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A nurse walks COVID-19 tests back to the tent at the free COVID-19 testing site on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 in Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Chelsea Self/Glenwood Springs Post Independent via AP)

The Latest: Los Angeles on brink of another stay-home order

Nov. 23, 2020 7:27 PM EST

LOS ANGELES — The largest county in the United States is on the brink of a stay-home order after a coronavirus surge surpassed a level set by Los Angeles County public health officials to trigger such an action. A swell of new cases Monday put the county over an average of 4,500 cases per day. Public...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2019 file photo, pilgrims arrive at the plaza outside the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mexican Catholic Church announced on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 the cancelation of the annual pilgrimage, the largest Catholic pilgrimage worldwide. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Catholic Church cancels Guadalupe pilgrimage over pandemic

Nov. 23, 2020 4:14 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Roman Catholic Church announced the cancellation Monday of what’s considered the world’s largest Catholic pilgrimage, for the Virgin of Guadalupe, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mexico’s Episcopal Conference said in a statement that the basilica will...

Dr. Victor Hugo Santamaria tests 2-year-old Regina Chavez for COVID-19 as she is held by her mother Edith Monserrat Bautista, in a tent set up to perform rapid coronavirus testing at the TAPO bus station in the Venustiano Carranza borough of Mexico City, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Mexico passed the 100,000 mark in confirmed COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, becoming only the fourth country to do so. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico tops 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, 4th country to do so

Nov. 20, 2020 9:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A day after Mexico passed the 100,000 mark in confirmed COVID-19 deaths, becoming only the fourth country to do so, its president and the mayor of its capital struck dramatically different tones. With 100,823 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mexico trailed only the United States, Brazil and...

Doctors Delia Caudillo, left, and Monserrat Castaneda, put on protective gear as they prepare to conduct a COVID-19 test at a home in the Venustiano Carranza borough of Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico becomes 4th country to hit 100,000 COVID-19 deaths

Nov. 19, 2020 9:25 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico passed the 100,000 mark in COVID-19 deaths Thursday, becoming only the fourth country — behind the United States, Brazil and India — to do so. José Luis Alomía Zegarra, Mexico’s director of epidemiology, said there were 100,104 confirmed COVID-19...

A healthcare worker collects a sample to test for the new coronavirus inside a mobile diagnostic tent, in the Coyoacan district of Mexico City, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. Mexico City announced Friday it will order bars closed for two weeks after the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 rose to levels not seen since August. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Mexico reaches 1 million virus cases, nears 100,000 deaths

Nov. 14, 2020 8:55 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico on Saturday topped 1 million registered coronavirus cases and nearly 100,000 test-confirmed deaths, though officials agree the number is probably much higher. How did Mexico get here? By marching resolutely, even defiantly, against many internationally accepted practices in...

A healthcare worker collects a sample to test for the new coronavirus inside a mobile diagnostic tent, in the Coyoacan district of Mexico City, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. Mexico City announced Friday it will order bars closed for two weeks after the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 rose to levels not seen since August. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Mexico City closes bars, limits eateries as virus cases rise

Nov. 13, 2020 7:17 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City announced Friday it will order bars closed for two weeks after the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 rose to levels not seen since August. Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said restaurants and gyms will have to close earlier. The city closed nightclubs and bars in the...

Feds: California man ran kidnapping scam from Mexican prison

Nov. 12, 2020 10:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man imprisoned in Mexico ran a “virtual kidnapping” scheme that duped dozens of Americans into paying ransoms to free family members who were never actually kidnapped, according to federal prosecutors. Julio Manuel Reyes Zuniga, 48, appeared in a Los Angeles...

Mexico City police nab 2 boys with body of 3rd in suitcase

Nov. 11, 2020 11:51 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City saw yet another chapter in a shocking crime wave of child killings Wednesday, when police caught two boys carrying the body of a murdered child in a suitcase. The case comes 10 days after a man was caught wheeling the hacked-up bodies of two adolescent boys down a downtown...

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, center, smiles while flanked by Chief of Staff Braga Netto and first lady Michelle Bolsonaro, during a ceremony on digital social savings and the payment of aid to families amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Mexico, Brazil leaders silent as world congratulates Biden

Nov. 8, 2020 6:12 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — There were two notable holdouts among the world leaders who rushed to congratulate Joe Biden on his victory in the U.S. elections: the leaders of Latin America’s two largest countries, both of whom have been seen as friendly to President Donald Trump. President Jair Bolsonaro of...

Mexico City police stumble on grisly butchering of 2 boys

Nov. 4, 2020 8:22 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — When Mexico City police stopped a man wheeling bundles down a street on a dolly, they stumbled on a grisly cargo — the hacked-up bodies of two adolescent boys who were apparently killed by people involved in street-level drug dealing. The city’s prosecutors’ office...