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Mexico Negotiates Reopening Borders For Some Workers And Industries
Business groups and the U.S. government have been pressuring the Mexican president to allow certain industries to operate again during the pandemic, while opening the border for some workers. And Mexico’s president says an agreement is coming.
April 23, 2020
Washington And Private Sectors Push Mexico To Open Industries
While some states in the U.S. plan to reopen businesses closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Mexican government is being pushed to allow certain industries to operate again — and part of that pressure is coming from Washington.
April 21, 2020
Mexican Students Design Practical, Inexpensive Ventilators To Face Pandemic
A shortage of ventilators has become a primary problem worldwide to help coronavirus patients with serious lung complications. But a college project developed in northern Mexico might be the solution.
April 13, 2020
Mexico Prepares For Its Holy Week Holiday — Without Having One
One of the most important tourism seasons in Mexico is the Holy Week holiday, an equivalent to spring break but based on the Catholic calendar. But this year, Mexicans will have to celebrate at home, as the coronavirus pandemic spreads.
April 10, 2020
Pandemic Brings Mexican Doctors Stress, Mobbing — And Aggression
Doctors all over the world are suffering from stress, anxiety and depression as they work to stop the coronavirus pandemic. And in Mexico, many are facing similar mental health problems… as well as harassment inside and outside of their hospitals.
April 10, 2020
Mexico Disrupts Global Agreement To Ease Pandemic-Driven Oil Crisis
Many of the world’s top oil-producing nations are trying to reduce supply to counter the lower demand brought by the coronavirus pandemic. Only one country, Mexico, disagrees — and the United States is backing its neighbor.
April 10, 2020
Public Health Care In Mexico Faces High Risks As The Pandemic Spreads
As of Wednesday, the Mexican government had reported 174 people dead and about 3,200 sick as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Authorities say they are prepared for a larger breakout, but many are calling attention to the lack of health equipment and staff.
April 9, 2020
Mexican Presidents Pandemic Economic Plan Faces Criticisms
Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented his economic plan to face the coronavirus pandemic. He says the plan focuses on helping the poor while avoiding the flaws of neoliberal capitalism, but workers and business groups are concerned.
April 6, 2020
Meet Susana Distancia: Mexicos Superhero Vs. COVID-19
In an odd attempt to keep citizens protected from the coronavirus pandemic, the Mexican government launched an unique campaign on social media. And not the health authorities — not even the president — are leading it, but a superhero.
April 3, 2020
Mexican Beer Companies Get Hit By Pandemic Measures
Mexican beers make up almost 70% of the imported beers sold in the U.S. Beer is one of the top exports and sources of income for Mexico. But the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Mexican breweries, which is also hitting consumers.
April 2, 2020
Mexico Declares State Of Emergency As Pandemic Escalates
In Mexico, the COVID-19 pandemic curve is growing exponentially, with over a thousand cases. As a result, the government is declaring a state of emergency.
March 31, 2020
Mexican President Greets El Chapos Mother Ignoring Pandemic Rules
Mexico’s president has been criticized after constantly ignoring instructions from his own government to face the coronavirus pandemic. And on Sunday, he broke the isolation and social distancing rules again — this time with the mother of a notorious drug lord.
March 30, 2020
Mexican Census Continues Despite Coronavirus Concerns
Like the United States, Mexico is conducting its 2020 census. But the country’s strategy against the COVID-19 pandemic is smacking up against the deadline, which officially ends this Friday, March 27.
March 27, 2020
Lessons Learned From Mexico City’s Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags
Starting this year, Mexico City implemented a change in their waste management law, and now single-use plastic bags are banned. How this environmentalist move is affecting one of the largest cities in the world — and what can we learn from it?
March 26, 2020
Mexican President Announces New Pandemic Measures
Mexico’s president has been criticized for his loose strategies against the coronavirus outbreak and for not following social distancing. But the Mexican leader is announcing part of his economic plans to face the pandemic — and some changes in his social conduct.
March 25, 2020
Mexico Enters Phase 2 Of Strategy Against Coronavirus
After the Mexican government and the World Health Organization acknowledged local coronavirus transmission in Mexico, the country is moving to phase two of its strategy against the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 24, 2020
Coronavirus And Oil Crisis Hit Gas Prices — But AMLO Calls It His Victory
The coronavirus pandemic and a steep drop in oil prices have been affecting economies worldwide. Mexico is no exception, but its president keeps telling citizens to live life as usual.
March 23, 2020
First Coronavirus-Related Death In Mexico Raises More Concerns
Just like in the United States, many in Mexico are concerned with their government’s strategy to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, Mexico’s health authorities confirmed the country’s first coronavirus-related death. And the fatality is raising more concerns about the Mexican government’s preparation — and the transparency of its efforts.
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March 20, 2020
Mexico City Prepares For Quarantine Despite Mayors Instructions
Mexico City has about 9 million inhabitants and, so far, only 21 registered cases of people with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The mayor says it’s still time to stay calm, but many are already preparing to deal with the pandemic’s outbreak.
March 18, 2020
Mexico Promotes ‘Healthy Distance’ While President Continues Hugging And Kissing People At Rallies
Compared to the United States, Mexico has far fewer cases of people with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. And while many Mexicans are concerned with an eventual larger outbreak, the government has used a light hand in dealing with the pandemic.
March 16, 2020

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