• Anti-corruption: the pending agenda and 2020 yearbook


    By MCCI Applied Research Unit.

    Mexico is not doomed to be corrupt. Reducing corruption is not an easy task, but neither is it an impossible mission. Here are some proposals to implement if the will and commitment to combat want to go beyond speech. ...

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    By Rosa Castañeda • Maite Laris García Urtiaga • Javier Carrillo • Ricardo Alvarado Andalón.

    For four consecutive years at Mexicanos Contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad we have recorded the main corruption scandals published by different media in Mexico. Our reports account for the irregularities recently committed by at least a dozen governors; the illegal collection of commissions by legislators of all political expressions; of the allocation of millionaire public contracts to shell companies or to people close to those in power; the electoral use of social programs and an unfortunate long etcetera.

    The scandals that we have registered in this time have a clear element in common: they all depend on the complicity of various actors who take advantage of opportunities created by blind spots in our laws and institutions to capture public offices and budgets for their benefit. If corruption works in networks, it is clear that it is not a question of distinguishing between good and bad people.

    For this reason, actions such as preventive detention will do little to end this problem. Instead, we need to strengthen our capacity to investigate these networks, encourage reporting, and strengthen transparency and accountability mechanisms. These measures, more than words, require resources, talent and political commitment from our authorities. ...

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  • Alicia en Wonderlandia (Alice in Wonderland. In Spanglish.)

    Update: I fixed the link (sorry).

    Spanglish, which arises from the mixture of Spanish and English, is a far-reaching linguistic phenomenon. The Oxford English Dictionary dates back to 1933, but its roots go back at least to the Spanish-American War in the late 19th century. There are many varieties of Spanglish ... And next year my Spanglish translation of Alice in Wonderland will appear. By way of advancement, this is the first chapter.

    - Ilan Stavans

    By Lewis Carroll. Translated to Spanglish by Ilan Stavans.

    Alicia estaba beginning to estar very tireada of sentarse by su hermana on the banco, and of having nada que hacer: once or dos veces she had peepeado into el libro que su sister was leyendo, pero it had no pincturas o conversationes in it, ‘pa’qué sirve un libro,’ thought Alicia ‘sin pincturas o conversationes?’

    So ella estaba considerando in her propia mente (lo major que she could, porque el hot día made her sentirse muy sleepy and estúpida), whether el placer de making una daisy-cadena iba a ser worth el trouble de getting pa’rriba y picking las daisies, when de repente un rabit blanco con pink ojos ran cerca de ella.

    There was nada so muy remarkable en eso; ni Alicia pensó it so very mucho out of the camino to oir al rabit decir to sí mismo, ‘Órale dear! Órale dear! Voy a’star late!’ (cuando ella thought it otra vez afterwards, it occurrió a ella that ella ought to have wondereando at esto, but en este tiempo it all seemed super natural); pero when el rabit actuamente took un reloj out de su waistcoat-bolsillo, and looked at it, and luego hurried on, Alicia empezó to her feet, porque it flashed en medio de su mind que she had nunca antes seen un rabit con either un waistcoat-bolsillo, or a reloj to take out de él, and burning con curiosidad, she ran en medio del the field after él, and afortunadamente was just a tiempo to see it pop down un large rabit-hoyo debajo del hedge.

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    The first three paragraphs above in English via Google Translate:
    Alicia was beginning to be very tired of sitting by her sister on the bench, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book that her sister was reading, but it had no paintings or conversations in it, ' What's the use of a book, 'thought Alicia' without pictures or conversations? '

    So she was considering in her own mind (the best she could, because the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain was going to be worth the trouble of getting up and picking. the daisies, when suddenly a white rabit with pink eyes ran close to her.

    There was nothing so very remarkable about that; Neither Alicia thought it so very much out of the way to hear the rabit say to himself, 'Orale dear! Orale dear! I'm going to 'star beats!' (when she thought it again afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at this time it all seemed super natural); But when the rabit actually took a watch out of her waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alicia started to her feet, because it flashed in the middle of her mind that she had never before seen a rabit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of him, and burning with curiosity, she ran in the middle of the field after him, and fortunately it was just in time to see it pop down a large rabit-hole under the hedge.

