Pascua Yaqui, border, Mexico
May 14, 2023

Tribe’s land was cut in two by US borders, fight for access could help others

Pascua Yaqui tribal officials have drafted regulations to formalize the border-crossing process, working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's recently formed Tribal Homeland Security Advisory Council, comprised of 15 Native officials across the U.S.

desalination, Hobbs, Durazo, drought, Mexico, Arizona, Ducey
Feb 3, 2023

Sonora governor criticizes desalination plan

The governor of Sonora, Mexico, is casting doubt on the proposal to put a desalination plant that would treat seawater in Mexico and pump it back to Arizona. 

Aug 9, 2022

‘El Jefe’ the jaguar, famed in US, photographed in Mexico

"El Jefe" — or "The Boss" — is one of the oldest jaguars on record along the frontier, popular in Arizona and one of few known such animals to have crossed a border partly lined by a wall and other infrastructure to stop drug traffickers and migrants.

Dec 19, 2018

Ducey signs pipeline pact with New Mexico, Sonora

"This is just a way for us to work with our neighbors and promote binational trade,'' the governor said, pointing out that Sonora already is Arizona's largest trading partner.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Sonora, Mexico Gov. Claudia Pavlovich discuss trade and other border issues Friday at the annual meeting of the Arizona-Mexico Commission
Jun 3, 2017

Governors of Arizona and Sonora commit to strengthen ties despite Trump rhetoric

Donald Trump may be soliciting bids to build a wall along the border, but the governors of Arizona and Sonora are doing what they can to ensure there are doors and windows, at least figuratively speaking, to maintain the flow of goods, services and people.

Jun 27, 2016

Sonora governor pursues ‘mega-region’ with Arizona

The governors of Sonora and Arizona said they are not going to let the rhetoric of the presumed Republican presidential contender get in the way of their efforts to expand the cross-border economy.

Feb 1, 2016

Sonora ramps up tourism initiatives, downplays Mexico travel warning

Despite a renewed U.S. State Department travel warning for Mexico, regions like neighboring Sonora are moving forward with ambitious plans to attract U.S. visitors.

Mar 13, 2015

A 1940s Nogales Shopping Trip

Nogales, Sonora, a traditional tourist attraction that draws streams of visitors from Arizona, is a city of some half a million, but was only about one sixth that size when these Phoenicians posed in front of one of its shops in 1948.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer helps out a few boys who are trying to make phone calls as they are joined by hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children that are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Ariz. CPB provided media tours Wednesday of two locations in Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, that have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)
Jul 3, 2014

US launches media campaign on immigration dangers

Overwhelmed by a surge in illegal immigration, especially by unaccompanied children, the U.S. government has launched a $1 million international media campaign warning families in Central America that it's best to stay at home.

Aug 14, 2012

Phoenix, Tucson mayors lead Mexico trade mission

The mayors of Phoenix and Tucson lead a trade mission to Mexico this week as part of effort to foster relations with Arizona's largest trading partner.

Nov 29, 2011

Sonoran governor calls his border state ‘safest’ in Mexico

The governor of Sonora, Mexico, defended and even praised his state on its handling of immigration issues during a short press conference Nov. 18 that focused mostly on economic interaction between Arizona and its southern neighbor.

Jun 17, 2011

Smugglers target Arizona for two of every three illegal border tunnels

Arizona has more than 90 illegal tunnels under its border with Mexico, the most discovered in any state in the Southwest, law enforcement officials told senators this week.