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March, 2020

  • 20 March

    U.S. and Mexico Agree On Border Restrictions Due to COVID-19

    -Editorial U.S. officials announced new restrictions on the Southern border Friday as they try to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the closure of the U.S.-Mexican border on Friday, noting that it was decided in collaboration with the Mexican government. Trump said …

  • 19 March

    Mexico Suggests the U.S. Not to Paralyze Economic Activity Due to COVID-19

    -Editorial While the stock markets in Latin America continue to drop this week, amid the uncertainty generated in the world economy by the new Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), there is also uncertainty in the Mexico-United States border region about a possible US Port of Entry closure due to the pandemic. The …

  • 19 March

    EL CENTRO ANNOUNCES EMERGENCY DECLARATION

    El Centro, CA. –  On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the El Centro City Council declared a state of local emergency within the City, effective immediately in response to the coronavirus epidemic. The purpose of the state of emergency is to give the City Manager, as the Director of Emergency Services, …

  • 17 March

    Two first Coronavirus cases are officially confirmed in Baja California

    By: Fidel Gastelum, Reporter The Baja California government, through the state public health department, announced the first two confirmed cases of Coronavirus (CoVid-19), after carrying out the pertinent laboratory tests, in relation to two people residing in Mexicali, who traveled to the state of Washington, in the United States, weeks …

  • 16 March

    Testing starts for 1st Possible Coronavirus Vaccine in the US

    -Editorial Scientists gave the first shots in the first test of an experimental Coronavirus vaccine leading off a worldwide search for protection even as the pandemic surges. Amid the fears and actions taken by local and state governments to prevent the spread of this virus, a vaccine might be closer …

  • 11 March

    The economic cost of “One Day Without Women” strike in Mexico reached 43.5 billion pesos

    By: Dr. Alejandro Diaz-Bautista, Economist, (Ph.D.) The economic value of unpaid work in domestic work and care of women represents 23.5% of the country’s GDP. According to INEGI data in the “Satellite Account of the Unpaid Work of Households in Mexico, 2018”, which provides information on the economic valuation of …

  • 11 March

    Two Coronavirus Cases Have Been Confirmed in Imperial Valley

    -Editorial El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) announced today that they have received confirmation from the San Diego Public Health Department that two individuals have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. One individual is a current patient at ECRMC, and the other is quarantined in their home. The samples were …

  • 10 March

    Possible Case of Coronavirus in Imperial Valley Still Inconclusive

    -Editorial El Centro Regional Medical Center held a Press Conference to update the public about the possible case of COVID-19 in the Imperial Valley. The test results of the patient are inconclusive for Coronavirus, according to doctors. It was informed that the patient has been resting comfortably and is being …

  • 10 March

    Imperial County Ratifies Local Health Emergency Declaration Due to Coronavirus

    By: Mario Conde, Reporter While it is determined if a local resident has the Coronavirus, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors ratified the declaration of a health emergency at their March 10 meeting. The board unanimously approved the declaration setting in motion actions by the health department in response to …

  • 10 March

    Coronavirus arrives to US and Mexico with financial and economic impacts

    By: Dr. Alejandro Diaz-Bautista, Economist, (PhD). President Trump establishes new travel restrictions on the coronavirus, considering the closure of the United States border with Mexico. Global economic and financial impacts of the coronavirus in 2020. Global markets plummet about 10% in the worst week since the 2008 crises. Concerns about …

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