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Mexico denounces discrimination over swine flu

Mexico denounces discrimination over swine flu

Mexican President Felipe Calderon is denouncing some countries for taking discriminatory measures against Mexicans because of the swine flu epidemic.
Calderon says "some countries or places are taking discriminatory measures because of ignorance and misinformation."
He did not single out any country. But Mexico's ambassador to China says the Asia country has quarantined more than 70 Mexican travelers in hospitals _ including some with no symptoms of swine flu.
Calderon took a veiled jab at China in a state television interview broadcast Sunday. He says Mexico did not try to hide its outbreak like other countries have in the past. China was criticized for initially denying they had a problem during the 2003 outbreak of SARS.