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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Complaints as medical waste piles up outside Mexico hospital

Residents of Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Veracruz have complained after photos showed mountains of bagged hospital waste piling up in a patio outside a government hospital. The 10-foot (3-meter) tall garbage pile outside the Adolfo Ruiz Cortines hospital has apparently been growing for a couple of weeks, according to hospital employees and residents of...
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Mexico prepares mass production of COVID-19 vaccine

The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), Marcelo Ebrard, announced that Mexico and Argentina agreed to produce between 150 and 250 million doses of the vaccine against COVID- 19 that Astra – Zeneca and the University of Oxford developed. Through a message issued through their official accounts, the Mexican Foreign Minister stressed that...
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Why the coronavirus is killing so many of Mexico’s healthcare workers

When the coronavirus epidemic began to intensify in Mexico at the end of March, Doctor Jose Garcia said his bosses at a public trauma hospital in Mexico City denied his request for masks, gloves and disinfectant. They argued such protective equipment was only necessary for those working directly with coronavirus patients, Garcia said. Unconvinced, he...
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Oaxaca becomes the first Mexican state to ban the sell of soda and junk food to kids

The local congress of Oaxaca approved the reform of the Law on the Rights of Girls, Boys and Adolescents to prohibit the sale, gift, distribution or promotion of junk food to minors. This Wednesday, August 5, becomes a historic day for all of Mexico, since the LXIV Legislature of Oaxaca becomes the first in the...
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REVIV Puerto Vallarta offers a boost to mental and physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the recent pandemic of COVID-19, we have experienced distancing and isolation to try and keep contagion to a minimum. The pandemic has not only affected our work, school, and overall day-to-day life, but it has also has taken a toll on our health. Feelings like anxiety, stress, frustration, and sometimes even fear has increased...
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Mexican president orders creation of state-run medicine agency

Mexico’s government will create a state-run medicine distribution agency and will sign an agreement with the United Nations to purchase cheaper drugs and vaccines on the international market, the country’s president said on Thursday. “This means breaking up the monopoly of companies that had control in Mexico. They sold medications that were expensive, of poor...
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Dwight Blake and friends Create “Feeding 100 Families At A Time” to Help Banderas Bay Families

Feeding 100 Families was created in an effort to help some of the most vulnerable families in Puerto Vallarta and Bahia de Banderas, who have been terribly affected by the Covid 19 Pandemic. For those who’ve had the pleasure to visit Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and/or those who live here permanently, we can agree that the...
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Dengue cases in Jalisco double from last year

In addition to COVID-19, Jalisco is plagued by another crisis that is intensifying: that of dengue. Up to the last report, cases increased by 125, bringing the total to 1,203 cases, which is double that of last year at this point of the season. In 2019, on the same date, there were 581 cases. There...
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Mexico City lawmakers vote to outlaw LGBT+ conversion therapy

Lawmakers in Mexico City on Friday voted to ban conversion therapy, part of a small but growing movement to end the practice of trying to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Under Mexico City’s proposal, which needs further approval before taking effect, anyone who forces someone to undergo the practice can be punished...
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Dengue continues to grow in Jalisco

In Jalisco, dengue infections continue to grow despite daily spraying at sites considered to be sources of infection. According to the latest report from the Federal Ministry of Health, the State confirmed 968 cases and 5,611 probable cases. In one week, 82 patients entered the official registry. In the same period last year, 422 patients...
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Jalisco moves to first place for dengue infections

Despite the efforts of the state government and $117.4 million pesos invested between the prevention and control of dengue, Jalisco reported an increase in cases in the last week that took it to first place in the country with 875 cases. Just yesterday, the Jalisco Health Secretariat ( SSJ ) confirmed the first death of...
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