The VirtueScience Philosophy


You are here: Index location World Events location Mexico News

Mexico News

As COVID cases spike in Florida, Trump now says he's 'flexible' on convention format in Jacksonville Click Here to Open in a New Window

As COVID cases spike in Florida, Trump now says he's 'flexible' on convention format in JacksonvilleWith coronavirus cases exploding in Florida, the president now says he is “flexible” on plans to hold a large-scale, indoor Republican National Convention next month.



As COVID-19 makes a comeback, so will lockdowns Click Here to Open in a New Window

As COVID-19 makes a comeback, so will lockdownsWith more tests coming back positive now than ever before — and with infections currently rising in 39 states — lockdowns in some form may be the only way to regain control over the coronavirus.



Nursing homes, coronavirus and the future of elder care Click Here to Open in a New Window

Nursing homes, coronavirus and the future of elder careAt least 54,000 residents and workers at nursing homes and other elder-care facilities have died of COVID-19 in the United States. Will the virus lead to a revolution in how we care for the elderly?



‘Let me borrow your bike’: Atlanta police officer takes passing man’s bicycle to chase fleeing murder suspect Click Here to Open in a New Window

‘Let me borrow your bike’: Atlanta police officer takes passing man’s bicycle to chase fleeing murder suspectPolice in Atlanta were able to apprehend a murder suspect thanks to a passerby’s bicycle.The Atlanta Police Department said in a statement that the suspect had been seen around the Old Fourth Ward area last Tuesday when one cop commandeered a bicycle to chase the man down.



Texas Governor Is ‘Putting Lives at Risk,’ Local Officials Say Click Here to Open in a New Window

Texas Governor Is ‘Putting Lives at Risk,’ Local Officials SayHarris County Judge Lina Hidalgo believes she knows what her county needs to fight back against COVID-19. But because of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, she says she isn’t able to follow through. “I'm at the mercy of what powers he positively gives us,” Hidalgo told The Daily Beast. “As opposed to being able to use my own tools.” As Texas faces a resurgent coronavirus and some officials have emphasized concerns about hospitals in the state becoming potentially overrun or overwhelmed, Hidalgo can find plenty of reasons to worry. Hospitalizations started to increase in late May, she says, and haven't come down since. And recommending that people should stay home just isn’t enough. “We need a stay at home order in Harris County,” she said of her area that includes Houston. “And we need to be able to do that until the curve comes down on the other side.” Abbott, the Republican governor of Texas, is resisting calls to give local authorities more control to fight the coronavirus themselves after COVID-19 cases spiked in the state recently. Texas reported more than 10,000 new cases Tuesday, marking a new one day record for the state according to state health department data. Both Hidalgo and Steve Adler, the Democratic mayor of Austin, Texas made their case on national political shows Sunday that they wanted more local control. But at the moment, they’re limited in what they can do locally and say they would need the governor’s help to make aggressive moves, like a stay at home order.  In interviews with The Daily Beast this week, the leaders of both areas feared for what harm could come to their communities without being given the ability to have more local control by the state’s Republican governor. “He's putting at risk the ability for economies to stay open and he's putting lives at risk,” said Adler.  “I feel like we're responding with one hand tied behind our back,” said Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, also a Democrat. “We know what works. We ought to do that, and that's what the community deserves. I think anything short of a stay home order is a gamble, and we don't have time for that.” Texas has become a major hotspot for the coronavirus in recent weeks, with the governor himself halting the state’s reopening push over the mounting cases. Total current hospitalizations have risen sharply in the state, according to The Texas Tribune, with new cases also spiking according to the news site. But in an interview Monday night with local television station KFDM News at 6, Abbott responded to the push by instead chiding local officials, saying that the county judges or mayors that are looking to take more action have “absolutely refused to enforce the current executive orders that are already in place. What they need to show is action, not absenteeism.”  “They need to show up, enforce the law as it is, before they are given any further authority,” Abbott said in the interview. “They ask for more and more, but they do absolutely nothing." Texas Gov. Moves to Stop COVID-19 but It’s Already Out of ControlAbbott’s approach was quickly mocked by Beto O’Rourke, a former presidential candidate and Texas congressman, on Twitter. He tweeted late Monday night: “Abbott opens Texas too soon, issues mask order too late, denies local leaders authority to contain the virus — causing uncontrolled covid spread, many hospitalized & soon dead because of his negligence — and then blames local officials? Pathetic. Resign.” Locally, the mayor of Austin said Abbott was wrong to not give him and other cities local control and is still pushing to have that ability. “It's the best way for the state to be able to ultimately tamp down this virus and to figure out what is the right balance in each community between keeping the economy open in a sustainable way and saving lives,” Adler said. “...The governor's suggestion that he's not going to do it for those reasons because he thinks that cities and counties are not enforcing the existing rules is just not right.” And while Adler said Tuesday he would not automatically make a stay at home order if he was given the power to do so today, he still wants to the right be able to use that tool. Elsewhere in the state, Harris County, which includes Houston, is now at a severe COVID-19 threat level according to the county’s coronavirus website. And on Sunday, the mayor of Houston appeared on Face the Nation warning that  “if we don't get our hands around this virus quickly in about two weeks our hospital system could be in serious, serious trouble.”Abbott’s resistance comes as the public health situation in Texas has taken a terrifying turn in recent weeks. Late last month, Abbott paused the state’s reopening push, citing rises in hospitalizations from COVID-19 and new cases. Soon after, he rolled back even further by imposing an executive order for bars to close down. And before the fourth of July weekend, the governor signed an executive order that put in place a statewide mask requirement for public locations that applies to “counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases,” according to a statement from the governor’s office. Battles between local officials wanting to be more aggressive and statewide officials emphasizing a more lax approach have become common during the pandemic. In late March, the governor of Mississippi quickly drew the ire of local officials over a confusing executive order that they said hampered their local power. A similar complaint later came from the Democratic mayor of Savannah, Georgia who said in May that the state’s Republican governor had superseded his ability at the local level, creating a situation that meant his city essentially “could do absolutely nothing.” That same month, as states moved into reopening, the attorney general of Texas sent letters to the mayors of Austin, San Antonio and a trio of counties chiding them over specific measures and the raising the potential of a legal battle. The issues targeted included local mask requirements, which went farther than what the state would allow, and shelter-in-place orders. In Dallas County, another area of the state hit hard by the virus, Judge Clay Jenkins is not calling for a local stay at home order this week. But in a letter to Abbott Sunday, he urged for the governor to close locations like gyms and inside restaurant dining after warning the GOP leader that “multiple hospital systems are reporting the largest volumes of COVID-19 patients since the beginning of the pandemic.” After calling for Abbott to implement a variety of requirements across the state, or at least regionally,  Jenkins implored the governor to roll back an earlier order “restricting local control” so that his county could make the moves to try and  “slow the spread of the rampant and devastating COVID-19 virus.” “Governor Abbott has stripped local officials of their authority that's worked well in past emergencies and made Texas a leader until he took over in this emergency,” Jenkins, a Democrat, told The Daily Beast. “So it hasn't worked out well at all.” Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



