Latest Mexico News Highlights on 28 March 2023
Stay up to date with the latest news from Mexico. From tragic events to progressive initiatives, we'll provide factual and accurate coverage of the day's top headlines, including investigations into migrant deaths, political controversies, and cultural exchanges.
In a move that has been hailed as progressive and long overdue, the Ecatepec municipal government has announced the introduction of the "Tarjeta Arcoiris" (Rainbow Card) scheme, which will give members of the LGBT+ community 10 thousand pesos (USD 500) to help support them during the ongoing pandemic.
The Rainbow Card scheme will be available to all members of the LGBT+ community in Ecatepec, regardless of their age or economic status, and is part of a wider effort to promote inclusivity and support for marginalized groups.
However, the news has been overshadowed by a tragedy in Ciudad Juarez, where a fire at a migrant station has claimed the lives of 28 Guatemalans. According to reports, the migrants were locked up in the station when the fire broke out, leading to speculation about the cause of the blaze.
Local newspaper La Verdad Juarez has claimed that the migrants were locked up because they were due to be deported, and that the fire was caused by their desperation to avoid being sent back to their home country. However, President AMLO has refuted this claim, stating that the migrants caused the fire themselves.
The tragedy has prompted a response from politicians across the country, with many calling for an investigation into the incident. The Federal Attorney General's Office (FGR) and the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) have both launched investigations into the deaths.
Meanwhile, in other news, the PAN has announced plans to denounce AMLO for asking for votes from the Palace of State, while the Italian government has delivered 43 archaeological pieces to Mexico in a morning ceremony.
It's been a busy day in Mexico, with news of tragedy and controversy mixed in with positive developments. As always, we'll be keeping a close eye on developments as they unfold.