KJZZ Hermosillo Bureau

Mexico Seeks To Ensure Access To COVID-19 Treatment, Vaccines
A top Mexican official says the country is negotiating with the United States to ensure regional access to COVID-19 treatments or vaccines.
July 10, 2020
Protests Restricting Travel Into Sonora On Hold
Travelers without an essential reason to visit neighboring Sonora, Mexico, were turned away by officials and protesters over the Fourth of July holiday. But southbound travelers won’t be impeded at Sonoran ports of entry this weekend after both protesters and officials said restrictions had been lifted for the time being.
July 10, 2020
New Evidence Shines Light On 43 Missing Mexican Students Case
In 2014, a group of college students hijacked buses in Mexico to go to a protest in Mexico City. Forty-three of them disappeared, and their mysterious absence spurred a movement against government oppression. Now, a new clue shines light on the case.
July 9, 2020
Mexico City Adjusts Pandemic Policies As People Flood The Streets
About a week ago, Mexico City’s government allowed certain small businesses, hotels, restaurants, hair salons and street markets to reopen with limited occupancy and hours. But many got too crowded, forcing the government to adjust some pandemic regulations.
July 9, 2020
Sonoyta Protesters Allow Travelers Through Border Blockade For Now
Worried southbound travelers might bring coronavirus into Mexico, protesters in the border town of Sonoyta used cars to form a blockade outside the port of entry in recent days, stopping U.S. tourists from crossing. Now they've reached an agreement to allow passage for most travelers — for the time being.
July 9, 2020
In Washington, Mexicos President Praises Trade, Trump
Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or AMLO, just held his first trip overseas. He met with President Donald Trump for the first time on Wednesday in Washington. During their speeches at the White House, prior to signing a statement of friendship and collaboration, they praised each other but said nothing about current conflicts.
July 9, 2020
Hermosillo Theater Troupe Hopes To Stave Off Crisis With Online Show
The performing arts — built around in-person audiences that are now potential coronavirus super-spreading events — face a particularly existential crisis. In the Sonoran capital, one theater group is hoping online performances can provide a way to survive.
July 8, 2020
Is AMLO Sweeping Opinion On Trump Under The Carpet?
President Donald Trump and his Mexican counterpart, Andrés Manuel López Obrador will meet face to face for the first time this Wednesday. But the encounter in Washington faces criticism in Mexico, particularly given López Obrador's stance with Trump.
July 7, 2020
Town Residents Block U.S. Citizens From Entering Mexico
Anticipating an influx of tourists during the holiday weekend, Sonoran officials implemented filters to turn back tourists and nonessential southbound travelers at three major ports of entry to prevent the spread of coronavirus. However, after tourists were still allowed to travel to the popular beach town Rocky Point, residents of a nearby border town blocked the port of entry in protest.
July 7, 2020
U.S. Consul General In Hermosillo Leaves Post After 3 Years
Elia Tello, the U.S. consul general in Hermosillo, completed her three-year term in the capital of neighboring Sonora, Mexico, on Monday. It’s the second consular departure in the state in less than a month.
July 6, 2020
Canada PM Declines Invitation To Meet U.S., Mexico Presidents
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump will host his Mexican counterpart in Washington. According to the Mexican president, the main goal of the meeting is to address the newly implemented U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement or USMCA. But one key part will be missing.
July 6, 2020
Sonora Health Secretary Tests Positive For Coronavirus; Governor Isolates
Gov. Claudia Pavlovich had been in recent close contact with Health Secretary Enrique Clausen.
July 3, 2020
Some Merchants In Sonoran Capital Prepare For Reopening
As in Arizona, the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on small merchants in neighboring Sonora. But after lobbying state officials, some may be poised to reopen.
July 3, 2020
Attack In Central Mexico Raises Concerns; AMLO Blames Local Authority
In central Mexico, shooters killed at least 26 people on Wednesday. Drug-related violence has escalated in the region, and the Mexican president says local authorities are the ones to blame.
July 2, 2020
Harvard Students Help Migrants On Their Legal Path
As the U.S. celebrates its independence, a nonprofit formed mainly by Harvard students is working to help those that would like to celebrate the Fourth of July as citizens or, at least, as authorized migrants.
July 2, 2020
Sonoran Governor: Effort To Halt Nonessential Southbound Border Crossings To Start This Weekend
Starting this weekend, Sonora’s governor says those crossing into her state for nonessential reasons will be asked to turn around to slow coronavirus spread. Similar restrictions have been in place for northbound travelers since late March.
July 2, 2020
Sonoran Health Secretary Calls To End Nonessential Crossings From U.S.
A top Sonoran official is calling for a temporary halt of nonessential southbound border crossings. A similar policy has been in place for northbound travel since late March.
July 1, 2020
Trump Will Meet Mexican President Next Week
After years of negotiations, the North American Free Trade Agreement has been officially replaced on July 1 by the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. President Trump has invited his Mexican counterpart, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to visit Washington next week to strengthen the commercial ties between both nations.
July 1, 2020
Sonoran Manufacturers See Regional Opportunity In New USMCA
A representative of Sonoran export manufacturers says the deal could mean greater regional sourcing for automotive components.
June 30, 2020
Sonoran Hospitals In Nogales, Guaymas Reach Saturation
Hospitals in two major Sonoran cities have reached their limits as COVID-19 cases continue to mount. The state's health secretary urged measures to reduce vehicular mobility.
June 29, 2020