1.This week, the parents and teachers of the disappeared 43 students from Iguala, Guerrero in 2014 protested in front of embassies in Mexico City to demand follow up on the Interdisciplinary Investigator Group’s (GIEI) final report and investigation, and a long term follow up to the incident. This Thursday marked 20 months since the disappearances.
2. Last Thursday, Mexico’s Secretary of Education announced that around 3,000 teachers from the states of Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Michoacan would be fired because of three days of absence with no justification. Teachers continue to stage protests and sit-ins over educational reforms that they claim to attack their labor rights and their job security.
3. Insecurity and corruption are the most prominent problems for Mexicans in 2015 , and the State of Mexico was the entity with the most attention on corruption , according to the National Survey of Quality and Governmental Impact ( ENCIG ) issue released Wednesday by the INEGI. According to a survey by INEGI, at least 9 out of 10 Mexicans think that corruption is a common practice and, nevertheless, lawmakers do not approve the anti-corruption initiative. Anti-corruption bills are still in limbo for passage by the Senate.
4.Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department ruled Friday that the extradition of convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States can go forward.Guzman’s lawyers now have 30 days to appeal the decision, and they have said they will.Joaquin Guzman will be most likely tried in Eastern New York for his US extradition, as many of his charges take place there. Other news relating to Univision and Netflix series are appearing as “El Chapo” wants the rights to his name for the shows.