Hermosillo News


Rocky Point Welcomes First Cruise Without Home Port
The first cruise out of Rocky Point sailed off into the sunset Thursday evening. It’s a long-anticipated step forward for the beach town just south of Arizona. But the future of cruising from Rocky Point still hinges on the city’s ability to complete a cruise port. Construction on the partially completed port has been stalled for years.
Jan. 10, 2020
7 Sonoran Workers Dead After Train Strikes Bus
A bus carrying several dozen agricultural workers in southern Sonora was struck by a train Tuesday, leaving seven dead and more than 30 injured. Two of the victims were teenagers.
Jan. 8, 2020
Report: More Than 60,000 Missing In Mexico
While Sonora has a relatively small portion of those officially missing, over 10 percent of mass graves found in the country over roughly the last year were in the state.
Jan. 6, 2020
Remain In Mexico Expands To Nogales, Sonora
For the first time Thursday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection started sending asylum seekers back to Nogales, Sonora, to wait for their cases to process. It’s part of the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as the “Remain In Mexico” program.
Jan. 2, 2020
Police Chief Among 7 Arrested In Connection With La Mora Massacre
Mexican officials said Monday that they have arrested a total of seven suspects in the murder of nine women and children in Sonora last month, including the police chief of a small town near the U.S.-Mexico border.
Dec. 31, 2019
Mexico Pulls Ambassador From Bolivia Amid Spat Between Countries
Mexico’s foreign ministry says its ambassador in Bolivia will return to Mexico for her own safety after the Bolivian government declared her a “persona non grata.” The decision came amid an ongoing diplomatic spat.
Dec. 31, 2019
Conservationists: Mexican Failing To Protect Vaquita
Mexico has struggled for years to protect a nearly extinct porpoise from illegal fishing. In December, Mexico's Interior Department took charge of coordinating the government’s efforts. But some say it’s not enough.
Dec. 31, 2019
Mexico Says Declining Apprehensions Point To Migration Plan Success
Declining migrant apprehensions along the U.S. border are a sign that Mexico’s policies are working, according to a top Mexican official. In response to a May threat from U.S. President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on Mexican imports, Mexico agreed to undertake an effort to reduce undocumented migration through the country.
Dec. 26, 2019
Late Rains Bring Relief For Sonoran Agriculture
Through the summer, Sonora’s dam system was at a deficit, spelling trouble for the state’s sizable agricultural sector, according to Lucas Antonio Oroz, the region’s technical director for the National Water Commission. But then intense fall rains changed that picture.
Dec. 26, 2019
After Record-Setting 2018, Zika Cases Plummet In Sonora
In 2018, Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south, had the unwelcome distinction of having the most cases of Zika in the country. But this year, things have changed.
Dec. 26, 2019
AZ Anglers Are Lifeblood For San Pedro De La Cueva
Many Arizonans head to Sonora’s beaches for the holidays. But for decades some American anglers have also been heading to a remote, lakeside community in the Sonoran Sierra.
Dec. 25, 2019
Parts Of Sonora Get White Christmas
As in Arizona, some high-elevation parts of Sonora — its neighbor to the south — are also enjoying a white Christmas. Video shows snow falling Christmas Eve in and near the roughly mile-high mining town of Cananea, an hour southwest of Bisbee.
Dec. 25, 2019
Spending Bill Includes $152.4 Million For San Luis Port Of Entry
The federal spending package signed Friday includes millions of dollars for infrastructure improvements at Arizona’s second-busiest port of entry at the U.S.-Mexico border. Modernization of the port has been years in the making.
Dec. 23, 2019
Mexican Environmental Secretary Promises To ‘Transform’ Rio Sonora
Mexico’s Secretary of Environment visited the Sonora River Valley Wednesday to address continued environmental and health concerns five years after a major mining spill. Residents of the area are still clamoring for remediation and protection from future disasters.
Dec. 19, 2019
U.S. House Approves Legislation For Renegotiated NAFTA Deal
The U.S. House of Representatives approved implementing legislation for the renegotiated NAFTA trade deal Thursday.
Dec. 19, 2019
NAU President Pushes For Stronger Ties With Mexico
Northern Arizona University President Rita Cheng was in Mexico this week working to expand opportunities for NAU students in Mexico, as well as open the door for more Mexican students to study in Flagstaff.
Dec. 19, 2019
After Signing Ceremony, Mexican Negotiator Raises USMCA Issues
Another top-ranking Mexican official says the last-minute controversy does not imperil the ultimate ratification of the renegotiated NAFTA deal, known as the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement.
Dec. 16, 2019
First Time For The Diamondbacks In Mexico City
For the first time, Mexico City will host a regular-season Major League Baseball game. The Arizona Diamondbacks will face the San Diego Padres at the recently inaugurated Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium on April 18 and 19.
Dec. 15, 2019
Sonoran Searching Group Hopes To Return To Rocky Point
After they say an armed group chased them off the site of mass graves outside of Rocky Point, a group of volunteer searchers says they want to return.
Dec. 13, 2019
U.S. Offers Reward For Mexican Drug Cartel Leader
Notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán might be behind bars, but the cartels are still operating. And the U.S. government is now offering a reward to capture the leader of a criminal organization based in Mexico.
Dec. 13, 2019