1. Congress approved amendments to the anti-corruption law (Ley3de3) following the changes proposed by President Enrique Peña Nieto, on one of the articles that required individuals to submit assets declarations and interests. The amendments were voted this past Monday, July 4th by the Senate and on Wednesday by the House of Representatives. The law was sent to the Executive for publication.
2. Teachers from the National Coordinator of Education Workers, or CNTE, continue protesting education reform -proposed by Peña Nieto- which introduced teacher evaluations. Union members have set up street blockades on major highways across Mexico. CNTE’s mobilizations have been intensified in Mexico City after the Union’s Section 9 declared it was going on strike.
3. Enrique Ochoa, head of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) will most likely be the next PRI chairman replacing PRI veteran Manlio Fabio Beltrones, who stood down last month. Ochoa has been a loyal ally of Peña Nieto and played a major role in Peña Nieto’s energy reform.
4. The Mexican National Educational Workers Union (SNTE) demanded the Secretariat of Public Education (SEP) the following: 1) to rethink the implementation of the Educational Reform 2) the payment of economic incentives, as they did before the amendment 3) the revision of failures in the evaluation of teacher’s performance and unjustified dismissal of teachers.