Headlines from Mexico

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1. According to Santiago Nieto, director of the Unit of Federal Intelligence of the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit, in the past two years, the amount of money laundered obtained by stealing gasoline from Pemex might reach up to 45 billion pesos.

Read more: Reforma, La Jornada, El Universal

 

2. As part of the national strategy against oil theft, the federal government announced that the management of Pemex’s pipeline network, which distributes gasoline across the country and is currently supervised by a subsidiary of Pemex, will now be under the supervision of the Centro de Logística para la Distribución y Transporte de Petrolíferos, an organism within the Secretariat of Energy.

Read more: El Economista, Reforma, La Jornada

 

3. With 362 votes in favor, 119 votes against, and 4 abstentions, the Mexican Chamber of Deputies approved a bill that creates the National Guard. President López Obrador proposed the National Guard as a replacement of the armed forces currently fighting organized crime in Mexico. The Chamber of Deputies forwarded the bill to the Mexican Senate to be reviewed, debated, and voted on.

Read more: El Financiero, La Jornada, Milenio

 

4. According to Alex Cifuentes, a Colombian drug lord who worked with Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Loera and is currently a witness at El Chapo’s trial in New York, former President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, took a $100 million bribe from Joaquín Guzmán.

Read more: El Universal, La Jornada, Milenio

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