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February 16, 2021
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Mexico says local AstraZeneca vaccine lab almost rebuilt to meet standards

The packaging and distribution of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine in Mexico had been held up due to a complex certification process that led to major changes at a factory, Mexico’s foreign minister said on Tuesday. Mexico had not finished producing doses of the vaccine from the shipments of active ingredient that already arrived to the country...
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Aeromexico posts quarterly loss, hit deeper by coroanvirus shutdowns

Mexican airline Aeromexico, which is undergoing a Chapter 11 restructuring process, on Tuesday posted a loss in the fourth quarter of last year, taking yet another hit from the coronavirus pandemic’s drain on global tourism. The company reported a net loss of 9.72 billion pesos ($487 million) in the October to December period, with passenger...
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Winter storm kills eight in northern Mexico

The number of deaths due to freezing temperatures in the north of the country rises to eight in the last hours while in the region there are still 20% of users affected without electricity service, business closures, and temperatures of up to 15 degrees below zero in some areas. In Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, the death...
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Doctor and nurse in Morelos die from COVID-19 while waiting for their second dose of vaccine

A doctor and a nurse vaccinated with the first doses of Pfizer that arrived in Morelos last January, died of COVID-19. The doctor worked in the emergency department, while the nurse provided intensive care services at the Hospital de Alta Especialidad Centenario de la Revolución Mexicana of the ISSSTE. The double death was reported by...
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Pfizer Resumes Shipping Vaccines to Mexico

Almost a month after the pharmaceutical company Pfizer suspended the delivery of its vaccines to Mexico, this afternoon a new shipment of immunizations against COVID-19 landed in Mexico City, which will be distributed throughout the country. Around 1:16 p.m., an aircraft from the city of Cincinnati landed, where there was a delay in takeoff due...
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Mexico eyes biometric phone registry, sparking privacy fears

A plan by Mexican lawmakers to put millions of cell phone users’ data in a biometric registry, billed as a tool to fight kidnapping and extortion, has sparked a backlash from telecoms companies and rights groups who warn it could lead to stolen data and higher costs. Already approved in the lower house of Congress,...
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Once a climate leader, Mexico is betting big on coal

The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is swimming against the current: while other countries are moving their economies away from the coal and other fossil industries, he has opted for plans to buy almost 2 million tons of thermal coal from small producers. It also seeks to reactivate a couple of coal plants...
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Mexico reaches 174,657 deaths from coronavirus

The Ministry of Health (Ssa) reported that Mexico reached a total of 174,657 deaths on February 15, 2021, and 1,995,892 confirmed infections. In the last 24 hours, Mexico added 450 deaths from coronavirus and 3.098 infections, according to data presented by José Luis Alomía, general director of Epidemiology, at a press conference from the National...
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