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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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Renounced Japanese Dancer Maintains Early Butoh Tradition

By MELISSA T. CASTRO Mexico’s Guillermina Bravo Dance Theater is slated to host a one-night-only performance of renowned Japanese dancer and choreographer Yumiko Yoshioka, a member of the first generation of Butoh dancers, on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. Yoshioka will perform “Before the Dawn,” a scenic introspection on human transformation. Butoh, also known as the Japanese Dance of

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Queen Elizabeth’s Other Scottish Residence

By MELISSA T. CASTRO EDINBURGH, Scotland — Originally founded as a monastery in 1128 AD, today the Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence of the Queen in Scotland. Set against a stunning backdrop of Arthur’s Seat, and on the opposite end of Edinburgh Castle via The Royal Mile, this is a must-see on any trip to Edinburgh. Holyroodhouse has

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