U.S. coronavirus cases rise by over 60,000, setting single-day record Click Here to Open in a New Window

U.S. coronavirus cases rise by over 60,000, setting single-day recordThe United States faces a bleak summer with record-breaking infections and many states forced to close parts of the economy again, leaving some workers without a paycheck. In addition to nearly 10,000 new cases in Florida, Texas reported over 9,500 cases and California reported more than 8,500 new infections. It was the second day in a row that U.S. deaths climbed by more than 900 in a day, the highest levels seen since early June, according to the tally.



'More than one million' died of snake bites in India Click Here to Open in a New Window

'More than one million' died of snake bites in IndiaThere are at least 15 species of snakes in India responsible for human deaths.



The Lincoln Project continues anti-Trump ad campaign Click Here to Open in a New Window

The Lincoln Project continues anti-Trump ad campaignOn Tuesday, the Lincoln Project, a conservative political action committee formed in late 2019, released an ad titled “Whispers,” which suggests those in President Trump’s inner circle are secretly mocking him. This is the latest in a series of attack ads produced and distributed by the committee, whose members include George Conway, Steve Schmidt and other prominent Republicans who oppose Trump. Yahoo News has assembled a compilation of some of the Lincoln Project’s most controversial advertisements.



CEO apologizes after racist rant targeting Asian American family Click Here to Open in a New Window

CEO apologizes after racist rant targeting Asian American familyThe executive from San Francisco is seen on video yelling racial slurs and expletives before a waiter tells him to leave.



US general sees smaller but enduring troop presence in Iraq Click Here to Open in a New Window

US general sees smaller but enduring troop presence in IraqSix months after a deadly American airstrike in Baghdad enraged Iraqis and fueled demands to send all U.S. troops home, the top U.S. general for the Middle East is talking optimistically about keeping a smaller but enduring military presence there. Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central Command, met Tuesday with Iraq's new prime minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, and said afterward that he believes the Iraqis welcome the U.S. and coalition troops, especially in the ongoing fight to keep Islamic State militants from taking hold of the country again. “I believe that going forward, they’re going to want us to be with them,” McKenzie told a small group of reporters, speaking by phone hours after he left Iraq.



