Latest Mexico News Highlights on 12 April 2023
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In Puebla, a man has been remanded in custody for killing two dogs with machetes. The accused allegedly committed this heinous crime on a quiet street, much to the shock of the community. Upon being caught, the man was handed over to the authorities, who promptly arrested him. The incident has sparked outrage among animal rights activists, who are demanding justice for the innocent dogs.
Meanwhile, the National Institute for Transparency, Access to Information, and Personal Data Protection (INAI) are back in action, according to Ibarra, who has asked the Senate to appoint missing commissioners. The move comes after a period of inactivity at the agency, which raised concerns about transparency and accountability. However, with the appointment of new commissioners, INAI hopes to regain its lost credibility and carry out its duties effectively.
In other news, the aviation initiative proposed by AMLO will not carry cabotage. This means that foreign airlines will not be allowed to transport passengers within Mexico. The move has been welcomed by domestic airlines, who see it as an opportunity to grow their business. However, critics have raised concerns about the impact on tourism and international travel.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has ordered Mexico to adapt pre-trial detention to international standards. The ruling comes in response to complaints about the country's justice system, which has been accused of violating human rights. The government has promised to comply with the order and improve its justice system.
President AMLO has been in the news for his bold statements recently. In a recent speech, he said, "He who owes nothing, fears nothing," about the accusations made against Lorenzo Córdova, head of the National Electoral Institute. The statement has been widely discussed on social media, with many people praising AMLO for his fearless attitude.
Meanwhile, Cofepris is investigating 65 irregular cannabis permits. The agency has come under fire for allegedly issuing permits to unqualified applicants, leading to concerns about the safety and quality of cannabis products in Mexico.
On a positive note, the US has agreed to return almost 5 billion pesos that were diverted by a former Coahuila official. The move is seen as a victory for the Mexican government, which has been cracking down on corruption.
In another development, the Presidential Commission against fentanyl and Weapons has been created. The move is aimed at tackling the rising drug-related violence in the country, which has claimed thousands of lives in recent years.
However, not all news is good news. In Coahuila, firemen beat dogs to death, sparking outrage among animal lovers. The incident has once again highlighted the need for better animal rights laws in the country.
In Mexico City, a man stole a patrol car while a police officer was using the bathroom. The brazen theft has left the authorities red-faced, with many questioning the security protocols in place.
Finally, the Senate committee has proposed to award the prestigious Belisario Dominguez Medal to Elena Poniatowska. The award is given to those who have made significant contributions to Mexican society, and Poniatowska's achievements as a writer and journalist make her a worthy recipient.