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Another World Leader Has COVID

'The symptoms are mild,' Mexico's Lopez Obrador says

(Newser) - Yet another world leader has tested positive for COVID-19. Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday that he is being treated for a "mild" case of the virus, CNN reports. "I regret to inform you that I have contracted COVID-19. The symptoms are mild, but I...

One Country Is Prepared to Offer Assange Asylum

That would be Mexico, according to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

(Newser) - Julian Assange won't be extradited to America, but he could be North America-bound. Reuters reports that in the wake of a British judge's rejection of a US request to extradite the WikiLeaks founder, Mexico announced it is ready to welcome Assange. "I’m going to ask the...

The World Has a New No. 3 in COVID Deaths

Sorry, Mexico

(Newser) - Mexico has a grisly new claim to fame: The country of 126 million has now lost 47,472 of its people to coronavirus, making it the country with the pandemic's third highest death toll. Britain previously held that spot, though it has just over half Mexico's population, but...

Police Chief Hurt in Morning Ambush in Mexico City

Omar Garcia Harfuch in stable condition, but 'there were deaths and several arrests' after shooting

(Newser) - Heavily armed gunmen attacked and wounded Mexico City's police chief in a brazen operation that left an unspecified number of dead, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said Friday. Security Secretary Omar Garcia Harfuch was being treated in a hospital but was out of danger. However, "there were deaths and several...

Mexico Rattled by President's Handshake

Andrés Manuel López Obrador traveled to El Chapo's hometown, greeted his mother

(Newser) - Mexicans may not want to imitate the behavior of their president. Just one day after the country's deputy health minister urged the population to stay at home, Andrés Manuel López Obrador traveled to Badiraguato, well known as the birthplace of El Chapo. He made his visit on...

To Cover US Deal, Mexico's President Will Sell His Plane

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador flies commercial anyway

(Newser) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador plans to fulfill a 2018 campaign promise to sell the country's presidential plane—though the estimated $150 million won't go to help poor communities as he initially stated. As the BBC reports, funds from the sale of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will...

Mexico Minister Quits After Delaying Flight for 38 Minutes

She pulled strings at national airline

(Newser) - A government minister in Mexico who pulled strings to delay a flight she was about to miss has apologized and resigned. According to the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, environment minister Josefa Gonzalez Blanco asked an Aeromexico exec she knew to delay the flight from Mexico City to...

Oil Firm Says They Were Stealing Fuel. Then, a Giant Fireball

Pipeline explosion kills 66, injures dozens in Tlahuelilpan, Mexico

(Newser) - A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up fuel spilling from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed 66 people and left 85 others missing in what was a chronicle of a tragedy foretold. It came just three weeks after new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an...

Trump: My Promise Stands, Mexico Will Pay for Wall

They'll do so through the revised NAFTA deal, says president, but details are scant

(Newser) - President Trump on Thursday revived his promise that Mexico would pay for a border wall. But this time, he linked it to the revised NAFTA deal . The morning tweet : "I often stated, 'One way or the other, Mexico is going to pay for the Wall.' This has...

New Mexican President Promises End to Secrecy

He says he'll hold press conference every day

(Newser) - Mexico's newly inaugurated president kicked off his first Monday in office with something not seen in recent history—a news conference and a pledge to hold one every working day of his six-year term to keep the people informed. Two days after taking the oath as the first leftist...

Mexico's New Prez Pledges 'Deep and Radical' Change

Lopez Obrador is first leftist in 70 years, first foreign dignitaries he greets are Pence, Ivanka

(Newser) - Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took the oath of office Saturday as Mexico's first leftist president in 70 years, reports the AP , marking a turning point in one of the world's most radical experiments in opening markets and privatization. In his first speech to Congress, Lopez Obrador pledged "...

Mexico's President-Elect: 'I Won't Betray the People'

Leftist leader wants 'friendship and respect' with the US

(Newser) - Mexico has a new president-elect —and, like many of his countrymen, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is not a big fan of President Trump. The populist leftist leader has denounced the American president as "erratic and arrogant" and published a book last year called "Oye Trump"—"...

Mexico Elects Leftist President

AMLO won in a landslide

(Newser) - Leftist populist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has claimed victory in Mexico's presidential election, calling for reconciliation after what he called a "historic day." Lopez Obrador vows that profound change is coming, but says individual and property rights will be guaranteed. He promises respect for the autonomy of...

Mexico Recount Confirms It: Pena Nieto Won

But accusations of vote-buying persist

(Newser) - The official count of Mexico's presidential election has confirmed the victory of Enrique Pena Nieto, the candidate seeking to return the former autocratic ruling party to power after a 12-year hiatus. The Federal Electoral Institute reported late yesterday that with nearly 100% of the ballot boxes counted—and about...

Recount Ordered in Mexico

More than half of presidential election ballots to be reopened

(Newser) - Enrique Peña Nieto's victory in Mexico's presidential election is looking a lot murkier than it did over the weekend. The country's election authority has ordered 78,012 ballot boxes—54.5% of the total—to be reopened and recounted. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who came in...

Mexicans Protest Election 'Irregularities'

Obrador refuses to concede after 'dirty election'

(Newser) - History is repeating itself in the wake of Mexico's presidential election. Just like in 2006, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the leftist Democratic Revolution Party is refusing to concede defeat after a closer-than-expected result, reports CNN . He says the "election was plagued by irregularities before, during, and after...

Old Guard Wins in Mexico

Enrique Pena Nieto of Institutional Revolutionary Party new president

(Newser) - Opposition presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto has won the Mexican election—along with several other members of his Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). "It is a resounding triumph," Peña Nieto's campaign manager declared, adding that he was hopeful the PRI would also have a majority in...

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