As Mexico's COVID death toll surpasses India's, making it the third highest in the world, Univision anchor and acclaimed journalist Jorge Ramos joins GZERO World to discuss the reasons why the nation has responded poorly to the pandemic. "It was clearly mismanaged. It didn't work. And now Mexicans are suffering the consequences," Ramos said.
Ramos cites "bad examples" set by Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as AMLO, including refusing to wear a mask in public, calling for people to "embrace each other" even during the pandemic, and failing to create a clear path to successful vaccine distribution. He also calls out Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro and former US President Donald Trump whose nations, along with Mexico, have the three highest death tolls globally. It's "no coincidence," Ramos says, given their shared reluctance or refusal to promote mask-wearing.
Ian Bremmer's conversation with Jorge Ramos is part of the latest episode of GZERO World, whichbegins airing on US public television nationwide this Friday, February 12th. Check local listings.