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March 18, 2020
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Fiat Chrysler suspends operations in Mexico

Due to the spread of Covid-19, FCA de México (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) announced the suspension of operations at its manufacturing plants starting tomorrow. Although he did not specify a precise date to resume operations, he said it could happen in late March. “Given the evolution of events related to Covid-19, at FCA Mexico we are...
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Mexican coronavirus tally rises to 118, one reported death

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Mexico rose on Wednesday to 118 from 93 a day earlier, the Mexican health ministry said. There are currently 315 suspected cases currently waiting test confirmations. “Of the cases, 59 percent have been male and 9 percent have required hospitalization, not necessarily because of presenting a serious illness,”...
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Mexico joins Latin Americans in canceling Mass amid pandemic

Archbishop Sergio Alfredo Gualberti Calandrina of Santa Cruz called for solidarity four days after a coronavirus patient was turned away from several medical centers in the eastern Bolivian city. Staff members at the hospitals said they were overwhelmed and could not handle the case, according to Bolivian news reports. The 65-year-old woman, who had been...
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Credit Suisse sharply cuts Mexico’s 2020 GDP, sees economy shrinking by 4%

Credit Suisse sharply lowered its forecast for Mexico’s economic performance this year and now expects a 4.0% contraction, according to a note sent to the bank’s clients on Tuesday, adding to a series of downgrades since the coronavirus spread. Previously, the bank estimated that Mexico’s real gross domestic product (GDP) would grow by a modest...
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Mexico, former swine flu hub, tests nerves with coronavirus strategy

Mexican officials are dragging their feet on border closures and coronavirus containment measures, in what critics call a high-risk strategy driven by bad memories of a shutdown a decade ago that deepened the country’s recession during the swine flu epidemic. The United States and neighbors in Latin America have suspended flights, banned public gatherings and...
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In Mexico, a cartel is taking over: Jalisco New Generation

Mexico’s fastest-rising cartel, the Jalisco New Generation gang, has a reputation for ruthlessness and violence unlike any since the fall of the old Zetas cartel. In parts of the country it is fighting medieval-style battles, complete with fortified redoubts, to expand nationwide, from the outskirts of Mexico City, into the tourist resorts around Cancun, and...
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