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Mexico - April 2020

Introduction
With the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak reaching the rapid transmission stage in Mexico, the April Regional Report: Mexico focuses on the government’s response to the economic impact of the outbreak and some of the unexpected effects the outbreak is having on criminal activity...
Economy
Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced on 5 April his government’s plans to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic...
Infrastructure
In an interview published by construction sector magazine Obras Expansión on 23 March, the chairman of the Mexican chamber of the construction industry (CMIC), Eduardo Ramírez Leal, emphasised that it is imperative to establish long term infrastructure development goals, rather than six-year-long plans that coincide with a presidential term...
Business
Mexico’s deputy interior minister, Diana Álvarez, announced on 23 March that the national water commission (Conagua) would not issue the relevant permits to US brewer Constellation Brands to continue building a new beer plant in the city of Mexicali, Baja California state...
Security
It may be considered the most powerful drug trafficking organisation (DTO) in Mexico, responsible for the high levels of violence there and most of the synthetic drug trafficking into the US...
The amount of opium poppy illicitly cultivated for the production of heroin in Mexico is falling...
Human Rights
Few countries are more deadly for environmental human rights defenders (EHRDs) than Mexico...
Economic Highlights
USMCA ratification: On 15 March Mexico’s President Manuel López Obrador welcomed Canada’s ratification of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)...

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