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The Reforms In Mexicos Electoral System: What Can The United States Learn From It?
The U.S. Congress validated the election of President-elect Joe Biden, despite the ungrounded claims brought by President Donald Trump. In Mexico, the electoral system has also faced challenges, and it’s continuously redesigned to improve, from creating mathematical models to controlling the party’s money.
Republicans And Democrats In Mexico Condemn Violence In D.C.
Jan. 8, 2021
Republicans And Democrats In Mexico Condemn Violence In D.C.
As a result of the large American immigrant population, Mexico has active groups of Democrats and Republicans. And both had something to say after Trump supporters breached the U.S. Capitol.
Jan. 7, 2021
AMLO Condemns Censorship Against Trump, Welcomes Biden
Leaders around the world have reacted after the riot in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington and the ratification of votes for President-elect Joe Biden. In Mexico, the president showed his support for the incoming administration, while revealing certain sympathy for President Donald Trump.
Jan. 7, 2021
Mexico COVID-19 Czar Caught Vacationing
Mexico’s coronavirus cases and deaths are on the rise, and many cities are near a health care crisis. The government’s head to front the pandemic has asked citizens to avoid gatherings and leaving their homes, but last weekend, he was caught vacationing in a public space.
Jan. 5, 2021
Mexico To Offer Political Asylum To Wikileaks Founder
The founder of Wikileaks, accused of publishing classified government information in the U.S. and other countries, avoided his extradition from the United Kingdom to American soil. And while he still faces justice in England, Mexico’s president is offering him asylum.
Jan. 5, 2021
Mexico and Spain Plan To Promote Spanish In The U.S.
The U.S. has the second-most Spanish speakers in the world. No. 1 is Mexico, which is planning to team with Spain to promote the use of the language in the U.S. — mainly as a tool against hate speech.
Dec. 28, 2020
Mexico Allows Private Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccines
Along with the U.S., Mexico has begun administering COVID-19 vaccines to frontline workers. Mexico's president has announced that more vaccines are coming, and he’s authorizing some of it for public sale.
Dec. 28, 2020
Poinsettia Sales Struggle To Bloom In Mexico During Pandemic
For many around the world, poinsettias are winter blooms and symbols of the joy brought by the holidays. But for Mexican agriculture, it’s more than that. But old American rules and the pandemic are affecting its trade.
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Dec. 22, 2020
New Quarantine In Mexico City As COVID-19 Cases Rise Again
For months, Mexico City relaxed its measures to control the pandemic. But COVID-19 cases are on the rise and hospitals are getting saturated with patients, which has resulted in a new quarantine started on Saturday and that will last until the beginning of next year.
Dec. 21, 2020
Mexico City Will Fine People Who Have Large Holiday Parties
Mexico City’s number of COVID-19 cases are still on the rise. The government is concerned about hospitals getting saturated with patients, and its new strategy to control spreading the virus involves sanctioning holiday parties.
Dec. 12, 2020
Mexico Repatriates Remains Of COVID-19 Victims
Mexico’s government is repatriating the ashes of Mexican nationals who died of COVID-19 overseas. The majority are coming from the United States.
Dec. 12, 2020
Our Lady Of Guadalupe Basilica Shuts Down Festivities After Pandemic
Mexico City is home to one of the most revered images of Jesus’ mother, attracting hundreds of thousands of Catholic pilgrims annually. But this year, the COVID-19 pandemic has halted festivities.
Dec. 11, 2020
Mexico Offers Free Services In Federal Public Hospitals
Last January, Mexico’s president promised to establish a high-quality universal health-care system comparable to the top systems in the world, such as Denmark’s. The Dec. 1 deadline for that goal has passed, and despite some changes being made, many see it as a broken promise.
Dec. 7, 2020
Mexico City Passes Threshold, No Stay-At-Home Order
Mexico City´s government had promised to return to a stay at home order if a specific number of occupied hospital beds designated to coronavirus patients was exceeded. The limit has been surpassed but the authorities are not making major changes to the current flexible policies.
Dec. 5, 2020
Head Of Mexicos North American Office Visits Washington
A top official from the Mexican government went to Washington D.C. to continue the dialogue between both countries. The visit gives continuity to the visit of the Mexican president to the White House last summer.
Dec. 5, 2020
After 13 Years, Best Buy Exits Mexico
Many businesses have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and the electronics store chain Best Buy is not the exception. But the main hit will be felt not as much in the U.S. as at its branches south of the border.
Dec. 5, 2020
WHO-UN Warns Of COVID-19 Levels In Mexico; Government Rejects It
The increasing number of COVID-19 deaths and illnesses in Mexico is generating concerns at the World Health Organization. The country has now recorded nearly 110,000 deaths and about 1.2 million cases. But Mexican authorities are dismissing the warnings.
Dec. 4, 2020
Former Mexico President´s Chief Of Staff Resigns
The chief of staff for Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has resigned after two years in office. His departure is raising concerns, and prompting some changes.
Dec. 3, 2020
Mexico Prepares COVID-19 Vaccines, Thanks Trump
Mexico is planning to follow the United Kingdom and become one of the first countries to administer COVID-19 vaccine to its population. And according to its president, this will be possible thanks to the current U.S. administration.
Dec. 3, 2020
Former Mexican President And Staff Under Investigation
In Mexico, documents leaked to the press show that the current government is trying to bring to justice the former Mexican president and his team for alleged corruption. But the current president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, says former presidents won’t be prosecuted.
Nov. 13, 2020

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