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Mexico: Country in North America
Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Mexico covers 1,972,550 square kilometers (761,610 sq mi) and has approximately 128,649,565 inhabitants, making it the world's 13th-largest country by area, 10th-most populous country, and most populous Spanish-speaking nation. It is a federation comprising 31 states and Mexico City, its capital city and largest metropolis. Other major urban areas include Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, Toluca, Tijuana, Ciudad Juárez, and León.

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Inside a Mexican intensive care unit battling COVID-19 [Video]

Inside a Mexican intensive care unit battling COVID-19

As Mexico's coronavirus death toll soars, Al Jazeera visits an ICU where doctors are working hard to save lives.

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Mexico begins to reopen despite COVID-19 crisis [Video]

Mexico begins to reopen despite COVID-19 crisis

Deputy health minister is leading the response - but his methods have been controversial as the country sees a surge in daily cases and deaths.

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Brazil, Mexico coronavirus deaths hit daily record [Video]

Brazil, Mexico coronavirus deaths hit daily record

Two Latin American countries easing lockdown amid rising cases while new study shows hydroxychloroquine not effective.

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Mexico president clashes with governors on reopening [Video]

Mexico president clashes with governors on reopening

Mexico is the second worst-affected country by coronavirus in Latin America after Brazil.

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Mexico police set on fire during protests against fatal beating [Video]

Mexico police set on fire during protests against fatal beating

Protesters accuse police officers of beating a construction worker in custody to death.

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US-Mexico summit: AMLO under fire for plan to meet Trump [Video]

US-Mexico summit: AMLO under fire for plan to meet Trump

Mexico's president is accused of selling out as he prepares to meet Donald Trump at the White House.

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Bella Thorne reunites with boyfriend in Mexico [Video]

Bella Thorne reunites with boyfriend in Mexico

Bella Thorne has reunited with her Italian boyfriend for the first time in five months.

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Mexico uncovers 12,000-year-old underwater mine [Video]

Mexico uncovers 12,000-year-old underwater mine

Researchers diving into dark submerged caves on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula have found evidence of an ambitious mining operation dating back 12,000 years, for red ochre, an earth mineral pigment prized..

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Alleged drug plane burns on Mexican highway [Video]

Alleged drug plane burns on Mexican highway

Dramatic scenes out of Mexico on Sunday as a plane suspected of carrying drugs was reportedly set alight after allegedly being intercepted by soldiers on a highway in Quintana Roo state, according to..

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Latin America Is Losing The Battle Against COVID-19 [Video]

Latin America Is Losing The Battle Against COVID-19

Latin America has seen an explosive spread of the coronavirus, with no end in sight. According to CNN, roughly half of all new COVID-19 cases originate in Latin America as a whole. However, individual..

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Turnabout Is Fair Play? Mexico Refuses To Let Americans Enter From Sunny Arizona [Video]

Turnabout Is Fair Play? Mexico Refuses To Let Americans Enter From Sunny Arizona

The Mexican state of Sonora borders Arizona. The border usually sees brisk traffic, as Americans cross into Mexico for tourism, commerce, and medical visits. But now, CNN reports the Mexican government..

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Gunmen kill 24 people in attack on Mexican drug rehab centre [Video]

Gunmen kill 24 people in attack on Mexican drug rehab centre

Attack in Guanajuato is one of the worst mass slayings since President Lopez Obrador took office in December 2018.

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Rising violence in Mexico puts pressure on president [Video]

Rising violence in Mexico puts pressure on president

Amid coronavirus lockdowns across Mexico, at least six states report higher homicide rates than the previous year.

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Water runoff sparks contamination fears in Mexico [Video]

Water runoff sparks contamination fears in Mexico

A suspected runoff of wastewater in Mexico's iconic Acapulco bay on Thursday (June 25) has prompted fears of contamination at the popular beach destination.

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Excessive sugar intake linked with unhealthy fat deposits [Video]

Excessive sugar intake linked with unhealthy fat deposits

Sugar consumption is linked with larger fat deposits around the heart and in the abdomen, which are risky for health, finds a new study. Excess sugar consumption is a worldwide problem. The six..

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Armed attacks in Mexico's Sinaloa state kill 16 [Video]

Armed attacks in Mexico's Sinaloa state kill 16

At least 16 people were killed in Mexico on Wednesday during a suspected gunfight between rival gangs in Mexico's drug-ravaged Sinaloa state, according to local reports. Lauren Anthony reports.

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Monster Saharan dust cloud arrives in Mexico [Video]

Monster Saharan dust cloud arrives in Mexico

Dusty skies and a strange tint in the air are a sign that the monster Saharan dust cloud has arrived in the coastal towns and beach resorts of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.

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Queues ramp up at Mexican food banks as COVID hits the poor [Video]

Queues ramp up at Mexican food banks as COVID hits the poor

Pushed into poverty by the pandemic. Al Jazeera spends a day with a family struggling to get by in Mexico.

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Major quake hits Mexico, with several killed [Video]

Major quake hits Mexico, with several killed

A powerful earthquake has hit southern Mexico's Pacific coast, killing several people with more wounded. Gloria Tso reports.

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At least four dead after powerful earthquake shakes southern Mexico [Video]

At least four dead after powerful earthquake shakes southern Mexico

A powerful earthquake centred near the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco has killed at least four people, affected buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands fleeing into the streets. Mexico..

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More than 90 percent of Mexico's Lacandon jungle deforested [Video]

More than 90 percent of Mexico's Lacandon jungle deforested

More forest is being lost every year - mainly for farming - despite conservation efforts.

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Mexico prisoners face severe COVID-19 threat [Video]

Mexico prisoners face severe COVID-19 threat

Government had an 'amnesty plan' to release low-risk prisoners, which has not been approved for implementation yet.

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Emotional letters from Mexicans to critical COVID-19 patients [Video]

Emotional letters from Mexicans to critical COVID-19 patients

In Mexico, seriously ill coronavirus patients rely on nurses to keep them in touch with their families.

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The emotional letters from Mexicans to critical COVID-19 patients [Video]

The emotional letters from Mexicans to critical COVID-19 patients

In Mexico, seriously ill coronavirus patients rely on nurses to keep them in touch with their families.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:57Published

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