Headlines from Mexico

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1. This week at the Mexican Health Foundation (FunSalud), Enrique Peña Nieto announced that healthcare should be not be a privilege for the few but rather a right of the people. Later on in the speech, Peña Nieto mentioned that the Mexican government will work in a distinct and direct manner to bring universal health care to all citizens. Push back has come from different parties and organizations. 

Read more: El Universal, Excelsior, Reforma , Milenio

2. The anti-corruption citizen initiative legislation Ley 3de3 has been undergoing delays from the PAN within the senate because it does not fulfill the base considerations they believe is necessary for anti-corruption legislation. This resistance seems to be fueled by party tension of the PAN and PRI, the legislation itself was created and is backed by the PRI.

Read more: Reforma, El Financiero, El Universal, Excelsior

3.  The government of the Mexican state of Veracruz has taken control over the municipal police in the city of Papantla, where the police chief and seven officers were arrested in connection with the disappearance of three young men earlier this month, officials said. The disappearances were perpetrated on two different occasions.

Read more: El Universal, Excelsior, Milenio, Reforma, El Universal

4. The sexual assault case of a teenage girl in Veracruz has crossed national news this week over the controversy of her alleged perpetrators “Los Porkys”, a group of four wealthy teenagers, and the circumstances surrounding the case. Speculations surround the actions the family had taken against these four teenage boys with videos of them apologizing but not admitting to the crimes. The governor Duarte visited the family of Daphne and promised justice to their child.

Read more: El Universal, Reforma, El Universal, Milenio,

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