Mexico News by Mexicanist on 01 May 2023
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Mexico has been rocked by a series of criminal caravans causing terror in Tamaulipas! Dozens of pickup trucks with armed men have been spotted on highways, blocking roads and causing mayhem, with at least five people confirmed dead. Who knew road trips could be this dangerous?
In other news, President López Obrador has been evading questions about the first high-ranking official of his government to face criminal proceedings, Francisco Garduño. The President is lashing out against the media, accusing them of "yellow journalism" and "sensationalism" following the tragic incident in Ciudad Juarez, which resulted in the deaths of 40 immigrants.
Meanwhile, tragedy strikes in Puebla as a 16-year-old teenager dies after being run over on a bicycle path. Two other people were also injured after the driver invaded a pedestrian lane between the state capital and San Pedro Cholula.
On a brighter note, Katya Echazarreta, the Mexican astronaut, is seeking to take Mexico into space! The 27-year-old has become the first Mexican woman to travel into space. We wish her all the best in her cosmic endeavors!
Inflation has also been in the news, with Mexico changing the way of measuring it due to the change in consumption after the pandemic. With the increase in internet sales and the decrease in the purchase of other products, it's no wonder the parameters for calculating the rise in prices in the country have changed. Who knew a pandemic could affect the economy in so many ways?
The Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, is also in the spotlight, asking his party to establish the deadlines for the election of the candidate for 2024. He believes that either there is a poll or there is a favorite, so it's time for Morena to get their act together and make a decision.
The INE has also authorized the political registration of Humanismo Mexicano, an organization linked to the Light of the World church. Its leader, Naasón Joaquín García, was sentenced last year in the United States to more than 16 years in prison for child abuse. Let's hope this organization is not involved in anything untoward.
Tragedy strikes once again as at least 18 people have died and 30 injured after a tourist bus plunged into a dive in Nayarit. The vehicle plummeted 15 meters to the side of federal highway 200 in the municipality of Compostela, in western Mexico. Our thoughts go out to the families affected by this terrible incident.
Finally, Eduardo Osorio, the federal judge who stopped applying unofficial pre-trial detention, has spoken out on the matter, stating that "prison should be the exception." The latest ruling of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights has directly asked Mexican judges not to use this measure because it goes against international treaties. It's time for justice to be served in a fair and just manner.