Mexican president’s spokesman tests positive for coronavirus

The spokesman for Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday, the same day the country detected a case of a COVID-19 variant that is spreading in the United Kingdom. Spokesman Jesús Ramírez Cuevas wrote on his Twitter account, “I am in good health and I will be working...
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Mexican with allergic reaction after Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine still hospitalized

A Mexican doctor who had a serious allergic reaction after receiving Pfizer Inc and BioNTech’s vaccine against COVID-19 remains hospitalized and has not fully recovered muscle strength, health authorities said on Wednesday. The 32-year-old internist, who got the vaccine on Dec. 30, had several seizures in the following days and is being treated in a...
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Mexico ready to offer asylum to Assange, president says

Mexico’s government is ready to offer political asylum to Julian Assange and supports the decision of a British judge to deny extradition of the WikiLeaks founder to the United States, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday. “I’m going to ask the Foreign Minister … to ask the government of the United Kingdom about...
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Mexico said 60,000 deaths from COVID-19 would be catastrophic, they have doubled that number

In recent weeks, the COVID-19 epidemic in Mexico has increased its rate of transmission. The slope of the contagion curve becomes more and more vertical and, consequently, there is less availability of hospital beds to care for patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Since February 28, the day the first case of coronavirus was registered...
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Mexico to start COVID vaccinations as virus stretches hospitals

Mexico plans to begin inoculating health workers against COVID-19 on Thursday with the arrival of the first vaccines, as the government battles a sharp surge in infections that has pushed hospitals to their limits. Vaccinations will begin at hospitals in Mexico City and the northern city of Saltillo, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on...
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Mexico’s president sends letter congratulating Biden

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday he sent a letter of congratulations to U.S. President-elect Jose Biden, becoming one of the last world leaders to do so. The tardy and somewhat chilly letter López Obrador sent late Monday contrasted with the cordial and friendly relationship he had with President Donald Trump. The move...
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Mexico’s president says small ‘mistakes’ behind delay in landmark cannabis bill

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday blamed small draft errors for a delay in approving a new law that would legalize cannabis and effectively create one of the world’s largest weed markets. The bill was due to be approved by Dec. 15, but it has been delayed to next year, with the Supreme...
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Mexican archaeologists uncover facade of Aztec skull tower in capital

Archaeologists have unearthed new sections of a famous Aztec tower of human skulls dating back to the 1400s beneath the center of Mexico City, authorities said on Friday. The team uncovered in March the facade and eastern side of the tower, as well as 119 human skulls of men, women and children, adding to hundreds...
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Mexico approves emergency use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

Mexico has become the fourth country to approve emergency use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, following authorization from health regulator Cofepris, a health official said on Friday. “Cofepris has granted emergency authorization to the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine,” deputy health minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell told a news conference, referring to Pfizer’s German partner. “This is cause… for...
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Mexican lawmakers want to raise minimum wage to $7.00 dollars a day

Mexico’s Senate on Thursday approved a proposal to keep minimum wage increases above inflation, just as the president pitched another sizeable hike next year, part of his government’s drive to reverse a decades-long slide in workers’ purchasing power. The salary proposal, approved unanimously by senators who voted, calls for adjusting a federal labor law to...
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Researchers think they spotted new whale species off Mexico

Researchers believe they have found a previously unknown species of beaked whale in waters off Mexico’s western coast. If confirmed, the new species would mark a significant discovery among giant mammals. The team of researchers came upon three unusual specimens while tracking a different, rare species of typically shy beaked whales on Nov. 17 near...
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Mexico to launch COVID-19 vaccinations this month

Mexico plans to begin vaccinating its people against COVID-19 at the end of the third week of December, starting with health workers, the government announced Tuesday. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the vaccines will be “universal and free” — and also voluntary — and he hopes the full population will be vaccinated by the...
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