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On Mother’s Day, Sonorans March For Missing Families
Friday was Mother’s Day in Mexico, and some took to the streets in neighboring Sonora and across Mexico to bring attention to their missing loved ones.
May 13, 2019
U.S. Man Charged For Ponzi Scheme Captured In Sonora
Authorities in Nogales, Mexico arrested a man who is facing federal charges in Phoenix for allegedly running a “Ponzi scheme,” according to a news release from the Sonoran Attorney General’s Office. He was arrested for violating the conditions of his pretrial release.
May 9, 2019
U.S. Scraps Tomato Deal
While the U.S. has scrapped the deal, known as the Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico, negotiations between the department and U.S. and Mexican tomato growers are ongoing.
May 7, 2019
Mexico’s President Apologizes For Delayed Sonoran Highway Construction
Mexico’s president said Friday that highway construction in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, won’t be completed this month as he promised. It's latest of many delays to the construction project.
May 6, 2019
Even With Tomato Agreement, Some Duties Likely Still Coming
There is no sign yet of a new deal for imported Mexican tomatoes. But even a last-minute deal may not prevent some duties from being imposed. May 7 is the day the U.S. Commerce Department said it would withdraw from the Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico.
May 6, 2019
Giant Puppets Return To The Border For Nogales Art Festival
Giant puppets are returning to both sides of the border in Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Mexico, for a performance and art fair this Sunday. The Beyond the Wall Festival is back in Nogales for the second time this year.
May 3, 2019
Construction Underway On Cross-Border Pipeline Expansion
After getting a construction green light last month from the U.S. government, crews have been working on a compressor station for Kinder Morgan’s Sierrita pipeline. It runs from near Tucson to the border in Sasabe.
May 3, 2019
Arizona-Sonora Nonprofit To Receive Migrant Aid From Catholic Church
Pope Francis has donated half a million dollars to support migrant aid projects in 16 Catholic diocese in Mexico. One of those projects is with the Kino Border Initiative, a binational Jesuit ministry that works on both sides of the border in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora.
May 1, 2019
Tucson Couple Kidnapped, Rescued In Nogales, Sonora
A Tucson couple was kidnapped last Wednesday, April 24, in Nogales, Sonora and held for a $15,000 ransom, according the the Sonora Attorney General’s Office. The two Tucsonans, ages 38 and 40, were unharmed and no ransom was paid,an official said.
April 30, 2019
60 Years In, AZ-Mexico Commission Celebrates Strong Ties
The Arizona-Mexico Commission is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and leaders on both sides of the border in Arizona and neighboring Sonora, Mexico, say ties between the two states are stronger than ever.
April 30, 2019
Mexico Becomes Top U.S. Trade Partner
In January and February of this year, trade between Mexico and the United State accounted for $97.4 billion in imports and exports. That’s about 15 percent of all U.S. trade worldwide, surpassing both China and Canada.
April 24, 2019
U.S.-Mexico Tomato Import Deal Negotiations Latest Row In Decades-Long Fight
Negotiations are underway for a new Mexican tomato import deal. But with the deadline fast approaching, there’s no guarantee an agreement will be hashed out between growers north and south of the border.
April 24, 2019
Sisters Cities Celebrate 50th Anniversary With Art Exhibit
Scottsdale is celebrating 50 years of sister city status with Alamos, Mexico this year with an art exhibit at the Mexican Consulate in Phoenix. Alamos, Sonora is a Mexican "Pueblo Magico," or magical town, a small town known for its history and culture, located about 600 miles south of Scottsdale.
April 22, 2019
Report: New NAFTA Would Bring Growth, Employment Gains
If enacted, the renegotiated NAFTA deal could grow the U.S. economy and bring modest jumps in employment, according to a new report from the U.S. International Trade Commission.
April 19, 2019
City, County Approve Location For New Douglas Port Of Entry
The Douglas City Council and the Cochise County Board of Supervisors have voted to support a proposed location for a new commercial port of entry in Southeastern Arizona.
April 17, 2019
Mexican Women Jump-Start Businesses With New Program
A group of 28 women graduated from an entrepreneurship course hosted by the University of Arizona and the U.S. Consulate in Nogales, Mexico, this month. Their businesses range from opening an ice cream shop to starting a YouTube channel. On April 6, they presented the fruits of their labor at a trade show.
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April 16, 2019
Largest Mass Grave In Recent Memory Found In Sonora
Members of Guerreras Buscadoras de Sonora — or the Sonoran Warrior Searchers — found 30 bodies over the weekend near Ejido Francisco Madero, a small town outside Ciudad Obregon in the southern part of the state.
April 15, 2019
As Hermosillo Grows At Edges, Some See A Future In The Center
In a trend Phoenicians know well, the Sonoran capital Hermosillo is growing quickly at the city’s edges. That has come with financial and environmental consequences. However, some officials and entrepreneurs are turning their gaze to the city center, and see a more sustainable future in a denser, more diverse urban core.
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April 15, 2019
1st Fentanyl Lab Found In NW Mexican State Sinaloa
After being shot at by suspects early Wednesday morning, state police and army units discovered a fentanyl laboratory in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa. It’s just south of Sonora, which borders Arizona.
April 12, 2019
Bullfighting At The Border: The Heart Of Nogaless Golden Age
In the 1950s and '60s, Arizona tourists and Hollywood stars filled the stands in the old bullring in Nogales, Sonora, to see some of the world’s most famous bullfighters perform just south of the Arizona border. Those days are gone, but for many, the memories remain.
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April 12, 2019