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David Gonzalez uses a flower to sprinkle holy water onto the grave of his wife, Luz Maria Gonzalez, as they mark the 9th day since her burial in the Municipal Cemetery of Valle de Chalco on the outskirts of Mexico City, Saturday, July 4, 2020. Gonzalez, 56, who had long suffered from asthma, diabetes, and hypertension, died two days after her 29-year-old son, who was hospitalized for breathing problems and a cough before dying of complications said to be related to pneumonia and undiagnosed diabetes. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico's COVID deaths pass 30,000, world's 5th highest total

Jul. 4, 2020 8:31 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico topped 30,000 COVID-19 deaths Saturday, overtaking France as the country with the fifth-highest death toll since the coronavirus outbreak began. Officials reported 523 more confirmed coronavirus deaths for the day, bringing the nation's total to 30,366 for the pandemic. Mexico's...

A waiter hands out disinfectant to customers before entering a Chinese restaurant in downtown Mexico City, Friday, July 3, 2020. Limited reopening of restaurants and other businesses in the capital this week came as new coronavirus cases continued to climb steadily. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Mexico reverses some openings as virus cases continue high

Jul. 3, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s coronavirus outbreak rose by about 6,740 newly confirmed cases Friday for a second straight day, while 654 more deaths raised the country's total to 29,843. The number of deaths is the sixth-highest highest in the world, and Mexico is just a few dozen from overtaking...

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Mexico reopening uneven, as virus cases continue high

Jul. 1, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City’s reopening varied widely Wednesday, with some people wearing face masks and keeping their distance while others jostled in crowded streets. The limited reopening of restaurants and other businesses in the capital came as cases continued to climb steadily. On...

FILE - In this March 23, 2019 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador throws the first pitch at the inauguration of the Alfredo Harp Helu Stadium, the new home of Los Diablos Rojos baseball team, in Mexico City. Mexican Baseball League announced the cancellation of the 2020 season Wednesday, July 1, the first time in 95 years a whole season had been canceled. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Mexico cancels baseball season, marathon because of pandemic

Jul. 1, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For the first time in almost a century, Mexico has cancelled its professional baseball season, the Mexican Baseball League announced Wednesday. And on the same day, organizers announced the cancellation of the Mexico City Telcel Marathon 2020, which had been scheduled for Aug. 30, citing...

Coronavirus patients in various stages of recovery talk inside the women's ward at a COVID-19 hospital inside Military Camp 1, in Naucalpan, Mexico State, part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The hospital is one of more than 100 converted spaces operated by the military to treat COVID-19 patients, but since it opened in May only about half its beds have been occupied. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Despite COVID surge, Mexico avoids overwhelmed hospitals

Jul. 1, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a Mexican army barracks, hospital beds have replaced bunks. Oxygen tanks fill the room that held assault rifles. The building that previously housed soldiers between missions to eradicate opium poppy crops is now outfitted for up to 100 patients infected with the coronavirus. The...

Mexico re-brands 1520 Spanish defeat as 'Victorious Night'

Jun. 30, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials in Mexico City held a small ceremony and unveiled a plaque Tuesday to re-brand the way the 1520 defeat of Spanish conquistadores in Mexico's capital has been remembered. For centuries, Mexicans called June 30, 1520 “La Noche Triste,” or the “Sad...

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, left, applauds prior to delivering a speech during his visit to a public hospital in Cuernavaca, Mexico, Friday, June 19, 2020.  Lopez Obrador is desperate to restart Mexico's struggling economy after being cooped up under social distancing measures due to the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Mexican president to visit Trump in US on July 8, 9

Jun. 30, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will visit U.S. President Donald Trump on July 8 and 9 in his first trip abroad as the country's leader, the foreign relations secretary confirmed Tuesday. The trip has proved controversial among many Mexicans because it comes just...

Bank customers keep their distance to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, as they stand in line outside a bank in Mexico City, Monday, June 29, 2020. Mexico City is moving this week to the next stage of its gradual reopening from its COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Mexico City begins reopening amid high coronavirus case load

Jun. 29, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City began allowing more businesses to reopen Monday, after almost three months of various types of lockdowns. Some city subway stations that had been closed to reduce ridership reopened. The city’s metro system plans to distribute 1 million plastic face shields to...

Dustin Johnson reacts after sinking his putt on the 15th green during the final round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands, Sunday, June 28, 2020, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Johnson wins Travelers to extend career-long season streak

Jun. 28, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Dustin Johnson won the Travelers Championship on Sunday to end a long drought and extend his career-long season victory streak to 13. Johnson closed with a 3-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Kevin Streelman at fan-free TPC River Highlands. Johnson last won in Mexico City in...

A police vehicle arrives to the place where an abandoned vehicle that is believed to have been used by gunmen in an attack against the chief of police was found, in Mexico City, Friday, June 26, 2020. Heavily armed gunmen attacked and wounded Omar Garcia Harfuch in a brazen operation that left an unspecified number of dead, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said Friday. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Brazen ambush of Mexico police chief leaves few options

Jun. 27, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The dramatic assassination attempt on Mexico City’s police chief was just the latest and clearest sign that Mexico’s powerful criminal element is bringing the violence it has unleashed on the general population directly to President Andrés Manuel López...