1. Enrique Luis Graue Wiechers announced as UNAM’s new president. Enrique Luis Graue Wiechers will be the new president of the National Autonomous University of Mexico from 2015 – 2019. The Governing Board announced on Friday, November 6th the election of the director of the Faculty of Medicine, Enrique Luis Graue, as José Narro’s successor. Narro will leave his office on November 16, 2015.
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2. Pope Francis will visit Chiapas, Michoacán, Chihuahua and Mexico City: Secretariat of Foreign Affairs. The Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, confirmed that Pope Francis will visit the states of Chiapas, Michoacán, Chihuahua and Mexico City during this trip in February, 2016. At the same time, Massieu stressed that Pope Francis will meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto. Pope Francis will visit both the northern and southern borders of Mexico and he is expected to address the issue of migration.
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3. Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies approves the Expenditure Budget of the Federation for 2016. The Chamber of Deputies overwhelmingly approved the Expenditure Budget of the Federation for next year with 441 votes in favor, 38 against and 7 abstentions.
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4. Agustin Basave is the new national president of the PRD. Augustine Basave Benitez and Beatriz Mojica Morga became the new national leaders of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD). The National Council of the PRD elected both Augstin Basave and Beatriz Mojica as President and Secretary General respectively with 295 votes, out of the 304 members who attended the assembly.
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5. INE removes registration from the Labor Party (PT). The General Executive Board of the National Electoral Institute (INE) agreed to remove the Labor Party’s registration. The decision was made after the PT failed to accumulate 3% of the national vote required during the past June elections.
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