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Mexico's president is the latest world leader to become infected with the coronavirus.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Andrés Manuel López Obrador Credit: David Agren (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that the symptoms are mild. Mr López Obrador, writing on Twitter, said he would continue to carry out his official duties, including holding a call with President Vladimir Putin that is set for Monday. According to local media, hours before disclosing that he had contracted the virus, Mr López Obrador, who flies commercial on all official trips, sat coach in a flight from San Luís Potosí to Mexico City reports.

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Bolsonaro and López Obrador recognized Joe Biden’s victory six weeks after election

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro and Mexico's Andrés Manuel López Obrador have both recognized Joe Biden’s victory, six weeks after Biden was elected president in the United States. Both populist leaders faced heavy criticism for their hesitation.

"Greetings to President Joe Biden with my best wishes and the hope that the US continues to be the land of the free and the home of the brave. I will be ready to work with the new government," Bolsanaro, who has been a Trump admirer, tweeted Tuesday afternoon.

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Gay conversion therapy banned by Mexico City

The regional congress of Mexi City has approved a law that outlaws and criminalizes gay conversion therapy. This includes all methods that have been used in the past to try changing the sexual orientation of a person such as electroshock therapy, psychological counseling and religious instructions.

People that still offer the practice will face up to five years in prison and even longer sentences if the practices is used on minors.

NFL moving international series games back to US stadiums
Wembley Stadium, London, before New Orleans Saints vs Miami Dolphins on 1 October, 2017
Wembley Stadium, London, before New Orleans Saints vs Miami Dolphins on 1 October, 2017 Credit: Ian Hughes (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NFL announced today it decided against holding previously scheduled regular season games in London and Mexico City during the 2020 season.

The NFL had planned to play five games abroad: One game at Mexico City's Azteca Stadium, two at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and two at Wembley Stadium.