RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) Hundreds of restaurants in Mexico's capital reopened Monday, January 11th, in defiance of the city ban on non-essential activities meant to tackle a surge in coronavirus cases.
Restaurateurs in Mexico City warned that they faced a stark choice - flout the suspension order or risk going out of business.
"We're so desperate that we're opening, because if not - the option they gave us is death," said Giulliano Lopresti, owner of the Quebracho restaurant in the Cuauhtemoc district.
He said the move was not "an act of rebellion" but a cry for help . . .