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The strange story of Mexico's presidential plane lottery

(CNN) Sixteen immaculately dressed children walked onstage Tuesday in Mexico's National Lottery building, a few yelling the day's winning numbers in a distinct staccato. The Shouting Children of the National Lottery are a tradition in Mexico. But this was a lottery like nothing the country has ever seen -- the short story behind it involves nearly a decade's worth of allegations of corruption, a $218 million plane, a politician who tries and fails to sell that plane, and of course...
By Karol Suarez
CNN

Mexico reports more than 4,000 new coronavirus cases

Mexico’s Health Ministry reported 4,129 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 595,841. The ministry also reported 339 new deaths for a total of 64,158. Mexico has recorded the fourth-highest number of total coronavirus cases in Latin America, behind Brazil, Peru and Colombia, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
By Karol Suarez
CNN

More than 1,300 healthcare workers have died from Covid-19 in Mexico

More than 1,300 healthcare workers have died from coronavirus in Mexico since the start of the pandemic, the country's Health Ministry reported on Tuesday. The ministry also reported 4,916 new Covid-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the total number confirmed in the country to 568,621. A further 650 fatalities were also confirmed, taking the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in the country to 61,450, including 1,320 healthcare workers.
By Karol Suarez
CNN

How Mexico hopes to fight education gap during remote learning - Video

More than 30 million students in Mexico will restart classes with all schooling virtual. Although nearly half of the country's homes don't have internet connection, about 93 percent have television. CNN's Matt Rivers reports on how Mexico's government hopes to reach all children.Source: CNN
By Karol Suarez
CNN

Mexico's solution to the Covid-19 educational crisis: Put school on TV

Mexico City (CNN) The Jiménez family have their morning routine down to a science. Or at least, they used to. Get up early, shower, and sit at the table for a quick desayuno of bread with jam, some cookies, and either coffee or tea for the grownups. "I miss this, the waking up routine, always in a rush," said Mariana Yoko Jiménez Arzate, resident mom and conductor of this early morning orchestra, knowing that this year will be different. The normal post-breakfast step is a mad dash to school a few blocks away. But the 2020 version of that dash will end just 10 feet away, in the living room of the apartment in Mexico City's Moctezuma neighborhood. That's where both Jiménez kids will do most of their learning this semester -- by watching TV. "It's good we're still having class," said Mariana's 12-year-old daughter Giselle. "But I'm sad because I was going to start high school and meet new people."
By Karol Suarez
CNN

Mexico reports nearly 6,000 new coronavirus cases

Mexico recorded 5,928 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, taking the total number of infections in the country to 549,734. The Mexico health ministry also reported 504 new coronavirus-related deaths -- taking its total death toll to 59,610. Some context: Mexico has the third-highest number of coronavirus deaths in the world, behind only the US and Brazil, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU). In terms of coronavirus cases, Mexico is ranked third in Latin America, behind Brazil and Peru, according to JHU.
By Karol Suarez
CNN

Mexico reports more than 5,700 new Covid-19 cases

Mexico recorded 5,792 new cases of Covid-19 and 707 new deaths on Wednesday, according to the Health Ministry. The total number of confirmed infections in the country now stands at 537,031, with 58,481 deaths. Mexico has reported the third-highest number of deaths in the world from coronavirus, following the United States and Brazil, according to Johns Hopkins University. Only Brazil and Peru have recorded more Covid-19 cases than Mexico in Latin America, according to JHU.
By Karol Suarez
CNN

Mexico reports more than 3,500 new Covid-19 cases

Mexico recorded 3,571 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of infections confirmed in the country to 525,733. The Mexican Health Ministry also recorded 266 new fatalities, raising the death toll to 57,023. Only the United States and Brazil have recorded more coronavirus deaths than Mexico, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
By Karol Suarez
CNN

Mexico and Argentina to produce up to 250 million doses of potential Covid-19 vaccine

Mexico and Argentina will produce “between 150 and 250 million doses” of a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca, Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard announced on Twitter on Wednesday. Ebrard said financing for the drug's production will be provided by the Carlos Slim Foundation, a Mexico-based nonprofit founded by billionaire Carlos Slim. “Presidents of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and Argentina's Alberto Fernández have promoted this agreement. We thank AstraZeneca for the dedication and interest in producing a vaccine for Latin America and the Caribbean,” Ebrard said. “Big and great news for Mexico.” Further details will be announced on Thursday, Ebrard added. Race to find a vaccine: There are 28 coronavirus vaccines in human trials around the world, according to the World Health Organization. Six pharmaceutical companies, including AstraZeneca, have reached deals with the US government to develop a Covid-19 vaccine as part of a federal push to curb the pandemic. The US Food and Drug Administration has previously said it would only approve a vaccine if it meets a 50% efficacy requirement. Russia raised eyebrows on Tuesday when it announced the world's first approved coronavirus vaccine for public use.
By Karol Suarez
CNN

