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Mexico's crumbling economy leads to border arrests, more COVID-19 fears

Sep 10, 2020
Roughly 40% of the population of Mexico lives in poverty. The struggles were present even before COVID-19 hit.
A sign with indications to cross to the United States near El Chaparral pedestrian crossing port in Tijuana, Mexico, on Sept. 1.
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Mexican economy hits the skids

Jan 30, 2020
Mexico's economy contracted by 0.1% in 2019, beset by trade-related troubles and policy uncertainty.
Employees work on the assembly line of the Tiguan model, at the Volkswagen car plant in Puebla, Mexico, in 2018.
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