Author: Tamara Rodriguez

America-Mexico Border Remains Closed

The COVID-19 international pandemic has inflicted the way of living for billions, with countries having to keep borders closed & economies beginning to show signs of collapsing. Prominent nations like Mexico, the United States, and Canada have seen their economies survive. Large populations guarantee that consumer goods are being purchased by enabling transport trucks to travel throughout North America. These transport trucks can travel but standard civilians can’t.

Millions of Americans were hoping the Mexico-America Border would reopen on September 21st, enabling them to shop for cheaper consumer goods. Those consumers will be disappointed after learning the “Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs” has permitted the borders to remain closed until October 21st. It’d mark eight months of the US-Mexico border remaining close, the longest in history.

President Donald Trump isn’t likely to react positively to learning that Mexico is keeping their borders closed. The US State Department permitted travel advisory warnings on Mexico to drop from Level Four to Level Three. It should be clarified that Mexico & America are both facing high infection numbers, with both nations not accepting their social responsibility to physical distance themselves & wear facemasks.

Border closures between the United States and Mexico are effective with land/water crossings. Flights are still being permitted between the neighboring nations, allowing Mexican & American corporations to ship their goods under unique conditions. However, regions of Mexico still struggle to obtain consumer products because of violent classifications. America & Canada both state that certain regions of Mexico are known for “Crime and Kidnapping”.

Health Expert Suggestions

Travel advisories also suggest that American’s should avoid any borders, that they could transmit COVID-19 unknowingly when travelling. This creates the pandemic scenario for a 3rd time. Most medical experts have reflected that until reliable medication for COVID-19 is released, a continued international pandemic is inevitable. When looking towards Mexico, it’s particularly warned to avoid Cozumel & Cabo San Lucas. Travellers must also commit towards a PCR COVID-19 Test before arriving in Mexico. Airport staff in Mexico will also administer a secondary health-screening procedure before permitting that traveller entry.

9/11 Anniversary Limited in COVID Era

September 11th is an important date in modern American history, with the 19th Anniversary of this horrific event having past days ago & had an extraordinary level of sadness as the United States continues to lose thousands of lives daily to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement respected their fallen brothers this passing September 11th, all dawning face masks & gloves to eliminate the spread of COVID-19.

Law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, politicians, and a small percentage of family members from deceased loved ones attended the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at New York’s “One World Trade Centre”. These individuals mourned the loss of three thousand Americans that perished after Middle Eastern Terrorists hijacked four commercial aircraft, crashing them into three locations from New York to Pennsylvania.

Two planes struck the “Twin World Trade Centres” in 2001, causing widespread death & destruction in New York City. Another hijacked plane crashed into the Pentagon, with the fourth heading towards the White House. That aircraft missed its target & struck into a Shanksville Field. Those that attended the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony for 2020 were standing six feet apart while paying their respects.

The 2020 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony was dedicated towards the 19th Anniversary of this terrorist act, and towards the 190+ thousand lives that’ve been lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. At 8:46 A.M. there was a moment of silence held at the “One World Trade Centre”, with uniformed first responders & healthcare workers also seen on-site, paying their respects to all the lives lost in 2001 and 2020.

Presidential Candidate & Vice President Bump Elbows

In typical fashion, American Media didn’t focus on the first responders & law enforcement that were paying their respects to fallen lives. Media organizations instead concentrate on how Vice President Mike Pence & President Candidate Joe Biden had bumped elbows. Democrats disputed that Joe Biden shouldn’t have engaged with Mike Pence, who has ultimately supported the loss of life associated with COVID-19 by standing alongside President Donald Trump. Republic outlets refuted that Vince President Mike Pence had gone against his party by engaging with the “Enemy”. This shows the toxic & horrific behaviour of America’s current political/media landscape.

