Forty world leaders are meeting virtually Thursday and Friday at the Summit on Climate hosted by President Joe Biden to discuss stronger global environmental actions. Two Mexican guests, one activist and the president, offered conflicting perspectives.
According to data analysis from the Council of the Americas, only about 2.6% of the Mexican population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. And many experts consider that the slow progress of vaccinations in Mexico represent a failure of the government’s strategy to face the pandemic.
The new president established a list of priorities for his administration to achieve by his 100th day in office. The week of April 26, a new KJZZ series looks at how those policies play out for Arizona.
Mexico’s president publicly received a coronavirus vaccine Tuesday, in part to encourage other older Mexicans to get their shots. Mexico, like much of the world, is vaccinating its population much more slowly than the United States and other rich countries, which account for the vast majority of doses given so far.
Employment numbers in neighboring Sonora are improving. While logging one of the biggest jumps in formal jobs over the last three months, Sonora is still below the employment levels it had in February 2020.
During the last month, the Mexican peso has gained strength in the exchange market, going from about 21 units per dollar to somewhere above 19. The U.S. Treasury plans to have a closer look at Mexico's currency practices.
A new COVID-19 vaccine being developed in Mexico is ready to enter the first phase of clinical trials, and officials say if all goes well, it could be approved for emergency use by the end of the year.
Five major Sonoran cities, including the capital Hermosillo, are within just a few points of being considered high risk, according to the state’s coronavirus risk measure. That comes as the vaccination effort is picking up pace, but still lagging far behind neighboring Arizona.
After closing for more than a year because of the pandemic, a street in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo known as the “Art Street” is opening back up with a series of weekend performances starting this Saturday. → More Fronteras Desk News