Mexico

Mexican Governor Says Federal Health Officials Are Lying

A Mexican governor called out federal health officials for lying to the public about “non-existent” health care centers, sub-par protective equipment, and assurances that only place the public at risk. The harshest criticism to date comes as other governors called out federal health officials for claiming all is well in regard to the spread of the novel-coronavirus (COVID-19).

Michoacan Governor

Coronavirus Fatalities in Mexico Rise to 273

Mexican health officials confirmed the continuing rise in the number of fatalities resulting from the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In a single day, officials documented 40 fatalities bringing the new total to 273 since the start of the pandemic in Mexico.

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Mexico Says No Benefit to Wearing Face Masks as Coronavirus Cases Reach 1,688

Mexico’s top health officials said there is no scientifically proven benefit for the general public wearing face covers or masks in curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The statement contradicts new recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that encourage the use of cloth overs. The dismissing of covers by Mexican officials also comes at a time when cases of the virus have climbed to 1,688 — up 178 new confirmed patients from the day before.

Jose Villanueva, 77, originally from Durango, Mexico, adjusts his face mask after eating in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has recommended that the city's 4 million people wear masks when going outside amid the spreading coronavirus. Garcetti on …

Democrats Skip Foreign Policy, National Security at Nevada Debate

Neither the moderators nor the candidates at Wednesday’s Democrat Party debate took the time to discuss national security or foreign policy issues in-depth, instead spending significant portions of the broadcast discussing former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s history of racist and sexist comments.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 19: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (C) makes a point as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and former Vice President Joe Biden (R) raise their hands during the Democratic presidential primary debate at Paris Las Vegas on February 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. …