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Commuters wear masks as they ride a bus, to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Mexico City, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Mexico's government has broadened its shutdown of

Too little too late? Experts decry Mexico virus policy delay

Mar. 31, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has started taking tougher measures against the coronavirus after weeks of its president hugging followers and saying religious medals would protect him. Some experts warn the sprawling country of 129 million is acting too late and testing too little to prevent the type of crisis...

President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper, right, walk as the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort takes off from the pier at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Saturday, March 28, 2020. The ship is departing for New York to assist hospitals responding to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: WHO warns `far from over' in Asia and Pacific

Mar. 31, 2020 1:11 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — WHO warns COVID-19 epidemics “far from over”...

Mexico police investigate store robberies as virus spreads

Mar. 25, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities in multiple states are investigating a spate of robberies and lootings at large stores that may be connected to incitement circulating on social networks as the country's coronavirus caseload grows. On Wednesday, Mexico City police reported four robberies in different...

Nature reserve activist shot to death in central Mexico

Mar. 24, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Unidentified gunmen shot to death a lawyer and activist who defended a rural tract against development near the Mexican city of Cuernavaca, Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said Tuesday. The governmental commission issued a statement condemning the killing of Isaac Medardo...

Fernando González, the newly appointed The Associated Press' news director for the Caribbean and Andes regions, poses for a portrait in Mexico City, Monday, March 23, 2020. González, who has been the AP's deputy news director for Latin America and the Caribbean, based in Mexico City, since 2016, will help lead the cooperative's newsgathering operation in all formats from Havana and Caracas. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Fernando González new AP news director for Caribbean, Andes

Mar. 24, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fernando González, a video journalist who has spent more than 30 years covering Latin America and the Caribbean, has been named to a new role as The Associated Press' news director for the Caribbean and Andes regions. González, who has been the AP's deputy news director for...

Customers pick out homemade fabric face masks being sold for 20 pesos (around 85 cents) from Jorge Rodriquez, 48, on the street in central Mexico City, Monday, March 23, 2020. Rodriguez was recently laid off from his construction job until further notice, and so he and his wife began making and selling the masks.

Mexico's busy streetscape slows, but doesn't stop for virus

Mar. 23, 2020 10:55 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Increasingly empty beaches and quieter streets in Mexico contrast with a still-crowded subway system and active street vendors, as shut-downs and social distancing measures have begun but remain very uneven. Shutting down Mexico, where many people live day-to-day off what they earn in...

The Latest: Beijing screening overseas flights for virus

Mar. 23, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 275,000 people and killed more than 11,300. 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. More than 88,200 people have recovered...

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his daily news conference at the presidential palace in Mexico City, early Thursday, March 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Mexico's president in no hurry to confront virus outbreak

Mar. 20, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Many countries in Latin America have taken aggressive measures to deal with the coronavirus such as closing their borders, dock and airports to foreigners, declaring states of emergencies and ordering business shutdowns. Mexico, by contrast, has so far taken a “business as...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Kole Calhoun (56) celebrates his two-run home run against the Kansas City Royals with teammate David Peralta (6) during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

MLB calls off games in Mexico, Puerto Rico

Mar. 19, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball called off what was to have been its first two regular-season games in Mexico City, along with a three-game series in Puerto Rico because of the new coronavirus. Arizona and San Diego were to have played on April 18 and 19 at Mexico City's Alfredo Harp Helú...

In this June 16, 2019 photo El Santuario de Chimayó is shown in Chimayó, N.M. El Santuario de Chimayó is known around the world for its healing sand and is the northern New Mexico shrine where believers ask for mercy and miracles to stage off sickness and death. But with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the sanctuary is one of many Hispanic Catholic sites around the country closing and limiting access to pilgrims seeking a last hope prayer. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

Hispanic Catholics asked to skip healing sites amid outbreak

Mar. 19, 2020 1:25 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — For years, Orlando Marquez and his family made the pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayó, a Catholic sanctuary located in northern New Mexico and known as the “Lourdes of America.” Healing sand from its “el pocito” possesses the power to cure illness...