Mexican President Pitches Regional Block Similar to European Union

Latin American and Caribbean nations should aspire to a regional block similar to the European Union, Mexico's president said on Saturday, in a bid to wrest diplomatic influence away from the Washington-based Organization of American States (OAS). The host of the summit, President Andres Ma

Mexico may consider southern states for semiconductor production

As Mexico aims to boost its manufacturing of semiconductors, it may build production facilities in its southern states, where much-needed water is available, according to Economy Minister Tatiana Clouthier. At the so-called High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) between the United States and Mexico,

Migrants denounce Mexico's crackdown amid bilateral talks in Washington

U.S.-bound migrants, mostly from Central America and the Caribbean, said on Thursday that a Mexican government crackdown was keeping them "prisoner" in the south of the country. The migrant comments contrasted with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's promises of humane treatment

Mexican president says court ruling on abortion should be respected

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday that a landmark Supreme Court ruling that women should not be punished for abortion must be respected. Lopez Obrador has avoided giving his personal opinion on what is a divisive issue in the conservative, Catholic-majority Latin Americ

Powerful earthquake near Mexico’s Acapulco kills at least 1

 A powerful earthquake struck near the Pacific resort city of Acapulco on Tuesday night, killing at least one person and causing buildings to rock and sway in Mexico City hundreds of kilometers away.The US Geological Survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7 and was centered 17 k

Mexican president's legal counsel steps down, ally to step in

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday his legal counsel and close advisor Julio Scherer was stepping down and would be replaced by Maria Estela Rios, another longtime ally. Scherer, one of the key interlocutors between Lopez Obrador and business and political interests, w

Nora pounds and damages Mexico's coast, weakens to tropical storm

Hurricane Nora weakened a tropical storm on Sunday but left parts of the coast of west-central Mexico in disarray after torrential rains and heavy winds caused flooding, felled trees and damaged roads and power lines in several states. Nora was about 85 miles (135 kilometers) north-west of Mazatl

Hurricane Nora makes landfall in Mexico

The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned of torrential rains, life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides as Hurricane Nora made landfall on Saturday evening on the northwest coast of the Mexican state of Jalisco. The Category 1 storm made landfall near Tomatlan in Mexico's Jalisco state a

Vaccine hesitancy reaches Mexico's youth - along with Delta variant

MEXICO CITY, Aug 16 - As the Delta variant of the COVID virus sweeps through Mexico's cities, more adults in their 30s and 40s are ending up in the hospital with polls showing vaccine hesitancy is rising in younger age groups. At the height of the pandemic in January, 10% of people hospitali

Mexico's Lopez Obrador to talk vaccines with Harris

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will discuss COVID-19 vaccines with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday, amid recent caseload spikes in both nations driven by highly contagious new variants of the coronavirus. In a speech, the Mexican leader did not provide further details o

Mexico referendum on ex-leaders falls short of turnout target

A referendum backed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on whether to investigate Mexico's former political leaders has fallen short of the required turnout though it had overwhelming backing from those who voted, initial results showed on Monday. Mexico's National Electoral Institute said t

Mexico records 12,116 cases of corona and 230 new deaths

Yesterday, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 AD, the Mexican Ministry of Health announced that it had recorded 12,116 new cases of coronavirus in the country, which represents a significant increase for this indicator, and 230 deaths from the disease were also monitored. And the ministry stated, in a new

Mexico President Floats Referendum Option on Recreational Marijuana After Court Says to Legalize

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday he will respect a court ruling telling the government and lawmakers to legalize recreational marijuana use for now, but opened the door to convening a public referendum on the issue. The Supreme Court ruling on Monday brings Mex

Five killed in New Mexico as hot air balloon crashes into power lines

A hot air balloon crashed in a neighbourhood of Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Saturday, killing five people after apparently being blown into power lines by the wind and catching fire, police said. The pilot and three passengers were pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The fourth passenger w

18 dead in gunbattle between drug cartels in northern Mexico

The bullet-ridden bodies of 18 people were discovered after what appeared to have been a shootout between members of rival drug cartels in northern Mexico, authorities said Friday.The bodies were found in a remote, rural area of the north-central state of Zacatecas, state security department spoke

Mexico City shuts down classes again, enters higher COVID-19 risk tier

Mexico City schools that had just gone back to in-person classes will be closed again starting Monday as the sprawling capital climbs into a higher tier of coronavirus risk, education authorities said on Saturday. Mexico City officials had loosened restrictions on gatherings in schools,

Mexico president hails 'extraordinary' Harris after visit, sees ties in new phase

For more than a year, Haiti escaped the worst ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, reporting few cases and fatalities - a rare break for the poorest country in the Americas, which has so often been beset by misfortune. COVID-19 treatment centers closed for lack of patients, Haitians resumed life as

Mexico's Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 228,754

Mexico reported 2,649 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 186 additional fatalities on Saturday, bringing total cases to 2,432,280 and the death toll to 228,754, the Health Ministry said. Separate government data recently published suggests the real death toll may be at least