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June 18, 2020
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Mexico records highest number of daily COVID-19 infections

The Ministry of Health (SSa) reported this Thursday, June 18 that the accumulated COVID-19 infections are 165,455, adding 5,662 new cases today. Furthermore, since the beginning of the epidemic, Mexico has suffered 19,747 fatalities, with 667 new deaths added today. It’s important to remember that the Federal Government of Mexico only reports COVID-19 cases diagnoses...
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Mexico converts F1 racetrack, military barracks to coronavirus hospitals

Mexico has repurposed a Formula One racetrack, converted a huge convention center and put hundreds of beds into military barracks to create new hospital space to ease the strain on its health system in the mounting coronavirus pandemic. Mexico’s coronavirus death toll has leapt 14-fold since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador first declared the country...
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As Mexico focuses on coronavirus, drug gang violence rises

The coronavirus is threatening to hamstring Mexico’s fight against some of its most vicious drug gangs, as police and officials fall sick, security forces are diverted to guard medical centers and military barracks are converted to COVID-19 clinics. The powerful Jalisco cartel and its rivals are exploiting a security void to step up the fight...
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Why the Mayan Train project threatens the jaguar in Mexico

In the Mayan culture, the jaguar was called Balaam or Chaac, it was believed that throughout the night the large cat fought against the Xilbalbá (underworld), defeating them, and emerging the next day. Today, this protector of the Mayan people is in danger of extinction. In Mexico, more than 40% of the distribution of the...
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Mexico posts more high virus numbers, acknowledges plateau

Mexico’s coronavirus cases continued to increase at near-record levels Wednesday, as officials acknowledged the country is on a plateau with few signs of decrease, even as the economy starts reopening. The Health Department reported that confirmed cases rose by 4,930, the second-highest daily increase to date, to reach an accumulated total of 159,793. Deaths rose...
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