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March 26, 2020
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Mexicans fear looting spree as shops robbed, online messages incite theft

Mexicans on Wednesday feared measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak would lead to widespread looting after criminals robbed stores that were closed and posted calls on social media for people to ransack businesses. Police in Mexico City arrested 10 people on Tuesday night who tried to rob shops in four neighborhoods, the city’s security ministry...
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Coronavirus could hit Mexico’s high obesity, diabetes rates

The coronavirus pandemic could be especially deadly in Mexico because of the country’s high rates of obesity and diabetes, a coalition of consumer and health advocacy groups said Wednesday. The Alliance for Food Health said in a report that four of the first five coronavirus deaths in Mexico involved people with diabetes. Mexico has the...
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Mexican governor says poor are ‘immune’ to coronavirus

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. Puebla Gov. Miguel Barbosa’s comment Wednesday was apparently partly a response to indications that...
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