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.

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.
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.
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.
U.S. Investors Are Wanted In Mezcal Country
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.
A U.S. trade court judge ruled Thursday that the Trump administration must ban Mexican seafood that was caught in gill nets in areas where the nets can harm the endangered vaquita porpoise.
A planned sale of stock to help fund the construction of a major Sonoran lithium mine was recently called off by the company, Bacanora Lithium.
Former Maricopa County Sheriff and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio called off a planned visit to Mexico Wednesday, citing alleged threats from an unspecified drug cartel. However, Nogales, Sonora officials were in the dark about the visit.
An informal collaboration between an Tucson’s Borderlands Brewery and Hermosillo’s Buqui Bichi Brewing has grown into a serious partnership that is helping both grow on each side of the international boundary.
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Texas-based Phillips 66 is venturing into Mexico with three new gas stations in Hermosillo, Sonora. The company hopes to expand to as many as 30 stations in Sonora this year.
Two companies building one of the largest solar arrays in Latin America in Sonora recently secured financing for the project. In February, the Spanish firm Acciona and Mexican firm Tuto Energy began construction of the facility near Puerto Libertad, Sonora.
The left-wing Morena party won elections across Mexico on during elections on July 1, including in border state Sonora. That won't mean and end to strong cross-border relationships, but it could mean some changes, party leaders say.
Landslide Victory For 'AMLO' In Mexican Presidential Election
Mexican voters made a decisive choice for a new president on Sunday. In an election with a historic turnout, left-of-center candidate Andres Manuel López Obrador — commonly known as "AMLO" — won a landslide victory. Thousands marched late Sunday night in Mexico.
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The regional cattle union in Sonora is asking Mexican agricultural officials to ease the import of Arizona cattle for slaughter in Hermosillo.
During the Arizona-Mexico Commission Summit in Tucson earlier this month, leaders touted efforts to make highways safer for travelers heading to popular tourist destinations south of the border. Drivers to Sonora's Sea of Cortez are eager to see those improvements.
Business and government leaders from Arizona and Sonora are en route to Tucson for the Arizona-Mexico Commission summit, which kicks off Thursday. Among the items on the two-day agenda are professional sports, cross-border supply chains, tourism and streamlining customs policies.