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1.  Mexico extradites Drug Lord “La Barbie” and 12 others to the United States. The Attorney General’s Office announced the departure of Edgar Valdez Villareal, who was one of the leaders of the Beltran- Levya Cartel.

Read more: CNN México, El Universal , BBC Mundo 

2. Mexico’s Second Oil Auction a success. Last Wednesday, September 20th, the winners for the second auction of Round 1 were announced. In this phase, five production blocks were put up for bid and three contracts were awarded.

Read more: El Economista, Milenio, Excelsior,  El Universal 

3. Special Economic Zones (SEZ) will diversify economic growth of the regions. The Director of Economic Research at the Bank of Mexico assured that Special Economic Zones (SEZ) could contribute to diversify the sources of economic growth for the regions, and in particular the southern region.

Read more: El Economista, El Universal, El Financiero, El Universal   

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1. Ayotzinapa: “Dialogue without agreement.” The second meeting between President Enrique Peña Nieto and the parents of the 43 disappeared students was characterized by the lack of consensus. The Executive presented six proposals and rejected the notion of “putting the file on a shelf.” We are on the same side, the president said. He instructed the creation of a Special Prosecutors Office to search for the disappeared.

Read more: El Universal,  Excelsior , CNN México 

2. Mexican exports fall 6.8% annually. In August, sales abroad spun down for two months, as oil exports fell 48.3% and non-oil exports fell 1.6%, For the first time in three years, auto sales fell 3.2%.

Read more: CNN Expansión, El Financiero, Forbes Mexico 

3. President Enrique Peña Nieto will travel this Saturday to the United Nations headquarters in New York City to participate in the 70th General Assembly of the International Organization.

Read more: CNN Mexico, Milenio, El Universal, El Financiero

4. The former coordinator of the federal prisons, Celina Oseguera, was formally imprisoned along with 12 other former public officers who were accused by default for the escape of Joaquin Guzman Loera “El Chapo”. So far, 20 people have been imprisoned for the escape of “El Chapo” from Altiplano’s maximum security prison on July 11th, 2015.

Read more: Proceso, CNN México

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1. The President’s Office decided to cancel the traditional gala dinner hosted by the Mexican government on September 15 at the National Palace, according to official sources. The decision to cancel the gala was made due to the austerity measures adopted by the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto.

Read more: CNN México, Excelsior

2. The Head of the Secretary of Interior, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, announced on Wednesday a series of appointments in the Secretary: Humberto Roque Villanueva as the new Sub-Secretary for Population, Migration and Religious Affairs; Felipe Muñoz Vázquez as the executive of the National Public Security System. Arturo Escobar y Vega will take charge of the Undersecretariat of Prevention and Citizen Participation.

Read more: CNN México, Excelsior, AristeguiNoticias, El Universal

3. The Mexican Senate received the proposal by President Enrique Peña Nieto to ratify Agustín Carstens as governor of the Bank of Mexico (Banxico) for a term of six years.

Read more: Forbes México, El Economista

4. The leader of the PRI Senators, Emilio Gamboa, stated that the parties in the Senate are close to releasing a document urging the PGR to create two  special prosecutor offices for the case of Ayotzinapa. If necessary he will convene the coordinators tomorrow or Monday morning.

Read more: Milenio 

5. Members of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (IMCI) for the case of Ayotzinapa, formally submitted the final report of their investigation to the President of the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH), Luis Raúl González Pérez.

Read more: La Jornada

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1. After considering the resolution by la Función Pública on the relationship between Higa Group and President Peña to be a joke, his wife Angelica Rivera and Secretary of Finance Luis Videgaray, president of PAN , Ricardo Anaya , said that the blanquiazul will file a complaint with specialized prosecutors against corruption. 

Read more: Reforma, La Jornada

2. In three auctions , the Bank of Mexico (BDM ) injected 400 million dollars to the foreign exchange market before noon to provide it with liquidity and curb the drop against the dollar, which has  accumulated a loss of 18 cents since Thursday, selling at 17.28 pesos in bank windows.

Read more: La Jornada, El Universal. 

3. The National Union of Parents (UNPF ) sued the Ministry of Public Education (SEP ) put a magnifying glass on the process of charging fees in public schools , because some schools are still demanding that parents make these payments as required .

Read more: Excelsior. 

4. For the first time in Mexico it will conduct a survey that will reveal the state of health , welfare and development exclusively for children 5 years and younger girls and women 15-49 years.

