The Mexico-U.S. border will remain closed

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The Mexico-U.S. border will remain closed
U.S. President Donald Trump announced the decision several weeks ago - Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP
English 17/05/2020 10:51 Mexico City Off the Record Actualizada 10:59
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The Mexico-U.S. border will remain closed

This week, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection should make an announcement in the upcoming days since it is expected that the Mexico-U.S. border will remain partially closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary closure imposed by Donald Trump comes to an end on May 19; nevertheless, authorities will likely enforce the measures until the end of the month. 

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An exemplary Mexican 

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked an unemployment crisis worldwide, especially in the U.S.; however, the harsh situation didn’t stop a Mexican in the U.S. from setting an example of honesty. José Núñez found USD 135,000 on the streets of Albuquerque and gave the money to authorities. He later was invited to the Mexican consulate to recognize his good deed

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The government launched more news conferences

We’ve been told that the federal government  has so many news conferences that the National Palace’s room where they take place is known as the “studio.”Moreover, the government premiered a new news conference about welfare programs which has prompted reporters to say that the conferences are the movie schedules. But does this diversity represents better communication? It seems like media outlets who praise the government are always present and given a chance to ask questions; additionally, several journalists skip the conferences to prevent contracting the novel coronavirus, which makes it unlikely that sharp questions get asked.

Recommended: More news conferences

Fake news about the Supreme Court

There’s fake news everywhere. The Supreme Court, led by Arturo Zaldívar, announced people are spreading fake news regarding its re-opening; therefore, the court is asking people not to believe rumors and confirmed minister will return to work on June 1

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