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Nogales, Sonora, Mexico is a thriving border city just to the south of Nogales, Arizona.

Traditionally known for its curio shops, restaurants, bars and other border diversions, Nogales, Mexico is rapidly becoming a preferred destination for international dental and medical tourism.

Nogales also has a thriving industry of maquiladora factories and several excellent post-secondary technical universities. Both of which have led to a modernization of the city and an emerging middle class.

 

La Roca El Balcon

La Roca el Balcon Restaurant & Bar, just across the border in Nogales, Sonora, has been an Ambos Nogales landmark since it opened in 1972. The building is built over the side of a rock hill, which adds to its amazing ambiance. Vibrant...

Life in a Nogales, Mexico Landfill

They came from Nogales and other parts of Mexico to live in this ramshackle collection of structures located next to a public landfill in Nogales, Sonora. This group of people, many of them migrants who were unable to cross the border and ended...

Art Imitates Desert Life

Now you don't have to drive into the desert to see cactus and hummingbirds, you can purchase your own metal replicas at a Nogales, Mexico curio shop. These were on display at a curio shop in the "Triangulo" curios area, on Call Campillo across the street from Plaza...

A Blazing January Nogales Sunset

For a short time on an early January evening the skies over Ambos Nogales were illuminated by the reflections of light from the setting sun. The light show began as a pale yellow and orange halo over Nogales, Mexico and crescendoed into a blazing orange sky before...

Crossing Ardani

Ardani Rosales is a Guatemalan national who was severely beaten and had his life threatened by the Guatemalan gang La Mara Salvatrucha, for ministering to youths and convincing them not to join deadly Guatemalan gangs. After nearly dying from the beating he received,...

Nogales Museo de Arte

  The Nogales, Sonora Museum of Art (Museo de Arte) is a two-block walk south from the DeConcini border crossing. Located at Adolfo López Mateos 120, the museum is directly across the street from the rustic Paroquia La Purisima Concepción...

Border Mass for Immigration Reform

His Eminence Cardinal Sean O'Malley led a mass along the U.S. - Mexican border in Nogales on April 1, 2014. The ceremony was to commemorate those who had perished in the desert as they were seeking to enter the United States, and to pray for immigration reform....

Paroquia La Purisima Concepción

This rustic church located two blocks south of the border in Nogales, Sonora, across the street from the Nogales Art Museum, is the Paroquia La Purisima Concepción. The exterior of the church is made of locally quarried tufa stone, similar to other historic buildings...

Remembering the Old Wall

The current border wall that separates Nogales, Arizona from Nogales, Sonora was erected in 2011. Prior to that, the wall that divided the cities was made from surplus Army helicopter landing pads, left over from Operation Desert Storm. The old wall was not known for...