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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A nonprofit dedicated to fighting corruption in Mexico has used investigations to uncover many anomalies in the current and previous administrations. But after a recent report, the Mexican president decided to launch an investigation against the organization.
According to several reports, President-elect Joe Biden and his staff are contacting strategic U.S. allies overseas after receiving the required 270 electoral votes. But the Mexican government wants to keep its distance.
While the crisis of migrant children detained on the border remains in the United States, changes in some immigration laws in Mexico are bringing new hopes for human rights supporters, as underaged migrants will not be held in custody any more. Mexico’s immigration law is now prohibiting the holding of migrant children in detention centers.
2020 has been, so far, the year of women’s rights protests in Mexico. This week, the police opened fire in a rally against femicides in the coastal city of Cancún, sparking more feminists protests in Mexico.
Many world leaders have cheered the victory of presidential candidate Joe Biden over president Donald Trump after this weekend’s vote count. But Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he’ll wait for the results, accusing U.S. media of censoring Trump.
In Mexico, just like in the United States, COVID-19 cases are again on the rise. And on Nov. 4, the lower house of the Mexican Congress adopted a new method to continue its sessions without putting the representatives at risk.
This weekend, many will celebrate the Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, holidays. The tradition, deeply rooted in Mexico’s culture, is expanding across the world, but it’s also being threatened by the spread of the coronavirus.
Throughout this year, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has faced protests from several organizations, including feminist and anti-violence groups. And now, a new coalition is challenging the president and the political parties to improve the country’s conditions.
A 1940s water agreement between Mexico and the U.S. recently ignited a protest by farmworkers in a Mexican border state southeast of Arizona. But despite the controversy, the Mexican government is saying the deal has been settled.
For years, many Mexicans have longed for the return of a 16th century Aztec feathered crown that lies in a European museum. The Mexican president’s wife went on a mission to try to get it borrowed — but the visit reignited a debate about its significance.
Last week, a former Mexican secretary of defense was arrested in Los Angeles, accused of helping in drug trafficking and organized crime. Mexico's president is demanding information from the U.S. while questioning the DEA’s intervention in his country.