Mexico

Mexico Can’t Stop Drug Cartels From Handing Out Virus Aid

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president acknowledged Monday that drug cartels have been handing out aid packages during the coronavirus pandemic, and called on them to stop.

  • Apr 21, 2020
  • 1:42 PM

16 Migrants Test Positive for Coronavirus on Mexican Border

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Sixteen migrants from several countries have tested positive for coronavirus in Mexico’s northern border state of Tamaulipas, the state government said Monday.

  • Apr 20, 2020
  • 9:10 PM

Mexican President Says Trump Promised 1,000 Ventilators

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump has promised Mexico will be able to buy 1,000 ventilators and other intensive-therapy equipment used in treating severe cases of COVID-19.

  • Apr 18, 2020
  • 12:04 PM

Mexico to Restrict Mobility to Areas Less Affected by Virus

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico will begin to restrict movement between places most affected by the COVID-19 virus —mostly large cities— and places with few infections, the president said Thursday.

  • Apr 16, 2020
  • 9:03 PM

Amid Pandemic, Debate Rages in Mexico: Is Beer Essential?

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Perhaps one of the most heated debates in Mexico during the pandemic —after disagreements about personal protective equipment and testing— is the burning issue of whether beer should be considered an “essential” item during the lockdown.

  • Apr 16, 2020
  • 4:21 PM

Mexico Sees Widespread Noncompliance With Business Closures

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s coronavirus point-man said Wednesday there has been widespread non-compliance with orders for all non-essential businesses to close.

  • Apr 16, 2020
  • 9:24 AM

Mexico Lacks Health Care Workers, But Turns Applicants Away

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has announced an urgent campaign to recruit medical workers for the coronavirus pandemic, but the effort sometimes lacked coordination.

  • Apr 15, 2020
  • 2:55 PM

Young Infected Doctors at Mexico Public Hospital Demand Help

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Interns and resident doctors at a public hospital on the outskirts of Mexico’s capital say that 26 of them have tested positive for the COVID-19 disease and request personal protective equipment and better training for all of the hospital’s staff.

  • Apr 11, 2020
  • 2:19 PM

In Mexico, Beach Towns Block Themselves Off Because of Virus

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In Mexico, beach towns have begun blocking off roads —in some cases, constructing barricades of rubble across roadways— to seal themselves off from the outside world in a bid to stop the new coronavirus from entering.

  • Apr 11, 2020
  • 11:55 AM

Mexico City Seeks to Help Home-Bound, Homeless in Pandemic

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexico City government is sending out teams to help the home-bound and the homeless during the shutdown declared to combat the coronavirus, officials said Thursday.

  • Apr 9, 2020
  • 6:09 PM

Mexico: More Social Spending, No Business Bailout for Virus

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday there will be no huge economic stimulus program as the country faces the threat of coronavirus-induced crisis almost certainly unlike any it has seen in the past century.

  • Apr 6, 2020
  • 3:33 PM

26 Infected With Coronavirus at Mexico Hospital; Doctor Dead

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government is sanitizing a public hospital in a northern steel town that has become the center of a coronavirus outbreak that has sickened at least 26 members of the medical staff and killed one of its doctors.

  • Apr 2, 2020
  • 11:03 PM

Migrant Dies in Mexico Detention Center Riot Over Virus Fear

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan migrant died during a riot at an immigration detention center in Mexico, where detainees burned mattresses to protest conditions they say could expose them to the new coronavirus, officials said Wednesday.

  • Apr 2, 2020
  • 10:13 AM

Too Little Too Late? Experts Decry Mexico Virus Policy Delay

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has started taking tougher measures against the coronavirus after weeks of its president hugging followers and saying religious medals would protect him. Some experts warn the sprawling country of 129 million is acting too late and testing too little to prevent the type of crisis unfolding across the border in the United States.

  • Mar 31, 2020
  • 9:03 PM

Mexico Broadens One-Month Shutdown as Virus Cases Top 1,094

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s government broadened its shutdown of “non-essential activities” to the private sector and prohibited gatherings of more than 50 people to fight the spread of the new coronavirus.

  • Mar 31, 2020
  • 10:07 AM

Mexico President to Continue Travel, Asks Fans to Stay Away

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday he will maintain his busy travel schedule dedicating infrastructure projects around the country in spite of growing restrictions prompted by the coronavirus epidemic, including a shutdown of most federal government operations.

  • Mar 27, 2020
  • 5:42 PM

Mexican Governor Says Poor Are ‘Immune’ to Coronavirus

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The governor of a state in central Mexico is arguing that the poor are “immune” to the new coronavirus, even as the federal government suspends all nonessential government activities beginning Thursday in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus.

  • Mar 26, 2020
  • 9:28 AM

Mexico Calls for Halt to Business That Puts People in Street

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican health officials on Tuesday called on all businesses and organizations to suspend work that requires the movement of people.

  • Mar 24, 2020
  • 12:54 PM

Mexico’s Busy Streetscape Slows, But Doesn’t Stop for Virus

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Increasingly empty beaches and quieter streets in Mexico contrast with a still-crowded subway system and active street vendors, as shutdowns and social distancing measures have begun but remain very uneven.

  • Mar 24, 2020
  • 9:40 AM

A ‘Corrido del Coronavirus’ From Phoenix’s Alan and Roberto

“We should be spending more time together anyway, as life is too short to be apart from loved ones,” a release about the new corrido says.

  • Mar 21, 2020
  • 12:34 PM

US and Mexico to Curb Border Travel to Control Coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexico and the U.S. announced Friday that they would prohibit all “non-essential” travel across their shared border as part of efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Mar 20, 2020
  • 3:52 PM

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