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Sonoran Filmmaker’s Short Film On Indigenous Community Selected For Chicago Festival
Sonoran filmmaker Fernanda Galindo’s 15-minute film "Somos Pequeñas" about two women from the Indigenous Comcaac community in Punta Chueca, Sonora, will be screened for the first time publicly starting this weekend at the Chicago Latino Film Festival.
April 9, 2021
Sonoran Governor Asks That More Medical Personnel Be Prioritized In Vaccine Rollout
The governor of Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, is asking that medical professionals be prioritized in Mexico’s vaccine rollout. On Friday, Mexico's president declined to say that such a plan had been rejected but did say such workers would have to wait for their vaccines.
April 9, 2021
To Encourage Vaccinations Among Older Mexicans, AMLO To Take Dose Publicly
Mexico’s president said he’ll soon take his coronavirus vaccine dose publicly to aid the current effort to inoculate older people. The announcement comes shortly after a new daily administered dose record of roughly 530,000 was set.
April 9, 2021
Mexican Leaders: Human Trafficking Driving Disappearances Of Women
Mexican officials say they believe human trafficking is driving high numbers of disappearances of women and girls in neighboring Sonora and across the country.
April 8, 2021
Mexico: Ex-AG Didnt Investigate Journalist Disappearance
Leaders in Mexico say they are working to provide some relief to family members of a Sonoran journalist who went missing 16 years ago this month. The case remains unsolved.
April 8, 2021
Coalition Asks Sonoran Legislature To Reconsider Marriage Equality
Members of an LGBTQ coalition in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are asking legislators to reconsider a reform measure that would eliminate barriers to marriage equality in the state.
April 7, 2021
Jaguar Cub Seen In Photos, Video On Sonoran Reserve
The Northern Jaguar Reserve in neighboring Sonora, Mexico announced some good news this week: photos and video of a jaguar cub and its mother were captured in the protected area about 130 miles south of the Arizona-Mexico border.
April 7, 2021
Long Lines, Relief As Older Hermosillenses Receive First Vaccine Doses
The vaccination effort is the first time doses have been administered in the capital city to non-medical professionals.
April 6, 2021
At Least 16 Dead After Miner Transports Crash In Sonora
All of those killed were in a van, one of two vehicles involved. Fourteen people on a bus were injured and transported to a hospital in Caborca.
April 6, 2021
Report: More Migrants Are Crossing Border; 4 Out Of 10 Are Mexican
Migrant apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border are surging again, and Mexican nationals are accounting for a greater share of those detentions.
April 5, 2021
Mexico And The U.S. Face Vaccination Disparity
Almost half of the U.S. population vaccinated with at least one dose, compared to only 7% of Mexico’s population. And there are reasons and implications of the disparity.
April 5, 2021
Mexico Opens César Chávez Institute To Promote Spanish In U.S., Canada
In 2019, a mass shooter at an El Paso Walmart specifically targeted Latinos, sending shock waves throughout the continent. As part of its response, the Mexican government launched a project to empower its citizens and Hispanics across North America through language. The project has now turned into an institute.
April 5, 2021
Environmental Groups Call For Greater Protections For Vaquita Marina
Environmental groups are urging the U.S. government and international organizations to use sanctions to pressure Mexico to protect a critically endangered porpoise that lives in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.
April 4, 2021
Sonoran Officials Will Strictly Enforced Health Protocols Over Holiday Weekend
Officials in neighboring Sonora have so far been relaxed about health requirements for visitors to popular tourist destinations during spring break and Semana Santa. But they say they will be strictly enforcing the rules this holiday weekend.
April 2, 2021
Mexico Health Care Workers Demand To Get Vaccinated
Medical personnel in Mexico are demanding the government keep its promise to prioritize coronavirus vaccinations for health care workers. Hundreds of doctors, most of them from the private sector, are protesting in Mexico City and preparing lawsuits, as they try to get vaccinated.
April 2, 2021
Comcaac Nation Demands Water With Historic Gathering
In neighboring Sonora, Mexico, members of the Indigenous Comcaac Nation, often called the Seris, have long struggled for access to clean water in their two towns on the Sea of Cortez. Last Saturday, they walked miles to a sacred site for their people to demand the Mexican government provide them with potable water and other basic services.
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April 2, 2021
Large-Scale Vaccination Set To Begin In Hermosillo Next Week
As of this week, more than 2 million Arizonans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In neighboring Sonora, Mexico, large-scale vaccination hasn’t even started in the capital city. But older adults are set to begin receiving doses next week.
April 1, 2021
State Department’s Report Alerts On Mexico’s Impunity Levels, Attacks To The Press
The State Department recently published an annual report on human rights, which points to a variety of issues in Mexico. The report cites high levels of impunity, attacks on human rights defenders and the media, as well as low rates of prosecution. Mexico’s president is questioning the State Department’s motives.
April 1, 2021
Tensions At Mexico-Guatemala Border After Shooting
Mexico has been facing accusations from human rights activists since the current administration beefed up military presence on the Guatemalan border. And new tensions flared in the area this week after a soldier shot and killed a Guatemalan citizen.
April 1, 2021
Vaccine Disparities A Challenge For Border Communities
The vaccine effort in Arizona is proceeding apace, with tens of thousands of doses administered daily. But the picture is very different in neighboring Sonora and across Mexico, where the vaccine rollout has been much slower. For border communities like Nogales, that disparity could spell unique challenges.
April 1, 2021