Headlines from Mexico

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Week of March 3 – March 8, 2019

The National Guard is approved   

With the approval of 17 state-level congresses, the National Guard is now approved federally. The Guard now waits for the Executive’s decision to publish it in the Official Journal of the Federation and its subsequent secondary laws, including the Organic Law of the National Guard.

El Heraldo de México, CNN, Forbes

 

At most, only 22 vaquita porpoises remain

Experts say that at most only 22 vaquitas remain in the Gulf of California, where a grim, increasingly violent battle is playing out between emboldened fisherman and the last line of defense, which is formed by volunteer members, for the smallest and most endangered porpoise in the world.

Associated Press, CBS News, Vanguardia

 

Mexico’s Central Bank in talks with Amazon on new mobile payments

Mexico’s central bank is in talks with Amazon to launch a new government-backed mobile payment system that would allow consumers to pay for online purchases using QR codes, the bank’s head of payments said. It would the first time that the world’s largest online retailer offers such scanning technology in Mexico and could eventually open a new customer base in the country.

CNBC, Business Insider, Reuters

 

Santa Rosa de Lima residents block highways to defend fuel thief leader

The neighbors of the Mexican community of Santa Rosa de Lima, in Guanajuato, prevented the access of the Army to this area controlled by the leader of the Santa Rosa de Lime Cartel and leader “huachicolero” José Antonio Yepez Ortiz, also known as “El Marro”, one of the most wanted criminals by the federal government. 

Notimérica, Mexico News Daily, El Sol de México

 

Nuevo Leon prohibits abortion

During a session that lasted more than four hours, the plenary session of the Congress of Nuevo Leon, the amendment to the first article of the Political Constitution of the State of Nuevo Leon that penalizes abortion was approved by a majority vote. 

teleSur, La Jornada, Telemundo

 

 

 

 

 

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