Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, is hoping to soon be able to acquire vaccines on its own.
State officials recently sent letters of interest to AstraZeneca and the makers of the Russian vaccine Sputnik.
On Sunday, the Mexican president confirmed that he contracted COVID-19. But that didn’t stop him from video calling Russia’s president the next day to negotiate the acquisition of millions of COVID vaccines.
In December, Mexico’s ambassador in the U.S. resigned. The surprise announcement raised many questions, but the U.S. has now ratified the new ambassador: a former secretary that has worked for several administrations and parties. Meanwhile, the U.S. embassy in Mexico awaits for a new leader.
The U.S. and Mexico have rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, and thousands of people are now dying on a daily basis on both sides of the border. For some analysts, the collaboration between both nations to fight the pandemic might not only bring positive results on public health, but also on the economy.
Migrant caravans have been regularly traveling from Central America with the hopes of reaching the United States. The last one tried to reach American soil this week, but Guatemala and Mexico have kept tight operations on their borders to stop them — with the blessing of the U.S.
Mexico will hold elections this year, and the law orders all public officials to be neutral and impartial to guarantee a just competition. But this has brought recent tensions between the president and the National Electoral institute, with campaign season poised to start in April.
Two executive orders from President Joe Biden have already generated reactions from the Mexican government.
One is to stop construction of the border wall. The other maintains the DACA program, which protects some undocumented immigrants who arrived as children from deportation.
Almost seven years ago, 43 students in Mexico disappeared, and the case became a driving force for many seeking reforms in Mexico’s justice and law enforcement systems.
A new lead in the investigation might bring changes to the official version of the story.
President Joe Biden has suspended a controversial Trump administration policy that forced asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings. But migrant advocates say that is only the first step to repairing the harm done by the so-called “remain in Mexico” program.
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Wishing President Joe Biden well Wednesday, Mexico’s president urged the new administration to immediately fulfill campaign promises to enact immigration reform, including dual citizenship for Mexicans working in the United States.
These are the final hours of a presidency defined largely by a desire to punish people who migrate to the United States without permission. The process to turn away from this approach is expected to start shortly after Joe Biden is sworn in. He takes over the country’s immigration system as another caravan heads north from Central America.
But a restaurant industry representative says that restaurants who win their cases intend to abide by at least the current pandemic restrictions, even though they would have no legal obligation to do so.