1. The Instituto Jalisciense de Ciencias Forenses, Jalisco’s Institute of Forensic Sciences, abandoned a semi-trailer truck with approximately 250 bodies of victims of drug-related crimes on the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico’s second-largest city. Civil society groups and relatives of missing individuals protested in the state’s capital and demanded better protocols to handle non-identified bodies.
2. In a public ceremony at Mexico City’s Zocalo this Wednesday, President Enrique Peña Nieto remembered the victims of last year’s earthquake. It was the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake that killed 230 people in the capital alone and the 33rd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake, which killed thousands of people in the city.
3. President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador said during a tour in Tepic, Nayarit that perhaps it would be impossible to accomplish all of the promises made during the campaign, as he is inheriting a country “in a situation of bankruptcy.” The current government and business leaders deny that the country is in bankruptcy and say the economy is stable.
4. The nominee to become Mexico’s next Secretary of the Interior, Olga Sanchez Cordero, has said that President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador will not accept $20 million in U.S. aid to remove Central American migrants and that Mexico will not police on behalf of the United States.
5. Mexico’s private sector insisted that Texcoco is the only viable option to build the New International Airport of the Mexico City (NAICM) due to “the available financing mechanisms, its sustainability, and its long-term vision,” and recommended the next government continue with the project as planned.
6. Mexico’s Federal Electoral Court ordered a total vote recount in the 26 electoral districts of the state of Puebla. Martha Erika Alonso Hidalgo celebrated the decision, and Miguel Barbosa believes that the vote recount will expose the manipulation of the gubernatorial election.