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.
During the first two years of his tenure, the Mexican president had to work with the Trump administration. Now his last four will be working with President Joe Biden. What can we expect? → More Fronteras Desk News
Three members of the U.S. Cabinet surprised their Mexican counterparts just a few days before the end of the Trump administration. All three of them signed a letter, criticizing Mexico over specific trade issues.
One of the main campaign promises that helped Mexico’s president win election two years ago was his commitment to eradicate corruption. But the president is accumulating allegations against him on the matter — and his indifference toward those issues is raising eyebrows.
Late last year, tensions between the United States and Mexico were raised after the arrest of a former Mexican secretary of Defense on American soil. After diplomatic negotiations, the general was extradited to Mexico to face justice. And now, to the surprise of many, the general has been released.
For almost a month, the restaurant industry in Mexico City has been under a second lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. And thousands of them decided to unite on a peaceful protest to push the authorities to be flexible, under the motto: “If we close, we die.”
New strains of the coronavirus have been detected around the world recently, and some cases have been found in the U.S. already. In Mexico, the first case with the type found the United Kingdom has been detected next to the border with the U.S.
In many cities, restaurants are among the businesses struggling with the severe negative impact from the coronavirus pandemic, as lockdowns forbid them to open or fully operate. And in Mexico, many of these businesses are defying the local governments by reopening.
A riot by thousands of pro-Trump protesters in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, along with the clashing electoral process this year, has left many political analysts around the world perplexed. But can we expect an impact from it in Latin America and particularly in Mexico, our neighboring nation and main trading partner?
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.
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.