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Mexico's overstretched doctors face another foe: long Covid

Mexico - After Areli Torres caught the coronavirus, the fever and headache disappeared in a few days, but she says it took seven months for Mexican doctors to correctly diagnose the debilitating long-term effects.

Wife of 'El Chapo', from teen beauty queen to accused drug trafficker

New York - Emma Coronel Aispuro's resume is dense: model, social media influencer and fashion designer, small-town beauty queen at 17, wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman a year later.

Biden begins dismantling Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' asylum policy

Washington - Asylum seekers forced to remain in Mexico while their cases are being resolved in the United States will begin to be admitted into the US as of next week, President Joe Biden's administration announced Friday.

Migrant massacre puts focus on Mexican police corruption

Mexico - The massacre of a group of migrants whose charred bodies were found in northern Mexico has shone a spotlight on the entrenched links between police and criminals in the violence-ridden country.

Anti-vaccine stronghold emerges in Mexican highlands

Los Zacatones - An indigenous town in the highlands of southern Mexico is home to traditional weavers, farmers, ruins, a market -- and possibly the country's most ardent community of coronavirus vaccine skeptics.

US, Mexico, Guatemala bar migrant caravans, citing Covid

Guatemala City - The United States, Mexico and Guatemala agreed Friday to bar migrant caravans from passing through their territories due to the Covid pandemic, days after one from Honduras was violently broken up in Guatemala.

Mexico City plastic ban poses challenge for virus-hit firms

Mexico - Mexico's ban on single-use plastic in its capital, one of the world's most populous metropolises, has delighted environmentalists but dismayed some businesses struggling to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

Mexico mourns maestro Armando Manzanero, lost to Covid aged 86

Mexico - Mexican singer-songwriter Armando Manzanero died Monday at the age of 86 after being hospitalized with the coronavirus, sparking an outpouring of tributes for one of the country's best-loved musicians.

Mexico's AMLO marks two years in office as pandemic rages

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador marked two years in office Tuesday faced with a soaring coronavirus death toll and economic crisis that have had little obvious impact on his popularity.

Mexico takes step towards legalizing marijuana

Mexico - Mexico took a step closer to legalizing marijuana for recreational and medicinal use on Thursday as the Senate approved a bill aimed at reducing violence linked to drug trafficking.

US to drop drug charges against Mexican ex-defense chief

New York - The US Department of Justice announced plans Tuesday to drop drug trafficking and money laundering charges against a Mexican ex-defense minister in US custody so that Mexico can do its own probe and potentially prosecute him.

Pandemic-hit Mexico marks somber Day of the Dead

Mexico - In Mexico death is usually a cause for celebration during the Day of the Dead festival, but this year parades are canceled and cemeteries closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ex-defense chief's arrest hits US-Mexican ties

Mexico - The United States's shock arrest earlier this month of a former Mexican defense minister on drug trafficking charges has triggered a diplomatic row that experts say could jeopardize the countries' cooperation in fighting powerful cartels.

In land of 'manana,' pandemic sparks rush for wills

Mexico - Fear of dying from the coronavirus led Laura Villa to finally get around to doing what many Mexicans had put off until the pandemic struck -- making a will.

As pandemic rages, Mexicans pray to death 'saint'

Mexico - Their arms raised towards the sky, worshippers of Mexico's "saint" of death pray before a giant cloaked skeleton asking for protection from the coronavirus and its devastating economic fallout.

Mexico urges Austria to return Moctezuma's headdress

Mexico - Mexico's president said Monday that he had given his wife the "almost impossible mission" of persuading Austria to return a feather headdress said to have been worn by Aztec emperor Moctezuma.

Mexican pot campaigners take fight to Senate's doorstep

Mexico - A thriving marijuana garden has become a symbol of a Mexican legalization campaign and an oasis for cannabis smokers -- right outside the Senate in the heart of the capital.

Mexican Mennonites learned of pandemic through rare online foray

Arroyo Del Agua - When an isolated Mennonite community in the deserts of northern Mexico timidly opened up to the outside world through the internet, it discovered that a pandemic was sweeping the planet.

Mexico orders arrest of soldiers over case of 43 missing students

Mexico - Mexico has ordered dozens of military personnel to be arrested for suspected involvement in the disappearance of 43 students from a teacher's college six years ago, in an unresolved case that outraged the country.

Fear of hospitals means some Mexicans 'prefer to die at home'

Mexico - By the time 61-year-old Mexican mechanic Martin Urdiain finally decided to go to hospital to seek treatment for the coronavirus, it was already too late. He died the next day.

Mexican school owner convicted over quake deaths

Mexico - A Mexican court has found the owner of a school that collapsed in a 2017 earthquake guilty of culpable homicide over the deaths of 19 children and seven adults.

Mexico holds symbolic raffle for unwanted presidential jet

Mexico - Mexico held a symbolic raffle Tuesday for a luxury presidential jet that President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador calls an "insult" to the people and which has yet to find a buyer.

Mexico asks Israel to detain ex-investigator in student case

Mexico - Mexico said Monday that it had asked Israel to detain a former top investigator into the murky disappearance of 43 students in 2014 in a case that shocked the country.

Robot eases loneliness of Mexican virus patients

Mexico - A robot at a hospital in the Mexican capital is providing a lifeline for coronavirus patients separated from their relatives and reducing the risk of infection for medical workers."Hi, I'm LaLuchy Robotina! What's your name?" the 1.4-meter-tall (4.

Desperation and violence in Panama migrant camp

Marragant - Desperation is palpable in La Penita, an indigenous community in the Panamanian jungle province of Darien where 1,500 migrants have been blocked by the coronavirus pandemic from heading towards the United States.

Journalists in southern Mexico 'live in terror' of gangs' violence

Mexico - Mexican journalist Julio Cesar Zubillaga shudders when his young daughter asks him why "they" want to kill him.

Prosecutors accuse ex-PEMEX boss of taking $10.5m bribe

Mexico - Mexican prosecutors accused the former boss of state oil company PEMEX of accepting a bribe worth more than $10 million from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht at his trial in Mexico City on Wednesday.

Corruption trial of ex-PEMEX boss begins in Mexico

Mexico - The former boss of Mexican state oil giant PEMEX went on trial on Tuesday, accused of taking bribes to fund a presidential campaign, official sources said.

Struggling Cirque du Soleil returns to Mexico

Playa Del Carmen - Using face masks, sanitizing gel and social distancing, Cirque du Soleil artists in Mexico practise before a performance -- a rare sign of hope for the famous Canadian circus company.

Washington visit 'very intense': Mexican president

Mexico - Mexico's president said Thursday his visit to Washington to meet US President Donald Trump was "very intense" and important for both countries.
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