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A woman serves tacos at a street restaurant at San Andres Mixquic, just outside Mexico City, Monday, March 30, 2020, amid the worldwide spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Mexico broadens one-month shutdown as virus cases top 1,094

Mar. 30, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's government broadened its shutdown of “non-essential activities” to the private sector and prohibited gatherings of more than 50 people to fight the spread of the new coronavirus. The one-month emergency measures will be in effect from March 30 to April 30. Mexico...

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, migrants return to Mexico as other migrants line up on their way to request asylum in the U.S., at the foot of the Puerta Mexico bridge in Matamoros, Mexico, that crosses into Brownsville, Texas. One by one, asylum-seekers from El Salvador and Honduras who are waiting in Mexico for court hearings in the United States appeared before an immigration judge to explain why, after months of effort, they couldn't find an attorney. Only 5.3% of asylum-seekers subject to the Migrant Protection Protocols, as the

DHS: Pandemic measures cut illegal border crossings by half

Mar. 22, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump administration official said Sunday that illegal border crossings have dropped by half as the strictest U.S.-Mexico border policies yet went into place amid the coronavirus pandemic, but there was confusion about how it was all working. Anyone caught crossing the border illegally...

Silvia Shadden, 68, in blue, pulls a cart as she leaves a U.S. customs checkpoint in El Paso, Texas after a she went to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico for a doctor's appointment on Friday, March 20, 2020. Shadden, of El Paso, says she needs a weekly vitamin injection to prevent muscle atrophy. Her medicine costs $10 in Ciudad Juarez and $70 in El Paso. She walks more than a mile to get the treatment. She fears that the border may close and she won't be able to afford medicine in the U.S. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Virus prompts US and Mexico to restrict border travel

Mar. 20, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexico and the U.S. announced Friday that they would prohibit all “non-essential” travel across their shared border as part of efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus. Both countries and Canada also agreed to immediately turn back anyone trying to cross their...

A border patrol agent walks along a border wall separating Tijuana, Mexico, from San Diego, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

New restrictions coming on travel between the US and Mexico

Mar. 20, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. officials are expected to announce new restrictions on the southern border Friday as they try to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. and Mexico have been working on plans to limit cross-border traffic, according to officials on both sides of the border. The plan is...

FILE — In this Saturday, March 7, 2020 file photo, a cleric, right, assists a medic treating a patient infected with the new coronavirus, at a hospital in Qom, about 80 miles (125 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran. Nine out of 10 cases of the virus in the Middle East come from the Islamic Republic. Fears remain that Iran may be underreporting its cases. Days of denials gave the virus time to spread as the country marked the 41st anniversary of its 1979 Islamic Revolution with mass demonstrations. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (Mohammad Ali Marizad/Rasa News Agency via AP, File)

The Latest: Sri Lankan government imposes 2 1/2 day curfew

Mar. 20, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 244,000 people and killed more than 10,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. Almost 86,000 people have recovered so...

Several lanes at the United States border crossing in Lacolle, Quebec, is closed, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The Canada-U.S. border will be closed to non-essential traffic in both directions

US, Canada are closing shared border to nonessential travel

Mar. 18, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

The United States and Canada agreed Wednesday to temporarily close their shared border to nonessential travel to confront the coronavirus pandemic, bringing a halt to tourism and family visits but leaving the flow of trade intact. The announcement by President Donald Trump came as his administration prepared to...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrives for a a news conference in Mexico City, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Russia FM: No proposal for Maduro exit in Venezuela visit

Feb. 6, 2020 9:16 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Russia's foreign minister said Thursday that Moscow maintains its position there should be a “national dialogue without previous conditions” in Venezuela to resolve the South American nation’s protracted political crisis. Sergey Lavrov said that in making his tour of...