Hilton Times Square Shuts Down

The United States of America has faced industry-wide economic crashes in the tourism industry. Multiple resort & hotels have entered bankruptcy since March 2020, with nobody anticipating the complete halt of profits for months on-end. Even largescale hotel chains like Holiday Inn, Motel Six, the Ritz-Carlton, and the Ramada have announced closure’s around their physical properties.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Incorporated has faced multiple closures, with their global infrastructure beginning to fail amid continued travel restrictions & political uproars between governments that want to resume international tourism in their respective country. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc announced that they’re closing the “Hilton Times Square Hotel” in New York City on October 1st. This is a significant loss to the iconic tourist zone and shows the longstanding impacts of COVID-19 onto the travel industry.

Lawyers with Hilton Worldwide issued a public filing to the “New York State Department of Labour”, evoking that permanent closure of the 478-Room Hotel will begin at the start of October. COVID-19 was cited for creating unforeseeable circumstances that saw all profits removed from their operations. This closure has prompted 200 Jobs to become cut from the NYC tourism industry. It shouldn’t surprise employed personnel, who have been furloughed by the Hilton Times Square Hotel since March 16th.

The History

New York City first saw the development of Hilton Times Square Hotel in 2000s. It’s faced notable challenges throughout its twenty years of operations, including the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. When construction was finalized, there were 44-Floors available for guests to select from, with amenities like a Pool & Business Centre being supported.

Numerous entertainment venues have been held in their exhibition hall, which won’t see the light of day again until Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc can find a buyer after the COVID-19 Pandemic. It’s expected that worldwide this company has lost $432 Million, with those losses slated to continue until an international vaccine is released.

All hope was lost for the Hilton Times Square Hotel when New York City became the epicentre of COVID-19 in America. Millions were becoming infected & thousands were dying, to the point that bodies were laid out on the street.

American Citizen Charged for Breaking Travel Restrictions

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed that they’d issued the most extensive fine possible against Americans breaking government-imposed travelling restrictions. It was revealed that John Pennington from Kentucky was charged $570,000.00 for appearing at Banff National Park in Alberta. The RCMP has mentioned publicly that an influx of American’s has arrived at Banff, hoping to witness its alpine views & stunning mountainous terrain from the turquoise waters of Lake Louise. Visiting this national park is illegal for Americans during COVID-19 and has prompted an influx of ticketed fines since March 2020.

The RCMP revealed that this American tourist had breached quarantine protocols imposed by law enforcement, visiting the national park less than 24 hours after being informed to remain indoors until exiting Canada became possible. His removal from Canada follows after it borders with America have remained shut down since March 2020. American visitors have ignored protocols issued by the US & Canadian government, believing border patrols won’t locate their license plates.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police cited John Pennington after being found in an Alberta hotel. The Kentucky citizen claimed that his time spent in Canada was to reach Alaska. However, GPS evidence suggested that John Pennington avoided main routes associated with reaching Alaska. Furthermore, the hotel this Kentucky civilian was staying in was the “Banff Rimrock Resort Hotel”. It was employed personnel of this resort that informed law enforcement of his presence in Canada. The RCMP would issue the middle-aged man a ticket worth $900.00 & told him to remain at the Banff Rimrock Resort Hotel until an escort could be provided for his removal from Canada.

Breaking the Law

Staff were informed at the Banff Rimrock Resort Hotel that if John Pennington left the facility, they are to be notified immediately. When John broke the Canadian Quarantine act, he was given a fine valued at $750,000.00 in CAD, with the US equivalent being $570k. Mr Pennington will also face a prison sentence for his refusal to obey the RCMP. For now, the Royal Mounted Canadian Police have allowed Pennington back into Kentucky under house arrest protocol.

Recovering Timeframe for NYC Post-COVID

Economic challenges await New York City and will continue to grow throughout the infamous metropolis if innovations in real estate development aren’t enforced. The Big Apple was facing economic hurdles since 2010, with new property investments being nearly stifled. It wouldn’t take long for the real estate moguls of NYC to switch their priorities over to other states. Don Peebles confirmed the current state of New York City’s economy, evoking that NYCs recovery timeframe ranges around ten years.

