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As Coronavirus Cases Increase In Sonora, Authorities Rely On Travelers To Self-Isolate
The fourth case of coronavirus was confirmed in neighboring Sonora, Mexico on Sunday. The patient is a 22-year-old student who recently returned from Spain, health officials said Sunday. Sonoran authorities are relying on travelers to self-isolate to prevent the spread of the disease.
March 23, 2020
Sonora Maquila Industry Hopes Strong COVID-19 Measures Ward Off Closures
The industry says closure would bring dramatic economic consequences, and also affect the manufacture of critical medical equipment in Nogales, Sonora.
March 23, 2020
Nogales Migrant Aid Group Changes Protocol To Avoid Spread Of Coronavirus
Kino Border Initiative, a migrant aid group that has been working in Nogales, Sonora, for more than a decade, is adjusting its operations to protect migrants, staff and volunteers from the spread of the coronavirus.
March 20, 2020
Feminists In Sonora Denounce Alleged Attacks On Participants Of Women’s Marches
This week, feminist groups in Sonora released a public statement denouncing attacks, threats and intimidation against participants during and after two women’s marches in Hermosillo this year.
March 20, 2020
COVID-19 Precautions Clear Protesters From Sonoran Toll Booths
Sonoran toll booths have been indefinitely shut down by protesters for nearly two years now. But travelers should expect to start paying tolls again as protesters leave to adhere to coronavirus distancing measures.
March 20, 2020
Hermosillo Ford Plant To Shutter 10 Days For Cleaning
The Ford Motor factory in Hermosillo, Sonora, is shutting down temporarily for a deep cleaning to protect workers from the coronavirus. After reopening, the number of shifts will halve to one.
March 20, 2020
First Coronavirus-Related Death In Mexico Raises More Concerns
Just like in the United States, many in Mexico are concerned with their government’s strategy to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, Mexico’s health authorities confirmed the country’s first coronavirus-related death. And the fatality is raising more concerns about the Mexican government’s preparation — and the transparency of its efforts.
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March 20, 2020
Sonora Takes Hard COVID-19 Line, But Uncertainty Remains
After confirming the first case of COVID-19 in Sonora, officials announced aggressive measures to counter the spread of the coronavirus. That includes closing bars, casinos and other non-essential businesses — as well as the state’s famous beaches. Some uncertainty surrounds those measures, but they’re already having an impact, including on Sonora’s sizable expatriate community.
March 19, 2020
After First Coronavirus Case, Sonoran Beaches To Close Through Holy Week
Sonoran mayors agree to enforce the measure, along with other aggressive steps like shutting down bars and casinos.
March 17, 2020
Mexico Promotes ‘Healthy Distance’ While President Continues Hugging And Kissing People At Rallies
Compared to the United States, Mexico has far fewer cases of people with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. And while many Mexicans are concerned with an eventual larger outbreak, the government has used a light hand in dealing with the pandemic.
March 16, 2020
1st Coronavirus Case Confirmed In Sonora; Prevention Measures Enacted
Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, confirmed its first COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, case Monday. The patient is a 72-year-old Hermosillo resident who had recently returned from travel in the United States, including visits to Chicago and Los Angeles. State authorities are monitoring his close contacts to prevent further spread.
March 16, 2020
After Hard Journeys, Asylum Seekers Find Soft Landing At Hermosillo Home
As in the United States, Mexico has seen a meteoric rise in asylum requests from residents of Central America and elsewhere fleeing violence and other challenges. That jump has overwhelmed federal agencies, and those seeking refuge often navigate the complicated process with little support. But in Sonora, there is now at least one place where those asylum seekers can take a deep breath.
March 11, 2020
The Purple Revolution: Women Fight Against Violence And Impunity In Mexico
Sunday was a day for women to be seen, protesting on the streets of cities across Mexico for International Women’s Day. Monday was a day for them to disappear. After massive feminist rallies on March 8, thousands of women across Mexico joined the "A Day Without Women" strike by not working, shopping or even using social media.
March 9, 2020
Conflict Continues Between Conservationists, Poachers In Sea of Cortez
A ship with conservationists working to remove fishing nets that threaten a small, endangered porpoise was attacked by suspected poachers in a protected area of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez this week. This isn’t the first time tensions have boiled over in the region in recent months.
March 5, 2020
Accusations Fly Between Rocky Point Neighborhood, Local Government
Residents of a Rocky Point expatriate neighborhood say the local government is treating them unfairly. But officials say it’s the neighborhood that’s in the wrong.
March 3, 2020
Endangered Ocelot Killed After Being Struck By Car On Sonoran Highway
Last week, an ocelot died in neighboring Sonora, Mexico after being hit by a car on a federal highway. Like many species that cross the U.S.-Mexico border, what happens to the endangered feline in Sonora is critical to the ocelot’s much smaller population north of the border.
March 3, 2020
Relative Of Massacred Women and Children Flees Mexico Amid Threats
Last November nine women and children — all dual U.S.-Mexican citizens — were murdered in an ambush by suspected cartel members in Sonora, Mexico. Now, another prominent member of the victims’ community has fled to the United States after allegedly being targeted by cartel members.
March 3, 2020
Shootout Leaves 2 Dead On Sonoran Highway To Kino Bay
Two more were wounded in a separate Sunday incident along the interstate between Guaymas and Ciudad Obregon in Southern Sonora.
March 2, 2020
Man Sentenced In 2017 Murder Of Sinaloan Journalist
Mexican authorities have convicted one of the suspects in the 2017 murder of well-known Mexican journalist Javier Valdez. The suspect, identified simply as "Heriberto P" in a release, was sentenced in federal court to nearly 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to his role in the murder.
Feb. 28, 2020
With Femicides Rising, Women March Again In Sonora
Some protesters also broke into the state judiciary headquarters, setting a fire and causing other property damage.
Feb. 24, 2020