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The Senate approved changes to Article 73 that allows the Congress to create legislation in regards to forced disappearances, torture and other cruel and inhumane treatment or punishment. The intention is to criminalize and punish such offenses through a standardized procedure.

Read More: Milenio

The Chamber of Deputies approved changes to Article 72 of the Constitution requiring cargo trucks, buses and private transportation vehicles to carry information regarding the physical state and gas emission levels of the vehicle. Those who do not carry this verification will be fined.

Read More: Excelsior

PEMEX reported its 10th consecutive quarterly loss with revenue falling to 279.5 billion pesos compared to the 407 billion pesos it registered for the same time period in the previous year.

Read More: El Universal

The Mexican Government has joined other civil society organizations in suing British Petroleum for the Deep Water Horizon oil spill that had serious environmental damages for the states of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche and Yucatan.

Read More: Milenio, Related Article

Comedian and actress María Elena Velasco passed away this morning. She was widely known for her role of “La India Maria.”

Read More: Excelsior

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