Temperature in Mexico is rising faster than the worldwide average

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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Monarch butterflies down 26% in Mexico wintering grounds

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 receives shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine

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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Mexico’s Health Minister tests positive for COVID-19 as healthcare workers fight fatigue

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 urges rich countries to stop ‘hoarding’ COVID-19 vaccines

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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Mexico eyes biometric phone registry, sparking privacy fears

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 welcomes biggest vaccine shipment yet

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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Mexico suffers historical collapse of international tourism in 2020

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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With vaccine shortage, Mexico postpones goal to vaccinate older adults

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 vows more COVID-19 vaccines as shots dwindle

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 rejects mask-wearing after COVID-19 recovery

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 grows as Mexico runs out of vaccines

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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