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Mexican President Tests Positive for COVID-19

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador confirmed he tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). He said he will take a step back from his usual duties. The announcement comes at a time when Mexico is undergoing an alarming spike in infections and fatalities.

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Joe Biden Snubs Latin America: No Calls to Mexico, Brazil, Colombia

The Brazilian newspaper O Globo noted on Friday that Joe Biden, who will presumably take the office of the U.S. presidency in January, has not made any calls to the heads of state of Latin America’s largest nations, skipping Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia and, instead, reaching out to the socialist leader of Argentina.

Vice President Joe Biden makes a phone call on a train at Union Station in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, as he headed to an event in Philadelphia to tout plans to improve the nation's infrastructure. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Mexican Border State Extends Coronavirus Emergency Measures into July

Health officials from the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas extended coronavirus emergency measures through July 15 as the region continues to see a spike in cases. The move comes in direct opposition to messages pushed by Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador who is already calling for resuming normal activities — even as cases continue to spike.

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Watch: Amy Klobuchar Blames Mexico President Flub on Exhaustion

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), during an appearance at CNN’s town hall on Tuesday, tried to make up for her previous inability to recall the name of Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, blaming her mental lapse on exhaustion.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), during an appearance at CNN’s town hall on Tuesday, tried to make up for her previous inability to recall the name of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, blaming her mental lapse on exhaustion.

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