Latest Mexico News Highlights on 30 March 2023
Read about the latest news from Mexico, including gender inequality in domestic work, alleged Pegasus spying, immigration tragedies, and more.
In some countries, oligarchy reigns under the guise of democracy, says AMLO at the Democracy Summit. Meanwhile, back in Mexico, gender inequality persists in paid domestic work, with 90.2% of workers being women.
But that's not all that's happening in the country. The controversy surrounding the Pegasus spyware deepens as Netzaí Sandoval, an INE aspirant, claims to have been spied on using the controversial software. President AMLO proposes an agreement with the Judiciary regarding defender Miguel López, as Garduño's resignation from INM is under investigation.
Further south, Guatemala declares three days of national mourning for the fire that broke out in Cd. Juarez, which claimed the lives of several migrants. El Salvador condemns the actions of immigration personnel during the fire, while the SSPC identifies nine people responsible for the tragedy. The families of Guatemalan victims demand justice, while the FGR vows to go after the migrant who started the fire at the INM station.
But it's not all bad news. Mexico's tourist destinations are protected by military and police forces during Easter Week, while radioactive source equipment is recovered in Guanajuato. However, drunken men beat and disarm two policemen in Puebla, and a protester loses a finger due to security's excessive force during a demonstration in Morelos.
And that's not all. Banks are no longer allowed to automatically deduct debts from pensions, and four sailors are detained for allegedly trafficking Russians in Oaxaca. Meanwhile, the university community is calling for a rectification of the "militarized immigration policy," and people flee from an immigration station in Tapachula, Chiapas. It's been a busy day in Mexico, and the news just keeps coming.