A Letter From Mexico City

Mexico last dealt with a pandemic in 2009, causing a terrible economic crisis, in the aftermath of an election stolen from the centre-left candidate, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. How well prepared is it now that 'AMLO' is in power?

In March 2020, as increasing chunks of the First World were placed under indefinite lockdowns, Mexico seemed relatively unconcerned. While the response to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic was seen internationally as a model of rapid and effective response, the institutional memory within Mexico is quite different; the closure of businesses, schools, and public places was […]

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