Headlines from Mexico

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1. At least 45 people have died in eastern Mexico following flash floods and landslides that saw homes swept away after heavy rain. The region was hit by Hurricane Earl, a category 1 storm that had earlier pummeled Belize. Most of those who died were in Puebla State with the remainder in the neighbouring state of Veracruz, officials said.

Read more: Excelsior, El Universal, Animal Político, Aristegui Noticias

2. The first lady, Angelica Rivera, has come once again under scrutiny over property deals. According to The Guardian, Rivera has been using a luxury Key Biscayne condo owned by Grupo Pierdant, a government contractor expected to bid on a massive port project in Mexico.

Read more: Animal Político, Proceso, El Economista, La Jornada, Reforma

3.Business leaders are demanding the use of force to clear highway blockades in Oaxaca and Chiapas by the CNTE. One of Mexico’s leading business organizations, Coparmex, is seeking court orders forcing authorities to act to end the blockades, which have also hampered the movement of freight by rail to and from the port of Lázaro Cárdenas in Michoacán. Furthermore, among other strategies, business groups from Oaxaca have announced to hold demonstrations in Mexico City in protest for their economic losses.

Read more: Excelsior, CNN Expansión, Milenio, La Jornada, El Universal

4. The Office of the General Prosecutor (PGR) confirmed that there were armed civilians in the confrontation between police and National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) protesters in Nochixtlán, Oaxaca, on June 19, were eight people died. Two months after this episode, the PGR has not been able to get access to the scene were the conflict took place in order to continue with the case investigations.

Read more: Milenio, El Economista, Animal Político, Reforma




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