Don Peebles believes that New York City recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic is inevitable, but that burrows like Manhattan & the Bronx won’t ever look the same. He anticipates that NYC will become a different city that’s more affordable for renters, homeowners, and corporations looking for office space. This will apply mainly to Lower & Upper Manhattan. Don Peebles evoked that shopping districts in Upper Manhattan will forever change and be widely accessed by Middle-Class Americans.

Attracting new businesses, corporations, and residents to New York City will become challenging unless their mindset of exclusivity is altered. Multiple cities across the United States see a considerably higher influx of registered residents, with NYC seeing lowering percentages yearly. Nashville, Austin, and Dallas have proven themselves popular locations for young citizens desiring a metropolis lifestyle for affordable costs. New York City must become financially competitive to increase the level of new homeowners, business applications, and rental agreements.

Peebles Corp Leaving NYC

Don Peebles is well-known amongst the residents of New York City, with the real estate mogul previously considering running for NYC Mayor. When questioned by CNBC Reporters if he’d reconsider the position of Mayor, Peebles indicated he’d focus on his businesses. The upcoming 2021 Mayoral Election in New York City is substantial, with Bill de Blasio running his terms. Changes in leadership could prompt new levels of innovation into New York City. However, that’s dependent on who resident elect.

The final statements from Don Peebles indicate that his business “Peebles Real Estate Corp” will move from investing into New York City, and relocate investments to South Florida. Considering that Peebles made his fortune from real estate in NYC, his departure from the market is significant. It shows an evident loss of faith behind New York City’s recovery over a short period.

Lawsuit Claiming quarantine rules infringed on right to travel dismissed

A federal judge in Utica, New York has tossed out a lawsuit filed by a women from Arizona who claimed New York state’s 14 day travellers quarantine infringed on her rights to travel. This is the second such case whereby a US judge and ruled against those challenging the authority of a state to enforce quarantine rules for outside travellers.

David Hurd, who sites on the U.S. District Court in New York became the second judge to dismiss cases that challenge the orders put in place in June by New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo. The quarantine order currently impacts those who are visiting New York state from 31 states. This includes Arizona as well as others such as the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

The women in question, Cynthia Page made the claim in her lawsuit filing that the order stopped her unfairly from being able to visit her friends in Brooklyn and assist them with preparing to sell their home. Paige made the assertion that the order made the trip an impossibility and that this continues to be upsetting to her and the other parties she intended to help.

Hurd dismissed lawsuit based on fact

Hurd, while dismissing the lawsuit stated that those from those states restricted by the order are welcome to visit the state of New York. However, in order to move freely within the state, that they have to quarantine for the stated period. This includes residents of the state who were absent for a period of time and those who are classified as non-residents.

On learning of the dismissal, Page states her intent to appeal the decision. She further told The New York Post that she felt Hurd was thoughtful in his handling of the dismissal but that she feels he was wrong stating: “Judge Hurd has responded out of the fear of the pandemic but has ignored basic constitutional law.”

The United States continues to deal with an unprecedented number of COVID-19 cases and the need for caution and self quarantine remain critical for the United States to get the spread of the virus under control. There have been countless reports of demonstrations against such orders, which are often fueled by misinformation, often at the hands of officials who are focused on the economy.

Whether Page will move ahead with an appeal is unknown at this time. It is unknown if Hurd will hear the case should it the motion to appeal be made or whether it will be put int the hands of another U.S. District Court judge.

America Surpasses Five Million Coronavirus Cases

The COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States of America continues to worsen daily, with the nation now facing odds that no other country has worldwide. This comes after Hopkins Data released new updated on confirmed infections, with America reaching more than 5 Million Cases of COVID-19. It’s the highest count of cases since the coronavirus first appeared in the Wuhan region of China, with that occurring several months ago.

