Thank you Virgen de Guadalupe because the Diablo did not bring the swine flu to San Miguel el Grande and because father Eulalio didn’t have to cancel mass although we had to pray with face masks on. (Please forgive my husband Florencio who always falls asleep in church and starts to snore) May 5th 2009, María Remedios Mercado.
Archive for the ‘swine flu’ Category
So 2 weeks ago, before this whole outbreak narcos and the drug war dominated the Mexican news. But now they are like an old fad.
Is influenza also affecting the narco’s economy? Are they profiting and having an easier time these days since the focus is off of them? AND are they washing their hands constantly and wearing face masks when handling the drugs?…
With no clear end in sight to the swine flu epidemic the Mexican population is learning how to cope.
According to a recent investigation in the last few days small businesses in Mexico City have lost 80 percent of their sales because of the preventive measures that the population is taking. Concerts have been canceled, movie theaters are closed, recreational areas are empty and so are restaurants.
The Mexican stock exchange fell 3.34 points. And with the restrictions that the US and other countries are putting on travel to and imports from Mexico it is expected that the economy will continue to be damaged.
Last Sunday all public events in the Mexico City metropolitan area were suspended, including mass. Not since the Guerra Cristera, the war between the Mexican government and the Catholic church of the 1920’s, had religious services been stopped in Mexico.
I am doing a series of illustrations about the swine flu in Mexico. This is the first one. More to come soon.