Mexico president says gang violence persists despite coronavirus

by Reuters
Friday, 3 April 2020 15:36 GMT

MEXICO CITY, April 3 (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that violence among criminal groups has persisted despite the coronavirus outbreak on the country.

"It seemed in late March, when the coronavirus had become more widespread, that we would have a considerable reduction (in violence," he said during his regular morning news conference.

"Unfortunately, it didn't turn out that way." (Reporting by Raul Cortes; writing by Julia Love)

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