Mexico’s coronavirus death toll passes 53,000

Mexico’s coronavirus death toll passed the 53,000 mark on Monday as the health ministry reported 705 additional fatalities and 5,558 new cases of infection, pushing the country closer to the government’s most negative scenarios. Mexico, which has the third-highest death toll worldwide from the virus after the United States and Brazil, has now reported 485,836...
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Bad week for Mexico tourism capped by mistranslations

It has been a bad week for Mexican tourism promotion, and it got worse Friday when the English language version of the country’s tourism website appeared with hilarious mis-translations. Entire states like Hidalgo and Guerrero apparently got machine translated as “Noble” and “Warrior.” Worse for the VisitMexico.com site, there was systematic and inexplicable re-invention of...
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Why the coronavirus is killing so many of Mexico’s healthcare workers

When the coronavirus epidemic began to intensify in Mexico at the end of March, Doctor Jose Garcia said his bosses at a public trauma hospital in Mexico City denied his request for masks, gloves and disinfectant. They argued such protective equipment was only necessary for those working directly with coronavirus patients, Garcia said. Unconvinced, he...
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Mexico nears 50,000 coronavirus deaths, with 829 new fatalities

Mexico’s health ministry on Wednesday reported 6,139 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 829 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 456,100 cases and 49,698 deaths. The new numbers put Mexico on track to surpass 50,000 deaths this week. Mexico currently has the world’s third-highest coronavirus death toll, after the United States and Brazil....
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Capture of kingpin offers hope to battered Mexican state

The arrest of one of Mexico’s most notorious crime lords has offered a glimmer of hope to businesses in a central state whose emergence as an industrial powerhouse has been clouded by the bloody gang wars he waged there. The capture on Sunday of alleged drug trafficker and fuel thief Jose Antonio Yepez, alias “El...
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Mexican TV networks to provide home learning for students as schools stay shut

Mexican students will be educated in the next academic year through a home-learning program broadcast by major networks such as TV Azteca until a drop in coronavirus infections allows for schools to be reopened, the government said on Monday. The decision to keep the nation’s schools closed after the Aug. 24 start of the academic...
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Mexico logs over 9,000 new coronavirus cases for first time

Mexico racked up a record number of new confirmed coronavirus infections on Saturday, registering more than 9,000 daily cases for the first time and passing the previous peak for the second day running, official data showed. Mexico’s health ministry reported 9,556 new cases of coronavirus, surging past the record of 8,458 set on Friday. The...
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Ravaged by coronavirus, Mexico’s GDP falls record 17.3% in second quarter

Mexico’s economy contracted by double digits in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged Latin America’s second-largest economy and shut factories, kept shoppers and tourists at home and upended trade, data showed on Thursday. GDP fell 17.3% in the second quarter from the previous three months in seasonally adjusted terms, the sharpest drop on...
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Mexican businesses struggling in pandemic with little help

Mexican business owners are trying to cling to life — often unsuccessfully — in an economic recession profoundly deepened by the COVID-19 pandemic and with almost no assistance from the government. Business owners report extending credit to clients while laying off workers, cutting their hours or reducing their salaries. The National Small Business Alliance said...
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Mexico records its highest day of COVID-19 infections with a 52% positivity rate

The Mexican Health authorities reported this Thursday that there were 718 new deaths and 8,438 new infections by COVID -19 in the last 24 hours, for a cumulative of 41,908 deaths and 370,712 infections since the start of the pandemic in the country on February 28. Today marks the first time that Mexico has recorded...
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Mexico’s president dismissive of wearing mask in pandemic

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Wednesday downplayed the importance of wearing face masks during the pandemic, calling his treasury secretary’s assertion that using them would be a factor in reactivating the economy “disproportionate.” López Obrador had never been seen publicly wearing a mask until he flew to Washington earlier this month to meet...
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Mexico prepares for the arrival of a swarm of locusts that could destroy crops

As though the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t been challenging enough to Mexico, now comes a new threat that worries authorities and citizens: a large swarm of locusts moves over Belize and could be heading towards the southeast of Mexico in the next few days. This was explained Friday by the Plant Health Committee of Quintana Roo...
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