Hermosillo News


Haaland: Mexico’s failure to protect porpoise undermines wildlife treaty
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has found that illegal fishing for an endangered species in Mexico’s Gulf of California is undermining an international treaty. That could lead the Biden administration to impose a trade embargo.
May 26, 2023
Mexico’s transparency body INAI remains paralyzed
Mexico’s legislature has gone into summer recess without filling at least one vacancy on the board of a watchdog group responsible for enforcing freedom of information rules. And that has left the body paralyzed. Journalism and human rights organizations are calling on lawmakers to take action.
May 26, 2023
Mexico’s president says spying on official was not carried out by military
The New York Times this week reported that a top Mexican official had been spied on by the country’s military. Mexico’s president confirmed that he knew about the espionage allegations — but he denies the Mexican army is behind it.
May 26, 2023
Mexico announces new temporary work permits for Central Americans
Mexico’s president announced this week that the country will begin offering temporary work permits to people from Central America. They are meant to help speed up work on controversial infrastructure projects.
May 26, 2023
Navopatia Field Station works to protect the unique habitat of the coastal pitayal
Organ pipe cactus are tall columnar cactus with many long, spiny arms that grow up from a short trunk. They are found in Arizona, Sinaloa and Baja California — but they grow at their highest density only in Sonora, in a narrow band along the Gulf of California in the southernmost part of the state.
May 24, 2023
Mexican prosecutors drop case against woman who killed her rapist
On Saturday, the prosecutor's office announced that it's withdrawing its case against 23-year-old Roxana Ruiz after determining that she acted in self defense when she used a T-shirt to strangle a man as he attacked and raped her in 2021.
May 23, 2023
Despite court ruling, AMLO decrees pet projects matters of national security
Mexico’s president has again decreed that some of his infrastructure projects are issues of national security - exempting them from certain transparency and permitting requirements.
May 19, 2023
Mexican leaders announce rescue of 49 kidnapped migrants
This week, Mexican officials announced that dozens of migrants who had been kidnapped in northern Mexico have been rescued. Migrants making their way to the U.S.-Mexico border are frequent victims of robbery, assault and other crimes.
May 19, 2023
420 acres added to La Sauceda wetland, park project
Efforts to create a large, urban park in Hermosillo are moving forward, with state leaders securing the purchase of an additional 420 acres of land for the project.
May 15, 2023
Mexican officials: U.S. lawmaker who made disparaging remarks is racist
Mexican officials Friday pushed back on what they call racism and ignorance among some U.S. lawmakers.
May 12, 2023
Mexico closes 33 migrant detention centers
Mexico’s immigration agency says it is temporarily closing 33 migrant detention centers throughout the country after a fire killed 40 migrants in government custody in March.
May 11, 2023
Experts embark on the latest vaquita porpoise sighting expedition
On Wednesday, a team of experts embarked on an expedition to spot the last few vaquita porpoises living in Mexico’s Upper Gulf of California.
May 11, 2023
Migrants continue to face abuse, danger as Title 42 ends
Title 42 expulsions are ending. But Mexico has agreed to continue accepting migrants from Central America, Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela being sent back from the U.S. Many worry that and other policies will continue putting migrants at risk.
May 10, 2023
Turkey sends Mexico a puppy as a gesture of thanks
The Turkish government sent a German Shepherd puppy to Mexico as a thank you for the country’s aid following devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
May 8, 2023
Mexico’s president says U.S. policy change won’t increase migrants
The pandemic-era policy Title 42 that allowed the U.S. to expel migrants and asylum seekers back into Mexico is set to expire next week. Some believe that will lead to an uptick in the number of people traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border.
May 6, 2023
A youth choir from Sonora performs in Phoenix
A youth choir from the Sonoran capital Hermosillo is teaming up with two orchestras in Phoenix for a pair of concerts on Saturday and Sunday.
May 6, 2023
Mexico says its COVID-19 vaccine is finally ready
After more than two years of testing, Mexico is rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine. María Elena Álvarez-Buylla, head of Mexico’s science and technology council, announced this week that the vaccine, known as Patria, is ready for use.
May 5, 2023
Some Hermosillo feminist groups push to include trans women, nonbinary people in the movement
As Hermosillo’s feminist collectives grow, so do certain tensions — including the question of who should be included. Some activists are pushing Sonora’s feminist movements to embrace transgender women and men and nonbinary people within their ranks.
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May 5, 2023
Mexico’s president asks the U.S. to stop funding opposition groups
Mexico’s president has sent a letter directly to his U.S. counterpart expressing concern that the United States government gives funding to groups he considers opposition.
May 4, 2023
Mexico establishes drug and arms trafficking commission ahead of meeting with U.S. officials
On Thursday, Mexico’s security cabinet met with U.S. officials in Washington, D.C., to discuss migration and drug and firearm trafficking. Ahead of that meeting, Mexico established a new commission to address those issues.
April 13, 2023