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

Mexican president plays joke on media, bluffs over ending news conferences

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday played a trick on the media, pretending he was going to end the daily news conferences that he has used to pillory critics and dominate the national news cycle. Taking advantage of Dec. 28, Day of the Holy Innocents, a celebration associated

Mexico City's COVID-19 'excess mortality' reaches 214 deaths a day

Mexico City registered 2,664 more deaths than usual earlier this month as authorities fought to contain the spread of COVID-19 that has strained hospitals and forced the city into a semi-lockdown. The populous capital’s “excess mortality” from Dec. 1 to 12 - deaths above the typ

Mexico records 9,679 new coronavirus cases, 665 more deaths

Mexico’s Health Ministry on Friday reported 9,679 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 665 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 1,372,243 cases and 121,837 deaths. The government has said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher th

24 Pfizer vaccine side-shows recorded in Mexico

The Mexican Ministry of Health confirmed, Friday, December 25, 2020, that it had recorded 24 side-shows for the use of the American company "Pfizer" vaccine against the emerging "Corona" virus. Mexican Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatel indicated - in statements reported by Prensa Latina news agenc

Mexico expects AstraZeneca to seek vaccine green light in January

 Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Thursday that he expected British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc to request emergency authorization in Mexico for its COVID-19 vaccine in January.

Mexico City suspends nonessential activities due to coronavirus surge

Mexico City and the neighboring State of Mexico are suspending nonessential activities due to a surge of coronavirus infections and death that is quickly saturating hospitals, Mexico’s deputy health minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Friday. The suspension will take effect on Saturday and l

Mexico City residents defy coronavirus warnings amid Christmas shopping spree

Tired of months of confinement, Christmas shoppers have been crowding stores in Mexico City this week despite a recent spike in coronavirus cases that has strained hospitals in the capital. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pleaded with Mexico City residents to avoid being out in

Mexican president to nominate education minister as next U.S. ambassador

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday he will nominate Education Minister Esteban Moctezuma as the next ambassador to the United States, by far the country’s most important trading partner. The appointment comes after Martha Barcena said earlier this week that she

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 ne

Mexico says Russia's Sputnik V vaccine makers ask permission to do trials

The Russian makers of COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V have submitted a request to carry out clinical trials in Mexico and obtain the corresponding authorization, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Monday. The development of Sputnik V has been funded by the Russian Direct Investment Fund.