1. President Enrique Peña Nieto ordered his cabinet to review cooperation mechanisms and agreements currently held with the U.S. government. This decision comes amid tensions between the administrations of migration policy.
2. The National Electoral Institute complied with the ruling of the Electoral Court of the Federal Judicial Branch (TEPJF), adding Jaime Rodríguez Calderón to the presidential ballot. Rodríguez Calderón, known as “El Bronco,” was Governor of the State of Nuevo Leon and is running as an independent candidate.
3. The Special Commission of the National Electoral Institute approved a proposal that eliminates the final debate round in order to create space for the fifth candidate, Jaime Rodríguez Calderón. The first debate will take place on April 22, and the second one on May 20.
4. President Enrique Peña Nieto welcomed Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Norway is currently an investor in the Mexican energy sector. Statoil won Round 1.4 for the extraction of hydrocarbons in deep waters and will begin to drill at the end of this year.
5. The Summit of the Americas starts today April 13th in Lima, Peru. This is the beginning of a series of meetings between the leaders of the countries in the continent, with corruption and governance as main themes. U.S. President Donald Trump and Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will be absent.