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Christine Murray

Mexico's first trans congresswomen to fight for LGBT+ rights

Jun 16 2021

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a first for Mexico, two transgender women are preparing to sit in the lower house of Congress, with both vowing to push for affirmative action in Latin America's second-largest economy.

Threatened Caribbean coral reefs get a new ally: insurance

Jun 11 2021

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As climate change threatens coral reefs around the world, conservation experts in Latin America have enlisted an unlikely ally to try to preserve them: the insurance industry.

Mexico slow to shift climate gear, but some cities speed ahead

May 21 2021

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a sunny morning at Mexico City's main wholesale market, traders in aprons rushed metal handcarts of fresh produce between the stores distributing more than a third of the country's fruit and vegetables.

INSIGHT-Inside Amazon's shadow workforce in Mexico

Apr 28 2021

* Amazon reliant on staffing agencies to fill warehouses in Mexico

Dozens arrested in global human trafficking raids led by Interpol

Apr 09 2021

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly 90 people have been arrested for human trafficking offences following an international police operation that also led to 500 victims being found, including some children, the Interpol global police co-ordination agency said on Friday.

Mexico's president vows to take care of Chagas patients

Mar 24 2021

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowed on Wednesday that Mexico would take care of indigenous patients in the Yucatan region who had been diagnosed with Chagas disease but given neither government tests nor treatment.

Mexican women say gender discrimination plagues U.S. temporary work programs

Mar 23 2021

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of Mexican women migrants has filed a complaint accusing the U.S. government of violating a trade agreement by failing to enforce gender discrimination laws in temporary labor programs, an activist group said Tuesday.

Pandemic hits efforts to stop Mexico's 'silent' killer

Mar 22 2021

EMILIANO ZAPATA, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Jose Andres Celis was picking limes on his plot in southern Mexico when he felt a strong pain in his chest, the first sign of a deadly disease that would not be diagnosed for two years.

India, Mexico top list of coronavirus-related attacks on health workers

Mar 02 2021

MEXICO CITY, March 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - O ne-third out of almost 1,200 attacks on health workers globally last year were related to COVID-19, a coalition of healthcare experts said on Tuesday, with staff being beaten and doused with hot coffee by people fearful of coronavirus infection.

Mexico's top court to vote on gay marriage in Yucatan state

Feb 24 2021

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico's top court is due to vote Wednesday whether to order the state of Yucatan to legalize gay marriage, a move that would open the door to similar judgments elsewhere in the country.

World News

'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.