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Monarch butterflies drop 53% in Mexico’s wintering area

The number of monarch butterflies that showed up at their winter resting grounds decreased about 53% this year, Mexican officials said Friday. Some activists called the decline “heartbreaking,” but the Mexico head of the World Wildlife Fund said the reduction “is not alarming.” WWF Mexico director Jorge Rickards said the previous year’s large numbers were...
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Mexico frets about U.S. coronavirus spread, could restrict border

Mexico could consider measures at its northern border to slow coronavirus’ spread into its relatively unaffected territory, health officials said on Friday, with an eye to containing a U.S. outbreak that has infected more than 1,800 people. Mexico has so far confirmed 16 cases of coronavirus with no deaths, a fraction of more than 1,800...
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Mexico City subway train crash leaves one dead and 41 injured

One person died and 41 were injured as a result of the collision of two subway trains in Mexico City on Tuesday night, the capital’s government reported on Wednesday. “A train that was heading towards (the station) Observatorio slipped in reverse and had an impacted with another train” at the Tacubaya station, the mayor of...
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Mexican officials misinform public about coronavirus and possible exposures

Mexico’s top epidemiologist has denied that a cruise ship passenger who died in California this week of the new coronavirus was on a ship that visited Mexican ports. The denial contradicted statements by health officials in California and one Mexican state that the ship visited, leaving open the question of whether other people in the...
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Mexico to ready fiscal stimulus to temper coronavirus hit

Mexican Deputy Finance Minister Gabriel Yorio said on Friday that the government is preparing fiscal stimulus to reduce the impact of the fast-spreading coronavirus, joining other countries around the world that have done so. Policymakers have taken a range of approaches to deal with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, from emergency interest rate cuts...
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Senators argue that poor farmers can grow marijuana in Mexico

The Mexican Senate will discuss in the coming days a law to regulate the use of marijuana in the country that suggests poor farmers can grow, transform, market, import and export the plant or its derivatives, as part of a government strategy to combat organized crime. The initiative, included in a draft that could still...
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The Santiago River, a toxic flow that has poisoned hundreds in Mexico

The residents of El Salto and Juanacatlán, in the state of Jalisco (western Mexico), keep hope alive that the state and federal governments will clean the polluted waters of the Santiago River and address the hundreds of cases of kidney disease and cancer that the environmental problem has caused for the last two decades. The...
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Mexico confirms third case of Coronavirus

Health officials in Mexico confirmed the third case of Coronavirus in a man who had traveled with the other two men who were confirmed with the virus Friday morning. All three cases were imported and that there was so far no evidence of human-to-human transmission in the country. President Lopez Obrador urged the population to...
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Cruise ship docks at Mexico’s Cozumel amid virus fears

The cruise ship MSC Meraviglia, turned away by two nations due to fears of a virus outbreak, docked at Mexico’s Caribbean island of Cozumel on Thursday and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said passengers will be allowed to disembark, López Obrador said Mexico had to act with “humanity” after the ship was refused entry at...
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Mexico’s president will not support the legalization of marijuana, despite Supreme Court ruling

During an anti-drug presentation, Mexico’s President López Obrador said he does not support a measure to regulate the recreational use of marijuana, but “only for medical purposes, only for health purposes.” “We are analyzing everything that helps to ensure that there is no violence, that consumption is not increased and at the same time that...
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