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  • The knife


    To continue with a brief sample of what independent publishers publish in terms of young Mexican literature, we offer the following story, included in Instructions for the catastrophe (Ediciones Periféricas, 2020). As Adán Medellín points out, "Guillermo Fajardo's stories are enriched with a cerebral and ironic prose with wide registers and explore different narrative strategies", and draw on a wide register of detective and noir literature .

    By Guillermo Fajardo.

    A butterfly came through the window: this he had already dreamed of. Also the swing of the tree outside my window and the knife digging into her ribs, galloping between her belly, galvanizing my hand. I woke up with the urgent feeling of thirst after a night of nightmares. My back and neck ached. Somehow he knew I had done it, even if he didn't know where or when: the prophecy was on the tip of his tongue.

    It was in those days when a terrible shock that weighed like lead pushed me — again — to that depression that I had left years ago thanks to the excellent advice of my psychiatrist, Doctor Devil.. He had told me, for example, that I should try to dream of everything unspeakable, not only to predispose my spirits towards that desire, but to fantasize at night what capricious human law would not allow me to do during the day. Let the darkness be my refuge and my shell. Also my secret. This is how I came to conclude that a crime, committed by my own hands, would satisfy, rather, an old intellectual curiosity and not so much the design of a horrible human possibility. There is an immeasurable distance between those who take a life and those who only imagine doing so. Would it be possible to eliminate that distance? For years I tried, in vain, to search for an answer to this question.

    I followed Doctor Devil's advice to heart for a while. And three nights ago I had this terrible nightmare that soothes on my mattress with the certainty of a nail in my back. The tumult is too much during sleep, maybe that's why I always wake up sweating. I appear at my house, in the middle of a gathering of cronies that I haven't seen for a long time, and that I had called a week ago. There she was. Who was? Her eyes count on the abyss of the pipes. Her back, that of a soldier standing at attention, contrasts with the softness of that confident hip. When I wake up, I get the impression that it is a woman that I have already seen and that I have forgotten. She, however, comes back to me with the circularity of the promises we make to ourselves. ...

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  • On the use and misuse of open data from covid-19


    By Martín Lajous and Dalia Stern.

    One of the unprecedented phenomena in Mexico during the pandemic has been the public access to nominal data on epidemiological surveillance of covid-19 and the enthusiasm with which it has been used. By epidemiological surveillance we mean the systematic registration, integration and analysis of information on cases of this disease for decision-making and dissemination to the population. The analysis of this information has been the basis of reports in the media, discussions on social networks and international comparison scales, and of about 30 publications of scientific articles. Very early in the pandemic, epidemiologists identified the need to prevent methodological and interpretive errors in the use of information from epidemiological surveillance data. Here we review the importance of adhering to epidemiological principles when using open covid-19 data and of recognizing the limitations inherent in this data.

    One of the most widely used indicators to compare Mexico's response to the pandemic with other countries has been the fatality rate. This indicator results from dividing the number of deaths confirmed by covid-19 (numerator) by the number of people confirmed as infected by SARS-CoV-2 (denominator) in a given period of time. In Mexico, we have followed a strategy in the use of diagnostic tests giving priority to people with severe symptoms. This means that we have only identified a fraction of the people infected with SARS-CoV-2.

    In other words, we do not know the true magnitude of the denominator, since it should include infected people with a positive test, those without test but with symptoms, asymptomatic people, and finally those who have died. Therefore, the case fatality rate calculated from these data is inflated, and does not reflect the true case fatality rate. Highlighting the fatality rate in Mexico for comparative purposes of response to the pandemic without taking into account that it is calculated based on severe cases of covid-19 is completely inappropriate. ...

    Continue at Nexos: On the use and misuse of open data from covid-19. (sp) | English. More #Nexos.

    See also:
    What do the CDMX death certificates tell us? Updated October 27.
    Understanding Mexico's Covid Statistics.
    Methodology for Calculating Estimated Active Cases of Covid for SMA.

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  • Gods and heroes of ancient Mexico


    We present a preview of Gods and Heroes of Ancient Mexico (Taurus, 2020), by Enrique Florescano, founding director of (Nexos) magazine and one of Mexico's most prominent historians. Gods and Heroes of Ancient Mexico is a journey through the founding stories and myths of this country, as well as a fundamental lesson for Mexicans to learn about their origins.

