Mexico

Mexico's coronavirus death toll becomes world's third highest

It has now suffered at least 46,688 deaths during the pandemic, with a total of 424,637 infections.

Previously the United Kingdom had the third highest toll, and registered 46,204 deaths as of Friday.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned the effects of the pandemic will be felt "for decades to come".

In Mexico, local authorities have previously said they believe the real number of infections is likely to be significantly higher than those reported.

Woman snaps selfie with black bear in hair-raisingly close encounter in Mexico

In a video shared to social media, the black bear can be seen rearing up on its hind legs and getting a little too close for comfort to the woman, who calmly fires off a selfie as if the bear is nothing more than a hiking companion. The bear continues to sniff the woman, who appears to be on a trail with a friend, before eventually losing interest.

According to TMZ, the encounter happened on Saturday (local time) at the Chipinque Ecological Park in Mexico.

Newborn Mexican triplets test positive in 'unprecedented' case

Medical experts are investigating whether the disease could have been passed on through the mother's placenta during pregnancy.

Two of the babies, one boy and one girl, are in a stable condition in a hospital in San Luis Potosí state.

But the second boy is receiving treatment for a respiratory condition.

A spokesperson for the state's Health Safety Committee said contagion in multiple births had not been detected anywhere globally and so the case would be investigated.

Mexico receives ventilator shipment from US

The 211 machines were purchased from a US firm following an informal agreement between the neighbouring nations' leaders in mid-April.

Last week, several hospitals in Mexico City said they were turning patients away because of a lack of equipment.

President Trump has previously called the US "the king of ventilators".

In early April, President Trump said that the US would have 110,000 ventilators by the end of June.

He also said at the time that some of the machines could go to countries that were "desperate" for the machines.

     

Mexico bar attack leaves 25 dead

Another 11 were badly injured in the blaze in the Caballo Blanco (White Horse) bar in Coatzacoalcos, a port city in Veracruz, on Tuesday night.

Survivors said men believed to be gangsters blocked the exits before setting the venue on fire.

Mexican media reported that the bar was peppered with gunfire and Molotov cocktails were thrown inside.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the attack was "shameful", and that an investigation would look into how some of the suspects had recently been freed from custody.

Mexico issues warning over 'extremely dangerous' storm

Willa is expected to make landfall on Mexico's south-western coast on Tuesday and is "potentially catastrophic", the National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned.

Currently a Category Four - out of five - storm, it threatens to bring torrential rains and major flooding.

Earlier this month areas of the US were devastated by Hurricane Michael, which left at least 27 people dead.

Willa is expected to deliver rainfall of up to 46cm (18in) along parts of south-west Mexico, the NHC said on Monday, as it reported that the storm was carrying winds of 250km/h (155mph).

Mexico 0 Chile 1

In his first appearance for Chile since March, Sanchez enjoyed some good moments in Santiago de Queretaro.

But while he was unable to provide the goals coach Reinaldo Rueda wanted, he helped set up Nicolas Castillo's 89th-minute winner for Chile.

Castillo capitalised on a parry by Mexico goalkeeper Hugo Gonzalez to score just his second international goal.

Mexico made a bright start before Chile almost took the lead after a quarter of an hour, Mauricio Isla firing wide from inside the area after an Arturo Vidal pass.

Mexico trailer storing corpses angers residents

Authorities said on Monday they were trying to relocate the container, which was rented after mortuaries in the city of Guadalajara became full.

"We have a lot of children in this neighbourhood... it could make us all sick," resident José Luis Tovar said.

Laws in Mexico prevent the cremation of bodies linked to violent crime.

Local authorities said they were looking for a longer-term solution to store the bodies following a recent wave of violence.

Airliner crashes in Durango after take-off in Mexico

Aeroméxico flight AM2431 was flying from Guadalupe Victoria International Airport to Mexico City.

Local media report the crash happened five minutes after take-off, and that passengers were seen walking to a nearby road to seek help.

Durango state governor José Aispuro wrote on Twitter that there were no official figures on casualties.

Aeroméxico also wrote on Twitter, saying that it was working to get more information.

Emergency services are already at the scene, with footage showing smoke billowing from the aircraft.

The plane was an Embraer 190.

Brazil 2 Mexico 0

Tite's men are yet to hit full stride at Russia 2018, and on this evidence they still have more to come, but Neymar's 51st-minute goal and Firmino's tap-in after coming off the bench meant the tournament favourites progressed with relative comfort in the end, and avoided the early exit that has already befallen the likes of Spain, Germany and Argentina.

Mexico were the dominant force in the opening 20 minutes in Samara, but they were unable to make their superiority count and eventually allowed their muted opponents to scrap their way into the game.