Hermosillo News


Officials say poacher arrests have ‘dismantled’ cartel that threatens vaquita
Mexican officials say they have made progress in protecting the critically endangered vaquita marina porpoise by arresting poachers in the uppermost part of the Gulf of California.
Jan. 4, 2023
Rio Sonora community Arizpe begins new year without local police force
The small town of nearly 3,000 is almost three hours southwest of Douglas. The commander was joined by other police officers, though Sonoran Gov. Alfonso Durazo later said that a pair of them had failed to take tests intended to ensure the trustworthiness of cops.
Jan. 3, 2023
AMLO congratulates new Mexico Supreme Court head
Justice Norma Piña will be the first woman to head the court in its nearly two-century history.
Jan. 3, 2023
Jailbreak in Ciudad Juarez leaves 17 dead, 25 on the lam
On Sunday, gunmen who arrived in armored vehicles opened fire on a state prison in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, just across the border from El Paso, Texas.
Jan. 2, 2023
Woman leads Mexico’s Supreme Court for first time
For the first time in its history, Mexico’s Supreme Court has chosen a woman to be its president. With a majority vote from her colleagues on Mexico’s high court, Justice Norma Piña was chosen to serve as its head for the next four years
Jan. 2, 2023
Facing water shortages, Sonoran officials present new plan
For each of the past several years, Sonora has faced the sobering reality that it could run short on water. Now officials say they have a plan to address the issue.
Jan. 2, 2023
Dangerous Curvas de Quijano roadway closed
Sonora's governor described the now closed section as a weak link in the state's transportation infrastructure. With the exception of thrill seekers, no one is going to miss the infamous Curvas de Quijano.
Dec. 31, 2022
9 people killed Thursday as violence rages on in Guaymas
Nine people were killed in a coastal Sonoran town Thursday that has seen growing violence in recent months.
Dec. 31, 2022
Mexico gets 6 Sonoran pronghorn from AZ breeding program
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has relocated six endangered Sonoran pronghorn antelope from Arizona to Sonora as part of a collaborative breeding program meant to rebuild a healthy population of the species.
Dec. 29, 2022
Mexico extends legalization period for so-called ‘chocolate cars’
Mexico is extending the timeline for owners of illegally imported foreign cars to bring those vehicles into compliance.
Dec. 29, 2022
Plagiarism scandal upends judges pursuit of Mexican Supreme Court presidency
A justice on Mexico’s Supreme Court is facing a plagiarism scandal threatening to upend her effort to become the body’s president. Justice Yasmin Esquivel has denied the allegations and even suggested that it may have been her work that was stolen.
Dec. 29, 2022
Supreme Court Title 42 ruling brings more frustration, confusion
A recent order from the U.S. Supreme Court means the controversial Title 42 policy will likely remain in effect for months to come. Advocates fear that the extension of the policy will mean asylum-seekers remain stranded for months longer in sometimes dangerous border cities.
Dec. 28, 2022
After many decades of decline, protection for Cocospera Mission could be on horizon
At an aging mission in northern Sonora, each passing year brings more damage to an invaluable historic site. There have been many attempts to protect what remains, but some involved say the current effort is the most promising to date.
Dec. 28, 2022
Hermosillo birders hope Christmas Bird Count will add numbers to their ranks
Hundreds of bird species live in or migrate to Sonora, Mexico. But while it attracts birders from abroad, few Sonorans have taken up the hobby. But some hope an annual bird counting event will help change that.
Dec. 26, 2022
Mexican leaders say U.S. will help secure funds for clean energy projects
Mexico’s transition to renewable energy is focused on Sonora - where major lithium and solar plants are planned. And leaders now say they have secured funding for those projects.
Dec. 23, 2022
Mexico implements first interagency health command office in Sonora
Mexico is implementing a new program meant to better coordinate health care across the country, and it’s being piloted in Sonora.
Dec. 22, 2022
Wife and children of ousted Peruvian president arrive in Mexico
Family members of Peru’s recently ousted president have arrived in Mexico to receive political asylum. Their arrival comes as tensions grow between the two countries.
Dec. 21, 2022
AMLO suggests plot against Mexican government
In the wake of the incident, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador condemned the attack on Ciro Gómez Leyva, and promised a full investigation of the attempted murder.
Dec. 20, 2022
More high-profile violence rattles Sonora’s port city of Guaymas
On Monday afternoon, opposing criminal groups had a car-to-car shootout in the major port city near the popular beach town of San Carlos.
Dec. 20, 2022
Search underway for 7 missing Rocky Point fishermen
Rocky Point's mayor says that the Mexican Marines, state emergency response personnel and even private fishing boat operators are involved in the search effort.
Dec. 19, 2022