The Heat: COVID-19 in Mexico and Global Impact

The Heat

Commuters travel on a bus with seats marked off to maintain social distancing as a preventive measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, in Oaxaca, Mexico, on April 29, 2020. (Photo by PATRICIA CASTELLANOS / AFP)

The number of COVID-19 cases around the world crosses the five million mark with more than 1.5 million of them in the United States. 

The World Health Organization is warning the coronavirus pandemic is a long way from being over.

Latin America is seeing a surge in cases with Mexico emerging as one of the hotspots. More than 54,000 people have been infected and over five thousand people have died.

To discuss:

  • Arturo Sarukhan is the former Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. and founder and president of Sarukhan and Associates.
  • Einar Tangen is an economic and political affairs commentator.
  • Garret Martin is a lecturer at the School of International Service, American University.
  • Steve Chaggaris  is a veteran political journalist and analyst.

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