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FILE - In this April 3, 2020 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves to supporters cheering from over an outside wall, after visiting a Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) hospital that will be converted to receive COVID-19 patients in the Coyoacan district of Mexico City. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

Mexico president kicks off 'new normal' phase amid pandemic

Jun. 1, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Amid a pandemic and a brewing tropical storm, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador kicked off Mexico’s return to a “new normal” Monday with his first road trip in two months as the nation began to gradually ease some virus-inspired restrictions....

FILE - In this April 3, 2020 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves to supporters cheering from over an outside wall, after visiting a Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) hospital that will be converted to receive COVID-19 patients in the Coyoacan district of Mexico City. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

Mexico president to resume travel, fly commercial next week

May. 27, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Just hours after Mexican health officials reported record numbers of deaths and new coronavirus infections, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday he will resume his travel schedule next week, flying commercial to the beach destination of Cancun. Prior to the...

Ambulance workers unload a patient encased in a protective plastic tube and receiving supplemental oxygen at the COVID-19 triage unit at Mexico General Hospital, in Mexico City, Monday, May 25, 2020. Authorities have predicted that coronavirus cases in the city would peak in May, with reopening measures currently slated for mid-June. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico hit new virus record of over 500 deaths per day

May. 26, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s health department reported 501 deaths from the coronavirus Tuesday, a new one-day high and the first time the figure exceeded 500. The number of new cases also set a daily high, with 3,455 additional infections confirmed. Mexico has so far recorded nearly 74,560...

In this May 5, 2020 photo, workers in full protection gear as a precaution against the new coronavirus, unload a coffin that contain the remains of a person who died from the new coronavirus, in an area of the municipal cemetery set apart for victims of COVID-19, in Tijuana, Mexico. Citing a threat of the virus from Mexico, the Trump administration has banned hundreds of thousands of people from crossing the southern border with emergency measures that prohibit nonessential traffic and reject asylum seekers without a hearing. (AP Photo/Joebeth Terriquez)

In Mexican border cities, many fear virus is coming from US

May. 23, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Adrián Alonso Gama lived life on both sides of the border, until he got the coronavirus. On weekends the 37-year-old truck driver would stay at his parents’ home in Tijuana. Thanks to his U.S. green card, he lived in his own place in San Diego during the week, delivering...

The Olympic Stadium stands empty as Mexico City faces its lockdown to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus, Sunday, May 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

Mexico cancels soccer season because of coronavirus pandemic

May. 22, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Liga MX canceled the remainder of its spring season without crowning a champion for the first time, a decision caused by the new coronavirus pandemic. Teams had played 10 of the Clausura's 17 dates before suspending play March 15. The league said in a statement Friday...

In this undated photo released on May 21, 2020 by Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), an archaeologist works at the site where bones of about 60 mammoths were discovered at the old Santa Lucia military airbase just north of Mexico City. Institute archaeologist Pedro Sánchez Nava said the giant herbivores had probably just got stuck in the mud of an ancient lake, once known as Xaltocan and now disappeared. (INAH via AP)

In Mexico City, experts find bones of dozens of mammoths

May. 22, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Archaeologists have found the bones of about 60 mammoths at an airport under construction just north of Mexico City, near human-built ’traps’ where more than a dozen mammoths were found last year. Both discoveries reveal how appealing the area — once a shallow lake...

GM says it is reopening two of its Mexican plants Friday

May. 21, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — General Motors announced Thursday that it is “gradually restarting operations” at engine and transmission plants at two of its four manufacturing complexes in Mexico. The news came as Mexico recorded its second highest one-day death toll in the coronavirus pandemic, with...

A woman waits for her meal from the mobile dining rooms program as people who have not been able to work because of the COVID-19 pandemic line up for a meal outside the Iztapalapa hospital in Mexico City, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Mayor says Mexico City will begin gradual reopening June 1

May. 20, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Even as Mexico saw its largest one-day death toll, Mexico City announced Wednesday it will begin a gradual reopening June 1. The nationwide death toll rose by 424 on Wednesday to 6,090, well above last week's record of 353 deaths reported in one day. Total confirmed infections nationwide...

US starts flights to take deported migrants to Mexico City

May. 20, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. government has resumed an old practice of flying deported migrants back to Mexico City, though it apparently did not promise to test them for coronavirus before sending them home. The first flight landed Tuesday, and video showed migrants sitting on a packed airplane, and...

Police say 14 kidnapped health workers freed in Mexico City

May. 20, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials in Mexico City say they have rescued 14 health workers who had come to the capital to help battle COVID-19 and were subjected to what's called a “virtual kidznapping” in order to demand money from their families. The city prosecutor's office said in a communique...