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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:51 PM

Mexico's coronavirus-skeptical president is setting up his country for a health crisis

Source: Vox

As Mexico fast approaches what’s highly likely to be a large coronavirus outbreak, the country’s leadership — mainly its president — mostly insists that everything is fine.

In speech after speech, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known by his nickname AMLO, tells Mexicans they shouldn’t fear Covid-19, even as hundreds of thousands of people have confirmed infections worldwide. Despite warnings from global health officials, he continues to hold political rallies, kiss supporters, and request that Mexicans go out shopping to prop up the country’s sputtering economy during a global slowdown.

“Live life as usual,” he said in a video posted to Facebook on March 22, showing him outside at a restaurant. “If you’re able and have the means to do so, continue taking your family out to eat … because that strengthens the economy."

AMLO’s advice, experts say, is deadly. What makes matters worse is that his policies over the past few years have set the stage for a profound health crisis. In a major effort to cut government spending, AMLO has reduced funds for the country’s hospitals and medical centers by millions. It’s left the nation short of physicians, medical equipment, beds, and coronavirus tests.

Read more: https://www.vox.com/2020/3/26/21193823/coronavirus-mexico-andres-manuel-lopez-obrador-health-care

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Response to Mosby (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:56 PM

1. I suspect already happening. I can imagine a lot of immigrants are flowing back home to ...

Mexico to wait out things (a guess). These irresponsible leaders will face their reckoning soon, by angry voters at the lack of successful government and/or government stepping up to the plate, to protect citizens.

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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 04:04 PM

3. I hope the People around the world during this time are starting to see the power they possess. n/t

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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 04:19 PM

4. So, when did Mexico elect

Mexican Trump?

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 04:27 PM

5. Anders Manuel Lopez Obrador is a Mexican politician serving as the president of Mexico since 2018

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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:04 PM

6. I had high hopes for AMLO when he was elected....

but he doesn't seem up to the job...

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