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Laura Gottesdiener

Asylum seekers hope U.S. Supreme Court will end dangerous waits in Mexico

19 Oct 2020

MONTERREY, Mexico Asylum seekers waiting in Mexico for months for U.S. court hearings expressed cautious optimism on Monday that the Supreme Court could overturn a hardline immigration program that has left thousands stranded in dangerous border towns.

Central Americans edge north as pandemic spurs economic collapse

15 Oct 2020

MONTERREY, Mexico After losing her job in Honduras, Gabriela Alvarado has spent the last six weeks crisscrossing towards the U.S. border, part of a small but growing movement of Central Americans heading north after the coronavirus ravaged the already poor region.

Strange bedfellows: Laredo's millionaires, nuns and muralists battle border wall

05 Oct 2020

LAREDO, Texas () - Former U.S. Border Patrol agent Daniel Perales spent hours over the years crouched at the mouth of the Zacata Creek, a tributary of the Rio Grande, listening for the snap of carrizo cane as border crossers from Mexico arrived on the northern banks.

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

05 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.

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