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In Mexico City, a plastics ban prompts debate over women's access to tampons

Apr 20, 2021
Women's rights advocates say the plastics ban leaves low-income women with few options.
Shelves filled with female sanitary products in Mexico City show no tampons as a result of the single-use plastic ban restricting them.
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With COVID surging, Mexico faces a shortage of oxygen to treat patients

Mar 4, 2021
As prices climb, the government says it is trying to crack down on unlawful trade in oxygen and related equipment.
In Guadalajara, Mexico, people line up to refill oxygen tanks for relatives with COVID-19.
Ulises Ruiz/AFP via Getty Images

Mexico requires warning labels on some processed foods

Dec 4, 2020
The "junk food" labeling warns that some foods are high in sodium, or have excessive sugars.
Esteban Pérez works in the family business: a store in Mexico City that his grandfather started decades ago. He shows a soda can with the new warning labeling in Mexico.
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Mexico's tourist industry struggles as the pandemic continues

Nov 27, 2020
Tourists from the U.S. are the main source of foreign tourism in Mexico. Hotels there are operating at just 30% of capacity.
Tourists walk on Madero street in March in Mexico City.
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The pandemic threatens to push more people in Mexico into poverty

Oct 1, 2020
And Mexico doesn't pay unemployment insurance.
One economic researcher says almost 1 in 5 people in the Mexican labor force have lost their jobs. Pictured: Andres Tolentino Hernandez, who lost his job at a printing workshop when the virus hit.
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In Mexico, auto industry struggles to rev up operations

Sep 24, 2020
As the auto industry reopens, unions say they are concerned about working conditions in plants.
Auto industry activity is resuming at factories in Mexico. But, unions are concerned about working conditions.
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In Mexico, the once-thriving theater industry is in decline

Sep 18, 2020
The vice president of the Mexican Society of Theater Producers said the industry has lost about $1 billion since theaters closed in early March.
People sit outside the closed Hidalgo Theater in Mexico City in March.
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Pandemic forces small farmers in Mexico to adapt

Jul 21, 2020
Some farmers are trying to reinvent their businesses by selling in new ways.
Esteban de Jesús Durán is part of Plantas y Flores de Xochimilco, a community of decorative plant growers based south of Mexico City.
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U.S. basketball plays to score and win in Mexico

Feb 18, 2020
The NBA just opened its first official store in Mexico. It’s also starting a major partnership in Mexico City.
Mexico City Arena hosts NBA Games.
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U.S. migration policies hit the Mexico-Guatemala border

Nov 12, 2019
Tensions between the U.S. and Mexico regarding migration have also hit hard on the borders, not only between both nations, but also between Mexico and Guatemala.
Raftsmen help Guatemalans cross the Suchiate towards Mexico, where they buy goods with higher quality and lower prices.
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