Headlines from Mexico

April 10, 2015

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1. President Enrique Peña Nieto has officially arrived in Panama for the Summit of the Americas. The theme for this year’s summit is Prosperity with Equity: The Challenge of Cooperation in the Americas.

Read More: El Universal

2. Mexico celebrates Cuba’s attendance in the Summit of the Americas and the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between United States and Cuba.

Read More: Excelsior, La Jornada, Reforma

3. PEMEX and First Reserve, a U.S.  private equity firm have signed a one billion dollar cooperation deal that aims to develop energy infrastructure, transportation and processing projects.

Read More: El Universal

4. Due to its international obligations to the United Nations as a state member, Mexico will not be releasing the North Korean ship until an investigation is completed by the United Nations Security Council. The ship is believed to be linked to a blacklisted firm.

Read More: El Universal  

5. Family members gathered in Jalisco to give tribute to the fallen police officers who were ambushed by the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.

Read More: El Universal  


Headlines from Mexico

April 3, 2015

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Paul Krugman stated at the 2015 National Convention of Industrialists that no one knows when the Mexican Miracle will happen. He believes that Mexico’s insecurity continues to hinder its economic growth.

Read More: El Universal

Los Zetas are increasingly using fast boats in Falcon Lake to transport narcotics through Texas. The Department of Public Safety in Texas has been able to seize more than 300 boats from criminal organizations since 2012.

Read More: El Universal

Lieutenant General Kenneth E. Tovo who is the deputy commander of the U.S. Southern Command stated that Hezbollah might have sympathizers in the Latin American region that may be involved in money laundering and trafficking of goods.

Read More: El Universal

According to the OECD Mexico is the country with the most bullying cases.

Read More: El Sol de Mexico

The Attorney General has created a new unit in an effort to create greater transparency and access to information for civil society.

Read More: El Sol de Mexico


4 dead, 16 hurt in oil platform fire in Gulf of Mexico

April 2, 2015

04/01/2015 USA Today 

AFP/Getty ImagesAt least four people were killed and 16 workers injured when a fire erupted early Wednesday on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico belonging to Mexico’s state petroleum giant Pemex, the company said in a statement. The company said one of those who died when the fire broke out at dawn at the Abkatun Permanente platform was a contractor for the Mexican oil services company Cotemar. Pemex said on Twitter that it was using eight firefighting boats to battle the blaze. Two of the injured were in serious condition and 300 workers were evacuated from the Abkatun platform, located in the Campeche Sound, near the coast of the states of Campeche and Tabasco.

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Close Ally to Pena Nieto Sworn In on Mexico Supreme Court

March 11, 2015

The New York Times, 3/11/15

A former prosecutor and amMedinaMora-Event-1bassador who has been questioned about his public service record and close ties to President Enrique Pena Nieto was voted late Tuesday onto Mexico’s Supreme Court.

Eduardo Medina Mora took the oath of office immediately after being approved by the Senate, despite never having served as a judge, not meeting the residency requirement of two years and facing questions about his impartiality given his links to the presidency.

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Now Accepting Intern Applications for Summer 2015

February 23, 2015

1620505_820228064671080_545656447_nThe Mexico Institute seeks summer interns for Summer 2015. There are three different intern positions: Outreach & Communications, Graduate Economics, and Virtual Graphic Design. Please review full guidelines and application instructions. Applications should be received no later than March 15, 2015.

Click here to find out more and/or apply.


Central Bank Cuts Mexican Growth Forecasts

February 19, 2015

02/18/15 Wall Street Journal 

financeThe Bank of Mexico on Wednesday lowered its forecast for economic growth for the nation this year, citing weaker expected global growth and risks of increased international market volatility and further declines in oil prices. In its quarterly inflation report, the central bank said it expects gross domestic product to grow between 2.5% and 3.5% this year, less than its previous estimate of 3%-4%. For 2016, the bank lowered its forecast growth range to 2.9%-3.9% from 3.2%-4.2%. The central bank said GDP likely expanded 2.1% in 2014, which is in line with the consensus of private economists. The National Statistics Institute is scheduled to report fourth-quarter GDP on Friday.

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Forced disappearances are widespread: UN offers 8 recommendations to Mexico. (In Spanish)

February 13, 2015

By Animal Politico 2/13/15

The Associated Press October 22, 2014

The Associated Press October 22, 2014

El caso de los 43 estudiantes de la Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa es una muestra de cómo en México se vive en un contexto de“desapariciones generalizadas” en las que muchas veces participan agentes del Estado cometiendo el delito de desaparición forzada, concluyó este viernes el Comité contra la Desaparición Forzada de las Naciones Unidas en su informe final sobre México.

El Comité insistió en que lo ocurrido el 26 de septiembre pasado en Iguala, Guerrero -cuando policías municipales atacaron a estudiantes normalistas tras la orden del alcalde, José Luis Abarca- no sólo es un caso de desaparición forzada si no que “ilustra los serios desafíos que enfrenta el Estado parte en materia de prevención, investigación y sanción de las desapariciones forzadas y la búsqueda de personas desaparecidas”.

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