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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.