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Mexico becomes part of the United Nations Security Council

The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( SRE ), Marcelo Ebrard , announced this Wednesday that Mexico is one of the countries selected to form part of the United Nations Security Council. Through his official Twitter account, the Mexican foreign minister published that: “I have the honor to report that Mexico has been...
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COVID-19 mobile hospital built in Mexico will serve patients in the U.S.

The Trayfler company from Oaxaca, Mexico, and a team of almost 150 workers and 100 engineers collaborated in the construction of the first mobile hospital by the company. The trailer is made up of 12 beds, an operating room and an infirmary in an expandable trailer that will attend to COVID-19 patients in the United...
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Hugo López-Gatell: The politicization of Mexico’s coronavirus czar

When Mexico’s coronavirus czar said last week that the increases of COVID-19 cases in the country’s capital had stabilized, few felt it was cause for celebration. Hugo López-Gatell had already sung such victories before. “The epidemic is slowing down,” said the undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion at a press conference on May 5. Three...
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Three mayors in Mexico are linked to the Jalisco Cartel

Eduardo Cervantes Aguilar, a Mexican mayor already in the eye of the hurricane for allegedly threatening the relatives of a bricklayer who died in police custody, sparking violent protests in Guadalajara, is one of the officials who have been linked to a money laundering scheme by the Jalisco Nueva Generation Cartel (CJNG). At the request...
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Mexico’s president urges people to get out of their homes

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, assured that on the recommendation of the doctors, he has asked the population not to be afraid and to leave their homes with all the lessons learned, such as healthy distance. “What am I proposing on the recommendation of the doctors? Well, let’s start going out, but apply what we...
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Federal judge, wife killed in cartel-plagued Mexican state

A federal judge and his wife have been killed in the western Mexico state of Colima, said Supreme Court Chief Justice Arturo Zaldívar, who interrupted a session Tuesday to break the news. Killings of federal judges are rare in Mexico, but the Pacific coast state of Colima has Mexico’s highest murder rate and is plagued...
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Mexico’s coronavirus death surge puts testing regime under the microscope

Mexico went into the coronavirus outbreak insisting it would beat the pandemic without mass testing, but with deaths surging as it prepares to exit lockdown, the strategy looks increasingly untenable. Mexico’s coronavirus czar, Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell, has doggedly eschewed widespread testing for new cases in favor of a lighter regime based on a...
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Mexico and U.S. extend border travel ban for 30 days

The Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE) announced that the governments of Mexico and the United States extended the restrictions on non-essential land traffic on their common border for an additional 30 days, due to the continued spread of COVID-19 in both countries. These measures were imposed in mid-March by the authorities of both countries and...
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Mexico begins reopening even as cases, deaths remain high

Mexico began more re-openings of businesses shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, even as deaths and new cases continued at an unbroken pace. The Health Department said total confirmed cases rose by 3,427 to 150,264, and confirmed deaths rose by 439 to 17,580. Both numbers are clearly undercounts. Federal health officials have said Mexico...
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Clinic in Mexicali closed for selling COVID-19 ‘cure’

A Mexicali clinic was closed after it was reported for selling an alleged cure to COVID-19, and was legally backed by former PRI governor candidate Enrique Acosta Fregoso. The Governor of Baja California, Jaime Bonilla, and the local Health Secretary, Alonso Pérez Rico, detailed that the center called “Ríos Medical Unit” charged $10,000 pesos to...
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