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Coronavirus flare up wreaks havoc south of U.S. border

A young woman gets tested for COVID-19 at a health center in Salesiano park, in the Miguel Hidalgo district of Mexico City, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Marco Ugarte

The Sun Belt is grappling with flare-ups of COVID-19, but the disease is causing havoc across the southern border, too, with Mexico surging to fourth on the death list and eclipsing former hot zones Italy and Spain.

The pandemic has killed over 200 people at Mexico’s state-controlled oil company — an eye-popping figure for a single employer — and is heaping pressure on President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who ignored social distancing guidance early on.

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