Mexico’s President among the few leaders refusing to recognize Biden as President-Elect

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday again declined to congratulate Joe Biden for winning the U.S. presidential election, making him stand out increasingly among world leaders who have withheld their recognition. Speaking shortly after China’s President Xi Jinping congratulated Biden for his victory, Lopez Obrador reiterated that it would be wrong to offer...
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Mexico exceeds 10,000 COVID-19 cases for second day

This Wednesday, November 25, the Ministry of Health (SSa) announced that in 24 hours there were 10,335 new infections and 858 deaths from COVID-19 in Mexico. With these figures, 1,070,487 positive cases and 103,597 deaths caused by the coronavirus disease accumulate. Likewise, there are 69,555 suspected cases waiting for testing, 1,293,654 negative, and only 2,771,888...
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Mexico City seeks to ‘break the chain’ of coronavirus with rapid tests, QR codes

Mexico City has launched a test-and-trace approach to containing the coronavirus, after a rise in hospitalizations that has raised fears of a new economic lockdown in one of the world’s largest urban centers. Mexico has one of the lowest testing rates globally, and for months has favored building capacity at hospitals over generating detailed data...
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Mexico reaches a new record of COVID-19 infections

COVID-19 continues to grow at alarming rates in Mexico. This Tuesday, November 24, the federal Health Secretariat (SSa) announced that in the past day, 10,794 new infections and 813 deaths from COVID-19 were registered in the country. According to the figures provided by the health agency, this number of cases is the highest reported in...
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Best Buy announces closure of all stores in Mexico

Best Buy Co Inc will close all its stores in Mexico, the company said on Tuesday, as it anticipates weaker Christmas-season sales amid a spike in COVID-19 cases. The electronics retailer operated as many as 49 stores this year in Mexico, its smallest market. The vast majority of Best Buy stores are located in the...
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Mexico reports 7,483 new COVID-19 infections and 250 deaths

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 posts jump above 9,000 for new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

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

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 marks grim coronavirus milestone, passes 100,000 deaths

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 closes bars, limits eateries as virus cases rise

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 lawmakers take up sweeping pot legalization bill

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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‘We’re not a colony’: Mexican president stands firm on not recognizing Biden win

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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