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Laura Gottesdiener

UPDATE 3-Mexico's Cemex posts $44 mln loss after coronavirus lockdowns

Jul 27 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

Jul 26 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

Jul 22 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.

Mexico tightens coronavirus curbs in tourist spots, other pockets

Jul 16 2020

MONTERREY The spread of the coronavirus has spurred Mexican authorities to impose local restrictions on mobility, commerce, and leisure, particularly in popular tourist destinations, even as the government seeks to revive the battered economy.

Die in detention or at home? U.S. pandemic forces cruel choice on asylum seekers

Jul 06 2020

MONTERREY, Mexico In early June, asylum seeker Jose Munoz decided it was time to flee for his life - by getting deported from a Texas immigration detention center where coronavirus was sweeping through the population and going home to El Salvador.

Fearing coronavirus, Mexico City couple opt for home birth

Jun 19 2020

MEXICO CITY After nearly 15 hours of labor, Karla Lopez Rangel received a stern warning from her midwife: if you do not deliver the baby now, we will have to rush you to the hospital.

Workers living in Mexico helping California's pandemic health response

May 31 2020

EL CENTRO, Calif. Hundreds of Mexicans and Americans who live south of the border enter southern California's hospitals every day.

Saturated hospitals, airlifts as California border region virus cases surge

May 29 2020

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

May 28 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 coronavirus probe finds dozens of unlicensed retirement homes

May 26 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.

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