    By Enrique Florescano.

    The primordial creations
    The oldest rites on the creation of the cosmos and the beginning of the kingdoms

    The first representation of the cosmos, long before it appeared in any type of plastic image, was carried out through rites. At the dawn of humanity, the rite formalized and defined the relationships of human beings with the supernatural world and with their fellow men.

    The daily wonder of the appearance of the stars in the celestial vault, the wonderful annual return of the seasons, the surprising manifestation of natural phenomena (wind, lightning, rain), the different phases of human life (birth, marriage, death) and the events that gave cohesion to the group (ancestor worship, fruit-gathering festivals, the birth of cultivated plants) were first interpreted and consecrated by means of rites. During those remote times, the rite was the privileged instrument to register in the memory of the group the events that sustained the collective life.

    For many centuries before writing, the rite was transmitted orally and with the festival, which made dance, music, scenery and collective participation a continuous, integral, inseparable act. The three axes on which ancient memory was based (human actions, the passing of time and space) had one of their first theatrical manifestations in the rite. ...

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  • The quagmire

    We publish an account of the book Nadie encontrará mis huesos (No one will find my bones), a compendium of tales of horror and eco-fiction. The characters, in terrifying situations, live the intoxication of realities that we take for granted and in whose ignorance horror looms. The agility of his images, with certain resources taken from cinema and video games, chains the reader to continue on the pages.


    By Enrique Urbina.

    Leda heard a woman's cry. It came from the house next door. It was brief. He looked for a reaction from the others, but Miguel and the workers continued to move and arrange things from the move, as if nothing had happened.

    That night, the first in their new home, Leda and Miguel slept without dreams. Leda, however, woke up several times in the dark. It was strange to her instinct to sleep in a different room. It was another atmosphere that, however, also promised to become intimate. But it was missing for that. First they would have to empty their belongings from the boxes and arrange them on the rooms and shelves. They would really have to take over the place. The very thought made her feel weirder.

    He went out for a run in the morning and passed the house from where he thought he had heard the screams the previous afternoon. It was a ruin: his garden was so neglected it looked like a small swamp. The grass was tall and messy. Dense. Through the undergrowth, you could see pieces of land turned into bogs and puddles full of mosquitoes. On its façade there were unkempt bushes and vines that fractured the already deteriorating paint. If not for the light coming out of a room and the event of the previous day, Leda would have ensured that this place was abandoned. He did not remember it that way. The last time they visited the neighborhood before moving in, it was a normal house. That had been two weeks before. Maybe he would even have thought twice about moving next to that. He would tell Miguel. I had to do it.


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  • Nine shots. Chronicle of the school shooting that shook the nation

    We present a preview of Nine Shots (Grijalbo, 2020), a chilling chronicle by journalist Javier Garza Ramos about a crime that shook Mexico at the beginning of this year: on January 10, a sixth grade boy entered his school and opened fire against classmates and teachers. Nine Shots is the reconstruction of this bleak event.


    By Javier Garza Ramos.

    The teacher and the student

    She had barely been teaching a semester and was already fond of her new students. On the day she returned from Christmas holidays, Wednesday, January 8, 2020, the English teacher María Assaf Medina began to review the performance of her elementary groups at the Bosque campus of Colegio Cervantes during the first semester of the school year. She separated those who had struggled the most and decided to give them a special follow-up. It was the same routine that she had followed in other schools where she had worked half her life. On Thursday the 9th she gave cards to several students, so that they could show them to their parents. They were her contact details to organize classes in the afternoons for children seeking regularization. She was hoping to start organizing them over the weekend.

    That was her life: classes in the morning, private lessons in the afternoons. In a few months, spring would arrive and the intense heat of La Laguna to open the pool of her house to swimming courses that she had started a few years ago.

    Less than two weeks earlier, on December 30, Maria turned 53 years old. She celebrated it with her friends, including Luly and Lilian Cerrato, her sisters-in-law. Or at least she kept calling her ex-husband's sisters sisters-in-law, since her affection for them since high school had resisted the disagreement of their marriage. On December 24, she made Christmas dinner at home, the first Christmas without her mother, who had died at the beginning of 2019. Maria and her two children, and her two remaining brothers, Abel, still single, and Jorge had dinner, with his wife and two children. ...

