1. The head of Mexico’s ruling party ( Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)) Manlio Fabio Beltrones resigned from office this past Monday.His resignation follows the PRI’s defeat on governor elections earlier this month. Beltrones had promised to win most of the 12 governorships; however PRI only won 5 races.
2. This past Thursday, Enrique Peña Nieto vetoed part of an anticorruption bill: Ley3de3. The President asked Congress to change a measure in Article 32 of the General Law on Administrative Responsibilities, that would have forced people or firms who receive government funding to publicly disclose their assets and taxes. The veto came days after the anti-corruption laws passed through Congress last week.
3. Clashes in the town of Nochixtlan, Oaxaca between Mexico’s National Educational Workers’ Union (CNTE) and the Federal Police left eight people dead and more than a hundred injured. The Ministry of Interior and the CNTE have started a round of negotiations to avoid a further escalation of the conflict, without yet reaching a compromise.
4. Medical staff of cities across Mexico rallied and manifested themselves this past Wednesday June 22 to denounce lack of supplies and poor conditions in hospitals. The call for protest was made by the Yosoymédico17 movement, which emerged two years ago in Guadalajara, Jalisco in support of 16 doctors accused of negligence.