A former state governor for Mexico’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) was extradited on Thursday from Panama to Mexico.
Called Law of Internal Security, the bill, proposes to regulate the deployment of military in Mexico more than a decade after it was sent to fight drug cartels in a conflict that has claimed over 100,000 lives.
The Bill comes during a particularly violent year, with the 2017 murder tally almost certain to be the highest since modern records began twenty years ago.
Jose Antonio Meade had been widely expected to run for the centrist Institutional Revolutionary Party, whose credibility has been seriously undermined by corruption scandals, gang violence and accusations of electoral fraud.
Over the past 50 years, more than 32,000 Mexicans have been reported missing, according to government data. More than half of the disappearances have been during Pena Nieto’s six-year term.
The Mexican government faces the dilemma of abandoning negotiations or accepting a disastrous agreement that would deepen its subordination to the US.
Over the past 17 years, 111 journalists have been killed in Mexico.
President Enrique Pena Nieto declared three days of national mourning and pledged to rebuild shattered towns and villages.
Three Mexican governors have been arrested in 2017 after fleeing justice, and nearly 90% of the country’s citizens see the government as deeply corrupt.
The change also gives the PRI much-needed latitude to choose a candidate as it approaches a trying election, amid persistent gang violence and tepid growth.
The Institutional Revolutionary Party loosened its rules on Wednesday, granting President Enrique Pena Nieto more power to pick his own candidate.
A commission reviewing PRI statutes voted to make the change on Wednesday but the move must still be approved by a wider group on Saturday.
This is not the first time Mexico’s government has been accused of spying on and harassing citizens whose activities it finds inconvenient.
Support for President Pena Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party stood at 17%, 11 percentage points behind the top choice, Lopez Obrador’s National Regeneration Movement.
The shootout took place near Las Varas, in the heart of one of Mexico’s drug trafficking regions, and involved two armed groups.
“We have an alliance between the Mexican government and the Trump administration against the Mexican people… We’re being massacred and spied on systematically in Mexico.”
The allegation is that the government is spying with the help of a software known as Pegasus, which Israeli company NSO Group sold to Mexico’s government.
A controversial law to officially engage Mexico’s armed forces in fighting crime has human rights groups dismayed.
A spokesman for the Mexican president’s office said President Enrique Pena Nieto has repeated that Mexico will not pay for the wall.
After years of falling homicide levels, Mexico is suffering a deteriorating security situation not seen since former President Calderon announced a war on drug gangs in 2007.
The US Department of Homeland Security unveiled plans on Tuesday to consider almost all illegal immigrants subject to deportation, and will seek to send many of them to Mexico if they entered the US from there.
In a rare display of national unity, marchers and organisers came from across the country’s deeply polarised political factions.
Lopez Obrador’s folksy brand of leftist, Mexico-first rhetoric has put the former Mexico City mayor out front in opinion polls for the 2018 presidential election.
Trump has angered Mexicans by demanding Mexico pays for the construction of a wall on the Mexico-US border as well threatening to end a bilateral trade deal.
Israel’s president has apologised for a tweet in which Israel’s prime minister seems to be praising Trump’s plans to build a wall on the US-Mexico border.
US foreign relations have gone online. And the results are not looking good.
Trump’s threats to build a wall between Mexico and the US has caused much anger and fear, prompting Mexicans to support unpopular leader Enrique Pena Nieto.
The cancellation, which followed a Twitter war between the two leaders signals a souring of relations between US and one of its most important international partners.
US President Donald Trump will begin rolling out executive actions on immigration Wednesday, beginning with steps to build his proposed wall along the US-Mexico border.
In an unusual, if not unprecedented show of protest Mexicans upset about gas prices have occupied inspection lanes stopping vehicles entering from the US.
Mexicans are increasingly using social media as a tool to discuss and protest.
A series of unpopular measures by the Mexican president has led to protests across the country with experts speculating a probable ‘Mexican Spring’
The simultaneous price hikes for fuel, electricity and domestic gas sparked protests in a climate of discontent over growing impunity, corruption and social inequality.
Mexicans were enraged by the 20% fuel price hike announced over the weekend as part of a government deregulation of the energy sector.
“If he is detected here in Costa Rica, he will be detained and immediately deported,” security minister Gustavo Mata told a news conference.
The blasts at the San Pablito open-air market killed at least 33 people, but two days later, forensic investigators still haven’t found the cause of the blasts.
Mexico’s relationship with China appeared to cool after Pena Nieto scrapped high-profile rail and retail projects that were supposed to usher in a new era of business between the manufacturing rivals.
What has the decade-long frontal assault on cartels achieved?
Beyond the challenges posed by president-elect Donald Trump, Mexico has its own issues with border security, 3,000 kilometres to the south.
Mexico’s central bank chief Agustin Carstens said the scenario for Mexico was better with a Clinton win in the November 8 presidential election.