Sister Cities


Tucson, Arizona, founded in 1775 by Hugh O’Connor is the state’s second largest city with close economic, cultural, and historic ties to Mexico. Tucson is an economic, educational, and technological crossroads of the southwestern United States, and key transportation gateway to Mexico.

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Guadalajara is the capital of the State of Jalisco and Mexico’s 2nd largest city. Guadalajara is a bustling metropolitan city (population 4.4 million) that is alive with parks, monuments and historical 16th century buildings. The city’s economy is based on industry, especially information technology and includes a large number of international firms with manufacturing facilities in the Guadalajara metro area.

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Mazatlán is the second-largest city in the state of Sinaloa and a popular tourist destination with its beaches lined with resort hotels. The city is home of the longest seaside boardwalk or malecón in Mexico and the second longest in the world.

Mazatlán has a rich culture and art community. In addition to the Angela Peralta Theater, which has many wonderful performances for non-Spanish speakers, Mazatlán has many galleries and artist’s studios. Not to mention the very active Museo del Arte, exhibiting both Mexican and international artists.

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Ciudad Obregón, Sonora is situated in the fertile Valle del Yaqui, once considered the breadbasket of México because of its well-developed agricultural industry. Today, its natural resources, advanced transportation infrastructure and proximity to the deep-sea port of Guaymas make it a strategic location for commerce.

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Puerto Peñasco

Nestled between the beautiful sea of Cortes and the majestic Sonoran desert, Puerto Peñasco is a destination with unique natural beauties. Such is the case of the Pinacate Reserve and the Great Altar Desert, the largest active dune field in North America and the site of a spectacular volcanic shield with lava flows, cinder cones and impressive giant craters.

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