Mexico News by Mexicanist on 24 April 2023
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In a country where the news can often be bleak, the headlines today are no exception. From migrants to murder, Mexico has a lot to contend with.
In Chiapas, the annual migratory 'viacrucis' has begun, with around 5,000 people making the journey northwards toward the United States. The perilous journey, undertaken by many in search of a better life, is fraught with danger and uncertainty.
Meanwhile, in Bionce Amaya, two suspects have been arrested in connection with a femicide case. One suspect is set to be charged, while the other remains at large. In a separate femicide case, a judge has rejected charges of femicide attempt, after a woman was doused in thinner and set on fire.
In a brighter piece of news, on Earth Day, the FGR secured several wild animals, including tigers and lions. These animals had been kept in captivity and were due to be transported illegally.
The regional head of 'El Mayo' Zambada's faction, known as 'El Acelerado', has been arrested, in a blow to the notorious drug cartel.
In other news, former Attorney General Murillo Karam has been indicted in the Iguala case, which relates to the torture and forced disappearances of students in 2014.
Cofepris, the Mexican health regulator, has moved forward in the process to guarantee access to mental health drugs, which could provide much-needed relief for those suffering from mental health conditions.
A father has surrendered his son, who is alleged to have murdered Nahomi, a 13-year-old girl in Veracruz.
In Rio Bravo, a migrant woman who is nine months pregnant and her three children have been rescued. The group had been traveling towards the US border when they were rescued.
Finally, migrants have set fire to piñatas with the image of AMLO, the president, and Francisco Garduño, a government official. The migrants are demanding justice, and have also protested outside Garduño's hearing.
It's not all bad news, however. The sun is shining, and there are still many reasons to be cheerful. Just remember to stay safe out there, folks.