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Why The Mexican Economy Won't Make It On Its Own

Given its reliance on both oil and tourism, the Mexican economy is in major trouble. So far, though, President López Obrador has refused to have the state take on new debt.

Masked in Mexico City
Masked in Mexico City
Luis Rubio

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MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government's response to the coronavirus couldn​"t contrast any more sharply with how things are being handled in the United States and, more generally, in most of the developed world. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has refused to contemplate any deviation from the strategy he envisaged from the start of his six-year term. Keep Calm and Carry On, as they say — come hell or high water!

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May 21-22

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  • Long COVID limbo
  • TikToker under fire
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