Mexico reaches 25,779 deaths and 208,392 confirmed cases of COVID-19

The Ministry of Health (Ssa) reported this Friday during the press conference on the advance of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in Mexico, to date, 208,392 cases have been detected, adding 5,491 in the past day. There are 25,779 deaths, with 719 Mexican lives lost today. Yesterday, the State of Jalisco reported a total of 10,827...
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Mexican economy shrinks record 17.3% in April

Mexico’s economy posted a record contraction in April, official data showed on Friday, as the effects of the coronavirus lockdown devastated economic activity, particularly in manufacturing. Adjusted for seasonal swings, Latin America’s second-biggest economy contracted 17.3% from March, the biggest fall since modern data began being published in early 1993, according to figures put out...
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Mexico City police chief shot in assassination attempt, suspects Jalisco Cartel

Mexico City’s chief of police was shot and injured and two of his bodyguards killed in a dramatic assassination attempt early on Friday that he quickly blamed on one of Mexico’s most powerful drug gangs, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG). The city’s public security chief Omar Garcia Harfuch suffered three bullet wounds as he...
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Mexican president slammed after comments on women staying at home

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday suggested the tradition of women staying at home to take care of older family members was key to battling the coronavirus pandemic, sparking criticism his comments were sexist. This is not the first time the 66-year-old leader has been accused of making tone-deaf comments and lacking empathy...
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Death toll from Mexican quake rises to 10 as residents clear rubble

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck southern Mexico on Tuesday has risen to 10 people, authorities said on Wednesday, as locals began clearing the rubble and assessing the damage from the temblor. The area surrounding the popular Huatulco beach resort in the southern state of Oaxaca was hardest hit by the 7.4...
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Pan American Health Organization warns of COVID-19 increase in Mexico

Jarbas Barbosa, deputy director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), reported that in Mexico there is an evident increase in COVID-19 infections, a situation similar to that of Peru, Brazil, and Chile. “The situation in Mexico is very similar to that of Peru, Brazil, and Chile, which are currently going through a period of...
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Mexican town shudders as quake strikes again

When a major earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, panic swept through the coastal city of Juchitan as residents feared that much of what they had struggled to rebuild after a devastating 2017 temblor would return to rubble. Tuesday’s 7.4-magnitude quake near the Pacific coast killed at least seven people and injured more than 20, rocking...
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COVID-19 takes another 947 lives in Mexico today; it’s not getting better

José Luis Alomía, General Director of Epidemiology, reported that this Wednesday, June 24, Mexico reached 24,324 deaths from COVID-19, adding 947 lost lives today. In addition, there are 196,847 accumulated infections with 5,437 new cases within the last 24 hours. There are 24,036 active confirmed cases in the country, which represent those who were infected...
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Why today’s earthquake in Mexico caused less damage than the smaller 2017 quake

An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 shook southern and central Mexico on Tuesday, leaving at least six dead, 30 wounded, and some damage in areas near its epicenter in the state of Oaxaca, one of the poorest in the country. Its waves were felt even in Puebla and Mexico City (CDMX), where the ruins and traumas...
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Mexico reports another daily record of COVID-19 infections

José Luis Alomía, General Director of Epidemiology, reported that this Tuesday, June 23, Mexico reached 23,377 deaths from COVID-19, adding another 793 deaths today. There are also 191,410 infections accumulated since the first positive case was detected in February. Today, another 6,288 cases were detected, setting a new daily record of infections. This morning, the...
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Over 300 aftershocks from powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake in Mexico

After the magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck Mexico on Tuesday morning, 303 aftershocks have been recorded. This was reported through Twitter by the National Seismological Service, which indicated that the largest of them had a magnitude of 5.6. At 10:29 hours, about 12 kilometers from the municipality of Crucecita, in the southern state of Oaxaca,...
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Over half of all COVID-19 infections and deaths in Mexico have occurred since national quarantine was lifted

The latest confirmed data indicates that 51.2% of all infections (94,958 cases) have occurred so far in the so-called “new normal”, as the period after the country’s general quarantine was lifted and states began to resume their economic and social activities in stages. Deaths have also grown by 56% (12,654 cases) in these 22 days...
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