Read more: Excelsior.

5. The President of the National Executive Committee of the PRI , Manlio Fabio Beltrones , spoke to deputies of the 63 session of the House of Representatives about the need to build a regulatory framework in the Mexican Constitutionu in order to strengtehn autonomous bodies in the current administration.

Read more: Excelsior, El Universal. 

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newspapers logo2-011. Settling at 2.74 percent in July this year, the annual inflation rate in Mexico reached its lowest level since the rate began to be recorded 1969 , according to figures released on Friday by INEGI .

Read more: Reforma, Excélsior.

2. Historical founders and leaders of the Party of the Democratic Revolution admit that the relief provided by their national leadership does not alleviate the internal crisis plaguing the Aztec sun, but the risk now is that the measure is “cosmetic,” putting different characters in charge , while maintaining the same currents that direct the PRD .

Read more: El Universal.

3. The National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE ) assembly agreed on an “open dialogue” with the actors who have declared their adherence to the dissident teachers’ movement , including the president and founder of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) , Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Read more: Excélsior, El Universal. 

4. Given the different versions that have been filtered by the femicide of four women and photojournalist Ruben Espinosa Becerril, human rights organizations demanded that the General Procurduría of the Federal District ( PGJDF ) adjusts the minimum investigation standards in order to protect victims and further claimed that any leaking of information breaches the state’s obligation to ensure access to justice .

Read more: La Jornada.

5. Oscar Alvaro Montes de Oca, the young man who was arrested for alleged drug trafficking at the airport in Mexico City , was released Friday from the federal prison in Tepic , where he had been held since Sunday.

Read more: Reforma, La Jornada. 



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1. In five of the eight capital’s districts currently governed by the PRD where there will be alterations in the administration, the delegates involved are reluctant to hand over documents relating to thorny issues .

Read more: Reforma.

2. The approval rating for  President Enrique Peña decreased from 39-34 percent in the last quarter , reaching its lowest level since he took office, while disapproval rose from 57 to 64 percent.

Read more: Reforma, Excelsior.

3. The US dollar exchange stations in the airport in Mexico City sold at an average of 16.50 pesos and were bought at an average of 15.50 pesos.

Read more: El Universal.

4. The Attorney General of the State of Oaxaca began an investigation into the 192 preliminary investigations registered with the Special Prosecutor for Magisterial Affairs ( FEPAM ) , which ranged from crimes such as selling seats , child abuse, sexual harassment or harassment, to even a couple homicides, which started during the period in which the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE ) was in charge of that unit to see if there are irregularities in their integration.

Read more: El Universal.

5. The commander of the Ministerial Police Urquizo David de Jesus was killed yesterday in the streets Ayutla at the corner of Francisco I. Madero , next to the Old Pantheon. Neighbors said the police tried to repel the attack and got out of their truck, but were shot at by gunmen .

Read more: Excelsior. 



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1. Responsibility for the escape of Joaquin “El Chapo ” Guzman has been reduced to only three minor officials. Early Friday morning,  a federal judge in Guanajuato issued formal prison sentences to only three of the seven officials accused of being involved in the escape, and freed the remaining four on the grounds that there was no basis for any prosecution.

Read more: Reforma

2. The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH ) questioned why the PGR has not executed arrest warrants for people who are being investigated or might be involved in the Iguala case. In the report on the status of the investigation , presented yesterday , it was stated that the three most prominent suspects involved have had arrest warrants issued for them, but those warrants have not been executed.

Read more: Reforma, Jornada

3. Depreciation of the peso is not a risk for foreign debts held by mexico.  Its composition is very diversified ; 78 % is in the national currency, the rest is in dollars. The Exchange Commission monitors market liquidity and projects the maintenance of orderly, functioning states.

Read more: Jornada.

4. The Ministry of Social Development ( SEDESOL ) stressed that newly enacted social policies have successfully begun to diminish the level of extreme poverty from 11.5 to 11.4 million in the period 2012-2014 , according to measurements from the National Council for Evaluation of Social Policy ( CONEVAL ) .

Read more: El Universal

5.  Yesterday, NASA announced that its Kepler space telescope detected a planet in a habitable zone in the orbit of a Sun-like star, which makes it one of the best candidates for harboring extraterrestrial life. It’s formal name is Kepler 452b, band NASA has referred to it (informally) as Earth 2.o.

Read more: Excelsior