Militants kill BJP politician Wasim Bari and his family in Kashmir Click Here to Open in a New Window

Militants kill BJP politician Wasim Bari and his family in KashmirA Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party politician was killed along with his brother and father in Indian administered Kashmir, officials said on Thursday. Wasim Bari, 38, and his family were attacked by militants at his residence in north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Wednesday night. All three were shot at point-blank range and died on the way to hospital. Authorities have arrested all 11 police personnel who were guarding him for dereliction of duties. Mr Bari's residence is a few meters away from the police station. This is the first attack on BJP workers in Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019, when India stripped off the disputed region's autonomy. The killing of Mr Bari, who is survived by his wife and sister, has sent shock waves across political circles in Kashmir. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condemned the attack.



Trump, Obrador Hail US-Mexico Relationship During Meeting Click Here to Open in a New Window

WHITE HOUSE - President Donald Trump welcomed Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Wednesday to the White House, where they discussed trade, the economy and immigration, days after a new U


England, West Indies take a knee in first Test Click Here to Open in a New Window

England and West Indies players took a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter campaign as international cricket resumed after the coronavirus l


Canadian Justice Grinds Slowly for Detained Huawei Executive Click Here to Open in a New Window

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - The extradition case of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese tech firm Huawei, is winding its way through the Canadian legal system. For Meng, it means


Tie for Warmest 12-Month Period Globally as Siberia Sizzles Click Here to Open in a New Window

Temperatures soared 10 degrees Celsius above average across much of permafrost-laden Siberia last month, which was tied for the warmest June on record globally, the European Union's climate monitor


Mexican President Visits US With Focus on Trade Click Here to Open in a New Window

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is in Washington for meetings Wednesday with U.S. President Donald Trump days after a new trade deal among the two countries and Canada went into effec


3 things 'ZeroZeroZero' gets right about the cocaine trade Click Here to Open in a New Window

The Amazon Prime Video series "ZeroZeroZero" shows U.S. viewers an accurate picture of the modern cocaine trade that's rarely seen on screen


Brazil's President Tests Positive for COVID-19 Click Here to Open in a New Window

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who repeatedly has expressed skepticism about the coronavirus, said Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Brazil trails only the U.S. in the number


How drones and aerial vehicles could change cities Click Here to Open in a New Window

Drones, personal flying vehicles and air taxis may be part of our everyday life in the very near future. Drones and air taxis w


Trump Cabinet Members Look to Reassure Battleground Voters Click Here to Open in a New Window

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue tromped through a strawberry festival in central Florida, detailing the government's new trade pact. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ta


Trudeau Skipping Trump Summit with Mexican President Click Here to Open in a New Window

MEXICO CITY/OTTAWA - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not visit Washington with Mexico's president this week to celebrate a new North American trade deal, his office said Monday, after C


Market exchange rates in China -- July 9 Click Here to Open in a New Window

BEIJING, July 9 (Xinhua) -- The following are the central parity rates of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, against 24 major currencies announced on Thursday by the China Foreign Exchange


Ecuador winger Castillo joins FC Juarez Click Here to Open in a New Window

MEXICO CITY, July 8 (Xinhua) -- Ecuador international winger Eryc Castillo has joined FC Juarez from their Mexican rivals Tijuana, as the Liga MX prepares to end its coronavirus hiatus.

The







Mexico at Wikipedia Click Here to Open in a New Window
Mexico at CIA FactBook Click Here to Open in a New Window


You are here: Index location World Events location Mexico News

The VirtueScience Philosophy






Character Improvement The Number Database The Physical Body World Events
The Esoteric Section Tactics and Self Defence Healing Society Conceptual Science
Scientific Theories Webmaster Tips and Tricks Financial Freedom Art, Music, Poetry
Living Space/Environmental Mysteries of the World Non-Duality & Spirituality Shamanism/Magick
Hi, I am James Barton the founder of VirtueScience and Author of "Inner Medicine" which details my discoveries regarding the virtues along with practical exercises to awaken natural virtue. I have a wide range of interests but the main focus of this site now is the virtues and character. Please feel free to explore the site and comment on any pages that you are interested in/agree with or disagree with.
Privacy Policy | Contact | Established 2002. Copyright © 2020 All Rights Reserved