- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump arrived in Mexico this past Wednesday, making a surpirse visit to meet President Enrique Pena Nieto. After a closed-door meeting, Pena Nieto and Trump gave a joint statement. Protestors gathered in Mexico City, while other Mexicans expressed their anger over the visit on social media.
2. Mexico mourned the death of singer and songwriter Juan Gabriel “el divo de Juarez”, whose music tapped a deeply sentimental vein in Mexican culture. Juan Gabriel died on Sunday at his home in Santa Monica, California at the age of 66.
3. This past Monday, President Enrique Pena Nieto fired Enrique Galindo who was the commissioner of Mexico’s federal police force. The government argued that Galindo was dismissed in response to a report that evidenced that the police had killed 22 suspects in a raid last year. Osorio Chong stated that Galindo’s departure is vital for a transparent investigation of the events of Tanhuato.