crowds again gather for Grito de Independencia in Sonora
This year drones put on a light show instead of the traditional firework display, a change intended to avoid terrifying pets in nearby neighborhoods.
Sept. 16, 2022
Mexico’s lower house of Congress votes to keep military in public safety role
Mexico’s lower house of Congress has voted to continue using the military to tackle domestic security issues through 2028.
Sept. 15, 2022
AMLO says U.S. will respect sovereignty on energy issues
Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he was told that his government's policy of privileging energy produced by the state-owned utility over private producers would be respected.
Sept. 13, 2022
Mexico’s Senate approves reform, giving Army control of National Guard
Mexico’s National Guard has been used not only as a police force, but to undertake migration control, staff ports and carry out infrastructure projects. Now, with approval from the Senate, the civilian-led law enforcement body will be handed over to the Army.
Sept. 9, 2022
Floods, evacuations in Sonoran coastal towns as Hurricane Kay arrives
Hurricane Kay, now downgraded to a tropical storm, has made landfall in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. In nearby Sonora, strong winds and rains have left coastal towns flooded.
Sept. 9, 2022
2 killed in armed attack on Sonora electricity company workers
Two workers with Mexico’s electricity commission were killed in an armed attack in Sonora this week.
Sept. 8, 2022
Mexico Senate considers plan to put Army in control of National Guard
Mexico’s Senate is considering a controversial plan to put the Defense Ministry in control of the civilian-led National Guard.
Sept. 8, 2022
Hermosillo business owner victim of express kidnapping
Over the weekend, an Hermosillo businessman and his family went through a frightening ordeal. The 78-year-old man's family paid nearly $12,000 to secure his release.
Sept. 6, 2022
With more rain on the way, monsoon moisture eases Sonora’s drought for now
Dam levels have also been rising, and officials recently started releasing water from one of the state's most important reservoirs as it neared capacity.
Sept. 6, 2022
Mexico to consider constitutionality of mandatory pretrial detention
Mexico’s Supreme Court will soon consider the constitutionality of mandatory pretrial detention. Across Mexico, more than 40% of people incarcerated have yet to be sentenced.
Sept. 2, 2022
Sonoran solar project touted during State of the Union
He also praised a reform that prioritizes energy produced by the national electric utility over private producers, one that has generated tension with the United States.
Sept. 2, 2022
Legislation to put Mexico’s National Guard under Defense Ministry control goes to Congress
Some organizations, like Human Rights Watch, have raised concerns about placing the guard under military control.
Sept. 2, 2022
Son of Sonoran federal official to head Mexico’s new lithium company
Pablo Taddei's father, Jorge Taddei, oversees the work of the federal welfare ministry in Sonora and his sister is a state legislator.
Sept. 2, 2022
Sonoras 5th COVID-19 wave had a much smaller human toll
Independent analyst Luis Armando Moreno calls the current wave Sonora’s least impactful to date in terms of deaths and hospitalizations. He says the data make clear that vaccines work.
Aug. 31, 2022
Hermosillo mayor says city’s water assured through 2023
Antonio Astiazaran says part of the plan is to treat the water in the Abelardo Rodriguez reservoir once it settles.
Aug. 30, 2022
Sonoran governor says companies could work with LitioMx
Citing one example, he said that a car manufacturer that wanted to use lithium produce by the state enterprise would need to manufacture those vehicles in Sonora.
Aug. 30, 2022
Sonoran governor says Mexico is ready to elect a woman president
The official agenda was pretty mundane, but presidential politics quickly came up during the Mexico City mayor’s weekend trip to Sonora. Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum is currently the leading contender to be the Morena party's presidential candidate in 2024.
Aug. 30, 2022
Heavy rain brings welcome water to Sonora’s reservoirs
With water still rushing down the Rio Sonora, officials started releasing water from one reservoir 20 miles northeast of Hermosillo.
Aug. 29, 2022
Mexican colonel accused of ordering execution of 6 of the 43 Ayotzinapa students
A top Mexican official says that those six students were also alive for up to four days after the bloody September night in 2014.
Aug. 26, 2022