Tag Archives: Mexico

Mexico Bans All Tobacco Ads And Smoking In Public

ABC News reports: One of the world’s strictest anti-tobacco laws has been imposed in Mexico, setting in force a total ban on smoking in public places, including hotels, beaches and parks. The new law, which is part of the country’s General Law for Tobacco Control reform, came into force on Sunday. It will also see the total ban on the …

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Biden Visits Texas-Mexico Border At El Paso [VIDEO]

CNN reports:  President Joe Biden arrived at the US-Mexico border on Sunday on the heels of major policy announcements and following relentless calls from Republicans who believe the trip is overdue. With his visit to El Paso, Texas, on Sunday, Biden is seizing on an issue that’s been a political liability for his administration, while calling on Congress to overhaul …

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Biden Announces Plan To Visit Texas-Mexico Border

ABC News reports: President Joe Biden on Thursday said he plans to visit the southern border with Mexico on Sunday, for the first time since taking office. Biden said he will visit El Paso, Texas, “to assess border enforcement operations, meet with the local officials and community leaders and the folks at the border sending me what they need that …

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Ousted Peruvian Ex-President Seeks Asylum In Mexico

Reuters reports: Peru’s former President Pedro Castillo faced a first court hearing on Thursday over his arrest on charges of rebellion and conspiracy, as his successor issued her first pronouncements from the presidential palace. Castillo’s swift fall from power on Wednesday came after lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to remove the leader following his failed attempt to rule by decree and dissolve …

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Mexican Senate Votes To Criminalize Ex-Gay Torture

Bloomberg News reports: Mexico’s Senate voted to prohibit and criminally punish so-called conversion therapy, which is used to change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The legislative reforms ban any therapy or treatment used to “impede, restrict, diminish, annul or suppress a person’s sexual orientation, identity or gender expression,” the Citizens Movement political party said in a …

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BOOK: Trump Mulled Bombing Drug Labs In Mexico

The Washington Post reports: As president, Donald Trump weighed bombing drug labs in Mexico after one of his leading public health officials came into the Oval Office, wearing a dress uniform, and said such facilities should be handled by putting “lead to target” to stop the flow of illicit substances across the border into the United States. “He raised it …

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CDC: American With Monkeypox Fled Mexican Hospital

Agence France-Presse reports: A US citizen with monkeypox escaped from a hospital in a Mexican resort and fled the country, local health authorities said Wednesday. When he arrived at the hospital, the patient had symptoms of “cough, chills, muscle pain and pustule-like lesions on his face, neck and trunk,” the agency said. After fleeing the medical facility, the Texan then …

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Mexican President To Skip US Summit Over Guest List

Politico reports: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will skip the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles later this week over objections to President Joe Biden’s guest list for the event. López Obrador confirmed his decision Monday following weeks of threats that he would to stay home if the White House refused to invite authoritarian leaders from Cuba, Nicaragua …

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Mexico Roasts Cruz: At Least We Accept Election Results

“You spoke about a ‘breakdown of the rule of law’. I invite you to study what happened in our federal elections last June. “All political parties, with no exception, accepted the results and kept moving forward to strengthen our democracy and freedom of expression. “When you mention politicians and journalists killed in Mexico, you add your voice to many, including …

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CDC Adds Multiple Countries To “Do Not Travel” List

Reuters reports: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday advised against travel to a dozen countries because of high rates of coronavirus infection, including Mexico, Brazil, Singapore, Ecuador, Kosovo, Philippines and Paraguay. The CDC now lists nearly 130 countries and territories with COVID-19 cases as “Level Four: Very High.” It also added Anguilla, French Guiana, Moldova …

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UN Removes Folk Art Sculpture After Christian Outrage

The Christian Post reports: Weeks after it was first displayed on the Visitors Plaza outside the United Nations headquarters in November, the controversial “Guardian for International Peace and Security” sculpture many Christians likened to a biblical “End Times beast” is now gone. Initial reports to The Christian Post suggested that the sculpture was removed from the Visitor’s Plaza in late …

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Two Dead After Drug Gangs Clash In Shootout Near Cancun Hotel Hosting Gay Group, All Guests Are Safe

Reuters reports: Two suspected drug gang members were shot dead in a beachfront clash between rival groups near the Mexican resort of Cancun on Thursday, authorities said, a couple of weeks after two tourists were killed in crossfire at another beach. A few hours after reports of a shooting began circulating on social media, the attorney general’s office in the …

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REPORT: Armed Men Storm Cancun Resort Hosting Gay Event, Shots Heard, Guests Warned To Shelter [VIDEO]

The Sun reports: Armed men reportedly stormed a five-star resort in Cancun today as terrified Americans hid in their rooms while shots were apparently heard. Guests ran for their lives and took shelter after being told there was a “threat to the hotel” and possible shooting at the Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun resort in Mexico. Andrew Krop, whose husband is …

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US To Open Canada And Mexico Borders In November

From the Department of Homeland Security: Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced that, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health experts, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will amend Title 19 regulations to allow non-essential travelers who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have appropriate documentation to enter the …

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Mexican Supreme Court Decriminalizes Abortion

The New York Times reports: Mexico’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that making abortion a crime was unconstitutional, setting a landmark legal precedent for potential legalization nationwide in the conservative Catholic country of some 120 million people. The unanimous ruling from the nation’s top court follows a growing women’s movement in Mexico that has repeatedly taken to the streets of …

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SCOTUS Allows Revival Of “Remain In Mexico” Policy

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court on Tuesday night refused to block a ruling from a federal judge in Texas requiring the Biden administration to reinstate a Trump-era immigration program that forces asylum seekers arriving at the southwestern border to await approval in Mexico. The court’s brief unsigned order said that the administration had appeared to act arbitrarily …

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DHS Extends Ban On Travel To Mexico And Canada

ABC News reports: The U.S. is extending travel restrictions from Canada for another month. In a tweet, the Department of Homeland Security says restrictions on nonessential travel at land and ferry crossings with both Canada and Mexico are extended until September 21. The extension, the tweet says, is to minimize the spread of COVID-19, including the Delta variant. Restrictions were …

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Infected US Tourists Denied Flight Then Board Bus From Mexico, Husband On Ventilator, GoFundMe Beg Posted

Baton Rouge’s ABC News affiliate reports: A family’s trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, turned into an absolute nightmare when three of them tested positive for COVID-19 before boarding their flight home to Baton Rouge. Yolanda Comager says her husband is on a breathing machine after testing positive. He and two of their daughters were not allowed to fly home. Currently, …

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Mexico To Sue Multiple US-Based Gun Manufacturers

The Washington Post reports: The Mexican government said Wednesday it plans to file legal action against several major U.S.-based gun manufacturers, alleging that lax controls contribute to the illegal flow of weapons over the border, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. The unusual suit is expected to be filed in U.S. federal court in Boston, since some of …

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Miss Mexico 2021 Pageant Went On With Half COVID+

The Guardian reports: Organisers pushed ahead with a Mexican beauty pageant in spite of a Covid-19 outbreak that infected almost half the contestants, it has emerged. At least 15 of the 32 contestants in the Miss Mexico 2021 pageant tested positive for coronavirus. A pageant staff member also tested positive, according to the Chihuahua state health secretariat. “Even though many …

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