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  • What do the CDMX death certificates tell us? Updated October 27.

    Update Oct 27, 2020: Mexico reported 193,170 “excess deaths” through Sept 26.
    Mexican health authorities acknowledged Sunday that the country’s true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is far higher than thought, saying there were 193,170 “excess” deaths in the year up to Sept. 26, with 139,153 of those judged to be attributable to COVID-19.

    That is about 50,000 more deaths than Mexico’s official, test-confirmed death toll of about 89,000, and about 56% higher than the previous estimate of 103,882 pandemic deaths.

    Mexico has an extremely low testing rate, and officials had previously acknowledged that many people didn’t get tested or their tests were mishandled. Authorities had earlier presented the estimated COVID-19 death toll of 103,882 after taking into account mishandled tests and some other factors.
    Mexico reported 193,170 “excess deaths” through Sept 26

    GW: This transparent, open source analysis of excess mortality in Mexico City is the current state of the art for Mexico for determining the number of excess deaths during this pandemic and provides a useful estimate for the number of people that died 'because of'* Covid-19.

    Weekly comparison between the number of official deaths from covid-19 and excess mortality in Mexico City.

    By Mario Romero Zavala and Laurianne Despeghel.

    In this article we present a weekly update through September 20 of the excess mortality data derived from the covid-19 health crisis. ...

    If the accumulated figures between week 14 (which began on March 30) and week 38 (which ended on September 20) are considered, it is estimated that the excess mortality is 34,066 deaths, 2.89 times greater than the number of deaths from covid-19 reported by the Ministry of Health until the cutoff of September 20 (11802).
    From the selection of cities and regions presented in the previous graph, Mexico City is the second entity with the highest incidence, with 3 820 excess deaths per million inhabitants, after the city of Lima in Peru (4 335) and followed by Guayas (Ecuador) with 3 461, New York City (3 156)

    To conclude, it is important to recognize the existence, now officially, of mortality data during the crisis for Mexico City. Likewise, we hope that its update in a timely manner will allow other analysts and media to carry out their own analyzes and conclusions.

    Continue at Nexos: What do the CDMX death certificates tell us? Update to September 20, 2020 (sp) | English. More #Nexos.

    The first article in this series with much of the background is: What do the CDMX death certificates tell us? (sp) | English. First reported on SMAFAQ: Coronavirus Update May 26, 2020.

    The calculated excess mortality factor of 2.89 for CDMX (Mexico City) may or may not be valid for the country as a whole or any other state or city. Part of the issue for CDMX may be or have been an overwhelmed health care system there, more so than in most other parts of the country. If so, this factor may be higher than for the country as a whole or most other areas within Mexico. This does not tell us, for example, what the rate of excess mortality is for SMA.

    * Someone dying 'because of' Covid-19 is not the same as someone dying 'from' Covid-19 but does give us an upper limit on how many died 'from' it. And, both numbers are valuable from a public health perspective.

    'Because of' could include, for example, someone that did not seek or could not get medical attention for chest pain because of Covid-19 and subsequently died of a heart attack that would have lived otherwise.

    Excess mortality is a term used in epidemiology and public health that refers to the number of deaths from all causes during a crisis above and beyond what we would have expected to see under ‘normal’ conditions. In this case, we’re interested in how deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic compare to the average number of deaths over the same period in previous years.

    Excess mortality is a more comprehensive measure of the total impact of the pandemic on deaths than the confirmed COVID-19 death count alone. In addition to confirmed deaths, excess mortality captures COVID-19 deaths that were not correctly diagnosed and reported as well as deaths from other causes that are attributable to the overall crisis conditions.
    Our World in Data: Excess Mortality

    Estimates of excess deaths can provide information about the burden of mortality potentially related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including deaths that are directly or indirectly attributed to COVID-19. Excess deaths are typically defined as the difference between the observed numbers of deaths in specific time periods and expected numbers of deaths in the same time periods. This visualization provides weekly estimates of excess deaths by the jurisdiction in which the death occurred. Weekly counts of deaths are compared with historical trends to determine whether the number of deaths is significantly higher than expected.CDC: Excess Deaths

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  • Calculating, recalculating.

