Headlines from Mexico

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1. Mexico’s ruling party PRI chose Enrique Ochoa, the former head of the country’s electricity agency and an ally of President Enrique Pena Nieto, as its new leader. A lawyer and economist with a doctorate in political science from Columbia University, Mr. Ochoa took office for three years promising to renew the PRI and make it more transparent.

Read more: Reforma, El Financiero, Excelsior, Proceso

2. The dialogue between the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) and the Ministry of Interior over education reform moves along. Both parties will sit at three negotiating tables around political, educational, and social issues in order to end the ongoing conflict.

Read more: La Jornada, Animal Político, Milenio, Reforma

3. The Mexican Attorney General’s Office filed constitutional challenges with the Supreme Court to recent reforms passed in the states of Quintana Roo, Veracruz and Chihuahua that shield outgoing governors from inquiries in corruption cases.

Read more: Excelsior, Milenio, La Jornada, El Financiero

4. The State Congress of Jalisco approved the elimination of the constitutional privilege that shields public state officials from going to trial for alleged offences, offering them immunity.It is necessary that 63 municipal councils confirm the norm for it to be enacted.

Read more: Animal Político, El Informador, Proceso, Milenio

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