1. On September 19, 2017, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck southeast of Mexico City. At least 230 people have been killed in Mexico State, Puebla, Morelos, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Mexico City. Rescue and recovery efforts continue throughout the affected regions.
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2. On September 15, 2017, the body of nineteen year-old Mara Fernandez Castilla was in the state of Puebla. Ricardo Alexis Díaz, a driver for the ride-hailing service, Cabify, is the primary suspect in her murder. The government of Puebla rescinded Cabify’s operating license after confirming the infringement of security protocols. In a statement, Cabify announced the creation of an in-app panic button and the inclusion of emergency contact information to reinforce passenger safety.
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3. United States Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, is uncertain whether the NAFTA renegotiations will conclude early next year. Mexico’s Economy Secretary, Ildefonso Guarjardo, highlights the complexity and opposing positions when addressing certain aspects of the trade agreement. The third round of negotiations will take place from September 23-27 in Ottawa, Canada.
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4. Alfredo Del Mazo, governor of the State of Mexico, assures the implementation of public safety reforms within the three months of his tenure. The Mexican State Government’s creation of the Security, Justice, and Human Rights Secretariats along with the installation of 20,000 security cameras highlight the initial steps taken to reduce insecurity across the state.
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