Hermosillo Bureau

(Left to right) Al Macias, Murphy Woodhouse, Michel Marizco, Dr. Chris Bustamante, Ralph Romero, and Kendal Blust.

KJZZ's Hermosillo Bureau

KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk has expanded into northern Mexico with the creation of a new Business Desk that focuses on the fast-growing market between Arizona and Mexico. The bureau opened with the partnership of the Universidad Tecnológica de Hermosillo, a college in the state capital that specializes in engineering, aeronautics and energy.

The Hermosillo bureau focuses on the rapid expansion of trade between Sonora and Arizona, the growing overseas shipping industry on Sonora's shores and the impacts that this is having on the U.S.-Mexico border and on Arizona.

The Hermosillo Bureau supplements the reporting of our Fronteras Desk team across the Southwest, especially in Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Tucson.

Future Mexican teachers are being required to learn English to earn their degree, no matter what subject they plan to teach. The new requirement is part of a a push for students in Mexico to learn English in school.
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Mexican authorities say the leader of a drug cartel linked with illegal trafficking of the endangered totoaba fish was arrested in Baja California last week. The black market for totoaba fish is a leading threat to the nearly-extinct vaquita porpoise.
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Mexico’s early July election brought an insurgent center-left party to power at every level, and dealt stinging defeats to some of its longest standing parties. How the old guard will adapt — and how the new guard will avoid the pitfalls of the past — are very live questions.
The Mexican Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a small Sonoran community opposed to a copper mine’s tailings pond.
New Mexico and Sonora governors signed new agreements on education and security at a plenary meeting of the New Mexico-Sonora Commission in Santa Fe last week.
Mexico’s Supreme Court will soon rule on a case brought by victims of a massive 2014 mine spill along a river just across the Arizona border in the Mexican state of Sonora.
The governor of Sonora, Mexico, says a special border zone would bring economic development to the region. Arizona leaders are interested in the idea, but say they need more details.
President Trump spoke Monday about the preliminary deal with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.
The announcement of a preliminary U.S.-Mexico trade deal Monday came as welcome news for business officials on both sides of the border.
Natural gas exports from the U.S. to Mexico have been increasing steadily for the last decade, even while construction on new pipelines has been delayed over conflicts with indigenous peoples who don't want the routes going through their land.
The Arizona Department of Transportation has been training Mexican truck drivers how to consistently pass border safety inspections since last year. Now the agency is conducting its first industry-specific training this week.
Leaders from Arizona and Sonora will discuss how political shifts south of the border will impact cross-border ties during a binational meeting in Phoenix on Tuesday.
A proposal to create a new nature reserve off the cost of Mexico's Baja California Sur has created tension with fisherman who say making the region a protected area threatens their way of life.
In May, officials said a highway improvement project in the northern Mexican state of Sonora would be done by the end of August. Now they say it will be done in November.
Scientists with the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research were able to save tissue cells from an endangered porpoise that lives in the Sea of Cortez.
After a four-day workers strike, a German-owned manufacturing company in Hermosillo, Sonora, conceded to union demands, including removing a manager accused of abuses toward workers, providing free meals and building new shade structures.
Makers of a traditional agave distillate in northern Mexico are trying to take their product to the international market. But they face a struggle between modernization and maintaining artisanal production.
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JA Solar Holdings will provide the solar modules to the Puerto Libertad project, which is expected to generate up to 963 gigawatt hours, enough to power nearly 600,000 Mexican homes.
The U.S. State Department announced via Tweet Tuesday evening that it is prohibiting employee travel to the popular Sonoran resort town of San Carlos and nearby Guaymas, a major port city.
ADOT is crediting a new training program with reducing border inspection violations for Mexican truckers.