Sonora

A day in Ambos Nogales

June 9, 2016

The phrase Ambos Nogales, which refers to “both Nogales,” captures the idea of looking past the fence and seeing one community—one city that happens to span two countries, rather than twin cities of Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora. An hour south of Tucson on Interstate 19, Nogales, Arizona, is a mix of Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo cultures and the seat of Santa Cruz County, …

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Desemboque – The sun, the sea, the sand

June 25, 2009

EL DESEMBOQUE del RIO SAN IGNACIO, Sonora — Somewhere near the crossroads of the sun, the sea, the dust and a fiercely guarded isolation is the essence of this tiny Seri village on the Sonoran coast of Mexico. El Desemboque is a wild study in contradictions, both rich and subtle, starting with its thudding juxtaposition of desert and sea. As well as I know and …

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