As the Easter holiday approaches, the cultural heritage of Iztapalapa, one of Mexico City's oldest and most famous neighborhoods, has been officially recognized by Mexico's Ministry of Culture. The area's celebration of the Passion of Christ, which dates back over 170 years, has been designated as intangible heritage, joining other national treasures like the Day of the Dead and the Mariachi.
In other news, the State of Mexico has announced that it has prosecuted 64 teachers and school employees for sexual abuse of minors. The cases are part of a broader effort to crack down on sexual abuse in the education system and come after the recent arrest of a former lawmaker accused of sexually assaulting a minor.
Meanwhile, in Yucatan, an alleged group of police officers dressed as civilians were caught "picking up" four people during a protest march. The incident has raised concerns about the use of undercover tactics by law enforcement and has sparked a debate over the right to protest.
On a different note, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) has denied the use of Pegasus spyware by the Military Intelligence Center. The software, which is reportedly capable of intercepting phone calls and other forms of communication, has been the subject of controversy in recent years.
In Sinaloa, authorities have confirmed that a body found in the area is that of "El Chueco," a well-known criminal figure. The discovery has been hailed as a major victory in the ongoing fight against organized crime in the country.
Elsewhere, Mexico has said that it will attack a T-MEC panel ruling on Vulcan. The move comes after the panel ruled in favor of the U.S. company in a dispute over mining rights.
In the state of Yucatan, the government has announced that it will ban pig farms due to contamination concerns. The move has been welcomed by environmental groups but has also raised questions about the impact on the local economy.
Finally, in Ecatepec, a woman was injured when the roof of a kindergarten collapsed. The incident has prompted concerns about the safety of public buildings and has reignited calls for greater investment in infrastructure.