Latest Mexico News Highlights on 19 March 2023
Get the latest news from Mexico, including updates on the increase in bullying and AMLO's recent rally in the Zócalo. Learn about the challenges and successes facing Mexico, from discrimination against transgender individuals to the fight against drug and arms trafficking.
In recent news from Mexico, a tragic incident has highlighted the issue of bullying in the country. Norma Lizbeth, a victim of bullying, was allegedly attacked by a minor who now faces a maximum sentence of 3 to 5 years in pre-trial detention. The incident has sparked concern about the increase in bullying in Mexico and the need for more effective measures to prevent and address such behavior.
Meanwhile, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, commonly known as AMLO, recently held a rally in the Zócalo, where he reaffirmed Mexico's sovereignty and independence from the United States. AMLO was joined by members of his cabinet, politicians, and supporters, including those who have been referred to as "corcholatas" - a term used to describe his most devoted followers. The rally was held to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the oil expropriation, an event seen by many as a defining moment in Mexico's history.
However, not all news has been positive for the government. Former Mexico City mayor and founder of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, has expressed regret over the cost overruns at the Dos Bocas oil refinery project. The project, which is a flagship initiative of the AMLO administration, has been criticized for its high cost and environmental impact.
In addition, discrimination against transgender people continues to be a problem in Mexico. Paola, a transgender girl, has faced uncertainty and discrimination as she seeks to attend school wearing trousers. Despite legal protections for transgender people in the country, many still face social stigma and discrimination, highlighting the need for greater education and awareness.
Finally, in the fight against drug and arms trafficking, the Mexican government has turned to technology. The Rapiscan Systems bid is expected to provide important tools for detecting illegal activities and ensuring greater security in the country.
These various news items reflect some of the challenges and successes that Mexico faces as it continues to develop and grow. While progress has been made in some areas, such as the fight against trafficking and discrimination, there is still much work to be done to address issues such as bullying and environmental concerns.