Category Archives: Sonora

More Miners Buried Young

Christian and Norteno music accompanied the Cinco de Mayo funerals of two miners killed two days earlier in the northern Mexican border state of Sonora. German Bernardo Acevedo Carrera and H. Guadalupe Suarez Sarmiento, both of Agua Prieta, were killed May 3 along with supervisor Fabian Villa Caro, when the Ford F-150 truck in which…
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Toxic Mine Waste Spill Litigation Piles Up

Litigation stemming from a spill last year of toxic mine waste in the northern Mexican border state of Sonora is growing. Last week, prominent Sonora environmentalist Rosa Maria O’Leary filed a legal complaint against Buenavista del Cobre, operators of the copper mine located near the Mexico-U.S. border, as well as an assortment of state and…
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A Toxic Shade of Orange

A Mexican federal official has accused the mining giant Grupo Mexico with concealing an August 5 toxic spill that contaminated two rivers in the northern border state of Sonora. Cesar Lagarda Lagarda, northwestern division chief for the National Water Commission (Conagua), said in a press conference this week that Grupo Mexico “deliberately hid the failure”…
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Sonora Highway Blockades to Continue

Opponents of a controversial aqueduct in northern Mexico plan to escalate their protests, which include intermittent blockades of Mexico Highway 15 running south from the border city of Nogales, Sonora. “This is the only way that the federal government will know about the unemployment, poverty and migration that the aqueduct will create at the cost…
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Border Food Summit Convened

In the waning  days of summer, southern Arizona will become the hot spot for food. Convened by the Southwest Marketing Network, the upcoming Border Food Summit is meant to attract people from across the region for three days of farm tours, presentations, workshops, discussions and, of course, traditional foods sampling. Scheduled for September 16-18 in…
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