- President Enrique Peña Nieto offered Mexicans an apology over the 2014 scandal surrounding his wife’s purchase of a $7m luxury home-La Casa Blanca-from a government contractor. Peña Nieto apologized while the laws of the new-anti corruption system were being enacted. “For this reason, with all humility I ask your forgiveness,” he said. “I reiterate my sincere and profound apology for the offense and indignation I have caused you.” Read more: Animal Político, La Jornada, El Universal, Milenio, Excélsior.
- The National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (CONEVAL) accused the national statistics agency-known as INEGI-of general opacity in its statistics and methodology as well of arbitrarily changing one of the essential variables when measuring poverty so that it appears to be less of a problem. Read more: El Universal, Animal Político, Aristegui Noticias, El Economista, El Financiero
- The National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) conditioned negotiations with the Secretariat of Public Education (SEP) with the dependence to withhold the introduction of the new educational model this past Wednesday. However, authorities of SEP described the dialogue as “successful” and announced that they reached an agreement to start a forum where processes of evaluation will be reviewed, with the possibility of the National Institute for Educational Assessment (INEE) participation. Read more: El Financiero, La Jornada, El Universal, Milenio, Animal Político.
- President Barack Obama will receive President Enrique Peña Nieto this Friday at the Oval office in order to continue the political dialogue and deepen the strategic partnership between the two countries. Read more: Excélsior, La Jornada, Milenio, Aristegui Noticias.