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Health Officials: Sonoran Classrooms Could Reopen By March 15
In Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey has mandated that schools offer in-person classes by March 15. And officials in neighboring Sonora say they’re now eying a similar date for a possible return to the classroom.
March 5, 2021
Bronco Sport Production Rises At Ford’s Hermosillo Plant
Production of the Bronco Sport at Ford’s plant in Hermosillo, Sonora, is picking up. In February, the plant produced 13,450 of the SUVs, the highest monthly figure to date. It had previously peaked at 8,022 in December, then roughly halved by January, according to Mexican federal car production data.
March 5, 2021
Detector Dogs Sniffing Out COVID-19 Cases
Last August, health officials in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, announced that a group of dogs were being trained to detect cases of COVID-19. Now, some of those dogs are helping to identify asymptomatic cases at the state’s mass testing centers. But how good are dogs really at sniffing out the virus?
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March 5, 2021
Sonoran LGBTQ Coalition Presents Agenda Ahead Of Elections
Ahead of Mexico’s elections in June, members of an LGBTQ coalition in Sonora are urging candidates for state and local offices to sign on to an inclusive political agenda.
March 4, 2021
6 Candidates Approved To Run For Sonora Governor In June
Gov. Doug Ducey has worked closely with his counterpart in neighboring Sonora, promoting the shared interests of their two states. But soon he’ll be working with a new leader. Sonora Gov. Claudia Pavlovich’s term is up this year, and six new candidates are in the running to replace her.
March 4, 2021
DEA: Mexican Cartels Remain Untouched By The Pandemic
The DEA has just released its 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment, an annual publication to understand the impact of drug trafficking in the U.S. According to the federal agency, the pandemic has not seriously impacted these illicit activities, and Mexican drug cartels are even taking some advantage from it.
March 4, 2021
Energy Counter-Reform In Mexico Brings Concerns
During a fast-track session, the Mexican Senate reformed its energy laws; a change promoted — and applauded — by the president. But others fear the new laws could hurt the environment and trade relations with the United States.
March 4, 2021
While U.S. Tourists Escape From The Pandemic In Mexico, Mexican Travelers Do The Same In The U.S.
Tourism in the U.S. and Mexico has been severely affected by the pandemic. But people from both countries have started to travel across the border — and for the same reason. The pandemic is generating some tourism in both directions across the border.
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March 4, 2021
Mexico Considers Shrinking Protected Area For Endangered Porpoise
Mexican officials could reduce the size of a protected area in the northernmost part of the Sea of Cortez where fishing nets are banned to protect a critically endangered porpoise, potentially putting the world’s smallest and most endangered marine mammal at greater risk.
March 3, 2021
Concerns Over Mexicos Pitch For New ‘Bracero’-Type Labor Program
During a virtual meeting with President Joe Biden on Monday, Mexico’s president proposed the creation of a new migrant labor program. It would allow as many as 800,000 Mexican and Central American workers into the United States temporarily. But his comparisons to a former program known for its abuses has caused concern among workers rights advocates.
March 3, 2021
No Apparent Deal On U.S. Vaccine Sharing With Mexico
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the U.S. priority was first vaccinating all Americans.
March 2, 2021
Report: Number Of Local Sonoran Police Falls Significantly
In just over a year, the number of municipal police fell by over 14% to a little more than 4,500.
March 2, 2021
Mexican President Holds Virtual Meeting With Biden
President Biden and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador held a virtual bilateral meeting, along with other high-ranking officials. According to the White House, both presidents agreed to secure trade, develop legal pathways for migration and tackle the climate crisis.
March 2, 2021
Mexico Politician Will Run For Governor Despite Sexual Abuse Accusations
Women’s History Month is beginning in Mexico amid a controversy surrounding a gubernatorial candidate in the state of Guerrero. The man faces allegations of rape and sexual abuse, but feminists fear patriarchal politics may bolster his candidacy.
March 1, 2021
Hermosillo Now At Moderate Coronavirus Risk
The state in general is seeing fewer new cases and deaths as it continues the descent from the second wave.
March 1, 2021
Sonora Sees Significant February Jobs Growth
The state also saw a significant jump in January and now sits roughly where it was in February 2020.
March 1, 2021
U.S. Secretary Of State Blinken Goes to Mexico Virtually
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken held his first official trip on Friday, but online, as a result of the pandemic.
March 1, 2021
Mexico Will Offer COVID-19 Vaccine Regardless Of Immigration Status
The Biden administration has promised to administer COVID-19 vaccine to undocumented immigrants. Mexico’s government has given a similar order and has resolved a controversy over vaccinating resident foreigners.
March 1, 2021
Study: Monarch Butterflies Continue To Decline In Mexico
The World Wildlife Fund pointed to illegal logging and climate impacts on milkweed as principal factors at play.
March 1, 2021
Armed Group Attacks Worker Transports In Sonora
The attack took place near Empalme, one of the most violent cities in Mexico. Gunmen stopped two buses and forced all of the occupants to get out before setting both vehicles on fire, according to state security officials.
Feb. 27, 2021

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