December 2020


Leidy Pech and her companions were determined to rescue the traditional practices of honey production. In 2015, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that the government must consult indigenous communities before planting Modified soybeans, but people continued to break the law. It was 2years later, and Because of the persistence of lady Pech, that Mexico’s government revoked Monsanto’s permit. This decision marks the first time that the Mexican government has taken legal action to protect communities and the environment from modified crops. The Case rested on the fact that neither the government nor Monsanto consulted indigenous communities before approving the permits.

Mexico’s Health Under Secretary, Hugo López-Gatell said the vaccination process could be accelerated as more approved vaccines arrive from other sources. That’s why This week Mexico plans to sign a deal to purchase 35 million doses from China.  Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has announced there will be 150 private hospital beds available to achieve the goal of saving lives. At the same time, the head of the World Health Organization has urged Mexico’s government to be serious about addressing the pandemic.

The number of coronavirus patients in public hospitals reached a new peak as the pandemic worsens in many states around the country. Finding an available bed in the Mexico City area is becoming increasingly difficult as coronavirus case numbers in the capital and surrounding metropolitan zone trend sharply upwards. Hospitalizations decreased earlier in the year, authorities were able to give medical personnel an additional day off per week but that is no longer possible. Workers are being provided with psychological support to help them deal with the situation, the health minister said.