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This Monday, November 23, the Ministry of Health (SSa) reported that in the last 24 hours there were 7,483 infections and 250 deaths from COVID-19 in Mexico. With these figures, 1,049,358 positive cases and 101,926 deaths caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus accumulate. Likewise, there are 59,258 suspected cases currently awaiting testing, there have only been...
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Mexico’s health ministry reported 9,187 additional cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, only the third time it has recorded more than 9,000 new infections in a single day. The total number of cases rose to 1,041,875, while 303 more deaths brought the toll to 101,676. Mexico broke records in October with a daily jump...
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Mexico’s Senate approved a landmark cannabis legalization bill in a landslide vote on Thursday, paving the way for the creation of the world’s largest legal marijuana market if the initiative passes the next hurdle in the lower house of Congress. Senators voted 82 to 18 to approve the measure, with seven abstentions. Lawmakers are rushing...
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Mexico, the most populous country in the Spanish-speaking world, has registered 100,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths within days of passing the grim milestone of one million infections, official data showed on Thursday. Mexico’s official death toll from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, is among the highest worldwide, and in the Americas lags only...
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Mexico City announced Friday it will order bars closed for two weeks after the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 rose to levels not seen since August. Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said restaurants and gyms will have to close earlier. The city closed nightclubs and bars in the spring, but later allowed some to re-open as...
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Mexican senators on Friday began weighing a sweeping initiative to legalize recreational use and sale of marijuana, a proposal that could create the world’s largest weed market in a country battered by a violent war against drug gangs. The Supreme Court ruled in 2018 that recreational marijuana should be permitted, and lawmakers in 2017 legalized...
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday dug in his heels as one of the few leaders of major countries yet to congratulate Joe Biden on his presidential election win, saying it was too early and that his country was “not a colony”. Lopez Obrador, who accused rivals of electoral fraud in his presidential...
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The United Nations and rights groups have urged a probe into the use of firearms by Mexican police this week to disperse a feminist protest in Cancun over the recent death of a young woman. Footage apparently taken by a protester of Monday night’s protest in the tourist hotspot was widely shared on social media....
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The Mexican president’s hesitation over congratulating Joe Biden on his U.S. presidential election win drew flack from several Latino Democratic lawmakers who warned it risked souring a restart to bilateral ties after years of tension under Donald Trump. In an apparent bid to avoid friction with Trump, who has often used Mexico as a veritable...
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Saturday he would not congratulate a winner of the U.S. presidential election until legal challenges are concluded, in an apparent bid to avoid friction with Washington during the transition. Democrat Joe Biden won the election on Saturday after a victory in the battleground state of Pennsylvania put...
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A Joe Biden presidency could reset ties with top U.S. trade partner Mexico that have suffered since Donald Trump made his first White House bid, tarring Mexican migrants as rapists and gun-runners and vowing to keep them out with a border wall. Biden, vice president under Barack Obama, was declared victor of the U.S. presidential...
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In the country, until last October 28, 24.2% of the hospitals designated to treat patients with Covid-19 had a general bed occupancy between 50 and 100%, according to data from the Federal Ministry of Health (SSA). This is equivalent to that of the 910 health centers with records in the federal agency’s database, 221 had...
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday blasted European countries for adopting strict lockdowns to stem the spread of coronavirus, suggesting they smacked of authoritarianism. Germany and France were on Wednesday preparing to announce restrictions approaching the level of spring’s blanket lockdowns as COVID deaths across Europe surged. National or local authorities have already...
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The mayor of Mexico City, the country’s largest city, on Friday called on residents to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people as the capital grapples with a surge of coronavirus hospitalisations. Health authorities have been warning that large gatherings, such as the Nov. 1-2 Day of the Dead festivities that usually draw hundreds of...
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Mexico’s health ministry reported on Thursday 6,612 additional cases of the novel coronavirus and 479 more deaths in the country, bringing the official number of cases to 874,171 and the death toll to 87,894. Officials also said six of Mexico’s 32 federal entities now are showing signs of new outbreaks, after previously bringing down the...
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