Headlines from Mexico

newspapers logo2-011.Forensic scientists from the Inter-American Human Rights Commission (IACHR) and the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team, a non-governmental organisation, have both ruled out the government’s version of the events: weather records show it rained on the night of the students’ disappearance, while satellite images show there were no fires at the site on the night.

Read more: Jornada, El Universal, Milenio, Excelsior

2. The Mexican interior minister, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said that with the country’s approach regarding marijuana regulation and its economic implications, the goal should be “to weaken the illegal drug market.”The debate on the legalization of marijuana has continued in Mexico with mixed opinions from conservative to liberal voters.

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

3. The National Electoral Institute (INE) and the Government of Mexico City agreed that the facilities will provide that vehicles of the electoral management body as needed to the electoral tasks are exempt emerging measures of the program ‘Hoy No Circula’ of May 30 to June 15. Meanwhile, the elections of 2016 are underway across Mexico.

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

4. On Sunday, the Panama Papers, published articles based on leaked confidential documents from a law firm in Panama, Mossack Fonseca, were released. Mexican authorities are investigating 33 people for possible tax evasion or financial crimes, tax chief Aristoteles Nunez said on Wednesday. Internationally, the  Panama Papers have undoubtedly caused public attention toward public officials and governments.

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




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