Hermosillo Bureau

Murphy Woodhouse (left to right), Michel Marizco, interim Rio Salado College President Kate Smith 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.

More than two weeks after the deal governing Mexican tomato imports was terminated, negotiations for a replacement agreement do not seem to be going well.
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A major union in Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south, is threatening a large general strike this summer.
May. 21, 2019
Tourists heading south might run into a confusing scene at toll booths in Sonora, Mexico. Protesters have taken over the toll booths because they say they’re unconstitutional.
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May. 15, 2019
Mexican tomato growers are hoping the U.S. Court of International Trade court blocks a recently restarted anti-dumping investigation and the collection of steep duties.
May. 14, 2019
Work has begun on a new U.S. Consulate building in Hermosillo, Mexico. The massive compound on roughly seven acres in the Sonoran capital is expected to be finished by 2022.
May. 13, 2019
Friday was Mother’s Day in Mexico, and some took to the streets in neighboring Sonora and across Mexico to bring attention to their missing loved ones.
May. 10, 2019
Authorities in Nogales, Mexico arrested a man who is facing federal charges in Phoenix for allegedly running a “Ponzi scheme,” according to a news release from the Sonoran Attorney General’s Office. He was arrested for violating the conditions of his pretrial release.
May. 8, 2019
While the U.S. has scrapped the deal, known as the Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico, negotiations between the department and U.S. and Mexican tomato growers are ongoing.
May. 7, 2019
Mexico’s president said Friday that highway construction in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, won’t be completed this month as he promised. It's latest of many delays to the construction project.
May. 6, 2019
There is no sign yet of a new deal for imported Mexican tomatoes. But even a last-minute deal may not prevent some duties from being imposed. May 7 is the day the U.S. Commerce Department said it would withdraw from the Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico.
May. 6, 2019
Giant puppets are returning to both sides of the border in Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Mexico, for a performance and art fair this Sunday. The Beyond the Wall Festival is back in Nogales for the second time this year.
May. 3, 2019
After getting a construction green light last month from the U.S. government, crews have been working on a compressor station for Kinder Morgan’s Sierrita pipeline. It runs from near Tucson to the border in Sasabe.
May. 3, 2019
Pope Francis has donated half a million dollars to support migrant aid projects in 16 Catholic diocese in Mexico. One of those projects is with the Kino Border Initiative, a binational Jesuit ministry that works on both sides of the border in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora.
May. 1, 2019
A Tucson couple was kidnapped last Wednesday, April 24, in Nogales, Sonora and held for a $15,000 ransom, according the the Sonora Attorney General’s Office. The two Tucsonans, ages 38 and 40, were unharmed and no ransom was paid,an official said.
Apr. 30, 2019
The Arizona-Mexico Commission is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and leaders on both sides of the border in Arizona and neighboring Sonora, Mexico, say ties between the two states are stronger than ever.
Apr. 30, 2019
In January and February of this year, trade between Mexico and the United State accounted for $97.4 billion in imports and exports. That’s about 15 percent of all U.S. trade worldwide, surpassing both China and Canada.
Apr. 24, 2019
Negotiations are underway for a new Mexican tomato import deal. But with the deadline fast approaching, there’s no guarantee an agreement will be hashed out between growers north and south of the border.
Apr. 24, 2019
Scottsdale is celebrating 50 years of sister city status with Alamos, Mexico this year with an art exhibit at the Mexican Consulate in Phoenix. Alamos, Sonora is a Mexican "Pueblo Magico," or magical town, a small town known for its history and culture, located about 600 miles south of Scottsdale.
Apr. 22, 2019
If enacted, the renegotiated NAFTA deal could grow the U.S. economy and bring modest jumps in employment, according to a new report from the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Apr. 19, 2019
The Douglas City Council and the Cochise County Board of Supervisors have voted to support a proposed location for a new commercial port of entry in Southeastern Arizona.
Apr. 17, 2019
A group of 28 women graduated from an entrepreneurship course hosted by the University of Arizona and the U.S. Consulate in Nogales, Mexico, this month. Their businesses range from opening an ice cream shop to starting a YouTube channel. On April 6, they presented the fruits of their labor at a trade show.
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Apr. 16, 2019