Mexico proposes reopening border with U.S. city by city depending on vaccination rates

07/07/2021

Source: Reuters

The Mexican government has proposed to the United States a staggered reopening of the shared U.S.-Mexico land border city by city depending on vaccination rates, Mexico’s foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday.

U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least July 21, the U.S. Homeland Security Department said last month, extending restrictions that were put in place last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mexico Pushing For Reopening Of California-Baja California Border

06/29/2021

Source: Fronteras

Mexico’s president was recently in the state of Baja California, and said the recent vaccination push should open the door for loosening restrictions for crossing the border.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador praised the rapid administration of roughly 1.2 million doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine in just over a week. He also thanked the United States, which recently donated 1.35 million doses to help get all adults along Mexico’s northern border vaccinated.

“We thank them because health is a fundamental human right,” AMLO, as he is widely known, said. “We have to give each other a hand, help each other, not be selfish, not turn our backs on those suffering, those who need our support. There must be solidarity and we have to move toward that beautiful ideal of universal fraternity.”

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Disappearances rise on Mexico’s ‘highway of death’ to border

06/26/2021

Source: ABC News

As many as 50 people are missing after setting out on three-hour car trips this year between Mexico’s industrial hub of Monterrey and the border city of Nuevo Laredo on a well-traveled stretch of road local media have dubbed “the highway of death.”

Relatives say family members simply vanished. The disappearances, and last week’s shooting of 15 apparently innocent bystanders in Reynosa, suggest Mexico is returning to the dark days of the 2006-2012 drug war when cartel gunmen often targeted the general public as well as one another.

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U.S extends travel restrictions at Canada, Mexico land borders through July 21

06/20/2021

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON, June 20 (Reuters) – U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least July 21, the U.S. Homeland Security Department said on Sunday.

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Fear shakes Mexico border city after violence leaves 18 dead

06/21/2021

Source: The Associated Press

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Fear has invaded the Mexican border city of Reynosa after gunmen in vehicles killed 14 people, including taxis drivers, workers and a nursing student, and security forces responded with operations that left four suspects dead.

While this city across the border from McAllen, Texas is used to cartel violence as a key trafficking point, the 14 victims in Saturday’s attacks appeared to be what Tamaulipas Gov. Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca called “innocent citizens” rather than members of one gang killed by a rival.

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US extends Covid-19 travel restrictions with Canada and Mexico

20/06/2021

Source: CNN

The United States has extended Covid-19 restrictions on non-essential travel at land and ferry crossings with Canada and Mexico until July 21, according to a tweet from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Sunday.
“To reduce the spread of #COVID19, the United States is extending restrictions on non-essential travel at our land and ferry crossings with Canada and Mexico through July 21, while ensuring access for essential trade & travel,” DHS wrote.

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Mexico hails Harris after visit, flags more border talks

06/09/2021

Source: Reuters

Mexico’s government on Wednesday praised U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris following talks aimed at curbing undocumented immigration, and said another top Biden administration official would visit next week for more discussions.

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Here’s What Harris Will Do On Her 1st VP Trip To Guatemala And Mexico

06/07/2021

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Vice President Harris is in Guatemala City on Monday to kick off the first foreign trip of her time in office, a two-day mission aimed at trying to strengthen ties with Guatemala and Mexico to tackle tough and longstanding problems like corruption, violence and poverty — some of the issues behind the record number of migrants from Central America seeking asylum at the U.S. border in recent months.

She is traveling with some good news: the administration laid out last week how it will share its wealth of COVID-19 vaccines with countries that have struggled to get shots in arms, including Guatemala and Mexico.

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Harris Heads to Guatemala, Mexico in First Foreign Trip as US Vice President

06/06/2021

Source: Voice of America

WASHINGTON – Kamala Harris left Sunday on her first trip as U.S. vice president, visiting Guatemala and Mexico on a mission to try to figure out how to keep the people there and in Honduras and El Salvador from migrating north to the United States.

As thousands of migrants try to cross the southwestern U.S. border with Mexico, Harris is looking to reach agreements for more cooperation on border security and economic development to keep people in their home countries even as corruption in the region complicates already difficult issues.

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U.S. Sending 1 Million Coronavirus Vaccines To Mexico Border Cities, Resort Spots

06/04/2021

Source: NPR

One million Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are heading to Mexico from the U.S., with most of the shots set to service resort areas and spots along the border.

The batch of vaccines are part of the 25 million excess doses the White House announced on Thursday would be shipped to other countries around the world. Much of the vaccine distribution will be through COVAX, an international system aimed at helping vaccinate people in the world’s poorest countries.

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