Headlines from Mexico

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1. The Mexican military has started to move into areas of Jalisco in search of El Mencho, leader of the New Generation Cartel. There is a heavy presence of soldiers and armed vehicles around the city of Autlán.

Read More: El Universal, Related Article, Reforma

2. The church is encouraging citizens to vote on June 7th. They argue that although Mexico is confronting legitimacy issues in regards to its institutions, it is crucial for citizens to be involved in the electoral process.

Read More: El Universal

3. Authorities from the federal and state police, as well as, the National Migration Institute have secured 18 migrants in the state of Chiapas, 12 whom were traveling from Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Read More: El Universal

4. Mexico may become a mediator in the peace negotiations between the ELN (Ejercito de Liberación Nacional) and the Colombian government. This announcement comes as the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is visiting Mexico.

Read More: Reforma

5. During the 10th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum on Latin America in Riviera Maya, Mexico, President Enrique Peña Nieto stated that the country has been stigmatized. He argued that Mexico faces major security challenges due to geographical location but nonetheless, strides have been made in confronting organized crime.

Read More: El Universal

6. Mexico’s Secretary of the Interior Miguel Osorio Chong participated in the Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem. As Osorio Chong explained Mexico would like to promote further debate in search of a consensus to define a new drug policy that will have a comprehensive approach.

Read More: Reforma

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