Headlines from Mexico

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1. A combination of international (U.S. elections and oil prices mainly) and domestic issues have pushed the Mexican peso this week to its weakest ever level against the U.S. dollar. The currency is down nearly 13% this year against the dollar, making it one of the world’s worst performers. It has fallen 33% in the past two years.

Read more: El UniversalForbes México, Milenio, Expansión MX

2. Accusations of corruption that have marked Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte and his administration are becoming more numerous, as are the investigations against him and alleged collaborators.

Read more: El Financiero, Excelsior, El Universal, Reforma

3. During President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration, 14 priests have been murdered and one was recently kidnapped, allegedly by organized criminal groups. Since 1990 to date, there have been 45 homicides, making of Mexico -quoting different organizations- a dangerous country to be a priest.

Read more: Milenio, Excelsior, Animal Político,

4. Mexico’s Environment Secretary, Rafael Pacchiano, delivered the country’s ratification of the Paris Agreement to the United Nations. To date, 60 countries  -who account for 47.76% of emissions worldwide- have ratified the treaty to combat global climate change with domestic action.

Read more: La Jornada, Excelsior, El Universal , El Economista


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