Mexico honors a defiant woman on independence anniversary

Leona Vicario defied convention. A financier and intelligence gatherer for Mexico’s independence struggle two centuries ago, she broke gender barriers and publicly refuted an allegation that she made sacrifices for her country to win the man she loved. As Mexico marks its independence holiday on Wednesday, the anniversary of revolutionary leader Miguel Hidalgo’s 1810 call...
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Vita Deyun, first Mexican treatment that proves effective against Covid-19

Vita Deyun is the first Mexican treatment that has undergone rigorous laboratory tests, but has also proven its effectiveness in more than 7,500 people. Mexican doctors performed numerous in-vitro tests on patients and health personnel to verify the effectiveness of the supplement, which was developed with the support of Jalisco’s private sector, against the SARS-COV2...
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Restaurant Week 2020 begins in the Riviera Nayarit with a “patriotic” twist

Restaurant Week 2020 kicks off on September 15, coinciding with the start of Mexico’s Fiestas Patrias, a celebration of the country’s nationhood that stirs up its citizen’s patriotic fervor and extends even into its gastronomy. This year, 49 restaurants in the Riviera Nayarit and Puerto Vallarta have signed up to participate in the 16th edition of this culinary festival that...
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Mexico’s transgender community in fear after second murder

The gruesome killing on Saturday of a second transgender woman in northern Mexico has unnerved the local transgender community and amplified calls for greater protections in the Latin American nation. The murder of Leslie Rocha in the border city of Ciudad Juarez came days after a transgender civil society group staged a protest there to...
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‘One vaccine isn’t enough’: Mexico aims for its own coronavirus fix

Mexico is working to produce its own COVID-19 vaccines and could have one ready by next spring, according to a researcher coordinating local efforts amid a global race to tame a disease that has infected over 26.75 million people worldwide. Esther Orozco, coordinator of the scientific group that represents Mexico at the Coalition for Epidemic...
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Bonito Kitchen & Bar to Open Riverside Location in Zona Romántica

Leasing agency Ryan Donner & Associates and Bonito Kitchen are pleased to announce the much-anticipated opening of the local favorite Bonito Kitchen & Bar at one of the most iconic riverside locations in El Centro and Zona Romántica areas: the site of the former La Surtidora del Puente department store at Insurgentes 108, Colonia Emiliano...
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Mexico eyes October start for phase 3 trials of Russian coronavirus vaccine

Mexico said on Thursday that it plans to take part in stage 3 trials of the Russian coronavirus vaccine in October, part of the nation’s efforts to secure supplies of possible future COVID-19 vaccines. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said that if the Mexican regulator permits it, the Russian vaccine can be brought to Mexico and...
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Mexico leads the world in coronavirus deaths among its health care workers

Mexico leads the world in coronavirus deaths among its health care workers, Amnesty International said in a new report Wednesday. It said Mexico has reported 1,320 confirmed deaths from COVIID-19 so far, surpassing the United States at 1,077, the United Kingdom at 649, and Brazil at 634. The report is likely to revive debate about...
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COVID-19 vaccine diplomacy: Mexico courts allies across ideological spectrum

Mexico is pressing ahead with an effort to forge COVID-19 vaccine alliances across a wide ideological spectrum of countries from France to Cuba as a World Health Organization (WHO) vaccine initiative will fall short of its needs. Mexico joined in early June the WHO’s global COVAX plan, which aims to deliver at least 2 billion...
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Jalisco forecasts 18,000 cases of dengue this year

According to projections by the Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ), more than 16,000 new cases of dengue could be added to the current 1,751 cases during the last four months of 2020, which would create a new record of infections in the State. Carlos Armando Ruíz Esparza Macías, director of Prevention and Health Promotion, reported that...
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‘We don’t see it’: Mexican TV series spotlights trafficking in plain sight

The creators of a documentary series about human trafficking in Mexico hope the TV show will educate the public about the abuse of workers in plain sight – be it cleaners or farm laborers. The eight-part public television series ‘The Route of Human Trafficking’ tells the stories of survivors – most of whom are kept...
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Mexicans battle to ban conversion therapy

When she was 15 years old, Paola Santillan was raped by two men who claimed they would “take the lesbian” out of her. She kept the experience a secret for 10 years. “I lived that stage of my life in confinement. I lived it in fear, with uncertainty, with the promise of having my spirit...
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