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LatinNews Daily - 01 February 2019

In brief: Mexico

* According to Mexico’s official news agency Notimex representatives from Mexico’s federal education ministry (SEP), the Michoacán state government, and the Coordinadora Nacional de Trabjadores de la Educación (CNTE) teachers’ union – Mexico’s second largest teachers’ union - have reached productive agreements to clear the railway lines in Michoacán state where teachers have been staging blockades since 14 January in demand of back-dated salaries and bonuses. Mexico’s federal education minister Esteban Moctezuma said a “very important step” had been taken to “solve the problems that afflict the state of Michoacán today” although details regarding the agreements reached were not provided. Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador also hailed the outcome of the meeting, stating “I am very pleased that …the CNTE was able to take this decision freely and willingly”.