US to send additional vaccine doses to Mexico

08/09/2021

Source: The Hill

The United States will send additional COVID-19 vaccine doses to Mexico, the White House said Monday, after the Mexican government said it would ask for millions more shots to combat a surge in cases.

Vice President Kamala Harris spoke by phone with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The two leaders discussed the flow of migrants coming across the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as the pandemic, according to a readout of the call.

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State Department lowers dozens of countries from ‘Do Not Travel’ to ‘Reconsider Travel’ status

06/08/2021

Source: The Washington Post

A month and a half after warning Americans not to travel to most of the world, the U.S. State Department is easing travel advisories for dozens of countries — at least a little.

The department on Tuesday said that it was taking 58 countries and territories out of the Level 4, or “Do Not Travel,” category and designating them as Level 3, or “Reconsider Travel,” destinations. Another 27 places were moved to the first two levels, where travelers are urged to exercise increased caution or exercise normal precautions.

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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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AMLO urges US not to downgrade Mexico’s air safety rating

05/24/2021

Source: Aljazeera

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) said on Monday that United States authorities should not downgrade Mexico’s air safety designation, arguing that his country is complying with all the relevant norms.

Reuters news agency reported on Friday that the US government is preparing to downgrade Mexico’s aviation safety rating, a move that would bar Mexican carriers from adding new US flights and limit airlines’ ability to carry out marketing agreements.

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The US and Mexico aren’t on ‘the same page’ about cartels, and now thousands of people are fleeing to the US

05/21/2021

Source: Yahoo! News

Michoacan, MEXICO – Since the arrest of former Mexican Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda on US soil last year, the two countries’ efforts to coordinate a security agenda have failed, leaving thousands more vulnerable to ruthless Mexican criminal organizations.

On October 15, at the request of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Cienfuegos was arrested as he arrived at Los Angeles International Airport. The retired general was accused of working for the Beltran-Leyva trafficking organization.

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U.S. prepares to downgrade Mexico air safety rating

05/22/2021

The U.S. government is preparing to downgrade Mexico’s aviation safety rating, a move that would bar Mexican carriers from adding new U.S. flights and limit airlines’ ability to carry out marketing agreements, four sources briefed on the matter said.

The Federal Aviation Administration’s planned move is expected be announced in the coming days and follows a lengthy review of Mexico’s aviation oversight by the agency.

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AMLO Says Mexico Not Canceling Contracts Amid Fight With Goldman

05/21/2021

Source: Bloomberg

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said his country isn’t in the business of canceling contracts with private companies even as he shied away from directly addressing a battle between Mexico’s state-owned power company and Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

“We’re recognizing the contracts in all cases. I don’t have details about this operation. I’ll get information and I’ll provide it here, but they’re not canceling the contracts,” Lopez Obrador said, discussing the issue publicly for the first time. He spoke about the dispute between the utility he’s championed and the U.S. bank during a press conference Friday.

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