Mexico steps up border checks to keep coronavirus at bay over July 4 holiday

MEXICO CITY – Mexican officials will install health checkpoints at various entry points along its northern border this weekend, as both Mexican and U.S. officials fear a surge of crossings for the July 4 holiday could spread the coronavirus. Mexican consulates across the United States issued warnings last week on social media of the ramped-up measures scheduled for July 2 through July 5, and urged people to refrain from crossing for recreation or tourism. A…

"Mexico steps up border checks to keep coronavirus at bay over July 4 holiday"

Aeromexico shares rise for second day despite missed debt payment

MEXICO CITY – Shares in airline Aeromexico closed up 4.48% on Friday, rising for a second straight day even as the company missed a debt payment after filing for bankruptcy protection. Aeromexico , part-owned by Delta Air Lines Inc , this week became the third airline in Latin America to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after the business took a huge hit from the coronavirus pandemic. Late on Thursday, bank CIBanco said Aeromexico had…

"Aeromexico shares rise for second day despite missed debt payment"

Mexican president says will travel to U.S. on Tuesday

MEXICO CITY – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday he will travel to the United States on Tuesday ahead of his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump a day later. It will be determined on Friday whether Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will also attend talks with Trump in Washington next week, Lopez Obrador said during a regular news conference.

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Texas Republicans plan in-person convention during pandemic, pressured to change

– Texas Republican Party leaders will meet virtually on Thursday to decide if they will press ahead with an in-person convention in Houston later this month, or hold it online as recommended by the state medical association, a sponsor of the event. The party has come under criticism for continuing to say it plans to hold its convention in person. The Republican Party has said that masks would be recommended but not mandatory for upwards…

"Texas Republicans plan in-person convention during pandemic, pressured to change"

High-flying facemasks arrive at Mexican hospitals by drone

MEXICO CITY – To eliminate the risk of contagious human beings, a Mexican company has launched a drone delivery service to get clean medical supplies to hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic. Mexico-City based firm Sincronia Logistica has begun deploying unmanned drones to deliver personal protective gear and other essential equipment to public hospitals in the central state of Queretaro, north of the capital. Mexican healthcare workers have staged protests nationwide over the lack of personal…

"High-flying facemasks arrive at Mexican hospitals by drone"

Shares in Aeromexico bounce bank after sharp losses

MEXICO CITY – Shares in Aeromexico rose by up to 26% on Thursday after nosediving a day earlier in response to the Mexican airline’s announcement it had started bankruptcy proceedings as the coronavirus pandemic battered business. Aeromexico , part-owned by Delta Air Lines, said on Wednesday it will offer fewer flights and have fewer planes as it begins Chapter 11 restructuring. The company is the third airline to file for bankruptcy protection in Latin America,…

"Shares in Aeromexico bounce bank after sharp losses"

Most Mexicans back president’s U.S. visit but dislike Trump, poll shows

MEXICO CITY – Most Mexicans support their president’s planned visit to his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump next week, though they continue to regard the American leader in a distinctly negative light, an opinion poll showed on Thursday. The June 26-27 phone survey of 410 respondents across the country by newspaper El Financiero showed 59% agreed with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s plan to visit Trump in Washington on July 8-9. Some 35% took the opposite…

"Most Mexicans back president’s U.S. visit but dislike Trump, poll shows"

Gunmen attack Mexican drug rehab center killing 24

MEXICO CITY – Gunmen killed 24 people at a drug rehabilitation facility in the central Mexican city of Irapuato, police said on Wednesday, underlining the government’s challenge in fulfilling its pledge to stop gang violence. Police in the city in Guanajuato state said the unidentified attackers also shot and wounded seven people in what was the second attack at an Irapuato rehab center in the past month. Photos from the scene shared by police with…

"Gunmen attack Mexican drug rehab center killing 24"

Mexico coronavirus death toll hits 28,510, exceeding Spain: Reuters tally

MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s health ministry on Tuesday reported 5,681 new cases of coronavirus infection and 741 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 231,770 cases and 28,510 deaths. With the additional deaths, Mexico’s coronavirus toll exceeded Spain’s total number of fatalities from the virus, which on Wednesday was 28,363, according to a tally.

"Mexico coronavirus death toll hits 28,510, exceeding Spain: Reuters tally"

Mexican labor activist released from jail as trade deal takes effect

MEXICO CITY – Mexican labor attorney and independent union leader Susana Prieto was released from jail on Wednesday after her arrest nearly a month ago on charges of inciting violence at a workers protest, state prosecutors said. A judge’s order for her release came hours after the July 1 start of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal, according a statement from the attorney general’s office of the northern border state of Tamaulipas. Prieto’s release…

"Mexican labor activist released from jail as trade deal takes effect"