Mexico News by Mexicanist on 13 April 2023
Stay up-to-date with the latest news from Mexico! From political developments to cultural celebrations, don't miss out on important stories like fentanyl trafficking, the "corridor of terror" for migrants, and Youtuber Markitos Toys' arrest.
Greetings from sunny Tampico, where the city is abuzz with excitement as the much-awaited Bicentennial celebration is finally here! The event, which commemorates Mexico's 200 years of independence, kicked off in grand style yesterday, with a dazzling display of fireworks and cultural performances.
The highlight of the event is expected to be a grand parade showcasing the city's history and heritage. From colonial-era buildings to modern skyscrapers, Tampico has it all. The parade will feature colorful floats, marching bands, and street performers, all paying tribute to the city's rich cultural legacy.
But it's not all fun and games in Mexico. In other news, a Mexican delegation arrived in Washington D.C. today to discuss fentanyl trafficking. The deadly drug has been wreaking havoc in the United States, and Mexican officials are keen to work with their American counterparts to tackle the issue.
Meanwhile, in 9 states across Mexico, the so-called "corridor of terror" continues to pose a threat to migrants. The dangerous route, which runs from the south to the north of the country, is notorious for its kidnappings, extortion, and other forms of violence. It's a sad reality for those seeking a better life, and it's a problem that urgently needs addressing.
Elsewhere, Youtuber Markitos Toys has found himself in hot water after being arrested following a high-speed chase in Culiacán. The social media star, who has millions of followers on his channel, is known for his toy reviews and prank videos. But it seems that this time, he took things a bit too far.
On the political front, President AMLO has sent an initiative to extinguish the Financiera Nacional de Desarrollo, a development bank that has been mired in controversy in recent years. And a 12-year-old girl has asked Olimpia Coral for help in a sexting case, highlighting the importance of education and awareness around online safety.
In other news, falsified deeds have been used to build an ISSSTE clinic in Oaxaca, and a woman has abandoned newborn puppies in the middle of the street in the Tlalpan district. And while the Senate has approved awarding the Belisario Domínguez Medal to Elena Poniatowska, 4 military men have been prosecuted for killing 5 unarmed civilians, and a Zacatecas prison police officer has been murdered at home.
Meanwhile, an INAI official's injunction has halted the election of new commissioners at INAI, and the Profepa is evaluating filing a criminal complaint for the mutilation of stingrays in Sonora. Mexican businessmen are warning that mining reform is contrary to the T-MEC, and Coparmex is calling for a halt to TEPJF reform.
Finally, the CNDH has issued a recommendation for banning visits in Ceferesos, and Reyes Orona is reminding everyone that "The Constitution is clear, the National Guard must be civilian." Mexico will also be analyzing the IACHR Court ruling on pretrial detention, which is expected to bring justice to those who have been illegally arraigned.
That's all for now, folks. Stay tuned for more updates on what's happening in Mexico and beyond!