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Mexican Social Security Institute Director’s Resignations Stirs up Political Hornet’s Nest

By RICARDO CASTILLO In what constituted the first internal rupture of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) administration, Senator Germán Martínez Cázares, director of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), turned in his resignation on Tuesday, May 21, after denouncing “pernicious interference” from Treasury Secretariat (Hacienda) officials, apparently acting on orders from Treasury Secretary Carlos Urzúa. Martínez Cázares read

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Health Secretariat Walks Back Decision to Suspend Infant Screening (But Hospitals Say They Don’t Have Tests)

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF     After a barrage of media reports and a flood of public condemnation, Mexican Health Secretary (SSA) Jorge Alcocer Varela on Saturday, March 30, seemed to walk back (at least in words, if not in practice) a decision one day earlier to suspend neonatal testing at public hospitals across the country. In a SSA statement

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Mexican Government Suspends Crucial Newborn Testing

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF     So-called populist Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) may be ready to plow up to 107 billion pesos in life support for the desperately moribund state-run oil giant Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex, which with financial obligations of more than $106 billion, is the world’s most-indebted oil company), but he doesn’t seem to have the

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AMLO Announces Expanded Basic Foods Basket

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF     Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) announced a new and expanded basket of basic food items on Tuesday, Jan. 29. The new basic food basket, considered essential for all Mexicans, contains 40 products, nearly double the 23 items in the previous basket. In addition to beef, chicken, pork, bread, eggs, and fresh and

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The Pros and Cons of Legalizing Marijuana in Mexico

By JULIA CASTILLO     The legalization of marijuana and some juridical actions to decriminalize possession, consumption and harvesting is the big topic of the day in Mexico. Already, some of the first steps towards legalization of the drug for recreational use have been taken. This led me to think about how weed, which is currently largely consumed in Mexico, even if it is still

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