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The National Water Commission (Conagua) presented its Climate Report in Mexico 2020 in a videoconference, in which it pointed out that the temperature in the country has increased by 1.4 degrees, higher than the rest of the planet, with an increase of 0.98 degrees worldwide. “The temperature in Mexico has increased 1.4 degrees (in 2020)...
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The number of monarch butterflies that showed up at their winter resting grounds in central Mexico decreased by about 26% this year, and four times as many trees were lost to illegal logging, drought and other causes, making 2020 a bad year for the butterflies. The government commission for natural protected areas said the butterflies’...
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Mexico has received its first shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine. Some 200,000 doses arrived to Mexico City’s international airport late Monday night aboard a British Airways flight from Moscow. Officials plan to use the doses to begin vaccinating seniors in the capital’s most marginalized boroughs on Wednesday. Mexico Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard...
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Mexican Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez Gatell, who has spearheaded the country’s response to the coronavirus, said on Saturday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The official, who has provided Mexico with almost daily updates on the pandemic, said he is still waiting for the results of another test but is working from home....
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Mexico on Wednesday made a plea at the U.N. Security Council for countries to stop hoarding vaccines against COVID-19 as poorer ones fall behind in the race to vaccinate their citizens. Three quarters of the first doses have been applied to citizens in only ten countries that account for 60% of global gross domestic product...
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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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Mexico received its biggest COVID-19 vaccine shipment yet on Thursday, in the form of the active ingredient for 2 million doses of China’s CanSino shot, a relief for the Latin American country after slow delivery on orders from Western companies. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard recognized China’s support and thanked CanSino Biologics Inc for the “timely...
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The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi) detailed in a report that Mexico suffered a historical collapse in international tourism in 2020, the year that the COVID-19 pandemic began, after stable historical highs for seven consecutive years (2013-2019 ). The country received $11.25 million dollars ($236.962 million pesos) for the expenditure made by foreign...
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Original vaccination plans in Mexico indicated all adults over the age of 60 would be vaccinated by March 31, however, due to shortages, the government has announced it would be April before all older adults would be vaccinated. “The AstraZeneca vaccine is already being packaged in our country, and we are going to have enough...
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday stressed he was working to ensure more COVID-19 vaccine shipments, as his government faced mounting criticism that its inoculation program is too slow and riddled with problems. After an initial burst a few weeks ago, vaccine supplies to the country have dried up and the number of...
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday said he would not wear a face mask after his recovery from COVID-19, in spite of widespread support from top officials and the public for the measure. In his first news conference since testing positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 24, Lopez Obrador brushed aside repeated questions from...
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Desperation mounted in Mexico Thursday as the country runs out of coronavirus vaccines, a government registration website crashed for a third straight day and restaurant workers protested virus restrictions they say are driving them into poverty. Hundreds of cooks, waiters and other restaurant employees gathered at Mexico City’s Revolution Monument in their uniforms Thursday, banging...
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Mexico reported a near-record 1,707 confirmed coronavirus deaths Wednesday, as the country runs out of vaccines. The Health Department reported Mexico’s COVID-19 deaths now total 161,240, and confirmed infections rose by 12,153 to nearly 1.89 million. Estimates based on excess-death statistics suggest the real death toll is over 195,000. Mexico approved Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine...
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The edge of a mysterious block of limestone began to peak out from the dirt after Cesar Cabrera cleared a stretch of his family farm in Mexico where he wanted to plant watermelon. Several weeks later, he and five other men carefully hoisted it out of the ground, and found themselves face to face with...
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced stricter restrictions on travelers in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the novel coronavirus — including making it mandatory for travelers to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense when they arrive in Canada and suspending airline service to Mexico and all Caribbean destinations until...
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