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UPDATE 3-U.S. and Mexican presidents talk migration, coronavirus after nagging tensions
MEXICO CITY, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden discussed migration, the COVID-19 pandemic and bilateral cooperation on Friday during their first phone call since the American assumed the presidency this week.
Mexico reports 21,007 new coronavirus cases, 1,440 more deaths
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Health Ministry on Friday reported 21,007 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 1,440 additional fatalities, bringing the country's total to 1,732,290 cases and 147,614 deaths.
Mexican president, Biden discuss migration, coronavirus, development
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he discussed migration, the coronavirus pandemic and cooperation on development during a phone call with U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday afternoon.
Delivery apps in Mexico make temporary cut to fees as restaurants struggle
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Delivery apps Uber Eats and Rappi have temporarily reduced their fees for restaurants in Mexico, the companies said on Friday, under pressure from industry groups to lessen the burden for eateries hammered by tighter coronavirus restrictions.
Panama detects first case of South Africa COVID-19 variant - health ministry
PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panama has registered its first case of a COVID-19 variant matching a strain of the virus detected in South Africa, the Central American country's health ministry said on Friday.
Mexico backs request by auto firms for more time to meet USMCA rules
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government said on Friday it has approved a request by 12 automotive companies for additional time to meet new regional content requirements under the North American trade agreement that came into force in July.
Walmart expands vaccinations in boost to U.S. COVID-19 program
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walmart Inc said it is preparing to offer COVID-19 vaccinations in seven more states, as well as in Chicago and Puerto Rico, this week and next, expanding beyond the two states where its pharmacists are offering inoculations.
Exclusive: Brazil's Vale, state government $2 billion apart on disaster settlement, source says
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian miner Vale SA and state authorities narrowed their gap in a potential settlement deal over the Brumadinho mining disaster to 11 billion reais ($2 billion) before talks fell apart, a person close to the negotiations told Reuters on Friday.
UPDATE 4-Mexico calls for internal DEA probe of 'fabricated' case against minister
MEXICO CITY, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Mexico's president said on Friday the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration should carry out an internal investigation into the conduct of its case against a former defense minister, putting further strain on bilateral ties with the new Biden administration.
Venezuelan opposition says Maduro government violated COVID response agreement
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition accused President Nicolas Maduro's government on Friday of unilaterally changing the destination of medication and equipment provided by the Pan American Health Organization, in a "clear violation" of an agreement to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
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