Los Lobos is one of the many acts forced to cancel shows in Mexico because of the swine flu outbreak.
According to Billboard, East LA's finest and other artists that are popular south of the border like Alejandro Fernandez and Marco Antonio Solís are all canceling shows due to a ban on public events in Mexico City until May 6th, when schools reopen. Though some of the concerts are after that date, many promoters and artists are opting to stay on the safe side and are scrambling to reschedule. Undeterred, the Jonas Brothers and Metallica are not canceling their sold-out Mexican dates.
Canada's SARS outbreak in 2003 caused a massive cancellation of public events and a suggestion from the WHO to cancel all nonessential travel. In July of 2003 Canadian artists like Avril Lavigne, Sum 41, The Guess Who and Rush organized a 450,000 person benefit concert in Toronto to show the world that their city was safe. Will Mexican artists do the same when this has all blown over?