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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Mexico - 24 January 2020

From Latin American Weekly Report
- López Obrador falling short of expectations
In the space of one week, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has seen two figures published exposing his government’s failure to deliver on his most ambitious promises.

LatinNews Regional Monitor: Mexico - 23 January 2020

On 22 January the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a statement in which Acting Secretary Chad Wolf commended the Mexican government for “upholding their commitment to increased security and law enforcement at their southern border”.

LatinNews Regional Monitor: Mexico - 22 January 2020

On 21 January Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador defended his government’s actions against the migrant caravan that is trying to reach the US, saying that migrants’ human rights had been fully respected.

LatinNews Regional Monitor: Mexico - 21 January 2020

From LatinNews Daily
- MEXICO: Homicides hit record high
On 20 January the national public security system (SNSP) reported that there were 34,582  intentional homicides in Mexico in 2019.

LatinNews Regional Monitor: Mexico - 20 January 2020

On 18 January Mexico’s national migration institute (INM), the country’s migration authority, reported the detention of over 1,000 migrants who attempted to forcefully enter Mexico from Guatemala.

LatinNews Regional Monitor: Mexico - 17 January 2020

On 16 January the Mexican government celebrated the ratification of the US-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) regional trade agreement by the US Senate saying that full ratification of the agreement will help to attract investment to the country.

LatinNews Regional Monitor: Mexico - 16 January 2020

On 15 January Mexico’s interior minister Olga Sánchez Cordero met Javier Sicilia, a local peace activist and influential public figure.

LatinNews Regional Monitor: Mexico - 15 January 2020

On 14 January Mexico’s former health minister Julio Frenk Mora (2000-2006) said that the new Instituto de Salud para el Bienestar (Insabi) initiative sets Mexico’s public healthcare system back 40 years and will not help to expand healthcare provision in the country.

LatinNews Regional Monitor: Mexico - 14 January 2020

On 13 January hundreds of lorry drivers blockaded access roads to Mexico City in protest at their exclusion from the new Santa Lucía international airport construction project.

LatinNews Regional Monitor: Mexico - 13 January 2020

On 12 January Mexican opposition political parties criticised the newly created Instituto de Salud para el Bienestar (Insabi) public healthcare provision programme and accused the government of misleading the population regarding the benefits it would offer.

LatinNews Regional Monitor: Mexico - 10 January 2020

On 9 January, Mexican peace activist Javier Sicilia accused President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of turning his back on the promises he made during his electoral campaign to pacify the country.

LatinNews Regional Monitor: Mexico - 9 January 2020

On 8 January, the Mexican government formally assumed the pro-tempore presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) saying that it hopes to use this to promote greater cooperation in the region, and not to discuss the same political issues that have been discussed in the other regional forums. 

LatinNews Regional Monitor: Mexico - 8 January 2020

On 7 January, the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN) leftist indigenous insurgent group called for the Mexican people to mobilise in defence of indigenous territory and the environment, and in protest at the infrastructure mega-projects being planned by the government led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. 

LatinNews Regional Monitor: Mexico - 7 January 2020

On 6 January, Mexico’s interior ministry (Segob) released a report on mass graves and the disappeared which claimed that there are 61,637 people missing in the country.

LatinNews Regional Monitor: Mexico - 6 January 2020

On 5 January, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that his administration will listen to the country’s indigenous groups and will not impose on them anything they are opposed to.

LatinNews Regional Monitor: Mexico - 3 January 2020

On 2 January, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that his government would focus this year on “pacifying the country [and] stopping the violence”.

LatinNews Regional Monitor: Mexico - 02 January 2020

Over the night of 31 December 2019-1 January 2020, the indigenous revolutionary clandestine committee of the general command of Mexico’s Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN) reiterated its criticism of the leftist government led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.