Hermosillo News


Mexican Truck Drivers Protest Tolls Near Border
Truck drivers in Nogales, Mexico, created a blockade on a toll road near the Arizona border this week to protest expensive fees on their big-rigs.
Dec. 27, 2018
Sonora Sees Uptick In Paisanos This Season
Every December hundreds of thousands of Mexican nationals living in the United States head south of the border for the winter to visit family. The Mexican state of Sonora is seeing an uptick of these visitors this year.
Dec. 21, 2018
Sonora Looks To Gain From New NAFTA Car Content Rules
The newly renegotiated trade deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico deal requires that more vehicle components be made in North America. Sonora sees opportunity in that possible change.
Dec. 21, 2018
Ducey Signs Cross-Border Agreement On Natural Gas
The governors for Arizona, New Mexico and the state of Sonora, Mexico, signed an agreement Wednesday promoting the transport of natural gas to Asia.
Dec. 19, 2018
Mexican Border Minimum Wage Set To Double Jan. 1
The minimum wage along Mexico’s northern border is about to rise dramatically. From the current 88 pesos — or $4.40 a day — it will jump to nearly 177 pesos, or roughly $9.
Dec. 19, 2018
Arizona Nonprofit Donates Christmas Gifts In Mexico
An Arizona nonprofit delivered hundreds of toys Tuesday to children in Sonora, Mexico as part of a cross-border collaboration.
Dec. 19, 2018
Future Of Mexico’s Energy Reforms Uncertain
Mexico's energy reforms opened up a new market for gas stations owned by private companies. But the new president has opposed the changes, putting the future of the country’s energy reforms into question under the new administration.
Mexico Lays Out Plans For $8 Billion Oil Refinery
Dec. 14, 2018
Consulates Offer Training For Women Entrepreneurs
The University of Arizona is working with the U.S. Consulate in Nogales to offer a training program for women entrepreneurs in Mexico.
Dec. 10, 2018
Sonoran Zika Cases Continue To Climb
The number of cases of the mosquito-borne virus Zika continue to climb in Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south.
Dec. 5, 2018
Governors Support Cross-Border STEM Program
The governors of Arizona and neighboring Sonora, Mexico, signed a memorandum Friday supporting a cross-border science leadership program.
Dec. 3, 2018
AZ Cattle Exports To Sonoran Slaughterhouse Could Start Soon
Exporting Arizona cattle to Sonora for slaughter is currently a lengthy and costly process. But a recent binational deal between Mexican and American federal authorities will ease the inspection process, opening up new markets for the Arizona cattle industry. The details were presented at the Arizona-Mexico Commission Sonora Summit in Hermosillo Friday.
Dec. 2, 2018
Arizona, Mexico Officials Meeting In Sonora
Arizona government and business leaders are joining their counterparts south of the border for the annual meeting of the Arizona-Mexico Commission this week in Sonora, Mexico.
Nov. 30, 2018
Funding Comes Together For Nogales Cold Inspection Facility
Nogales produce importers are hoping that a cold inspection facility at the border could help extend the import season.
Nov. 30, 2018
With Tax Cuts And Wage Hikes, Cautious Optimism On Border
Mexico’s incoming president has promised dramatic policy changes for the country’s border region. The goal is to promote economic development with lower taxes and higher wages.
More News From KJZZ's Hermosillo Bureau
Nov. 30, 2018
Appeals Court Upholds Seafood Ban Meant To Protect Porpoise
A U.S. federal appeals court is upholding a ban on Mexican seafood caught with gillnets in areas where they threaten an endangered porpoise.
Nov. 28, 2018
Manufacturing Industry Offers Migrants Jobs In Mexico
The Mexican manufacturing industry says it can offer jobs to thousands of Central American migrants intending to seek asylum in the United States if they decide to stay in Mexico instead.
Nov. 26, 2018
Report: Sonoran Government Linked To Scandal
The Sonoran government of Gov. Claudia Pavlovich reportedly directed millions of public dollars to front companies that then provided cash for 2016 political campaigns. That’s according to an investigation published last Wednesday by the nonprofit Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity.
Nov. 26, 2018
Cananea Union Threatens To Retake Copper Mine
The union is threatening to shutter the mine again, starting Dec. 1. That’s the first day of incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s new administration.
Nov. 25, 2018
First Caravan Migrants Arrive In Nogales
The first group of Central American migrants with the so-called migrant caravan has arrived at the Arizona border in Nogales, Sonora.
Nov. 21, 2018
The Vaquita
Scientists, researchers and activists from all over the world have been working for years to find a way to save the vaquita. So far, nothing has worked. Part 3 of the series looks at what conservation efforts have failed, what’s being done now and what the future really looks like for the vaquita.
Part One | Part Two | More from Fronteras Desk
Nov. 21, 2018