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.

Border Patrol officials have been arresting massive groups of Central American migrants near Lukeville and elsewhere along the Arizona border in recent months. Many are families planning to be apprehended and then ask for asylum. Others are still hoping to evade arrest.
The Vaquita
In the Upper Gulf of California, many people fish to survive. And while some fishermen support efforts to save the vaquita, other feel that their own survival and way of life is being destroyed. Part 2 of the series delves into the experiences of local fishermen of San Felipe and their complex relationship with the vaquita.
Hear Part One: Narco-Fishing
The vaquita marina, or little sea cow, is the most endangered marine mammal in the world, with fewer than 30 left in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. At this critical moment for the nearly-extinct porpoise, activists, scientists and legal fishermen are trying to do everything they can to protect the small porpoise.
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The recent closure of two lanes at one of Nogales’ ports of entry further slowed notoriously long holiday border crossing times.
A part of the Central American migrant caravan passed through the Mexican state of Sonora yesterday, on its way to Tijuana.
Some government leaders in Sonora, Mexico are celebrating Gov. Doug Ducey's re-election, saying they see it as a positive the Arizona-Sonora Megaregion.
As Arizonans went to the polls in record numbers Tuesday, the U.S. military was stringing razor wire along the border in downtown Nogales, Arizona. Some are worried that more hostile look could impact business in Arizona and Sonora.
Nogales, Arizona, has long been one of the most important hubs for Mexican produce imports. But recently a Texas port of entry overtook the border town in the value of one key commodity: tomatoes.
The Mexican state of Sonora has seen a jump in Zika cases in recent weeks, prompting a travel warning from Maricopa County.
Several Arizona firms were represented this week at the Sonoran International Mining Congress in Hermosillo, Sonora. The mining conference is considered one of the most important such events in the region.
Representatives of hundreds of mining companies the world over are descending on Hermosillo, Sonora, next week for a major conference.
The U.S. Border Patrol says they have been apprehending very large groups of migrants of along the Arizona-Sonora border. That's been putting pressure on their detention capacity, they say.
A city in Sonora known as the birthplace of the Mexican Revolution is hoping to use that history to draw more tourists. Cananea is vying for recognition as a magical town.
The U.S. State Department launched a new grant competition Tuesday to help build partnerships between U.S. and Mexican universities.
In what is being called a purposeful and premeditated attack, five police officers were killed in the coastal city of Guaymas, Sonora, on Thursday afternoon.
Federal regulators gave approval Monday for a pipeline in southern Arizona to start carrying more natural gas to Mexico.
Torrential rains from Tropical Storm Rosa left the popular Mexican beach destination Rocky Point flooded earlier this week. But cleanup efforts are underway.
Every year, thousands of Catholics make their way to a small town in Sonora, Mexico, to honor a revered saint. Many come on foot as part of their sacrifice to the saint. But ongoing highway construction between Nogales and Magdalena has made the journey more dangerous for some this year.
More News From The Fronteras Desk
After a frantic weekend of last-minute negotiations, Canada will be a part of a renegotiated NAFTA deal.
The U.S. State Department has awarded a contract for a new consulate compound in Nogales, Sonora.
The Mexican government is using a satellite monitoring system that tracks small fishing boats to help protect an endangered dolphin in the Sea of Cortez. The Upper Gulf of California is home to the vaquita marina, or “little sea cow.”
Ban On Mexican Seafood Aims To Protect Endangered Vaquita Porpoise