Carrie Kahn

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Mexico's President Weathers A Torrent Of Criticism Over Meeting With Trump

Monday, July 06, 2020

Andrés Manuel López Obrador's critics say he's making a mistake by going to Washington and is giving in to the U.S. president's whims. But López Obrador says, "We are going ... with our heads high."


Jailing Of Labor Activist Raises Concerns About Mexico's Readiness For USMCA

Monday, June 29, 2020

The U.S-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement that will go into effect on Wednesday calls for new worker protections in Mexico. But the recent jailing of a Mexican labor activist is raising concerns.


Powerful Earthquake Rattles Southern Mexico

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A 7.4 earthquake centered along the coast of Mexico's Oaxaca state killed at least five people, damaged buildings and rattled nerves across a wide swath of Mexico and into Guatemala.


What The Coronavirus Lockdown Looks Like In El Salvador

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Pandemic has tested the strength of El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele. He remains popular, but his draconian lockdown rules have raised human rights concerns and faced pushback from Congress.


Coronavirus Takes An Epic Toll On 2 Frontline Health Care Workers

Monday, June 15, 2020

As COVID-19 cases surge in Mexico, a doctor in Mexico City and nurse in Tijuana — the two virus hotspots — talk about the strains and grief of treating patients over the last several weeks.


Latin America Becomes A New Epicenter Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

The World Health Organization has reported that Latin America is now the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. Pan American Health Organization warned countries against rushing to reopen economies.


Mexico's President Touts Reopening With The Country Mostly In Coronavirus Red Zone

Monday, June 01, 2020

Mexicans are left with mixed messages of a national lifting of social distancing measures but a government map showing most of the country still unready to reopen.


Mexicans Quarantined In Ixtaltepec Appreciate Volunteers' Jokes, Songs

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

In the southern state of Oaxaca, volunteers in one town take turns driving a large speaker around. They play health tips, songs and even jokes to the town's elderly and others under COVID-19 lockdown.


Mexico Plans To Reopen Even As Officials Say COVID-19 Cases Are Near Peak

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The official numbers are still relatively low, but Mexico City hospitals and cemeteries are overwhelmed with apparent victims of the coronavirus.


What Would A Sharp Decline In Remittances Mean For Latin America

Friday, May 08, 2020

Immigrants in the U.S. sent an estimated $150 billion to their home countries in 2019 — half to Latin America and the Caribbean. The World Bank is predicting a sharp decline in remittances this year.


Mexicans Celebrate Cinco De Mayo At Home And With No Beer

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Not only public celebrations of Mexico's Cinco de Mayo have been canceled, but families have to mark the holiday without beer — it is not on the list of essential products during the pandemic.


Migrant Advocates Call For More Testing Before Deportations

Saturday, May 02, 2020

At least 100 Guatemalans infected with the coronavirus were deported from the U.S. from mid-March through mid-April. And advocates say Mexico has not been testing Central American deportees.


Mexico Is Struggling To Help Businesses During The Pandemic

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has no plans to rescue the country's businesses beyond small loans for small firms. Hurt by the COVID-19 shutdown, the country's in a deepening recession.


A Mexican 'Lucha Libre' Wrestler Is Sewing Masks To Fight Coronavirus

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Hijo del Soberano was already designing lucha libre costumes on the side. Since his wrestling venue shut amid Mexico's lockdown, he's turned to making masks. "I just altered my skills a bit," he says.


Mexican Wrestlers Are Sewing Lucha Libre Masks To Protect People From The Coronavirus

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Will the masks of El Santo and the Blue Demon protect people from the coronavirus? Mexico's professional wrestlers hope so. They are now sewing face masks for the public.


El Salvador's President Takes On The Country's Gangs Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Monday, April 27, 2020

President Nayib Bukele authorized officers to use lethal force against gang members who allegedly were responsible for dozens of murders while police were focused on the COVID-19 lockdown.


U.S. Pushes Mexico To Open Some Factories

Sunday, April 26, 2020

U.S. officials and firms are pressuring Mexico to open up factories vital to North American supply chains, despite a number of worker deaths from COVID-19.


Nicaragua Not Backing Down Despite Criticism Over Lax Measures During Pandemic

Saturday, April 18, 2020

The government has failed to issue social distancing orders. And after weeks out of public view, President Daniel Ortega reemerged Wednesday and decried the coronavirus as a sign from God.


COVID-19 Is Cutting Into Vital Money U.S. Migrant Workers Send Back Home

Friday, April 17, 2020

A remittances expert estimates the money sent back to Latin America and the Caribbean could decline by 7%.


How Governments Around The World Are Reacting To The Economic Shutdown

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The U.S. government is spending over $2 trillion to help the nation overcome the coronavirus economic shutdown. NPR correspondents in India, Mexico and Germany relay what other governments are doing.