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March 13, 2020
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Mexico’s weak peso weighs on rate decision: central bank governor

Mexico’s peso weakness on the back of the coronavirus outbreak complicates a looming rate decision, the central bank governor told Reuters on Friday. The coronavirus has sent shockwaves through financial markets and prompted flows from emerging markets to safe-haven currencies like the dollar. Battered by global market turmoil over a crude price war and the...
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Kisses, hugs of greeting endure in Mexico despite virus fears

Mexicans are finding it difficult to shake the habit of greeting friends, family and even strangers with a handshake, hug or kiss on the cheek despite warnings they could spread coronavirus, with the practice on display at a major banking conference. At the annual gathering this week in the seaside resort of Acapulco, a couple...
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Monarch butterflies drop 53% in Mexico’s wintering area

The number of monarch butterflies that showed up at their winter resting grounds decreased about 53% this year, Mexican officials said Friday. Some activists called the decline “heartbreaking,” but the Mexico head of the World Wildlife Fund said the reduction “is not alarming.” WWF Mexico director Jorge Rickards said the previous year’s large numbers were...
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Toloache, Mexico’s ancient love potion, or Kiss of Death

Is toloache a powerful plant to make your crush fall in love with you, or a powerful hallucinogenic drug and highly harmful to neurons? The functions of this ancient Mexican herb depend on the consumer and what they are looking for. For those who seek love, according to popular belief, a few drops of toloache...
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The president of the Mexican Stock Exchange tests positive for coronavirus

The president of the Administrative Council of the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV), Jaime Ruiz Sacristán, tested positive for COVID-19, although he does not present any symptoms. In a statement published Friday, the BMV indicated that he will remain at home for a period of two weeks. “He will remain at home for a period of...
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Mexico frets about U.S. coronavirus spread, could restrict border

Mexico could consider measures at its northern border to slow coronavirus’ spread into its relatively unaffected territory, health officials said on Friday, with an eye to containing a U.S. outbreak that has infected more than 1,800 people. Mexico has so far confirmed 16 cases of coronavirus with no deaths, a fraction of more than 1,800...
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Researcher from UNAM predicts coronavirus outbreak in Mexico between March 20 – 30

The growing cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections are causing fear globally, so several countries have implemented some measures to prevent the virus from spreading further; However, compared to other entities, Mexico remains in a very low range of people carrying the infection, possibly due to a lack of testing, although this situation could change in...
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