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Tomás Zerón de Lucio, Chief Director of Mexico’s Criminal Investigation Agency (Agencia de Investigación Criminal, AIC) within the Attorney General’s Office, resigned late Wednesday amid an internal affairs inquiry into his office’s handling of the investigation of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero. A brief government statement said the attorney general, Arely Gómez, had accepted the resignation of Zerón de Lucio from his post as head of criminal investigations, and “wished him success in his personal and professional projects. President Enrique Peña Nieto named Zerón as his technical secretary of Mexico’s National Security Council (Consejo de Seguridad Nacional). Read more: Milenio, Aristegui Noticias, Reforma, El Universal, Animal Político.
On September 15th, thousands of people, many of them young professionals and students left the emblematic Angel of Independence toward the Zócalo, in the heart of the Mexican capital, to demand the resignation of President Enrique Peña Nieto under the slogan #RenunciaYa. The mobilization was led by the parents of the 43 students missing from Guerrero, who chanted “Neither forgiveness nor oblivion, punishment for the murderers!”. Read more: El País, Reforma, Milenio, BBC Mundo, Animal Político.
Parents of the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero ceased dialogue with the Attorney General’s Office (PGR). The attorney of the parents, Vidulfo Rosales, stated that this decision was taken as a response to the lack of results of the investigation against Tomas Zerón de Lucio. Read more: Animal Político, El Financiero, Milenio, El Universal, La Jornada.
The Mexican peso continues to plunge against the US dollar. By Thursday, one dollar was worth 19.65 pesos, one of its highest levels in the last few days. The peso has depreciated over the last few days amid falling oil prices, and uncertainties on the upcoming presidential elections in the United States. Read more: El Financiero, El Universal, El Economista, Aristegui Noticias