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Mexico suspends relations with Ecuador after arrest of ex-VP

Mexico suspends relations with Ecuador after arrest of ex-VP

ECUADOREAN authorities arrested former Vice President Jorge Glas, seizing him from the Mexican embassy and prompting Mexico to suspend bilateral relations. Glas, convicted twice for corruption, had been holed up in the embassy in Quito since seeking political asylum in December, a request Mexico granted earlier on Friday. Police forcefully entered Mexico's embassy in Quito before making the arrest, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador posted on X. The Ecuadorean president's office said in a statement it had arrested Glas, who was vice president under the leftist government of Rafael Correa between 2013 and 2017. There was a heavy military…
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At least 39 dead in fire at Mexico migrant center near U.S. border

At least 39 dead in fire at Mexico migrant center near U.S. border

JOSE LUIS GONZALEZ AT least 39 migrants from Central and South America died after a fire broke out late on Monday at a migrant detention centre in the Mexican northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, apparently caused by a protest over deportations, officials said. Twenty-eight of the dead at the centre were Guatemalans, Guatemala's national migration institute said. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said authorities believed the blaze in the city opposite El Paso, Texas, broke out at 9:30 p.m. local time as some migrants set fire to mattresses in protest after discovering they would be deported. "They didn't…
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“No presents:” Mexicans asked to curb Christmas plans to control pandemic

“No presents:” Mexicans asked to curb Christmas plans to control pandemic

PRESIDENT Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has asked Mexicans to cancel year-end travel plans, curb their movement and even stop giving Christmas presents amid rising coronavirus case numbers in the country. Lopez Obrador also announced more hospital beds as well as extra medical equipment and staff to help in the fight to curb the pandemic. Case numbers have been rising noticeably over the past two weeks in Mexico, with some of the highest figures so far for new daily cases. The Latin American nation has recorded 1,144,643 Covid-19 cases and 108,173 confirmed deaths, the fourth biggest coronavirus toll in the world.…
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Mexico promises answers after metro train collapse kills 23

Mexico promises answers after metro train collapse kills 23

DIANA BETH SOLOMON and SHARAY ANGULO MEXICO will find out who was responsible for the overpass collapse that killed at least 23 people and injured dozens more when a train on Mexico City's newest metro line plunged onto a busy road below, the government has promised. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said the investigation should be done quickly and that nothing should be hidden from the public. "There's no impunity for anyone," he told a news conference. The crash has raised questions about safety on one of the world's busiest metro systems, which spreads across an urban sprawl home…
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