1. Tláhauc’s borough chief, Rigoberto Salgado Vázquez, denies the alleged accusations that link him to organized crime, and specially with drug dealer, Felipe “El Ojos” de Jesús Pérez Luna. In an interview, Salgado said that these accusations are part of a smear campaign against him.
2. The Office of the General Prosecutor and the Federal Public Ministry (PGR for its Spanish name) in Mexico has formally requested to the government of Panama the extradition of the state of Quintana Roo’s ex-governor and fugitive, Roberto Borge. The repatriation application is supported by four arrest warrants against the ex-governor with charges for money laundering, embezzlement, illicit enrichment and abuse of public office.
3. The Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villareal, expressed this week that Mexico is ready to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States and Canada. According to Guajardo, the negotiation should not focus on raising tariffs and that Mexico needs to start thinking of diversifying markets. The specific objectives that Mexico will try to achieve in the negotiations have not yet been revealed.