Mexico launches coronavirus vaccination program
23 December 2020 | 12:59 pm
Mexico is the first Latin American country to roll out a vaccine program for COVID-19. The news signals a turning point for a country that up to now has taken a comparatively laissez faire approach towards the pandemic.
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The US consulate in Tijuana told employees to "shelter in place" amid deadly violence which reportedly included gang members shooting at bystanders and starting fires.
In Mexico, rescue workers are scrambling to save the lives of ten workers trapped in a coal mine. A section of the mine became flooded and collapsed on Wednesday. It is thought the miners accidentally triggered the flooding during tunneling work.
Following the findings of a truth commission, 43 students who disappeared in Mexico in September 2014, have been declared dead. The commission was also scathing of the government and military's handling of the case.
Families of Mexico's 43 missing students still hope to get justice eight years after they disappeared. However, they lost a key ally with Omar Gomez Trejo's resignation and are "extremely" concerned.
In his twenty-one years of mining coal in Mexico’s northern state of Coahuila, Juan Briones knows each time he descends the narrow shaft, he’s risking death to make a living.
World Cup fever was running high in Mexico on Sunday (October 16), with Mexicans turning out to catch a glimpse of the World Cup 2022 trophy, which will be awarded to the winning team in Qatar.
Tropical storm Roslyn is expected to intensify into a hurricane by Friday night as it moves up Mexico's central Pacific coast. Popular tourist destinations like Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan are likely to be affected.
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