Mexico hopes for U.S. answer on COVID-19 vaccines at Biden meeting

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he hoped his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden would heed a request by Mexico on COVID-19 vaccines when the two hold a virtual meeting later on Monday that is also likely to encompass immigration and trade. Reuters over the weekend reported Lopez Obrado

Mexico's president expected to ask Biden to share U.S. vaccines, say sources

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is expected to ask President Joe Biden to consider sharing part of the U.S. coronavirus vaccine supply with its poorer southern neighbor when the two leaders hold a virtual summit on Monday, U.S. and Mexican officials said. Biden is open to discussing

Mexico's deputy health minister tests positive for COVID-19

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 resul

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 g

'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

Mexican president tests negative for COVID-19, less than two weeks after contracting it

MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has had a negative COVID-19 test, the government said on Thursday, less than two weeks after the 67-year-old announced he had contracted the virus. “I’m in good health already, I’m recovering,” Lopez Obrador said

Mexico reports 12,153 new coronavirus cases, 1,707 more deaths

Mexico’s health ministry on Wednesday reported 12,153 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 1,707 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 1,886,245 cases and 161,240 deaths. The government says the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher

Mexican president remains mild case of COVID-19, ministry says

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador continues to be only mildly affected by COVID-19, an official said on Saturday, a day after the Mexican leader broadcast a video informing the public that his health was improving. Ricardo Cortes, a senior health ministry official, told a regular evening news

Mexico's COVID-19 death toll surpasses India, becomes world's third highest

Mexico on Thursday surpassed India in confirmed COVID-19 deaths, giving the Latin American country the third-highest toll worldwide, according to a Reuters tally of official data. Mexico’s health ministry reported 18,670 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 1,506 additional fat

Mexico’s president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tests positive for Covid-19

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he has Covid-19 amid record increases in the nation’s cases and fatalities from the outbreak in the past week. The president, 67, announced his diagnosis in a tweet late on Sunday, saying his symptoms are mild and that he’s receiving

Mexico's coronavirus death toll rises to 137,916

 Mexico reported 16,468 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 999 more fatalities on Thursday, according to the health ministry, bringing its total to 1,588,369 infections and 137,916 deaths. The real number of infected people and deaths is likely significantly higher than the official count,

Mexico could buy 24 million doses of Russia's Sputnik COVID-19 vaccine

Mexico is considering acquiring 24 million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine and will receive its first batch of AstraZeneca jabs from Argentina to finish production of them, a top Mexican health official said. Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell, who traveled to Buenos Aire

Mexico hits daily COVID-19 record with 16,105 new cases - health ministry

Mexico on Saturday reported a record 16,105 new confirmed coronavirus cases, along with 1,135 additional fatalities, according to health ministry data, bringing its total tally to 1,524,036 infections and 133,204 deaths. The new daily death toll marks the fifth consecutive day that officials have

Mexico president slams social media 'censorship' after chaos in U.S. Capitol

Mexico’s president on Thursday blasted social media companies for blocking the accounts of President Donald Trump for his part in chaotic scenes in Washington on Wednesday, again appearing to cleave to his U.S. counterpart in a contentious dispute. Four people died during the havoc that eru

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 .

Outsourcing cost Mexico 250,000 jobs in December, president says

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Saturday that Mexico had lost 277,000 jobs in the month of December, which he attributed to subcontractors cutting employees from the books to avoid paying benefits and year-end bonuses. “Outsourcing companies dismiss many workers regist

Mexico's official coronavirus death toll rises to 125,807

Mexico registered 12,159 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 910 additional fatalities on Thursday, bringing its total to 1,426,094 infections and 125,807 deaths, according to the health ministry’s official count. The government says the real number of infected people and deaths is likely s

Mexican president sees main COVID-19 vaccinations done by April

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday that the main part of the vaccination drive against the novel coronavirus in Mexico will have be completed by April. “I think that by April, the majority of us Mexicans, the most vulnerable, will have been vaccinated,” Lop