1. Under accusations of money laundering and use of illicit flows of money, Ruben Núñez, Secretary General of the 22nd Section of Mexico’s National Educational Workers’ Union (CNTE by its Spanish acronym), was arrested. As the Union’s strike enters its first month with no end in sight, about 1,000 schools remain closed in the States of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Michoacan and Guerrero.
2. President Enrique Peña Nieto confirmed the death of four Mexicans in the Orlando attack. “This is an act truly filled with horror, terror and hatred,” he said. “In the name of Mexico and our society I want to express our strong solidarity with the families of the victims.” The tragedy was covered by the main newspapers throughout the week.
3. The Mexican Senate approved the National Anti-corruption System Law; however, the citizen initiative Ley 3de3, that aimed to bind public officials to make their assets, potential conflicts of interest, and taxes declarations public, was not passed as part of the legislation. Instead, the Senate approved that private sector contractors with the government will have to present these declarations.
4. Catholic Church leaders from the Conference of the Mexican Episcopate will be meeting with government officials to discuss about the controversy surrounding the same-sex marriage law and the accusations they have received on engaging in proselytism during the past electoral process.