MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s health ministry on Tuesday reported 5,681 new cases of coronavirus infection and 741 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 231,770 cases and 28,510 deaths. With the additional deaths, Mexico’s coronavirus toll exceeded Spain’s total number of fatalities from the virus, which on Wednesday was 28,363, according to a tally."Mexico coronavirus death toll hits 28,510, exceeding Spain: Reuters tally"
MEXICO CITY – Mexican labor attorney and independent union leader Susana Prieto was released from jail on Wednesday after her arrest nearly a month ago on charges of inciting violence at a workers protest, state prosecutors said. A judge’s order for her release came hours after the July 1 start of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal, according a statement from the attorney general’s office of the northern border state of Tamaulipas. Prieto’s release…"Mexican labor activist released from jail as trade deal takes effect"
MEXICO CITY – Support for Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador slipped to a new low in June as discontent mounted over his management of the economy and security, two years after he won office, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday. According to the June survey of 820 respondents by Mexican newspaper El Financiero, the leftist leader’s approval rating slipped to a low of 56% from 60% in May. That was well down from a…"Backing for Mexico president hits new low, two years after election: poll"
MEXICO CITY – Mexican airline Aeromexico will offer fewer flights and have fewer planes in the short term as it begins a Chapter 11 restructuring process, Chief Executive Andres Conesa said on Wednesday, after shares plummeted to record lows. Shares in Aeromexico fell another 28.5% on Wednesday, after plunging as much as 65.7% after it said late on Tuesday it had begun Chapter 11 proceedings. Mexico’s stock exchange briefly suspended trading in the shares. Aeromexico…"Aeromexico CEO says company must ‘transform’ as shares sink after bankruptcy filing"
MEXICO CITY – A top Mexican exporters’ group on Wednesday urged the government not to spook foreign investors after a number of disputes erupted over major projects in the run-up to the start of a new North American trade deal. Wednesday marked the entry into force of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which replaces the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) at a time of growing commercial tension within the continent. President Andres Manuel…"Mexico exporters urge government to respect foreign investors under new trade deal"
MEXICO CITY – Mexican first lady Beatriz Gutierrez sparked an uproar on social media on Wednesday with a Twitter comment widely viewed as insensitive when she swatted away a question about what she was doing to help parents of children with cancer. Gutierrez published a celebratory post on the two-year anniversary of the election victory of her husband President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in July 2018. Responding to her post, Twitter user Jose David Guerra…"Mexico’s first lady stirs Twitter storm with comment on kids with cancer"
WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will meet with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the White House on July 8."Trump to host Mexican president at White House on July 8"
MEXICO CITY – Mexican airline Aeromexico will offer fewer flights and have fewer planes in the short term following the start of a Chapter 11 restructuring process, the firm’s chief executive Andres Conesa said on Wednesday. Speaking on Mexican radio, Conesa said that Aeromexico’s business model is valid but that adjusting the company’s size is necessary. The fact that 30% of its fleet is self-owned will help the carrier obtain liquidity, he added."Aeromexico to cut flights in short term due to Chapter 11 process: CEO"
MEXICO CITY – When President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador won office with the biggest popular mandate since Mexico’s transition to democracy, he pledged to transform the country from the bottom up, putting the poor first. Two years on, recession, rows with business and the coronavirus pandemic have jeopardized that ambition. Millions of people have lost their jobs and his response to the crisis has drawn criticism. Lopez Obrador was elected in July 2018 with 53%…"Coronavirus slump threatens Mexican president’s crusade on poverty"
MEXICO CITY – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will hold bilateral talks in Washington with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on July 8 as part of a trip to mark a new North American trade deal, Mexico’s foreign minister said on Wednesday. Mexico’s government proposed the two-day talks in Washington to celebrate the July 1 start of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which is replacing the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Trilateral…"Mexican president to hold bilateral Trump talks on July 8"