Author Archives: Melissa T. Castro

Electric Car Fleets Still a Pipe Dream in Mexico

By MELISSA T. CASTRO Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has repeatedly touted promises that at least 50 percent of Mexico’s automotive factories will be rolling out electric cars by the year 2030. But General Motors’ (GM) Mexico head Francisco Garza is looking at a far more conservative figure, foreseeing just 15 percent of the vehicles produced in the

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Mexico Approves Use of Second Cuban-Made Covid Vaccine

By MELISSA T. CASTRO Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris), announced late Saturday, Nov. 19, that the Cuban-made Soberana vaccine has been approved for nationwide use against covid-19. The Soberana vaccine, uses a conjugate of the receptor-binding “S” protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus recombined with a tetanus toxoid. Mexican Undersecretary of Public Health Hugo López-Gatell had

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