Mexico’s federal fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic follows the president’s austerity plans. But analysts fear that the lack of stimulus and relief packages might create a backlash against the country’s economy.
The coronavirus pandemic gave the Mexican government an opportunity to push for some changes on the renewable energy market. And some fear this could bring higher rates, less investment and more state control.
Mexico will experience a new phase in its fight against crime, as the president ordered the military to help with the task. And while some see it as an opportunity to stop violence, skeptics fear a militarization of the country.
A decade ago, a failed U.S. gun-walking sting spanning both sides of the border, called Operation Fast and Furious, ended in death and notoriety. Mexico’s president is bringing back the issue, demanding clarity and even an apology.
Like in many parts of the U.S., one of the main concerns in Mexico facing the coronavirus pandemic is having enough ventilators for patients. But the Mexican government just closed a deal to get the equipment from the U.S. while facing a domestic controversy.
The U.S. is by far the largest source of money sent by migrants to family and friends around the globe, according to the World Bank. India and China are the largest recipients, followed by Mexico, a country that strongly depends on these remittances. How will the coronavirus pandemic hit both sides of the border?
The Mexican government reports that 250 of its nationals in the U.S. have the coronavirus. Mexico’s diplomatic wing is putting together a strategy to attend to its citizens in the U.S. as the pandemic continues and while many states end lockdowns.
Many organizations across the globe are providing vulnerable communities with food to face the crisis brought by the coronavirus pandemic. And in Mexico, this kind of help is also coming from drug cartels.
A new controversy in Mexico arose after one of the country’s secretaries developed COVID-19, the first high-ranking official with the disease. But the announcement came one week later — and after the media revealed her diagnosis.
After almost three years of negotiations, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, known as USMCA, will take effect July 1. On Friday, the Trump administration notified Congress of the new agreement date, and the Mexican president is including it in his economic plan to face the pandemic.
Many U.S. cities have recently witnessed coronavirus lockdown protests. And in Mexico, one American citizen decided to protest in his own way, sparking controversy in the country... while infuriating the U.S ambassador.
Business groups and the U.S. government have been pressuring the Mexican president to allow certain industries to operate again during the pandemic, while opening the border for some workers. And Mexico’s president says an agreement is coming.
While some states in the U.S. plan to reopen businesses closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Mexican government is being pushed to allow certain industries to operate again — and part of that pressure is coming from Washington.
One of the most important tourism seasons in Mexico is the Holy Week holiday, an equivalent to spring break but based on the Catholic calendar. But this year, Mexicans will have to celebrate at home, as the coronavirus pandemic spreads.
Doctors all over the world are suffering from stress, anxiety and depression as they work to stop the coronavirus pandemic. And in Mexico, many are facing similar mental health problems… as well as harassment inside and outside of their hospitals.