August 8, 2020

‘Close to dying’: Mexican lives upended by pandemic

Mexico City (AFP) – From the sudden loss of loved ones to brushes with death, a struggle to save others and fears for the future — the pandemic has touched Mexicans in many ways.As the country’s official death toll from the virus soared past 50,000 — the world’s third-highest — AFP spoke to several people whose lives have been transformed by the crisis.Here are their stories:’Until we got sick…’ – Jose Perez, a 40-year-old baker, went from disbelief to mourning. “We thought it didn’t exist or that they were exaggerating, until we got sick and my two sisters died,” he said.”It was very har…


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