In Mexico, recent news headlines have ranged from tragic and disturbing incidents of violence and bullying to economic and political developments. Carlos Payán, the founder and director of the Mexican newspaper 'La Jornada,' passed away at the age of 94. Meanwhile, a minor who beat Norma Lizbeth and her mother was detained at the US border. Lizbeth's death due to bullying has sparked outrage, and her sister has vowed to seek justice.
The remains of five of the six missing women have been found burned in Guanajuato, Mexico. The violence continues as an armed group killed four members of a family in Soyaltepec, Oaxaca, and 13 people linked to an attack against journalist Ciro Gómez Leyva were killed. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has proposed the use of drones against Mexican cartels.
On the political front, Cárdenas Batel has resigned as Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's chief of advisors and will be joining the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). AMLO has also called for family values to be strengthened in the face of bullying and criticized the candidacy of Gustavo de Hoyos, accusing him of having monarchist thinking. Meanwhile, a human rights complaint has been opened over Norma Lizbeth's death, and the government is requesting a review of the reform against forced child marriage.
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has raised Mexico's growth outlook to 1.8%, but also highlighted the need to raise the retirement age as life expectancy increases. AMLO plans to transfer pensioners' accounts to the Welfare Bank. However, concerns about corruption persist as a Didi driver is accused of stealing 140,000 pesos from a passenger.
In other news, there have been reports of bullying in Celaya, and the National Agency for Sanitary Safety (Cofepris) has met with TikTok executives to prevent the spread of viral challenges. Finally, AMLO has criticized what he considers to be immoral compensation for Lorenzo Córdova, who is leaving the National Electoral Institute (INE). Mexico continues to grapple with issues of violence, bullying, and corruption, while also facing economic and political challenges.