Hermosillo News


Nearly 400 Migrants Detained Near Yuma
Nearly 400 migrants tunneled under the border fence and turned themselves in to Border Patrol agents near Yuma last week.
Jan. 22, 2019
Governors Budget Includes Cold Inspection Facility
Gov. Doug Ducey included funding for a new cold inspection facility at the Nogales commercial port of entry in his state budget plan. That could extend the state’s produce import season.
Jan. 22, 2019
Mexicos War On Gas Theft Sparks Shortages
Many states in Mexico, including its capital, have experienced severe fuel shortages for days. The Mexican administration says it’s the result of temporarily closing gas pipelines to stop illegal fuel taps. But many are skeptical.
Jan. 16, 2019
Sonoran Mayor Arrested On Passport Fraud Charges
The mayor of a small Sonoran town was arrested last month for allegedly lying to obtain a U.S. passport. He’s from the left-leaning party Morena, which was swept to power nationwide in July on promises of countering corruption.
Jan. 15, 2019
 First Cruise Planned From Rocky Point
The governor of neighboring Sonora, Mexico announced Monday that the first cruise ship will set sail from Rocky Point at the end of the year.
Jan. 14, 2019
Sonoran Carne Asada To Be Featured On Netflix
From street corner taquerías to well-known restaurants, some of Sonora’s best carne asada tacos are getting their moment in the limelight as part of a new Netflix show called “The Taco Chronicles.”
Jan. 14, 2019
Sea Shepherd Ship Attacked By Suspected Poachers
An activist ship that patrol’s Mexico’s Sea of Cortez to protect an endangered porpoise was attacked by alleged poachers Wednesday as tensions escalate just south of the border.
Jan. 10, 2019
Legislation Targets Produce Imported From Mexico
Every year billions of pounds of fresh produce cross the border from Mexico into the United States. Now, legislators in Florida are proposing a bill they say would protect U.S. produce growers from unfair Mexican trade practices. But opponents of the legislation say it would be bad for consumers.
Jan. 9, 2019
Sonora Had 40 Percent Of 2018 Mexican Zika Cases
Sonora had its heaviest year of confirmed Zika virus infections in 2018.
Jan. 9, 2019
Mexican Drivers Still Paying More For Gas
Mexico’s new president has promised to lower gas prices in cities bordering the United States as part of a plan to boost the economy in the border region. But so far prices are still higher south of the border.
Jan. 8, 2019
Sonoran Crops Damaged By Cold, Snowy Weather
Produce growers in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are asking authorities to declare a state of emergency as snowfall and extreme cold weather damage thousands of crops throughout the state.
Jan. 4, 2019
It’s Snowing In Sonora! Be Careful On The Roads
Authorities are calling for caution in areas of neighboring Sonora, Mexico, where winter storms have left highways covered with snow.
Jan. 2, 2019
Chinese Smuggling Bust Could Help Endangered Porpoise In Mexico
Chinese authorities recently busted a leading fish smuggling syndicate in an effort to protect an endangered porpoise in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.
Jan. 2, 2019
Even With Change In Govt, Sonoran Solar Boom Expected To Continue
In the sunny northern Mexican state of Sonora, solar energy has been booming in recent years. That is expected to continue, even with the new administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
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Jan. 2, 2019
Hermosillo Earns The Plogging World Record
How can you get hundreds — even thousands — of people to voluntarily spend an afternoon picking up trash on city streets? That’s the goal behind a new sport called plogging that’s picking up stream in Sonora's capital city Hermosillo, where residents earned a world record for the most people plogging at one time.
Dec. 31, 2018
New Year’s Shooting Could Bring Harsher Sanction
The stroke of midnight on New Year’s in Nogales brings an eruption of celebratory gunfire. This year, a new state law in Sonora could mean harsher punishments for those who participate in the dangerous tradition.
Dec. 28, 2018
Border Shutdown Would Spell Trouble For Nogales, AZ
President Trump’s Friday tweet threatening a shutdown of the U.S.-Mexico border was an unwelcome message in Nogales, Arizona.
Dec. 28, 2018
Scientists Urge AMLO To Protect Endangered Porpoise
An international group of scientists sent a letter to Mexico’s new president asking him to protect a small, endangered porpoise that lives in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.
Dec. 28, 2018
Despite Challenges, Bike Culture Grows In Sonora, Mexico
Cyclists from Sonora have made their mark on Arizona races like the Tour de Tucson. But cycling has had to overcome a number of challenges to grow there. The city of Hermosillo is hoping to add to its network of bike lanes to help riders feel more comfortable on two wheels.
More News From KJZZ's Hermosillo Bureau
Dec. 28, 2018
Marijuana Smuggling Drops With Legalization In U.S.
A new analysis suggests that as states legalize marijuana, less of the drug is being smuggled across the border from Mexico.
Dec. 28, 2018