Mexican president floats global anti-poverty plan in U.N. speech

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday pitched a global anti-poverty plan that seeks to uplift some 750 million poor people who live on less than $2 a day and would be financed largely by rich. In a speech to the United Nations, Lopez Obrador stressed that the plan could give the world’s poorContinue reading “Mexican president floats global anti-poverty plan in U.N. speech”

European Union-style bloc pitched for Latin America, Caribbean

Latin American and Caribbean nations should aspire to a bloc like the European Union, Mexico’s president and other leaders said at a summit on Saturday, in a bid to wrest influence away from the Washington-based Organization of American States (OAS). For years, a few of the region’s leftist standard-bearers who attended the gathering of theContinue reading “European Union-style bloc pitched for Latin America, Caribbean”

Mexico’s Supreme Court rules that abortion is not a crime

Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that it is unconstitutional to punish abortion, unanimously annulling several provisions of a law from Coahuila — a state on the Texas border — that had made abortion a criminal act. The decision will immediately affect only the northern border state, but it establishes a historic precedent and “obligatory criteriaContinue reading “Mexico’s Supreme Court rules that abortion is not a crime”

Mexico City to replace Columbus statue with one of indigenous woman

A prominent statue of explorer Christopher Columbus on one of Mexico City’s principal avenues is to be replaced with that of an indigenous Mexican woman, the capital’s mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum, said on Sunday. The 19th-century bronze statue was taken down from the Paseo de la Reforma boulevard last year for restoration work ahead of an annualContinue reading “Mexico City to replace Columbus statue with one of indigenous woman”

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Mexico readies navy ships to bring food, supplies to Cuba

Mexico will send two navy ships loaded with food and medical supplies to Cuba, the foreign ministry said on Thursday, after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador blamed the U.S. embargo for fomenting the biggest unrest in Cuba in decades. The ships will leave the port of Veracruz in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, takingContinue reading “Mexico readies navy ships to bring food, supplies to Cuba”

Man throws severed head at voting station in Mexico amidst bloodiest election campaigns in recent history

Violence erupted on election day with ballot boxes stolen, gunfire and bombing incidents A severed head placed in a box was tossed at a voting station and a plastic bag full of human remains was found at a nearby polling booth in the border city Tijuana, during what is being termed as Mexico’s bloodiest mid-term elections in recent years.Continue reading “Man throws severed head at voting station in Mexico amidst bloodiest election campaigns in recent history”

Mexican president accuses US of interference over funding for NGOs

Diplomatic note sent ahead of meeting with Kamala Harris Anti-corruption and press freedom groups draw official ire Mexico’s populist president has accused the United States of undue interference in the country’s internal affairs just before a virtual meeting with the US vice-president, Kamala Harris, which was expected to focus on slowing Central American migration. SpeakingContinue reading “Mexican president accuses US of interference over funding for NGOs”

Mexico’s real COVID-19 death toll now stands at over 321,000

Mexico’s government is acknowledging that the country’s true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic now stands above 321,000 Mexico’s government acknowledged Saturday that the country’s true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic now stands above 321,000, almost 60% more than the official test-confirmed number of 201,429. Mexico does little testing, and because hospitals were overwhelmed, manyContinue reading “Mexico’s real COVID-19 death toll now stands at over 321,000”

Biden to refuse Mexico’s request to share vaccine supply

Administration’s top priority is to ensure ‘every American is vaccinated’ before sending supplies to other countries, press secretary says Joe Biden is expected to deny an entreaty from Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador for the US to share its Covid vaccine supply with its poorer neighbour to the south. “No,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki bluntly responded at her dailyContinue reading “Biden to refuse Mexico’s request to share vaccine supply”

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