1. The National Electoral Institute (INE) has ordered the Office of the General Prosecutor (PGR) to remove press releases and video of pre-presidential candidate for the Frente Ciudadano por México coalition, Ricardo Anaya. The video shows Anaya arriving to the PGR office to request information on whether or not he was a part of the investigation against Manuel Barreiro. The INE has also ordered the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) to suspend all media ads against Ricardo Anaya as campaign media cannot favor nor discredit a candidate during the interim campaign period.
2. David Rogelio Colmenares Páramo was confirmed to serve as the chief auditor of the Superior Audit Office (ASF) for an eight year term. The role of the chief auditor is to conduct independent investigations relating to corruption and present evidence to an administrative judge. Colmenares Páramo received 377 of 500 votes from the Chamber Deputies despite the abstention from members of the National Action Party (PAN) and some members of the Democratic Revolution (PRD).
3. The United Nations Human Rights Commission released a new report denouncing the use of torture and the manipulation of evidence during the Ayotzinapa investigation. According to the report, 34 people were either tortured or were victims of other human rights violations during the investigation into the disappearance of 43 students from the Iguala municipality. Amnesty International (AI) has recommended that Mexico “establish an independent, impartial criminal investigation system [as well as to] eradicate the human rights violations committed by investigators.”
4. The Office of the General Prosecutor (PGR) arrested 18 members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) in Puerto Vallarta. Among the individuals who were arrested was Mauricio Varela Reyes, the individual presumed to have ordered the murder of two agents from Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC) in Xalisco, Nayrit in mid-February.