America has proven that without implementing social distancing requirements & face masks, confirmed contractions of COVID-19 will skyrocket. Six weeks before the weekend of August 7th saw less than 2.5 Million Cases of COVID-19. Less than two months later & that number has doubled based on data released by John Hopkins University. JHU clarified that the official number is likely higher, with a large percentage of Americans probably being Asymptomatic.

The United States has maintained 54,235 new infections or more of COVID-19 over the last several days. These aren’t the highest figure of cases seen in America since the virus attacked their borders in March. The highest recorded number of cases stood at 67,902 thousand. That occurred during July 19th but was sectioned to critical states. No infection numbers are growing nationwide, inflicting all US States.

The States of Florida & California have both reported 500+ thousand total cases of COVID-19 since January 2020. Texas is approaching those case numbers quickly, with America’s most prominent State expected to overtake both Florida & California with total coronavirus cases. It should be mentioned that these three States have become the new American Epicenter’s of COVID-10, allowing New York City to disassociate themselves from this claim. NYC was the former epicentre in America, seeing more than 32+ thousand dies. Bodies were pilled onto the streets & funeral homes were turned upside down. Similar conditions will inevitably arrive on the doorsteps of Florida, Texas, and California.

The Battle Ensues

American Doctors are battling extreme infection rates but are doing considerably better at saving lives. More information is known about COVID-19 per day by Medical Professionals, enabling them to treat the virus more accurately. It wasn’t known during NYC Epicenter Status that Remdesivir would save lives. This is one medication that Donald Trump suggested then was scientifically ignored, and inevitably proven accurate by Medical Experts.

NYC Braces for Tropical Storm Isaias

New York City is preparing itself for the upcoming Tropical Storm Isaias, which is bashing against the Florida Eastern Coast. Isaias will move against the American East Coast, attacking every state that faces its destructive powers. Concerns for civilian personnel are highest in New York City, which is located throughout various islands against the ocean.

Heavy winds at 112 Kilometres-Per-Hour are slated to attack New York City, causing substantial flooding & damage to largescale skyscrapers that struggle to handle such high speeds. August 4th marks the date when Tropical Storm Isaias will arrive in New York City, with the American National Weather Service declaring that flash flooding will be unavoidable. Subsequently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has begun prepping the city for what’s coming.

Florida avoided the onslaught of damage that’ll be caused by Tropical Storm Isaias, with its destructive power barely reaching the coast. Live broadcasts from Miami Beach showed that tree’s, buildings, and power lines were all handling the high winds. Surfboards were seen flying throughout the air, but overall safety was guaranteed. That’s because heavy winds in Florida were sustained at 85 Kilometres-Per-Hour. New York City will be facing higher odds.

The Press Conference

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held a Press Conference on August 2nd, particularly addressing civilian populations in New York City. Cuomo informed that the standard locations would receive the onslaught of damage, including Long Island and Hudson Valley. Initially, heavy winds will sustain 112kph but quickly fall towards 50kph as it moves towards the Canadian Coast Line.

Andrew Cuomo also evoked that severe thunderstorms would follow for two-days after the disappearance of Tropical Storm Isaias, with the possibility of tornado’s forming on the Hudson River. The chances of this happening are minimal. However, the Governor declared that Underwater Current would be considerably more influential in Long Island. Andrew Cuomo emphasized that Olympic Swimmers couldn’t handle the strength of these Rip Tides. There are also substantial Shark Warnings, with Tropical Storm Isaias forcing Shark populations further inland.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo finalized his public address by informing his population to remain indoors at all costs, that vehicles can’t sustain these winds & that lives will be put significantly at danger by travelling.

Coronavirus Hotspots in Texas Targeted by Hurricane Hanna

America is doomed to receive their 1st Hurricane for the 2020 Atlantic Season. It’ll make landfall on July 25th on the Texas Coast, leaving coronavirus hotspots throughout the state in severe threat of flooding & storm surges. It’ll force people into condensed spaces with an abundance of fellow civilians, prompting infections in Texas to rise by July 31st to August 5th.

