Raul Cortes

Missing bolts, poor welding contributed to Mexico City metro collapse, auditor finds

Sep 07 2021

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -A deadly Mexico City metro collapse in May was caused in part by missing bolts in beams in an overpass that already had deficiencies before a major earthquake, according to an independent auditor's report released on Tuesday by the city government.

Mexico readies navy ships to bring food, supplies to Cuba

Jul 22 2021

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -Mexico will send two navy ships loaded with food and medical supplies to Cuba, the foreign ministry said on Thursday, after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador blamed the U.S. embargo for fomenting the biggest unrest in Cuba in decades.

Mexico president floats referendum option on recreational marijuana after court says to legalize

Jun 30 2021

MEXICO CITY Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday he will respect a court ruling telling the government and lawmakers to legalize recreational marijuana use for now, but opened the door to convening a public referendum on the issue. | Video

Mexico to talk to Walmart about allowing older workers back to stores

Jun 24 2021

MEXICO CITY The Mexican government will speak to Walmart about its apparent decision not to allow older people to return as grocery packers, after they were removed to protect them from the coronavirus, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday.

Mexico expects U.S. response to AstraZeneca vaccine request on Friday

Mar 16 2021

MEXICO CITY The U.S. government is expected to respond by Friday to Mexico's request to share doses of stockpiled AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, a senior Mexican official said Tuesday, as Canadian authorities also seek extra doses from their southern neighbor.

Argentine President Fernandez on defensive over vaccine scandal, warns of more firings

Feb 23 2021

MEXICO CITY, Feb 23 Argentine President Alberto Fernández was on the defensive on Tuesday over a "VIP" vaccine scandal that has roiled the South American country, and said more heads could roll if people were found to have used their position to get inoculated.

Mexican president contracts COVID-19 after worst week of pandemic

Jan 25 2021

MEXICO CITY Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Sunday he had tested positive for COVID-19 amid the country's deadliest week yet in the coronavirus pandemic, which has pushed the health system of the Mexican capital to its limits. | Video

Mexican president details plan to weaken watchdogs

Jan 11 2021

MEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday laid out plans to restructure the country's freedom of information institute, along with other autonomous watchdogs and regulators, a move critics say would weaken checks on government power.

AstraZeneca set to start making 400 million COVID-19 vaccines for Latam early in 2021

Aug 13 2020

MEXICO CITY Production of 400 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine for Latin America could begin early next year, an executive for pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca Plc said on Thursday, as the region's coronavirus death toll stands at nearly 230,000.

Son of Mexican official probed over ventilator sales to government

May 04 2020

MEXICO CITY Mexico will investigate a report that a company owned by the son of a top official sold overpriced ventilators to the government during the coronavirus crisis, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday.

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