Mexico News by Mexicanist on 26 April 2023
Get the latest news from Mexico from science to crime, politics to music. Dive into the stories causing a stir south of the border.
Hold on to your sombreros, amigos, because the news in Mexico today is as spicy as a jalapeño! From science to crime, politics to music, we've got it all covered. So, sit back, relax, and let's delve into the stories that are causing a stir south of the border.
First up, we have some good news for science enthusiasts. The Mexican deputies have approved the Science and Technology Law, which aims to promote research and innovation in the country. We don't know about you, but we're excited to see what discoveries and inventions this will bring!
But, it's not all good news. The National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH) has pointed out that some states in Mexico prohibit marriage to HIV-positive people. This is a blatant violation of their human rights, and we hope to see this discriminatory law overturned soon.
In other news, the ONC has declared the current government to be the most violent in Mexico's history. This is a sobering reminder of the ongoing crime and violence that plague the country.
However, there is some cause for celebration, as the Law that fined insulting the president and attacks on morality has been repealed. This is a victory for free speech and democracy, and we applaud this decision.
Meanwhile, the Institute of the Stolen will absorb the functions of Financiera Rural. We're not quite sure what that means, but we'll keep you posted.
And, speaking of things we don't quite understand, the National Guard now has a corrido (a traditional Mexican ballad) called 'Para servir a mi pueblo...' (To serve my people...). We're not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but we'll leave it up to you to decide.
In other news, complaints against public officials have increased by 22%, according to Inegi. This is a worrying trend that highlights the need for accountability and transparency in government.
On the crime front, the former director of Administration and Finance of Segalmex has been detained, while the ex-municipal president of Juquila, Oaxaca, has been killed. It's a sad reminder of the ongoing violence and corruption that plague Mexico.
And, in a surprising move, the eternal assignment of the Mayan Train has been handed over to the military. We're not quite sure why, but we'll keep you updated as we learn more.
In other crime news, a couple who set off a bomb in Guanajuato has been sentenced to 114 years in prison. Justice has been served!
But, it's not just physical violence that's a problem in Mexico. A reporter in Oaxaca has denounced digital violence and harassment by the Mitla mayor's advisor. This is a worrying trend that highlights the need for better protection of journalists and free speech.
Finally, we have some Covid-19 news. Ken Salazar has tested positive for the virus, which is a reminder that we must all continue to take precautions to protect ourselves and others.
And, on a final note, De la Fuente has stated that without gun control, Mexico cannot be pacified. We couldn't agree more. That's all for now, folks. Stay safe, stay informed, and stay spicy!