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Mexico allows 46 British passengers to leave cruise ship

Apr. 1, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico allowed 46 British citizens to disembark from a cruise ship off its Caribbean coast and fly home, and in exchange the cruise line paid for 141 Mexicans stuck in England by coronavirus travel restrictions to fly home, the Mexican government said Wednesday. On Tuesday, the Mexican...

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”...

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...

Shoppers wearing face masks with a cart full of food supplies wait in line to pay at a supermarket counter in Singapore, Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020. Singaporeans were seen buying food supplies in supermarkets following neighboring Malaysia's announcement of a nationwide lockdown from the coronavirus to begin Wednesday which could affect the flow of food supplies to the city state. (AP Photo/Ee Ming Toh)

The Latest: Singapore penalizing social distancing violators

Mar. 26, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.S. leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases...

Mexico will receive cruise ships, but fumigate passengers

Mar. 25, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Wednesday it would continue to receive cruise ships “for humanitarian reasons,” but that passengers would be "individually fumigated" before being taken to airports for return flights to their home countries. The Transportation Department said...

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, Emilio Lozoya, former head of Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex, gives a press conference in Mexico City. On Feb 2020, Spanish police arrested Lozoya in southern Spain. Mexico had been pursuing Lozoya through Europe for months over allegations of an illegal contract while he was at Pemex. (AP Photo/Gustavo Martinez Contreras, File)

Mexico requests extradition of former oil company chief

Mar. 24, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's government has formally requested the extradition of the former head of the state-owned oil company from Spain, the foreign ministry said Tuesday. Emilio Lozoya, former head of Pemex, was arrested in February in southern Spain. Mexico had been pursuing Lozoya through Europe for...

Mexico border referendum cancels massive Corona brewery

Mar. 23, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The company that brews Corona beer took another blow on Monday when the federal government said it would not allow a massive, partly-built $1.5 billion brewery on the border after residents rejected it in a referendum. The Victor N.Y.-based Constellation Brands had already suffered a...

Mexico navy copter down in police operation; 1 dead, 10 hurt

Mar. 21, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Mexico say a Mexican navy helicopter has crashed during an anti-kidnapping operation, killing a police officer and injuring 10 military personnel in the Gulf state of Veracruz. The official Twitter account of Veracruz Gov. Cuitláhuac García says the aircraft...

Mexico turns to cartoon character for coronavirus education

Mar. 21, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

The Mexican government has created a super-woman style cartoon character called “Susana Distancia,” a play on the Spanish words for “A Healthy Distance,” to remind people to keep apart to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Susana Distancia became a trending topic on Twitter...

A street vendor wears a mask over his mouth as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus in Mexico City, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Mexico's assistant health secretary announced Friday that the country now has confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Mexico confirms first 2 cases of coronavirus

Feb. 28, 2020 6:01 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's assistant health secretary announced Friday that the country now has two confirmed cases of the new coronavirus. Hugo Lopez-Gatell said one of the patients is in Mexico City and the other in the northern state of Sinaloa. While a second test is still pending on that case, he...