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Hurricane Nora pounds Mexico coast with heavy rains, strong winds

MEXICO CITY (REUTERS) – Hurricane Nora pounded the coast of west-central Mexico on Sunday (Aug 29) with torrential rains and heavy winds that caused flooding, felled trees and damaged roads and power lines in several states. Nora on Sunday morning was about 10km north of Mazatlan and moving north-north west at 17 kmh, the National […]

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Mexican researchers say they created facemask that neutralises Covid-19

MEXICO CITY (REUTERS) – Researchers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) have created a facemask using silver and copper nanolayers that neutralises Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, the university’s official gazette said on Thursday (Aug 26). UNAM is calling the triple-layered antimicrobial facemask SakCu; Sak means silver in Mayan and Cu is […]

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Four bodies recovered after Mexico mine collapse

MEXICO CITY (AFP) – The number of bodies recovered from a mine that collapsed in northern Mexico rose to four on Sunday (June 6), the authorities said, as rescuers searched for several others still missing. Seven workers had been reported to be trapped after the accident on Friday in Mexico’s main coal-mining region in Coahuila […]

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Protesters demand justice for Mexico metro crash victims

MEXICO CITY (AFP) – Hundreds of protesters gathered in the Mexican capital on Friday (May 7) demanding justice for the 25 people killed when an elevated metro line with a history of problems came crashing down. The demonstrators set off from various parts of Mexico City and converged on the site of the accident where […]

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Mexican tricksters disguise as elderly to get Covid-19 vaccine

MEXICO CITY (AFP) – Two Mexican men in their 30s managed to get the coronavirus vaccine in the capital by disguising themselves as senior citizens, but were later caught, the authorities said Wednesday (April 7). With their hair and eyebrows coloured white, the men visited a vaccination centre for over 60s wearing masks and plastic […]

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Mexico tells Latin American countries its airport immigration facilities are safe

MEXICO CITY (REUTERS) – Mexico assured other Latin American countries on Monday (March 22) that immigration facilities at Mexico City’s international airport were safe and hygienic, as it prepares a wider crackdown to cut the flow of illegal border crossings into the United States. Officials from Mexico’s National Migration Institute (INM) and the Foreign Ministry […]

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Rich countries must increase Covid-19 vaccine supply to poor nations, Argentina, Mexico say

MEXICO CITY (REUTERS) – The presidents of Mexico and Argentina on Tuesday (Feb 23) pressed the United Nations and the world’s richest countries to improve poorer nations’ access to Covid-19 vaccines, deriding efforts as grossly inadequate so far. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said the United Nations’ scheme to ensure the poorest could get […]


Mexico's economy in 2020 suffers worst slump since 1930s

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s economy last year suffered its biggest annual contraction since the 1930s, although it recovered better than expected from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic during the final quarter, preliminary data showed on Friday.Workers are seen in a building undergoing construction at Mexico City, Mexico January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Andres Martinez CasaresGross […]

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Mexico Supreme Court rejects abortion ruling

Mexico’s Supreme Court has rejected a landmark injunction on abortion rights across the country. The case revolved around an injunction granted in the eastern state of Veracruz, which would have effectively decriminalised termination in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Campaigners hoped the ruling would set a precedent for similar injunctions in other states. Abortion […]

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Mexican president says Trump meeting likely in July, urges Canada to join

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s president said on Wednesday it is “very probable” he will meet with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in Washington in July to mark the start of a new North American trade deal, and urged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to join them. “We want the prime minister of Canada, Trudeau, […]