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World Jul 01Despite COVID-19 surge, Mexico avoids overwhelmed hospitals
Mexico’s health system has so far not been overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic, mostly because the country chose early on to invest in expanding hospital beds.
Health May 23In Mexican border cities, many fear virus is coming from US
Citing a threat of the coronavirus from Mexico, the Trump administration has banned hundreds of thousands of people from crossing the southern border with emergency measures that prohibit nonessential traffic and reject asylum seekers without a hearing.
World May 18Local leaders resist Mexico president’s push for reopening
Local governments across Mexico pushed back against President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's call to reopen the economy in some 300 townships that do not have active cases of coronavirus.
Nation Apr 09U.S. expels thousands to Mexico after largely halting asylum
U.S. authorities say they've sent nearly 10,000 Mexican and Central American border crossers back to Mexico under new rules designed to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Health Mar 31Too little too late? Experts decry Mexico virus policy delay
Some experts warn the sprawling country of 129 million is acting too late and testing too little to prevent the type of crisis unfolding across the border in the U.S.
World Feb 12Spanish police arrest former oil executive sought by Mexico
Mexico issued international arrest warrants against Lozoya last year as a result of corruption investigations.
Politics Feb 11Report highlights dangers for asylum seekers in Mexican city
A new report says the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo continues to be a dangerous place for asylum seekers waiting to cross into the United States after being sent back to await the outcome of their petitions.
World Jan 21Mexico begins flying and busing migrants back to Honduras
CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico — Hundreds of Central American migrants who waded across a river into Mexico in hopes of eventually reaching the U.S. were sent back to their homeland or retreated across the border Tuesday after Mexican troops blocked their…
World Jan 20Migrants cross river into Mexico after being refused passage to U.S.
The 3,000 Central American migrants have demanded they be allowed to move freely through Mexico to reach the United States, but Mexican officials have refused.
World Jan 18Over 2,000 Central American migrants try to enter Mexico
More than a thousand Central American migrants on Saturday surged onto a bridge spanning the Suchiate River between southern Mexico and Guatemala as Mexican National Guardsmen attempted to impede their journey north.