Mexican senators vote to extend term of Supreme Court president

Mexico's Senate on Thursday voted to extend the term of the president of the Supreme Court for an extra two years, a move criticized by opposition lawmakers who called it a bid by the ruling party to strengthen its hold on the country's institutions. Arturo Zaldivar, who has been publicly support

Mexico reports 2,192 new coronavirus deaths after data review

-Mexico’s government on Saturday reported 2,192 new confirmed coronavirus deaths, one of its biggest one-day tolls during the pandemic, after consolidating data from last year to include deaths that were not confirmed at the time. The figure was far above the daily averages reported by the

Mexico authorizes emergency use of Indian COVID-19 vaccine

Mexico’s health regulator Cofepris has authorized the emergency use of India’s COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday. “Very timely decision by COFEPRIS to authorize the emergency use of the COVAXIN vaccine manufactured in India. The op

Mexico reports 3,089 new coronavirus cases, 190 more deaths

Mexico on Friday reported 3,089 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 190 more fatalities, bringing the country’s total to 2,247,357 infections and 203,854 deaths, according to data from the health ministry. The government says the real case numbers are likely significantly higher, and separa

Mexican president condemns death of Salvadoran woman in police custody

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday sharply condemned the killing of a Salvadoran woman while in police custody at the weekend in the city of Tulum on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Speaking at a regular government news conference, Lopez Obrador said the woman had been subjec

Mexico reports 5,303 new cases of COVID-19, 651 more deaths

 Mexico reported 5,303 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country and 651 more fatalities, bringing its total to 2,219,845 infections and 200,862 deaths, according to health ministry data. The real numbers of infected people and deaths are likely significantly higher than the official co

Mexico to speed up vaccine rollout, fearing risk of new COVID-19 wave

Mexico will accelerate its rollout of COVID-19 vaccines to protect the public against any new wave of infections, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday as the country’s pandemic death toll approached 200,000. Lopez Obrador said the armed forces and medical personnel would

Fake batch of Sputnik V vaccine seized in Mexico, Russian wealth fund says

Authorities in Mexico have seized a batch of fake doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, the Russian Direct Investment Fund, which is responsible for exports of the COVID-19 vaccine, said on Thursday. “Earlier today Mexican authorities seized a batch of vaccines designed and packaged as

Mexico reports 6,455 new coronavirus cases, 789 more deaths

Mexico has registered 6,455 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 789 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 2,175,462 cases and 195,908 deaths, health ministry data showed on Wednesday. The government says the real number of infected people is likely significantly

Mexico expects U.S. response to AstraZeneca vaccine request on Friday

The United States should respond by Friday to Mexico’s request to share doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine it has in stock, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday. Reuters reported this week that Mexico had asked for doses of the British-developed vaccine, since it has y

Mexico gets shipment of million vaccine doses from China's Sinovac

Mexico received a shipment of a million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd, the foreign ministry said on Twitter on Saturday. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said earlier in the week that Mexico was upping its orders from China to make up for a vaccine shortfall an

Mexico to buy 22 million more doses of Chinese coronavirus vaccines

Mexico aims to acquire an additional 22 million doses of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines during the coming months, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday. Ebrard said Mexico has put in an order for an additional 10 million doses of China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine to be delivered between

Mexico reports 6,561 new COVID-19 cases, 779 more deaths

 Mexico’s health ministry on Saturday reported 6,561 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country and 779 fatalities, bringing its total to 2,125,866 infections and 190,357 deaths. Officials have been frustrated by bottlenecks in the vaccine supply and raised concerns that wealthy co

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