RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico, unlike its small Central American neighbors, never really closed its borders, neither land nor air, even after the pandemic was officially declared a health crisis on February 28th. In Mexico, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as AMLO, took an almost unique approach. Indeed, early on, the President said publicly that religion (Christianity, in this case) would save the nation from the new Covid-19.
These statements, which were viewed by many in the West, particularly within the scientific community, as woefully ignorant and dangerous, may have slowed down the Mexican government's . . .