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Mexico surpasses Italy to post world's fourth-highest coronavirus death toll

13 Jul 2020

MEXICO CITY Deaths in Mexico from the coronavirus pandemic rose above 35,000 on Sunday, with the Latin American country overtaking Italy for the world's fourth-highest death total, according to Reuters data. | Video

Coronavirus surges in Latin America as deaths surpass 100,000

24 Jun 2020

MEXICO CITY Latin America's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 100,000 on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, with few signs of the outbreak easing in a region marked by crowded cities and high poverty levels.

As Mexico focuses on coronavirus, drug gang violence rises

18 Jun 2020

MEXICO CITY/ACAPULCO, Mexico 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.

Rich world's jobs crisis jolts money flows to millions

01 Jun 2020

Carlos Sosa, a Salvadoran waiter in New York, used to send up to $500 a month back home to his mother to help pay for her medical bills and food. But now, after the coronavirus hit and he lost his job in early March, Sosa has burned through his savings and the wire transfers have stopped.

Mexican funeral homes face 'horrific' unseen coronavirus toll

21 May 2020

MEXICO CITY Like many people around the world, Mexican funeral home owner Salvador Ascencio did not believe at first the coronavirus outbreak was going to be a big deal.

Mexico begins reopening despite coronavirus onslaught fears

19 May 2020

MEXICO CITY Mexico issued guidelines on Monday for restarting operations in the automotive, mining and construction sectors, pushing ahead with reopening the economy despite a growing national toll from the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns about unsafe work sites.

UPDATE 1-Mexico annual inflation tumbles to lowest level since 2015

07 May 2020

MEXICO CITY, May 7 Mexican consumer prices grew 2.15% in the year through April, down from 3.25% a month earlier, the national statistics agency said on Thursday, falling to their lowest rate since 2015 and giving the central bank more space to ease economic pressures.

EU, Mexico conclude talks to update free trade deal

28 Apr 2020

MEXICO CITY/BRUSSELS The European Union and Mexico finalised a major upgrade to their free trade deal on Tuesday after the two sides agreed to grant reciprocal market access to each other's tenders for public contracts.

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