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As part of the safety corridor project, more traffic signs along the 63-mile stretch of Federal 8 will feature both Spanish and English.

The 63-mile stretch of highway between the Arizona border town of Lukeville and the Mexican beaches of what Americans call Rocky Point is mostly bland and barren, except for an occasional wooden cross and a roadside shrine in the middle of nowhere. Read more»

The $100 million cruise ship home port project appears in the distance from one of the luxury condos in Rocky Point.

Despite a renewed U.S. State Department travel warning for Mexico, neighboring Sonora is moving forward with ambitious plans to attract U.S. visitors just in time for spring break, according to a senior Mexican tourism official. Read more»

The border crossing at Reynosa, across from McAllen, Texas.

The State Department has issued new warnings on travel to Mexico, including calling trips through Sonora "extremely dangerous" for U.S. citizens. Tourists should stick to main roads during daylight hours, the government said. Read more»

A worker helps a crane operate place a concrete block along the jetty.

Mexico plans to spend roughly $100 million building its first cruise ship home port in Puerto Peñasco. “It is the most important project the city has ever had,” said Miguel Guevara, director of promotion and international affairs for the city. Read more» 4

An image circulating on Mexican social media reportedly shows the aftermath of a portion of the incident Wednesday morning.

At least five people were killed in a tourist area of Rocky Point on Wednesday as a large number of Mexican federal police fought in a gun battle. At one point, a helicopter reportedly fired on a condominium complex in the Sandy Beach neighborhood. Read more» 1

Thursday on Buckmaster - Mike Hellon, a Republican seeking a District 1 Board of Supervisors seat, plus Keith Rosenblum on the latest news in Mexico, along with Terry Frederick, a GOP candidate for Pima County sheriff. Read more»

Local media in Mexico have reported several dead, including a police officer, after a rolling gun battle in the middle of Puerto Peñasco. Some reported 4-6 people were killed after shots were exchanged between police and drug traffickers. Read more» 2

A blue agave field in Jalisco, Mexico.

Arizona tequila companies such as the Phoenix-based Roger Clyne's Mexican Moonshine and Luna Malvada Tequila share a passion and commitment to the sometimes arduous task of producing the one-of-a-kind liquor. Read more»

Mexican troops in Monterrey, July 18.

Children of U.S. government employees must leave Monterrey, Mexico, the State Department said Friday as it extended its warning of travel dangers in that country. Read more»

A tourist from Mexico was shot and killed Sunday by a group of gunmen while vacationing in Rocky Point, reports say. Read more»

The U.S. State Department has renewed its warning for Americans to avoid unnecessary travel to northern Mexico. The state of Sonora is not in the list of areas to avoid travel but Nogales, Son., is mentioned as a city where firefights have broken out. Read more» 2

Spanish-language websites El Sol de Caborca and Numero Uno Online posted this photo of the victims' pickup truck peppered with bullet holes.

The police chief of Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, and his bodyguard were shot Saturday night. Erick Landagaray Macias, and his bodyguard Luis Huerta Ibarra, were ambushed around 11 p.m. while patrolling the resort town, also known as Rocky Point. Read more»

A travel warning issued by the U.S. Consulate in Nogales, Son., is based on unsubstantiated rumors, said a Puerto Peñasco news website. The consulate warned Americans traveling to the Mexican resort town, also known as Rocky Point, of "unofficial checkpoints" set up on Highway 8. Read more»

The U.S. Consulate in Nogales, Son., has issued a "Warden Message" warning of possible unauthorized checkpoints on Highway 8 between the border and Puerto Peñasco. Read more»