The U.S. Department of Homeland Security officially terminates the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" policy, which mandated that all asylum seekers from Central America were to wait in Mexico pending their court cases. However, a health order from March 2020 allowing for border authorities to send migrants back for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic remains in place.
The Health Ministry reported a record jump of 2,789 deaths and 28,115 cases in Mexico, far surpassing the previous record of 1,092 deaths and 9,556 cases. The government said the record was due to a change of methodology which includes additional cases that were not reported from June.
Carbon emissions from energy use reached a record level in 2010, up 5% from the previous record in 2008, according to the International Energy Agency, which said it was a "serious setback" to limit global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 F), set at the U.N. climate change talks in Cancun, Mexico, last year.