    The following story is one of the ten that make up Ansibles, profilers and other ingenuity machines , winner of the 2018 Gilberto Owen National Prize for Literature, which begins to circulate with Almadia. With this collection, Andrea Chapela reveals his handling of science fiction by creating a series of protagonists who interact with different technological devices: pings, ansibles, contact lenses, profilers or sensory curtains . These "machines of ingenuity" shape human feelings and their most intimate experiences: love, guilt, death, loss. They also reveal an increasingly alienating everyday experience. A future that speaks very eloquently of the present times. The story we present recalls, in this sense, the series Black mirror and the stories of Samanta Schweblin in Kentukis.


    LifeCoaching on. Choose the type of analysis.

    Interpersonal analysis, comprehensive future. Starting. Dependent variable: time. Calculating main parameters. Default voice choice: Gary 2.0. Custom commands: press once if yes and twice if no. Notice: The program will access your current spatio-temporal position, your biological parameters and the pertinent behavioral antecedents. The information will be used for analysis, but will not be shared over any network. We remind you that this analysis is only a projection into the future; LifeCoaching is not responsible for the results or subsequent actions. Press CONTINUE if you agree.

    Current parameters.
    Bathroom. Fifth floor, apartment B. Soria 42, corner with Bolívar, Benito Juárez. Mexico City, 03400. 10:30 pm Home of Álex Carreón. Food in the last three hours: a glass of wine at home, two more drinks at the restaurant, a shared falafel entree, a plate of couscous and chocolate cake, a chef's specialty (5 out of 5 stars OutToEat). ...

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  • COVID-19, a personal chronicle

    We present a fragment of COVID-19, a personal chronicle (Taurus, 2020), a book in which Marina Castañeda narrates in an agile and entertaining way the first days of the pandemic in Mexico.

    the time and the space
    From the beginning, there had been a dizzying acceleration of time. It was not objectively true, of course, but so much information was reaching us every day that we felt that too much was happening at once. At the end of the day, as some author said, time is what prevents everything from happening at once; but, in our case, we were overwhelmed by all the simultaneous events. Every time we read the newspapers or watched the news, we learned about unpublished, inconceivable things that were nevertheless happening on a daily basis. In this sense, the pandemic invaded our daily lives in much the same way as 9/11 - it was all incredible, but true, and we witnessed it in real time. ...

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  • A hummingbird at home


    B ··· was uneasy. That morning, a hummingbird had come home. C ···, the lady who went to do the cleaning on Tuesdays, had brought him.

    "I raised a bird," she said to I ···, B ···'s husband, when he opened the door for her. I was on the sidewalk outside the station, look. It must have fallen from a tree.

    I ··· resented the lady bringing the hummingbird. It would be a responsibility to take care of it. Also, she knew that B ·· was not going to let C let C · take her away, that she would be interested in her. B ··· and I ··· did not yet have children and lived in an apartment.

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  • Coronavirus Update May 26, 2020

    May 26, 2020:
    • Mexican border city tightens checks on US visitors.
    • 8,000 'excess deaths' in Mexico City as coronavirus rages: study.
    • What do CDMX death certificates tell us?
    • The reactivation schedule for Guanajuato.
    • Honda and Toyota ready to start production June 1.
    • Shoe companies, also ready to return to work.
    • Coronavirus News Headlines.
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    SMA Proclamation: New Rules. Fines and jail time for violations starting May 1.
    SMA and Mexico: Key Coronavirus Declarations History and Timeline.
    • May 14 Health Ministry Reopening Agreement.
    • Full Listing of Mexico Municipalities de la Esperanza Approved for reopening May 18.
    • May 20 SMA: Health and Safety Measures to Reactive Establishments and City Entry Protocol.
    Mexican border city tightens checks on US visitors.
    According to the Associated Press, officials in a Mexican border city are tightening checks on travellers coming from Texas, saying they fear U.S. visitors may be helping feed a spike in COVID-19 cases.

    Municipal and state officials in Matamoros, together with Mexico’s National Guard began setting up checkpoints Saturday at the three border crossings to question U.S. citizens and residents coming from Brownsville, Texas. City official Jorge Mora Solaldine said only one person will be allowed per vehicle and people will have to prove they have essential business, such as work or medical care.

