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Laura Gottesdiener

Saturated hospitals, airlifts as California border region virus cases surge

2:08am BST

MEXICALI, Mexico/EL CENTRO, Calif., Coronavirus cases are surging in a scorching hot desert region straddling south California and a city near Mexico's Tijuana, leading to saturated hospitals, a cross-border overspill of patients and airlifts from rural U.S. clinics.

Mexican farmworkers crammed into border tunnel despite contagion risk

28 May 2020

MEXICALI, Mexico Every night, hundreds of farm workers in Mexico crowd for hours in a cramped tunnel to a border station to reach day jobs in Imperial Valley, California, with no social distancing enforced despite coronavirus cases saturating hospitals in the region.

Mexican farmworkers crammed into border tunnel despite contagion risk

28 May 2020

MEXICALI, Mexico, May 28 Every night, hundreds of farm workers in Mexico crowd for hours in a cramped tunnel to a border station to reach day jobs in Imperial Valley, California, with no social distancing enforced despite coronavirus cases saturating hospitals in the region.

Mexican coronavirus probe finds dozens of unlicensed retirement homes

26 May 2020

MONTERREY, Mexico Officials have discovered dozens of unlicensed retirement homes in northern Mexico, raising fears that so far undetected coronavirus clusters may emerge in the thinly regulated sector.

Inspección de coronavirus en México encuentra decenas de residencias de ancianos sin licencia

26 May 2020

MONTERREY, México, 26 mayo Autoridades han descubierto decenas de residencias de ancianos sin licencia en el norte de México, lo que hace temer el surgimiento de brotes de coronavirus no detectados en un sector escasamente regulado.

Vatican officials investigating sex abuse cases to visit Mexico on 'zero tolerance' drive

04 Mar 2020

MEXICO CITY Two Vatican officials charged with investigating accusations of sexual abuse by clergy will visit Mexico for a fact-finding mission later this month, the Church said on Tuesday.

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