1. Two tourists from Germany and Poland, were found dead on the road between San Cristobal de las Casas and Palenque, in the southern state of Chiapas. Rainer Hagenbusch, the brother of one of the cyclists, affirms that they were murdered and did not die when falling in a ravine, denying what the State’s General Prosecutor had stated.
2. Mexico’s year-to-year inflation slowed to its lowest level in 16 months. The national consumer price index rose 4.5% year-to-year in April, compared to 5.12% in March. The decrease is mainly due to a drop in electricity rates, according to the National Statistics Institute (INEGI).
3. Roberta Jacobson concluded her time as Ambassador of the United States in Mexico this past Saturday, May 5. President Donald Trump announced Ed Whitacre will be the new U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.
4. On Monday, the Mexican government published a letter sent to Geneva in which they criticized a report titled, “Double injustice: Report on Human Rights Violations in the Investigation of the Ayotzinapa Case.” The report was published on March 15th by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. On Wednesday, the Office reaffirmed the validity of “the methodology and findings” of the report made on the Ayotzinapa case.
5. On Sunday, May 6, a Public Security officer was murdered in Mexico’s Central Market (Ceda). The Ministry of Public Security, as of Tuesday, May 8, will be in charge of the security coordination and will increase the number of officers in the area. The alleged murderer has been arrested.