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Laura Gottesdiener

Hospitals, expats blast Trump plan to block U.S. citizens over coronavirus

12 Aug 2020

LOS ANGELES/MONTERREY A Southern California-area hospital system, immigrant advocacy groups and Americans living in Mexico criticized on Tuesday a U.S. government draft proposal that could block U.S. citizens and permanent residents from entering the country if they are suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus.

Trans-Pacific trade bloc says to ensure food, medicine supplies amid pandemic

06 Aug 2020

MONTERREY, Mexico Ministers from a trans-Pacific trade bloc have agreed to fight protectionism and avoid food and medicine shortages during the coronavirus pandemic, they said in a joint statement published on Wednesday.

Mexican president stops for photo-op with narco-ballad singer in Sinaloa

06 Aug 2020

MONTERREY, Mexico Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stopped to take a photo with a singer known for his celebratory "narcocorridos" during the president's visit to Sinaloa on Wednesday.

Mexico's Oaxaca state bans sale of junk food to children

06 Aug 2020

MONTERREY, Aug 5 The southern Mexican state of Oaxaca banned the sale, distribution and advertising of junk food and sugary drinks to children on Wednesday, becoming the nation's first state to do so.

UPDATE 3-Mexico's Cemex posts $44 mln loss after coronavirus lockdowns

27 Jul 2020

MONTERREY, July 27 Mexican cement producer Cemex on Monday reported a $44 million loss for the second quarter after sales plummeted across most of its markets due to coronavirus-related lockdowns.

Mexican state health minister dies after being hospitalized for COVID-19

26 Jul 2020

MONTERREY The health minister of the Mexican state of Chihuahua, Dr. Jesus Grajeda, has died, Chihuahua's governor said on Sunday, nearly two weeks after Grajeda was hospitalized with COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

New Japanese-backed solar company bets on Mexican energy market

23 Jul 2020

MONTERREY, Mexico Kiwapower, a new Japanese-backed Mexican solar company, said on Wednesday it hopes to build scores of small-scale solar plants in the next two years that could generate investment of tens of millions of dollars as it enters the Mexican energy market.

Mexico tightens coronavirus curbs in tourist spots, other pockets

17 Jul 2020

MONTERREY The spread of the coronavirus has spurred Mexican authorities to impose local restrictions on mobility, commerce, and leisure, particularly in popular tourist destinations, even as the government seeks to revive the battered economy.

Mexico tightens coronavirus curbs in tourist spots, other pockets

17 Jul 2020

MONTERREY, July 16 The spread of the coronavirus has spurred Mexican authorities to impose local restrictions on mobility, commerce, and leisure, particularly in popular tourist destinations, even as the government seeks to revive the battered economy.

Die in detention or at home? U.S. pandemic forces cruel choice on asylum seekers

06 Jul 2020

MONTERREY, Mexico In early June, asylum seeker Jose Munoz decided it was time to flee for his life - by getting deported from a Texas immigration detention center where coronavirus was sweeping through the population and going home to El Salvador.

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