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Latin America's COVID-19 deaths seen hitting nearly 390,000 by October

25 Jun 2020

MEXICO CITY The death toll from the coronavirus in Latin America is expected to skyrocket to 388,300 by October, with Brazil and Mexico seen accounting for two-thirds of fatalities as other nations in the region contain their outbreaks, researchers said on Wednesday.

Latin America's COVID-19 deaths seen hitting nearly 390,000 by October

25 Jun 2020

MEXICO CITY The death toll from the coronavirus in Latin America is expected to skyrocket to 388,300 by October, with Brazil and Mexico seen accounting for two-thirds of fatalities as other nations in the region contain their outbreaks, researchers said on Wednesday.

Mexican president's airport project pushes full steam ahead despite coronavirus

15 Jun 2020

ZUMPANGO, Mexico Mexico's economy has virtually ground to a halt and is bleeding jobs in the pandemic lockdown, but tens of thousands of workers at a flagship government airport have not skipped a beat, toiling around the clock north of Mexico City to keep it on schedule.

Lack of protective gear leaves Mexican nurses battling pandemic in fear

30 May 2020

MEXICO CITY As a nurse on the front lines of Mexico's coronavirus battle, Gisela Hernandez has stayed away from her children for nearly two months, sleeping in a hotel and even her car to avoid infecting them because she feels inadequately protected at work.

Bank of Mexico sees economy shrinking up to 8.8%, outlook hazy

27 May 2020

MEXICO CITY Mexico's central bank on Wednesday predicted the economy could contract by as much as 8.8% in 2020 as it hedged its bets with a range of forecasts due to uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

GM gradually restarts in Mexico as Lear Corp readies for return

22 May 2020

MEXICO CITY General Motors Co said on Thursday it was gradually restarting the transmission and motor lines at its Mexican facilities in Silao and Ramos Arizpe, while U.S. auto parts maker Lear Corp also geared up for production.

UPDATE 3-Mexico appears to delay auto industry restart to June 1 amid confusion

15 May 2020

MEXICO CITY, May 14 Mexico on Thursday pushed back by two weeks the reopening of automotive plants and the mining sector after the coronavirus lockdown, creating confusion among companies about how soon they can reconnect supply chains tied to U.S. manufacturing.

Mexico's president pushes back on government forecast coronavirus could impoverish millions

15 May 2020

MEXICO CITY Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pushed back on Thursday against a government report that forecast the coronavirus pandemic could drag millions of Mexicans into extreme poverty in Latin America's second largest economy.

Mexico central bank lowers rates 50 basis points, hints at more cuts

14 May 2020

MEXICO CITY Mexico's central bank on Thursday lowered its benchmark interest rate to the lowest in 3-1/2 years, hinting more cuts could be on the horizon and warning the coronavirus pandemic's effects will be felt more strongly in the second quarter.

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