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Mexico authorizes emergency use of Indian COVID-19 vaccine

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FILE PHOTO: A health official draws a dose of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, at Infectious Diseases Hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/File Photo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s health regulator Cofepris has authorized the emergency use of India’s COVID-19 vaccine......

How travelers who test positive for Covid can (legally) fly home fast

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Even the most meticulously organized vacation can be derailed by a positive Covid test. Travelers may face unexpected quarantines — either in hotels or state-owned facilities — or substandard medical services. Others may be denied the ability to take commercial......

Panama to impose temporary ban on travelers from South America

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FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker measures the temperatures of travelers at the Tocumen International Airport during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Panama City, Panama October 16, 2020. Picture taken October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Erick Marciscano/File Photo PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Panama’s government said on Saturday it would from next week......

Mexican president pitches law that could suspend oil permits

Reuters
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sent a bill to Congress on Friday that could enable the government to suspend permits in the oil industry, as part of a drive to bolster state control of energy at the expense of private firms. FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s President......

Volkswagen Mexico says plans production cutbacks in March, April

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FILE PHOTO: A Volkswagen logo is seen at a construction completion event of SAIC Volkswagen MEB electric vehicle plant in Shanghai, China November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – German carmaker Volkswagen said on Friday it plans to adjust some production over the Easter holiday period at......

Santander offers to buy outstanding stake in Mexican unit

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FILE PHOTO: A logo of Santander is seen on a branch in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain January 27, 2016. REUTERS/ Marcelo del Pozo/File Photo MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s Banco Santander said on Friday it will offer to buy the 8.3% stake in its Mexican unit it doesn’t......

More than 300 migrants found crammed inside trailer trucks in Mexico

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican authorities said on Friday they found three trailer trucks jam-packed with Central American migrants near the border with Guatemala, in the latest sign that many would-be immigrants are ignoring calls by the U.S. government to stay home. Mexican migration agents along with National Guard police......

More than 300 migrants found crammed inside trailer trucks in Mexico

Reuters
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican authorities said on Friday they found three trailer trucks jam-packed with Central American migrants near the border with Guatemala, in the latest sign that many would-be immigrants are ignoring calls by the U.S. government to stay home. Mexican migration agents along with National Guard police......

Mexico rolls out steps to tighten southern border with Guatemala

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico has launched new measures to deter illegal crossings at its southern border with Guatemala, including posting militarized police and using drones to monitor entry points, the national migration institute (INM) said on Friday. The announcement comes after Reuters reported that Mexico was planning to beef......

WHO says its advisory committee looking at AstraZeneca vaccine issues

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FILE PHOTO: A doctor, wearing a protective face mask, prepares a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in his consulting room at the doctor’s office in Gouzeaucourt as part of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination campaign in France, February 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol GENEVA (Reuters) – A World Health Organization......

Mexico says will continue using AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

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FILE PHOTO: Health workers administer a dose of the AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine to an elderly woman, at a nursing home in Mexico City, Mexico, February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Romero MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s deputy health minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Thursday that Mexico will continue applying doses......

A crisis Biden wants to happen

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Post Editorial Board The Biden administration has thrown open our southern border to anyone who wants to enter. Oh, President Biden’s people say it’s a “challenge” (because they don’t want to call it a “crisis”) and pretend their mild “please don’t come right now” warnings will discourage migrants. But all......

Mexico’s coronavirus death toll rises to 192,488

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MEXICO CITY, March 10 (Reuters) – Mexico’s Health Ministry on Wednesday reported 6,674 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country and 699 additional fatalities, bringing the total tally of infections to 2,144,558 and 192,488 deaths. Health officials have said the actual number of infected people and deaths in Mexico......

Mexico’s coronavirus death toll rises to 190,604: Health Ministry

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FILE PHOTO: A crematorium employee and staff members of a funeral parlour carry a coffin containing the body of a person who died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Municipal Cemetery in Nezahualcoyotl, State of Mexico, Mexico February 10, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Romero MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s Health Ministry......

UK’s Prince Philip transferred back to private hospital, Buckingham Palace says

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Philip enters a car as he leaves the King Edward VII’s Hospital in London, Britain December 24, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, has been transferred back to a private hospital after successfully undergoing a procedure......

Mexican president says he and Biden exchanged invitations to visit

Reuters
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday that he and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden invited each other to visit their respective countries during a virtual meeting the two held on Monday. Lopez Obrador was speaking at his regular morning news conference. Reporting by......

Team Biden’s utter bull on its disastrous border policies

NYPost
Post Editorial Board Oooh, boy: Team Biden on Monday wheeled out its line on the border crisis, and it’s a doozy. There is no crisis, but if there is, it’s all Trump’s fault. Seriously: Thousands of minors, mostly from Central America, are traveling for weeks without their parents to enter......

Biden administration to pay transportation, healthcare for families separated under Trump

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Migrants stand in lines on the U.S. side of the Gateway International Bridge to be processed to seek asylum in the U.S., in Matamoros, Mexico February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Go Nakamura WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States could pay for transportation, healthcare, legal services, and career and educational services......

Mexican president to discuss vaccines, migration with Biden

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FILE PHOTO: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador looks on after leaving his Argentinian counterpart Alberto Fernandez (not pictured), outside the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico February 23, 2021. REUTERS/Luis Cortes MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he will discuss COVID-19 vaccines and immigration......

UK’s Prince Philip, 99, moves hospital for heart tests

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, was transferred to a different hospital in central London on Monday to have tests for a pre-existing heart condition as well as receive treatment for an infection. “The Duke remains comfortable and is responding to treatment but is......

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