It’s known that Hurricane Hanna was sustaining 80MPH winds by 3 P.M. on July 25th, located South East of Corpus Christi. The National Hurricane Center of America knew that once reaching landfall, speeds would increase by a maximum of 50MPH. This prompted a state-wide release informing civilians that Hanna had moved from Tropical Storm to Hurricane status. Official statements on how to protect themselves would be released minutes later.

Statements clarified that severe storm surges would be forced dry plains in Texas to become flooded, moving from the shoreline & deep into the inland. Padre Island off the coast of Texas had experienced the 80MPH winds of Hurricane Hanna on July 25th morning. Weather forecasters in that region emphasized that strong gusts of winds were tearing palm trees, the rain was flooding streets, and that Hanna had entirely flooded their tropical beach.

The National Hurricane Center of America confirmed that tornadoes would be prevalent across Texas on Saturday night, moving up the coast by mid-Sunday. Texas officials clarified that weather forecasters don’t anticipate that Gas & Oil Production will be affected by Hurricane Hanna. Workers were evacuated on Friday, with manufacturing from the Gulf of Mexico to Florida being shut down until the Hurricane leaves coastal waters.

Infections are Rising

NHCA clarified that Hurricane Hanna would make landfall between Brownsville & Corpus Christi, two regions that’ve struggled to contain coronavirus outbreaks. It’s known that both areas are maintaining epidemic levels, with confirmed infections hitting the tens of thousands. July 24th saw 400 civilians hospitalized with severe symptoms of the virus.

Health experts suspect that thousands are Asymptomatic & unaware that their carriers of COVID-19, with a large percentage of the population refusing to wear masks whenever possible. Combine these attributes with Hurricane Hanna & civilian personnel being forced into confined quarters will lead to an additional uptick in confirmed infections.

North America Border Travel Restricted Until August 21st

The United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada collectively announced that restrictions on border travel would remain active until August 21st. This restriction isn’t applied to businesses crossing the border for retail trading purposes. An official statement from the Canadian Prime Minister clarified that all three nations agreed to an extension, ensuring safety for civilians in all three countries. Inside sources close to these delegations remarked the difficulties in convincing President Donald Trump, who often has disputed the novel coronavirus.

The United States confirmed its extension through Chad Wolf, the Homeland Security Secretary. Clarified was released through Twitter & iterated that collaborative efforts have allowed America to respond against COVID19. Donald Trumps Government wants Americans to believe that the United States is best at tackling the coronavirus and has no new infections. That’s far from the reality, with Mexico & Canada demanding an extension of border travel restrictions out of concern towards America. Trump & Chad Wolf wouldn’t ever admit that to reporters.

Donald Trump has refused border travel restrictions on trade with Mexico and Canada, threatening both their leaders with exponential tariffs. That’s why American Transport Trucks are still crossing both borders, providing consumer goods to Canadians & Mexicans, while also risking their safety by the country-to-country transmission of coronavirus. It should be clarified though that passenger volumes with the North American border have dropped by 90% since March 2020.

Detroit’s border saw an average of 500+ thousand crossings over during the summer months. That valuation has depleted to 45,000.00. It’s the lowest seen since the 9/11 Attacks in 2001. Mexican borders have supported higher volumes of travellers, with their estimates dropping from 2.9 Million down to 1.3. That’s slightly above half & shows a great number of goods used by Americans reside from Mexico’s borders.

Statistics Prompt Action from North American Leaders

Mexico & Canada forced another round of delegations after the coronavirus pandemic killed 600,000 thousand people worldwide. That number has increased since that valuation, with confirmed infections standing at 6.3 Million Infected. A large percentage of those infections are sustained throughout America, with July 18th seeing 260+ thousand Americans confirmed with the virus. It’s the most ever seen in a single day.