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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 […]

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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, […]

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Mexico's president revs up car industry, and wider economy

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will lay out a roadmap on Wednesday for Mexico to re-open its economy, with a focus on the automotive sector whose supply chains are closely interwoven with U.S. carmakers. The U.S. government and automotive companies have called on Mexico to reopen factories serving the U.S. market, […]