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Mexico’s Día De Muertos Globalizes, But The Pandemic Threatens It
This weekend, many will celebrate the Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, holidays. The tradition, deeply rooted in Mexico’s culture, is expanding across the world, but it’s also being threatened by the spread of the coronavirus.
Oct. 30, 2020
Despite Setbacks, Advocates Press On For Marriage Equality In Sonora, Mexico
Sonora is one of a number of Mexican states where same-sex couples face hurdles to wed. A reform measure that would bring the state’s laws into compliance with a 2015 Mexican Supreme Court ruling narrowly failed in a recent vote, leaving its prospects unclear.
Oct. 29, 2020
Record Number Of Sea Turtles Released From El Desemboque This Year
This year, an Indigenous conservation group in Sonora released a record number of sea turtle hatchlings in its community on the Sea of Cortez. And it’s probably a result of the pandemic.
Oct. 27, 2020
Famous Mexican Singer Joins Song For Water Concert
A famous Mexican singer is performing in a virtual concert with local Indigenous artists in a small Sonoran town, where performers hope to raise awareness and money to provide water to the community.
Oct. 27, 2020
Sonoran Trans Community, Allies Take To Hermosillos Streets
The event comes several weeks after the Sonoran Congress approved a reform measure that allows residents to change names and genders on official documents. It was supported by Sonora Trans, which organized the march.
Oct. 26, 2020
New Multi-Organization Coalition Stands Against Mexican President
Throughout this year, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has faced protests from several organizations, including feminist and anti-violence groups. And now, a new coalition is challenging the president and the political parties to improve the country’s conditions.
Oct. 26, 2020
Major Sonoran Union Threatens Statewide Strike
The Sonoran branch of the Mexican Workers Confederation (CTM), which has roughly 130,000 members, says it will strike unless a conflict between drivers and the company that operates Hermosillo’s bus service is resolved.
Oct. 23, 2020
Mexico And U.S. Settle Water Conflict Near The Border
A 1940s water agreement between Mexico and the U.S. recently ignited a protest by farmworkers in a Mexican border state southeast of Arizona. But despite the controversy, the Mexican government is saying the deal has been settled.
Oct. 22, 2020
Young Asylum Seekers In Nogales Share Their Stories, Plead For Relief
Migrants and supporters marched to the border wall in Nogales, Sonora, and Nogales, Arizona, on Wednesday to highlight the stories of children waiting south of the border to ask for asylum in the United States.
Oct. 21, 2020
2 Killed, Asparagus Facility Burned In Caborca Violence
The area, which is home to a massive asparagus industry, has seen violence jump dramatically over the last year.
Oct. 21, 2020
Mexico’s Security Secretary Announces Run For Sonora Governor
Mexico’s Security Secretary confirmed Wednesday that he will step down and run for governor in his home state of Sonora.
Oct. 21, 2020
Mexico Fishermen Scoff At Suggestion To Switch To Taxi Driving
Fishermen in the uppermost part of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez have been struggling against fishing bans meant to protect a highly endangered porpoise. The governor of Baja California says he will ease the requirements for fishermen to obtain taxi license plates, but most fishermen say that’s not a serious solution.
Oct. 20, 2020
Mexico Wants An Aztec Headdress Back From Austria
For years, many Mexicans have longed for the return of a 16th century Aztec feathered crown that lies in a European museum. The Mexican president’s wife went on a mission to try to get it borrowed — but the visit reignited a debate about its significance.
Oct. 20, 2020
Sonoran Flea Market Operators Swarm State Congress To Present Demands
With heavy restrictions on northbound border crossings, many flea market stall operators — or tianguistas — are having trouble stocking their shelves. That's especially concerning to them with the critical holiday shopping season fast approaching.
Oct. 19, 2020
AMLO Defends Trump, Demands Explanations From DEA Ops
Last week, a former Mexican secretary of defense was arrested in Los Angeles, accused of helping in drug trafficking and organized crime. Mexico's president is demanding information from the U.S. while questioning the DEA’s intervention in his country.
Oct. 19, 2020
Sonoran Baseball Fans Barred From Stadiums After Some Flout Safety Measures
Last week, a baseball team in southern Sonora, Mexico, won its first game of the season, playing at home to a stadium full of excited fans. But fans won’t be allowed back in the Sonora stands anytime soon after flouting coronavirus safety protocols.
Oct. 19, 2020
Amid Widespread Drought, Sonora Offers Credit to Cattle Ranchers
Nearly half the state's municipalities currently have at least a severe level of drought, according to the National Water Commission.
Oct. 19, 2020
Mexico’s Economy Secretary Downplays Lithium Deposits Amid Nationalization Debate
Mexico’s economy secretary downplayed the significance of the country’s lithium deposits Thursday, in response to calls to nationalize the valuable natural resource.
Oct. 16, 2020
Former Mexican Defense Minister Arrested In U.S. On Drug Trafficking Charges
Mexico’s former defense secretary was arrested in Los Angeles on Thursday on four charges of drug trafficking and money laundering.
Oct. 16, 2020
Sonoran Searchers Hope To Get Federal Help Finding Missing Loved Ones
Sonora is a national hotspot for clandestine graves, with dozens of burial sites and bodies found in recent years.
Oct. 15, 2020