Headlines from Mexico

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1.  According the most recent report from Citizen Lab, one of the members of the Interdisciplinary Group of Experts (GIEI, by its initials in Spanish) that was created to investigate the abduction and murder of the 43 Ayotzinapa students, was also a target in the spying attempts with the government-exclusive spyware Pegasus.

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

2. The consortium formed by Sierra Oil & Gas (Mexico), Talos Energy (USA) and Premier Oil (UK) made a world class oil well discovery. The Zama well, which is around 60km off the coast of the southeastern state of Tabasco, is the first offshore exploration well drilled by the private sector in Mexico’s history after almost eighty years of state monopoly.

Read more: La Jornada, El Economista, El Financiero

3. The peso hit a record value this Thursday after have been gaining momentum for six consecutive sessions. The U.S dollar sold between 17.71 and 18.22, which represents an appreciation of the Mexican peso of 0.27% and the best levels of Mexican peso-US dollar exchange rate since May 2016.

Read more: Expansión, El Economista, Reforma, La Jornada

4. U.S. Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, met with his Mexican counterpart Pedro Joaquin Coldwell and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto during his visit to Mexico this week. Perry and Coldwell called for the creation of a North American energy strategy that can expand cross-border electricity and investment, as well as strengthen border infrastructure.

Read more: El UniversalEl Economista, Expansión, El Financiero, La Jornada

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