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June 15, 2020
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COVID-19 in Mexico: 17,580 deaths and 150,264 confirmed cases

On the 15th day of the return to the “new normal”, a strategy that aims to achieve the orderly and gradual reopening of the country’s economic, social and educational life, the Ministry of Health (SSa) reported on the progress of the epidemic by COVID-19 in the country. According to the government data, in Mexico, there...
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Clinic in Mexicali closed for selling COVID-19 ‘cure’

A Mexicali clinic was closed after it was reported for selling an alleged cure to COVID-19, and was legally backed by former PRI governor candidate Enrique Acosta Fregoso. The Governor of Baja California, Jaime Bonilla, and the local Health Secretary, Alonso Pérez Rico, detailed that the center called “Ríos Medical Unit” charged $10,000 pesos to...
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Relatives of Mexico’s disappeared surround president’s car, demand meeting

Dozens of protesters surrounded Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s motorcade on Monday, demanding he answer for the thousands of Mexicans who have gone missing in the country’s long-running drug war, a video on social media showed. The protesters held banners with images of their loved ones who have disappeared and berated Lopez Obrador as...
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Days before leaving office, previous government of Mexico released millions to drug cartels

A month before López Obrador won the presidential election in Mexico, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) released nearly 722 bank accounts linked to drug trafficking. On June 4, 2018, an order that came from the top of the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit ( SHCP ), asked to unlock...
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Mexico’s airport project pushes full steam ahead despite coronavirus

Mexico’s economy has virtually ground to a halt and is bleeding jobs in the pandemic lockdown, but tens of thousands of workers at a flagship government airport have not skipped a beat, toiling around the clock north of Mexico City to keep it on schedule. When the government ordered non-essential activities to close and workers...
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Mexican president says he would sell gasoline to Venezuela if asked

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday his country would, for “humanitarian” reasons, sell gasoline to Venezuela if asked to do so, despite a raft of U.S. sanctions imposed on the South American country and its state-run oil company, PDVSA. Lopez Obrador added he had not received such a request from the Venezuelan...
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“La mesa herida”, the lost work of Frida Kahlo has reappeared, sort of

“La mesa herida” (EN: The Wounded Table), a lost painting by Frida Kahlo, has resurfaced once again. On all previous occasions, none of those who claimed to have the painting presented any evidence or presented the famous artwork to the public. The newspaper “La voz de Galicia” published information on Saturday suggesting that the painting...
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Oaxaca postpones Guelaguetza 2020 until December due to COVID-19

It has long been estimated that the coronavirus pandemic in Mexico will last until the last months of 2020. Given this, the state of Oaxaca made the decision that the Guelaguetza, one of the most popular cultural events in the country, be postponed until the month of December. 10 days ago, the governor of Oaxaca,...
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