Mexico says it will organize to remove nationals from Ukraine

Date: February 25, 2022

Source: Rivera Maya News

Mexico City, Mexico — Mexico is planning to remove 50 families from the Ukraine of Kiev and Odessa. A group of 50 Mexicans in Ukraine has expressed interest in leaving the country for which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has replied.

The Mexican ambassador in that country, Olga Beatriz García Guillén, says Mexico will organize a caravan heading to the border region with Poland to evacuate those who want to leave.

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Mexican president, ex-Labour leader Corbyn trade plaudits at news conference


Source: Reuters

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador hosted former British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn at his morning news conference on Monday, praising the veteran socialist and receiving warm words from the Englishman in return.

Lopez Obrador, a fellow leftist, has for several years maintained a friendship with Corbyn, who attended the news conference with Laura Alvarez, his Mexican wife.


Mexico sends rescue mission to Peru in face of conservative threat


Source: Mexico News Daily

President López Obrador has dispatched a delegation to Peru to assist that country’s president as he faces attempts by the conservative opposition to remove him from office.

A delegation led by Finance Minister Rogelio Ramírez de la O traveled to Lima last Wednesday to support and provide advice to the government of leftist President Pedro Castillo, a former primary school teacher and union leader who took office in July.


Mexico joins Artemis Accords

Source: Space News


WASHINGTON — The government of Mexico announced Dec. 9 that it is signing the U.S.-led Artemis Accords outlining best practices for space exploration.

Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon, Mexico’s secretary of foreign relations, announced that Mexico would become the fourteenth country to sign the Artemis Accords, a document addressing various issues regarding safe and sustainable space exploration, many of which are directly tied to the Outer Space Treaty and other international accords.


Call to do more to prevent arms trafficking, a ‘defining factor’ in undermining peace 


Source: UN News

Robin Geiss said that that diversion and trafficking of arms “destabilizes communities and exacerbates situations of insecurity, including by committing serious violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law, as well as violence against women and children in various contexts”.  

The Council met under the chairmanship of Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard as one of the signature events of Mexico’s November presidency.  


Biden Plans to Host Trudeau, AMLO at White House Summit Nov. 18


Source: Bloomberg

President Joe Biden will host a summit on Nov. 18 with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the White House announced.

During the summit, the countries “will reaffirm their strong ties and integration while also charting a new path for collaboration on ending the Covid-19 pandemic and advancing health security; competitiveness and equitable growth, to include climate change; and a regional vision for migration,” according to a White House statement.


Mexican leader: Richest in world should pay to help poorest


Source: ABC News

Mexico’s president warned Tuesday that the world is sliding from “civilization to barbarity” and called for the thousand richest people, the thousand largest private corporations and the 20 major economies to improve life for the 750 million people now existing on less than $2 dollars a day.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador told the U.N. Security Council that this proposal could generate around $1 trillion annually, which should go directly to the world’s poorest people “without any intermediaries, through a card or personalized electronic wallet.”


Cuba lashes out after young baseball players defect in Mexico


Source: CNN

Cuba’s state media on Sunday lashed out after nearly a dozen Cuban baseball players defected in Mexico — believed to be one of the country’s largest and most embarrassing known incidents of mass defection in years.

Eleven young baseball players defected from the national team during a tournament for players under the age of 23, which began last month. The remaining Cuban players on the team are due to return to the communist-run island on Monday.


Madrid leader takes issue with pope’s apology for ‘painful errors’ in Mexico


Source: The Guardian

The rightwing president of the Madrid region has taken issue with the pope’s recent apology for the church’s “very painful errors” in Mexico, and said Spanish conquistadors brought Catholicism, civilisation and freedom to Latin America.

Isabel Díaz Ayuso, touted as a possible future leader of Spain’s conservative People’s party, has a history of provocative pronouncements.


Mexico receives more fleeing Afghan journalists, families


Source: Reuters

Mexico received 86 media workers and their family members from Afghanistan on Sunday, the government said, as more people flee the country after the Taliban militant group’s takeover earlier this month.

Most of the people who arrived with the latest flight worked for The Wall Street Journal in Afghanistan, the government said in a statement.