    At least 180 people were turrned back at a single point on Saturday, according to city officials.
    Mexican border city tightens checks on US visitors.

    8,000 'excess deaths' in Mexico City as coronavirus rages: study.
    Mexico's capital registered 8,072 more deaths in the first five months this year than the average from the same period over the previous four years, an analysis by independent researchers showed on Monday, suggesting a possible surge in fatalities to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Health officials have reported 1,655 deaths from the virus in Mexico City, out of 7,394 deaths nationwide. They have also acknowledged that the true death toll is higher, but difficult to estimate because of the low testing rate. ...

    "While studying excess deaths allows us to identify a higher mortality rate during the COVID-19 crisis, it is not sufficient to attribute it directly or solely to the virus," she said.
    8,000 'excess deaths' in Mexico City as coronavirus rages: study.

    What do CDMX death certificates tell us?
    Unlike other countries, in Mexico there is a significant delay in the publication of death statistics: the last INEGI record is from the year 2018. Given the lack of official data published on deaths during this 2020, replicating this exercise for Mexico did not seem possible. On the other hand, civil registries throughout the country have closed their access to the public in the face of contingencies and, therefore, also to the possibility of accessing said data for statistical purposes. However, the exploitation of digital tools is still available. Thus, this article proposes an alternative methodology to estimate excess mortality in Mexico City according to an analysis of open data from the Civil Registry of that entity. ...

    The following graph shows the cumulative number of death certificates issued by the Civil Registry of Mexico City between January and May 2020. As of the close of March 2020, it is observed how the trend for the year 2020 moves away from the from 2016 to 2018 at a rate that accelerates in April and May. A differential of around 10,000 deaths is observed at the end of May, based on the estimate for the last 10 days of the month. ...
    Nexos: What do CDMX death certificates tell us? (sp) | English. More #Nexos.

    The reactivation schedule for Guanajuato.
    Gradually, in Guanajuato, sectors such as footwear, clothing, restaurants, hotels, and even the opening of shopping malls will be allowed to resume operations, reported Governor Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo.

    In Guanajuato the footwear, clothing, restaurant, hotel and even public squares sectors will be able to resume operations gradually and under strict health protocols, reported the governor, Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo.

    The president presented the State Traffic Light for Reactivation, which is divided into four phases: red, yellow, orange and red (GW: red, orange, yellow, and green) and encompasses two groups of activities that will be resumed as the activity of the emergency decreases.

    The traffic light indicates that the state is currently in red, so the following activities are allowed to return to 30% and, with some restrictions, the following sectors: footwear, clothing-confection, restaurant-hotel, shopping malls, retail trade (stationery stores), hardware stores, etc.) and the supply industries for these sectors.
    The reactivation schedule for Guanajuato. (sp) | English.

    Honda and Toyota ready to start production June 1.
    After a period of adaptation to sanitary measures, Honda and Toyota automakers plan to start formal production from June 1. ...

    He explained that from last week Honda called 50% of its workers, which is the first shift, and what they did is rehearse: routes, new schedules to collect personnel, distribution of spaces, delivery of special masks, etc. And since yesterday, Monday, he has attended the other shift and rests the other 50%.

    At Toyota they returned 30% from Monday to Wednesday and on Thursday the rest (there is one shift).
    Honda and Toyota ready to start production June 1. (sp) | English.

    Shoe companies, also ready to return to work.
    Starting Monday, at least 800 companies in the footwear sector in Guanajuato will return to produce, as long as they comply with health measures.

    This was explained by Luis Gerardo González García, president of the Chamber of the Footwear Industry of the State of Guanajuato (CICEG ), after the announcement of the Guanajuato reactivation traffic light.

    The head of the Chamber explained that the 30% approved by the State Government refers to the production capacity of companies, those who can exercise the protocol may return.
    Shoe companies, also ready to return to work. (sp) | English.

    The Daily Coronavirus Dashboard is now a separate post in the category News and Views.
    Free COVID-19 Screening in SMA
    Joey and Kate will be screening to see if you are eligible for free testing and if you are they will guide you through the gov’t process (they are working in conjunction with the Ministry of Health).
    COVID-19SMA has produced a Home Health Guide to assist you to stay home. They will provide and review this information and any necessary emergency information. Most importantly you are NOT alone!
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