Originally Posted by eakins
has anything advanced with the whole Sonoran state being a free zone?
No, Governors office is sort of on board but it is a federal matter. Kind of like Colorado and weed. Have heard nothing from state tourism or contacts in the Gov's office. Governor is PAN, new prez is PRI. Relationships must be established with all the complexity of not having a civil service system. Pretty much all new players at the fed level from what I hear.
Sonora only permits can be obtained at Naco and Agua Prieta, not just Empalme, regardless of what they tell you in Nogales. Good for up to 180 days, $50 and no deposit.