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AMLO Promises ‘Economic Normalcy’ by End of June

XINHUA Mexico could return to “economic normality” by the end of June, with employment at the levels registered before the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (covid-19), Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) said on Friday, March 5. Before the pandemic broke out in the country in February 2020, the number of workers registered with the Mexican Social Security

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Mexican Consumer Spending, Fixed Income Plummet in 2020

XINHUA Consumer spending and gross fixed investment in Mexico plummeted in 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic, figures from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi) indicated on Friday, March 5. Consumer spending fell 11 percent in 2020 compared to 2019, while gross fixed investment plunged 18.2 percent last year, according to two separate Inegi reports. In the area

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Record Deaths Suggest Major Covid-19 Undercount

Sanitization in Mexico City

By KYLIE MADRY An almost 40 percent increase in deaths from a typical year suggests that Mexico’s official covid-19 count is much lower than the actual death toll. Mexico published its “excess death” statistics late Sunday, Oct. 25, with 193,170 more deaths through September than in an average year. Officially, 88,924 people in Mexico have died of covid-19, about half

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Death Toll Rises to 14 in Northeast Shootout

XINHUA At least four police officers and 10 suspected gunmen of the Cartel of the Northeast were killed in an hour-long gun battle in Mexico’s northern state of Coahuila, authorities said Saturday, Nov. 30. Coahuila Governor Miguel Ángel Riquelme Solís, governor of Coahuila state, said six more policemen were injured in the battle and several municipal workers were missing. The governor

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Death Toll in Gasoline Duct Explosion Reaches 70

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF     At least 70 people died as a result of a gasoline duct explosion in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo, on Friday, Jan, 18, Mexican government authorities said. The explosion occurred late Friday night at a site where hundreds of people were trying to collect gasoline from a breach in the Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) pipe made by huachicoleros (gasoline

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Yemen’s Great Divide

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS     If there is a single nation on Earth today that is closest to the verge of collapse, it is Yemen. Since the splintered country’s grisly civil war first erupted seven years ago, more than 10,000 civilians have died, according to United Nations’ estimates (although Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates adamantly reject these figures). And, with

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