As the new coronavirus pandemic rages on to take a heavy toll across the globe, the United States and India have registered their record daily jump in deaths and infections respectively over the past months.
Mexican security forces on Sunday captured Jose Antonio Yepez, a notorious drug gang leader and fuel thief blamed for fanning a sharp surge in violence that has severely tested the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
Gunmen killed 24 people at a drug rehabilitation facility in the central Mexican city of Irapuato, police said on Wednesday, July 1, underlining the government's challenge in fulfilling its pledge to stop gang violence.
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck southern Mexico's Pacific coast on Tuesday, killing at least six people and seriously injuring others in isolated villages, while causing damage to buildings hundreds of miles away in Mexico City.
Assailants have killed 15 inhabitants of an indigenous village in southern Mexico that has been plagued by local disputes, in one of the most brutal attacks to shake the countryside in recent years.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry welcomed the election of India, Ireland, Mexico, and Norway as the new non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.
Major oil producers have reached a partial agreement on the reduction of their production to prop up prices hammered by the coronavirus pandemic but Saudi Arabia says the final accord depends on Mexico’s consent to go along with the proposed cuts.
A coalition of 19 states is suing the Trump administration over its new diversion of $3.8 billion in defense funds to the border wall, arguing that the move is unconstitutional and ignores possible environmental impacts.
US President Donald Trump has vowed that his administration is “very strongly” considering shutting the country’s southern border with Mexico to purportedly prevent the spread of the corona virus despite detection of only three such infections in the Latin American country – much fewer than the number of cases in the US or in its northern neighbor, Canada.
A US judge has ruled in favor of refugees, held in overcrowded border detention centers under inhumane conditions, banning authorities from holding asylum seekers for more than 48 hours in a facility in the state of Arizona.