Mexico will start phase 3 trials of vaccines from US and Chinese companies

Mexico has agreements with two Chinese companies and one American company for vaccine trials, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said during Tuesday morning’s news conference. Mexico will be participating in trials of vaccines being developed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals (owned by Johnson & Johnson) and Chinese companies Cansino Biologics Inc and Walvax Biotechnology Co Ltd, bringing the number of vaccine trials in the country to four. "We have agreements with three different companies, one from the US and two from China; it's called a memorandum of understanding, the goal is that the protocols for phase three will take place in Mexico. After this announcement, Mexico will participate in four protocols from September to January," Ebrard said. In July, Ebrard announced Mexico will participate in phase three of a Covid-19 vaccine trial from the French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Pasteur's Mexico branch
By Karol Suarez
CNN

Mexico surpasses 475,000 coronavirus cases as death toll rises

Mexico’s Health Ministry reported 6,495 new Covid-19 cases Saturday, bringing the country’s total number of cases to 475,902. The Health Ministry also announced 695 new deaths. The country’s death toll is now at least 52,006. Mexico has the world's 6th highest total number of confirmed cases and the 3rd highest total number of deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University's tally.
By Karol Suarez
CNN

Mexico reports more than 6,000 new cases in one day, as President calls for moment of silence

Mexico's Health Ministry reported 6,139 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the country's total number of cases to 456,100. The ministry also registered 829 new fatalities, raising the death toll to 49,698. Earlier on Wednesday, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced a minute of silence for Covid-19 victims, that will take place every day at noon across government offices and Armed Forces facilities in the country. Mexico has recorded the world's sixth highest total number of confirmed cases and third highest total number of deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
By Karol Suarez
CNN

Mexico arrests 'The Sledgehammer,' alleged Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel chief

Federal and state authorities arrested Yépez Ortiz in the central state of Guanajuato, according to a joint statement released by the Guanajuato government and Mexico's Secretariat of Public Security. At least five other people were detained in the joint operation, and a businesswoman who had been kidnapped was rescued, the statement said.
By Karol Suarez
CNN

Mexico schools will begin year with remote learning

The 2020-2021 school year will begin with remote learning on Aug. 24, according to Mexico’s Education Minister Esteban Moctezuma at Monday’s presidential briefing. “We all want to return to the schools with our friends and teachers that we miss; however, the health risk remains high,” Moctezuma added. He said in-person classes in Mexico will start when the national traffic light monitoring system based on the coronavirus transmission rate are “at the green level.”
By Karol Suarez
CNN

Mexico reports more than 8,400 new coronavirus cases

Mexico recorded a new daily record of 8,458 new coronavirus cases on Friday bringing the total number of infections to 424,637, its health ministry announced. The ministry also recorded 688 new coronavirus related deaths, raising the total death toll to 46,688. Mexico surpassed the United Kingdom's total number of coronavirus deaths, becoming the country with third highest number of Covid-19 fatalities globally, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
By Karol Suarez
CNN

Mexico's president is convinced nation's economy will recover despite 17.3% GDP decline

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he is convinced his country's economy will recover despite its GDP falling by 17.3% during the second quarter of 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report released by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) on Thursday. During the presidential daily briefing on Thursday, López Obrador said they "expected these figures because they measure April, May, and June, the worst months."
By Karol Suarez
CNN

Mexico will take part in French pharmaceutical giant's phase 3 coronavirus vaccine trial

Mexico will participate in the phase 3 trial of a Covid-19 vaccine from the French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Pasteur's Mexico branch, according to Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard. "Sanofi-Pasteur announces the incorporation of Mexico in phase 3 of the protocol for the Covid-19 vaccine trial," Ebrard said in a tweet Thursday. "Tests will be conducted in our country, and we will have early access to the resulted vaccine," he added. "I thank France for the support to make it happen. Good news." Sanofi's Mexico branch confirmed to CNN that Mexico would be a part of its phase 3 trial. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said further details would be provided later.
By Karol Suarez
CNN