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June 16, 2020
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Mexico reaches 18,310 deaths and more than 150,000 COVID-19 cases

José Luis Alomía, General Director of Epidemiology, reported that this Tuesday, June 16, Mexico reached 18,310 deaths from COVID-19, adding 730 in the past day, a new record for single-day deaths from the pandemic. In addition, there are 154,863 cases since the first positive case began on February 28 last. Mexico added 4,599 new cases...
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Three mayors in Mexico are linked to the Jalisco Cartel

Eduardo Cervantes Aguilar, a Mexican mayor already in the eye of the hurricane for allegedly threatening the relatives of a bricklayer who died in police custody, sparking violent protests in Guadalajara, is one of the officials who have been linked to a money laundering scheme by the Jalisco Nueva Generation Cartel (CJNG). At the request...
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Covid-19 epidemic will remain active for years in Mexico: Mexico’s Undersecretary of Health

The Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, reiterated that Covid-19 will continue to be active for several years in Mexico and around the world, so it is necessary to establish a different way of relating to the virus. At a press conference with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, at the facilities of the 23-A Military Camp...
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Mexico’s president urges people to get out of their homes

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, assured that on the recommendation of the doctors, he has asked the population not to be afraid and to leave their homes with all the lessons learned, such as healthy distance. “What am I proposing on the recommendation of the doctors? Well, let’s start going out, but apply what we...
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Federal judge, wife killed in cartel-plagued Mexican state

A federal judge and his wife have been killed in the western Mexico state of Colima, said Supreme Court Chief Justice Arturo Zaldívar, who interrupted a session Tuesday to break the news. Killings of federal judges are rare in Mexico, but the Pacific coast state of Colima has Mexico’s highest murder rate and is plagued...
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Boxing returns to Mexican TV after 3-months pandemic halt

Professional boxing is set to return to Mexican television after a three-month halt on matches due to the coronavirus pandemic, promoters said Tuesday. The bouts are scheduled for Saturday in a television studio with no spectators. Even under those conditions, the Mexico City boxing commission has refused to sanction the fights, citing the pandemic. Mexico...
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Mexico’s coronavirus death surge puts testing regime under the microscope

Mexico went into the coronavirus outbreak insisting it would beat the pandemic without mass testing, but with deaths surging as it prepares to exit lockdown, the strategy looks increasingly untenable. Mexico’s coronavirus czar, Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell, has doggedly eschewed widespread testing for new cases in favor of a lighter regime based on a...
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10,000 companies did not survive the quarantine in Mexico

In two months, 9,984 formal companies closed in Mexico, according to data reported by the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS). On average, 163 companies permanently closed each day between April and May. It was in the same period in which the population had to reduce their activities and stay at home with the aim of...
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Mexico and U.S. extend border travel ban for 30 days

The Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE) announced that the governments of Mexico and the United States extended the restrictions on non-essential land traffic on their common border for an additional 30 days, due to the continued spread of COVID-19 in both countries. These measures were imposed in mid-March by the authorities of both countries and...
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Mexico begins reopening even as cases, deaths remain high

Mexico began more re-openings of businesses shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, even as deaths and new cases continued at an unbroken pace. The Health Department said total confirmed cases rose by 3,427 to 150,264, and confirmed deaths rose by 439 to 17,580. Both numbers are clearly undercounts. Federal health officials have said Mexico...
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