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UNOPS Receives Award for Work in Mexico amid Lengthy Delivery Delays

By KELIN DILLON Despite more than a year and a half of reports surrounding the United Nations Office for Project Services’ (UNOPS) failure to deliver life-saving drugs to Mexico in a timely manner, drug shortages and cost overruns, the UNOPS in Mexico was awarded the the United Nations Global Procurement Award – the highest award available in the sector –

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Mexico’s UN Envoy Condemns Russia, AMLO Remains ‘Neutral’

By MARK LORENZANA Mexican Ambassador to the United Nations Juan Ramón de la Fuente on Monday, Oct. 10, criticized the annexation by Russia of four Ukrainian territories, and branded the act as illegal. De la Fuente likewise announced that Mexico will vote in favor of a draft resolution in the UN General Assembly condemning Russia for annexing the four Ukrainian

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COVAX to Send Mexico 10 Million Covid Vaccines after Threat of Lawsuit

By MARK LORENZANA The Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) will send 10 million Pfizer doses for children to Mexico, after President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) threatened to file a lawsuit against the United Nations-backed alliance, which owes the country $75 million worth of vaccines. According to Mexican Undersecretary of Public Health Hugo López-Gatell, speaking at López Obrador’s daily press

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CompraNet Website Suspension Opens Door to More Corruption

By MARK LORENZANA Anticorruption and transparency groups, business and political organizations, journalists and concerned individuals in Mexico have all called on the government of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) to restore the public-information system CompraNet, which has been “temporarily suspended” since Friday, July 15. CompraNet is an information system in Mexico through which citizens can openly search about

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As Violence Rate Declines across Latin America, Mexico’s Continues to Rise

By KELIN DILLON According to a new report released by the Small Arms Survey, an organization based out of Geneva with a specialization in tracking violent deaths around the world, Mexico is the only nation in Latin America that’s regressed in its pursuit of peacefulness, growing from 10.7 murders per 100,000 inhabitants in 2004 to more than triple that –

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Nonprofit Group Hopes to Steer Investment to Latin America

PUBLIFIX BOGOTA, Colombia — Between Sunday, April 24, and Wednesday, April 27, the nonprofit Latimpacto is slated to host its first international conference in Cartagena, Colombia, to explore ways to jumpstart fresh investment in Latin America and the Caribbean. The multinational forum is aimed at bringing  together the most relevant actors in impact generation, including corporations, investment funds, grantmaking foundations,

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